MineCraft 360 Marvel skin pack now live!

creeperrburstinChristmas Eve packed a pleasant surprise for me when I saw the new Marvel skin pack was live (and as far as I know unannounced) on Minecraft 360.

It’s Avengers heavy and features several Iron man suits, and even Agent Coulson ! It will run you 3.99 but if you are a huge marvel fan it might be worth it.

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The life of Billy, Son of Cobra Commander in pictures.

08_CobraCommanderWhile many of us were busy eating turkey, celebrating Hanukkah or Thanksgiving, and possibly being stuck in traffic because we traveled to do so, Skinny was super busy.  check out  his image based retelling of the of Billy, the son of Commander as it unfolded in the comics over the years. After you check it out, give it a link and I’d recommend subscribing to the barking fridge page as well.

8- Bit Cinema’s Take on THOR

marvellogo8-bit cinema has released an excellent mock video game adaption of the Thor movie using mostly 8 bit sprites, although some are 16 bit and seem to be based on Megaman X but I’ll forgive them. Check it out below, and you should definitely hit up their home page, subscribe and check out some of the other videos (like the Shining or G.I.Joe!)

Marvel Universe Professor X review

Time to finally Catch up with my reviews starting with a third in a series of three reviews I started in MARCH!  First up Marvel Universe’s Professor X!

I got in a trade with forum user and CFA owner JJlecaros and since then i have picked up a few extra and love them for parts.

xaiver1the chair and head are new, but the rest are from San Diego Comic Con Exclusive Rise of Cobra Destro.

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MU (new) HULK review

I was very excited when I first saw the sculpt for the hulk. The earlier sculpt from the marvel universe line was so terrible that I settled for a pair of hulks from past movie lines to fulfill the Jade Giants place on my display shelf. I picked up the red and grey versions (as you will see below) so I was familiar with the sculpt of the toy.

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The original mu hulk had lots of articulation but barley any of them worked. It was extra wide and mad while seem more squat and squished that brutish.

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Unfortunately This hulks is similarly full of barley functional joints, especially in the legs. While an improvement, I was hoping for more. I am also in sure why the my line continues to use high thigh swivels that don’t function, given hasbro’s recent move to reduced articulation I would think obviously non functioning joints would be the first to go to save money on parts. Continue reading

Marvel Universe Kraven Review

Thanks to my friend and Comic and Figure Addicts owner JJLecaros I got my hands on several hard to find Marvel universe figures. It seems like all Marvel universe are hard to find these days!

First up is famous Spider-Hunter Kraven.

kravenThis guy looks like Kraven. He is the ultimate hunter, who has taken down lions and  has a desire to hunt down truly dangerous prey like Spider-man. His sculpt is superb for a marvel universe figure which all too often feature the same molds and painted on details. It’s true is wrist and bicep wraps are painted on, but  the sculpting on his vest, belt, knees and wrapped boots more than make up for it.

The painting is done very well, I noticed no issues with unpainted areas or bleeding until reviewing the pics and noticed incredibly minor issues below the knee.  The way his eyes are painted make this head look truly villainous and unique to factory painted 1:18 scale heads of any line.

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Unfortunately, my Kraven’s left foot was fused together and broke off. his right foot feels very flimsy as well.  This only bothers me slightly as i had plans for this head to become my Major Bludd, but still disappointing.

kravenhandHis thumb is fused to his middle finger which will limit the accessories he can hold.

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his spear is so wavy! how could he possibly through this?  If it’s important to you you can’t attempt a procedure to fix it, soften the  plastic in boiling water, straighten and reinforce till it softens. I haven’t had the time try this, but it is often used by G.I.Joe customizers to address warps in plastic.

kravenrenegadesbluddStyling in a suit! Even if you don’t want this guy for Kraven this head looks excellent on many bodies. This body being from the Men In Black III line.  If I can find more of these guys in the wild, I’ll be picking up two more, as I do want a Kraven as well as having some of the cool parts (head, skulls on knees) to customize with.

kravenonthehuntHere Kraven is perched and hunting the batman with his super wavey spear.

I do not know how common the issues with the spear are, but both it and the leg hurt the figure greatly. If I Ignore the leg (surely not all of them are broken)  I’d give this guy an 8 out of 10 for excellent new parts and paint job.  If you can find him, grab him.

-Sears

 

 

 

 

 

New Iron Man III trailer, and what it confirms

marvellogoEarlier Today a new Iron Man III trailer hit the net.  It showed us some scenes that we have already had glimpses off, but it also showed us more and confirmed some things we already knew. The design reveals in this trailer were very impressive, check it out embedded below,with spoilerish commentary after.

So it’s been confirmed, loads of armors. I find it bizarre that the movie that best lends itself to a toyline full of different Iron Man Armors, has the crappiest marvel toys produced this side of the 90’s. 5 POAs, and a line that takes such a noble concept, as creativity, customizing, and swapping armors, and reduces it to  blocks like the 5 POAs and gives us such varied colors and designs that nothing makes sense when swapped, nothing.

All the negativity of the toyline aside, this trailer confirms we have some excellently designed Iron Men to look forward to, that there is some type of process Tony, and others appear to undergo,  and that Mandarin continues to be Bad @$$. We see a Stark that is suffering from PTSD after the first movie, and one who loves Pepper.  The president’s inclusion is a bit surprising. The seriousness of the matter will likely lead many to ask where the other Avengers are and I think it will be simpler to answer than War Machine’s Absence from the Avengers (yes I know there is going to be or already is a comic  that addresses that) Cap + Black Widow, and shield are dealing with another thread, hawkeye may be off screen, but is on assignment somewhere, dealing with a threat less cinematic, more important, Thor is in Asgaurd,and Banner is hiding.

Iron Man II disappointed many, and although I enjoyed it, i’m hoping for more here.  Is anyone else helping in a suit? Do believe some of the rumors?

Our forums now have a button for spoiler tags, how convenient ! Head to the forum to join the discussion in progress, and talk about some of those other rumors, and the implications of the trailer. CLICK HERE.

-revsears