The new season of Mad Men continues to charge forward, packing some dense and heavy character studies into what has been a flat-out brilliantly written and beautifully realized season. From a dabble into horror two weeks back to last week’s heartbreaking spotlight on Pete and Lane, I keep expecting the bottom to fall out on just how good this show is, but I’m starting to this that shoe is nowhere near falling– in fact this week’s “Far Away Places” may have been the most compelling and entertaining episode of the season.
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I know, I know, this isn’t a music review site. We’ve never highlighted any musical acts before and likely won’t again, but this is a special occasion – Miami-based outfit, Torche, released their new full-length LP today and I’d be doing our readers a disservice not to recommend it. Now, in general, music is an extremely subjective thing and, with so many choices and endless lists of sub-genres out there, it can be tough to gauge what people will respond well to. But Torche is the one band that I always find myself recommending to people without any inkling of their individual tastes. The body of work they’ve created has a universal appeal that deserves a spot in everyone’s collection. I could be off the mark but, if you’re not already familiar with the band, give them a listen and see if you don’t agree.
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A brand-new trailer released today by Telltale Games gives us a much closer look at the first episode of The Walking Dead video game, A New Day. This five-part series will last through the summer and take players on an intense journey through the world of Robert Kirkman’s comic series, where every decision has tangible consequences. The game was released on PSN, PC and Mac today, and is coming soon for XBLA. Until then, take a look at the exciting trailer after the break.
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For me, one of the most exciting reveals at Toy Fair was NECA’s announcement that they would be releasing a toy line for Prometheus. Ridley Scott’s upcoming movie looks incredibly ambitious and insanely cool, and (I hope) may end up being the best film of the Summer. While many details about the movie are still shrouded in mystery, from what we’ve seen so far it looks like there will be no shortage of visually dynamic stuff just begging to be captured in plastic. I though it would be fun to go place some guesses on what the upcoming Prometheus toy line could look like…
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One of the recent additions to Kotobukiya’s DC Bishoujo Collection was Supergirl, who strikes a fun and flirty pose and makes an excellent addition to the “Pretty Girl” series. Master artist Shunya Yamashita does justice to the last daughter of Krypton, and the resulting statue is a must-have for any fans of the DC comics heroine or Bishoujo artwork.
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Kotobukiya is certainly on a roll with their fantastic Bishoujo collection, and the latest DC femme fatale to join the list is the Joker’s main squeeze, Harley Quinn!
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The GI Joe Collector’s Club revealed the second figure in their 2012 Convention exclusive set– Oktober Guard mainstay Schrage! On top of that, the Club has also set live this year’s reveal grid, which indicates the 2012 Con set will include 10 unique characters… Six will be Oktober Guard, with four adversaries yet to be revealed!
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Based on 2009’s blockbuster title by Rocksteady Games, I’ve been wanting to get my hands on Square Enix’s Arkham Asylum figures since we saw them earlier this year at Toy Fair 2012. Since acquiring their take on Batman and Joker and being able to physically play around with them, I can say that Square Enix has arguably released two of the finest crafted Batman action figures ever produced. Really, you shouldn’t even be reading this – you should be here ordering them for your collection right now. But in case you need some details to convince you, let’s take an in-depth look at each figure individually…
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Last week, pictures surfaced for a mysterious new line of GI Joe figures including some 25th/ modern takes on the ’91 era commando Snake Eyes, Ninja Force Storm Shadow, modern Shipwreck and more. Since then, General Joe’s has added some “insider intel” to the mix, claiming these Joes will be a second-tier retail assortment, designed as repaints to reduce cost and get them carried at second tier outlets such as Family Dollar or Dollar General.
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We’ve know for a while now that Loki’s alien army would be getting the toy treatment in Hasbro’s The Avengers movie series. Buzz around Toy Fair back in February seemed to suggest we’d see at least two soldier figures– a single-pack and a deluxe version– to troop build the forces of the sinister God of Lies in his campaign against Earth’s mightiest heroes. Now those rumors have been confirmed… along with the long-lived question of what kind of aliens these guys actually are.
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