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VF-1S with SUPER and STRIKE Parts (Hikaru Ichijo)

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This is why I Remember Love:

(Ichijyo aims at Bodolza ugly fat head- ALPHA STRIKE!)

*toygasm*

Ooh- I want one of these. Badly!
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Posted by EVA_Unit_4A on 12 February, 2009 - 15:27
OPs please?

Oh, that reminds me...

I'm doing some research for some of my own Macross reviews. Could someone please point me towards links to downloadable MPG versions of the opening song to the TV series and opening score for DYRL? Not video clips, mind you, just the musical scores.

I'd really appreciate it... and I'd give you a shout-out!
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Posted by EVA_Unit_4A on 12 February, 2009 - 18:22
Songs

No problem, Email me through "contact", I have both...

Cheers,
LF

Leonardo Flores
CollectionDX Staff Writer-West Coast Bureau

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Posted by Modcineaste on 12 February, 2009 - 18:38
I can point you to the

I can point you to the 3-disc Macross TV+ DYRL Ultimate OST, if you need. Just give me a mail :)

Geez, this is my best choice for a 1/60 VF-1. Too bad this costs some money and the Dollar is very strong in my country now, so it's pointless to buy now. I had the same problem when Angolz made a sale on VF-0A with Ghost Booster...

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Posted by Wallas on 13 February, 2009 - 08:49
Anyone know why they never made a VF-1S tan color scheme?

I know that this color scheme was used for the regular pilots' valkyries in the Macross saga (VF-1As) but why not the VF-1Ss? Is it really just because of the obvious reason that tan color was only for the regular pilots and not the ranked or officer pilots? Just a thought.........

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Posted by Germanicus on 12 February, 2009 - 15:40
VF-1S Tan

I am of the opinion that the 1S is an officer only scheme. I do know we have seen the 1J and 1A as tan cannon fodder. Yamato just announced a Cannon Fodder VF-1J for later this year.

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Posted by Atom on 12 February, 2009 - 16:03
Here's how the Valkyrie

As I understand it, the -1A's tan/white and -1J's white/red are roll-out colors only. Max Genius was able to use white/blue on his -1A, and both he and Milia used blue/red and white for their dual custom -1Js.

Here's how the Valkyrie chain-of-command works:

  • VF-1D - two-seat training model (became the VT-1 trainer in "DYRL?")
  • VF-1A - standard soldier/cannon fodder
  • VF-1J - squadron commander/specialist model
  • VF-1S - senior commander(s), limited production model

The VF-1S started as Roy Focker's exclusive/one-of-a-kind customized model, and then after his death it became more numerous/widespread for senior commanders who had only the -1J available to them before.
While this chain of Valkyries remains constant in "DYRL?", the VF-1S is more numerous, and is now passed on to both squadron & senior commanders, and aces (like Max Genius). We also only see the VF-1J Armored Valkyrie once in the movie during the opening battle, so it's a little hard to determine its place in the movie's chain of command.

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Posted by EVA_Unit_4A on 12 February, 2009 - 17:22
Actually, the VF-1J isn't a

Actually, the VF-1J isn't a trainer; it's just a two seat variant (thanks, Andrew...corroborated by Macross Compendium). It's not related to the VT-1. So, I think it remains outside the "rank heirarchy", along with the VE-1 and other variants.

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Sanjeev

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Posted by Sanjeev on 12 February, 2009 - 20:05
VF-1*J* tan?

Where did we see a tan VF-1J?

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Posted by RobotBastard on 13 February, 2009 - 15:04
Macross TV episode

If memory serves me right I think I saw a tan VF-1J from the TV episodes. The only thing with that is it might be a coloring mistake by the animators of the show. That was very common with animation shows in the 80's.

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Posted by Germanicus on 13 February, 2009 - 15:37
Re: VF-1J

Background in episodes of the tv series. Couldn't site particular episodes but I KNOW they're in there.

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Posted by Atom on 13 February, 2009 - 15:38
The brown VF-1J shows up in

The brown VF-1J shows up in episode two, the episode where Hikaru is seen training for the military, and the one where Hikaru uses the Destroid Spartan. I'm pretty sure the Macross Chronicle has a listing of the brown one as a legit variant. It's sorta like how they make toys of the Angel Birds variant.

-Andrew

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Posted by Destroy All Pod... on 14 February, 2009 - 07:13
Well, at least Angel Birds had a featured role...

There's a bit of barrel-scraping happening when they go to "yeah this showed up in the background of one episode for two seconds and it might have been a coloring mistake but we'll make a 9500-yen toy out of it anyway because we know people will buy anything with "MACROSS" scribbled on it, we could make a 'special MACROSS-edition canteloupe' and people would buy the things, especially if we made a limited-edition 'honeydew' version."

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Posted by RobotBastard on 16 February, 2009 - 12:01
I think it was in episode

I think it was in episode 35, when Max and Milia have to put out fire in an industrial city.

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Posted by slee915 on 15 April, 2009 - 13:50
The VF-1S is a special ace

The VF-1S is a special ace pilot version, sort of an upgraded Officer valk (1J) and as such, only exists in limited quantities IIRC.

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Posted by Prometheum5 on 12 February, 2009 - 17:12
I'll go with a variant that

I'll go with a variant that had screen time against the numerous low-viz and stealth nonsense any time. I won't be buying one - just like I didn't buy those - but at least it's not as big a cash-in.

Low-viz, stealth and alt versions are for customs, that's where I would expect it, not when the most common custom was Max's TV VF-1A. At least Yamato seems to have taken the hint. The Destroid variants are all from the old artwork and toys as well, and given the whole Hard SF idea behind them, alternate schemes would be more appropriate anyway.

Interestingly enough the Toynami Masterpiece of Ben's 1A was the worst selling of the lot, even though it was the first time it had ever been done. It will be interesting to see how the Yamato fares.

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Posted by duke togo on 16 February, 2009 - 15:26
 
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