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  1. On 8/10/2019 at 8:57 PM, Dangard Ace said:

    Update from KS Gunsmith Cats

     

    In other news…

    The kickstarter for our next project, the Megazone 23 Omega Edition, will go live at 5pm ET on Saturday, September 17th! 

     

    15 hours ago, technoblue said:

    Woah! Thanks for the reminder, Keith. Somehow I got my wires crossed and thought the campaign started in September. :o

    Happily locked in now.

    That's probably why.

  2. Reaching into the past a bit here:

    I absolutely adore my Toyworld not-Throttlebots. I seem to recall a ways back seeing some recolors of them, though I don't recall if they were Toyworld of some company knocking off their molds in a different color.

    I've been looking for them again with no luck. Does anyone remember them? Specifically, a recolor of Aurora (the Range Rover Evoque)?

    Thanks.

  3. 24 minutes ago, no3Ljm said:

    I have the Mospeada Complete Art Works mook but sad to say I'm really not that fluent in Nihongo esp reading big kanjis. I checked GearsOnline.net, and this what it says regarding the Greek letter designation:

    Eta - designed for squad leaders.
    Iota - mass produced model.
    Zeta - high performance variant.

    That being said, I'm thinking maybe it's the same as Macross out-of-sequence designation letters. Unless, there's an official reason if each letters really have a meaning. ^_^

     

    I assumed they were going for equivalents of G, H, I and just, you know, without the internet to handily look things up, misremembered.

  4. The ship, character names, and scenario (machines revolting after evolving from protoculture) are from Robotech 3000. the armor is straight-up HALO.

     

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    Honestly, I don't have an issue with the RT 3000 reference (though, not having read the comic, I might feel different in context). If (and it's a big IF) you're a serious RT fan, I'm sure you'd love this kind of a reference.  It would be like reading a Doctor Who comic and seeing a reference to K9 & Company.

    We have to remember that most of us on this forum are NOT the target audience of this comic. It's meant for new kids who don't know any better, and people who log in to the Robotech.com forums and type in all caps.

  5. 36 minutes ago, no3Ljm said:

     

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    So, if we assume that feet, angles, perspective, etc., aren't the point of this, but the line showing where the top of any given character is what matters for showing relative heights (at least that was the point many many many years ago in my drafting days)...

    This suggests that the cute little baby crab is barely taller than the Enforcer (embarassingly brain-fried on the correct names at the moment) or the armored-up rider... maybe a quarter meter at most... likely more like 6" (yay, I'm mixing units).

    Definitely not how I always pictured them, despite having looked at these drawings for year.

  6. 1 minute ago, tekering said:

    Don't know where you found that drawing, RavenHawk, but it's obviously wrong just at a glance:

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    If the lines were actually equidistant, than the line labeled "2 meters" is off by at least 20cm, the line labeled "3 meters" is off by 70cm, and the line labeled "5 meters" is off by more than 60cm...  :blink:

    Whoever made that obviously can't even use a ruler.  <_<

    That drawing was from no3Ljm's post earlier, so not sure where it originally came from. I do feel like I've seen it multiple times before, including in some of the books on my shelf... just too lazy to look now.

    As to the lines being way off... I agree with you, and that's why I posted my comment. Just something I honestly never really paid attention to, up until I saw that post today.

    As for scaling of figures, to me it just really matters how I put them on my shelf, and that's based on the size of the human that I picture being inside the armor/vehicle/mech.

     

  7. 6 hours ago, Tober said:

    Three meters tall means it would be closer to 6 cm tall at 1/55 scale... Anyway, their Facebook page says 'it is 76mm/~3 inches tall. We scaled them to the Toynami MP Alphas', so... I don't quite know where they got their dimensions from. :unsure:

    In other news, I got my Evolution Toys Dark Legioss today. I was shocked by the quality, it's actually quite good! :o So it seems like it's a crapshoot as far as the quality you get goes.

    I don't know if I ever noticed just how close that 2m line is to the 3m before... 

    Or how off the riders are, relative to the 2m, from the heights that I always pictured them in my head, with the boots and leg extensions.

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  8. 5 minutes ago, tekering said:

    Not the price, the SCALE.  

    Will it scale with... anything?

    At 1/55... I have no idea.

    I am ABSOLUTELY a stickler for scale with my displays, and all of my MOSPEADA stuff is organized by scale. That said, I do have the one shelf that is the random stuff that doesn't scale with anything else (I'm looking at you, Gakken and Megahouse), so, if this is cheap enough, I might just get one for a background piece on that shelf.

    Since he is working on a number of Sentinels characters, it would have been nice if the Inbit/Invid actually scaled together.

  9. 10 minutes ago, tekering said:

    Well, KitzConcept uses both Macross and Robotech logos on their packaging...

    Gotcha. I hadn't paid enough attention to even notice that (honestly, I'm mainly following this thread in the hopes of news that KC is doing some Legioss/Alphas).

    So, yeah, if KC already has a deal in place with Tats for the use of Macross, then yes, it shouldn't be a problem.

    Sorry for not having paid attention to that.

  10. 20 minutes ago, TheLoneWolf said:

    KitzConcept should be fine. Since Harmony Gold and Tatsunoko Production are joint copyright owners, if HG's rights expires, then KC's existing contract to produce Robotech/Macross toys should remain in force through Tatsunoko. Think of it as when a married couple takes out a mortgage in both of their names. If one spouse dies, then the mortgage stays in force through the surviving spouse.

    The only caveat would be if KC's contract contains an explicit provision stating that the contract becomes void if HG's rights epire. But if that were the case, then KC should be fully aware of what may come.

    I'm not following your logic here. HG and Tats may be join copyright owners, but if KC only has a contract with HG, then I don't see why Tats would be obligated to allow KC to continue manufacturing products under their trademark. This is more like if only one of the two members of the married couple took out the mortgage.

  11. 1 minute ago, Knight26 said:

    Guy at a show I was selling my books at had a vintage MIB Gakken 1:18 scale Mospeada Cyclone, the chunky one, asking $45 for it.  Should I have grabbed it?
    This One:
    http://anymoon.com/blog/?p=1424
    Looks like Anymoon says no, but it was MIB.

    That's a fair price for it, but, at this point, it's really only for big time MOSPEADA fans or completists. So, basically, if you have to ask if you should have gotten it, then it probably wasn't for you. :D

  12. 16 hours ago, jenius said:

    A curious thought here, if Harmony Gold really does lose their license in 2021 to merchandise Macross products, then that seems like it will royally f*ck KitzConcept and Toynami (to a  much lesser degree). BigWest will probably be in no mood to deal with companies that were not operating under their licensing previously and they will have not motivation to do so with their biggest sponsor (Bandai) already having a full catalog it could deliver.

    This is why I'm surprised that so many companies lately seem to be making deals with them.

    I'm not surprised that HG is trying to cash in while they can; I'm surprised that the other companies are willing to invest in products that might have a very short shelf life, and few re-colors, depending on where IP ownership goes.

  13. Just came across the FB page for the guy who is MEP Toys:

    https://www.facebook.com/meiccoms

    Entertaining 1/16 Legioss there that he's 3d printing.

    I have to say, I'm not a fan of the faces or proportions of most of the figures (except the Inbit/Invid prototypes), but seeing how genuinely enthusiastic he seems to be about this stuff, it kind of makes me more into supporting his work.

     

    Though it's not of interest to me, there's some Southern Cross stuff in the works, too.

  14. 1 minute ago, jenius said:

    I thought they just showed a silhouette that was obviously the Mega House toy... No idea what that implication would really be. I also don't they have the bandwidth for a VF-1 line, a character line, and another item. 

    Oh, I vaguely remember that, now that you say that.

    I had just assumed they were repackaging the MegaHouses, as opposed to making something original. I mean, Harmony Gold...

  15. 2 minutes ago, blackconvoy_D01 said:

    There was supposed to be a (Cyclone) Ride Armor teased by Kidz Concept a while ago. I dont know if it will come into fruition.

    You don't mean the Kidslogic statue, do you?

  16. 1 hour ago, jenius said:

    Is there a listing for OVA2 already? I'm curious about that.  I figure once I get through my Patlabor Blu-Rays these will be the next thing I purchase (but I'm only watching like one Patlabor episode a month so it's going to take a while).

    Yes sir.

    https://smile.amazon.com/dp/6317849846/

    It was $60 when it first listed 3 or 4 weeks ago, then went down to $40 recently.

    However, seeing how OVA 1 is now down to $18, I might wait a bit. I paid $35, even with the preorder price guarantee.

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