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Press Release: MONSTERPOCALYPSE Miniature Game

Press Release: MONSTERPOCALYPSE Miniature Game

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Press Release: Privateer Press has announced that it will be releasing a new hobby miniatures game this fall based on its Monsterpocalypse property, which first appeared as a Collectible Miniatures Game in 2008. The game centers on two or more giant kaiju monsters that brawl, blast, and body-slam each other in a dense destructible urban environment. Alongside these towering monsters, lesser minions, such as powerful tanks, fighter jets, flying saucers, fearsome dinosaurs, and demonic fiends fight to capture important locations and help power their monster to victory. The game will feature two different Agendas players can choose from when building their armies: the noble Protectors, who want to save the world and the creatures that inhabit it from destruction, or the evil Destr...
The POWER RANGERS: SHATTERED GRID Short is Here to Save Live-Action POWER RANGERS in 2018

The POWER RANGERS: SHATTERED GRID Short is Here to Save Live-Action POWER RANGERS in 2018

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What a time to be a Power Rangers fan. A certain number of years ago, the thought of more seasons of the show would have seemed farfetched, let alone the release of a feature-length film, a live streaming show, an addictive mobile game, and a successful line of ongoing comics to add on top of that. There's a lot to be thankful for in 2018, and the hits, it seems, just keep on coming. Now, as we rev up for the launch of the Power Rangers: Shattered Grid comic event, the main writer of the BOOM! Studios publication brings to us this live-action teaser short, starring none other than original Green Ranger Jason David Frank from Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (and, like, fifty other seasons) as the villainous Lord Drakkon. Kyle Higgins has been putting in work these past couple years with B...
The 5 Best POWER RANGERS TURBO Episodes According to Channel Awesome

The 5 Best POWER RANGERS TURBO Episodes According to Channel Awesome

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Here's Channel Awesome's list of the 5 best episodes of Saban's 1997 super-series Power Rangers Turbo, the oft-ignored stepping stone between the original Mighty Morphin Power Rangers / Power Rangers Zeo era and its celebrated conclusion in Power Rangers in Space. https://youtu.be/aohBWDrl4Tk   You might also like: The POWER RANGERS: SHATTERED GRID Short is Here to Save Live-Action POWER RANGERS in 2018 The 5 Worst POWER RANGERS TURBO Episodes According to Channel Awesome TOKU TROVE | A Collection to Fall in Love With
Watch: POWER RANGERS HYPERFORCE Episode 19

Watch: POWER RANGERS HYPERFORCE Episode 19

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In the future, weapons will both inflict and treat the damage they deal to their targets. There's something different about the next destination for the time-tossed heroes of Power Rangers HyperForce. The Twitch roleplay series rolls forward with more fun traipsing about the Power Rangers multiverse, now crossing over with the likes of the much-beloved Mighty Morphin Power Rangers comic book series from publisher BOOM! Studios. And who better to serve as the guest in this episode than the ongoing book's author Kyle Higgins, playing a character fans of his work on the series may know both from the comic and the series it takes inspiration from. A shattering burst of nostalgia awaits. https://youtu.be/2us14qDVo34 Higgins' appearance coincides with the Shattered Grid comic event, which...
Teaser: ChameleonGreen Goes Ham in UCHUU SENTAI KYURANGER VS SPACE SQUAD

Teaser: ChameleonGreen Goes Ham in UCHUU SENTAI KYURANGER VS SPACE SQUAD

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Another day, another crossover event in the land of cool guys who rarely look at explosions as their enemies pun all the way to fiery doom. This time, it's Uchuu Sentai Kyuranger who steps up to bat. The series about a crew of space-faring heroes fighting against the unscrupulous Jark Matter only recently ended its year-long run on television, but that's not stopping them from tearing it up with the best of them in the seemingly unending cycle of Toei Company's team-up extravaganzas. Interestingly enough, some members on this particular team already have some experience with their latest companions in intergalactic day-saving. It's Space Sheriff Gavan! And he's bringing his disparate team of tokusatsu randoms from the newly-created Space Squad along for the party, in the new Uchuu Sentai...
VIEWTIFUL JOE: 15 Years Later

VIEWTIFUL JOE: 15 Years Later

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(Kyoryu) Brave New World Tokusatsu hero shows, and the worldwide fandom surrounding them, have changed greatly over the past fifteen years. Beyond genre, beyond formula, beyond character archetypes, beyond even cinematography and direction, the greatest way that change has manifested is cross-pollination. Super Sentai—in its original, unedited form—currently gets official DVD releases in the West. GARO went from a pet project known only to the hardcore, to a running franchise and a mainstay event for one of the biggest MMOs in the world. Kamen Rider has radically reinvented itself several times tonally, and Ultraman is finally getting significant amounts of love by way of behemoth streaming service Crunchyroll.  Meanwhile, more and more properties are adopting the "live-action...
Watch: POWER RANGERS HYPERFORCE Episode 18

Watch: POWER RANGERS HYPERFORCE Episode 18

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Even the brass tacks are at stake in this episode of Power Rangers HyperForce. Streaming monster Twitch rolls out more live roleplaying action with this story of new heroes banding together to stop a dark Alliance from wrecking havoc across the massive universe built up in the long-running Power Rangers television franchise, and this time, they have Cameron Jebo to watch their backs. As alien Silver Ranger Orion, he fought off an invading armada with his teen teammates on 2014's Power Rangers Super Megaforce. And I truly never thought I'd say this, but the best exploration of his character and his world can't be found in the show he debuted on - it's right here. Another feather in an increasingly frilly cap on HyperForce's head. https://youtu.be/cMl7bB00lv0 The hype for HyperForce cont...
ULTRAMAN Rights Challenged Once Again, Tsuburaya Productions Back in Court

ULTRAMAN Rights Challenged Once Again, Tsuburaya Productions Back in Court

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Don't test Tsuburaya Productions. The company that brought us the original giant hero Ultraman and some hundreds of hours of action with many entries in the ongoing Ultra Series that followed does not take kindly to people messing with their brand. And so, the long story of their battle over the international licensing rights to the Ultraman property gets another chapter, as Chinese company BlueArc is sued once more for what Tsuburaya calls an infringement of their copyright. Tales of Tsuburaya's cockroach-like legal troubles with entities like BlueArc and synonymous groups UM Corporation and Chaiyo Productions are well-documented, but the gist is that rights over the fan-favorite Ultra brand have been contested for decades, even since a claim was made that broad licensing powers were...
JUSPION 3D – The Classic Hero Revived

JUSPION 3D – The Classic Hero Revived

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Everything old is new again. Toei Company's fondly remembered but not ongoing Metal Heroes superhero franchise continues to sneak into the building through the side entrance while all its other, more currently popular titles in the Super Sentai and Kamen Rider camp stroll through the front. Whether it's Space Sheriff Gavan's new Type-G doing guest spots on every sentai series from here to planet Cayenne or the new Space Squad movie crossover series checking in with just about every long lost hero in Toei's overflowing stable, it's not the worst time to be a fan of these old school monster-fighters. Especially not Special Megabeast Investigator Juspion. In 1985, Kyojuu Tokusou Juspion was born, the fourth in Japan's successful line of Metal Hero shows and the first to place heavy focus...
TOKU TROVE | Long Live the King

TOKU TROVE | Long Live the King

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Happy Friday once again, Toku Trove readers! Today, we are showcasing Jen's collection focused on the King of Monsters, Godzilla. Jen mentions that what we see featured below is just one of her numerous display cases, and we hope to see more of her collection in the future! Remember, if you would like to see your collection featured on Toku Trove, send us pictures, along with a few words about your stuff at tokutrove@gmail.com. We are searching for more collections to feature soon! Now, here is Jen to introduce her collection: Here are pictures of my Godzilla collection. I only began a couple years ago after I was encouraged (and somewhat enabled) to restart my collecting by my boyfriend, Brent [featured last week on Toku Trove]. My first acquired piece was the S.H. Monster Arts...