30th Anniversary Macross News and Site Info

Macrossworldcon 2012 raffle for Macross Frontier “Sayonara No Tsubasa” movie poster signed by Shoji Kawamori

This years Macrossworld Convention is setting up to be a great event. With displays, customs contest, and games, and special guest Mari Iijima, attendees should have a great time with many things to get involved with. Well, now there’s something else. Our good friends at Satelight Inc. have taken the time to show their appreciation for fans across the Pacific, and have donated large movie sized posters signed by Shoji Kawamori. Each poster is roughly 42″ x 30″, and are from Macross Frontier “Sayonara no Tsubasa”, the second of two movies from the Frontier series. For this year’s Macrossworld convention, you (yes you) will have the opportunity to win one of these beautiful posters in a raffle. Here’s how:

As of now, the opportunity to purchase raffle tickets is active. You do not need to be present at the Macrossworld con to win if you are buying tickets online, but you do need to be an actve member of Macrossworld forums to buy them. If you are not a member, but are planning on going to Macrossworldcon 2012, you may buy raffle tickets the day of the con. Tickets bought the day of the con must have the purchaser present to win, and tickets will be color coded to differentiate. Now, the cost of each ticket is $4 for tickets purchased online, and the day of the convention.

To purchase raffle tickets via Macrossworld website, send me a private message (Jasonc). In the subject write Raffle Tickets, and in the message, indicate how many tickets you want. I’ll provide the payment info, along with your raffle ticket numbers, that will have your screenname, and your real name on them and will be inserted into the drawing. Each poster will have a separate drawing, so if you don’t get one, there’s a chance for another.

Winners that bought raffle tickets online will be notified via pm message, and it will be announce the evening after the convention here. You will have three (3) days to respond and claim your prize, after which, another winner will be drawn. There will be no postage to pay for the winner. Winners who bought the at the convention, will be mentioned on Macrossworld as well.
Again, these prizes are brought to you by Satelight Inc. I would like to take the opportunity to thank Mr. Kawamori and his staff for providing these donations. Kawamori, I’m sure, is a very busy man, and for him to provide these for the fans of Macrossworld, it is an honor and a priviledge. From all of us here at Macrossworld, we honor and thank you for the donation, and for 30 wonderful years of Macross.

One of two posters to be won in the upcoming raffle

The second poster to be won in the upcoming raffle

Closeup of the signature in the second poster.

Closeup of the signature in the second poster.

This poster will not be in the drawing.

30th Anniversary Events Macross News and Site Info

Macross World Convention 2012 – Celebrating The Franchise’s 30th


Come celebrate the 30th Anniversary with other Macross fans at the 2012 Macross World Convention. There will be contests, prizes, special guests and free stuff. And of course, watch nerds eat!

Sunday, October 21, 2012

11:00am – 6:00pm

Thanks to fellow MW member xstoys, we have secured a FANTASTIC location for this year’s convention. We will be hosting MW Con 2012 in the beautiful city of Arcadia, California at xstoy’s brand new design school Concept Cube. Congratulations to Tony (xstoys) for the grand opening of his school and thank you for sponsoring MacrossWorld Convention 2012!

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30th Anniversary Collectors Toys

Outlook for the FB2012 version of the VF-4 Lightning – Not So Good

As suspected before, it is due to licensing that Yamato will NOT be releasing the Flashback 2012 version of the VF-4 Lightning.

According to this statement posted on Yamato’s page: “We wanted to make it in the white version in FlashBack 2012 but due to licensing issues it wil be the gray version in VF-X”.

Hopefully Yamato does include stickers or even decals for those brave enough to paint their limited version web exclusive toy and re-deco it as the iconic skull squadron scheme from the Angel’s Paint video.

My suggestion to them would be a white non-paint version follow up with all the appropriate markings.

Link to Yamato Page

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30th Anniversary Collectors Toys

Bandai’s 30th Anniversary Special YF-29 in Focker Scheme with Gallery

As posted two weeks ago here, Bandai is releasing a special 30th Anniversary version of their DX 1/60 YF-29 in Roy Focker’s classic yellow and black scheme. MW member, ff95gj, just posted pictures of this toy from Bandai’s Tamashii Nation web page. Good luck getting this one…

30th Anniversary Collectors Toys

Vote on our Poll! Would you buy the 1/60 Yamato VF-4G?

As we learned from this article, Yamato is currently running a non-binding pre-order sale for their upcoming 30th anniversary web site exclusive 1/60 scale VF-4G. The pre-order will decide how the high end collectors’ item will be priced.

We all expected this bird to be the same one that was seen in  “Angel’s Paint (Tenshi no Enogu)” from the collection of Minmay videos named Flashback 2012. But as it turns out the toy that will be released will be in the scheme that was seen in the Sony Playstation game; Macross Digital Mission: VF-X. It is assumed that this is due to licensing but it also maybe due to the fact that we never actually see the Lightning transform in the FB2012 video. But in the video game version, a newer model called the VF-4G Lightning III did have the other two modes.

30th Anniversary Events

Illustration Contest for the 30th Anniversary Celebration of Macross in Japan, a website dedicated to networking anime and manga creators is sponsoring a Character Illustration Contest within Japan to coincide with the 30th Anniversary celebration of the  of Macross franchise. The deadline for entries is July 28, 2012. The winning entries will be showcased around the country during the various Macross Anniversary scheduled events. Hopefully we will be able to post the winning illustrations here also.

Link to Story

Tinami contest website

30th Anniversary Toys Uncategorized

Yamato VF-4G Battroid pics prototype pictures & more

Yamato finally posted a legible picture of the battroid mode of their 1/60 VF-4G. Here’s the complete set of pics including the other modes. So far, so good Macross Anniversary year… so far, so good…


30th Anniversary Figure Art Zero and DX Chogokin YF-29

No exact details yet, but Figure Arts Zero will produce a Shery Nome (Black Bunny Ver) figure. And as special item for the 30th anniversary of Macross a VF-1s color version of the DX Chogokin YF-29 will be released. More details next month!

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30th Anniversary Movies and TV Series Music

Firebomber Concert in November, Tokyo and Osaka (UPDATED)

Wow… Fans in Japan should be happy about this!

To celebrate the 30th anniversery of Macross, the Fire Bomber band from Macross
Seven will be having a concert on November 23rd in Tokyo followed by a
show on the 24th in Osaka. The last Fire Bomber reunion concert was in 2009 and the one prior to that was 2007.

Both Chie Kajiura(Mylene) and Yoshiki Fukuyama (Basara)  have been
confirmed of the show.

General public ticket sales start on September 1st.


Yoshiki Fukuyama has also announced via his website and the Official Macfross Fan Club that he will be doing a tribute tour:  ‘Yoshiki Fukuyama Sings FIRE BOMBER ~ A Tribute to Nekki Basara~.’

The tour will kick off on September 1st and include 8 shows over the course of four weeks at different cities throughout Japan. The last solo Tribute concert that Fukuyama did was in 2005, although he has been known to spring the odd impromtu Macross gig on fans, as he did during Christmas in 2010.


30th Anniversary Toys

Yamato 1/60 VF-4G Partial Battroid Configuration

Thanks to Sketchley for posting this pic.


Judging from this scan, I should ask for the day off ahead of time if I want to transform this baby.

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