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).