"Transformers: Prime": Change We Need

Every so often the Transformers franchise will reach a key turning point: a story idea or character concept which will basically become inseparable with the brand. There’s no denying that in the last few years, these haven’t come any larger than the interpretation established in the big screen live action movies, so it’s not really […]

Gundam Unicorn Now Available On Xbox Live & Zune Marketplace

MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM UC (UNICORN) NOW ON Zune® / Xbox LIVE® Available in 11 countries in North America and Europe Tokyo, Japan – November 17, 2010 – Bandai Channel Co., Ltd., a leading Japanese company delivering Japanese animation on-demand, also known by its brand name ANIMECHANNEL, is pleased to announce that both episodes one and […]

toonzone attends MCM Expo London 2010

Long had I heard the glorious legends from across the globe, tales of historic meetings between masses of fans, encounters with mighty creators and the plundering of loot that made wallets weep. These incredible adventures finally stirred my heart to the point where I thought I should – nay, must! – attend one of these […]

Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn Volume 2 14 Minute Preview

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Paris, France, October 2010. Latest episode from “Mobile Suit Gundam UC” first 14 minutes shown for free before premier on PSN® and Blu-ray street date Tokyo, Japan, October 18, 2010 – Bandai Channel Co., Ltd. has announced a sneak pre-release preview of the newest animation work “Mobile Suit Gundam UC (Unicorn): […]

"Phineas and Ferb: A Very Perry Christmas": A Decent Stocking Stuffer

About a year ago I reviewed Phineas and Ferb Christmas Vacation (it having been Christmas then, you see?). As is the trend with Christmas specials/movies, a year later we get a home video release in the form of A Very Perry Christmas. For those unfamiliar, Phineas and Ferb is a Disney animated series which focuses […]

"Timmy Time": A Pre-school Show That Doesn't Try To Pull The Wool Over Your Eyes

By this point it’s safe to say that Wallace & Gromit are the most iconic Aardman characters, as important to their home studio as Mickey and Bugs are to theirs. Even a new show like Shaun the Sheep reinforces the Wallace & Gromit primacy, since it is a spin-off from one of the Wallace & […]

"Zeta Gundam: A New Translation": I'm Not Sure, But I Think He Said He's Happy

Gundam is often criticized as money for old rope, a franchise that has survived for 30 years despite allegedly telling the same story over and over. It’s a certainly an argument that original creator Yoshiyuki Tomino has offered, feeling that Gundam should be put to rest so that new stories can be told in original […]

"Transformers Animated: The AllSpark Almanac II": You Can Win If You Dare!

I’ll begin with a thank you. Thank you to the many who purchased the original AllSpark Almanac. We’ve been rewarded with a sequel, the fittingly titled AllSpark Almanac II. The original Almanac covered the show’s first two seasons, themselves running back to back as a single mega season. It makes sense then that this second […]

"Gundam 00 Novel 2: Operation Gundam Capture": The World Strikes Back

As with many second acts of a trilogy Gundam 00 Novel 2: Operation Gundam Capture takes the protagonists to dark, depressing places. We open with a flashback to the creation of the GN Drives some centuries prior. This new scene is informative, but it chillingly suggests that Celestial Being isn’t a happy fairytale and had […]

Plamo Paradise Reviews - Brave Battle Warriors Kousonsan Ez8

About a year ago, I bemoaned the concept of SD Gundam Sangokuden Sidestory. As I stated at the time, the line looked to be an awkward lane change for the genuinely successful line with the only real plus being that storywise we’d be getting characters to give unseen areas of the story a bit more […]

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