Sunday, March 29, 2015

Wrestlemania 31

Congratulations Randy Orton on beating Seth Rollins at Wrestlemania 31.  I knew you could do it champ!
Also congratulations as well to Seth Rollins on cashing in your Money in the Bank and becoming the new heavyweight champion.  I knew you would cash it in…. and it was brilliant.  Match of the night!

Friday, March 27, 2015

Zelda Wii U Delay

So today we heard the news that Zelda Wii U will be delayed, or rather not rushed for a 2015 release.  While the news is unfortunate for anyone that has been patiently waiting for this game, I have to admit I’m actually happy to hear of its delay.  I say this because Eiji Aonuma admitted in his video update that in the process of working on this game he found new possibilities that will exceed expectations.  This gets me excited because I want to be blown away when I finally do play this game, just like I have been with previous games.

Another reason I was hoping for a delay was because I stopped gaming for many years and missed out on many Zelda games.  I didn’t get back into gaming until I played Phantom Hourglass on the DS.  That game instantly reinvigorated my love for Nintendo, gaming and Zelda games.  So this delay will be a great way to catch up on past releases.

When I play a Zelda game I really get into them deeply and I let them consume my time.  I like to explore the world, perfect my skills on the mini-games, and of course defeat the villain when I am ready (strong enough).  All of this takes time and dedication, and I want to make sure by the time Zelda Wii U is released I have not only completed all previous Zelda games, but gave them the time and energy to that they deserve.

The commitment I put into Zelda games is satisfying because I have fun from beginning till end. So, if a delay is necessary for Aonuma-sama to make the best possible Zelda Wii U game then I am all for it because I know this game will be historic.

And oh yeah, this delay will also allow Star Fox Wii U to have the attention it deserves.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Glassware Set

Cowabunga Dudes!  Here is my set of two etched 16 ounce glasses of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.  I bought them from a store called Winners, and they cost me $9.99.  I would never pay that much for glasses, but in this case it was of The TMNT’s and I couldn’t pass up on them.  The Turtle’s was one of my favourite TV shows as a kid, and every time I see their animated cartoon version’s I smile and think of all the good memories I had of them.
This set is comprised of one version that features the turtle’s ready to battle that says’ “heroes in a half shell”, and the other of them surfing that says “Cowabunga”.  Back in the late 80’s I remember screen printed glasses like this used to be very popular.  Even back then I had a collection, but unfortunately over time fast-food places stopped selling them; either because of price or the danger of glass or poisons used to make them.  Regardless I am now happy to once again be able to collect collector cup glasses.  I also hope to see more TMNT character’s released as well such as Shredder, Krang, and Foot Soldiers.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles:

Friday, March 20, 2015

Toad Amiibo

Today I was lucky enough to find a Toad Amiibo figure.  Toad was never a popular character when I was a kid.  The most popular of course was Mario, so that’s why Nintendo made many games that featured him.  Then one day Nintendo decided to make a game featuring Toad as the protagonist in Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker.  The game looked like fun and had lots of charm to it.  It always amazes me how Nintendo is able to launch a relatively small character into superstardom with their own franchise like they did with Luigi in Luigi's Mansion, Donkey Kong in Donkey Kong Country, and Yoshi in Yoshi’s Story.
Now that Toad has his own spin-off series, I had to buy his Amiibo figure.  Amiibo Toad was officially released on March 20th, 2015.  I’m thankful that the release date was more organized than other releases.  Toad is part of the Super Mario Amiibo figures which I consider the second series of Amiibo, the first one being Super Smash Bros.  Toad is well painted and sculpted, and it shows that the manufacturer is getting better at producing these figures.  I’m glad Nintendo decided to honour Toad with an Amiibo and I’m excited to see what the future holds for this loveable little guy.
Toad Wiki:
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