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May’n Takes 3 Month Hiatus Due To Vocal Polyps.

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Singing voice of Macross Frontier’s Sheryl Nome, May’n has put concerts for the next 3 months on hiatus due to polyps on her vocal chords.
The polyps were discovered a few years back by doctors. She has been performing while keeping an eye on the condition which recently worsened. May’n aims to take the next 3 months off to ease the stress on her vocal chords, which means her current acoustic tour will be cancelled. Her management says that Augusts scheduled 10th Anniversary concert at the Budokan ‘POWERS OF VOICE’ is currently still on track to go ahead as planned.
  
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VF-2SS Transformable Toy ANNOUNCED!

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The annual spring Miyazawa Mokei toy exhibit was held today, bringing with it a very unexpected announcement.
Scooped by the world’s most notorious Macross 2 fan SAVE, who was at the unveiling in person, Evolution Toys announced a 1/60 transforming toy of the VF-2SS.

Heres what we know:
Maker: Evolution Toys
Cost: 25,000 yen
Release Date: Autumn, 2015

SAVE noted that, given Evolution Toys previous releases, fans can expect a certain amount of die-cast in the toy. More details as they emerge.

Dengeki Online has since also picked up the story in their event report.

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SpeakerPODcast EP.23 – Tomo Sakurai’s Pink Box.

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Renato, Gwyn and returning ANN champion EGAN LOO grab a seat with a huge Mazinger at the RO-BO-TA in the aftermath of a Chie Kajiura concert to discuss the Macross 7 diva’s latest performance.

But what on earth is the secret behind Tomo Sakurai’s Pink Box?

Then, Richard, Kyle, and Collection DX’s Leonardo check in for the second part of their plastic model kit retrospective which can be summed up in a single word – HASEGAWA!

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SpeakerPODcast EP.22 – Modelling Maestroes!

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SpeakerPODcast’s roving reporter Richard grabs Leonardo Flores from Collection DX to chat about Macross model kits from the 80’s to mid 90’s. If companies like ‘Arii’ and ‘Nichimo’ sound familiar then this is the podcast for you!

Oh, and Kyle pops up too. For a while. We think.

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You want this ‘junk’, don’t you Leonardo?

 

  
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SpeakerPODcast EP.21 – Deculture Down Under (Part 2)

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Having confessed his true feelings about Macross 7’s Mylene, Repacked Podcast’s Scream Man gets into what really matters – toys, toys and more toys! – on part 2 of this Deculture Down Under special of the SpeakerPODcast.

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SpeakerPODcast EP.21 – Deculture Down Under (Part 1)

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While visiting Sydney last December, Tochiro visited forum member Scream Man, host of the Repacked Podcast to check out his collection and chat about Macross, growing up as an anime fan in Australia in the 80’s and 90’s, and learn the shocking truth about his anti-Ninja Scroll campaign!

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Some of Scream Man’s handiwork.

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Master Made 3rd Party Makuros Add On. HWR-00 Monster

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Prototypes of the Super Deformed “HWR-00 Monster Destroid” add on set for the “SD Makuros” was posted on the Lunar Toy Store Facebook Page earlier this week. I’m wondering how big this toy stands next to the Third Party DYRL SDF-1.

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New Ichiban Kuji Figures & Merchandise

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Dengeki Online has released details regarding the Banpresto’s latest set of Ichiban Kuji merchandise.
As in past Ichiban Kuji’s, this campaign will include new figures, art cards, phone straps, glasses and towels.
The campaign begins on March 28th at participating venues throughout Japan. One ‘draw’ will cost 900 yen.

 

  
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Wonder Festival 2015 Winter Photo Gallery

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Wonder Festival 2015 Winter was held yesterday (Feb. 8) at Makuhari Messe, and a couple of members of SpeakerPODcast were on hand to take pics and gather all the latest gossip and info.

Of course, the big news for Macross fans was the announcement of the VF-0A and VF-0S, both tentatively scheduled to be released at some point by the end of 2015.

The VF-0A and VF-0S are not reissues of the older Yamato versions but have been redesigned from scratch. More specifically, a lot of the engineering work that was put into the VF-0D was able to be applied to the 0A and 0S meaning that hopefully some of the QA issues that hampered Yamato’s earlier attempts will not be an issue this time around.

Pricing has yet to be announced although word on the show floor was that fans should expect a price range similar to that of the VF-0D, give or take a little.

The following photo gallery comes courtesy of Save and includes both the VF-0A, 0S, and 0D, garage kits, model kits and even a little bit of Orguss. Because Renato just wouldn’t forgive us if we left it out.

We also ran into original SDF-1 designer Kazutaka Miyatake at the show and had a little chat. But that’s a story for a future episode of SpeakerPODcast.

  
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Shibuyack Deculture Photo Gallery

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Shibuyack Deculture (incl. MACROSS THE MUSEUM) opened in Shibuya, Tokyo last Friday and half of the SpeakerPODcast crew was there on opening day to check it out.
Apart from having more merchandise than was originally announced, we were also surprised to find that a small portion of the massive amount of new art from MACROSS CARD FIGHTER was also on display in the merchandise shop.

Full impressions to follow in an upcoming podcast. The following photos come courtesy of Save.