Iron Man Tag

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 25 Sep 2014

When it first launched, Disney Infinity was the first real rival to Activision’s Skylander franchise in the toys to life market.Combining a simple single-player mode with a comprehensive toybox mode, the game wasn’t perfect but the foundation was solid. This year sees the Marvel universe of heroes and villains invade that toybox, bringing amazing, avenging and galactic guardians to the mix. And it’s a move that has resulted in a far better game.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 18 Sep 2014

If you’re reading this, then the embargo for Disney Infinity 2.0 has most likely lifted, and reviews are pouring in for the Marvel-centric upgrade to that game. Last year saw the debut of Disney Infinity, and while it wasn’t perfect, the potential to grow was most certainly there. And all I can say is, make mine Marvel.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 08 Sep 2014

Massive open worlds, new-gen visuals and players gate-crashing your session? Bah! Who needs those kinds of games? For me, it’s Disney Infinity or bust, as this comic book nerd is going to be in collector’s heaven when that game arrives. A game, that is going to be all about being cool? Because even superheroes don’t look at explosions.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 13 Aug 2014

Shark Week? Please, who needs a tacky themed week of dubious science centred around a primal carnivore of the seas, when there happens to be some sexy Iron Man armour on display? Right here, it’s Stark Week, so sit back and admire some of the best prosthetic armour to fly off of shelves.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 23 Jul 2014

Collector’s editions. The scourge of my bank account. I am this close to going two years now without having succumbed to the urge to buy a more expensive version of a game. But dammit, my Avengers initiative might have just been activated, with this particular collection of plastic that is more attractive than the chest implant section at a Beverly Hills clinic.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 23 Jul 2014

Collector’s editions. The scourge of my bank account. I am this close to going two years now without having succumbed to the urge to buy a more expensive version of a game. But dammit, my Avengers initiative might have just been activated, with this particular collection of plastic that is more attractive than the chest implant section at a Beverly Hills clinic.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 20 Jun 2014

There’s big money on the future of adding something extra to games. Activision knew this when they started the Skylanders franchise, and though it may have had the same intentions, Disney Infinity has managed to become something different in the process. A solid game overall, the Disneyfied toys to life genre gets an upgrade in September that addresses several gameplay issues from the first game. And adds a ton more characters to the shopping list.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 30 Apr 2014

With Skylanders raking in some well-earned profits in the burgeoning toys to life genre, it was only a matter of time before some competition arose. The nearest such rival to that throne right now is Disney, with a solid line-up of characters and ideas. Disney Infinity gets an upgrade tonight. Here’s what went down earlier.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 04 Apr 2014

Just because western markets have a habit of butchering classic movies and TV shows from other countries, it doesn’t mean that our content is safe either. Take for instance the latest anime starring Earth’s Mightiest Heroes (A trademark of Disney Inc.), in which Japan finally enacts their revenge for the remake of 47 Ronin.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 10 Feb 2014

Man, I love me some action figures. Not that I unwrap them from their mint on card packaging and play with them or anything. Nope nope, that ain’t me. But damn, some figures are gorgeous, and even though Whiplash here sports the face of Mickey Rooney Rourke, that Mark II armour made me do a double-take.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 15 Jan 2014

As a fan of cosplay, the holy grail for me is to one day build an Iron Man costume. Of course, my plan to become a billionaire genius playboy philanthropist weapons designer who gets kidnapped by insurgents and forced to build one in a dingy cave is still in the early stages, but I’d settle for this figure of the Mark 39 suit worn by Tony Stark as well.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 19 Dec 2013

As anyone in the local cosplay scene will tell you, getting your dream costume together ain’t cheap. And it’s not just cash either that can be a barrier, as most folks these days don’t have time, cash or the patience needed to learn the skills necessary for this hobby. One company wanted to make a few bucks off of Iron Man fans though, with 3D printed suits. Until Marvel dropped Mjolnir on them.