BETA! IS! GO!
Thanks to Matthew J. Coelho for writing in with this scoop:
It was announced by Kevin McKeever on Saturday at Super-Con that the Beta will finally see production. Apparently there is going to be an agreement between Toynami and Aoshima regarding the production of the Beta. Toynami has loaned the Alpha and Beta molds to Aoshima which will be producing the Beta for Toynami and it will be way less than the projected $200 cost (my speculation based on similarly produced toys it will be $129). The Beta will plug into the Toynami produced Alphas.
This is good news to all of us that have been waiting for a Beta. The only problem is convincing my wife that I need two of them.
Hehe, I hear that, man.
Anyway, fantastic news for all of us who've been waiting ... and waiting ... and waiting!
He adds that this was supposed to be up on Robotech.com, but as always the official site is entirely unresponsive to such excellent and long-awaited news. I imagine if this was another cell phone game or something, though, we'd have heard about it yesterday ...