The Monkey's News Box: 3/15/15

Merch

  • ThreeA will be making Star Wars figures. Casually announced in the latest issue of ThreeA's H3adlines, the line might be called Star Wars Alternate. An official announcement will be coming. The picture below is not of the actual figures. Maybe. ThreeA previously showed off Tomorrow King Trooper concepts last year, but who knows if the actual Star Wars Alternate figures will look like that or be something else. I'm hoping for something with more armor than the Tracksuit Trooper. Regardless, this is very cool news considering Ashley Wood has been wanting to make his own Star Wars figures for a long time now.

This might not be what ThreeA's Star Wars figures will look like.

  • Mattel showed off a couple of the yet unseen figures in their Masters of the Universe 200X mini-subscription: King Chooblah and Queen Grayskull. Both of these figures look amazing and Chooblah has so much new tooling. I'm thinking of actually subscribing for this now.

People who like to complain about MOTU can't complain too much about all the new tooling and details in Chooblah.

G.I. Joe

  • Cobra Commander received the key to the city of Springfield, Illinois. This is awesome because Springfield has been secretly run by Cobra in the cartoon and comics. This was really for the G.I. Joe Convention happening April 9th - 12th in the city. This is one of those times I wish I was still living in the mid-west.

 

Comics

  • DC revealed Wonder Woman's new outfit, which is a full body costume. The retractable daggers are kind of neat and might be giving the ol' gal some new tricks. Overall, it looks pretty good... except for the big red V on her lady parts. Subtle, DC. Subtle.

Now you can't help but stare at Wonder Woman's big red V, can you?

Games

  • The Konami Style store exclusive Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain Premium Edition includes a 1:1 scale Snake bionic arm replica. It's completely poseable, can hold things like a real hand, and is really awesome looking. The normal Collector's Edition being sold in the U.S. has a smaller version, but it's much more affordable, so you get what you can. The regular Collector's Edition also randomly went up at a couple retailers with the PS4 version selling out in a few hours. Hopefully other retailers will get the Collector's Edition so more fans can get it.

 

  • Söldner-X 2: Final Prototype is hitting the Vita on March 17th. I love this game and am glad to see it on another platform.

 

  • Since Mortal Kombat had Freddy, it only makes sense that Mortal Kombat X will get Jason Voorhees as a DLC character. How long until we see Freddy Vs. Jason in a NeatherRealm fighting game now? Oh, and if you want to watch almost 7-minutes of Mortal Kombat X's story then watch this video. I'll wait until the game comes out.

  • The director of Bayonetta 2, Yusuke Hashimoto, wants to make a Spider-Gwen game. I know nothing of Spider-Gwen other than that it seems everyone Peter Parker knows seems to get spider powers these days. Also, the game would probably rock if he made it.

  • Onechanbara Z2 Chaos is hitting North American PS4s and will have a limited Banana Split edition including a soundtrack CD softcover art book, and inappropriately fruity DLC.

  • The next Hyperdimension Neptunia game will be a cross-over with Sega Hard Girls. It's called Hyperdimensional War Neptunia VS Sega Hard Girls: Dream Combing Special. This was probably inevitable. Also, that is a really long title.

  • No surprise here, but Titanfall 2 will be multi-platform, arriving on Xbox One, PC, and PS4. I hope it at least has a story mode. That's the main reason I never bought the first game.

  • Go check out the extensive list of everything that's been changed in DMC: Definitive Edition in the Change Log.

Movies/TV

  • Mark Hamill is reprising his role as The Trickster in the Flash series. What's cool is that it references his original appearance in CBS' The Flash, making his appearance, at least, part of the new canon. Much trickery.

Mark Hamill will be back, but what about that car?

  • The first stand-alone Star Wars film will be called Rogue One. The film will be directed by Gareth Edwards and the first person to be cast is Felicity Jones. Rogue One could have something to do with Rogue Squadron, but since Disney took out all expanded universe stories out of Star Wars canon it could turn out to be something completely different.

- Shawn - 3/15/15