this is going to sound like an advertorial, and i swear on all i hold holy that it isn’t. recently, i was in montréal. it was a friend’s birthday, and a bunch of us went up there to celebrate in style. goddamn it, it is a magical city.
they have a store called ‘gamebuzz’ there. if you haven’t been, just go. just go there, because it is like a candy shop for grown-ups. i bought an ezio action figure there for $30. i couldn’t believe it! in toronto, if you find it, the same thing usually goes for about $45 or more.
i also can’t believe how friendly the staff are. i find a lot of places in toronto to be kind of rude. or weird – why is a girl buying action figures? ohhh wait, it’s probably for her boyfriend. montréalers are all ‘oh hey cool, i love this game. come back whenever’.
i liz lemoned the whole situation on the drive back:
damn it. i heard about these batman: arkham asylum action figures and i know i will snap ’em up.
i collect a lot of video game merchandise. it’s a little ridiculous. then i heard about the video game memorabilia museum. i feel a lot better about my life now.
this is the perfect dork accessory. i don’t think it has any practical application other than look good when you are out. i found this via kotaku… judging by the blurb it’s kind of one those ‘meh’ things.
There are controllers, mice, headphones and now even an $80 pair of Call of Duty: Black Ops-themed gaming glasses. The glasses, the result of a tag-team effort by Mad Catz and Gunnar glasses, have a 70s aviator look and come with a fancy magnetically-sealed Black Ops case, a microfiber pouch and a USB Black Ops dog tag.
they look totally cool though. i kind of wish that the boyfriends were more dorky.
littlebigplanet action figures
gah. i LOVE these guys. i got the stuffed littlebigplanet figure from them, and i am just so excited that they’re coming out with actual little action figures. it’s like… a miracle or something. it kind of takes that bullshit collector’s edition and shames it to the point where it hides its stupid face.
this little guy runs you about $15. mind you, that excludes the shipping and handling. that’ll probably be another $3 or $4 – but why put a price on happiness, am i right?
the little big planet action figures are about four inches tall – perfect for pretty much any situation, i would say.
interestingly enough, this little man comes in three versions – the tongue thing you see here, the regular face, and the some black and white effort. they’ve got moving parts, and even the little bendy lasso thing!!
anyway. i strongly suggest that everyone reading this head over to thinkgeek.
god help me, but i love video game merchandise. love it. you all probably knew that, but i like to repeat myself.
before i started playing rachet and clank, i saw them in a toys r us in toronto. i am kicking myself for not getting them! i have been so good this year, i decided to spoil myself a little bit more. do you think i can find this shit? no. toys on fire, while a good site, is totally sold out. even silver snail is no help!
apparently amazon.com has them, but i am a little impatient. sure they will ship here, but why is it so difficult to get merch in canada? we are just as avid as any other gamer. plus, we contribute to the industry through the plethora of dev studios.
i want all of this stuff. it is just so awesome. there are:
- pacman bathroom tiles
- a donkey kong tissue case
- space invaders shower curtain
but fuck it, right? i mean, my fallout 3 nuka-cola bottle opener arrived the other day and that is really all i need. and i have a space invaders ice cube tray for my christmas party punch bowl.