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  07-12-2014, 06:39 PM
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I was not sure if I could post this or not I hope it is ok to do so

Robotech fans PLEASE check this out and make a pledge https://www.kickstarter.com/projects...botech-academy
please help us at robotech.com MAKE this happen
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  07-12-2014, 08:23 PM
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... in the works ONLY if they get money from fans.

I've always had a problem with a company using normal people as investors, yet not giving them any of the returns on that investment. At most, they get a few trinkets. After the John K incident -- 2+ years and STILL no cartoon! (what a ******!) -- I refuse to give anything on Kickstarter anymore.

Even as big of a Robotech fan as I am, I'm still not giving to this. Why? Harmony Gold. That company is a perfect example of copyright squatting (aka, why we never get a dubbed Macross series in the U.S., be it Zero, 7, Frontier, etc). It's also a great example of a company that keeps milking the same crap over and over, always promising new stuff "if we can only sell a little more", then never doing so. It's been that way since the late 80s.

HG is also the reason that Hasbro can never release another Jetfire in the classic VF-1S valkyrie mold. As recently as 2013, almost exactly a year ago, they tried to sue Hasbro. (And it was dismissed with prejudice, which is akin to the court slapping HG upside the head!) You can read more on that case here: http://www.animeherald.com/2013/10/1...ase-dismissed/

If any other company were doing this, I'd probably gladly give $100 or so. But with HG at the helm, I'd just be pissing it away. I'd rather wipe my *** with $1 bills, because at least I know the money is being used for something useful.

Too many of us are disgruntled.

Seriously, how many cartoons/anime have anti-ownership Facebook pages?
- https://www.facebook.com/groups/170092439856170/
- https://www.facebook.com/groups/1404663976454642/

I wish a company like WEP (World Events Productions, owners of Voltron) would just buy out Harmony Gold. WEP has always had a pretty good relationship with fans. Like HG, it also had hard times in the early 90s, and again in the early 2000s, but pulled through.

The heart says yes (Robotech!!), but the brain says no (Harmony Gold).
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  07-13-2014, 06:35 AM
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HG did release an English dub for the Macross: Complete Collection in 2006

I have the set IF you want a copy
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