I have a bunch of these. I'm filling out a Robotech RPG Tactics Roster with them.I've been filling in my Unseen ranks with the absolutely insanely detailed Robotech models by MiniTech
You can set ebay alerts?!@!!?!!?#?I think it's been on my ebay alerts for 9 years now
lol, um yeah.You can set ebay alerts?!@!!?!!?#?
I always use Aries...I'd love to pick up hard copies of the core rules for "current" battle-tech but it seems like every time I check the Catalyst Shop (which admittedly isn't to often) they are always sold out and it's only PDF's. Also I'd prefer to get these books with the "Classic Art" covers as i agree with ya @TristramEvans on the new art being a bit garish and to colorful.
Belated and nit-picky correction...The Real-Life History of Battletech Preludes Part III
Also in 1985, Harmony Gold released the cartoon series Robotech. This is where things start to get convoluted.
BIG EDIT: I apparently confused Harmony Gold with Sandy Frank, the ones actually responsible for bringing Gatchaman AKA Battle of the Planets AKa G-Force AKA Eagle Riders to North American television. I direct interested readers to my website at Pariedolia.weebly.com/NIMH for the full, expanded, and corrected story.
In other words, Harmony Gold wasn't so much about translating anime, as it was reforging it into something they saw as commercially viable and culturally appropriate for Western audiences. Additionally, Harmony Gold had a pre-established relationship with Anime studios in Japan, who they licensed shows from directly, rather than going through an international licencor middleman such as Twentieth Century Imports.
Such was the case when Harmony Gold licensed three anime Mecha series, Super Dimension Fortress Macross , Super Dimension Century Orguss, and Fang of the Sun Dougram, and then cut and combined them to form Robotech. Harmony Gold actually didn't even come up with the name Robotech, instead licensing that from Revell, which had used it for a series of mecha-based model kits.
If two of those names sound familiar, that's because they were the aforementioned sources of several of the Mecha designs that FASA had licensed for Battledroids. And that's where even more troubles began for poor Battletech...