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    Shh! We don't talk about Robotech here. Use "Mospeada" instead. Viva Mospeada! See, it rhymes.
  2. The Third Party Transformers Thread

    Actually, he was a prominent Predacon from Car Robots (2000), later dubbed into English under the oft-used title Robots in Disguise...
  3. Max Factory 1/20(!) VF-1S/A Hikaru

    But that's Roy, not Hikaru. Hikaru never wore a yellow helmet in the film, nor did his Valkyrie have yellow stripes... I think we'll need to correct the thread title, too.

    No, they'll be shipping the second run of Stig in September, and the second run of Ray in October.
  5. "This show is all about praise and love of the original."
  6. Bohemian Rhapsody

    I love how many obscure Muppet characters they managed to work into that... although I could've done with a little less of the inarticulate Animal. Thanks for sharing!

    If your friend is serious about his art, he should really invest in an SLA printer. FDM resolution is totally inadequate for miniatures.
  8. The Official Moscato Hobby Models Thread

    Let's be honest with ourselves, guys. We're not complaining about the barrel of Ray's beam weapon because it doesn't match Aramaki's illustration; in fact, it's damned close. We're complaining because it's so much smaller than the original Artmic designs we know and love. I'm sure what we're all hoping for -- and what we can expect our good Cap'n to deliver -- is a clip-on barrel that matches the size and shape of the classic Mospeada line art (along with a Mars Gallant H-90 sidearm, "saddle bags," and maybe even an HBT canister), matching the original Artmic designs as closely as possible... right?

    You're right, Votoms was just as bad. Both shows treated the female combatant as an abnormality, the otherworldly alien; the exception that proves the rule, as it were. Somehow, the Bridge Bunnies and the Pinpoint Defense Barrier crew always struck me as particularly sexist... perhaps because of their emotional immaturity in combat. (It wasn't until the '90s that anime would codify that trope, however, and a further decade before "immature girls in combat" had become a whole genre of its own.) Mospeada is a lot more mature and progressive by comparison... even accounting for Mint!

    The bike needs to be cast in a much darker blue, too. And as unlikely as it seems, I'd hope the figure was taller and skinnier than the others; I always got the impression that the "Borough Superior" was meant for taller riders, and the "Bartley" was for smaller riders (e.g. female soldiers). Speaking of which, does it surprise anyone else how overwhelmingly masculine Macross was, compared to other shows at the time? Female pilots and combatants featured regularly in Mospeada, Votoms, Orguss, and especially Southern Cross... Gundam even had high-ranking female commanding officers. We'd have to go back to Space Battleship Yamato in the mid-'70s to find a more male-dominated military. Come to think of it, Noboru Ishiguro might've had something to do with that, since he was a prominent member of the creative staff on both Yamato and Macross...
  11. Arcadia SDF-1 Movie version 1/3000 reissue

    The bridge does not need to be removed to fit it back in its box. The original Yamato release used exactly the same styrofoam insert, and the bridge was attached to the ship to begin with. I'm not even sure why Arcadia chose to remove it, actually...
  12. The Transformers Thread Next

    Chipping, dry brushing, LEDs in the abdomen... I put a lot of love into DMK-01. I'm less inclined to buy 3P figures now, since I bought the iGear Seekers, the iGear Coneheads, the iGear Specialists, Animus, Quakewave, Backdraft, Wrestle, Apollyon, Sunsurge, and Art Feather Bumblebee, representing characters that didn't have official MPs... ...and then bought MP-11 Starscream, MP-11SW Skywarp, MP-11T Thundercracker, MP-11NR Ramjet, MP-11NT Thrust, MP-11ND Dirge, MP-21 Bumblebee, MP-27 Ironhide, MP-29 Laserwave, MP-30 Ratchet, MP-33 Inferno, MP-35 Grapple, MP-36 Megatron, and MP-39 Sunstreaker. Anyone want to buy a ton of 3P figures that now have official MPs?
  13. Arcadia 1/60 Super VF-1J Max & Millia Release

    Fixed that for you. Most of us living in Japan (or anywhere else in Asia) have to buy online, just like the rest of the world. Love the wall mounts! Unfortunately, I'm gonna have to start hanging my Valks from the ceiling...