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by George W
Thu Jan 13, 2022 12:29 pm
Forum: Anime
Topic: Gall Force - Your thoughts
Replies: 10
Views: 240

Re: Gall Force - Your thoughts

Good observation.

I really like Eternal Story. I just about wore out that VHS tape I played it so much.

Stardust war was my next favorite - I used to have that on LD but when my LD died, I had to buy the DVD collection. The resolution is good either way, but the LD played soooo well.
by George W
Wed Jan 12, 2022 6:38 am
Forum: Anime
Topic: Gall Force - Your thoughts
Replies: 10
Views: 240

Re: Gall Force - Your thoughts

73 people have looked at this thread.

7 people have engaged.

Surely there must be some more opinions out there.

Love it? Hate it? Please share!
by George W
Sun Jan 09, 2022 5:55 pm
Forum: Anime
Topic: Gall Force - Your thoughts
Replies: 10
Views: 240

Re: Gall Force - Your thoughts

I agree. I thought we'd get some more members weighing in here - Gall Force was one of the better translations that I have run into.
by George W
Sun Jan 09, 2022 11:58 am
Forum: Anime
Topic: Gall Force - Your thoughts
Replies: 10
Views: 240

Re: Gall Force - Your thoughts

Really? I always felt Iczer 1 (I have the untranslated tape from Japan) was not as clear or good as Gall Force. Then again, I didn't see the similarity either, so maybe you have better perception than I do. Can you elaborate a bit on what you saw was similar? I'm not saying in any way you are incorr...
by George W
Sun Jan 09, 2022 8:04 am
Forum: Anime
Topic: Gall Force - Your thoughts
Replies: 10
Views: 240

Gall Force - Your thoughts

I got hooked on Gall Force - BAD. At first by Wyvern's Web, where I used to get my anime. She sent me up the tape when I asked to her to send me something good. I watched that tape, untranslated, again and again and again. And when Gall Force 2 came out, I grabbed that. And when Gall Force 3 came ou...
by George W
Wed Dec 29, 2021 5:44 pm
Forum: Fandom of the Roughly Mid-90's and Earlier Era
Topic: Netflix Live-action Cowboy Bebop opening dropped
Replies: 6
Views: 887

Re: Netflix Live-action Cowboy Bebop opening dropped

I just watched (on Netflix) my first animated version of Cowboy Bebop.

And the feeling of deja vu was unmistakable. The live action basically could have been used to just about rotoscope the animation.
by George W
Wed Dec 29, 2021 8:02 am
Forum: Fandom of the Roughly Mid-90's and Earlier Era
Topic: How niche was mecha in America before Transformer?
Replies: 4
Views: 337

Re: How niche was mecha in America before Transformer?

I see. There was a price difference. I'd be paying $70 for a Bandai VF-1A.

A similar Transformers branded (Starfire) VF-1S was $39.95 at the same time.

So yes, there was a premium for toys from Japan.

Also, the toys from Japan shot missiles. The US toys did not due to safety concerns.
by George W
Mon Dec 27, 2021 6:59 am
Forum: Fandom of the Roughly Mid-90's and Earlier Era
Topic: How niche was mecha in America before Transformer?
Replies: 4
Views: 337

Re: How niche was mecha in America before Transformer?

It's a mixed bag. Star Wars stuff flew off the shelves. Other stuff (example: A large xenomorph from the Alien movie) that I remember seeing on our shelves at JC Penney's when I was a stockboy in the early 1980's - didn't sell, but if you bought one - oh boy, are they valuable now. Transformers were...
by George W
Mon Dec 20, 2021 6:40 am
Forum: Fandom of the Roughly Mid-90's and Earlier Era
Topic: The BIX Animation Conference
Replies: 2
Views: 159

Re: The BIX Animation Conference

BIX was one of the early nets out there. Accessed by a modem (look that up!) you would dial in. Basically, if I recall my brief exposure to it from some friends, you'd log in, it would download any messages to you, and then you would log off. You would answer your messages off line (thus not burning...
by George W
Sat Dec 18, 2021 11:33 am
Forum: Anime
Topic: Macross Plus OVA TONIGHT at AMC Theaters
Replies: 6
Views: 227

Re: Macross Plus OVA TONIGHT at AMC Theaters

Maybe watch this site:
https://www.fathomevents.com/categories/anime

Nothing posted right now, but I know I saw a bunch on the list in 2019 before the world went to COVID hell.