This is really going to be a pretty quick review since there isn't really much to these figures other than THEY ARE CUTE! If you've seen one Funko Pop! Vinyl Bobblehead figure, then you have a pretty good idea of what they look like. They stand about 3" to 4" tall, have small bodies, and huge cube-shaped heads (something like the "super-deformed" toys that Japan loves to produce). The squarish, hollow heads are mounted on a post with... Read more
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Couple months back, a friend of mine and editor-in-chief of the esteemed publication Baddieverse, Gino (Baddie is his supervillain name) put together a comic book fan group on Facebook called We Read Comics PH.
While it isn't the only or first comic book fan group around, it's certainly a refreshing one. The people are interesting and everyone is there to take part in something they all love. Sure, you've got your usual "I am too cool for mainstream comics" guys who... Read more
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Halloween is once again upon us, and like we humans do every year, we try to find things to scare us because it's fun, I guess. We recently found out about something that might just do the trick for you guys this year, especially for you horror flick aficionado-types.
Back in 1967, the movie Viy came out in theaters in Russia. It's a trip. You can watch the whole thing on YouTube, oddly enough. That, and the novel by Nikolai Gogol... Read more
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I don't like many Japanese cartoons, also known to geekdom as anime, but I will occasionally find a series that floats my boat. Kill la Kill (or Kiru Ra Kiru on the Wikipedia page, which I'm pretty sure is just "kill la kill" with a racist accent) fits that bill.
Awesome fight scenes? check.
Big action set pieces? check.
School girl outfits with short skirts? check.
Huge scoops of fan service? check!
If you're not familiar with the series, it's another winner from the makers... Read more
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I honestly am not sure if these are knock off toys.
If they are, they're definitely "Class A" knock offs, because they are absolutely amazing considering I only paid about Php 2,000 (roughly $45) for them. But from what I see online, the "original" toys from the Unknown Chinese Toy Manufacturer cost about the same, so they could be original for all I know.
Either way, they are amazing. These are the TFC Toys Star Rescue Team of dinosaur combiners from... Read more
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Gaaah! I miss posting here at GeekOut! Just got busy and all but hey, I'm back with another Customized Action Figure Showcase. Today, I'll be featuring another piece I got lately -- Valkyrie by Mikoswabe Customs.
I know some of you will be asking: Why bother get one if we already have one from the Marvel Legends 2 pack?
Well, it doesn't resemble the Secret Avenger one -- therefore, I got this from Miko. Another thing that made me prefer this over... Read more
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Warner TV is set to launch Gotham, the action-packed series that tackles the story of the city's thriving system of organized crime and the law enforcers who are fighting a losing battle against the darkness and decay that threatens to swallow them all whole.
You have to admit that there's the making of a great story there. Gotham has always been the city of Tim Burton's dreams, always dark and seedy and dangerous - even when it's the middle of the... Read more
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I'm not the biggest mobile gamer around, but every time a Marvel game pops up, my interest is immediately piqued even if it is on a platform that only a few game types favor. So when I was told of a standalone Spider-Man game not based off any cartoon or movie franchise, my face lit up. Ooh, maybe it'll half motion controls for swinging. Mobile phones have gotten powerful enough to accommodate some pretty complex gameplay mechanics.
The game is called... Read more
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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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