Admit it, since the original eight years ago it's been every WingNut's dream to own Wing Commander toys... so when I found out that the latest issue (December) of Tomart's Action Figure Digest had a preview of the WC movie's toys, I sped to the mall as fast as I could... According to Tomart's there are 8 Wing Commander action figures, as well as an indeterminate number of bigger toys -- shown in the magazine are the Dralthi (concept art) and Rapier. The eight figures (pictured below, click to enlarge) are: Marine Blair, Blair in Flight Suit, Maniac Marshall, Deveraux, Commodore Taggart, Kilrathi Pilot, Kilrathi General and Pilgrim Traitor. I heartily recommend you buy a copy of this magazine, so you can see how truly detailed/cool-looking these toys are. They're set to be released next month by X-Toys. I can't wait...
Got home today to find a nice little note in my mailbox... Barnes & Noble has shipped my copy of False Colors! Which means that it should be available everywhere any time now. My copy should arrive tommorow, and I'll update when I have more information...
The results from A Talent For War's annual "Space Sim of the Year" Poll are in and Wing Commander Secret Ops is the undisputed winner (like we had any doubt:) receiving more votes than both the second and third place runners up combined. If you haven't visited ATFW yet, check it out, it's a great site for news regarding the overall space sim community.
Here are the final results for space sim of the year:
Total Votes: 196
Secret Ops: 48% (95 votes)
Independence War: 32% (62 votes)
Freespace: 16% (31 votes)
Hardwar: 4% (8 votes)
Ares Rising: 0% (0 votes)
Thanks to all who voted.--Beth
Noted alt.games.wing-commander poster Rajan "Raptor" Ragupathy has completed a review of Prophecy Gold for Games Domain. Check it out here. And in completely unrelated news.. check back later today for a possible major update from LOAF..