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The Tokyo Police Department Teams With ‘Patlabor’ For A Recruitment Drive, Will Probably Not Let You Actually Have A Mecha

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For those of you planning on permanently relocating to Japan to take advantage of their readily available Kamen Rider churros and Attack on Titan deca-decker cheeseburgers, we have some good news on the job front! It seems that the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department is in need of some stalwart crimefighters to hit the streets, and to get the word out about their latest recr

uitment drive, they're teaming up with the producers of the upcoming The Next Generation -Patlabor- movie.

I can't read Japanese, but I can only assume this poster means that they're recruiting for the division of the police that cruise around in giant robots battling giant robot crime. If that is, in fact, the case, I doubt they'll have any trouble meeting their recruitment quota.

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It’s G.I. Joe-Meets-Transformers-Meets-Environmental Apocalypse With The ‘Acid Rain World’ Toys

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Ever wanted an action figure line that seamlessly combined 3.75" armored soldiers with transforming mechs in an alternate history where World War II never ended? Kit Lau and the Hong Kong-based Ori Toys did too, and will soon bring their vision of a toxic wasteland rife with war over resources to life with The Acid Rain World.

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‘Crayon Shin-chan’ Hero Cantam Robo Goes Super Robot Chogokin In June

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The greatest metafictional mecha warrior that never existed is set to spring from Crayon Shin-chan and onto toy shelves this June as Cantam Robo (a.k.a. Kantam Robo/Quantam Robo" gets the Super Robot Chogokin treatment from Bandai.

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Threezero Unveils Upcoming Mazinger Z Figure Painted Prototype

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Bandai's spent most of the past four decades kicking out scores of action figures and model kits based on the numerous permutations of Go Nagai's Mazinger Z manga and anime, but later this year Threezero will get a chance to put their own spin on the super robot.

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Link Ink: The Powerpuff Girls Take On Broccolini, Hello Kitty Meets ‘Tiger & Bunny’, And Snoop Dogg and Major Lazer’s ‘Get Away’

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Click through for a Wednesday loaded with links.

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Link Ink: Massive Pokemon Evolution Chart, 3AGO And A ‘Guardians Of the Galaxy’ Cartoon?

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Ultimate Spider-Man

Start your week off right with our latest link roundup.

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Bandai Announces The Hello Kitty Mech With Rocket Fists You Always Wanted

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Bandai

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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The Raddest ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ Toy Never Made: A Transforming Party Wagon Robot

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The year 1993, man. For Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and their fans, it was the best of times and kinda the worst of times. On one hand several TMNT comics were going strong, the animated series was in its seventh season and Playmates was on the cusp of releasing some of its most tubular toys yet. On the other hand... the near-universally loathed Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III dropped and a lot of kids were moving on to watch the newly-launched Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. With so much going on, many fans probably didn't realize what they missed out on: A ninja-piloted Party Wagon toy that "mutated" into a giant mecha warrior suit.

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Link Ink: ‘Arrow’ Gets Its Firefly, CBLDF In 2012 And Electro’s Movie Costume

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TV: Firefly sort of pops up in a new Arrow Promo for the show's January 16 episode.

Movies: Jamie Foxx's Electro costume in The Amazing Spider-Man movie sequel apparently won't be green and yellow like in the classic comics.

Community: The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund has pos

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Link Ink: Teenage Mutant Ninja Pancakes, Digital She-Ra And Marvel On The Kindle

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Baked Goods: Clutzygeek transforms the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles into delicious (and turtle-free) pancakes.

Digital: Select Marvel graphic novels are now available in the Amazon Kindle store.

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