Orin McMonigle wrote:(...) I put up a robotech macross Jetfire transformer mold from somewhere between 1992-1996 and wonder if anyone has info on this line of figures? They're not real transformers just use the G1 jetfire mold and came out during G2. At the time I bought a green, blue, and red version.
Actually... You've got it the wrong way around. Macross was created before Transformers. And G1 Jetfire was actually based on the original mold of the Takatoku Toys 1/55 Macross VF-1S Super Valkyrie.
Hasbro was desperate for new molds for their new Transformers line of toys, and, amongst many other existing molds from all sorts of different Japanese toylines (like Diaclone, Microchange, Dorvack, Armored Insect Battalion Beetras)
, the VF-1S mold from the Macross series was also chosen to be a 'Transformer'.
Macross was originally a 1982 Japanese mecha anime series. In the US, the cartoon was renamed Robotech. Since then, lots of companies
have owned a license to produce Macross toy models in many different scales.