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?
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.
The Bluray/DVD release for Macross FB7 hit retailers in Japan today, with a recommended retail price of 8190yen for the Bluray and 5040yen for the DVD respectively.
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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.
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.
Bandai Visual’s official site for the upcoming Macross Plus Complete Blu-ray Box has been updated and now lists the Movie Edition as having ENGLISH SUBTITLES!
The separate OVA episodes will not have English Subtitles but do have the English dub.
So what are you waiting for? Get importin’!