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In the November issue of MANIA, check out our huge Super Mario Odyssey play guide, find out who Ferdinand is and get the lowdown on Sonic's new game, Sonic Forces. As always the mag is stacked with prizes. Enter for the chance to win Sphero Star Wars droids and Ben Thomas Complete Signature scooters.

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August 14th, 2017 by Chris Neill | No Comments | Leave a comment | Filed in AWSM |

The Aquabats have been fighting crime and rocking out for just over 20 years now. That’s a lot of extraterrestrial monsters defeated and epic guitar solos! We were invited to board The Aquabats mobile headquarters, The Battle Tram, and chat with their fearless frontman, The MC Bat Commander!

Q: How did you form the Aquabats?
The MC Bat Commander: We were all pals and we all surfed together at a local beach. One day after a toxic chemical spill and a heavy rain, we were all surfing our favourite river mouth when we all started glowing. Some sharks tried to bite us but when they bit down on our legs they exploded! We all swam back to the beach and made a sand castle that looked like a giant rubbish bin. We realised that “this must mean something”, so we sold our mansions, bought musical instruments, made superhero costumes and bought a BattleTram. We’ve been the Aquabats ever since!

Q: Do you have any good luck rituals before you jump on stage, like wearing the same pair of underpants?
MC: Well, changing our underpants twice a day is a priority in the Aquabats. See, fighting monsters and playing rock n’ roll is a sweaty business and our underwear get pretty… well, you know… gross. So we try to change our underwear a lot. (Kids, if you have a favourite pair of underwear don’t wear it for more than 8 hours… it could save your life.)

We do have a good luck ritual before we jump on stage! Yes! We all get in a circle and put our hands in the middle then we give a cheer. Every show the cheer is different. Sometimes we say something like “GO BANANAS!” or “LET’S GET SWEATY!” or even something like “BREAD AND CLAMS GO GREAT WITH HAMS!” You get the idea. It’s different every time so we don’t get bored.

Q: What is the strongest monster you’ve faced?
MC: Space Monster “M” was a tough one. If you saw the episode “Showtime” he was a Giant White Head that attached himself to a huge robot body and then started to destroy Los Angeles. He was probably the hardest monster we’ve faced. Definitely the biggest “face” we’ve faced. His face was probably 3 or 4 stories high!! That’s a lot of face.

Anyway, we got luck that his robot body exploded but it sent us into space for a couple of years. We can’t remember much after that but we grew long hair and beards while we were gone! We looked super retro! Like 1800’s retro!


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February 10th, 2014 by edna | No Comments | Leave a comment | Filed in AWSM, Toys, Win |

Are you a music lover or a superstar DJ-in-the-making? Then Monster N-Tune headphones, featuring Pure Monster Sound, are exactly what you need! These headphones are super lightweight and ooze street style, making you the coolest kid on the block!

2 music MANIACs will score a pair of Monster N-Tune Headphones and be rocking out to their favourite tracks!

*Monster N-Tune headphones are available at JB Hifi and For more information, visit or*

To enter, grab MANIA’s February issue (with Sanjay and Craig on the cover!) and fill out the form below. You must have a parent’s or guardian’s consent before you enter this competition.

– This comp is now closed. –

Terms and Conditions:
1. Competition is open to Australian residents only. 2. Competition starts at 10 February, 2014 and ends 5pm on MArch 10, 2014 AESDST. 3. This is a game of skill and entrants must answer this question: “Tell us why you need Monster N-Tune headphones.” 4. The most creative answers as judged by the MANIA editorial team will win. 5. Each winner will receive a  pair of Monster N-Tune headphones valued at $199.00. 6. Total prize pool value $398.00. 7. Entries will be judged on 11 March, 2014 at nextmedia Level 6, 207 Pacific Hwy, St Leonards NSW 2065. 8. The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. 9. All email addresses collected in the entry form will be added to the MANIA Newsletter database. 10. You may unsubscribe from this free service at any time.

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August 26th, 2013 by Ange | No Comments | Leave a comment | Filed in AWSM |

We got to hang out with Jayden, Julian and Will from The Collective. The guys are known for their sick beatz, so we challenged them to create a rap for us using the words: 360, Gamer, Batman, YAK, Avenger and Turbo. Here’s what they came up with:

AWSM work dudes!

For more on the guys, make sure you grab the new September issue of MANIA (our Adventure issue) on sale today!

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