HOLIDAY SHIPPING DEADLINES!

December 17, 2011

Christmas is just over a week away and you’re still getting your shopping done. We can help! Just make sure you don’t wait too long, because our holiday shipping dates are fast approaching! Here’s when youv’e gotta make the order if you want to get your swag on-time!

SHIPPING DATES

USA shipping for Christmas
Location
Standard Service
Priority Service
Express Service
Eastern Zone
December 15th before 4pm EST
December 20th before 3pm EST
December 22nd before 3pm EST
Central Zone
December 14th before 4pm EST
December 19th before 3pm EST
December 21st before 3pm EST
Pacific Zone
December 13th before 4pm EST
December 18th before 3pm EST
December 21st before 3pm EST
Hawaii & Alaska
December 9th before 4pm EST
December 17th before 3pm EST
December 20th before 3pm EST


Canada shipping for Christmas
Location
Standard Service
Priority Service
Express Service
Ontario & Quebec
December 16th before 6pm EST
December 20th before 6pm EST
December 22nd before 5pm EST
Central/West Coast
December 10th before 6pm EST
December 12th before 6pm EST
December 21st before 5pm EST
Maritimes
December 10th before 6pm EST
December 12th before 6pm EST
December 21st before 5pm EST
Northwest/Nunavut
December 3th before 6pm EST
December 8th before 6pm EST
December 18th before 5pm EST


International shipping for Christmas
Location
Standard Service
Priority Service
Express Service
Europe
December 12th before 5pm EST
December 14th before 3pm
December 19th before 3pm
South America
December 2nd before 5pm EST
December 4th before 3pm
December 19th before 3pm
Australia & Asia
December 9th before 5pm EST
December 11th before 3pm
December 19th before 3pm

After that, we’re closed December 24th to January 3rd! So happy shopping and happy holidays from all of us at CmdStore.com!


Classic Captain America from Marvel Select

December 16, 2011

Standing 8 inches tall and looking every bit as impressive as the Marvel Select collection demands, CAPTAIN AMERICA rocks his classic, all-American look as he stands tall on Liberty and Justice (literally–check out the stand!). It’s a classic throwback to a character whose star is only rising as The Avengers movie looms large. The fully-articulated figure comes with an impressive diorama-style display and fits in extremely well with the rest of the Marvel Select line-up. Check it out!


SDCC Exclusives: PREDATOR Mask Set

December 15, 2011

SIDESHOW COLLECTIBLES joins with AMALGAMATED DYNAMICS to create an amazing collectible for fans of the PREDATOR franchise. Based on their looks in the film ALIEN VS PREDATOR, this new mask set is crafted in 1:4 scale, featuring individually-painted and finished masks that boast their own unique quality in both design and styling. Each one is about 5 inches tall and sits on its own display stand.


Young Justice: BATMAN and ROBIN

December 13, 2011

The Dynamic Duo together again!

Superheroism’s next generation are getting their due in YOUNG JUSTICE, studying under their respective mentors. Artemis has Green Arrow, Aqualad has Aquaman and, of course, Robin the Boy Wonder has BATMAN. In this 2-figure box set, you can get both of them in the same dynamic style you’ve seen from the Justice League Unlimited figure series. They’re a great addition to the DC Universe collection and if you’re a fan of the show, the character or just really awesome figures, you’ll definitely want to check these out. The figures are about 6 inches tall and come with clear plastic figure bases, ideal for display!


Marvel Select BLACK WIDOW

December 12, 2011

A bold secret agent who comes with a highly-detailed display stand and an itsy-bitsy Ant-Man, Black Widow has officially joined the Marvel Select pantheon as a stunning 8-inch figure. From the signature wristbands to the iridescent purple jumpsuit, she cuts a figure that’s both intimidating and beautiful, but, as with the creature who shares her name, she’s a deadly force to be reckoned with. Fans of the character should definitely snag this unique exclusive for a chance to get their hands on one of the coolest heroes Marvel’s ever created.

Plus, it might help hold you over until the Avengers movie brings Scarlet Johansson’s Black Widow to the big screen.


Batman’s Back in Arkham City!

December 11, 2011

Head to the iTunes store, Bat-fans! You can now download a brand new Batman adventure that sees the Dark Knight headed back into Arkham City to take on the likes of Solomon Grundy (above), Two-Face and even Deathstroke. It’s a bit of good news for anyone who’s been missing the Arkham City streets since the game’s release in October. No, it’s not the exciting new expansion DLC we’ve been waiting for, but at only $5.99, it’s a worthwhile addition to your collection and something new and pretty special for app-lovers.

Check out this review from Kotaku:

Batman’s Return to Arkham City is Triumphant, But Short

Batman Arkham City: Lockdown is an entertaining, graphically lush chance to beat your way through four of Arkham’s most notorious villains and their henchmen on an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch.

It’s a visually rich, combat intense brawler that has you swiping and poking your way through hand-to-hand combat with Two-Face, Deathstroke, Solomon Grundy, the Joker and all of their henchmen. You get to level up your Batman, unlock a handy selection of gadgets and can even purchase four different takes on The Bat.
The $5.99 universal iOS game was developed by NetherRealm Studios, the folks behind Mortal Kombat, using the Unreal Engine, the same tools used to create the impressive Infinity Blade games for the iOS. And you can tell. Lockdown feels a bit like Infinity Blade Batman with a touch of Mortal Kombat thrown in for good measure.

Much of the game has players viewing Batman side as he stands a few paces away from his enemy, punching, kicking and ducking. Players swipe left, right or up to punch and kick. Some combinations deliver special attack combos as well. To dodge, you tap the screen at the right time and to deflect an attack you swipe down.

Occasionally, bad guys go into a sort of unblockable rampage mode. When that happens the glow red and you need to duck their special attacks, which are highlighted with exclamation points.

As you play through the game you earn Waynetech Credit which can be used to increase Batman’s training, giving him more health, faster reaction and stronger hits. You can also use the credit to purchase equipment. He comes with a rechargable health pack which can be upgraded. You can also by shock gauntlets, smoke bombs and unlock the ability to summon swarms of bats to attack enemies.

All of these specials appear as icons along the bottom of the screen. You just tap them to activate them in a battle.

The fights are broken down into sections of the city. Once you clear an area you’re returned to a map where you can select where you want to go next. The map includes four quadrants, one each for the villains. Each quadrant is broken up into four locations, three filled with henchman and the last the boss battle.

While boss battles always end with pretty straight forward fighting, they also contain some nice additional touches. In one you will be tilting your device to control the flight of a Batarang as it chances down an enemy. In another you need to tap the screen to break a hold.

Overall, Lockdown is a fun, surprisingly high fidelity experience. It does suffer from a little bit of chug on my iPhone 4, but not enough to make the game unplayable.

My chief disappointment was that the henchmen are a bit too similar, their attacks a bit too canned throughout the short-lived experience. I managed to play entirely through Lockdown in a single couple hour play session. Which is fine, but replaying the game, something Lockdown encourages you do to continue to unlock Batman’s abilities and equipment, isn’t nearly as fun the second time through. The game would be a lot more fun if they increased the variety of enemies and perhaps added new elements on additional play throughs.

Another neat addition to the game are the three other Batman suits you can buy. These suits, Animated Series Batman, The Dark Knight Returns Batman and Batman Beyond, aren’t just skins, they each adjust Batman’s health, damage and speed stats. They also seem to change his fighting style and animations. Each cost $.99, which seems a bit pricey to me, but I purchased Batman Beyond and am enjoying replaying the game as a completely new sort of Batman.

Finally, the game packs in an impressive, eclectic mix of extras. There are short bios for eight characters (including two I haven’t seen in the game yet, so maybe there are more surprises in store for me.). There are also achievements, 16 Wallpapers and, this is the most baffling, digital versions of the comics Arkham City #1, 6 and 7. I don’t know why those particular comics are included, nor why 2 through 5 aren’t, but it’s a nice freebie. Unfortunately the viewer is a major pain to use, but it is free.

Batman: Arkham City Lockdown is worth the $6 pricetag, but only just. If the team pumps out new, free content, the sort of free content we saw with Infinity Blade, then I’d say it is a must buy.


TRANSFORMERS: Devastator Gift Set

December 10, 2011

Imports are pretty much the cream of the Transformers crop and we’ve got a new one that’s sure to please. Take a look!

That’s six individual Transformers in one awesome Japanese box set. Part of the encore series, it’s a treat for anyone who’s made this their holy grail or has otherwise been on the look-out for something truly awesome to be the jewel in the crown for their collection of Robots in Disguise. When fully assembled, Devastator stands a whopping 12 inches tall and features full limb articulation and a number of weapons to help him take on any enemies you want to throw his way. A must-have for collectors!


Optimus Prime vs Megatron

December 9, 2011

It’s Decepticon versus Autobot once again and you get to decide who comes out on top! Based on their dynamic new looks in TRANSFORMERS PRIME, these 8-inch Transformers can stage an epic battle on your toyshelf! The two-pack also comes with the show’s human protagonists and a DVD featuring the series premiere– perfect for converting the uninitiated.

The set is currently available for pre-order and will be shipping out in January 2012, so if you’re a fan of the series, you’ll definitely want to get this one on its way!


UTAPAU SHADOW TROOPER EXCLUSIVE

December 8, 2011

A stunning rendering of an Utapau shadow trooper is the newest release from Sideshow. It’s like these Star Wars figures just keep getting better and better, because this one’s not just good-looking, it features some really great accessories and enough alternate hands to make customization easy! Your display case is barely ready for this one. Check out the list of features:

Articulated Armored Body with over 30 points of articulation
Detailed Fabric Bodysuit
Highly Detailed Full Body Clone Shadow Trooper Armor Set
Phase II Helmet Portrait
One (1) pair flat palm hands
One (1) pair thumbs up hands
One (1) pair closed fists
One (1) pair trigger grip hands
One (1) pair C-grip hands
One (1) right hand with one finger point
One (1) left hand with two finger point
One (1) left hand with two finger spread
One (1) pair standing boot
One (1) pair action boot
BlasTech DC-15A Long Range Blaster Rifle
BlasTech DC-15S Blaster Carbine
Lower support extendable figure stand with Star Wars logo


Marvel Universe 2011 – Wave 6

December 7, 2011

Iron Fist (redeco), Psylocke, Storm, Patriot, Thunder Age Thor and Shadowland Daredevil make up the sixth wave of Marvel Universe’s 2011 line of 3.75-inch figures. As per usual, you can get these guys individually or as a complete set if you’re a collector. This series has an especially awesome look, as a kind of metallic sheen makes the outfits stand out all the more.

These guys are currently available for pre-order, but you don’t need to worry about the wait– they’re coming out later this month!


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