Thursday 29 October 2015

Gaming Heads reveal Clicker Statues from The Last of Us

Loved those Clickers from The Last of Us? (Then.. you are weird..)

Well.. rejoice! Gaming Heads will be producing a Clicker Statue from the game.

Great memories from the game. The Last of Us introduced me to Naughty Dog's fantastic storytelling and now I am excited for their Uncharted games.

TLOU was one of the recent games that got my heart racing, and the real emotions I felt during the course of the game was one of my most memorable gaming moments. A lot of it had to do with this pose that the Clicker statue is in.. running at me!

They might make a Bloater statue as well.. But I would like to see a Joel and Ellie statue in the future, after missing out the one from the Post-Pandemic Edition. Two great characters that we will probably never see again, based on this interview with The Last Of Us creative director Neil Druckmann.

The Standard version retails at about USD$350, stands at 19 inches tall and has an Edition Size of 750.

There's also a EX version of the Clicker Statue, retailing at about USD$360, and is limited to only 350 pcs. The EX version features the Clicker with a Gas Mask.

Nasty-looking creature!

Get yours at Entertainment Earth!
The Last of Us The Clicker 1:4 Scale Statue

Uncharted 4 Multiplayer Trailer revealed

The Uncharted 4 Multiplayer Trailer has been revealed and there's plenty of action!

Check out the trailer here!

Looked pretty normal till the last 15 seconds, where it became all supernatural..

I have never played the Uncharted Series' Multiplayer but this looks like a lot of fun. Reminds me a bit of The Last of Us. I enjoyed that.
According to Playstation Blog, there will be some new systems being added  to Uncharted 4's multiplayer, never seen in the series history. 

  • Sidekicks: When you are in a pinch you can call in your friendly Sidekick to help you. These are unique, AI controlled characters that come equipped with unique abilities that can help turn the tide of a battle.
  • Mysticals: These are supernatural abilities from the Uncharted series that give a player unique powers. See if you can recognize what Mystical abilities we are showing off in the trailer.
  • Last, you will be able to leverage the grappling hook in a number of locations in our multiplayer maps. We have also heavily leveraged this exciting mechanic for our melee. Yes, you will be able to land on people and take them out –would you expect less?

Interesting! I'm looking forward to trying out the Multiplayer Beta, when it's open from Dec 4 - Dec 13. Anyone wants to join me? Probably even open a group for all friends to join? 

Source: Playstation Blog (US)

Wednesday 28 October 2015

Prime 1's TMNT Raphael Collection pics

I have always maintained that I wouldn't want to collect anything other than gaming collectibles. Not that I have no interest in other forms of entertainment but there's just too many to collect out there.

However, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have been something I decided that they should still be part of my life. I started out small, with some of the Playmates figures. I have the Classic collection, the new movie figures and the re-made retro figures..

But.. you know the drill... It only begins small.. With the success of the new movie and the animated Nickelodean show, TMNT has been given a major popularity boost and we are seeing much bigger collectibles in the past year.

And.. when I say big, I mean Prime 1 Big! Prime 1 Studio's collectibles are huge and very expensive but they don't lack in quality. I was absolutely blown away by their previews and even saw the Raphael statue in person at Simply Toys.

So... I just had to get it. Pre-ordered it from Simply Toys sometime back and I just received them last week.

It came in 2 separate shipping boxes.

No 337/1500

I thought the Edition Size was a bit too much for something so pricey though.

The Base

Don't mind the ruler, that's the only one I could find.. But that is a 10cm high base!

Amazing detail on the base, with the old newspapers and the 'wet-look' to replicate a dirty New York City alley.

Simple instructions manual for assembly..

The opp side of the paper is in Japanese.

Now some pics of Raphael.

Chewing on some paper?
Still chewing..
Ok enough chewing on that now..

Now he chews on some toothpick..
The head can be removed to position the eyes.

This is as cross-eyed as he can get..

In opp directions..

Let's put on his headbands..

and the shades..

Now for a closer look at all the details..

Amazing details, looks very, very life-like.

An amazing piece! I was one of those who absolutely hated the new Turtles' designs but they eventually grew on me after watching the movie.

The statue and base pieces are hollow so it's not as heavy as it looks. Practically, that's good thing for shipping. I remember the PureArts' Connor Premium Statue being painfully heavy. It was a tiring process just moving it around. 

Raphael isn't as heavy however, or maybe I have just become stronger after all the recent heavy statue lifting.. Haha!

I have only pre-ordered Raphael but I definitely intend to go the other 3 as well. It's not going to be cheap but with all 4 Turtles, it will make for a fabulous display. Hopefully, with the 1500 ES, it won't be selling out too fast. 

On a side note, I didn't see any COA in the box. Looked all over for it but I just can't find it. So, if anyone else has this, can you let me know if there is a COA included with these?

Prime 1 isn't the only company I bought some Turtles figures from. I have ThreeZero's 1/6 Movie Turtles as well as Mondo's 1/6 Original Comic Turtles (Leo & Don so far) pre-ordered. So I'll be updating the blog with pics once I get them.