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"Phineas and Ferb Christmas Vacation": Christmas With The Family

by Grant Whiteon December 6, 2009
A Christmas special is one of those time honoured television traditions. A special episode in which we see the characters engage in festive cheer. But admitedly, these all tend to run the same set of cliches. So what happens when the talents behind Disney’s popular Phineas and Ferb make one? As the title implies, Phineas […]

Beez Entertainment Extends Bandai Channel Europe Survey To Online

by Grant Whiteon October 20, 2009
The previously mentioned Bandai Channel survey run by Beez Entertainment is now available online. Japanese animation fans located in the United Kingdom, France and Germany can fill out the survey located here. The survey will close one month after the 20th October and completion makes you eligible for the related prize draw.

Beez Entertainment At London Expo 2009/ Holding Survey

by Grant Whiteon October 17, 2009
Beez at London Expo, October 2009 First off there’s a change to the usual placing of Beez at the event – instead of being our own little stand out of the way we’re joining forces with our new family members at the Namco Bandai Partners this year. That means we’ll be right up in the […]

"Transformers Animated: The AllSpark Almanac": Send The Books!!

by Grant Whiteon October 14, 2009
People tend to be attracted to franchises because they know that when one interpretation ends another will be along soon enough. However, what of those previous interpretations? If you enjoyed one, you might not want to see it just dropped down into the archives. This has definitely been the case for fans of Transformers Animated, […]

"Mobile Suit Gundam 00- Season One Part One" Double The Pleasure

by Grant Whiteon September 8, 2009
It’s been a rough few years for the old warhorse that is Gundam lately. The series continues to fail at securing a global foothold and the mess that was Gundam SEED Destiny alienated audiences even within the series’ homeland. Given these circumstances, it’d be pretty easy to just give up if the next project on […]

BBC Launches 'Doctor Who: Dreamland' Blog

by Grant Whiteon August 20, 2009
The official BBC Doctor Who site has launched a blog for the forthcoming Dreamland animated mini-series. The blog will cover the production of the forthcoming series, set to star David Tennant as the Tenth Doctor in a brand new story.

Crowning Moment of Annoyance- TV Tropes

by Grant Whiteon July 25, 2009
Every so often, a site pops up that becomes generally fun and addictive. Places like Jump The Shark, Wikipedia and YouTube come out of nowhere but slowly build up a dedicated traffic. The most recent example of this is TV Tropes. TV Tropes exists to catalogue the alleged specifics of fiction and entertainment. Things like […]

HLJ Reports On Japan's Lifesize Gundam

by Grant Whiteon July 16, 2009
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.

by Grant Whiteon July 15, 2009
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

by Grant Whiteon June 28, 2009
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 […]