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  1. Macross/Animation Cel Collection Thread

    Have you all seen this listing on Mandarake? Any ideas what the hanken was used for? http://ekizo.mandarake.co.jp/auction/item/itemInfoEn.html?index=540859
  2. Macross/Animation Cel Collection Thread

    The image is still so there should only be one cel. I am not so sure it is a 4 on the cel. Some Japanese character perhaps? Either way someone seems to have paid money for it.
  3. Macross/Animation Cel Collection Thread

    I take that back, I did find it. It is in an extended sequence in Macross that is not in the corresponding Robotech episode. It is very hard to tell but it seems to me to be a fake. There appears to be some very slight differences in the line work, particularly in the details in her eyes, the black shadow under her chin, and the dark lines above her right forearm. Not to mention the color is very far off (though I don't put a whole lot of weight into that).
  4. Macross/Animation Cel Collection Thread

    I too think there is a chance it is fake. It just looks to clean and crisp for me. I doesn't seem to have the right age to it. I tried looking for a screen cap to compare it to but couldn't find it. The only time I could find where she wears that outfit is in episode #7 but that particular shot doesn't seem to be in it.
  5. Macross: Love is Passing Away board game

    The game finally came in. I have to say it looks very cool. Smaller than I expected (box is only about 8.5" x 6") but the components are great and the artwork is really cool. The box is actually a slip case and all the components are in a plastic tray inside. Other than the pieces being separated and the game boards having a good warp from being folded up in the box for 30+ years the game looks untouched. The box itself has the sort of shelf wear you would expect for its age. However, as advertised in the auction, the game does not appear to have any rules. Hopefully the text on the boards and game pieces tells you all you need to know to play. I'll have to see. Other than what I see on Boardgame Geek, does anyone know anything about this game?
  6. I just bought this Bandai Party Joy game off Ebay but it does not seem to have any instructions. Does anyone by chance have the instructions, or know where I might find them? Thanks.
  7. Macross/Animation Cel Collection Thread

    Our boy Urban is at it again. A couple of new YF-19 cels on ebay for high starting bids. This guy is becoming a black hole collector with the number of cels he has that he won't let go for a reasonable market price. And yes, I have noticed those cels on YJ with the ridiculous starting bids reposted several times.
  8. Macross/Animation Cel Collection Thread

    I would totally buy cels from that if I found any.
  9. Macross/Animation Cel Collection Thread

    Lol, that was me. I have been having a conversation with him most of the afternoon. He has been very open minded and agreeable with the opinion that these are fan cels and was only concerned with getting it right. That is why he changed the listings. I didn't put any pressure on him to do so, just stated the case for the cel's true identity. He agreed. Seemed like a stand up guy. He also mentioned he was not the one to get them off YJ and seemingly will loose money at the prices they are now listed for on ebay. He felt a little down on himself for making the mistake, but as I said, seemed to be a stand up guy about it.
  10. Macross/Animation Cel Collection Thread

    Yeah I saw these go up last night. I am not familiar with the seller but my guess is its not the same person. Though the M.O. is the same, buy low on YJ ans sell high on ebay.
  11. Macross/Animation Cel Collection Thread

    The version I have is 40 pages, but mine is most likely second hand photocopies of one of the original packets.
  12. Macross/Animation Cel Collection Thread

    Yeah that artwork is cool, but not for $200. I have a painted cel of the first Minmei image listed there.
  13. Macross/Animation Cel Collection Thread

    Yeah some of the BWA items are nice. I don't suspect the prices will stay where they are for much longer.
  14. Macross/Animation Cel Collection Thread

    So you're the one I was fighting with over this one! Nice score.
  15. Macross/Animation Cel Collection Thread

    I don't think I will stop collecting any time soon. I do it because I love it and I only buy what I can afford. If I couldn't afford it I wouldn't do it. And if it is true that collectors are/where selling off their collections I don't think it is happening right now. I see fewer cels coming to market now than a decade ago when I started, and those that are are of lesser quality in my opinion, and being offered for higher prices. If many collections were being liquidated we would be seeing a lot more cels offered and prices would be lower because of the higher supply. i don't see prices dropping any time soon either. Unless there is a mass liquidation of collections which flood the market, or interest in anime and Macross specificially completely evaporates, there is always going to be a demand on a limited supply of items. Of course it is going to be true that as the years go by and Macross fades further into memory there are going to be fewer interested collectors, but there will still be those who love it and will stick with it. Look at the current generation of anime collectors. I would say a majority of them don't also collect old-school Disney, but there still is a base that does, and quality cels from that genre still claim quality prices. But hey, if I'm wrong and there comes a point that no one wants to collect Macross any more that is just fine with me. Sell off your collections at fire-sale prices. I'll buy them all!