In Hand Images Of The 1/60 VF-4G Start To Emerge




Yamato’s long awaited toy version of the Lightning may have been one of the most anticipated toys in the Macross fans’ collections. Even before it was announced collectors have always asked what was the possibility of ever getting one. While most people insisted this was never going to be possible, Yamato Toys found a way to bring it to reality. And now, it’s reality has become more solid as the first shipments have started to hit home.

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Yamato Posts VF-4G 2nd Test Shots Online

Yamato posted these test shots of their upcoming 1/60 VF-4G Lightning in gorgeous black on their website. I gotta say, that color makes it look absolutely kick ass. I’m a sucker for these test shot, I think all toys look great in all black or gray. But you know, since these are all test shots and seeing that you’re done with it. How about sending me this one? I bought the white gloves and everything. I know you’re reading this Mr.K. On your iPad… in your boxers. I know cuz I’m looking at you right now!

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Macross World Convention 2012 – Celebrating The Franchise’s 30th


Come celebrate the 30th Anniversary with other Macross fans at the 2012 Macross World Convention. There will be contests, prizes, special guests and free stuff. And of course, watch nerds eat!

Sunday, October 21, 2012

11:00am – 6:00pm

Thanks to fellow MW member xstoys, we have secured a FANTASTIC location for this year’s convention. We will be hosting MW Con 2012 in the beautiful city of Arcadia, California at xstoy’s brand new design school Concept Cube. Congratulations to Tony (xstoys) for the grand opening of his school and thank you for sponsoring MacrossWorld Convention 2012!

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VF-4G Price Announced @ 26,985¥


26,985¥ roughly translates to $340 at the time this article is being posted. Pre-Orders will begin on August 20, 2012 in Japan only.

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Outlook for the FB2012 version of the VF-4 Lightning – Not So Good

As suspected before, it is due to licensing that Yamato will NOT be releasing the Flashback 2012 version of the VF-4 Lightning.

According to this statement posted on Yamato’s page: “We wanted to make it in the white version in FlashBack 2012 but due to licensing issues it wil be the gray version in VF-X”.

Hopefully Yamato does include stickers or even decals for those brave enough to paint their limited version web exclusive toy and re-deco it as the iconic skull squadron scheme from the Angel’s Paint video.

My suggestion to them would be a white non-paint version follow up with all the appropriate markings.

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Vote on our Poll! Would you buy the 1/60 Yamato VF-4G?

As we learned from this article, Yamato is currently running a non-binding pre-order sale for their upcoming 30th anniversary web site exclusive 1/60 scale VF-4G. The pre-order will decide how the high end collectors’ item will be priced.

We all expected this bird to be the same one that was seen in  “Angel’s Paint (Tenshi no Enogu)” from the collection of Minmay videos named Flashback 2012. But as it turns out the toy that will be released will be in the scheme that was seen in the Sony Playstation game; Macross Digital Mission: VF-X. It is assumed that this is due to licensing but it also maybe due to the fact that we never actually see the Lightning transform in the FB2012 video. But in the video game version, a newer model called the VF-4G Lightning III did have the other two modes.

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Yamato VF-4G Battroid pics prototype pictures & more

Yamato finally posted a legible picture of the battroid mode of their 1/60 VF-4G. Here’s the complete set of pics including the other modes. So far, so good Macross Anniversary year… so far, so good…

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Yamato VF-4G Pre-priced Pre-Order Until July 30 2012

Yamato will start taking non binding preorders for the 1/60 VF-4G at 5% off. The scheduled release date is December 2012 but the price isn’t finalized as of writing. All orders are non binding and and you will need to confirm your order again once the price is official. Normal pre-ordering with no discount for the VF-4 is scheduled to start in August after the price is announced. Yamato Toys Fan Club Members will get an extra 5% off (10% total).

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Yamato 1/60 VF-4G Partial Battroid Configuration

Thanks to Sketchley for posting this pic.


Judging from this scan, I should ask for the day off ahead of time if I want to transform this baby.

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