The next BIG push ...
It's looking like the print machine for ROBOTECH is beginning to fire on all cylinders again come early next year. As reported here, if all goes according to plan, the revised & updated ROBOTECH pen & paper RPG should be in our grubby little mits in, as Palladium's most recent press release states, "February or March." Clicky-click here and scroll down to see the relevant passage in context.
And then, one month later, as you see here, the Shadow Chronicles art book comes out from Stone Bridge Press, publishers of a wide range of anime and Japanese culture-related books. Tommy Yune is listed as the author, with Carl Macek providing an introduction in a sort of passing of the torch (he said, pointing at the picture above).
Hmm ... I wonder if we'll also see that reprinting of the Robotech Masters novels three-in-one edition and that three-in-one edition of the New Generation novels that Tommy was pushing for around the same time. Hmm. Anybody want to start doing some digging in that general direction?
Darkwater makes a good point, that while you'd think with all this activity buzzing about in the first quarter '07, the DVD would probably come out around then. Then again, the solicitation information for Prelude to the Shadow Chronicles said point-blank that its last issue would ship simultaneously with the Shadow Chronicles DVD, and that fizzled out in a bad way.
However, the difference now is that at that point they didn't have a distribution deal signed. This clearly isn't the case now (click and scroll down to see my point). Bearing this in mind, I'm going to go back to my earlier guess that we'll see the DVD in March.
What do you think?