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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...
TOKU TROVE | The Tip of the Iceberg

TOKU TROVE | The Tip of the Iceberg

Blog, Featured, Gallery, Toku, Toys, Uncategorized
TGIF Toku Trove readers! We are updating this feature series on a Friday once again, hoping to give you another collection to enjoy and help you end your week on a high note. Today, we are featuring Brent's collection, or more accurately, just a small portion of Brent's collection--which makes it all the more impressive once you see the pictures! The tip of this iceberg is an amazing sight in its own right! 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! And now I will hand it over to Brent: I started collecting Power Rangers back in '94, then Super Sentai & Kamen Rider in the early 2000s, and Ultraman just a few ...
TOKU TROVE | A Continually Expanding Collection

TOKU TROVE | A Continually Expanding Collection

Featured, Power Rangers, Toku, toku, tokublogs, tokusatsu, Toys, Uncategorized
Happy Friday, Toku Trove readers! We are a few days late with this week's collection (usually posted on Wednesdays!) but we hope that we can help you end your week right with a great collection to admire. Today, we are showcasing Jacob McDannell's rapidly growing Power Rangers collection. Jacob has provided us with some great shots of his collection, and a wonderful story as well. 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 Jacob about his awesome collection: The story behind my collection/obsession: I was a 90's kid through and through. After Power Rangers first aired, it was eat, sleep, and breathe Power Rangers. Back then, as a kid, it w...
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...
TOKU TROVE | (Dino) Charging Into Our First Collection

TOKU TROVE | (Dino) Charging Into Our First Collection

Articles, Blog, Gallery, Power Rangers, Super Sentai, Toku, toku, tokusatsu, Toys
Happy Hump Day and welcome to Toku Trove, Henshin Justice Unlimited's new feature series! Hopefully we can help you get through the rest of the week with some pictures of jealousy-inducing tokusatsu merchandise collections. Today we are featuring Karl Lonsdale's AMAZING Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger collection. 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. Now, onto Karl's incredible collection, beginning with a brief intro from Karl (and ending with an extra cool picture for Super Sentai and Power Rangers fans alike!): I have been a life-long fan, but life got in the way. Kyoryuger spoke to me because they get their powers from music, dancing, and, well, dinosaurs! :) I got the toys fe...
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...