The 1/60 Fan Racer: Yamato’s first Macross Model Kit

Yamato fan racer

Yamato Toys surprised their collectors when they announced the 1/60 Fan Racer  as a model kit. To be released at the Shizuoka Hobby Show 2009, this marked the first time Yamato has  put out an unbuilt model kit. The fan racer, made of ABS plastic was relatively easy to put together, it even held together without any glue. The first release was in white and then it was subsequently released again in December in pearl gray as a set with the Angel 1/60 VF-1A Angel Bird custom scheme and then again in clear plastic with the Angle bird as a promotion in Macross Chronicle issue 48, April 2010.  The first release lacked the Hikaru pilot figure but then it was included in the latter sets. I do believe HLJ offered the later Fan Racer releases by itself on their website.

More pics after the break

Here’s a video of a pearl gray being unboxed:

And here’s MW’s own UN Spacy’s review of a painted kit:

 

Discussion threads:
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