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  1. Your most recent Macross or toy purchase! General thread.

    I have to admit, I haven't been impressed with any mass production Trek ships really.. The Art Asylum/Diamond Select ones always have so many things to fix on them (if you even can), and these are looking no better. Best bet seems to get models, and build them yourself.
  2. While I can appreciate the idea, turning my brain off enough to enjoy Wing Commander would require shutting down some vital background systems, like the ones keeping me breathing and pumping blood. On the plus side, I don't think TLJ was anywhere near as bad as WC.
  3. While I don't trust them to make a good movie about it, I can actually imagine there's a decently fitting story somewhere in there where Obi-Wan shows up hoping to train Luke around age 10, but Owen won't have any of it. Probably more of a short story or comic run, and less of a feature length movie though. Unless there was a lot going on in the background for Obi-Wan to be involved in, they really don't have a plot. It's a literal bottle episode setup, since all the loose ends were tied up at the end of RotS, and though there's an 18-ish year gap in there, everything would have to end exactly as it started for ANH to mesh. On the other hand, if they could manage some decent casting and writing, I could almost see some sort of series set during that time. Not specifically about Luke or Obi-Wan, but set in the larger region encompassing Mos Eisley, and any other settlements around the area. Would be a good chance to do some world building, in a spot fairly isolated from the rest of the continuity. On the other other hand though.. the way my mind works, all I can come up with are copies of existing shows, set in that area. Not that CSI: Mos Eisley, or Chalmun's wouldn't be amusing to see, but I can't see them working seriously.
  4. Your most recent Macross or toy purchase! General thread.

    Honestly, it might not be noticeable from across a room, but at that distance it looks like a sack of crap. I'd say you should definitely go looking for a replacement, but given the history of the line, it's a crapshoot whether you get one that's any better. You might want to do some research and see if the problem is common across that release. Personally, given that the markings are all supposed to line up with molded hull details, I'd just see if you can safely remove the markings and fix them yourself with something like a fine-tipped marker. Fortunately it looks like only the black was misprinted.
  5. I want to say something about needing a mind of your own before you try and trick someone else's... Really though, this article makes an interesting observation. Without the established fanbase and previous movies and history to prop it up, it looks like this movie just falls flat on its face.
  6. Legos, anyone?

    It's the "some format" point that's the issue. People want the NASA shuttle, in the same scale as the Saturn V, not some gonkified SD version for minifigures, or any otherwise mis-proportioned model.
  7. Legos, anyone?

    I guess maybe they could already be making their own in-house design for one? I can't really think of any other reason they wouldn't want to make it, unless there are some severe structural problems with it that they couldn't resolve. The 9-stud diameter on the tank seemed like a difficult stretch, but he seemed to get the whole thing to hold together on his prototype. At least I don't think there are any rules saying he can't re-submit the design, so we'll have to see if maybe it still has a shot of happening.
  8. Legos, anyone?

    Wow.. just.. wow. First Ideas review of 2018 was a total bust. I'm just legitimately pissed off, honestly. I'd go and buy the pieces to make that shuttle myself, but some of them just don't even exist in the required colors.
  9. Robotech by Titan Comics

    I mean, I can't say that would bother me much anyway. It would be a fittingly ironic end to his venture. I just doubt Big West would bother with pursuing a suit against what amounts to a hobbyist, while HG is selling prints of a VF-0-derived design outright. Really though, I feel like if they cared that much, they would have slapped HG upside the head with a C&D already. It's not like people in Japan aren't aware of stuff they do.
  10. Robotech by Titan Comics

    LOL He should self-declare it a derivative work, and go prod Big West about HG stealing designs from Macross Zero. The art is so bad, I would have no trouble believing they're trying their hardest to draw a VF-0 straight from the source.
  11. To be entirely honest here.. I never had much trouble believing that trashing an exhaust duct for the reactor would lead to it going down. Lemme see how this goes.. Age 10-ish: "Cool! He used the force to knock the torpedo straight into the reactor!" Age 15-ish: "Nice! He managed to knock out the cooling system, and the reactor crashed and burned!" Age 20-ish: "Did the Imperials really only build a single exhaust vent for the reactor? There's no way the torpedo had the range to reach the center of the Death Star. That really was a screwed up design." Now: "Oh, the reactor system was rigged to collapse at the slightest damage. Fair enough, knocking out that cooling duct probably started a chain reaction.. kinda like the script said it would." Now, the shot itself? There was a reason Y-Wings were the primary attackers, they actually did use bombs, rather than missiles. Again with the gravity in space thing, but I figure the Death Star had enough gravity to make those work, and essentially, you're talking about something real life aircraft do all the time: dropping a precision munition into a weak point, and exploding at the proper depth. Red Leader's shot was like trying to lob a sidewinder through a man-hole cover, and while I don't really have trouble believing that they could program the torpedo's tracking to make a hard corner, the physics of it are really difficult to pull off. Luke force-pushing the torpedo straight down the shaft to do the maximum damage always made perfect sense.
  12. Robotech by Titan Comics

    That nonsense is so twisted it sounds like some kind of reality TV drama pileup. Let me see if I have this correct. The guy makes a VF-0 knockoff. Titan Comics then uses said knockoff in the Robotech comics without his permission, and then pays him after the fact to use it. Ok, that's all fine and dandy. Except the "VF-14" isn't a knockoff of a Robotech design, it's a knockoff of a Macross design. Granted, the VF-0 does look an awful lot like a VF-1, for obvious reasons, but would HG even have a case to make against the guy? It sounds like a case of "We're going to sue you for selling this design that's actually a knockoff of a property we don't have any rights to, but it's similar enough that we're going to claim it's a knockoff of our own (tangentially related) property." I mean.. them trying to sue him wouldn't surprise me at all, and it would really show how desperate HG is getting. But really.. stealing knockoff fan-art of a design that's an in-universe derivative of something you actually own (in the loosest sense of the word), but not part of the franchise you own any part of, and then claiming it's a knockoff of the thing you actually have rights too... I'm kinda waiting for that moment where some guy pops out of a cubicle at HG, and reveals the entire Robotech franchise has been the worlds longest running "Punk'd" gag in history.
  13. Kitz Concept Robotech Toy Line

    Possibly because you'll be sort of double-importing it? Since it's actually made for distribution in places where HG still holds the Macross license hostage, HLJ is probably already paying import fees to get it. It'd probably be cheaper direct from the source.
  14. Hi-Metal R

    I don't even care about the paintscheme, I just wanted more white TV missile clusters to load up my M&Ms with. The Messers do make decent repaint fodder though, and the alternate color canopy and blue-visored 1S head are pretty fun.
  15. Kitz Concept Robotech Toy Line

    Boo, no super packs? I might have grabbed one if they had those included, otherwise that's more than I paid for most of my 1/60ths. I'm rather amused that HLJ carries it in the first place though.