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The alien design is credited to Swiss surrealist and artist H. R. Giger, originating in a lithograph called Necronom IV and refined for the series' first film, Alien.
Avatar : The Last Airbender was well-liked by both audiences and critics, garnering 5.6 million spectators on its best-rated showing and receiving high ratings in the Nicktoons lineup, even outside its 611-year-old demographic. Avatar has been designated for and won awards from the once a year Annie Awards, the Genesis Awards and the primetime Emmy awards, amongst others.
Batman changed into a popular character shortly afterwards his introduction and gained his very own comic book title, Batman, in 1940. As the decades wore on, differing interpretations of the character appeared. The late 1960s Batman television series employed a camp aesthetic associated with the character for years after the show stopped. Diverse creators worked to return the character to his dark roots, culminating in the 1986 miniseries Batman : The Dark Knight Returns, by writer-artist Frank Miller, while the success of director Tim Burton's 1989 film Batman helped to re-kindle popular interest in the character. A cultural icon, Batman has been licensed and adapted into a variety of media, from radio to TV and film, and appears on a range of product sold all around the planet.
Ben ten is a Yank animated television series made by "Man of Action" (a group composed of Duncan Rouleau, Joe Casey, Joe Kelly, and Steven T. Seagle), and produced by Cartoon Network Studios. The pilot episode aired on December 27, 2005, as a part of a preview of Cartoon Network's Saturday morning lineup. The second episode was shown as a special on Cartoon Network's Fridays on January 13, 2006. The final regular episode aired on April fifteen, 2008. The theme song for the show was by Andy Sturmer and sung by Moxy. In Apr 2008, Ben ten was succeeded by Ben ten : Alien Force. Now, the most recent installment of the Ben 10 series will be titled, Ben ten : Evolutions.
The customizing hobby is becoming very popular amongst hobbyists and collectors as it gives you the flexibility and chance to create the action figures you desire. Many hobbyists subsidize their hobby by selling some of their creations on eBay, infrequently for a very nice amount of cash but this option is truly only for the more proficient customization.
Dragons are often held to have major spiritual significance in diverse faiths and cultures around the world. In many Asian cultures dragons were, and in some cultures still are, revered as representative of the primal forces of nature, faith and the universe. They are associated with wisdom often apparently wiser than humans and longevity. They're commonly claimed to possess some form of magic or other supernatural power, and are often related to wells, rain, and rivers. In some cultures, they are also said to be capable of human speech.
The show's protagonist, the Doctor, has been played by 10 actors over the history of the show so far. The change from one actor to another is written into the plot of the show as regeneration, and the different portrayals are typically treated as distinct characters, to the limit that they have on occasion encountered each other and worked together. The Doctor is currently portrayed by David Tennant, who has commented that he's going to leave the task after appearing in four special episodes throughout 2009 and early 2010.
When Toby Gard designed the settings for tomb Raider he initially imagined a male lead character with a whip and a hat. Core Design founder Jeremy Heath Smith characterized the design as derivative of Indiana Jones, and asked for more originality. Knowing his male co-workers' preference for female game characters in Virtual Fighter, he recast the personality as a South Yank girl, Laura Cruz, who evolved into Lara Croft after Core Design requested a more "UK friendly" name ; the name was chosen from similar-sounding English names found in an English telephone directory.
The Final Fantasy series has been commercially and critically successful ; it is Square Enix's fastest selling video game franchise, with more than 85 million units sold, and one of the top selling Playstation game franchises. 2nd to last Fantasy among Square Enix franchises is Dragon quest. It got awarded a star on the Walk of Game in 2006, and holds seven Guinness World Records in the Guinness World Records Gamer's Edition 2008.
In 1963, noting the commercial success of the Barbie doll for girls, Stan Weston, a toy creator and licensing agent, had merchandising rights to a 1963 Yank TV show The Lieutenant. He presented the show for viewing to Don Levine, the creative director of toy manufacturer Hasbro, both thought the plot of the journeys of Lieutenant played by Gary Lockwood in the 1963 U.S marine Corps appeared like a soap opera. Weston created the concept of a line of Barbie-sized dolls with a military theme that may be marketed to boys.
Godzilla is a kaiju, a fictional Eastern giant monster. His first film was Ishiro Honda's 1954 film Gojira, and since then, he has made lots more appearances, and has changed into a pop-culture icon. In total, Godzilla has appeared in 28 films, all of which were produced by Toho Company Ltd. Godzilla has also appeared in numerous comic books, Playstation games, and stories.
As of Jan 21, 2008, the Gundam franchise is a 50 bn. yen trademark. In the 2008 ranking of average sales figures for anime copies sold in Japan ( 1970-2008 total sales figures averaged by episode ), Gundam series were in 4 of the top five places : Mobile Suit Gundam ranked 2nd, with Mobile Suit Gundam Destiny 3rd, Mobile Suit Gundam 4th, and Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam 5th. Also, New Mobile Report Gundam Wing ranked 18th and Mobile Suit Gundam ZZ ranked 20th. Gunpla's ( Gundam Plastic model ) income is ninety percent of the Japan character plastic model market's income.
Many game magazines have honored Halo as one of the best and most critical games ever. The game's popularity has led straight to labels such as "Halo clone" and "Halo killer", applied respectively to games either like or anticipated to be better than it. In addition, the game impressed and was employed in the fan-created Red vs. Blue video series, which is credited as the "first massive success" of machinimathe technique of using realtime 3D engines, frequently from video games, to form animated films.
Hasbro is a U.S.-based, conglomerate toy company. It is one of the biggest toy makers in the world, second only to the toy giant Mattel. Hasbro is also the publisher of the planet's most well liked commercially-designed board game, Monopoly. The company headquarters is located in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, united states. The bulk of its products , however , are manufactured overseas.
As with the Justice Society, the postulate of the Justice League was simple : to include all of DC's most well liked characters in one book ( therefore the first lineup included Superman, Batman, Aquaman, Flash, Green Lantern, Martian Manhunter, and Wonder girl ). Three of DC's other surviving or revived characters, Green Arrow, Atom, and Hawkman were quickly added to the roster, the latter two having been reintroduced by Gardner Fox himself. JLA's early success was indirectly responsible for the creation of the fantastic Four.