Upcoming and Current Items in Japan

More news from Japan courtesy of Brangeta.
Note* Some descriptions may be inaccurate as usual.

Now it is time for self promotion:
I am selling several custom figures on ebay, more will be added tomorrow most likely. You may see my Dragonball auctions here:
click here to see my custom figure and other dbz figure auctions!

Bookmark this entry | March 26, 2004 |

New JAKKS Pacific DBGT and DBZ Images!

Goku vs. RaditzWe’ve just uploaded images of figures from two new series from JAKKS Pacific, check them out below!

Dragonball GT Series 2

Dragonball Z Two Packs: Brother vs. Brother

Also, playing catchup, we’ve now got images of DBGT Series 1 Goku and Trunks.

Reviews will follow shortly, but I can tell you this: the stars of the lines are, respectively, Super Baby Vegeta and the Gku vs. Raditz two-pack. Check back soon to find out why.

Bookmark this entry | March 26, 2004 | Jess Horsley

Another nail in the DBZ movie coffin

More from KyleHebert.com
I decided to follow up a bit more regarding the rumored live action Dragonball/Z movie. One persistant rumor has been that “George Lucas’ CGI company ILM has signed a contract to do the special effects.”

Today I called Ellen Pasternack, Public Relations for ILM. I asked her if the rumor was true; if ILM was brought on board to provide the special effects for the Dragonball/Z live action movie. Ms. Pasternack’s reply was that it had been mentioned, but ILM never officially signed off on anything and it never came to be. She also commented that, as far as she knows, the film is not being made.

So there you have it, folks. Another death nail in the DBZ live action movie coffin. That isn’t to say that the film will never be made. There are other major studios besides FOX and other effects houses aside from ILM. Who knows … maybe Wetta will snag this property to go along with the Evangelion live action movie. Only time will tell.

Edit: I just want to clarify that a.) FUNimation Productions has absolutely nothing to do with the concept/licensing for a Dragonball/Z live action movie. They hold the license for the anime/games/merchandise only, and b.) this website is NOT an official FUNimation website. It is just a pomotional website for Kyle Hebert and goes beyond his association with FUNimation. I hope that clears some things up.

That’s two strikes for the Dragonball Z movie. My inclination is to believe these two posts, as April 1 isn’t for another few weeks.

Bookmark this entry | March 12, 2004 | Jess Horsley

Dragonball Z Live Action Film homeless?

The following was just posted on Kylehebert.com:
I literally JUST got off the phone with FOX Studios in Los Angeles, CA. I asked outright about the upcoming live action Dragonball/Z movie.

This is exactly what I was told by my contact:

“The Dragonball Z movie? We don’t have that. I ‘ve got a lot of calls about that so I called around [the studio]. We won’t be making that [movie].”

So there you have it, folks. That is the OFFICIAL story from FOX. I know some of you may be disappointed, but I also think it’s a blessing.

Kyle Herbert is the voice actor for many DBZ characters, most significantly Teen Gohan. He also does voices for many other FUNimation anime series. So, while his website isn’t an authoritative word on the subject, this probably is a true story.

Of course, just because one staffer didn’t know what thr DBZ movie was doesn’t mean that another staffer wouldn’t know all about it.

Put this one down in the ‘rumor’ column, for now.

Bookmark this entry | March 11, 2004 | Jess Horsley

New JAKKS Pacific DBGT Press Images

Super Baby VegetaJAKKS Pacific has officially announced lineups and released press images for DBGT series 2, Movie Collection series 7, and Striking Z Fighters series 7. While both the Movie Collection and the Striking Z Fighter assortments are comprised entirely of repaints, Dragonball GT series 2 has some wonderful figures, particularly the Super Baby Vegeta! Check out the links below for more images:

Dragonball GT Basic series 2

Movie Collection series 7

Striking Z Fighters series 7

Bookmark this entry | March 07, 2004 | Jess Horsley

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