Woke up this morning to a very surprising email.
Great! So prices on Steam will now display in Php instead of the usual USD if you have a Philippine address. What does that really mean, though? Just a couple things.
Prices will be the same. Whatever they charge for games now will essentially be the same price they'll be charging you after the conversion. A $60 game will be worth Php 2,637 given today's current exchange rate. However, exchange rates do fluctuate... Read more
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The Robot Spirits is a toy line from Bandai that includes 12cm (about 6") mostly robots from various anime shows, those most of the figures are of Gundam robots. The articulation and level of detail in the series is unprecedented and most usually include a good assortment of accessories. If you're not a Gunpla geek who wants to build toys from scratch, then these present a really great option.
I would have been really into these toys if not for one thing:... Read more
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No I’m not gonna talk about the iPhone 6 or the Samsung Galaxy Alpha, for they should already be on the buying list of each and every tech junkie. And if you are looking for a gift for your techy-geeky special someone, there’s no need to stay on the realm of smartphones. Thanks to the innovators and designers out there, we now have hundreds or even thousands of tech gear to choose from. Not sure which one to pick? Here... Read more
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If you've already read the article I posted about the Marvel Mixable Mashable Heroes from Mr. Potato Head, then you know pretty much all you need to know about the Transformers versions other than the characters that are available so far in the Philippines, which are Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, Grimlock, and Starscream. You'll also need to know that they're still a whole lot of fun, and great value for your money, especially for younger kids.
There are three single figures... Read more
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So the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie is out and I've decided to stop giving Michael Bay and company any more of my money than he already gets every time I buy a Transformers toy. After Transformers: Age of Extinction, I can't take anymore of the kind of crap that he consistently feeds his audience.
I'd rather give that money to the excellent people behind the Nickelodeon cartoon, and the awesome toy line based on it.
I bought the four Turtle... Read more
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Autopsy: 0820144DDECEDENT: Alberto RodriguezKNOWN ALIASES: Alberto del Rio, Alberto Banderas, Dos Caras, Dos Caras, Jr., El Hijo del Dos Caras, Dorado, Joaquin Swagger, Mexico’s Greatest ExportRigor: absentAge: 37Race: LatinoSex: MaleHeight: 77 in.Weight: 240 lbs.Eyes: BrownHair: BlackHeat: Lukewarm at best, unnervingly cold at worstCLOTHING
Black T-shirt with the words “Hecho en Mexico” printed
EXTERNAL EXAMINATIONWell-developed, well-nourished Latino male with adequate bulk and build for any championship in pro wrestling. Fair, smug-looking face, not ugly but not modelesque; perfect for a heel. Decent... Read more
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Kids get the coolest stuff. Take these mini Mr. Potato Head figures from Playskool for kids 2 years and up. They stand about 2" tall and are made of pure awesomesauce. Each one costs Php 249.75, with the special sets (the ones with an extra change of clothes) costing Php 449.75. That's a pretty good value considering these are all Marvel intellectual properties, which cost butt loads to license. At those prices, these little guys are a steal!
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Are you a vampire geek? If so, how does a vampire in your fantasy look like? Kaname Kuran in Vampire Knight, Sorin Markov in Magic: The Gathering, or Eric Northman in True Blood? (Please click the return button on your browser if your answer is Mr. Edward Cullen aka Robert Pattinson.) If your dream fanged guy is cool, mysterious and a bit melancholic, then Tom Hiddleston, aka Adam in the Jim Jarmusch film Only Lovers Left Alive, would be your... Read more
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Guardians of the Galaxy is the movie I was waiting for. It is EVERYTHING I expected it to be and more. It is my favorite Marvel movie by far. It is totally fucking awesome. That's my quickie movie review. Now go watch it so we will see more good films like it in the cinemas. If you watched Transformers: Age of Extinction, then you owe it to humanity to get off your ass, go to the... Read more
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Here we go with my Captain Levi figure review from Figma! Maaaan, I'm glad I was able to get this. All the stores locally already had full lists of pre-orders and I wasn't able to catch up. Fortunately, a friend of mine who was in Hong Kong, Dexter Suerte, was able to score me one from his supplier. Anyway, won't stall you any longer -- here's the Levi Action Figure review!
Here are some photos I took. Hope you like it... Read more
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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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