In 1985, Robotech was one of the most remarkable cartoons on television. While shows like G.J. Joe featured heroes and villains who never seemed immortal even though they were supposed to be regular people, Robotech wasn’t afraid to kill off major characters.
The corresponding toy line wasn’t so great. Matchbox put out 15 figures in the 3 3/4″ scale, covering most of the major characters from the three “eras” of Robotech (really three unrelated Japanese shows that were adapted to make the American cartoon.)
They also produced a number of vehicles… some of which were scaled to these smaller action figures, and others that were scaled more appropriately to match the six 8″ scale Zentraedi figures.