It was only a matter of time.
Things were definitely headed that way the moment the painfully foreign Alexander Rusev debuted with the painfully incendiary Lana; not at the Royal Rumble, mind you, but that one random, pre-WrestleMania RAW in which they decided to come out and set everything in motion. Foreign manager presents foreign charge, the Denham trotting out her King Kong painted in a shade of Iron Curtain red.
Right, Rusev was Bulgarian back then, but it was inevitable that... Read more
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It's not a secret that I hate the Michael Bay Transformers movies. I couldn't even complete my Transformers: Age of Extinction review due to the fact that remembering the experience of watching it just pisses me off and these days, blood pressure is a real issue. So let me steer clear of that issue and move on to something I am grateful for that came out of the craptastic film. This particular Transfomer toy. It's the Age of... Read more
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Quick question: who’s the most polarizing man in the WWE right now?
Some of you might easily say Bray Wyatt, one of this era’s wunderkinds who’ll find himself at the top of the totem pole sooner or later. There are people who just don’t “get” him, however, and his schtick might be something of an acquired taste—either you buy his out-of-the-box creepiness, or you just fast-forward and move on to something a little more graspable.
Would you go for a safe answer... Read more
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NOTE: there will be spoilers and an awful lot of swearing in this article. If either offends you, stop reading here. You have been warned.
Why do I keep doing this to myself?
Every time one of these things comes out, I think, "hey, maybe he's changed. Maybe he finally gets it. Maybe he's gone back and reflected on his work and had an epiphany. Maybe this time around, it will be different." And it never happens. Damn you, Michael... Read more
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I was on the fence about picking up this set. The trailers of James Gunn's movie have had me in stitches since they came out and I was really looking forward to them until the first photos started hitting the Net. My two favorites (Star Lord and Gamora) were partially my favorites because of the actors playing them in the movie (Chris Pratt and Zoe Saldana, respectively) and the likeness on those two figures was just awful.
In the end I... Read more
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One of the things about the Transformers Age of Extinction (AoE) toy marketing event at Robinsons Place Manila that was announced after I wrote the article was that one of the gifts-with-purchase (GWP) that buyers could choose from would be one of four silver deluxe class Transformer figures from the current line up which were exclusive for the event. However, the number of figures available yesterday was only 50..
That meant that only the first 50 people who purchased Php 8,500 from... Read more
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My very first Magneto figure was the one my Mom got me back when I was just in the 5th or 6th grade, I think? It was ToyBiz Marvel Legends' Magneto and it was the best looking one at the time. 2 or 3 years ago, Diamond Select Toys made their version of the villainous Magneto.So, all I wanted was a Magneto fig using the Marvel Select body with a head that has a removable helmet. Something Marvel Select kinda... Read more
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The Philippine Toys, Hobbies and Collectibles Convention, or TOYCON as it's usually called,is now on it's 13th year. To celebrate this event, the TOYCON guys have some wonderful things planned.
This year’s TOYCON will highlight the 75th Anniversary of DC Comics’ caped Crusader, Batman with a huge Batman display area, a life size Batpod, a kids’ activity area, exciting new Batman merchandise, and a gallery of art and collectibles of the Dark Knight Detective.
Also catch the Samurai X fever as Warner... Read more
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I was pretty late to the party for this promotion. It started about a week and a half ago and by the time I jumped onto the bandwagon, the bigger branches (like Megamall) were fresh out of Autobots.
Luckily, there are smaller branches around the metro where people don't buy donuts. These are sad places where people eat carrot sticks and lima beans, do things like read nutrition labels, and regularly engage in something called "exercise". People in these areas avoid... Read more
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So it’s been awhile since I've actually gone on an honest to goodness toy hunt, but when I saw a video review of the new Transformers: Age of Extinction Voyager Hound, I decided I must have it. And besides, I still haven’t found that Toys ‘R’ Us (TRU) Exclusive Masterpiece Soundwave that I need.
I left for work 3 hours early and proceed to run the MRT Makati station to Greenbelt 1 course. This includes Toy Kingdom SM Makati, Rustan’s Department Store, TRU Glorietta, Landmark Department Store, TRU... Read more
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For the past few weeks, I've been hunting around for a Toys 'R' Us Masterpiece Soundwave, but hadn't had any luck. These were Toys 'R' Us Exclusives that were released locally around November of last year. At the time, I'd taken a job that didn't leave me with as much to spare as I used to have and had to pass it up. Now that I'm back on my feet again at a new job, I figured I'd pick one... Read more
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Hey, guys! Thinking of getting started as a Transformers collector? Or have a young boy to buy a birthday present for in a few weeks?
Well in that case, stop by the Midtown Atrium at Robinsons Place Manila on June 21st for another fantastic Transformers day brought to you by Toys 'R' Us, Playkit and Hasbro, and the nice folks over at Cybertron Philippines!
They'll be setting up a table to distribute some of the nicer toys from the Age of Extinction... Read more
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Every time a Spider-Man movie comes out, droves of people are always quick to post Tweets or status updates that say "Spiderman was AWESOME!" To which I want to reply, "Dude, if it it was so awesome, why don't you learn how to spell it right? It's Spider - hyphen - Man." This has been happening since Spider-Man's comic came out, I guess, but due to social media and 2002's Spider-Man movie, it has become way too prominent and I... Read more
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Who would’ve guessed that, arguably, the greatest superhero card game of all time would not be a DC or Marvel product? You read correctly, folks. Sentinels of the Multiverse, created by Greater than Games, is the definitive superhero tabletop gaming experience and will leave you wanting more after every game night.
This cooperative, fixed-deck card game is so simple that non-gamers and non-cape enthusiasts will find it very easy to pick up the game and get it right after one round... Read more
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I'm not quite sure why there's been such a huge reaction to the film version of X-Men: Days of Future Past (DoFP). As of this writing, the movie has a 91% aggregate score from critics on rottentomatoes.com and an absurdly high 95% from audiences. That's better than Captain America: Winter Soldier (89% and 94% respectively)!
Now don't get me wrong, I enjoyed DoFP and thought it was entertaining enough. However, it is nowhere near as good as Winter Soldier. That movie had... Read more
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Hey, did you guys miss the Transformers: Age of Extinction (AoE) toy launch at SM Megamall a few weeks back? Sad that you didn't get a chance to pick up Leader Class Optimus Prime or Grimlock? Still trying to get your hands on a Deluxe Class Slug?
Worry not, Autobots (or at least those near SM Fairview), you get another chance at the new AoE toys at the Transformers event at SM Fairview, Annex Atrium today!
There will be a distribution table... Read more
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Yes, you read that correctly. A company called Egomotion has been granted funding to develop a platform to make smartphones even better than what are available in the market today. Imagine a smartphone that would be able to perform activities without the touch of a button but is based on your schedule or your lifestyle. Imagine a mobile phone that allows users to maximize the advantage of mobile technology. That’s just how this company envisions the mobiles phone of the... Read more
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Short version, no spoilers? The slow burn of the new Godzilla movie would have been totally effective for me IF the payoff at the end was more amazing.
Basically, you're given an hour and a half of exposition from a couple of characters you care next to nothing for and then given a few shots of giant monsters pushing each other. And I don't mean awesome, low angle shots of monsters being thrown through buildings. I mean eye level wide shots... Read more
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