Same. The Ostrich and the 1D were a problem on the right foot.
Wow! I haven't seen 1/48 scale Regult before. Can the HMR VF1 fit in there?
I was thinking the same about the right foot being installed incorrectly or with the left foot rotator backwards because it rotates forwards a lot but not back.
You're right about anime magic. That Regult soldier next to the Regult couldn't be similar in size to the 1D when he grabbed his foot. And who owns the uniform for Max's outfit? Zentran Hulk? Just kidding.
That's a good point. As a Macross fan and Transformers fan, scale isn't really a "big" thing for me as Transformers change scale from a giant robot to a small cassette or gun. Transformers didn't really explain the scale problem in their TV show, not in the early seasons (I didn't watch after that), so it's anime magic or nonsensical toy selling cartoon/commercial.
For Macross, it was a more "serious" storyline, and they did explain the reason for the size of battroid. @Hardlynever captured the moment on the VF1D when Roy explained it. @nightmareB4macross also got the screen capture of the canon fodders grabbing that Regult, which are consistent with the narrative of the storyline. Although the ability to expand or shrink was definitely available to the Zentran/Meltran, it was through a machine that they didn't carry with them on person. It was used on those 3 spy guys once, and they stayed that size for a long time, but unless that Regult pilot expanded while he was walking from his Regult, his corpse was about the same size as a battroid. It's probably anime magic for the other scenes where the Regults are just a bit bigger than the battroid, and the Macross scale/line art is probably an afterthought since it isn't consistent with Roy's speech. IIRC, there was also mention of the size of the halls/doorways, the controls of the SDF1 when the humans found it, so they decided to build battroids and it was the basis for that scale. I haven't watched Macross TV in a long time, so I might be inaccurate. I'd point out there's no wrong answer; we're all big fans since we think about this science fiction, haha!
I'd collect Macross toys even if they weren't in scale. It's fun to see them in different scales. Like the Transformers Masterpiece line, there are 3rd parties that upscale to the scale they think matches the cartoon. They could do that with HMR too. It'd probably be cheaper than an actual HMR Regult on ebay.