Gears of War: Series 6

Fans of Gears of War might want to get pre-orderin’ as the release date for NECA’s stunning, highly-detailed 6-inch figures approaches at last. Coming this summer, you can get four new figures (Skorge, Kantus Priest, Boomer Mauler and COG soldier) individually or as a complete set.

They’re one of NECA’s most impressive lines if only because the complex, intricate character designs of the game have been captured so perfectly. Every spike, every tarnish, every dent has been captured and even the faces are just stunning. If you’re a fan of the game, then you’ll definitely want to snag this series or grab a couple from previous lines!

GEARS OF WAR: SERIES 6 FIGURES

The sixth wave of GEARS OF WAR figures has arrived and it looks more insane than ever:

The Figures included in this series are: Skorge, Kantus Priest, Boomer Mauler and COG soldier, each one boasting an extremely high level of detail, the kind you’ve come to expect from NECA. The character design in the games is so distinctive and the figures are equally stunning, bringing to your toy shelf the intimidating and occasionally terrifying look of the franchise. Shipping in March, these 6-inch figures can be purchased individually or you can take advantage of a savings of $11.85 by snagging them as a four-figure set.

And if you’re a fan, you might be pleased to hear that Epic is in the process of finalizing content for the beta release of GEARS OF WAR 3! Check this out from Attack of the Fanboy:

Mike Capps of Epic Games recently spoke about the upcoming Beta for Gears of War 3, and what may or may not be included in the trial period. “We know that the Gears 3 beta access codes will be highly sought-after, so our most passionate fans will get the inside track. The beta starts in the spring and, honestly, we’re still debating what exactly is going to go into the beta so fans will want to be there from the very beginning to see how it evolves and grows,” stated the developer.

Personally, I think Gears has an awesome formula for online multiplayer. The biggest problem that I had with Gears of War 2 was the actual functionality of multiplayer and playing the game outside of with a group of friends. Incorporating a matchmaking service for features like the Horde Mode that actually works, is key. The Call of Duty, Battlefield, and Halo Franchises do this really well. It’s also probably why they are so popular. You can pick up any of these games at any time, friends online or not, and find a game with no hassle within just a few moments you are in on the action. This is something that wasn’t possible in Gears 2 until long after the game’s initial buzz wore off.

And finally, if you still haven’t gotten your hands on the games, here are the Amazon links you’ll need to get ’em, or pre-order the third!

Gears of War (2-Disc Edition)

Gears of War 2 – Game of the Year Edition

Gears of War 3

Eleanor and Little Sister: SDCC Exclusive Bioshock Figures

From the hit Bioshock 2 comes a pair of new figures exclusive to the San Diego Comic Con. A limited edition, it comes with both a little sister and the Eleanor Big Sister, standing about 4 and 8 inches respectively. It’s just one of the SDCC exclusives currently available for pre-order on our site. Here are some links to the others!

SDCC Exclusive T-1000 in Liquid Metal form

Gears of War: Jace Stratton SDCC Exclusive

Predator: Cloaked Berserker SDCC Exclusive

But for the full list of all the exclusives that will be available to Comic Con attendees, you can take a look at the official site

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Our Top Items this Christmas!

Hey there!

Here’s a look at the TOP 10 ITEMS on CMDSTORE.COM this Christmas! Is the Holiday Season creeping up a little too quickly, leaving you without ideas for what to get the fanboy or fangirl in your life? Take a look at the hottest toys we’ve got this Christmas, plus all the deadline dates to follow if you want your purchase to arrive right on time!

1) BAKUGAN : MAXUS HELIOS 7-IN-1
The most impressive Bakugan out there isn’t a single battle brawler, it’s the sum of seven! With this exclusive pack, you get six Bakugan that combine into a single Maxus Helios beast!

2) ZHU ZHU PETS
The latest craze to sweep this nation and others, we’ve got the four Zhu Zhu Pet hamsters, plus four accessories including the fun house and the Hamster City garage.

3) MARVEL SELECT: RED HULK
The Exclusive Marvel Select Red Hulk has been very popular this year. It features great sculpting, impressive articulation and a variant head, plus a rubble-strewn base sure to look awesome on any toy shelf.

4) TWILIGHT & NEW MOON FIGURES
The juggernaut that is the Twilight series has left some very nice NECA toys in its path, featuring Bella, Alive, Jacob and, of course, the man himself: vampire Edward Cullen. Swoon!

5) STAR WARS CLONE TANK
Featuring Electronic lights and sounds, plus launchable weaponry and some truly cool design, Star Wars fans should be pleased to see this brand new Turbo Tank roll out!

6) TRANSFORMERS: REVENGE OF THE FALLEN
Deluxe Class, Voyager Class, Robot Heroes and more! We’ve got everything from 2009’s biggest movie.

7) MCFARLANE’S HALO: SERIES 6
One of the biggest games of all time, the folks have outdone themselves in coming up with their toy line. Series 6 brings Brute Boyguards, Pure-form Floods and more!

8) SONIC ACTION FIGURES: SERIES 2
Sonic fans young and old will enjoy these figures, which bring together everyone from the Genesis years to Sonic’s rebirth with Nintendo. The new series features Yellow Super Sonic!

9) GI JOE: THE RISE OF COBRA
This one’s a line of toys for fans of the film, but it should also be very appealing to any GI Joe fans looking for a new take on their favourite characters.

10) GEARS OF WAR: SERIES 5 Check out Col. Hoffman, Boomer, a COG soldier and a Grenadier Beast Rider in this awesome new series based on the hit XBox game.

DEADLINE DATES

STANDARD SHIPPING

ALL of the USA: December 20th before 4pm EST

Ontario & Quebec: December 21st before 5pm EST

Central, West Coast & Maritimes: December 15th before 5pm EST

Europe: December 11th before 5pm EST

UPS EXPRESS SHIPPING

ALL of the USA: December 23rd before 4pm EST

ALL of Canada EXCEPT NWT and Nunavut: December 23rd before 4pm EST

Europe, South America, Australia and Asia: December 21st before 3pm EST

Video Games: Figures and Awful Voice Acting

As many are saying nowadays and as I have said in a recent post, Video Games are becoming more and more cinematic. The scale is epic, with massive new worlds being created as stages for brilliant stories, sweeping tales that truly immerse the player. More and more video games are being made into movies (such as Brad Pitt’s recent purchase of Dark Void) for a mainstream audience who might want to get in on the tales without devoting hours to playing. And manufacturers are beginning to see that, beyond the games themselves, there’s a huge market for merchandise, from soundtracks to figures. And in the latter category, we can help fans out by offering a wide selection of toys from Bioshock to Super Mario, Street fighter to Call of Duty, Super Metroid to Halo and much, much more. Check it out!

 

But of course, there’s another side to that coin. Though video games are definitely improving in quality and becoming closer and closer to films, there’s still one area in which many are…shall we say…lacking: acting. Now, don’t get me wrong: there are a ton of really talented voice actors out there and they deserve all the work they get, if not more. But this youtube video captures a lot of moments where things just didn’t come together. Enjoy!

NECA’s Stylized Marcus Fenix

I still remember the amazing commercial for Gears of War, which was a trailer-style ad that showcased the dark, powerful imagery of the game to the sound of Gary Jules’ haunting cover of ‘Mad World’. If you don’t remember it, take a look right here…

Since that aired, the game has spawned a sequel and is soon to become a trilogy as massively successful as the acclaimed Halo. And with it has come a ton of figures and collectibles that capture the feeling of the game, plus the amazing detail of the armor, weapons and characters themselves. Fans have been spoiled!

But like Star Trek’s Quogs or Halo’s Odd Pods, Gears of War’s collection of figures have been popular enough to allow for more creative designs to be added to the line and that’s what’s brought us this stylized Marcus Fenix from NECA. It’s a great new look for the game’s protagonist and there’s no doubt this one will be popular with fans. You can snag it at CmdStore.com! Just click here or on the picture below to check out the whole collection of toys!

You can also check grab the game itself over at Amazon.com!
Gears of War (2-Disc Edition) for XBox
Gears of War 2 for the XBox

E3 Expo: June 2nd to 4th, 2009 and Video Game Figures!

Get ready, video game fans! The biggest video game convention in the world, the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), goes down June 2-4, 2009 in the Los Angeles Convention Center and you can expect big news from Nintendo, Sony, Microsoft and hundreds of others, from developers and designers to writers and artists. It’s going to be awesome!

Unfortunately, there’s no way of knowing what surprises are in-store, but be sure to check out the official website for a look at the programming. And we’ll definitely be reporting on the new developments as we hear of them!

For now, video game aficionados can take a look at our selection of VG-related figures and collectibles for an easier way of bringing the virtual world to the real world!