Go, Speed Racer! Go!

The next in a long line of favorite television shows being given the big-screen treatment, the classic Japanese cartoon, Speed Racer is being made into a live-action movie. The film version, starring Emile Hirsch (Lords of Dogtown) as Speed Racer and featuring Christina Ricci, John Goodman, and Susan Sarandon as supporting cast, is slated for a May 2008 release.

Written and directed by the Wachowski brothers who created The Matrix trilogy and also worked on the screen adaptation of Alan Moore’s “V For Vendetta,” this one promises to be action-packed. Already showing hints of the Wachowski brothers’ distinctive style, you can check out the new Speed Racer trailer here.

While no new officially licensed costumes have been released for the new Speed Racer film, there are already existing Speed Racer costumes based on the classic manga/Japanamation franchise. Given the cult status of the cartoon, these are sure to be popular for cosplayers, convention-goers, or even kids at Halloween.

In addition to the hero, Speed Racer himself, there is also his rival, the equally heroic and mysterious Racer X. Ladies may want to dress as the Speed’s spunky love interest, Trixie.

While it’s up in the air as to whether new costumes from the live-action release will be offered, the vintage cartoon-styled ones are sure to be a big hit. You’ll have to pick up your own Chim-Chim monkey pal or Mach 5, though!

Speed Racer Go Speed T-Shirt This is an officially licensed Speed Racer t-shirt in which these Speed Racer shirts have been screen printed with a Speed Racer image. These Speed Racer tshirts are usual...
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Speed Racer Go Go Baby Tee Speed Racer looks confident as his gloved hand grips the steering wheel of his Mach 5 on this cool Speed Racer baby tee! Available in junior sizes, the Speed Racer Go Go Bab...
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Size: Unframed Paper Print 20x30; Contributor: Unknown. Year: 1939. Themes: Cars & Racing, Sports. Art Styles: Vintage Art. Vertical Portrait Orientation. Art Type: Fine art print, canvas, framed ...
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C2G 50ft Standard Speed HDMI Cable With Gripping Connectors - HDMI with Ethernet cable - 28 AWG - HDMI Type A (M) to HDMI Type A (M) - 50 ft - double shielded - black - 4K sup
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Grab the remote control and race to victory with the Go! Go! Smart Wheels RC SmartPoint Racer! Race the toy race car on the Go! Go! Smart Wheels Ultimate RC Speedway"! (sold separately) , hear the ele...
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Grab the remote control and race to victory with the Go! Go! Smart WheelsA RC SmartPointA Racer! Race the toy race car on the Go! Go! Smart WheelsA Ultimate RC Speedway (sold separately) , hear the el...
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