Now this is pretty awesome. Toyark forum member Goldengreg has pointed us to a new Macross Howard GU-11 Gun Pod Replica. This “human-sized” replica of the guns used by the Valkyries from the extremely popular anime series is being produced by Arcadia.
The gun measures 84CM long (about 33″). It will include features like light-up, vibration, roll, extend, and numerous sound effects. there will be two versions, a standard and and EX version. The EX version will include a leather strap and a “UN SPACY” decal on the side of the gun. Now, these replicas will be extremely limited, with only 50 of each being made. The standard version will sell for 128,000 Yen (about $1263 USD), with the EX version selling for 158,000 Yen (about $1560 USD).
The Macross Howard GU-11 Gun Pod Replicas are due out in May. Pre-orders end on March 31st. You can order the Howard GU-11 Standard Edition or the Howard GU-11 EX Version. You can see photos by reading on.