According to this article
at Toybox DX
, which itself is heavily derived from this Japanese-language post at Yacolog
, Aoshima's upcoming 1/48 Mospeada
Legioss fighters will not
be wholly original new molds -- rather they'll be officially licensed retooled versions of the Toynami Masterpiece Collection Alpha Fighters, featuring stronger joints and, they claim, "new versions with different weapons." (Oh, you mean like this
?) They'll be hitting in late July at 10,290 yen apiece in blue, red, and green flavors, but before then they'll be on display at the Shizuoka Hobby Show, so hopefully someone
will be able to get some photography so that we can get a good look at how different they are and what these new weapons are, if in fact they're part of the initial release.
Aoshima is also considering releasing Toynami's as-of-yet-unreleased Masterpiece Beta Fighter. Honestly, I can see Aoshima doing it before Toynami at this point, though if Aoshima does
it stands to reason that we might wind up with some overpriced import TLEADs in "Robotech Masterpiece Beta Fighter" boxes hitting the ol' Robotech.com
This venture is not to be confused with CM's Legioss & TLEAD combination set
, due in the more vague "this summer" timeframe.
Labels: Alpha Fighter, Beta Fighter, import toys, Mospeada, Toynami