Mass Effect Alliance Fighter

Want to feel a little bit more like Commander Shepard but can’t find a Turian to invite to your private quarters? Then start decorating your cabin with the Alliance Fighter 8-inch replica, one of the Mass Effect ship replicas that does double duty: it’s a replica of a ship, sure, but it’s also…well, a replica of a replica you can buy in-game.

Systems Alliance frigates, named after the great battles of human history, are among the larger warships capable of traveling between star systems in the interactive world of Mass Effect. Dark Horse has released a version of one of these ships, our popular replica of Normandy. Smaller combat support craft, fighters, and interceptors are used in a support role to the warships during combat. Fighters are a one-man craft used to perform close-range attacks on enemy ships.

GARRUS VAKARIAN

Whether he was your best friend or your boyfriend, Garrus remains a beloved character in the Mass Effect fandom. And finally, he’s been given his due as a deluxe action figure from the brilliant designers at Play Arts. Take a look:

He stands about 8 inches tall and features amazing detail, capturing the armor, accessories and stone-like skin of the calibration-loving Turian sniper. If you’re a fan, order now! He’s going fast.

DEATH TO REAPERS – A New Mass Effect Tee

Today’s TeeFury tee has all the goodness of Mass Effect without any of the ending-related misery.

Of course, you can wear your pride on your sleeve (and the rest of your upper body) and you can also display it on your shelf with these upcoming Mass Effect figures. Pre-order now, they ship out in May!

Bioware To Un-Crush Your Soul

Still peeling yourself off the carpet after the ending of Mass Effect 3? Well, The Australian has some good news…

FANS of “Mass Effect 3” had reason to rejoice after the top-selling video game’s makers agreed to rewrite its ending — which has been raising the ire of players worldwide.

While developers BioWare had originally hinted at 16 different endings, gamers soon found that no matter how skilfully they tackled the intergalactic action role-play, there were only three possible endings for the key characters, The Times reported.

All the endings, gamers moaned, were bleak.

Taking their gripe to Facebook, some 50,000 fans campaigned for a better ending for “Mass Effect 3,” which has sold 2.4 million copies since its release on March 9.

“It just crushes your soul,” campaigner Sebastian Sobczyk told The Times. “It’s like if ‘Star Wars’ ended with the deaths of Luke Skywalker, Han Solo and Princess Leia. For the love of God, give us a nice ending.”

BioWare heard the gamers’ appeals, with the Edmonton-based company’s co-founder Ray Muzyka saying, “Our first instinct is to defend our work and point to the high ratings offered by critics — but out of respect to our fans, we need to accept the criticism and feedback with humility.”

In an online post, Muzyka said the disappointment of fans had been “incredibly painful” and as a result the developer would provide “more clarity for those seeking further closure to their journey.”

BioWare did not specify if the revamped version will be available via an update or a patch. It said it would provide more details next month.

And as we wait for the release, you can pre-order the first wave of Mass Effect figures from Big Fish. Take a look and order now!

Mass Effect 2 – Series 1

Though Mass Effect 3 (and its endings) are now behind us, we can try to remember the good times with these upcoming figures from Big Fish. Two waves are coming this Spring and both are pretty amazing. The first one features Male Shepard, Thane, Tali and Grunt while the second will bring Garrus, Legion, Miranda and Mordin. No word on why we don’t have female-Shep, but with Bioware handling so much fallout over their ME3 decisions, we assume they’re just busy.