Well, Robotech certainly woke up.
So hot on the heels of the Ghost Fleet Saga clarification/reveal/whatever came the announcement of volume one of a bloody set of art/reference books from Udon. And new merch (most of which I was not and am not interested in -- but I just had six tshirts and a wallscroll arrrive from the Robotech Store so I guess they got me anyway? lol). And of course there's the new comic about to start --
SDCC hit this week and holy crow I think the floodgates are about to burst open. Just off the top of my head:
- well, the comic, of course
- even more
- a board game and a dice/card game
- the live-action movie has its director and producer set and is supposedly getting fast-tracked
And, possibly most significant in my own opinion, after having been moribund ever since Shadow Chronicles and literally nonexistent except for the shop for at least the last several years the official Robotech site has come back to life.
I wish they'd wiped the old forum content though because I'm petty
The new site is spiffy and shiny and is already packed with character bios and mecha information and a clickable timeline (that I should take a closer look at to see if there's been yet another overhaul, lololol) and ship/mecha size comparisons and etc etc.
But most importantly of all?
When you go into the setting encyclopedia section of the site, Sentinels is right there along with everything else. And it has its share of character bios and suchsort.
I haven't been alive enough to dig out every detail and see just what they have there, but I know the important part immediately. And that important part is that Sentinels is restored to Robotech canonicity
I am going to die of fucking joy
Aside from that, of course 99.9% of all this new stuff is for First Gen. But starting at the beginning only makes sense with what they're doing, and who knows, maybe in the face of possible changes and new things altogether (Ghost Fleet Saga!), I can start paying some~ attention to First Gen without too much bitterness.
besides Roy is calling me
I'm going to be really curious as to whether Edwards turns up in the new comic and when and what context, if he does, though ...