The Gamers Pub Episode 213 – Halo Memories…and penises

GUI finally went off the deep end this week. The Gamer’s Pub is back! Now please pull up a chair to the bar and enjoy the episode! Don’t forget to tell your friends about us, follow us on Twitter at @TheGamersPub, and don’t forget to shoot any questions to beer@thegamerspub.com

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Droidboy by Kong Andri

Beyond his charming personality, Kong Andri’s Owangeboy character is a talented engineer and mechanic. In the hopes of getting his work done quicker, Owangeboy put his skills to use to create a super helpful copy of himself in the form of the Droidboy robot.

The latest edition of the Owangeboy vinyl art toy, Droidboy features a metallic silver face, arms, and boots for an old-school robot vibe. The retro tech carries over to Droidboy’s energy source: a wind-up key in his back.

An edition of 150 pcs, the Droidboy vinyl art toy (4.53″) will be available on Friday (3.26) at 6 AM PDT for $95 from Stangecat Toys (USA), Kong Andri’s online store (Asia) and the Owange Co Tokopedia shop (Indonesia only). Due to Covid19-related production constraints, Droidboy is the first vinyl figure from Kong Andri in quite some time. Expect demand to be even stronger than normal.

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You don’t need a slingshot to pop balloons in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

My favorite video game clips are the ones where players show off a mechanic, feature, or trick that’s either obscure, entertainingly unnecessary, or just plain easily overlooked by most people. If the idea is hiding in plain sight, even better! I want to feel silly for not even considering doing it before.

One recent-to-me example: you can use a bug net to pop balloons in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

When you don’t have a slingshot… from r/AnimalCrossing

You could be a normal player and just use a slingshot, of course. Or, if you want to live a little after spending countless hours with this game, you can load up the Island Designer app on your phone, plop down a cliff, climb up it with your ladder, and knock down the floating present with your humble net.

As impractical as this is, more than anything, I appreciate Reddit user ItzStarr86 demonstrating an alternate use for the terraforming tools. They’re great in theory but they’re too finicky for me.

Realistically, I’m never going to use this trick, but I love that I can – a cute a-ha moment.

Tim Biskup’s Toy Archive Sale Since Launched!

Tim Biskup has since listed up here in his eShop with PLENTY of his designed-collectibles thru the years (a quick screen grab above of his 3-page-listings), essentially “cleaning int the archive to make some breathing room”. Expect this to be his private stash, and I certainly hope you can find missing gap in your collection to fill! I’d also suggest you stay connected to his Insta @face.guts

Sneakers Dino Cat Red by Rato Kim

Korean artist and sneakerhead Rato Kim continues her street style focus with the new Sneakers Dino Cat Red resin art toy. The hype edition features a deconstructed sneaker design in the classic red, white and black combo with sculpted-in ‘stitch’ lines and an electric swoosh. To finish off the concept, the figure comes in shoebox-style packaging. Oh, yes, the three eyes are definitely worth some extra style points. The new edition follows the previous Boxcat63, a collaboration with QUICCS.

An edition of 50, the Sneakers Dino Cat resin art toy (2.36″) will be available on a first come, first server basis on Sunday (2.21) at 5 PM PST for $90. To order send email to Rato Kim (ratokimtoy@gmail.com) with the following info: Full Name, Shipping Address, Phone Number, Zip Code and PayPal account email.

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Episode 210 To The Moon!

The Gamer’s Pub is back and ready to make some laughs as we kick of 2021. Now please pull up a chair to the bar and enjoy the episode! Don’t forget to tell your friends about us, follow us on Twitter at @TheGamersPub, and don’t forget to shoot us any questions to beer@thegamerspub.com

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‘Ghostbears Are Forever’ by Liz Frontera x Luke Chueh

Liz Frontera has collaborated with Luke Chueh on the sparkling Ghostbears Are Forever crystal-encrusted custom figures. Painstakingly created during the quarantine, each of the Ghostbears feature 2000 precisely placed Swarovski crystals (‘Gray Diamond’ color) over the vinyl figure. Each is cleverly numbered on the bottom in red crystals.

An edition of 15, the ‘Ghostbears Are Forever’ custom vinyl art toys (2.5″) are available directly from Liz Frontera’s webshop for $350 each.

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The best Apple Arcade games from 2020 that I forgot to write about

It’s been a while since we’ve had a nice, long discussion about Apple Arcade. I remember having high hopes for the service when it launched in 2019, and while enthusiasm around the service died down in the weeks following its debut, it actually maintained a steady stream of quality releases throughout 2020. A couple of them were covered, like Necrobarista, Crossy Castle Castle, and The Pathless. That’s a great trio of games, but there are several other notable titles that launched on the service last year that you should probably give a try if you haven’t already.

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