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Everything posted by tekering

  1. Arcadia 1/60 Super VF-1J Max & Millia Release

    Flat-chested, thankfully. Boobs would look ridiculous on a toddler like her.
  2. Arcadia 1/60 Super VF-1J Max & Millia Release

    Sorry, I didn't see your request until just now. Hope it helps.
  3. Kitz Concept Robotech Toy Line

    Neither, really. The skin tones are a perfect match, so it doesn't really matter where you cut it... so long as your cuts are in a consistent place on both figures, of course. I just cut at the base of the neck, where a neck joint usually appears on an articulated figure.
  4. Kitz Concept Robotech Toy Line

    Sadly, there's little competition there. I think it's a shrewd choice, encouraging us to order Minmei because we want the Rick figure produced. Minmei would undoubtedly not sell as well if it were the other way around, nor would sales be as high if they'd bundled them together and charged nearly $100...
  5. Unspeakably awesome. Paul Johnson has taken the best of Macross, Gundam, and Legend of Galactic Heroes, and applied it to Star Wars. The sound mix is a little jarring, though, with voices that sound like radio transmissions (but shouldn't), voices that should sound like radio transmissions (but don't), and a slightly anachronistic reliance on new music applied to the original trilogy... but it's great music nonetheless. Edit: Wow, I see there's no end to Star Wars fan films on YouTube. Guess Lucasfilm's attitude hasn't changed, despite Disney ownership...?
  6. Kitz Concept Robotech Toy Line

    No need to search online, the so-called "recycle shops" here are full of 'em. Removing the cap simply requires some heating with a hair dryer, so the vinyl's soft enough for the glue to separate. It only leaves a small notch in the top of Minmay's head, which is easily puttied and painted over if you're so inclined... I simply haven't bothered yet. It's more CR Fever than Mikimoto, but it's still the best Minmay face I've seen on a figure.
  7. Kitz Concept Robotech Toy Line

    Precisely correct! A simple custom, and the figures only cost me $5 apiece.
  8. Hell, I'd love that playset myself. Over a meter high!
  9. Kitz Concept Robotech Toy Line

    Actually, I think this Minmay figure is far better... ...but it's not Robotech. I'm looking forward to pre-ordering Rick as well.
  10. Robotech by Titan Comics

    Well, I would argue that Titan Comics is trying to do something different, with new designs and a different story, and that's gotta be a lot harder than simply reproducing what already exists in animation... ...whereas all Comico had to do was reproduce exactly what appeared onscreen. With all the animation reference, storyboards and model sheets available to them, how did they manage to fail so badly? Thirty years later, and I'm still dumbstruck.
  11. Holy smeg! I'm the guy from Victoria who sent Johnny those Beta tapes thirty years ago!
  12. Robotech by Titan Comics

    Still better than Comico... ...which may be the saddest qualification I've ever had to make.
  13. Oh man, I've always wanted something like this! http://news.toyark.com/2018/02/22/nova-ubiquitous-ub-01-modular-diorama-set-hand-gallery-290523 It's just generic enough to work as any space station, starship interior or spacecraft hangar... which is probably why they call it "The Ubiquitous."
  14. Yes. A single set includes a lot of parts, actually. Mind you, this shot was done against a mirror: ...and this playset combines two sets (and an unrelated table accessory). In all fairness, it's much too early to make comparisons like that. Your examples are heavily modified, with custom paint, lighting, panel work, and markings added. I have a lot of similar ideas for customizing The Ubiquitous, but I've only been allowed to post photographs of the product as-is... However, since it's shipping to retailers now (Hobby Link Japan has already sold out all their pre-order stock), we'll soon be seeing the true potential of the product!
  15. DST released 30 Battlestar Galactica figures, by my count. Most of them are decent likenesses, and come with character-specific accessories. I opened a handful recently, just to photograph with The Ubiquitous: 1:48 spacecraft models photograph quite well, too.
  16. Pre-order sales have guaranteed the release of further expansion sets, which include a whole new set of optional panels; I know they're designing a Death Star-specific set, but a 1:100 (or even 1:144) mecha-compatible series would also sell well, I'm sure. Thanks for the suggestion! In the meantime, I continue to explore the possibilities for action figure playsets: I've been experimenting with Photoshop enhancements, too. Endless possibilities!
  17. For mecha hangars, there are several options available. For action figures, however, there's nothing on the market like this. Which is not to say it doesn't suit mecha as well, mind you...
  18. Kitz Concept Robotech Toy Line

    I can tell this thread doesn't get much regular traffic, given all the repetitive content being posted. The 1:12 figures are a must-buy, but 1:72 Veritechs? After Bandai's 1:55, Imai's 1:72, Yamato's 1:60, Yamato's 1:48, Yamato/Arcadia's 1:60 v.2, and Bandai's 1:100, I honestly can't justify investing in another line of VF-1 Valkyrie toys... regardless of their quality.
  19. MOSPEADA Inbit Revival Part II: Gosu?

    Actually, I've got hundreds of anime figures still in storage -- Sailor Moon, To-Heart, Haruhi, Hatsune Miku, K-On!, and less innocent stuff -- that must safely remain out of the public eye. A significant part of my business is teaching elementary school girls, see, so I have to be concerned with my professional image. Even the more sexualized Evangelion or Ghost in the Shell figures remain in the closet (along with a hundred Mobile Suits I just haven't found space to display). Not that it mattered, really, given how totally clueless the reporter was. He'd never seen Star Wars, never even heard of Macross, and standing before my wall of Transformers -- mostly G1, Animated, or movieverse characters -- he turned to me and asked "Are these all Gundams?"
  20. Interesting. While I agree that Mospeada and Bubblegum Crisis are superior to Megazone 23, I prefer it to Bubblegum Crash or the AD Police Files. In fact, I'd even rate Megazone 23 Part II far above Bubblegum Crisis Tokyo 2040, Paradise Dolls, or any of that post-90s dreck. If it ain't Kenichi Sonoda, it ain't BGC. And yes, the glut of Garland merchandise is as surprising as the dearth of Knight Sabers merchandise is disappointing...!
  21. Harmony Gold had 35mm prints of Megazone 23, but they only had 16mm prints of Southern Cross to work from. The drop-off wasn't in production standards, just the quality of the film stock. You'd hardly notice it on video, but seeing film projected on a movie screen, it makes a significant difference.
  22. I'd advise you to temper your expectations. It's fondly remembered among us oldskool mechheads as a sci-fi classic, but keep in mind it's nothing more than a failed TV series. Like Robotech II: The Sentinels, Megazone 23 got only three episodes animated before the sponsor pulled out, leaving a direct-to-video release the only option for the production to recoup costs. The production values are no better than any '80s TV series, and it's only a small group of core fans that continue to support the production of new merchandise. Most people have never even heard of it. Especially in Japan.

    I snagged this unusual piece on Yahoo! Japan auctions for pocket change last week. Legitimate Tatsunoko merchandise, it was!
  24. MOSPEADA Inbit Revival Part II: Gosu?

    Sorry, my Invid projects have been temporarily shelved while I focus on displaying my collection for the local news media: It's been a very time-consuming process, as you can well imagine.
  25. Queen Emeraldas ship color

    According to this Mandarake listing, it came in the regular blue and red color scheme, a weathered version, and a silver version. The packaging appears to have been identical for all three releases.