While there were no major Macross-related new toy announcements at this year’s show, there were plenty of model kits past and present on display. The following is a gallery of some pics we took, in order of franchise.
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!
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 ^^;)
Which was better? What IS the Mazinvalkyrie? And why won’t Karice put Uta Macross down long enough to finish the cast?
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.
The following is a gallery of but a few of the builds on display. Enjoy!
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!