May 29, 2009
When it hits shelves in late July (the official date is still being finalized), the Watchmen Blu-Ray won’t just feature hours of extra footage, motion comics, behind-the-scenes work and commentaries–in addition to all the special features you’d expect, the folks at Warner Bros. have decided to take a new approach to bringing movies and audiences together: Facebook.
Synched-up screenings will take place, allowing people all across the world to talk about and interact with the film in real-time. Of course, this isn’t available for those getting the movie on DVD (don’t worry–all the other features are!), but it seems like it’ll be a cool new way to enjoy films with an even bigger crowd. All in the comfort of your own home!
And, while I’m here and on the topic, take a look at some of the Watchmen figures we’ve got in stock! Nite Owl II is my personal favourite, but we’ve also got Nite Owl I, Rorschach, Dr. Manhattan, the Comedian and more, both in 7-inch and 12-inch form. Definitely worth a look for fans of the film or the original graphic novel!
May 29, 2009
From RPGamer. . .
The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask for the Nintendo 64 is often forgotten due to the critical acclaim given to its predecessor, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. Many consider Ocarina the best game in the series. Majora’s Mask may also have fallen by the wayside because of its North American release taking place on the exact same day as the PlayStation 2. Nevertheless, RPGamers now have a second chance to experience Majora’s Mask, as the game was released on the Nintendo Wii Virtual Console this week.
Majora’s Mask is unique in that it gives Link just three in-game days to complete quests and dungeons. At the end of the three days, time must be restarted and most of Link’s effect on the world is undone, but Link still retains some items and abilities. The game takes place in an alternate version of Hyrule, called Termina, in which citizens have their own unique time schedules throughout the three days. Link also collects various masks that each have their own use or power.
The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask is priced at 1000 Nintendo Points. The title was originally released on October 26, 2000.
Naturally, that’s great news for Zelda fans everywhere, who have been starved since Twilight Princess and Phantom Hourglass. Spirit Tracks is up next, but Retro Studios (famous for their Metroid work) recently said that there are no more plans for them to make the next Wii-Zelda follow-up. Bad news!
Better news, of course, is that we’ve still got a bunch of Legend of Zelda merch in case you want to dry your tears in one of our awesome plush Links. Check out the whole collection here!
May 29, 2009
The first teaser trailer for 2010’s Toy Story 3 leaked yesterday, but now it’s available legitimately and in high-definition! Already featuring some old favourites, the teaser comes VERY early given that it’ll be over a year before the movie hits theatres, but it gives fans of the first two movies something to look forward to. Until then, of course, there’s Disney-Pixar’s UP, opening today. Now check this out!
May 28, 2009
The first three Sonic the Hedgehog action figures have now arrived and are in-stock, ready to order! Sonic, Shadow and the echidna, Knuckles, are the first of a collection from Jazwares. Each figure features over 25 points of articulation and stands over six inches tall! The sculpting is perfectly loyal to the dynamic art you’ve come to know and love in the Sonicverse and the toys look awesome.
Plus, coming in later months (but already available for pre-order!), you can find Werehog, Black Night and more! Whether you’re a long-time fan or just getting into it thanks to Nintendo’s purchase of the Sonic franchise, you should definitely check this collection out!
May 26, 2009
The Hall of Heroes collection has arrived! Throughout his illustrious career, G.I. Joe has had dozens of memorable friends and foes, but the Hall of Heroes brings together only the finest and most beloved or feared of the characters. Storm Shadow and Snake Eyes appear, as do Flint and Firefly, among others. Fans of the franchise will definitely want to snag these 3 3/4” figures either individually or as a set of 10.
And if that isn’t enough, be sure to check these out:
G.I. Joe Battle Packs! Each set contains a bunch of figures ready for action in any situation, from a shipwreck to a desert assault. Figures from all eras of G.I. Joe there, with the latest based on thus summer’s upcoming G.I. Joe live-action film. Some are already available to buy, others can be pre-ordered for later delivery, but all of them help you bring home the awesomeness of the real American heroes.
May 26, 2009
Those are the new figures from DC Direct’s DC Universe collection and they arrive <i>tomorrow</i>. Past series have brought us Red Tornado and Etrigan, Harley Quinn and Nightwing, The Riddler and Big Barda and dozens more. And now, joining the legions, we’ve got new pre-orders for the eighth series of figures, comprised of…
-Classic Dr. Fate
-Modern Dr. Fate
-Gentleman Ghost (my personal favourite)
-Grab ‘em as a complete set!
They get here tomorrow, but you can already pre-order now, before they go live on the website. And you can also check out and pre-order the ninth series. The ship date has yet to be announced, but the collection includes Black Canary, Green Arrow, Black Adam and seven others! Take a look at the ninth series by clicking here!