San Diego Comic Con is, as usual, full of news about movies, toys, and oh yeah, comics, but this year the best thing to come out of it is undoubtedly this poster:
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Made of balloons.
Apparently a giant balloon robot costs 2.5 million yen. (A little over US$22,000.)
Humanity was once in danger of its downfall at the hands of the Underground Empire, which was led by the evil scientist Dr. Hell. Koji Kabuto piloted the super robot Mazinger Z, and with help from his friends at the Photon Power Laboratory, he thwarted Dr. Hell’s evil ambitions and returned peace to the world.
It’s been ten years since then… No longer a pilot, Koji Kabuto has taken after his father and grandfather by starting down the path of the scientist. He encounters a gigantic structure buried deep beneath Mt. Fuji, along with a mysterious indication of life…
New encounters, new threats, and a new fate await mankind. The former hero Koji Kabuto has a decision to make about the future: whether to be a god or a demon…
This grand action film depicts the fierce battle fought by the people and Mazinger Z–once again entrusted with the future of mankind!
I guess this is one version of Mazinger that won’t need a Jet Scrander to fly.
Not really, but it could be if we lose Net Neutrality. I don’t know if there’s a way to make the alert thing work properly on this blog, and I’m not feeling up to learning something complicated right now, so I’m just doing this.
(I swear I’ll have a more fun post sometime before long.)
I don’t have very much to add, except that part of the problem is this:
And it’s not even close to the only reason so many people feel like this:
There’s a meme that says this:
“Narnia fans: We want to go to Narnia.
Harry Potter fans: We want to go to Hogwarts.
Hunger Games fans: We’re good.”
Ever want to give up your life and transport yourself into the book you’re reading? Just completely start a new life and become someone new, living in a new place. It’s quite likely a lot of people do. One of the great things about reading books is the ability of the readers to lose themselves in the book. Some are great to live in, others not. What would we choose?
Game of Thrones? To live in dark times where I’d probably die? No thanks. Love the books, don’t want to live there. Harry Potter? To be a wizard would fun, most definitely. Maybe in Terry Brooks’s world in “Kingdom For Sale, Sold“. The main character lives in today’s world but finds a portal to a magical kingdom. I like…
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So the duel between the US and Japanese robots that I previous mentioned here is still on, a little behind schedule. But there’s already a new challenger waiting, the Chinese robot Monkey King.
Well, at this point I think the only thing I have to add is this:
A group from TFWiki have started a new project, the GoBots wiki. It will cover GoBots, Rock Lords (This particular page is worth reading even if you have no interest in Rock Lords themselves.), Robo Machines, and Machine Robo.
Let’s get Crane Robo’s reaction to the news.
Hey, Crane Robo, can we keep this site PG-13?
(Yes, that is an actual screen capture from Machine Robo: Revenge of Cronos.)
Here’s a good place to start. The fact the page is about 80% my doing has nothing to do with that judgment…