Summer Movie Toys : A Roundup and Review – Including Iron Man and Speed Racer Toys

The summer movie season has arrived early this year, and along with it comes a deluge of toys based on the summer’s most anticipated films. Some years back from now, bandar casino online used to be the game that kept people busy during this time but the gaming scenario has changed quite a lot since then. Being an action figure collector, I anticipate the merchandise nearly as much as the movies, so imagine my excitement when I scoured my local Toys R Us and uncovered loads of brand new movie toys for 2008. Now I’m here to give you part one of the lowdown on what I found.

Iron Man

The season’s first big blockbuster has arrived, and plenty of Iron Man toys have tagged along. Not surprisingly, the Iron Man toys are being handled by Hasbro, the owners of the Marvel Comics license. Similar to their handling of the Spider-Man 3 license last year, the line is heavily focused on the iconic title character. However, unlike the maligned, shrunken Spider-Man toys, the Iron Man action figures are in a 6″ scale, and will fit in perfectly with the rest of your Marvel Legends collection.

The Iron Man action figures themselves are decently made- about the same quality of a Hasbro Marvel Legends figure, but they’re nothing extraordinary. There are too many iterations of Iron Man himself- looking at the store shelf, all you see is red and gold. You’ve got battle action Iron Mans, huge talking Iron Mans, itsy bitsy Iron Mans…they all look pretty much the same. I would’ve loved to see more emphasis put on supporting characters. What could’ve been the most interesting figure- Tony Stark with a removable Iron Man helmet, in actuality looks more like a smoosh faced Jimmy Smits than Robert Downy Jr.

Biggest Disappointment: The blah factor is pretty strong here, with lots and lots of repetition. Also, a toy company has once again ignored the women, with a figure of Iron Man’s female lead, Pepper Potts, nowhere to be found.

Biggest Surprise: Being made by Hasbro, it’s not too surprising that we’re getting sets of Iron Man SuperHero Squads- those adorable little superdeformed comic book figures. However, I’m always amazed at how Hasbro manages to make such small, basic figures so delightfully kid and collector friendly. The Iron Man SuperHero Squad gift sets in particular, which contain an assortment of the film’s major characters, are worth picking up.

The Bottom Line: For anyone looking to add a decent Iron Man or Iron Monger to their Marvel Legends collection, now is as good a time as any. For a more casual fan, or someone less completist, the adorable SuperHero Squad figures are a far more interesting bet.

Speed Racer

Mattel must believe that Speed Racer is the most kid friendly of summer’s first batch of movies, because the Speed Racer section at Toys R Us is at least twice as large as any other. In the mini-mall of Speed Racer goods, kids will find everything from cars to comics to dolls.

I have to believe that Mattel snagged the Speed Racer license because they own the Hot Wheels brand of toys. Just imagine the vast merchandising possibilities in associating Speed Racer with the most famous toy vehicle brand around. This is both good news and bad news to collectors. The good news is that the Speed Racer die cast cars are awesome, with great detail and fun action features. The bad news is that Mattel’s action figures are often of dubious quality, and the Speed Racer figures are no exception.

The Speed Racer figures are small (about 3″) and pricey ($6.99). The price wouldn’t be quite as large an issue if the quality was there, but the likenesses are a bit left of center. Seemingly trying to bridge the gap between the 60’s animated Speed Racer and the new flesh and blood version, Mattel has created figures that don’t quite look cartoony, but definitely don’t appear realistic. Yeah, they fall somewhere deep in the pit of the uncanny valley- a little peculiar, to say the least.

As if that weren’t enough, the Speed Racer action figures boast a short, squashed build that reminded me of those blocky little Japanese Kubrik toys. Not a good look for figures based on real people.

Biggest Disappointment: Clearly, those ugly Speed Racer action figures put a damper on things. Plus, the Trixie figure is impossible to find. Typical Mattel to short pack the ladies.

Biggest Surprise: A strangely cute two pack of Speed Racer and Trixie Barbie dolls. Wearing outfits from the Speed Racer film, these two actually manage to invoke the look of the film’s actors, which is more than I can say for the action figures. The only problem is that the Speed Racer Ken features the typical beefcake male-doll body, and a HUGE head, so he looks a little off. Still it’s a nice set, featuring the only movie-related Trixie merchandise I could actually find.

Bottom Line: The cool cars and playsets should appease fans of both the Speed Racer anime and film. Die hards will want to snatch up the Barbie set, but even they should avoid the action figures at all costs.

Sex and the City

Just kidding. Thankfully, this one is not being marketed to children. But why some high end collector company hasn’t grabbed this license is beyond me. Dolls of the Sex quartet would sell like hotcakes.

Well that’s it for this installment. Come back next time, when I’ll be taking a look at toys from Indiana Jones, Hulk, and The Dark Knight. Happy hunting!

Acclaim Games: Customer Service, Where Has it Gone?

I received a Beta Key as a “Prize” in a contest I entered. Yes, I was aware of what I was entering for. I got one of a limited number of Beta Keys, so I downloaded the game, and played for hours upon hours. So much so, that it would drive my wife a bit mad. But I enjoyed it. Because I felt I should give it a rest for a few days; I decided to play it some more. When I clicked the icon to open the game, it popped up a message telling me that the “Client Server is no longer Valid!”

It also had the usual :click here to download new client server. As soon as it was downloaded, the strangest thing started happening: Every executable file on my computer started up. I could not close them fast enough.. For every one I closed, 5 more would open. Then My anti virus program popped up telling me that a “Trojan-Proxy virus” was recognized as a potential threat, and was isolated. It asked my if I wanted to quarantine the virus. Upon answering yes, my anti virus software informed me that the file could not be quarantined so it would rename the file, and that I would need to delete the file manually. Upon trying to delete the file, which had the name “Succubus” attached with it. I was overwhelmed by the numerous empty files which started saving to my hard drive.

After about 6 hours of disinfecting my computer; Not only deleting files, but I Shred all of it’s files, as well as all those which were associated with it. I decided to contact Acclaim, via email. I figured at the very least the would email me back telling me something like, “We are very sorry you have experienced a problem with the 2MOONS game,” and that they would look into it.

Sound simple enough? Well it did to me as well. But, as you can tell by the fact that I am writing this; That is not even close to what they said! What did they say? Well, they said, “We have received A LOT of complaints on this issue. However, it is NOT a virus, but a ‘FALSE Positive!” I guess anyone would think, that was a good answer. Right? I didn’t think so! If you are anything like me, you too would see the Obvious FLAW in that statement! They stated they have received “A LOT” of complaints about this issue! Does that strike you as they are saying, “We know we have a problem, but we are telling you there is a problem, but it isn’t a problem!”

So: Does this seem the appropriate response to a complaint? Is this what Customer Service has become? It is a sad state of affairs when a company gets so big, that they can tell you that even though, they received “A Lot” of complaints, it’s not a problem? If you are a business owner, or even a manager; And you get a customer complaint: Do you think you should get the attitude of “You don’t like it, you can go somewhere else”? I really hope that the business owners of the United States, let alone the world, will decide enough is enough! And they will go back to the way is was, so very long ago. A time when businesses put the Customer First! I know that’s a lot to associate with just one problem, or issue. But think about it: Wouldn’t it be great if businesses started caring about their customers? Wouldn’t it be nice to know that your product or service was handled with care? Or that they cared enough to make a product that people want to come back for more?

Well, I say “ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!” I say, it is fine time to start letting people know when they have a faulty product , or get bad service, which are now resolved by bandarqq online to provide the clients an effortless reach to their solutions regarding the problems they are facing day by day. If I had the money, i would start a web site, that people could go to to see how business such and such is doing. Or how bad the service was. Or maybe, just maybe, even the occasional good review. Wouldn’t you like to see people taking more pride in their work? Would you like to KNOW for sure that the hamburger you ate ten minutes ago isn’t going to kill you? Or that someone cared enough to refill your coffee, or do a good job fixing your car? Maybe i am asking too much! What do you think? If you have read this in it’s entirety, then I believe you too are fed up with it, and not going to take it any more! I hope that you tell 2 friends, and they tell 2 friends, and so on. And , to help this effort along; When you make, prepare, package, serve or fix, or deliver something , please remember that you are making doing it the best way you can! And if you are not sure how to do it, please find out the right way. Or, at the very least, ask yourself, “Is this how I want it done for me?”

Well, to let you know, I’m not all about the complaints. In my email to Acclaim, I even went so far as to tell them what I wanted to hear, “We are sorry you experienced this problem, we will do our best to correct or fix this problem!” and that would have been that! Rather than that, they got even more defensive by repeating the previous excuse of a “FALSE Positive”! they didn’t even check into it, because they were set on being defensive. Was the way the handled it correct? You decide!

Nintendo DSi Review – Proper guidance for playing at online websites

My household has been a home of gamers for several years. My husband loves video games and we have been a Sony family for quite sometime. When my oldest son started showing an interest in video games we naturally introduced him to the PS3. However, we quickly discovered that this system was a bit too advanced for him.

We purchased a few different systems for children including the Leapster 2 and while he did enjoy it briefly, it did not last and even though we purchased about a dozen games.

We also purchased the PSP and while the PSP was my husbands best friend it was still a bit too difficult for this young gamer.

We were about to resign our attempts and purchase computer games when we had visited some relatives. My son’s cousin who is just about 2 years older was playing the Nintendo DSi. My son at the time had the Leapster 2, and they briefly traded game systems. It was when she wanted to switch back and he didn’t that a light bulb went off.

I went online and did some research and found that this system had received great customer feedback. Many people liked the camera technology, others like the interactive way it was set up. While others liked the touch screen.

Being the person I am I discovered a Limited Edition DSi I just had to have so I ordered it online and patiently waited for it to arrive. It arrived just shortly after Christmas but was well worth the wait. This version game with 5 pre-installed games so I did not even have to go out and purchase any games for it. He played those games for a long time and the games would get progressively harder which meant that there were levels that my son could play on his own.

I connected to the internet and browsed some of the options, this system has so many features and so many downloadable games there is content for virtually every age group. While checking the verification at sites, the internet connection of the players should be good. The internet connection should be table and secure for the person.

While the only drawback is the small stylus I have discovered that it can also serve as a good tool to teach your child responsibility. When my son misplaces his stylus he is not allowed to play the system until he finds it. (He always finds it)

If I were to rate this handheld on a scale of 1 to 5. I would have to give it a 4.5 because of the stylus. The games are fun and interactive. The battery life is acceptable and you can puchase many accessories for it including a car charger for longer trips.

As I mentioned before there are many downloadable games as well as games you can purchase in the store. As a parent you can set up the online account and keep track of this activity. You can also set parental controls.

The camera feature is fun for the whole family and the system itself is sleek and compact. It is easily portable. Overall, this was a great buy and my family would recommend it.

League Of Legends- Improve Faster in a Level Playing Field

When it comes to competition, there is naturally going to be a rivalry between two competitors as each will give his best in order to prove himself better than the other. There is nothing wrong with that, but one must take care so as to not get carried away and let your temper get the better of you. 

In case of video games, there is very little to match the popular appeal of league of legends (lol in short) as it has quickly captured the minds and hearts of youngsters all over the world in a short span of time. 

Even today, you would find children being far more interested in this game rather than playing outdoor games with friends. But it is not so easy to achieve the next level and therefore, most of the players end up floundering in the middle, with no idea on how to proceed further. 

Make Yourself Better 

Fortunately, there are many ways through which performance can be improved as the competition in the game is quite fierce among players and as it has various aspects with little understanding on the parts to practice on for improvement due to the level being quite complex. 

Lol elo boost might be useful in the initial stages but practice has to be done regularly so as to get the gist of the level at which the player is stuck at the moment. Special care must be given to the wards as new players have little care for it and end up losing gold for rabadon’s death trap. 

The ping has to be tested before the game can begin and the last hits have to be practiced at regular intervals. It is best to play with friends so as to get a comfort level and then proceed with actual competitors once confidence is instilled on how to play without fear. 

Metal Gear Solid 4 Boss Strategy: Screaming Mantis

The final member of the Beauty and the Beast unit of Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots will stand between you and your final objective during Act 5. To defeat Screaming Mantis, the leader of the unit, you must do so using unconventional methods. Here are some tips to help you out.

The Arena

Old Snake will be battling it out with Screaming Mantis in the command center of Outer Haven. There is a huge globe in the middle of the center with layers of computer monitor surrounding it. Although you have plenty of space to move around, Screaming Mantis can reach you easily. You are better off fighting her straight on.

Weapons

Conventional methods won’t work on her. However, her dolls are a different story. Make sure you use a fairly accurate weapon like the M4 Custom so you can aim at the little targets. Using sniper rifles are a little tough in this battle since Screaming Mantis is constantly moving and will use human shields.

Screaming Mantis

Keep in mind that the boss fight starts immediately after you have to take on a bunch of Heaven Troopers in the area. So make sure you are prepared for the fight before taking out the last of the Heaven Troopers.

When the battle begins, immediately use the Syringe item on Old Snake to break away from the ghastly strings of Screaming Mantis. Keep using the item again anytime you have been hit by a strange aura and start seeing the strings being attached to Snake.

Alternatively, you can try switching the controller port on your Sixaxis/Dual Shock 3. While it doesn’t do anything, the resulting codec conversation will be golden (especially if you played the first Metal Gear Solid game).

Screaming Mantis uses two dolls for her attacks. On her right hand side is the Mantis Doll (modeled after Psycho Mantis from Metal Gear Solid). She uses this doll to control the bodies of the living to do her bidding. The doll on her left hand side is the Sorrow Doll (modeled after The Sorrow from Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater). This doll will be used to manipulate the bodies of the dead.

Meryl and the bodies of Heaven Troopers (doesn’t matter if they are dead or alive) from the battle before will be controlled by Screaming Mantis. Keep in mind that if Meryl dies, the game will be over. So make sure you take special care of not killing her, especially when her body is in front of a doll.

If Meryl tries to attack you, try to tranquilize her. When she tries to shoot herself in the head, immediately run up and do a punching combo on her. This will eliminate Meryl from the rest of the fight.

Focus your attacks on the dolls hanging to the left and right of Screaming Mantis. Although you only need the Mantis Doll to beat her, you should also pick up the Sorrow Doll if you plan on playing the game again for some neat extras from Slot Online Uang Asli that will provide you with cheats and other essential features that can help in increasing your potential into the game. Eventually, she will drop one on the ground. Make sure you pick it up before she does.

When you acquired both dolls, Screaming Mantis is pretty much on her own. She only has two attacks by herself. For the long range, she will throw knives towards Old Snake. It is hard to dodge them unless you look for cover immediately. For her melee attack, she will suddenly appear in front of Old Snake and try to hit him. From away from her right away and you should be fine.

Once you got the Mantis Doll, equip it on the weapons menu and use it on Screaming Mantis. She will lose her metallic armor soon after. Stay far away from her when she is in this form and keep firing. She will be defeated eventually.

Secrets

Unlike the previous fights, you don’t need to use non-lethal weapons in order to acquire the Screaming Mantis Doll (no relations to the Mantis Doll). It will appear once Screaming Mantis loses her armor, go pick it up immediately near the north door of the command center.

You can also get the Screaming Mantis FaceCamo after defeating her non-lethally when she is out of her metallic armor.

Once you figure out the secret behind Screaming Mantis, the battle is actually a lot easier than the previous fights.

Where To Get The Best Game Cheats?

The world of gaming is very much significant and is lovely too. You can explore much more in a game, and it indeed is the best way to explain and understand how much the world of technology in graphics have grown over the years. Some games are challenging to play, and some are easy to work upon. But in the end, all games meet an end, the hero wind and the villain dies; in other words, the light wins over darkness.

  • Why do you need cheats?

Cheats are like shortcuts or ways, by which a person can unlock perks in a game, which have to open in the game by some hard work. But, using cheats, you can get the things which are even hidden. You can get some Easter eggs, get an infinite number of lives, get a full health war, endless ammo, a large sum of money and many other things such as legendary or rare artefacts. You can also use cheats if you have decided to play the game just for fun, and even for finding some hidden Easter eggs, which can only be found if you are levelled enough, and using cheats, you can get them.

  • How to use cheats in a game?

There are many ways to use a cheat. A cheat can be used by doing some tasks in a game, which can glitch the game or which is a type of hint or a crack to get something. Another way is to type a code on your keyboard during your gameplay, which will activate something in the game. And another method is to open the game console, using ‘~’ and type the cheat.

  • The Bottom Line

Whatever the cheat does, you will always find some tricks in every game. You can find some awesome cheats for multiplayer games such as PUBG or Fortnite on https://colossalcheats.com/.

Various Factors that define the Best Adventure Games!

With the advent of technology, we have been introduced with many different adventure games. The love for adventure games among people has been increased as the graphics of the adventure games are amazing, and you can spend your whole day while playing these games. Adventure games are much helpful in boosting up the thinking skills as you have to solve the hidden messages for getting hints and treasures. You have to explore the place. Other than adventure games, some people are more interested in gambling and poker, and to gain more knowledge and play them you can visit Agen Bola.

There are so many adventure games that you can play with your friends by inviting them. You can also get socially active by playing these games and enhance your thinking skills and mind level. There are various factors that define the best adventure game which is as follows:-

  1. Many obstacles and you have to use your own thinking skills to solve and overcome the obstacles.
  2. You get many awards and coins in between the game, and they act as a clear motivation.
  3. Clues or hints required to clear the level or the stage of the game.
  4. You get to explore and learn many things while playing games.
  5. You can socially interact with your friends and can make new friends.
  6. You get proper instructions on how to play, and sometimes you also get the hint on how to clear the level of the game.

Today’s adventure games are much better than old adventure games. Also, there are thousands or millions of adventure games that have been launched, and people love to play them. You can pastime by playing these amazing adventure games, but you need to choose the games that are best and are helpful in increasing thinking skills and presence of mind.

5 Different Types of Gamers In Online Gaming Communities All Over The Globe

The craze of online games is so much these that in every second place you will find an online gamer. Whether noob or a pro, everyone who plays online games thinks themselves to be better than the other gamers. Like communities for different activities and events, there is a community for DominoQQ, where you can find all types of gamers. If you also play online games and have a thought that what kind of gamer you are irrespective of your thinking, this article might help you classify yourself in the type of gamer you are.

There are numerous people in the online gaming community, but in this article, I will let you know about the 5 main categories of the gamers in the community.

  1. The casual gamer

Whether the game you are playing is full of challenges or just a normal game with fewer hurdles and challenges, you will find casual gamers almost in every type of online games. These gamers don’t have regular interaction with the games, all they play is for casual enjoyment. They aren’t up for any competition or do not play for hours.

  1. The specialist gamer

There are some gamers in the online gaming community who have specialized themselves in some of the best genres of games. They can be specialized be either in one game or more than one games.

  1. The pro gamer

These types of gamers have mastered almost all types of games and they are best in it. You can challenge them in every type of game, and they tend to beat you on every level.

  1. The expert gamer

These types of gamers are one level above the pro gamers, they are good in every genre of the game whether it be of shooting, RPGs, MOBAs, strategy, or platforms by playing for an hour or days.

  1. The troll

Unfortunately, you will see these people in every time in the online gaming community. These people do nothing, just ruin the gaming experience of other people making it a bad environment either by offensive words or not giving the company when in your team.

So, from the above, which type of gamer you are?

10 Things That Nobody Told You About Dark Souls

The popularity of Demon’s souls in the BandarQ is mushrooming day by day. There are lots of things which are important to be checked out the dark souls. Well, the dark souls are mush lighter affair, along with the clown, balloons. Basically, you should check out more information about the dark soul’s here-

  1. The Havel’s Armors that is also encouraged by the experience you got when it really need a poop.
  2. You may heard the name called Snif, which is actually a great grey wolf sif that is genuinely a Pug breed of dog.
  3. The hellkite dragon will start cry, when a player start shooting this monster’s tail.
  4. When miyazaki lost its job after functioning on the Legend of Zelda then it get the name called Firelink Shrine.
  5. Frank Dealinger is the choosen undead’s canons name.
  6. The halmet of the Siegmeyer is comes with mystical potion.
  7. It is also a Massive RPG and also a classic game.
  8. If we talk about the game’s plot then it is taken from the film known as sleepless in seattle.
  9. In the cell you need to wait for 15 minutes and the peagan Min will support you to come back and give you proper help for lay your mother to the rest.
  10. Players those fulfill the game within an hour then, they will opt as undead says their name.

Moving further, all these amazing points will support you to understand the real meaning of the dark souls so you should simply check it out and able to play the game perfectly. Nevertheless, there are millions of people those always wants that they should becomes best and pro players so should first focus on the rules and the strategies.

7 Benefits of Sports for Our Mental Health

Sports have always been linked with physical fitness and strong physical health and for all the great reasons. But you should also know that sports assure a wide range of mental health benefits as well. The article below extends a brief study on this.

Amazing mood enhancer

A round of soccer or a session of basketball is always a fantastic mood enhancer. Serious physical activity goes on to trigger the desired brain chemicals that make a person happy and cool. It’s especially great with team sports where you get to unwind yourself and challenge your stamina with your buddies- in a friendly setting.

Reduces depression and stress

Physical activities unleash steady flow of endorphin hormones which are amazing mood lifters. And when you are happy, you don’t get stressed out easily and are able to avoid depression. Besides, sports need concentration and when you play sincerely, you mind gets easily distracted from the usual stress factors.

Reduces hypertension

As sports help to fight stress and depression, it keeps you safe from diseases caused from mental agony- such as hypertension and diabetes.

Improves cognitive health

According to research studies, a blend of muscle strengthening and aerobic activities regularly helps to hone up your cognitive skills. These include concentration, quick learning, sharp thinking and ability to use right judgment. It’s to note here BandarQ too helps to sharpen memory, decision-making, attention and perception.

Enhances sleep habits

Regular physical activities enable you to enjoy a long and deep slumber every night. When you enjoy peaceful sleep every night, you wake with a positive and energized mindset every morning.

Boosts great self-confidence

As sports improve your overall physical fitness, stamina and vigor, it adds a new edge to your overall personality. A healthy person is more active, more successful and hence more confident.

Improves team mindset

In sports, one often has to play in a team and share both the credit of triumph and responsibility of loss together. It helps to develop a temperament of “team mindset” that makes a person a successful team leader.