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Old 06-22-2006, 01:22 AM   #1
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The Macross Thread

Staff Edit: Updating this 1st post with any important information for collectors of Macross both new and old. To kick things off, here is a list of the various Valkyrie toys to come through the years
Takatoku 1/55 VF-1
  • Diecast content found in inner lower legs, landing gear, hinges connecting body to back
  • 1st Transformable VF-1 toy(Kanzen Henkei AKA perfect transformation)
  • ONLY has TV versions as Takatoku went bankrupt prior to the premiere of Macross Do You Remember Love?
Bandai 1/55 VF-1
  • Bandai bought the molds from Takatoku, and slightly retooled a few of them.
  • DYRL? releases only except for the 1990 VF-1S Super Valkyrie Reissue(less diecast, more stickers in lieu of printed markings, new head), 2002 reissues(close to Takatoku but retooled lower arms thereby incompatible with previously released arm armors), swappable heat shield on VF-1S onwards, and 2008 Origin Of Valkyrie reissues(with new releases being the VF-1A Super Valkyries for both Max and Hikaru)
  • VT-1 Super Ostrich
  • VE-1 ELINT Seeker
  • VF-1S Strike Valkyrie
  • VF-1A Valkyrie Hikaru DYRL? Ver.
  • VF-1J Hikaru Reissue
  • VF-1J Max Reissue
  • VF-1J Milia Reissue
  • VF-1A Mass Production reissue
  • VF-1A Hikaru DYRL? Ver. reissue
  • VF-1S Roy Focker Special Reissue
  • VF-1S Super Valkyrie
  • Origin Of Valkyrie VF-1J Hikaru
  • Origin Of Valkyrie VF-1S Roy Focker Special
  • Origin Of Valkyrie VF-1A Super Valkyrie Hikaru
  • Origin Of Valkyrie VF-1A Super Valkyrie Max
Bandai 1/72 High Complete Model VF-1
  • Only VF-1 toy in 1/72 scale
  • Inspired by the Imai/ARII 1/72 plamo kits
  • 1st VF-1 toy with retractable tail hooks
  • Only 3 releases
  • VF-1A Mass Production
  • VF-1J Hikaru
  • VF-1S Hikaru DYRL? Ver.
  • Optional heat shield included
  • ONLY VF-1 toy capable of swinging wings back WITH missles still attached
  • Mostly plastic construction
  • Most detailed VF-1 toy until the V1 1/60 VF-1 by Yamato came along more than 15 years later
Bandai 1/65 DX Macross 7 Valkyries
  • Mostly plastic construction
  • Seemed to be developed for a younger demographic
  • Not exactly show accurate
  • Very sturdy construction
  • VF-17D Nightmare
  • VF-17S Nightmare
  • VF-19Kai Fire Valkyrie
  • VF-19S Blazer Valkrie
  • Chrome versions of all 4 were released as limited editions
  • VF-19Kai Reissue
  • VF-17S Reissue
Yamato 1/72 Macross Plus
  • 1st Prototype shown was VF-11B
  • VF-11B was actually smaller than 1/60, but bigger than 1/72 for durability reasons
  • YF-19 had a 2nd production run to fix the "Tab B" issues
  • VF-11B(version sans Fast Packs) prone to hip breakages
  • VF-11B
  • VF-11B Super Thunderbolt
  • YF-21
  • YF-21 Fast Pack Ver.
  • YF-19
  • VF-19A Excalibur VFX Ravens colors

Yamato V1 1/60 VF-1 Valkyrie
  • Substantial amount of diecast
  • Parts swapping required for transformation
  • 1st Valkyrie toy that Nishikawa "FLEX" had a hand in designing
Toynami 1/55 Masterpiece Collection(MPC) VF-1 Veritech
  • Originally developed in 1/65 scale(it was said at the time that George Sohn expressed interest at bringing over Bandai's DX 1/65 Macross 7 toys)
  • During "scale war" speculation with Yamato, Toynami ended up switching the scale to 1/55
  • Though the toy had the length and height of a 1/55 VF-1 the parts had actually been stretched rather than proportionally upscaled
  • Heavily inspired by the HCM VF-1 which was said to be George Sohn's favorite VF-1 toy
  • Light up visor gimmick
  • Includes boarding ladder
  • Book-style box and certificate of authenticity
  • Initial production run: 15,000 per version(later increased due to demand for certain releases like the VF-1S
  • 3 Appendix volume Super armors for Rick, Miriya and Max
  • Only TV series releases
  • Vol. 1 VF-1J Rick
  • Vol. 2 VF-1A Ben
  • Vol. 3 VF-1S Roy
  • Vol. 4 VF-1J Max
  • Vol. 5 VF-1J Miriya
  • Vol. 6 YF-1R Jack Archer
Yamato 1/48 VF-1 Valkyrie
  • Announced Spring 2002, released December 2002
  • Perfect transformation
  • Mostly plastic construction
  • More articulated than Yamato's previous 1/60 VF-1
  • 1st VF-1 toy with functional airbrake, flaps and removable radome
  • Mini-missle clusters could store removable intake covers and TV missles
  • 1st VF-1 toy with engine turbines sculpted on
  • 1st perfect transformation VF-1 toy to transform with the use of Takatoku style swing bars
  • Designed from the onset for compatibility with Super/Strike parts/GPB armor
  • Initially DYRL? releases, later moved onto unique paint schemes and TV paint schemes
  • VF-1A Hikaru DYRL? Ver.
  • VF-1S Roy Focker Special DYRL? Ver.
  • VF-1A Max DYRL? Ver.
  • VF-1A Low Viz
  • VF-1J Super Valkyrie Hikaru
  • VF-1J Super Valkyrie Max
  • VF-1J Super Valkyrie Milia
  • VF-1J Hikaru
  • VF-1J Stealth
  • VF-1A Low Viz 2(woodland colors)
  • VF-1A Mass Production
  • VF-1S Anniversary Ver.
  • VF-1A Kakizaki DYRL? Ver.
  • VF-1A Kakizaki TV Ver. Macross Chronicle Exclusive
  • VF-1A Max TV Ver. Macross Chronicle Exclusive
  • 3 Exclusive Hand Painted VF-1's, part of a credit card campaign
  • DYRL? Strike Parts
  • GPB Armored Parts
  • GPB Armored Parts Woodland color
Yamato 1/60 Macross Zero
  • 1st VF-0S and VF-0A(and 50% of VF-0A Shin Kudo Ghost Bundle) are prone to arm breakages
  • 2008 VF-0S said to be safe
  • SV-51 Nora largely problem free but there are some reports of breakages
  • SV-51 is the only other Yamato Macross toy aside from the YF-21 to come with its own stand
  • 2010 VF-0 reissues are generally "safe"
  • VF-0S
  • VF-0S 2008 Reissue
  • VF-0S Ghost bundle
  • VF-0A
  • VF-0A Shin Kudo Ver. Ghost bundle
  • VF-0S 2010 reissue
  • VF-0A 2010 reissue(NOTE: NOT window box)
  • SV-51 Ivanov
  • SV-51 Nora
  • SV-51 Mass Production
  • Ghost Drone A
  • Ghost Drone B/D
Yamato 1/60 Macross Plus
  • Mostly plastic construction
  • Work initiated a few years before the YF-19 was even announced
  • YF-19
  • YF-19 w/FAST packs
  • YF-19 reissue sans FAST packs and stand
  • YF-19 Weathered Ver. YamatoWeb exclusive
  • YF-19 Annniversary Ver.
  • YF-19 Double Nuts
  • YF-19 Bird Of Prey
  • YF-21 w/FAST packs and stand
  • YF-21 reissue sans FAST Packs and stand
  • Fold Booster with FAST packs for YF-19 and YF-21
  • VF-11B w/FAST packs
Yamato V2 1/60 VF-1 Valkyrie
  • Perfect transformation 1/60 VF-1
  • Known as part of the "3rd Generation" of Valkyrie toys for Yamato
  • Shoulder hinge breakage issues on initial releases and a few of the later ones, primarily due to knurled pins. Smooth pins were used later on
  • Biggest VF-1 lineup by Yamato to date(actually any other toy company)
  • Many VF-1's never made into toy form before were made in this line
  • VF-1S Strike Valkyrie Roy
  • VF-1A Super Valkyrie Hikaru
  • VF-1S Roy Focker Special DYRL? Ver.
  • VF-1S Hikaru
  • VF-1A Hikaru DYRL? Ver.
  • VF-1J Super Valkyrie Hikaru
  • VF-1J Hikaru
  • VF-1S Max
  • VF-1S Max Weathered Ver. YamatoWeb exclusive
  • VF-1A Max TV Ver.
  • VF-1A Max DYRL? Ver.
  • VF-1A Max DYRL? Weathered Ver. YamatoWeb exclusive
  • VF-1A Max Super Valkyrie
  • VF-1J Super Valkyrie Max
  • VF-1J Super Valkyrie Milia
  • VF-1A Kakizaki DYRL? Ver.
  • VF-1A Super Valkyrie Kakizaki
  • VF-1A Kakizaki TV Ver.
  • VF-1A Mass Production
  • VF-1J Mass Production
  • VT-1 Super Ostrich
  • VE-1 ELINT Seeker
  • GPB Armored Parts VF-1J Bundle
  • VF-1A Angel Birds w/Fan Racer Macross Chronicle Exclusive
  • VF-1A Angel Bird
  • VF-X
  • VF-1S Roy Focker Special TV Ver.
  • VF-1S Super Valkyrie
  • VF-1S Roy Focker Special TV Ver. w/Option Parts
  • VF-1J Hikaru Grey Goggles Ver. YamatoWeb exclusive
  • VF-1J Hikaru Weathered Ver.
  • VF-1J Hikaru w/Option Parts
  • VF-1S Hikaru DYRL? Ver. w/Option Parts
  • VF-1S Roy Focker Special DYRL? Ver. w/Option Parts
  • VF-1S Hikaru Strike Plus Annniversary set with flashlight
  • VF-1S Roy Focker Special Strike Plus Anniversary set w/flashlight
  • VF-1A Cavaliers(Dark Birds)
  • Clear option parts for Fast Packs
  • VF-1D Valkyrie
  • VF-1D Virgin Load
  • VF-1D w/Option Parts
  • VF-1S Roy Focker Special Low Viz
  • VF-1S Unpaint Ver.
  • VF-1S Unpaint Ver. kit
  • VF-1J Unpaint Ver. kit w/baby capsule and baby Komilia Jenius
  • VF-1A Unpaint Ver. kit
  • VF-1D Unpaint Ver. kit(not out yet)
  • VF-1A Alaska Guard(proposed, Yamato is still gauging interest)

Guys, Yamato V2 1/60 VF-1 Valkyrie's without shoulder issues:
  • ALL MAX
  • VE-1
  • ALL KAKIZAKI
  • ALL CF
  • Dark Birds
  • VF-X
  • Angel Birds
  • VF-1S low viz
  • ALL OPTION PARTS RELEASES
  • Both Strike "Plus" bundles with flashlights
  • GPB bundle 2nd production run
  • Hikaru VF-1S 2010 or later production run
  • YamatoWeb VF-1J Hikaru(grey visor trim)
  • Hikaru VF-1J 2010 or later
  • VF-1D Virgin Load
Note: If you find a V2 1/60 VF-1 version that was said to have shoulder issues, but has a clear canopy instead of tinted/plated, it is safe and also has the new, simpler crotch plate(like the 1/48 VF-1).

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That's the Valkyrie that Isamu flew when he was monitoring Guld in Macross Plus, right?

...or is that the prototype that Isamu was flying?

I liked all the fighters from Macross Plus...that was the movie that really got me into Macross.

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That's the Valkyrie that Isamu flew when he was monitoring Guld in Macross Plus, right?

...or is that the prototype that Isamu was flying?

I liked all the fighters from Macross Plus...that was the movie that really got me into Macross.
That's the prototype he started flying to compete with Guld.

The first fighter he was in was the VF-11 Thunderbolt... hopefully that will aslo get a 1/60 release down the road as well as the YF-21
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