Author: Billy "TaJa" Doyle

Co-Founder of Hero Club with Brian Benjamin (XBen3000), Richard Monty (Projektrdm), and Soundout12. We are a website able to assist HJU on occasion. In addition, one can find reviewers like Darkon633 at Hero Club too, as well as the Geek Fighters!

Don’t Just Watch, Build the Gunpla of GUNDAM BUILD DIVERS!

Don’t Just Watch, Build the Gunpla of GUNDAM BUILD DIVERS!

Anime, Blog, Toys
Yesterday, we featured a story on the upcoming Gundam Build Divers anime, the next installment to the Gundam Build series. Like its predecessors, Gundam Build Divers will feature a cast of characters that assemble Gundam Models (Gunpla), and use these giant mechs to battle and compete in contests. What sets the new series apart is that it plunges our heroes into virtual reality. In addition to announcing this new series, Sunrise studio also teased the first initial waves of Build Divers Gunpla toy models. These new kits will be compatible with both the existing Gashapon (Capsule Toy) and Mini-Pla Candy Toy lines. That is where we come to today, as we are going to look at the various kits that consist of the first assortment. These model kits are apart of the basic 1/144 High Grade, wi...
Squad Goals – UCHUU SENTAI KYURANGER VS SPACE SQUAD

Squad Goals – UCHUU SENTAI KYURANGER VS SPACE SQUAD

Movies & TV, News, Space Sheriff, Super Sentai, tokusatsu
At the closing of Toei's space action series Uchuu Sentai Kyuranger, the company announced its next installment in the Space Squad series. Titled Uchuu Sentai Kyuranger vs. Space Squad, the film will feature the Kyurangers teaming up with Space Sheriff Gavan / Geki Jumonji and Space Sheriff Shaider / Shu Karasuma. This announcement came via video on the Toei Video YouTube Channel hosted by the cast of Kyuranger. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VjPItHDBmzg As most fans may know, this is not the first time the Kyurangers have crossed paths with the newly-christened Space Squad, a collection of galactic saviors from across Toei's vast canon of transforming heroes in television and movie productions through the years. In Episode 18 of Uchu Sentai Kyuranger, the team briefly was sucked i...
SAMURAI SENTAI SHINKENGER’s Rin Takanashi Announces Marriage Plans – For Realz This Time!

SAMURAI SENTAI SHINKENGER’s Rin Takanashi Announces Marriage Plans – For Realz This Time!

Blog, News, Super Sentai, tokusatsu, Ultraman
Another tokusatsu actress is discovered to be deeply in love, as actress Rin Takanashi is soon to be married. And this time, it's not on the set of her 2009 show Samurai Sentai Shinkenger, where her superpowered character ShinkenPink took part in a fake wedding to lure a nasty demoness intent on ruining the happy nuptials of innocent couples just starting their lives together. We assume no monsters are invited to the upcoming event. The announcement came early Saturday, when Sponichi Annex (Sports Nippon) reported the story. Takanashi's fiance Tomoaki Makino, who plays for the soccer team the Urawa Red Diamonds, revealed to Sponichi that the two will be married next month. However, they haven't decided on what kind of wedding ceremony or reception they will have. Tomoaki Makino an...
An ULTRAMAN GEED Star Is Dating A Wrestler!

An ULTRAMAN GEED Star Is Dating A Wrestler!

Blog, Featured, News, Ultraman
There is a new power couple in Japan, as Ultraman Geed voice actress Suzuko Mimori was discovered to be dating professional wrestler Kazuchika Okada. Mimori serves as the voice of Geed's supercomputer REM, as well as the on-screen manifestation of the character which appears late in the series. Her affiliation with Okada proved a surprise to many of her adoring devotees. Reports began to appear early in the weekend via Twitter, when Bunshun Online spotted them together on two occasions. The first on the evening of January 9th, where both spent time at each others' homes. They were then spotted again the following day. Okada quickly confirmed the relationship in Bunshin Online's report. Over Twitter, Okada mentions how they have been in a serious relationship for nearly 5 months....
Toys: Top 5 S.H.Figuarts Shinkocchou Seihou Fans Want

Toys: Top 5 S.H.Figuarts Shinkocchou Seihou Fans Want

Articles, Blog, Kamen Rider, Super Sentai, tokusatsu
Let's talk toys. Specifically, Bandai's S.H.Figuarts Shinkoucchou Seihou line, and five items that I think should be added to the list of new and upcoming pieces. It's a good old-fashioned Top 5 list! Hosting this segment is our contributor, TaJa Doyle, an avid collector and reviewer for Tamashii Nations’ products. One can check out his reviews over on his YouTube Channel, Wheelchair21. This list will consist of Toei productions, and characters we want to see join the high-end Shinkocchou Seihou series. The line is known for perfectly capturing the likeness of the combat suits as seen on screen. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6L1w-3xLQWY 5. Kamen Rider OOO TaToBa The original S.H.Figuarts Kamen Rider OOO TaToBa released in Spring 2011. It was met with a mediocre response from col...
GODZILLA ISLAND Comes to YouTube!

GODZILLA ISLAND Comes to YouTube!

godzilla, Movies & TV, tokusatsu
Back in the late 90s, Toho Studios produced a low-budget Godzilla series for kids called Godzilla Island, featuring the use of various Bandai figurines alongside scenes incorporating a small cast of actors. Among them was Jiro Dan, otherwise known for portraying Hideki Go / Ultraman Jack in The Return of Ultraman. Now, for a limited time Toho Studios is uploading Godzilla Island onto the Godzilla Channel. From Monday to Friday, a new episode will be uploaded daily, with episodes being available to stream for only four weeks. Godzilla Island ran for 256 episodes from October 6, 1997 to September 30, 1998. Each episode is roughly 3 minutes long, so it is an easy view. However, while the series is available to stream internationally, it does not feature close captioned subtitles. h...
Drop the Violin & Pick Up a Bottle! Kamen Rider Grease Appears!

Drop the Violin & Pick Up a Bottle! Kamen Rider Grease Appears!

Kamen Rider, News, tokusatsu
Recently, the identity of the new Kamen Rider Grease was finally revealed. Yet, for those who have not been following the Kamen Rider Build television series, Grease is the third Rider that will appear in the series. This character's information has been teased since mid to late fall through various toy catalogue and magazine scans. Now, unlike Kamen Rider Build, Kamen Rider Grease will be using the Sclash Driver and the Sclashjellies to transform rather than the Build Driver and Full Bottles. His signature weapon is known as the Twin Breaker.  Now, as for the identity of Kamen Rider Grease, it is Saruwatari Kazumi who will be portrayed by Kohei Takeda. Kamen Rider Grease is stated to a secret assassin hired by Hokuto. According to Natalie, Saruwatari Kazumi will debut...
LIVEMAN’s LiveRobo & Live Boxer Join the Super Mini-Pla Line

LIVEMAN’s LiveRobo & Live Boxer Join the Super Mini-Pla Line

Blog, Super Sentai, Toys
Today, Erasu tweeted out the finalized promotional images for the next Super Sentai Super Mini-Pla toy releases! These new Super Mini-Pla sets are based on LiveRobo and Live Boxer from Choujuu Sentai Liveman. The images show that both LiveRobo and Live Boxer will be able to combine into Super LiveRobo. Pre-orders for both items have now opened up at online retailers with the intended release for March 2018. However, Super Mini-Pla Live Boxer is P-Bandai exclusive, which means it harder to obtain and higher in price. Below are image galleries for both mechas:   Super Mini-Pla Liverobo Super Mini-Pla Live Boxer   For those who have not seen, Choujuu Sentai Liveman is the 12th installment in the Super Sentai series. The series consists of 49 episodes, and ran from Feb...
MechaGodzilla Joins Godzilla Anime Trilogy!

MechaGodzilla Joins Godzilla Anime Trilogy!

Kaiju, Movies & TV, News
Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters is currently in theaters in Japan, before it arrives to Netflix in 2018! Now, on its theatrical release Polygon Pictures' announced the title for the second film in this anime trilogy; the sequel is entitled Godzilla: Decisive Battle Mobile Breeder City. In addition, Polygon Pictures released a teaser visual for next installment, which is of the Anti-Godzilla Decisive Battle Weapon, "Mechagodzilla." Furthermore, the visual below is being used for the sequel's advance ticket sales. Mechagodzilla is one the most popular kaiju in Toho's roster, as it is a robotic imitation of Godzilla. Originally Mechagodzilla was a weapon used by invaders as seen in Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla (1974), and its sequel, Terror of Mechagodzilla (1975); the two films which clo...
S.H. Figuarts Embraces the Darkness with Ultraman Orb Thunder Breastar

S.H. Figuarts Embraces the Darkness with Ultraman Orb Thunder Breastar

News, Toku, Toys
After being teased for months by Tamashii Nations, S.H.Figuarts Ultraman Orb Thunder Breastar from the Ultraman Orb TV series will soon be available to order. As a Premium Bandai exclusive, this item is featured on the P-Bandai website. In addition, its order page recently launched, further clarifying its release details. Now, S.H.Figuarts Ultraman Orb Thunder Breastar will include the base figure which features a unique physique/mold, and three pairs of optional hands. Furthermore, its accessories consist of the optional Color Timer, and the Zedcium Ray Effect. Below, one can view the entire gallery featured on Premium Bandai's website, however some images are edited to feature illuminated effects:   Pre-orders for S.H.Figuarts Ultraman Orb Thunder Breastar will open ...