I got a little surprise in the mailbox today. In a brown shipping envelope was a review copy of Go Go Power Rangers vol.1! The first trade paperback from BOOM! Studios collecting the first four issues of their hit spin-off comic book. Already owning every issue of Go Go Power Rangers, I opened the book to check out what extra goodies are contained within and found myself rereading the comics. Still just as good as the first time I read the adventures of our favorite "Teens with Attitude," the team of Ryan Parrott and Dan Mora tell the story of what the days were like when Jason, Kimberly, Zack, Trini, and Billy first got their powers. Sprinkled throughout the TPB are the variant retro movie covers as well as a variant covers gallery at the end. Not a lot of extras but what I come t...
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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...
Like a lot of people, I was stoked about the launch of Halo 5. So when I heard 343 was throwing a launch party in Seattle at the same Microsoft store that they launched Halo 4, I knew I had to attend. The event's festivities started at 6pm on Oct. 26 and thankfully I got off work at 4pm. It took about 45mins to drive around Lake Washington to the event which was being held at the University Village location. This is my story. (more…)
This week we travel all the way back to the year 2012. The sequel to the popular Kamen Rider All RiderGeneration game released on the Nintendo DS the year before. This side scrolling adventure features just every Kamen Rider up through Kamen Rider Fourze. But is this Japanese import a game you should track down and add to your collection? Grab your controller and hit "Start" to find out! (more…)
In January of 2010 the worlds of anime and fighting games collided with the release of Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars. Does this game deserve to be in the same class as other Capcom fighting games, or is it just another in a long list of shovelware titles for the Nintendo Wii? Grab your controller and hit START to find out! (more…)
This week's review was supposed to be on the PlayStation 2 Kamen Rider Kabuto released in 2006, but it seems I did not write a review back then, nor can I find my copy of the game for the life of me. So instead, this week's TBT Retro review will be an updated look at the PlayStation 2 Kamen Rider games. Have they held up in the almost 10 years since they've been released? Grab your controller and let's find out! (more…)
Back in 2004 and the days of Japan Hero, I did a review of the (then) new Kamen Rider Blade game for Playstation 2. What was the game like and what did I think? Read on to find out! (more…)