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First Robotech / Macross Encounter

Postby Cobalt » Wed Sep 02, 2020 12:21 pm

I was 10 and living in Portugal. There was only 1 English language station. I watched Robotech for the first time. When I got back to the States, I bought the first three Robotech books I ever owned from the book fair, books 8-10.

Over the next two years, I bought them all. 1-7 and 11&12. As I got older, the Sentinels books were released.
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Re: First Robotech / Macross Encounter

Postby Kosh » Wed Sep 02, 2020 2:01 pm

For me, over in the UK it was pure luck I even worked it all out. I rented a movie called 'Robotech The Movie' from the local store and loved it. A dude with his transforming bike and a AI signer, glorious stuff. As far as I was concerned it was a one off and done.

A few months/years later I was in one of those cheap ass stores and in a bargain bin of VHS tapes saw this gem:
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I think it was on pure luck alone I saw the name and was like "they cant be the same thing?" turned out it was a clip show of the first half of the Macross saga and I loved it.

After that came Macross Plus. The rest is history.

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Re: First Robotech / Macross Encounter

Postby Cobalt » Wed Sep 02, 2020 2:24 pm

Macross II was the next thing I saw. Then Plus.
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Re: First Robotech / Macross Encounter

Postby Kosh » Wed Sep 02, 2020 2:44 pm

Oh yea, that. I blocked that out.

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Re: First Robotech / Macross Encounter

Postby Cobalt » Wed Sep 02, 2020 2:47 pm

It was what it was. I will always be grateful because the Macross II game by Palladium is what led me to finding the MRC.
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Re: First Robotech / Macross Encounter

Postby InfernosCaress » Wed Sep 02, 2020 8:41 pm

I caught the premiere of Robotech in 1985. So, I saw it on its original run, beginning to end.

That was because of my mother. She was a big anime fan. She used to pick me up half an hour early from preschool every day (for the non-USA people, that is like a school-daycare hybrid for 4 and 5 year olds). Starblazers (the Space Battleship Yamato dub) came on at the same time that preschool let out and she was not going to miss it. Anyway, the television lineup went something like Starblazers, Transformers, Robotech, and then Voltron. I starting watching Robotech because it was in the middle of my mother's anime block.


After that, I saw Clash Of The Bionoids, which was the first dub of Do You Remember Love and was also pretty bad because, like, a 1/5 of the movie had been cut from the Japanese version. It really confused me because everybody's names were wrong except for Minmei. I was, like, seven or eight. I didn't know about the whole import thing. Honestly, I probably did not even know that Japan existed at the time.

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Re: First Robotech / Macross Encounter

Postby Cobalt » Thu Sep 03, 2020 11:54 am

When I got back to Hawaii from Portugal, my day was...

6am - Robotech
6:30am - Starblazers
8 - 230 school
3pm GI Joe
330 Transformers
4 - Bionic 6
430 Jem and the Holograms

Saturday was Thundercats, Silverhawks, Voltron, and a few others that escape my memory
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