Edward Ju (gundam@loop.com)
Sat, 14 Aug 1999 03:35:01 -0700


>sorry to bring up an old off topic.
>
>i was being a good newbie, doing my homework (hehe), and rummaging through
>the march mailing list archives...
>
>somewhere in an sf91 thread, a few folks talked about the valkyrie kits. i
>was disgruntled at the 1/72 kit, but wasn't aware of a 1/100 kit (never saw
>any around in the stores).

Some were reissued by Bandai last year (or the year before?) for the 15th
Anniversary of Macross. Those were gone really fast (damn glad I grabbed as
many sets as I could). I believe they were snap on kits, but I could be
wrong. They were newer molds than the 1/72 ones, which were actually IMAI
molds purcahsed by Bandai for reissue. I think the 1:100 kits were molded
by Bandai around the time the DYRL movie came out.

>can someone fill me in on the 1/100 kits? snap
>on or glue?

I will have to excavate my kits to be sure but in any event, they were
superior to the 1:72 kits, which did not even have male/female connectors
on some of the parts, making it hell to glue the parts right.

>transformable or not?

Yes.

>part-swapping for transformation needed?

I believe some part swapping was involved...

> how about the colors?

You will have to paint them big time. No System Injection on these!
Even the 1:72 scale Valkyrie II from Macross II was a lame kit that looked
like crap unpainted.

>are they still available?

Not for the time being. Maybe for the 20th Anniversary of Macross?

>i've never seen any destroid kits either. (toys, yes; kits no.)
>never seen battlepod kits either. only female power armor kit.

There was a commander's battle pod (the one with a cannon on the head and
two missiled arms) which came out for the 15th Anniversary. I think there
was a Destroid kit too (maybe two, one from Bandai, one from ARII,). Looks
like you missed the first wave of the reissue. The saved the crap for the
last.

>i think i'm missing out a lot by not shopping online...:\
>
>-ddd

Not sure if these were even offered online. I got them at my local shop.

Eddie

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