Thursday, 27 April 2017

Replacements for my Damaged COA from PCS Customer Service

Well.. PCS' Customer Service has been taking a bashing recently. Have to agree that most of the complaints are justified but a handful have been taking it a bit too far.

There is plenty of room for improvement, not only in terms of the way they do things, but also in the way they respond to complaints. However, PCS isn't a bad company. 
Yes, like a lot of companies, there will always be QC issues and for the most part, they have set it right. Even with the latest 1/3 ninjas, they are doing QC checks at their own office to rectify the amount of blood on the Ninjas' outfits.

In fact, just recently, PCS' Customer Service has helped with my own problem.. 

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Assassin's Creed Themed Art Exhibition to be held by Ubisoft Singapore

Ubisoft Singapore will be bringing a Assassin's Creed themed Art Exhibition to fans at the Voilah! French Festival Singapore.


This event will be held at the National Design Center from 19 Apr - 25 May 2017. 
Opening hours are 9am - 9pm and admission is free!

Visitors can expect to see art from the Assassin's Creed Series created by the amazing developers from Ubisoft Singapore as well as from other Ubisoft studios around the world. There will also be talks and workshops held by the developers!

While I might have seen a lot of these art over the years, it will always be exciting to check it out once again. Not only am I a big fan of the Assassin's Creed franchise but I have always been amazed by the art from Ubisoft, since the days of Prince of Persia..

Will definitely be looking forward to check this out along with other works at this Festival..

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Saturday, 8 April 2017

PCS Collectibles' Mortal Kombat updates & teases - 8 Apr 2017

Another update on the latest from PCS Collectibles' Mortal Kombat statues!

So.. Wondercon 2017 was held last weekend and PCS had some Mortal Kombat Statues on display. Let's take a look at the pics & videos.. No new statues but more on that later..

Life-Sized Scorpion Bust & 1/3 Goro

Source: gokuvegeta (StatueForum)
Source: ToyArk
Source: ToyArk
Source: Isaiasrosas212 (StatueForum)



I have both of these on PO. It's going to be a very impatient wait but when they are finally here.. oh man, gonna look sick!


1/3 Mileena

Source: ToyArk
Source: ToyArk
Source: gokuvegeta (StatueForum)

Does anyone else think the paint at the feet looks weird? Everything else looks great except that area.

There's a few pieces up for PO left for Mileena over at the PCS' Website..
I haven't POed this & Kitana. There were just too many POs coming up in a short period of time that I couldn't afford it. I want them however, so hoping I can pick these up close to release.

That were the 3 Statues shown at Wondercon 2017. Great stuff!

So, yes back to the lack of updates.. We didn't see anything new here. In fact, nothing for the past few weeks. There were teasers sometime back on characters like Tremor, D'vorah but no updates on those for quite a while now. Is the line dead??!!

Thankfully Jerry has been keeping us updated on the happenings..


Someone asked about what's next for the line..

Response on the last line to Questions 3 & 4..

I dug in for more details..

No details but we get the most important answer; they do plan on continuing!

So why the delay?

Injustice 2, my friends! Definitely a blessing in disguise if you ask me. I think a lot of collectors need that break. We had some amazing POs go up in the past few months but now we need some Financial Recuperation.. (sounds fancy eh?)

I don't think there should be any concern for the hype dying as we have plenty of releases to look forward to. 1/4 Raiden just released last month, 1/4 Kotal Kahn should be out by mid-year, the 1/3 Scorpion & Sub-Zero will be out very, very soon..

Exciting months ahead!

Also, just after Wondercon 2017, the samples for the 1/4 Klassic Cyborgs were received by PCS.


Looking good but some improvements will be made..


Lastly.. a Wondercon 2017 booth tour! I only collect the Mortal Kombat stuff from PCS Collectibles, but they produce plenty of absolutely fantastic-looking pieces.. Enjoy!


Listening to Jerry's plans for the 1/8 Street Fighter line makes me think.. Why not give the same treatment to Mortal Kombat?

4-5 statues of the same character in different DLC outfits?

I'm interested!

I know a lot of us won't want another line with the same old characters again. While in a perfect world, PCS will continue making all the characters in the 1/4 line for a full roster. However, we have to admit that will be almost impossible.

So, for less popular characters and obscure outfits, that will definitely be a no in 1/4 scale, I'm thinking why not in 1/8? I know a lot of Mortal Kombat fans who love the statues but just can't bring themselves to pay the current prices, but will definitely be interested in something cheaper.

Anyway, that's just a thought.. I would still put my hopes in the 1/4 line continuing as long as possible.

1 more from Wondercon 2017..



That's it for this update.. Until next time!


Disclaimer: Screenshots of Jerry's responses are for reference only.  Please don't take it as gospel. The situation can change over time and so can certain decisions.. 
I just wanted to use this platform as a place to collate updates about the Mortal Kombat license as things can get hard to find on the forums.
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Thursday, 6 April 2017

UbiCollectibles' Assassin's Creed Aveline Bust Collection Pics

The latest addition to the UbiCollectibles' Assassin's Creed Legacy Busts - Aveline!



It was definitely a pleasant surprise to see Aveline included in this line, especially after missing out on the full-sized figures that UbiCollectibles also produce.

Let's take a look at the box first..



Base

and of course the Bust..


Impressive face sculpt..

Love how it turned out!


More pics..

I really like how she turned out.. Looks very close to herself from the game. I haven't gotten the Connor Bust yet but will take another group pic of all the Busts once I get that. 

Glad to see this line giving some love to Aveline and hopefully others like Adewale & Evie will also be getting the Bust treatment later.

Love it! For those in Singapore, Gamers n' Collectors still has a few pieces left of this, you can check it out.
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Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Get a $80 Toy or Game Voucher for free!

Want a $80 Voucher for Games, Toys or just shopping?

CapitaStar are giving out a $80 CapitaVoucher for signing up for the American Express CapitaCard!


This promotion is only valid in Singapore and is only via referrals from existing Cardmembers..


So yes.. $80 for you and $80 for me! 

Here's how to get this fantastic promo..

1. Click on my referral link here: www.amex.sg/refer/jeevam6ehU
2. Sign up for the American Express Capitacard
3. Wait for the approval
4. Spend $50 on anything in the 1st month
5. Redeem your $80 voucher and use it at any store in a Capitamall!


Yes you will have to spend $50 to get the $80 voucher but are you really going to say no to $80 because of $50??

Not a fan of credit cards or too many cards already?? Just get your $80 and cancel the card after you get your vouchers then! (You didn't hear it from me..)

Go on then! This will be limited to the first 700 referrals so sign up quick if you want it. Also, do let me know if you have signed up and I might give you a small gift as thanks! ;)
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Tuesday, 4 April 2017

PlayStation Plus' April 2017 Free Games Lineup (All Regions)

April's free games for PlayStation Plus Subscribers..

US PSN

Drawn to Death (PS4)

Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime (PS4)
Invizimals: the Lost Kingdom (PS3)
Alien Rage – Extended Edition (PS3)
10 Second Ninja (PS Vita, Cross Buy with PS4)
Curses ‘n Chaos (PS Vita, Cross Buy with PS4)




Asia PSN

Drawn to Death (PS4)

Life is Strange Complete Season (PS4)
Earth Defense Force 4 (PS4, PS3)
Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late (PS3)
10 Second Ninja (PS Vita, Cross Buy with PS4)
Lumo (PS Vita, Cross Buy with PS4)




EU PSN

Drawn to Death (PS4)

Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime (PS4)
Invizimals: the Lost Kingdom (PS3)
Alien Rage (PS3)
10 Second Ninja (PS Vita, Cross Buy with PS4)
Curses ‘n Chaos (PS Vita, Cross Buy with PS4)







Drawn to Death is without doubt the game of the month. This game is the newest baby of legendary David Jaffe, who was also the mastermind behind the Twisted Metal series & the first 2 God of War games. 

I'm a big fan of those games, so quite eager to try this out.



In terms of game-play, however,  the game looks quite similar to Overwatch and games of the MOBA-esque genre. It also is of the same style as his own Twisted Metal games.

David Jaffe is aware of this but is also confident that this game stands apart from those games. One of the things that David also said about the game.. 

Regarding the potential of a weapon progression system, Jaffe says "skill should be the only determining factor. If you've been playing this for a year, and I just come in and I'm awesome at these types of games, the only reason you should win is you know the map better and are more comfortable muscle memory wise. It should never be because you have better weapons."

Definitely, I think this is worth a try. I mean why not? It is free after all so it won't hurt to spend a couple of hours in this and see how you like it.


Also, don't forget to download last month's games before it's too late.
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