Back to the 2D Game.

When my XBOX 360 Red Ringed, I sent it in for repair. In it's absence, I purchased a Sony Playstation 3. I spent a bit of time with the PS3 and when the 360 was finally repaired and returned to me, it quite literally was like:

"Hey... Listen... while you were gone, I kinda met someone else. Yeah, we've been having a good time. She's from Japan and all..."

I mean, sure I played with Rockband on the 360 again, but I went back to Grand Theft Auto 4 and Metal Gear Solid 4 on the PS3. I started to not play with the 360 as much. I began to wonder what I was going to play on the 360.

Thank goodness for The Behemoth's CASTLE CRASHERS. I was a huge fan of their previous release, Alien Hominid. For months I've read up on this new side-scrolling beat-em-up, but forgot to check up on the Xbox Live new releases. My good friend, Jon reminded me about it. I downloaded the demo first, but I was sold after five minutes. Jon and I ended up playing multiplayer for a few hours. This game KICKS ASS! I love the character designs and Behemoth's warped humor.

So you can THANK Behemoth for getting me back on the Xbox!

Oh yeah, I heard they were releasing figures of the knight characters!!! LOVE IT!


White before Labor Day.

I wasn't a huge fan of the Reach Bear toys recently released by Kidrobot, but after reading Paul's interview with Taiwanese Graffiti Artist, Reach on his blog, I saw a special link to Kidrobot's online store for a special glossy white version. Looking at the pics, I thought, "Hey, this isn't too bad!" So, I ordered one. It arrived a few days ago. It does look very well made and the glossy white certainly sticks out. It's also super limited- only 100 made. WOW! I feel special! Now I kind of want to buy another Reach Bear to customize... 


There's something in the water!!!

I was asked to participate in ToyQube's Custom Sharky Show and I was happy to contribute. I was given one of Keith Poon's signature characters to paint and customize. I decided to keep it simple and give it a techno look.

Check out the other pics on flickr!


Missed out again.

Looks like I missed out on another piece of great vinyl toy. Its called a FULCRAIM, designed by Kaijin. I've seen it on various toy blogs, notably, Vinylpulse and didn't think too much of it. A recent trip to MyPlasticHeart here in NYC completely changed my mind. I saw a few of them on display and the candy-apple-red version really caught my attention. What blew my mind was the fact that it said "Made in Japan" on the back of head. Oh, how I've longed to see that on the back of  a toy for so long! It has various translucent parts, very much like the kaiju vinyl toys. The little figure inside the helmet reminds me of a daruma.

Update: I kinda went Fulcraim crazy and picked up a few of them from various sources. I even have one to customize!