Kotobukiya Female Commander Shepard Figure

I was able to finally pick up this figure of Female Commander Shepard of Mass Effect fame.  It went on sale at Forbidden Planet, a NYC comic book shop for 50 beans, so I picked one up.  I’ve been wanting to get a Kotobukya figure for a while, and with a $20 price drop, I could not pass it up. After taking some photos of it, I am very happy with the level of detail and fit and finish of it.  Below is a quicky shot.  I will post up the rest shortly.

Close up of Kotobukiya Femme Shep.  Character rendition by Shunya Yamashita

Close up of Kotobukiya Femme Shep. Character rendition by Shunya Yamashita.  Photograph by me.

Samurai Pizza Cats box set announced



Joy of joys, one of my favorite anime’s of all time, The Samurai Pizza Cats has a box set coming out in July of this year.  It will retail for $79.99 and it will have all 52 episodes (dubbed) on 8 DVD‘s.  Discotek Media‘s Facebook Page posted the release a few day’s ago.  This was a short lived series shown here in the US.  It’s time slot was when most kids where headed to school, so hardly anyone saw it.  This was at a time when Anime was still gaining some steam here in the US, and for some of us at the the time that were already fans, we were already enjoying such shows as the above aforementioned, Sailor Moon, Ronin Warriors, Dragon Ball, Dragon Ball Z, and a few others. (I s always saw the Dragon Balls in it’s original Japanese version with Subtitles, and I never warmed to the dubbed versions.)  All of these were shown like at 5 am, and we all had to set our VCR‘s to those time slots, and they never were on for very long.  I do like the fact that Cartoon Network had the Anime Block at midnight that showed Gundam, Cowboy Bebop, and such, and even Sci-Fi was showing some classic anime films, such as Appleseed, Akira, etc.

Anyway, I am looking forward to this  box set release, and will be purchasing it as soon as I can.  I also did a post about this show not too long ago.  (see Link below. )


Thank you also to Critique4Geeks for the original info.

Earworm: Dragonball Z Japanese Intro

Yeah this is an odd one, but for some reason, I’ve been humming this on and off for the last few days. Probably ’cause my buddy Jose mentioned it when I spoke to him last.  I grew up watching subbed versions of this, and I damn near went into full trauma when I saw the English dubs.  I still love this cartoon, and would only watch this in its original Japanese form, nothing more.