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They're checking the publisher's site, the Macross 30 site, etc..

A more thought provoking question for me is: why are they releasing information on the titles so far in advance? Is it to drum up sales (as the magazine has all but disappeared from bookstores - due to lack of sales)?

Hopefully there are enough paid subscriptions to keep it going for the full 80 issue run..... ;)

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Generally, after the initial widespred release, DeAgostini (in my country) usually only sells copies that have been booked in advance, so that they may have a more precise production run.

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Low sales might explain why it's taking so long to get backorders. Because of the prohibitive cost of international shipping, I'm purchasing the new Chronicle in batches on 10-12 issues at a time, just as I did with the first 50-issue series. When issue #10 was released for the new series, I ordered my first batch. It took almost 3 months until all the issues came in. Can't afford the subscription route, but I hope the series finishes.

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Can't afford the subscription route, but I hope the series finishes.

Seconded (although I subscribed).

I must admit though that I don"t see the new version in stores nearly as often as I saw the first run. Then again, this is purely anecdotal.

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Seconded (although I subscribed).

I must admit though that I don"t see the new version in stores nearly as often as I saw the first run. Then again, this is purely anecdotal.

I would think the new Macross Chronicle wouldn't sell as well or as many as the first Chronicle run. I'd guess most fans - myself included - don't have the budget or desire to repurchase 50 issues just to get another 30 of new content. I wouldn't even consider buying the second series wholesale if I wasn't running my website. Though I admit if I weren't buying the whole series, I would try to obtain some issues of the new series piecemeal, to obtain the important content I don't already own (like content from the new Frontier movies and such). This might be what a lot of fans are doing right now. Buying select issues for new content could explain why certain issues are difficult to obtain or are on back-order due to their popularity among non-subscribers.

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Mechanic: F NUNS 02A VF-171 Nightmare Plus: http://sketchleystats.webatu.com/Trans/MCRmechanic/MCRmechanic.php#MF

- some major tweakage to the translation of the original, and all the new content from the expanded sheet. Most surprising is confirmation (finally) that the arm elbow beam guns are not on the VF-171.

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History: F 04A: Galaxy Fleet Rescue Operation: http://sketchleystats.webatu.com/Trans/MCRhistory/MCRhistory.php#MF

- somewhat satisfying, as it rounds out some of the details of the story beats in the series.

Timeline 21A: The Discontent Zentraadi: http://sketchleystats.webatu.com/Trans/MCRtimeline/MCRtimeline.php

- some minor changes between the two versions. Most interestingly, all of the dates have been bumped ahead by a month. The related matter is also a must read.

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Now that's interesting: they corrected the VF19 face color. If only they had done the same with the VF17S...

But this is a good sign!

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Good catch nexxstrait! I instantly noticed the correction of the VF-19S silver face plate as well. I guess it was too early for me to write off the editing in the DeAgostini re-issues...at least in the case of some. I suppose there is some hope other errors will be corrected yet :)

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Mechanic: 7 UN 10B: Macross 7 Fleet: http://sketchleystats.webatu.com/Trans/MCRmechanic/MCRmechanic.php#M7

- lot's of surprising goodies on the ships. The crocodile farm was especially unexpected.

I suppose there is some hope other errors will be corrected yet :)

Haven't you been reading my translations? Almost every issue has some type of correction to it... -_-

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Wish they would have corrected the VF-17S face color error.

Graham

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Wish they would have corrected the VF-17S face color error.

Graham

yeah, me too, but I did some retooling on the "old" sheet so that at least now I have the "new" one with the correct color (it looks quite good, unless you want to get a closer inspection :p)

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Episode sheets! http://sketchleystats.webatu.com/Trans/MCRepisode/MCRepisode.php

Episode: Ai 00A: Super Dimensional Fortress Macross - Do You Remember Love? Production Data

- nothing entirely unexpected.

Episode: M12A: Super Dimensional Fortress Macross Eps. 12 "Big Escape"

- who'd have thought that Kawamori was contemplating having Max and Miria meet at this stage of the story...

Episode: 7 16A: Macross 7 Eps. 16 "The Battlefield's Music Box"

- did anyone else pick up on Gigiru's beam gun?

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- did anyone else pick up on Gigiru's beam gun?

Of course. That was one of the high points of the episode.

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COMPLETE!

Mechanic: Other UN 04A: VF-14 Vampire: http://sketchleystats.webatu.com/Trans/MCRmechanic/MCRmechanic.php#Other

- finally this VF gets the full treatment that it deserves. Not only do we get the reason why it lost to the VF-11 in Project Nova, we also get a most sensible justification for the visual difference between its appearance in M7+ and M3.

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I am inspired! Time to work on a revision of the VF-11C Protect Armor :)

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Glossary 08A: Gabigurago ~ Kim Kabirov: http://sketchleystats.webatu.com/Trans/MCRglossary/MCRglossary.php

- most of the parts I did provided satisfying nuggets of info. Alas, the Environment Ship and Inspection Forces come up a bit lacking (IMHO).

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Character 7 Citizen 02D Mylene Flare Jiinasu: http://sketchleystats.webatu.com/Trans/MCRcharacter/MCRcharacter.php#M7

- More fashion parade. Nevertheless, the insight on her thought process when first getting together with Gamlin is interesting.

Complete!

Gallery M: Super Dimensional Fortress Macross #27: http://sketchleystats.webatu.com/Trans/MCRgallery/MCRgallery.php#SDFM

- while it's light on info, I'm left scratching my head how such an iconic, inspiring painting of the SDF-1 was NOT in the original edition.

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Complete!

Gallery M: Super Dimensional Fortress Macross #27: http://sketchleystats.webatu.com/Trans/MCRgallery/MCRgallery.php#SDFM

- while it's light on info, I'm left scratching my head how such an iconic, inspiring painting of the SDF-1 was NOT in the original edition.

That was actually the very first Macross pic I ever saw, way back in 1984... and it's still one of the greatest.

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- while it's light on info, I'm left scratching my head how such an iconic, inspiring painting of the SDF-1 was NOT in the original edition.

What's on the reverse?

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What's on the reverse?

"Gallery M." Macross Chronicle. 11 Dec. 2008: 13-14.

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Worldguide 02A: The Birdman: http://sketchleystats.webatu.com/Trans/MCRworldguide/MCRworldguide.php

- a decent explanation of the supernatural abilities of the shrine maidens and the reason why they have them - and it ain't magic!

History 7 05A: Battle 7 First Transformation: http://sketchleystats.webatu.com/Trans/MCRhistory/MCRhistory.php#M7

- seems like most of the information is repeated from elsewhere...

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Complete!

Mechanic: TF ETC 04A: Vajra: http://sketchleystats.webatu.com/Trans/MCRmechanic/MCRmechanic.php#TMF

- the Heavy Mobile Soldier Vajra and Super-Heavy Soldier Vajra are much larger than I thought! That said, I like how they've finally given them names that make sense for insects. Though, on the other hand, I really dislike the naming inconsistency with other materials - including the earlier edition of MC!

Character M Citizen 01A: Lynn Minmei: http://sketchleystats.webatu.com/Trans/MCRcharacter/MCRcharacter.php#SDFM

- there were a couple of edits between the two versions. The biggest is that Roy Fokker's VF-1J is changed to the correct VF-1S!

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Episode: F08A: Macross F Eps. 8 "High-school Queen": http://sketchleystats.webatu.com/Trans/MCRepisode/MCRepisode.php#MF

- the infamous panty episode. The commentary barely gives it a pause before moving on. The Egg Grasping Test was insightful, especially for its implications for the preceding group of series.

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Re #28

Tenjin's done it again: the cover illustration and fold-out illustration of the MBR-07-MkII Spartan are different. The cover has all the weapon hatches closed, and they are open on the fold-out. Neat.

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Complete!

Heroine Gallery: Sheryl Nome x VF-11MAXL Kai / Sheryl Nome x YF-19: http://sketchleystats.webatu.com/Trans/MCRheroine/MCRheroine.php

- I like the VF-11MAXLK Kai, as it really captures the energy of Sheryl and Mylene. The b-side is, well, one of those classic images produced by a b-grade manga artists (stiff pose, some unnecessary lines that call attention to themselves, etc.).

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issue 31.....

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22 new cover illustrations out of an expected 30. Wonder if they will decide to do more than 30 new covers?

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Timeline 22A: The Battle 2 Years After (M): http://sketchleystats.webatu.com/Trans/MCRtimeline/MCRtimeline.php

- the "True Identity Of The Inspection Forces" is a bit of a let down. It winds up with a "and this is what we're told in M7" and then ends with "but its just one of many theories". :blink: At least the My-clone device RM is more informative, and confirms that what we saw Max do in DYRL isn't just limited to the movie version.

Technology 02A: Unmanned Aircraft: http://sketchleystats.webatu.com/Trans/MCRtechnology/MCRtechnology.php

- some interesting stuff. Wish I could polish it off this week. Nevertheless, this sheet and Glossary 09 (which I'm also working on) have changed the names/designations of the Macross Zero Ghosts. This sheet doesn't change anything but the names. At least one of their entries was rewritten on the Glossary sheet. Maybe that'll clarify what's up with those changes.

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ER/RM++ Project:Timeline 22A: The Battle 2 Years After (M): http://sketchleystats.webatu.com/Trans/MCRtimeline/MCRtimeline.php- the "True Identity Of The Inspection Forces" is a bit of a let down. It winds up with a "and this is what we're told in M7" and then ends with "but its just one of many theories". :blink: At least the My-clone device RM is more informative, and confirms that what we saw Max do in DYRL isn't just limited to the movie version.Technology 02A: Unmanned Aircraft: http://sketchleystats.webatu.com/Trans/MCRtechnology/MCRtechnology.php- some interesting stuff. Wish I could polish it off this week. Nevertheless, this sheet and Glossary 09 (which I'm also working on) have changed the names/designations of the Macross Zero Ghosts. This sheet doesn't change anything but the names. At least one of their entries was rewritten on the Glossary sheet. Maybe that'll clarify what's up with those changes.

But still no info as to the true nature of Max's spectacles? :)

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But still no info as to the true nature of Max's spectacles? :)

Nope. Not surprising as it wasn't about Max or his magic monocles.

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