Street Fighter – Gouken – Mixed Media Statue

Now this is just one of the coolest statues that I have seen from Mixed Media Statues, and if you are a fan of Street Fighter then you will know who this is. Gouken the master and mentor of Ryu & Ken and the older brother of Akuma. To me he is just a bad ass in Street Fighter and I always enjoy when they made an animated show, but always wanted more of him in it. It seems I’m not the only fan of Gouken, it seems the team from PopCultureShock love him too that they made this 16.5 inch Polystone model of him, and I love the way he looks, of course I preordered it as I want him part of the collection. I like the quality of work done by PopCultureShock, I have a few of their pieces but no where to display it.

Ken and Ryu’s martial art Master is finally here ! We are proud to present Street Fighter’s sensei supreme as a 1:4 scale polystone mixed media masterpiece. Like his Street Fighter brethren, this statue features amazing hi-fi sculpting, capturing every muscle, vein and fold of clothing as if he stepped right from the game itself. This collectible features a certificate of authenticity.

“Concentrate not on destroying your foe, but on attaining your own victory.” Gouken is the marital arts Master who trained Ryu and Ken, as well as his elder brother and former training partner, Akuma.

Hot Wheels – Ultimate Track

Being A Kid Has Nothing To Do With Age – I love that statement, that is very true about myself, and I will always be this way. So seeing what hot wheels did with this track is just over the top and I love it. They did a casting call for the kids but they really wanted the dads, now that is a very cool marketing idea, well done hot wheels!

DJI Phantom – To Crash Or Not

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When I saw it for the first time in action, I couldn’t believe how cool it looked and best part its built with the GoPro in mind. I have had it since it was first available for preorder and when I got it in April its been sitting in a box up until yesterday.

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This is probably the easiest Quadrocopter to fly in the market, with a lot of fail-safes on how it will react, but doesn’t make it dumb proof or wind proof. It’s a smart drone with all the settings this machine is capable of, I’m surprised it doesn’t have artificial intelligence at this stage and all of it in this very nicely design white case.

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I just decided to open it up and put it together, whether I crash it or not will be up to how careful I am flying it for the first time. I also got this ridiculous ballistic case to pack everything in bag and take it with me where I need it. And the Phantom is packed snugly inside with a lot of batteries, as well as the Go Pro and spots for its batteries. I have seen some beautiful videos shot with the Phantom and thats what I’m planning to reach at least with this quadrocopter. I just hope I don’t crash it.

For all your DJI Phantom needs you can find it at Gulftronics, they even have the new Zenmuse Gimball for the GoPro Hero 3. I’m going to practice with mine before installing the Zenmuse, and that I’m really looking forward to.

Link: Gulftroncis

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Soundwave & Lazerbeak

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Soundwave is by far my favorite Decepticon, so sure of his calculated actions, and extremely loyal to Megatron, he is the most robotic of the Transformers, no feelings just pure logic and unchanging, and also the most resourceful of the Decepticons. When Megatron wants bruteforce he calls on Shockwave, and when he was ultimate loyalty and missions success then he calls on Soundwave.

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After so long Takara has finally come up with the most realistic and cleanest build of Soundwave that I have seen. He even Transforms into a big 80s Take deck Stereo. The build is honestly very high quality and really reminds me of the 80s Transformers, and the cool part is that Lazerbeak is really a tape, you can transform him into the buzzard, but I would rather keep him as the tape inside of Soundwave.

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In his lefthand is a sensor which he uses check around him and certain systems, but his left hand is the interesting weapon. For those who know, the left hand is Megatron in miniaturized form, not just the arm weapon, megatron turns into a hand held weapon and in this case Soundwave is the one wielding it. Well worth getting this piece for any Transformers fan.

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I had to place him with the rest of the Decepticons, the Seekers, in this case they are Star Scream, Thundercracker, and Skywarp. They are three nasty Decepticons, but Soundwave tops them all, and I still think that this is one of the best models from Takara after Optimus Prime.

Price: $229

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The IRON MAN Suit!

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Owning the Iron Man suit is something on every man’s mind, well its always on my mind. In this case you can have it, but it isn’t the indestructible armor that Tony Stark built for Billions. Sideshow Collectibles have built a 7 foot tall lift size stunning high-gloss automotive painted replica of the armor worn by Tony Stark in Iron Man 3. The Iron Man Mark 42, you definitely get to enjoy LED light-up eyes, arc reactor, palm repulser, and display base. The real thing must cost Billions to build but you can have this one for only $8’500.

Link: SideShowCollectibles

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Lego X-Wing

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Anything Star Wars is cool, but this is just over the top, Lego has come up with the Red Five X-Wing Starfighter. It is the most accurate piece from them yet, and it’s even better then the original Lego X-Wing Ultimate Collector Series which was released years ago.

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The X-Wing UCS was 1,304 pieces. The Red Five X-Wing Starfighter is 1,558 pieces measuring a whooping 20 inches (52cm) long, 18 inches (46cm) wide and 10 inches (26cm) high (the previous one was 13 x 8 inches).The price is not bad at all: only $200 USD. Considering that the original X-Wing UCS is getting a $1,300 price tag on eBay now, it’s peanuts!

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I know I want to get my hands on this piece and its probably going to sell out like all other cool Lego Star Wars pieces. It’s going to be available in May directly from Lego, I know I will keep my eye out for it on Amazon.

Link: Gizmodo

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The pic below is a shot between the old and the new, the new one being on the right side.

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Forbidden Planet – A Must In London

Pop Culture Central of Europe, the best place for any Geek/Nerd to visit while in London, I visit there on every trip I take to London and there is always something different to see or something that really excites me. Movie memorabilia of every kind, Comics, games and anime collectibles that you only see online, every Star Wars & Harry Potter fan would go nuts there. Still I never get tired of it, I could spend hours there, there is always something that I want to purchase but these days I am lacking space so I always choose items that fit or that make me think “MUST HAVE IT”

One section that people forget about is there HUGE comic and graphic novel collection down stairs, I picked up all of the novels by the comedian Kevin Smith, read a few pages and they are pretty funny and he is a funny guy so decided to take all his books. Then there is the Transformers section which have all the stuff dating back to the 80s up to the new things from IDW in 2012. They sold some fake weaponry which looked really cool but I didn’t want to risk taking that on a plane with me. When walking around upstairs I honestly don’t know what to pick up, I tell myself not to go overboard, I never have enough space in my bags but then I don’t reason well with myself and pick up a few things that I end up walking out with a smile, if your wondering what they are its the items in the last picture in this post.


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London Film & Comic Con

I was in London for about 6 days, first day meetings, then Saturday and Sunday off, then nonstop meetings until the hour I leave. As I woke up I got a tweet from my fellow nerd @Qatami that the London Film & Comic Con is going on right now, it was 9:30 am when I got the Tweet. By 9:36 am I showered, changed, and already was in a cab to Olympia halls for an event that I didn’t know was going and was extatic to attend.

As I drove in there was a ridiculously long line, at least 1.5 kilos going around the building at around 10am, I knew it was the right line because half of the people in line were in costume, so I walked all the way back and waited, I thought it was just a ridiculously long line, but turns out it wasn’t open yet to the general public, just the gold ticket holders who bought their tickets earlier. So when they opened the line started flowing and about 20 mins later I was inside, and the first thing in front of me was the beautiful Batmobile from the 1989 Batman with Michael Keaton.

As I started walking I had no plan was so ever and didn’t know anything that was going on, I opened up the map and read Artist’s corner so that’s where I love going, not including the toys. I went with a certain amount of cash which disappeared within three hours and I was planning to spend the whole day there. There was just too much for my nerdery to resist, art work, models, one of pieces, and so much more to see. I was literally overwhelmed, I was smiling so much it gave me headache, I tried walking around in a systematic fashion but sometimes I would lose myself when I see some cool stuff and can’t help but head in that direction.

I picked up as much Transformers, DC Comics, and Marvel Art Work that I could put together from some amazing Artists and some of them are one pieces that I love. I don’t even know where I want to put them, in vault or a vacuum sealed room to just look at them and enjoy them. I really don’t know what to do, and honestly it wasn’t enough time to go and talk to these people. Some of them are really nice guys and very easy to talk to, laid back, and I know half of them by heart and other I recognized from the Marvel, IDW, and DC comics that I read. I think they thought I was nuts but they were really nice about it. I even met some amazing actors who were really really nice and cool to talk to like: Kevin Sorbo (Hercules, Andromeda), Holly Marie Combs (Charmed, Pretty Little Liars), Alec Baldwin (Chuck, Serenity, Stargate SG-1, Firefly, & Independence Day), Robert Maschio (Dr Todd from Scrubs (The High Fiving Guy)), and Al Leong (Big Trouble Little China, Die Hard, & Lethal Weapon). Seriously they were all very nice and I chatted with them for a bit, felt a surreal because some of them were in character which was cool.

It was a hell of an event and I could keep on going about how fantastic it is, but every Film & Comic nut has to go once in their life time. This experience has taught me that I have to to go San Diego Comic Con which is taking place right now. There are just some things in life that every man must do, and the San Diego Comic Con is the biggest thing for every nerd, the largest Pop Culture event in the world, so many gathered in one place.


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Batman – 1989 Batmobile

There is no arguing how iconic the original Tim Burton-era Batman was, and what the Batmobile meant to us back then. And this was revived with Christoper Nolan’s interpretation of Batman turning him into the dark and gritty super hero that he is. The new Batmobile is a monster machine indeed but there is no denying the beauty of the Michael Keaton’s machine. And this one is developed by Side Show Collectibles with the utmost details.

At 39 inches it’s well over three feet long (Approximately 1 meter), making the collectible a 1/6th-scale version of the original. And at that size there’s plenty of room to pack in the details like working lighting, a dashboard full of miniature instruments and dials, removable machine guns, and even the cocoon armor that everyone wishes their car had. I honestly couldn’t resist it and placed the a preorder on it through AlterEgoComics since they are a fantastic company to deal with for all types of Collectibles and Models. Now I just have to wait until 2013 to find a place for this lovely machine.

Link: AlterEgoComics


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Strike Gundam – Custom Build

Every once in a while I see a Gundam model build that is so insane that it looks real, I couldn’t tell if it was a digital image, a model, or a real giant robot. This is a Bandai 1/60 Strike Gundam custom built to look like this with amazing paint work, I wish I had this skill to make some of mine to look this good. If only they looked this good when you buy them then you just mount them right up, because doing the work to get them this good takes a lot of time.


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