I was a kid in the '80s when I first encountered Robotech vehicles. While my 4th-grade peers were show-and-telling about their Transformers, I sat smugly in my knowledge of the unappreciated Rolls Royce of all transforming battle mechs: the VF-1 Valkyrie. What I didn't know at the time is that the Generation One (G1) Transformer known as "Jetfire" was actually a licensed direct copy of the Macross VF-1 mech. Robotech itself was a mashup of Macross and other Anime productions, licensed for distribution in the USA. In any case, kid me would be so jealous of grown-up me right now, builder and owner of these fine 1:72 scale Hasegawa kits.