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Bandai’s Queadluun Rare (Rau) Klan Klang Custom

Miriya’s red Queadluun-Rau from the Macross DYRL movie is one of the most memorable mechas.  In Macross Frontier, the Zentradi Klan Klang pilots a red Queadluun-Rau!

Klan Klang's Queadluun-Rau in Macross Frontier's Episode 4

Klan Klang's Queadluun-Rau in the Macross Quarter

Bandai has a toy replica, which is 12.5cm tall (4.9 inches), as part of the Robot Damashii / Robot Spirits line!

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One sheet of instructions

There is a pilot figure of Klan Klang inside!

Close-up of Klan Klang pilot figure (she's not removable)

Klan Klang in her pilot suit looks like she did in the Macross Frontier TV series.

The missile pods on the shoulders have a cover that can open and close.  In contrast, the missile pods on the legs come with removable covers, one open and one closed.

Shoulder missile pod

Two sets of leg missile pod covers

The back of the Q-R looks pretty much the same as the back of the Q-R from DYRL, except Klan Klang’s Q-R has a big cannon and two red thingies on the shoulders.

Rear view of the Queadluun-Rau

Another difference between Klan Klang’s Q-R and Miriya’s Q-R is that Klan Klang’s Q-R’s arm guns  stick out way much more than Miriya’s, but this is how the guns appear in Macross Frontier.

Finally, how big is this Q-R relative to Yamato’s Q-R?

Yamato's Queadluun-Rau next to Bandai's

Bandai’s is much shorter!  No scale is given on the box, unfortunately.  And one last note, the Bandai Q-R has a nasty odor, but it’s not as strong as what you’ll find with the Revoltechs.

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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.

Yamato’s Battle Suit Queadluun-Rau Maximilian Jenius

At the beginning of the final battle scene in Macross the movie, we see Miriya and Max in Queadluun-Rau’s:

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Yamato recently re-issued Max’s Queadluun-Rau, and it does not come with a Max action figure:

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However, in CM’s Corporation’s Macross Figure Collection #3, there is a Max action figure, and it fits in this Queadluun-Rau!  But you have to remove Max’s feet.

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Miriya’s action figure, made by Yamato, has no articulation.  Note that her feet are close together, so that the figure can fit inside the cockpit:

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Here are some close-ups of Max:

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I’m wondering why Yamato decided not to include the Miriya action figure.  I have one guess:  these action figures are made of PVC’s (polyvinyl chloride), which can emit odors.  And boy, do the CM’s Corporation’s Macross action figures smell!  I keep the Max action figure in a closed plastic display case.  If anyone has any advice on how to get rid of these odors, please let me know.  I read that keeping the figure in baking soda can help, but I tried that, and it didn’t help.

Yamato’s Battle Suit Queadluun-Rau Miriya 639

Originally released in 2004, but recently re-released:  Yamato’s Battle Suit Queadluun-Rau Miriya 639!  The original version, the one shown here, comes with a Miriya figure that fits inside.  The re-released version does not come with the Miriya action figure.

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This battle suit has missile pods at the top/rear and on the legs:

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The engines look really cool:

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Here’s a close-up of the Miriya action figure:

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The head can rotate a little bit, but not that much…

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Here’s Miriya’s Queadluun-Rau in Macross:

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And here’s Miriya battling Max:

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Yamato’s replica is pretty true to the line art!