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  1. What about a Kickstarter with the goal of a legal compromise with HG instead of a drawn out Legal battle? We Macross fans could raise money for the expressed purpose of paying HG their trademark fees in exchange for allowing Big West and US Distribution companies to import Macross Frontier, 7, DYRL you name it to the States. It would be a Win for everyone... including yes the HG corporation we love to hate. But ask yourselves would you rather spend a few bucks now to satisfy a trademark fee you grumble about or twiddle your thumbs for possibly decades in hoping that something will change and someone else will deal with it? And just think of the big positive message it would send to companies like Corporate Leadership of Funimation, Section 23, Viz Media, etc that Macross fans are so enthusiastic for a chance to buy Macross in America.
  2. "I thought the punishment happened after the crime." So I am going to save criticism until if and when Harmony Gold actually does something wrong. For now I think using kickstarter is actually a brilliant move. Instead of running the risk of losing money through piracy and online file-sharing of the final product you get the fans to fund the media production up front then hand them out there DVDs later as part of the rewards package. Not if your one of the first 250 backers to pledge $20 or more. "Pledge $20 or moreCORPORAL 1ST CLASS: For the first 250 backers, you'll get a digital copy of the "Robotech Academy" pilot..."
  3. Macross II: Lovers Again BD-Box in July

    So pretty I might buy it but gotta replace my stolen bluray player first.
  4. Macross in the weirdest places

    I will give you that the Robotech version (which introduced many of us to the Original source material) did invoke a portrayal of a queen led hive mind with her constant voiceover explaining the Invids' actions and filling in the silent moments. Anyway I feel things have gotten a bit off topic... Scans the interwebs for more Macross easter eggs...
  5. Macross in the weirdest places

    Aside from the organic shaped armor I don't see how the insect Vajira and crab Invid mecha look anything alike. None of the Invid mecha had thoraces, wings, segmented eyes or antennas of insects. On top of that all Invid mecha and the Invid foot soldiers themselves were shown with only two legs.
  6. Macross in the weirdest places

  7. Ant-Man, in theaters July 17, 2015

    Hank Pym was never meant to be depicted as a wife beater according to the comic writer Jim Shooter: "In that story (issue 213, I think), there is a scene in which Hank is supposed to have accidentally struck Jan while throwing his hands up in despair and frustration—making a sort of “get away from me” gesture while not looking at her. Bob Hall, who had been taught by John Buscema to always go for the most extreme action, turned that into a right cross! There was no time to have it redrawn, which, to this day has caused the tragic story of Hank Pym to be known as the “wife-beater” story." http://www.jimshooter.com/2011/03/hank-pym-was-not-wife-beater.html
  8. Guillermo Del Toro’s ‘Pacific Rim'

    Decommissioned by the US military to scale back cost. They don't need as many ICBM bunkers as they used to thanks to upgrades and stealther mobile rollout vechiles kept hidden from satelite view. Air lifting missile batteries to the roof of the wall is the most practical construction method. The anti-Kajun walls were made with solid concrete over a steel frame with zero portholes or hollow points for weapon placement. Afterall the politians running what was left of the UN had lost there will to fight and just wanted to wall off the Kaijun as cheaply as possible.
  9. Guillermo Del Toro’s ‘Pacific Rim'

    No I mean like tactical missile battery turrets theoretically perched right on top of solid concrete wall sections and that unload there ammo until the monster of the week falls over dead. ICBMs have the luxury of being hidden away in carved out bunkers as a one-shot weapon for the rare event of nuclear war, but even still are being decommissioned left and right because they are so expensive to fund.
  10. Guillermo Del Toro’s ‘Pacific Rim'

    The Japanese Jaeger was the one in Maeko's childhood memory with the shoulder mounted cannon. It was K.I.A. two years after Gypsy was severly damaged in Alaska. Effective yes, but that would also completly posion the hell out of the Pacific Ocean and everyone there with cumalitive radiation pollution. Back in the Korean and Vietnam wars the US military equipped its jets with ONLY missiles for dogfights. It was a huge diaster with missiles often missing, malfunctioning, and running short on ammo too soon. If missiles fail for whatever reason said missile battery would be dead while the Striker can still wristblade the Kaiju to death. Missile batteries on walls would be sitting ducks and a complete logistacial nightmare to stock and maintain if spread over thousands of miles in coastline defense zones. Destroyers would not stand a chance againist underwater Kaiju. Submarines with rotatiing turrents might do better though.
  11. Character Art Appreciation Thread III

    Yes and no. The source photo was from a scanned pic of the Macross 7 FB artbook, but I didn't like the coloring so I tweaked it a little in photoshop and added the blue background for contrast.
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