Monday, June 17, 2024

RIP Arby's Cowboy Hat Sign

Saturday, June 15, 2024

Anime Expo Minute#8 Gashapon Coming In & Tubeout

 


If you like collecting those cute little toys, then good news! Bandai Namco is bringing over 200 gashapon machines to the Entertainment Hall this year. Way more than that sliver from last year. Either they did really well or they were told by corporate to push it in America. More places with once-hard-to-find and Japan Only prizes are now stateside. 

What kind of sucks is fair pricing as they seem to be charging around $5 or $6 in American dollars to use one machine. In Japan it's between 200-400 yen to use a machine, that's well 400 yen = $2.54  right now...so, not cool.

TUBEOUT! In Los Angeles 2024 ~Virtual Live Concert~
Sat. Jul 6, 2024 3:30pm - 5:30pm 
The Novo 
800 W Olympic Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90015
$45.00 - $79.00
 
 

"TUBEOUT!" is a virtual festival that combines VTubers and anime songs held around the world. It's a music festival where hot VTubers perform the latest and famous anime songs, and their original songs with fans from all over the world. The event will take place on Saturday, July 6th at The NOVO. Performers will be "HASU NO SORA JOGAKUIN SCHOOL IDOL CLUB", "HIMEHINA", "Akari Ishikari (Aogiri High School)", "kson (vshojo)", "Uruka Fujikura (Phase Connect)" and "Tacitly".


Friday, June 14, 2024

Comic Hype: Morbius Cares Not For Morbin Time & The Moon Is Following Us

 

Amazing Spider-Man - Blood Hunt #2 has Morbius working with vampires on a vampire cure, but he doesn't care for his new boss. His boss T.J. of Hemoglobin INC (vampires have taken over the world and it's perpetual night in the comics right now) actually utters the line, "Yes, it's MORBIN' TIME!" Morbius' reaction seems to show he would not enjoy his Sony movie. Dismemberment might be too nice.


And even then...T.J. does not learn, in the same comic he thinks he's earned calling Morbius, Morbs. Morbius points out that in the real time in the comic it's been hours since T.J. used Morbin time. Hope T.J. dies fast and funny in issue #3.

 

I'm not sure, but might be the first use of Morbin time in an actual Marvel comic.


Hype: Sony Bought Alamo Drafthouse Universal, Adventure Timed Buy A Day, Get A Day Free

None too happy about this one. Two simple reasons. Sony is the worst major studio...and that's saying a lot, because we saw the terrible behavior of the studios during the strike. And, the law that studios couldn't own theaters only recently went away. We don't need another monopoly.

Sony at best will slowly kill the theater chain...taking away every part of it that stands out.

I'm excited for the movie, the rest of it I've pretty much written off.

Here's the details:

‘Adventure Time’ Movie in Development With Rebecca Sugar, Patrick McHale and Adam Muto Attached; Two Spinoff Series Also in the Works (EXCLUSIVE)

 
-Random deal from Universal Studios

Beginning today, Universal Studios Hollywood is offering guests a chance to experience the two of the best days in L.A. with the purchase of a Buy A Day, Get A 2nd Day Free General Admission ticket, available now through October 9, 2024.

The process is turnkey so the fun can start as soon as possible. Guests can purchase the special Buy A Day, Get A 2nd Day Free ticket option online at Universal Studios Hollywood now through October 9, 2024 and enjoy their second day free for their return on select dates, with all visits completed on or before December 18, 2024.

Anim Expo Minute #7 iBUYPOWER Events & Beyblade X



BUYPOWER 25th Anniversary Night Market, which will be hosted at Booths E-40 and E-45 within the convention’s Entertainment Hall

        Dokibird LIVE! – Celebrate Dokibird’s birthday on July 4 and see her exclusively at the iBUYPOWER booth! Pre-register online at our website for a chance to join in live Q&As, karaoke sessions, meet & greets, and special giveaways from our partner ViewSonic.

·         VCT Americas x iBUYPOWER - iBUYPOWER is bringing the VCT Americas tailgate experience to Anime Expo 2024 with the VCT Americas UNLOCK YOUR ACE AIMLAB Experience, and the VCT Americas ACE TARGET PRACTICE, where players can collect various prizes and participate in a giveaway hosted by our partner ASUS.

·         BasiilLeaf Night Market Hut – Meet fan-favorite artist BasiilLeaf exclusively at the iBUYPOWER booth, purchase unique merchandise, and learn more about the artist.
 
 
 BEYBLADE X booth
 Entertainment Hall
 Booth Highlights:
-New Battle Set: Xtreme Battle Set – includes a stadium, 2 launchers, and 2 Beys
-New Releases: Dual packs, single packs, and starter packs; all are available at Target, Walmart, and Amazon
-Tournaments: Held daily on July 4-6 with participation prizes and swag bags for the top 3 winners. -Tournament participants will be decided via raffle.
-Exhibition Matches: One-time battles against a master Blader from Japan, with participants receiving stadiums.
 
BEYBLADE X Panel Details:
Date: July 6 Time: 10:00 AM - 11:20 AM
Location: Room 404AB
Panelists: Mr. Akiyama (Animation Director) & Blader Ken
Exclusive Screenings: First episode of BEYBLADE X Season 1
 Giveaways: Xtreme Battle set for the first 100 guests 
Trivia Prizes: Exclusive key frame arts and products for trivia winners
Special Insights: Mr. Akiyama will provide insights into the development of the series and an inside scoop into the animation world.

Thursday, June 13, 2024

Game Hype: The Jackbox Megapicker, Dragon Ball: Sparking! ZERO Out October 11 & More...Too Much More

Woah, I've totally been having this super specific problem on Jackbox Game Nights. I wonder if future installments will be added in...even if it's the new Naughty Pack. 

Dragon Ball: Sparking! ZERO is bursting on the scene October 11th! You can pre-order from the various places below.

DRAGON BALL: Sparking! ZERO is available now for digital and physical pre-orders on PlayStation®5, Xbox Series X, and PC via Steam® in Standard, Deluxe, Premium Collector Edition, and Digital Ultimate Edition. Pre-orders come with bonus early access to a number of characters including Broly (Super), Gogeta (Super) and more.

Visions of Mana is coming out Aug. 29, 2024, for PlayStation®5 (PS5®), PlayStation®4 (PS4®), Xbox Series X|S and PC.

Get ready for a new Square Enix JRPG to get lost in.

From the press release: Fitness Boxing feat. HATSUNE MIKU, will be coming to retailers in the West this fall. Fitness Boxing feat. HATSUNE MIKU contains 24 classic songs, such as "Melt" and "The Vampire” with new special songs also added to the mix, like the game's main theme, "Let's Mikusercise!!" by cosMo@Bousou-P.


Woah, that looks fantastic!

I know it was two weeks ago, but let's not forget Sony.

Daffy In Wackyland Out Now

 

Been waiting on this one. Has it been over-hyped, oh yeah. Still, if you wanna check it out, it's ridiculous on how to find it on Max.