An action figure based on the character Blind Master that rapper, producer, and actor RZA is portraying in this summer’s G.I. Joe Retaliation, has been revealed at the 109th Annual American International Toy Fair.
Hasbro, who is creating the upcoming toy line for the film release on June 29, displayed figures for a number of the film’s characters, such as Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson’s Roadblock, Channing Tatum’s Duke, Bruce Willis’ Joe Colton, and RZA’s Blind Master.
The 3.75-inch action figures, which will be released this summer along with others based on the film, are sculpted to match their on-screen counterparts and will be priced at $7.99.
G.I. Joe is the brand that practically invented action figures back in 1964 when the company, along with toy producer Hasbro, released the original 12-inch line based on the different branches of the U.S Armed Forces.
RZA’s Blind Master character is a martial arts sensei and part of the Arashikage ninja clan that also includes other popular G.I. Joe characters Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow.
The 2012 Toy Fair, which attracts over 1,000 annual, worldwide exhibitors showcasing their upcoming product lines, is currently taking place at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City.
MAD LOVE by: Kuroi Tsuki
Twisted Metal (PS3)
UFC Undisputed 3 (PS3,xbox360)
Tekken 3D: Prime Edition (3DS)
Mario and Sonic at the 2012 Olympic Games (3DS)
Grand Slam Tennis 2 (PS3,xbox360)
Brothers in Arms: Furious 4 (PS3,xbox360)
Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2 (3DS)
Tales of the Abyss(3DS)
So the other day I walked by a video game store in my neighborhood I had never seen in my life; probably because it’s next to a cleaners and used to look like a place that sold cell phones. I went in to check it out, and saw a flyer for a COD MW3 tournament being hosted right here in Rancho Chunkamunga California. Winners go on to a bigger tournament with huge prizes.
My first thought was to send a batch message to all the friends i knew that would be interested; but as the list got longer i started to think… And this isn’t to knock 1st person shooters cus I love them, but finding a Halo or whatever tournament is easier than finding an aspiring “event promoter” in L.A. I began to wonder why with all the popularity of fighting games like Street Fighter, Soul Calibur, Tekken (and if you’re one of us, Killer Instinct 64) why dont I walk by windows advertising these type of “Fight Club” Tournaments? Is it not as popular as I may think it is? And what the hell do you do with a fighting game if you’re not checking names off your shit-list?
I mean… I’m a die hard Street Fighter fan, but how many of you have actually watched the little movies they give you at the end? I haven’t since the 90’s.
I’m in it for the spirit of competition and the GLORY(I know, dramatic right?) And I’m sure there are hoards of like minded gamers who can’t fly to korea to get involved in the bigger competition who would still like to feel a part of this large community.
We need more competitions with decent purses in Southern California, and everywhere else for that matter.
This is a call to arms for all fighting game lovers… We must fix this
You have been Briefed
On Sale for Japan in March, No release date for the states but we have our fingers crossed and our ebay account on stand-by.