[Review] Shin Ultraman: A Tribute to the Classic Series

On August 1, 2019, Tsuburaya Productions announced that Hideaki Anno and Shinji Higuchi would be collaborating again for another production. Titled, Shin Ultraman, the film would be the second Shin film in the pair’s growing library of reimagining classic icons. As the title states, the pair would be rebooting Tsuburaya Productions’ most famous and largest hero, Ultraman.   Now, Shinji Higuchi served as the film’s director, while Hideaki Anno was its producer and wrote the script. Surprisingly, Anno also took part in the motion-capture process, portraying the titular hero, since…

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TWK Reviews Episode 48: Marvel’s Spider-Man Miles Morales is My Favorite Superhero Game

Hello, Hero-Club, TDub here once again with another video game review! So, since it is the holiday season, I decided to look at my favorite game set during this season. Now, that game would be Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales which is exclusive to the Playstation 5.   For those unaware, this is a spin-off of the recent Spider-Man game which released on the PS4, but later remastered for PS5. Whereas, this game stars one of, if not, the breakout star of the Marvel Ultimate universe, Miles Morales. Just to put…

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TWK Reviews Episode 47: Getting Nostalgic with DBZ Budokai 2

Hello there Hero-Club, TDub here once again with another video game review. This time I am looking at a fighting game adaptation of the iconic Dragon Ball Z series known as Budokai 2. Now, for anyone uninitiated, Dragon Ball Z is the second part of Akira Toriyama’s Dragon Ball franchise. Originally starting as Dragon Ball, then transitioning into Z the series would go onto become an international sensation. Then GT immediately followed Z, but it was entirely produced by Toei Animation, which most fans did not enjoy.   Thankfully, none…

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TWK Reviews Episode 46: Racing Through Mario Kart 64 on the Nintendo Switch

Hello there everyone, TDub here once again with another video game review. This time I am looking at Mario Kart’s debut into the world of three dimensions, Mario Kart 64! Now, believe it or not, Mario Kart is 25 years old which means it might be older than Hero-Club’s audience. So, please excuse me whilst I start yelling at some clouds like a typical old man.   Anyway, I will not be looking at the original Mario Kart 64, but the version available through Nintendo Switch Online. As a result,…

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TWK Reviews Episode 45: Costume Quest 1 & 2

Hello everyone, TDub here, and welcome to my Halloween special. Today, it is a lookback at the Costume Quest games, made by the fine folks at Double Fine Productions! Now, these are turn based role playing games with an emphasis on costumes, and what else, trick-or-treating. Also, there is quite the quirky charm that one would expect with a game produced by the team behind gems like Brutal Legend and Psychonauts the series. So, let’s discover what truly makes these games special, as we explore COSTUME QUEST 1 & 2!!!…

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TWK REVIEWS Episode 44: Goemon’s Great Adventure

Hello Hero-Club, TDub here once again with a review for another classic game for Nintendo 64’s library. In addition, it is a game that I feel went under way too many people’s radars. Now, the game I am referring to is Goemon’s Great Adventure which was developed by the folks over at Konami. By the way, does anyone remember when Konami actually made video games?   Anyway, this game is the sequel to Mystical Ninja Starring Goemon, which I did previously review too. Also, I will include that review here,…

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TWK REVIEWS Episode 43: Snowboard Kids 2

Hello there Hero-Club, my name is TWK and I am a new member here at the site. Normally, I review a metric boatload of video games ranging from RPGs, action-adventure, and racing games over on YouTube. Also, I even review professional wrestling games both from foreign and domestic territories. Now, my first post here at Hero-Club will be a recent video on the Nintendo 64 classic, Snowboard Kids 2!   This game was released in 1999, the year of Korn’s “Freak on a Leash” and Mick Foley’s first WWF Title run.…

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Star Trek Playmates Toys Retrospective Part 3: 1995 [Soundout Review]

Playmates Toys found their groove with Star Trek and in their fourth year, they start to get a little wild. 1995 would see the line to expand into Star Trek Voyager, the Original Series Movies and see everything merge under one singular branding. Also this year, we see Space Talk attempt to make talking figures work in Star Trek as well as the 9 inch line expanding with more figures. Perhaps the most bizarre release this year is the Doctor Pulaski figure. At first glance she seems like a quick and dirty reuse, however,…

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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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