The good folks at blastr.com have a long article detailing the history of Robotech that is a must read for any Robotech fan as it has lots of behind the scenes quotes from the voice actors and staff the worked on the show (and if you’re reading this, then you must be)
Here is an except:
Rebecca Forstadt read for the role of Lynn Minmay, the teenage girl who becomes an unlikely singing star aboard the SDF-1. She remembers “They had me just sing something! I’m not a trained singer and I don’t ever know the words to anything, so I sang It’s My Party by Lesley Gore and got the part. There was another lady there who had sung on Broadway, done Les Miz, who wasn’t too happy about that.”
Just in from Deadline Hollywood that Warner Brothers Studios is good to go for a Robotech live-action movie! Now before you get your hopes up, we’ve had this news in some form before but there are some tangible names attached to this latest effort so that gives me some hope that it might happen. Gianni Nunnari, Mark Canton will be producing the movie and screenplay will be by Michael Gordon. These three have been involved in some less than stellar movies, but they all worked on 300 together which wasn’t horrible.
Robotech fan? your reading this, so I know you are! Well then, if you haven’t already ordered the 2015 Robotech Calendar then you should do so as soon as possible before even more of the year has passed you by. Its available via the Robotech Store for a pretty low price of $11.99. The artwork inside is worth the price of admission alone.
Looks like shipping of Wave 1 is still delayed due to port issues state side says Palladium in a recent update:
Australia: We’ve gotten quotes and given the go-ahead to a freight forwarder to book the container. They told us it might arrive as soon as Monday, so Jeff and Matt wrapped and banded the ten and a half pallets of Australian rewards on Friday and got them all ready to ship. We haven’t gotten a delivery date for the container yet, so it probably won’t be Monday, but we’re hoping it will ship out next week. Ironically, it looks like because of the state of the ports on the US West Coast, the Australia container will ship from New York. They’re estimating 28 days in transit, total, but we’ll see. When we know more, we’ll let you know.
The folks over at Talk Wargaming have started a series of reviews on Robotech RPG Tactics, starting with the models that are shipped in the base set. The review of the models is honest one.
First off, the minis are beautiful and insanely detailed, and that’s part of what gets them in trouble. All the detail means a lot of undercuts, which means a lot of pieces. All of the EUDF mecha have undercuts or recessed details on both sides of their legs, meaning they need to be moulded in two halves per leg, which means more parts but also means wicked big seams running up the fronts and backs of most major pieces, likewise for the forearms of all the valkyries, the limbs on the glaugs, etc. They could have sacrificed some details for simpler moulds with less parts, but they didn’t. I can respect that, and honestly many of the seams aren’t bad if you’re equipped to do some filing and sanding and maybe a little light fill work. It would be forgivable if not for everything else…
Mold line issues became a big concern when Palladium first showed models via the Kickstarter page. Currently I’m ok with it as it lead to more detailed models, that said other miniature games such as Malifaux have crazy amounts of detail without having big mold lines. I have yet to put together any of my models yet, but I think its safe to say that the model kits are for a more seasoned modeler.
Robotech RPG Tactics arrives at stores
Its true, we are now getting reports that Robotech RPG Tactics has started to land at some retailers! So if you missed the kickstarter you can now get in on the fun.