I have been wondering why yamato-toys.com leads to a “page not found” error. I just found this blog post about Yamato Toys shutting down very quietly: http://quentinlau.blogspot.com/2013/03/yamato-closed-down.html
I sure hope the toy designers from Yamato found jobs at Arcadia, the company that hopefully will acquire the rights to continue making Macross toys. However, I’m not sure it will happen, because Yamato already made the most popular valkyries already, and tried to re-sell updates by including the pilot seats. I thought about getting one of the updates (“with option parts”), but decided not to because I couldn’t see myself playing that much with the pilot seats.
I am really glad Yamato released the VF-4, though. That toy was a completely new design, and must have been quite an investment to make.