How many of you are still playing The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim. I know I am. Not everyday mind you, but when I need a quick jaunt in an ancient society and feel like flexing some Force lightning, I pop that disc in for an hour. It’s a game that sits proudly on my shelf. And sweet Sheogorath, do I want to partner it up with this cool-looking statue.
What’s that you say? Gaming has some great heroes these days. Korvo from Dishonored, Kratos from God of War and Desmond McMonkeyface from the Assassin’s Creed franchise? I scoff at your selection. Scoff to the max. Back in the day when those guys were nothing more than pen on paper diaper concept drawings, there was one hero who stood tall and kept damn quiet. Gordon Freeman was his name, and he was an ass-kicking scientist in a biohazard suit and spectacles, swinging a crowbar around and kicking head-crab head-ass. And now he’s been immortalized, in statue form.
My action figures are getting out of line lately. Asura smirks at me with that Neanderthal forehead of his, Batman broods even harder than usual and Spawn told me to go suck a lemon yesterday. Time I reminded them what a true collectible can do, and put them in their place at the same time. And what better way to do so, than with the prime evil itself, Diablo?
You can keep your Jedi, Sith lords and Gungans, Star Wars fans. The real badasses in that galaxy far, far away were always the bounty hunters, galactic enforcers that were armed with everything from flamethrowers through to jetpacks. And the baddest of the bad was the last clone himself, Boba Fett. Wouldn’t you like to have a piece of that intergalactic freelance bail enforcement attitude on your desk?
It may be hard to believe, but Duke Nukem Forever has been out for a year already, a game that many considered to be more elusive than an honest politician. And while DNF may not have been the greatest game of all time, it…,er,um…I got nothing. Except this amazing replica statue!
Sure, video games, if successful, can make a lot of cash for publishers and developers. But any business savvy marketer knows that the real key to success is in merchandising the hell out of your product. On the market, there are currently Halo Halloween costumes, Sonic the hedgehog action figures, and while Iâ€™m typing this, Iâ€™m also enjoying a hearty cereal that features Scorpion and Sub Zero on the box art, Korn Flakes.
So if youâ€™re a fan of collectable figurines and statues of your favourite video game characters, then youâ€™re most likely going to be thrilled to hear that renowned figurine maker Kotobukiya are going to be releasing a statue of popular ME character Liara to coincide with the release of the third game. Only, it looks kind of wrong, and the fans arenâ€™t too happy about that.
While we were living it up this weekend with copious amounts of beer, Bethesdaâ€™s PR company was hard at work announcing a special Collectors Edition for the massively anticipated Skyrim.
We havenâ€™t been given local pricing yet but youâ€™re going to want to prepare yourself for misery as itâ€™s currently priced at 130 Pounds over in the UK which works out to around R1500â€¦ for a game. So what do you get for that?
If you've ever dreamed of having a Brotherhood of Steel soldier watching over you at night, then you may be interested in one of the newer items to hit the online auction house at Sam's Club. Right now, bidding is open for a life-sized statue of a member of the Wasteland's most notorious faction -- one of dozens Bethesda had made used to promote Fallout 3.
As you can see, he comes fully equipped with the Brotherhood's signature power armor and helmet, as well as a laser rifle, effectively making the statue probably the coolest piece of Fallout 3 "schwag" available to the public. Of course, something this fancy won't come cheap. Bidding at this time has reached $300, which is twice what it was before, and there's still almost two weeks left for fans to bid on it.
Iv' e seen some awesome things, but to have one of these in my living room next to the TV well that would be just downright awesome. Dunno what the girlfriend would think but with something so cool, who cares!