Bandai shows off their 1/72 Transformable VF-1 at the Shizuoka Hobby Show

Updated with more images at the bottom.

Bandai debuts its perfect transformation 1/72 scale plamodel at the Shizuoka Hobby Show . 

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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?

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Macross the Museum – 1:1 VF-1S Cockpit Planned

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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).

Director: Macross FB7 isn’t a movie. It’s a rock show!

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On November 11, 2012, a special screening of Macross FB7 was held at Shinjuku Picadilly Cinema which included a talkshow by director Tetsuro Amino and special guests Aya Endo, Megumi Nakajima, and Yoshiki Fukuyama. The timing of the event was unusual in that it took place a whole two weeks after the movie debuted on October 20 and talkshows such as these normally happen on opening day.

So, what did Amino have to say about the movie? Hit the jump below to find out.

Be warned the following contains SPOILERS.

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Macross Net Meeting – Listen To Us Talk!

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The third Macross Net Meeting ‘Listen to us talk!’ was held on Niconico Douga on Wednesday April 10th. The special was hosted by Chiaki “Kyanchi’ Kyan and featured three main guests. Or should that be May’n guests? Yes, in attendance was the singing voice of Macross Frontier’s Sheryl Nome, May’n, as well as Shion Tsuchiya (Ash in Macross THE MUSICULTURE) and famed Valkyrie artist Hidetaka Tenjin.

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This took Tenjin all of 1 minute & 50 seconds to draw.

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