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10,000 Listens Contest for Let’s Voltron: The Official Voltron Podcast

Let’s Voltron: The Official Voltron Podcast has announced a new contest, where you can win 1 of 10 Voltron Prize Packs!

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For those of you who don’t know yet, back in December of 2013, Let’s Voltron: The Official Voltron Podcast began airing episodes on iTunes and LetsVoltron.com (Part of the The Orange FM Podcast Network). The host of the show is ToonBarn Head Writer Marc Morrell, who started the show with Jeremy Corray. Jeremy was Creative Director of World Events Productions at the time. At the beginning of 2014, Jeremy had left WEP to pursue another position (VP of Digital Entertainment at Coolfire Studios). Jeremy handed the social media reigns for WEP over to RetroBlasting’s Michael French, who also became the co-host of the Let’s Voltron Podcast. Jeremy occasionally joins Marc and Michael as a guest host from time to time.

RetroCon Recap and Neil Ross Interview

RetroCon Recap and Neil Ross Interview

RetroCon! While the name tells you that it is a convention about everything “retro”, it is really a celebration of a time when there were some really cool things for people to get excited about. That time, in the 70’s and 80’s, when cartoons were still hand made, in 2 dimensions, and voice actors were not well known, like they are today.

Back-to-the-Future

RetroCon, now in its second year, is a one-day convention, which took place on Saturday, September 14, 2013, at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA. After last year’s successful debut, they moved it to a Saturday, added a Preview Dinner on Friday Night for pre-registered ticket buyers, and topped it off with a special screening of the 80’s classic movie, Back to the Future, at the Regal Theater in Oaks, PA. Special guests included veteran voice actor, Neil Ross (see our interview below), Don Fullilove, who played Mayor Goldie Wilson in the first two Back to the Future movies, G.I. Joe writer – Larry Hama, Angry Video Game Nerd – James Rolfe, Cinevore Studio’s Michael Licisyn & Matt Conant (Living in 8 bits, Nerd vs Geek), and The Nostalgia Critic – Doug Walker. This year’s RetroCon also included 3 panels, a Costume Contest for both kids and adults, and prizes that were raffled off every hour.

Nickelodeon magically works on Winx Club toys

Nickelodeon magically works on Winx Club toys

They might have a great deal of magic, and magix, to back up their beauty, but the Winx fairies don’t know all that much about making toys and products and such. Thus, the good folks at Nickelodeon decided they’d partner with the experts at JAKKS Pacific as the master toy licensee for the Winx Club. Included in the deal are all types of figures and bags and other goodies based on the animated fantasy toon. Dolls, playsets, role play costumes, dress-up and Halloween costumes, and other highlights are expected to be amongst the best sellers. Now’s your chance to look like Bloom, Aisha, Stella, Flora, Musa, or Tecna!

The Secret Saturdays get toys, games, clothes and more

The Secret Saturdays get toys, games, clothes and more

If you’re a fan of The Secret Saturdays, get ready for a whole world of toys and other products! Turner CN Enterprises, the product arm of Cartoon Network’s empire, is set on introducing dozens of products for the fantasy adventure series via master toy licensee Mattel. This will include action figures, playsets, and role play items across Europe and the U.S. But that’s not all — Video game publisher D3P recently launched the official Secret Saturdays video game on Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, PS2 and PSP last November, and is rumored to be working on the sequel. Rainbow Productions will be cranking out some costumes based on the series, and other companies are jumping in to create cakes, outdoor toys, clothes and shoes, all for the superhero squad.

Trick or Treat Bakugan!

Trick or Treat Bakugan!OK, so you’ve been a ghost.  A pirate.  Maybe a Pokemon.  Probably Naruto.  And of COURSE you’ve been Batman.  But have you been Bakugan character for Halloween?  Maybe this year can be the year!  Cartoon Network Enterprises has signed up with a company called Disguise to make Halloween costumes based on Bakugan.  They’ll be available in stores this fall, just in time for the candy-based holiday, which is still almost 9 months away… have you already got your costume idea??

Some cartoon Halloween costumes

Batdog

Every Halloween, cartoon fans dress up as characters from their favorite shows.  Whether you’re a fan of Sonic or Avatar or He-Man or GI Joe, there are so many different costumes that look really cool on Halloween.  A bunch of users did it again this year and sent their images over to us at ToonBarn.  We wanted to post a bunch so you got to see their creative genius!  There’s Stewie as BatDog above, but check out the rest after the break below!

So Long, Halloween!

Garfield

So… much… candy!!  Another Halloween has come and gone, but we hope it was a good one!  And one in which you got TOOONS of candy!  Lots of ToonBarn fans have been sending in photos of their cartoon-based Halloween costumes, and we’ll try to post them this week for everyone to check out.  We have to say, some of you guys are REALLY creative!!  In the meantime, what did you think of the special we did, about the Top 20 Scariest Cartoon Characters?

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