Mass Effect M-3 Predator Replica

Replicas can be strenuous to the wallet.  No doubt about that.  But as a person who is guilty for splurging, I can say in my defense that these beautiful replicas are more often than not, extremely detailed and simply stunning (not to mention being very limited to a few hundred pieces),being its very own reason for the hefty price tag.  I still revel in my replica Aperture Laboratories Handheld Portal Device.

Project Triforce adds another incredible replica to their steed with its latest Mass Effect 3 M-3 Predator full scale replica!!  This handy and powerful side arm can be yours for 400 bucks and is available for pre-order NOW!  Crafted and cast from polystone, the M-3 measures 1 foot in length, weighing 10 pounds and features working LED effects.  Of course, the M-3 is limited to only 600 pieces worldwide.  And if it's anything like the long sold-out M-8 Avenger Assault Rifle, you know you're in for top quality.  If you prefer, Triforce also has the M-3 available as a custom edition for $450.


Game of Thrones Iron Throne Replica Statue

Prepare to call your home King's Landing this November. The moment this replica arrives on your doorstep your dolls and figures will be fighting to declare themselves King and sit upon The Iron Throne!
Dark Horse Deluxe is at it again, continuing their alliance with HBO and Gentle Giant Studios to bring the fans of the realm a 14" replica of the iconic prop. (If you haven't already seen their collaboration on the beautiful Daenerys bust, make sure you check out Third Impact's post here.

Get your pre-orders in over at BigBadToyStore.com while you can. Only 500 Iron Thrones have been forged. However, you might need to have the wallet of a Lannister to afford the $274.99 price tag.

[Editor's Note: And for those well-off Lannisters who laugh at the $275 price tag -- how about a life size replica iron throne. I say again, a LIFE SIZE replica of the Iron Throne.  The throne is constructed of hand-finished, hand-painted fiberglass and fire-proof resin.  At over 7' in height,  close to 6' in depth and 5.5' in width, this custom-made throne weighs a whopping 350 pounds with a whopping price tag to match.   The Life Size Replica Iron Throne will cost you $30,000! ]


Makise Kurisu 1/3-scale Figure

Attention Steins;Gate fans! Attention Japanese doll collectors! Attention fans of all things awesome!  Japanese doll maker Azone International has announced a new addition to its "Hybrid Active Figure" line in the form of a whopping 1/3-scale figure of Steins;Gate's very own Makise Kurisu.  The figure will stand just under 20 inches (50 centimeters tall) and will come with not only a set of her basic street clothes and boots, but also her very own lab coat.

Preorders for Makise begins today and is scheduled to be released sometime in September.  This beautiful doll/figure will set you back a hefty 52,500 yen (or $660).  If you would be so inclined, check out Azone International for more details.

UPDATE 5/30/2012: And for those outside Japan, J-LIST has got your hook-up!!  You can preorder Makise here.


Fujimi Orchestra on DVD

I like BL. I like Shota Takasaki. I like Yusuke Arai. That being said you can imagine that I have certainly been following the live action adaptation of Akizuki Koh’s Fujimi Ni-chone Kokyogakudan Series: Kanrei Zensen Conductor (Fujimi Orchestra Series: Cold Front Conductor).

Fujimi Orchestra’s concert master and first violinist Yuuki Morimura's (Takasaki) life becomes turned upside down when the amateur group surprisingly lands “musical genius” Kei Tonoin (Arai) as their new conductor. Strict doesn't begin to describe Kei’s style, but when the orchestra sees a mass improvement in their playing, the adoration of its members is off the charts… except for Yuuki, who feels like a failure as its stand-in leader. And it surely does not help when he begins to believe that his friend and long-time crush (played by An Assassin star Sayuri Iwata) is in love with the man who scrutinizes everything, including his violin playing. A defeated Yuuki believes the only thing left to do is quit his position in the orchestra. If everything Yuuki believes is true about hard ass Kei, it would stand to reason that the conductor would be pleased with the turn of events; however, much to Yuuki’s surprise, Kei is adamant that he not leave and confesses his love for him! This is only the beginning of our boy’s love story…

It’s not worth sugar coating the plot. As with the manga, drama CDs and novels, it can be hard to swallow the romance of our main couple at first, namely because of what can only be seen as rape during their first intimate moment together, even if brought on by what the characters would call "a misunderstanding”. Still, there are many elements to Fujimi’s story that have made the story a hit BL in Japan. Drama, romance, a touch of comedy and classical music desire to hit all the right notes for you viewers.
Fujimi will be available starting June 6th at CD Japan and YesAsia.

Meanwhile, sit back and relax to watch the movie’s trailer.
And if that wasn’t enough, you can watch a clip of the movie too!
Now everyone shout it with me.... "STOPPPPPPPP!!!!!!!!!!!!!"