As part of the birthday celebrations for Sheryl Nome this weekend, a ‘Macross x Tamashii Nations Superdimensional Chogokin Exhibit’ was held on the 10th floor of the new Radio Kaikan in Akihabara from Saturday November 22 to Sunday November 23.
This was only one of several birthday events for Sheryl that occurred over the weekend, which I will be posting pics from later. In the meantime though, the following are some pics of the items, classic and new, and cool cool plastic that was on display at the exhibit, courtesy of forum regular and SpeakerPODcast co-host SAVE.
With a new Oshare Macross 7 store and a FireBomber concert both less than a month away, it was only a matter of time until details about new merchandise dropped, and dropped they have! Organisers of both events warn that this is only the first wave of merchandise with more set to come.
FIREBOMBER 2014 BASARA EXPLOSION GOODS
There will be some awesome Tshirts and hoodies up for grabs at the concert, not to mention official Basara glasses.
…as well as assorted Yoshiki Fukuyama and Chie Kajiura merchandise.
Starting last Thursday, a special display of Bandai Chogokin Macross Valkyries opened at Tamashi Nations Akiba Showroom. Included among the Valkyries on display was the YF-30, YF-25 Prophecy, and Ozuma colored YF-29. Of course, the SpeakerPODcast crew dropped by to check it out and get some footage!
The display will run until April 24, so anyone in the area be sure to check it out!
Though many of the pieces sold at the show we do have a few left that is now available for those that couldn’t make it to the convention. Check out these artist’s pages and if you’re interested in any of the artwork, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to make a purchase. Each piece does come framed and ready-to-hang. Please be aware that prices do not include shipping.
So, technically the official release date of Macross Plus on BD is not until tomorrow, but here’s a sneak peek at some of the goodies on their way to you original roughnecks of Dalmatian High School who pre-ordered.
Arcadia’s newest Macross product page recently went live and it’s for the 1:1 scale replica of Basara’s iconic guitar from Macross 7. Previously seen as a potential Yamato Toys release, we’ve been getting images of this guitar in trade shows and at the Yamato open houses for quite a while now. We’ve even had reports of Yoshiki Fukuyama handling the guitar in one gig.
Tentatively priced at 350,000円, this fully functional collector’s piece is obviously aimed at the biggest and most well to do Fire Bomber fan. According to the page, Mr. Fukuyama himself had input as far as the guitar’s body design. The guitar will be hand made and made to order. It also warns that each piece will take several months in production. Each run will be done in quantities, the first run will be limited to ten. A case, 4 picks and guitar strap will be included, with each item emblazoned with the Fire Bomber logo.
Late last year MW member DarrinG contacted me and asked if I had any more of my 1:60 scale Super Happy Figures and specifically asked for the TV series characters. I thought I was out of them but rummaging through my extra resin box it turned out that I had almost a full set that were just sitting there waiting to be part of someone’s collection. I responded to his PM and told him that I had a few left and his response was pretty much “I’ll take them all as long as they’re TV version.” It made me wonder what the hell was brewing over there and why did it sound so urgent. It turned out that he commissioned a hangar and he was looking to fill it with Macross toys, vehicles and figures. It sounded like a really cool project and naturally, I was interested to see this project in its finished form. Last week, he contacted me to tell me it was done and sent me some pictures. I asked him if I can put it up on our front page. I also sent him a list of questions regarding the project…