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HLJ Reports On Japan's Lifesize Gundam

HobbyLink Japan has a text and photo report on the recently unveiled lifesize electronic Gundam replica. The robotic statue, open to guests until the end of August, was built to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the original Mobile Suit Gundam television series.

SD Gundam GUNPLA: Recession on economy, recession on possibilities.

Being a 20-something (sorry, Count) geek, it should be no suprise that I collect toys/models. My poison of choice is Gunpla, Japan’s lucrative market of model kits based on Mobile Suit Gundam. My particular focus tends to be SD Gundam, the squat proportioned spin off which usually recasts the giant mecha as samurai…yeah, don’t think […]

"Ikki Tousen Complete Series": Teenage Kicks

Throughout human history, there have been many great legends: the gods of Olympus, Robin Hood and his Merry Men, the titan Paul Bunyan. Many of these stories are twists on historical fact, as is the case with the Chinese Romance of the Three Kingdoms. The latter work covers a famous period in feudal Chinese history […]

"Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen": Pretty Much What Meets The Eye

After the success of Michael Bay’s 2007 Transformers film, it was obvious that we’d get a sequel. But though the first film pulled in mega bucks in both ticket sales and merchandising, its actual craft was called into question. Does the sequel stand any better? In a common trend for big summer blockbusters, the new […]

'Fallen' Into Place

This Friday sees the UK release of ‘Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen‘, the sequel to the 2007 smash hit based on the ever popular 1980′s cartoon and toyline. I believe we’re actually the first country to get it, which is rather impressive. Especially when you consider how in general Hasbro UK jeks their fans about. […]

Standing tall - Japan's Gundam Statue

Currently standing stall in Tokyo’s artificial island, Odaiba –  a 1/1 scale RX-78-2 Gundam! Numerous photos are available on the two part blog entry on Moé Passion. More on the why may be found on ANN. The actual-size Gundam will only be up for a short while and is scheduled to be taken down down […]

Let's see here...

News continues to pour in about July’s Master Grade Gundam Exia Ignition Mode kit, including a very snazzy looking promotional poster: Very sharp looking, eh? You can really see the level of detail and gimmicks they’ve put into it and that 1500 yen first run discount only makes it even more tempting. I guess that’s […]

"Gigantor:The Collection Volume 1" Bigger Than Big, Duller Than Dull

In 1956, Mitsuteru Yokoyama created the giant robot Iron Man #28, and a legend was born. Yokoyama’s work would mark the start of the “giant robot” genre, which has since continued to evolve and advance. But how does this series, the progenitor of all that followed, stand up? More specifically, is there anything to recommend […]

Press Release: Beez Entertainment at London Expo

PRESS RELEASE: BEEZ ENTERTAINMENT CELEBRATES WITH FANS AT LONDON EXPO IN MAY! Beez Entertainment is proud to celebrate our upcoming shift to a new release model of 3 part releases for series instead of individual DVDs with fans at London Expo in May. For a limited time only we will be clearing out as much […]

"Gundam Unicorn" To See Global Release

The forthcoming Gundam Unicorn animated adaptation will receive a simultaneous worldwide release, expected to be tied into an earlier announcement of multi-language online releases of past Gundam works. The specifics of the animated Unicorn project are currently uncertain. [Source: Anime News Network]

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