Between Mutant Turtles: Choujin Densetsu-hen and its corresponding Supermutants action figure line circa 1996, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have a solid history of radical anime and toy treatment in Japan. Later this month toymaker Dreams Come True will contribute another awesome lawyer to the TMNT's Japanese legacy by mashing up Leonardo, Donatello, Michelangelo and Raphael with none other than Sanrio's Hello Kitty. Meowabunga, dudes!
Sanrio's Hello Kitty and Bandai's long-running die-cast Chogokin toy line are both turning 40 next year, so they're commemorating the occasion the only way that makes sense: teaming up for a righteous Hello Kitty mech action figure that, among other things, shoots rocket fists like Mazinger Z.
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When it comes to Kaiyodo's line of highly-articulated, pocket-sized Revoltech line, usually giant robots, monsters, sword fighters and martial artists come to mind, but it looks like Yotsuba is about to get another neighbor in the line's "cuteness" corner as Sanrio's Hello Kitty is set to get an action figure on December 15 in Japan.
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I'm someone who enjoys an adult beverage every now and then, but since I'm also someone whose tastes basically stopped at the age of 12, I tend to really hate the bitter taste of beer. Up to now, I've solved this problem pretty handily by just dumping a pint of ethanol and a bag of Skittles into a blender, but many are the nights where I've been in the throes of delirium, wondering why there isn't a way to get drunk on something that tastes like fruit soda, and that also panders to my love of iconic Japanese pop culture characters.
Thankfully, I now have my answer: Sanrio has licensed an official Hello Kitty beer, currently available in China and Taiwan in four fruity flavors.
According to a new licensing announcement, DC Comics will soon be teaming up with Sanrio for a new collection of merchandise featuring Hello Kitty suiting up as DC's finest, including Wonder Woman, Superman and Batman.
TV: The first trailer for Nickelodeon's Power Rangers Megaforce is now online for your streaming pleasure.
Papercraft: If the vinyl Prison Pit figures are a little too rich for your blood at the moment, Paperfoldables' papercraft figures may tickle your fancy.