McFarlane presents Series 2 of Halo 5: Guardians figures

McFarlane Toys brings us this power quartet straight from the latest installment from the much-loved Halo video-game franchise. Say hello to the Halo 5: Guardians Series 2 set of four figures, the perfect addition to the first wave of action figures from the same collection. The series includes the charismatic Spartan Buck from Spartan Locke’s Fireteam Osiris, as well as exciting, custom-colored Spartans from the Halo 5: Guardians multiplayer!

Plus, each Halo 5: Guardians action figure comes with a free Supply “REQ Pack” code to unlock in-game content which contains a variety of requisitions (REQs) in the form of unlockable weapons and armors, skins, assassination animations and more! Click on the image below to begin.

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Six new figures from The Walking Dead are here!

We’re on to the ninth series of awesome McFarlane figures based on the hit AMC series The Walking Dead, and so fans of the world-famous TV classic based on the comic books by Robert Kirkman are in for a real treat.

Endure the zombie apocalypse with this sextet of five-inch characters — choose from Water Walker, T-Dog, Dirt Version Grave Digger Daryl, Dale Horvath Exclusive, Constable Michonne and Beth Green. Save some coin when you grab all six, pictured below. And note that Dale Horvath is only available through selected retailers, so make sure you grab your chance to get him now! You can click on the image below to get started.

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The Walking Dead lives! Twice the gore with the Carl & Abraham Bloody Two-Pack

Walking Dead-heads are going to get way stoked on this one. Here is the Walking Dead Carl & Abraham Bloody Two-Pack, a duo of delightfully grisly proportions. The lauded designers over at McFarlane have outdone themselves with this one!

Just take a look at Carl Grimes and Abraham Ford, complete with pitchfork and weapons accessories. I mean, everyone knows that zombies are awesome, but the ante is truly upped with this new offering. Your Walking Dead collection won’t be complete without these two!

Cuties.

Cuties.

Walking Dead Rick Grimes McFarlane figure: a US exclusive now on CmdStore.com!

The outbreak survivor made famous by AMC’s hit TV show The Walking Dead is now here in six-inch format, courtesy of McFarlane Toys! Check out rugged and brave protagonist Rick Grimes in his boss-like pose, outfitted in his police officer uniform from his stint at the King County Sheriff’s Department. Imagine if you were wounded in the line of duty and woke up to find yourself as one of the survivors of a zombie apocalypse! Yeah, pretty crazy stuff.

So we’re more than excited that we’ve gotten our paws on this exclusive figure, previously only available at Walgreen’s in the US. We have a limited number of these Grimes collectibles, so make sure you scoop one up before it’s too late.

I shot the sheriff.

I shot the sheriff.

Series 6 of The Walking Dead figures by McFarlane Toys are now in stock!

The TV show that has served all of our post-apocalyptic screen needs since 2010 is more than worthy of attention from big toy companies. And we’re super stoked that that is indeed happening, because these six new figures from McFarlane Toys are absolutely bomb. The AMC series inspired by the work of Robert Kirkman is totally blood-curdling, and these toys are no different. They come with various weapons and garment accessories and multiple points of articulation, of course.

Among the new, must-have six-inch figures are Rick Grimes (pictured below), Daryl Dixon, Michonne, RV Zombie, Abraham Ford, Hershel Greene, Carol Peletier, Bungee Guts Zombie and The Governor with Long Coat. Pick them up today on CmdStore.com individually or make it easy on yourself by copping the set of nine at a special price!

Are those bloodstained pants Versace?

Hey, boy. Are those bloodstained pants Versace?

McFarlane to drop three brand-new Assassin’s Creed figures in 2015

The mythological gaming experiences based on a novel by Slovenian author Vladimir Bartol have gone down in history as some of Ubisoft’s greatest creations. Since 2007, Assassin’s Creed and its seven sequels have been regaling us with the tales of two rivaling secret societies and their enigmatic connection to a race of pre-humans.

Now, three new toys in the fourth action-figure series based on the franchise are set to be released by McFarlane in May of next year. Five-inch versions of Eagle Vision Arno Dorian, Arno Dorian and Shay Cormac are to be anticipated. Grab them on their own or save at the checkout with our set of three, pictured below!

Sony Pictures will be releasing a movie version of Assassin's Creed in 2016.

Sony Pictures will be releasing a movie version of Assassin’s Creed in 2016.

Conner Assassin’s Creed Figure

Connor Assassin's Creed FigureSet against the backdrop of the American Revolution in the late 18th century, Assassin’s Creed III introduces a new hero, Ratonhnhaké:ton, of Native American and English heritage. Adopting the name Connor, he becomes the new voice for justice in the ancient war between the Assassins and Templars. Our Connor action figure depicts this secret hero of the revolution in his iconic Assassin robes, as seen on the cover of Assassin’s Creed III. Figure has 27 points of articulation, and comes with an Assassin tomahawk, bow, and a quiver of arrows.

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Sidney Crosby takes a pass on world hockey championship

Sidney Crosby takes a pass on world hockey championship

Article from National Post.

Canadian Olympic hero Sidney Crosby won’t be wearing the Maple Leaf next month at the IIHF world championship in Finland and Sweden.

Crosby’s agent, Pat Brisson, said his client will take a pass on the worlds to focus on training and preparing for the 2012-13 NHL season.

“Sidney feels there is an opportunity ahead to spend the next four months getting ready for next season,” Brisson said in an email to Postmedia News. “He really didn’t have a full summer to train last year as he was injured and not 100%.”

The star centre with the Pittsburgh Penguins scored the overtime winner in the gold-medal game at the 2010 Winter Olympics. He also won a gold medal with the Canadian junior team in 2005 and a silver medal in 2004.

Crosby was named the top forward in his only world championship experience after leading the tournament in scoring in 2006 with eight goals and eight assists. Canada finished fourth in that tournament.

Concussion and neck injuries limited Crosby to 22 regular-season games with the Penguins this year, however his eight goals and 29 assists gave him a career-best 1.68 points per game average despite playing less than 20 minutes a game for the first time in his seven-year career.

In six games in the Penguins’ first-round playoff to the Philadelphia Flyers this year, Crosby had three goals and five assists.

Hockey Canada has already named 17 players to its world championship roster. The team is expected to be filled out by players on teams eliminated in the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs.

The Canadian team, coached by former Calgary Flames bench boss Brent Sutter, opens play on May 4 against Slovakia in Helsinki, Finland

Sidney Crosby passes on 2012 world hockey championship

Vancouver Canucks’ Roberto Luongo willing to waive no-trade clause

Roberto Luongo will be Traded

Article by Elliot Pap, Vancouver Sun

VANCOUVER — Roberto Luongo said today he will waive his no-trade clause if Vancouver Canucks management feels this is the best move for the team.

Luongo, 33, has been the Canucks’ No. 1 goalie for six seasons but was replaced by 26-year-old Cory Schneider for the final three games of the playoffs. Luongo has 10 years and roughly $47 million remaining on his long-term contract. Schneider, meanwhile, is finishing a two-year deal in which he was paid $900,000 per season. He is in line for an extremely large raise.

“Yeah, of course, if they ask me to,” Luongo replied when queried about his appetite to waive the no-trade clause. “I don’t want to be one of those guys who is going to stand in the way of anything. I always want to put the team ahead of me. I don’t want to be one of those selfish guys.

“Obviously they have a guy here who is going to be a superstar in this league for the next 10, 12, 15 years so I’m okay with it. It is a business and that’s the way it goes. I’ve loved being here the last six years. If I’m here in the future, then great. If I’m not, that’s good also.”

Luongo said the next move is up to the team. He has already met with GM Mike Gillis and they plan to meet again.

“Even though I have a no-trade, it is not my decision,” Luongo continued. “It’s a very unique circumstance, I think, that we’re in where we have an elite young guy who is up and coming and is probably going to dominate the league for many years. So I’m not sure what I would do if I was GM.

“I’ve learned over the course of my career that things change quickly,” he added. “With anything, you don’t want to look too far ahead because life has a lot of curve balls.”

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As I have stated on this blog, I have met Roberto at the Keg in the Old Montreal, and he is a super classy down to earth guy.  We wish the best for Roberto where ever he goes.

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Jacques Plante Classic Red Jersey Hockey Figure – Montreal Canadiens

My all time favorite NHL goalie is not Patrick Roy….it is the one and only….Jacques Plante.

Did you KNOW:  Plante was one of the first goaltenders to skate behind the net to stop the puck. He also was one of the first to raise his arm on an icing call to let his defencemen know what was happening. He perfected a stand-up, positional style, cutting down the angles; he became one of the first goaltenders to write a how-to book about the position. He was a pioneer of stickhandling the puck; before that time, goaltenders passively stood in the net and simply deflected pucks to defencemen or backchecking forwards.

Jacques Plante Mask

Plante was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1978. His jersey, #1, was retired in 1995 by the Montreal Canadiens.  Finally McFarlane Toys has released Plante’s classic red, white and blue jersey in Series 28.   Just click the image below to buy it online.

Jacques Plante Hockey Figure