Saturday, August 16, 2008

COMIC-CON HALO EXCLUSIVES NOW AVAILABLE TO PUBLIC.

If you've been singing the blues because you didn't make it to this year's San Diego Comic-Con, and thus, were unable to order our Halo 3 Con exclusive - you're in luck.
Starting today and available as long as supplies last, you can order this pair of figures through our online store. This special offer features two of McFarlane Toys' highly sought-after Halo 3 action figures in a commemorative combo.

An exclusive Spartan Soldier (EVA "HellSpartan") is paired with an exclusive clear Spartan Soldier (CQB Active-camouflage) figure. Production of these pieces was limited to 3,000 sets. Although packaged individually, the two figures will be sold ONLY as a set for $30 (plus shipping). There is a purchase limit of 4 sets per person.


HOW TO ORDER:
You must be a member of our Collector's Club to order this exclusive combo. Becoming a member is quick, easy and FREE. Log onto your account.


IF YOU ARE ALREADY A MEMBER OF OUR COLLECTOR'S CLUB:
Click here and follow the simple instructions to place your order.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Jasman Toys Halo 3 Plasma Pistol set arrives at my studio.

Today, Fedex dropped off a box containing some Plasma Pistols! These are apart of the new two player set that Jasman Toys is releasing in the next month or so! If you've watched my video reviews in the past then you know that I've reviewed the original Plasma Rifle and the Plasma Pistol to lots of positive feedback. This two player pack contains two stripped down versions of the original Plasma Pistol in order to cut down the cost and make it more within your price range to enjoy some Halo Laser Tag. While it doesn't contain the pop out features, recoil and LCD screen of the original version; it still delivers solid game play. Also, these slimmed down versions of the pistols are a bit more comfortable on the hands which would allow for children to handle the guns easily.

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I've only had some solo experience with them so far, but rest assured; a video review is forth coming! It will cover all the questions you have about the new set and how it interacts with the old sets! We received 4 guns and along with original two, we plan to demonstrate a 2 vs 2 vs 2 game in the video review.

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Enjoy a couple of photos of the guns, along with some comparison photos of the original gun. We'll post a video review as soon as its done!

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Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Halo Plasma Pistol 2 Pack is set to arrive soon!

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I just talked to the Director of Marketing & Licensing for Jasman Toys (The makers of the wonderful Halo Laser Tag Weapons.) and has informed me that they will be available soon!

"Our mass market duel pistol set has shipped and they should be appearing on the following websites VERY soon:

www.target.com

www.walmart.com

www.amazon.com

You also can find them very soon at Fred Meyer and Academy Sports."

Stay tuned folks! A video review will follow as soon as we get our hands on these!

Halo Uprising #3 is out. No, really! (Review)

The day has finally come and the much delayed Halo Uprising comic series has finally been put back on track. Delayed after two issues due to a major plot change in Halo 3, the writers and artists were forced to make changes to the storyline that would make Uprising fit consistently with the third game. Many people were left with a bad taste in their mouths after reading issue #2;  the story seemed to fall away from the Master Chief and instead focus on the makeshift romantic relationship of two human survivors. This made the story very lackluster and didn't leave much hope for a story other than a romance novel for issue #3.

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Either my head is foggy about the last issue or Benis and Maleev really brought their "A" game to issue #3, because it easily makes it the stand out issue of the series so far! I'd even say that it either matches or beats "Armor Testing' from the Halo Graphic Novel. Issue #3 brings it all: Mystery, suspense, great dialog and lots and lots of combat and blood! When you actually see a severed head of a Brute on top of a Warthog hood than you know that this issue is serious.

Overall, when I got to the end of this issue I was pumped to get the upcoming 4th issue.

Halo: Uprising is back...with a vengeance!