Yamato’s annual open showroom event was held today and, apart from the usual bargains and cabinets full of valks, the big draw this year was something rather special – the first hands-on session with the final version of the toy.
Now, as long time listeners of the SpeakerPODcast know, I’m more of a character/song kinda Macross fan – I enjoy owning a handful of valks but that collection pales in comparison to the mammoth collections and encyclopedic knowledge that many of other fans have. Having said that, I can say without reservation that this is by far the best engineered talk that Yamato has made to date. The amount of detail and engineering that have gone into the toy is humbling. And more importantly than all that, it feels solid. It makes you want to play with it, damn the cost.
So I just got back from the first ever screening of the new BD remaster of DYRL with Adrian. After 7 hrs straight at the cinema, its now 7:30 in the morning and I’m just about ready to crash. Before succumbing to sleep however, I have a few observations to make about the remaster – some of which may be a little surprising.
BNDNA, the popular Japanese cell-phone game company, has updated its website with the first footage of its upcoming Macross SP Cross Deculture game for smartphones. No details on a release date or pricing as of yet.
The following report comes from SpeakerPODcast regular Renato.
On February 2nd, 2012, Mylene Jenius celebrated her -19th (that’s MINUS nineteenth) birthday, and to celebrate, psychedelic goth rockin’ lady Chie Kajiura got together with her band and some other friends to perform in a second annual “Mylene Night” concert, consisting of INCREDIBLE renditions of Macross songs old and new.
Adrian, Gwyn and I scored some tickets and mosey’d on down to check it out.