Ok, I tried to do something clever with the Oh! My Goddess title but kept thinking of George Takai for some reason. Regardless of my title short comings I'm very happy to say that we'll have a Belldandy gallery up soon.
You'd think after all of this time we'd have a Belldandy PVC statue up. Seriously.
With all the Crazy news from WF this week, it''s no surprise that even Transfans have something to look forward to. After much rumor, Takara revives and continues the popular Binaltech line. The first 2 of the relaunch are BT Bluestreak a blue colored Street Subaru Impreza WRX (A Blue recolor of BT Streak from earlier in the series) and BT Meister/Jazz redecoed in his Pimped out silver color like in the live action movie, Meister turns into an Mazda RX-8 BTW.. Both figures will be released on June 26 this summer.and will retail for 5000yen each. This is a great chance for new fans of BT series to come in as these 2 are 2 of the most popular molds from the series. Who knows if these 2 do well, we may see reissues of the previous BTs and new releases!
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BT-19 Blue Streak feat. SUBARU IMPREZZA WRX
BT-20 Meister/Jazz feat.MAZDA RX8 MAZDASPEED version 2
Ok we have some releases Medicoms to talk about (I know Winter Wonderfest has happened and well.... I'll get to the awesomeness of that show later).
SUPER SAIYAJIN SON GOKU isn't a standard release but a mail away (the coupon for it comes with the standard release Son Goku). It's a not the first appearance SS version, which I though thought it might be (as it fits with the regular Son Goku better but hey, whatever). Son Goes for 15,540Y (144.63 USD) and is due out 12/2008. That's along wait my friends.
Next up we have another ULTRAMAN. This is Ultraman C-Type. He goes for 13,440YEN (125.07 USD) and will hit the streets 8/2008.
Kamen Rider Time! We have here Kamen Rider Den-Oh. I admit it, I didn't watch much of it. Not that it's bad but was turned off by different aspects of it. But since I am collecting all the Riders I can't wait to have this one on my shelf. Den-Oh goes for 19,740YEN (183.74 USD) and will hit the shelves 9/2008. Also it should be noted that this is a (duh) BM X MEDICOM release.
And finally here is Jack from LOST.
I don't watch LOST. Everybody at Henshinhobby.com watches lost. Except for me. I still don't get it. Anyway Medicom is attempting to jump into the pop culture American consciousness with this release of JACK SHEPHARD from LOST. Jack goes for 15,540 YEN (144.64 USD) and will hit the streets on 8/2008..
In manga turned movie news (deja vu) we have the Wachowski Brothers have a Jubie movie planned. Now I don't want to call this Ninja Scroll or Reborn from Hell since well, what the plot is is unknown at the moment. It could be the ones I mentioned before or something else (For all I know it could be Ninja Scroll. The name alone almost guarantees a big opening weekend) For the moment It's called Ninja Assassins and will be directed by James McTiegue (V for Vendetta) and already has Korean Pop Star RAIN signed up for it.
Cool. I like rain. Especially the way it cools your face when you walk outside. As for who the pop star named Rain is I have no clue. Seriously I don't even know the gender.* One can only hope it's Rain Rodriguez from Good Guys but I doubt it.
Anyway there is a casting sheet out there with available roles for the movie (shame, I don't see.intelligent, hot, young Latino who likes ice cream on that list. Oh well, their loss). While the thought of a CGI cobra crawling out of some demonic chicks twat sounds very appealing I'm going to take the wait and see approach to this movie.
*Oh and thanks to the power of youtube here is Rain... and it's a dude.
In manga turned movie news we have Katsuhiro Otomo's AKIRA coming it's way to the big screen thanks to Warners and Legendary Pictures (300, Superman Returns, Batman Begins) in a two picture movie deal. Hopefully they'll base it off the manga as the movie while revolutionary and captivating is condensed so much that it's hard to follow (The six books are surprisingly straightforward and anyone who says that the books aren't, simply didn't read them).
As Variety states this isn't the first time Warners have had the rights to AKIRA. I remember a long time ago James Robinson (Golden Age, Starman, Superman) was tapped to write it but nothing ever came out of it.
I'm sure it'll be good enough to not suck but AKIRA is a unique story with a very strong Japanese sensibility. To set this in the US and in "New Manhattan" sounds like a joke honestly. It's like Spielberg's idea to have Harry Potter set here in America -It's a bad idea. While Potter fans can consider themselves lucky to avoid that terrible trap Akira fans won't be so fortunate.
Considering how special effects have evolved in Japan over the years I don't see why they can't make the movie themselves.
Review and Photos by Tendou
This is the Review all you FF fans have been waiting for!! Have you been debating over the purchase of Square's first attempt at 1/4 Scale Mixed Media??? Been wondering if Sqaure has made the Ultimate Cloud figure??? Check out this review and get the lowdown on one of the Most anticipated Final Fantasy items since it was shown almost 2 years ago!
Review and Photos by Tendou
Yes true believers you may have heard by now (or may not) that Kotobukiya has "Teamed Up" with US comic Juggernaut Marvel Entertainment for a multiyear deal that has KOTOBUKIYA producing several types of Marvel collectibles that range from their comic universe to their movie projects (maybe Kotobukiya can give us an ARTFX statue of Peter Parker acting like an out of character douche in the "I hate Mary Jane" saga, One More Day).
“We are excited to work with Kotobukiya as a premiere collectible partner, and we are confident that their talented designers will bring a new, fresh perspective to our characters. Our comics feature the most recognizable characters in the world, and that matches up well with Kotobukiya’s international style and commitment to quality.” said Joe Quesada, Marvel Editor-in-Chief and Chief Mary Jane Hater.
Kotobukiya? Outstanding company. Marvel? Outstanding company. I don't doubt for a minute that KOTOBUKIYA will give us some of the best Marvel collectibles out there. And with Bowen and Sideshow out there that's saying a lot.
Expect the first two releases to be based off the movie versions of IRON MAN and THE HULK.
I'm all over that IRON MAN.
Our new banner has pretty much given away any suspense of who this is. It also doesn't help that I put his name in the subject line (and "Boring Ryu" has to be the worst online name he could have named himself. Most likely Ken set up an account for him. Yes that's a comic reference. Oh and hey cheap plug go check out UDON's Street Fighter comic. It's a video game adaption comic that doesn't suck. Buy it, read it, you'll be glad you did).
Expect Ryu on this site soon.
Sure this has taken me awhile to do and I am late by my own schedule but I'm not done yet. There are still quite a few shots I still want to get and well I don't want to rush anything. Last thing I want is a half-assed posed Superman on this blog *shudder*.
Regardless I do see at light at the end of the tunnel.
Well honestly I heard about this a while ago but took it only as rumor. Seriously Bruce Lee related projects tend to fall through the wayside on a yearly basis (my favorite Bruce Project that didn't get made was the Stephen Chow as Bruce and Donnie Yen as Yip Man flick. Although Donnie looks to be playing Yip Man after all but that's an altogether different movie).
Now this Bruce project has a who's who of TBS Superstation Stars such as Gary Daniels, Michael Jai White, Mark Dacascos and Ray Park. And that's just people I've heard of. There's a whole crap load of guys in this movie who apparently are martial artist but I've never heard of.
Seems like it does have a budget behind it so that's one thing it has going for it (it looks like a bigger budget version of that old Fist of Fury TV series from the 90's)
From what I've seen this looks ok. There is a lot of heart in this but honestly this looks off. I mean the fighting used isn't really in the spirit of Bruce at all. Just see for yourself.
To further show you how awesome Kamen Rider Black was I went through the painstaking process of putting this online. I had it on tape and cleaned it up, converted it and well after a while I put it on VEOH since VEOH is awesome. But you need to download the VEOH player to watch all 59 minutes of it. It's a free player so don't sweat it.
And why did I do this? Because you all deserve to see it.
EDIT- Here is the whole thing via MEGAVIDEO. The Good thing about MEGA video is that you can DL the original file. Enjoy it and don't say I never did anything for ya.