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ULTRAMAN Rights Challenged Once Again, Tsuburaya Productions Back in Court

ULTRAMAN Rights Challenged Once Again, Tsuburaya Productions Back in Court

Animation, Anime, Articles, Blog, Culture, Kaiju, Movies & TV, News, Toku, toku, tokublogs, tokusatsu, Ultraman, Uncategorized
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...
TOKU TROVE | Long Live the King

TOKU TROVE | Long Live the King

Articles, Blog, Featured, godzilla, Kaiju, kong, monster, Movies & TV, Toku, toku, tokublogs, tokusatsu, Toys, Uncategorized
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...
Hasbro’s POWER RANGERS: A Fan’s Perspective

Hasbro’s POWER RANGERS: A Fan’s Perspective

Blog, Comics, Culture, News, Power Rangers, Rumor, Sci-Fi, Super Sentai, Toku, toku, tokublogs, tokusatsu, Toys, Uncategorized
The New York Toy Fair is currently in full swing. This is the time when companies create booths and give presentations to the press to show up what direction they are heading and what toys are coming out for the year. For toy geeks, it's like Christmas seeing all the new reveals. But one announcement that rocked the toy world was made a couple days prior. In probably the greatest shock to the fandom, it was revealed that Bandai of America and Saban Brands would be parting ways in 2019! After 25 years, Bandai of America will no longer make Power Rangers toys or import items from Toei Co's Super Sentai. Though it should be noted that Bandai of Japan will still continue to support Super Sentai with toys and merchandise. To put this announcement in perspective this would be like Hasbro di...
What’s It All About? POWER RANGERS’ Saban Brands Ejects Toymaker Bandai From The Company Megazord

What’s It All About? POWER RANGERS’ Saban Brands Ejects Toymaker Bandai From The Company Megazord

Articles, Blog, Culture, Featured, Movies & TV, News, Power Rangers, Reviews, Toku, toku, tokublogs, tokusatsu, Toys, Uncategorized
Well, this is an interesting turn of events. After a partnership that endured across two and a half decades, entertainment company Saban Brands has taken a page out of the playbook of their most famous characters and decided to sacrifice the zords. Bandai America, who has worked with Saban for 25 years to produce toys based upon the long-lasting Power Rangers brand, has jointly announced its separation from the media company. Fans are already reeling from the thought that the one other consistent name that carried alongside Saban's where its multicolored superheroes were concerned may soon fade into memory. But as the news comes as a surprise, it's also not one that causes much confusion either. Bandai and Saban's statement follows: "After a successful 25-year partnership building ...
TOKU TROVE | A Collection to Fall in Love With

TOKU TROVE | A Collection to Fall in Love With

Books, Featured, Gallery, Movies & TV, Power Rangers, Super Sentai, Toku, toku, tokublogs, tokusatsu, Toys, Uncategorized
Happy Valentine's Day and welcome to another installment of Toku Trove, Henshin Justice Unlimited's continuing feature series. Today, we are showcasing Will R.'s breath-taking Power Rangers collection.  Will has done an excellent job of showcasing each part of his amazing collection, supplying us with many wonderful pictures, and we are sure that it will be love at first sight for many of you! Remember, if you would like to see your collection featured on Toku Trove, send us pictures, along with a few words, of your stuff at tokutrove@gmail.com. We begin with some words from Will about his awesome collection: I've been a huge Mighty Morphin Power Rangers fan since the show first aired. My family was not financially well off, so my dad was only able to buy me a few MMPR toys a...
Godzilla vs GokaiRed: An Atomic Valentine

Godzilla vs GokaiRed: An Atomic Valentine

Articles, Blog, Culture, godzilla, Kaiju, Kamen Rider, monster, Movies & TV, Power Rangers, Super Sentai, Toku, toku, tokublogs, tokusatsu, Toys, Uncategorized, Video Games, Video Update
Giant bugs with laser-antennae. Bloodthirsty fiends from the depths of outer space. Titanic robots of unparalleled strength. Godzilla has been victorious in battle with dozens of seemingly unbeatable adversaries. But perhaps none as fierce as the latest threat standing before him. The menace of a broken heart. In this stop-motion comedy piece from Youtube channel MootroidXProductions, the radioactive lizard serves up his scorching heart for the object of his affection and a series of misunderstandings may lead to devastating consequences. His first romantic troubles were featured in a video a few years ago, only for the battle to rage on yet again this year, as we approach another Singles Awareness Day. Here's the original 2016 video, followed by its 2018 reboot. Because it's not j...
Does POWER RANGERS Company Saban Brands Have an Employment Problem?

Does POWER RANGERS Company Saban Brands Have an Employment Problem?

Articles, Blog, Culture, Movies & TV, News, Power Rangers, Reviews, Toku, toku, tokublogs, tokusatsu, Toys, Uncategorized
Since 1993, Saban has dazzled children and parents alike with the exploits of the spandex-clad heroes of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers and their many, many offshoots which have stretched their reign of dominance over toy aisles and screens across the entertainment landscape. But, for almost as long, we've heard murmurs of discontent about the state of the company that largely shepherded this beloved franchise to prominence. We've often wondered what it was that made this show tick behind the scenes, and why certain creative decisions may have been made in the last few years, which saw a sharp decline in audience reception, ironically a short time after the newly-christened Saban Brands retook the Power Rangers intellectual property from temporary rights-holders Disney. That was 2010. S...
Announcing: TOKU TROVE – A New Feature at HJU

Announcing: TOKU TROVE – A New Feature at HJU

Featured, Gallery, Kamen Rider, Movies & TV, Power Rangers, Super Sentai, Toku, toku, tokusatsu, Toys, Uncategorized
Bring me your plastic, your vinyl, your huddled piles of Battlizer parts! Tokusatsu. It's a term we can use to refer to larger-than-life kaiju movies, exciting henshin hero shows, science fiction dramas, and more. The fandom for this subgenre is far-reaching. One aspect that seems to touch all areas of this community we love: Collecting. That is the thought behind this newest feature series here at Henshin Justice Unlimited; we want to see your collection!  From Super Sentai, Power Rangers, Kamen Rider, Godzilla, Ultraman, Garo or any number of other animated or live-action titles that warm our sparking hearts. Do you have display cases full of meticulously posed S.H. Figuarts action figures? Do you have walls covered in unique posters and original art? Do you have wonderfully d...
Which KAMEN RIDER BUILD Toy Ranks #1 With Collectors?

Which KAMEN RIDER BUILD Toy Ranks #1 With Collectors?

Articles, Blog, Kamen Rider, Movies & TV, News, Toku, toku, tokublogs, tokusatsu, Toys, Uncategorized
Kamen Rider Build appears to be Rider Kicking butt on the sales charts, if Toys R Us' figures are any indication. The toy vendor juggernaut recently held a poll with shoppers asking them to vote on their favorite items available at their local store, and the results are in. Which Rider item crushed the competition, driving through to the top spot? Was it the HawkGatlinger, Sento's rapid-fire weapon of choice when he wants to deliver some righteous gunkata moves on fleets of robotic adversaries? Or maybe the Transteam Blade proved a cut above the rest, used by the nefarious Night Rogue and his on-again/off-again partner in crime Blood Stalk? Nah, let's go with something a bit more classic. LiveDoor had these results to share, revealing the three most beloved pieces in the Toys R Us cat...
Get Ript With These POWER RANGERS T-Shirts

Get Ript With These POWER RANGERS T-Shirts

Articles, Blog, Culture, Movies & TV, News, Power Rangers, Toku, Uncategorized
Let your geek flag fly with these Power Rangers themed t-shirts. From the pop culture alchemists of RIPT Apparel, these pieces make the perfect gift to yourself or to that special Ranger fan in your life this holiday season. For years, RIPT has made it their business to find every angle for the enthusiastic nerd to express their fandom and capitalize on that passion, lovingly mixing and matching various bits of fan culture. Here's a sample of their work with the spandex-clad heroes of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. Keen eyes may quickly notice a few shoutouts to other titles in the greater sci-fi and fantasy community in these works. Most notably references to Godzilla, Star Wars, and Game of Thrones, to name a few. If you're wondering where the rest of the Ranger franchise is, ...