Hopefully the first of many videos: Just wanted to give you guys a peek of our Day 1 ToyCon 2017 experience.
I’ll try to be kind.
However, my thoughts on its point pricing and space allotment haven’t changed much since my review last year.
The saving grace though was having a photo with the larger-than-life sized Larry Joe Bird[i] COOLRAIN MINDstyle VINYL figure that stood outside the SMX Convention Center’s main concourse. Goosebumps! Now, I’ll add that snapshot to the COOLRAIN MINDstyle Russell Westbrook photo I took in ToyCon 2016.
Was it worth it?
Man, at least last year for the same point price we HAD an event program. This year, we weren’t given one. Did we have to buy one? How come I didn’t see any being sold?
Trailer of Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune. If you haven’t already, drop everything and play it today!
It took us a little under a month, but we finally found the time to finish the first of Uncharted’s quadrilogy entitled Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune. Originally released in 2007, this remastered 2015 version for the PS4 was my initial foray into the world of Nathan Drake–an adventurer/treasure hunter in the mould of Allan Quartermain (Played by Richard Chamberlain | King Solomon’s Mines ) and Indiana Jones yet has elements of Die Hard’s John McClane (Bruce Willis).
Unlike other action-adventure games that put a premium on “player lives”, Drake’s Fortune offers no such restriction and instead focuses on the journey of the our protagonist across 22 stages. Gameplay is further enhanced with entertaining dialogue and a top notch musical score that plays out like a movie. Continue reading “Review: Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune (June 23, 2017)”
After work this morning, I proceeded to Comic Odyssey in Fully Booked, Bonifacio High Street for the Secret Empire #4 signing event featuring Leinil Francis Yu, Gerry Alanguilan, and Romulo Fajardo, Jr.
The afternoon signing–scheduled from 1 pm to 4 pm–served as a reunion of sorts for the longtime creative team of Yu and Alanguilan who haven’t had a signing together in well over a year. It was great to see them both.
I almost forgot. In addition to the two Takara Tomy Arts Super Figure Collection Grendizer UFO Gashapons that I lucked out in getting yesterday, I also picked up a couple of used discs: Hall & Oates’ Rock n’ Soul Part 1[i] and Spyro Gyra’s first live album entitled, Access All Areas. These albums were without […]
Back in the early 90’s, Compact Discs (CD) were the thing! A literal upgrade in quality from the bulky Vinyl, 8-track, and cassette tapes. It was the only way to get music back then as digital downloads were still in its infancy. CD’s also had a long lifespan–unless you left them under direct sunlight–and were reported to be good for a couple of thousand plays before encountering any problems.
Here is the latest batch of discs that I picked up:
Outside: From the Redwoods (1993)
The second live album by Kenny Loggins. Originally recorded in a 1992 concert held “outside” a venue located within a stand of giant redwood trees. Loggins released it the following year.
I actually had this in cassette! Favorites include Conviction of the Heart and the Kenny Loggins and Michael McDonald duet What a Fool Believes.
Conviction of the Heart – 5:36
What a Fool Believes (Duet with Michael McDonald) – 4:12