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Macross SpeakerPODcast Ep. 14, Part 2 – Renato Remembers Love

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Renato travels to the Ishinomori Mangattan and tries to remember love – but ends up just feeling cold instead.
In the meantime, after getting some not-so-new-news out of the way, the SpeakerPODcast Crew gasps as Mina questions Basara’s parents and goes behind the scenes with Hidetaka Tenjin on the set of ‘Face Off’, while Save watches a man in a Gundam suit dance to Ishtar. And then runs into Shoji Kawamori. Again.

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Ishtar still draws quite a crowd …

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Macross SpeakerPODcast Ep. 14, Part 1 – The VF-1D is on a boat.


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Macross enthusiast Tom Bateman visits Tokyo and stops off to chat with the SpeakerPODcast Crew about his early history with Macross and what it was like working at HG. What on earth happened to those 1/55 re-issues anyway? I guess they must still be on that darn boat.

Macross SpeakerPODcast – now with even more dramatic readings by Renato. You’ve been warned.

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Since this recording is more of a general chat that our usual structure, there are no timestamps this time around.

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UPDATE! May’n adds Los Angeles to her Tour! July 17, 2014

Update! Tickets now available for May’n's L.A show! VIP Meet and greet is extremely limited in supply… Get yours today!
http://www.utbhollywood.com/mayn/

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May’n returns to Los Angeles for special show at Musicians Institute

J-Pop and anime singer May’n returns to L.A. for a special performance at the Musicians Institute (www.mi.org) in Hollywood, CA, on July 17, 2014. The popular Japanese singer is famous worldwide for her music for numerous films, television series, and anime programs. The concert event is the first American stop in her 10th Anniversary “dots and lines” World Tour which began in February this year.

Known for her work as Sheryl Nome (singing voice) in Macross Frontier and several anime themes such as Accel World, Aria The Scarlet Ammo, Inari, Konkon, Koi Iroha, Blood Lad, and Shangri-La, May’n last visited Hollywood in 2012 for her “ROCK YOUR BEATS” World Tour. Her latest album NEW WORLD was released in January in three separate editions, including music videos and a live concert recording.

Read more about it at nekopop.com

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Arcadia Displays VF-0D Prototype

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Arcadia showed up at the Miyazawa Mokei Spring Showcase 2014 today, and boy did they bring the goods!

On display for the first time ever was an early, transformable prototype of the previously announced VF-OD! The Valkyrie is still due to release sometime in 2015, with no specific date set as of yet.

Also announced was a re-issue of the VF-19 Fire Valkyrie, which had previously been issued under the Yamato brand.  The re-issue will come complete with Sound Booster (previously sold separately), and is due to go on sale this fall with no specific date set at this time.

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MW forum regular and SpeakerPODcast co-host SAVE was on the scene and was good enough to get a bunch of pics. He even had Mr.K hold the prototype upside down so we could get a better view!

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YF-30 @ Tamashi Nations Akiba Showroom

Starting last Thursday, a special display of Bandai Chogokin Macross Valkyries  opened at Tamashi Nations Akiba Showroom. Included among the Valkyries on display was the YF-30, YF-25 Prophecy, and Ozuma colored YF-29. Of course, the SpeakerPODcast crew dropped by to check it out and get some footage!

The display will run until April 24, so anyone in the area be sure to check it out!

 

  
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Macross SpeakerPODcast EP.13 – This is a test of the Emergency Broadcast System

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With so much Macross news breaking over the last 2 weeks, the SpeakerPODcast crew holds an emergency session to try to make sense of it all!

SAVE gets up close and personal with the YF-30 CHRONOS while waiting impatiently for MACROSS 2 to COME OUT ON BLURAY! We also discuss the new Macross Card Fighter commercial an….oh who cares, NEW MACROSS TV SERIES ANNOUNCED! YAHOOOOOO! We discuss what we know, what fans on both side of the pond are saying, and we think viewers can reasonably expect when the new series eventually lands.

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April Fool’s Joke – Arcadia VF-0D Project on indefinite hold

 

 

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Arcadia’s Mr K tweeted some bad news this morning about the sad state of affairs that their company has ran into. Due to disappointing sales of the their latest Macross toy, the 1/60 YF-19 he said that they have been forced to put the much hyped VF-0D on indefinite hold. Critics of the company attributes this disappointing turn of events not only to the Macross Plus valk but the puzzling choice of items that the company decided to put their money into including the 1:1 Gunpod and this upcoming 1:1 version of Mylene’s bass guitar from Macross Seven.  

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When asked to comment Mr. K only said these two words…

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