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  1. I tried running it through whatthefont.com and didn't get much luck. "MACROSS" got some closer fonts than "Frontier" did (the site couldn't actually read "Frontier" and read it as "Flonker"). "Frontier" didn't have anything similar and I didn't get many results from cursory googling, sorry. Good luck!
  2. Ahhh, that's lame. I am also in the "hating stickers" camp. Thanks for confirmation though!
  3. Pre-order's up on AmiAmi (and I assume on other sites). 12800¥, looks tampo'd, I'm actually pretty tempted even though I have a Yamato.
  4. I bought a Yamato one back in early 2020 as a stress purchase and I like it. I probably like the Destroids more than most? But it is a little weird as a re-release and I doubt there will be any improvements. Hopefully at least the color scheme is different or we get a PF. The problem with Destoids is you know they'll never actually finish the line-up, so it's hard to get excited. I'd love a Phalanx, but it never seems to get made.
  5. Pre-order is still available at Big In Japan: https://www.biginjap.com/en/completed-models/26838-macross-delta-dx-chogokin-vf-31ax-kairos-plus-bogue-con-vaart-use.html Definitely feels like a shelf-warmer.
  6. I like green but man, this green does NOT go with those grays. The big bright red emblem doesn't help and the blue fold crystal... it's all very primary colors. I was fairly disappointed in my Hayate AX so this will be an easy skip. Mirage will probably be my last AX unless they really knock the next one out of the park.
  7. I've seen several other Fathom events (Tokyo Godfathers, Perfect Blue, and a few Studio Ghibli Films) and this definitely stood out as the only one with particularly bad sound mixing. To be fair, I've seen Macross Plus a hundred times more than I've seen Perfect Blue, so naturally sound mix stuff is going to stand out more for me because I really wanted a perfect experience. There isn't really anyone else doing these kind of movie releases for older anime movies, so it's impossible to compare to a competitor. Overall, it was nice to see it in theaters, and I was super happy to support it; I'd just... kind of rather watch the OVA DVDs at home on my home theater setup I guess? Hopefully we get high-quality blu-ray releases of the movie and the OVA in the near future.
  8. Can agree with everyone else that the sound mixing was awful - VOICES was often way too high, I also got the weird Information High glitch on the center channel, etc. I haven't seen the movie version for 20 years (my last copy was on VHS), so I don't remember if it was the movie release in general or unique to this release, but I noticed they layered the song Bad Dog over several other Sharon Apple songs and it was SUPER distracting. Our theater was pretty full but as I mentioned before, I'm in the LA area and we get a bigger crowd for these things.
  9. Our screenings fill out for Fathom events, but it's usually a ton of animation industry people, so we're a special case.
  10. The pre-release product photos for her 31C were also red (because toy manufacturers are terrified if they make something vaguely pink, the male demographic won't buy it). I assume the actual product will be her normal magenta again.
  11. Yasuhiko could come out and say he was directing a remake of the SW Holiday Special and I'd still be pumped. His movies are rad and I'm excited to see what his take is. I know it's cool on the internet to react to news of everything with cynicism, but I'm not about that life. EDIT: Actually I thought about this more, and a Yasuhiko-directed remake of the animated sequence in the SWHS would be hella rad. It already has the cool Moebius design aesthetic.
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