Toonzone Transformers Week - The Transformers Movies - They're Alive-Alive-Alive! ...Except Where It Counts

The Transformers Movies – They’re Alive-Alive-Alive!   …Except Where It Counts Earlier this week I cast a critical eye on the 1986 animated movie and implored people to, at the very least, enjoy the widespread success the modern live action movies have brought the franchise as a whole. Whilst that sentiment still stands, today I’m […]

Transformers G1 - Best Episode Ever! - HellCat's Choice

With a boy’s toy brand, success means you’ll inevitably introduce new characters//toys to the roster. The thing is, even when there’s a supporting fiction present, there’s often very little presented to give the new characters a valid motive to join the fight and instead these characters just suddenly appear with a fiery devotion to their […]

Transformers the Movie - Transforms from questionable motion picture to rose tinted nostalgia and back!

Transformers the Movie – Transforms from questionable motion picture to rose tinted nostalgia and back! In 2007, the live action adaptation of Transformers was a surprise hit. Sure, there had been a lot of hype and fan discussion but I recall most people expecting it to be a flop, something that would do well enough […]

"Master of Martial Hearts (UK Edition)": I Wish I Could Get The Time Back

As a reviewer, I don’t think I’ve ever found a title I could dismiss as pointless. I’ve even praised (for effort) series that have bored me. I start by looking for untapped potential, and so even if I personally don’t care for something, I try to be nice because nothing can be a complete waste. […]

"Gundam 00 Season 2, Part 4": Successful Innovation

We’re finally into the homestretch with the final volume of Gundam 00. The stakes are set high right out of the gate with the surprise reveal of a traitor within Celestial Being—well it surprises the main cast, anyway. The identity of the traitor is a plot thread that has been dangled in clear view of […]

"Gundam 00 Season 2, Part 3": Always Clenching

When last we left off, the crew of the Ptolemy had successfully destroyed the Memento Mori space laser in a Star Wars-style attack run. However, this moment of victory proves short lived, as this volume opens with the revelation that Ribbons had predicted their victory and in fact had a further A-Laws force waiting nearby. […]

toonzone goes to MCM Expo May 2011: The Cat Came Back

Back in October last year, I made my first convention pilgrimage to MCM Expo London. Fun was had and I concluded my thoughts by saying I was keen to go again. Luckily for me, the event is held twice a year.               In general, things were setup much the same […]

'2000 AD' and 'The Thrill Electric' To Appear At MCM London

The MCM Expo group has announced two further special guests appearing at their London Expo set for this May. 2000 AD, the long running British sci-fi comic which is home to Judge Dredd amongst others, will mark its first attendance at the event. The title will have a booth selling discounted merchandise in addition to […]

"Axis Powers Hetalia Season 2 (UK Edition)" Loses a Little Something In Translation

Axis Powers Hetalia has a fairly novel concept. Every country in the world has a human avatar, a personification of its national identity, and their interactions mirror those of the countries themselves. The story primarily focuses on the World War II era. Germany is crumbling under the pressure, helped only a little by his well-meaning […]

"Bamboo Blade Part 2" (UK Version): Join Our Club!

Bamboo Blade focuses on a Japanese high school kendo team whose teacher, a former kendo competitor himself, is forced to form it as part of a bet. Finding interest generally lacking from male students (bar two), he’s able to cultivate a five-person girls’ team instead. The star of the team is the diminutive and quiet […]

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