Friday, November 6, 2009

11/6 News Roundup

  • Bandai's new Mighty Morphin Power Rangers toyline is starting to show up in stores. No Pink Spandex has an extensive gallery of the first wave of basic figures. The new figures are four inches making them smaller than past Ranger lines. I expected that would be the case. Scale aside, I really like the sculpting and proportions of the figures in contrast to the '93-'95 MMPR figures. Also there's an Alpha 5 figure with a miniature Zordon. Did not see that coming.

  • The fate of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 25th anniversary special Turtles Forever has been something of a mystery since even before the announcement that Nickelodeon acquired the Ninja Turtles. Well we now know that will have a one time only showing on CW4Kids on November 21st. The "one time only" part is intriguing. I'd be okay if this means it will be the only time the special will air on the CW4Kids. What happens to the rights to the Mirage and 4Kids produced TMNT series anyways? Will Nickelodeon own it now? Will Turtles Forever get a DVD release?

  • Screencaps of Halo Reach, Bungie's last hurrah with the Halo franchise, have been leaked online via a thread at the MLG forums. The graphics look incredible. And is that a hybrid Needler Carbine rifle I see in one shot?

  • Game Informer has an interview with Warren Spector, producer of the upcoming Epic Mickey for the Wii. What I appreciate is how he points out that they're not trying to make Mickey dark or edgy so much as they're trying to make Mickey more like the mischievous adventurer he was when he first became popular. The game will also feature Oswald the Lucky Rabbit as antagonist. That's fantastic.

  • Four day passes with or without Preview Night for the San Deigo Comic-Con are now sold out. Just to put things into perspective the con isn't until July of next year and it is now early November. Single day passes will go on sale soon. Who knows how long they will last.

1 comment:

The Mandie Char Chars said...

So do you have to fill Zordon's clear head bucket with water?