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Month: March 2014

Top 6 Batman: The Animated Series Action Figures From My Childhood

Batman: The Animated Series had a really kick-butt toyline back in the 90s. There’s a ridiculously huge amount of choices even though the series only had a dozen or so regular cast members, mainly because 90% of the figures were simple – yet totally awesome – variations on Batman himself.

If it were up to the 10-year old me, I would have bought them all (except for Riddler, because eff that guy.) However, much like the protagonist of most indie films being presented at Cannes, 10 year old me was born into a poor family and raised by parents who believe that a kid should save up for the luxuries that he wants. I was only able to buy action figures by diverting my lunch money towards toy purchases.

It wasn’t much, but after a couple of years of skipping lunch, I was able to acquire a dozen Batman: The Animated Series action figures and peptic ulcer. Here are the 6 I liked the most:

PBS Kids and Thirteen Celebrate Earth Month with Cyberchase Movie

Thirteen and PBS Kids is getting ready to celebrate Earth Month by presenting the first ever TV movie based on the Award-winning series Cyberchase. The Cyberchase Movie will focus on main characters Matt, Jackie, Inez, and Digit as they try to restore balance and harmony to Ecotopia after Hacker’s latest attack went haywire.

The Cyberchase Movie will debut on Tuesday, April 15 at 4:30 pm on Thirteen in New York, with PBS Stations rolling out screenings on the same month. Additionally, the episodes can be streamed for free at or through the PBS KIDS App after the premiere. You can check out the trailer below:

Community Spoofs G.I. Joe

NBC’s hit comedy sitcom will once again use the medium of animation in order to spoof another franchise, this time around it’s the classic 1980s animated action series G.I. Joe. The episode is scheduled to air on April 3 at 8 PM, but was already presented during a PaleyFet panel dedicated to the show last Wednesday, at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.

You can check out the preview below:

First Clip From How to Train Your Dragon 2

The first official clip for DreamWorks Animation’s How to Train Your Dragon 2 has just been released, giving fans a chance to once again see Hiccup and Toothless as they go on another quest into the unknown.

Titled “Itchy Armpit,” the clip features Hiccup attempting to map out an uncharted realm with Toothless, with the former trying to come up with a name for the vast mountain ahead of them, while the latter supplies some unexpected inspiration.

You can watch the clip below:

Biz Markie Guests in the Next Episode of SpongeBob Squarepants

Tomorrow, March 29, at 7:30 PM, American rapper Biz Markie will be lending his voice to Kenny the Cat in a brand new episode of Spongebob SquarePants. Titled “Kenny the Cat,” the episode will follow SpongeBob as he tries his best to meet and impress his newest hero, Kenny the Cat. You can check out a clip from the episode below:

First Trailer for Michael Bay’s Ninja Turtles Released

The trailer for Michael Bay’s reboot of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie franchise has been released online. The length is par for the course, but it does provide viewers with their first look at the new iteration of the Turtles.

We know that you can’t really judge a movie solely on its trailer, but based on this one, we’re willing to cut Bay some slack. The new turtles don’t look that bad compared to the previous movie versions. In fact, they actually look similar. Shredder looks menacing, and while we don’t really care for Megan Fox, it’s fine because we don’t really care for April O’ Neal either.

You can check out the trailer below:

5 Unexpectedly OP Side Characters in Anime

When it comes to anime, particularly mainstream shonen ones, it’s pretty much a given that the main character will become overpowered at some point. Increasing the protagonist’s power beyond everyone else’s is a workable, easy way of showing progress and resolving conflicts. Villains, especially main ones, need to be overpowered for obvious reasons. However, there are times when a side-character on the protagonist’s side ends up being overpowered as well, in some ways surpassing the main character. Here are the top 5 on my list:

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