Marvel announced that they are ending the Marvel universe and the Ultimate
universe in Secret Wars. I guess these aren't spoilers since Marvel is telling
us all this, but they kind of are. The universes will collide and everyone
will be in Battleworld. What happens in Battleworld will form the new and only
Marvel universe. Many of the big Marvel stories from the past like Age of
Apocalypse, Days of Future Past, Armor Wars, House of M, and many more will be
the building blocks of the new universe. Some characters will not make it to
the new Marvel universe, which we are told that fans will be probably be angry
about. Secret Wars will begin in May with issue #0 for Free Comic Book Day.
Interactive Battleworld map will be updated to show who is where in
Battleworld and what stories you can catch up on until this all begins. Watch the video below to see
the announcement of all this craziness. DC did the whole New 52 reboot a few
years ago and that didn't turn out so good. Hopefully Marvel can make a mass reboot will turn
Mondo's Iron Giant figure went up for pre-order this week. The Iron Giant
has over 30 points of articulation, two interchangeable heads with light-up
features, Hogarth mini figure, gun arm, a girder, and a magnetic S sign to
attach to his chest. Their exclusive edition included a "Hand over foot"
accessory and sold out super fast. Iron Giant costs $300, but is probably
DC Collectibles are address the quality control issues with their
Batman Animated figures. The next waves will be delayed and slightly
adjusted so they can make sure joints don't break. They also released a teaser
of what might be a Batmobile vehicle for the figures. The silhouette doesn't
look right for The Animated Series Batmobile, but we'll get to see what it is
at Toy Fair next month.
ThreeA's second Transformers figure will be
Megatron. It's the Revenge of the Fallen version, with the damaged face.
The ThreeA exclusive version will include a cloth cloak and Matrix of
Leadership. Megatron will go up for sale on January 30th for $430. The
figure looks amazing, sure, but I wish ThreeA was able to get the G1 or IDW
versions of the characters. I can easily pass on movie Transformers.
One of the most expensive editions out there, Borderlands: The Handsome
Collection is getting a Claptrap-in-a-box Edition. This includes an actual
Claptrap robot on a gyroscopic wheel that can be controlled using a joystick or an app for your
phone. The Claptrap has a camera in its eye that sends the video to your
phone. The little bot includes lots of phrases from the game, too. Even at $400, this
sold out in minutes. Congratulations if you got you one. Oh, the edition also
includes the Handsome Collection (remastered Borderlands 2 and
PS4 or Xbox One), most of the DLC, and a Steelbook.
A guy found a glitch in Super Mario World called a
credits warp which makes the credits roll
without even beating the game. It's pretty impressive and he did it on an
actual SNES, not some emulated tool assisted garbage. He did it again
even faster. How people find this stuff is just amazing.
Club Nintendo is shutting down on 6/30/2015. Those who don't use their coins
will lose them and all accounts will be cancelled. Nintendo will be putting up
some last-minute rewards in February and will be rolling out a new kind of
program in the future. I'm not really sure why the club needs to be ended if
they're just going to make a new one.
Read the FAQ that answers some questions.
Woah Dave might be put
on an actual NES cartridge. They would have to tone down the game a little
because the NES wouldn't be able to handle everything, but it is possible. I
didn't know what to think of the game when I first played it, but it's growing
If you're hyped for Disgaea 5: Alliance of Vengeance, you might want to
The Disgaea Channel. It's a 30 minute variety show with lots of zaniness,
mostly involving Prinnes.
This video compares the original PSP Final Fantasy Type-0 to the upcoming
PS4 remake. It's so weird that a PSP game is coming to PS4.
There's going to be
another remake of The Blob directed by Simon West. I love the original and
'88 remake, but can Simon West do a good horror movie or will this turn into a
mediocre action flick? The Blob is more than likely to be some CG creation. I'm not feeling great about this one.
Jean Grey, Cyclops, and Storm have been cast for X-Men: Apocalypse
with Sophie Turner, Tye Sheridan, and Alexandra Shipp respectively. Yes, that
is Sansa Stark as a young Jean Grey.
Simon Pegg will be co-writing Star Trek 3. I'm sure he's be good writing
some Trek, but this is the third movie in a disappointing series, so he may
be stuck with established bad decisions from the previous movies.
I must have missed the news there was going to be a Supergirl TV series. Well,
Supergirl will be played by
Melissa Benoist who you may or may not know from something.
Hasbro's first attempt at a fan-created character was a huge success,
resulting in the very popular character Windblade. Hasbro is taking things a
step further with letting fans
vote on a new combiner team. Fans can decide on whether the characters
are Autobots or Decepticons, the types of vehicles they transform into, and
the names. The new characters will eventually be a part of the Combiner Wars
toys and I'm sure will make their way to the comics, too. All voting will be
handled on the Transformers app. I'm excited to see where this goes. Windblade
turned out awesome and is a fantastic character, but a combiner team is a much bigger
responsibility, so hopefully the fans make good choices again.
Fandom chose wisely for
Windblade. Can they do it again?
DC Collectibles announced the New Batman Adventures first deluxe figure,
Roxy Rocket with rocket. Roxy looks overjoyed riding a 12" rocket, with
lights on it. Neat.
next Mortal Kombat X trailer reveals Kitana as an older but still hot
ninja lady eager to kill people in new ways.
Amiibo wave 4 will include Lucina, Pac-Man, Ness, Robin, Charizard, and
Wario. There will also be a Mario Party line of Amiibo with Toad and new
versions of Mario, Peach, Luigi, Yoshi, and Bowser. As if we need more of the
characters you can find anywhere. Also the
Marth Amiibo will be re-released when the
new Fire Emblem game is out for the 3DS. I just want Nintendo to
re-release Captain Falcon. Or ship more. Or something.
Nintendo is bringing the New Nintendo 3DS XL to the U. S. in February. The
updated system has a new analog nub and built-in Amiibo support. There was a
Majora's Mask Limited Edition version, but it sold out in minutes. The
NN3DS will also
not include an AC adapter because the one for the other 3DS systems is
compatible, so if you've never had a 3DS like me, you'll have to buy one.
Nintendo really needs a new naming scheme for their systems. What will the
next 3DS be called? Super New 3DS XL? Ridiculous.
Dying too much in Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain will give you the
option of a
chicken hat. Wearing the chicken hat makes the game easier.
Tales of Zestria will
read the save data from previous Tales games to give your characters a
character plush they can attach to their head. Zestria will read saves of
Vesperia, Graces F, Xillia, Xillia 2, and Symphonia. Zestria will also have
Evangelion costumes, which we probably won't see in the U.S.
Dead or Alive 5 on PS3 and Xbox 360
might not get any future DLC because of some limitations. The PS4 and Xbox
One will still get new DLC, though. Maybe it's time to stop releasing DLC for
this game because there is way too much.
It's the second trailer for Avengers: Age of Ultron. It's a lot like the first
trailer, with some new shots here and there. Everyone is fighting one another.
Hot Toys is making an Alien figure, but it's a
busty girl wearing an Alien costume as a part of their Hot Angel line. It
almost seems like their version of Kotobukiya's Bishoujo statue line, but with
high end expensive action figures. What a coincidence that it was announced
hot on the heels of
Neil Blomkamp's concept art showing Ripley wearing an Alien head helmet. I
guess Hot Toys' previous She Predator Machiko figure will have someone to
Mezco released new photos of their
Judge Dredd One:12 Collective figure. Dredd stands 6" tall has extra
hands, weapons, fabric uniform. It's interesting that two companies are doing
6" Judge Dredd figures, Mezco and ThreeA. Mezco's Dredd looks like it came out
of a comic, but ThreeA's upcoming Dredd will probably have a more realistic
look to it. I'll have to hold off until I see ThreeA's version to decide, but
they'll both be around the same price, Mezco's is $65. Mezco is also teasing a
Lawmaster (ThreeA has also said they have one in production).
Jakks Pacific are bringing out a Metroid, Samus, Ganon figures in their World
of Nintendo line, as revealed by
The Fwoosh. That Metroid looks great. I'll have to get that as soon as I
see it because that will not stay on store shelves long. It's a little weird
how their Ganon figure is not from the same game as their previous Link
figure. Oh, there are new Mario figures, too.
Shigeru Miyamoto said in an interview that
if there there was a new F-Zero that it would need a new controller. As if
the Wii U didn't have enough controller options already. I thought the
GameCube controller worked well enough for F-Zero GX, and I'm sure the
Classic controller would be fine. I don't think there would need to be a new
controller unless the game would do something completely different or
revolutionary from other console racing games. Basically I just want a new
Amiibos are hard enough to find, but one guy
hate pre-ordered a hundred of the the Target exclusive Rosalina just to
re-sell them. Why? Not just to make money, but because he hates the character
so much and wants to screw over Rosalina fans. Damn, and here I am just wanting
one Captain Falcon. Why doesn't Nintendo want our money? I just don't
understand why they won't make more when the demand in obviously there.
Scarlett Johansson will star in the live-action Ghost in the Shell.
Great choice, but I'm wondering if they'll keep the character's name of Motoko
Kusanagi or give her a more "English" name, or what else might be done to the
film to "Americanize" it. Here's a pic of her from Under the Skin to
see what she'd look like with dark hair, but hopefully they'll keep it purple.