Yamato announced that their next project for Macross is the 1/60 VF-19 Kai Fire Valkyrie! Now this is no mere repaint with minimal retooling of their 1/60 YF-19, not at all, as the design requires a predominantly new mold. It’s reminiscent of the differences between the YF-22 prototype and production F-22A Raptor; the latter looking significantly different by production time.
The VF-19 in Macross 7 was shown in 3 different varieties:
- Fire Valkyrie
- VF-19S Blazer Valkyrie
- VF-19P from Macross Dynamite 7
Being that this is an all new mold, don’t be surprised to see the Blazer Valkyrie from Emerald Force follow not too long afterwards. The 1/60 Fire Valkyrie will be the 1st modernized, perfect variable toy of the VF-19 Kai to hit the market, as the last one made was Bandai‘s original DX 1/65 VF-19 Kai Fire Valkyrie from the mid 90’s(and their later VF HI-METAL version doesn’t count since it does require parts removal/swapping)!