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Sideshow Collectibles Mass Effect Commander Shepard Statue Review

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Sideshow Collectibles is one of my favorite companies for licensed collectibles in the industry. Time after time, I have purchased items from Sideshow and I have been blown away by their accuracy, quality and showmanship. Having that kind of confidence in the company made it easy to fork over $350 for what is now the most expensive collectible I have in my collection, the Sideshow Collectibles Commander Shepard from Mass Effect statue. That’s right, $350 and every penny of it well worth it. Standing in at nearly two feet tall, Commander Shepard strikes a menacing pose with his M8L rifle in one hand and his Omni-Tool set to knife mode on the other. I was fortunate enough to snag the limited edition of the statue, which comes with a light-up base. The base could use a little more illumination, but it certainly adds to the vibe of the piece. There are two different head sculpts for the piece: one showing the male version of Commander Shepard and another showing him with a helmet and visor. I think I am going to stay with the helmetless Shepard. The heads fit nice and securely in place and even snap in with a magnetic seal. The piece comes in a huge box that is made to look like the chest play of Commander Shepard’s armor. The two arms and head need to be attached to the body and the base comes detached from his feat, so there is some slight assembly required. I almost broke the Omni-Tool trying to attach it to the body, so be careful there if you do buy this for yourself. All in all, this was a very expensive addition to my collection, but I absolutely love it and it was worth the investment. If you are as big a Mass Effect fan as I am, you will absolutely love it. The Sideshow Collectibles Commander Shepard statue is available now.


26 September 2013 Entertainment  Toys And Collectibles Read more

PAX East 2013 – The Cosplay of PAX East 2013 Day 2

Just amazing

Just amazing

What a day at PAX East 2013. Saturday is traditionally the busiest day of the show, and this year was no exception. I dedicated the entire day to seeking out the best cosplayers in the show and snapped a ton of photos.  It was such a pleasure to interact and mingle with everyone, and it was easy to see how much hard work went into the costumes. I was also excited to see a lot of Borderlands cosplay, including a bunch of characters I wouldn’t have expected. Awesome! Alright, you didn’t come here to see me writing a bunch of words, so let’s get right down to it.

I did a pretty cool video of one of the cosplay’s that caught my eye as it came in. It looked to be a robot, but as it turns out, there was someone inside. I’ve been told it was supposed to be Clockwork Droid from Dr. Who. Pretty cool video:

Here are many of the amazing cosplay costumes from Day 2 of PAX East 2013 (click here for Day 1):


24 March 2013 Events  PAX East 2013 Read more

My Reaction to the Controversial Ending of Mass Effect 3

My time with Mass Effect 3 has come and gone and after a week to consider the implications of the debauchery I just witnessed, I still find myself sitting here in shock and outrage. Bioware has done the unthinkable: they have created the blueprint on how to piss off a passionate and loyal fan base in less than 60 minutes. Below you will find a video I made in the immediate aftermath of beating the game. I wanted to share that shocked and confused initial 15 minutes after witnessing the “green” and “blue” endings for myself. You would think 15 minutes was enough, but it’s not. So with that, I would like to go ahead and expand upon what I am feeling. Now before you proceed, there will very obviously be a lot of spoilers, and possibly from multiple games, so do so at your own peril.


18 March 2012 Editorials  Game Reviews  Gaming  PC Gaming  PlayStation 3  Xbox 360 Read more