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We have been hunting all week long to bring you the latest and greatest NINTENDO figures made by: JAKKS Pacific.

Chicago Toy Shop Video Games are big fans of Mario, Link, and the rest of the Nintendo squad!!

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Here’s a video of behind the scenes exclusive  footage of some of our latest & greatest summer finds!!

Everyone that hunts garage sales, flea markets & collectibles should evaluate their own performance & give themselves a mid-summer half-time report + overall grade.  After a little bit of reminiscing over the past few months; We here at Chicago Toy Shop Video Games give ourselves all-around grade of B+ | We’ve come across = RARE Hamilton & Hawthorn Halloween Simpson Statues & We Are PUMPED!!

In the meantime here’s a NEW Poll for you guys & girls to fill out 🙂

We want to know what your all time favorite thing to collect??

Our small dedicated team is hard at work hunting down the most ultra-rare treasures we can find 🙂

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CTS Nerd Alert Pokemon X And Y Review Video Games In The News Friday October 4th 2013

Let the Holiday shopping season officially begin!  (According to us here at Chicago Toy Shop, It’s always online shopping season!)  Pokemon fans are excited as ever as to get their Nerdy little paws  on Pokemon X And Y this fall & winter.

The evolution of this 15 year RPG is truly impressive.   The online social feature (With Wi-Fi) are great, Combo that with updated 3D graphics and a much smoother & faster game-play and we have another successful Pokemon video game launch!  The creators and development team did a wonderful job in creating another Pokemon masterpiece.

Like most RPG video games Pokemon X and Y can be intimidating, Have no fear … Chicago Toy Shop is here!  The element-based combat style is easy to get used to whether you’re a Noob or Veteran.  With the updated game speed you’ll be able to dive into the important stuff much quicker than before.  Sitting in the lobbies & tedious menu’s screens are now a thing of the past.  In the first hour or so you should be able to get your first gym badge and even some pretty bad-ass roller skates.

The updates to Mega Evolutions will certainly change the style of combat fighting.  These special transformations will make Pokemon battles much more strategic and random.  There are limitations on the Mega Evolution like before; You can only summon it once per battle and not everyone character has this ability.

The skills of the Pokemon characters have evolved to bring more variety and options straight to the battle field.  The online trading & training capabilities is what set this game apart from the rest.   You’ll need to play the game to experience the hidden gem behind the online training/trading Pokemon world, So stop reading this blog and start playing some Pokemon!!

If you’d like to relive some of your original Nintendo 64 Pokemon memories follow the link below.

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Thanks for checking in with us again this week and good luck on all your latest & greatest Pokemon adventures!

Be sure to check back with us soon for more video game updates & reviews.

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Mine Craft Top 10 Tricks And Hints To Becoming A Pro + Mine Craft New Update For The xBox 360

The new Mine Craft update for the xBox 360 is officially live!  Million’s of  ‘Gamers’ have downloaded Mine Craft for the Xbox 360 and for damn good reason!  We ourselves are huge fans; First joining the massive online world about 9 months ago.  New players continue to join every second and it’s pretty easy to see why … Mine Craft purely dominates.

We continue to do our Mine Craft research thanks to all the dedicated nerds & online resources out there.  Our main goal is to help you stay alive – But we also want you to know some of the coolest ways to stay alive along with mini tips & hints that might just change the way you look at how you play Mine Craft.

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Mine Craft Xbox 360 News & Updates

(Remember: There is no wrong way to play Mine Craft and that’s what makes it so unique & perfect for so many people … It’s your own world: Your own way!)

Now for some juicy tips & tricks to help keep you alive longer.

First let’s start with the power of torches.  I know it seems simple, but don’t be afraid to sprinkle!  This translates to spread your torches out as you travel so you don’t get lost or get eaten by creepers and spiders when you don’t have to.  (Burn some wood on wood action to produce charcoal for the torches; Wood & wood-planks create the torch stick handle.)

Once you’ve mastered the basics of the torch there are a few quick tips that can make your life last longer & more efficient.

1.) Use torches to your advantage | Spread them more often than not.

2.) Torches can be used to build on top of to save time & resources while forcing you to use more light in your structures (Make sure you have the right angle and you can create some stunning visuals)

3.) Under water survival. Place one on a block & it will create a temporary air bubble that you can refill your oxygen with long enough to allow you to surface in time.

4.) Chuck a torch at the bottom of a sand stack or gravel and watch it crumble! Easy and quick if you want to destroy some previously built stairs or secret entrances or exits.

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5.) Sings and ladders can help stop water and lava in a hurry!  If you have the guts; This will allow you to explore with underwater houses & lava layers!

6.) One lava bucket can fuel a furnace for 1,000 seconds & can cook 1,000 items in a furnace.  (Basically anything made out of wood such as the jukebox, bookshelves, chests, & trap doors to fuel the furnace as well)

7.) Throughout survival mode you’ll need to learn the fastest way to break down a resource.  Here’s a few helpful hints on items you may come across on the regular -> Swords break melons & Cacti the best | Axes are best for ‘Smashing Pumpkins’ & lastly don’t forget to dig dirt with a shovel; Don’t waste your better tools on DIRT!

8.) Flower Boat Pots: Plant a flower first, Then a wooden boat directly on top of it.  The boat will sink into the ground & become a nice planter.  (Mainly a visual advantage; But under the right circumstance you can plant a tree or garden anywhere with one square of dirt for a quick boost)

9.) Set your spawn. Make yourself a nice bed in order to stay alive & save your spawn spot.  3 wool pieces and 3 wooden planks is all you need to complete your bed structure.  Sleep tight … Don’t let the spiders & creepers bite!!

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10.) Worst case; Always have a torch!!  Bring at least (1) torch with you and you can simply dig down 3 squares and your safe.  Put a torch down there or you might just scare yourself into popping back out into the world prematurely.  (It takes a long time to make the clock; But if you can create the Mine Craft time clock it will make your day & night trips way more safe & efficient in the long run.

These sneaky helpful tips & tricks should help get you started; Of course don’t be an ignorant ‘Noob’ … There are still plenty of new updates and ways to accomplish different goals throughout the game.

Have some tips of your own you didn’t see in the article?

Please let us know | We’d love to hear from true Mine Craft pro’s and fans everywhere!!

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N64 Conker’s Bad Fur Day Nintendo 64 Chicago Toy Shop Item Of The Week

Conker’s Bad Fur Day burst on the scene in 2001 with a decently strong first showing.  Fast forward 12 1/2 years later & Conker’s might just be the most rare Nintendo 64 game currently on the market.   Conker the squirrel is one a bad-ass virtual animal.  Rated Mature, Conker’s bad fur day is loaded with great story lines, characters & Multi-player mini-games so you can battle your friends live!

Nintendo 64 is one of the most

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If your in your mid 20’s – mid 30’s then there’s a good chance you were Or still are a fan of Nintendo & Nintendo 64 video games.  We still like to get our Nintendo on about 2-3 times per week … Minimum! It’s simply one of the best video game systems ever created & that’s becoming more evident by the recent uprising in video game collectors, fans & over all video game nerds everywhere!!

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The N64 colors, systems, controllers and overall nostalgic feel are unmatched by today’s standards. The classic Nintendo game-play and attention to detail throughout Conker’s and some of the other rare games is what helps separate N64 & The old school games from some of today’s questionable new releases.  (Of course today’s games rock too; Call of duty, Madden25, Batman, GTA V, We got our hands full this fall & winter & that’s the way we like it!)

What’s your favorite Nintendo 64 game of all time _________? Let us know & we’ll do our best to hunt it down!

Chicago Toy Shop Closing Thoughts August 31st, 2013:  Our wish is for Nintendo 64 II to be announced.  Nintendo team please just scrap everything else you might be working on & give us back our classic Nintendo characters Each & Every Year!! #PowerToTheFans

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xBox 360 Injustice God’s Among Us DC Universe Video Game Is A Smash Hit For Super Hero And Fighting Fans + Chicago Toy Shop Top 10 Injustice Characters

Our Chicago Toy Shop ‘CTSVG’ Score For ‘Injustice Gods Among Us’ on the xBox 360 = 7.9 Overall.  The massive online DC Universe & Fighting community has spoken: By unanimous decision: ‘Injustice’ = Pretty Freakin’ Awesome!!

With 24 DC Universe characters to choose from – There is plenty of opportunity to find which character fits you best.

Which character you bring to the arena will ultimately decide your fate if both opponents are equally matched in overall skill.   Below we have included some high quality ‘Nerd Stats’ &  Injustice Character’ different attributes & advantage that our highly skilled team believes are worth noting:

Epice Superman Batman Battle Cool Effects Injustice Video GameThe Chicago Toy Shop Top 10 Injustice Characters:

  1. Green Lantern
  2. Superman
  3. The Flash
  4. Lex Luthor
  5. Batman
  6. Aquaman
  7. Sinestro
  8. Bane
  9. The Joker
  10. Catwoman – Shazam (TIED)

Injustice Green Lantern Solo First Pick Ranking

  • Green Lantern – Hal Jordan: (CTS Top 3 ) Green Lantern’s ‘Will’ To Win is very strong: Witnessing your father die in a plane crash when your just a kid will do that.  The ability to face your fears and overcome them with great force is a big advantage in the super hero world. When you combo that with the speed, the ability to fly & creating powerful objects made of pure energy = Top (3) Character: Injustice God’s Among Us.  Our favorite movie is the Lantern’s Might.
  • The Flash – Barry Allen: (CTS Top 3) We believe: “Knowledge Is Power” When you are a border-line genius forensic scientist & you get hit by lightning while you’re working; Chances are you’ll either become a very successful super hero or die instantly.  In addition to all those interesting facts, Barry’s mother was murdered without the killer being identified or caught.  The Flash can zip around the screen, upper cut your face and finish his laundry all before you realize what hit you!
  • Lex Luthor:(CTS Top 3) Lex Luthor was known as: ‘The Big Man On Campus’ before Superman came to town.  According to most super hero experts & Lex himself;  He’s one of the most brilliant & creative minds to hit the DC Universe.  He was a huge hit among kids and parents until his ego & jealously towards Superman was enough to classify him as a ‘Bad Guy’ for life.  The ability to look the other way and do whatever is necessary to win & succeed is an admirable attribute to have when you are trying to hurt – kill your opponent.  Lex Luthor uses his own high-tech suit in order to take full advantage of his true intelligence.  Lex’s suit is very powerful: He can push you, pull you, crush you, shoot you & anything else he wants to by the time you think about your next move.

By all mean’s we have a lot of other ‘favorites’ but you can’t always fit them in – There’s plenty of interesting characters to choose from & the replay value is fairly high. All 3 Options are pretty decent for ‘Injustice: Gods Among Us’ Whether you are playing versus: The Computer | Online Multi-Player | Friend Vs. Friend You are almost guaranteed to have a good time. (Unless you’re a complete Noob & your fighting game skills are still at a 5th grade level)

Who is your favorite character? For the complete list & complete character bio’s check out Injustice.Com

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Injustice: Gods Among Us Xbox 360 | What Are You Fighting For?

We’ve been battling for a little over a week now and we are very impressed with the overall game play.  The graphics are more than acceptable and the story line is much appreciate & better than expected.  for $59.95 + Tax, We do advise you to buy this game either for the xBox 360 Or Play Station 3 due to the replay value &  the fact it’s one of the only quality fight games to launch in the last ten years.

Injustice also allows for a wide variety of game modes for all types of ‘Gamers’ to enjoy featuring: Online Multi-Player, Battle Mode, Store Mode & Single Player Star Labs Along With Crazy Battles Vs Friends, Family Or CPU.

If you’d like to challenge us in any friendly online xBox 360 games: Contact Us Today | We’ll Plan A Match: C.O.D. | Injustice | NBA | FiFa | Madden | NBA Jam | NFL Blitz | Worms Online You name it: We’ll Win!! | Chicago Toy Shop Store | Facebook Like

Microsoft Xbox Next Generation Console Announcement Confirmed For May 21st

Xbox fans everywhere are already going nuts over the latest Online Nerd Alert Reports: Tuesday May 31st Microsoft will officially announce their next generation video game console.  We can’t wait to see what technology will be used to create this game changing system.

The rumors of Xbox-Kinect being ‘included’ with every next generation console does have us a little worried about the average gamer being able to afford the new system right away.

So mark it down on your calendar like we already did: 36 1/2 Days Left Until May 31st

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Xbox Next Generation Console Microsoft Confirms Live Event May 31st

At 12:00 Central time here in Chicago, you can tune in live to catch the streaming video that will feature:

A New Generation Revealed. Be part of this historic online event, featuring a live stream, video, images, updates and more.

(According to Microsoft’s Official Facebook Page)

After all the weeks and months of dissecting rumors & reports: Microsoft has confirmed they will officially announce their ‘Next Gen Console On May 31st Streaming Online Live’

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DVD Tuesday Technology Update March 5th Jay and Silent Bob Go Down Under | Sim City Tomb Raider

In honor of  G4TV’s recent retirement of their once epic television programming with such shows as ‘Attack Of The Show’ and ‘X-Play’ – We will do our best to carry on the tradition of ‘DVD Tuesday’ as we highlight & go over some of our personal favorite video games and movies.

  1.  SimCity – For The PC | Rated E For Everyone
  2. Jay and Silent Bob Go Down Under – Now Available On Netflix
  3. Tomb Raider – For PC | Xbox 360 | PlayStation 3

Jay and Silent Bob Go Down Under On Netflix

We recently just watched the Jay and Silent Bob Go Down Under hour-long comedy special last night and we found it hilarious.  Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes are two of our favorite  ‘Nerd Role Models’.  They are seated at a table for about an hour and do a great job telling stories, jokes and interacting with the Australian crowd!  Be sure to check out Kevin Smith and his best buddy Jason Mewes as they travel across the world making people laugh & more importantly keeping Jason clean 🙂

From the articles and light research we’ve done on SimCity – It sounds like the game will be very intricate and challenging & that’s the way we like it!  With upgraded controls, graphics, attention to detail, building options, town upgrades and the overall progression of PC games as a whole – We are definitely pumped and ready for SimCity to release in less that 24 hours.  Looking for more SimCity reviews, videos, screen shots & inside information?  Then you might want to head on over to one of our favorite websites for video games, movies, and general nerd news & updates:  SimCity For The PC Via IGN

As for Tomb Raider – See our #3 ranking above to follow through on some IGN.Com reviews.  Odds are if you liked the old Tomb Raider video games. This latest rendition of Tomb Raider will almost certainly meet & surpass most ‘gamers’ expectations. From the casual Lara Croft fan – All the way to the Tomb Raider / Lara Croft online creep & ‘Real life secret admirer’.

Everyone is busy these days we get it; But it’s okay, Go grab you and your significant other (21+) some cold ones and kick your feet up because  you’ve fucking earned it! Everyone has at least 1-2 hours every a week to check out some great new video games & movies.

Well fellow Nerds and future super heroes … That it! Hope you liked our first list for March 4th 2013. Be sure to check back with us in the near future as we highlight other upcoming hit titles & don’t worry – We’ll be sure to throw in some cool gadgets & technology updates & news next time around.

Video Game Rumors Begin To Swirl Again With xBox 720 and PlayStation 4 Next Generation Video Game Consoles Launching In 2013

Every year it seems like we hear rumors about the next generation consoles gearing up for their new launch.  Video game fans and enthusiasts around the globe are at the edge of their seat waiting to spend their hard-earned money on the next best thing.  While the last round of video game systems beat most users expectations; we hope video game fans & users will continue to let their voice be heard &  hold these video game giants to the highest of standards.

  • Will 2013 finally be the year Xbox & PlayStation release their next video game system?
  • Will the Xbox 720 require an internet connection at all times?
  • Does the Xbox 720 come with Blu-ray features?
  • Which system will launch first?
  • Will the average consumer be able to afford it?
Xbox 720 PlayStation 4 Video Game Next Gen Console Rumors

Xbox 720 Vs PlayStation 4

According to and other sources, Sony should announce their ideas at their next big event in New York City on February 20th, 2013.  This is exciting news dedicated online gamer’s & nerds such as ourselves.  Most of us here at are looking forward to the Xbox console, but we certainly do respect what PlayStation brings to the table.

What system would you buy if they all came out on the same day, at the same time & for the same exact price?

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Call of Duty Black Ops II Revolution DLC Hits The Xbox 360 With A Boom!

Video game enthusiasts and Call of Duty fans everywhere are overjoyed with the latest Call Of Duty Black Ops II Revolution Downloadable Content (DLC) update recently launched for the Xbox 360 on January 29th, 2013.

The highly anticipated game update features four new multiplayer maps, a new-never before seen sub machine gun weapon and the ability to play as a Zombie for the very first time!

Activision and the rest of the Call of Duty creators did a terrific job creating a whole new set of map packs and enticing bonuses that include:

CallofdutyworldglobeHydro:  A huge dam facility located somewhere in Pakistan.  This level features numerous long vantage points and places to take cover. Some would say Hydro is a “Snipers Dream Level.”

  • Downhill: (Our personal favorite)  This level allows players of all style to engage in a wild battle in the snow.  Look out for the moving ski lifts … They tend to kill whoever they run into!
  • Mirage: Asian inspired villa that has been abandoned due to crazy sand storms.  Perhaps the most creative and unique of all the new levels.  This map is perfect for all game modes as well as game styles.  Mirage is currently in the lead for best graphics for a single level available for Black Ops II.
  • Grind: Skate park located in Venice beach.  This level has some truly beautiful scenery and features more places than you can think of to play “hide and seek” with your enemies with. Grind has tons of different ramps, stairs and rails.  Overall, it creates for a very scary level and forces competitors to have a lot of close one on one battles!  Grind’s rounded and curved ramps and sharp angles makes for quick turns and fast western style gun draws between foes.  Be sure to be on high alert if you want to win the gold in this chaotic west coast skate park Call of Duty level.

Don’t believe us yet?

Check it out for yourself on YouTube here –>> Call of Duty Black Ops II Revolution Video Trailer.

  • New Sub Machine Gun: Peace Keeper SMG; Sub Machine gun with a fast and accurate shot; but hardcore players may want to increase the damage level in order to unlock the full potential of this “Peacekeeper” gun.
  • Zombie Mode Updates:  Call of Duty Black Ops II Zombie mode now features three different ways to play.  Players can fight an endless supply of zombies in Survival Mode, Discover the mysteries of a decaying Earth in Tranzit Mode or players can dive into the brand new last-human-standing mode.

If you’d like to challenge one of us online in Call of Duty Black Ops II: Contact Us Today – Info@ChicagoToyShop.Com Someone from our team will meet you for a battle on Xbox 360 Live soon!

Thanks again to all our fans and the continued support. Game on!