By Chris Troy
Well okay, the title’s kind of a lie. Most of the new stuffs we’ll be looking at came in towards the end of 2011, but you know, I was busy playing catch up with the best of list and attending MAGfest (which again, was awesome). However most of the awesome new arrivals are STILL in stock (for now!), so we might as well go over what those things are just in case you the reader are interested. Which hopefully, you will be.
On the left, you’ll see a picture of the Robot Damashii Wing Zero Custom (from the Gundam Wing OVA “Endless Waltz”) from Bandai. I’m not exactly how new it is on the shelves of Japan, but we finally have it in at FPNYC, so that’s all that matters right? The Winger Zero Custom joins the Tallgeese 3 as the 2 Wing-related Robot Damashiis we have in, as well as the Gouf Custom and the Gundam Unicorn from the Universal Century line. All 3 of these figures are super articulated, come with a nice selection of variant parts and weapons, and are 2nd only to the Revoltech in overall mecha quality, which is impressive for a line that hasn’t been around as long. We’ve sold out of the One Piece/DBZ/MegaMan/Tiger and Bunny releases super fast, so if you want yourself a super articulated Gundam figure, you best come get them as soon as possible. Continue reading
By Chris Troy
Happy Halloween FPNYC Faithful! Hope whatever you have planned for this/weekend doesn’t involve being dressed as M.O.D.O.K. and drinking a ton of tequila, because that’s my plan for the year (and as of writing, it’s been 12+ hours later and I’m STILL hung over). That being said, anybody pick up Arkham City for their Xbox or PS3 yet (I think PC users still have to wait a bit)? The game is damn good, as it improves on several things from Rocksteady‘s previous release, the million units selling Arkham Asylum. If you’re a fan of Batman and/or excellent video games, it’s worth your time.
And if you’re a Bat-video game fan, you REALLY need to pick up the Arkham City tie-in graphic novel. I know, I know, tie-in books usually blow and are usually widely ignored when it comes to the actual game’s, but things are different with this one. It’s written by the game’s head writer Paul Dini (who was also one of the original creators involved with the 90s Batman Animated series, as well as runs on Bat-books like Gotham Sirens & Detective Comics) and drawn by the game’s concept artist Carlos D’ana. The hardcover collects the mini-series & web-only episodes, which connect the 2 games, as well as some behind the scenes artwork. A solid collection to add to your book shelf.
Last week I mentioned I picked up some new Marvel Universe figures, and promised to give a review of them this week. So unless I want to be labeled a liar, I better do so. X-23 & Commander Steve Rogers were the 1st two ML figures I’ve purchased since Spider-Woman, and man, the line has come a far way since then! Hasbro has been getting better with these figures since their debut a few year back, but now it’s really showing how much the line has improved. Continue reading
When last we rang up Mr. Isaiah Mustafa for his comics fix he intimated to us his intense desire to play Marvel badass Luke Cage in a forthcoming production. Looks like he got his wish.
When Luke Cage… takes a stroll through Avengers Tower, you never know who he’s going to run into in the newest installment of Marvel Super Heroes: What The–?!
The Hero for Hire pays a friendly visit to the home of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes–but what do M.O.D.O.K., Sugar Man and Beta Ray Bill have planned? Or perhaps the better question: What does Luke Cage have in store for them?
By Devin T. Quin
Andy Rooney, Ed Anger, W.C. Fields, Rodney Dangerfield. Each one of these gentlemen is an established pioneer of their chosen artistic fields, though each one will always be remembered as bitter, crusty, cranky old sour-puss!
They are the veritable Mount Rushmore of angry old cranks. These guys are %100 pure coots! They make the Muppet’s Statler and Waldorf look like Bodhisattvas. My hat is off to these disgruntled old fogies, men who dare to stand up and hoarsely declare that they hate the music of today, have no idea who Lady Gaga is and that America is going to heck in a flaming hand basket.
I’d cry a tear in solidarity, but it would only make them hate me and my generation all the more, dismissing us all as soft, blubbery hippies.
It is in this spirit, that of being a bitter and frustrated old prune with nothing nice to say that I’ll shall get to the point of this article and make my own declaration. “I’m don’t like the new Marvel cartoon, the Marvel Super Hero Squad.” Continue reading