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  • Birthday 02/23/1974

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  1. I haven't been on the board in a looooooooooong time. And it's funny because, I came back specifically to see if anyone had a kid recommendations for SDF Macross. My kid LOVED the new Voltron on Netflix and so I wanted to see how she liked Macross and figure out where to buy/stream an English dub. She's a cool kid, but subs are probably asking too much of her attention span at this point in life. Anyway, glad to see the community is still awesome and I'm sure this entire experiment will end up with me dusting off of my 1:48 Yamato collection again.
  2. Reminded me of Ralphie kicking Scott Farkus's ass in A Christmas Story. Complete with crying.
  3. Cool! As much as I love all the new stuff, the 1/55 is an enduring classic. And an immediate nostalgia rush for anybody that grew up with this, the best toy I could get my hands on in the 80's. That being said, I'd be interested in the VF-1J if it has a heatshiled (replaceable canopy style, like the rest of 2002 releases) and after that, I'm really only interested in what the didn't get around to producing in 2002. Elintseeker Super Ostrich VF-1S Strike GBP Armor Of course they'll start with the two most popular valks. Let's just hope they decide to give the fans what they've wanted forever this time.
  4. Well... it is an American toy magazine, with fairly close ties to most American toy companies, so not making the list primarily imports is understandable. I would expect a similar list made in a Japanese magazine to similarly ignore most American releases. Of course, they'd be correct. I think the list is inherently flawed from the beginning, considering that most of these toys aren't technically action figures. It would be better broken up into categories that make some sort of sense. I mean, how do you compare a Yamato to a Hulk figure?
  5. Like anything else at this stage of development, this has every chance to be good and even more chances to be godawful. Fact is, I could see the writing on the wall after the Transformers opening weekend numbers. I think this will actually make it into production, it being Warner Bros property. All one can really do is hope that someone in the production is smart enough to tap Kawamori to handle the mecha design. If they just turn it over to some Hollywood effects team, you'll end up with generic transforming planes with somewhat familiar paint schemes. If it turns out to be horrendous... who cares? It's Robotech. Seriously, just watch the old "Robotech Movie"... how much more could this suck? Real Macross will still be there on my DVD shelf and it'll always rock.
  6. Amen. Personally, I've "had it" with Toynami ever since the Vol. 1 MPC that was supposed to be 2/3 die-cast metal. Of course, Toynami didn't tell anyone it wasn't 2/3 die-cast until one week before the toy came out. And then the toy itself was not only 99.5% plastic, but really poorly made plastic at that. Fool me once... uh, we won't get fooled again!
  7. 1/48 Elint and Ostrich I will never for the life of me understand Yamato's reluctance to make 2-seater 1/48 Vf-1 models
  8. 1/48 VF-1S with GBP armor The toy I dreamed about pretty much since the mid-80's. Who knew such a beauty would even exist?
  9. Enjoyed it then, enjoy it now. If you took Shyamalan's name off of the film, people would probably be kinder to it. But the guy has a pretty polarizing effect on movie fans. And his goofy behavior (the way he talks about himself, his work, that wacky book) makes it not worth the effort to stick up for his films, most of the time.
  10. Well, I lurked until May 02. And I've pretty much only lurked occasionally in the last year or so. So really it's more like 4 years active duty, 2 years inactive. But it's still my longest commitment to date. Next to the old lady, of course.
  11. I feel very sad for fans of Wheeled Warriors simply because that cartoon sucked.
  12. Hey Kensei - We have the same birthday... except I'm exactly 10 years older than you. Enjoy the day. As for myself, I'm married, not a completist, and I only buy what I really like and have the extra cash to pick up. I usually get the extra dough from side jobs or weekend work.
  13. I can't tell you how much I love my DVR. It rocks.
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