Monday, May 11, 2015
The Robotech Store is back and it is fully stocked, has a new look, platform, ordering system and takes ALL major credit cards.
Posted by Kevin McKeever at 1:35 PM
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Variety.com has the story.
It's only just begun.Sony Pictures has secured rights to the popular anime series “Robotech” and views the project as a potential film franchise.The studio hopes to move quickly into production on the live-action feature, with Gianni Nunnari and Mark Canton (“300,” “The Immortals”) producing and Michael Gordon (“300,” “GI Joe”) writing the script. The series centered on humanity’s use of robot technology to fend off alien invaders and has an “Independence Day” meets “Star Wars” vibe. It is seen as having the global appeal necessary to become a blockbuster property.The project will be overseen at Sony Pictures by Sony Pictures Entertainment Group President Doug Belgrad, Columbia Pictures Production Chief Michael De Luca, and Sony Pictures Vice President of Creative Production Matthew Milam.“‘Robotech’ is unique in that it has always been a marriage of spectacle with human characters that seem drawn from life,” said De Luca. “That’s why we are so excited to be working with Mark and Gianni as we move forward on this project. With a history that offers an epic love triangle, a renegade hero, and a world on the brink of extinction, ‘Robotech’ offers a wide scope and a rich and impressive universe where the story possibilities are endless.”
Posted by Kevin McKeever at 6:25 PM
Monday, January 12, 2015
Tuesday, December 23, 2014
Disruptions at West Coast ports have delayed the arrival of the 1/100 scale toys from Toynami.
The slowdown in the West Coast ports has been a much bigger deal than people think,” said Fred Smith, chief executive of FedEx Corp. The package-delivery giant has added flights from Asia to the U.S. as desperate retailers send more goods by air, and it has even had to cap volume for some. On the other hand, the port delays contributed to lower-than-expected U.S. ground volumes for the company last month.
For retailers, the disruption upsets schedules that have been planned months in advance. Generally inventory decisions are made in the spring and shipping plans for the holidays are put in place by the summer. Retailers, like Tommy Bahama, which is owned byOxford Industries Inc., could pay the price in lower sales and weaker margins if goods don’t arrive in time, Mr. Wood said.
Posted by Kevin McKeever at 4:06 PM
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Friday, July 11, 2014
CrowdfundInsider.com has an article on Robotech Academy
A week after the launch of its crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter, Harmony Gold Productions’ new project “Robotech Academy” has raised over $100,000 from close to 1,700 backers. The entertainment company started the campaign to seek $500,000 to bring the animated series to television.In 1985, the animated series known as “Robotech” hit the airwaves in the U.S. and became an overnight sensation. Combining fast-paced giant robot action with some genuinely mature drama, it was a different kind of show for many children who were tired of the usual cartoons. For many fans, it was their first exposure to Japanese animation, and is often credited with starting the anime industry in the U.S.Carl Macek, the producer of “Robotech,” was recently working with Harmony Gold on “Robotech: Academy.” The new series is set in the Robotech universe and follows several new cadets in their adventures around the universe.
Posted by Kevin McKeever at 3:58 PM
Thursday, July 10, 2014
Earlier today the Robotech Academy Kickstarer moved past $90,000 USD in funding from over 1,600 fans.
Today also announced a whole bunch of new Ad-Ons for backers.
Here are answers to frequently asked questions about Robotech Academy!
Posted by Kevin McKeever at 5:08 PM