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Kidslogic Has A 1/12 Scale (Robotech) Macross Valkyrie VF-1J Cockpit Statue Complete With LEDs

Kidslogic has done it again, to make long-time Robotech/Macross fans go gaga over their latest 1/12th scale cockpit statue of everyone’s favourite VF-1J Valkyrie. This is a scaled down version from their earlier 1/6th scale cockpit diorama digital sound system which has been long sold out since. Let’s just say this makes for a far more affordable collectible, without some of the extra bells and whistles.

The cockpit statue is made of polystone, resin and ABS plastic, and measures in at 46 cm (L) x 16cm (H) x 17cm (W). It also has 30 LED light-up features powered by a USB cable. This gets a big “YES” from us because this means one can plug it into a powebank or a smartplug and never worry about bast battery leakages. With detailed paintwork and weathering effects, it is quite a sight to behold.

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Good news for the Macross purists. If you look closely at the close-up shot of the display stand, it only carries the Macross logo, with no mention of Robotech at all.

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The cockpit was based on the concept design from the Macross anime in the ’80s, re-created in 1/12th scale. With the production experience of the 1/6th big scale VF-1 cockpit in recent years, Kidslogic continue to focus on every detail of the cockpit such as the buttons, control panels, texture of the pilot seat, and light-up effect of the engines.

For the pre-order phase, this exquisite piece is going for US$380 (regular price at US$430), along with a trio of pre-order bonuses: three 1/285 scale miniatures of the VF-1J in Battloid, Fighter and Guardian (Gerwalk) mode.

Pre-orders will start on 4th March 2020 and it is estimated to ship on Q4 2020, but with the current situation with COVID-19, do expect that date to shift.


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