The second key visual image for the upcoming life-sized VF-1S cockpit has been revealed. Unfortunately it’s only a small sample image at this stage but expected to see it on a bunch of event merchandise come next month.
Updated with more images at the bottom.
Bandai debuts its perfect transformation 1/72 scale plamodel at the Shizuoka Hobby Show .
The kit is shown with the VF-1S Strike, the VF-1A Battroid, another VF-1S in fighter mode and what looks like another VF-1A in GERWALK. This is Bandai’s lastest version of the VF-1 since the 1/100 transformable toy. While the detail is impressive, there’s some huge shortcomings overall aesthetically. But with the lack of Macross products in the market, will this lone representation of the 30 year old design prevail in the market?
Otakon® has announced that Yoko Kanno will be attending this year’s convention as one of their guests. Yoko Kanno composed the unforgettable soundtracks for Macross® Plus and Macross Frontier, as well as the song “Angel Voice” for Macross Dynamite 7. Other musical works by her include Cowboy Bebop®, The Vision of Escaflowne®, and Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex®. Yoko Kanno will be holding a solo concert for Otakon’s attendees on August 11, 2013. The specifics of Ms. Kanno’s appearance are still being worked out by Otakon. For further updates and information, please visit Otakon’s website.
Otakon 2013 will be held in Baltimore, Maryland and take place from August 9 through August 11.
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From Kirik, Macross World Convention Director:
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The Osamu Tezuka Manga Museum in Hyogo Prefecture will host a ‘MACROSS THE MUSEUM’ exhibit starting June 28th. Apart from several items that were displayed at other exhibits last year, such as the TV ending ‘Minmay Photo Album’, the centerpiece of the exhibit will be a ‘large scale’ VF-1S cockpit.
The exhibit will also feature a display of how Valkyries transform, featuring thirty 1:60 Valks, costumes and microphone replicas of the various Macross divas, and themed-foods.
Event: MACROSS THE MUSEUM
Date: June 28 ~ October 28 (closed on Wednesdays)
Location: Osamu Tezuka Manga Museum, Hyogo Prefecture.
Cost: 1300 yen (special ticket with art card), 700 yen (adults), 400 yen (middle-school students), 100 yen (elementary students).
Thanks to Cdisdope for this scoop. Ripped from the pages of Hyper Hobby magazine is an illustration of Arcadia’s first official venture into Macross toys territory.
From Kirik, Macross World Con Director:
We have secured a date and location for this year’s MacrossWorld Convention. I am very excited to announce we will be hosting MW Con 2013 at the Torrance Cultural Arts Center – Ken Miller Auditorium in Torrance, CA. Save the date for Saturday, October 5th to come and join us for the biggest MacrossWorld Convention yet!
This multi-purpose recreation center will be the largest venue we’ve ever secured to host the MW Con and features 3,100 sq. feet of space. We’ll have plenty of room for your favorite Macross displays as well as an opportunity for vendors and MW members to sell your extra items. The Ken Miller Auditorium also features a full sized stage which we hope to utilize for some soon-to-be-announced special events during the convention.