Post by tasuke on Nov 1, 2015 11:16:41 GMT -5
something right around 20 years ago, as an ignorant, pre-internet budding MACROSS fan with no means to obtain the 1/55 Chunky and/or 1/72 HCM VF-1 toy he so desperately desired,
i leaped at whatever MACROSS, -usually by proxy of ROBOTECH- i could find locally. i found the old COMICO comics (and, eventually, the newer ANTARCTIC PRESS ones) at my local comics/collectibles shop,
the crappy 1/100 fixed-mode ARII VF-1 model kits, the EXO SQUAD/ROBOTECH re-issues of the old MATCHBOX vehicular toy line,
and the PALLADIUM BOOKS RPG/sourcebooks, which were my only means of technical reference for MACROSS for years to come.
i knew about, -thanks to adverts in those old COMICO comics- the old MATCHBOX action figure line, and, for whatever reason,
desired to own at least the Rick Hunter figure.
then, out of the blue, for just that year, never to be repeated, there was a collectible toy show at my local mall at the time.
the lobby floors were packed with vendors, and one had boxes of MoC vintage action figures,
including a small box of ROBOTECH.
i freaked, and ran through them in search of a Hunter, to no avail. i did, however come across this VF-1 pilot Miriya,
and i had felt that if i was to have one of these old figures, it had better be Rick Hunter. barring that, however,
it would have to be a VF-1 pilot of some sort, and a barely-female one in red and white would be better than walking away empty handed.
so, i just barely had the $15 the vendor was asking, but she was mine, for whatever it was ultimately worth.
with the onset of the 21st century, and broadening of horizons that came with internet access,
i was finally able to begin moving beyond the ROBOTECH-oriented garbage i once so desperately clung to,
and it all went into storage, including that Miriya.
just recently, after a move, i busted into those awful old toys again, for old times sake,
and decided to see what i could do with that horrible action figure
with my vastly improved painting skills.
as you can surmise, there is very little that can be done to that terminally grotesque facial sculpt.
these figures are GARBAGE from a bygone era of forced ignorance, and they really should stay that way...