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01.01.20 - Hello 2020 by Chris 11:35 A.M.

MAHQ kicks off 2020 with Arshad's reviews for episodes 2-4 of Full Metal Panic: Invisible Victory.

 

12.31.19 - Goodbye 2019 by Chris 10:39 A.M.

Well, it turns out there was one last update for 2019. This time, Brian has reviews for episodes 18-25 of Xabungle, which brings the series to the halfway mark.

 

12.30.19 - Tears in rain by Chris 5:25 P.M.

In what is likely the final update of the year, my reviews for Gundam Build Divers wrap up today with episodes episodes 22-25. With this series out of the way, I'll be moving on to catch up on RE:Rise during its hiatus.

 

In other news, the SF world is dimmer today with the loss of designer Syd Mead, who has died at age 86. Mead worked on numerous movie projects and is perhaps best known for his genre-defining work in Blade Runner. In this corner of fandom, he is of course known for contributing multiple designs to Turn A Gundam, which celebrated its 20th anniversary earlier this year. Mead's work was legendary, and it's probably impossible to quantify how many writers, directors, designers, animators, comic artists and game developers have all been influenced by him. His presence will be missed.

 

11.25.19 - Enter the EL-Diver by Chris 6:57 P.M.

Moving away from Macross for a bit, today's update includes reviews for episodes 19-21 of Gundam Build Divers.

 

11.17.19 - Lovers, Again (Again) by Chris 9:02 A.M.

Another Macross mechanical update appears, but this will be the last one for a while as the focus for the near future will be catching up on anime reviews. The following ships and vehicles from Macross II are now in Burke's expanded format:

 

Carrier

Fleet Flagship

Gloria

Grave Battleship

Heracles

Large Battleship

Lifting Craft

Macross Cannon class

Macross class (Macross)

Medium Battleship

Rescue Ship

Scout Ship

Shuttle

Shuttle (Mardook)

Standard Battleship

VTOL Ambulance

 

11.14.19 - Diving Again by Chris 7:12 A.M.

For the first time in a long while, there's a non-Macross update. A new mecha section has been created for the currently airing Gundam Build Divers Re:RISE. Expect anime reviews after I catch up on reviewing the original series.

 

11.06.19 - Eternal Walkure by Chris 2:10 P.M.

Another series comes to a close with today's reviews for episodes 24-26 of Macross Delta. A review for the first movie will follow soon.

 

10.31.19 - Giraffe Blues by Chris 7:20 A.M.

Continuing in the vein of the last update, today's features reviews for episodes 21-23 of Macross Delta.

 

10.26.19 - Riding the wind by Chris 9:50 P.M.

It's been a long time coming, but I've finally returned to reviewing Macross Delta in this update, which features reviews for episodes 14-20. The remainder will be covered soon, along with the first movie adaptation.

 

10.13.19 - The Wings of Goodbye by Chris 8:40 A.M.

Today's update is still Macross themed, but this time it's a review for the second Macross Frontier movie, The Wings of Goodbye. With Frontier out of the way, it's time to return to Delta and complete those reviews.

 

10.11.19 - Lovers, Again by Chris 9:42 P.M.

Today's update turns its attention to Macross II and includes a new section for the American manga series The Micron Conspiracy. The following mecha have been upgraded to Burke's expanded format:

 

Battle Pod

Commander Type Battle Pod

Destroid Defender EX

Destroid Giant Monster

Destroid Phalanx Custom

Destroid Tomahawk II

GERWALKroid

Gigamesh (Feff Type)

Gigamesh (Soldier Type)

Omega Mecha

Powered Suit (Meltrandi)

Powered Suit (Zentradi)

Standard Mecha

Variable Fighter/Powered Armor

VA-1SS Metal Siren

VA-1SS Metal Siren Replica

VC-079 Civilian Valkyrie

VF-2JA Icarus

VF-2JA Icarus Missile Pack

VF-2SS Valkyrie II

VF-2SS Valkyrie II SAP

VF-XX Zentran Valkyrie

 

10.09.19 - Information High by Chris 4:02 P.M.

More Macross updates are on tap today, with the following mecha upgraded to Burke's expanded format:

 

Neo Glaug

Variable Glaug

VF-11B Super Thunderbolt

VF-11B Thunderbolt (Unmanned)

YF-11 (VF-X-11) Thunderbolt

YF-19

YF-19 Fast Pack

YF-21

YF-21 Fast Pack

 

The following ships and vehicles have also been upgraded:

 

Drone Fighter

Ghost X-9

Guantanamo class

Helicopter

Northampton class

SB-10/10 Starwing

Stellar Whale

Uraga class

 

09.27.19 - Party like it's 2009, part 6 by Chris 7:32 P.M.

My update plans changed, so for now, here's one more round of
Macross
-related ships and vehicles that have been upgraded to Burke's expanded format:

 

ARMD class (Movie version)

Drone

ECM Pod

Gol Boddole Zer class

Golg Gants Charts

Laplamiz class

Light Transport Boat

Macross class (Macross) (Movie version)

Megaroad class (Megaroad-01)

Meltrandi Battleship

Meltrandi Cruiser

Meltrandi Destroyer

Meltrandi Flagship

Meltrandi Gunboat

Meltrandi LST

Meltrandi Picket

Nupetiet-Vergnitzs class (Movie version)

Nupetiet-Vergnitzs class (refit)

RC-4E Rabbit

Reentry Pod

Shuttle (Movie version)

 

09.18.19 - Party like it's 2009, part 5 by Chris 7:18 A.M.

The Macross-themed posts come to a temporary end with today's update, which includes the following anime and game profiles being upgraded to Burke's expanded format:

 

Nousjadeul-Ger (Movie version)

Queadluun-Nona

Queadluun-Rau (Movie version)

Regult (Movie version)

VE-1 ELINT Seeker Valkyrie

VF-1A Super Valkyrie (Movie version)

VF-1A Valkyrie (Movie version)

VF-1J Armored Valkyrie (Movie version)

VF-1S Strike Valkyrie

VF-1S Valkyrie (Movie version)

VF-4 Lightning III

VF-4G Lightning III

VF-9 Cutlass

VF-11B Thunderbolt

VF-11C Thunderbolt

VF-14 Vampire

VF-3000 Crusader

VF-5000B Star Mirage

VT-1 Super Ostrich Valkyrie

 

09.15.19 - Party like it's 2009, part 4 by Chris 12:20 P.M.

In today's update, the following mecha from Super Dimension Fortress Macross now in Burke's expanded format:

 

Factory Satellite

Fan Liner

Fan Racer

Fokker D.VII

Fulbtzs-Berrentzs class

Gnerl

LH-2000

Medium-Scale Gun Destroyer

MiM-31 Karyovin

Nupetiet-Vergnitzs class (TV version)

Picket

Queadol-Magdomilla class

Quel-Quallie

Quiltra-Queleual class

Reentry Pod

Salvage Ship

Shuttle

Thuverl-Salan class

 

09.11.19 - Party like it's 2009, part 3 by Chris 7:55 A.M.

The Macross theme keeps going, with the following vehicles from Super Dimension Fortress Macross now in Burke's expanded format:

 

Ambulance

APC

ARMD class (TV version)

Atmospheric Escape Booster

Comanchero

Daedalus class (Daedalus)

DL-88 Centipede

EC-33B Disk Sensor

ES-11D Cat's Eye

F203 Dragon II

FL-200 Mistral

LVT Avenger II

M-299 Sugar Foot

Macross class (Macross) (TV version)

Oberth class

Prometheus class (Prometheus)

QF-3000E Ghost

SC-27 Star Goose

Sea Sergeant

SF-3A Lancer II

Spider Bug

Tank

VC-27 Tunny

VC-33 Mom's Kitchen

VF-X

XM-3002 Junky

 

09.05.19 - Party like it's 2009, part 2 by Chris 7:14 A.M.

The Macross theme continues yet again, with the following mecha from Super Dimension Fortress Macross now in Burke's expanded format:

 

Glaug

Glaug Power Up

Nousjadeul-Ger

Queadluun-Rau

Regult

Regult Heavy Missile Carrier

Regult Light Missile Carrier

Regult Tactical Scout

 

09.03.19 - Party like it's 2009 by Chris 5:25 P.M.

The Macross theme continues with today's update, in which the following mecha from Super Dimension Fortress Macross are now in Burke's expanded format:

 

ADR-04-Mk.X Destroid Defender

HWR-00-Mk.II Destroid Monster

MBR-04-Mk.VI Destroid Tomahawk

MBR-07-Mk.II Destroid Spartan

SDR-04-Mk.XII Destroid Phalanx

VEFR-1 Electronic Warfare Valkyrie

VF-1A Super Valkyrie

VF-1A Valkyrie

VF-1D Valkyrie

VF-1J Armored Valkyrie

VF-1J Super Valkyrie

VF-1J Valkyrie

VF-1S Super Valkyrie

VF-1S Valkyrie

VF-X-4

 

08.31.19 - Enter the False Songstress by Chris 7:45 P.M.

In keeping with the Macross theme, I'm finally getting around to covering the Macross Frontier movies, starting with a review for The False Songstress. Expect more Macross content soon.

 

08.30.19 - Revenge of the Kadun by Chris 11:35 P.M.

This update brings Macross into the fold of Burke's expanded profiles with coverage for every mecha and vehicle in Macross Zero. More profiles will follow in the future, but this project is essentially a labor of love that will move at a slower pace. For more in depth Macross mechanical information, I would direct visitors to the Macross Compendium, the Macross Mecha Manual or the discussions on the Macross World forums.

 

08.06.19 - More Building by Chris 8:35 P.M.

Today's update focuses on Gundam Build Divers with reviews for episodes 16-18.

 

07.12.19 - Special Formula by Chris 6:15 P.M.

It's been quite some time since the last update, but today there are some units from Gundam F90 that have been updated to Burke's expanded format:

 

AMS-119 Geara Doga Custom Sid Amber Type

F90E Gundam F90 Electronic Type

OMAX-01 Granzam

OMAX-03RF RF Adzam

OMS-15RF RF Gyan

RGM-89ST2 ST-Gun

 

05.31.19 - Finding the Narrative by Chris 9:45 A.M.

It has been quiet around here lately, but today I finally have an update. The following units from Gundam Narrative are now in Burke's expanded format:

 

MSN-06S-2 Sinanju Stein

NZ-999 II Neo Zeong

RGM-89D-ESC Jegan Type D (Escort Type)

RGM-96Xs Jesta (Shezarr Type)

RX-9 Narrative Gundam

RX-9/A Narrative Gundam A-Packs

RX-9/B Narrative Gundam B-Packs

RX-9/C Narrative Gundam C-Packs

 

04.01.19 - Time and time again by Chris 10:25 P.M.

That time of year has come again, and it means that today marks 19 years since MAHQ debuted as FAHQ. I don't have any grand statement to make this year or an ambitious content plan to lay out. All I have, on behalf of myself and Dale, is to express my sincere thanks to everyone who has helped make MAHQ what it is, whether it's visitors, contributors, forum members or podcast listeners. It is the support of these many people that keeps pushing us on year after year. So again, thank you.

 

It has been a tradition in the past to have a large update to mark the occasion. I don't have anything so large this year, but Brian has submitted new reviews for episodes 9-17 of Xabungle.

 

On a separate note, regular visitors are likely aware that Mecha Talk has been down for several days. This is due to a hosting issue, and while the forum will be migrating to a new host, it will likely take several more days. In the meantime, check out Twitter account for more updates.

 

03.26.19 - A New Power by Chris 8:35 P.M.

Today's update focuses on Gundam Build Divers with reviews for episodes 13-15.

 

03.05.19 - Enter the blue gale by Chris 7:45 A.M.

Over the course of MAHQ's existence, Brian and I have chronicled Gundam creator Yoshiyuki Tomino's anime works ranging from 1977-2014. Now, one of the remaining gaps is filled as Brian kicks off our Xabungle coverage with reviews for episodes 1-8. I don't know that we'll ever cover Daitarn 3 or anything older than Zambot 3, so this will probably be the extent of our exploration of the Tomino backlog.

 

01.20.19 - Breaking GBN by Chris 4:39 P.M.

Today I continue the work to catch up Gundam Build Divers with reviews for episodes 8-12.

 

01.03.19 - Invisible by Chris 7:08 A.M.

More anime reviews are on deck today, but this time it's Arshad with reviews for episode 31 of Da Garn and the debut of Full Metal Panic! Invisible Victory episode 1.

 

01.02.19 - Diving Again by Chris 9:43 P.M.

For the first update of 2019, it's time to catch up Gundam Build Divers with reviews for episodes 3-7.

 

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