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SPEAKERPODCAST EP.95 -The doctor is region locked!

Dr. Craig Norris joins the SpeakerPODcast Crew on a visit to this year’s Tamashii Nations toy fair. There were a fair few Macross items on display this year, including a YF-19 that might just have a few tricks up its sleeve.

We also discuss the new Macross Delta movie key visual and visit Toho Cinema’s in Ueno to catch Macross Plus and some Macross 7 on the silver screen. All this, plus a new VF-2SS and… Biollante???… on this episode of the SpeakerPODcast!

Tamashii Nation 2017

The annual Tamashii Nation toy show will be held at the UDX building in Akihabara from Dec.1-3 (with Dec.1 being business day and Dec.2-3 being open to the public).
But who wants to wait until then? The power of Bandai’s VF-2SS drew intrepid SNN reporter Adrian Lozano to the scene for a sneak peak before opening. He managed to snap the following gallery.
Bandai also had a Chogokin YF-19 and 1/48is (unconfirmed) VF-1J on the show floor, however photography of these two items was unfortunately strictly prohibited. Keep an ear to the ground for his full impressions in our next podcast.

Plasticmodel Rock Festival & BMC 2017

Two hobbyist modelling events were held today, “The Plasticmodel Rock Festival” and “Baka Modelers Company”. Small, local get-togethers, these events gave local modelers an opportunity to get together and show off both their skills and imagination.

The Plasticmodel Rock Festival focused on met plamo kits old and new, and included some amazing custom kits.

Baka Modelers Company, on the other hand, was targeted more towards military models of real-life aircraft, with a few pieces kits based on popular anime and a LOT of love given to the F-14 Tomcat.

The SpeakerPODcast Crew was on the show floor snapping away like crazy to get the following gallery together. Hope you enjoy them 🙂

SpeakerPODcast Ep.94 – Super Dimension Convention 2017

Oct.28, 2017 saw the inaugural SUPER DIMENSION CONVENTION held in Torrance, California. Fortunately for SpeakerPODcast listeners, Richard was on-site, along with several other familiar guests, to give us the low down on the biggest Macross convention in North America – the guests, the cosplay, the drama… and Frank.

Super Dimension Convention 2017

The inaugural Super Dimension Convention was held at the Torrance Cultural Arts Center in Torrance California, on Saturday October 28. From all accounts the event was a huge success thanks to a lot of hard work from the fans in bringing their own slice of Macross across the pond. The SpeakerPODcast will have a podcast up about it next week, but in the meantime we were fortunate enough to receive a bunch of photos, posted below with much gratitude – thank you, everyone!