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  1. Aw man. Dude was a part of the tapestry, really enjoyed his movies. Time Rider haha... He had the best line of the movie in The Right Stuff, but I won't repeat it here 😐 RIP Fred.
  2. Apologies for the late entry here. Really incredible ChristopherB!. Good show man. I had a good number of those kits (will have to see if I can dig up the picture), but you've really done the impossible here. I just love the packaging and artwork of these kits, and they were fun to build too. Mind's blown that you managed to track them all down!
  3. That's a really great-looking model. Thanks for the backstory and background info on it, much appreciated! I think I remember the OG Shuttle set you mention, although I think it came on the scene a while after my prime building years (Classic Space and Expert Builder were my jam, up to about 1985). Here's to hoping that your new parts arrive in a timely manner and that you share lots of photos from your build 😀 👍
  4. Hah, thanks! Kawamori and Miyatake-san are great teachers. I had enough fun on that little guy that I picked up another set today after work, a Technic McLaren Senna GTR which was on sale at Target. I was big into Lego until my teen years, so it'll be fun to reconnect a bit with the hobby. Very impressive stuff on your Shuttle system! Is it a derivative of an official set, or something that you or other fans have designed? (Apologies, I'm a bit out of touch with the modern Lego ecosystems.) Looking forward to seeing what you do with the Orbiter!
  5. This is a silly little VF-1 Armored Valkyrie-inspired poseable mech I built from the #30343 McLaren Elva polybag set. I haven't really built anything from Lego in about 35 years, but had this set kicking around as a stocking stuffer from last Christmas. Decided to see what sort of mech I could come up with using the pretty limited parts selection from that set, and this is the result. Janky as all hell, but pretty fun too
  6. I was stoked to find out that my local (Big Island, HI) Regal theater will have a showing, and I will definitely be there. It could be dubbed in Swahili for all I care - for me, it's about being able to legally support the franchise. I already own the movie on disc and have a home theater so it's not necessarily all about the actual in-theater experience; rather to help demonstrate that there is a market here. I went to this theater about a week ago for a different movie, and they were showing the preview for M+ in the lobby. It was a real trip to walk in and have Information High greeting me from the PA system.
  7. That is such terrible news. Absolutely tragic.
  8. Not necessarily the weirdest place as the series features lots of Macross & Studio Nue cameos, but Episode 9 of Orguss features the salvaging of a VF-1J or VF-1D from an old battlefield. There's also a Studio Nue Chimera sitting on a table aboard the Glomar in the scene immediately preceding it.
  9. Those are absolutely, positively, not from Orguss.
  10. Very cool, Fifbeat! Congrats on seeing your collection to completion after all this time. I had a small army of the Orgroids, an Olson, Nikick, Ovelon Gazzette, and SDF-1 back in the day. The Ovelon and SDF-1 were the boxed KO's which Glane posted previously (the silver/white box versions), and I think I remember picking them up at a mall department store circa 1985. The SDF-1 had yellow booms with blue arms, and it was always an object of some lament for me that not only could you not put the booms on in the correct orientation in cruiser mode, but that they were the wrong color to boot I never picked up any of the Converters or KO Henkei Valkyries although they were ubiquitous in SoCal in the '80s, as I already had a 1/100 Taka bootleg which I judged as being superior. The Henkei KOs I remember seeing around most frequently were boxed versions amusingly branded as 'Battroid Walkyrie'.
  11. These are super cool, really enjoyed seeing them. The cartoon sequences are hilarious and I really dig the SD "lineart"
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    1/55's revisited

    Are there (m)any differences in the foam trays and inserts between the Takatoku/Matsushiro/Bandai valk releases? For instance, was the tray altered for the snub-nosed valks, or was it continued as originally sculpted for the Takatokus?
  13. Just watched your Remastered OP and really loved it. Wonderful artwork and animation, and the use of cover versions of the original songs performed by your friends is just awesome. 10/10 Thank you for your efforts, and for sharing them with us!
  14. Great stuff as always, JVM. Thanks for taking the time to document and share all of these booklets! I love and adore all of the wonderful Toshio Suzuki artwork which adorned many of the IMAI and ARII boxes. I used to collect the ARII 1/100 kit line, and it's interesting to note that what is labeled as a VF-1C head in the lineart in booklet #0 is what ARII actually molded and supplied in their early VF-1D fighter mode and two-mode kits, and bears a strong resemblance to Kawamori's pre-production VF-1D head. Not so surprising, that, but it is somewhat interesting to see it labeled as a "C" variant here! I posted a scan of the weird Orguss/VF-1S hybrid from Orguss booklet #7 here about 15 years ago and people totally freaked So much weird and wonderful stuff from the period in these books.
  15. Disclaimer: I don't own a Sentinel Legioss, so this may not apply due to possible peculiarities in its transformation. From my ownership of the Toynami Legioii I learned to basically transform everything else (bicep/forearm collapse, tailfins, etc) prior to stowing the hands. When everything else is already in place it only became necessary to pose the fingers such that they could fit into the hand cavity in the forearm and be able to close the arm cover without resistance. Never had a broken hand on any of the Toynamis while following that procedure, even though those hands were notorious for breakage and their apparent construction from dessicated artificial cheese spread.
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