MORTAL KOMBAT: Retro Ninja Pack

Fans of the original Mortal Kombat games will love this brand new action figure four-pack. Feast your eyes on this little throwback:

From a simpler time when “multiple characters” often meant “recolours” comes this commemorative gift set featuring Scorpion, Reptile, Sub-Zero and Smoke, four characters whose brightly-coloured outfits suggest that they might not be the best candidates for Ninja-ry. Fortunately, most of their work is less stealth, more terrifyingly awesome kicks, punches and vicious finishing moves.

The 6-inch figures are articulated and come with alternate heads (skull and full-on lizard). They’re made by Jazwares and come with what they call “Secret Accessories”. If you love the brutal world of Mortal Kombat, then you’re going to want to grab these guys.

The Mortal Kombat Ninja Six Pack

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You’ll find Ermac, Scorpion, Reptile, Sub-Zero, Rain and the sadly-named Noob in this six-pack of Mortal Kombat “Klassic” Ninja figures from Jazwares.

They’re about six inches tall and represent a later evolution in the Mortal Kombat Ninja Costume Canon (or Kostume Kanon?), but you’ll have no recognising any of these iconic characters (Kharacters.)

Three NEW Mortal Kombat Figures!

Sub-Zero, Scorpion and Raiden are probably the three most popular men in the Mortal Kombat pantheon so it’s no surprise that they’re the first to get the action figure treatment in this new collection by Jazwares, whom you might recognize from their Sonic the Hedgehog work.

The figures themselves make up the first series of figures, but given the success of the recent video game, it’s a pretty safe bet to expect more from this line in the future. All the figures are a bit over 6 feet tall and they come with the awesome, game-accurate weapons you know and love. If you’re a fan of the current game or any of its previous incarnations, you’ll definitely want to check these out.

New SONIC THE HEDGEHOG Action Figures from Jazwares!

Look out! There are brand new Sonic the Hedgehog Figures headed your way!

Jazwares’ Sonic collection is already pretty substantial, but as demand stays strong, they’re meeting it by coming out with a bunch of new figures that fans will be pleased to see. It’s been a heck of a long time for Sonic, with a host of successful games, recent Nintendo crossovers and the development of new adventures–not to mention the show. It’s no wonder that this enduring franchise is enjoying a second wind; something with a lifespan like that definitely has a solid fanbase and one that is more than willing to support the Blue Blur as he ages.

Below, check out the figures we just got in stock: Metal Sonic, Silver the Hedgehog, Shadow the Hedgehog and two different versions of Knuckles the Echidna. Enjoy!

New Figures from Sonic the Hedgehog!

Boasting 12 points of articulation and a smooth metallic finish, the 10-inch Deluxe Metal Sonic figure is one that should delight fans of the speedy blue hedgehog and his franchise.

He’s one of the new Sonic figures we’ve gotten in-stock and ready to go, joining a bunch of 3- and 6-inch figures including mini vehicles, Silver the Hedgehog, Knuckles (super poser and 3-inch) and Shadow the Hedgehog, plus many, many more. They’re all from Jazwares, who have been the leading provider of all things Sonic in recent years, producing high-quality items that capture all the adventure and character of the massively popular and long-lasting series. Check ’em out!

But wait! There’s even more good news for fans, back from E3. Remember this from February?

Well, it seems like Sega’s almost ready to send it our way. Here’s the report from Pcmag.com!

LOS ANGELES – Sega displayed a slew of Sonic the Hedgehog games at E3 2010, including “Sonic Colors DS” and “Sonic Colors Wii,” but it was the upcoming “Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 1” that generated the most buzz at Sega’s booth.

“Sonic 4” is throwback to the 16-bit Sonic games that helped the Genesis compete with the Super NES in the early to mid 1990’s. There aren’t any silly side characters, no werewolf transformations, or black Sonic clones with guns. Instead, the game was remarkably simplistic and quite refreshing.

Gameplay is classic Sonic. In our hands-on time with the game, we found it remarkably similar to the original “Sonic the Hedgehog.” Sonic plods along until momentum is gained, sending him whizzing through loops, over hills, and other familiar Sonic locales. The 1080p HD graphics are appropriately bright and cheery, and the music is delightful.


“Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 1” will be available in late summer for the PS3 and Xbox 360.

Sonic Jazwares Figures and Sonic the Hedgehog 4

Sonic the Hedgehog has been around since 1991 in dozen of different incarnations: the original side-scroller, 3D platformers, television shows, guest appearances in other games and dozens more. He’s easily one of the most well-known and “busiest” video game heroes ever, but when Sega fell out of the console race, it seemed that Sonic’s days might be numbered. His games were becoming diluted, the core elements replaced with gimmicks and attempts to stay relevant. Gamers didn’t take to it. Which is probably why SEGA has seen fit to try to bring back the brand with toys and a new adventure. We’ll handle the merchandise, which ranges from fully-articulated Sonic action figures to plush toys and soundtracks, but after that, read on for a look at what you can expect in the way of play.


From an editorial over at The Escapist

This weekend, there were rumors that the long-teased “Project Needlemouse” could perhaps actually be Sonic 4, the direct continuation of a once-glorious 2D platformer franchise that had been dormant since 1994’s Sonic & Knuckles. And yes, those days had truly been glorious (personally, I consider the combination game Sonic 3 & Knuckles to be one of the finest old-school platformers ever made). But no, it was just wishful thinking, wasn’t it? Sega couldn’t possibly be giving the fans what they’d been asking for for years, could it?

As it turns out, yes. Yes they could.

“Project Needlemouse” is indeed Sonic the Hedgehog 4, reports Gamespot, and will be out on all three major consoles as a downloadable title (via XBLA, PSN, and WiiWare) this summer. Curiously, the launch trailer seen above refers to Sonic the Hedgehog 4, Episode 1, which indicates that there will be more to come. That, of course, makes it even more like Sonic 3 & Knuckles, which was one game that was released in two parts thanks to time and budget considerations (so in a way, the precursor to modern DLC when you think about it).

Sega associate brand manager Ken Balough told Gamespot that Sonic 4 will pick up directly where Sonic & Knuckles left off, and will include old-school elements such as the spin dash and power sneakers – as well as online leaderboards for the world’s fastest hedgehogs to strut their stuff, and optional motion controls for the Wii Remote and the Sixaxis.

It remains to be seen if Sega can still pull the same magic out of the franchise, but the classic “Se-ga!” jingle brings a smile to my face nonetheless. One thing remains certain: As long as they call him Dr. Robotnik and can this “Eggman” crap, we’ll be good.

And finally, check out the first trailer!

Sonic the Hedgehog: JAZWARES figures have arrived!

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!