Funimation Entertainment Licenses Japanese Live-Action Death Note Films

Yesterday, Funimation Entertainment announced at Anime Weekend Atlanta that it licensed three of the four live-action Japanese Death Note films: Death Note, Death Note: The Last Name, and Death Note: Light Up the NEW World. Funimation will release the films on Blu-ray Disc, DVD, and Digital combo packs on January 22, 2019. The first two films which premiered in Japanese theaters in 2006 will be bundled together. However, all films will be subtitle-only releases.   Death Note and Death Note: The Last Name were based on Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi…

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Bandai Namco Acquires Bluefin; Bandai Namco Collectibles is Born

Interesting news has broke online regarding Bluefin Corp, otherwise referred to as Bluefin Tamashii, the Japanese toy distributor. On Wednesday, Bandai Namco Holdings announced that they acquired an 80% controlling stake in Nippon Imports, LLC, the company that owns and operates Bluefin. Now, with this transaction Bandai Namco will establish a new subsidiary, Bandai Namco Collectibles in October that will continue operations under Bluefin. However, Bandai Namco Collectibles will effectively commence operations in January 2019.   Nippon Imports, LLC founder and CEO Steve Fujimura will serve as Bandai Namco Collectibles’…

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Official Images: Super Mini-Pla Denkou Choujin Gridman Dyna Dragon

Today, the Bandai Candy site revealed the official information regarding the next Super Mini-Pla Denkou Choujin Gridman release, Dyna Dragon. Now, unlike the previous Super Mini-Pla Gridman release, Dyna Dragon will be sold in two different ways, but both are Premium Bandai exclusives. The first is a single release for Dyna Dragon which will consist of the Dyna Fighter and King Jet; these either can be used to form the Dyna Fortress, or Dyna Dragon itself. In addition, the parts can combine with Gridman to form King Gridman. Furthermore, the…

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Official Images: Complete Selection Modification Henshin Belt Arcle

Today, Premium Bandai finally revealed the official information regarding the next Complete Selection Modification release, the Henshin Belt Arcle from Kamen Rider Kuuga. For those unaware, Kamen Rider Kuuga is the first Kamen Rider in the Heisei Era, which aired from 2000 to 2001. The series featured Yusuke Godai obtaining the Arcle, and transforming into Kamen Rider Kuuga to defeat the threat of the Grongi. Now, the Complete Selection Modification Henshin Belt Arcle is based on Bandai’s 2007 Complete Selection release of the Arcle; it will feature the all of…

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Review: S.H.Figuarts Kamen Rider Cross-Z Charge

Tamashii Nations got charged up when they decided to release S.H.Figuarts Kamen Rider Cross-Z Charge at retail! Now, for those not aware, this is the first and only retail S.H.Figuarts figure based on Kamen Rider Cross-Z, or any of his other forms. It is a rather shocking release too, since fans have not entirely loved Kamen Rider Cross-Z Charge’s design. The idea of the form was an attempt to recapture the craze Toei and Bandai obtained during Kamen Rider Gaim when promoting Shin Zangetsu and the Genesis Driver. However, in…

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Trendmasters Godzilla Attacks NY Giant Playset Demo

We return to that city full of destruction, with a monster is to blame… Godzilla: King of the Monsters!   Four years ago I, Billy “TaJa” Dolye a.k.a. Wheelchair21, reviewed this playset on my YouTube channel. Whereas, the video was shared here on Hero Club, back in December 2017 on its third anniversary being published onto YouTube; where since then, the video has become my most seen video. Now, in that review I mention how I would do a demonstration video focusing on what are good collectible figures to display…

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Review: Power Morphicon Exclusive Legacy Collection Lord Drakkon

Power Morphicon 2018 has come and gone! The convention itself was great as it featured over 100+ guests, as well as the exclusive Legacy Collection Lord Drakkon figure. A figure several fans desired and sought after following the character’s debut in the Boom! Studios Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers comics. However, fans discovered that in-hand the final product did not turn out exactly as expected. With quality control running rampant throughout the Lord Drakkon figure, I decided to see if my figure had similar issues… Please favorite, like, comment and subscribe…

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Dragon Ball Super Dub Reveals the First Members of Universe 9

Yesterday, Funimation Entertainment revealed new cast members that are joining the English dub for Dragon Ball Super. These new cast members will be voicing the members of Universe 9, who are introduced in this Saturday’s all-new episode; this episode is the official kick-off of the Universe Survival arc which will culminate in the Tournament of Power.   Now, Funimation revealed the new cast members via an image of that imitates the universe roster sheets the Omni-King, Zeno uses to manage the teams. However, the sheet only reveals the team/ cast…

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Official Images: S.H.Figuarts Thor (Avengers: Infinity War)

Premium Bandai recently activated the order page for S.H.Figuarts Thor, based on the character’s appearance in Avengers: Infinity War. The figure will feature digital imprinted face-sculpt to match Chris Hemsworth’s face, and fabric cloth cape. In addition, the figure will come with two pairs of optional hands, and Thor’s new weapon, Stormbringer. Below is the official gallery from Premium Bandai: Pre-orders for S.H.Figuarts Thor (Avengers: Infinity War) are already open, and figures are being sold for 7344 yen. The site says it is a “Japan Only Item” slated to be…

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Official Images: S.H.Figuarts Wasp (Ant-Man & Wasp)

On Friday, Premium Bandai unveiled S.H.Figuarts Wasp, based on the character seen in Marvel Studios’ Ant-Man & the Wasp. For those who have not seen Ant-Man or its sequel, Wasp is Hope van Dyne (portrayed by Evangeline Lilly), the daughter of Hank Pym and Janet van Dyne; following the events of Ant-Man, Hank finally allows Hope to follow in her mother’s footsteps as Wasp. Now, the description for this figure mentions the wings are movable to recreate flight scenes, but it does not clarify if they are removable. The figure’s only verified accessories…

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