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May 8, 2015

Mezco Reveals SDCC Exclusive Mortal Kombat X Ice Clone Sub Zero

Filed under: Nerd Stuff — Tags: , , , , — The Fight Nerd @ 11:57 AM

This assassin is the steeliest of all Mortal Kombat characters, and now Mezco pays tribute to one of his most fiendish moves; the Ice Clone.

To ensure a game accurate likeness, correct to the finest detail, Mezco’s award-winning design team has digitally sculpted the figure using the digital files from the game developers themselves. This special limited edition version is cast in a unique translucent blue that replicates the ice blue effect seen in the game.

Sub-Zero’s ice clone comes with his game accurate ice ball and ice daggers, as well as a set of alternate hands. All the accessories in the limited edition version are cast in matching translucent ice blue color.

This 6inch scale version features 23 points of articulation, many with ball joints, allowing him to recreate all the moves and poses that have made him part of gaming legend. Sub-Zero’s Ice Clone comes in a collector friendly blister card perfect for display.

Only a limited number of these figures are available, so get yours while you can at this link here, but don’t delay because once they are gone, they are gone forever! Be sure to visit Mezco at San Diego Comic Con at booth 3445.


May 1, 2015

Want to listen to Manny Pacquiao’s pre-fight music mix? Grab it here!

Filed under: Nerd Stuff — Tags: , , — The Fight Nerd @ 4:30 PM

Manny Pacquiao has released a pre-fight playlist exclusively on Spotify to share with his legions of fans, ahead of this weekend’s fight in Las Vegas against Floyd Mayweather.

The playlist was compiled by Pacquiao ahead of Saturday’s fight at The MGM Grand Garden Arena, which is the first fight between the two and is being widely billed as “the fight of the century”.

The Spotify playlist, which is listed out in full below, has been posted on Manny’s official Spotify profile , and can also be found here.

Eye of the Tiger (Survivor)
I Got It (Ashanti and Rick Ross)
Thank You (Sly & The Family Stone)
Stole The Show (Kygo Parson James)
See You Again (Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth)
La Tortura (Shakira Alejandro Sanz)
Sugar (Maroon 5)
Cheerleader Felix Jaehn Remix (Omi)
Gold On The Ceiling (The Black Keys)
Thinking Out Loud (Ed Sheeran)
I Loved You (Blonde Melissa Steel)
Lover’s Carvings (Bibio)
Hours (Tycho)
Rumble (Link Wray & His Ray Men)
Lights Out, Words Gone (Bombay Bicycle Club)
You Make Me Feel Good (Satin Jackets)
Rock Wit U (Awww Baby) (Ashanti)

Spotify is an award-winning digital music service that gives you on-demand access to over 30 million tracks. Our dream is to make all the world’s music available instantly to everyone, wherever and whenever you want it. Spotify makes it easier than ever to discover, manage and share music with your friends, while making sure that artists get a fair deal.

Spotify is now available in 58 markets globally with more than 60 million active users, and over 15 million paying subscribers.

April 21, 2015


Filed under: Nerd Stuff — Tags: , — The Fight Nerd @ 12:04 PM

Dark Horse Digital reaches a new landmark when the digital store celebrates its fourth anniversary starting this Thursday. As a thank-you to fans, Dark Horse announces four special promotions!

Have a free comic on Dark Horse! Beginning Thursday, April 23, Dark Horse will issue a two-dollar credit to all confirmed Dark Horse Digital newsletter subscribers with a registered Dark Horse Digital account! This credit can be used toward downloading a free digital comic or toward the purchase of any bundle or graphic novel.

The very same day, Dark Horse Digital will also be offering 50 percent off all purchases made in the app or through the web store, including thousands of comics, graphic novels, manga, and more! And it doesn’t stop there! Confirmed Dark Horse Digital newsletter subscribers will receive an exclusive coupon for an additional 10 percent off purchases. The newsletter coupon stacks with the web store discount, offering an even greater savings on your entire transaction.


And if that’s not all, Dark Horse will be giving four lucky winners an iPad mini loaded with Dark Horse digital comics! Dark Horse will randomly pick one winner per day over the course of the weekend. The winners will be given the digital collection of their choosing the following week.

To enter to win, all you need to do is download a comic to your collection! And with over fifty free comics to choose from, there is no purchase necessary to be entered to win!

The fourth-anniversary sale starts Thursday, April 23, and ends Sunday, April 26, at midnight PST—so head over to today and sign up for a Dark Horse Digital account and for the Digital Newsletter to maximize your savings!

Dark Horse Comics launched its standalone comic-reader app and digital store on April 27, 2011, and has received incredible accolades from the continuously growing worldwide digital-comics fan base. Since then, Dark Horse Digital has grown significantly in numbers and readership while featuring its most popular and best-selling titles, including Plants vs. Zombies, Halo, Tomb Raider, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Hellboy, Avatar: The Last Airbender, Conan, and Mass Effect. Dark Horse Digital regularly hosts weekly sales, discounts, and other special promotions for its reader base. It currently offers thousands of comics and continues to increase the digital availability of the Dark Horse back catalog.

Dark Horse Digital is available through all modern web browsers, features in-app purchasing and cloud storage through both the Google Play and iOS apps, and provides a first-class digital-comics-reading experience. Download the free app today!

April 15, 2015

Mezco Reveals Mortal Kombat X Series 2 Figures

Filed under: Lead Story,Nerd Stuff — Tags: , , , , , — The Fight Nerd @ 12:16 PM

Mortal Kombat is one of the most successful and influential video game franchises ever created. Having celebrated over two decades of success and with nine games in its legacy and an all new next gen platform game being released on Tuesday 4/14, the Mortal Kombat brand is a top rated and earning game brand that is a fan favorite. With gamer anticipation at a record high, millions of units of the game have already been pre-sold.

Amidst this whirlwind of excitement and anticipation, Mezco reveals their Mortal Kombat X Series 2 action figures. To ensure a game accurate likeness, correct to the finest detail, Mezco’s award-winning design team has digitally sculpted the figures using the digital files from the game developers themselves.

Mezco’s 6inch scale version features more than 17 points of articulation, many with ball joints, allowing them to recreate all the moves and poses that have made them part of gaming legend.

mortal kombat x series 2

Series 2 features:
Kitana: 10,000 years old, but considered young in her realm of Edenia, she rose to great importance; first as the loyal stepdaughter of Shao Kahn, then as his enemy, tearing herself away from his grasp and freeing her home realm of Edenia. She also led an army into Outworld to combat any chance of Shao Kahn rising to power again. Kitana comes with game specific accessories.

Kotal Kahn: A new character in Mortal Kombat X. A general under Shao Kahn’s command, he is of the Osh-Tekk race. He then served under Empress Mileena after the death of Shao Kahn. Eventually Kotal seized control of the throne and Outworld. Now, he faces Mileena and Reiko in a civil war for Outworld. Kotal Kahn comes with game specific accessories.

Quan Chi: The most powerful sorcerer and necromancer in the Netherrealm. Quan Chi combines both cunning and brute force in his never-ending plots to overtake not only Earthrealm, but all of reality. He is an opportunist and will ally himself with anyone who can help him further his own goals. He is notable in particular for his ruthlessness and pragmatism. His manipulative and deceptive nature has earned him many enemies, including Sub-Zero and Scorpion, whose entire family and clan he destroyed. Quan Chi comes with game specific accessories.

Each figure comes in a sturdy package perfect for display.

Mezco’s Mortal Kombat X Series 2 Figures battle on store shelves beginning November 2015.

February 22, 2015

Funko Reaction figures from NY Toy Fair 2015 – Star Trek, Breaking Bad, Karate Kid – VIDEO

Funko had one of the biggest booths at NY Toy Fair this year, and each year they seem to be growing larger and larger. This year, Funko’s newest figures from their ReAction line (action figures created in a retro style like the Kenner figures from the ’70’s and early ’80s) were on display, including Breaking Bad, Karate Kid, classic Star Trek, Fifth Element, Tomorrowland, Boondock Saints, Scarface, Taxi Driver, and Big Trouble in Little China.

I was not a huge ReAction fan last year, noting that most of the human figures looked awful while their monsters or aliens looked a lot better. This year, it seems they found a good middle ground to retain that vintage look while making the faces more recognizable, and I am 100% on board for Karate Kid figures!

February 19, 2015

Diamond Select Toys booth tour at NY Toy Fair 2015 – Ghostbusters, Avengers, Star Trek – VIDEO

Zach Oat of Diamond Select toys gave us the official walkthrough of the DST booth at NY Toy Fair 2015, and had a metric ton of new awesome things to show us. Starting in part one in the video above, take a look at all of the new figures from their “Avengers: Age of Ultron” line, including minimates and Marvel Select action figures, as well as new minimates from the X-Men and more figures in their classic Marvel Select line, including Cable and Carnage! We also get to see some new “Nightmare before Christmas” minimates, figures, and dolls, as well as a chance to see their new Ghostbusters line, which I could not be more excited for.

In part two of this tour, we get to see the latest figures and props from Star Trek, including a new Worf action figure, new Enterprise starship replicas, and new phasers. We also get the latest on minimates from “Aliens” and “Predator” (which we were not allowed to film), and see all of the new items from their new line based on the animated series from “Batman” and “Superman”. Finally, a look at some of their new items from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!

LEGO at New York Toy Fair 2015 – Star Wars, Jurassic World, Minecraft, Avengers – VIDEO

Ashley from LEGO gave us the walkthrough of all the latest licensed products that the brick-building company has slated for 2015, and man, is this year a doozy. Starting off with the video above, we get to see the latest LEGO sets from Star Wars, Jurassic World, and The Lego Movie.

In part two, we get to see the latest sets from Marvel and DC Comics, including their Avengers: Age of Ultron line, and get the latest scoop on what is new for their mini-figures this year (hint: it is better than expected). We also see the new Scooby Doo line, as well as what is new for their enormously expanding Minecraft line.

Due to time constraints in the Lego Booth, we were unable to attain much b-roll footage, so we are using stills from another website that was kind enough to allow us to use them in our videos. Photos are courtesy of Molly Jackson from

“Power Rangers: Dino Charge” figures & zords from Bandai at NY Toy Fair 2015 – VIDEO

Continuing our tour of Bandai’s “Power Rangers Dino Charge” toyline at NY Toy Fair 2015, we take a look at the zords and action figures from the show.

With the line based around combining with the T-rex zord, triceratops, and stegosaurus (and in the fall using the other two main dinos), the zords all combine with each other to make for a fully customizable megazord with dinozords from the show as well as originally created ones from Bandai. All of them also interact with the Dino Chargers to make for more customization. You can also get the Dino Charge motorcycles that can pull apart and become two separate zords, and also include a five-inch action figure with each one. The biggest zord will be the T-rex zord, which has a chomping bite, lights up, and can growl and stomp around (and also play the MMPR theme song)!

New figures this year from the line include a mash-up style line of figures that can be customized, and will be across the entire galaxy of all 22 seasons of Power Ranger shows, and also includes zords.

“Power Rangers: Dino Charge” Roleplay toys & weapons from Bandai at NY Toy Fair 2015 – VIDEO

The newest series from Power Rangers will be “Power Rangers: Dino Charge”, and at NY Toy Fair 2015, Bandai showed off a ton of the new roleplaying items that you can get your hands on. This year, the line is based around the Dino Charger accessory, with over 60 of them encompassing the entire line and also being interchangeable with weapons and zords. The charger also works with their new Dino Charge app to add a new level of interaction with the toys.

The chargers come with various mini-dinozords that can be mixed and matched with each other, and we also get a first look at more of their roleplay gear including masks, morphers, battle gear including a deluxe battle sword and blaster, and a sneak peek at what the Gold Ranger will be using when he makes his debut later this season.

“Big Hero 6″ toys from Ban Dai at NY Toy Fair 2015 – VIDEO

Filed under: Nerd Stuff — Tags: , , , , , , , — The Fight Nerd @ 1:23 PM

Continuing on the success of Disney’s “Big Hero 6″ movie, Bandai unveiled some new figures & roleplaying toys based on the hit film. This line includes the Baymax Rocket punch fist and mask, a six-inch Baymax with removable armor and striking action, plushies, and a deluxe flying Baymax with an 18-inch wing span and rocket firing fist. If you liked the movie, you will certainly want one of the many Baymax figures that help bring the animated characters to life.

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