Another relic from the long box.
It blew my little mind that there were such a thing as books about action figures the first time I saw this.
Not to mention I had a ton of these. The super poseable Spidey and the X-Men figures were awesome.
Ad for Battle Angel Alita from the Viz Street Fighter II The Movie manga.
I know localization is a pretty controversial subject, and people like their translations as literal as possible these days, but Battle Angel Alita rolls off the tongue a little easier than Gunnm.
I was going through my longboxes and I dug up this little gem.
Some of you might be too young to had been around for this, but back in the day, in order to get manga into comic shops, companies like Viz would release titles in a comics sized format in single issues.
Robocop and Strider are two remakes that get the highest acclaim I can possibly give to a remake:
Better than I expected.
I know this sounds crazy, but I’m pretty sure Biollante’s roar in Godzilla Vs. Biollante is taken from the whales in Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home.
The gang’s all here.
Gon shoulda been the final boss of Tekken 6.
Azazel was lame.
Hobby Japan EX, Summer 1993.
vulv asked: hey whats that xenogears gaijin protection u are talking about?
Well, I guess it was how Xenogears was so text heavy that it made playing it without knowing Japanese pretty hard.
I remember going to Penguin Village in Chinatown and getting my PSX modded so I could play uncensored Resident Evil. Then Sony introduced games that wouldn’t work on modded systems.
Then one time I shoved a plastic spoon inside a PS2 to try and open it and put in a Swap Magic disc.
There, now you know my dumb history with import games.