Below are the VT-1J Trainer (orange) and the VE-1J Elint Seeker from the “Do You Remember Love?” Macross movie from 1985. I vividly remember purchasing these from a small mom and pop toy store in Kyoto, Japan. I hadn’t seen the movie (yet) but realized it was a new release as these were entirely different robots and color schemes. The VT-1J and VE-1J didn’t play big roles in the movies – you only see them in bit parts. I included the cartoon stills as well.
I purchased these two as well as the VF-1S Strike Valkyrie from the same store. I’m trying to remember what I paid but I think I paid about 40 dollars each. These are fairly rare as they were never released in the U.S. I have seen the Strike Valkyrie in box go for a couple hundred to a thousand dollars in box. Sometimes, I wish I could have kept the box, but it just wasn’t possible since I easily purchased 15-20 robots a time on each trip and back then, suitcases weren’t that big. I ended up having to special freight my toys on JAL.
VT-1 Trainer and VE-1 ElintSeeker Macross 1985 Bandai 1-55 scale
Here are the anime stills of the Elintseeker and Super Ostrich. You better catch them quick or you might miss them. Both have very little screen time on the anime movie The Super Dimension Fortress Macross: Do You Remember Love?.