In breaking news from MAAS Toys comes an update about their Veritech Hover Tank in 1/32 Scale from Robotech.
From MAAS’ website:
The Veritech Hover Tank or VHT-1 was the primary Mech for the Southern Cross during the Second Robotech War and were used by all the ground forces during their conflict with the Robotech Masters.
The VHT-1 has three modes to it, its transport mode which is capable of speeds up to 190 kph regardless of terrain. It’s Guardian or Gladiator mode features a heavy cannon and a tri-barreled autocannon and was capable of holding defensive lines with their heavy firepower. Their third mode or Battloid mode is similar to previous veritechs and destroids but much smaller, faster and a lot more nimble then previous versions.
The pilot for the VHT-1 is partially exposed in both transport mode and in Guardian mode but is fully enclosed when in Battloid mode to ensure protection when engaged in hand to hand combat with an enemy. As development progressed there was a canopy and additional thrusters created enabling the VHT-1 to participate in space battles and offer further protection from stray weapons fire.
The VHT-1 and Southern Cross overall has been a very underdeveloped market when it comes to toys and action figures. While it is true that The Robotech Masters Saga does seem to be the least favored by the fans of the Robotech Trilogy, there is still a lot of great features to many of the mech and there is a lot of chance for development in toys and figures from this mostly forgotten saga.
The Masterpiece VHT-1 is a fully transforming vehicle which will duplicate all three modes of the original anime. This piece is designed to be 1/32 in scale and will stand a full 20 cm tall when in Battloid mode. There is a pilot included which can sit in all three modes and will be fully enclosed for the third mode inside the figure.
When in Battloid mode the robot figure will be fully poseable with extensive joints in the neck, shoulder, arms, hips, legs and feet meaning you will be able to recreate your favorite poses and looks from the show itself or come up with your own battle poses for your shelf.
Several accessories will be included such as its primary weapon, the single barrel 105mm high-velocity projectile cannon and 8 different interchangeable hands including fists, grabbing, relaxed open and grip for the weapons. There will also be a few more surprise accessories that will be included. Those who know the Robotech Masters story may be pretty good in guessing what some of those additional accessories may include!
Because Southern Cross is a hugely unexplored realm when it comes to toys and figures MAAS are going to need to do something a little different in this situation. We currently have everything we need to begin production on this piece but we are missing some very important pieces to the puzzle.
How can you get one of these?
At this time MAAS is uncertain of the demand for Southern Cross figures. To help determine how much of a demand there is, they will be running a Kickstarter campaign for this figure. Hopefully that will help tell them how much of the Robotech crowd are serious about adding Southern Cross toys to their display shelves.
MASS are expecting the Kickstarter to begin on February 1st 2019 and should run for either 30 or 45 days. We will be promoting the Kickstarter on our website, and on all of our social media channels. We hope everyone helps to spread the word and follows our progress on this ground breaking event for the Robotech name.
Because they are doing this as much for the community as we are for their love of the Robotech Mecha, they are in need of your input in this as well. MAAS has always been a community based business and have been active on Social Media to see what fans actually want to see.
MAAS Toys Veritech Hover Tank Gallery:
SOURCE: MAAS Toys