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* ''ComicBook/{{Legion Of Super-Heroes}}'' had a #300 in 1983 which was the 25th anniversary, which put to rest the [=AdultLegion=] story and brought back artists (and even logos) from various eras of the Legion. Natural for a comic published every month for 25 years--except it wasn't. The Legion had moved between comics and ended up getting the numbering of the ''Superboy'' comic, which wasn't monthly throughout its run; the fact that issue #300 was the 25th anniversary was ''pure coincidence''. Also, the 10th anniversary (Superboy #147, 1968) finally revealed the origin of the Legion. The 30th anniversary (volume 3, #45, 1988) brought back the older artists again. The Legion has also done standard anniversary issues according to the cover numbering, meaning that V3 #50 was an anniversary issue with a letter column commenting on another anniversary issue.

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* ''ComicBook/{{Legion Of Super-Heroes}}'' had a #300 in 1983 which was the 25th anniversary, which put to rest the [=AdultLegion=] story and brought back artists (and even logos) from various eras of the Legion. Natural for a comic published every month for 25 years--except years -- except it wasn't. The Legion had moved between comics and ended up getting the numbering of the ''Superboy'' comic, which wasn't monthly throughout its run; the fact that issue #300 was the 25th anniversary was ''pure coincidence''. Also, the 10th anniversary (Superboy #147, 1968) finally revealed the origin of the Legion. The 30th anniversary (volume 3, #45, 1988) brought back the older artists again. The Legion has also done standard anniversary issues according to the cover numbering, meaning that V3 #50 was an anniversary issue with a letter column commenting on another anniversary issue.



* Creator/WarnerBros and Creator/DCComics [[http://www.dccomics.com/blog/2014/03/27/warner-bros-entertainment-and-dc-entertainment-celebrate-batmans-75th-anniversary had a lot on the plate]] across a number of their branches for the 75th anniversary of ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' in 2014:
** Real world: July 23, 2014 was pegged down by DC as "Batman Day", where a number of comic stores hosted ''Batman'' celebrations.
** Comics: ''Detective Comics'' Vol. 2 #27, a 85-page short story anthology issue featuring, among other things, a remake of the original ''Detective Comics'' Vol. 1 #27 that introduced Batman to the world, and the launch of the year-long weekly series ''ComicBook/BatmanEternal''.
** Film: A 25th anniversary home video release of [[Film/{{Batman}} the 1989 film]] and the beginning of shooting of ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice''.
** Television: The rescue of [[Series/{{Batman}} the Adam West series]] from KeepCirculatingTheTapes purgatory and the debut of production of the ''Series/{{Gotham}}'' TV series.
** Animation: Two animated short features produced by Creator/BruceTimm and Darwyn Cooke and the animated films ''WesternAnimation/SonOfBatman'' and ''WesternAnimation/BatmanAssaultOnArkham''.
** Video games: ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamKnight'' was supposed to fill this role, but it got delayed to 2015. Also, a {{UsefulNotes/Steam}} sale on the rest of the ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamSeries'' on the exact anniversary weekend of March 28-30.



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* As a LongRunner, ''Series/DoctorWho'' and its Franchise/DoctorWhoExpandedUniverse have a plethora of anniversary stories. Uniquely, since the show was largely off the air during the anniversary periods of 1993 to 2003, it was up to the expanded universe to pick up the slack during those years.
** 10th anniversary (1973): "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS10E1TheThreeDoctors The Three Doctors]]", a ReunionShow that concludes the Doctor's exile on Earth since 1970. Interestingly, it didn't mark the actual date of the anniversary, being aired almost a year beforehand; instead, it marked the beginning of the show's tenth season.
** Averted with "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS16E3TheStonesOfBlood The Stones of Blood]]", which was the 100th story and aired on the show's 15th anniversary (1978). It was going to start with the Doctor and Romana celebrating his birthday with a cake, but the production team wisely vetoed it as too self-congratulatory. The staff did eat a cake during production of the serial, though.
** 20th anniversary (1983): "[[Recap/DoctorWho20thASTheFiveDoctors The Five Doctors]]", another ReunionShow. Unlike the other two canon TV anniversary reunion episodes, this one didn't mark a major status quo change for the Doctor.
** 1985 saw the 100th [[Literature/DoctorWhoNovelisations Target novelisation]], Robert Holmes' adaptation of his TV story "The Two Doctors", with an introduction by John Nathan-Turner, the TV series' producer at the time.
** 25th anniversary (1988): "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS25E1RemembranceOfTheDaleks Remembrance of the Daleks]]", which had the Doctor revisiting the site of [[Recap/DoctorWhoS1E1AnUnearthlyChild the first episode]] the next day (albeit hundreds of years later in his own timeline), and "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS25E3SilverNemesis Silver Nemesis]]", which was about a 25th anniversary, aired over the anniversary date, and had a cameo of Creator/NicholasCourtney and some program staff.
** 30th anniversary (1993):
*** TV: The non-canon "[[Recap/DoctorWho30thASDimensionsInTime Dimensions in Time]]", which was a Series/ChildrenInNeed ReunionShow skit that [[IntercontinuityCrossover crossed over]] with ''Series/EastEnders'', and the documentary "More than 30 Years in the TARDIS".
*** ''Magazine/DoctorWhoMagazine'' comics: "Time & Time Again", where the Seventh Doctor has to save his own timeline from the Black Guardian's rewriting by meeting his past selves.
** The fiftieth Literature/DoctorWhoNewAdventures novel is ''Happy Endings'' (1996) by Creator/PaulCornell, in which a new logo is introduced, [[WeddingDay Benny gets married]], [[ReunionShow a whole host of characters from previous novels are invited]], a lot of [[WhatHappenedToTheMouse dangling plot threads]] get resolved, and ''nearly every NA writer'' contributes a paragraph to the reception[[note]]aside from Jim Mortimore[[/note]].
** ''Doctor Who Magazine'' marked its 250th issue (1997) with the comic "A Life of Matter and Death", [[ReunionShow bringing back many of its characters]] in a battle inside the TARDIS' mind.
** 35th anniversary (1998):
*** Novels: The Literature/PastDoctorAdventures (sort of) novel ''The Infinity Doctors'', which features an unspecified Doctor and is filled with {{continuity nod}}s.
*** ''Doctor Who Magazine'' comics: "Happy Deathday", which pits the then-Eight Doctors against a LegionOfDoom of their greatest enemies. [[spoiler:The story turns out to be actually a video game the Doctor's companion Izzy has been playing on her spare time.]]
** ''Doctor Who Magazine'' celebrated its 20th anniversary (issue 283, 1999) with "TV Action!", a {{metafiction}}al comic strip where the Eighth Doctor and Izzy chase Beep the Meep to October 12, 1979[[note]]Just five days off the cover date of DWM's first issue, when it was ''Doctor Who Weekly''[[/note]] in a parallel universe where ''Doctor Who'' is just a TV show; there, they team up with none other than Creator/TomBaker[[note]]When ''Doctor Who Magazine'' began publication, Tom Baker was the incumbent Doctor.[[/note]].
** The 100th original BBC Doctor Who novel (counting the Literature/EighthDoctorAdventures and Literature/PastDoctorAdventures together) is ''Mad Dogs and Englishmen'' (2002) by Paul Magrs, which announces the fact on its cover, along with having its logo in reflective gold foil.
** 40th anniversary (2003):
*** TV: The revival of the series was announced in that period.
*** AudioPlay/BigFinishDoctorWho: The main event was "[[Recap/BigFinishDoctorWho050Zagreus Zagreus]]" (also the 50th Big Finish audio), a WhamEpisode that concludes the Anti-Time StoryArc which began [[Recap/BigFinishDoctorWho016StormWarning back at the Eighth Doctor's audio beginning]], sets the stage for the Divergent Universe story arc and casts a number of previous Doctor and companion actors in completely new roles. There was also the thematic Villains Trilogy of "[[Recap/BigFinishDoctorWho047Omega Omega]]", "[[Recap/BigFinishDoctorWho048Davros Davros]]" and "[[Recap/BigFinishDoctorWho049Master Master]]", which explores just how NotSoDifferent the Doctor is from his recurring enemies, and a web-animation of the unfinished Fourth Doctor story "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS17E6Shada Shada]]", substituting the Fourth Doctor for the Eighth[[note]]At that time, Creator/TomBaker was stubbornly unwilling to work with Creator/BigFinish.[[/note]]. The "Doctor Who Unbound" series of WhatIf stories also began that year.
*** ''Doctor Who Magazine'' comics: "The Land of Happy Endings", which revisits the settings and characters of the TV Comic strips via AllJustADream.
*** Novels: The Literature/PastDoctorAdventures novel ''Deadly Reunion'', penned by Third Doctor era architects Barry Letts and Terrance Dicks. The first half of it tells the early years of the Brigadier before meeting the Doctor.
*** Other: The animated webcast ''WebAnimation/ScreamOfTheShalka'', which was intended to be the official revival of the series. The above announcement reduced it to an non-canon AlternateUniverse tale.
** 45th anniversary (2008): The show itself (which was revived by then) did nothing explicitly celebratory, but that didn't stop the Expanded Universe any.
*** Big Finish Doctor Who: "[[Recap/BigFinishDoctorWho115FortyFive Forty-Five]]", a Seventh Doctor audio anthology where the number 45 is littered everywhere. There is an in-universe rationale in the last story for that.
*** {{Creator/IDW|Publishing}} comics: "The Forgotten", which featured an amnesiac Tenth Doctor flashing back to all of his previous incarnations in order to regain his memories.
** Subtly done for the 200th story, [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E15PlanetOfTheDead "Planet of the Dead"]] (2009), which features a number 200 bus, which the Doctor refers to as "The mighty 200!"
** For Franchise/BerniceSummerfield's 20th birthday (2012), she had the charity special audio play ''Many Happy Returns'', which brings back a number of characters ''and'' writers, and an audio adaptation of her debut Literature/DoctorWhoNewAdventures novel ''Love and War''.
** 50th anniversary (2013):
*** TV: "[[Recap/DoctorWho50thASTheDayOfTheDoctor The Day of the Doctor]]" and its associated prequels "[[Recap/DoctorWho50thPrequelTheNightOfTheDoctor The Night of the Doctor]]" and "[[Recap/DoctorWho50thPrequelTheLastDay The Last Day]]", a WhamEpisode ReunionShow that aired 50 years to the day of the show's premiere and laid down a new plot strand for the Doctor to follow in the next 50 years to come; "Film/AnAdventureInSpaceAndTime", a docudrama about the creation of the show, and "[[Recap/TheFiveishDoctorsReboot The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot]]", a parody ReunionShow short feature. Also, nearly every episode of the season that preceded "The Day of the Doctor" featured a plot or characters related to the long history of the series, as did the episode that immediately followed a few weeks later, the 2013 Christmas special, "The Time of the Doctor", which resolved a 37-year-old plot thread, a 10-year-old plot thread, and introduced a new Doctor, to boot.
*** Big Finish Doctor Who: The Big Finish continuity was made a CanonImmigrant thanks to a line of dialogue in "The Night of the Doctor". For the celebratory audio plays, there was "[[Recap/BigFinishDoctorWhoSpecialsTheLightAtTheEnd The Light at the End]]", a classic series-style ReunionShow; "[[Recap/BigFinishDoctorWhoCCS8E5TheBeginning The Beginning]]", which tells the tale of the TARDIS's first flight; "Destiny of the Doctor", a series of CrossThrough audiobooks involving the then-Eleven Doctors (and also the only time Big Finish has been able to outright use new series elements), and the thematic 1963 trilogy of "[[Recap/BigFinishDoctorWho1781963FanfareForTheCommonMen 1963: Fanfare for the Common Men]]" (which is pretty much a BrickJoke to a background element in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS1E1AnUnearthlyChild the first episode]]), "[[Recap/BigFinishDoctorWho1791963TheSpaceRace 1963: The Space Race]]" and "[[Recap/BigFinishDoctorWho1801963TheAssassinationGames 1963: The Assassination Games]]".
*** Novels: [[Literature/DoctorWho11Doctors11Stories A series of 11 ebook short stories]] for each of the then-Eleven Doctors published by Puffin Books. BBC Books also saw fit to reissue a number of Literature/PastDoctorAdventures novels.
*** ''Doctor Who Magazine'' comics: "Hunters of the Burning Stone", which saw the Eleventh Doctor reunited with the very first companions, Ian and Barbara, in a battle against an unexpected old foe, and "John Smith and the Common Men", published on the anniversary month of November 2013.
*** ''Doctor Who Magazine'' 467, which featured "John Smith and the Common Men", also came with a special mini-magazine showing what DWM might have looked like in 1964, marking the show's first anniversary, and collectible art cards of the First through Twelfth Doctors (leaving out War).
*** IDW comics: ''ComicBook/DoctorWhoPrisonersOfTime'', where an unexpected newer foe is disrupting the Doctor's timeline by removing his companions from his timestream. On a somber note, IDW's ''Doctor Who'' contract ran out that year.
*** Other: A ''Doctor Who'' game adorned Website/{{Google}}'s home page on November 22, 2013.
** 10th anniversary of TV revival (2015):
*** [[ComicBook/DoctorWhoTitan Titan Comics]] published ''ComicBook/DoctorWhoFourDoctors'', a five-part miniseries crossing over their Tenth, Eleventh, and Twelfth Doctor titles and throwing in the War Doctor, [[spoiler: an evil alternate universe Twelve as the Big Bad]], ''and'' [[spoiler: a cameo by Nine]] for good measure.
*** While the show itself didn't acknowledge this anniversary, Series 9 ''was'' heavy on return appearances by fan-favorite characters: a prologue short saw the return of Ohila from "The Night of the Doctor", and two stories followed on from "The Day of the Doctor"'s events -- "The Zygon Invasion"/"The Zygon Inversion" is a direct sequel to its B-plot, and the three-part finale "Face the Raven"/"Heaven Sent"/"Hell Bent" had [[spoiler: the Doctor returning to Gallifrey for the first time since the Time War/the revival's debut]] as one of several WhamEpisode events.
** ''Doctor Who Magazine'' marked its 500th issue in 2016 with the comic "The Stockbridge Showdown", pitting the Twelfth Doctor and [[ReunionShow most of the living DWM-original companions]] against one of the strip's major villains in a finale to a long-AbortedArc, a bonus magazine covering DWM's history, a double-sided poster, the first of nine collectible art cards, and a sheet of stickers (calling back to DWM's first issue, back when it was ''Doctor Who Weekly'', which came with transfers).
* ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'' has had quite a few of these:
** The UK version of the Marvel ''Comicbook/TheTransformers'' comic, due to a quirk of publishing, ended up with over four times as many issues as the US comic. Issues 100 (1987), 200 (1989), and 300 (1990) all featured wraparound covers and double-length stories.
*** Issue 50 of the US comic featured [[TheStarscream Starscream]] wiping out a large chunk of the cast before biting the dust himself. This was done to pare down the LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters, though many of them (including Starscream himself) would be [[BackFromTheDead brought back]] (most, but not all, being due to [[MerchandiseDriven new toys]], of course).
*** Issue 75 saw the big battle against [[EldritchAbomination Unicron]]. Unsurprisingly, there were many more casualties.
** 20th Anniversary (2004):
*** Toys: A ''huge'' transformable figure of Optimus Prime, complete with his trademark gun, laser axe, a miniature Megatron in gun mode, and of course, the Matrix of Leadership.
*** ''Anime/TransformersEnergon'' had the episode "Distribution" being the 500th episode of ''Transformers'' to be shown on Japanese TV. It was a [[BizarroEpisode weird, pointless]] episode that spoofed ProfessionalWrestling.
** ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars'' 10th Anniversary (2006): a rerelease of several figures along with two new figures of Optimus Primal and Megatron. All the toys had pieces which could be used to build Trans-Mutate.
** WesternAnimation/{{Transformers Energon}} was supposed to be the huge 20th anniversary series. Results, though, were....''mixed'', to be polite. Animation errors, inconsistent naming, character de-evolution, an ''extreme'' focus on selling toys, fluctuating art and animation, bad editing and awful dubbing were all common for ''Energon''. The only remaining awesome factor of ''Energon'' from its Japanese counterpart (''Super Link'') was the music...and not even the ''toyline'' was safe, because that also carried over the flaws of the ''Armada'' toyline.
** 25th Anniversary (2009):
*** Toys: The original Optimus Prime toy was rereleased with the inclusion of a DVD of the first three episodes of [[WesternAnimation/TheTransformers the original series]] and a copy of the first issue of [[Comicbook/TheTransformers the Marvel comic book]]. Also, new toys were produced based on characters from throughout the franchise, from G1 to ''Anime/TransformersArmada''.
*** The airing of ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'' (2007-2009) coincided with this period. It celebrated by paying {{homage}} to every single ''Transformers'' incarnation previously made, even the obscure ones that were barely even released in Japan and not at all outside. Granted, many of those nods and references were AllThereInTheManual, but that said, the manuals (that is, the ''Allspark Almanac'', volumes 1 and 2) are extensive and full of {{Mythology Gag}}s.
** 30th Anniversary (2014): Both Hasbro and [=TakaraTomy=] are featuring 30th Anniversary lines (Hasbro dubbing theirs "Thrilling 30", which began with releases in fall 2013).
*** ''Film/TransformersAgeOfExtinction'' was released, marking the beginning of an expected second film trilogy.
*** ''WesternAnimation/TransformersRobotsInDisguise2015'', the sequel series to ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime'', was announced, though it wouldn't debut until 2015 (the name was [[NamesTheSame previously used]] for the English dub of ''[[Anime/TransformersRobotsInDisguise Car Robots]]'' in 2001, not to mention one of [=IDW=]'s [[ComicBook/TheTransformersRobotsInDisguise ongoing comic books]]).
*** The [[Creator/IDWPublishing IDW]] series's mega-event ''[[ComicBook/TheTransformersDarkCybertron Dark Cybertron]]'' and the follow-up in the ongoing series, ''Dawn of the Autobots'', which includes the ''[[ComicBook/TheTransformersWindblade Windblade]]'' miniseries. Windblade herself was the culmination of a fan poll for the creation of a new character.
*** Toys: the ''Generations'' toyline features characters from non-G1 continuities (such as [[WesternAnimation/BeastWars Rattrap, Waspinator]], [[WesternAnimation/BeastMachines Tankor]], ''[[Anime/TransformersArmada Armada]]'' Starscream, and ''[[VideoGame/TransformersFallOfCybertron Fall of Cybertron]]'' Skywarp) who are represented in the [=IDW=] continuity (with their Hasbro figures including reprints of ''Dark Cybertron'' chapters). Hasbro debuted Masterpiece Soundwave to open the ''Thrilling 30'' toyline, along with Acid Storm (an MP-11 Starscream redeco), and is reissuing MP-10 Optimus Prime (in a special "Year of the Horse" deco) and Grimlock, and debuting Prowl. Takara issued MP [[Anime/TransformersHeadmasters Soundblaster]] with Ratbat, and will be issuing MP versions of Wheeljack, Bumblebee (with [[WesternAnimation/TransformersTheMovie Spike in his exosuit]]), Ultra Magnus, and [[Anime/TransformersVictory Star Saber]].
* Creator/WarnerBros and Creator/DCComics [[http://www.dccomics.com/blog/2014/03/27/warner-bros-entertainment-and-dc-entertainment-celebrate-batmans-75th-anniversary had a lot on the plate]] across a number of their branches for the 75th anniversary of ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' in 2014:
** Real world: July 23, 2014 was pegged down by DC as "Batman Day", where a number of comic stores hosted ''Batman'' celebrations.
** Comics: ''Detective Comics'' Vol. 2 #27, a 85-page short story anthology issue featuring, among other things, a remake of the original ''Detective Comics'' Vol. 1 #27 that introduced Batman to the world, and the launch of the year-long weekly series ''ComicBook/BatmanEternal''.
** Film: A 25th anniversary home video release of [[Film/{{Batman}} the 1989 film]] and the beginning of shooting of ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice''.
** Television: The rescue of [[Series/{{Batman}} the Adam West series]] from KeepCirculatingTheTapes purgatory and the debut of production of the ''Series/{{Gotham}}'' TV series.
** Animation: Two animated short features produced by Creator/BruceTimm and Darwyn Cooke and the animated films ''WesternAnimation/SonOfBatman'' and ''WesternAnimation/BatmanAssaultOnArkham''.
** Video games: ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamKnight'' was supposed to fill this role, but it got delayed to 2015. Also, a {{UsefulNotes/Steam}} sale on the rest of the ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamSeries'' on the exact anniversary weekend of March 28-30.
* For the 30th anniversary of the ''Franchise/BackToTheFuture'' franchise in 2015[[note]]Most of these took place during the month of October since October 21st, 2015 was when ''Part II'' took place.[[/note]]:
** Pepsi released the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XrwRdzFP-fY Pepsi Perfect]], designed exactly as it appears in ''Part II''. Only 6500 units were made.
** ''Back to the Future: The Complete Animated Series'' was released on DVD for the first time, in its entirety and uncut. In addition, a "30th Anniversary Trilogy" CompilationRerelease of the movies was released on DVD and Blu-Ray, along with [[LimitedSpecialCollectorsUltimateEdition The Complete Adventures]], which includes the previously mentioned [=DVDs=] and a replica flux capacitor.
** In October 21st, the movies came back to cinemas for one day only.
** Microsoft celebrated the occasion by including an interesting EasterEgg in its website, where typing in the words "OUTATIME" would pop up the [=DeLorean=] flux capacitor, followed by a video of clouds, wherein a flashing of lights are shown, an indication that something is coming, just like how it was portrayed in the movies. The page that is displayed afterwards shows the phrase "Great Scott! The future is precisely on schedule", a reference to one of Doc Brown's lines; the page also displays many of Microsoft's current hardware--[=HoloLens=] (VR), Lumia (smartphone), Band (fitness tracker), Surface (tablet/two-in-one laptop) and UsefulNotes/XboxOne--showcased side-by side with corresponding technologies from TheEighties (as an added bonus, the page can be viewed in 3D, if you have the appropriate glasses).
** Telltale Games rereleased the [[VideoGame/BackToTheFuture video game]] for the UsefulNotes/{{Xbox 360}}, UsefulNotes/XboxOne and UsefulNotes/PlayStation4, with improved textures, new dialogue and interviews with various staff involved with the game and the films, including the films' co-writer and producer. {{UsefulNotes/Steam}} also had a 75% discount on the game on October 21st, as part of one of its Daily Deals.
** ''VideoGame/RocketLeague'' added the franchise's iconic [=DeLorean=] as DownloadableContent--complete with 'burnt rubber' Rocket Trail.
** ''VideoGame/JetpackJoyride'' added a brand new mode, which has Barry looking like Marty [=McFly=] (Doc Brown and Biff Tanner's looks are unlockable), the set is the 2015 Hill Valley from ''Part II'', the jetpack is the 1985 guitar, and the available vehicles are the Flying Skateboard (which gives you a double jump) and the franchise's iconic [=DeLorean=] (which gives you a ''huge'' boost when it goes over 88). In this mode, hitting hazards does not immediately kill you, instead, you are {{timed|Mission}}: powerups scattered on the playing field add 5 seconds to your time, and getting hit removes 10 seconds.
** ''VideoGame/LittleBigPlanet 3'' gained a Back to the Future inspired campaign for its first {{DLC}}, which has Sackboy following Marty [=McFly=] and Doc Brown in a recreation of the first movie. Two costume packs are also available.
** ''Wild Gunman'' was released on the UsefulNotes/VirtualConsole. This is important when you realize that Marty played this very game in ''Part II''.
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* For the 30th anniversary of the ''Franchise/BackToTheFuture'' franchise in 2015[[note]]Most of these took place during the month of October since October 21st, 2015 was when ''Part II'' took place.[[/note]]:
** Pepsi released the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XrwRdzFP-fY Pepsi Perfect]], designed exactly as it appears in ''Part II''. Only 6500 units were made.
** ''Back to the Future: The Complete Animated Series'' was released on DVD for the first time, in its entirety and uncut. In addition, a "30th Anniversary Trilogy" CompilationRerelease of the movies was released on DVD and Blu-Ray, along with [[LimitedSpecialCollectorsUltimateEdition The Complete Adventures]], which includes the previously mentioned [=DVDs=] and a replica flux capacitor.
** In October 21st, the movies came back to cinemas for one day only.
** Microsoft celebrated the occasion by including an interesting EasterEgg in its website, where typing in the words "OUTATIME" would pop up the [=DeLorean=] flux capacitor, followed by a video of clouds, wherein a flashing of lights are shown, an indication that something is coming, just like how it was portrayed in the movies. The page that is displayed afterwards shows the phrase "Great Scott! The future is precisely on schedule", a reference to one of Doc Brown's lines; the page also displays many of Microsoft's current hardware--[=HoloLens=] (VR), Lumia (smartphone), Band (fitness tracker), Surface (tablet/two-in-one laptop) and UsefulNotes/XboxOne--showcased side-by side with corresponding technologies from TheEighties (as an added bonus, the page can be viewed in 3D, if you have the appropriate glasses).
** Telltale Games rereleased the [[VideoGame/BackToTheFuture video game]] for the UsefulNotes/{{Xbox 360}}, UsefulNotes/XboxOne and UsefulNotes/PlayStation4, with improved textures, new dialogue and interviews with various staff involved with the game and the films, including the films' co-writer and producer. {{UsefulNotes/Steam}} also had a 75% discount on the game on October 21st, as part of one of its Daily Deals.
** ''VideoGame/RocketLeague'' added the franchise's iconic [=DeLorean=] as DownloadableContent--complete with 'burnt rubber' Rocket Trail.
** ''VideoGame/JetpackJoyride'' added a brand new mode, which has Barry looking like Marty [=McFly=] (Doc Brown and Biff Tanner's looks are unlockable), the set is the 2015 Hill Valley from ''Part II'', the jetpack is the 1985 guitar, and the available vehicles are the Flying Skateboard (which gives you a double jump) and the franchise's iconic [=DeLorean=] (which gives you a ''huge'' boost when it goes over 88). In this mode, hitting hazards does not immediately kill you, instead, you are {{timed|Mission}}: powerups scattered on the playing field add 5 seconds to your time, and getting hit removes 10 seconds.
** ''VideoGame/LittleBigPlanet 3'' gained a Back to the Future inspired campaign for its first {{DLC}}, which has Sackboy following Marty [=McFly=] and Doc Brown in a recreation of the first movie. Two costume packs are also available.
** ''Wild Gunman'' was released on the UsefulNotes/VirtualConsole. This is important when you realize that Marty played this very game in ''Part II''.



** ''Film/GodzillaVsDestoroyah'', the 40th anniversary film, ended the Heisei series by having Godzilla fight a monster with origins related to the Oxygen Destroyer that killed him in the original film and then killing Godzilla off again; the film even ended with a brief montage of clips from the first film. The unmade American 1994 ''[[Film/Godzilla1994 Godzilla]]'' was originally intended to be the anniversary film.

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** ''Film/GodzillaVsDestoroyah'', the 40th anniversary film, ended the Heisei series by having Godzilla fight a monster with origins related to the Oxygen Destroyer that killed him in the original film and then killing Godzilla off again; the film even ended with a brief montage of clips from the first film. The unmade American 1994 ''[[Film/Godzilla1994 Godzilla]]'' ''Script/{{Godzilla|1994}}'' was originally intended to be the anniversary film.



** ''Film/{{Godzilla 2014}}'' was released 60 years after the original film (though it's 6 months too early to be an ''exact'' anniversary). The months before the movie came out saw a promotional toy fair that featured models of the numerous designs of Godzilla and other monsters over the course of the franchise, along with a limited theatrical run of [[Film/{{Gojira}} the original 1954 film]]. Ironically, it was also released just a month too late to celebrate the 40th anniversary of ''Film/MothraVSGodzilla'' (which was released in April of 1964).

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** ''Film/{{Godzilla 2014}}'' ''Film/Godzilla2014'' was released 60 years after the original film (though it's 6 months too early to be an ''exact'' anniversary). The months before the movie came out saw a promotional toy fair that featured models of the numerous designs of Godzilla and other monsters over the course of the franchise, along with a limited theatrical run of [[Film/{{Gojira}} the original 1954 film]]. Ironically, it was also released just a month too late to celebrate the 40th anniversary of ''Film/MothraVSGodzilla'' (which was released in April of 1964).



* As a LongRunner, ''Series/DoctorWho'' and its Franchise/DoctorWhoExpandedUniverse have a plethora of anniversary stories. Uniquely, since the show was largely off the air during the anniversary periods of 1993 to 2003, it was up to the expanded universe to pick up the slack during those years.
** 10th anniversary (1973): "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS10E1TheThreeDoctors The Three Doctors]]", a ReunionShow that concludes the Doctor's exile on Earth since 1970. Interestingly, it didn't mark the actual date of the anniversary, being aired almost a year beforehand; instead, it marked the beginning of the show's tenth season.
** Averted with "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS16E3TheStonesOfBlood The Stones of Blood]]", which was the 100th story and aired on the show's 15th anniversary (1978). It was going to start with the Doctor and Romana celebrating his birthday with a cake, but the production team wisely vetoed it as too self-congratulatory. The staff did eat a cake during production of the serial, though.
** 20th anniversary (1983): "[[Recap/DoctorWho20thASTheFiveDoctors The Five Doctors]]", another ReunionShow. Unlike the other two canon TV anniversary reunion episodes, this one didn't mark a major status quo change for the Doctor.
** 1985 saw the 100th [[Literature/DoctorWhoNovelisations Target novelisation]], Robert Holmes' adaptation of his TV story "The Two Doctors", with an introduction by John Nathan-Turner, the TV series' producer at the time.
** 25th anniversary (1988): "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS25E1RemembranceOfTheDaleks Remembrance of the Daleks]]", which had the Doctor revisiting the site of [[Recap/DoctorWhoS1E1AnUnearthlyChild the first episode]] the next day (albeit hundreds of years later in his own timeline), and "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS25E3SilverNemesis Silver Nemesis]]", which was about a 25th anniversary, aired over the anniversary date, and had a cameo of Creator/NicholasCourtney and some program staff.
** 30th anniversary (1993):
*** TV: The non-canon "[[Recap/DoctorWho30thASDimensionsInTime Dimensions in Time]]", which was a Series/ChildrenInNeed ReunionShow skit that [[IntercontinuityCrossover crossed over]] with ''Series/EastEnders'', and the documentary "More than 30 Years in the TARDIS".
*** ''Magazine/DoctorWhoMagazine'' comics: "Time & Time Again", where the Seventh Doctor has to save his own timeline from the Black Guardian's rewriting by meeting his past selves.
** The fiftieth Literature/DoctorWhoNewAdventures novel is ''Happy Endings'' (1996) by Creator/PaulCornell, in which a new logo is introduced, [[WeddingDay Benny gets married]], [[ReunionShow a whole host of characters from previous novels are invited]], a lot of [[WhatHappenedToTheMouse dangling plot threads]] get resolved, and ''nearly every NA writer'' contributes a paragraph to the reception[[note]]aside from Jim Mortimore[[/note]].
** ''Doctor Who Magazine'' marked its 250th issue (1997) with the comic "A Life of Matter and Death", [[ReunionShow bringing back many of its characters]] in a battle inside the TARDIS' mind.
** 35th anniversary (1998):
*** Novels: The Literature/PastDoctorAdventures (sort of) novel ''The Infinity Doctors'', which features an unspecified Doctor and is filled with {{continuity nod}}s.
*** ''Doctor Who Magazine'' comics: "Happy Deathday", which pits the then-Eight Doctors against a LegionOfDoom of their greatest enemies. [[spoiler:The story turns out to be actually a video game the Doctor's companion Izzy has been playing on her spare time.]]
** ''Doctor Who Magazine'' celebrated its 20th anniversary (issue 283, 1999) with "TV Action!", a {{metafiction}}al comic strip where the Eighth Doctor and Izzy chase Beep the Meep to October 12, 1979[[note]]Just five days off the cover date of DWM's first issue, when it was ''Doctor Who Weekly''[[/note]] in a parallel universe where ''Doctor Who'' is just a TV show; there, they team up with none other than Creator/TomBaker[[note]]When ''Doctor Who Magazine'' began publication, Tom Baker was the incumbent Doctor.[[/note]].
** The 100th original BBC Doctor Who novel (counting the Literature/EighthDoctorAdventures and Literature/PastDoctorAdventures together) is ''Mad Dogs and Englishmen'' (2002) by Paul Magrs, which announces the fact on its cover, along with having its logo in reflective gold foil.
** 40th anniversary (2003):
*** TV: The revival of the series was announced in that period.
*** AudioPlay/BigFinishDoctorWho: The main event was "[[Recap/BigFinishDoctorWho050Zagreus Zagreus]]" (also the 50th Big Finish audio), a WhamEpisode that concludes the Anti-Time StoryArc which began [[Recap/BigFinishDoctorWho016StormWarning back at the Eighth Doctor's audio beginning]], sets the stage for the Divergent Universe story arc and casts a number of previous Doctor and companion actors in completely new roles. There was also the thematic Villains Trilogy of "[[Recap/BigFinishDoctorWho047Omega Omega]]", "[[Recap/BigFinishDoctorWho048Davros Davros]]" and "[[Recap/BigFinishDoctorWho049Master Master]]", which explores just how NotSoDifferent the Doctor is from his recurring enemies, and a web-animation of the unfinished Fourth Doctor story "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS17E6Shada Shada]]", substituting the Fourth Doctor for the Eighth[[note]]At that time, Creator/TomBaker was stubbornly unwilling to work with Creator/BigFinish.[[/note]]. The "Doctor Who Unbound" series of WhatIf stories also began that year.
*** ''Doctor Who Magazine'' comics: "The Land of Happy Endings", which revisits the settings and characters of the TV Comic strips via AllJustADream.
*** Novels: The Literature/PastDoctorAdventures novel ''Deadly Reunion'', penned by Third Doctor era architects Barry Letts and Terrance Dicks. The first half of it tells the early years of the Brigadier before meeting the Doctor.
*** Other: The animated webcast ''WebAnimation/ScreamOfTheShalka'', which was intended to be the official revival of the series. The above announcement reduced it to an non-canon AlternateUniverse tale.
** 45th anniversary (2008): The show itself (which was revived by then) did nothing explicitly celebratory, but that didn't stop the Expanded Universe any.
*** Big Finish Doctor Who: "[[Recap/BigFinishDoctorWho115FortyFive Forty-Five]]", a Seventh Doctor audio anthology where the number 45 is littered everywhere. There is an in-universe rationale in the last story for that.
*** {{Creator/IDW|Publishing}} comics: "The Forgotten", which featured an amnesiac Tenth Doctor flashing back to all of his previous incarnations in order to regain his memories.
** Subtly done for the 200th story, [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E15PlanetOfTheDead "Planet of the Dead"]] (2009), which features a number 200 bus, which the Doctor refers to as "The mighty 200!"
** For Franchise/BerniceSummerfield's 20th birthday (2012), she had the charity special audio play ''Many Happy Returns'', which brings back a number of characters ''and'' writers, and an audio adaptation of her debut Literature/DoctorWhoNewAdventures novel ''Love and War''.
** 50th anniversary (2013):
*** TV: "[[Recap/DoctorWho50thASTheDayOfTheDoctor The Day of the Doctor]]" and its associated prequels "[[Recap/DoctorWho50thPrequelTheNightOfTheDoctor The Night of the Doctor]]" and "[[Recap/DoctorWho50thPrequelTheLastDay The Last Day]]", a WhamEpisode ReunionShow that aired 50 years to the day of the show's premiere and laid down a new plot strand for the Doctor to follow in the next 50 years to come; "Film/AnAdventureInSpaceAndTime", a docudrama about the creation of the show, and "[[Recap/TheFiveishDoctorsReboot The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot]]", a parody ReunionShow short feature. Also, nearly every episode of the season that preceded "The Day of the Doctor" featured a plot or characters related to the long history of the series, as did the episode that immediately followed a few weeks later, the 2013 Christmas special, "The Time of the Doctor", which resolved a 37-year-old plot thread, a 10-year-old plot thread, and introduced a new Doctor, to boot.
*** Big Finish Doctor Who: The Big Finish continuity was made a CanonImmigrant thanks to a line of dialogue in "The Night of the Doctor". For the celebratory audio plays, there was "[[Recap/BigFinishDoctorWhoSpecialsTheLightAtTheEnd The Light at the End]]", a classic series-style ReunionShow; "[[Recap/BigFinishDoctorWhoCCS8E5TheBeginning The Beginning]]", which tells the tale of the TARDIS's first flight; "Destiny of the Doctor", a series of CrossThrough audiobooks involving the then-Eleven Doctors (and also the only time Big Finish has been able to outright use new series elements), and the thematic 1963 trilogy of "[[Recap/BigFinishDoctorWho1781963FanfareForTheCommonMen 1963: Fanfare for the Common Men]]" (which is pretty much a BrickJoke to a background element in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS1E1AnUnearthlyChild the first episode]]), "[[Recap/BigFinishDoctorWho1791963TheSpaceRace 1963: The Space Race]]" and "[[Recap/BigFinishDoctorWho1801963TheAssassinationGames 1963: The Assassination Games]]".
*** Novels: [[Literature/DoctorWho11Doctors11Stories A series of 11 ebook short stories]] for each of the then-Eleven Doctors published by Puffin Books. BBC Books also saw fit to reissue a number of Literature/PastDoctorAdventures novels.
*** ''Doctor Who Magazine'' comics: "Hunters of the Burning Stone", which saw the Eleventh Doctor reunited with the very first companions, Ian and Barbara, in a battle against an unexpected old foe, and "John Smith and the Common Men", published on the anniversary month of November 2013.
*** ''Doctor Who Magazine'' 467, which featured "John Smith and the Common Men", also came with a special mini-magazine showing what DWM might have looked like in 1964, marking the show's first anniversary, and collectible art cards of the First through Twelfth Doctors (leaving out War).
*** IDW comics: ''ComicBook/DoctorWhoPrisonersOfTime'', where an unexpected newer foe is disrupting the Doctor's timeline by removing his companions from his timestream. On a somber note, IDW's ''Doctor Who'' contract ran out that year.
*** Other: A ''Doctor Who'' game adorned Website/{{Google}}'s home page on November 22, 2013.
** 10th anniversary of TV revival (2015):
*** [[ComicBook/DoctorWhoTitan Titan Comics]] published ''ComicBook/DoctorWhoFourDoctors'', a five-part miniseries crossing over their Tenth, Eleventh, and Twelfth Doctor titles and throwing in the War Doctor, [[spoiler: an evil alternate universe Twelve as the Big Bad]], ''and'' [[spoiler: a cameo by Nine]] for good measure.
*** While the show itself didn't acknowledge this anniversary, Series 9 ''was'' heavy on return appearances by fan-favorite characters: a prologue short saw the return of Ohila from "The Night of the Doctor", and two stories followed on from "The Day of the Doctor"'s events -- "The Zygon Invasion"/"The Zygon Inversion" is a direct sequel to its B-plot, and the three-part finale "Face the Raven"/"Heaven Sent"/"Hell Bent" had [[spoiler: the Doctor returning to Gallifrey for the first time since the Time War/the revival's debut]] as one of several WhamEpisode events.
** ''Doctor Who Magazine'' marked its 500th issue in 2016 with the comic "The Stockbridge Showdown", pitting the Twelfth Doctor and [[ReunionShow most of the living DWM-original companions]] against one of the strip's major villains in a finale to a long-AbortedArc, a bonus magazine covering DWM's history, a double-sided poster, the first of nine collectible art cards, and a sheet of stickers (calling back to DWM's first issue, back when it was ''Doctor Who Weekly'', which came with transfers).



* ''Series/StargateSG1'' had "Wormhole X-Treme" as its 100 episode, and another metahumor episode for the 200th episode.
** Part of the plot of "200" is that Mitchell is about to take his 200th trip through a stargate. This allows them to get away with saying things like "This is gonna be huge. The big 2-0-0!" within the episode itself.

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episode. Part of the plot of "200" is that Mitchell is about to take his 200th trip through a stargate. This allows them to get away with saying things like "This is gonna be huge. The big 2-0-0!" within the episode itself.



* ''Series/SesameStreet'':
** The series had anniversary specials during years 10, 20, 25, 30, and 35. The 40th anniversary had to settle on-air with "40" (the highest number in the show's curriculum) sponsoring the season premiere. That season was also loaded with ContinuityNod {{Easter Egg}}s and cameos (both on-set and in photographs) of staff members and retired Muppet characters (including Kermit the Frog, who was retired from ''Sesame Street'' since the Disney buyout of Franchise/{{the Muppets}}, and a generic Muppet specifically created for the ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'' episode "My ABC's", which was an ImagineSpot-induced FakeCrossover with ''Sesame Street''). Season 40 also premiered 40 years to the day that ''Sesame'' premiered on November 10, 1969.
** In 1977, the 1000th episode was commemorated with a primetime special on PBS entitled ''Sesame Street At Night?''[[note]]Not a typo - the title is based on a critic's remark that the show was "too good for kids"[[/note]], hosted by Gene Shalit.
* ''Series/BarneyAndFriends'' had Old King Cole come over for a visit in episode 100. Barney is reunited with some alumni to celebrate ten years, and gets a memory book after twenty years.
* Played straight with the 100th episode of ''Series/BluesClues'', where Joe and Blue did not search for clues, instead choosing to do a ClipShow where the entire cast reminisced about their past adventures. Steve Burns [[TheBusCameBack even made an unexpected guest appearance visiting from "college"]] to disprove the countless rumors going around at the time as to why he left the show.



** At Jarre's ''Europe In Concert'' gig in Brussels, the fans celebrated his 45th birthday. A concert bootleg actually contains "Happy Birthday" sung by the audience.

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** At Jarre's ''Europe In in Concert'' gig in Brussels, the fans celebrated his 45th birthday. A concert bootleg actually contains "Happy Birthday" sung by the audience.



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* The "Fifth Year Festival'' Wrestling/RingOfHonor held in its place of its usual anniversary show was a six day tour starting in NYC, New York and ending in Liverpool.[[/folder]]

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* In ''Roleplay/DestroyTheGodmodder'', actions are more powerful and far more likely to succeed when they happen on milestone posts. The first post of a page milestone, or a number of posts milestone, a slight bonus is even given if someone calls their page claim.
** There was also a very big and interesting event involving time travel shenanigans on the one year anniversary.

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* The "Fifth Year Festival'' Wrestling/RingOfHonor held in its place of its usual anniversary show was a six day tour starting in NYC, New York and ending in Liverpool.[[/folder]]

[[folder:Roleplay]]
* In ''Roleplay/DestroyTheGodmodder'', actions are more powerful and far more likely to succeed when they happen on milestone posts. The first post of a page milestone, or a number of posts milestone, a slight bonus is even given if someone calls their page claim.
** There was also a very big and interesting event involving time travel shenanigans on the one year anniversary.



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* ''Series/SesameStreet'':
** The series had anniversary specials during years 10, 20, 25, 30, and 35. The 40th anniversary had to settle on-air with "40" (the highest number in the show's curriculum) sponsoring the season premiere. That season was also loaded with ContinuityNod {{Easter Egg}}s and cameos (both on-set and in photographs) of staff members and retired Muppet characters (including Kermit the Frog, who was retired from ''Sesame Street'' since the Disney buyout of Franchise/{{the Muppets}}, and a generic Muppet specifically created for the ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'' episode "My ABC's", which was an ImagineSpot-induced FakeCrossover with ''Sesame Street''). Season 40 also premiered 40 years to the day that ''Sesame'' premiered on November 10, 1969.
** In 1977, the 1000th episode was commemorated with a primetime special on PBS entitled ''Sesame Street At Night?''[[note]]Not a typo - the title is based on a critic's remark that the show was "too good for kids"[[/note]], hosted by Gene Shalit.
* ''Series/BarneyAndFriends'' had Old King Cole come over for a visit in episode 100. Barney is reunited with some alumni to celebrate ten years, and gets a memory book after twenty years.
* Played straight with the 100th episode of ''Series/BluesClues'', where Joe and Blue did not search for clues, instead choosing to do a ClipShow where the entire cast reminisced about their past adventures. Steve Burns [[TheBusCameBack even made an unexpected guest appearance visiting from "college"]] to disprove the countless rumors going around at the time as to why he left the show.
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* ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'' has had quite a few of these:
** The UK version of the Marvel ''Comicbook/TheTransformers'' comic, due to a quirk of publishing, ended up with over four times as many issues as the US comic. Issues 100 (1987), 200 (1989), and 300 (1990) all featured wraparound covers and double-length stories.
*** Issue 50 of the US comic featured [[TheStarscream Starscream]] wiping out a large chunk of the cast before biting the dust himself. This was done to pare down the LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters, though many of them (including Starscream himself) would be [[BackFromTheDead brought back]] (most, but not all, being due to [[MerchandiseDriven new toys]], of course).
*** Issue 75 saw the big battle against [[EldritchAbomination Unicron]]. Unsurprisingly, there were many more casualties.
** 20th Anniversary (2004):
*** Toys: A ''huge'' transformable figure of Optimus Prime, complete with his trademark gun, laser axe, a miniature Megatron in gun mode, and of course, the Matrix of Leadership.
*** ''Anime/TransformersEnergon'' had the episode "Distribution" being the 500th episode of ''Transformers'' to be shown on Japanese TV. It was a [[BizarroEpisode weird, pointless]] episode that spoofed ProfessionalWrestling.
** ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars'' 10th Anniversary (2006): a rerelease of several figures along with two new figures of Optimus Primal and Megatron. All the toys had pieces which could be used to build Trans-Mutate.
** WesternAnimation/{{Transformers Energon}} was supposed to be the huge 20th anniversary series. Results, though, were....''mixed'', to be polite. Animation errors, inconsistent naming, character de-evolution, an ''extreme'' focus on selling toys, fluctuating art and animation, bad editing and awful dubbing were all common for ''Energon''. The only remaining awesome factor of ''Energon'' from its Japanese counterpart (''Super Link'') was the music...and not even the ''toyline'' was safe, because that also carried over the flaws of the ''Armada'' toyline.
** 25th Anniversary (2009):
*** Toys: The original Optimus Prime toy was rereleased with the inclusion of a DVD of the first three episodes of [[WesternAnimation/TheTransformers the original series]] and a copy of the first issue of [[Comicbook/TheTransformers the Marvel comic book]]. Also, new toys were produced based on characters from throughout the franchise, from G1 to ''Anime/TransformersArmada''.
*** The airing of ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'' (2007-2009) coincided with this period. It celebrated by paying {{homage}} to every single ''Transformers'' incarnation previously made, even the obscure ones that were barely even released in Japan and not at all outside. Granted, many of those nods and references were AllThereInTheManual, but that said, the manuals (that is, the ''Allspark Almanac'', volumes 1 and 2) are extensive and full of {{Mythology Gag}}s.
** 30th Anniversary (2014): Both Hasbro and [=TakaraTomy=] are featuring 30th Anniversary lines (Hasbro dubbing theirs "Thrilling 30", which began with releases in fall 2013).
*** ''Film/TransformersAgeOfExtinction'' was released, marking the beginning of an expected second film trilogy.
*** ''WesternAnimation/TransformersRobotsInDisguise2015'', the sequel series to ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime'', was announced, though it wouldn't debut until 2015 (the name was [[NamesTheSame previously used]] for the English dub of ''[[Anime/TransformersRobotsInDisguise Car Robots]]'' in 2001, not to mention one of [=IDW=]'s [[ComicBook/TheTransformersRobotsInDisguise ongoing comic books]]).
*** The [[Creator/IDWPublishing IDW]] series's mega-event ''[[ComicBook/TheTransformersDarkCybertron Dark Cybertron]]'' and the follow-up in the ongoing series, ''Dawn of the Autobots'', which includes the ''[[ComicBook/TheTransformersWindblade Windblade]]'' miniseries. Windblade herself was the culmination of a fan poll for the creation of a new character.
*** Toys: the ''Generations'' toyline features characters from non-G1 continuities (such as [[WesternAnimation/BeastWars Rattrap, Waspinator]], [[WesternAnimation/BeastMachines Tankor]], ''[[Anime/TransformersArmada Armada]]'' Starscream, and ''[[VideoGame/TransformersFallOfCybertron Fall of Cybertron]]'' Skywarp) who are represented in the [=IDW=] continuity (with their Hasbro figures including reprints of ''Dark Cybertron'' chapters). Hasbro debuted Masterpiece Soundwave to open the ''Thrilling 30'' toyline, along with Acid Storm (an MP-11 Starscream redeco), and is reissuing MP-10 Optimus Prime (in a special "Year of the Horse" deco) and Grimlock, and debuting Prowl. Takara issued MP [[Anime/TransformersHeadmasters Soundblaster]] with Ratbat, and will be issuing MP versions of Wheeljack, Bumblebee (with [[WesternAnimation/TransformersTheMovie Spike in his exosuit]]), Ultra Magnus, and [[Anime/TransformersVictory Star Saber]].



** Website/{{Google}} celebrated ''Pac-Man''[='=]s 30th Anniversary by putting a [[http://www.google.com/pacman playable Pac-Man game on the Google main page]], where they usually just put picture links (Only ''Series/DoctorWho''[='=]s 50th, noted in Cross-Media above, would also get this same honor). Creator/BandaiNamcoEntertainment, for their part, announced ''WesternAnimation/PacManAndTheGhostlyAdventures'' during this period (it premiered three years later) and released the new arcade game ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fVLOYkLje2Q Pac-Man Battle Royale]]''. [[ArsonMurderAndJayWalking And a Wii party game]], which introduced several character redesigns that would be ultimately finalized by ''Ghostly Adventures''.

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** Website/{{Google}} celebrated ''Pac-Man''[='=]s 30th Anniversary by putting a [[http://www.google.com/pacman playable Pac-Man game on the Google main page]], where they usually just put picture links (Only ''Series/DoctorWho''[='=]s 50th, noted in Cross-Media above, 50th would also get this same honor). Creator/BandaiNamcoEntertainment, for their part, announced ''WesternAnimation/PacManAndTheGhostlyAdventures'' during this period (it premiered three years later) and released the new arcade game ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fVLOYkLje2Q Pac-Man Battle Royale]]''. [[ArsonMurderAndJayWalking And a Wii party game]], which introduced several character redesigns that would be ultimately finalized by ''Ghostly Adventures''.



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* In ''Roleplay/DestroyTheGodmodder'', actions are more powerful and far more likely to succeed when they happen on milestone posts. The first post of a page milestone, or a number of posts milestone, a slight bonus is even given if someone calls their page claim. There was also a very big and interesting event involving time travel shenanigans on the one year anniversary.



* Most of the Website/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses team flew into Chicago to film the conclusion to the feud between WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic and WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd. The result was the [[WebVideo/TGWTGYearOneBrawl 1 Year Anniversary Brawl]] that pitted the site's critics (led by the Nostalgia Critic) against the site's gamers (led by the Angry Video Game Nerd). It has [[http://thatguywiththeglasses.com/videolinks/thatguywiththeglasses/nostalgia-critic/6719-1-year-anniversary-video to be seen]] for the [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome amount of awesome to be believed]].

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Most of the Website/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses team flew into Chicago to film the conclusion to the feud between WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic and WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd. The result was the [[WebVideo/TGWTGYearOneBrawl 1 Year Anniversary Brawl]] that pitted the site's critics (led by the Nostalgia Critic) against the site's gamers (led by the Angry Video Game Nerd). It has [[http://thatguywiththeglasses.com/videolinks/thatguywiththeglasses/nostalgia-critic/6719-1-year-anniversary-video to be seen]] for the [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome amount of awesome to be believed]].



** [[WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall Linkara]] (A part of That Guy With The Glasses) celebrated his 1 year anniversary by reviewing Maximum Clonage, a story from the infamous ''Comicbook/SpiderMan'' Clone War saga.
*** The 100th episode had him review a Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog comic book, (specifically Sonic Live!) one of his most requested comics to review.
*** And for the ''200th'' episode, he finally decided to rip into the one people have been clamoring for him to tear to shreds since the beginning. That's right, he finally went after ''ComicBook/OneMoreDay''.
*** For the 250th, he did a ''really'' bad Tandy Computer Whiz Kids PSA/advertising comic and got into an argument with the camera for using the "Merry Christmas from Atop the Fourth Wall" banner again instead of a 250th episode one, which led the mystery editor to crudely cross out the Christmas message and substitute the desired message without removing the snow or Jingle Bells. The real effort apparently went into the editing for one of his [[SanitySlippage Combine Harvester breakdowns]].
*** For the 300th episode, Linkara reviewed [[Creator/FrankMiller Frank Miller's]] ''Holy Terror'', which is another installment in "Miller Time". Linkara actually claimed that he hated ''Holy Terror'' more than any other comic he's reviewed and that it's the complete antithesis to everything he believes in. The episode's ending also features Linkara fighting his MirrorUniverse doppelganger, [[ContinuityCavalcade using various weapons and skills from the past 300 episodes]].
** Likewise, The Nostalgia Critic celebrated his 100th episode by...[[SubvertedTrope showing a half-assed clip show featuring a scene from his Captain Planet review]]. [[DoubleSubversion But said clip show argued with him, forcing him into reviewing]] ''Film/BattlefieldEarth.''

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** [[WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall Linkara]] (A Generally, critics on TGWTG treat their 50th and 100th reviews as such -- [[WebVideo/BrowsHeldHigh Kyle]] reviewed Melancholia, and WebVideo/JesuOtaku reviewed the FMA Anime, for instance.
* ''WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall'':
** Linkara (a
part of That Guy With The Glasses) celebrated his 1 year anniversary by reviewing Maximum Clonage, a story from the infamous ''Comicbook/SpiderMan'' Clone War saga.
*** ** The 100th episode had him review a Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog comic book, (specifically Sonic Live!) one of his most requested comics to review.
*** ** And for the ''200th'' episode, he finally decided to rip into the one people have been clamoring for him to tear to shreds since the beginning. That's right, he finally went after ''ComicBook/OneMoreDay''.
*** ** For the 250th, he did a ''really'' bad Tandy Computer Whiz Kids PSA/advertising comic and got into an argument with the camera for using the "Merry Christmas from Atop the Fourth Wall" banner again instead of a 250th episode one, which led the mystery editor to crudely cross out the Christmas message and substitute the desired message without removing the snow or Jingle Bells. The real effort apparently went into the editing for one of his [[SanitySlippage Combine Harvester breakdowns]].
*** ** For the 300th episode, Linkara reviewed [[Creator/FrankMiller Frank Miller's]] Creator/FrankMiller's ''Holy Terror'', which is another installment in "Miller Time". Linkara actually claimed that he hated ''Holy Terror'' more than any other comic he's reviewed and that it's the complete antithesis to everything he believes in. The episode's ending also features Linkara fighting his MirrorUniverse doppelganger, [[ContinuityCavalcade using various weapons and skills from the past 300 episodes]].
* ''WebVideo/TheNostalgiCritic'':
** Likewise, The Nostalgia the Critic celebrated his 100th episode by...by... [[SubvertedTrope showing a half-assed clip show featuring a scene from his Captain Planet review]]. [[DoubleSubversion But said clip show argued with him, forcing him into reviewing]] ''Film/BattlefieldEarth.''



** To celebrate 10 years of doing the Nostalgia Critic, Doug Walker hosts the top 5 best [=NC=] videos as voted by his fans. Also he reviews the heavily requested film: WesternAnimation/NormOfTheNorth.
** For her third year anniversary of being on the site, [[WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick Lindsay]] did an in-depth commentary on her first ever review, ''Disney/{{Pocahontas}}''.
** The Angry Video Game Nerd himself had a special episode as his 100th. ''Action 52''? No. ''NintendoWorldChampionships''? No. It's about [[NintendoEntertainmentSystem R.O.B.]] For the 10th anniversary of the show, the AVGN reviewed the Desert Bus minigame on ''VideoGame/PennAndTellersSmokeAndMirrors'', as well as the ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaIISimonsQuest'' hack, ''Castlevania II: Simon's Quest Redaction''.

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* ''WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick'':
For her third year third-year anniversary of being on the site, [[WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick Lindsay]] Lindsay did an in-depth commentary on her first ever review, ''Disney/{{Pocahontas}}''.
* ''WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd'':
** The Angry Video Game Nerd himself had a special episode as his 100th. ''Action 52''? No. ''NintendoWorldChampionships''? ''VideoGame/NintendoWorldChampionships''? No. It's about [[NintendoEntertainmentSystem [[UsefulNotes/NintendoEntertainmentSystem R.O.B.]] For the 10th anniversary of the show, the AVGN reviewed the Desert Bus minigame on ''VideoGame/PennAndTellersSmokeAndMirrors'', as well as the ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaIISimonsQuest'' hack, ''Castlevania II: Simon's Quest Redaction''.



** Generally, critics on TGWTG treat their 50th and 100th reviews as such- [[WebVideo/BrowsHeldHigh Kyle]] reviewed Melancholia, and JesuOtaku reviewed the FMA Anime, for instance.



* WebVideo/EatYourKimchi: The 200th video was ''A Day in the Life'' and the 100th Music Monday had an 18 minute "best of" compilation video.

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* WebVideo/EatYourKimchi: ''WebVideo/EatYourKimchi'': The 200th video was ''A Day in the Life'' and the 100th Music Monday had an 18 minute "best of" compilation video.



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** They also spoofed their actual 100th episode, Season 5's "Sweet Seymour Skinner's Baadasssss Song" -- all they did was have Bart write the lines "I will not celebrate meaningless milestones."

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** They also spoofed Lampshaded in their actual 100th episode, Season 5's "Sweet Seymour Skinner's Baadasssss Song" -- all they did was have Bart write the lines "I will not celebrate meaningless milestones."". Season 6's "Lisa's Rival" was the 100th ''produced'' episode, but the producers always planned for "Sweet Seymour Skinner's Baadasssss Song" to be the celebration.



** Season 9's "Trash of the Titans" was the 200th episode of the series. The episode starts with where the eponymous CouchGag would be, Homer, Marge, Lisa and Maggie end up running into Bart's classroom, where they find Bart writing, "I will not mess with the opening credits."

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** Season 9's "Trash of the Titans" was the 200th episode of the series. The episode starts with where the eponymous CouchGag would be, except Homer, Marge, Lisa and Maggie end up running into Bart's classroom, where they find Bart writing, "I will not mess with the opening credits."
27th Jun '17 10:14:18 AM twilicorn
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** Barely a year into ''The Late Show'' Dave announced they had broadcast 1,000 epiosdes with a huge '''1000''' chroma key. Then he said he misread and they'd actually done 100 episodes, with a much smaller and more subdued 100.

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** Barely a year into ''The Late Show'' Dave announced they had broadcast 1,000 epiosdes episodes with a huge '''1000''' chroma key. Then he said he misread and they'd actually done 100 episodes, with a much smaller and more subdued 100.



* The first half of ''Series/FullerHouse''[='=]s third season arrives on September 22, 2017 - exactly 30 years to the day its parent series ''Series/FullHouse'' premiered in 1987.



** "P.O.I.S.O.N.E.D. Computer" was [=SMG4=]'s 50th video, [[spoiler:although he didn't celebrate it and instead put a caption at the beginning saying [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin exactly that it ]] ''[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin is ]]'' [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin his 50th video]]]].

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** "P.O.I.S.O.N.E.D. Computer" was [=SMG4=]'s 50th video, [[spoiler:although he didn't really celebrate it and instead put a caption at the beginning saying [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin exactly that it ]] it]] ''[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin is ]]'' is]]'' [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin his 50th video]]]].
11th Jun '17 4:43:58 PM nombretomado
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** Microsoft celebrated the occasion by including an interesting EasterEgg in its website, where typing in the words "OUTATIME" would pop up the [=DeLorean=] flux capacitor, followed by a video of clouds, wherein a flashing of lights are shown, an indication that something is coming, just like how it was portrayed in the movies. The page that is displayed afterwards shows the phrase "Great Scott! The future is precisely on schedule", a reference to one of Doc Brown's lines; the page also displays many of Microsoft's current hardware--[=HoloLens=] (VR), Lumia (smartphone), Band (fitness tracker), Surface (tablet/two-in-one laptop) and XboxOne--showcased side-by side with corresponding technologies from TheEighties (as an added bonus, the page can be viewed in 3D, if you have the appropriate glasses).
** Telltale Games rereleased the [[VideoGame/BackToTheFuture video game]] for the {{Xbox 360}}, UsefulNotes/XboxOne and UsefulNotes/PlayStation4, with improved textures, new dialogue and interviews with various staff involved with the game and the films, including the films' co-writer and producer. {{UsefulNotes/Steam}} also had a 75% discount on the game on October 21st, as part of one of its Daily Deals.

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** Microsoft celebrated the occasion by including an interesting EasterEgg in its website, where typing in the words "OUTATIME" would pop up the [=DeLorean=] flux capacitor, followed by a video of clouds, wherein a flashing of lights are shown, an indication that something is coming, just like how it was portrayed in the movies. The page that is displayed afterwards shows the phrase "Great Scott! The future is precisely on schedule", a reference to one of Doc Brown's lines; the page also displays many of Microsoft's current hardware--[=HoloLens=] (VR), Lumia (smartphone), Band (fitness tracker), Surface (tablet/two-in-one laptop) and XboxOne--showcased UsefulNotes/XboxOne--showcased side-by side with corresponding technologies from TheEighties (as an added bonus, the page can be viewed in 3D, if you have the appropriate glasses).
** Telltale Games rereleased the [[VideoGame/BackToTheFuture video game]] for the {{Xbox UsefulNotes/{{Xbox 360}}, UsefulNotes/XboxOne and UsefulNotes/PlayStation4, with improved textures, new dialogue and interviews with various staff involved with the game and the films, including the films' co-writer and producer. {{UsefulNotes/Steam}} also had a 75% discount on the game on October 21st, as part of one of its Daily Deals.
8th Jun '17 9:26:06 PM TargetmasterJoe
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** The franchise celebrated its anniversary [[note]]that is, of ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros1'', not of Mario's real debut in ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong''[[/note]] with "[[GratuitousEnglish Happy! Mario 20th]]". They had a website (now defunct) and a soundtrack (with selections from the original game, ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBrosTheLostLevels'', ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros3'', ''VideoGame/SuperMario64'', and ''VideoGame/SuperMarioSunshine'') to celebrate with it, and they even offered a [[http://img277.imageshack.us/img277/4576/sonicmariosbirthday0xw.jpg "20th Happy Mario!"]] ''[[Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog Sonic]]'' shirt!

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** The franchise celebrated its anniversary [[note]]that is, of ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros1'', not of Mario's real debut in ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong''[[/note]] with "[[GratuitousEnglish Happy! Mario 20th]]". They had a website (now defunct) and a soundtrack (with selections from the original game, ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBrosTheLostLevels'', ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros3'', ''VideoGame/SuperMario64'', and ''VideoGame/SuperMarioSunshine'') to celebrate with it, and they even offered a [[http://img277.imageshack.us/img277/4576/sonicmariosbirthday0xw.jpg [[https://media.sonicscanf.org//gallery/sonic-the-hedgehog/Mario%2020th.png "20th Happy Mario!"]] ''[[Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog Sonic]]'' shirt!
8th Jun '17 8:36:27 PM nombretomado
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** Website/{{Google}} celebrated ''Pac-Man''[='=]s 30th Anniversary by putting a [[http://www.google.com/pacman playable Pac-Man game on the Google main page]], where they usually just put picture links (Only ''Series/DoctorWho''[='=]s 50th, noted in Cross-Media above, would also get this same honor). BandaiNamcoEntertainment, for their part, announced ''WesternAnimation/PacManAndTheGhostlyAdventures'' during this period (it premiered three years later) and released the new arcade game ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fVLOYkLje2Q Pac-Man Battle Royale]]''. [[ArsonMurderAndJayWalking And a Wii party game]], which introduced several character redesigns that would be ultimately finalized by ''Ghostly Adventures''.

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** Website/{{Google}} celebrated ''Pac-Man''[='=]s 30th Anniversary by putting a [[http://www.google.com/pacman playable Pac-Man game on the Google main page]], where they usually just put picture links (Only ''Series/DoctorWho''[='=]s 50th, noted in Cross-Media above, would also get this same honor). BandaiNamcoEntertainment, Creator/BandaiNamcoEntertainment, for their part, announced ''WesternAnimation/PacManAndTheGhostlyAdventures'' during this period (it premiered three years later) and released the new arcade game ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fVLOYkLje2Q Pac-Man Battle Royale]]''. [[ArsonMurderAndJayWalking And a Wii party game]], which introduced several character redesigns that would be ultimately finalized by ''Ghostly Adventures''.
4th Jun '17 5:43:17 AM Ominae
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** Website/{{Google}} celebrated ''Pac-Man''[='=]s 30th Anniversary by putting a [[http://www.google.com/pacman playable Pac-Man game on the Google main page]], where they usually just put picture links (Only ''Series/DoctorWho''[='=]s 50th, noted in Cross-Media above, would also get this same honor). NamcoBandai, for their part, announced ''WesternAnimation/PacManAndTheGhostlyAdventures'' during this period (it premiered three years later) and released the new arcade game ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fVLOYkLje2Q Pac-Man Battle Royale]]''. [[ArsonMurderAndJayWalking And a Wii party game]], which introduced several character redesigns that would be ultimately finalized by ''Ghostly Adventures''.

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** Website/{{Google}} celebrated ''Pac-Man''[='=]s 30th Anniversary by putting a [[http://www.google.com/pacman playable Pac-Man game on the Google main page]], where they usually just put picture links (Only ''Series/DoctorWho''[='=]s 50th, noted in Cross-Media above, would also get this same honor). NamcoBandai, BandaiNamcoEntertainment, for their part, announced ''WesternAnimation/PacManAndTheGhostlyAdventures'' during this period (it premiered three years later) and released the new arcade game ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fVLOYkLje2Q Pac-Man Battle Royale]]''. [[ArsonMurderAndJayWalking And a Wii party game]], which introduced several character redesigns that would be ultimately finalized by ''Ghostly Adventures''.
2nd Jun '17 8:20:45 AM narm00
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** Venom #150 features the return of Eddie Brock as Venom. It will also explain how Flash Thompson separates from the symbiote.

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** Venom ''ComicBook/{{Venom}}'' #150 features the return of Eddie Brock as Venom. It will also explain explains how Flash Thompson separates from the symbiote.
2nd Jun '17 2:54:54 AM sayaleviathan
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* For their 15th anniversary, Creator/{{CLAMP}} released a twelve volume book entitled ''Clamp no Kiseki'' which contains summaries of featured series, interviews with Clamp and friends of Clamp, artwork, and exclusive new short comics. It also contains limited edition chess pieces featuring the characters from various Clamp works.
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