I’m sure by now you’ve read some thought-provoking stories about GDC. They are all right. It is not just a show, but an event. A life event. It’s a crossroads for many, from the developer to the journalist to the student to the smallest denominator. I’d like to think my journey during that week was a bit different from most. Through the many folks I had a chance to speak with, I could easily identify with their plight and hope: getting paid to follow their dreams. We all want that, but sometimes we succumb to banality for comfort and complacency instead of taking a leap of faith. (more…)
Well, that year went fast! It feels like just yesterday that we were getting our lists together for the best toys of 2011. This year I got a helping hand from Ian Gonzales, who took time from curating tomorrow’s best comics list comb through his own favorite toys. Perhaps because of that there is a distinctly robotic theme to the toys we’ve picked. Here’s to our mechanical friends of 2012! (more…)
It’s that time of the year again, folks. Thousands of people are trekking to San Diego to experience the biggest comic convention in the U.S. Companies roll out limited exclusives just for this show that almost always command a high price on the secondary market. This year there are some truly hot prospects. (more…)
On Team Unwinnable’s recent trip to Los Angeles for E3 2012, one thing had us in a quandary – transportation. We were staying about two miles from the L.A. Convention Center, in a neighborhood called Echo Park, and a lot was going down at the same time as the expo – the Stanley Cup, a presidential visit and gay pride, to name a few. After paying roughly $70 in cab fare from the airport to the Unwinnable villa, we were a little wary about how we were going to get to the convention on a daily basis and how much it was going to cost.
Lucky for us, someone had Uber. (more…)
Since this is Villains Week, I thought I would once again scour the interwebz for some of the best and most memorable villains to ever grace a blister pack. I’ll begin by stating that I love villains, and that I am going to dip into the toys of yesteryear – that bygone time that truly left its mark on me. (more…)
Greetings, fans of toys, collectibles, gadgets and oddities! I have returned from the depths to bring you some of my favorite finds since Toy Fair. But first, I want to clear the air about some things. (more…)
There seems to be a new cross-genre in film, comics and games: famous figures in history beating the piss out of monsters. I recently previewed some photos and footage from both Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter and FDR: American Badass! and loved what I saw. This is definitely a fresh twist to the horror genre, but it’s not the first time we’ve seen this battling of historical and horror icons. (more…)