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Categories: Toy News
Original novel that inspired manga also inspired live-action drama in 2007
One cannot deny the popularity of the annual Anime Festival Asia event in Singapore, for what I reckon is roaring "success" in terms of awareness and perhaps even "attendance" ("business wise" I have not stats to claim otherwise), and as it spreads to other parts of Asia - like Indonesia, Malaysia and this year we'll see the launch of AFA Thailand - the presentation of all-things Japanese anime
"Accidental love" story launched in 2009, is inspiring live-action film this year
"Kanashimi no Artesia" to center around Casval & Artesia's separation, MS development
Rie Kugimiya revealed as voice actress of mystery girl White for April TV anime
New Series by the Creator of Otomen Based on Shakespeare’s Richard III Source: VIZ Media, MediaLab press releases Special Thanks to Jane Lui and Erik JansenVIZ Media, LLC, the largest distributor and licensor of manga and anime in North America, delivers an engrossing new series from one of the most exciting voices in contemporary manga with the launch of Requiem of the Rose King on March 10th. Inspired by an early draft of William Shakespeare’s Richard III, one of literature’s most famous and polarizing political dramas, Requiem of the Rose King was created by Aya Kanno, widely known for her previous manga series Blank Slate and Otomen (both published by VIZ Media). Requiem of the Rose King is rated ‘T’ for Teens and will carry a print MSRP of $9.99 U.S. / $12.99 CAN. Future volumes of the continuing series are scheduled to be published domestically twice a year. In the series, Richard, the ambitious third son of the House of York, is a tortured soul who believes he is damned from birth to eternal darkness. But is it truly fate that sets him on the path to personal destruction? Or his own tormented longings? Aya Kanno’s dark fantasy finds the man who could be king standing between worlds, between classes, between good and evil. Continued...
Categories: Otaku Culture
Kamen Rider Gaim actor Mahiro Takasugi plays main character in adaptations of series that began in 2003
With Each Sold Separately and Action Figures Not Included shipped off to project supporters it is time to settle on my next project. There will be another third party Transformers book, but I need to sit down and work out another batch of interviews and make some hard decisions on page count before that can move forward. One idea that... Read more →
If you are looking for Power Lords action figures today then your first stop should definitely be Power Lords Return, but back in 2006 there was no sign or chance of a relaunch of the line, so the best you could do was track down old action figures on eBay or in stores/flea markets. That’s where this page from the... Read more →
Today we’re flipping open Star Wars Insider (Amazon.com search*) from late in 1999 to find this catalog page showing off carded examples of the Dark Trooper and Spacetrooper action figures. Best part of the page? It has to be how these two toys are branded as “exclusives,” which I’m still trying to understand. These were in stores at the time,... Read more →
WHAT-IS: "In an effort to celebrate the TOYSREVIL-Blog Turning Ten Years Old, I look back at a decade of bloggery and pick 10 x (personal) Milestones (more than the ones I blogged about in 2011 LOL), to share, to reminisce, and to give myself a motivational-booster to continue blogging. Thank you for your indulgence, my dearest readers :)"A photo posted by TOYSREVIL (@toysrevil) on Feb 25, 2015
BlackBook Toy announces the impending release of Frank Kozik’ s A Clockwork Carrot Dim Haunted edition. Remember the Lil Alex Haunted edition (since Sold Out)? Now he has a matching Droog to help wreck havoc on other toys! … or in this case, each other?… Sculpted by T9G and is a Made in Japan Sofubi, the Dim Haunted edition stands 28.5cm (11.25”) and is 12960 yen, available to purchase here on
Kyoto Animation TV anime's final volume to ship on June 26
Supahcute Kaiju Show 2: Cuter, Better, Fatter, Stronger @ Leanna Lin’s Wonderland (March 14-April 26)
Opening March 14th at Leanna Lin’s Wonderland is the "Supahcute Kaiju Show 2: Cuter, Better, Fatter, Stronger" (supahcute.com/kaiju2) - where you'll see "adorable monsters destroying universes and wreaking havoc … all in a lovable way!" Srsly, you can't loose with kawaii kaiju! (FYI: The Baltan artwork in the flyers above is by orbitalox). Above-left: Sparq the dragon by Flat Bonnie
Jeremiah Ketner is headed back to WonderGround Gallery come March 14th, where his latest piece “Rajah Dreams” (featured above) will be made available as prints and other merch at the locale in Downtown Disney District, California. Lovely work as usual! No word if they'll be available online, so stay tuned to Jeremiah's Instagram @smallandround or @wondergroundgallery for any updates!
Opening March 14 at PIQ (8 Grand Central TerminalNew York, NY) is the group art show titled "Twisted Mouse", featuring, well, the infamous Mouse as twisted and re-envisioned by a slew of artists in one-of-a-kind customs figures, prints and canvases. Check out some previews I thralled thru the www for, and as well the above artwork in the flyer is by Vincent Scala, and am looking forward to be
Cornelius, Shintaro Sakamoto contribute to song for anime's TV broadcast
So I seriously thought I had started posting these already only to find out I had them stashed away in a random folder. What these short posts will be are looks back at items I found out garage sale hunting years ago. Not only is my ability to go out garage sale hunting severely restricted these days, the amount of great sales is too. I figure it would be fun to post these up since I didn't use them back at the time the pics were taken. I recall not feeling 100% good about posting these, it was almost too much like gloating. These days that's about half of what the net is, with social media accounts over flowing with "me-me-me" posts. This should fit right in.
October 2004: Garage Sale #1
This sale had some great finds. Not only did I get a fantastic Ultraman CD Soundtrack, but also another CD with anime and tokusatsu themes. Better than that and the gem of the find, a Sylvanian Families Terrace Party Set in box and a few rabbit family figurines. The Super Sentai book to the far right is a cool memorial of the entire past of the series. The Go-Go Five book and the 2 Sentai toys were just impulse buys that I later got rid of. The 2 Pocket Monsters rice bowls still sit in my cupboard. They are amazingly good quality bowls, perfect for ramen/soup, chicken & rice or ice cream.
October 2004: Garage Sale #2
Also found at an October '04 garage sale, here's a few decent items. I got a Kabaya Transformers Fatimus Convoy, a pair of Kamen Rider and Ultraman figures, and a TelebiKun magazine with Sentai figure. I also scored a Sylvanian Families candy house, and a few rag tag figurines. The house is incredibly incomplete, but it was super cheap so no rel complaints. The Rider, Convoy and Sentai toys were sold off at some point in the last 2 years. The tore the magazine apart and just kept the pages I liked.
Japan sentai tokusatsu Ultraman Sylvanian Families 戦隊シリーズ バンダイ ウルトラマン
UME TOYS PRESS RELEASE: "Drum roll please… Here is Friday’s big news from team UME! If you’ve ever come and seen UMETOYS at a convention you’ll always find me (Rich) and Mrs UME (Jay) fronting the booth, what you may not know that over the last year or so Jay has been sculpting in secret and sewing awesome cosplay costumes with @elmos_empire". "It’s been a long-time coming and after a lot of