Monthly Archives: December 2010

Yamato’s 1/60 VF-0A and QF-2200D-B Ghost Booster

For Macross Zero fans out there, here’s the re-issued 1/60th scale VF-0A.  I really like the look of this fighter because it reminds me so much of the F-14A Tomcat, both in color and style.

The box has no flip-top lid.

This toy comes with a display stand connector piece that holds the gunpod. The connector is so tall you won't be able to use the "claw" part of the Macross display stand.

There’s also the optional QF-2200D-B Ghost Booster, which increases the VF-0A’s firepower and speed.

The VF-0A looks really beefed up with the Ghost Booster attached.

The Ghost Booster attaches to the VF-0A’s top via two small pieces right below the missile launchers.  When you prepare to attach the Ghost Booster, you first remove the two pieces that come with the VF-0A and replace them with two that come with the Ghost Booster and have notches in them.  The Ghost Booster also works with the VF-0S, and has matching white connecting pieces.

How big is the VF-0A?  It’s just as big as the 1/48th-scale VF-1S!

VF-0A on the left, 1/48 VF-1S on the right

Macross Chronicle featured the VF-0A, VF-0S, and the QF-2200D-B Ghost Booster.

Macross Chronicle Issue 9 has a VF-0S with Ghost Booster on its cover!

Fold-out tech sheet of VF-0S

Issue 15 has a mechanical sheet for the VF-0S that shows the Ghost Booster and GBP armor.

Issue 28 has a mechanical sheet for the VF-0A.

Issue 31 has a mechnical sheet for the Ghost Booster.

Finally, Issue 34 showcases the VF-0A.

Fold-out of VF-0A in battloid mode with Ghost Booster

The Ghost Booster makes several appearances in the last episode of Macross Zero.

I like how the artists made the backgrounds really nice with the clouds!

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HobbyLink Japan Winter Sale: Macross valkyries on sale!

If you haven’t noticed, HobbyLink Japan is having a winter sale, and many Macross valkyries are on-sale:

http://www.hlj.com/hljlist2/?word2=&scale2=All&maker2=All&DisplayMode=list&Dis=-2&GenreCode=Sci&MacroType=Toy&SeriesID=934&searchpage=Scitop

  • 1/48 VF-1S Roy Fokker and Hikaru Ichijo, 8880 yen, regularly 14800 yen
  • 1/60 VF-1S TV Version Roy Fokker, 5880 yen, regularly 9800 yen.
  • 1/60 VF-1A Hayao Kazizaki and Max Jenius with Super and Strike Parts, 7680 yen, regularly 12800 yen.

Also, HLJ is giving 50% off Fedex shipping until 6pm December 15th (Japan time)!