Thursday, July 28, 2011

Some Tidbits from this year's ComicCon

Well last week was my birthday and the day after it was the San Diego Comic Con.
Sadly I was unable to attend (maybe someday) but there was some news from there that piqued my interest.

One of the biggest things that happened in the toys section was LEGO acquiring both Marvel and DC licenses, giving Lego the ability to make figures and sets from comics and movies with iconic characters like Batman,Superman,Wonder Woman,Iron Man, Capt. America, The Hulk, and many more! 

LEGO Superman,Batman, and Green Lantern Minifigs
I remember when LEGO first made Spiderman and Batman sets and how the figures were so cool (the sets were too most of the time) and now with so many more characters at there disposal how many more neat figures will be made. I haven't really bought any LEGO sets in a long time (except for this one) but depending on how they look (and their pricing), it's possible that I might actually try to get my hands on some LEGO set again.  Can't wait till they hit in stores next year.

(Via Kotaku)

On the gaming front, there was some news on a certain game that got me pretty excited to say the least. 
For those of you who don't know, Soul Calibur 4 (from 2008) is probably my favorite fighting game (even with it's flaws) to play and Namco is making a new installment to the series called: Soul Calibur 5.

Soul Calibur 4 (left) and Soul Calibur 5 (right)

As you can see above, Ivy has changed quite a bit since her appearance in Soul Calibur 4 (2008).
Her outfit this time around is less revealing yet still has what one might call "sex appeal" while now looking a bit more classier then her previous dominatrix look in my opinion. It looks a little similar to her previous outfit yet different at the same time.  Surprisingly, her new outfit actually got me pretty excited about Soul Calibur 5. Though seeing her in action in the the new trailer that was released at ComicCon  has got me pretty excited too.

I'm liking the other new characters as well like: Patrokols & Pyrrah (Children of Sophitia) and Natsu (Taki's spunky replacement).  I'm also happy to see Seigfried return, though I'm not liking his new hair style. I liked his they pulled his hair back. -_-    But overall I'm looking forward to this new installment to the Soul Calibur series.

Also in other toy news, it looks like there's gonna be a crap load of Minimate goodness this year from what was shown that I'm looking forward to like:
Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 (I still haven't played the actual game yet ^^;)
Marvel TRU series 11 & 12
M.A.X. sets and box set
Halo Series 3 & 4 (just recently got some and their pretty cool)
Halo Reach Warthog sets
MODOK (now if only I had more AIM troops)

Also the Sentinel from MvC3 is something that I wish I could army build.

Wow I got some catching up to do since I still wanna get the Thor,Halo series 1 & 2, and the Capt. America minimates... 8D
 (Via Major Spoilers) (and other Toy news sites too)

Anyway that's my little news story for today.
Thanks for reading.
 So what were your thoughts about this year's San Diego Comic Con? Anything from there tickle your fancy?
Let me know in the comments below.

Later everyone.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

My First Time at Florida SuperCon 2011

Hi there,
You might remember a few months back that I had won Best Adult Celebrity Costume with my John Lennon (Beatles) outfit at the 1960's themed ComicStock with the prize of two tickets to Florida SuperCon.
 Well last Saturday (July 2) was finally it.
 Read more about my experience at SuperCon and find out if it really was "super". ;)
Also there will be more pictures after the jump and you can also check them out here at my Album on Facebook too if you like.

Monday, July 4, 2011