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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RRPG Final Fantasy Retrospective – Episode 10 (Final Fantasy XIII & Fabula Nova Crystallis)

Today, Hero Club is proud to present the next installment of RRPG’s Final Fantasy Retrospective, Episode 10: Final Fantasy XIII & Fabula Nova Crystallis. Now, this episode features a look at how Yoshinori Kitase and his team got in charge of bringing forth the official, thirteenth installment to Square Enix’s flagship franchise. This installment would also be the start of a new compilation project called Fabula Nova Crystallis: Final Fantasy. However, the project eventually became overly ambitious with the core Final Fantasy XIII game, its pair of sequels, the many…

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RRPG’s Golden Sun Retrospective

Hero Club presents RRPG’s Golden Sun Retrospective!   Golden Sun was born from the minds of Hiroyuki Takahashi and Shugo Takahashi; the brothers that would be famous for originally conceiving the Shining franchise of video games for Sega platforms. However, they parted ways with the company to form an endless partnership with Nintendo. From there, Camelot Software Planning would be in charge of all Golf and Tennis games that would have Mario and company’s appearance slapped all over them. Yet, Camelot would also create an original franchise where they retraced…

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RRPG’s Final Fantasy Retrospective – Episode 8 Final Fantasy XI

Welcome back to RRPG’s Final Fantasy Retrospective! For this time around in Episode 8, Hironobu Sakaguchi and Square Enix decided to stray away from doing another traditional installment. They wanted to experiment in a new direction for Final Fantasy’s eleventh, mainline entry; being derived as an evolution of MUDs that became popular in older computers during the 70s and 80s, that genre would evolve itself into Massive Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games which Richard Garriott’s own Ultima Online started the movement. After Sony Online Entertainment’s own EverQuest came out, and revolutionized…

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RRPG’s Final Fantasy Retrospective – Episode 7 Final Fantasy X & X-2

Welcome back to RRPG’s Final Fantasy Retrospective! Episode 7 takes a dive into the PlayStation 2 by looking at the next entry where it was the first to have a sequel in Final Fantasy X, and X-2. Final Fantasy X ended up as the next game from Yoshinori Kitase, and his team who previously worked on Final Fantasy VII & VIII; it is still remembered as one of the biggest and most ambitious games ever made at the beginning of the sixth generation of gaming. Most games in the series…

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RRPG’s Final Fantasy Retrospective – Episode 6 Final Fantasy VIII & IX

Welcome back to RRPG’s Final Fantasy Retrospective! Episode 6 explores two other entries in the PlayStation’s library, Final Fantasy VIII and IX. Now, Final Fantasy VIII was the next game to be envisioned by the team behind Final Fantasy VII, as it went for a game with a more brighter atmosphere that had dark overtones in its overall delivery. While being considered one of the most polarizing entries in the original Playstation’s library like Final Fantasy II on the Famicom, the eighth installment had its own merits; it becomes just…

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RRPG’s Final Fantasy Retrospective – Episode 5 Final Fantasy VII

Hero Club is proud to present the Final Fantasy Retrospective hosted by me, RRPG; a series I began nearly two years ago on my personal YouTube Channel. In Episode 5, we cover the franchise’s first outing on the Sony PlayStation which became not only a breakout to push past sales for the console, but it became one of the biggest revolutions for the genre of Japanese Role-Playing games. It would be known to the public as Final Fantasy VII. After covering the main game, we will dive straight into Square…

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RRPG’s Final Fantasy Retrospective – Episode 4 Final Fantasy VI

Hero Club is proud to present the Final Fantasy Retrospective hosted by me, RRPG; a series I began nearly two years ago on my personal YouTube Channel. In Episode 4, we start getting into the pinnacle with how extraordinary the Final Fantasy franchise was bound to become with Final Fantasy VI. Seeing as how the fifth game was retreading ground from what was seen in its predecessors, the next game would fully re-invent itself into what many long-time fans consider to be the best work that Hironobu Sakaguchi and his…

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RRPG Final Fantasy Retrospective – Episode 3 Final Fantasy IV & V

Hero Club is proud to present the Final Fantasy Retrospective hosted by me, RRPG; a series I began nearly two years ago on my personal YouTube Channel. In Episode 3, I look at the series’ first 16-bit installment that became what was dubbed as the ultimate Final Fantasy game with Final Fantasy IV. After that, I dig deep into one of the most overlooked gems in the franchise that was originally showing fatigue to the overall brand with Final Fantasy V. The fourth game came out in July 1991 for…

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