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Sniper Elite V2 Review

A trained sniper’s ability to rain death upon unknowing enemies from hundreds of yards away is pretty impressive and, in the world of video games, one of the more exhilarating aspects of military shooters.  Such is the central idea behind Rebellion Development’s Sniper Elite V2, a remake of the original Sniper Elite from 2005, which puts players in the shoes of OSS Officer Karl Fairburne during the final days of World War II. While the WWII angle has been admittedly played out, Sniper Elite V2 manages to keep things fresh with some slick new mechanics and an exciting, but brief, campaign based on the real-life Operation Paperclip initiative.

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GI Joe Club Reveals The Final Two Oktober Guard Members

The GI Joe Club has updated their Joe Con site again with the final two figure reveals for their 15-figure Convention exclusive Oktober Guard vs. Iron Grenadiers box set… Check out General Iron Bear and Horror Show!

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Kingdom Hearts 3D Mark of Mastery Edition Announced

Square Enix made a huge announcement this morning regarding the upcoming title Kingdom Hearts 3D.  For the first time ever in North America, a Kingdom Hearts game will have its own collector’s edition box set called the Mark of Mastery Edition.  It looks like a great deal for only fifteen dollars over the regular asking price, so keep reading for all the details.

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Valiant Debuts Artwork from Bloodshot #1

Following the relaunch of X-O Manowar and next month’s Harbinger, Valiant’s blockbuster title Bloodshot will be hitting shelves July 11th.  Written by Duane Swierczynski, with art by Manuel Garcia & Arturo Lozzi, this iteration of the character has a capable team at the helm to deliver what we hope will be a stellar title.  If the preview artwork is any indication, the book will be every bit as exciting as the original run in the 90’s.

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New Screenshots Detail Theatrhythm’s Chaos Shrine Mode

We’re less than two months away from the U.S. release of Theatryhthm Final Fantasy, and earlier today Square Enix released a batch of new screenshots and some juicy details on Chaos Shrine mode, which will incorporate the unique StreetPass function of the Nintendo 3DS.  Keep reading for all the details and, of course, the images.

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Ask Mattel 5/15/2012: Lots of New SDCC Exclusive Details

A few weeks back, Mattel announced their 2012 San Diego Comic Con exclusives, and the assortment certainly left some questions for fans of Matty’s top lines… so we decided to dedicate an entire round of Ask Mattel questions to this Summer’s SDCC Exclusives!  Mattel sheds some more light on their new Death statue, eases some availability concerns about Vykron and addresses the chances of SDCC exclusives for missing lines like Voltron and WWE… Get all the answers right here!
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Zartan & The Cobra Trooper Join The Retaliation Ranks

We’re only a few weeks away from the release date of Hasbro’s GI Joe Retaliation toy line, but some shipping snafus meant some figures were shipped early via toysrus.com, and I was lucky enough to score Zartan and the Cobra Trooper before they were pulled from the website. Check out a sneak peek at both villainous Cobras in their latest figure versions!

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Going Around in Circles

There is a thought running through my head “I have done this already”. It mostly applies to toys but it can apply to almost any collector.

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TV Korner: Mad Men 5.9 – “Dark Shadows”

Continuing the interesting theme of each new episode being centered on some specific human emotion, “Dark Shadows” explores feelings of jealousy.   Even though most of the characters in the show are fairly well-off and happy some of the time, they all have something to be jealous about; someone else’s body, wife, creative talent, recognition, so on and so forth.  While not the most exciting or revelatory episode of the season, “Dark Shadows” serves as yet another brilliant character study of some of the most compelling characters around.

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Jakks Pacific Men In Black 3 Figures Are Really Fun Toys

Men In Black 3 is one of those Summer movies I keep forgetting about. The long-delayed project has been talked about and scrapped so many times the idea of it actually being released seems like a foreign concept. The fact that it’s finally hitting the big screen got a little more concrete this week, as the Jakks Pacific MIB3 action figures started finding their way to retail. And while I have very little doubt the latest adventure of Agents J and K will be awful, the toys are actually pretty neat, for a number of reasons.

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