Monthly Archives: January 2010


A slightly belated set of condolences to the family and fans of Tetsuo Narikawa. Tetsuo was the star of the famous Ultraman-like show from the 1970’s, Spectreman. Spectreman actually had it’s entire series redubbed and aired on TBS here in America. The show was quite popular here in the states, although the fan base never quite reached the size of Ultraman.

The Spectreman show also became quite popular in Mexico and Spanish speaking countries. Tetsuo Narikawa not only starred as the title character, Joji Gamou, but he also appeared in several other Sentai style shows, including Ultraman Leo and Masked Rider.

Tetsuo Narikawa was the spokesman for Panasonic in Japan for many years and more recently worked very heavily in the martial arts community, even founding a tournament. He is wildly respected in Japan, not only for his screen work, but for his karate skills. Tetsuo Narikawa was only 65 years old. While Tetsuo may have left this Earth, his legacy as the immortal Spectreman will live on forever.

Sorry for the lack of updates this weekend at Infinite Hollywood, but it’s been hectic here around HQ. I’m thinking of taking on a couple of additional writers, if anyone is interested in writing about toys, movies, video games, comics or pop culture in general, feel free to drop me a line. Not sure if we’ll expand a bunch or at all, but it’s something I’m considering. Meanwhile…


I stumbled across this cool play that’s taking place “down under”. It’s called Robot versus World and it’s a bit of a play off of the Watchmen but with a lot more tongue in robotic cheek. Here’s the synopsis from their official webtsite:

Someone is killing off all the famous TV and film robots and the original Optimus Prime, the classic Astroboy and an 80s Dalek must form an unlikely alliance to try and solve the mystery, live on stage.

Some of it definitely looks hokey, but it also looks like a fun live show. There’s a surprising amount of nerd content popping up in theatre/comedy shows as of late. And you have to give it up for our friends down under, the Aussies are in fact some of the biggest fans of sci-fi and general geek stuff around the world. If you’re down there and are able to check out the show, I suggest it. Plus I total want that Optimus Prime costume. Meanwhile, here’s a clip…

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Remember just over a week ago when I pointed out that cool Rocksteady Mask and said it was an interesting time to be a Ninja Turtle fan? Perhaps I should change my words from interesting to “crummy”. To be fair, I just bought a brand new TMNT shirt at Walmart of all places, showing that TMNT merchandise has probably penetrated the market more than ever before with it’s retro program.


Sadly though, the world of Ninja Turtle toys is not so lucky. Back in October Playmates announced that they had secured the license for TMNT again and were going to produce exclusive Ninja Turtle toys for Toys R Us until the new movie and cartoon hit from Nickelodeon. They even announced a re-release of the Movie Star Turtles.

Things were even starting to look up with the 2nd Series of the TMNT 25th Anniversary products arriving on some online locations. Sadly, today news is trickling in that Playmates is putting a hiatus on Ninja Turtles as well as Star Trek (Big shocker there) indefinitely for 2010 with no real news on when toys may be made again. Whether this means that TRU will continue to stock the older figures for the forseeable future is unknown.


Unfortunately that also means that the Mirage style TMNT turtles, which first were previewed here all the way back in 2008 (FIRST LOOK AT MIRAGE TMNT) aren’t coming either. That’s a bit of a bummer, because while they weren’t NECA figures by any means, they looked to be some of the best Turtle product that Playmates had made in a long time.


While I understand the business end of it, since TMNT has no real merchandise tie-in like a TV show and the movie is at least a year or more away, it’s a crappy way to end the 25th Anniversary of the Turtles. Playmates failed to deliver no less than FIVE announced lines in the past two years for TMNT without ever so much as releasing a figure. Even their retro figures, which should have been a shoe-in for easy sales were marred with horrible case packouts and slow distribution.

Playmates has had a rough year, with total bombs in their Star Trek and Terminator lines, but TMNT is the one area that they probably could have succeeded with if they’d wisely produced certain products. Not making Turtles Forever toys is a massive misstep, not re-releasing the Movie Star Turtles is money missed and even not releasing their Comic Style Turtles after NECA has so dropped the ball is another mistake. All three of those lines could have made Playmates money and kept the TMNT alive and vibrant.

For Turtles fans, now all we can do is wait and hope that Nickelodeon does the TMNT right and that with whatever new energy they bring to the franchise, so too comes great products and toys.

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