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Macross 30 Makes Super Robot Wars Debut

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A leak of this weeks issue of Weekly Famitsu magazine has confirmed earlier rumours that the YF-30 from the 2013 PS3 game ‘Macross 30′ will be making an appearance in the upcoming Super Robot Wars BX on the Nintendo 3DS.

Series protagonist Rion Sakaki has been shown in leaked screenshots piloting his VF-25 from the opening of Macross 30, while a splash page shows illustrations of both the YF-30, as well as the YF-29 Durandal from ‘Macross Frontier: The Wings of Farewell’. The article goes on to confirm that characters/mecha from ‘Macross Frontier: The False Songstress‘ will also be included.

Super Robot Wars BX will be released for the Nintendo 3DS on August 20, 2015 for 6640 yen (7171 yen incl. tax). It will be region-locked to Japanese 3DS consoles.

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Mari Iijima: Golden Best (Victor Years)

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Voice of eternal Macross favourite Lynn Minmay, Mari Iijima has announced via her Facebook page that Victor Entertainment Japan will be releasing her latest best-of album later this month.

The album will cover the early days of Mari’s career and include a total of 17 tracks, several of which are from Macross.

Release Date: May 27, 2015
Price: 2000yen (plus tax)

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May’n Takes 3 Month Hiatus Due To Vocal Polyps.

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Singing voice of Macross Frontier’s Sheryl Nome, May’n has put concerts for the next 3 months on hiatus due to polyps on her vocal chords.
The polyps were discovered a few years back by doctors. She has been performing while keeping an eye on the condition which recently worsened. May’n aims to take the next 3 months off to ease the stress on her vocal chords, which means her current acoustic tour will be cancelled. Her management says that Augusts scheduled 10th Anniversary concert at the Budokan ‘POWERS OF VOICE’ is currently still on track to go ahead as planned.
  
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VF-2SS Transformable Toy ANNOUNCED!

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The annual spring Miyazawa Mokei toy exhibit was held today, bringing with it a very unexpected announcement.
Scooped by the world’s most notorious Macross 2 fan SAVE, who was at the unveiling in person, Evolution Toys announced a 1/60 transforming toy of the VF-2SS.

Heres what we know:
Maker: Evolution Toys
Cost: 25,000 yen
Release Date: Autumn, 2015

SAVE noted that, given Evolution Toys previous releases, fans can expect a certain amount of die-cast in the toy. More details as they emerge.

Dengeki Online has since also picked up the story in their event report.

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SpeakerPODcast EP.23 – Tomo Sakurai’s Pink Box.

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Renato, Gwyn and returning ANN champion EGAN LOO grab a seat with a huge Mazinger at the RO-BO-TA in the aftermath of a Chie Kajiura concert to discuss the Macross 7 diva’s latest performance.

But what on earth is the secret behind Tomo Sakurai’s Pink Box?

Then, Richard, Kyle, and Collection DX’s Leonardo check in for the second part of their plastic model kit retrospective which can be summed up in a single word – HASEGAWA!

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SpeakerPODcast EP.22 – Modelling Maestroes!

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SpeakerPODcast’s roving reporter Richard grabs Leonardo Flores from Collection DX to chat about Macross model kits from the 80’s to mid 90’s. If companies like ‘Arii’ and ‘Nichimo’ sound familiar then this is the podcast for you!

Oh, and Kyle pops up too. For a while. We think.

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You want this ‘junk’, don’t you Leonardo?

 

  
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SpeakerPODcast EP.21 – Deculture Down Under (Part 2)

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Having confessed his true feelings about Macross 7’s Mylene, Repacked Podcast’s Scream Man gets into what really matters – toys, toys and more toys! – on part 2 of this Deculture Down Under special of the SpeakerPODcast.

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SpeakerPODcast EP.21 – Deculture Down Under (Part 1)

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While visiting Sydney last December, Tochiro visited forum member Scream Man, host of the Repacked Podcast to check out his collection and chat about Macross, growing up as an anime fan in Australia in the 80’s and 90’s, and learn the shocking truth about his anti-Ninja Scroll campaign!

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Some of Scream Man’s handiwork.

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Master Made 3rd Party Makuros Add On. HWR-00 Monster

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Prototypes of the Super Deformed “HWR-00 Monster Destroid” add on set for the “SD Makuros” was posted on the Lunar Toy Store Facebook Page earlier this week. I’m wondering how big this toy stands next to the Third Party DYRL SDF-1.

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New Ichiban Kuji Figures & Merchandise

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Dengeki Online has released details regarding the Banpresto’s latest set of Ichiban Kuji merchandise.
As in past Ichiban Kuji’s, this campaign will include new figures, art cards, phone straps, glasses and towels.
The campaign begins on March 28th at participating venues throughout Japan. One ‘draw’ will cost 900 yen.