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Hasbro Releasing MARVEL vs. CAPCOM: INFINITE 3 3/4″ Action Figure 2-pack

Announced last week, Hasbro has sent over hi-res images of the upcoming 3.75″ 2-pack celebrating MARVEL vs. CAPCOM: INFINITE. This Target exclusive 2-pack has an approximate retail price of $19.99 and will be available in Fall 2017 and features Iron Man vs. Mega Man.

Check them out below and look for them this fall at Target.

Transformers: Forged To Fight Gets Major Update Ahead of Transformers: The Last Knight Release

Transformers: Forged to Fight, 2017 Google Play Award Winner for Best Game, is releasing a major update this week in support of Transformers: The Last Knight hitting theaters June 21. The update will be made available to players starting Wednesday June 14th and will cover the following important highlights, including the release of AUTOBOT DRIFT as a playable in-game character. Though some may question Drift’s loyalty to the Autobots, there’s no denying his dedication to his “sensei” Optimus Prime. Forged to wield his powerful swords, this samurai of a bot is all business when it’s time to swing or fling his blades.
Many of the updates to the game are below: 

  • Rumors that the Autobot Hot Rod has arrived on New Quintessa enrages Drift who vows to hunt him down. Perplexed by Drift’s vow Optimus Primeand Bumblebee fear that the Decepticon turned Autobot has gone rogue and is resorting back to his old Decepticon ways. Play the all-new Spotlight – “A Question of Loyalty” – and find out what happens when brothers in arms do battle.
  • Megatron has returned to take his place as the new boss of Alliance Missions!
  • New Daily Login Calendar! Great prizes await the faithful Commanders who login every day! Collect Rewards from the 7 Day, 28 Day, and Alliance Calendars.
  •  Fight in a brand new environment inspired by Transformers: The Last Knight
  • Base Updates:
    • Base updates bring a new level of visual polish and navigational ease
    • Show off up to four Relics with two new sockets added
    • Several new Relics with new effects have been added. New Relics can be found by fully exploring any difficulty level of “A Question of Loyalty” as well as from the special Event Calendar. These Relics also have new in-game benefits.
  • Use New Boost Updates:
    • Boosts can increase your damage output or survivability.
    • Activate an XP Boost to accelerate your level ups and claim rewards faster.
    • Some Boosts are only applied to a specific game mode.
  • 1-Star and 2-Star Bots now start with two Special Attacks at Rank 1 and unlock a third Special Attack after Ranking Up.
  • 3-Star Bots now start with three Special Attacks at Rank 1.

And a both Mixmaster and Arcee have had character specific changes:

  • Mixmaster
    • Received a re-design, both on his Basic Abilities and his Signature.
    • Updated design will be more in line with other Demolition Bots (Very high
      damage bursts in a short period of time)
    • Acid does not have a cost anymore and Neutralizes Resistances Buffs
      when active, making him really great against Bots like Ultra Magnus.
    • Will deal Burn on his Special 3.
    • Whenever opponents have an active Debuff, Mixmaster will get a huge Critical Rate Buff.
  • Arcee
    • Generates power from Non-Critical Hits.
    • Power generation from Critical Hits has been reduced to 12%.
    • Guardian’s Ferocity now has a 20% increased chance to trigger at all Signature levels.

In TRANSFORMERS: Forged to Fight, Transformers fans and gamers everywhere can build a team of Transformers characters and battle with the most iconic Autobots and Decepticons from nearly every era of the storied franchise’s 30-plus year history , including fan-favorite bots from previous and current animated Transformers TV series, Paramount’s blockbuster films, Transformers comic books and Hasbro’s line of iconic action figures. Players explore an epic new universe where multiple realities collide to form a massive planetary battlefield while assembling a team of Autobots and Decepticons from across time and space to fight against a world of corrupted Transformers robots and their villainous overlords. The game features amazing visuals, intense one-on-one battles, meaningful robot to vehicle converting action and deep RPG elements

Marvel Contest of Champions Adds Carnage As Playable Character

MARVEL Contest of Champions is welcoming Cletus Kasady, aka Carnage, into The Contest!

Cletus Kasady was a serial killer from Brooklyn, psychotic and depraved from an early age. As a cellmate of Eddie Brock’s, he bonded with a spawn of the Venom Symbiote during a prison break, and merged into a single twisted being. Kasady and the Symbiote would go on a killing spree, earning them their name: Carnage. With the Symbiote amplifying Kasady’s psychotic tendencies, there’s no telling how deep their acts of depravity will plunge.

Special Moves:

  • Special 1: Frenzied Assault – Carnage hurls himself at his opponent, rending with limbs and tentacles alike. This attack receives +998.5 additional Critical Rate.
  • Special 2: Rabid Onslaught – Carnage uses his tentacles to suddenly propel himself towards his target while he strikes with his claws. This attack receives +1529.33 Critical Damage Rating.
  • Special 3: Aberrant Soul – Carnage uses his tentacles to pin his opponent in place, allowing him take the time to revel in the carnage he creates. 100% chance to cause the Opponent to Bleed, dealing 3671.25 direct damage over 20 seconds.

SIGNATURE ABILITY – BLOODLUST

  • The sight and smell of blood triggers Carnage’s bloodlust, granting him up to +19.99% increased Power Gain, while his Opponent is Bleeding.
  • The longer the Opponent has been continuously Bleeding the greater the bonus, reaching the maximum after 20 seconds.

Strong Match-Ups

  • Howard the Duck
    • Howard’s defences are based heavily around his Armor Up effects, and Carnage’s Bleeds don’t care about that armor at all! And if Howard survives long enough for his Armor Ups begin to fall off, Carnage will be gaining more and more Buffs.
  • Black Widow
    • Ironically in this matchup, Black Widow’s Signature Ability can actually benefit Carnage, as its Ability Accuracy Reduction can prevent him from swapping his passives. This makes it easier to avoid swapping to a defensive Passive effect, just before converting to a permanent Buff.
  • Electro
    • Carnage focuses on doing big damage with his Bleed effects. Since Electro does damage back based on your hits to him, Carnage can minimize the amount of damage returned to him due to the Bleed.

Weak Match-Ups

  • Doctor Strange
    • Doctor Strange has all sorts of Nullify to ruin Carnage’s day. Counterspell has a chance to remove Carnage’s permanent Buffs as they are applied, and his Special 2 can remove them after they’ve been applied as well.
  • Ronan
    • Ronan loves to go up against Champions who have a lot of Buffs and guess what Carnage has? There’s pretty much two ways to play this match-up. Either go all in, build up your Buffs and don’t get hit, or limit your Buffs by limiting your Special Attacks, focus on building to Special 3, and ride that Bleed.
  • Doctor Voodoo
    • There are so many ways for Doctor Voodoo to be dangerous to Carnage. If damage is his goal, his Special 1 can convert all those Buffs to Poison; so suppress a powerful Carnage his Signature Ability has a chance to prevent the Passive from converting to a Buff, or he can just Power Drain Carnage to prevent him from throwing enough Special Attacks to stack many Buffs.

Entertainment Earth Announces SDCC Exclusive 8-bit Nintendo Figures

Entertainment Earth has announced their latest SDCC exclusive, a pair of 8-bit figures from JAKKS’ World of Nintendo line. This set includes both Mario and the debut figure for Princess Peach. They come packaged in a convention exclusive retro TV and NES box.

These figures will first be sold at San Diego Comic-Con 2017 at the Entertainment Earth Booth #2343. If supplies remain after the show, your order will be filled and shipped to you then, in August 2017. You can pre-order Mario and Peach here, they are priced at $14.99.

Transformers: Forged To Fight Named Best Game at 2017 Google Play Awards

Kabam and Hasbro’s epic HD action-fighting RPG mobile game TRANSFORMERS: Forged to Fight has been named Best Game at the 2017 Google Play Awards! Competing titles included some of the most acclaimed games in the industry – see full list here.

Tim Fields, CEO of Kabam Games adds“Kabam is honored to have received the 2017 Best Game Award from Google Play for our newest game, Transformers: Forged to Fight. Working with Hasbro and Google to bring the magic of the last thirty years of the Transformers universe to life for Android users around the globe has been a labor of love for everyone on our team. We’re so happy to hear that our fans are enjoying playing it as much as we enjoy creating it! Roll out!”  

In TRANSFORMERS: Forged to FightTransformers fans and gamers everywhere can build a team of Transformers characters and battle with the most iconic Autobots and Decepticons from nearly every era of the storied franchise’s 30-plus year history , including fan-favorite bots from previous and current animated Transformers TV series, Paramount’s blockbuster films, Transformers comic books and Hasbro’s line of iconic action figures. Players explore an epic new universe where multiple realities collide to form a massive planetary battlefield while assembling a team of Autobots and Decepticons from across time and space to fight against a world of corrupted Transformers robots and their villainous overlords. The game features amazing visuals, intense one-on-one battles, meaningful robot to vehicle converting action and deep RPG elements.

Funko’s Destiny Pop!s Hitting This Summer

The hit video game Destiny is the latest to inspire a series of Pop!s. Coming this summer you’ll be able to add Cayde-6, Lord Shaxx,  Ikora, Zavala and Oryx to your collection. 

GameStop will offer an exclusive Xur and Atheon Pop!.

Crota will be available only at Target and will feature a 1-in-6 chase glow in the dark version.

Check them out below.

Waspinator Joins Transformers: Forged To Fight Mobile Game

TRANSFORMERS: Forged to Fight is the newly released high-definition, action-fighting Transformers RPG mobile game. For the first time ever, Transformers fans and mobile gamers everywhere will be able to build their Transformers team and battle with the most iconic Autobots and Decepticons from nearly every era of the storied franchise’s 30-plus year history. A fan favorite for the Beast Wars era has made his debut on the game, Waspinator. 

For newer fans of the franchise, here is Waspinator’s bio:

Despite his loyalty to the Predacon cause, the stalwart Waspinator never gets the respect he deserves from both his team mates or the universe. He has a knack for being crushed, smashed, and torn apart, but this bug has shown himself to be nearly indestructible, always appearing reassembled and ready for the next battle.

You can download Transformers: Forged to Fight here: http://www.bit.ly/PlayTransformersFTF and check out Waspinator’s ‘Bot Showcase’ video below.

 

TRANSFORMERS: Forged to Fight Now Available For Mobile Devices

Today Kabam, a world leader of massively multiplayer mobile games for a global audience and wholly-owned subsidiary of Netmarble Games, and Hasbro Inc. officially launch TRANSFORMERS: Forged to Fight, a new high-definition, action-fighting RPG mobile game. For the first time ever, Transformers fans and mobile gamers everywhere will be able to build their Transformers team and battle with the most iconic Autobots and Decepticons from nearly every era of the storied franchise’s 30-plus year history.

 The game features authentic Transformers action set in a stunning 3D environment, challenging players to assemble the ultimate team of Autobots and Decepticons, including fan-favorite bots from previous and current animated Transformers TV series, Paramount’s blockbuster films, Transformers comic books and Hasbro’s line of iconic action figures. As fans assemble their team, they will forge alliances, battle other players and dive into a unique storyline that goes beyond good versus evil.

 “TRANSFORMERS: Forged to Fight brings together some of the most powerful Autobots and Decepticons from nearly every generation of the Transformers franchise,” said Mark Blecher, Senior Vice President, Digital Gaming and Corporate Development at Hasbro. “The team at Kabam has created a truly remarkable Transformers experience, and we’re confident that fans and gamers will be thrilled with the game.”

In TRANSFORMERS: Forged to Fight, players will explore an epic new universe where multiple realities collide to form a massive planetary battlefield. Players will assemble a team of Autobots and Decepticons from across time and space to fight against a world of corrupted Transformers robots and their villainous overlords. The game features amazing visuals, intense one-on-one battles, meaningful robot to vehicle converting action and deep RPG elements. Game features include:

  • Collect iconic bots from the Transformers universe such as Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, Megatron, Waspinator, Grimlock and Soundwave.
  • Battle other players with devastating special attacks, ranged blasting, destructible terrain and huge 360 degree arenas.
  • Team up with your friends, forge alliances and battle in global events.
  • Set a gauntlet of bots and defenses to protect your base, get revenge on those that attack, and raid enemy bases.
  • Deploy away teams to score epic loot.  

“The Transformers brand is larger-than-life, and Kabam’s sophisticated, centralized tech engine allowed us to deliver HD graphics and a gameplay experience that is fitting for the franchise,” said Mike McCartney, Executive Producer for TRANSFORMERS: Forged to Fight. “The game features non-stop action, huge bots and a thrilling 360 degree battle arena that we think fans are going to love. It’s a must-play for anyone that is a fan of the Transformers brand or just enjoys quality action-fighting RPG games.”

TRANSFORMERS: Forged to Fight was developed by Kabam, the studio who created Fast & Furious: Legacy and Marvel Contest of Champions, a top 10 grossing game on the App Store. The game is now available worldwide in more than 155 countries on the App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, and Google Play for Android devices. Visit ForgedtoFight.com for more information. Watch the launch trailer below.

Ghost Rider Dorbz Ridez and Fallout Valut Boy Dorbz On The Way From Funko

Funko today shared details of the April release of their Dorbz Ridez Ghost Rider and a series of Fallout Vault Boy Dorbz.

Marvel’s spirit of vengeance, Ghost Rider, is getting the Dorbz treatment and is bringing his flaming motorcycle along as his ride.

A series of Fallout Vault Boy Dorbz is also on the way with Mysterious Stranger, Grim Reaper, Rooted and a chase version of Rooted – Sneak (with a 1 in 6 rarity) included.

See all these in the gallery below.

Skylanders Imaginators Now Available on Nintendo Switch

Skylanders fans can unlock their imaginations in new ways with Skylanders® Imaginators now available on Nintendo Switch™. Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI) is bringing the fun-filled innovation of Skylanders Imaginators to the new Nintendo Switch platform for fans to enjoy starting today.

Skylanders Imaginators for the Nintendo Switch introduces a digital library that allows players to easily load and store their 300+ toys from the Skylanders® franchise* directly to the new home gaming system. No Portal of Power®? No problem — the arrival of the digital library empowers players to take their Skylanders Imaginators adventure on-the-go whenever and however they want.

This March also marks the debut of some of Skylanders’ most anticipated characters including Painyatta and Grave Clobber in Skylanders Imaginators, as well as a brand-new expansion pack for the game. Additionally, the Skylanders Imaginators Cursed Tiki Temple level pack is a first in franchise history, taking kids on an all-new adventure as they unlock more than 100 new offerings for their Skylanders Imaginators! The pack comes with Sensei character Wild Stormwho will unleash a new level to players, a life Creation Crystal and an Imaginite Mystery Chest.

“We’re incredibly proud to bring the award-winning innovation of Skylanders Imaginators to Nintendo Switch as a launch title. The game has unlocked kids’ imaginations everywhere as they create and play their very own Skylander characters for the first time,” said Josh Taub, senior vice president of Skylanders Product Management, Activision. “With new toys and content also now available for Skylanders Imaginators, we’re excited to offer Nintendo fans a great experience on day one.”

Developed by Toys For Bob, Skylanders Imaginators empowers players to unleash their imaginations and bring their creations to life in an adventure with puzzles, battles, a compelling storyline and a new line-up of heroes and villains. 

Skylanders Imaginators also introduces two new guest star characters – Crash BandicootTM and his arch-nemesis Dr. Neo Cortex. They join the lineup of Skylanders Sensei characters as fully-playable toys.CrashTM fans will also get to play a level dedicated to the famous bandicoot, Thumpin Wumpa Islands, which pays homage to be beloved ‘90s videogame icon.  

 Skylanders Imaginators supports character toys from all previous Skylanders games – including Skylanders® SuperChargers, Skylanders® Trap Team, Skylanders® SWAP ForceTM, Skylanders® Giants and Skylanders®Spyro’s Adventure – that kids can enjoy in the real-world and in the virtual game. As players add new Skylanders to their collection, they expand their in-game experiences.

Skylanders Mobile RPG in Development

Some news for fans of the Skylanders franchise. Not only will Skylanders Academy be back for Season 2 on Netflix, with a third season underway, they have also announced a partnership with game developer Com2us to create a brand-new role-playing game for mobile devices based on the award-winning Skylanders franchise. Com2us has committed to deliver exceptional global online services for the upcoming mobile iteration of Skylanders.

You can see more details over on the Activision blog.

Dynamite Releasing Collection of Atari Poster Art

Last year’s release of Dynamite Entertainment’s Art of Atari® was indisputably one of the most talked-about releases of the year, collecting production and concept artwork, photos, and marketing materials from the video game pioneer. In April 2017, Dynamite will release the Atari Poster Book, curated by Art of Atari author Tim Lapetino, which collects some of the most iconic images from the golden age of gaming!

From the arcade to the living room, Atari is one of the most recognized names in the world. Since its formation in 1972, the company pioneered hundreds of now classic titles including Asteroids®, Centipede®, Missile Command®, and so many more.

The artwork of Atari inspired a generation and created a bridge from the simple on-screen graphics of its early games to the imaginations of eager gamers. Now, Dynamite Entertainment proudly brings the most iconic, mind-blowing video game illustrations to posters, each one easy-to-remove and perfect for display, showcasing the tremendous talent of Atari’s greatest artists!

“I’m thrilled that we are able to make the classic artwork of Atari available to fans and art aficionados in a new form,” Lapetino says. “It’s great to be able to showcase and enjoy the amazing artwork in this larger format, and it’s what fans have been clamoring for since I began researching Atari.”

“When Dynamite released the much-anticipated Art of Atari last year, its vivid imagery of yesteryear’s console classics clearly struck up fond memories in a generation of gamers,” says Nick Barrucci, Dynamite CEO and Publisher. “We’ve seen hundreds of fans on social media enthusiastically reviewing the book and, more importantly, celebrating its long-lost fantastic artwork. The Atari Poster Book will fulfill the collective desire of the Atari generation to admire this artwork in an even larger format, something they can proudly display as their favorite youthful pasttime.”

Dynamite Entertainment’s Atari Poster Book features 40 pages of incredible artwork, and will be released in June 2017 at finer comic shops and bookstores everywhere.

Release Date for Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy Announced

Crash Bandicoot® is back in the Crash Bandicoot® N. Sane Trilogy. This collection of the the 90’s classic Crash Bandicoot®, Crash Bandicoot® 2: Cortex Strikes Back and Crash Bandicoot®: Warped is set for release June 30th with an SRP of $39.99. This release isn’t a straight up reissue as the gamehas brand-new lighting, animations, and recreated cinematics in stunning “N. Hanced Fur-K” and PS4 Pro HD. The games’ soundtracks have also remastered soundtracks.

The storylines for the three games are below followed by the trailer

  Crash Bandicoot – Dr. Neo Cortex has a plan to take over the world, and he wants to create genetically engineered animals to do his bidding. To create his minions, Cortex kidnaps as many animals as he can; Crash Bandicoot’s girlfriend just happens to be one of his victims. Take control of Crash as he runs, jumps, and spins through 30 levels of intense action on three different Australian islands. Only you can help Crash save the animals, save his girlfriend and foil Dr. Cortex’s plot.

 

·        Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back The evil Dr. Neo Cortex is back…out this time to save the world? And he’s asking for help from his arch nemesis, Crash Bandicoot? Is this just a conniving plan to lure Crash into Cortex’s next dastardly experiment? Can Crash win again or will he join Cortex’s mindless zoo? Bigger free-roaming 3-D environments, all-new animations and a whole host of colorful characters – watch as our hero Crash, ice-skates, rodeo-rides a polar bear and jet-packs through zero-gravity in the continuing adventures of Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back – This time he ain’t joking!

 

·        Crash Bandicoot Warped Oh yeah…he’s back…AND he’s ready! It’s a Whole New Time-Traveling Adventure! All new-style gameplay action – scuba dive, ride a motorcycle or a baby T-Rex and go free-roaming airborne in a plane! Play as Coco! Gallop along the Great Wall of China on a tiger, go extreme on a jet-ski and other high-flying surprises! Prove your skills with the new Super-charge Body Slam, Super Slide, Double Jump, Death-Tornado Spin and a Laser-Guided Bazooka. All new enemies include a new Big Boss, Uka Uka, N. Tropy, a menacing Dingodile and of course, the return of some favorites like N. Gin and Tiny. More Action. More Fun. More Puzzles and Secret Levels. And you didn’t think it could get any better!

Dark Horse Reveals Limited Edition “The Legend of Zelda: Art & Artifacts”

In late 2016, Dark Horse announced the next installment in their legendary partnership with Nintendo® would be The Legend of Zelda™: Art & Artifacts. Today, Dark Horse is excited to reveal a limited edition of The Legend of Zelda: Art & Artifacts!

Fans who purchase The Legend of Zelda: Art & Artifacts limited edition will experience the thrill of finding and unsheathing the Master Sword! The cover features a 3D embossed sword hilt sculpt with a metallic foil finish. The sword hilt is life size to give the reader the satisfaction of unsheathing the very realistic sword from the acetate sleeve that encases the book. The cover’s background features the Lost Woods (a maze of mystifying forests that has appeared throughout the franchise) in a custom-mixed deep purple ink with a soft-touch lamination and spot-gloss UV, framed with metallic foil. The book’s pages are gilded as well.

Both the regular and limited editions of The Legend of Zelda: Art & Artifacts have over 400 pages of fully realized artistic masterpieces, exclusive interviews with the artists behind the beloved video game franchise, the official pixel art of the early series, and rare promotional art never before published in this format.

The Legend of Zelda: Art & Artifacts limited edition is available for preorder from Amazon, Penguin Random House, Things From Another World, and more. The limited edition retails for $79.99 and goes on sale February 21, 2017.

Funko Takes On Tomb Raider and More Fallout 4 Pop!s

funko logoFunko today revealed two new series of products in the video game space: Tomb Raider and Fallout 4.

On the Tomb Raider front, look for a Pop! vinyl and Rock Candy vinyl figure of everyone’s favorite explorer and archaeologist (who isn’t Indiana Jones, at least) – Lara Croft. The Pop! should be available in January and the Rock Candy figure in February.

From Fallout 4 comes a series of Pop!s which includes: Nick Valentine, Piper, Paladin Danse, t Codsworth, X-01 Power Armor, and a super-sized 6” Liberty Prime Pop. Exclusive figures in this series include a damaged Codsworth available only at Target, and battle damaged Liberty Prime exclusively at GameStop. Look for these Pop!s this February.

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