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EDIT: Bandai 1/72 Transformable VF-1A/S Now on Pre-Order w/ even more pictures added.

 

bandai 1-72 vf-1 battroidWMI’m surprised to see Bandai’s new 1/72 VF-1 triple changing kit on preorder already. We’ve been following their updates ever since they announced it late October of last year. I’m not surprised because it seems that it’s development has been fast, but to announce it while it’s so off model from anything we’ve seen since the 1/55 or the those Banpresto 1/72 we used to buy for less than $10. From the huge head to the large upper leg that is the intakes in Fighter mode, I’ve never really expected to see anything like this at this day and age. The 1/55s I can’t or would ever complain about, but in 2013 and on the heels of Hasegawas and Yamato releases, it’s pretty mind boggling how a major company like this can’t or doesn’t seem to understand a well documented design. And this has all been after the improvements that they wrote about on their project blog. Sometimes it makes me wonder whether or not bandai uses engineers that has seen Macross shows or books before. If it doesn’t work then we’ll blame it on how people don’t really like Macross anymore or how the economy sucks for toy companies that support this franchise, especially after the whole Yamato debacle. If it does work then maybe we’re doomed to  Macross products that are off model and pretty much dismisses line art. Hopefully there’s still a version 3 to this rendition before it actually goes on sale, or it’s a lose-lose scenario for Macross collectors

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Update with new pics posted by ahiachris

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