Sunday, 29 January 2017

Macross 1/60 Scale Destroid Defender Yamato

Found some time to unbox some of my Yamato toys. Macross 1/60 scale ADR-04-Mk.X destroid defender by Yamato to see light from outside box. The box cover actually is able to flip open. It's the most accurate destroid defender toy till now while most companies manufactured valkyries with destroid cast aside as they are non-transformable and generally less popular. Yet, Yamato managed to get faithful fans of 'Super Dimension Fortress Macross' a treat with destroid Defender and Tomahawk, despite their minor role in the anime. Unfortunately, Yamato didn't complete the destroid series with Spartan and Phalanx. 

Completely designed for Macross fans' shoutouts was Yamato's articulated Destroid Defender figure in this amazing 1/60 scale. One of the famous mecha from the "Macross" universe, this battle robot is sculpted with an impressive level of mechanical detail and comes equipped with anti-aircraft defense weaponry like the dual 78mm automatic cannons on each arms. The radar on the top is able to turn a complete round. 

The ammunition magazines on either shoulder are removable and can be replaced with another extended magazines. Its head cockpit hatch can be opened, and a sitting pilot is included to man the mecha. Two hangar crews and a sheet of marking stickers are also included. It's the best destroid Defender toy you can till date in comparison to those vintage released by 'Matchbox'. Furthermore, it bigger and more durable than those 1/72 scale destroid Defender model kit.


chrismandesign said...

There are not many fanatics of bulky mechas around, you could say that most mecha designs nowadays tend to be more slender, humanized and Destroids are pretty much a pile of big a boxes moving heavy and sometimes awkwardly... Being supporting characters doesn’t help too much to their popularity either, but like in the real life: win wars is always a combined effort, with some heroes working anonymously... I don’t know why this Destroid reminds me the old robot tin toys... Or maybe I do ???? LOL =D

deSMOnd said...

For any toy that allows a pilot to sit in the cockpit is very attractive to me :)

Dennis aka Katsuden said...

>> Chrismandesign
Great things are not achieved by an individual but a team. That's why grunt units are important and always appreciated by me. Especially so if it's from my favourite anime. A sure vintage looking mecha.

Dennis aka Katsuden said...

>> Desmond
Same here, I also like those robot toys that come with pilot figure and openable cockpit.

LEon said...

Soon soon the bandai will certain re-released this in their Hi-Metal series. Hehehe

Dennis aka Katsuden said...

>> Leon
Not gg for Hi-Metal defender but very tempted to get the Spartan u posted : )