Graham

Yamato 1/200 Scale Macross Collection Figures

216 posts in this topic

I'm REALLY picky about what I buy. I am very happy with the set. The detail and markings are first class, especially for something this small. Perfect example is the YF-19's gun. They even put the cooling slots into it. The VA-3 does have odd colors on it, but then again, it is an odd design and part of the whole Macross 7 thing a lot of people don't get. - MT

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Just a question for those people who have ordered from HLJ. How's their shipping service to Vancouver, Canada? Anybody know? I'm tempted to get a set but not sure about ordering it from so far away.

Thanks.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Just a question for those people who have ordered from HLJ. How's their shipping service to Vancouver, Canada? Anybody know? I'm tempted to get a set but not sure about ordering it from so far away.

Thanks.

For a box it says 2,400 yen (around $22.80 CDN) for EMS and 1,880 yen (around $17.80 CDN) for SAL. EMS takes around 5 days to arrive. I haven't used SAL to ship anything in ages, but I think it takes around 3 weeks to get to me here in North Van. Also, be prepared to pay anywhere from $8 - $13 in duty fees because HLJ doesn't mark their packages as "gift".

Generally, I use HLJ as a last resort. I jumped ship to Hobby Search when HLJ screwed me on 2 pre-orders and I had to go elsewhere before everywhere else got sold out. Hobby Search also marks their packages as "gift" and out of the 5 or so times I've ordered from them I had to pay duty fees maybe twice. The only thing with Hobby Search is that they only have EMS as a shipping option, no SAL.

Edited by Mellow Yellow
0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Macross Collection Figures 2

036.jpg

037.jpg

038.jpg

039.jpg

040.jpg

041.jpg

042.jpg

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Looks like Yamato got the message regarding the overdone wash on the VF-1J in Collection One.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hmm, i think i'll grab this box. I may colour the VF-1S Roy battroid as a Hikaru 1S though. The cutlas just looks great doesn't it?

Edited by ruskiiVFaussie
0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I saw these at AX over the weekend and they don't look as bad as I would have thoght but I'm trying to avoid buying too many gashapon figs. The VA-3 does look awkward but it's still unique and interesting to me. The set I saw included the chase but I don't think the 19 was included.

I'm REALLY picky about what I buy. I am very happy with the set. The detail and markings are first class, especially for something this small. Perfect example is the YF-19's gun. They even put the cooling slots into it. The VA-3 does have odd colors on it, but then again, it is an odd design and part of the whole Macross 7 thing a lot of people don't get. - MT

The VA-3 isn't from M7. It's from one of the games. VF-X2 I believe.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I should be happy that there are so many cool macross toys coming out right now. But because my money is severely depleted it is just making me really antsy (gosh that is really a word?) or anxious (thats a word) or generally gives me the shpilkies (not a word).

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
The VA-3 isn't from M7. It's from one of the games. VF-X2 I believe.

Actually the VA-3 is from Macross Dynamite 7. The design was changed a bit for use in Macross VFX2, but it is originally from the Macross 7 OVA series.

That VF-9 looks good. I hate the VF-9 design, but it looks good in 3D I have to admit. :)

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The YF-21's face looks kind of funny and what is the origin of the VF-9?

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Actually the VA-3 is from Macross Dynamite 7. The design was changed a bit for use in Macross VFX2, but it is originally from the Macross 7 OVA series.

That VF-9 looks good. I hate the VF-9 design, but it looks good in 3D I have to admit. :)

Well, if we're gonna talk about its actual origins, we have to go all the way back to the designs for Kawamori's "Knights of the Sky", the project which eventually became Escaflowne. Basically WW2 with transforming fighters. Many designs were re-incorporated into Macross later, the VA-3 was one, and the Elgerzorene was another. I'm sure there were a few more.

The same goes for the VF-9, originally it was designed for the "Advanced Valkyrie" project, with the VF-3000, but it was later used in Macross M3.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I had forgotten about the VA-3 and Elgerzorene originally being designs for Knight of the Sky. I'm glad that Escadlowne's mecha were more robot-ish as opposed to variable fighters (Escaflowne and Alsedes were different enough not to count).

I was surprised to see a box of series 1 of these at the mall at a little anime-goods booth for around $7. They also had the GN-U Macross Plus figures for something like $35.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

A box of series 1 for $7? Random packed? Let me know, if you're willing, I might have to see about you picking me up some. :p

-Kyp

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Sorry, badly worded. They had a box there, but it was $7 per randomly packed valkyrie. If it were $7 for the whole box, I would have bought it then and there. ;):lol:

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

HLJ says Variable Fighters Collection #2 is now in stock. My order for it has already been processed for shipping!

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Is that an error or can the VF-9 really turn it's cockpit in Gerwalk mode like a head?

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I'm REALLY picky about what I buy. I am very happy with the set. The detail and markings are first class, especially for something this small. Perfect example is the YF-19's gun. They even put the cooling slots into it. The VA-3 does have odd colors on it, but then again, it is an odd design and part of the whole Macross 7 thing a lot of people don't get. - MT

The VA-3 in set 1 is actually the VA-3M from the VF-X2 game.

Graham

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'll be putting my order in and the older set is only about $25!!! Might have to get more! - MT

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

that vf-1s has one of the worst paint jobs ever.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Full set photo:

http://d.hatena.ne.jp/type97/20090117

The secret unit is:

a blue VF-1A, but not Max custom.

I was very disappointed with the secret unit. I mean, if they were going to give us a blue trim VF-1A, why didn't they simply give us Max's ship? Whomever at Yamato was in charge of this decision should get a dope slap. Not to mention, it's a scheme I haven't seen anywhere. I don't recall it being in the TV show. Anyone know for sure?

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The LowVis in set 1 was unique also. I'm guessing that's Yamato's point. The chase planes will all be unique. I don't know why they'd do that, it's not like they could make enough of these sets having only one VF-1 per set that's canon to get all the canon schemes out.

Edited by jenius
0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Well, I thought I was just going to get a black VF-1S so for me it's a nice surprise :lol: Now the box just has to arrive.

Nice pic of the 21 towering over the smaller valks.

The VF-9 looks a bit gummy though. Hope it's just the flash.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I like the blue scheme.

Vostok 7

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Guess they wanna save their canon schemes for another pack XD

But I guess this also answers our question about whether or not Yamato is allowed to release VFs in non-canon schemes.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
The LowVis in set 1 was unique also. I'm guessing that's Yamato's point. The chase planes will all be unique. I don't know why they'd do that, it's not like they could make enough of these sets having only one VF-1 per set that's canon to get all the canon schemes out.

I liked the alternate Low Viz in set 1, it had a nice F-14 feel.

Vostok 7

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guess they wanna save their canon schemes for another pack XD

But I guess this also answers our question about whether or not Yamato is allowed to release VFs in non-canon schemes.

Looks like the worries about Yamato running out of 1/60 VF-1s to release are misguided then. Actually it seems like Yamato has tonnes of VFs to release, afterall, they haven't fully utilised their Mac0 and VFX2 licenses as well.

Hopefully their VFC will hint as to their 1/60 releases-- VA-3 Invader and VF-9 Cutlass here we come!

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Does anyone have the VF-9 yet? It'd be interesting to see it's measurements, since there aren't any official dimensions listed on the compendium on in the M3 supplemental materials.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

So, anyone got the second series already? So far I only see HLJ stock them, no other on-line shop or even any local shop in Hong Kong have them, not sure why :unsure:

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

man I wasn't planning on getting these... but a VF-4, fan racer, fan liner and a Crusader????

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Is that a Crusader? A Crusader figure? Don't tell me that will be the secret hard to get valk...... :ph34r:

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now