Macross Exhibit to Have Life-Size VF-1 Valkyrie Cockpit
posted on by Sarah Nelkin
The official website for the Macross 30th Anniversary project announced on Friday that a "Macross: The Museum" exhibition will be held at The Osamu Tezuka Manga Museum in Takarazuka City, Japan. The exhibition imagines what a museum would look like in the Macross story world in the year 2059.
The highlights include a life-size cockpit from the anime franchise's iconic VF-1 Valkyrie variable fighter, a memory plate from the ancient civilization Protoculture, and "the legendary diva Lynn Minmay's photo album." Visitors can board a VF-1S flight simulator replica and take pictures.
A display of about 30 smaller 1/60 Valkyrie replicas will show the transformation process, step-by-step. The exhibit will present costumes and microphones of the divas from Minmay to Macross Frontier's Sheryl and Ranka. In addition, the museum's four shops will serve an original collaboration menu, tentatively titled “Gourmet Macross,” with Macross-themed foods. Certain items on the menu will come with original Macross novelties.
The exhibition will run from June 28 to October 28. Special pre-order tickets, each with one of three different A5-size character illustration art cards, will cost 1,300 yen (about US$13), while a normal adult ticket will cost 700 yen (US$7), a middle school ticket will cost 300 yen (US$3), and an elementary school ticket will cost 100 yen (US$1).
Last year, an exhibition showcased a partial 1/1-scale model of Macross Frontier's VF-25F Messiah Valkyrie variable fighter (in the intermediate GERWALK mode). Unfortunately, due to the low ceiling, it only had the VF-25F's nose and arms:
Thanks to Gwyn Campbell for the news tip.
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