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  2. Robotech by Titan Comics

    Midiclorians all over again....
  3. Not sure why people are crying about creativity and artistic freedom/license. There are a gazillion other comic book properties out there, a lot of them are very good. Just because folks may not be able to take liberties with the Fantastic Four, Spider-Man, the X-Men and Wolverine (Logan was amazing, but was one of only three or four really good X-Flims, including Logan, Deadpool, First Class and Days of Future Past) doesn't mean creativity is now at risk when it comes to comic book movies. Personally I can't wait - bring on the reunified Marvel movie universe. -b.
  4. I will be seeing this again, because it is a good movie. A little slow to the start, but once it picked up speed, I was with it all the way. Overall, what I was left with, was a desire to see Episode 9 as soon as possible!!
  5. LOVED Finn's moment during the last battle sequence. Given how the movie had been progressing I hongestly thought that things would play themselves out to their "logical" conclusion. Otherwise, as much as I want to enjoy Finn as a character, I think Boyega over-acts the hell out of his scenes making him borderline unlikable for me. Finn and Phasma are my two biggest complains among TFA and TLJ - otherwise still very much enjoying the sequel trilogy. The relationship with Finn and Rose* was forced, we'll see how that all plays out in IX. *Rose's sister had one of the best moments in the movie IMO. In fact a lot of the Resistance/Rebel self-sacrifice scenes were pretty damn good, I'm surprised no one else got a Rogue One vibe in that regard. And wait...I like Star Wars and the new movies. I just don't hold the OT to some impossibly high standard, as if looking at them through pure nostalgia like I'm a 10 year old kid. *Shrugs* -b.
  6. Kitz Concept Robotech Toy Line

    Yes, and no. The standard romanizations* all use "r". * Hepburn, Nihon-shiki, Kunrei-shiki (not that you'd ever, ever, ever want to use anything but Hepburn. ).
  7. So does this mean the Xenomorphs are now Disney princesses?
  8. Robotech by Titan Comics

    Yeah, that's more a Farce Ghost. ... the most insane part is that, before Harmony Gold rebooted Robotech and disowned all the pre-2001 licensee-created material, that would actually have made sense in context. ("Protoculture" is commonly joked about as being magic flowers, but the "magic" part used to be mostly literal.) Carl Macek's own post-facto attempt to explain how "protoculture" worked basically amounted to a technology that produced power by extracting the life force from the seeds of the so-called "flower of life" while preventing them from sprouting and somehow converting it into mechanical energy... sort of a technological equivalent of "Cast from HP" using the magic flower's HP. The novels took that even further, by having the immense life force of those flowers basically being equivalent to Star Wars's Force, with a will of its own and all.
  9. This I agree with.
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  11. Kitz Concept Robotech Toy Line

    Blame the SF writers, fifty years on and we still don't have an agreed-upon meaning for the damn word. I cringe a little harder every time I see a new prototype post or release. On the one hand, I wanna say "bless 'em, they're trying", but on the other hand everything that I've seen of theirs looks kind of off somehow... and unmistakably behind the curve by about ten years in the quality department. The same kinda wrongness I expect when looking at an Evolution Toy production model up close.
  12. Kitz Concept Robotech Toy Line

    Considering Japanese doesn't distinguish between L and R, I'd think it's fair for both battroid and battloid to be "proper" romanizations. Even though battroid is specifically and officially a portmanteau of "battle" and "android," the portmanteau can still work out to include both terms (in what must be the damnedest of coincidences). The fact that Macross only ever uses the R variant, though, is what makes it the de facto "proper" Macross terminology; in the same way, the fact that Robotech consistently (or at least regularly enough; could swear I've seen "battroid" slip into text sometimes) uses the alternate romanization makes that word its de facto proper term. I mean, really, the argument should be about what the bleep "Guardian" is supposed to be.
  13. Kitz Concept Robotech Toy Line

    I stand corrected! Your clarification is much appreciated. I do think "android" is entirely inappropriate for a piloted mecha, but that's a different issue entirely... So how about that Kidz Concept Robotech toy line, eh?
  14. Yesterday
  15. Yamato/Arcadia Kits

    Conversion rates being what they are, any little bit will help. via HLJ the std. SDF-1 will run me $440Canadian, a premium would run about $730; which is simply unacceptable when shipping and customs added on......
  16. ROFL!! She was insufferable. Except for Rey I really don't give a crap about any of the characters. That being said Disney should fire JJ Abrams and Kathleen Kennedy. Their films are Star Wars for people who don't like Star Wars.
  17. Hasegawa Gerwalk VF-1D and SDF attack mode

    Awesome news! I missed this last time!
  18. Your most recent Macross or toy purchase! General thread.

    Yeah, I have Revo Magneto on the way and just ordered Carnage. I don't think @sh9000collects those other lines though. Put that money towards HMR!
  19. Hi-Metal R

    Looks great! Enjoy the movie, earliest I could get was Monday.
  20. Hi-Metal R

    Looks awesome and at such a scale no less!
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