Tamashii Nations has revealed their next DX Macross Frontier toy, the 1/60 scale DX VF171EX Nightmare Plus! The VF171EX debuted halfway through the Macross F TV series, when Alto and Luka temporarily left SMS.
While the VF171 was optimized for the atmosphere(and easier to fly than the VF17) and seen as a cheaper alternative to the VF19 Excalibur, the EX version was an upgrade that boosted its capabilities to rival the VF17 Nightmare(which it was derived from). Nonetheless, it still lacked in capability compared to the VF25 Messiah, as pointed out by Alto.
The DX VF171 has been in demand since the DX Macross F line was 1st launched by Tamashii in late 2008. No word on the cannon fodder VF-171 or Luka’s EX and FAST packs yet, but stay tuned! The DX VF171EX Alto Custom is scheduled for release in June 2012 for ¥14,700. In the meantime, check out a larger image after the jump!