My Current Pop Funko collection thus far

You probably seen this in hobby stores or game stores like GameStop, Box Lunch or even Hot Topic. They are called Pop figures and thanks to the company Funko, many characters from video games, cartoons, anime, comics and other pop culture genre have been converted to these bobble head like figures. Some actually are bobble heads while others just have a stiff head. Think of these as the bobble heads from sports like the NFL and NBA, but instead of collecting your favorite athletes, you’re collecting your favorite characters from Marvel, Dragon Ball, Batman or even Rugrats. I will be sharing you my collection and I will give you a brief description about how I got them.

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New Video Games: Bomberman exclusive games and Sonic Mania Physical release

Hello gamers, I come with good news!

Bomberman

Originally released only for Nintendo Switch, Konami will be releasing exclusive video game releases to Super Bomberman R for PS4, X1 and PC users. These new games will be called Shiny Editions and depending on what platform you buy them, players will get an exclusive characters. PS4 owners will get Ratchet from Ratchet and Clank, Master Chief for X1, and P-Body from Portal. The games will come out on June 12th.

Sonic Mania

Released in 2017 and announced today from SXSW, Sega’s popular and successful game Sonic Mania will be getting a physical release. Previously, the game was only a digital game, but players will be able to buy the game as a disc. As an added bonus, the game will have an reverseable cover that resembles the Sega Genesis, 4P competitive mode and the return of the 1993 characters Mighty the Armadillo and Ray the Flying Squirrel. I believe that if you already have the game, they will be in this game as an update. This physical game will come out in the summer 2018.

Mighty and Ray originally first appeared in 1993 in the arcade game SegaSonic the Hedgehog. This game is only in Japan and players, up to three, could either be Sonic, Mighty and Ray and control them with a ball-like controller. Mighty later returned in the spinoff game Knuckles Chaotix for the Sega 32x.

Friday Funny 152: A new explorer in a old world

TGIF!

Thank God it’s Friday! Welcome back to another episode of Friday Funny. Before we start the Friday memes, I got some news recap of this week to share. Bur, I will tell this first. Today is the movie adaptation to the popular video game franchise Tomb Raider. Not to be confused, this movie will be based on the 2013 version of the game Tomb Raider which came out for PS3 and Xbox 360 and later re-released for PS4 and X1. If you didn’t know, in 2001, there was a Tomb Raider movie titled Lara Croft: Tomb Raider and it had Angelina Jolie playing as Lara Croft; she came back for the sequel Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life in 2003. However, in this new movie, the movie will focus on a younger Lara Croft after her college years and the actress playing as Lara will be Alicia Vikander. I already played the Tomb Raider game on the PS4 and I have to say, this game’ story is pretty dark and violent and it really shows how much Lara went through. I hope the movie will be able to capture important moments for Lara and the story from the game. If you have living under rock, here is what is Tomb Raider and why is important in video game history. Inspired by the movies Indiana Jones, video game companies like Eidos Interactive and developed by Core Design created a video game where players can explore ruins and temples to uncover treasure and fend off against animals and hired mercs. Instead of playing as a man, you play as a woman named Lara Croft. Lara Croft is almost like Bruce Wayne in Batman where she is rich, but she uses her money to explore the world and uncover untold riches and she is Princess Peach. Lara can fight and she knows how to shoot with guns and bow and arrows and even survive in the wild. Tomb Raider first came out in 1996 on PS1 during the time where Crash and Spyro were popular. She has a rich game history and thanks to Square Enix (well-known for Final Fantasy and Kingdom Hearts), players can enjoy Tomb Raider and play as the young woman and learn about her starting life.

This is off topic, but I saw the Yu-Gi-Oh! the Movie at theaters on Sunday March 11th. You can read my review and experience in parts 1 and 2 of my post.

In recap news, as the popular Shonen Jump series Dragon Ball Super comes to an end, FUNimation and the creator of Dragon Ball announced some exciting news for fans. Announced and marked for December 14th, get ready a Dragon Ball Super movie. According to the notes, Akira Toriyama will return to direct the movie again and it will take place after Dragon Ball Super. The story will talk about the Saiyans and Frieza’s involvement.

Now it’s time for some fighting game news! For Dissidia Final Fantasy NT, get ready for a DLC character to join the fight. Revealed on Twitter, Vayne from Final Fantasy XII will be playable and available to download on April. If you bought the season pass, you will be able to download for free on April along with other characters in the following month. If you have not, get ready to buy him. Also planning to come out on April, Dragon Ball FighterZ will be releasing the Legendary Super Saiyan Broly. Broly is a popular movie villain who appears more than once in the movies along with video games. His rage for killing Goku is overwhelming and he is known the Legendary Super Saiyan because he was born with a power level over 10,000. Like Dissidia, if you want him, get ready to buy or buy the season pass. Last but not least, get ready for guest characters in fighting games! On March 20th, Noctis Lucis Caelum from Final Fantasy XV will be joining Tekken 7 as the third guest character DLC. Also coming out, in Soul Calibur VI, get ready to play as Geralt of Rivia from Witcher 3. He will be the guest character in this game.

With all these news said, let’s start the memes! Also, please support my blog by donating at Ko-fi:

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Here are some video game videos and what to expect from these characters.

Here are some videos to help hype you for the Tomb Raider movie.

Here is a music video from U2 singing Elevations to promote Lara Croft: Tomb Raider.

Who do you choose? Alicia or Angelina?

New Tomb Raider game set for Fall!

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Remember the news from Square Enix that a new Tomb Raider game was being developed? Good news, it’s happening!

Revealed on YouTube, a new Tomb Raider game is set to be released in the fall of 2018. The new game is called Shadow of the Tomb Raider. The game will be available for Xbox One, PS4 and PC. The game release date is September 14th. There’ not much information, but according to the description players will “experience Lara Croft’s defining moment as she becomes the Tomb Raider.”

This is the third game of the series. The first one is Tomb Raider and the second one is Rise of the Tomb Raider.

Yu-Gi-Oh! the Movie review (Part 2/2): Spoiler-free review!

Harkins description in portion:

Heroic Yugi squares off against archrival Kaiba in an adventure even more dangerous when the imaginary monsters in their playing cards become ferociously real… and when an old evil enters the fray. Who will win this ultimate smackdown? Whether you’re a novice Duelist or a professional, you’ll want to watch and find out!

*I will be reviewing this according to the English Dub. I didn’t watch it in Japanese.

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Yu-Gi-Oh! the Movie review (Part 1/2): The 2nd Experience of watching anime on the big screen!

This review will be two parts and once I get to the actual movie review, it will not contain any spoilers! This first part of the review will be my recent experience with watching an anime movie on theaters. Stay tuned and I will keep you updated on the review of the movie. For now, let’s start this experience post!

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Friday Funny 151: I am the knight of games and jester of memes!

TGIF!

Thank God it’s Friday and thank me for the memes! Welcome back to another super deluxe of Friday Funny! I hope everyone is doing okay and I DO hope you guys are stuck on the release of Final Fantasy XV. Recently, FFXV got a re-release with all the updates from the season pass along with new content of Royal Editions which allows players experience more bosses, in-depth story and fun content. If you already owned FFXV in the beginning and want to access Royal Edition, just pay $15 and you can get more!

However, I am not here to talk about Final Fantasy; but rather, I want to tell you the news about Yu-Gi-Oh!. Announced weeks ago, 4K Media announced that they will screen the 2004 movie Yu-Gi-Oh! the Movie – The Pyramid of Light. The movie will be a remaster and it will be enhanced from 2004 appearance to 2018. I am hoping to see this with my family and friend. If by any chance I see this, I will let you know my experience just like my time with the movie Sword Art Online: Ordinal Scale. It’s funny because Sword Art Online and Yu-Gi-Oh! are one of my favorite anime, and my friend Allie and I love the series. This event play off like last year. However, unlike Sword Art Online, fans will have two days to see this movie. You can watch the movie on Mar 11th around the afternoon (12 pm) and Mar 12th at 7pm. Go reserve your tickets to see the movie. If you like the 4Kids dub of Yu-Gi-Oh!, rejoice! You might have correct me, but I hear that if you do go see the movie, fans might be able to get sneak peak of the English Dub Yu-Gi-Oh! Vrains.

With this said, let’s duel! (I also have Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links on my phone. Comment down below if you want to duel me or at least have me as your friend.)

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Here is a old trailer of the Yu-Gi-Oh! movie from 2004!

Just like the Pokemon the 1st Movie, this movie had an amazing soundtrack. Listen:

We made it a long way from the beginning. From the classic, to GX, 5Ds, Zexal, Arc-V and now Vrains. I need to get back into Vrains. Here is the opening and ending themes of Vrains.

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Sword Art Online news update: Eir Aoi sings Opening Song for Spinoff

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As we are now in March, we are about a month (if you want to get technical, a few weeks) away until we get the spinoff anime Sword Art Online: Alternative Gun Gale Online. Recently, Sword Art Online revealed on another updated news in regards to the anime.

Revealed on the Japanese official Twitter of the anime, veteran anime singer Eir Aoi will be singing the opening song to the spinoff anime. The opening song is titled, “Ryūsei” (Falling Star).

If you haven’t been caught on the news and Sword Art Online, here is what’s going on:

  • Sword Art Online: Alternative Gun Gale Online is a spinoff anime focusing on Gun Gale Online which debuted in the main story of Sword Art Online season 2 in the first 14 episodes.
  • Recently, Eir Aoi came out of hiatus after dealing with some health issues.
  • The spin off anime is planned to come out at April along with other anime titles like Attack on Titan and My Hero Academia (both season 3).
  • The ending song will be sung by Tomori Kusunoki, who is also the voice of the protagonist Llenn. (the name of the song doesn’t have name yet)

[OWLS March Blog Tour] Sword Art Online: Kirito the One Man Squad

Squad

Although some people may like to be alone at times, we all have that one special friend or a squad of friends who we kick it and have some good laughs and fun with. However, there are friendships that don’t last a lifetime and usually, they end due to a falling out or a misunderstanding. For this month’s topic, we will be exploring some of the best friendships in anime and pop culture as well as the friendships that ended suddenly. We will talk about what a true friendship means to us, what we learned about ourselves and others through broken friendships, and our definitions of a “good friend.”

*Will contain spoilers to the Sword Art Online (season 1) anime

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The Mystery Blogger Award

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If I had a dollar for every award I receive, I would end up being richer than Kanye West. LOL!

Anyway, thank you Kat Sade from GrimmGirl for nominating me for this Mystery Blogger Award. As always, I do like getting these awards, but too bad I get a bad habit of doing these late. I am happy to do these awards and answer your questions. Here is the rules:

  • Put the award/logo on your blog
  • List the rules
  • Thank whoever nominated you, link to their blog, and answer their questions
  • Mention the creator of this award (I have no idea who that is… you might say it’s a mystery)
  • Nominate people (I usually do five but you can do as many as you want honestly)
  • Ask your nominees 5 questions with one weird or funny one
  • Share link to one of your best posts

One of my best posts

To start this award post, I want to share one of my best posts from my blog. I recommend reading “Response: My anime beginning story“. This post talks about how I got into anime specifically.

President Kat’s questions

1. If you could bring back one cancelled show what would it be?

I would like to see Loonatics Unleashed return. I heard from my friend Allie that this cartoon was cool and funny, but it only made it to two seasons.

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2. What was the first anime you ever watched?

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My first anime that I got into was Pokemon. When I was little, I thought it was a cartoon because it appeared with cartoons like Animanics and Tiny Toon Adventures.

3. What is a goal you have as a blogger?

I want to be able to make my blog into a career. I would like to make money from my writing. Writing is what I am good at and I want to share my voice to the world.

4. Who is your favorite Sailor Moon character?

I haven’t seen Sailor Moon, but I heard a bit about the characters. I like the protagonist Serena Tsukino because I hear she is strong and silly. I also like Tuxedo Mask because I heard one of my favorite voice actor Robbie Daymond voiced him.

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5. Last anime you dropped and why?

I think the last anime I dropped was Mobile Suit Gundam: Unicorn. After I saw the first season of Iron-Blooded Orphans, I was curious about trying other Gundam series. When I heard Toonami would premier Unicorn, I decided to give it a try. I forget how many I episodes I watched, but I stopped around 10 episodes because it looked boring to me. I think I fell asleep one time. Eventually, I will probably give this anime another try in the future.

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Nominees:

shaddowcat99

sheilarparker

A Reluctant Hero

Shay Taree

The AniMessenger

My five questions

What is your favorite pizza topping?

Do you still watch SpongeBob SquarePants?

What is your favorite Pokemon?

What is your favorite show that no one likes?

Have you seen a movie in which you heard it was good, but it was awful?