Toynami Resurrects the Classic VF-1

The fabled 1/55-scale transformable originally designed by Takatoku to officially return to the North American market for the first time in decades!

LOS ANGELES, California - Toynami announced that they will begin distributing classic 1/55-scale VF-1 transformable toys based on the original Japanese molds designed by Takatoku. These toys are highly coveted among casual fans and dedicated collectors alike for their sturdiness and rarity. and now Toynami will be bringing them around the world at affordable prices.

The VF-1 is also widely recognized by Transformers collectors as the underlying form of the original G1 Jetfire toy. This release will mark the first time that these toys will be offered officially outside of Japan under both the Robotech and Macross brands.

Toynami will begin this summer with anniversary editions of 1/55 VF-1S and VF-1J variants and continue this fall with armored VF-1A Super Valkyries as seen in Macross: Do You Remember Love. 2009 will mark the release of 1/55 Veritechs from the Robotech television series, with plans to eventually release all known 1/55 Valkyrie toys, including rare and exotic variants.

Toynami is a Sherman Oaks-based toy manufacturer, with an emphasis on Japanese anime and manga. Based in Sherman Oaks, Toynami has acquired licenses for a wide range of popular franchises, including, including Robotech and Macross. Please visit for more information.

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