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Vermilion Squadron in Macross/Robotech TV Series

In Episode 10 (“Blind Game”) of the Macross/Robotech TV series, we see the Vermilion Squadron in a lot of action!

Vermilion Squadron in fighter mode. This particular shot of the side views of the valkryies in fighter mode reminds me of the colonial vipers from the original Battlestar Galactica!

Colonial vipers from the original Battlestar Galactica. How's that for nostalgia?

Vermilion Squadron in battloid mode, to rescue Misa Hayase / Lisa Hayes!

Max and Hayao/Ben in battloid mode

Here are Yamato’s 1/60-scale replicas of the Vermilion Squadron from the TV series!

Left to right, Hayao Kakizaki, Hikaru Ichijo, and Max Jenius' battloids

Hayao’s battloid has tan accents.  But in the screenshots above, his accents look a little darker.  Here’s another screenshot from Episode 10 of the battloid.

Hayao/Ben's battloid

Finally, the Yamato toys are numbered!

Hayao has 112, Hikaru has 101, and Max has 111

Interesting that 113 is missing!  On Max’s DYRL VF-1A, there’s a 013!

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Yamato’s Macross 1/60 VF-1D Virgin Road

In the Robotech/Macross TV series, episode 25, “Virgin Road” (aka “Wedding Bells” in Robotech), Max and Miriya get married!

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Their wedding craft is a VF-1D double-seater with Max’s blue color theme!

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Max and Miriya flying down the aisle!

Now, for a re-enactment!

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Yes, you guessed it!  Yamato released a replica of Max and Miriya’s wedding plane!

The box is quite simple, and has no cover flap.

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Front view of box for VF-1D Virgin Road

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Back of the box

Max’s blue paint theme with white contrasts is quite eye-catching.

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This VF-1D comes with mini Max and Miriya figures, dressed in their white wedding clothes.

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Close-up of Max figure. Yamato even painted in the strand of hair that hangs between Max's eyes!

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Miriya in her wedding gown

This VF-1D also comes with a gunpod, 3-pack missiles, and the 5-pack case missiles.

How Max Fits Inside the Queadluun-Rau

Okim asked how Max fits inside the Queadluun-Rau.  First, we have to remove his feet, so that he can fit inside the cockpit:

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All right, now let’s try to close those shoulders…

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Now we have to tilt the center panel upwards so we can close the cockpit hatch.  Unfortunately, Max’s hands are in the way, so we have to remove them.

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And now we close the cockpit hatch, and voila!

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It’s a bummer that we have to remove Max’s feet and hands in order for him to fit.

Macross 1/60 VF-1A Maximilian Jenius

Remember the scene in Robotech where Miria infiltrates the SDF-1, and Max is there to stop her?

Max's blue VF-1A

Max's blue VF-1A, from Robotech Episode 18, "Farewell, Big Brother"

Yamato has a replica of it!

Yamato's replica of Max's VF-1A from the TV show

Yamato's replica of Max's VF-1A from the TV show

At first, I didn’t think Max’s VF-1A had a white breastplate….

From Robotech Episode 11, "First Contact"

From Robotech Episode 11, "First Contact"

But it does!

Close-up of the VF-1A's head and torso of Yamato's replica

Close-up of the VF-1A's head and torso of Yamato's replica

In the TV show, Max’s last name is Sterling, but in the Macross:  Do You Remember Love? movie, his last name is Jenius, probably because he’s a flying genius?  Go Max!!