Colossal Iron Man “Figure” Costs $8000

I’ve got an Iron Man figure from Hot Toys on my shelf. It’s 1:6 scale, and is worth a couple hundred bucks. This one is 1:1 scale, and costs almost $8000.

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Called the Iron Man Mark III Life-Size Figure and built by Sideshow, it’s not really a figure, in that you can’t pose it. It’s not a suit either, because you can’t put it on. So let’s maybe call it a statue, one with “expertly reproduced layered armored panels, subtle weathering, and many fine details”.

Standing 6'10" its eyes, palms and arc reactor all light up, meaning if you’ve ever wanted to roleplay Tony Stark to the point where you’ve got full-size Iron Man armour lying around the back of your workshop, here’s your shot.

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The actual price is not $8000. It’s $7950. You’d hope shipping will be included in that.

from Kotaku http://kotaku.com/colossal-iron-man-figure-costs-8000-1794582445

The Incredible Art Of The Ghost In The Shell Movie

Say what you will about the new Ghost in the Shell as a movie, one thing I think we can all agree on is that it looks absolutely stunning. So let’s check out some of the concept art work that went into creating the film’s look.

Some of the world’s best artists lent their talents to GITS’ production, and many—like Eidos’ Nivanh Chanthara and former Naughty Dog artist Maciej Kuciara—have been featured on Fine Art previously. Note that the artists here aren’t the only ones to have worked on the movie, they’re just among those who have shared their work publicly.

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Below are some highlights of their contributions, but you can visit each of the artist’s portfolios (linked in their names) to see more.


To see the images in their native resolution, click on the “expand” button in the top-left corner.

Fine Art is a celebration of the work of video game artists, showcasing the best of both their professional and personal portfolios. If you’re in the business and have some concept, environment, promotional or character art you’d like to share, drop us a line!


Maciej Kuciara


WETA Workshop


Nivanh Chanthara


Adam Middleton


David Moreau


Jeremy Hanna


Ash Thorp

from Kotaku http://kotaku.com/the-incredible-art-of-the-ghost-in-the-shell-movie-1794015446

North American League Finals End In A Barnburner

Two games in, Team SoloMid looked poised to deftly sweep the number-two seed Cloud9 in the finals of the North American League Championship Series Spring Split. Cloud9 would not cede so easily, however, and rallied back to push it to a climactic game five, where a single clash would decide the champion of the split.

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Though TSM was dominant in the first two maps, game three was a turning point for Cloud9. Battling back with the help of rookie jungler Juan “Contractz” Garcia, a single teamfight swung game three in Cloud9's favor.

https://clips.twitch.tv/embed?clip=ModernSuperChamoisPogChamp&autoplay=false

Taking game four afterwards, a single match would determine the series outcome. Game five was a slugfest, with each team trading blow-for-blow. The gold and kill differential between the teams never widened too great, as each looked to eke out whatever advantage they could to win. At one point, in the span of half a minute, the teams took kills off each other in scattershot skirmishes across the map.

https://clips.twitch.tv/embed?clip=CleverEvilEggnogJKanStyle&autoplay=false

At 38 minutes in, a clash in the top river gave Cloud9 the edge, as they took out most of Team SoloMid’s key players while keeping a solid amount of theirs alive. Turning that advantage into a baron kill, Cloud9 was poised to steal the series away in a reverse sweep—that is, until they got a little greedy with the buff.

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Team SoloMid turned the tables on Cloud9 and engaged on them at the best moment, wiping the few members left alive. As a full five, TSM stormed down the bottom lane and secured the win, becoming repeat winners in Vancouver finals and claiming the title of Spring Split champions.

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Though TSM reigns supreme, the teams will assemble again for the Summer Split later this year. In the meantime, the Mid-Season Invitational looms overhead, where SKT T1 awaits to crush all challengers. While the international stage is anyone’s game, Cloud9 and Team SoloMid demonstrated today that they’re both very talented teams, capable of putting on one hell of a final.

from Kotaku http://compete.kotaku.com/north-american-league-finals-end-in-a-barnburner-1794579249

The Best Cosplay From Anime Matsuri 2017

Anime Matsuri is a massive anime convention that takes place in Houston every year, featuring live performances from J-pop stars, a car show, fashion, merch and…oh yeah, cosplay.

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Here’s some of the best from the show, ranging from Overwatch to Zelda to Overwatch to Gundam to Overwatch.

All pictures and video by Mineralblu, who has more shots from the show at his Facebook page.

Cosplay by Miss Mecha 00 | Photo by Mineralblu
Cosplay by Lightning Cosplay | Photo by Mineralblu
Cosplay by TWIN cosplay | Photo by Mineralblu
Cosplay by TWIN cosplay | Photo by Mineralblu
Cosplay by Dangrrr Doll | Photo by Mineralblu
Cosplay by Hybrid Cosplay | Photo by Mineralblu
Cosplay by ICosplayInsanity | Photo by Mineralblu
Cosplay by Ailuros | Photo by Mineralblu
Cosplay by Aza Miyuko | Photo by Mineralblu
Cosplay by Tae Yeon Minemes | Photo by Mineralblu
Cosplay by MeltingMirror | Photo by Mineralblu
Cosplay by Stella Chuu | Photo by Mineralblu
Cosplay by Dangrrr Doll | Photo by Mineralblu
Cosplay by Enji Night | Photo by Mineralblu
Cosplay by Aza Miyuko | Photo by Mineralblu
Cosplay by Jennybelly | Photo by Mineralblu
Cosplay by Chibi and Chub | Photo by Mineralblu
Cosplay by Unknown | Photo by Mineralblu
Cosplay by Unknown | Photo by Mineralblu
Cosplay by Amouranth | Photo by Mineralblu
Cosplay by Haiden Hazard | Photo by Mineralblu
Cosplay by Cami Roebuck Creative | Photo by Mineralblu
Cosplay by Lady AuLait | Photo by Mineralblu

from Kotaku http://cosplay.kotaku.com/the-best-cosplay-from-anime-matsuri-2017-1794579925

Top 10 Movies At The US Box Office This Weekend

The latest numbers have come in, and the action movie The Fate of the Furious sits atop the US box office chart for a second weekend in a row, bringing in $38.7 million.

Via Entertainment Weekly, this is down substantially from last weekend’s opening haul of $100.2 million. Predecessor Furious 7 made around $147 million for its domestic first weekend and a further $73 million for its second weekend, so this is just the latest downturn for the franchise stateside.

The international story looks different, however, as The Fate of the Furious brought in $163.4 million internationally this weekend, boosting its global haul to $908.4 million after just two weeks. The movie is expected to cross $1 billion during the next week. The Fate of the Furious made $532.5 million worldwide on its first weekend, toppling Star Wars: The Force Awakens to set a new record.

Rounding out the top five this weekend were The Boss Baby ($12.8 million), Beauty and the Beast ($10 million), Born in China ($5.1 million), and Going in Style ($5 million). You can see the full estimates for the April 21-23 US weekend below.

US April 21-23 Box Office Estimates

As compiled by EW

  1. The Fate of the Furious – $38.7 million
  2. The Boss Baby – $ 12.8 million
  3. Beauty and the Beast – $10 million
  4. Born In China – $5.1 million
  5. Going In Style – $5 million
  6. Smurfs: The Lost Village – $4.8 million
  7. Unforgettable – $4.8 million
  8. Gifted – $4.5 million
  9. The Promise – $4.1 million
  10. The Lost City of Z – $2.1 million

from GameSpot https://www.gamespot.com/articles/top-10-movies-at-the-us-box-office-this-weekend/1100-6449537/

The Mod That Puts Red Dead Redemption Inside GTA 5 Has Been Canceled

Red Dead Redemption V, a high-profile mod that aimed to put Red Dead Redemption‘s map inside of Grand Theft Auto V, has come to an end.

One of the modders, Mr. Leisurewear, explained in the GTA Forums that the mod team was “contacted” this week after they released a trailer for Red Dead Redemption V (which has been taken offline).

“I know this is hard pill to swallow, but as you may have noticed we did get contacted , and we sadly have to say we are stopping this project,” Mr. Leisurewear said (via Kotaku). “So thanks guys, we were all so happy to see this, but it isn’t going to happen, sorry.”

The party that contacted the mod team might have been Take-Two, the rights-owner to the successful Rockstar Games-developed series.

Announced in March, Red Dead Redemption V aimed to bring Red Dead Redemption’s map (based on the Xbox 360 edition) into Grand Theft Auto V. A beta was planned to launch this summer.

As for official games, the Red Dead series returns this year with the much-anticipated Red Dead Redemption 2.

from GameSpot https://www.gamespot.com/articles/the-mod-that-puts-red-dead-redemption-inside-gta-5/1100-6449536/