Category Archives: TV-Tie-Ins

Bluefin Announces Release of Power Rangers Megazord and Dragonzord Super Mini-Pla Kits!

Bluefin, has announced the release of new Power Rangers Megazord and Dragonzord Super Mini-Pla Kits from Bandai’s Shokugan collections.

Bluefin will release the Titanus Super Mini-Pla Kit in Spring 2018 as the latest addition to the Bandai Shokugan Power Rangers line.

Power Rangers Megazord and Dragonzord Super Mini-Pla Kits are now available from authorized Bluefin retailers online and/or in brick-and-mortar outlets.

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Random House Reissuing The Alienist Ahead of TNT Series!

Random House is reissuing Caleb Carr’s psychological thriller The Alienist in anticipation of TNT’s series based the novel.

Set in 1896 amidst a backdrop of vast wealth, extreme poverty and technological innovation, this psychological thriller stars Daniel Brühl (Rush), Luke Evans (The Girl on The Train), Dakota Fanning (American Pastoral) and Brian Geraghty (The Hurt Locker). Viewers will be transported into the darkest corners of New York City during the Gilded Age.

The Alienist TV tie-in will be in stores on November 22nd. The series will follow on Monday, January 22, 2018.

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Bluefin Opens Pre-Orders for Sen-ti-nel Infini-T Force Action Figures!

Sen-ti-nel Infini-T Force Figures – (L-R) Casshan, Tekkaman, Gatchaman and Polymer – Photo courtesy of Bluefin.

2017 marks the 55th Anniversary of the founding of one of Japan’s most famous animation studios – Tatsunoko Production. As the centerpiece of its anniversary, INFINI-T FORCE unites the heroes from four of the studio’s most popular shows – Gatchaman, Polymer, Casshan and Tekkaman.

Sen-ti-nel has created unique poseable action figures of the Infini-T Force team members – available through Bluefin, which has opened pre-orders.

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BOOM! Studios To Release Saban’s Power Rangers Artist Tribute!

Cover by Felipe Massafera

Saban’s Power Rangers Artist Tribute, an oversized, commemorative hardcover from BOOM! Studios collects more than 60 pieces of original artwork featuring Power Ranger teams across all 25 years of the franchise, from Mighty Morphin to RPM to Ninja Steel.

Debuting in March 2018, Saban’s Power Rangers Artist Tribute features some of the most dynamic talents in comics, including Kris Anka (Runaways), Adam Gorham (Black Panther), Marcus To (Joyride), Dan Mora (Klaus), and more.

Saban’s Power Rangers Artist Tribute features an Introduction written by iconic Mighty Morphin Power Rangers actor Paul Schrier (“Bulk”), an Afterword by Brian Casentini (Executive Producer, Power Rangers content), and a cover illustrated by Felipe Massafera (Planet of the Apes/Green Lantern).

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Dancing with the Stars Live! Light Up the Night Tour Hits the Road This winter!

Photo Credit: Faculty Inc

The Dancing with the Stars Live! tour – Light Up the Night – will carry fans into the New Year. The tour begins December 30th with a show at the Owens Auditoriaum Charlotte, North Carolina and will play 65 dates, concluding with a show at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on March 18, 2018.

The show will feature Season 25 dancers Lindsay Arnold, Alan Bersten, Sharna Burgess, Witney Carson, Artem Chigvintsev, Keo Motsepe, Gleb Savchenko, Emma Slater and more!

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Bluefin Sets Up Ecommerce Site for North American Buyers!

Bluefin, the leading North American distributor of toys, collectibles, and hobby merchandise from Japan, Asia and more, announces a new website offering a collection of select products, the majority of which were previously only available to consumers as trade show exclusives.

The announcement was made prior to Bluefin’s appearance at New York Comic-Con 2017 this weekend.

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Bluefin Unveils New York Comic-Con 2017 Exclusives!

Bluefin will be bringing a host exclusive Bandai exclusives to New York Comic-Con 2047 – including the Perfect Grade Millennium Falcon (pictured above), new Bandai GunPla Model Kits and early releases of  Bandai Shogukan’s Power Rangers Megazord And Dragonzord Super Mini-Pla Kits.

New York Comic-Con 2017 runs the weekend of October 5th-8th at the Javits Center.

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Voyageur Press To Release TREKNOLOGY: The Science of Star Trek from Tricorders to Warp Drive!

Over the course of its various incarnations, Star Trek® has influenced scientists, astronauts and inventors.

Now, Voyaguer Press is releasing TREKNOLOGY: The Science of Star Trek from Tricorders to Warp Drive – a book that examines how Trek technology works – and how some of it has crossed over into the real world (and why some of it won’t).

TREKNOLOGY: The Science of Star Trek from Tricorders to Warp Drive, by Ethan Siegel, will be in stores on October 15th.

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AMC Launches Fan-Focused Initiatives for Walking Dead Fans!

AMC is launching two new initiatives for fans of The Walking Dead and Feat the Walking Dead: The Walking Dead Fan Rewards Club and The Walking Dead Subscription Box (working title).

Fans can earn points for things they’re probably already doing (watching the show; posting comments and discussions online, etc.) through the rewards club, while the subscription box will be a quarterly box of exclusive TWD/FtWD-related, limited edition merchandise from the shows.

Both initiatives will go into effect in September – in time for The Walking Dead’s milestone 100th episode and the premiere of the second half of Fear the Walking Dead’s third season.

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Amy Poehler Joins Norman Lear on First All of the Above Podcast!

All of the Above – Paul Hipp, Amy Poehler and Norman Lear on the first edition of Lear’s new podcast – Photo courtesy of podcastone

The first edition of Norman Lear’s podcast, All of the Above, debuts today with inaugural guest Amy Poehler.

Subjects that came up include: religious history and its effect on human kind, Amy’s recent pilot with Carol Burnett and how Burnett inspired her high school musical performance in Once Upon a Mattress, and the differing points of views across generations.

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Disney/ABC Television Group Supports National Foster Care Awareness Initiatives!

Disney/ABC Television Group, in partnership with FosterMore, is working to bring awareness around and support the work of foster families, social workers, community organizations and others that are working to improve the lives of young people in foster care across the country during National Foster Care Month this May.

The company will focus on three tent-pole events, beginning with #HackFosterCareLosAngeles, dedicated to solving five key challenges with the foster care system; Foster Mother’s Day, an event celebrating foster families with a fun-filled day of food, games and family activities; and the premiere of the FosterMore public service announcement, which will feature real kids and adults who have been a part of the foster care system.

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