I've never written fan-fiction. Okay, well, now that I think about it, that's actually a convenient lie. When I was 12, I started writing a novella-length sequel to Army of Darkness and gave up after the first chapter, and there are definitely a couple of Ask Chris columns that only avoid being straight up fanfic because I was writing them for my actual job and I can tenuously claim they were parody. But technically, in the traditional sense of a full length story detailing what would happen if Bella and Edward had to fill in as Gotham City's protectors due to Batman's tempestuous marriage to Goku, that's never really been my thing.
I do, however, know exactly what it's like, because when I play WWE 2K14, I go into it with a set of elaborate storylines that would rival any Harry Potter sequel on the Internet. It's... It's kind of becoming a problem at this point.
Considering how impressive its Figma and Nendoroid action figures have been over the past several years, I was surprised to hear that Toy Fair 2014 was Good Smile Company's first year at the show with a proper booth. The booth certainly didn't show the toymaker's freshman status, and was full of recent hits like GSC's popular Samus from Metroid Figma and Sonic the Hedgehog Nendoroid, plus a few all new reveals. Get a load of Ghost in the Shell's Major Motoko Kusanagi Figma, The Legend of Zelda: The Windwaker Link Nendoroid, a massive titan statue from Attack on Titan, and more after the jump.
I wasn't expecting to see much past new Power Rangers toys when I visited Bandai America's booth at Toy Fair 2014, but I was straight up stoked when I rounded a corner to see its upcoming line of Banda Japan-designedSprüKits. What are SprüKits? Try all-new action figure model kits of Superman, Batman, Joker, Halo soldiers and more -- all available in several scales of size and complexity. Additionally, the SprüKits line is being used to import Bandai Japan's existing Danball Senki LBX figure kits.
Magic: The Gathering Planeswalkers Jace Beleren, Garruk Wildspeaker, Chandra Nalaar, Liliana Vess, Ajani Goldmane and Nissa Revane are jumping from paper cards to plastic toys later this year with a new Legacy Collection action figure line from Funko. Sculpted by Gentle Giant, the roughly 6" tall figures will feature more than 20 points of articulation and come packed with character-appropriate weapons and accessories. Hit the jump to check out the first proper display images of the figures from Toy Fair 2014.
Square Enix went big -- and, it turns out, little -- this year at Toy Fair 2014 with a hearty display of upcoming DC Comics and AppleseedPlay Arts Kai toys, plus a new line of DC Variant Static Arts Mini figures.
A challenger appears! Following lines from Hasbro, SOTA, NECA, Jazwares and others, newcomer Capo Toys arrived at Toy Fair 2014 to show off a medley of painted and unpainted prototypes of its upcoming 6-9" tall Street Fighter action figures sculpted by Rocco Tartamella. Based on the video game designs from Street Fighter IV, Capo Toys' first wave will include Sagat, Ryu, Blanka, Guile and Chun-Li -- each packing around 20 points of articulation.
The biggest weakness of the mostly fantastic first episode of Telltale Games' Fables prequel game,The Wolf Among Us, was one that tends to come up in prequels. It built a handful of major plot points around putting characters that show up safe and sound in Fables in seemingly mortal peril.
The second episode, titled "Smoke and Mirrors," largely avoids that pitfall by quickly dealing with the cliffhanger from the previous episode to unveil new secrets that arise more organically from the world of the game. New characters and seedy settings keep things fresh while maintaining a wonderfully noirish atmosphere. And while the gameplay is slightly different, it's still eminently compelling.
The Walking Dead writer (who debuted the series with artist Tony Moore) Robert Kirkman has taken one more step toward multimedia domination.
His company, Skybound Entertainment, announced that it has hired Jon Goldman the former CEO of the video game company Foundation 9 Entertainment, to serve as a managing partner in charge of digital offerings and live events. The studios under the Foundation 9 umbrella have worked on a number of licensed titles, including Spider-Man: Web of Shadows, Green Lantern: Rise of the Manhunters, and the Wreck-It Ralph game.
Riding the shield-slinging Captain America: The Winter Soldier promotional blitz that kicked off on Sunday, Gameloft has released its first trailer for Captain America: The Winter Soldier: The Official Game. Headed to iOS, Android and Windows 8 mobile devices on April 4 -- the same day the movie opens -- the new game promises "an original blend of combat action and flexible tactical options." The trailer is more straightforward, though, and simply shows Captain America smashing faces.
The second episode, titled "Smoke & Mirrors" hits next week and it finds lead character Bigby Wolf trying to make sense of it all while getting yelled at. A ton. Also: Jack! Check out the game's trailer (which contains some NSFW language) after the jump.
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