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Macross 1/60 VT-1 Super Ostrich: Gerwalk and the Peculiar Head

Here are some pictures of the VT-1 in Gerwalk mode:

vt1_gerwalk_front_view

vt1_gerwalk_left_view

Now we come to the peculiar-looking head.

vt1_head_front_view

You can rotate that solar-panel-looking gray flap.

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Finally, here’s a side view of the head.  Notice the elbow-like hinge.

vt1_head_closeup_side_view

Macross 1/60 VT-1 Super Ostrich

In Macross the movie, remember the orange veritech that Hikaru and Minmay flew around the rings of Saturn?

vt1_macross_fighter_mode

This is the VT-1 “Super Ostrich”.  Yamato originally released a replica in 2003, but recently re-released it.

vt1_front_view

The Box

The height of the box is the same as that of the VF-1A and VF-1J Mass Production TV Types.

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The inner cover is quite colorful, showing all the modes of the VT-1.  The toy itself is sandwiched between top and bottom plastic trays.

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The toy comes with an instruction manual and a sheet of stickers.

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vt1_top_view_plastic_case

See that part in the upper left-hand corner with the circle?  That’s the head!  At the bottom of the plastic tray, we see Hikaru and Minmay action figures.

The Action Figures

The Hikaru and Minmay action figures both have their helmets on.

vt1_hikaru_closeup

vt1_minmay_figure_closeup

I would’ve liked to see the Minmay figure with her helmet off, since in most of the relevant movie scenes, Minmay is not wearing her helmet.

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Fighter Mode

Fighter mode looks great from the front and the back.

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vt1_rear_view

Peculiarities

Besides the head, the VT-1 has some peculiarities.  For example, the fins on the backpack do not fold together, but they fold together on the VF-1J/1A/1S.

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This is intentional; it’s true to the line art.

vt1_gerwalk_mode

Another difference between the VT-1 and the VF-1J/1A/1S is that the wingtips have two “lights” instead of just one.

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Shortcuts

Yamato took some shortcuts manufacturing the VT-1.  For example, the instruction manual shows an unpainted VT-1.

vt1_instr_manual_closeup

Finally, although the “big hands” are included with the toy, the right hand that normally holds the gun pod is the same as you’ll find with the Hikaru’s VF-1S, but there’s no gunpod included with the toy.

More to come later!