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Macross Chronicle, Issue 45: VF-1D and Fan Racer

Macross Chronicle Issue 45 (2010/04/15) has a really nice cover showing the VF-1D with Minmay in its left hand.

Rick Hunter flying the VF-1D with Minmay outside the cockpit and in the fighter’s hand was one of the most memorable scenes from the Robotech/Macross TV series.

VF-1D foldout

VF-1D Mechanic Sheet 1 of 2

At the top of the VF-1D mechanic sheet above, see that picture second from the left, where Rick Hunter is flying out of the cockpit, and gets back in the cockpit because it’s closing?  Amazing!   That scene is one of the most suspenseful, action-packed scenes in the series!!

VF-1D Mechanic Sheet 2 of 2

Immediately after the mechanic sheets for the VF-1D are the mechanic sheets for Rick Hunter/Hikaru Ichijo’s Fan Racer.

Fan Racer Mechanic Sheet 1 of 2

Macross Chronicle calls it the “Fan Liner”.

Fan Racer Mechanic Sheet 2 of 2

When Rick/Hikaru’s Fan Racer accelerates in a vertical climb faster than the VF-1A Angel Birds, you know that he’s destined to become someone important.

Macross Figure Collection: Minmei Special

CM’s Corporation made a series of Macross figures, Parts 1, 2, and 3, and a Minmay Special collection.  The figures were sold as gashapon, which are capsule toys sold in vending machines.  The box containing each figure is the same, so you don’t know which one you’re going to get.  Today, we’re going to have a look at the Minmay Special collection, which can be bought as a set of 12 boxes, so you’re pretty sure you’ll get all the figures.  Here’s a look at the six figures in the collection:

In the final battle in Macross the movie, Minmay is wearing a beautiful pink dress:

Here’s Minmay sitting at a desk, which has a Chinese red/black color theme.

Here’s a Minmay doll.

There’s even an on/off switch on the back of the doll!

At the beginning of Macross the movie, Minmay is in the middle of a concert.

Here’s the figure.  Note Minmay’s gladiator-style shoes, which are in fashion nowadays among Hollywood actresses!  However, her hair and dress don’t quite match her appearance in the movie.  The corresponding figure in Part 3 of the collection is a much better replica–we’ll look at Part 3 later.

Near the end of Macross the movie, Minmay accepts song lyrics from Hikaru, and she’s wearing a red dress and black boots:

In Robotech/Macross TV series, in Episode 6 “Blitzkrieg”, Rick and Minmay have their picture taken on the night before Rick goes into battle.

Here’s the replica of this picture!