Where are they now?
Welcome to another episode of The Vault where we try to archive a special section of the former Macross World HomePage.
Back in the early days of Macross Worldom, toys weren’t as easy pickens as they are now. Collectors were forced to bid against each other for vintage toys they’ve been saving up for since childhood. And those that weren’t lucky enough to win were forced to create! Out of the darkness came MWAT!
No! MWAT! The Macross World Attack Team! These unlikely heroes took to resin, styrene and glue to make parts for themselves and others to convert their non mint and bootleg 1/55 toys into the valkyries they always wanted. Travel through the time tunnel called The Vault and peruse through their work. Back to the days when men were men and knives were exactos!
This has been another entry from the MWAT section of the MacrossWorld Legacy HomePage.
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.
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2009 is a big year for everyone former of South Ataria Island, in particular Lynn Minmay. Not only did she get swept up into space and get hauled into a city built inside a space craft, but she also won the first ever Miss Macross Contest. In celebration of her win that very year, Hasegawa released this custom paint scheme for their 1/72 VF-1A model kit. Illustrated my Haruhiko Mikimoto and comes in a box with art by tenjin Hidetaka, this limited edition model kit was released in Japan September 2009.
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