Macross – VF 256 Armored Messiah Ozma Custom

Macross is one of those Animes that I followed in the 80s when I was a kid, everyone loved Robotech from back in the day. Luckily they came up with a few more storylines over the last decade with some very impressive animes. I remember thinking it would be very cool if the Air Force had jet planes that could turn into robots but for now we have the animes to enjoy and the robots to see.

I recently got my hands on the VF 256 Armored Messiah Ozma Custom from BanDai and it looks damn good and big. Its one of those types that are semi done and you have to transform him into robot mode and add the big weaponry and pieces to him. I thought it wouldn’t take more then an hour to put it all together but I was very wrong it took me over four hours and a few pieces kept falling off which drove me nuts but at the end I have a very lovely piece to add to my collection.


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Macross Quarter

Every once in a while a new model comes out which grabs my attention, this time around its the battleship from Macross. Macross Quarter is die-cast model from Japan which has both ship and robot form. A battle ship that is meant to house hundreds of thousands of people as well as weapons and spaceship, as can be seen one arm looks like an aircraft carrier and the other has more canons on it turning into a super canon.

The quality build of this model is very high and currenlty available through Japan. I’m trying to get my hands on one because its very rare ot get a model of this quality every day. Its selling for around $170 which isn’t too bad for an anime model.

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Review: Macross Frontier

Plot Summary: Macross Frontier marks the 25th anniversary of the Macross anime franchise. It is a direct sequel to the first Macross series and Macross 7 and follows the lives of Alto Saotome, Ranka Lee and a pop idol named Sheryl Nome on board the Macross Frontier colonization fleet. After the war against the Zentradi aliens, Humankind has spread across the universe in order to ensure its survival. The Macross Frontier fleet is part of a effort to spread and maintain the culture of humanity.

I have been a fan of Macross since I was a kid, seeing planes that transformed into Robots was the coolest thing and I followed all anime which were an offshoot from the original. Luckily this picked up the story where the other one ended and developed it even further, the humans were working with the Zentradi and new life is ahead of them but they face a new menace unknown to them. First off the animation in Macross Frontier is fantastic, just the perfection combination of 2-D & 3-D making it look amazing, the fight scenes fantastic, and just as the original a lot depended on the music and they did an amazing job with that. This anime is at the top and one of the best since the original was released, a must watch for all anime fans and even if you aren’t you will enjoy it.

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