On Saturday July 16th, 2011 I had the pleasure to be in Japan and be present for the opening day debut of the latest Studio Ghibli feature film, From Up On Poppy Hill (Kokuriko-zaka kara), the second feature film to be directed by Goro Miyazaki, son of studio co-founder Hayao Miyazaki.
You may remember the BeyBlade fad a few years ago. Well, Battle Strikers takes this concept in a new direction. But the concept of the Japanese Battle Tops goes back hundreds of years. Called "Beigoma", these tops could be found in Japan as far back as 1200 AD. The idea was that you would have a top that was wound with string, and you would launch it into a ring and try to knock another top out of the ring.
Toys Are Us – A Revolution in Plastic is a new DVD from X-Ray Films. Produced, written and edited by Brian Stillman, Toys Are Us is a look into the world of designer vinyl toys, and look at their creators. Read on for the CollectionDX review.
If you have ever heard that special someone utter words like Kaiju, Chogokin, Die-Cast, High Metal, Mecha, Super Robot, Transformable, Sentai, DX, Jumbo, Tokusatsu or know what those terms mean then this is the buying guide for you.
The 80’s where a great decade of movies; Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Flash Gordon, Tron and The Black Hole come to mind to name just a few. After some discussion Josh and I decided to try a series of articles talking about some of our favorite movies of that era. So to get the ball rolling here is my retrospective on Flash Gordon the 1980 film.
So I went to my local theater to see Transformers this weekend. What did I think? Did I leave grinning from ear to ear, eager to see it again or has Michael Bay really done something unspeakable to a cherished childhood icon? SLIGHT SPOILER: WARNING IS GIVEN IN ADVANCE.