Legends Series LG-EX Grand Maximus Will Be Made, But TakaraTomy Can't Pretend To Have Met Its Stretch Goals

The Grand Maximus preorder period is over, and TakaraTomy have announced the results. While the recolor of Titans Return Fortress Maximus did meet its prerequisite of 2000 preorders and will be made, it couldn’t quite reach the goal of 3000 that was necessary for TakaraTomy to manufacture the special Pretender shell for the smaller Headmaster figure. It’s a pity, but focus on the positive: for the first time since we got Titan Class figures, there is an exclusive recolor available of one. Keep reading for the announcement from TakaraTomy.

Do you have enough coins for Monogram’s latest bank busts?

Monogram International, makers of some of my favorite paperweights, has released images and details for some of its recently released and upcoming bank busts.

The bank busts, which seem to retail for around US$20, include a really nice Spider-Gwen, Doctor Strange (comic version), movie Batman, Joker (Suicide Squad), Harley Quinn (Suicide Squad), Black Panther (MCU), Deadpool, and Sally (Nightmare Before Christmas). All things considered, it’s a pretty neat assortment of busts which, at around US$20, won’t break the bank.

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Never Have I Ever, the Game of Poor Life Decisions – Only Get this Card Game if You Want Tears Running Down Your Face from Gut Busting Laughs, Outrageous Fun and to Be The Hit of Every Party From This Day Forward. Not for the Faint of Heart. Played on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

This is an Adult Card Game

Every game of Never Have I Ever presents a chance to relive life’s funny, embarrassing and awkward moments with your friends and family members. Still feeling weird about that time you called 
someone the wrong name during sex? How 
about when you got arrested for public 
urination? Well, don’t worry, all your poor life decision-making has finally paid off. We’ve thought of hundreds of things you may or may not want to admit, and added rules to spice things up.

Game Overview

Everyone gets 10 Play Cards to start and takes a turn reading a Red Rule Card. During each round players have a chance to admit whether they’re ‘guilty’ or ‘not guilty’ of a Play Card. If you’re guilty, you have to keep the card. If you’re not guilty, you have to discard it. The first person to collect 10 Play Cards wins (or losses depending on how you look at life).

To Play

Each round, a new person will pick a Red Rule Card from the pile, read the directions aloud, and place it face up on the table. Then, all the players (including the player that drew the rule card) does what the card says. For example: One rule card is called “Awkward Moment,” which reads: “Everyone passes a play card to you. Once you have everyone’s play card, you must answer them all. If you are guilty of the play card, you have to keep it. If you are not guilty of the play card, you discard it.”

Here Are Some Play Card Examples

Never Have I Ever Dated My Sibling’s Ex. Never Have I Ever Done Something Illegal With A Family Member. Never Have I Ever Shown Up To Thanksgiving High. Never Have I Ever Rocked A Muffin Top.

Game Contents

Includes 550 Cards (485 Play Cards and 65 Rule Cards with 10 Variations) + instructions.

Product Features

  • This is the famous game that Ellen DeGeneres has been playing with her guests like Johnny Depp, Gwyneth Paltrow, Madonna and Justin Bieber.
  • Each time you play you’ll have a chance to relive life’s funny, embarrassing and awkward moments with your friends.
  • Don’t worry, what may have seemed like a terrible idea at the time now earns you points and makes you a winner.
  • This is the game of poor life decisions and there’s only one real rule to the game – no judgment.
  • Includes 550 cards (485 Never Have I Ever Play Cards and 65 Rule Cards) + instructions in a shiny, new box. Fast shipping directly from Amazon warehouse. But you have to hurry, last shipment sold out in two weeks.

The Gamer’s Pub – Episode 169: We Have Returned

Welcome to yet another amazing episode of The Gamers Pub with Steven Artlip (Steve519), and GUI J! Join us as we take you on an adventure full of Love, Beer, Games, and life lessons.

This weeks brews were: Pumking Imperial Rum Barrel Aged by Southern Tier Brewing Company and Dino S’mores by Off Color Brewing.

Next Weeks New Releases Are:

What We’re Playing:
Steve: Destiny
Gui: Destiny

Our topics this week include: Destiny, and so much more!

We hope you guys enjoy the show, do us a favor and leave plenty of feedback, email us at beer@thegamerspub.com and tell us what you thought, shoot us any questions, or just shoot the shit with us!

Now sit back and enjoy the show!

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And this weeks song: Motherfucker.

The video’s of our shows will only be online for a week, after that, they are gone forever so if you want to see the shows, you’re going to have to stay current. And the audio from each show will only be live for a month at a time. Sorry for any inconvenience this might cause but we just felt it would be best for us and the shows to do things this way.

Special thanks this week goes out to @ BDazzler, @ dpjohnson14, @GU1J and @Steve519 for being a part of the show this week. And if you would like to join us for an episode, we record each one LIVE every Tuesday at 9pm Eastern, 6pm Pacific using Google+ and Google Hangouts. You can watch each show LIVE over at PlatformNation.com OR you can actually join us for a beer on the show with us. Just check P*N for the link as it will be there right before every live show.

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The Dollfie Dream Macross F Collaboration items have been priced!

If you’ve been following the Dollfie Dream twitter feed, you will have noticed that several additional costumes have been announced for the Macross F x Dollfie Dream collaboration but rather than bore you with multiple posts when each costume was announced, I felt that it would be better to collate them all once prices were revealed. And, well, prices have been revealed!

Just to recap, The pre-order window for the two will be from the 22nd November to the 18th January, with their release and shipping being penciled in for Fall/Autumn 2015. Like the other open pre-order releases (KOS-MOS, Hatsune Miku), there’s a long gap between pre-order and purchase but that just gives you time to save up! 

Hit the jump for a complete shopping list!

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Start saving coins, Nendoroid Mario pre-orders have begun

It’s only been a few months since Nendoroid Mario was announced back at Wonder Festival 2014 (Summer), but it feels like a year! The wait will still continue for a while longer before he’s released in May 2015, but at least we’re now another step closer. Pre-orders for Mario opened today and he won’t be coming empty handed. Far from it. Despite a somewhat average price of ¥4,167 for a Nendoroid he’s coming packed with accessories!

Mario will be coming along with two expressions (open and closed mouth smile), an oversize green base (with a buch of stand arms), special hands, blocks, coin, backdrop, super mushroom, and special leg parts made to look like he’s either jumping or making a quick stop complete with effect part. Best of all is the crossed arm parts, not just for himself but for Luigi, too! Plus it’s not just Mario in the box, he’ll be joined by a Boo and Buzzy Beetle as well! The backdrop will be more than just free standing card as it’ll also come with its own supports that can suspend the blocks to make them look like they’re floating in the air. 

I feel like the only thing missing is a kart. Kahotan also has photos on the GSC blog that you can see mirrored in the gallery. You can’t get your hands on one just yet, but reserving one now will make sure you have one in May. If you order through the Good Smile shop you’ll also get another three coins, but you’ll be paying a lot for something kinda small like that. Now I have to assume there’s at least one more figure on the way just because Mario and Luigi come with a Goomba, Bullet Bill, Buzzy Beetle, and Boo, but no Koopa Troopa. So, who will come with the Nendo Koopa?

[ Pre-order at HobbyLink Japan | Hobby Search | AmiAmi | CD Japan | J-List | ToysLogic | Big in Japan | Big Bad Toy Store | Good Smile Shop]

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AD-31 Optimus Prime is the figure we should have started with

At this point Transformers fans have come to learn one constant when it comes movie figures: never by the launch releases. I mean, we buy them anyway, we can’t help ourselves, but we do so knowing that at some point an even better version of that same figure is going to come along. We’re up to movie four now and we’ve seen that happen with every single movie toy line. Age of Extinction is no different, all but a few of its Generations figures have seen an improved or upgraded version released later. That’s true be it from Hasbro or Takara Tomy, but it’s Japan that’ll soon be getting the best Optimus Prime yet. 

One of the major problems that toy companies have when making movie figures is that they often have to base their sculpts on concept art and early renders. This leads to figures that are way off model from how they appear in the movie. Optimus Prime was no different, having had much of his body redesigned late in the movie production causing the Leader class figure to lack screen accurate details. Takara Tomy fixed just about all of the figure’s shortcoming by extensively remolding much of it. Biggest change is the new chest which now has a proper movie sculpt and a new head that can swap between masked and unmasked faces. And just look at that paint! They replaced the garish use of chrome with metallic paint to even out the overall look. They also expanded the pallet and increased the applications to give the figure more detail beyond the sculpt. Last but not least they got around to giving the sword and shield a proper matching paint job. 

Takara Tomy announced this figure a few months ago and pre-orders, along side these first colored images, only just begun this week. What’s surprising is that stores are saying it’ll be released as early as the end of October or early November. It’s pricey at ¥8,000, but it’s the price you’ll have to pay for the best transforming version of Prime’s final form from the movie. 

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You’d have to be crazy to not check out these Arkham Asylum Pop! pre-orders

Funko’s Batman: Arkham Asylum Pop! figures are currently available for pre-order. The line-up includes a scary-looking Batman, the Joker, nurse Harley Quinn, Killer Croc, and Poison Ivy.

The Killer Croc and Joker are way too cute. (Granted, I don’t think I’ve seen an Arkham-series Killer Croc figure that I haven’t liked so far.) The thuggish-looking Batman is also neat. The wave is listed as coming out in November (although apparently Hot Topic got a pre-release? So I’m not crazy for thinking I saw the Joker on shelves recently, although I might be crazy for not grabbing it at the time) and the figures are listed at US$10 each.

[ Pre-order Batman | Joker | Harley Quinn | Killer Croc | Poison Ivy at Entertainment Earth ]

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