KOOPA TROOPA

Koopas have it rough. Like Shyguys and Goombas, they almost never get their story told and usually end up on the wrong side of Mario’s boot, fireball or flashing, invincible body. And now, with today’s TeeFury shirt, they’re about to get kicked…again. So grab the figure above, snag the t-shirt below and join the Koopa Troop– they could really use some help.

Where to buy Skylanders Toys?

Buy Skylanders

There are several places to buy Skylanders in USA and Canada.   If you are lucky, you can pick them up at Toys R Us and Walmart in North America.  In Canada, it has been spotted at Best Buy and Future Shop as well.   The best place to buy them would be online from Amazon as it is more reliable than eBay.

You can also buy them online from www.cmdstore.com.

Dragon's Peak - Sunburn - Winged Boots - Sparx Dragonfly

Skylanders Adventure Pack Dragons Peak Sunburn, Peak, Winged Boots Sparx Dragonfly

Skylanders Dragon’s Peak 3-pack just hit Toys R Us this past weekend and they sold out within 15-30 minutes.  I saw old people lining up outside the TRU a few hours before the store opened.  All I can say is ….. Wow!   This product has been on fire since last Christmas and people can’t get enough.  I was able to buy my one Dragon’s Peak for my kid but I found out that a lot of the old people waiting in line were planning to resell them on eBay.  They appeared to know which ones to buy and which ones to avoid.  I guess times are tough and seniors have to make some extra dough on the side.

For Generations, the Skylanders have used their magical powers and weapons to protect Skylands. But now, an evil tyrant has frozen them and banished them to Earth. Only you can put them on the Portal of Power and bring them to life to save Skylands forever.Build the ultimate army of Skylanders 30+ Skylanders to collect! Each Skylander has their own unique powers and abilities to enhance your game play experience and save Skylands.Character Pack features * Bring your Skylanders to life by placing them on the Portal of Power

  • * Interaction Figures with Brains The Skylanders figures remember their ingame experiences and upgrades
  • * Each character has unique abilities and powers, play more and unlock special moves and superpowers
  • * Skylanders Interaction Figures work with the Skylanders Spyros Adventure video game and on the webExperience an amazing adventure in the magical world of Skylands
  • * Join the army of Portal Masters in the battle to save Skylands
  • * Overcome challenging obstacles and solve puzzles * Play cooperatively with or against your friends on quests throughout Skylands and in the player vs. player battle arenas
  • * Challenge yourself with lots of different fun minigamesAdventure Pack includes
  • * 1 Location Interaction Figure
  • * 1 Skylanders Character Interaction Figure
  • * 2 Magical Power Interaction Figures
  • * 4 Trading Cards
  • * 1 Sticker Sheet
  • * 4 Web Codes

It is already sold out at Toys R Us and I believe it is an exclusive to TRU so you will not find it at Walmart or Target.  You can just pick it up at Amazon and have it delivered to your home.

Skylanders Adventure Pack Dragons Peak Sunburn, Peak, Winged Boots Sparx Dragonfly

Harry Potter Lego Sets!

The world of Harry Potter grows ever larger, even as the movies come to a close with the two films telling the book series’ final story: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Whether you’re planning on heading out to see it or you’ve already enjoyed a preview screening–or the midnight premiere for the truly devoted fans–you might enjoy the chance to add even more to your growing Harry Potter collection!

Available now in our LEGO section are SIX new playsets that make it possible for you to create your own magic with Lego versions of the characters and settings.


DOBBY’S RELEASE


QUIDDITCH LESSON


HAGRID’S HUT


THE BURROW


HOGWARTS EXPRESS


HOGWARTS CASTLE

And if you just can’t get enough of the Lego-fied Potter and friends, you might want to snag the awesome Lego Harry Potter games for the Big 3 consoles and the Nintendo DS.

LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 for XBox

LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 for WII

LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 for PS3

LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 for DS

BEYBLADE: METAL FUSION – BATTLE FORTRESS

Fan of Beyblades? Well, we’ve got a ton of ’em: old ones, new ones and some available for pre-order if you want to make sure you guarantee that you get the latest and greatest of the spinning tops. Check ’em out in our BeyBlade Metal Fusion Section!

We’ve got everything from Dark Bull Red to Storm Pegasus Blue, Earth Eagle to the electronic Dark Wolf, plus launchers, assembly chambers, stadiums and more! If you’re a collector, you’ve come to the right place. And of course, if you’re a super-fan, then there’s even more to see in November when a brand new game–BEYBLADE: METAL FUSION BATTLE FORTRESS–hits shelves! If you haven’t gotten a chance to learn about it, here’s a quick demo review from Platform Nation!

Spinning it’s way to your Nintendo Wii and DS November 9, 2010 is Beyblade Metal Fusion-Battle Fortress. This upcoming game that you may recognize from the TV show or maybe you own a few Beyblades yourself is set to be a great game for fans and that is the only targeted audience I can think of. The game follows a game specific story that has characters from the TV show and you find yourself looking for answers as to where the worlds most powerful Beyblades are disappearing to. The game will have 4 player battle mode that will allow you to play with 3 of your friends or AI. The game is set to have customizable stadiums and various terrains to do battle.

I played this game on the Wii and that is where it should be played as you are attempting to knock out other Beyblades and progress the story. The function of the Wii controller is where this game should be played and I think fans that pick it up on the DS will be disappointed. Now don’t count this game out as there are a lot of fans out there of the TV series and the physical Beyblades themselves, but I found out that I am not in that category after playing the game.

Naturally, you’ll have to play it yourself to truly form an opinion, but for now, learn all you can! And check out the trailer right here!

BAKUGAN BATTLE BRAWLERS: DEFENDERS OF THE CORE Video Game Trailer!

Bakugan fan? Then you’re definitely going to want to get your hands on the upcoming multi-platform game, entitled BAKUGAN: DEFENDERS OF THE CORE. According to the Bakugan wiki…

Bakugan Battle Brawlers: Defenders of the Core will bring gamers into a fast binding action adventure to save the Earth and New Vestroia from Zenoheld, Spectra and their Vexos minions. Players will create a new hero and discover new aspect of Bakugan by having full control over the creatures when taking on the opponents. For fans who will be getting the DS version, will be taking advantage on the dual screen. The game will have split-screen multiplayer, head to head battles, and free for all. It seems to be a fighting game, where Bakugan duke it out for the most victories. It will have a Collector’s Edition that will come a Hex Dragonoid action figure.

Featuring both a story mode and a battle mode, the game will boast an immersive storyline for Bakugan-lovers to enjoy while also including enough quick-fight options to give the game definite replay value. With Bakugan still going strong and surging in popularity, the game should be a pretty huge hit when it hits shelves on November 2nd, 2010. Now, for those of you who haven’t seen the trailer, prepare to be impressed! And those of you who have seen it, well…I’m pretty sure you’ll enjoy it again!

And if you want a little more? Time for a look at the gameplay!

Of course, to tide you over until the release of the video game, we’ve also got a ton of Bakugan stuff for sale over at CmdStore! From loose figures to stadiums, playsets and accessories, it’s all right here! Take a look at the awesome scope of our Bakugan Battle Brawlers section!

Super Mario Mini Figures: 6-figure Box Set

Mario, Luigi, Yoshi, Bullet Bill, Bob-Omb and a Goomba make up the new Super Mario 6-Figure Box Set from Nintendo!

Each figure is about 2 inches tall and the clean-cut style and molding of the pieces is great for capturing the looks of Nintendo’s most popular heroes and villains. They’re great for any fan of the games, both old and new, and will not only look awesome when displayed, but pretty much demand to be set up as though they’re all part of a level running across the length of your shelf. In fact, I am going to go ahead and say that I insist you set them up that way.

This box set joins the rest of the Nintendo collection, which you can (and should) check out here.

Sideshow’s New 20-inch Prince of Persia Statue: DASTAN

Dastan, the Prince of Persia joins the Sideshow lineup as a brand new statue clad in a real fabric costume and bearing a brilliant likeness to actor Jake Gyllenhaal, who of course portrayed the hero in Disney’s 2010 adaptation of the hit video game. Here’s a look:

The statue itself stands a whopping 20 inches tall and wields the twin blades seen in the film. Naturally, the sculpting is top-notch, as anything else would never do for Sideshow, whose items seem to be getting better and better. Fans of the film are sure to love it. And they’re also sure to love this news:

In this piece from The Independent, we learn that The Prince of Persia Surpasses Tomb Raider as the Highest-grossing video game adaptationHopefully this’ll pave the way for a ton of great new movies based on some of the brilliantly-written games currently out there. Assassin’s Creed anyone? Here’s the full story:

With more than $295 million in worldwide earnings, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time is now the biggest grossing film adaptation of a video game. The previous holder of the record was 2001’s Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, which held the position at $275 million.

It has taken almost a decade to better the record of the first Lara Croft film starring Angelina Jolie. It took Jerry Bruckheimer’s production starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Gemma Arterton to grab the top spot and much of its accomplishment is owing to the outstanding performance internationally.

Prince of Persia’s box office receipts only totaled $81 million in the US, compared to Lara Croft which made $131 million in the US. But Prince pulled in more than $213 million around the world where it was the No. 1 film in most countries.

This success should disprove the conventional wisdom that films based on video games are doomed. Some have theorized that this is because most video games lack a strong narrative.

Resident Evil will try again with another sequel, Afterlife, in September with Milla Jovovich and Mortal Kombat will return in 2013.

Of course, it’s just a great time to be into Prince of Persia over all, isn’t it? Because the new game is doing amazingly well and if you haven’t grabbed it, here are the Amazon links where you can get your hands on it for whichever console you like:

Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands for The XBox 360

Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands for the Playstation 3

Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands for the Wii

Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands for the PC

Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands for the Nintendo DS

Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands for the PSP

Beyblade Metal Fusion meets Nintendo!

We’ve just started stocking the latest and greatest new items from the Beyblade Metal Fusion collection. The Beyblade trend is experiencing a great resurgence in popularity and fans will be pleased to know that this is likely going to mean new products, new shows and new merch. Already, there’s a metal fusion video game being released, but we’ll talk about that in a minute.

First, here’s the official list of Metal Fusion Beyblades 2-inch battle tops we’ve got in stock:
Storm Pegasus Blue
Storm Aquario Blue
Dark Wolf DF Red
Dark Bull Red
Rock Leone Turquoise
Rock Aries Purple
Dark Gasher Red
The Whole Collection

They look a little something like this (which is the Dark Bull Red top):

Now, about the title of this blog: well, it’s good news for Beyblade fans and gamers alike! Coming this holiday season to the Wii and the Nintendo DS, you’l find a Beyblade Metal Fusion video game. Not a ton has been said about it, but there’s a trailer out, now, and you can take a look below!

From Atomic Gamer:

Based on of the incredibly popular Beyblade TV show, BeyBlade: Metal Fusion is set to blast off on Nintendo DS and Wii! The blades have returned for a shot at the World Beyblading Championships. The action is hotter than ever with each team bringing their magically enhanced spinning blades to battle. Each blade is customized with magical powers to fight each with both offense and defensive abilities. With each blade containing special abilities no battle will be the same! Different from the actual toy, the game offers special abilities for each blades. Execute the Special attack to inflict enormous damage to your opponent! Become the No.1 Beyblader by utilizing customization actions and attacks!

The Sims 3 to Hit the Consoles!

EXCELLENT NEWS for Sims fans whose computers might not be up to par when it comes to running the massive game! Here’s the story from PC World:

Surprise, The Sims 3 will soon shed its PC exclusivity by gracing not one, not two, but all three of the major consoles and a handheld to boot. Publisher Electronic Arts just revealed that The Sims 3 (PCW Score: 4.5 out of 5) is in the mixer for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii, and Nintendo DS. It’s been secretly churning for some time too, apparently, since EA says it’ll be available for those four already this fall.

Worried it won’t transition comfortably from keyboard-mouse to couch-and-gamepad? Stay skeptical, but EA claims it “tailored each platform [version] of The Sims 3 with exclusive features to allow for even more control, creativity, and connectivity.” (I know, a little silly with the alliterative sunshine…and we’re not even to the part where they trot out shelf-syntax like “rich,” “immersive,” and “seamlessly integrated.”)

New to the console versions, “Karma Powers” let you fiddle more directly with your Sims’ well-being, and EA says you can employ them to help your Sim “get lucky,” offer them an “instant beauty” makeover, or slap them down with an “epic fail.” It sounds like the powers have flip-sides, too, and EA says using them “may have unexpected results and karma may come back to bite.”

Of the lot, it looks like the Wii and DS versions are the ones to beat. The PS3 and Xbox 360 ports will share the PC version’s option to share custom content with others. They’ll also include an option to automatically annoy–I mean “notify” Facebook friends of your in-game achievements.

But it’s the Wii and DS that have with the coolest-sounding new content.

For instance, the Wii gets a brand new beach town, with “unique residents, traits, careers and lifetime wishes.” You’ll be able to square off with friends in a new “Life Moments” mode (no explanation how it works) to earn rewards. And it sounds like EA’s added exclusive “adventure quests” designed to flesh out each area and break up stretches of needs-juggling monotony.

The DS version, by comparison, gets a “never before seen” feature where players can use the device’s stylus to “build their Sims’ homes with tools, draw walls and floors, and customize virtually everything from décor objects, textures, and more.” The Create-a-Sim aspect’s also reportedly been finessed to play to the DS’s strengths, allowing you to literally sculpt your Sims’ attributes and wardrobe. And while I’m not sure what this next bit means exactly, you can “for the first time ever on the Nintendo DS…enjoy a complete life simulation.” I’ll just read that as “notably less emasculated” overall gameplay than previous handheld ports.

Conspicuously absent from the lineup of supported devices? Sony’s PlayStation Portable, whose monthly unit sales are in the toilet. That’s a shame, considering how well the PSP version of The Sims 2 sold (tepid critical reaction notwithstanding) when it shipped back in December 2005.

If you haven’t gotten your hands on the Sims 3 for PC and are still looking for it, or if you want to be kept up-to-date on the impending release of the console ports, be sure to take a look over at EA Games’ Official Site.

Best of all, they’re having a “graduation sale” for the month of May so you can save 10-30% on all your digital game purchases!