DH Builders Circle

DH Builders Circle – a group of hobby modelers – held a their Halloween meet up on October 19 this year. Surprisingly, one of the stand out entries at the event, and one which had a fairly constant crowd of admirers, was a collection of custom Koenig Monster destroids.

Here’s a gallery of a few of them. Enjoy!

SPEAKERPODCAST EP.132 – Absolute Explosion!

The SpeakerPODcast Crew is on the scene at this year’s All-Japan Model and Hobby Show to see the unveiling of the latest Valkyrie design and hear all the latest updates regarding next year’s Macross Delta Movie Absolute Live!!!!! (hence all the background noise, sorry ^^;)

Renato also joins us to talk about the recent BASARA EXPLOSION 2019 concert before we derail completely into a discussion about the recent Go Nagai And Isao Takahata exhibits.

Which was better? What IS the Mazinvalkyrie? And why won’t Karice put Uta Macross down long enough to finish the cast?

Doro Off IX

The 9th DORO OFF amateur modelers show was held at Asakusabashi, Tokyo again this year, on September 21-22.

Anecdotally, it was the most heavily attended event yet, with more people turning up to see the many custom models on display than even last year’s.

The usual Japanese SF staples were present – Gundam, Yamato, Macross – with Star Wars and western 80’s SF having a slightly increased presence than in years past.

As always, the customer builds stood out, with one modeler in particular even doing a Ma.K inspired take on Hisone & Masotan (Dragon Pilot).

The following is a gallery of but a few of the builds on display. Enjoy!

Oshare Macross Popup Shop @ Daiwa Korinbo

The latest Oshare Macross popup shop was held from August 9-15 to celebrate, among other things, Basara Nikki”s birthday. At only 6-days, it was not only one of the shorter popup shops for the franchise to date but one of the most difficult to get to – being held on the opposite coast of the country in Ishikawa Prefecture!

Fortunately, Adrian was on the case, trekking coast to coast to be one of what could have only been a relatively small number of fans that made it to the event. He managed to grab the following photo gallery. Enjoy!

SpeakerPODcast EP.131 – Keep calm and watch Macross!

There’s been a lot of Macross news and rumors as of late, some good, some seemingly less so. What’s it all mean? This episode we sit down to talk all about it as well as catch up on all the recent happenings and events. Adrian, international-man-of-action that he is, drops by AX2019, San Diego Comicon and somehow still has time to find out the truth behind “Genesis Breakers Mospeada 2083″… or does he?

We also meet Hiroki “Ishtar” Kasahara, find out what Isamu Dyson is up to in the year 2067, discover the must-have Macross fanzine of the year (if not the decade), and experience Uta Macross in VR. All this and more in the latest episode of the SpeakerPODcast!