Wednesday, 6 January 2010

Fate of Macross 1/2000 SDF-1





Some bad news for Macross fans, recently read through an article from unconfirmed source, which mentioned that the 1/2000 scale SDF-1 will neither be a toy, nor a model kit.

The reason for being so was that Yamato originally had the prototype made and thought that it would be possible to produce it in ABS at a lower cost. Unfortunately, with the tooling limitations of the toy factories they use, it is not possible to mass-produce it. So rather than scrap the whole project and write it off as a loss, they decided to still offer it to those hard-core fans who just had to have a large scale SDF-1.

Since the cost to mass-produce is too high so these prototypes would most probably be sold unpainted and partially assembled hence Macross 1/2000 scale SDF-1 prototype (Heavy Duty Polyurethane Ver.) would probably cost around two thousand five hundred dollars.

Perhaps Yamato would mass produce SPF-1 in smaller scale since they have the blue print to constructing SDF-1 toy. Just like 1/48 scale valkyries to 1/60 scale version 2 valkyries. Hee! Hee!

However, I just saw the advertisement of Yamato 1/2000 scale SDF-1 on Macross Chronicle issue 37 a few days ago and I remember pre-ordering the item with Falcon’s Hangar a couple of months back for 700plus Singapore dollars. Sad to say that till today, there isn’t news from FH. Sigh....

9 comments:

LEon said...

if it is $700 will you still pay to get it?

Dennis aka Katsuden said...

I will for something of this size provide the toy came well built and painted. If it's 2000 plus, then it's out of the question.

Ant Sized Man said...

Think ive seen a review of this already, apprantly only a handful a produeced a month and its super costly.

Dennis aka Katsuden said...

Oh yes! It's super costly and perhaps only the really hardcore ones will go for it.

chrismandesign said...

hardcore or crackpots fans ??? i think i’ll never dare to pay U$2500 for just one piece, doesn’t matter if it’s a masterpiece replica 1:1 of me... LOL...

deSMOnd said...

Dennis, I really take my hat off to you as I didn't buy any toys that is more than S$400 so far. Salute to you, bro!!

Dennis aka Katsuden said...

>> Chrismandesign
US $2500 also is beyond my budget for a toy.

>> deSMond
Bro, 12" are quite costly too! I respect your passion and commitment to toy collection.

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