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Mary and The Witch's Flower's Studio Ponoc Works on New Feature Film

Anime News Network - 21 October, 2018 - 13:00
Studio enters pre-production on film that is not Mary and The Witch's Flower sequel
Categories: Anime

A Conversation With Lucasfillm's Mickey Capoferri!

TheForce.net - 21 October, 2018 - 11:00
We had a chance to speak with Mickey Capoferri, Lucasfilm's Senior Director of Online Content & Programming!
Categories: Star Wars

My Fantasy Island Collection

Plaid Stallions - 21 October, 2018 - 09:26



Inspired by the new movie "My Dinner with Hervé" (Dinklage is pretty amazing in it BTW) I thought it would be fun to showcase the nick nacks (pun intended) that I've collected from the TV series "Fantasy Island".

Growing up I rarely missed the show on Saturday nights, it's mix of fantasy, comedy and horror were pretty intoxicating to my younger self and I've been an unironic lifelong fan. There isn't a lot of merch and while not expensive, it's elusive.

So my guests, welcome to Fantasy Island and join me after the jump!






Craft Master poster Art set, I was searching for this for quite a while until a kind person who found it at a yard sale reached out to me. I was able to name my price and while I don't think the person got why i wanted it, they were extremely kind about it.



It's freaking gorgeous BTW.



The Ben Cooper Tattoo costume erroneously gets listed in click bait "Worst Halloween Costume" type lists but come on, he was a huge pop culture icon when we were growing up. This doesn't come anywhere near the weirdness of "Father Murphy" and never will. I picked this up last year and trasure it.



Fantasy Island Paperbacks, there are two of these and I own both. I think I spent six dollars on both.  I have never attempted to read them, I'm sure they're stimulating.



HG Toys Puzzle- This may have been the piece that kicked off the collection. It's also the first time I ever got recognized for this blog. I bought this at a sleepy toy show in upstate New York and when I bought it the dealer said "Are you the PlaidStallions guy?" which of course, surprised me.




Of course, I've dabbled in creating custom action figures, this is Mr Roarke and the Devil played by Roddy McDowell. The devil episodes are my absolute favourite, being a fan of all things McDowell of course.  I have a Tattoo in the works as well.


Speaking of Action figures, I found these magnificent hand-painted beauties on Ebay, they're for 12" dolls and are perfect. I just haven't gotten around to giving them bodies yet.



Finally, this vintage Iron On was given to me by a gent named Clark Bucher. It's actually licensed and I had no idea it existed. I'm terrified to actually wear it as I'm fond of gravy but I am in awe of both the gesture and the item.

Other than the board game (why don't i own that?), I think that's it for Fantasy Island Merch I don't have. Unless you have something I don't, if that's the case, please show me!



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Star Wars Resistance Rewind #1.3 - Aliens Of The Colossus

TheForce.net - 21 October, 2018 - 07:54
The cast and creators of Star Wars Resistance talk the variety of alien species found on the Colossus.
Categories: Star Wars

New R2-KT Halloween Patch For 2018

TheForce.net - 21 October, 2018 - 07:47
This year featuring new artist Sasha Galvan from the Carolinas!
Categories: Star Wars

1st Episode of Live-Action Saint Young Men Series Streams on YouTube

Anime News Network - 21 October, 2018 - 07:00
10-episode TV series premiered on Piccoma TV streaming service on Thursday
Categories: Anime

Tekken 7: Fated Retribution Arcade Game Gets Update in February 2019

Anime News Network - 21 October, 2018 - 05:00
Update to add characters Noctis, Geese, Anna, Lei from console version
Categories: Anime

TOYSREVIL Reviews: SUSHI L.A. Fatty Tuna Edition Maguro Collectible!

TOYSREVIL'S I LIKE TOYS - 21 October, 2018 - 04:21
I review a "Fatty Tuna" Edition Maguro vinyl collectible figure from SUSHI L.A. - as designed by Japanese illustrator Nakao Teppei (@nakao_teppei_illustration / Tagged #onTOYSREVIL) and produced by Sentinel (@sentinelcoltd). You might also what to check out the following links: - Click HERE to find further Sushi L.A. features #onTOYSREVIL. - Click HERE to view more images of 1000toys' Booth
Categories: Designer Toys, Toy News

Natsume's Book of Friends Anime Film Sells 500,000 Tickets in Japan

Anime News Network - 21 October, 2018 - 03:45
Film opened in Japan at #1 on September 29
Categories: Anime

#TTF2018 Online Field Report (Day 4b/4)

TOYSREVIL'S I LIKE TOYS - 21 October, 2018 - 03:31
And while I am physically NOT at this year's Taipei Toy Festival 2018 (October 18-21), I'd attempt to do a semblance of a "online field report" of the annual event - based off of my social media feeds. This post will be my "final" report for the day, featuring direct Instagram-embeds (item or booth detail in image captions) - where you can choose to click and seek post-event availability of
Categories: Designer Toys, Toy News

Assassin's Pride Light Novels Get Anime Adaptation

Anime News Network - 21 October, 2018 - 03:02
Kei Amagi launched fantasy series in 2016
Categories: Anime

'Do You Love Your Mom and Her Two-Hit Multi-Target Attacks?' Light Novels Get TV Anime

Anime News Network - 21 October, 2018 - 02:33
Love Hina's Yoshiaki Iwasaki directs series at J.C. Staff
Categories: Anime

Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend Anime Film Reveals Title, Visual, Fall 2019 Debut

Anime News Network - 21 October, 2018 - 01:43
Saenai Heroine no Sodate-kata fine film will feature returning staff, cast
Categories: Anime

Fantasia Bunko Imprint Announces Fantasia Re:Build Crossover RPG

Anime News Network - 21 October, 2018 - 00:33
Game project to feature characters from Slayers, Saekano, Date A Live, Chaika, more
Categories: Anime
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