Bandai : Hi-Metal 1/55 Super Ostrich VT-1 (Variable Trainer)
Manufactured : 1984 Original Yen Price: 4980
MW's Current Collectibility Rating: Bend Over
MW's Max price we'd pay: $700
Description :

VT-1 Valkyrie as flown by Hikaru in the Macross Movie
6 Armor pieces
1 Backpack cover for mounting Fast Pack Boosters
2 Fast Pack Boosters
1 Canopy cover(Orange)-slides on over cockpit-clips to chest plate
1 Gun Pod with projectile shooting capability
5 Projectiles for Gun Pod
1 Gun Clip for mounting on arm

Decals and instructions included.

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Here is a pre-production type showing distinct armor and paint that did not make final production

MW's Collectibility Rating
These are Graham and my personal evaluations of the item's collectibility and availability. By no means should they be considered as 'Officially Researched' data.
You are more than welcome to disagree with them.

EASY : These items are consistently on auction sites or at local anime shops at very good prices
FAIR : These items appear frequently on auction sites or at local anime shops at relatively good prices
DIFFICULT : These items rarely appear on auction sites or at local anime shops at good prices
VERY DIFFICULT : Pop up every few months. Depending on demand can far exceed expected value. Usually hard-core collectors battle it out over weird stuff like this
BEND OVER : When these appear(sometimes frequently like the 1/55 valkyries) on auction sites or at anime shops be prepared to take out a small loan