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Avatar: The Last Airbender breaks major Netflix record

Published: 17/Jul/2020 19:23

by Brent Koepp

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Netflix added Avatar: The Last Airbender to its service in May, and the groundbreaking Nickelodeon series has seen an incredible revival in popularity. Now the show has broken a major record on the streaming platform.

The Last Airbender originally aired on Nickelodeon from 2005 to 2008. Its story centers on a monk named Aang, who as the Avatar can control the elements of Water, Earth, Air and Fire. However, 15 years later, the popular series is seeing new life.

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Netflix added the show to its platform in May, and within the first week it became the number one most-watched program on the service. Its revived popularity has not slowed down, and in July, the animation has now broken an unprecedented record.

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The Last Airbender originally made its debut on Nickelodeon in 2005, but can now be streamed on Netflix.

Avatar breaks Netflix record

Old and new fans have been re-discovering Avatar since its addition to Netflix in May. The animation has been such a smash hit on the service that in June, they added an HD version of the series for the first time.

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In July, Avatar’s continued popularity has led the Nickelodeon show to break a major record on the platform. According to reports, The Last Airbender has now been in the top 10 for more days than any other series.

At the time of writing, the Last Airbender has now been in the top chart for 60 days in a row. The previous record holder was the 2017 live-action drama ‘Ozark’ starring Hollywood star Jason Bateman, which had been a top ranking show for over 57 days.

  • Avatar: The Last Airbender – 60 days
  • Ozark – 57 days
  • Outer Banks – 51 days
  • Tiger King – 50 days
  • All American – 42 days
  • Love is Blind – 39 days
  • Space Force – 34 days
  • Dead to Me – 32 days
  • 13 Reasons Why – 27 days
  • Money Heist – 24 days
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Viewers from around the world have fallen in love with Avatar in 2020.

The Last Airbender’s record-breaking numbers is great news for Netflix, as the streaming company has announced that they are bringing the animation life in the form of a live-action remake.

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The upcoming show is even being helmed by series creator’s Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko. For everything we know so far about the wildly anticipated project, check out our guide here.

Pokemon

Logan Paul mindblown after pulling rare Pokemon cards worth $3000

Published: 1/Oct/2020 13:11

by Jacob Hale

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Logan Paul has become an avid Pokemon card collector throughout the latter half of 2020, and treated fans of his Impaulsive podcast to watch him open a rare pack, the contents of which he was delighted with.

The Pokemon Trading Card Game originally got going in 1999 and now, over two decades later, is worth more than ever, with rare cards making sellers hundreds of thousands of dollars if they’ve kept their collection in good condition.

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He recently revealed some of the collection he had been building up, including a first edition shadowless Charizard that could fetch anywhere between $40,000 to $60,000 at auction.

Letting his fans into the hobby, Logan opted to buy a pack of Base Set trading cards for $500 online and opened it live on Impaulsive.

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Logan’s 1st edition Charizard is a prized possession.

Obviously, when you’re spending $500 on a single pack of cards, you’ve got to be pretty hopeful of the results, but Paul insisted he always gets his rarest cards from the seller he bought it from.

So, he opened them and revealed each card one-by-one, including a Squirtle which he expects to fetch around $200-300, perhaps more as he believes it to have a PSA grade of 10 — or, the best condition it could possibly be.

Alongside the regular Energy cards and some more Pokemon such as Gastly and Poliwhirl, Paul also packed a Blastoise, again expecting it to be PSA graded 10/10, which he says should fetch around $2500 — meaning the total value of the individual cards could fetch around $3000 if his valuations are correct.

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Obviously, the valuations may be slightly off, but Logan has at least made his money back for this pack — and if he’s made a profit then more power to him.

There’s some serious money to be made in the Pokemon Trading Card Game now, especially as it enjoys somewhat of a resurgence of late, so it might be worth digging out those old cards and see what you’ve got laying around: you never know how much money you could be sitting on.