Toy Fair: NECA Previews Pacific Rim’s 6-inch Apocalypse

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New Pacific Rim Trailer Cancels the Apocalypse CES Style

What’s that you say? You need a new “Pacific Rim” trailer that shows some fresh clips of the various pilots suiting up and smacking down? Well then you either need to get out to Vegas to CES or click the video below:

I’m loving that the pilot’s gear is as unique as their mechs and that no country took the same approach (other than “build a huge fraking mech”). Also, proving yet again that he knows what nerds like, Guillermo del Toro confirmed that he’d gotten permission from Valve to use the GLaDOS voice; but for the trailer only. We’ll be hearing a similar, but slightly differently modulated Ellen Mclain in the movie proper.

Damnit. Now all I want to do is blow off work, go play “Portal 2” and surround myself with Godzilla and Gundam toys.

Pacific Rim UK Trailer: SO. MUCH. BRAHHHM.

The BRAAAAAAHHHHM returns with reinforcements in the UK release of the “Pacific Rim” trailer. But unlike any of the other myriad of instances (including in today’s “G.I. Joe: Retaliation” trailer”) I could care less. In fact, I welcome it. Hell, they’re using the BRAHHHHM as the power-up sound for the Jaegers! That’s not exploitation, that’s embracing the cheese.

The trailer itself is the first solid intel we have on how this movie works; how the dual pilots integrate, where the monsters come from (and the fact that they are varied in shape, if not size); how the pilots themselves are viewed as somewhat outside normal society. And the cinematics? To say I’m erect is underselling my level of excitement.

And…is that Ellen “GlaDOS” McLain as the voice of the onboard computer? I need to go change my pants.

Cranky Geek Bites

I’m in a pissy mood, but apparently there are THINGS YOU SHOULD CARE ABOUT zipping around in the ether. I would provide links and whatnot; but I’m cranky. I don’t want to be bothered right now. This should get you through any casual geek conversations for another week:

  • Bryan Singer is getting the gang back together for “X-Men: Days of Future Past.” McKellen and Stewart have already signed on to reprise their roles as Magneto and Xavier, respectively; and there are rumblings today that Jackman is being wooed to SNIKT the claws out one more time. I couldn’t be happier. Those roles have always been the best cast in all the X-Men movies; and since we’re dealing with post-apocalyptic future X-Men, it makes sense to have the mentors and the immortal still kicking around.
  • Guillermo Del Toro’s kaiju flick, “Pacific Rim” has teasers galore spouting up around the web. So far there has been a monster attack video, a PSA, and leaked memos and giant robot blueprints. The robot design is impressive and the blurry-cam shots of the first kaiju is…Cloverfield-ish. So I’ll give this a 50/50 good news/bad news rating. Fingers crossed for giant nuclear dinosaurs!
  • Yesterday marked the release of IDW’s first of their ongoing “My Little Pony” series (don’t lie – I know you care about it). It’s fun, true to the new cartoon, and looks great. My five-year-old daughter and 10-year-old son were equally rapt. I would say that’s a nice accomplishment.

There…that’s all I got. Now go away while I glare at toys I can’t afford on BigBadToyStore.