Baaaah! I miss writing for Geek Out! and man, it's nice to be back!
So, it's been a nice start for this year, release wise but financially overwhelming. Three Marvel Legends Infinite Series releases within 3 months and I'll be honest with you, that is something you don't experience regularly. For this wave, we got a good set of figures lined up and another great set of figure to add to your Spider-Man related displays and Rogues gallery.
Spider-Man (Pizza Spidey... Read more
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The Philippine TOYCON, Asia’s biggest and longest running convention for toys, anime, comics, cosplay, gaming and anything and everything related to hobbies and collections is now on its 14th year of thrilling fans and aficionados alike. It is, simply put, the biggest pop culture event in the country.
This year’s TOYCON highlights the World of DC Comics with its colorful characters upholding justice with a grand exhibit from Pacific Licensing. Also get a chance to own cool licensed DC Hoodies from... Read more
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How many of you remember hearing about a great new mobile game and then giving it a try after a few months of hype only to find yourself neglecting the app after a few weeks of grinding? That was my experience with Tiny Tower, a business simulation game released by Zynga in 2011 that was more of an exercise in tedium and your ability to check your phone every 10 minutes rather than a game. Fallout Shelter is the newest... Read more
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It’s just another day: you wake up, wash your face, brush your teeth, and then get on your phone to go through your social media notifications, scowling in disgust as you notice that one of your friends has sent you yet another game invite to play one of those poker games on Facebook. Why can’t they just take a hint? There’s nothing that could ever get you to play that game, right? If you’re not into poker, you’re just not... Read more
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Maybe it was the fantastically long lead-in to this movie, or all the hype Disney's stellar marketing team built up around it's release, but I found myself slightly disappointed with their new Avengers: Age of Ultron. To be fair, this sequel had a lot to live up to. Not only was it expected to top 2012's Avengers, but there have been four other Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) movies released between that year and 2015 - Iron Man 3, Captain... Read more
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The Avengers: Age of Ultron opened in local cinemas last Wednesday, and to coincide with it's release, The Block SM City North Edsa is hosting an exhibit of life-sized statues of some characters from the movie.
The main stars of the exhibit are the statues of Captain America, Hulkbuster Iron Man, Ultron, Iron Man and the Hulk.
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In the US, Avengers: Age of Ultron is launching on May 1st. But here in the Philippines, the Age of Ultron party is in full swing. The movie launches today, April 22, 2015. So from now until it premieres in the rest of the world, the Age of Ultron celebration will be at a fever pitch. And this is how Marvel is celebrating.
Ultron will be invading ALL THE CURRENT MARVEL GAMES!
Out of all these games, only Marvel heroes is the... Read more
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It's hard not to compare Netflix's first Marvel show, Daredevil, with Fox's Gotham. Both are based on superhero comics that are relatively well known, and both are kind of experimental in a way. The former is Marvel's first foray into video-on-demand programming through US Internet subscription service, Netflix, and the latter is a Batman show without Batman. However, both of them share a strong crime drama bent; they focus more on the crime and corruption in their cities, rather... Read more
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There are only a few shows that catch my attention straight out of the gate. Even one of my favorite programs of all time, Firefly, didn't wow me when I first watched the pilot episode. So when Hollywood comes out with a winner like this one, I feel I need to spread the word. iZombie is a series that airs Mondays on CW, the home of other great comic-based tent pole shows, The Flash and Arrow. It's a little... Read more
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Transistor is a game that I never would have tried if not for the perks I get from my PS+ subscription and a recommendation from a friend (Yes, Pao, I mean you). On the last few days that it was free on PS+, a buddy of mine told me about Transistor and how awesome it was supposed to be. And just in nick of time, I was able to snag it up absolutely free.
In Transistor, you play as Red, a... Read more
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Photos Courtesy of Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures (Cinderella)
Yes, Disney may have acquired hot property like Marvel and Star Wars in the last decade, but that doesn’t mean they have lost their touch when it comes to making a good, old-fashioned fairy tale come to life in a brand new way. After their smash hit Frozen (2013), Disney explores the story of another formidable princess with the live-action retelling of Cinderella (2015).
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A few weeks ago, I got an idea for a post here at GeekOut.ph thanks to an email I received from Carmudi. I thought to myself "Man, it'd be cool if Carmudi had every conceivable car on their listing." With that rattling in my head, I listed down what cars from fiction would just be awesome to drive down the Skyway while blasting some Katy Perry or some Taylor Swift. Let's go take a look at that list right now!
Let's get... Read more
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In Marvelous Mythology, Todd Frye attempts to take his readers down the 75-year history of Marvel. He starts by zooming in on arguably the most beloved era of comics, the “Marvel age of comics” beginning with the publication of Fantastic Four #1.
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Do you guys remember the Christmas guide last 2013? We mentioned the Iron Man Gauntlet on the list. Though Iron Man 3 was a bit of letdown, the Mark 42 armor was pretty cool. We found one store where it was available but it quickly disappeared.
Well, good news - it's back on the market for only P1,620 at Abubot.ph! Here's their write-up:
This articulated Iron Man hand is the perfect gift or to add to your geek collection. Amaze your office-mates... Read more
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Starting the year with a blast! Got my hands on the latest Marvel Legends figures by Hasbro and man, I love this wave. Before I forget, I want to give a very big shout out to Basti Golez and Kramer Toy Warden for securing me a set
Marvel Legends, as some of you may have noticed, is on a roll and we got like 22 figures coming up, 9 of which are already released -- and I'm here to share to... Read more
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Toy reviews come a dime a dozen, but there are only a few really worth watching. Unfortunately, I wouldn't call mine any good, but there are a few Filipino toy reviewers that I really look up to. You've got guys like Dennis "Slangards" Domingo and Dominic "Advocate Pinoy" Dimagmaliw. And today, I think I'll add a new guy to that list of awesome Pinoy toy reviewers.
Today, I watched Japoskee's review of Stealth Tech Donatello. It is literally one of the... Read more
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The one thing I've always frustrated me with the PS3 was the inability to record gameplay or even take screenshots. If you wanted to capture any screenie or footage, you'd have to hook your PS3 up to a capture card, which doesn't capture in HD, if I'm not mistaken. I recall it was due to their harsh anti-piracy tactics. I guess Sony peeps were afraid people would just capture HD video off Blu-rays being played.
It was something people did not... Read more
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What I love about the current direction of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is that they're slowly taking relatively unknown superheroes (at least, unknown to non-comic book readers) and making them household names. And they're doing it the right way - by treating their characters right. The reason why people fall in love with these characters in the first place is because of who they've been built up to be over the years in thousands of pages of comic books. Marvel... Read more
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