Hasbro Presents: THOR and CAPTAIN AMERICA

If you’re a big collector of Hasbro’s massive line of 3.75-inch figures, then you’re in for a treat! Not one but TWO lines are on their way from two of this summer’s guaranteed blockbusters…

These Marvel Universe figures bring the characters from the comic page and silver screen to your display shelf! The first line of Captain America figures (shipping in May) features Ultimates Cap, Heavy Artillery Cap, WWII Cap and Winter Soldier. They’ll soon be joined by a second series that’ll bring you Crossbones and another few awesome characters from the film. And next up, the first wave of Thor figures brings you three Thors, Loki and Odin! You can grab all of these individually or as a set.

Plus, check out the trailers for both films below!

The New Metroid Title by Team Ninja: MTV speculates…

Take a look at this!

MTV.com features an interesting line of questioning about the upcoming Metroid game from Team Ninja. Have a read and see what you think:

You’ve Got Ninja Gaiden in my Metroid
Posted by Russ Frushtick

The biggest surprise of Nintendo’s E3 press conference was the “Metroid: Other M” announcement trailer. Even more shocking than the games’ existence, was its developer, Team Ninja. Yep, the guys that brought “Ninja Gaiden” back to gaming greatness. One might consider this great news. Team Ninja is, after all, an extremely accomplished developer, and the trailer did look ok…but is it “Metroid”?

We’re about to get into hardcore speculation here, since I haven’t seen or played the game, but stick with me. The trailer was not only heavily story-based, with more dialog than the whole of the “Metroid” series, but it was also very action-based. Now I know that exploration doesn’t exactly “sell” in a sizzle trailer, but since the beginning “Metroid” has been about exploration, with action just providing something to fill the time between point A and point B. You’re placed in a massive world, given little to no direction on where to go, and then must use your available abilities to progress deeper and farther.

What it’s not is “Ninja Gaiden,” which uses exploration as a means to get you to more action. And if that’s what “Metroid: Other M” becomes, I’ll be pretty bummed. In an interview with Gamespot, Nintendo of America boss Reggie Fils-Aime seemed to imply that the game would be more old school:

“As we looked at where we wanted to go with Metroid, we wanted to place Samus back in the more traditional lineage of Metroid. We wanted to do it in a way that had a harder edge, and we wanted to go deeper into her story and more into this Metroid mythology,”

Until I see actual progression in gameplay (my guess: E3 2010) I’m going to assume that this “harder edge” results in more guns and fewer square-based maps. Prove me wrong, Team Ninja! In the meantime, I’ll be enjoying “Shadow Complex” and pretending it’s “Super Metroid 2.”

So what do you think? Will this Metroid lose the essence of the series or will it be another awesome entry in one of the coolest franchises of all time?

And while Nintendo fans think it over, gamers can also check out the the video game section over at our online store. We’ve got a ton of items in-stock or for pre-order from titles as new as Prototype or as old as Donkey Kong. Legend of Zelda to Gears of War, Metal Gear Solid to Halo or Soul Reaver to God of War, it’s a great selection of really cool figures. Look out for future posts about ’em or just click the pic below!

The Official New Moon Trailer!

In case you missed our last New Moon post,where we checked out the new poster (above) and the Twilight figures (below), here’s a bit of news that’s sure to please Twi-hards everywhere.

The official trailer is out! Hard-core fans likely already know this, but as is the way with phenomena like the Twilight books/films, I’m sure that Meyer-fans (or maybe just Pattinson fans) won’t complain about taking another look…or fifty.  If you liked the first film, you’ve surely been salivating at the mere prospect of another, so hopefully this will tide you over until it’s release on November 20th!

The Godfather II Video Game and Collectibles

Fans of Grand Theft Auto and The Godfather were thrilled when the highly-customizable, impressively-layered game hit consoles two years ago, featuring great graphics, a massive New York City to explore and–best of all–an experience that did the film proud, including performances by original cast members (including Marlon Brando, whose recorded lines stood as his final acting credit). Personally, I’ve been a Godfather fangirl ever since I first read Puzo’s incredible novel and the first two films are among my favourites so when I learned of the game, I was quick to pick up the Black Hand Edition for the Wii. And for what I sacrificed in graphics for my Nintendo choice, I made up for in the ability to stand in front of the television and shoot, punch and throttle the heck out of the Corleone Family’s rivals with the Wiimote.

And now, of course, I’ll probably have to go for a non-Wiimote version to further my Godfather love when the Godfather II game hits stores Thursday. Here’s a look!

And for super-fans like myself, I’ll also include the collectibles available from the folks at McFarlane who are awesome enough to realize the awesomeness of the Godfather. Don Corleone currently sits on my writing desk, where I am waiting for him to make me that offer everybody’s always talking about. Also pictured below is a really cool item also from McFarlane: a 3-D movie poster that’s a must for the wall of any fan of the iconic image.

And if you’re looking for anything else from another fandom, we’ve also got a ton of other movie toys, figures and collectibles available in-stock at our online store.

X-Men Origins: WOLVERINE Trailer

Fans of Marvel’s X-men had mixed feelings about X-Men: The Last Stand, the last entry in the franchise, and while it made a lot of cash at the box-office, reviews were less-than-stellar. The characters were said to be shallow versions of their former comic-and-movie selves, the plot was aimless and forced and the action more unbelievable. Personally, I was just wondering why no one seemed to care when Cyclops was missing for, like, ever.

But there’s a new hope with the upcoming Wolverine movie, which brings Hugh Jackman back as the eponymous hero and features the long-awaited appearance of characters like Gambit (Taylor Kitsch) and Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds). Liev Shreiber takes over the role of Sabretooth, last seen in the first film in 2000 (wherein he was portrayed by wrestler Tyler Mane) and the film deals with Wolverine’s hunt for revenge following his girlfriend’s death. So far, it looks promising, but only so much can be gathered from a trailer; fans are surely keeping their fingers crossed for some fair play for Logan and the other mutants.

As is the way of things, Hasbro has released a lot of merchandise for the film and we’ve gotten a shipment of X-Men Origins: Wolverine figures you can check out over at CMDStore.com.