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Review: “Mobile Suit Gundam Part 2 (UK Edition)”: Yes, My Sweet! Yes, My Sweetest!

by Grant Whiteon February 8, 2016
One of the good things about releasing the original Gundam in two sets is that it creates a nice line between the two major stages of the story. We started with the Federation losing to Zeon and the White Base crew being a messy band of refugees forced into being soldiers. This second set marks […]
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Next Omakase Box Takes To The Stage With Vocaloid Characters

by Grant Whiteon February 3, 2016
Following on from entries covering Kill la Kill and Naruto, the third merchandise box in Viewster’s bi-monthly subscription service will focus on the cast of the Vocaloid games/multi-media franchise. Shipping March 25th the next Omakase box will include a range of exclusive merchandise focussed around popular characters including Hatsune Miku and Megurine Luka. This includes […]

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MCM Comic Con Continues EU Expansion In 2016 With Hannover And Brussels Events

by Grant Whiteon January 27, 2016
With their London event standing as the world’s current third largest comic convention and similar events being held across the UK, MCM have announced their continued expansion into continental Europe with two new events. Already hosting events in Stockholm and Malmo, MCM Hannover Comic Con will be hosted 4th-5th June at Hannover Messe and MCM […]
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UK Cartoon Network, Boomerang and Cartoonito Announce February Highlights

by Grant Whiteon January 24, 2016
Cartoon Network UK leads the charge this February with the launch of brand new series LEGO Nexo Knights. Starting Monday 1st at 6pm, new episodes will air in said time slot every day that month. Also airing new episodes will be Supernoobs, starting weekdays from 22nd at 6:30pm. Valentines will be celebrated with A Regular […]

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Aardman Produce Animated Short To Accompany Stephen Hawking’s Reith Lecture

by Grant Whiteon January 22, 2016
Commissioned by BBC Radio 4, Aardman have produced an animated short to accompany the station’s broadcast of noted scientist Professor Stephen Hawking’s recent Reith Lecture. Entitled ‘Inside his Head’, the short presents surreal, imaginative visuals inspired by scientific imagery to accompany dialogue taken from the lecture. A second, focused on Hawking’s explanation of Black Holes, […]
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Aardman Partners With Alzheimer’s Research UK To #sharetheorange

by Grant Whiteon January 20, 2016
Alzheimer’s Research UK, ais London and Aardman Animations have combined forces in order to promote awareness of the disease. A new film starring and narrated by Christopher Eccleston aims to promote awareness of the damage the disease can perform on a human brain by usage of a time lapse animation of an orange, which weighs […]

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Brand New Series “LEGO Nexo Knights” Coming To Cartoon Network UK This February

by Grant Whiteon January 13, 2016
Following on from successful airings of LEGO TV series including Hero Factory, Ninjago and Mixels plus specials focusing on licensed characters including Star Wars and Justice League, Cartoon Network UK will continue their partnership with the toy company by premiering brand new series LEGO Nexo Knights on Monday 1st February at 6pm. New episodes will […]
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Viewster Offering Omakase Subscription With Bonus Entry To Otakon 2016 Convention

by Grant Whiteon January 13, 2016
Viewster are currently taking subscription orders for their second Omakase box, themed around Naruto. But for a limited time not only will subscribers receive all the perks of a standard Omakase subscription including a box of exclusive merchandise and exclusive digital content, they’ll also receive free entry to Otakon 2016. Simply take out a subscription […]

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MCM Expo Group Rebrands As Part Of Expansion For Cultural Events, Announces GamerMania London

by Grant Whiteon January 6, 2016
Having recently expanded into mainland Europe following several years of annual conventions within the UK (with recent numbers rivalling those of America’s prestigious San Diego Comic Con), the MCM Expo Group have rebranded as MCM Central as part of a committed focus to expand beyond the Comic Cons that have made their name. The first […]
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John Boyega To Star In New Nickelodeon UK Digital Series “Tinkershrimp & Dutch”

by Grant Whiteon January 5, 2016
Nickelodeon UK have announced a 15th January start date for new interactive digitial series Tinkershrimp & Dutch, due to air on digitial services including nick.co.uk / nicktoons.co.uk and Nick Play. The series will see the titular Tinkershrimp (Darren Evans) and Dutch (John Boyega) acting as time travelling bodyguards for King Hunnybun III (Alex Lowe), ruler of New […]