DVD/Blu-ray: Astro Boy

DVD/Blu-ray: Astro Boy
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It didn’t do well in theaters, but we’re still rootin’ for Astro Boy as a robot-tastic flick; it arrives on Blu-ray/DVD 3/16/2010 with deleted scenes, featurettes, and two new animated scenes.

Astro Boy v. Peacekeeper

Astro Boy v. Peacekeeper

We enjoyed the Arena Battle clip, but this Astro Boy vs. Peacekeeper video gives us exactly what we want: a giant robot on not-so-giant robot, city-leveling slugfest (with butt guns).

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Arena Clip: Astro Boy

Arena Clip: Astro Boy

This latest Arena Clip from Astro Boy isn’t quite as exciting as the Metro City clip, but it gives us a taste of robot-on-robot combat (Little Stinker FTW!); the movie hits theaters 10/23.

Metro City: Astro Boy

Metro City: Astro Boy

It’s got adventure, it’s got comedy, it’s got giant hovercraft called The Spirit of Freedom: we promise this Escape from Metro City clip for Astro Boy will rock your rocket-powered socks.

Full Trailer: Astro Boy

Full Trailer: Astro Boy

The full trailer for Astro Boy is finally up and starts off the same as the teaser, but really kicks ass with new characters, humor and action; the animated movie hits theaters 10/23.

Teaser #2: Astro Boy

Teaser #2: Astro Boy

The second teaser for Astro Boy is up, and squeezes in quite a few new goodies in only 30 seconds: you’ll hear Astro Boy’s voice for the first time as well as meet Dr. Tenma and Cora.

Astroboy Vinyl

Astroboy Vinyl

Astroboy’s design is pretty simple, but this 9″ 1:6 vinyl by Hot Toys is still a high-flying piece for the retro collector, with arm cannons, battery-operated X-ray eyes and a 12.5″ chamber.

Accidental Astronaut T-shirt

Accidental Astronaut T-shirt
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Simultaneously realizing every little boy’s dream and low earth orbit is no small task for a 3rd grader; this Accidental Astronaut t-shirt is a coin-op ride’s version of the Konami code.

Short Film: Panic Attack

Short Film: Panic Attack

We liked Astro Boy, but it may have done better at the box office had it been like Panic Attack: this hybrid CG/live action short film features giant robots with a hatred for all things Uruguay.

Teaser: T-28

Teaser: T-28

Fresh from IMAGI (who brought us the Astro Boy and Gatchman teasers), T-28 is a resurrection of the Tetsujin manga; it hasn’t been picked up by a studio per se, but it sure looks promising.

Blade Runner Black Out 2022

Blade Runner Black Out 2022

Shinichiro Watanabe’s (Cowboy Bebop, Samurai Champlooprequel short film for Blade Runner 2049. It’s about the catastrophic event in 2022 called the Blackout. A massive EMP set off above the US leads to a global crisis that persists in the movie.

Flossie: Motorcycle Robot

Flossie: Motorcycle Robot

Used by Castrol to test its motor oils, Flossie is a robotic motorcycle rider that learns gear changes, clutch feel and throttle response with high accuracy–kinda like these bad boys.

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