Wednesday, November 28, 2012

DC Kingdom Come Wonder Woman

Presenting the DC Direct Kingdom Come Wonder Woman.

I'm actually quite fond of both Kingdom Come and the Kingdom Come cast. I like it because it completely humanized the DC hero pantheon: Even heroes have to get tired of constantly battling an unending stream of hatred; Even heroes get hurt and have to retire; Even heroes grow old; Even heroes fail.

So here is Wonder Woman. Wonder Woman is not so "wonderful" anymore. She's living with the frustration of having been stripped of her "Princess" title by the Amazons for failing to bring peace to mankind. So she turns to what she knows best: being a warrior.

Unfortunately Wonder Woman was never the leader that the inspirational Superman was - who is now retired and in hiding - nor is she the intimidating leader Batman is - who is now injured, has turned Gotham into a Big Brother playground and is hiding in the ruins of his cave.

So her frustration over the state of the world continues to build.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Transformers Takara Gaia Unicron AM-19

Presenting the Transformers Takara Gaia Unicron AM-19 - depicted here combined with the Transformers Prime RID Voyager Class Optimus Prime.

Now if you follow the Transformers Prime animated series, you will see the mountain "Golems" made by Unicron that took on the unlikely tandem of Optimus Prime and Megatron.

The real Unicron is actually at the center of the Earth. The original 13 Primes beat the crap out of Unicron and sent him into stasis out of the orbit of Cybertron. His mass was so big his natural gravity gathered debris around him and eventually he became the planet known as Earth..

Unicron is also known as the  "Chaos Bringer", the "Anti-Spark" and the source of all Dark Energon - Ironically he has the power to resurrect the dead and Earth is such a green place.

Friday, November 23, 2012

Marvel Gangnam Style

You know that South Korean rapper Psy is a god when not only has he danced with the likes of Madonna - who prostrated herself before Psy - but when his signature dance move "Gangnam Style" ends up on the cover of Marvel's greatest new premiere Avenger # 1 (Worth around US$ 100).

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Limited Edition TREK Headwear

Give something back this Christmas by supporting the TRails to Empower Kids (TREK) - a group of mountaineers who's advocacy is to travel to the boondocks of the Philippines to help the uplift the lives of underprivileged kids by bringing with them school supplies, books, toys and the like. 

A simple donation of PhP 350 (Approx US$ 8.53) will not just gain you a limited edition TREK Headwear that can be used as a scarf, headband, dust-mask, balaclava, scrunchie or something you can simply use to wipe the dust off your toys; you will be helping TREK continue to help kids expand their minds, borders and worlds. 

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Transformers Battle Tanker Upgrade (Knock-Off version)

Presenting the Transformers Battle Tanker for the G2 Laser Optimus Prime that is NOT from as this is the knock-off version of a non-canonical reportedly unauthorized accessory pack for the G2 Laser Optimus Prime.

If you read my review about the G2 Laser Optimus Prime, then you'll know that I considered it one of the most horrible Primes ever made: He's short, stocky, tackily colored and is supremely uninspiring. Hell I even said that I preferred the Beast Wars Surfing Gorilla Prime over the G2 Laser Optimus Prime.

But I did buy him because I knew that the Battle Tanker was just around the corner.
And it finally did arrive.

But shortly after the Maketoys Battle Tanker arrived, I found out that there was a Chinese Knock-Off version circulating which was... well cheaper (Literally half the price).

So I said what the hell, let's check it out.

And here he is.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Cortana (Halo 4 Spoilers)

Don't read this if you're a fan of the HALO series and haven't finished it yet.

I've recently noticed the spike in people visiting my review of the Halo 3: Cortana figure. I was wondering what all the sudden interest was all about.

Then I finished Halo 4, and I was absolutely thrown into a depressing fit.

Cortana dies.

It's just not fair! It's not right! I've been fighting side-by-side with Cortana since 2001!

I don't get how the Master Chief can go on knowing that he made a promise to a girl that he can't keep when he promised to get her home and that everything will be alright.

Such a dumb ending to a wonderful series. Almost as stupid as the ending to Mass Effect 3.

A major F U to 343.

Rest in peace Cortana.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Transformers Prime Star Hammer (Jackhammer)

Presenting the Transformers Prime Star Hammer AKA the Jackhammer.

It actually took me a while to find any information on the Star Hammer despite the fact that I've seen it in action in the cartoons. The reason being that I had not paid attention to the Transformers Prime cartoons enough to realize that the Autobots referred to Wheeljack's one-man space exploring craft as the Jackhammer not the Star Hammer.

I'm not really sure where or why someone decided to change the name. It probably has something to do with Star Hammer being a class of ship and Jackhammer being the name of the ship - in the same way that a lot of people are confused with Firefly (ship class) and Serenity (Ship name).

The Jackhammer obviously gets its name from its owner and loner pilot, the former Wrecker known as Wheeljack AKA "Jackie" (Thanks to Bulkhead).

Congratulations President Barack Obama!

The Dungeon would like to extend its congratulations to the 44th President of the United States Barack Obama, for winning his reelection bid and proving Steve Jobs wrong (You'll be a one-term president indeed).

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Star Wars General Obi-Wan Kenobi

Presenting General Obi-Wan Kenobi from the Star Wars The Clone Wars toyline.

I have to admit that I'm not much of a fan of Obi-Wan Kenobi. Personally I think that the entire Star Wars thingamajig. I really think that "IT'S ALL OBI-WAN'S FAULT!!!" and not just because Anakin Skywalker thinks "HE'S HOLDING ME BACK!!!"

My personal argument against Obi-Wan goes all the way back to when Anakin Skywalker was just little orphan Annie. Jedi Master Qui-Gonn Jinn - despite being a Gray Jedi - followed the Jedi council's orders NOT to train Anakin Skywalker in the ways of the Force - at the very least he was willing to defer the debate. But NOOOO!!!! That's not good enough for Obi-Wan! With or without the council's permission, the newly minted Jedi Knight vowed to train Anakin Skywalker.

Had he not been that adamant, perhaps there would not have been a Darth Vader - nor an Order 66 as the Emperor would have fallen to Mace Windu.

So yeah. It really is "All Obi-Wan's fault!"

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Transformers Prime: Wheeljack

Presenting Wheeljack from the Transformes Prime toyline.

I've actually had this particular figure for quite some time and the fact that I'm just reviewing him now is a fine example of how much backlog I have.

Oh well.

"Jackie" here - as Bulkhead likes to call him - is a former Wrecker. This is the first time that Wheeljack has been listed as a member of the Autobot suicide slash extermination squad. Because of this, the Transformers Prime Wheeljack actually has a personality that deviates from his traditional peace loving, pacifistic scientist who works well with others and created the Dinobots.

No. This Wheeljack has a personality akin to Dr. Nemesis, the mad Nazi-hunting scientist who was recruited into the X-Men: He doesn't work well with others, has no moral qualms about ending a life - especially in the name of science - hyper intelligent, and like sharp object because they cut things - Decepticons -  open.