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Winter WonderFest 2013 Macross Stage images and summary

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As previously announced, two Macross-themed talk/stage shows were streamed live through Nico Nico on Sunday, courtesy of Max Factory and the Good Smile Company to promote the new Macross 30 game, some Nendroid figures and a Sheryl statue, featuring  the Macross newcomer, Haruka Chisuga and friends.

Click the link below to see and read the highlights of the two shows!

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Farewell Yamato, hello Arcadia of my youth

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Here’s something straight out of left field, Yamato Co. Ltd has changed to an entirely new company and will now be known as ARCADIA Co., Ltd.

Aside from the unannounced corporate change and new office relocation, things still appeared to be business as usual regarding their Wonder Festival 2013 booth. From here on their ball jointed doll, figure and Macross products will be distributed within Japan under the Arcadia banner. Products that are licensed and imported from outside Japan will continue to be sold under their former Yamato branding. The North American Yamato USA (f.k.a. Toycom, Inc.) office is said to be unaffected by despite their Tokyo headquarters changes.

http://arcadia.ac/

Given this change, there was very little in the way of Macross-related content at their booth this show, with the few products that were on display being collaboration projects. Among these were:

-a Hasegawa VF-1 model kit with a special 30th Anniversary paint scheme designed by Hidetaka Tenjin

-the infamous Basara guitar – some new specs were listed next to it but still no price or release date yet.

-a ball-jointed Hikaru Ichijo doll (possibly 1:8) – while only preliminary designs were on display, the face/hair were looking promising.

-a VF-1 cockpit – presumably in 1:8 for the doll to sit in.

 

Unfortunately pictures were strictly prohibited and most of the above information is tentative at best, so watch this space for any future announcements!

  
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“Macross Crossover Live 30″ teased!

The Wonder Festival special events are currently underway, and during the commercial break in between the live performances by Yoshiki Fukuyama and Haruka Chisuga (see here: http://www.macrossworld.com/4238/winter-wonderfest-macross-stage-to-be-streamed-live/) was a very brief but important teaser!

Rememer this post?  http://www.macrossworld.com/4261/countdown/

Well, the link now diverts to the website for the “MACROSS CROSSOVER LIVE 30″ site:

http://macrosslive30.com/

Yes, the Macross Crossover Live, that once-in-a-lifetime concert from 2009 featuring all the Macross singers IS BACK!

The new concert will be held in Makuhari Messe in Chiba (where WonderFest is taking place right now) on July 13th, 2013.

Here is an image from 2009’s gathering.

If you follow the site link, you may notice the addition of a certain Marduk Emulator…

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(So how is it once in a lifetime?  NEVER MIND THAT!!)

More details on the rest of today’s WonderFest hijinks coming soon!

And for those of you who missed the live streaming performance of Fukuyama and Chisuga, don’t forget that one more stage is planned for later tonight featuring Chisuga and May’n:

http://live.nicovideo.jp/watch/lv122765249?from=lv123062697

  
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Macross VF Poll Results

The Macross VF Poll that was run on Facebook from January 16 to February 8 has ended and the results are in!

The classics are called so for a reason it would appear, as the good old VF1S placed first.

Results

Full listing after the jump →

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Macross Fanclub Website has posted a countdown, but for what?


This is set to coincide with Winter WonderFest 2013? Is it for the “WonderFest Macross Stage” streamed event? Or something more?
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Super Dimensional Seminar digest with new Macross 30 footage

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An abridged version of the Super Dimensional Seminar series that originally aired on Tokyo MX from July 2 ~Dec. 24 (covered extensively by Macross Worlds own Renato) will be posted twice weekly on Bandai Namco Games’ Youtube channel starting today.

Each of the 8 episodes will also include snippets of new footage/information from the Macross 30 PS3 game that will be released on Feb. 28.

Details and more follow the jump. →

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MW Spanish forum now open! ¡El foro de Macrossworld en Español esta abierto!


¡El foro de Macrossworld en Español esta abierto!

¡¡Buenos días damas y caballeros de habla hispana y bienvenidos a Mundo Macross, o como mejor lo conocemos, Macrossworld!!

Recientemente se ha abierto el foro en español para hablar sobre todo lo relacionado con Macross; desde las diversas series hasta los juguetes y demás productos relacionados con la saga. Más que nada deseamos que Macrossworld sea el centro de la información más precisa y las noticias de máxima actualidad, directas desde Japón, para los fans de Macross de todas las nacionalidades.

¡Hagan clic aquí para saltar directamente al foro!

Welcome, all the Spanish-speaking Macross fans around the world!  Click the link to practise your Spanish by discussing all things related to the world of Macross in the newly-opened Macross World Spanish-language Forums!

  
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Winter Wonderfest “Macross Stage” to be streamed live

It has been revealed that a special Macross-themed mini live event featuring Haruka Chisuga (winner of the real-life Miss Macross contest and singer of the Macross 30 PS3 game theme song) and Yoshiki “Basara” Fukuyama will be held at Winter Wonderfest 2013.  If you can’t attend, not to worry, because it will be streamed online, courtesy of Max Factory and Good Smile Company!

As well as this, Miss Chisuga will appear alongside May’n (Sheryl Nome) for a special talk show, also to be streamed online.

Details:

Chisuga/Fukuyama gig here:

http://www.whl4u.jp/stage.html

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And Chisuga/May’n talk here:

http://www.whl4u.jp/stage_yoru.html

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FRAME OUT announces “Macross The Ride” kits for Winter Wonderfest 2013

With about two weeks to go until Winter Wonderfest 2013, some of the garage kit makers have been unveiling previews of their exclusive wares for the big event.  Here are Frame Out’s offerings, from Macross The Ride.  Note that these are conversion kits and you will need the appropriate Hasegawa YF-19 and/or VF-1 kits to make these.  Oh, and modeling skills wouldn’t hurt.

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Frame Out’s site:
http://frameout.blog67.fc2.com/