Video game localization company 8-4 co-founder John Ricciardi posted last month on Twitter that his company will not be handling the localization of Monolith...
April series stars Mirei Kiritani, Asami Mizukawa, Ryō Narita
Shogakukan is listing the 26th volume of Takeshi Azuma's Denpa Kyōshi - He Is a Ultimate Teacher (Ultimate Otaku Teacher) manga as the final volume. The...
This year's 13th issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine announced on Monday that the second season of the Isobe Isobee Monogatari: Ukiyo wa Tsurai...
It doesn't get more 80s than this does it? The badguy from the Sectaurs meeting a kid with a Ghostbusters Tee shirt!
Reminder: This is the kind of thing I'm looking for in my next book "Mall of Justice".
How you can get involved: I'm looking for your photos and your recollections! Even if you've submitted them to the site before, I would likely need higher resolution and I'd want to talk to you.
What am i looking for: Appearances of costumed characters during the 1970s and 80s, be they from comic books (Batman, the Hulk) , cartoons (, toy lines (Masters of the Universe, GI Joe) or movies (Planet of the Apes, Star Wars) , a date and place and a description of how you felt meeting these iconic characters. Did you think they were real?
Does it have to specifically be in a mall:
HECK NO! Car shows, county fairs, grocery stores, heck I'd even accept birthday party shots. It's all fair game.
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The Turner Classic Movies channel is currently listing that it will air Eiichi Yamamoto's 1973 experimental anime film Belladonna of Sadness (Kanashimi...
Hot Toys announces their first 1/6th-scaled figure from their adaptation of Marvel’s GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2 feature film, with ROCKET RACCOON dressed all nice-in-his-new-space-duds (different from the first version with Groot), and with two editions to be had! There is the REGULAR Edition (see above / breakdown below), and there is the DELUXE Version (See below) - which comes with an
From chuckdawg1999: "Better late than never! Soundwave has been a bit hard to find in the US, but I was able to finally get the figure. Like most repaints/retools there are some things better on Soundwave and some things that are worse. Overall what I liked about Blaster, I like about Soundwave and I'm happy to have what I feel is a proper update to the G1 toy." Keep reading to see the review!
It was almost two years ago that Gina and I visited the Action Figure Museum (posted here), and I am starting to think it is time we take another road trip to stop in at the museum, journey over to Pops, and maybe go out of the way a bit to stay at the Price Tower again. For now, though,... Read more →
Kenner’s Six Million Dollar Man and Hasbro’s G.I. Joe Adventure Team in a single newspaper advertisement? It must be a snapshot of the toy industry of the seventies! Who out there wouldn’t want a G.I. Joe set at 2/3 off the original price? Related articles “Eagle-Eye G.I. Joe Meets the Intruder” in 1976 (battlegrip.com) Affiliate Link – G.I. Joe Adventure... Read more →
9-member Aqours held 1st major concert in Japan this weekend with 2nd tour set for August-September
The Eagle-Eye G.I. Joe comic advertisement is far more entertaining, yes, but it would be wrong of me not to share this 1976 newspaper ad with you. This ad comes from the final days of the Adventure Team, and try not to cry too hard when you see just how cheap this toy was for Christmas over forty years ago.... Read more →
Out of the first volume of Encyclopedia of Play in Today’s Society* comes this entry on “action figures,” and a broad overview of the history of action figures and the response by kids to modern vs vintage figures. We know that Star Wars collectors look down on the overly-muscular figures of the nineties, but according to this book: ” .... Read more →
3-episode series to feature 5 resurrected Kamen Rider characters
Also: Hiromi Morishita, Junko Ogino's manga adaptation changes magazines
Blu-ray Disc release with English dub, sub slated for April 25
(Above image of Skullhead Samurai DIY from @hxstudio) Pobber Toys will be showcasing a group customs show in the month of March (exact date TBC), featuring their Skullhead Samurai (JonPaul Kaiser x Huck Gee) as the custom-base figure of choice, and we have a few select previews of both WIPs and finished versions to share in this post today! This was well gives folks an idea of the artists