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Today, I got an email from my good friend Juan Carlos Azpurua. You may remember him as the guy who sent us the report from Venezuela's first big anime convention, Convencion Avalancha in 2006. He also provided us with the translation of his friend Alvaro Carvajal's report from his Hasbro Office Tour in 2007. Juan Carlos collects mostly 1980s American toy lines, but also has an interest in Japanese robots and has been an invaluable source for learning about what was produced in Venezuela. Everything I know about Famosa Jumbos is because of him.

Well, a couple years back, he sent me the following picture.

This image was from a vintage Venezuelan toy catalog and shows a Mazinger Z Jumbo Machinder that I'd never heard of before. It's based on the Popy mold, but has yellow limbs. Strangely, although it adorns the cover of the catalog, there was no mention of it inside! So it's been unclear if this was a toy that was ever actually produced... until today.

Posted 3 March, 2009 - 12:46 by NekroDave

The old CDX office is getting full of junk and I need some cash to go to Tokyo, so out goes some stuff. Most items are priced to move at 0.99, many items have been reviewed here on CDX.

http://shop.ebay.com/merchant/quibx_W0QQ_nkwZQQ_armrsZ1QQ_fromZQQ_mdoZQQ_sopZ14

Posted 1 March, 2009 - 12:27 by JoshB

Dead Space

A game about scary lighting, scary sounds, cutting off limbs, and when Scientology Goes Wild.

The cold draft of space silences the sounds of torment. The broken lights flicker and flash against the blood stained floor. The patter of inhuman feet strikes against the metal floor one step ahead of you around every dark corner. The lights suddenly fail and scraping blood curdling howls resonate through the bulkhead walls. Alone and afraid, you clench your weapon tightly watching as your ammunition counter approaches ‘0’ huddled in a corner. It is not safe. Welcome to the USG Ishimura. Welcome to Dead Space.

Posted 23 February, 2009 - 11:44 by Gunpla Rob

This is about nameless pilots, building robots, taking up missions to fight robots, and fighting even bigger robots.

Posted 20 February, 2009 - 14:12 by Gunpla Rob

Its been a while so bear with me, the last comic review I did was more condenced than a can of classic Tomato Soup.

Secret Six
on-going series: "Unhinged" story arch
DC Comics, 2009

The Secret Six are DC Comics antihero cast of washed out supervillains leading a life of mayhem against the rest of the supervillian society in the New Earth. They star now in their own ongoing series after two successful mini-series events written by Gail Simone with art by Nicola Scott and Javi Pina. This incarnation of the team began with a rogue villain coming to blows with the DC Comics’ most notorious villains in Villains Unitied (written by Simone, but with art by Dale Eaglesham and Val Semeiks), their first outing and tie-in mini-series for the Infinite Crisis event. In Villains, the mysterious ‘Mockingbird’ gathered a team of six renegade villains to fight against the global army of villains created by Lex Luthor and his inner circle in their revenge initiative for the events of DC’s previous Identity Crisis event. The story follows Deadshot, Scandal Savage, Catman, and Ragdoll; the surviving core-cast members from the original miniseries. The remaining two open seats were filled by Parademon; a runaway soldier from of the demigod Darkseid, and Cheshire, another fatal female villain. With Parademon dead, and Cheshire having betrayed her teammates and gone rogue once more, the team fills the remaining seats with other unknown or otherwise unattached villains. Recently the vacancies serve to fan appeal in adding characters that can provide a range of comedic to hardcore violent action, or a rare spots of character depth.

Posted 10 February, 2009 - 19:24 by Gunpla Rob

Man, 2009 is starting off with a Bang! First we get an awesome new President, one Mr. Barak Obama (who is a bit of a geek), and also we have a great new batch of toys coming up soon on cdx, including the Beagle Mospeada, TWO Macross Fronteir Valks, the new Yamato Destroid, and even the Respect for Volt in Box.

We're also very excited for Toy Fair this year, although all indications point to a much scaled back event. Still, we get to go to NYC for a few days. If you want to get together with us, let us know! We'll be hitting the usual haunts - chinatown, Toy Tokyo, Image Anime and more...

Anime.CollectionDX.com is doing well, but the extra workload is killing us right now. We primarily need help with news. If you are interested in being part of the CDX family, let me know. We can't pay, but there are perks!

Thanks!

Josh

Posted 21 January, 2009 - 11:34 by JoshB
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