Saturday, April 25, 2009

Replica Macross Helmets 1:1 Scale from Yamato

Update: 01/24/2010: HLJ announced a tie up with Yamato Toys which allows them to sell exclusive items such as this. This is selling for 39800 yen at HLJ.

Update (10/31/2009) :Box shots of the Macross Replica helmets were updated recently, you can view it here.

Update (9/22/2009) : Yamato toys just posted in their blog some Macross Themed racing helmets.

Update (9/19/2009) : Over Drive Inc informed via email blast that Yamato is expecting this to be available by Late October.

Update: Oops, just found out from Hobby Link Japan that this can't be worn and is actually just a display item.

Yamato Toys announced a couple of weeks back that they're releasing some Macross replica Valkyrie Pilot helmets. The design's offered are similar to the ones used by Hikaru Ichijo, Roy Focker and Maximillian Jenius. Based from my understanding of the literature, this is a re-issue and that the Hikaru Ichijo version will be a limited edition only available to club members. Is there an Official Macross Club out there somewhere?, or I guess they're referring to the Yamato club members. Prepare to hold your breath though as it costs about Y41,790.

Roy Focker Version:
Roy Fokker Replica Helmet

These are also 1:1 scale so they are wearable. I wonder though if you are allowed to remove the front part? Like what the normal Valkyrie pilots do when they are operating in earth like atmosphere so there is no need to be sealed for possible space walks in the unlikely event that you get blown out into space.

Wonder if they'll plan to make some Isamu Dyson helmets? hehehe

Macross Plus Isamu Dyson

Here's some other shots from the site
Maximillian Jenius Version:
Maximillian Jenius Replica Helmet

Hikaru Ichijo Version
Hikaru Ichijo replica helmet

Rear Shot:
Hikaru Ichijo replica helmet

Front Shot:
Hikaru Ichijo replica helmet

Rear Side Shot:
Hikaru Ichijo replica helmet


Underneath Inside Shot:
Hikaru Ichijo replica helmet

Shown with the master. You can see that the master is actually bigger than the finished product because of the mold making process.
Replica Macross Helmets 1:1 Scale from Yamato

Replica Macross Helmets 1:1 Scale from Yamato


Replica Macross Helmets 1:1 Scale

Latest Box shots from the Yamato blog.

Replica Macross Helmets 1:1 Scale from Yamato Box shots

Replica Macross Helmets 1:1 Scale from Yamato box shots

What's with the white glove?
Replica Macross Helmets 1:1 Scale from Yamato box shot with glove