Banpresto Diva Collection 2

Banpresto announced the follow up to their “Macross Diva Collection” to be released o the third week of March 2013. The first of the Series was released earlier in September. A set that included Minmay, Ranka and Sheryl. The follow up set will include the two frontier divas accompanied by their Macross 7 rocker counterpart Mylene!

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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.


One of two posters to be won in the upcoming raffle

The second poster to be won in the upcoming raffle

Closeup of the signature in the second poster.

Closeup of the signature in the second poster.

This poster will not be in the drawing.

Bandai’s 30th Anniversary Special YF-29 in Focker Scheme with Gallery

As posted two weeks ago here, Bandai is releasing a special 30th Anniversary version of their DX 1/60 YF-29 in Roy Focker’s classic yellow and black scheme. MW member, ff95gj, just posted pictures of this toy from Bandai’s Tamashii Nation web page. Good luck getting this one…

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Bandai Figuarts ZERO “Black Rabbit” Sheryl is available for pre-order

As some of you may already know, the new Universal Bunny Sheryl AKA “Black Rabbit” figure from Macross Frontier: Sayonara no Tsubasa was made available for preorder yesterday, July 2, 2012. The figure stands at approx. 17cm tall. The figure is scheduled for release later this October.

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May’n Los Angeles Concert Review

Hollywood, June 21, 2012

The drive down to the Sunset Strip at the heart of Hollywood, California is always a frustrating one no matter which part of Los Angeles you are coming from. Even in the middle of a work week, it makes no difference. The restaurants, the bars, the landmark concert venues are normally bustling as people leave their work and meet up to begin their night life. But on this particular Thursday night, four old school Macross fans, now far removed from those sorts of activities, decide to meet up with interests piqued to witness a true singing idol from their favorite anime series. BigKid24 (one of the winners of the forum contest) Eternl D, Kirik, and I braved thru the infamous L.A. rush hour traffic to see May’n.

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L.A. Weekly article about May’n/L.A. Concert tonight!

It’s always nice to see Macross related news in the mainstream media! Well, mainstream to us Angelenos!

Click on the pic below to view article. There’s even a link to the old 2010 article about the MWCon that year.

Sitting here listening to Universal Bunny, waiting for tonight’s concert… how good is life?

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See you tonight and Don’t be late!