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New arrivals: Last minute shopping

by Chris Troy

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To the left of these words is a picture of a figure of New Orleans Saints’ quarterback Drew Brees, one of the players featured in the 28th wave of the NFL McFarlane’s Sports Picks. I chose Brees because he’s my Fantasy Football QB, and he’s rarely let me down this season (Unlike my running backs). Aside from the Breesus, the line consists of Clay Matthews, Dez Bryant, Andre Johnson, Cam Newton, Peyton Hills, Michael Vick, Ben Roethlisberger and Barry Sanders. If any of those name got you excited, we have Wave 28 in stock, as well as a few older waves and special 2 & 3 packs, so come check them out.

Now that we carry SH Figuarts, I figured the first figure to rob me of my cash would be Wild Tiger of “Tiger & Bunny” fame, or at least a Gundam of some sort. But I was wrong. SH Figuarts Godzilla is out, and man, it’s pretty awesome. Why’s that you ask? Well it’s a fully articulated Godzilla figure for starters! 29 points of articulation in fact, what’s not rad about that? HE CAN BE POSED FOR SWIMMING PEOPLE, THAT’S CRAZY!!  Bandai went above and beyond in terms of  material as well, as the Big G is made up of 3 different  materials (ABS, PVC, and POM). I’m not exactly sure what that means aside from PVC, but hey, that’s cool regardless. In terms of accessories, you get plastic Godzilla  nuclear breathe, which is all you really need right? Godzilla goes for about $70 bucks, and will be joined in the future by  MechaGodzilla & SPACE GODZILLA, which  requires me to type his name out all in capital letters. We also have a ton of other plastic Godzilla figures from Bandai in stock, but real talk, the Figuarts one is the coolest. You’ll want to pick that up real fast.

Last article I said that when DC Direct releases products, it doesn’t mess around. IT WILL FLOOD THE MARKET. Right (as usual), we got another wave Green Lantern figures now in stock, as well as the first wave of the Starcraft premium figures (premium figures=cheap statues). On the Green Lantern end of things, we have Guy Gardner in his native Green Latern colors (oppose to blood-puke Guy from last time) Blue Lantern Brother Warth, Green Lantern Sinstero  (perhaps the 1st new 52 figure!) and his daughter Soranik Natu. Despite JUST GETTING A NEW GUY, this is a pretty solid wave, and each figure goes for about $20 each. The Starcraft series consists of Jim Raynor & Zeratul, 2 characters I know very little to nothing about because I don’t mess with Starcraft. But they’re pretty impressive low-end statues that go for about $30 a pop.

I had a pretty good laugh at Jazzware’s Mortal Kombat figures last week, and that’s come back to bite me in the ass. Aside from the 6″ inch figures, the company has released 4″ figures as well, dubbing the line Mortal Kombat Klassics. Nice job keeping the K motiff going. From what I’ve seen, you can either buy the robot ninja 3 pack, or the murder ninja 4 pack and get the same figure painted a whole bunch of different colors. I’m not sure if this is lazy, or brilliant.

Speaking of lazy and brilliant, expect my best of 2011 list next week. Happy Holidays y’all!

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New Arrivals: Model kit and Video games edition

By Chris Troy

SHAMELESS PLUG OF THE WEEK: From January 5-8, 2012, my ass will be at the MAGfest X (Magfest.org, which stands for Music and Games Festival) down in Maryland, and I highly encourage you hit the festival up as well! Nobuo Uematsu, the genius behind many a awesome Final Fantasy soundtrack, will be there performing with his new band, Earthbound Papas, as well as many other talented folk (like John St. John, the voice behind Duke Nukem!) , and most importantly, an 8-player X-Men arcade cabinet. It’s a good way to start up 2012, so make sure you register online before the 16th!

So it’s now December, which means shelves everywhere are filled with toys. Forbidden Planet NYC is no exception, as we have a ton of new merchandise in stock, most likely relevant to your interests if you’re reading this website. And yes, after selling out a few times, we currently do have My Little Ponies in stock again.

First and foremost, new model kits, we got them in stock! We’ve restocked Gundam SEED, WING, Unicorn, and Zeta kits, and we finally got the first wave of Gundam Age kits in. In addition to all the new Gundam stuffs, we also have a few model kits based on the various ship from the Shonen Jump hit One Piece. These kits are more Gunplay-like in assembly than say actual model boats, and offer something different to build instead of more mecha (although there is nothing wrong with building mecha. Nothing at all). Kits start at $25 and go up from there, depending on the kit and scale.

Since my shameless plug of the week was video game related, it’s only fair that we discuss some new VIDEYA GAME toys that have been released. The first wave of Gears of War 3 figures in, consisting of main character Marcus Fenix, supporting character turned Gear Anya Stroud, and the 3rd brother of the ill-fated Carmines, Clayton. Each figure is about 7″ in height and has about 30 points of articulation  and comes with a small selection of weapons packaged with them.They’re good figures, but Anya’s face could use some work. That aside, they’re still pretty good figures for less than $20. The 2nd wave should be hitting shelves soon. Continue reading

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