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  1. Agreed, The similarities to Macross were incorporating multiple missile launchers, Targeting the missiles like Roy did in Macross Zero, and the pacing of the last fight like Guld had against the Ghost in Macross Plus. Just my thoughts. I though it was a good film with lots of heart! Way better than the latest Pacific Rim!
  2. Has anyone seen this yet! lots of respect to Macross in the last fight scene!!
  3. RedLion

    BANDAI DX YF-19!!

    Great shots Members! Even in these shots they are not as bulky as the ones on the new toy! Bandai knows how to message a design to get it just right, their final solution looks like a horrible afterthought!! I also agree a bit longer wouldn't hurt!!
  4. RedLion

    BANDAI DX YF-19!!

    Thanks for the reply Cannon Fodder. I figured that that was the case! They still should have slopped it down some to give it a sleeker profile. Here is my preferred look Just the designer in me! This would make it look better in fighter mode as well! Please not the photo I attached is modified form the one you posted.
  5. RedLion

    BANDAI DX YF-19!!

    I still don't understand?! What was the reason they used the boxy heal for the toy. It just doesn't look right!!
  6. Who makes this toy? Looks pretty cool. Giant Robo is one of my favorite OAV's! Any die-cast in this one?
  7. Video is up!
  8. New Lego Voltron coming out! $179.99 https://shop.lego.com/en-US/Voltron-21311?CMP=EMC-VIP2018_06_28_Voltron_EN_US&HQS=Hero_A_CTA_NA_EN&RMID=VIP_2018_06_28_Voltron_Announcement_NA&RRID=3361523
  9. Here is a scan of some of the pages that come in the booklet. I wish I could read Japanese!!
  10. Here are a few Quick shots of the toy, please forgive the blurry images. Need to set up lighting better as I was rushing to shoot some photos for you all. The photos don't do the toy justice as there are many qualities lost in the photos. I also did a quick comparison from the 80's Bandai version, Toynami, and the new SOC! Toynami just stinks in comparison! I only liked the Toynami version initially because if the longer legs on the red and green lions. The sculpts on the Toynami are horrible and out of proportion! I still prefered the 80's version until now. Possibility is incredible with legs of the lions being able to spread sideways to get a wide stance. The bodies are plastic with die-cast parts for the legs giving them some good weight. I don't mind the lack of die-cast on the red and green lion at all, because they have many posing possibilities. The yellow and the blue lion's legs are mainly die-cast and to me are the best proportioned lions in the set of any Voltron / Golion toy. Overall I'm very satisfied with this toy and the features! I'll take better photos and compare the formed robot form as well.
  11. Non so far the quality is exceptional! I will hopefully Have some comparison shots showing the 80's toy and The Toynami version. I did a quick comparison with the Toynami today, and the SOC blew it away completely! The sculps are beautiful on the SOC, while Toynami's version has bad proportions all the way around. I wish the SOC packaging used thicker card board and had more of a premium feel! However the double packaging is a very nice touch, including the Voltron name on the slip cover with the Golion branding on the main box! This is toy design at its best and I am quite happy with the over all look and feel of the toy. No need to remove green lion and red lion's tails for forming the super robot! Only gripe I have is with the Black lion's gap on the front legs, not sure why they couldn't work around that issue? I know it has to do with the legs folding back in on themselves for the super robot mode, but I still think that could have been fixed. Over all I love the fact that they used die-cast for parts of the legs and polished them to get the chrome look. I wish they would have used it over the majority of the legs for the Green Red, and Black lion. Beautiful product to say the least!!!
  12. Not happy at all with this series! Lacked emotional fortitude! In the flashback scenes, is this the crew from Megaroad? is that Misa And Hikaru? No Minmay?! They are wanting to show Minmay again but aren't shure how to reintroduce her. Rember the TV series for frontier the Zentradi that was playing with the trains had a picture of her inside of a locket. But she never was shown in any of the Frontier movies.
  13. 1 inch equals 50 meters is how I scaled the model in Illustrator.
  14. Loopaza has order still available! https://www.loopaza.com/figures/action-figures/soul-of-chogokin-gx-71-beast-king-golion-voltron.html
  15. Here are more pics. Amazon link back up! https://www.amazon.co.jp/%E7%99%BE%E7%8D%A3%E7%8E%8B%E3%82%B4%E3%83%A9%E3%82%A4%E3%82%AA%E3%83%B3-GX-71-%E7%B4%84270mm-%E3%83%80%E3%82%A4%E3%82%AD%E3%83%A3%E3%82%B9%E3%83%88-%E5%A1%97%E8%A3%85%E6%B8%88%E3%81%BF%E5%8F%AF%E5%8B%95%E3%83%95%E3%82%A3%E3%82%AE%E3%83%A5%E3%82%A2/dp/B01IHHGLVO?ie=UTF8&redirect=true&tag=pick-item-22
  16. Here is a translation of what the SOC Golion will have; 価格32400円 2016年12月発売予定 メーカー バンダイ 驚異の五獣合体システム!ここに再誕! 30年以上の時を超え、超合金魂として復活! ■商品には多数の武器をセット。各々の獅子に装備できる銃型武器、剣型武器をはじめ、 五獣合体ロボット時に装備できる十王剣やスペースカッターも付属。 これら全ての付属パーツは作中の城をモチーフにした台座に収納可能。 ■象徴的な必殺技シーンの叫び顔は顔パーツを差換える事で再現可能! ■蹲踞、いわゆるお座りポーズまで考慮した可動機構により作中通りの幅広いポージングが可能。 【セット内容】ブラックライオン、レッドライオン、グリーンライオン、ブルーライオン、イエローライオン 十王剣、ダブルソード、スペースカッター、各種武装、専用台座 Price 32400 yen 2016 December will be released Manufacturer Bandai Wonders five beast combined system ! Sai誕here! Beyond the time of more than 30 years , it resurrected as a super alloy soul ! ■ Set a large number of weapons in the commodity . Gun-type weapon that can be mounted on the lion of each , the sword -type weapon the beginning , Also it included Juo swords and space cutter that can be mounted on the time of your beast coalescence robot . All of the parts included these can be stored on the pedestal with the motif of the castle of Sakuchu . ■ shouting face of the iconic deathblow scene can be reproduced in that Sashikaeru the face parts! ■ squatting , it allows a wide range of poses of Sakuchu street by a movable mechanism that takes into account until the so-called Sitting pose . Set contents Black Lion , Red Lion , Green Lion , Blue Lion , Yellow Lion Juo sword , double sword , space cutter , various armed , Stand
  17. Lightened up image. Looks like more chrome and legs on arm lions are a bit longer. Hips look like they can spread out for wider stance! Pics of lions please!!
  18. Looks like the Red and Green lion will have the small Wiener dog legs! Hopefully improvements have been made to the Black lion as well. Neck and shooting missiles please!!
  19. This isn't terrible. Revell has some cool options with more toy featured sound effects and lights. A little dry brushing hear and there and you have a pretty cool display model. How does a model company put more toy into there models than a toy company? http://www.revell.com/model-kits/entertainment/starwars-bap.html
  20. Hasbro's toys are showing signs of poor quality especially the $50.00 X-Wing. I don't know what happened to their quality control? Bent laser cannons and nose cone, crappy see through plastic. I know material prices did go up over the years but to sacrifice quality over producing good toys is not excepible! The Tie Fighter has warped wings that also needs to be addressed. Well at least Bandai is looking good with their new Force Awakens model kits. Gone is the day of awesome American designed toys!! You don't like Nerf?! LOL It's not the best agreed!
  21. Hello Macrossworlders and Starwars fans! Here is an article about the guy who mentored me when I joined the Kenner / Hasbro team back in 1994. He taughted me all of the ropes behind designing toys. Enjoy! If you watch closely you will see some possible future product. Hint notice the Falcon he is holding is different that the one out now! http://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2015-09-04/meet-the-designer-behind-four-decades-of-star-wars-toys
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