Here are two VF-1J’s “Hikaru Ichijyo” versions from the Macross series. One is the Takatoku deluxe version, while the other is the smaller, ST version. I cannot remember where I purchased the big one – I’m going to guess Japan, 1985. The ST one, on the other hand, I vividly remember purchasing it at Longs Drugs in Burlingame (of all places). I remember when there was this big robot craze in the 80’s, you could find these toys in the most unlikely of places. I think my cousin mentioned that he bought some Transformers from a carwash.
Anyway, the cartoon still is a picture of the VF-1J with the add-on armor. When has this armor, however, he cannot transform into a plane.