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Gundam Random Figures

Monday, June 30th, 2008

Got these from the post this afternoon. 2 cases of Gundam 1:400 random figures! HLJ had some stuff on sale so I got these. Each pre-painted figure needs a little assembling and each comes with a labeled stand. I have opened all the boxes and luckily no doubles.  Got also some good ones like Gundam Exia, RX-78-2 Gundam, ZZ Gundam, Shining Gundam. I also got a gold version of Wing Gundam!

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Pokemon Mystery Dungeon Diorama

Wednesday, June 25th, 2008

This set of diorama collection consist of 2 sets of diorama figures. Both diorama sets feature Pokemon characters from the Pokemon Mystery Dungeon series. The 2 sets of figures are: Turtwig, Piplup & Munchlax (Explorers of Time), Bidoof, Pikachu & Chimchar (Explorers of Darkness. Each figure is about 1.5" and comes with a mini-base.

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Soul Calibur IV

Tuesday, June 24th, 2008

sc4 The world’s premier weapon based fighting game franchise returns to showcase the epic struggle between the spirit sword Soul Calibur and the cursed sword Soul Edge. Soulcalibur IV provides the ultimate next generation experience on the PLAYSTATION3 computer entertainment system and Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system, finally allowing the critically acclaimed franchise to flex its graphical muscles and present this legendary game as it was meant to be enjoyed. Set to finally reveal the origins of this ongoing story, Soulcalibur IV features new and familiar faces from across the galaxy seeking the rival swords for vengeance, honor and salvation.

  • Updated HD graphics – Experience the legendary Soulcalibur level of graphics in 720p HD resolution for the first time. Never before, has Soulcalibur looked this good
  • Ever expanding roster – The lineup of weapon wielding characters grows with new fighters
  • New fighting system elements
  • Multiple Mode of play
  • Online Battles – For the first time ever, fight online to prove who is the ultimate Soulcalibur weapon master in the entire world! Multiple online versus modes and ranking styles will allow fans to test their fighting and management skills

Initial D Extreme Stage

Monday, June 23rd, 2008

(PS3 version)

id ex ps3 Fans of this virtual racer have been waiting for five long years since Sega released Initial D Special Stage on PlayStation2. To justify this long wait, Sega upgraded this installment by making use of the advanced graphical capabilities of the PlayStation3 console, the visions of familiar cars and mountain regions are recreated with striking resemblances to reality, making the game play more exciting than ever.

The event scenes and characters are drawn with water color shading techniques similar to the style of the comic artist Shuichi Shigeno so players can experience a full absorption into the world of Initial D.
The old courses in the Gunma prefecture and characters as featured in the arcade games are included in this new installment. In addition to that, the developers put in new characters like the pro-racer Tomoyuki Tachi whom Takumi regards as his eternal rival and new courses in Happogahara.

The twenty eight race courses in the game are from the hilly regions of Akina and Myogi etc. There are twenty three cars and twenty six drivers to choose from and to beat. Collect points and customize your car, connect to the network and take on racers from all over the country and aim for the highest place in the National Time Attack rankings.

National Time Attack ranking records the data of the players who raced under the Time Attack mode. Download the ghost car data of the top racer in this chart and launch the Time Attack mode in the game.

*Only the Japanese version supports online mode.

Guitar Hero: On Tour

Friday, June 20th, 2008

(DS version)

guitar hero on tour Rock out to Guitar Hero on the DS with the Guitar Hero Guitar Grip and local wireless multi-player modes. Use the stylus to strum the touch screen like a true rocker. Select from a variety of classic rock, pop and alternative rock favorites. Guitar Hero: On Tour for the DS features over 20 monster tracks. Pick from 4 different game play modes.

  • Packaged with a revolutionary Guitar Hero™ Guitar Grip™ peripheral that fits snugly into the DS
  • Guitar Hero: On Tour has been designed specifically for the DS platform and will offer the DS audience an all-new compelling music experience

Release date: June 23, 2008

Super Robot Taisen A

Thursday, June 19th, 2008

(PSP version)

srw a Super Robot Taisen A was first released on Gameboy Advance in 2001. Now, 7 years later, it is re-released on Sony PSP with lots of upgrades and new features. The story takes place in a futuristic post war period where the Earth is slowly recovering from two devastating wars.

However, just as people start believing that the peaceful times would last, because of a failed diplomatic mission, another war begins. To make matters worse, the failure of this mission made the Moon Empire lose confidence in the Earth Federation and thus declared independence from Earth as well as war.

In this crucial hour, all departments within the Earth Federation are in standby mode, all except their 13th squadron. But like it or not, they are the only match for the mysterious enemies’ forces.

ToyCon 2008

Wednesday, June 18th, 2008

I visited the Philippine ToyCon last June 14, 2008. It was a two-day event but I didn’t bother visiting again the next day because it will drain my wallet. Compared to the previous years’ ToyCon, it was always the same with a lot of retail booths. If you’re an anime fan though, you’ll like this event.

Here are some pics for the non-anime fans. Batman is #1!!!

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The Incredible Hulk

Thursday, June 12th, 2008

(DS version)

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One of Marvel’s most powerful Super Heroes unleashes epic destruction this June in Marvel Studios’ blockbuster movie, The Incredible Hulk. Along with the film, SEGA releases an intensely realistic third-person action video game available on all major video-game platforms.

Fueled with fury, SEGA’s The Incredible Hulk features key moments from the film, as well as additional plotlines and characters from the character’s rich comic-book universe. Players smash through New York City, battling gigantic enemies amidst soaring skyscrapers in a massive open world.

As one of the most anticipated entertainment events of 2008, The Incredible Hulk will have fans lining up this summer on both the big and small screens.

Features:

  • Unlimited Destruction: Players can demolish anything in their path and also use it as a weapon – pieces of a crumbling building…a passing car…a light standard.
  • Powerful Rage: Rage is power. Build the Hulk’s rage to learn powerful moves. Cause unheard-of damage to gain and upgrade his abilities.
  • Incredible Scale: New York City’s towering skyscrapers allow for exciting vertically based gameplay, while powerful, massive enemies such as Bi-Beast and the Abomination challenge the Hulk’s might.
  • Dynamic Open World: A realistic next-gen, open-world representation of Manhattan provides gamers with an immense playground of destruction that also contains sub-quests, minigames, and a story that reaches beyond the film to include elements from classic Marvel comics.

LEGO Indiana Jones

Wednesday, June 11th, 2008

(DS version)

lego indy With a unique tongue-in cheek take on the original adventures, LEGO Indiana Jones follows Dr. Jones’ escapades through the jungles of South America to the mountaintops of India. Fans can build, battle and brawl their way through their favorite cinematic moments, from Indy’s entanglements with snakes to his dashing boulder run.

  • Play through all three classic Indiana Jones movies and relive your favorite Indy adventures in the humorous world of LEGO
  • Team up with a friend to battle enemies, solve puzzles and seek out the world’s greatest treasures
  • Use Indy’s signature whip to attack enemies, swing over perilous pits and interact with a world of LEGO objects and puzzles
  • LEGO characters are fully immersed in their environment: swim, climb, shimmy across rock ledges and pick up and carry objects
  • Use weapons from the environment such as chairs, guns, swords and more
  • Unlock more than 60 playable characters, each with unique abilities

Kingdom Hearts II Final Remix

Tuesday, June 10th, 2008

(PS2 version)

kingdom hearts II final remix Based on Square-Enix’s popular action adventure game Kingdom Hearts II, the game returns as "director’s cut" Final Mix+ edition in Japan. As it’s common for top sellers in SE’s franchise, this final cut edition contains a couple of new interesting features, targeted to fans of the series as well as those that haven’t played the game before. Wow! Check out all the extras and new features!

New features:

  • English Voice Cast
  • New Explorable Areas as well as redesigned navigation maps
  • A new "Serious Mode" Difficulty
  • New scenes that were featured in the Japanese manga have been added to the game
  • New boss battles against the mysterious Orginization XIII
  • A fight that was a cutscene in the original is now playable
  • The censored parts of the game are no longer censored
  • All Difficulty modes have been tweaked up
  • The game also contains a second disc which features a remake of the GBA game: Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories, which is titled Kingdom Hearts: RE: Chain of memories. This Game’s features are:

     

  • Rendered in fully 3D
  • KHII’s Reaction commands system
  • New Cards and boss battles
  • New scenes and previous scenes are fully voiced in Japanese
  • Save data affects Kingdom Hearts II: Final Mix