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Toy Review: KAMEN RIDER BUILD SODO Figures Wave 5

Toy Review: KAMEN RIDER BUILD SODO Figures Wave 5

Kamen Rider, Reviews, Toku, Toys
SODO set 5 makes a huge comeback after the lackluster set 4 for the Kamen Rider Build series. We have the return to form with 3 full figures (4 if you count the re-release of Night Rogue but I already have him from set 2 so we'll only be focusing on the new figures). First up, we have PhoenixRobo and RabbitTank Sparkling. These guys are fairly standard figures, though that's not a bad thing. Both have excellent detail, articulation, roughly the same amount of stickers, and they both maintain the body swap gimmick. Build's Sparkling form only has one slight deviation from the norm, being a fully painted face that is also one solid piece unable to split up while the rest of him can. Cross Charge, however, is a completely new type of figure to this line. Also split into 2 boxes, Cros...
Toy Review: KAMEN RIDER BUILD DX Hazard Trigger, Smartphone Wolf & Unicorn Eraser Full Bottle Sets

Toy Review: KAMEN RIDER BUILD DX Hazard Trigger, Smartphone Wolf & Unicorn Eraser Full Bottle Sets

Kamen Rider, Reviews, Toku, Toys
The new power-up item introduced in the Kamen Rider Build TV series is the Hazard Trigger. This device allows Build to access his Hazard mode as well as utilize other forms later on down the line. The toy itself is pretty cool, turning already existing "Best Matches" into "Super Best Matches" and adding an awesome guitar effect, among others. This item is similar to the Cross Dragon or Rabbit Tank Sparkling in that it tries to make sounds in tandem with the Driver but it does not work well with the aforementioned items, only your basic Full Bottles. That being said, the henshin is the same despite the bottles used and the Hazard Trigger then offers the user 3 different attacks. The Hazard Attack by cranking the handle, the Overflow by pressing the button on the Hazard Trigger again, and ...
OUTER MAN & ULTRAMAN TV Premieres This Weekend – Promos Ahoy!

OUTER MAN & ULTRAMAN TV Premieres This Weekend – Promos Ahoy!

Articles, Blog, Kaiju, monster, Movies & TV, News, Toku, toku, tokublogs, tokusatsu, Ultraman, Uncategorized, Video Update, Videos
The time of monsters is upon us once again, as the kaiju wranglers of the TOKU television station is prepping to deliver another massive bounty to our doorsteps this fine February. Starting and ending with the giant hero adventures of the long-running Ultraman franchise, with the standalone tokusatsu film Outer Man in-between. Three different incarnations of Tsuburaya Productions' famed Ultra Series are launching their official American TV schedules, and we've lost count of how many that makes now. The recent list of titles to premiere in the US, like the silvery protagonists of this ongoing franchise, just keeps growing. First up, we have Ultraman Gaia. This series originally aired in 1998 as the third in the 90s Heisei Era trilogy, though taking place in a new continuity separate fr...
Extended Previews: KAITOU SENTAI LUPINRANGER VS KEISATSU SENTAI PATRANGER

Extended Previews: KAITOU SENTAI LUPINRANGER VS KEISATSU SENTAI PATRANGER

Blog, Super Sentai, Videos
Here's a set of extended previews for the premiere of the all-new Kaitou Sentai Lupinranger vs Keisatsu Sentai Patranger. https://youtu.be/Rp6wT-AQxVw https://youtu.be/9_rdOYr7yY8 Gathered throughout his lifetime, the gentleman thief Arsène Lupin assembled a vast collection of dangerous items known as the "Lupin Collection". When this collection is stolen by interspace invaders known as the Gangler, two teams set out to retrieve it! Kaitou Sentai Lupinranger, who desire to live up to Lupin's name, aim at stealing back the collection from the Gangler. While Keisatsu Sentai Patoranger, who hope to uphold justice, aim to retrieve the collection and take down the Gangler! With two rival teams confronting each other for the same goal, just who will emerge victorious? Kaitou Sentai Lupinr...
And now, a message from: DolphinTrash’s Top 4 POWER RANGERS PSAs

And now, a message from: DolphinTrash’s Top 4 POWER RANGERS PSAs

Blog, Power Rangers
Public Service Announcements, an endearing component of children’s programming in the 80s and 90s that transformed 30-minute toy commercials into platforms for social change. The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers television series faced an additional challenge: At the height of popularity, the show depicted teenagers performing martial arts that were mimicked on playgrounds across the country. Drawing from the "violence begets violence" mantra, it was prudent to nip the prospects of “children injuring themselves because of something they saw on Power Rangers" lawsuits in the bud before they arose. For your viewing pleasure (or something), I present to you the top 4 MMPR public service announcements. http://www.youtube.com/embed/MnOeioy7qu8 Making Friends From Enemies Our first two...
DEADPOOL’s Ryan Reynolds is DETECTIVE PIKACHU, Plus: Dogs & Cats Live Together, Mass Hysteria

DEADPOOL’s Ryan Reynolds is DETECTIVE PIKACHU, Plus: Dogs & Cats Live Together, Mass Hysteria

Animation, Anime, Articles, Blog, Culture, Fantasy, godzilla, Movies & TV, News, Uncategorized
In case word hasn't traveled to your neck of the interwebs just yet, there's somehow a Detective Pikachu movie getting made. What's more amazing is that this flick, based on the popular video game and anime series Pokemon, in which "pocket monsters" battle it out for sport, is starring Ryan Reynolds. As Pikachu. The cartoon rodent-looking thing that generally doesn't say anything but repetitive variations on the syllables of his own name. Even after weeks of information slowly dripping out of the tap on this production, we're still asking if there's any way this could be a really expensive mix-up. Are we getting punk'd? Is getting punk'd still a thing? This question and many others need answering as we countdown to the release on this alleged movie. Ryan Reynolds has been acting his p...
How to Fix POWER RANGERS

How to Fix POWER RANGERS

Blog, Power Rangers, Uncategorized
I've been a proud fan of the Power Rangers franchise for my whole life, happy to say that I've been here since the beginning. But this year Power Rangers celebrates its 25th anniversary and I can not even begin to feel excited about that milestone. I'm not alone, a lot of fans would say that they aren't enjoying the show like they use to. Sure we're all older, we've all matured but that doesn't mean we've grown out of Power Rangers. The show has always had ups and down. Naturally, some people will enjoy one season over another, but lately it feels like this show has been nothing but a cash-in on our childhood nostalgia and I, for one, am fed up with that. After Disney dropped Power Rangers (and left us on the awesome high note that was Power Rangers RPM) Saban Brands struck a deal wit...
Preview: KAITOU SENTAI LUPINRANGER VS KEISATSU SENTAI PATRANGER

Preview: KAITOU SENTAI LUPINRANGER VS KEISATSU SENTAI PATRANGER

Articles, Blog, Movies & TV, Power Rangers, Super Sentai, Toku, toku, tokublogs, tokusatsu, Uncategorized, Video Update, Videos
Here's a preview for the premiere of the all-new Kaitou Sentai Lupinranger vs Keisatsu Sentai Patranger. https://youtu.be/BM3Fi32jJWg Gathered throughout his lifetime, the gentleman thief Arsène Lupin assembled a vast collection of dangerous items known as the "Lupin Collection". When this collection is stolen by interspace invaders known as the Gangler, two teams set out to retrieve it! Kaitou Sentai Lupinranger, who desire to live up to Lupin's name, aim at stealing back the collection from the Gangler. While Keisatsu Sentai Patoranger, who hope to uphold justice, aim to retrieve the collection and take down the Gangler! With two rival teams confronting each other for the same goal, just who will emerge victorious? Kaitou Sentai Lupinranger vs Keisatsu Sentai Patranger begins Febru...
I KILL GIANTS Trailer – “Dark Omens Are Totally Cool”

I KILL GIANTS Trailer – “Dark Omens Are Totally Cool”

Articles, Blog, Books, Comics, Kaiju, monster, Movies & TV, News, Uncategorized, Video Update, Videos
It's Hammer Time. Bringing the Joe Kelly graphic novel to life in splendid form, I Kill Giants summons up a gaggle of monsters ready to ransack the small town young Barbara Thorson (as in "Son of Thor") calls home. Not if she has anything to say about it. A coming-of-age tale set against the imaginative backdrop of monsters and magic, from Danish Academy Award-winning filmmaker Anders Walter, crafting this tale from a script penned by the comic series' original writer Joe Kelly. Any dedicated comic book fan is likely to have come across Kelly's words at some point in their time as readers, as his fingerprints are all over the scene. From Spider-Man, Fantastic Four, X-Men, and Deadpool over at Marvel, to Superman's Action Comics, Wonder Woman, and Justice League of America. If it flies...
OUTER MAN – Maybe Sometimes The Bad Guys Should Win

OUTER MAN – Maybe Sometimes The Bad Guys Should Win

Articles, Blog, Culture, Gallery, Kaiju, Kamen Rider, monster, Movies & TV, News, Super Sentai, Toku, toku, tokublogs, tokusatsu, Ultraman, Uncategorized, Video Update, Videos
Who says the big, scary monsters always have to take the L? Special-effects action director Kawasaki Minoru disagrees, and in this comedic flick, he sets about telling the tale of a world obsessed with the fictional television heroism of Outer Man. The superhuman giant battles enormous kaiju to save the world from their uncanny evils to the wonderment of adoring tokusatsu fans everywhere, but then something extraordinary happens. Outer Man, who was only a TV character, suddenly appears in the real world. But instead of protecting mankind, he'd rather be a prick and destroy it. The actors of the Outer Man TV show must band together to fight this new menace or die trying. I guess. This wacky premise that sees the heroes transform into a monster to stop the Ultraman-esque figure from wre...