Merchandise Monday #57

I was scratching around in my cousin’s stuff and she has like this huge Harry Potter stash! Look, I found Dobby! He’s alive!

Dobby the House Elf

Dobby the House Elf

Is it creepy having a Dobby plush? Imagine waking up in the middle of the night and it’s just sitting there… Yikes! If you could have a house elf, would you? What would he be named?

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Fan Art Friday #26

Jesse Walter was kind enough to share some Star Wars fan art with us. I believe these were from his high school days:

Luke Skywalker

Luke Skywalker

Both are sketches, and I think they were done in graphite:

Ben Kenobi

Ben Kenobi

Jesse has art talents that extend beyond the pencil. He is qualified in the areas of game art and design (2D and 3D modelling), level design and animation to name a few.

Visit Jesse Walter to find out more about this talented artist.

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Lightsaber Escape

Have any of your friends challenged you to play Lightsaber Escape yet? Well if not, now its your chance to challenge them…

Lightsaber Escape

Lightsaber Escape

 

 

 

 

 

 

First off, log into your Google Chrome account. Then ‘launch’ or ‘play’ this gaming experiment (you will need a desktop and smartphone simultaneously to play):

Lightsaber Escape

Lightsaber Escape

Great! Now ‘calibrate’ your phone to become your Jedi weapon of mastery – the lightsaber! Now that you have your weapon ready for use, its time to get immersed into waves of assault from the First Order…

Calibrate phone AKA lightsaber

Calibrate phone AKA lightsaber

Its totally defensive (well you basically block stormtrooper blaster fire with your lightsaber, and hope that some rounds rebound and kill the troopers):

Corridor and Hangar Defense

Corridor and Hangar Defense

It can get a bit difficult to block the blaster fire when you’re being attacked simultaneously from two flanks. I died (as i’m sure you can see the red pulsating blood in the screen-grab). But I must be honest, i really don’t think my lightsaber was calibrated 100% – not that i’m making excuses, i just know my Jedi reflexes in real life are a lot quicker:

I Was Captured

I Was Captured

Not to worry though, you get revived at the last checkpoint if you die. So I made it to the stormtrooper boss fight. I died again 🙂 he bludgeoned me…

Boss Fight

Boss Fight

That’s as far as I got. Does anyone know if there are more levels/scenes? And, what do you think of the game? Play Lightsaber Escape here.

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Merchandise Monday #46

Happy Monday my Nerd-Knights! How about getting some fire in your life! Check out my Charizard figurine! As you may or may not know, Charizard is my favorite Pokemon. This figurine comes from the Super Smash Bros. collection:

Charizard amiibo figure

Charizard amiibo figure

There are so many of these cool Nintendo amiibo figures available for the Wii U! Here are some of the other ones i’d like to get:

Nintendo amiibo figures

Nintendo amiibo figures

Do you have any of these amiibo characters, and do you use them when playing? Please share!

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Fan Art Friday #25

We survived another week, and if that’s not reason enough to bring cheer to your day, here is an all ink action hero – just for you!

Dwayne The Rock Johnson Drawing

Dwayne The Rock Johnson Drawing

All in all it took me about 8 hours to draw Dwayne The Rock Johnson. The reference was taken from Fast and the Furious. It is A4, all ink, one pen (and one pencil initially). Here are the transition artworks for the work in progress:

The Rock Work In Progress

The Rock Work In Progress

We love you Hobbs, “Daddy’s gotta go to work.” 😎

Fast and Furious Fan Art

Fast and Furious Fan Art

I hope you love muscle, action and fast cars! Happy Fan Art Friday 🙂

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Lately…

Lately I’ve been dreaming, of a world so far.

Of a glade so splendid, suspended in the stars.

 

Lately I’ve been singing, of a verse so sweet.

Of a cherished lover, whom can my soul complete.

 

Lately I’ve been drawing, pictures true of sight.

To practice all my talents, in hope of God’s delight.

 

Lately I’ve been praying, for a meager hope.

For us all to action, virtues wide of scope.

 

Lately I’ve been writing, of desolation acts.

Where the greed of man, from our Earth subtracts.

 

Lately I’ve been seeing, visions lost in time.

Of portentous warnings, scorched our Earth sublime.

 

Lately I’ve been thinking, of ideas and many questions.

Where only I can find the answers, and these answers are my obsessions.

 

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Retro Grid

I’ve been playing Retro Grid on my phone, which is like a revamp on old school endless arcade shooter games.

Retro Grid Video Game

Retro Grid Video Game

It really is reminiscent of Space Invaders, which is why I love it so much – I’m reminded of those good old gaming memories when I play it. Since it’s on your phone, its touch based. You hold the screen to keep a steady stream of projectile fire, and wherever your finger moves, your spacecraft follows.

Retro Grid Boss Fight

Retro Grid Boss Fight

During the game you collect and are rewarded with coins, which you can use at the end of the game to buy a better and bigger spaceship.

Retro Grid High Score

Retro Grid High Score

Don’t be shy, go ahead and download Retro Grid, let me know when you beat my score!

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Controller Plus

Can you think of anything better than simply playing your favorite video games whenever and with whoever you want? How about customizing your hardware with a unique paint job…

Customized Gaming Controllers

Customized Gaming Controllers

Nothing screams fanboy louder than when you have your fandom’s coat of arms stenciled onto your controller.

Fandom Logo Controllers

Fandom Logo Controllers

Are you expecting other gamers to take you seriously during that multiplayer stand-off? How about having your gamer name marking your hardware territory.

Gamer Name Controller

Gamer Name Controller

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At Controller Plus you are able to customize the paint work and graphic designs that appear on your Xbox or PlayStation controllers. Some of my personal favorites are the space/ nebula customizations:

Space Theme Controller

Space Theme Controller

Do you think it’s time to revamp or upgrade your controller? Add some spice to it by visiting PlusControllers! Which design are you keen to invest in?

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Merchandise Monday #45

Happy Monday! Wooo! So, since there’s still a lot of hype around Star Wars with the Force Awakens being released, I thought I’d share some more old school action figures (still in the boxes):

Ben Kenobi Action Figure

Ben Kenobi Action Figure

Old Ben Kenobi is a 1995 release.

Emperor Palpatine Action Figure

Emperor Palpatine Action Figure

Emperor Palpatine is a 1996 release.

Back of Kenobi and Palpatine Boxes

Back of Kenobi and Palpatine Boxes

I wish I had collected all the figures and vehicles in these sets, they look really awesome, and of course you don’t beat old style and quality, but I was only 4 or 5 years old back then, so my collection habits were heavily reliant on mom and dad.

Did everyone enjoy The Force Awakens? I thought it was ok, but I wasn’t totally satisfied.

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Shire Post Mint

Don at Shire Post Mint has given me permission to share a really cool post of theirs! Shire Post Mint is one of the authentic producers of the Faceless Man coin from Game of Thrones!

Coins in Orbit

Coins in Orbit

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Some of Shire Post Mint’s autographed coins were sent into orbit. So if you want to own an item that combines science-fiction with fantasy; you need to get your hands on some of their coins. Read the full article here!

Faceless Man Coin

Faceless Man Coin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Their coins are highly detailed and made from traditional coin-making equipment. You can shop online for your collection here!

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