Prelude in demand. | "Underground" MP3 available for download. | Another Valkyrie review.
You probably didn't even notice that the Robotech.com store was sold out of their sets of Prelude to the Shadow Chronicles. Yeah, I didn't either until I went onto eBay today and noticed that a complete set of the five-issue comic book series was, at last count, selling for $43.00. Check out the auction here.
What can I say, the print run was small and clearly the Shadow Chronicles buzz has made a complete set into a hot item right now, regardless of the fact that the series' merits are few and far between. (I liked the first half of the last issue. I thought it was cool. It was also nice to see Edwards and the Regent again. I missed them.) I wonder if this is going to turn out to be a one-time thing or if subsequent sets of the series would go as high. Obviously I've got a full set here, but they've been run over by my computer chair a few times, so I don't think anyone else would want them ...
sdf1macross has let me know that ROBOTECH The New Generation songwriter and performer Michael Bradley has finally released the single "Underground" from the ROBOTECH remake album, Lonely Soldier Boy, as a downloadable MP3. You give Michael $1.19 via the PayPal mechanism at his website, he gives you this awesome reworking of one of his songs from Robotech The Movie: The Untold Story. I downloaded it, I'm listening to it right now, and I'm probably going to loop it and listen to it for the next half hour.
Michael says that the CD should hopefully ship by the end of February. I have my fingers crossed for him, for what it's worth. I want the CD. I want it bad. And I really want it to do well for him after all the hard work he's put into making it happen. Listening to "Underground" just makes me want the whole album all the more. (What can I say, this is coming from a guy who spent a whole lot of high school locked in a room typing up ROBOTECH comic book summaries with "Look Up! The Sky is Falling" on endless repeat on the CD player and the volume cranked up all the way ... clearly I got issues.)
The banner image comes from the Michael Bradley Fan Club. There's lots of cool ones there. Pick one you like and put it on your blog. Show your support, gang!
Scott Rubin points me to his review of the entire Toynami 1/100 Macross Valkyrie line along with a substantial photo gallery comparing them to past Valkyrie figures at Figures.com right here. Seriously, if you've got the time, click through that gallery for a bit. Lots of cool pics.
I'm gonna try and get the second half of the Dan Woren interview up tomorrow night. It could be very late, but it's gonna get done, promise.