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  1. Huh. I actually like the toy version a lot more than the GB promo art. I wouldn't buy multiples like I did with the main MOSPEADA cast but I'd probably pick this one up, assuming the colors are nice. The dusky red/brown/teal was a good color scheme if that's the one that matches this.

    Kind of shocked the line did well enough to continue through to Genesis Breakers. Though given that we've seen prototypes of the Tread already at shows, I'd wager we actually get a Tread before this releases.

  2. 2 hours ago, jenius said:

    Bandai would invite you to buy their upcoming reissue to see if that works out better for you :D.

    Somehow I felt like I'd already pre-ordered Mirage's armor parts, and the relief I felt when I checked and saw that they hadn't even gone up for pre-order yet was immense.¬†ūüėÖ

    I'd probably need to file down the attachment on this part to get it to stay in, there's no amount of pressure that will keep it from popping back out pretty much immediately. I held off filing down the attachment points on the legs for my Hayate 'cause I feel like I'll just mess it up worse. Honestly, I like Mirage's more anyways and the QC is a little better on hers; I think I'll just store Hayate and leave Mirage out. I was hoping since the armor parts were a later release the QC would be better, but they seem to have backslid. It's just such a disappointing line.

  3. Finally got around to putting the armor parts on my 31AX, and I can't get the left arm gatling piece to stay on for the life of me. The QC on this thing continues to frustrate me. It's strange because the super part attachment worked fine? So it's definitely the armor part and not the attachment point, I think.

    But yeah, I'm very much over the AX line. Think I might just put my AX Hayate back in storage and bring out my VF-31S instead.

  4. On 1/1/2023 at 1:52 PM, nightmareB4macross said:

    Lensman has a very old history compared to Mospeada.

    I didn't realize the 1984 film was directed by Yoshiaki Kawajiri (Wicked City/Ninja Scroll/Vampire Hunter D Bloodlust). I never heard particularly good things about it, but I do love dumb '80s anime sci-fi, haha. Maybe I'll give it a watch.

    Back on topic, man, I wish I liked any of the Genesis Breakers stuff. The fluff is so incongruous with the original show.

  5. Even the Hi Metal R Monster lives up to the name. I couldn't imagine buying one in a larger scale; my HMR is already boxed up for lack of space.

    AmiAmi finally sent the payment request for the Tomahawk, I'm always late since I've usually got a couple other orders boxed with things. Is the PF confirmed at this point?

  6. There was a Japanese DVD release for the 1989 film that had English subtitles and apparently ADV did a domestic release in 2005. I have the Japanese one, the subtitles were fine. Checking prices for the DVDs, the Japanese and American releases seem to run at least $75; there's a bunch of Korean copies on ebay for about 8 bucks, but I have no idea if those are legit or not. There was apparently a 2009 Japanese blu-ray as well, but the prices I saw were absurd. 

    As far as I know, there's no real way to see Gothicmade unless you live in Japan and can make it to one of its occasional limited theatrical runs. 

  7. 2 hours ago, Chronocidal said:

    Ok.. not a fan of that design, but if they put out a White Glint, I am SO down for one.  I have to assume they're planning for the overbooster as well, since the connection port looks like it opens up.

    White Glint was my favorite from AC4 for sure. The Aaliyah seems more popular, just based on how many times the basic kit seems to get re-issued? It feels like I see the Aaliyah kit all the time, and rarely see the others being re-issued. WG or the Tellus would have been my go-to designs from AC4/AA; the Aaliyah has such a busy silhouette.

    But then, I always preferred the designs from AC3/SL/NX myself. AC4/AA definitely seems to be more popular just going off of reprints of the kits. That being said... I do like the Aaliyah still, Macross releases are sparse these days, and the yen is pretty weak. Don't think I can pass this one up.

    As a random aside, checking prices for the kits while writing this post, the Aaliyah kit is ~$70-80 and the WG is $280+. You'd think they'd re-issue it!

  8. 12 hours ago, Chunky001 said:

    Did anyone watch this? I'm surprised that this hasn't been commented on since Sunday.

    I saw it with some friends on Sunday. I thought it definitely suffered from "first episode" syndrome; the first 15-20 minutes particularly were a slog. Picked up a bit as it went through. Overall, I was mixed; I found Daemon a lot more compelling than Rhaenyra. I thought it was a weird choice to cast people who looked so similar to characters in the main series (Rhaenyra obviously being very close to Daenerys, and Alicent Hightower kind of looking like an off-brand Margaery Tyrell to me). 

    Also suffered from info-dumping a ton of proper nouns and lore while I was already struggling to understand the dialogue through the audio-mixing. It did finally push me to order a new center channel for my surround system, I guess, which I've needed to do for a while. Maybe that will help; I'm gonna see what else I can do on the equalizer front because as someone with auditory processing issues, understanding the first third of the episode was a struggle.

    Edited to add, it was pretty interesting that it was such a huge premiere in terms of viewers, but the conversation has been pretty non-existent it seems? I dunno if we're all just waiting to form an opinion or what.

  9. 1 hour ago, kaiotheforsaken said:


    I've ordered 3, but I'm debating going as high as you have. They look nice and I have serious stand deficiency.

    I ordered two of the launch arms and I know I'm probably going to regret not ordering more. Who knew that good stands would be so hard to come by? The Great Valk Stand Shortage of 2022.

  10. BBTS switched both of my July pre-orders to August as well (have the WMM VF-25 and a Miku 'cause I'm a weeb). Haven't heard anything but I haven't contacted them yet either - they are certainly slow with Japanese releases from my past experience, so it's been about what I was expecting. I figured I'd contact them in a couple of weeks if I haven't heard anything.

  11. The yen is kind of ridiculously low compared to the dollar right now so I figured I'd give this a shot, haha. What a goofy purchase, we all deserve one.

  12. Sorry for the thread necro but I thought this would be the best place to put this. Arcadia's variable stand is getting a re-release in September, it looks like. A pre-order went up on AmiAmi this morning; it's probably available on other sites as well.

    Never realized how good I had it with those YetiStands till they were gone.¬†ūüėĒ

  13. 4 hours ago, Tking22 said:

    I'm onto season 3 of TOS, moving onto TAS after. It's been pretty fun so far! Some episodes are certainly better then others, and I'd definitely agree there's only a few really good episodes, some fun enough ones, and some stinkers. After TAS I'm onto the apparently fan-favorite TNG. I don't think I'll be bothering with Picard after TNG, I'll probably move onto DS9 or Voyager.

    I know a lot of people don't share this perspective, but I actually like the animated series a lot. The animation is admittedly extremely limited and the pacing can be goofy, but I'm a real sucker for the '70s sci-fi background paintings. It's a fun watch in a way that some later Trek series are not (casting shade directly on Picard here).

  14. 42 minutes ago, Seto Kaiba said:

     Those early fleets initially used captured Zentradi ships, supplemented with Earth-manufactured space warships like the ARMD-class and Oberth-class...

    I've been reading these threads for years now and my first reaction to mentions of the Oberth class is still "wait, like the Grissom?"

  15. 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!

  16. 8 hours ago, Gabe Q said:

    The tweet thread by Mr. K above has someone asking him whether the markings are tampo and he replies 'no'.


    Ahhh, that's lame. I am also in the "hating stickers" camp. Thanks for confirmation though!

  17. 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. 

  18. 7 hours ago, seti88 said:

    Were vf-171 sheryl/luca customs or even the vf-27 grace slow take-ups back then? But yeah been a while since a TWE DX had an easy PO..

    Kakizaki wasn't cut-throat, but did eventually sell out. Sheryl I remember seeing on sale in a few places, still never bought one. 

  19. 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.

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