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  1. wtf! toynami 1/2000 sdf-1 macross tv

    Is this thing transformable? That's kind of a dealbreaker regardless of how it looks.
  2. Resurrecting the topic, I put on Macross to watch with my son when he was 3. He called it "Airplanes" and would occasionally sit through it. He catches me watching it now and then, and might get glued to a good battle scene, but he leaves when the action stops. He is almost 7 now, so still too young to appreciate the actual meat of the series which is the character stuff. He likes my toys, though. I let him play with most of them (Matchbox Robotech Battlepods, Yamato Quadrano Armor. My collection is mostly character figures...and mostly Misa!) The only Valkyrie I have is a 1:100 HIkaru VF-1S Strike Valkyrie. I prefer the vintage Bandai mold though, and someday I will bother to save up for my holy grail - a vintage Bandai Hikaru VF-1S Strike Valkyrie. They seem to run between $300 and $400 dollars, though. That's nuts for a toy, but I'll do it eventually. For now, my son gets to play with my vintage Transformers Jetfire instead.
  3. It's a great dub! You can find the complete set on ebay for about $30 shipped most of the time. Well worth the purchase.
  4. I've got what I assume is a bootleg DVD I bought from eBay that has mostly great subtitles and comes with a bonus soundtrack disc. The only downside is that it also has subtitles for the music while dialogue is going on. After watching this again and both Blu-rays, I gotta say this DVD is still my favorite.
  5. I still like to think the Marduk are the Protoculture, or what's left of it. Makes for a more direct sequel to DYRL. Is there ANY evidence to back up that speculation? Even minor?
  6. Has anyone considered making a fan made Macross Game?

    Someone should make a Street Fighter style Macross game so I can make Kakizaki jumpkick people. And Misa can shoot fireballs. It will be incredible.
  7. TOYS FAQ - The New Noobie questions thread

    Okay, so Bandai and Takatoku just made crummy heads for this figure in the 80s. Got it! Also, it's kinda sad. This is the only VF mold I've ever really liked. Too bad I won't be able to get one with an official accurate head.
  8. TOYS FAQ - The New Noobie questions thread

    I have a question about VF-1J heads! I just saw my friend's Bandai Origin of Valkyrie Hikaru mecha, and I noticed the head looked different from all the other VF-1J heads I had seen. Namely, it has no face beneath the visor and also has more paint around the visor. This is the pic I found of it - the one I mean is on the far right. Why is it so different from the usual VF-1J head? It's like they chopped it's "mouth" off. I don't think this is a difference between movie and TV designs, but I guess I could be wrong... Or did Bandai/Takatoku just never have an accurate VF-1J headsculpt and they are all like this?
  9. The Newbie and Short Questions thread

    Quick question: Was Misa Hayase's mother of a descent other than Japanese? I know her father was Japanese, but I always wonder where she got her light brown hair from. I don't remember seeing an answer to this in Gubaba's translation of White Reminiscenses, but it's possible I missed it.
  10. Global's Pants!

    So, good ol' Captain Global! I am working on a custom figure (G.I.Joe style, to fit in with the old Robotech figures...yeah, I know, but I like that vintage 80s style action figure). I have been researching images from the show, and I'm finding both white pants and blue pants(lighter blue than his jacket). Is there a particular color he wore more often, or was it established there were different pants during different points in the show? Basically, I will have a MUCH easier time with the blue pants than the white and I really want an in-show reason to justify having them blue. Thanks in advance for any insight!
  11. Macross/Animation Cel Collection Thread

    There's a really nice cel of Misa and Hikaru running on ebay right now, but I can't swing $400.
  12. I've never even seen Frontier, but if sales could lead to a subtitled DYRL Blu-ray, I'll buy a set. I'd rather have a dub done by whatever company did the Macross TV series dub from ten years ago, but I'll take what I can get.
  13. Discovery of Macross?

    That's basically my exact story right there. Except I started with the Robotech novels in 1994 or 1995. I had seen Robotech VHS tapes at the video rental store, but I never knew what they were. I actually rented them after reading the novels. Then the internet became a thing and it went from there almost exactly like your story, A-KO and all I still dig Robotech just fine, but I'd rather watch my English dub DVDs of Macross. I have ONE major downside for each - with Robotech, I HATE the narrator. With Macross (the dub) I HATE the term "miclone." I don't care about the specifics of the translation...it should be MICRON. That bugs me even MORE than the Robotech narrator only because the Macross dub is otherwise perfect to me.
  14. Roots of Macross: The Early Synopses

    I literally cringe every time I see Hikaru stand up Misa for their picnic. Dude's an ass in the series.