Ever see something cool on ThinkGeek and go "Ooh, I want one!" only to realize that you would need a credit card, you'd pay shipping fees, and you'd probably end up having to pay tax so you end up not buying anything at all. A lot of the stuff I would love to own I found on ThinkGeek.com, but due to the restrictions, I would only be able to get my fill of geeky stuff if it was locally available... Read more
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Growing up, I wanted to be a lot of things. One of the things that I pursued somewhat actively is animation. I even have a demo reel. Of course, with my general lack of artistic talent, it was never something that would pan out. But it's still something that interests me greatly. So I'm glad the Philippines is still a potential destination for animation studios looking for some fresh talent. We, as Filipinos, have long been known to be great... Read more
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Return to Komikon!
It's been a couple of years since I was able to visit Komikon at the Bayanihan Center in Pasig City, but last Saturday I was able to stop by after it opened and catch up on the local comics scene. I gave a bunch of my copies of favorites titles away recently so I needed to get some replacements as well. Word to the wise for next year, it opens at 10am, but unless you're trying to... Read more
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The last time I’ve seen a Doctor Who finale this satisfying was with The Big Bang from way back in 2010. Death In Heaven is a fantastic, if subdued, finale that neatly ties almost all of the ideas that were introduced with Peter Capaldi’s first outing as the Doctor. Sit back, and I’ll talk about Death In Heaven and the first eleven episodes that led us here.
Warning: spoilers after this point.
One of my biggest complaints with Matt Smith’s tenure as the time travelling alien in Doctor Who was that... Read more
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Remember when I first reviewed the whole Return of Marvel Legends Series 1? That feeling where everyone's a good catch (well, sort of)? This wave delivers the same feeling -- oh, wait, BETTER than that.
We'll be getting:
Maidens of Might
Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel
Scarlet Witch (Oh, yes -- FINALLY!)
Marvel's Iron Fist
Marvel NOW Thor
Alright, if Hasbro can just stick to this kind of wave every time with every theme that they'll come up with, that would be great because I'm pretty... Read more
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Mazes & Mutants is one of the best episodes of the most recent Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon series. In it, the four turtles decide to play the eponymous game and eventually to cosplay their chosen characters, turning it into a Live Action Role Play or LARP.
Things get hairy when another young mutant, Sir Malachi, decides to turn the role play part into reality with his hallucinatory powers. They have to defeat the dragon, save the girl, and win the day.
With... Read more
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Despite all the awful reviews for Christopher Nolan's new film, Interstellar, I decided to give it a shot and watch it in IMAX. I felt that a movie about space travel really deserved to be seen on the really big screen.
While I'd have to agree that Nolan's film has it's problems, I was genuinely interested in what was happening on screen. The action scenes were very well done, the images very engrossing, and the science not completely Hollywood. Clocking in... Read more
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You messed with the wrong guy.
That's basically what this movie is all about. To set your expectations straight, this is a revenge flick. It is a sub-genre of the action category that has recently included films like Taken, Man on Fire, Django Unchained, Old Boy, Munich, The Crow, and hundreds of others. Their unifying theme is that the bad guy always gets his due.
John Wick doesn't mess with the formula.
Short version: the movie was fucking awesome with about a hundred... Read more
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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 a... 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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