Thursday, April 19, 2012

1/60 Yamato VF-1J Valkyrie Hikaru Ichijo with Optional Parts for Pre-order

1/60 Yamato VF-1J Valkyrie Hikaru Ichijo with Optional Parts

Up for pre-order already in some Japanese based online hobby shops is the 1/60 Yamato VF-1J of Hikaru Ichijo w/ optional parts. This release is part of the 30th Anniversary of Macross which is celebrating it anniversary this year. This product differs from the various VF-1J releases by Yamato Toys by having the optional parts included in the kit.

1/60 Yamato VF-1J Valkyrie Hikaru Ichijo with Optional Parts

The optional parts are for use in Battroid mode of the VF-1J and comprise of two side covers for the Battroid's flanks, a cover for that gaping hole at the back of the neck and a pilot seat that can be mounted at the head of the Battroid to recreate embarkation and di-embarkation of the pilot.

1/60 Yamato VF-1J Valkyrie Hikaru Ichijo with Optional Parts

This scene was actually shown in the original Macross anime as part of the Miss Macross episode. In it the VF-1J of Hikaru Ichijo was configured with the GBP-1S Armor. With the armor on and the VF-1J in Battroid mode, the only means of entrance is through the head.

1/60 Yamato VF-1J Valkyrie Hikaru Ichijo with Optional Parts


The 1/60 Yamato VF-1J Valkyrie Hikaru Ichijo with Optional Parts has a pre-order price of 8340 yen at Amiami, 8820 yen at HobbyLink Japan, 8330 yen at Hobby Search

1/60 Yamato VF-1J Valkyrie Hikaru Ichijo with Optional Parts

1/60 Yamato VF-1J Valkyrie Hikaru Ichijo with Optional Parts