Showing posts with label star wars. Show all posts
Showing posts with label star wars. Show all posts

April 1, 2015

Weekly Want - Smash Bros. & Yoshi's Woolly World Amiibo & More!

Too damn cute.

Holy what, how is it April already? As time marches on, so does the onslaught of wallet-destroying collectibles! From oldschool styled Masterpiece Transformers to even more fuel for the burning amiibo craze, here's the latest Weekly Want!

Bandai Star Wars 1/12 Scale C-3PO Plastic Model Figure ($30, Apr. 2015)

March 25, 2015

Weekly Want - Transformers Combiner Wars, Play Arts Batman, Etc.!

So wild. So rider.

Cue the dramatic smoke-bombs and confetti; the Weekly Want has returned! You know what that means. That's right, I'm going to assume you're willing to scroll through a bunch of pictures. So, do that! I'll wait.

Star Wars Revoltech 005 Boba Fett ($53.99, May 2015)

February 18, 2015

Weekly Want - Toy Fair 2015 Highlights!

Just. Take. The. Money.

With Toy Fair 2015 now behind us, it seems fitting to dedicate the latest Weekly Want to some of the event's coolest featured items. The fun just never ends here on Castle Geek-Skull. Let's get to it!

DC Collectibles Batman: Mask of the Phantasm 2 Pack ($32.99, Oct. 2015)

February 12, 2015

Number Ones - Star Wars: Darth Vader #1 Review

Darth Vader — the icon of all icons — now has his own Marvel comic book series. The company may as well be printing cash. Despite having several problems with their main Star Wars series, I'm all in.

Star Wars: Darth Vader #1, let's see what you've got!

February 10, 2015

Marvel Star Wars #2 Review

Those crazy Star Wars.

Despite its occasionally clunky dialogue and inconsistent artwork, I felt Star Wars' return to Marvel Comics was a solid effort. At its best, the characters and overall tone were nearly perfect. If that level of quality can be maintained, the series would easily warrant a monthly purchase.

Now that the second issue is out in the wild, we may as well dive in to see how it stacks up. Let's grab a nice cool glass of blue milk and check out Marvel's Star Wars #2!

January 15, 2015

Number Ones - Marvel Star Wars #1 Review

Dang ol' rebel scum.

Disney's big-shot acquisition shenanigans over the last few years have allowed Star Wars to return to the Marvel Comics stable. While the move from Dark Horse was understandably on the controversial side, I feel it's best to give new iterations of beloved franchises a fair chance. That's a big part of what Castle Geek-Skull's Number Ones feature is all about! As such, let's dive in and see what the new Marvel Star Wars #1 has to offer.

January 14, 2015

Weekly Want - Amiibo, Star Wars S.H. Figuarts, & More!

Charizard, use Price Gouge!

Geez, is it Wednesday already? In the land of Castle Geek-Skull, that means it's time for another edition of the Weekly Want! From amiibo to S.H. Figuarts, let's go over a few of the toy and collectible reveals that recently caught my eye. Hit the theme song!

Oh. There's no theme song yet. Well, feel free to hum one of your own. I suggest a fanciful 3/4 time signature. Anyway, on to the toys!

S.H. Figuarts Return of the Jedi Luke Skywalker (Price and release date TBD)

December 25, 2014

Castle Geek-Skull's Santa Hat Party - Christmas 2014

Ahoy there, jolly internet users! Let's celebrate the Christmas season with 25 pictures of iconic pop-culture characters wearing Santa hats! Hit it, Google Image Search!

Santa Doom from What The?! Vol. 1, #10

December 1, 2014

Ugly Christmas Sweaters Gone Geeky

Holiday cheer is the right of all sentient beings.

Well, here we go. The holiday season is upon us yet again. I'm more of a Halloween kind of guy, but there are at least a few elements of Christmas I can still appreciate. At the very top of the list are the festive yet disturbingly ugly sweaters adorned with tacky graphics, glitter, and bells. I'm not especially keen on wearing any, but I admire their alluring mixture of goofiness and gaudiness. It's all about the alliteration, baby.

Despite admiring these eyesores from afar, I find myself feeling more swayed than ever to actually join in on the fun. This year, the wonderful world of pop culture t-shirt stores have tapped into the realm of ugly Christmas sweaters in glorious fashion. Here are a few that have caught my eye thus far:

Guardians of the Galaxy "Holiday Mix Vol. 1"

October 8, 2014

Weekly Want - Generations Thundercracker, LEGO Star Wars, & More!

Dolla dolla bill.

Ahoy there! Last time on the Weekly Want, we took a look at Sideshow Premium Format Deadpool, Masterpiece Star Saber, and several other fun upcoming toys. Now, let's move on to some of this week's newly revealed wallet fodder!

Sideshow Collectibles' Premium Format Batgirl figure is now available for Pre-Order. Shipping in July of 2015, this is a wonderfully sculpted piece that will make for a great display. As with all of Sideshow's items, the hefty $400 price tag can be taken care of via smaller monthly installments.

July 9, 2014

Weekly Want July 2-9 feat. SH Figuarts Injustice Batman & More

Take. My. Cash.

Bills? Bah! Why pay bills when there are so many awesome action figures and collectibles to buy? Here's the latest Weekly Want:

Funko will be offering a flocked version of their Pop! Vinyl Guardians of the Galaxy Rocket Raccoon figure as an SDCC 2014 exclusive. This puts the already excellent looking figure over the top. (Side note: flocked toys always make me think of Moss Man.)

Star Wars SubReddit Engages in Starfighter Gif Wars

Do A-Wings, in fact, rule?

Heads up, everyone. Over on the Star Wars SubReddit, things are getting incredibly real. Recently, user oweeeeendennis posted a fancy schmancy animated gif to "prove that A-Wings are cooler than Y-Wings." Here's the animation in all its glory:

a-wings rule

Boom. Gauntlet thrown.

July 2, 2014

Weekly Want June 25 - July 2, feat. Doctor Doom, Aliens, & More!

Doom will take as much of your money as he pleases!

Oh hey, it's Wednesday. That means it's time for another edition of the Weekly Want! Last week's installment focused entirely upon Transformer toys, so I'll be covering a bit more ground this time around. (Ooh, peep that sexy rhyme~) Batten down the hatches; here are the action figure and collectible promo shots that struck my fancy between June 25th and July 2nd, 2014:

aliens queen

Oh, my! This lovely lady is NECA's Aliens Xenomorph Queen "Ultra Deluxe" figure. True to its fancy pants designation, this is a 15 inch tall, 30 inch long monstrosity that will absolutely tower over the rest of your NECA Aliens collection. The hefty $90 price tag might seem like a lot to take in, but with an impressive scale, plentiful articulation, and killer sculpt work, it looks to be more than worth it! You can have the figure in-hand this November.

June 16, 2014

Angry Birds Transformers: May As Well Do It Right!

...Bird bots in disguise?

Rovio recently announced that their next Angry Birds crossover will be none other than Angry Birds Transformers. My favorite robots in disguise may be a pretty big deal culturally, but I can't say this is something I ever expected to see. Still, I figure if they're going to do it, they may as well do it right! If the initial promo image for the game is anything to go by, it looks like they just may be.

June 12, 2014

I Want To Believe DICE's Passion for Star Wars Battlefront is Real

Early in-engine footage of the Rebel Commando in action on Endor

Maybe its use of famous nostalgic imagery and music is helping pull the wool over my eyes, but I really want to believe the passion displayed by DICE in E3 2014's Star Wars: Battlefront trailer is real:

May 27, 2014

Weekly Want May 19-26 feat. Masterpiece Wheeljack, Iron Man, & SDCC Exclusives

Another week. Another wave of want.

Oh no, it's "Weekly Want" time once more! Last week's installment featured some cute Godzilla Minimates, DC Collectibles' animated Batman figures, and so on! On to more pressing matters: let's see what May 19-26 had to offer in the realm of action figure and collectible promotional imagery:

May 18, 2014

Evangelion Doritos! How Did I Miss These?!

Neon Genesis Evangelion Doritos
The most natural product tie-in ever.

Why am I only just now finding out that there were Doritos manufactured with Evangelion artwork all over the packaging? These were only recently pointed out to me by Twitter's JapanCinema. Upon further investigation, the Evangelion branded Doritos were originally on the shelves seven years ago! What was I doing with my life in 2007 that was too important to notice such wonderment? Furthermore, why do I want them so freaking bad?

May 14, 2014

5 Fun & Geeky Videos Worth Revisiting

TMNT coming out of their shells tour
The Ninja Turtles in the midst of another raucous hardcore anthem.

While the Internet is always moving forward with new memes and viral sensations, going back through old bookmarks to revisit the lulz of days long past can be a great cure for boredom. I especially appreciate anything that features a goofy spin on some of my favorite cartoon, video game, and comic book characters. Ever the generous type, I've decided to share some of my favorites! Here are 5 fun & geeky videos worth revisiting:

May 6, 2014

Weekly Want Apr 28-May 5 with Figma Avengers, LEGO Ghostbusters, & More!

Stay Puft LEGO set
Speak not and partake of my cash!

A new month is upon us and another week has past. Let's celebrate with another edition of the "Weekly Want," wherein several of the best promo shots for toys and collectibles are compiled for your viewing pleasure. Last week's edition showcased Masterpiece Ultra Magnus, Revoltech Mini Solid Snake, Marvel Mini-Mates, and more. Let's move on to what caught my eye between April 28th and May the 5th:

May 3, 2014

15 Random Pictures From My First Free Comic Book Day

Star Wars Tusken Raider Cosplay
I see Sand People.

As previously mentioned, I somehow managed to miss every Free Comic Book Day up until now. I am happy to report that the curse has been lifted! With the promise of Tusken Raider cosplay fresh in mind, I made the effort to venture to my nearest comic shop today and I had a grand time overall. Here are 15 random pictures that loosely illustrate my adventure: