Monthly Archives: August 2009

Macross 1/60 VF-1S Hikaru Ichijo with Super and Strike Parts

There is only one reason to get the Yamato VF-1S Hikaru Ichijo with Super and Strike Parts:  to remember the climactic scene in Macross:  Do You Remember Love?, where Hikaru destroys the leader of the Zentradi!

VF-1S Hikaru Ichijo with Super and Strike Parts

VF-1S Hikaru Ichijo with Super and Strike Parts

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Macross 1/60 VF-1J Mass Production TV Type

Yamato VF-1J 1/60 Mass Production TV Type

Yamato VF-1J 1/60 Mass Production TV Type

Elegant, ominous, presiding.  That’s what the VF-1J is!  The most memorable one is Rick Hunter’s, which is shown in one of the Robotech-is-back-from-commercial-break transitions.  The one pictured here is the same model, which has the head with the triangular window and the two laser-gun antennas, but this is the “Mass Production TV Type”, or in other words, the one that was just “support aircraft”.  Yamato released this one in June 2009.  The light tan/white color scheme certainly is eye catching!

Fighter Mode

VF-1J Mass Production TV Type:  Fighter Mode

VF-1J Mass Production TV Type: Fighter Mode

VF-1J Mass Production TV Type:  Fighter Mode

VF-1J Mass Production TV Type: Fighter Mode

This toy comes in the box in fighter mode.  It also comes with two sets of different missiles, one set has 3 missiles per attachment, and the second set has 5 missiles in an encasing.  However, the toy does not come with the pictured stand, which is sold separately.

This toy comes with a pilot!

Close-up of Pilot

Close-up of Pilot

Close-up of Pilot

Close-up of Pilot

Gerwalk Mode

The next step in transformation is from a fighter to gerwalk mode.  In this mode, the pilot can use the arms, can fly slower, and can even hover.

Gerwalk Mode

Gerwalk Mode

Gerwalk Mode

Gerwalk Mode

Battloid Mode

The final step in transformation is to a battloid.  The head tilts, the knees can rotate slightly, and the knees and the feet make a loud “click” sound to lock the part into place.  You won’t lose a pose!

Battloid Mode:  standing

Battloid Mode: standing

Battloid Mode:  close-up

Battloid Mode: close-up

Look at the fine-looking head!  In my opinion, it looks like a football helmet.  Finally, Yamato put in some nice touches, such as the shield below the breastplate that covers up the canopy, or the two pieces of peninsular notches on the collarbone that hold the breastplate down.

We catch a brief glimpse of the VF-1J in Episode 2, “Countdown”:

VF-1J from Episode 2, "Countdown"

VF-1J from Episode 2, "Countdown"