Yep, it's 1/2000 scale which puts it at about 2 feet long. Price is rumored to be 50,000 Yen. Yes, I am saving my pennies... oh boy!
I have been wishing out loud for something of this size and scale for a while now. Speculation so far is electronic features and possibly being able to see parts of Macross city thru the view ports on the legs. The more I look at these pics the more I think both are a real possibility. Those are possibly in scale Destroids and Valkyries on display in front of the ship. I am so excited about this.
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At risking sounding very unprofessional.......HELL YES!!!!
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So this is the Movie ver, right?
I'd rather have the TV ver....
That will be a hand-painted, weathered version that you will only be able to get as a mail-in exclusive....
just kidding. :)
...big boom, big bada boom...
The Macross/SDF-1 has been one of the least-wanted things I wanted a toy of throughout the life of Macross.
A 1/60 Monster can't be far behind considering this is much more complex. I'm still hoping it's a possibility.
Those things in front look more like cannon that can be placed around the thing. They are too big to be mecha if scaled correctly.
Maybe it's made of PEC since it's an unofficial Jumbo.
$529-and-change? ...I'd pay that! Or maybe $300...
Now that is fkin' awesome!
"Let the saliva flow!"
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On the other hand, I'd be equally satisfied with a far-cheaper re-release of the original fully-transformable Macross that Takatoku Toys designed- but have it slightly retooled for clean-up purposes only- and then have a separately-sold movie ver. at the same scale/price.
I'm entirely with JoshB on this: the movie version's okay and I'm totally glad people are psyched for it...but I have ZERO intention of getting it. Fortunately, Yamato fears not the remold! I'll wait patiently for the inevitable TV version.
I doubt there'll be much in the way of electronics, but who knows... Sounds would definitely be nice: the red alert siren, the Wave Motion Gu--uh...I mean, the Macross Cannon firing...hell, maybe some music from the show! Lights would be hot--like, little fiber optic lights strewn about the surface of the ship.
I dunno about view ports in the legs to see the city inside. A pricepoint of 50 000 yen wouldn't get you that much. More than fair price, by the way, considering the general cost of these sorts of collectibles. Anyway, back to the city, maybe some of you hardcore Macross fans can answer this: I always just assumed the city was in one of the legs...what the hell's in the other leg!? I doubt the city occupied both legs--they never made mention of having to make the long, annoying trek up one leg, around some super-dimensional crotch, and down the other leg...
Anyway, miniature mecha will probably be too much to ask for, but 1cm Valks and Destroids (and bigger Monsters) would be amazing!
As I understand it, Macross City occupied just the center/torso of the Macross; it was the movie that expanded the size of the city into other locations, like the legs.
What's deceiving about the City is that it's not on a single horizontal plane like it was on South Ataria Island... After the first transformation, it was rebuilt on multiple tiers and levels, as is better seen in the movie. Building vertically would allow for a much larger population than a single horizontally/gravity-constricted city of 50,000 would.
Though obviously non-canon, Palladium Books (sp?) released a floor plan of the SDF-1 around the time that "Macross II" came out.
But whether-or-not an official floor plan/layout is out there, I don't know.
Yeah, $500? I don't think so. I'd like a nice DX SDF-1 Macross toy. I would not like a $500 robot coffee table.
Do you really mean that? Would you reconsider if that overgrown battlestar robot cost about $200?
Not to speak for Jeremy, but I think he means it...but only as a personal opinion--not as a sweeping generalization for all toy collectors.
I personally think that $500 is just fine a price for something like this. It's a modern adult collectible with all the bells and whistles...that's two-freakin'-feet long!
Then again, if this turns out shoddy...I may just save up and plunk down however much a boxed original Takatoku 1/3000 Macross goes for these days. I have the Matchbox and I love it, but it'd be nice to have the un-neutered version!
sign me up.
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