Star Trek Playmates Toys Retrospective Part 2: 1994 [Soundout Review]

The third year of Playmates Toys’ Star Trek toyline expanded to include Deep Space Nine, Generations and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles? 1994 was an eventful year for Star Trek. The popular Star Trek: The Next Generation series was coming to a close, only to be instantly resurrected for a series of movies. The first movie, Star Trek: Generations released this year and featuring Original Series characters appearing alongside the Next Generation characters. In addition, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, now in its second season joins the toyline with its own subset of action figures, ships and more! There’s also a wild and crazy crossover line with another Playmates…

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Star Trek Playmates Toys Retrospective Part 1: 1992-1993 [Soundout Review]

The year was 1992, Star Trek: The Next Generation was running strong, more Star Trek was on the way and Playmates Toys was having success with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. These two high points in their respective history resulted in the now famous Playmates Toys Star Trek toy line. Lasting from 1992-1999, the line encompassed every television series and film for the Star Trek universe at the time. With the news that Playmates Toys will be returning to make a brand-new Star Trek line-up for 2022, Soundout12 is taking a deep look into the history of this long-running toy line.   Now, Part 1 of this…

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[Official Images] Kamen Rider Zero-One DX Kamen Rider Zaia Zetsumerize Key Set

Thought to be lost in the void of movie toys, Bandai has solicited the Kamen Rider Zaia Progrise Key Set. For those unaware, Kamen Rider Zaia is Leon Arkland (portrayed by Jai West), the president of ZAIA Corp USA. In the film, Kamen Rider Zero-One Others: Metsubojinrai, Leon appears having committed a hostile takeover of ZAIA Japan. After confiscating Gai Amatsu’s Thousandriver, Leon uses the Triceratops Progrise Key and Carnotaurus Zetsumerise Key to become Kamen Rider Zaia.   Now, this DX Progrise Key set will include both the keys to…

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[Official Images] S.H.Figuarts Kamen Rider Ikazuchi

The next release in the Kamen Rider Zero-One S.H.Figuarts line-up is the final member of Metsuboujinrai.net, the Dodo man himself, Kamen Rider Ikazuchi! First seen in episode 14, Uchuyaro Raiden was simply an Astronaut Humagear with his younger brother, Subaru. After an encounter with Jin and Horobi, Raiden was given a Forceriser and the Dodo Magia Progrise Key. Having transformed into Kamen Rider Ikazuchi, he used the power of ten Progrise Keys in order to reawaken the Ark. After being defeated, Ikazuchi was resurrected during the Ark story arc leading to the end of the series as well as the movies RealxTime and Kamen Rider Metsuboujinrai.  S.H.Figuarts Kamen…

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Mobile Suit Gundam SEED MSV ECLIPSE Manga & Sequel Film Announced

With the upcoming 20th Anniversary of Mobile Suit Gundam SEED as well as the recent opening of the Freedom Gundam at Mitsui Shopping Park LaLaport Shanghai Jinqiao, Sunrise and Bandai have made several announcements. The overall anniversary project will be known as Mobile Suit Gundam SEED PROJECT ignited and will feature a multitude of media over the next year (or several knowing Sunrise). A sequel film, a video game and a globally released Manga are all in store for fans of the Cosmic Era.    Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Theatrical Work The first announcement comes long…

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Gundam Infinity & Ultimate Luminous Action Figures Appear on Amazon

Thanks to Twitter user Preternia, new listings have been found on Amazon US for two new Mobile Suit Gundam action figure lines. These figures have yet to be announced, and not much is known about them outside these listings. Both lines are priced and scaled at a size that are more accessible to the casual collector than Tamashii Nations’ Gundam Universe line. Those figures as mentioned are currently available on shelves nationwide.   Gundam Ultimate Luminus 4″ Light Up Figures The first line is known as “Gundam Ultimate Luminus.” It appears that…

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Shout Factory Licenses Kamen Rider Ryuki & Zero-One in North America

During the “Rider Week Kick Off Panel” presented by Team Kamen Rider, it was announced that two new Kamen Rider series will be joining the Tokushoutsu line-up later this year.   Shout Factory’s tokusatsu-based streaming platform launched last year with Kamen Rider (1971) as its first release. Then a few months later the platformed added Kamen Rider Kuuga (2000) to its library. Whereas, Kamen Rider Heisei Generations Forever (2018) was the first movie presented on the platform. With the 50th Anniversary of Kamen Rider happening this year, Tokushoutsu will be streaming Kamen Rider Zero-One (2019) and Kamen Rider Ryuki (2002). In addition to both series…

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Sunrise Announces ‘Gundam Build Real’ Live-Action TV Series

Today, Sunrise announced a new installment in the Mobile Suit Gundam franchise, that is a live-action production. This live-action production is apart of the Gundam Build multiverse titled, Gundam Build Real. The series will follow a similar premise to previous installments where people build kits and battle with them in virtual reality. Currently, Sunrise has provided a cast/ staff list, series summary, and teaser trailer for the production. Official series synopsis provided by Sunrise: It has been many years since the robot anime, “Mobile Suit Gundam,” which caused a major…

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[Official Images] S.H.Figuarts Kamen Rider Orthros Vulcan Revealed

The next release in the S.H.Figuarts Kamen Rider line-up has been revealed by Tamashii Nations. Hailing from the world of Kamen Rider Zero-One, we have the final form of Isamu Fuwa, Kamen Rider Orthros Vulcan. Having its one and only appearance in Episode 44 of Kamen Rider Zero-One, Orthros Vulcan was accessed by using Naki’s Japanese Wolf Progrise Key in Fuwa’s Shotriser. After an intense battle with Kamen Rider Zero-Two, the Japanese Wolf key was destroyed locking the form away forever. The suit in series and this S.H.Figuarts release reuses many parts from Kamen Rider Vulcan -Assault Wolf- as well as the claws from Kamen Rider…

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[Official Images] S.H.Figuarts Kamen Rider Naki Revealed

After being teased a couple weeks ago, S.H.Figuarts Kamen Rider Naki has been fully revealed! Naki first debuted in Episode 18 of Kamen Rider Zero-One (2019-2020) but was not seen until their appearance in Episode 28 of the series. During the Ark Saga of the series, Naki was given a Forceriser, and Japanese Wolf Progrise Key in order to transform into Kamen Rider Naki. While only used twice in the series, Naki‘s Rider form was later featured in Kamen Rider Zero-One: RealxTime (2020) and the upcoming film, Kamen Rider Zero-One Others: Kamen Rider MetsubouJinrai (2021). Now that we have a full solicitation, we can see that Naki includes their…

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