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Thundercats return!

July 11th, 2010 David 1 comment

Thundercats New Series Picture Thundercats return!

Now before you say anything i aprove of the new costume changes – this day and age super heroes aren’t in their underwear. Warner Bros. Consumer Products (WBCP) announced today a partnership with Bandai America Incorporated, as the global master toy licensee for the animated series, “ThunderCats.” Under the new agreement, Bandai and their international affiliates will create and distribute products worldwide that will complement both the classic brand property, as well as Cartoon Network’s fresh take on the animated series, with new television episodes set to air in 2011.

“With their legacy of cultivating fun and fresh play experiences for beloved character properties, Bandai is the ideal master toy license for ‘ThunderCats,’” said Brad Globe, president, Warner Bros. Consumer Products. “We are thrilled to team up and introduce the ‘ThunderCats’ property to a new generation of fans.”

“’ThunderCats’ have been a cult pop culture phenomenon for the past 25 years, and Bandai America looks forward to developing modern and engaging toys for these beloved characters,” said Masayuki Matsuo, chairman and chief executive officer, Bandai America Incorporated. “Through the Bandai America and Warner Bros. Consumer Products partnership, die-hard devotees as well as a new generation of fans will be introduced to quality, innovative toys that will create magical playtime experiences capturing the adventurous spirit of the brand.”

An all-new animated series, based on the iconic 1980s action classic, “ThunderCats,” is currently in production at Warner Bros. Animation. The companies say that the new “ThunderCats,” a 21st century reimagining of the series that will air on Cartoon Network, “will appeal to viewers who have loved the characters all their lives as well as young newcomers to the franchise. A sweeping tale combining swords and science and boasting ferocious battles with the highest of stakes, the grand origin story of Prince Lion-O’s ascension to the throne – and of those who would thwart his destiny at any cost – takes on epic dimensions in this sharp new telling. As the forces of good and evil battle each other in the quest for the fabled Stones of Power, Lion-O and his champions learn valuable lessons of loyalty, honor and mortality in every episode.”

“ThunderCats” is executive produced by Sam Register (“Teen Titans,” “Ben 10,” “Batman: The Brave and the Bold”). Michael Jelenic (“Batman: The Brave and the Bold,” “Wonder Woman”) and Ethan Spaulding (“Avatar: The Last Airbender”) are the producers. The series marks a creative collaboration between Warner Bros. Animation and Studio4°C, one of the most vibrant animation studios in Japan.

Debuting in 1985, the “ThunderCats” roared onto the broadcast air waves and created feline frenzy with their band of cat-like heroes from the planet Thundera. Behind their fearless leader Lion-O, the ThunderCats strove to protect their new home on Third Earth and their headquarters, Cat’s Lair, from the Mutants of Plunn-Darr. The “ThunderCats” pop culture phenomenon had its paws sunk deeply not only in television, but also toylines, apparel and comic books.

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Tech wishes for the next year

January 18th, 2010 David 1 comment

There are some things we hope for, but that we realistically know aren’t going to happen. In that same spirit of fruitless hopefulness, here’s a list of the tech T would like to see in 2010..
1.Teleportation
Rendering all forms of public transport instantly obsolete, the advent of teleportation would make it possible to be anywhere in the world in a physics-defying instant. Fancy a stroll on a Caribbean beach before bedtime, or the Northern Lights for lunch? No problem.
2. PS4
Sony released the PS3 Slim in 2009, upping sales and receiving plaudits aplenty, so it’s highly unlikely that we’ll see the much-anticipated PS4
any time soon. Still, we can dream. And in the meantime we’ll wait for the Xbox 360 and Nintendo Wii to include Blu-ray drives.
3. Augmented Reality Glasses
AR specs could paint dreamlike worlds over the top of our dreary, grey-scale existence. Your commuter train home? A huge, fire-breathing dragon. Your street? Paved with gold. The chap accosting you with a knife? A mugger; but one who looks like an elf in a conical hat. That’s much better, isn’t it?
4. Mass-Market Bionic Upgrades
Growing weary of your perishable flesh? Feel the need to breathe underwater or scale ten-storey buildings in a single stride? Thanks to morally ambiguous advances in medical science you’ll soon be able to do more to improve your body than a lunchtime shot of botox. We’re hoping to have a new, bionic arm by Christmas 2010…
5. Video Referees
Despite Thierry Henry’s recent brazen hand ball against Ireland, some people are still against video referees in football, claiming it will ruin the flow of the beautiful game.
6. Affordable eBook Readers
With most e-readers looking distinctly overpriced – even the “budget” Foxit E-Reader and COOL-ER eBooks set you back a not-so- cool £190 – it’s hard to foresee the downfall of the written word. We want a sub-£100 e-reader, complete with bendy paper, by year’s end.
7. Driverless Cars
The EU has already begun developing road trains that drag your car in a convoy so that you can relinquish all driving duties. If it means never having to traverse Spaghetti Junction or the Magic Roundabout in Swindon again we’re happy to let go of the wheel right now.
8. Nanotechnology
Whether subsuming the world in a mound of self-replicating grey cyber-goo or, as our own James Wallman promised in a recent column, serving up “tiny robotic bees that sting cancer to death”, nanotech needs to start delivering.
9. StyliSh 3D Glasses
3D is expected to make more headlines in 2010 than Gordon Brown and Katie Price combined, so it’s reasonable to demand a pair of 3D spectacles that don’t make us look like a low-rent Elton John impersonator. Would a pair of 3D Aviators really be too much to ask?
10. Apple iTablet
It could all be a massive lie concocted by hype-hungry Apple fanatics, or it could already be available at the Apple Store by the time you read this. We’re betting by the time you read this, you won’t have to wait too long to find out what Apple’s been beavering away at.
[Thanks T3]

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He-Man Masters of the Universe

January 15th, 2010 David No comments

under the influence he man He Man Masters of the Universe

Live in the L.A. area and have an affinity for all things He-Man? Then get over to Gallery 1988 before January 29th for Under The Influence: He-Man & The Masters Of The Universe. This unique show, part of the gallery’s annual Under the Influence series, features pieces of artwork from over 100 artists depicting the fantasy world of Eternia and the myriad characters within, all set against the gallery walls, which have been transformed into Castle Grayskull specifically for the show.

islandstreasures1 He Man Masters of the UniverseNow honestly i love he-man and she-ra just like everyone else in my age group but would i really be ready to sport some heavy duty cash on heman art? that’s where i draw the line.

I’ll buy a t-shirt or even a cool pair of furry underwear but do me a favor art? i’ll buy the poster and save my money for something spectacular to hang on my wall like a Lassen or a Mcknight.

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