His name's Nic Mathieu. And he made this:
I've always thought Macross would be a no-brainer as a cinematic franchise, and have been surprised producers don't just go directly to the source material, seeing as how the version called Robotech is probably a legal-rights headache. The nostalgia value of that name may be what's worth the most, though.
This guy Mathieu has literally nothing on his imdb page credit-wise, but is being sought after to do several major sci-fi films. After watching the video above, I'm not surprised.
If he can sell toys as well as he sells TVs in that spot (and cars, etc. in some of these other ones), he should be just fine for the studio. Now perhaps we should start worrying about story, since Akiva Goldsman is producing.
Hell, why not. This isn't as concise a joke as it might have been, and plays as far more knowing about Tintin than Dragon Ball, and sure, Bianca Castafiore's lip-sync isn't exactly virtuoso...
...and yet, I have to say it does make the case that a live-action Tintin movie could work without looking too goofy. The Captain Haddock actor is spot-on, Marlinspike Hall is as it should be, Snowy is about as right as you can get...the Thompsons aren't supposed to be ninjas, exactly, but that's the Dragon Ball talking.
I'll take any new Tintin movie at this point; sadly, we haven't heard any signs of life from the would-be Spielberg franchise version lately and Peter Jackson clearly has his hands full...
h/t Andre Morelo
You know the old cliche about how little kids sometimes like the cardboard box better than the toy that comes in it?
If I could do this with the cardboard, I would too.
This Evangelion figure is fully articulated and transforms into vehicle mode. Be sure to check out all the pics.
Yes, the obvious joke is that this person did a better transforming robot in cardboard than Michael Bay did with millions of dollars worth of CG. However, I think it's fair to say that this is also better than most Hasbro Transformers out now. I guess the plus side of plastic toys is the cat can't eat them in three seconds flat.
Twenty-five is an appropriate age to look back on your youth, reflect upon the adult you've become, and hang onto the things of your childhood for just a little bit longer (or, in most of our cases, forever). For regular humans, it's also the age your car insurance rates first go down. For poor Mega Man, however, it was barely acknowledged until fan demand made it so, and Capcom decided to gift us all with memories of his young self as an 8-bit character...and threw Street Fighter characters into the mix as well. This is, admittedly, an unfair disadvantage for the world warriors, who came into their heyday in 16-bit. It is also extremely cute, if one can say that about the likes of green Brazilian electro-beasts.
Street Fighter X Mega Man is available for free download now.
It's a fool's game to guess what the fuck the third new Evangelion movie will be about, but this trailer gives us the best look so far. Basically, what we know is that we're going to get 1) plenty of Pirate Asuka, Mari's pink EVA Unit, at least a smattering of Kaoru flirting with Shinji, and, uh... some significantly awesome mecha action. I think I'm still going to prefer the TV series and it's relentless deconstruction of the giant-robots-with-teenage-pilots genre when it's all said and done, but I have to admit I'm seriously looking forward to seeing this anyways. (Via Anime News Network)
It seems hard to remember a time before James Vega. The breakout star of Mass Effect has delighted gamers with his rich characterization, incredible journey and masterful voice acting by Freddie Prinze Jr., and it's not an understatement to say he singlehandedly saved the Msss Effect franchise, even though he only appeared in the third one and that was probably the last. Of course, his skyrocketing popularity was such that Bioware, Funimation and Production I.G were forced to create this Vega-centric Paragon Lost anime, lest the legions of Vega fans -- who we all know call themselves Vegans -- storm their offices and kill the workers. Now that there's a lengthy preview for the anime, obviously, the work in your offices will halt completely as you all gather round to see the next chapter of the character who has delighted us all so much. If you have kids, bring them into the room, because it's never too early to learn about the wonder of Vega. And if you feel any of this is actually true, please seek psychiatric help. (Via Anime News Network)
ANN isn't particularly clear about this, but I believe that above is one part of a whole Evangelion-themed ad campaign for the Japanese Racing Association. It involves these commercials (narrated by the voice of Misato), a website that discussing horse-racing in Evangelion terms, and an incredible backstory for Eva Unit-0-Horse:
[The ad] shows the "Eva-Impact" racing with real-life jockey Yutaka Take at the controls. "Eva-Impact" is an humanoid thoroughbred developed by JRA and Nerv as the "Final Battle Weapon Type Horse." Eva-Impact was born from the combination of Nerv technology and DNA extracted from legendary horses with a 150-year lineage. The fall of the Spear of Longinus triggered the development of this weapon.