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Morinaga Choco-Corn Macross mini kits

These are just some of the 16 total mini kits that came packed inside the Morinaga Choco-corn candy boxes....they are extremely difficult to find in either built or unbuilt, boxed or unboxed condition.  Model kits are one of the Macross collectible categories that I do not generally collect, however, these Morinaga mini kits are so cool and quirky that I had to make an exception for them!

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These kits do not seem to be created from the same molds as their similar small scale ARII, IMAI or Nichimo counterparts, all of which are far superior in terms of detailing.  To me, they look like something Ohsato would have created but as of now I cannot be certain of this.

More info on the various kits released by Morinaga, including the Macross series of kits, can be found here:  http://gundam-morinaga.com/

 

 

Gerwalk Valkyrie....

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Battroid Valkyrie....

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Destroid Phalanx....

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Destroid Spartan...

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Destroid Tomahawk...

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Glaug...

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Destroid Defender...

 

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Collection 2 samples of the Morinaga Macross Choco-Corn mini kits are hard to come by.  I can only assume they were produced in even less numbers than the Collection 1 kits.

As shown in the previous posts...Collection 1 consists of the following 8 kits:

  1. Defender
  2. Battroid Valkyrie VF-1J
  3. Spartan
  4. Armored Valkyrie
  5. Tomahawk
  6. Glaug
  7. Gerwalk Valkyrie
  8. Phalanx

 

Collection 2 consists of the following 8 kits:

  1. Super Valkyrie Gerwalk
  2. Battroid Valkyrie VF-1S
  3. Super Valkyrie Battroid
  4. Q-Rau
  5. N-Ger
  6. Scout Regult
  7. Missile Pod Regult
  8. Monster

Needless to say, the hunt for any Collection 2 Morinaga Macross kits has been all about the long game!

Thankfully, I was able to add a few to my collection recently.  A few I had never actually seen a copy of before on auction or from available pics on the webs, which are scarce to begin with.

 

Morinaga Choco-Corn Macross kits - Collection 2

Super Valkyrie Gerwalk

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N-Ger....yes, it is missing the shoulder cannon...I usually do not buy anything "incomplete" but I made an exception for this fellow...Due to its rarity I figured having an incomplete specimen was better than not having any at all...this was the first one I had ever seen in any condition, so not sure when the next one will pop-up....^_^

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Q-Rau........All of these kits were released in 1984 and are TV versions, but I guess molding it in red was sort of timely...

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Battroid Valkyrie VF-1S....I can just pretend this is "Max's" DYRL VF-1S to go with the red "Milia" Q-Rau posted above....

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So 4 down.....4 more to go!  Not sure how long it will take to find the rest of Collection 2, but in addition to the kits...there are also 2-3 additional box variants and a coupe of ultra-rare Morinaga mail-away background display boards....:wacko:

The hunt still keeps collecting vintage Macross interesting after all these years!

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Collecting the entire 16 kits could take another 40 years to complete LOL...they just don't show up.

I can add in a couple items to the mix....not choco-kits but Morinaga related
Chocolate bar wrappers, a series 1 box variant, gift bag, some mail-in prize backgrounds, and the gift shipping box.
 

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Morinaga Choco-Corn 1/200 kit boxes....

Still not sure how many box variants there were...but starting to think there may be 4 boxes for each of the 2 collections as there were 2 kits packed in each box...the 4 here are a mix of Collection 1 & 2....Collection 2 boxes are black...Collection 1 boxes are white

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