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How on earth does MW not have a thread for this show? Well at least I couldn't find it. If I'm wrong, mods please kindly correct my mistake. This show was one of the titles AnimEigo brought over during the late 80's that helped solidify the notion that mecha is cool. Truth be told, I've forgotten a lot regarding this show ever since our VCR turned to junk many years ago and I really should track a DVD down. BUT what do I remember is that bad ass hand drawn masterpiece that was its introduction, which made a younger version of myself believe the Madox-01 can actually be made: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=N7T-6ThKoJ0 The Madox is one of Shinji Aramaki's classic designs, and merchandising for the show is next to nil. Back then finding models of the Madox was an ordeal, and even more so now. As far as I know, only garage kits have been made sporadically available and recasts are just as hard to find. Anyways, classic mecha design doesn't die. It just gets remembered later on by some dude in his 30's who detonated a nostalgia bomb while digging out his nerd stash in the garage when he should've have been out mowing the lawn on hot ass Saturday afternoon. I digress, check out this fanbuilt Madox with some impressive rendering: 1/35 scale Madox
Does anyone else know where to get Macross II designs in kit form, to include 3D prints? (Besides of course the Bandai & B-Club VF-2SS/VF-2JA & Gigamesh.) http://www.macross2.net/m3/macross2/macross2-index.html I've only found them from one source with 1/200 scale being possible for the Destroids. Of course it's nice to get the powered suits in 1/100 or 1/144 scale to display alongside various model/resin kits. A friend of mine is currently working on the Meltrandi Powered Suit & has done the Destroid Giant Monster amongst others. He primarily focuses on smaller scales, but perhaps with enough interest something larger will be produced. If you're interested in learning more, please consider joining: The Mecha Factory on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/130296881050548/
From the album: My Macross Collection"Botoru Battalion" Nosjadeul Ger, which is a color variation of the toy that Matchbox did to represent the Quaedluun Rau. But their other "Quadrano Battalion" colorway was the SDFM colorway for the male armors. Confusing, but it's a nice toy if you can pick it up for $20 or less. And by 'toy', I do mean 'toy': colorful, imaginative, sturdy, but not a collector model concerned with slavish attention to its source material. The box photos don't do the toy justice, unfortunately. I'd have probably bought one in the 80s if the prototype model didn't look so shabby and the box art (in this instance) look so rough & juvenile.
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