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Everything posted by tekering

  1. Kitz Concept Robotech Toy Line

    As long as it's anonymous, up- and downvoting is meaningless. And while we're on the subject of sites unable to list a product for sale under the correct product name, Amazon.jp is the nadir. Their translation algorithm mangles virtually every product description. Apparently, the "Notebook Theatre Version" is easy to find.
  2. Your most recent Macross or toy purchase! General thread.

    The individual bots are crazy articulated, too! Oh, you'll find he's very photogenic.
  3. Your most recent Macross or toy purchase! General thread.

    Yeah, nothing beats Constructor.
  4. Your most recent Macross or toy purchase! General thread.

    Oh, I can help with that.
  5. Hi-Metal R

    I think I'm done with the hangar deck...
  6. Hi-Metal R

    In the meantime, here are a few figures and vehicles for use with HMR displays, thanks to Imai (and resurrected by Bandai):
  7. Hi-Metal R

    I imagine a large Japanese retailer like Yodobashi Camera probably got stuck with a lot of sets with 2 right armor pieces... Sure, once it's completed for the contest this weekend.
  8. Arcadia 1/60 VF-0S Premium Finish

    T-Rex designed a whole new pilot figure for Arcadia when they redesigned the VF-0, and I daresay the pilot's a lot more proportionally accurate: Yamato's figures always had exaggerated heads with massive helmets, which unfortunately means the new Arcadia Roy figure doesn't match the look of other pilots in the line.
  9. Disney's DUMBO - March 2019

    Like Dumbo, you are brave to question conventional wisdom. It takes great courage to fly in the face of common sense.
  10. Arcadia 1/60 VF-0S Premium Finish

    Premium Finish in da house! That's my old Yammie on the left.
  11. Hi-Metal R

    I've added some rudimentary markings... ...and installed some lighting effects... Lots of work still to do...!
  12. Disney's DUMBO - March 2019

    Dude, Dumbo isn't even Tim Burton's first Disney remake. Remember Alice in Wonderland? He directed the remake and the sequel. Or Frankenweenie? He remade his own short film! Frankly, I think his best remake was Dark Shadows.
  13. Yeah, that's the same product. Eaglemoss stuff is always more expensive in Japan.
  14. Disney's DUMBO - March 2019

    Disney's animated Beauty and the Beast was a massive hit in 1991, becoming their highest-grossing film and eventually making over $425 million worldwide. Their live-action remake made THREE TIMES more money -- more than any Transformers or Batman or Iron Man movie, even -- and became the tenth-highest grossing film of all time! It was that success (both critically and commercially) that's continuing to feed this trend.
  15. Your most recent Macross or toy purchase! General thread.

    Congrats! Please post scans of the decal sheet in the "Decals library" thread.
  16. Kitz Concept Robotech Toy Line

    Like he's riding a horse, most likely. I don't see much axis of movement in the thighs.
  17. Your most recent Macross or toy purchase! General thread.

    Only the movie TMNT: I have no interest in the live-action films. NECA does great work -- I bought their Mirage comics figures -- but I actually prefer Playmates' 2012 series: This line had the most appealing proportions, unique sculpts and body types for each character, excellent articulation, and an iconic look that's not specific to any single film, video game, comic or cartoon series. In the 30-year history of the brand, these may be the only Turtles than managed to look cute and cool at the same time.
  18. Your most recent Macross or toy purchase! General thread.

    I just purchased an entire line of TMNT action figures! I must be going through a midlife crisis or something.
  19. Hi-Metal R

    Ah, if only that were consistently the case... Unfortunately, since the model sheets the studios were using for reference were mostly black-and-white, background colors are all over the map. Mostly Wave's H-Hangar parts, with some NOVA Ubiquitous panels for the overhead lights. Oh right, the GPB should have a seat sticking up behind the head. Thanks. Just a hobbyist, of course, inspired by the show that's brought us all together here. But of course, we must remember how much FX miniatures informed the look of Macross to begin with. When I interviewed Shoji Kawamori, he told me of the strong influence Thunderbirds had on him as a child, and how that aesthetic has affected his design work... ...so I've tried to acknowledge that as well.
  20. Hi-Metal R

    Excellent, thanks. I'm also hoping to replace that horrible blue canopy on the VF-1J. A 1:100 model kit of Ray's Valkyrie?
  21. Hi-Metal R

    I'm working on an SDF-1 hangar diorama to display my HMR collection... trying to match the classic Macross background colors. Once I've settled on a color scheme, I can add the gantries, markings, accessories, and deck crew... Constructive criticism would be most appreciated.
  22. Your most recent Macross or toy purchase! General thread.

    That's the 20cm kit version, right? Did you build it yourself?
  23. Your most recent Macross or toy purchase! General thread.

    Forget the AT-AT! Where did you get that Visitor mothership?

    Oh, we're not harping on the style -- the character design and the urban aesthetic have a very Big Hero 6 vibe, which I applaud -- but the frame rate, the rendering, the focal depth, and the lighting all suggest the restrictions of a television production budget. I wouldn't be surprised if, like The Clone Wars, this turns out to be a TV series pilot that the producers decided to release theatrically instead.