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

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Bandai

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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Cartoon Network

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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Link Ink: Santa Mech, PuppyCat Plush And Mego Style Ash

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Check out all the Christmas Eve links, after the cut.

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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 Age Of Mechs Begins With The Power Jacket MK3 [Video]

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Everything about Sagawa Electronics' offer to create mechanized, superpowered exoskeletons for the first five buyers to cough up $124,000 (12.5 million yen) each seems fake. The video in which it announces the offer is presented by a guy named Scarface Santaro. It's advertised as making schoolgirls "cute" and keeping housewives from having to touch raw fish. It feels like it has to be satire. But nope. Apparently it's a real offer. The whole, jaw-dropping video (for the wonders of the technology, its downright weirdness and the casual sexism all) is after the jump.

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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: ‘The Comics Journal’ Gets Archived, A Million Dollar Mech And More ‘Ace Attorney’ Onstage

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Upcoming: Fantagraphics Books and Alexander Street Press are making the complete archive of the The Comics Journal available as part of its Underground and Independent Comics online collection. The archive will serve as a scholarly online collection and include "m

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