Yamato has revealed via their Yamato Online webshop that they will be reissuing the 1/48 VF-1J Valkyrie Hikaru Custom, with the order deadline being October 18th for ¥15,540 yen(tax included). The “hero mecha” of the original Macross series until the later half, Hikaru’s VF-1J Valkyrie was featured prominently in the series’ intro and halfway points.
It has been 8 years since the launch of the 1/48 VF-1 line, and though the primary scale for Yamato now is 1/60, it would be a lie to say that the 1/48 VF-1 design has lost a lot of love. It was a design that broke new ground both for Yamato, and for VF-1 toy designs. Hit the title bar to check it out!