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Aug02

Nintendo releases Z-Ring toy with new Pokemon game

2016 at 04:03 pm by admin | Comments Off

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With the newest iteration of Nintendo’s popular Pokémon franchise coming this fall with Pokémon Sun and Moon, Nintendo has announced a new interactive toy will be released alongside the new game: The Z-Ring! The Z-Ring, which will be manufactured by TOMY, will be able to connect with your copy of Pokémon Sun and Moon, and will activate whenever you use one of the new Z-Moves in-game. In response to this, the ring will light up and vibrate, along with play sound effects to complement the action going on in your game! The Z-Ring can also be customized, allowing the user to swap colored gems to fit their Pokémon’s type. The Z-Ring is scheduled to release alongside Pokémon Sun and Moon on November 18th, and will surely add a level of immersion never before seen to your Pokémon experience!

Aug01

Godzilla to storm Universal Studios Japan

2016 at 09:37 pm by admin | Comments Off

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After the release of the Godzilla Resurgence film this past weekend, Universal Studios has announced that a brand-new attraction featuring the giant monster will be hitting Japanese shores in 2017! The attraction will be titled “Godzilla: The Real 4D”, and will open in January during Universal Studios Japan’s “Universal Cool Japan 2017” event. While not much is known about the exhibit itself outside of the press announcement, USJ has said that the 3D attraction will allow viewers to come face-to-face with Toho’s legendary monster. In the meantime, look forward to Godzilla Resurgence’s stateside release later this year thanks to Funimation, and keep an eye out for more Godzilla news.

Aug01

Museum of Ice Cream opens in New York

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The much-anticipated Museum of Ice Cream has finally opened its doors! The museum, which opened on Friday, July 29th, features a variety of art and attractions based on ice cream and other confectioneries that are sure to please audiences of all ages, including an art gallery, sculptures, interactive playground, and even a full-size swimming pool filled with candy sprinkles! The exhibit also features samples of original ice cream flavors created exclusively for the museum by OddFellows and Original Chinatown Ice Cream Factory. The museum has so far been a huge success, with tickets selling out long before the exhibit opened its doors, but fear not! The exhibit will remain open at New York City for the rest of August, with plans to secure a more permanent location as well as tour across the country later this year! Until then, check out these awesome photos of the exhibit itself!

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Aug01

Patlabor reboot coming this fall

2016 at 04:22 pm by admin | Comments Off

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Coming off the heels of the 2014 live-action adaptation of the classic manga and anime Patlabor, anime project Japan Animator Expo has announced that a short animated reboot of Patlabor will release this fall! The project, headed by Hideki Anno’s Studio Khara, will debut at Japan Animator Expo’s week-long screening event starting on October 15th. Featuring a fresh look at the characters and scenario of the late 1980s franchise, the Patlabor short will feature the return of Patlabor’s original scriptwriter and composer, along with other big names in the anime industry!

Aug01

Hello Kitty & friends debut in Sonic attire

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At SEGA’s recent Project Sonic 2017, held to celebrate Sonic the Hedgehog’s 25th anniversary, Hello Kitty and friends made a surprise appearance in special Sonic costumes! Featured as a collaboration between SEGA, Sanrio, and toy company Toynami, the new collaboration was also featured at SDCC 2016, and include a series of 3-inch blind boxed figures and larger plushes of iconic Sanrio characters like Hello Kitty, Badtz-maru, My Melody, and Chococat! The set includes costumes of Sonic characters like Tails, Knuckles, Amy, and of course Sonic himself, both in his memorable blue colors as well as his golden Super Sonic form! While the Super Sonic Hello Kitty was an SDCC exclusive, all the other plushes and miniature collectibles will debut at retail this fall, so fans have plenty of time to get ready for this awesome collaboration release!

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