Thanks to Cdisdope for this scoop. Ripped from the pages of Hyper Hobby magazine is an illustration of Arcadia’s first official venture into Macross toys territory.
From the technical illustration in the article, certain features makes it look like this is the same toy as Yamato’s v.2 1/60 VF-1. There’s not much details revealed yet but the article does say that there will be more information when the prototype pictures are released.
Thanks also to MW Forums member kyekye for a few translated these few bits:
This is announcement of first Arcadia Macross item!!!!!!! It’s design is supervised by Kawamori and designed by Tenjin (same design as Hasegawa 1/72 model kit)
* It’s VF-1J model (suitable for 30th anniversary model since Hikaru’s first model was ‘J’)
*While the color reminds of Movie version of Hikaru, we haven’t decided who pilots this.
*Design is WIP version. It might change as we get the prototype.
*This project is in conjunction with Hasegawa Plastic Model which is in different scale
*This time, we are only introducing Arcadia version. It will have a bunch of gimmicks with high play value!. Details will be revealed with prototype pictures.
Even though it’s unknown whether or not this is the Yamato 1/60 VF-1 (or a refined version) to be released by Arcadia, the good news here is the fact that there is movement towards the intent to release more high end Macross transformable toys.