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Masters of the Universe Collector’s Choice Stridor Revealed

Super7 has updated their official blog with the official reveal for the Masters of the Universe Collector’s Choice Stridor.  For those who are unaware, Stridor was a steed that helped the Heroic Warriors.  Stridor also made an appearance in the original He-Man and the Masters of Universe animated series. The figure will retail for $60 and pre-orders will open on Wednesday, April 25 at 12 P.M. PST.    Stridor measures approximately 10-inches tall with multiple points of articulation. Price: $60 per figure Pre-sale starts on Wednesday – April 25th, 12noon PST and will be open until Wednesday – May 16th Images shown are of the production figure and packaging.Read More


F. Gary Gray to Direct Live Action M.A.S.K. Film

Deadline has reported that Paramount has recently made a deal with F. Gary Gray to direct the live-action film adaptation of the M.A.S.K. franchise. For those who are unaware, M.A.S.K. is a 80s property that was created by Kenner.  M.A.S.K stands for Mobile Armored Strike Kommand, and features a team of heroes in control of Matt Trakker as they fight against the evil organization named Venom.  As the team swiftly are looking for writers for the project, the film is stated to be  “…a contemporary subculture movie with a youth empowerment angle.” No other details are confirmed at this time so stay tuned forRead More


New Street Fighter Animated Series in the Works

Deadline has reported that a Mark Gordon (Entertainment One) is set to “develop, produce, and finance” a new TV series based on the Street Fighter franchise. Other executive producers on the project include Joey Ansah, Jacqueline Quella, and Mark Wooding.  Those who are unaware, Joey Ansah, Jacquieline Quella, and Mark Wooding were the team behind the Street Fighter: Assassin’s Fist live-action web series. Entertainment One will be handling the international sales side of the project. Mark Gordon had this to say about the project. “Street Fighter is a global tour de force franchise, having garnered immense worldwide commercial success and builtRead More


Marvel Rising Animated Series Character Designs Revealed

Marvel announced last Winter that a new animated series titled, Marvel Rising was in the works. For those who are unaware, Marvel Rising is animated miniseries that consists of six, four minute digital shorts that features a special team of heroes. The series along with it’s accompanying film titled, “Marvel Rising: Secret Warriors,” are set to premiere later this year. Today, the character designs and descriptions were revealed. The team consists of: Gwen Stacy aka Ghost-Spider (formerly Spider Gwen) voiced by Dove Cameron (“Descendants,” “Hairspray Live”) – a free spirited teen who found her calling to beRead More


Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Trailer Streamed

The official Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Facebook page has updated with the first trailer for upcoming series, “Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.” The trailer features a look at the setting of the series and features a look at the main heroes and some of the villains. Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is set to premiere on Nickelodeon this September.  


Transformers: Rescue Bots Academy Premiere Date Announced

Recently it has been revealed that the next series based on the Transformers: Rescue Bots franchise will be airing on Discovery Family. The next series titled, “Transformers: Rescue Bots Academy,” will premiere on the network this Fall. The series was initially stated to premiere in 2019, so it is interesting to see the series will air earlier than expected. Cynopsis Media states: Season 8 of My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic premieres Saturday, March 24 at 11:30a, with two back-to-back episodes. “We’re excited because this season picks up where the movie last year left off, and we have six new characters,” SondonRead More


Netflix to Stream ReBoot: The Guardian Code

It has recently been revealed that Netflix has acquired the global streaming rights (exception of Canada) for ReBoot: The Guardian Code. For those who aren’t familiar with the project, the series is a live-action CGI reboot of the series that originally premiered on YTV in Canada in 1994 and ran until 2001. The series also aired on the ABC Network in the US.  The new series will be arriving on the service on March 30 and will also be airing on YTV in Canada starting in June. Corus Entertainment provided a synopsis for the series. Netflix’s ReBoot: The GuardianRead More


Official Images: Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Toys

The Collider has recently revealed the first look at the upcoming toys based on the Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles animated series.  As expected, Playmates Toys will be making a variety of products based on the show such as roleplay, figures, playsets, and more.  The figures will be released in various scales starting from 3.25 inches and up to 11 inches.  The figures will be priced around $8.99-$19 depending on the scale of figure. The bikes and 2-in-1 Turtle Tank will be priced at $19.99 and $34.99 respectively.  Similar to the recent turtles incarnation the new show will also beRead More


Transformers Cyberverse Toys Revealed

Gizmodo has recently revealed the first look at the toys based on upcoming Transformers Cyberverse animated series. For those who are unaware, Transformers Cyberverse is the latest upcoming animated series based on the Transformers brand. As reported last December, each episode of the series will run for 11 minutes and be set into chapters with the first season running for 18 episodes.  With the show currently set for a 2018 premiere expect these to release sometime this year.   As expected for toylines based on the Transformers brand the new toys will be released in several class assortments. However, unlike theRead More


Usagi Yojimbo Animated Series in the Works

It has recently been reported that an animated series based on Usagi Yojimbo is the works by Gaumont and Dark Horse Entertainment. The series will be produced by Dark Horse Entertainment, James Wan, and Stan Sakai, the creator of Usagi Yojimbo.  Fans of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles should recognize this character through his various cameo appearances, however this will be the first time he will be getting his own animated series. The CGI series is stated to begin production in 2018 and is currently in the process of searching where it will air. Nicolas Atlan, president of animation at Gaumont, had thisRead More


Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Official Character Designs Revealed

The official Teenage Mutant Ninja Mutant Ninja Turtles twitter has updated with the first look at the character designs for the upcoming animated series.  For those who are unaware, the next series will be a 2D animated series titled, “Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.”  The series will feature some major changes including Raphael being the leader of the turtles and for the first time April O’Neil will depicted as an African American. Official character art for @Nickelodeon's all-new series, Rise of the #TMNT! pic.twitter.com/2opzbPjC4F — TMNT (@TMNT) February 1, 2018 Rise of the Teenage Mutant NinjaRead More


Illumination Entertainment to Produce Super Mario Film

Last November it was revealed that Illumination Entertainment was in talks to produce a film based on the Super Mario franchise.  Today Nintendo announced that they have partnered up with the company and the producers for the film will be Chris Meledandri, founder of Illumination Entertainment, and Shigeru Miyamato.   The film will be distributed worldwide by Universal Pictures and will be co-funding by the company and Nintendo. No other details are confirmed at this time so stay tuned for updates.  


Netflix Castlevania Series’ Second Season Premiere Date Announced

Over the weeked, Warren Ellis, writer and editor for the Netflix Castlevania animated series, has announced that the second season will premiere on the platform this Summer.  As reported earlier last year the season is stated to be consisted of 8 episodes.  Currently no other details are confirmed at this time so stay tuned for updates. FAQ: people keep asking, so I guess word didn't get around? We're coming back this summer, for eight episodes, from @Netflix. pic.twitter.com/HckIke4REI — Wᴀʀʀᴇɴ Eʟʟɪs (@warrenellis) January 19, 2018  


Transformers Masterpiece MP-34S Shadow Panther Revealed

Hobby Dengeki Web has recently revealed the next figure that will be released in Takara Tomy’s Transformers Masterpiece toyline. The next character that will be released in the Transformers Masterpiece toyline should be familiar to long time Transformers Beast Wars fans since it will be none other than MP-34S Shadow Panther.  For those who are are unaware, Shadow Panther was a repaint of the original Deluxe Cheetor mold, which served as a homage to Ravage/ Battle Ravage.  The character did in fact make an appearance in the Transformers Beast Wars animated series, however his model was based on the Transmetal repaint/retool of Transmetal CheetorRead More


Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay Trailer Streamed

IGN has updated their updated their official Youtube channel with an exclusive trailer for the next DC animated film titled, “Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay.”  The latest trailer features a look at the Task Force X fighting off against Vandal Savage and other villains. For those who are unaware, the team of Task Force X consists of:   Deadshot Harley Quinn Killer Frost Bronze Tiger Captain Boomerang Copperhead Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay will be released on DVD, Blu-ray and digital in Spring 2018.