DOG COSPLAYING AS UMBREON, I CHOOSE YOU!!!

Not sure if this Pokémon dog cosplay by lefeon-ex is awesome or mean. Can it see? Does it care? But what if it wanted to dress up as Psyduck? Do all dogs really go to heaven?

(via Neatorama)

RECORD STORE DAY GETS GEEKY WITH SCOTT PILGRIM AND GHOSTBUSTERS

Record Store Day is April 19th and the closer we get, the more info on exclusive releases trickles out. Sure, there’s plenty of cool stuff from all your favorite obscure indie bands or whatever (like a 5 LP set of LCD Soundsystem’s last show!), but what’s REALLY awesome is the Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game soundtrack featuring sexy tunes from Anamanaguchi. If that’s not enough awesomesauce to pour down your pants, there’s also a single of "Ghostbusters" by Ray Parker Jr. with the original song plus dance remixes, but more importantly, it glows in the motherfreaking dark.

Record Store Day is a way to celebrate and support independently owned record stores all over the world. Each year musicians release exclusive rare vinyls and, in a way, it’s kind of like collecting Pokémon. Check out the full list of releases announced so far here and be sure to check with your local record store to make sure they’re ordering that weird rare thing you want.

METAL GEAR RISING: REVENGEANCE: 1/6th SCALE RAIDEN FIGURE FROM HOT TOYS
No, the above image is NOT a screen cap from Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance. It’s an action figure.
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From high-end collectible brand Hot Toys Limited, this is the excruciatingly detailed 1/6th scale figure of Raiden, the main character from Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance. If this is anything like previous Hot Toys releases, it will have somewhere around a gazillion points of articulation and cost way more than most folks can probably afford to spend on an action figure. This is high-end stuff people! But that’s also what makes it so awesome.
If Hot Toys releases are out of your price range, there’s always the almost-as-awesome Revoltech Yamaguchi Series Raiden complete with cardboard box accessory and slice-in-halfable watermelon.

METAL GEAR RISING: REVENGEANCE: 1/6th SCALE RAIDEN FIGURE FROM HOT TOYS

No, the above image is NOT a screen cap from Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance. It’s an action figure.

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SNEAKING REPTILE - M2 TEE FROM BITMAP’D

Celebrating the recent release of Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes, Bitmap’d has released an all new camo edition of their original Sneaking Reptile shirt. It also comes with a sweet patch and sticker. Get it here for $23.95.

BUY: Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes
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SONY ANNOUNCES PROJECT MORPHEUS VIRTUAL REALITY HELMET FOR PS4
Anolog sticks, built-in rumble, motion control - pfft! These are all things of the past. Taking a cue from Oculus Rift which has found a niche audience among PC gamers, Sony will be rolling out their own VR unit.
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From Kotaku:

Part of the announcement involved footage of a VR God of War, PlayStation boss Shuhei Yoshida saying “When I looked down, I saw my body was that of Kratos. That was an empowering experience.”

This definitely has potential, but I wonder if it will take off and become a huge mainstream hit like other gaming peripherals similar to the hype and success of Guitar Hero, Rock Band, and the initial Wii launch. As is the case with any new piece of gaming hardware, it all depends if the games will be good enough to warrant the purchase/risk of your roommates throwing things at you/punching you in the crotch while you’re wearing one of these things.
How long do you think it’ll take for someone to mod the VR goggles into a Virtual Boy?

SONY ANNOUNCES PROJECT MORPHEUS VIRTUAL REALITY HELMET FOR PS4

Anolog sticks, built-in rumble, motion control - pfft! These are all things of the past. Taking a cue from Oculus Rift which has found a niche audience among PC gamers, Sony will be rolling out their own VR unit.

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DAILY GRAFFITI: SHY GUY EDITION

Just some Shy Guys carrying some well-known gaming trinkets including a Mega Man 1-up. This is actually pretty amazing. And look how tired the one in the front is. Bitch, you ain’t even carrying anything!

(via Julios Moreno)

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Reblogged from our sister site, blindboxed:
ESC-Toy Launching Last of Us Line
Having previously collaborated with Naughty Dog on the Nathan Drake vinyl figure, ESC-Toy and Erick Scarecrow will be producing collectibles based on the developers enormous hit, The Last of Us. Joel and Ellie are sure to show up, but who else will be featured in this line? Infected? Bill?! I really hope there’s a Bill figure, complete with a Bears Magazine accessory.

Reblogged from our sister site, blindboxed:

ESC-Toy Launching Last of Us Line

Having previously collaborated with Naughty Dog on the Nathan Drake vinyl figure, ESC-Toy and Erick Scarecrow will be producing collectibles based on the developers enormous hit, The Last of Us. Joel and Ellie are sure to show up, but who else will be featured in this line? Infected? Bill?! I really hope there’s a Bill figure, complete with a Bears Magazine accessory.

Reblogged from our sister site, blindboxed:
Mega Man x Kidrobot Mini Figure Series
Kidrobot will be following up their successful Street Fighter line with a Mega Man series. No photos have been revealed yet, but my wild guess is that most of the toys will be a standard Mega Man sculpt with different colorways representing the different power-ups, like the palette swaps in the games.
This is pretty cool since the Munny platform already lends itself well to Mega Man’s design. I think for a lot of kids who grew up in the ’80s and then found out about customizing Munnys, their first idea was to do a Mega Man piece.

Reblogged from our sister site, blindboxed:

Mega Man x Kidrobot Mini Figure Series

Kidrobot will be following up their successful Street Fighter line with a Mega Man series. No photos have been revealed yet, but my wild guess is that most of the toys will be a standard Mega Man sculpt with different colorways representing the different power-ups, like the palette swaps in the games.

This is pretty cool since the Munny platform already lends itself well to Mega Man’s design. I think for a lot of kids who grew up in the ’80s and then found out about customizing Munnys, their first idea was to do a Mega Man piece.

Here’s the Retail Version of Bayonetta: Bloody Fate
While there hasn’t been any news on a Western localization, the Bayonetta anime will be heading to Blu-Ray this summer. It will come with what looks like a soundtrack CD and some artwork.

Here’s the Retail Version of Bayonetta: Bloody Fate

While there hasn’t been any news on a Western localization, the Bayonetta anime will be heading to Blu-Ray this summer. It will come with what looks like a soundtrack CD and some artwork.

Albotas PSA: Bravely Default Collector’s Edition Still Available
Amazon may have sold out of pre-orders for the limited edition of the North American version of Bravely Default, but I did some scrounging and Best Buy still has it up for sale. Get in on that, quick. And before it gets to your doorstep on February 7, check out the free demo.

Albotas PSA: Bravely Default Collector’s Edition Still Available

Amazon may have sold out of pre-orders for the limited edition of the North American version of Bravely Default, but I did some scrounging and Best Buy still has it up for sale. Get in on that, quick. And before it gets to your doorstep on February 7, check out the free demo.

Metal Gear RAY by 3A
3A, known for their super-detailed, high end figures, will be releasing their Metal Gear Ray figure for pre-order on December 24 for $490. Metal Gear RAY made its debut in Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty. According to MGS lore, these remote controlled Gears were designed to hunt down and destroy copies of Metal Gear REX after its plans leaked and engineers around the world built their own.
Buy: Metal Gear Solid Omnibus

Metal Gear RAY by 3A

3A, known for their super-detailed, high end figures, will be releasing their Metal Gear Ray figure for pre-order on December 24 for $490. Metal Gear RAY made its debut in Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty. According to MGS lore, these remote controlled Gears were designed to hunt down and destroy copies of Metal Gear REX after its plans leaked and engineers around the world built their own.

Buy: Metal Gear Solid Omnibus

DAILY GRAFFITI: DHALSIM VS VEGA EDITION

This crazy Street Fighter graffiti was submitted to our Geek Graffiti Flickr Pool by PR.Dre and totally reminds me that I haven’t played any edition of SFII in a good year or two. Gonna’ have to get on that.

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N64 FIGURE TEASED BY ESC-TOY
With officially licensed Uncharted figures under his belt and homages to PlayStation, Atari 2600, and Super Mario, it’s no secret that Erick Scarecrow is a big fan of gaming. His latest figure is based on the most misunderstood controller of all time, the N64. Erick flips the controller upside down to create a clever, skeletal face. We’ll be sure to post official photos once they surface.
(via our sister site, blindboxed)

N64 FIGURE TEASED BY ESC-TOY

With officially licensed Uncharted figures under his belt and homages to PlayStation, Atari 2600, and Super Mario, it’s no secret that Erick Scarecrow is a big fan of gaming. His latest figure is based on the most misunderstood controller of all time, the N64. Erick flips the controller upside down to create a clever, skeletal face. We’ll be sure to post official photos once they surface.

(via our sister site, blindboxed)

NEW BAYONETTA FIGURE COMING

Today in inappropriate figures, it looks like Bayonetta is being recast in resin as she will soon reprise her role in a Wii U sequel. These photos were tweeted ahead of Joint Festival (not what it sounds like) which takes place at Tokyo Big Sight on November 22. We’ll probably have more info then.

If you can’t wait, or want something articulated, you can pick up the Bayonetta Play Arts Kai Figure.

LIMITED EDITION: FINAL FANTASY TACTICS
Limited Edition is a new column that highlights some special editions of games, consoles, and peripherals that you might not have seen before. We’ll kick things off with the Square Millennium Collection version of Final Fantasy Tactics.
This came with the game, playing cards, and a desk clock, all packaged in a classy box. All of the bonuses include art by Akihiko Yoshida, who is known for his work on the series.
Buy: Tactics Ogre Art Book
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LIMITED EDITION: FINAL FANTASY TACTICS

Limited Edition is a new column that highlights some special editions of games, consoles, and peripherals that you might not have seen before. We’ll kick things off with the Square Millennium Collection version of Final Fantasy Tactics.

This came with the game, playing cards, and a desk clock, all packaged in a classy box. All of the bonuses include art by Akihiko Yoshida, who is known for his work on the series.

Buy: Tactics Ogre Art Book

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