Originally a stuntshow pilot in an air circus, Roy Focker went on to become an experienced veteran of many wars and battles. During the reconstruction of the alien battlefortress SDF-1, Roy was appointed the Commander of the Skull Squadron, an elite force made up of the most skilled Veritech Fighter pilots. As Ricker Hunter's mentor, Roy counseled the young teen through many emotional conflicts and guided Rick through his early military career. Roy died of wounds received in battle against the female Zentraedi fighter squadrons. The mantle of Skull Leader was passed on to Rick Hunter, who eventually grew to be a skilled Ace pilot and leader as his "Big Brother" Roy was.
To stir up more anxiety, Toynami had held back the released of the iconic Ace Veritech Fighter pilot, codename: Skull Leader One to volume 3 of the Robotech Masterpiece series. To take the toy to greater heights and stunned fans even more, Toynami also had released the Super Veritech Armor set as a supplement, in the form appendix book-like packaging.
The artwork on the appendix is Rick Hunter cos it's obvious that Roy had perished before he could use the Super Veritech Armor in the TV series. Don't think Roy had any regrets now that Rick succeeded him. Anyway, they put Roy on strike pack in the movie. I have displayed the toy since the time I bought it so you see see some mild yellowing but I had tried to clean it and brought out the best from these pics.
I have talked a lot about the mechanism to of the Masterpiece veritech fighter in my previous posts, so I'll touch on more about the Super Veritech Armor Appendix-A in this instant. You won't see the problems with breaking the fastening parts in the legs, like those in vintage chunky monkeys cos Toynami had cleverly used magnetic force to hold the armor to the legs. As for the armor on the hands, it's done by extendable fastener. The front portion of the booster can be detached but I wonder why Toynami didn't throw in the strike cannon. The outer casing of the leg armor can also be removed to show some details of the interior.