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Title: [Max Factory Macross Model Kits] PLAMAX 1:20 Original Releases
Post by: Gadgetron_3000 on May 11, 2017, 01:40:28 pm
Hi, Everyone!

The 56th Shizuoka Hobby Show 2017 (www.hobby-shizuoka.com (http://www.hobby-shizuoka.com)) is happening 5/11 to 5/14 in Japan.

Who is ready for the Max Factory PLAMAX 1:20 Macross (or Robotech: The Macross Saga to Westerners) VF-1A/S Valkyrie?

Max Factory is at the show and is showing off some test sprue trees for this giant 711.5mm (28.011811 inches) long kit.

There will also be an in-scale 1:20 Lynn Minmay kit that will be sold separately.

Check out the attached pictures!

Stay tuned...

:)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/2bnnBCCYPfjNSMgdXp4pYLqG7gLvzTv2QTa-rSbMuYZbzAs6W-ZGNGOz0-QNpHiVPROmW4LOl2lUVoOpM1ifdDIM3QZHpUmafUIx-kkr_Y0H4kgy5AK1gwZo_pmAFtnL8Q-Vzlc=h720) (https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/W9zJe-fVvafkf5LzOpK_MuziQX4Hpi_pwwY0atgiQuutNPEBuUEpg7c-_VHtX8rnmpOV9zAAcckLoxK6xIvzwcI-ubNRB_luObB8ViUEx-HbqhDR8udgJxAaynI8Y_Lr85p6buQ=h720) (https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/FkPAPLDQ7UpkLv20Xrdsy2wz-EqLTq48rtvvcLDXDn_o9Lvobd63YvyOy373s0ug7eFWdoukNtj_1zwf7_mVjRu4RAhyd2AQ0kBkEdkeamlI_urKFqy5b_SHF2GcCA-bYC7SVbo=h720) (https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/CvPT0QX_XYiCxOp4TuQXRc6FpT7tC7GNWgrBIFP7EuF5p8o70alrjPr1CP692Y6CC4VDBpi_ExScNqp_Lv8aYCXERFMnXOPehW5ko01aGeXee_0fQDvz5511UnDf3-W7U2xYYOc=h720) (https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/Ey201P7G92C7cz2CGk1mNaOz2eAITQ5640Os-m1ONjBQGP8aUogSG1lQ0krOMdRhYBLvSFjr0ZwUpWXLOv-lonRTkCFbhGVa6Ppqf98IMkLCnYJV8kAi-OHoCgHai3UZeYMn61A=h720)
Title: Re: [Max Factory Macross Model Kits] PLAMAX 1:20 Original Releases
Post by: Gadgetron_3000 on May 13, 2017, 05:47:53 pm
Hi, Everyone!

The 56th Shizuoka Hobby Show 2017 (www.hobby-shizuoka.com) is happening 5/11 to 5/14 in Japan.

The other day, Max Factory showed off some of the test sprue trees to their planned PLAMAX 1:20 Macross VF-1A/S Valkyrie.  Now they threw in a surprise...a 1:20 Macross VF-1S Valkyrie Gerwalk mode model!

Check out the attached pictures!

Stay tuned...

:)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/Xg3IhTtFf1kLR_HGSrTBboqhBTPHTpK6sXUgQlx624razr7qGtCuUXwnIuKL5jXiuqovz9vQ6d5qQSYNx03f9O0DIBOvgy5Ws_vozIgJ6F9yYYPd0cbQ8-JP19ytzaeUVZHcRfQ=h720) (https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pFoRVO6nW3VZlb70ApzRjxKZ-qF5AQjAA1M3jRzYngCSVfMQE82MPnowIUPbUoOfwdoqJnJmo5cdJgV0fy8BBTVptNIueTRYV0UIYmHFgNr2s58HW7tkemP98jQJfc9KikKoG2w=h720) (https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/fVXQS6YMspQrd8gLUqNXODeoNON72PwbOaFX4lPYpbcjX-pZ-_0WgNpP2PrHRpWMntVXo_EzNiGHLyRmnJjMR0VgIPgZN9BZx_4QARM-sJZaz0NEQrDOpvMxLrVKpFurRBz9fj8=h720)
Title: Re: [Max Factory Macross Model Kits] PLAMAX 1:20 Original Releases
Post by: TK Iain on May 14, 2017, 03:31:47 am
That Valkyrie looks awesome but I can imagine it being a bit pricey? :(
Title: Re: [Max Factory Macross Model Kits] PLAMAX 1:20 Original Releases
Post by: greg on May 15, 2017, 01:42:39 am
I saw it in-person at Tokyo's All-Japan Model Hobby Show last September. Pretty big! The Gerwalk looks fantastic as well. I imagine the price will be close to 20,000 yen.

This year was my first not attending the Shizuoka Hobby Show since I moved to Japan in 2012. I used to be a convenient train ride away from the event, but this past winter I moved to Gunma Prefecture, so far away. I didn't have the money for a trip. I will focus on the Summer Wonder Festival instead.
Title: Re: [Max Factory Macross Model Kits] PLAMAX 1:20 Original Releases
Post by: Gadgetron_3000 on November 09, 2017, 10:57:16 am
Hi, Everyone!

Osaka Hobby Fes 2017 (http://osaka.hobbyfes.com/) happened on 11/3/17 and Max Factory was there to show off further development of their Plamax 1:20 Macross VF-1 kit.

Check out the pictures below.

The sprue trees are absolutely huge!

Stay tuned...

:)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/zgFzX968t4ksugpjZy0N0Z_Qm9uDHK5z416tob4QUQPZR80nE_-SN58ldUQXxSPSCXFSsSiiGCl6yv_nTg4DNrSHMCKtI_0PwEIg=w604-h438-no) (https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/7A7V85cdKy2vnGjY9msDSIRxzH6SzYLbzKDDJ7pKUaj1lkh1sfbZikfev2_PS7k25X7gPewg2H7ddNf5cy7lzKmqm5yhQ7t_4mHq=w604-h454-no) (https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/6tljIcwYL8Js1Bqclap2kQc_cUq9SKkZu2TUWrEU3QVNInDTgVfdP05ZuXG_qd0kQ4AGUX68s8naHHkWjUe9ZeE15s29sGHW1bcx=w604-h454-no) (https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/utPVP3wRSiBYMWpE9T49_u9A_6znT9mvyEkFeOkXxUSGRXkdiHNdcOpeeaaUlfMpzZYuu-TmFoCPUPy_RLd8Gy6DbtpSnloqU5v2=w580-h772-no) (https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/ceFTzFxWt_710SehHQcmB32gVu22TgciddkfpOA0AK6OTPF0rze4xDZVnt_O68ekMbiKEN0VELoNpQwqDqpIw1S6bgV08r7ceVml=w436-h772-no) (https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/EEh3HXJ8Y192aEp1UPIIsgiBM-uQrT19chkhVLrCd5ZwUAKRKsUvNRr2V_y0ifq0SOYojpVDrzk_dH3IZkXfDzI5KjDM-_V5QVmg=w604-h454-no) (https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/H39YBV_oQBnGCdqbXDjc0Zcq8Fu9-pEKbcSu4WITsjrMaRlF6TBePXZNPBuvMjjEHJnqN0F0_Tayv5V2PK6I14aZZ7jd0XlxxPTQ=w439-h772-no) (https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/NsaiQOnMJVF9QO9eW_j2x20NHVMXQKZffDTdbXmjPKZU-aAqBG17zQIT7OdiwV0Hw89UG9AjSyP-eYWQLICvvt_o-Z7IVxEoLq1t=w604-h411-no) (https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/cyH2lP_zXdmRkZluNiIo-yzaBlzBCCi8hAatQlz8PXfjLyfVTksD6UI1MscOGw9h6gUikHeiSpJViehOqm1IjVIgcASoI1Rs7Fu6=w436-h772-no)
Title: Re: [Max Factory Macross Model Kits] PLAMAX 1:20 Original Releases
Post by: greg on November 09, 2017, 10:44:20 pm
I saw this in person at the Tokyo hobby show. I still need to get around to posting the pictures I took. Max Factory will also release a 1:20 Super Strike Valkyrie in Gerwalk mode. Good luck finding room for these in your homes!
Title: Re: [Max Factory Macross Model Kits] PLAMAX 1:20 Original Releases
Post by: Gadgetron_3000 on April 24, 2018, 10:26:32 am
Hi, Everyone!

After teasing and teasing fans for the last few years at various hobby shows in Japan, Max Factory has finally released more concrete details of one of their planned 1:20 Macross model kits..the VF-1 Super / Strike Valkyrie in Gerwalk Mode as seen in the classic 1984 Do You Remember Love? anime movie!


Pre-orders have just started at HobbyLink Japan.  I'm sure other kit exporters such as Hobby Search will follow soon.

Stay tuned...because Max Factory has always had plans for a 1:20 VF-1 Valkyrie in Fighter Mode too!

Start saving up, Macross / Robotech fans!

:)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/tN47nbFTeeV1Rk1t7YMEGD_dfA5Lj21rAa9yQKGyvYqs6S_qu392JZFJLBt9SacLuc6A1P77qROvc6yDEtu23miyRlbIM3IjHBXWjg=w600-h314-no) (https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/s0ztGKEImM64iz4B1pCdWooRH8JIzODRjJkCMP86HrIXpOpxVHX7AYYd8ek6GRlniw7ru5MiVdsnTlrfj4kzxh1hJcjsEofOG562sw=w800-h550-no) (https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/VSNwwNN7LfugsoQUkaOxjnopBjAPL3IlztVFJx_rY6XKVH62IJ0bBKC_fZ3iv1hqDiulMMtPtk0O8log3-vxktp_TWhWsO3TbhA1aA=w800-h550-no) (https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/9CcbB8D3e3yZI47fZv-F_7iHyIKMQM0BOjXjFDghnEcm3hZjd0wom_0h3UaIKwRjOumdUFkNEKkwmWxskSN5e-TnYPtQwLwx5uftYw=w800-h550-no) (https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/uKi0H7fIFTvkK-qIbznzpchwY4UgW-aDFKjZupp5dLbAcl5x3XJ2pL1Sflnsyt615hPXNGJMNxBBuyqMEXCaRlSvT4GF1Oe9QA1P9g=w800-h550-no) (https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/FZ4Qaa2ZvS2CCdfD0KGxU_HE2xFugpRuQEEesvRKGiprjovaQwSl9DoFbdOEwl3NkSJhA06r7dQla9zWPTwlFSbt4rt-L4EEgoXVtQ=w800-h550-no) (https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/tEsqSNjvFTzYoo7HxbzXst5d4sIIWQjpmJOKmIf0YitMy5xOk883sUpMNHDFa13jpU0-9wP2Q02e-J6u0y00pSDVCKNMWnOpoctU8A=w800-h550-no) (https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/bSFEBYe5fAy9mIfkn0IhZg254qObamVdMYBWtk-AEhpE4qXrmCtZqd2lAJSAIFWJn_PgQnYA_NLMrQsL9ogmyBC9ySZy7Dflk0zAjw=w800-h550-no)
Title: Re: [Max Factory Macross Model Kits] PLAMAX 1:20 Original Releases
Post by: TK Iain on April 24, 2018, 12:59:17 pm
That looks totally amazing but way out of my price range though.
Title: Re: [Max Factory Macross Model Kits] PLAMAX 1:20 Original Releases
Post by: starsiegeplayer on April 24, 2018, 01:04:40 pm
Maybe I can afford/fit in my home a Minmay
Title: Re: [Max Factory Macross Model Kits] PLAMAX 1:20 Original Releases
Post by: greg on April 25, 2018, 11:22:23 pm
I've seen this in-person and while it is impressive, there are aspects to it that are a bit lacking. For example, it does not have clear parts for the nav lights and IR sensors. It is crazy big. I need to upload the pictures I took at the hobby show in Tokyo last September. I won't be able to attend the Shizuoka Hobby Show in a couple of weeks.