DC Comics Icons Wave 5 Wonder Woman

DC Comics Icons Wave 5 Wonder Woman

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DC Comics Icons Wave 5 Wonder Woman

Wonder Woman celebrates her 75th in 2017.  I think that probably answers the question of why we haven’t seen her in Icons until now.  As far as Super Hero Icons go, Wonder Woman is probably at least in the top 3 of all time, certainly at least one of the top 3 that if you asked anyone, the name of three heroes…she’s in that short list.  That said, we definitely have waited too long to get Wonder Woman, holding her for the anniversary celebration or not.  I’m glad that in the span of a month or so, Icons has given us two, and they are definitely different enough to warrant a look at each!

The Good

  • Wonder Woman is full of incredible sculpted pieces.  All of her armor, shin, forearm, looks great and adds a layer of sturdiness to the character.  She’s even got armor on the backs of her hands!
  • Sculpted W’s, chest eagle, all look fantastic.
  • Wonder Woman gets a hanging hook for her lasso and two different versions of her lasso!  
  • The mechanism employed to mount her shield to her wrist and back is well executed and while there are some flaws with the mounts / positions of the mounts themselves, the shield works out pretty well.
  • Wonder Woman has her sword and a look to holster it as well.  It looks great hanging or in hand.

The Bad

  • Wonder Woman’s hair, while stunning and highly detailed gives this figure a few problems.  Her back shield mount is tough to reach and position properly with the shield attached due to impedance by the hair.  Wonder Woman’s head movement is also heavily limited by her hair.
  • Wonder Woman’s wrist shield mount is very loose and mounting the shield to it, the weight of the shield causes a good bit of floopyness.  Yes…floopyness, look it up, you will find nothing.

The Differences

  • The differences between this figure and the JL Box set Rebirth WW should be noted, they aren’t good or bad though, so I’m putting them here.  
  • This Wonder Woman is significantly smaller than the JL Rebirth Wonder Woman.  
  • While the face, head, and hair all look the same, the single card Wonder Woman has a noticable look down force due to how the hair sits on her head / against her shoulders, while the Rebirth figure does not.
  • The uniform is of course, very different, depicting two separate versions of Wonder Woman.
  • The single figure features accessories while the team pack figure does not.

The rest

Hot on the heels of the Rebirth Justice League Team Pack, we get our first single carded Wonder Woman DC Icons figure.  She’s beautiful and she’s definitely different than the Rebirth figure.  If you need Wonder Woman in your collection and you aren’t looking for the rest of the JL, this figure is your prime option.  It’s not without some minor flaws, but you like me, will probably be pretty happy with her when all is said and done.  She’s got the sword, the shield, the lasso.  It’s all there in new 52 glory.

Availability

Go pre-order her now at Big Bad Toy Store!  Check your Local Comic Shop too!

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Nintendo Switch Becomes the Fastest-Selling Video Game System in Nintendo History

Nintendo Switch Becomes the Fastest-Selling Video Game System in Nintendo History

More Than 906,000 U.S. Units Sold in March;

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Game Also Sets Records

REDMOND, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Nintendo Switch, the new home gaming system that people can also take on the go, has sold faster in its launch month than any other video game system in Nintendo history. The Nintendo Switch system sold more than 906,000 units in March, according to the NPD Group, which tracks video game sales in the United States. That makes Nintendo Switch one of the fastest-selling video game systems of all time. Notably, this sales surge was accomplished in a nontraditional month for a console launch.

The Nintendo Switch system sold more than 906,000 units in March, according to the NPD Group, which  ... The Nintendo Switch system sold more than 906,000 units in March, according to the NPD Group, which tracks video game sales in the United States. (Photo: Business Wire)

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild game sold over 1.3 million units*. That total includes more than 925,000 units sold for Nintendo Switch and nearly 460,000 units sold for the Wii U console. That means that Nintendo sold more of this game for Nintendo Switch than it sold Nintendo Switch systems, for an attach rate of more than 100 percent. This may be attributed to people who purchased both a limited edition of the game to collect and a second version to play.

This was all enough to make The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild the fastest-selling Nintendo launch game of all time, as well as the fastest-selling game ever in The Legend of Zelda series.

“Nintendo always strives to offer consumers something fun, new and different,” said Reggie Fils-Aime, Nintendo of America’s President and COO. “With its various play modes and the innovative features of the Joy-Con controllers, Nintendo Switch provides unique experiences that people can take with them anywhere and share with anyone.”

While Nintendo Switch sales are off to a record-breaking start, shipments have not yet been able to keep up with such high demand. Nintendo is working to make sure everyone who wants a system is able to buy one, and more systems are continually being shipped. In just over two weeks, the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe game will launch for Nintendo Switch on April 28 with more content than any other Mario Kart game in series history, including 48 racing tracks, new Battle modes, new characters and other additions. Competition on Nintendo Switch gets even hotter heading into summer, with the release of the ARMS game on June 16 and the Splatoon 2 game on July 21.

A full accounting of worldwide Nintendo Switch sales, as well as other financial information, will be provided on April 27, when Nintendo issues its fiscal-year earnings release. For more information, keep an eye on Nintendo’s investor relations page at https://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/en.

*Data regarding physical sales of games are from the NPD Group. Data regarding digital downloads of games and combined physical/digital life-to-date numbers are from Nintendo’s internal sales figures. All numbers, unless otherwise stated, are specific to the United States only.

About Nintendo: The worldwide pioneer in the creation of interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, manufactures and markets hardware and software for its Nintendo Switchsystem and the Nintendo 3DS family of portable systems. Since 1983, when it launched the Nintendo Entertainment System, Nintendo has sold more than 4.4 billion video games and more than 700 million hardware units globally, including Nintendo Switch and the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, as well as the Game Boy, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS family of systems, Super NES, Nintendo 64, Nintendo GameCube, Wii and Wii U systems. It has also created industry icons that have become well-known, household names, such as Mario, Donkey Kong, Metroid, Zelda and Pokémon. A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of America Inc., based in Redmond, Wash., serves as headquarters for Nintendo’s operations in the Americas. For more information about Nintendo, please visit the company’s website at http://www.nintendo.com.

Spider-Man Vs Original Sinister Six Box Set Now Available for Pre-Order!

Spider-Man Vs Original Sinister Six Box Set Now Available for Pre-Order!

At Toy Fair, Hasbro showed attendees an incredible box set featuring art and style likened after the early 90’s Toy Biz 5 inch Marvel action figures.  The set features Spider-Man vs the Sinister 6 (Vulture, Kraven, Doc Ock, Sandman, Mysterio and Electro.  It looks awesome, I need to own it, and it’s up for pre-order now.  The release date is  listed as June 1 and the price tag is $79.99 for this beautiful box.  That lines up about right at $13.50 per figure.  That box though…I don’t keep things in boxes, …but…I’m gonna hafta!

It should be noted that 

You can pre-order your very own Spider-Man vs Original Sinister Six here!  I did!