1. VF-1S Strike Valkyrie - Robotech
Take the incredible plane/robot transformative powers of Starscream, subtract the evil bits, then add in room for a human pilot, and you've got the iconic mech suits of '80s Robotech. Not only do you have the choice to fight as a jet or a robot, you also get a weird middle-ground option that's 50% plane, 50% robot, and 100% teeth-kicking awesomeness.
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