Yousai Macross was among the first few Japanese animation I was exposed
to when I was still very young, but this anime had left me with a very
deep impression with their transformable fighter planes and their tightly
written storyline. If I had remembered correctly, this anime was first
broadcast here in the year 1983.
that time, the concept of transformable vehicles to robots was still quite
new and un-thought of by many, but with the overwhelming success of the
first Macross season, waves of such transformable mechas came into the
animation and toy industry, the most prominent one being the American cartoon
bought my Macross toy model in that same year, when these transformable
toys were selling like hot cakes. My aunt promised to give it to me as
a Christmas present, and we got it at the People's Emporium at City Plaza.
This Macross toy model has remained to be one of my most prized possession,
and all the while, I have kept it in a reasonably good condition.
only complains are the two lost pairs of antennas on the Valkyrie's head
and the missing bullets. For the antennas, one was accidentally broken
due to rough handling and negligence on my part. To "balance" up the look,
I had the rest of them removed. As for the gun bullets, I have never seen
them before, and never knew they came together in the box. I only knew
of their existence when my primary school friends mentioned about it.
photographs you've seen so far is my Macross VF-1S StrikeValkyrie. Bought
in some 15 years ago, this was the first time I took it out to give it
a photo shooting session. It was quite a challenge trying to pose the Valkyrie
in different transformation modes for the photo shots as most of the joints
had turned rusty and was difficult to transform. Extreme care was taken
not to break any parts during the transformation process. Fitting the armour
onto the Valkyrie was also not an easy task, as the plastic had turned
very brittle after all these years.
you can see in the photographs, the Valkyrie is no longer in its original
white colour. The plastic parts
had mostly turned yellowish after it was put on display on my study table
some years back. Putting aside all these little glitches, the photo shooting
session was successful and completed in less than 2 hours.
a few remaining shots left in the camera, I took my other 2 Macross toy
models, one of them is from the Macross II series.
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