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The secret story of the Funko Pop! Voltes V

How do you combine two of the things that drive Filipino collectors absolutely crazy? By combining the collectible of the moment with a cultural property that’s been ingrained in Filipino pop consciousness since 1978. We are talking, of course, about the Big Boys Toy Store Exclusive Funko Pop! Voltes V figure, available—seriously—in the Philippines! In …

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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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