Saturday, October 29, 2011

Checkout My Pumpkin

Yes, EVA fans that is the original TV series Selee symbol from Neon Genesis Evangelion.

Also here my brother's (Batman symbol), he's fiancee's (Tri-Force symbol) , and my mother's (Mickey for Mickey Mouse).


Thursday, October 27, 2011

Iron Man 3.75 Figures Review

A couple of weeks ago I got five Iron Man 2 Comic Series 3.74 inch figures for cheap off Big Bad Toy Store, now bringing my collection of 3.75 inch figures to 17. So now it looks like I'll slowly be assembling Tony Stark's Hall of Armors. These guys are great, they have amazing paint and sculpted detail.

In chronological order let's start with the Classic armor, this one Tony wore for a long time and is most recognized as he's first original red and gold ensemble. There's only one I don't like about the is figure, it the painted blue chest piece and eye slits, the chest should of been the same color yellow, and he's eye slit should be black, I hate that they did that to be similar to the movie. He also comes with a "Blast-Off" stand, but it is very difficult to get him to stand and balance on it cause of the small amount space, only one foot peg, and sloped forward surface, a flat even surface and two foot pegs would of made it a better accessory.

Stealth Iron Man
Classic and Stealth Comparison

Silver Centurion
Neo-Classic Armor
Advanced Armor (Modern circa 2003)
Stealth Iron Man is a beautiful repaint of the classic armor, the two different metallic blues with the red eyes is amazing, I only wish he's chest piece was the same color red as he's eyes. Silver Centurion is perfect, and since Neo-Classic is mostly the same mold with a remolded chest and a new head he's mostly perfect as well, except he's head sits really low making him a bit shorter then SC and the other armors. Everything on the Advanced armor is nicely reproduced from the comic, and my only complaints are the red dots in the the eyes and the exposed inner joint bits at the top of the thighs.

Every Iron Man came with a slip in "Repulsor Blast". I think the yellow oness would of looked better without the "rifling" sculpted on the beam. I personally like the spiraling fire ball version out of the two types, but hey their both better then the clip-on funnel that Marvel Universe Bleeding Edge IM came with.

Also got Ultimate Captain America, half cause he was taunting me being the only Captain America 3.75 on the shelve I kinda wanted, and half cause of the challenge of making he gimmick shield in to a decent display shield.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Pic of The Day 10/23

I so want a Punisher 2099 movie or TV series to made. I want to here those lines out loud from an actor. What's better then violence? Futuristic sci-fi violence.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

NYCC'11 Marvel Legends Unveils

The 2011 New York Comic-Con has come and gone, and same as the San Diego convention they unveil new action figures at booth displays and company panels, while in July at San Diego the first series of the 2012 Marvel Legends was unveiled and now in New York series 2 and more was revealed. Honestly other then Bucky Captain America Series 2 doesn't really amaze me much, to me series 1 had the right mix of characters and new sculpts, where as series 2 look like nothing but repainted sculpts. Now I'm not saying I'm totally against repainted sculpts, but I believe Hasbro should pad at least half the a series with new sculpts especially when only this only their 2nd series of their relaunch.

Captain America (Heroic Age Bucky): Oh yeah, he has been long awaited since this costume come out 7 years ago. Looks perfect, and looks to be a completely new sculpt.
Daken (Dark Avengers): Doesn't look to bad, except I don't like he's white bone claws. They don't look anything like he's thin black claws he has in the comics, hopefully they fix that by production.
Drax The Destroyer: Not one of the characters I was dying to see made a Marvel Legends, but he dose look great I'll give him that.
Fantomex: I really do like Fantomex as a character, but I don't think he was at the top of anyone's wishlist to be made soon and all I see is an Ultimate Nick Fury repaint with a new head and guns.
Madame Mask/Madame Hydra (Viper): Now I don't mind these two being repaints with new heads because the sculpts aren't far from what their comic costumes actually are. Mask will be a great addition to Iron Man's enemies, and Viper to Hydra's forces.
Spider-Man (Big Time): Really, green paint on an all black body. Would it kill Hasbro to actually sculpt some lines on the mold to paint in instead of paint on. Now the Future Foundation variant I'm excited about, he should be the first released in my opinion.
Thunderball/Piledriver: These two guys look great for color switch repaints with different heads, but I for one am glad to get half of the Wreckers in one series, hopefully Bulldozer and Wrecker him self aren't too far behind.
Arnim Zola Build-A-Figure: He may not of not been on my list of Build-A-Figure wants but he was on a lot of other ML collector's, so I definitely welcome him as a Captain America villain.

At the Hasbro Marvel Panel more upcoming Marvel Legends were revealed and these to me were the best news to come out of NYCC'11:

Stryfe: YES!!! My #1 Marvel Legends want of all time has been confirmed to be in the making. Thank you Hasbro, The Askani'Son will finally have the Chaos-Bringer to face.
Jean Grey (90's): My #2 most wanted character is also near to being reality. In the not to distant future 90's X-Men Blue/Gold team displays will be completed everywhere.
Archangel: Ooo, a completely new mold with better designed wings this is a surprise, and of course a 50/50 variant of both original blue and pink and current X-Force black and silver will most likely be the case.
Punisher: Sweet, a Jim Lee designed Punisher in a trench coat and gonna come with a ton of weapons, now that's awesome.
US Agent: I can't believe it took us this long to get a US Agent figure, but it looks to be well worth the wait.

Along with the Marvel Legend reveals and news, Hasbro also showcased the upcoming Avengers 6 inch action figure line that's not only gonna have the movie versions of The Avengers from next summer's blockbuster but also brand new figures of Avengers from the comics as well. So far shown was the movie Captain America, Thor, Hawkeye, and Loki 6 inch figures, and then at the panel showed slides of Ultimate Thor and Ultimate Hawkeye. I totally psyche to finally get Ultimate Thor to complete my Ultimate Avengers Trinity with Ultimate Captain America and Ultimate Iron Man.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Transformer: Fall of Cybertron Teaser

Oh yeah, can not wait to play as Grimlock. War for Cybertron was definitely THE Transformers game we were waiting for, and this sequel looks to blow it out of the water and become the new #1. My personal hopes are a longer campaign and way more Autobots and Decepticons to pick from and see.

Also checkout this demo video of Optimus Prime's new apperance on

Then out now is the latest issue of Game Informer magazine which has 12 pages of premier pics and info of Transformer: Fall of Cybertron.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Hurricane Hordak Review

Gonna go clubbing
I really wasn't interested in getting Hordak, Ruthless Leader of the Evil Horde, or any member of the Evil Horde for that matter, I personally only wanted She-Ra and her secret identity of Princess Adora from the Princess of Power characters. Normally I would want a hero's evil counterpart/nemesis/antagonist, and even though I do like Hordak's character in PoP cartoon, I felt he's previous Classics figure was based too much on he's 2000 cartoon appearance where he was more of sorcerer then a technologically powered alien warlord like in the original cartoon, so I was holding off for a more cartoon accurate repaint with a cannon arm accessory. Then I started seeing pics and reviews of Hurricane Hordak, and you know what sold me on getting him?, when he doesn't have an attachment on he's arm it looks like a cannon, yay.

Hurricane Hordak come with three attachments, a bat wing shaped slicing blades, a three balled mace, and a four pronged spiked shield. Now the vac-metal chest armor isn't as great as it looks in press release photos, because the vac-metal applied doesn't adhere well to the type of plastic the chest armor is molded from and is really cloudy and not as shiny, so it looks weird you can see your reflection in he's stomach but not in he's chest. I really like this Hordak, and I think the gold armor and he's weapon arm better fit a ruthless leader who wants to conquer and rule, and better connects with fans of the original cartoon in my opinion.

We meet again my old enemy
I'm starting to really hate blondes

You know why I'm here Skeletor
It's good to be the boss

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

The Avengers Trailer!!!

Marvel's flagship team of super-heroes are finally assemble and ready to rule summer 2012. I love when trailers have great rock songs in them, and Nine Inch Nails "We're all in this together now" is damn perfect for this one. Every actor looks to be at the top of their game and in perfect character, this just could be the single greatest live-action super-hero movie ever and go down in history as a cinema masterpiece.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Spider-Man: Edge of Time Review

THIS. GAME. IS. HARD. I am not even kidding or even over exaggerating, I think I have developed Post-Traumatic Game Syndrome. It has to be one of the hardest video games I have played on the current gen consoles, I mean Edge of Time is up there with God of War III. This is no kids game or other cheesy attempt just to make money off Spider-Man's name, this game is meticulously designed to challenge even the most well versed and veteran of gamers.

The non-stop combat in this game is relentless, you have to constantly use every power and every ability you have at your disposal to fight off and evade punches, gun fire, lasers, sonic blast, missiles, and axes reigning down on you all at once. Then there's the environmental hazards of fire, radiation, electricity, toxic chemicals, and inter-dimensional tentacles going on at the same time while fighting just to get in to the next room, this is every second of the game. I mean the game does give you health refills from defeated enemies and orbs lying around, but with the amount of near endless harm always upon you, especially in boss fights, it's barely enough, that's why you have to be on your toes to do your best and not get as damaged, and learn enemies patterns or it'll be ol' restart-o-rama 'til you succeed.

That aside, I loved the game, I really did, I highly enjoyed the banter back and forth between Peter and Miguel, and of course the Time Travel sci-fi story had me intrigued from the get go. Also phenomenal cinematic cut-scenes, perfect voice acting from both Spider-Men, and a perfect "could of been straight out a comic book" script written by the great Peter David can't but help it's entertainment value. If you a big Spider-Man fan and don't mind a challenge, and by challenge I mean yelling at your TV and wanting to break you controller for 8 hours then I would recommend renting Edge of Time.