On May 15th (Japan time), Bandai held a special presentation for the 10th anniversary of Saint Seiya’s Saint Myth Cloth action figure line. Here are the new figures announced for this line heading towards 2014.
In 1964, Hasbro came up with a brilliant idea: to make an original “doll” to boys and sell the dolls to boys as an “action figure”. The name of the action figure? G.I. Joe. Hasbro laid the groundwork for many companies to take a risk with doing something bold and original that no one’s ever seen before.
Since then, many companies such as Kenner, Mego, and Mattel have tried and have been successful in their own ways by making original Intellectual Properties (or IPs) to the market, Some even continue in their own ways. But over the last 30 or so years now, we’ve been on a steady decline of original ideas, companies becoming more reliant on name recognition than coming up with original ideas which leads me to ask this question:
“where are all the new IP’s?”
alright, there’s a crapload we need to cover for Marvel, and I do mean alot, so let’s not waste any time and let’s do this!
2013 marks a huge change-up for two of the old guard franchise. Star Wars is now in the hands of Disney with a new movie comming up by J.J. Abrams and G.I. Joe’s much delayed 2nd movie finally hits theaters soon. So let’s take a peek at what they have to offer.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Toy Fair weekend is upon us and Mattel has got an early start by showing us their offerings for 2013.
We open the show with a kid beating up all the stunt doubles to a bloody pulp. Not mildly bruising them, no, he leaves them with internal bleeding and damage that no HMO would be able to cover. The Busters grow suspicious of this and go to investigate. During this too, Enter takes wind of this and also investigates closely. Cue the opening music.