Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Banpresto Macross Battroid Figures







Produced by Banpresto in 1998, these figures were prize giveaways in Japan, from machine lucky dip or UFO catcher. Each figure stands approximately 11cm on a base that's 6cm in width. As you can see, there's no articulation and all the figures took the same stunt. There are many variants of VF-1J from Hikaru, Max to Millia colour scheme. Of the lot, VF-1S (Skull Leader) is the unique one that stands out among the rest. They were supposedly low budget Macross merchandises that were suitable as display at office or to compliment other Macross collection displayed together.

9 comments:

Chris said...

I kind of like how simple they are :P.

chrismandesign said...

well, years go by & 13 years r many years HEHEHE... at least for me, Valks from Banpresto sounds a bit rare, those r trading figures right ??? for a giveaway they look fine, pretty simple but fine =)

bluedrakon said...

even then, they are still great pieces to own. It is interesting how the design for the Skull one is different.

Dennis aka Katsuden said...

>> Chris
It's true that there's also beauty in simplicity.

>> chrismandesign
I would say they fall under the category of trading figures which usually served as giveaway due to their low value.

>> bluedrakon
I guess VF-1S is too much of an icon in the Macross world which toy companies would never want to miss it out.

deSMOnd said...

Is the blue one the skull leader you mention here?

Dennis aka Katsuden said...

Nope. The white one with four antennas on the head is the skull leader VF-1S.

sl619 said...

the skull leader stands out due to its diff head sculpt and the skull logo.

Dennis aka Katsuden said...

Yes, the icon mecha of Macross. I have friends who knew less of Macross but able to relate to it as soon as they saw VF-1S.

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