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Macross World Con 2014 – Pics & Movies

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Macross World Convention 2014 was a smashing success! Below is a collection of movies and photos from the event. (Photos courtesy of Dennis Mah, Henry Liao, Kyle Dunn. Movies courtesy of A.I.C Production)

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FireBomber Concert and Oshare Macross 7 Goods Announced

With a new Oshare Macross 7 store and a FireBomber concert both less than a month away, it was only a matter of time until details about new merchandise dropped, and dropped they have! Organisers of both events warn that this is only the first wave of merchandise with more set to come.

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There will be some awesome Tshirts and hoodies up for grabs at the concert, not to mention official Basara glasses.

Tshirts: 3500yen

Tshirts: 3500yen

Sports Towel: 1500yen

Sports Towel: 1500yen

Hoodies: 6500yen

Hoodies: 6500yen

Glow stick: 2000yen

Glow stick: 2000yen

Basara sunglasses: 6000yen

Basara sunglasses: 6000yen

Chie Kajiura new mini album 'Suimin Heaven': 2000yen

Chie Kajiura new mini album ‘Suimin Heaven’: 2000yen

…as well as assorted Yoshiki Fukuyama and Chie Kajiura merchandise.

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Macross World Convention 2014

The Macross World Convention celebrates all things Macross and its influence on the fans and patrons of the franchise. This year, the Macross World Convention Committee has booked the convention for Saturday, October 4th, 2014 and is pleased to return to the Torrance Cultural Arts Center – Ken Miller Auditorium in Torrance, CA.

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Oshare Macross 7 Announced

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The latest in the ‘Oshare’ series of stores/events will celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Macross 7 and will be held at Shinjuku Marui Annex from October 17 to November 5th.

No word yet on what sort of art and merchandise will be available but the announcement of the event itself features all new Haruhiko Mikimoro Macross 7 art.

  
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OST & Blu-ray Reissues.

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Flying Dog and Bandai Visual have just announced some Macross Bluray and soundtrack reissues. So, if there’s a hole in your collection this may be your chance to stock up on more Macross! (Especially for the Macross Plus boxset which had previously sold out at many online retailers).

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Blu-ray Reissues:
*Macross Plus Complete Blu-ray Box (w/some English subs/dub)
*Macross 7 Complete Blu-ray Box FIRE (1)
*Macross 7 Complete Blu-ray Box FIRE (2)

Soundtrack Reissues (2500yen each + tax):
*Macross 2 OST 1
*Macross 2 OST 2
*Macross Zero OST 1
*Macross Zero OST 2

Flying Dog also added the following to their ‘HD Music’ digital distribution service (96kHz/24bit WAV/FLAC)
*Macross F OST 1
*ULTRA FIRE! – Fire Bomber

  
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Summer Wonderfest 2014

The following is a gallery of some photos I took at the Arcadia and Toybox booths at Summer Wonderfest 2014.
Sorry for the iPhone quality pics ^^;

  
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Chojiku Nyan Nyan Cafe & Bar Sneak Peek!

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The Macross Frontier-themed ‘Chojiku Nyan Nyan Cafe & Bar‘ at CHARACRO in Ikebukuro is set to open this Sunday, July 27.

However, a special pre-opening event was held on July 24 for approx. 40 lucky fans. Movies were prohibited, but I managed to get a couple of pics. More detailed impressions coming soon.

  
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Macross 2 Blu-ray Box is out!

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Well, technically it comes out tomorrow, however a few people have gotten their box sets a day early.

Unfortunately the blurays do not have any English subtitles or the infamous dub but (as discussed previously on SpeakerPODcast) the remaster looks gorgeous. Thanks to Renato for the pics!

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SpeakerPODcast Ep.16 – MACROSS 30 SPOILERCAST!

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What exactly are Minmei, Hikaru and Misa doing in the year 2060? Why are Max and Milia shooting at Mylene? (well… haven’t we all wanted to at some point?). But more importantly, is all this canon?

This episode of SpeakerPODcast reaches across time and space to assemble a crack team of gaming experts to discuss the characters, story, and gameplay of MACROSS 30.

(Try taking a shot of something every time the word ‘niche’ is used. It helps everything make sense, we swear!)

Featuring special guests Andrew “Veef” Collie and Kyle ‘falconkpd” Dunn. Special thanks to new forum member Vashzaron for asset assistance.

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SpeakerPODcast Ep.15 – Macross 2 REMASTERED!

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Wondering what the upcoming Macross 2 Bluray remaster is like? The SpeakerPODcast Crew got a sneak peak at a theatrical screening and get together to talk all about it. It’s good, but is it good enough to entice MW members Jason and Cheryl to fly all the way to Japan to attend the event? In a word – YES!

Featuring special guests Jason & Cheryl Cline and a whole bunch of musical shenanigans.

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