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‘Super Random’ Episode V: How ‘Voltes V’ became No. 1 in PH before it was banned

Even though it is a Japanese creation, Voltes V is a Pinoy pop culture treasure, the national super robot, so to speak. As you’ll find out in the newest episode of the “Super Random” podcast, Voltes V’s connection to the Philippines is a fascinating tale of Japanese animation company Toei Col. LTD., Filipino licensing company …

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PH is the setting of next ‘Gundam’ anime; but release delayed indefinitely

The Philippines is the location of the action in the next “Mobile Suit Gundam” animated film, a convergence that will be very welcome to the republic of “Gundam” fans in the country. “Mobile Suit Gundam: Hathaway” was supposed to be released in Japan on July 23 by Bandai and animation studio Sunrise and is the …

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The impact of ‘Transformers: War for Cybertron–Siege’ Impactor

How long does it take for a comic book character to get a toy? How about 33 years? In 1986, Hasbro’s Transformers toys were truly sunstorm-hot, and aside from the “Transformers” series Marvel Comics was publishing in the US, Marvel UK was publishing its own line of “Transformers” comic books with its own continuity. It …

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Couple celebrates anniversary in Animal Crossing and it’s the cutest thing ever

Because of the pandemic, Reddit user sloop_jb and his wife decided to celebrate it in Animal Crossing instead. He documented the festivities with a beautiful video.  It began with an invitation from Mari for Harold to visit her island. “Wear a suit,” she wrote. But she didn’t specify what kind and saw he showed up …

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LOOK: Jo Koy now has his own Funko Pop and we need to have it

Jollibee. Hetty. Darna. Manny Pacquiao. Aswang. Siokoy. White Lady. Jo Koy? Yup! The Filipino-American comedian is the latest Filipino icon to be immortalized in Funko Pop! form. “Funko, you really killed this one,” Jo Koy said. Jo Koy unveiled his Pop! in a YouTube video.  “I’m in LA, I’m in my house, I’m being safe, …

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Voltes V, brick game, Tamiya: Top 10 toys Pinoy kids went crazy for

Pinoy kids do love their toys—and parents love buying their kids toys. Through the years, there have been many, many toy trends in the Philippines. The truth is that Filipinos have a much more eclectic—and arguably, better—access to toys because of its unique geographical and commercial location. It is east meets west, and as such, …

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Get ready to transform: ‘Siege’ premieres on Netflix on July 30

Get ready to return to Cybertron. After defining the transforming robot genre, “Transformers” is back on screen, grittier and darker than ever. No, we’re not talking about more nonsensical Bayverse films–though “Bumblebee” was a very good reboot–we are talking back-to-basics animated robot badassery. On Juy 30, Netflix drops “Transformers: War for Cybertron Trilogy–Siege.” This 3D-animated …

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