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Bandai Announces Price Increase For Gundam Kits

Bandai is set to raise the price of merchandise in their popular Gundam model kit line, Gunota Headlines reports. The move, expected to increase prices by 10-20%, is stated to be due to the rise in the price of oil used in the plastic the kits are produced from.

Brown Bag appoints executive for Canada

Ireland-based Brown Bag Films have appointed Alan Gregg as VP of international production for its new Toronto office. Gregg previously worked for Alliance Atlantis, producing shows such as Lunar Jim, Ace Lightning and Dragon Booster. [Source:C21Media]

"Shaun The Sheep- Off The Baa": Wooly Wonder Continues Winning Streak

Shaun the Sheep returns with more claymation episodes full of comedic wit in a second DVD, Off the Baa. Like the first DVD release, Shape Up With Shaun, it presents eight episodes with a total running time of a little over an hour. The quality of the selections varies: whilst none are terrible or skippable, […]

'Gundam 00' model kit sales higher than those of 'SEED Destiny'

Gunota Headlines have posted a round up of recent Mobile Suit Gundam 00 collectable news. Included is mention that the series’ model kits have sales up 120% compared to predecessor Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Destiny. The round up also includes spoilers for upcoming events in the series, gained from merchandising announcements.

"Transformers: Robots in Disguise" That's Just Prime

Transformers, more than meets the eye. Transformers, robots in disguise. Autobots wage their battle to destroy the evil forces of the Decepticons. A set of timeless lyrics that tells you perhaps all you need to know about the Transformers concept. However, as this franchise (now over twenty years old) has grown, keeping things simple perhaps […]

Japan To Air Gundam Science Special

Japanese station BS 11 will air a special two-hour programme Keishou! The World Of Mobile Suit Gundam: Road To The Universal Century. The programme, airing December 1st, will analyse how much closer the current world is to the fictional world seen in the original Gundam timeline. Topics covered will include space exploration, robotics and weaponary. […]

HobbyLink Japan To Take November Hiatus

HobbyLink Japan, popular seller of Japanese anime model kits and collectables to the international market, is set to take a hiatus in November 2007. Company president Scott Hards states that the break is due to moving the entire company to a new specially built warehouse facility. The hiatus is estimated to last from 9th-19th.

"Garfield Gets Real" Trailers Now Available

The official site for direct to video film Garfield Gets Real has added two trailers for the upcoming production. The CGI animated film sees Garfield grow tired of his comic book life and escape to the real world. Frank Welker will voice the famous orange cat.

Shaun The Sheep Gears Up For Christmas Single

Shaun The Sheep will release a UK Christmas single, Aardman’s official site announces. The song will also be promoted with a fully animated video.

Geneon US To Cease Trading By End Of Week

Geneon Entertainment (USA) Inc have announced they are to cease trading as of 5pm this Friday. The annoucement, revealed in a letter to retailers, comes soon after the announcement of a failed distribution deal between the company and ADV. The letter states that only orders for inventory items or new releases up to a release […]

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