Mechanista in G Ep. 260: VF-1 Valkyrie

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They say “don’t start with a showstopper,” yet in the world of transforming mecha, the designers of Super Dimension Fortress Macross did exactly that. The Valkyrie set off a trend of mecha that can transform into planes, but nearly all the designs it inspired are inferior to this perfect, classic original by Kazutaka Miyatake and Shoji Kawamori. Then again, maybe it was only a showstopper for other designers- someday we might get to talk about the mecha from future Macross series, which are no slouches themselves.

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