Friday, December 16, 2011

Wave the Swallow Seen at Last & Female Figures Talk

This week turned out to be a really big update.
With 2 new country pages joining in, plus a giant load of regular stuff, there was certainly plenty of things of interest to see this week. The mail still isn't much better, but it is slightly improved. If things keep going well, more new stuff/features/pages can be added.

Item of the week:
Wave the Swallow FreeRiders action figure.
I was honestly worried that "The Girls Curse" was affecting Wave. The term is apparently some old action figure term, based on a totally bogus premise which seems to be something like "Nobody likes girls, so no one will buy a figure of a girl, thus, we should never ever produce girl character items because they won't sell."

Of course that phrase sounds so stupid and obviously untrue. So why does that bad 'attitude' seem to persist despite all the contrary evidence? That's why they call it a 'curse', I guess...real curses don't exist either, so it makes some sense because it's a bogus belief based on a premise that's false too.

But look how JW has been treating the girls!
They've promised Rouge the Bat well over 9 months now. Where is she? WHY is there no single-card Amy, modern OR classic? Why is Wave the last of the Babylons to be released? Where is Cream? Where is Blaze the Cat?

You can totally overlook Cream because she's not super significant to anything and doesn't have a mega fan base. It's understandable that they'd put Cream on low priority. But how the hell did Big the Cat get out before Rouge the Bat? Even Blaze the cat! It's no secret that Big has few fans...and Rouge has tons, so what's going on? Do they think people hate Amy so much that you have to force a buy by putting her in with Sonic or other figures at ALL times?

It just seems weird to me.

Off Topic Zone!
So how about that Casino Night level?
I finally got my codes sorted (Gamestop printed out an xbox receipt with the code on it, while giving me the ps3 version of the game...whee--they did fix it though to set things right) and with the TV fixed (hopefully for good this time, Samsung!) I could input the code to get the special stage. REMEMBER! Do this by Dec. 31, if you're gonna! Otherwise you'll have to pay 2 dollars.

Is it worth 2 dollars?
(What did you expect...this is a merchandise blog) Yes. All it is, is a pinball game with 1 main table. There's loads of gimmicks though, like a slot machine that takes the polygonal coins, spins & dispenses rings like it did in Sonic 2, there's the classic music, nice graphics, and plenty of replay value while you try to get all the gimmicks out of the game. Yes, theres 2 dollars worth of fun in here.

Not without problems:
Some of the extra upper flippers seem to just kill you if you use them. He can glitch and fall out of the table too, one time he was let back down 'normally' from an upper table and fell on the outside of the far right extra launch slot, sat there for 30 sec, then spontaneously fell out and died. Also, could the board be any BUSIER? I know it's pinball but did it HAVE to be blue while your 'ball' is also blue? It makes the table annoying to look at and him hard to track. Nitpicks, mostly.

Next week:
More Japan things. Not yet finished with the 'big grab' of images that came off the anniversary thing. Brazil will likely be getting a page if all goes well / stays calm. Wave review will appear whenever she shows up in stores (so, patience, I guess...) Phone Cards should also get a page coming up.


Blogger KnucklesFan said...

There is a modern 3 inch jazwares Amy. Use this link to see the picture, On my blog im called KnucklesFan but im really FuriousKnuckles2.

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