A while ago, a beautiful (and expensive) Chun-Li statue made the rounds on the Internet, thanks in no small part to Kotaku. The statue draws from Chun-Li’s most recent design where she looks like a reasonably-muscled female athlete and comes in three different versoins: her Street Fighter II costume, her Street Fighter Alpha costume, and her Street Fighter V “battle dress.” While wandering the New York Comic Con show floor, I found a booth run by the statue’s creators, Pop Culture Shock Collectibles, and was allowed to take several pictures of the statues on display. After all, the creators at PCS Collectibles don’t just make giant, expensive statues of everyone’s favorite Street Fighter femme-fatale; they also make giant, expensive statues of many other characters as well. Here’s what the PCS Collectibles had on display:
Kintaro — $519
And I thought Goro was savage. This statue is bloody and I love it. Really makes you not want to cross Kintaro’s path. Ever.
Kotal Kahn — $445
I’ll be honest, I don’t know much about this character, but this statue makes me want to. Heck, it makes me want to buy the Mortal Kombat game that introduced him.
Quan Chi — $425
This guy’s come a long way from being a doofy idiot in the Mortal Kombat cartoon (yes, that is where he was introduced). Consider my interest in this character piqued thanks to this statue.
Green Ranger — $499-$999
I just…wow. This might be the most epic Power Rangers product in history. It’s as big as a Megazrd, I have nowhere to put it in my house, and I want it. Badly. You might wonder why this statue as a price range on it, and that’s because the Green Ranger statue comes in three versions. The first version, $499, is just the ranger posing with the Dragon Dagger on his Power Coin. This second version, a $524.99 EX edition of that statue, comes with an additional right arm that holds the Sword of Darkness, two extra arms that let him play the Dragon Dagger like a Dragonzord-summoning flute, and swappable Dragon Dagger sheaths and Dragon Armor. But, the version in the picture is the ultra-expensive $999.99 version where he rides the Dragonzord’s tail like a surfboard. It comes with all the swappable arms, sheaths, and armor of the EX version and is arguably the most impressive statue PCS Collectibles ever made.
Sagat — $999
And you thought the Chun-Li statue was amazing. Take a look at this guy. Words don’t begin to describe how awesome Sagat looks in statue form, but the fun doesn’t stop there. Those little statues on the side are extra $124.99 accessories that dial Sagat’s intimidation factor up to 11, but that’s still not the end of it. PCS Collectibles also has a $1149.99 EX version (not pictured) that comes with swappable arms that fold over his chest and an additional scowling head.
Akuma — $475-$999
Yet another statue with multiple price points, the Akuma statue takes the awesomeness and intimidation factor of Sagat and multiplies it by a factor of 10. The base $475 version just comes with a scowling Akuma in his iconic pose and light-up LED FX functionality, but the $699 Deluxe EX version comes with a crazy-looking swappable head (the one that looks like he has a lion’s mane), a swappable bare torso, swappable belts, swappable hands, and swappable prayer beads. But, the most expensive version, priced at $999.99, lives up to its name of Ultimate EX Edition. It comes with even more swappable heads, additional swappable torsos, more swappable hands and feet, and a brand new flaming base. Oh, and the heads, torso, and new base have light-up LED FX functionality. I know I said the $999 Green Ranger statue is the most impressive one I’ve seen, but the $999 Akuma statue is a very close second.
Ibuki — $TBD
Again, another character I know nothing about, but this statue makes me want to learn more about her.
Dhalsim — $475
This yoga master might have grown an old-man’s beard, but he’s just as flexible and fiery as always. This statue helps me appreciate just how much this guy can stretch.
Cthulhu — $699.99
Ia mother freak’n Cthulhu ftaghn, son! Ye olde squid-face rises from the depths to show that he’s a force beyond nature. Reality quakes before his presence, and few statues capture his fearful magnificence quite like this one.
These are only a few of the statues available at PCS Collectibles. Others available at the store include Blanka, Robocop, Batman, and many more, some of which are EX and/or alernate color versions of statues I mentioned in this article. Plus, I got an exclusive scoop that the company will soon announce a new figure. Here’s a hint: it’s a male Mortal Kombat character in 1:4 scale. Fingers crossed for Kung Lao and his deadly hat.
Transylvania Comic Con kicks off in exactly two weeks
In exactly two weeks, an epic journey will start in the heart of Transylvania for all those who love comics, games, and movies. The Transylvania Comic Con starts on October 18 and invites all participants to enjoy a three-day event where they will get to unleash their imagination at the cosplay contest, meet their favorite actors at the photo ops and photographs sessions, or find out interesting things at the panels hosted by the event. Great fun is granted even for those who would just like to take a look at the ComicCon and do some shopping of really cool items or snap some pictures with famous props, such as the Iron Throne.
The Transylvania Comic Con will take place in the heart of Transylvania, at the BT Arena in Cluj-Napoca. The event starts on Friday, October 18 at 4 P.M and lasts until Sunday, October 20. The stage hosts’ roles will be filled by Maria Muller and Ken Huegel. Some of the celebrities invited to the event are ‘Vikings’ and ‘Hunger Games’ star Alexander Ludwig, Kevin McNally Pirate of the Caribbean, ‘Spartacus’, ‘Arrow’, and ‘Shanarra’ star Manu Bennet, Rick Cosnett, from ‘The Vampire Diaries’, ‘Stargate Atlantis’ star David Nykl, and Roger Ashton- Griffiths, who played Mace Tyrell in Game of Thrones. Cosplay enthusiasts will get to see Daisy Cosplay and Imriel Cosplay.
Transylvania Comic Con will also welcome three featured artists and a Cosplay Guest, who wasn’t announced yet. The schedule is not public yet, and the timetable is subject to change, however, on October 5 participants will get the first glimpse at the program, from where they will find out more about the guests of the event. What we already know is that Transylvania Comic Con will host cosplay competitions on Saturday and Sunday. The General Cosplay Competition hosted on Saturday targets solo cosplay enthusiasts only, while on Sunday groups will get the chance to show off their costumes. This is also the day of the qualifiers for the international cosplay competition Clara Cow Cosplay Cup.
Tickets for the Transylvania Comic Con are still available for purchase, except for the VIP 3 Days Tickets, which are all sold out. The rules for participants and the tickets can all be found on the event’s homepage, here. It will definitely be an epic event, so we hope to see you there!
Less than three weeks to go until Transylvania ComicCon
The countdown has begun. There are less than three weeks until Transylvania ComicCon kicks off. The three-day event will take place in the heart of Transylvania, in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, between 18 October and 20 October at the BT Arena. Those who will attend the event will get to meet some really cool guests and can participate in numerous activities, all of which are going to be amazingly fun. The schedule of the event won’t be available for another couple of days, however, the majority of guests are known.
Transylvania ComicCon will welcome some beloved actors, such as Alexander Ludwig, Kevin McNally, Manu Bennett, Rick Cosnett, David Nykl, and Roger Ashton- Griffiths. The event will be hosted by Maria Muller and Ken Huegel, and the YouTubers/ streamers of the Transylvania ComicCon will be Cluj-Napoca’s own Creative Monkeyz. It is not yet clear who the featured artists will be, but this should become known on October 5th, when the event’s schedule will become available on the website.
Besides having photo ops and autograph sessions with the aforementioned guests, participants will also be able to show off their imagination and skills at the cosplay contests. The solo General Cosplay Competition starts on October 19 from 13:00. The group competition starts on Sunday, also at 13:00. At the same time, the qualifiers for the international cosplay competition Clara Cow Cosplay Cup will start. Other activities participants can attend at the Transylvania ComicCon include panels, and props& booths. Naturally, there will be an artists’ alley, a gaming area, and a shopping area too.
The entry fee for the Transylvania ComicCon is really affordable. Those who want to have a photo op and get the autograph of Kevin McNally or Roger Ashton-Griffiths have to pay less than 15 Euros for the treat. The VIP three-day tickets cost less than 100 Euros, while one-day entry fees are as low as 10 Euros. These prices may be incredibly low but the level of fun will go incredibly high at the Transylvania ComicCon. Check out the event and all it has to offer here.
The 5 best MMORPG games you can play right now
Let’s travel back to 2000s. Can you remember the time when MMORPG genre popped up out of nowhere? Early genre games such as Everquest, World of Warcraft or Guild Wars were considered to be the prophets of the new age of PC gaming. MMORPGs or Massively Multiplayer Role-Playing Games have been considered the most gratifying, rewarding, immersive, and time-soaking games out there. However, as time went by, only a handful of MMORPGs managed to secure their communities and stay a little while longer.
So today we’re talking some time (and internet space), introducing the very best games of the MMORPG genre. Some of these games are old and can brag about their long history while some of them are fairly fresh inviting fans of the genre to explore seemingly unending content. Most importantly – all of these games are alive and will grant you hundreds of hours of joy.
- The Elder Scrolls Online
We begin our list with the youngest of the bunch. ZeniMax Online Studios creation, The Elder Scrolls Online is set in the magical continent of Tamriel which will be familiar to the fans of TES franchise. The game’s storyline is indirectly related to other games of the franchise; however, the game is set way far back before the events of Oblivion, or Skyrim. Currently the game has two expansions: The Morrowind and the Summerset, however, the developers have promised a third expansion The Elder Scrolls Online: Elsweyr which is coming out on June 4, 2019.
- Final Fantasy XIV
Final Fantasy XIV is developed and published by Square Enix. First released back in 2013 the game quickly became a hit among many MMORPG genre fans across PC and PlayStation communities. It has tons of great content which is keep on coming even to this day. Recently Square Enix has announced yet another game expansion titled Shadowbringers which will bring a variety of new dungeons and include yet another playable race: the rabbit-like Viera, already known to the fans of Final Fantasy XII. The game will also increase its level cap from 70 to 80 and introduce a number of new zones to explore.
- Guild Wars 2
This ArenaNet MMORPG game certainly deserves a spotlight in our list. Guild Wars 2 is an attractive piece because of its ever-living world structure which captivates players with multiple quests, continuing storyline, and rewarding gameplay mechanics. The game is also considered among the best MMORPGs because of its freedom and versatility when it comes to personalization. You can literally create, augment, and specialize your character in such a way that it would be exceptionally unique to your preferred playstyle.
RuneScape is the oldest game on our list, however, it carries the very same explorer’s spirit within. It’s safe to assume that if you’re interested in MMORPG genre you’ve tried this game already at a certain point in time. We can still remember the wood chopping, fire making, and fishing activities which required hours upon hours of discipline, and we also remember how much joy did that provide. And it still does if you’re patient enough. That’s why it secured a spot on our list!
- World of Warcraft
No MMORPG games list would be complete without the king of the genre. It has been over 14 years since Blizzard released World of Warcraft. The game was a phenomenal success and became one of the most iconic titles of all time. World of Warcraft is even included in the video game Hall of Fame and there are plenty of reasons why. Even today the game is huge and has millions of players logging in to play it every month. Throughout its history World of Warcraft has seen 7 major game expansions with tons of great content to explore. Furthermore, Blizzard is planning to release a Classic version of the game sometime this summer which means that the king of MMORPGs can be entering its second lifecycle. If you’ve never played – we do recommend you give it a try.
While some of these games can be played for free, some will require you to purchase certain expansions (or game time). On Eneba Marketplace you’ll find everything you need in order to start your new MMORPG adventure!
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