Need to keep track of your next anniversary, vacation, finals or other important occasion? Segatoys’ CountDown clock will keep track for you. Order a few of the cubic-shaped clocks, stack them up and never worry about your mother-in-law’s holiday feast again. Or what a good gift idea for that spouse/partner that never remembers said dates, although you are notorious for doing so. Available in black, white, or pink, the timepiece is available for $35.00.
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Figure Caption: You gotta love Supergirl!
It’s that time of year again when we look back at the year and see what lived up to our expectations and what fell flat on its face. So without further ado…here is MY Best of 2008.
Book of the Year: Captain America
When my friends ask me what the best comic out there is, this is my answer. Every month, Brubaker mixes social commentary, superhero history, and pulse pounding action into a symphony of awesomeness. As icing on the cake there is always a new twist or a new piece of character development that makes aspiring writers (like myself) bang their heads on a table wishing they thought of it. Damn you, Ed. Steve Epting’s artwork continues to be realistic and energetic with fun homages to great artists like Steranko.
Worst Book: Countdown to Final Crisis
Wasted time. Countdown to Final Crisis was an over-hyped highlight reel of the DC Universe that promised to set the stage for Final Crisis. Not only did it not set the stage for Final Crisis, it didn’t do much of anything except steal minutes from my life I’ll never get back. That and about $156 from my wallet.
The Rocket Launcher Alarm Clock will please any fan of rocketry or those who can’t face early mornings. Set the time and alarm on the LCD display and, at the designated time, the countdown begins. If you don’t turn off the alarm, the soft-headed rocket goes off. It will keep going until you get up and grab the flying bugger. The clock displays time in a 24 hour format, has a plastic base, and needs 4 AA batteries (not included) and an included LR44 battery. Get ready for early a.m. lift-off for $29.95.
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No, not a countdown to the release of the game. The official Super Smash Bros. Brawl website has been updated with a countdown to the launch of a new official game website. Next week we’ll see its unveiling and hopefully, in the process, learn some new information about the game. Maybe some screenshots, character lists, or (crosses fingers) word on online play? Given that we’ve heard next to nothing about Brawl, any tidbit will undoubtedly be drooled over by Wii owners dying for the next big thing.
Be sure to keep your eyes open for the release of the website.
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