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Comico Spring Music Festival 2016. Don’t miss it!

Rinkya Blog - 7 April, 2016 - 12:16

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Comico Spring Music Festival 2016 is here and is about to rock your world. Don’t miss it because it’s going to be great. As you already know, Comico is an app that lets you read manga and graphic novels. They are going to publish a special manga with music during the Comico Spring Music Festival 2016. They collaborate with manga artist every season. So, we’ve got the Comico Spring Music Festival, the Comico Summer Music Festival, the Comico Autumn Music Festival and the Comico Winter Music Festival.

These Comico Music Festivals started back in November 2015 and have had a great reception by the audience. It all started with the Comico Autum Music Festival and it was a blast! Thus, they’re expanding the festival with the collaboration of 17 different groups of artist and musicians. Special manga and original music has been produced depending on each artwork, and they will see the light on April 15. This is an amazing opportunity to enjoy manga on a different level.

So, for example, you will be able to enjoy Arpeggio of Blue Steel- Ars Nova in a different light. Nishizawa Koso has created the theme song for te manga, and Urashima Sakata was responsible for the voicing. In total, you’ll be able to enjoy 17 different artists that mix manga with music to create a new level of experience.

Comico was first launched back in 2013, and since then it has had an awesome reception by readers. This manga app has exceeded 12 million downloads! Now, you can enjoy reading manga on the app, but you can also enjoy watching some anime and listening to the radio.

Don’t miss this opportunity to enjoy manga in a total different level. Join Comico Spring Music Festival and start a new path in manga reading.

Source: AnimeAnime, Comico
Image source: Comico

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LABOUM: FRESH ADVENTURE

Otaku.CollectionDX - 7 April, 2016 - 12:13
LABOUM: FRESH ADVENTURE
Release Date: 
4/11/16
Label: 
Windmill Ent.
If you're looking for something that breaks the K-Pop mold you're not going to find it here. That said, the three songs on Fresh Adventure are fun nevertheless.

LABOUM's new mini-album opens with a 44 second intro consisting of lots of synth and dashes of electro, which fits perfectly with the opening song and lead single "상상더하기," which has been translated as "Imagine More." It's a sweet, danceable, spring-themed song that's sure to spread joy wherever you play it. Except maybe if you play it in a room full of metalheads; that would probably piss them off. But it would be hard to find a K-Pop fan whose face "Imagine More" wouldn't put a smile on.

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Wantlist Check-Offs & March Bargain Buys. ( Microman Imaginext Star Wars )

Gangustars - 6 April, 2016 - 16:12
With it being just a few days out of March I feel like I'm getting to this posting in a  much quicker frame of time than I did my January/February round-ups. March started a bit slow, so there's not quite the amount of items to cover as I had with my last post. I don't really think it was until 2 weeks in that anything of substance even came in through my door.
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My first batch of news items are a bit of a cheat in terms of March gains, because these were bought and paid for in either the last week of December 2015, of the first week of 2016. It just took a few months to actually get them in hand. The bulk of this batch is re-buys, the Microman figures and CG-Robo being toys I'd owned before and sold. The last three items were just thrown in the same auction lot as the Microman figures and since it costs me money to eliminate items from my winnings and costs me money to ship, I figure why not just keep them and figure out what I want to do with them later.
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A few days after my Japanese box came in is I guess where the real March buying starts. And of course it's Imaginext that gets it going. I lucked out and found the latest Imaginext Target exclusive DC Comics figure packs, Firestorm and Sinestro & Cheetah. A good deal of collectors, not to mention kids and parents are still looking for these a month after I scored a set. And my finds come 2 months after others reported finding them back in early January. While I can chalk up a bit of the difficulty in getting these in stores to greedy scalpers, a lot of the blame lays with Target and maybe even a bit with Fisher-Price. Hopefully with some recent West Coast sightings starting again there's hope that a second wave of stock is heading in from China.

The Flash toy was only made known to the public via some pics on Kmart's website about 2 weeks prior to the first toy being listed on Ebay. Out of the blue images of the Flash and Batgirl popped up, and then into Kohl's stores. With the finding and reveal of the back package of the figures online collector's got a glimpse of a new Batmobile. I was lucky enough to find one. With the toy in hand it was easy to see that it's design is based of the new Batman V. Superman Batmobile, but in more kid friendly colors. And I gotta say, more preferable colors to me as well. With both the Flash, Batmobile and a week later Batgirl being Kohl's buys I got them quite a bit below their tagged prices due to sales and coupons. I think my Batgirl was under $4.
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My Kohl's shopping extended on past just I Imaginext and into Star Wars. Maybe you recall my post about not buying a Star Wars pack on clearance last year and realizing that I was going to have to resort to an overpriced pick-up from Ebay. Well I found the 2-pack with the very figure I wanted from the set on sale at Kohl's, for about the same price that I would have paid for the clearance toy. So all ended well on that mistake. Pretty happy to add another type of Scout Trooper to my collection. Wicket however, that figure will likely make it's way into my nephew's collection.
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I like Darth Vadar, I'm really getting into the Star Wars Rebels cartoon and because I absolutely adore really awesome sales, this was a no-brainer purchase. This was less than half of normal retail price. The Vadar is a Rebels styled sculpt and a cool addition to have in my collection. Ahsoka Tano is cool, but without me seeing much of the later Clone Wars series I don't have quite a connection to the character, but her appearances in Rebels is helping with that.
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I really love the package design and art for these new sets being released mostly in connection with the Star Wars: The Force Awakens toys. Plus as a collector, any figures in a box that came be opened, enjoyed and then put back in package for storage or dust-less display is fantastic.
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March came to a close with some really cheap close-out/clearance deals from my Kroger grocery store of all places. As it turns out the store was doing a re-set of it's toy section and they were eliminating some things. What doesn't make sense to me is that the Imaginext was part of a new display for the Batman V. Superman movie and not in the toy aisle proper. And only a handful of the many toys were marked down. This single Star Wars Hero Mashers was priced at $2.09, while all the others were $3.30 on sale, not clearance. I don't know why these were priced as low as they were and I didn't make a fuss about it.
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I checked back a few times that week to see if anything new was marked down, but aside from some Barbie stuff nothing cool was added.I did pick up some of the sale priced Star Wars Hero Mashers just because $3 a pop is such a great price. The Vadar is a duplicate, the Bossk is for me, and the Kanan and Anakin Skywalker ended up in my nephew's Easter basket. Now if they'd only get in Greedo and Admiral Ackbar my Star Wars Masher collection would be complete.



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Great news! Tonkatsu DJ Agetaro on air soon!

Rinkya Blog - 6 April, 2016 - 11:42

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Great news! Tonkatsu DJ Agetaro on air soon! As you might already know, Tonkatsu DJ Agetaro is a Japanese manga series written by Iipyao and illustrated by Yujiro Koyama. For now, it has been serialized online on Shueisha’s Shonen Jump+ since 2014. It has also been published in Shueisha’s fashion magazine Men’s Non-no. Studio Deen has created the animated version for television, an adaptation that will see the light on April 10 this year! You might already know it too, but, Akitaro Daichi directs the anime (Studio Deen) and Daisuke Fujiwara composes the music.

So, what’s the manga about? The main character is called Agetaro Katsumata, a funny dumb guy whose family runs a tonkatsu restaurant. It has been doing so for three generations. However, Agetaro is an amateur DJ, and one day he has an epiphany. What if tonkatsu cooks and DJsare but the same thing? So, he decides to create an event at a restaurant.

TONE-CUTS GROOVE PROJECT has created a realistic promo video. You can see it below. [They’re including sounds from a tonkatsu restaurant into the project. It’s quite funny.]



When you fry a tonkatsu there’s a specific sound. So, they have captured it. They also included the tempo of shredding the cabbage. After capturing these sounds, they’ve assembled them for the music. Collecting the sounds from the kitchen isn’t an easy task. And many people might not realize how difficult was to put together the music for this project. But, it seems that they nailed it! What do you think?

Don’t miss the anime! It’s going to be fun!

Source: AnimeAnime
Image source: AnimeAnime

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PRHI Micro Moving Mecha Production Release- April 13th, 8PM EST

Prometheum5's collected works - 5 April, 2016 - 18:59

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The newest 3D printed Prometheus Rising Heavy Industries action figure release is finally ready!  The PRHI Micro Moving Mecha production release is a project that has been in the works for much longer than I expected.  This 3 3/4″ tall, fully posable action figure is designed as a ‘what-if?’, asking what might have happened if Takara had gotten the license for Mobile Suit Gundam instead of the toy company Clover.  Based on a sketch by the illustrious Minoru Sashida, the Micro Moving Mecha depicts the Gundam as a Microman line diecast metal figure similar to the Jeeg and Gakeen figures released at the time.  The MMM is 3D printed in color, using silver plastic for the limbs and head to represent bare metal, with colored details only for the torso and accessories.  The toy features 5 mm peg construction in the major places, with 3 mm diameter hands, meaning that the MMM can hold some vintage Microman accessories, and that authentic Microman figures can wield the MMM’s Clover-inspired Beam Rifle and Beam Sabers.

The PRHI MMM will come in a bag with header and will be available in the PRHI Monster Kolor Shop (http://www.monsterkolorstore.com/prhi/) on April 13th at 8PM EST for $25.  I’ll put up a new post on the site with a direct link to the sales page on the night of the drop.  For now, enjoy the pics!

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OMG! You must watch BABYMETAL on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert tonight!!!

Rinkya Blog - 5 April, 2016 - 12:13

BABYMETAL will be performing on The Late Show w/ Stephen Colbert tomorrow night at 11:35/10:35C on CBS! #BABYMETAL pic.twitter.com/XCcB3TZ8wR

— BABYMETAL (@BABYMETAL_JAPAN) April 4, 2016


OMG! You must watch BABYMETAL on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert tonight!!! BABYMETAL have a new album titled “Metal Resistance” at the moment, and they’re going to be on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert tonight. They’re rocking the US from every single corner! Don’t miss CBS at 11:35 pm EST/ 10:35 pm CST to watch BABYMETAL in their full glory! Don’t miss them! Watch them live and let us know what you think!



Don’t miss them! If you want to know what they’re up to, follow them on Twitter @BABYMETAL_JAPAN!! [They post tons of info, including their latest videos, like the one above.]

Sources: BABYMETAL on Twitter, Natalie

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Manga News! Shogakukan’s Manga One App New Adds: The Lost Village and Magi Adventure of Sinbad

Rinkya Blog - 5 April, 2016 - 12:01

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Manga News! Shogakukan’s Manga One App New Adds: The Lost Village and Magi Adventure of Sinbad. But how this happened? Shogakukan is collaborating with Animeism, a programe from the TBS/MBS. They are want to promote the manga from The Lost Village and Magi: Adventure of Sinbad. And this is great news for us because we’ll have access to two great manga, and if you’re in Japan, also the anime. So, both animes are going to see their manga adaptations on the Manga One App from this April onwards. (One will start at the beginning of April, while the other will start in the middle of April, according to their airing schedules).

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So, how good these news are? Incredibly good! For once, we can enjoy both animes on the screen; and we can also read their manga adaptations on our smartphones! This is a great way to create a fanbase and audience that will keep both series going.

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What do you think? Will you give them a try!? We hope so!

Source: AnimeAnime
Images source: AnimeAnime

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VIZ MEDIA ANNOUNCES NEW DIGITAL ANIME PREMIERES AND CONTENT UPDATE FOR APRIL INCLUDING JOJO'S BIZARRE ADVENTURE

Otaku.CollectionDX - 5 April, 2016 - 10:35
Catch The Streaming Premiere Of JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE And TERRAFORMARS As Wel Catch The Streaming Premiere Of JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE And TERRAFORMARS As Well As The Debut Of New SAILOR MOON CRYSTAL Episodes

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Categories: Anime, Otaku Culture

Thank You!!!

Glyos Transmission Blog - 4 April, 2016 - 22:56
Huge thanks to everyone who checked out last Thursday night's launch! We've been working hard behind the scenes over here on a few adjustments to our system (tech and stock), and the results seem to have worked out positively. Orders have been shipping out since Friday and continue to hit the post.

After the PayPal issues in February, we were all a little jumpy going into the recent wave, even with PayPal's word that everything would operate without any issues. We were particularly anxious because we had increased the production numbers on the Rift Pioneers wave, so another burnout would have really banged us up. Thankfully, all the back end fail-safes held in place, and coupled with an increased stock to meet the higher traffic, we saw smooth sailing throughout the night. Just about everybody was able to grab what they were after, with just a few exceptions.

In general, we try to set the majority of the years releases up to follow a subtle general theme. For example, 2014 brought a lot of older factions and characters back into the mix , while 2015 mainly followed Argen and the Gendrones and their trials and tribulations, featuring lots of metallic PVC along the way. With this thematic approach in mind, 2016 has been designed to explore more unorthodox choices, drawing from our early years of unique and odd colors mixed in with a healthy shot of Real Type action. Some of the launches will have a lot of story content, while others will be more of a visual presentation with less elaboration on character specifics. Though some of the choices may seem bizarre as the year moves on, the connections should become clearer as we get closer to 2017. We really want you to feel like you're getting something extra special with these new waves.

The colors for this round were selected as a direct follow up to the February assortment, pushing further into the strange sci-fi vibes that the special effects PVC and paint can bring out. The metallic pearlescent green used on the new Varteryx Keytrius figure is a personal favorite (I love green), and the Neo Nonillia sparkle hasn't left the desk since the samples first rolled in (it was also the leader of the pack during the sale). Of course, the muted Type Zero is the one that's been in my pocket the most, configured in a half armored Pheyden form. The Exiles added to their ranks with a color combination that pays tribute to a brick-born alien assault. Can you guess the homage?

Our goal, more than ever, is to keep things interesting and fun, and some of these oddball moves and production runs are our path to staying excited and alive after all these years in production. New projects of various sizes are on the horizon, and a couple of them are definitely not what you might expect. Our partner Glyos makers have also been very busy, and have incredible new worlds to show you.

Special thanks go out to Megan and Pj for their powerhouse packing powers. The orders get out the door faster only because of their teamwork. Michelle, Marcus and I are beyond lucky to have those two backing us up.
 
Also, big thanks to my mentor Ron Daley, who shared his never ending creativity in assisting with building the background that the pics were all taken on. More details on that project coming up this week.

We're ready to share even more with you this year, and our family is forever grateful for the chance to do so. Thank you for continuing to explore with us.

Categories: Otaku Culture, Toy News

Custom Blythe Dolls: Basara Custom Blythe

Rinkya Blog - 4 April, 2016 - 14:45

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Custom Blythe dolls are super cute collectibles, like this Basara custom Blythe with cute freckles and whimsical dress. She has red and black hair, a lovely makeup and wonderful eyes. She is searching for a new home and is willing to go to yours! Don’t miss her! There is a day left to bid for her! This sweet custom Blythe will enlighten your custom Blythe doll collection. Bid for her here:

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Let’s discover more about her here!

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The artist has taken off all the original hair and used a new wig with mixed colors: red and black.

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All the original makeup was removed and the face carved:the lips, the eyes, the nose, unde the nose, the chin and the face line. The new makeup is protected with matte skin spray to preserve it.

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The makeup was done with pastels and spray paint. The artist sprayed the face with several layers of mat UV cut spray for the finish.

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She has sleepy eyes that can be controlled with strings on the back. She also has new set of eyelashes. The front eyes are odd (emerald amethist and light blue), the ones on the left are orange and the ones on the right two-tone lilac.

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She comes with a knitted hat, an antique fabric dress, a small box with cute cakes. Boots and other accessories are not including in the set. Don’t miss this custom Blythe! Bring her home!

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Custom Blythe Dolls: Midnight Custom Blythe Lala

Rinkya Blog - 4 April, 2016 - 13:49

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Custom Blythe dolls are great collectibles. This week we have a super cute and vintage Midnight custom Blythe Lala for you! She is whimsical, amazing and very elegant! She comes with an astonishing dress set, and she has a wonderfully carved face with lovely makeup. Don’t miss this opportunity to adopt her! There are only some more hours left to bid for this one of a kind beautiful custom Blythe.

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Let’s take a closer look at her together!

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The artist cut the original hair short and covered it with a wig, then carved her face carefully and dropped all the original makeup. The new makeup is made with pastels and Liquitex. Eyelids are cocoa brown and has painted lower eyelashes. Lips are rose red with a lip gloss finish. She also has freckles. The artist applied several laters of UV cut matte spray for finishing.

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She has sleepy eyes. They can be moved with a finger, but be careful when doing so. Front eyes are blue and purple. Right eyes are default, and the ones on the left have Swarovski decorating the green eyes. The outfit is handmade. The set includes the big dress, the ribbon, cat ears, hat, socks and shoes. Other items included in the shooting are not included. Don’t miss her! Bid for her now!

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BABYMETAL: METAL RESISTANCE

Otaku.CollectionDX - 3 April, 2016 - 14:20
BABYMETAL: METAL RESISTANCE
Release Date: 
4/1/16
Label: 
RAL
BABYMETAL strike back -- and strike gold -- with some of their heaviest and most diverse tunes to date.

For the one or two of you who haven't heard of the Japanese metal band BABYMETAL, they started off in 2010 as a sub-unit of the girl group Sakura Gakuin. The members are young girls (kids, really): Suzuka Nakamoto as "Su-metal", Yui Mizuno as "Yuimetal", and Moa Kikuchi as "Moametal.” Interesting fact: none of them were even familiar with metal music before the formation of their sub-unit.

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Categories: Anime, Otaku Culture

Bento Friday: Super Cute Bento Box Ideas

Rinkya Blog - 1 April, 2016 - 14:12

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Our bento Friday is super kawaii this week with super cute bento box ideas from Bento Days. We start with this sakura noodles kawaii plate! It has small tsum tsum eggs and it’s a paradise for the eyes! As you might already know, it’s sakura time in Japan, so it’s normal to create sakura related bentos and cute meals. Will you try these noddles?

Let’s take a look at the rest of super cute ideas!

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Panda noodles are also super cute! In fact, you can create virtually infinite amounts of super cute noodles with cute small animals.

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Kiiroitori curry is also a great idea. You can create Kiiroitori with rice. Not only for curry, but you can also make Kiiroitori rice balls.

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What about this Goofy tsum tsum rice burger with beef slices? Goofy is also a great character for bentos. As a rice ball, you can create him giving shape to the rice and putting on some nori.

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Kiiroitori sandwitch. Kiiroitori is super cute, but also a simple character that comes in handy when creating bentos. Give Kiiroitori a try!

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And, finally, Tinkerbell and Peter Pan tsum tsum sandwiches! Tsum tsum characters are easy to create, so, if you’re starting with your bento box adventure, consider tsum tsum characters as a pool for inspiration!

Source: Bento Days
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New Website Means New Blog!

Super7 - 17 December, 2015 - 17:29

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If you haven’t been noticing any updated blog posts here, that is because with the transition to our new website Super7HQ.com, we felt it was time to move our blog along with it! You can now find out about upcoming toy releases, new T-shirt designs and future events all at Super7HQ.com/News. This blog will serve as an archive for older news from October 2015 and on.


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