Friday, July 07, 2006

3-foot Tall Tetsujin 28

Melrose Avenue shop Barracuda announces the release of the exclusive Eight Eight 8 limited edition 3 foot tall TETSUJIN 28. The official licensed merchandise from Geneon Entertainment (USA) Inc. coincides with the live action T-28 DVD release.

Limited to 888 pieces, look for the figure to be released on October 13th. It will retail for $299.99.

Thursday, July 06, 2006

Tamagotchi

Bandai America launches an online destination for fans of the first and most popular "virtual pet" toy - Tamagotchi. The advanced Tamagotchi Connection Version 3 arrived in early 2006 and introduced fans to Tamagotchi Town, where one could explore the magical world of Mametchi, Memetchi, Kuchipatchi and all their friends. While using "Gotchi Points" and special passwords, visitors can go online to shop at the mall, visit with their pet's parents and grandparents, receive a map and keys to the city in the Town Hall, and even travel the world to exotic destinations. And the response could not be more overwhelming with more than 50,000 daily visitors to Tama Town since the site's launch.

All this virtual reality is giving me a virtual headache.

Visit Tama Town here.

Wee Ninja sneaks into SDCC

Shawnimals and DKE Toys are teaming up to a limited Back in Black Ninja at San Diego Comic-Con July 20-23. There are only 100 of these all-black mega-stealth ninjas made available only at DKE's booth #4730. Shhhh, don't tell anybody.

More pics and info here.[Shawnimals]

Toy2R & Brothersfree Qee

This upcoming exclusive 2.5" Qee boxset is designed by Brothersfree. The 4-pack stars their wicked designs in black and white. This monotone assortment will be sold at the Taiwan Toy Festival (July 6-9, NTD 1600) and the San Diego Comic-Con (July 19-23, US $50, Booth 4636).

Toy2R Website here.

Darth Maul Force FX Double Bladed Lightsaber

Master Replicas announces a second convention exclusive, a signed Darth Maul Force FX Double Bladed Lightsaber. Signed by whom??? Darth Maul of course! Well in real life Ray Park signed it, the actor that played Darth Maul in the movie.

This FX saber is limited to 500 pieces worldwide and it will sell for $300 at San Diego Comic-Con (Booth #2913) - each with included certificate of authenticity. One more tibit of information the lightsaber is full scale, so it measures 86" long (7'-2") by 1.5" diameter. Can I get a booyah??!!

More info here.[Master Replicas]

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Yo Joe!!!!

The G.I. Joe Collectors' Club and Hasbro, Inc. held their 10th annual International G.I. JOE Collectors' Convention at the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel June 29-July 2, 2006. The tenth annual International G.I. JOE Collectors' Convention, hosted by the G.I. JOE Collector's Club and Hasbro, Inc., landed in New Orleans with a spectacular 17-story parachute drop of more than 300 3.75-inch G.I. JOE figures - all with working parachutes - from the roof of the Loews New Orleans Hotel.

Lots of pics of the show here.[Toy News International]

Storm Shadow Vs Optimus Prime

First 4 Figures has pitted Storm Shadow against Optimus Prime. The 7.5 inch statute item is limited to 500 pieces for the US market and 500 pieces for the UK market. it will be available in September of 2006 for $69.99.

I guess ninja power beats out robot technology.

More pics.[First 4 Figures]

Doom's Big F%$#en Gun

First4Figures is producing a 12 inch replica of one of the most famous guns in video game history - the BFG from Doom. The replica however is a copy of the movie version of Doom. There will be 3 moving parts that includes side moveable panels. The 12 inch gun will set up back $79.99, it will ship in two weeks.

More pics.[First4Figures]

BTW - BFG's "real" acronym is Bio Force Gun... it will be always Big F$#@$@en Gun to me!

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Cinemaquette's Alien is BIG


Cinemaquette is releasing their version of the Alien from the classic 1979 sci-fi thriller "Alien". The huge polystone Alien statue stands 24 inches tall! It is is limited to a production run of 1000 pieces, each individually signed by the Alien's creator, artist H. R. Giger.

The statue is not only tall, it also carries a big price tag, $1500. It is now available to Cinemaquette members at their website.

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Pirates are alive and well - PSP

The boys at DEC have basically stolen the design of the PSP and retrofitted the inside to their specs. The DEC PMP MVX430 has 256MB of memory, an SD card slot, video and image recording, four hours of audio recording, and it can display video, images, and play games. Price have not been released yet, most likely because of modern day pirates.

For those who can read chinese.[iMP3]

STRANGEco goes Italian - "Polpettina" with a side of "Mozzarella"

STRANGEco is carrying two new vinyl toys designed by Simone Legno and tokidoki. The two new cute characters are Polpettina (the word for "meatball" in Italian) and Mozzarella. Both will be available this September.

That's amore![Toytoons.com]

Once you go black, you won't go back! Black DS Lite

A sneaking ninja employee (aka Spudstercool) of an unnamed UK games store, covertly took pics of the black DS Lite and sent the pics to joystiq.com. The official launch is a full four days before the official launch in Europe on Friday.

More pics here.[joystiq.com]

Rumor: Xbox 360 Price Drop This Xmas

There is a rumor floating around the internet that Microsoft is planning a price drop of a $100 for the Xbox 360. The source is supposedly close to Microsoft and has also revealed that the Xbox 360 hardware team are now busy redesigning the chips supplied by ATI and IBM to cut costs and allow a price drop to coincide with the release of Sony's Playstation 3.

If this hold true, then you can basically get the Xbox 360 for half the price of the PS3. We will see this Christmas if this rumor flies true.

More details here.[News4Gamers]

Monday, June 19, 2006

Mmmm Nacho!

Paul Brooke, the award winning sculptor (He also sculpted the Napoleon Dynamite doll), latest creation is Jack Black's Nacho Libre. The talking doll is caught in mid-air in his wrestling outfit and freakishly looks exactly like Jack Black. If you push his special red button, he will spew out 17 different lines from the movie.

Get your Nachos here.

Thursday, June 15, 2006

Hi, my name is.... Peter Parker

So in the latest edition of Marvel's "Civil War" comic, Spider-Man holds a press conference at the "center of the world", Times Sqaure, to reveals his true identity of Spider-Man - Newspaper photographer, Peter Parker.

Now that the world knows who Spider-Man is, he might as well give them his home address. If you think about it, he doesn't really need his costume anymore since there is nothing to hide. He can fight crime in his jeans and tee shirt. Now that's casual Friday!

I guess being a super hero doesn't pay the bills and he needs endorsements or maybe even a book deal. If I was a super hero in Marvel's universe, I would be shaking in my boots now. Perhaps I would pay Parker a visit and silence him before he gets a chance to open his pothole.

More details at Yahoo News.