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

by Grant Whiteon June 21, 2009
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

by Grant Whiteon June 16, 2009
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

by Grant Whiteon June 14, 2009
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...

by Grant Whiteon June 11, 2009
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

by Grant Whiteon June 9, 2009
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

by Grant Whiteon May 8, 2009
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

by Grant Whiteon April 27, 2009
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]

'Gundam Unicorn' Movie Announced

by Grant Whiteon April 22, 2009
The June issue of Gundam Ace magazine (due for release 25th April) breaks the news that an animated movie adaptation of the magazine’s Gundam Unicorn novel series will be released later this year, Ngee Khiong reports. Set in between the previous animated theatrical works Mobile Suit Gundam: Char’s Counterattack and Mobile Suit Gundam F91, the […]

"Wallace & Gromit- A Matter Of Loaf And Death"- Worth The Dough

by Grant Whiteon March 22, 2009
“A Matter Of Loaf And Death” sees Aardman’s most famous duo (sorry, Morph and Chas) in their first adventure since the big screen outing Curse Of The Were-Rabbit. While this new tale shows some of the lessons learned from that film, it’s a fittingly more quiet affair. As has become the norm since “A Close […]

Fate Of Japanese Animation Industry In Doubt

by Grant Whiteon March 4, 2009
The Japan Times Online today presents an article discussing concerns over the supposed decline of the Japanese animation industry. Key concerns include the disillusionment of animation graduates and the global financial recession.