|Character Design||Kazutaka Miyatake|
Review by JoshB
The Destroid Spartan MBR-07-MkII is one of the supplementary mecha that appears in the Macross anime series (later shown as Robotech in the states). Unlike the other supplimentary mecha in the series, this one gets a small spotlight when Hikaru Ichijoe (or Rick Hunter) pilots it.
These were sold in Japan bagged with header cards. I’ve heard these were also sold in the US at Spencers Gifts of all places.
Why some company hasn't come through and made really nice high quality versions of this mecha is beyond me. Can you imagine a 10" tall diecast articulated Spartan? Either way, the toy is pretty cool and is one of the easier Macross vinyl’s to get. Its smooth lines seem more anime accurate than an injection-molded toy ever could.
At only about 4” tall and 3 points of articulation, it doesn’t do much. When I took it out of the bag you couldn’t stand it up due to the vinyl warping. I had to put it under a hairdryer to get it back into shape.
|Posted 3 September, 2007 - 07:56 by JoshB|