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Merchandise - Promotional Material
This section contains information on "Robotech the movie" promotional items. Seeing as it has been over 25 years since the movie was released, promotional material for the film is pretty hard to find. Also Cannon Films' promotion of the film wasn't all that great, so there's probably little promotional material to be found.
Robotech Feature Film Flyer
This two sided sales flyer from Harmony Gold, printed circa late 1985, only includes images from "Macross" (the first arc of Robotech) and rundown of the TV series story on the reverse. The now defunct Robotech merchandise website I took this from stated that this flyer was for "Robtech the movie", I note that on the flyer the runtime given for the movie is only 70 minutes, while the completed film ran for an additional 15 minutes. I suspect this is actually a sales flyer for "Codename: Robotech" which has a similar runtime to that on the flyer.
"Robotech the movie" One Sheet Theatrical Poster
The infamous and ubiquitous poster for the US theatrical release of the movie. The most common surviving promotional item for the film. While most images for the poster on the internet are quite blurry and small, I have managed to source a higher quality image which can be accessed here.
"Robotech the movie" Press Kit Photos
I believe this 8" x 10" photo comes from a Harmony Gold press kit for the movie. The existence of this press kit seems to be at odds with claims from Macek that there was practically no promotional material created or sent out for the film (at least on Cannon Film's part). Perhaps this photo and the press kit were created and never used for a planned nationwide release of the film. The text on the photo; "Separated during the alien attack, Mark Landry and his girlfriend Becky Franklin, are reunited moments before Landry must risk everything in an attempt to defeat the invading Robotech Masters in 'Robotech: the Movie... The Untold Story'. Opening (date) at (theatre). 'Robotech: the Movie... The Untold Story' will run at (times). ©1986 Harmony Gold U.S.A., Inc/Idol Co. All Rights Reserved". Apart from not describing the movie accurately at all, it is interesting to note that the the photo states that Becky's surname is Franklin, yet in the film she is called Becky Michaels.
"Robotech the movie" Flyer
I am unable to confirm the authenticity of this scan which I found on a website. It seems to be a flyer advertising the film in 14 theatres around the Dallas Metroplex area. I'm assuming it was distributed in comic book shops in Dallas. The Garland image is consistent with other promotion material Harmony Gold had sent out. A higher quality image which can be accessed here.
"Robotech" Comic Book Advertisement
A Harmony Gold advertisement for the "Robotech" TV series, "Robotech the movie" and "Robotech II: the Sentinels". It appeared in Comico "Robotech" comic books during 1986. A higher quality image which can be accessed here.
"Robotech La Perlicula" One Sheet Theatrical Poster
The Argentinean theatrical release poster for its circa late 1986 or early 1987 release. It can be easily found in the second hand Robotech memorabilia market. The design isn't too far off the US poster. A larger image of the poster can be found here.
"El Prontuario de un Argentino" / "Robotech La Perlicula" Magazine Advertisement
A rare Argentinean advertisement from a video industry magazine for the Tauro Video releases of the crime drama "El Prontuario de un Argentino (The Handbook of Argentine)" and "Robotech the movie". As the films seem poles apart in terms of content, Iím not exactly too sure why they have been placed in the one advert. The blog I sourced this from states that the films were released in July or August 1987.
Tommy Yune "Robotech the Untold Story" Fan Art Image
I suppose this counts as a promotional item. This was uploaded on the Robotech.com website by Harmony Gold's Tommy Yune in 2001; "I finally digitized and cleaned up this image that I drew in 1986 when I realized that the inks and watercolor dyes were deteriorating. There are also some nice words scribbled on the back by Reba West, the voice of Lynn Minmay".
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