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SpinMaster & DC’s Plans for The Batman Merch!

16 Jan

batmobileComing to toy stores are plenty of The Batman merchandise even this cape crusader may well want to rig up as vehicular drones. RC car enthusiasts can check out the Turbo Boost model over the regular release. Both have different features to make blazing in the night and scaring cats easy.

Spinmaster and DC partnered up to craft this line of wave one merchandise. It’s safe to say the release of The Riddler is waiting in the wings after the film’s hits cinemas March 4th. Be warned though, the following contains an image of the re-imagined Penguin and he doesn’t look too happy.

Batmobile 4-inch Scale, MSRP $36.99, Ages 4+.

The movie look-a-like Batmobile comes loaded with features including LED engine lights, headlights, and an undercarriage residual glow that truly makes it come to life! Level up your missions with life-like engine sounds. It even includes a 4-inch Batman figure!

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Shout Factory is ready for Gintama: The Very Final

12 Jan

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Available to pre-order on Amazon USA and ShoutFactory.com

Fans rejoice! The third and concluding action-packed film of the popular Gintama anime franchise, Gintama: The Very Final is coming! The digital download will be available Jan 25th, and the Blu-ray+DVD combo Feb 8th.

Created by Hideaki Sorachi, the new feature film makes its North American home entertainment debut following a theatrical release late fall this year. Available for the first time in North America, the highly collectible release boasts an exciting movie presentation (featuring both versions – English voice cast and the original Japanese audio with English subtitles) and an exclusive 16-page booklet packed with character art and storyboards! This set is a must-own for fans, collectors, and pop culture enthusiasts.

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Getting Back to Nature with Matt DesLaurier’s Wayfinder

17 Dec

ImageAvailable on Apple Store and online.

Anyone who wants to take Matt DesLauriersWayfinder art game on the go can now play it on iOS! This game is something I’m sure Hayao Miyazaki would endorse, as it’s rich world is filled with serene wonder and beauty. You’re wandering through a forest, and encountering everything a natural world can offer. The objects you’re supposed to find don’t pop up right away, but when you do and use them, areas will come alive and you’ll feel like you are experiencing the ‘sound of music.’

This program blurs the line between video game, animated short and interactive poem and lets the player create the experience “from the ground up.”

From the press release:

Symbolizing the give-and-take relationship humans have with nature, players move a mystical character through forest, grasslands and tundra in search of poetic tokens dotting the landscape. When activated, they reveal words hidden in the wind, breathing new life into the nearby flora and fauna. Leaves stir and flowers spring up in the character’s footsteps. Birds and butterflies emerge. As the player continues on their journey, these uncovered words combine into verse, expressing our eternal need to capture nature’s fleeting moments in poetry.

This program originally launched June 16th, on NFB.ca and Wayfinder captures nature’s fading memories before they’re gone forever.

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i☆Ris is Junigatsu no Snowry! Music Video

9 Dec

Tis the season to be jolly with Japanese voice actresses and idol unit i☆Ris. Their next singles, ‘Junigatsu no Snowry’ and ‘Heart Beat Kyujosyo’ are now available to watch and it’s overflowing with sweetness. They celebrate love and life. The five girl band are ready to spread cheer everywhere they go. In the music video, they are in a fairytale world where giant stuffed animals and mountains of wrapped presents are everywhere.

They are both terrific tunes to get into the holiday spirit. 

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Poupelle of Chimney Town is Headed to Cinemas!

3 Dec

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Poupelle of Chimney Town will soon hit in cinemas nationwide (USA) and into other territories starting December 30, 2021! Please check local listings for locations in the Pacific Northwest (USA) in the first week of the New Year, and stay tuned for Canada.

This film based on the bestselling picture book by internationally known Japanese comedian and illustrator Akihiro Nishino made its English World Premiere at the Animation Is Film Festival in Los Angeles and it continues to screen at film festivals so it can qualify for the Academy Awards in 2022.

“We are very proud to bring Poupelle of Chimney Town to North American audiences. It’s an incredibly impactful animated feature that audiences will relate to and be deeply moved by,” said Ko Mori, CEO of Eleven Arts.

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