Weekly News Roundup: 6/26/2011
heads staring back is a prime cause of heavy drinking.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time Re-Shelled
will no longer be available on the US PSN or Xbox Live after June 30th.
Well, good. That remake was terrible.
Lego will soon have a massive
Super Star Destroyer Executor set that has 3,152 pieces, is 50-inches
long, and weighs over 8 pounds. For something that huge you'd think there
would be a lot of mini-figures included, but there are only five; Vader, Bossk,
IG-88, Dengar, and an Imperial Officer. There is also a very small regular
Star Destroyer to show you how big this thing really is. This super huge set
will cost $400 and be available at Lego's online shop and in Lego stores
Hot Toys are making figures of Saeko Nogami and Ryo Saeba from the classic 80s
City Hunter. As per usual Hot Toys regulations, the 1/6 scale
figures will have a ton of accessories, are amazingly detailed, and be super
I forgot that the Pursuit of Cobra
chase Cobra Commander was supposed to be a mail-away and include a mini
HISS tank drone. Hasbro scrapped the idea, but has made a limited number for
the G.I. Joe Collector's Club. It's just the shiny version of crappy movie
Cobra Commander with a mini HISS tank, though, which is so not worth the $60
non-member price or even the $18 member price.
Movies / TV
Paramount is making lots of
3D demands to theaters that want to show Transformers: Dark of the
Moon. These demands basically don't let other 3D movies get shown in
3D. Maybe this every movie for itself attitude is will kill off 3D. The 3D
version will be brighter, though, so people won't complain about the dimness
- Shawn - 6/26/11
Weekly News Roundup: 6/19/2011
The Sky-Hook could be a
valuable tool in any apocalyptic situation.
NECA made a BioShock Infinite
Sky-Hook prototype that somebody won in a contest. How did I miss this?
Man, I hope NECA mass produces these things; they could be valuable during a
zombie breakout or some other apocalyptic situation.
Sega is making some cool
Sonic the Hedgehog 20th anniversary figurines. It has a figurine of modern
Sonic standing next to a monitor with classic Sonic on the screen. There are
only 1,000 being made with two different version: one from the U.S. box art
and the other from the box art the rest of the world got. You won't be able to
buy them, though, and Sega is keeping silent on just how to get one for now.
MattyCollector has announced a new Voltron club called
Club Lion Force. It will work the same way as their club Eternia and Club
Ecto-1 subscription services where you pay for a year's worth of figures. Club
Lion Force will focus on figures from the 80's Voltron, which is good, because
the new Voltron cartoon looks absolutely terrible. Details of the club will be
announced at SDCC 2011.
Gears of War 3 apparently has
90 minutes of cut-scenes. Good for them. I thoroughly enjoy the
single-player campaign of Gears, so the more the better.
Lance Henriksen will be voicing Rook, a synthetic, in Aliens:
Some crazy rumor says that
TimeSplitters 4 is in development for the next Xbox and PlayStation. So
TimeSplitters is just going to skip this generation completely? That
- Shawn - 6/19/11
Weekly News Roundup: 6/12/2011
Dragon's Crown is a 2D
hack 'n slash with some gorgeous visuals and giant saber tooth riding.
How about some more E3 trailers:
Mass Effect 3,
Ace Combat: Assault Horizon,
Armored Core V,
Ninja Gaiden III,
Final Fantasy XIII-2,
Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet,
Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary,
Blades of Time,
Silent Hill: Downpour,
Asura's Wrath, and
Tekken: Blood Vengeance.
Diamond Previews have revealed
more SDCC 2011 exclusives. First up is the Green Lantern Be@rbrick. The
bear looks like the lantern and it lights up. It even has retro DC packaging.
Next there is an Emma Frost Bishoujo statue of her in her diamond form. I have
already mentioned the
Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 Minimates set. Also available are four comics with
exclusive SDCC covers: Godzilla: Gangsters & Goliaths #1, The
Walking Dead #87, Ultimate Comics Fallout #1, and Dollhouse:
Photos for the
SDCC 2011 exclsuive Indiana Jones figures have whipped their way online.
the set includes Indy with a new head, Marion, Satipo, Toht, German mechanic,
and German Indy. The figures look great, but that melted head Toht makes this
set even better.
- Shawn - 6/12/11
Weekly News Roundup: 6/5/2011
Catwoman is playable in
Batman: Arkham City and I'm that much more excited to play it.
E3 is nearly upon us, so let the downpour of new trailers begin with
Batman: Arkham City,
Soul Calibur V,
Deus Ex: Human Revolution,
The Darkness II,
Duke Nukem Forever,
Alice: Madness Returns, and
The Castlevania: Lords of Shadow
Resurrection DLC will be out on June 7th for Xbox 360 and June 14th
Uncharted 3 Collector's Edition will have a big fancy box,
Steelbook case, Nathan Drake statue, necklace, but most importantly, Nathan's
belt buckle so you can do his patented half-tuck.
Top Cow's comic
Hunter Killer is getting a game on PSN and XBLA. Huh.
Super Stardust HD is getting a sequel on the NGP or Vita or whatever
it'll be called with
Super Stardust Delta.
- Shawn - 6/5/11