Thanks again to IXTL for posting these in the forums. This has to be my number 2 favorite Macross Mecha after the VF-1 and this scheme is the one that I love for the 171. Great job Bandai. Back in Sept 14, it was hinted that there were going to be big announcements from Bandai. I’m glad it wasn’t just the 1/72 VF-1. I’m kinda blown away Bandai! Hope to see more next year. Forget all that Gundam crap! (JK, Gundam fans!) Continue reading
It was a lot more fun when our convention number matched the year it was… 2008 – 8th Annual, 2009 – 9th Annual, 2010… well you get it. But for some reason we decided to take last year off. But the excitement of the 30th Anniversary of the franchise we all know and love has got our blood and juices pumping once more. Can we still call it Annual? Well, let’s wait a year to see.
But for the first time ever, we’ll be bringing you real time photo updates of the convention at our Facebook page. Come celebrate by posting and liking threads and photos taken at the event.
Also if you have any images you want to send us to post here on our main page for our post con report, feel free to send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Macrossworldcon 2012 raffle for Macross Frontier “Sayonara No Tsubasa” movie poster signed by Shoji Kawamori
This years Macrossworld Convention is setting up to be a great event. With displays, customs contest, and games, and special guest Mari Iijima, attendees should have a great time with many things to get involved with. Well, now there’s something else. Our good friends at Satelight Inc. http://www.satelight.co.jp/eng/ have taken the time to show their appreciation for fans across the Pacific, and have donated large movie sized posters signed by Shoji Kawamori. Each poster is roughly 42″ x 30″, and are from Macross Frontier “Sayonara no Tsubasa”, the second of two movies from the Frontier series. For this year’s Macrossworld convention, you (yes you) will have the opportunity to win one of these beautiful posters in a raffle. Here’s how:
As of now, the opportunity to purchase raffle tickets is active. You do not need to be present at the Macrossworld con to win if you are buying tickets online, but you do need to be an actve member of Macrossworld forums to buy them. If you are not a member, but are planning on going to Macrossworldcon 2012, you may buy raffle tickets the day of the con. Tickets bought the day of the con must have the purchaser present to win, and tickets will be color coded to differentiate. Now, the cost of each ticket is $4 for tickets purchased online, and the day of the convention.
To purchase raffle tickets via Macrossworld website, send me a private message (Jasonc). In the subject write Raffle Tickets, and in the message, indicate how many tickets you want. I’ll provide the payment info, along with your raffle ticket numbers, that will have your screenname, and your real name on them and will be inserted into the drawing. Each poster will have a separate drawing, so if you don’t get one, there’s a chance for another.
Winners that bought raffle tickets online will be notified via pm message, and it will be announce the evening after the convention here. You will have three (3) days to respond and claim your prize, after which, another winner will be drawn. There will be no postage to pay for the winner. Winners who bought the at the convention, will be mentioned on Macrossworld as well.
Again, these prizes are brought to you by Satelight Inc. I would like to take the opportunity to thank Mr. Kawamori and his staff for providing these donations. Kawamori, I’m sure, is a very busy man, and for him to provide these for the fans of Macrossworld, it is an honor and a priviledge. From all of us here at Macrossworld, we honor and thank you for the donation, and for 30 wonderful years of Macross.
On a more interesting note, Hasegawa announces their version of the VF-25 Messiah. Bandai has already released a well made model of the VF-25 but this marks the first time that Bandai has allowed another company release a mech in any scale from Macross Frontier. It seems like there was a trade in licenses.
It looks like the reveal that we were waiting for from Bandai is a plamodel kit of the VF-1 Valkyrie in 1/72 scale. Kind of a lackluster announcement if you ask me , as it adds nothing new to anyone’s Macross collection. From the CAD drawing on the poster it looks like this will be in fighter mode, unless it’s a transforming kit. UDPATE: Someone in the forums just stated that it is transformable.