EveryMatrix “hopeful” of quick solution to UKGC suspension

first_img Related Articles StumbleUpon Submit Share MoneyMatrix boosts wire transfer options by integrating Klarna’s Sofort August 24, 2020 Share Winning Post: Swedish regulator pushes back on ‘Storebror’ approach to deposit limits August 24, 2020 UKGC launches fourth National Lottery licence competition August 28, 2020 EveryMatrix is hopeful that a UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) suspension of its B2C services will be lifted shortly after cooperating with the regulator throughout its licence review.The company has published a statement addressing the ongoing UKGC investigation, which has led to a suspension of its B2C licences until it can demonstrate that it has taken steps to be fully compliant with its social responsibility obligations.The UKGC enforced the ruling under the terms of Section 18.2 of the Gambling Act 2005, which allows it to suspend a licensee placed under review, if it suspects that the incumbent is no longer suitable to carry out its licensed responsibilities.EveryMatrix has, therefore, been forced to suspend wagering provisions for its UK B2C white-label partners – Bookee, PWRbet, Fantasino, PlayFrank, SportingIndex.com, WestCasino.com, Dragonara Online, Jetbull and MrWin.com.“EveryMatrix sees this license review as an opportunity to further strengthen its compliance processes and procedures,” it said. “The company is taking the UKGC’s concerns extremely seriously and has already taken swift and effective actions to address the Gambling Commission’s concerns sufficiently.”EveryMatrix also used the statement to stress that the suspension is based on a general evaluation of EveryMatrix procedures rather than specific cases of player complaints.Closing this statement, EveryMatrix underlined that it does not relate to any form of failed technical audit of its software, maintaining that the firm’s B2B licences “remain active, and the company continues to provide gambling software to UK licensed operators”.last_img read more

Toy Tuesday 11 Most Monstrous Godzilla Toys

first_imgStay on target Mattel Unveils Fashionable ‘Star Wars’ x Barbie DollsToy Tuesday: Yo! It’s The Best ‘G.I. Joe’ Toys Few geek media franchises have inspired the level of love and dedication as Godzilla. From Toho’s first film in 1954 almost single-handedly inspiring the kaiju genre, the giant radioactive lizard has featured in dozens of flicks, video games, and TV shows. On the way, he’s built up one of the coolest rogues’ galleries in the world, a Murderer’s Row of massive beasts, aliens, robots, and other nightmares. Godzilla toys have been big sellers since the 60s, and both fans and collectors prize them. Here are our 11 picks for the best Godzilla toys you can buy right now.Medicom Godzilla SofubiSoft vinyl “sofubi” figures are a big part of Japanese toy history, designed to be more durable than traditional action figures while still delivering a lot of character. Medicom is partnering with classic sofubi manufacturers to reintroduce the style, and one of their more interesting collaborations is this replica of the classic “Marusan” body style patterned after the giant lizard’s appearance in 1955’s Godzilla Raids Again. With hand-painted detailing and cool texture, this is a very nice retro kaiju for your shelf.Get it at Amazon.comTamashii Nations MechagodzillaOriginally introduced in 1974, the towering robotic lizard was originally an extraterrestrial villain buried under Mt. Fuji who awakens to ruin the big G’s good name. In later films he’s a bio-mechanical antagonist built by the Japan Self-Defense Forces. This detailed figure from Bandai’s Tamashii Nations line depicts the “Kiryu” model from 2002’s Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla, with his shoulder-mounted cannons. Made of plastic and diecast metal, it comes with a removable gun backpack and interchangeable hands for his Messer Blade.Get it at Amazon.comChibimaru GodzillaLook at this cute little buddy with his big ol’ head, perfectly sized to work up a cleansing blast of radioactive fire that will melt all of your Funko Pops into slag. This is a plastic model kit, so you’re going to have to assemble it yourself and the end result is fragile, but the design is just so cool. The translucent plastic used for Godzilla’s teeth, claws and back fins catches colored light really well, making this model ideal for diorama and stop-motion use.Get it at Amazon.comGigantic Series Godzilla 1995The thing about Godzilla is that he’s big. So if you really want to demonstrate your dedication to the giant radioactive lizard, you should get a big version of him. Enter the Gigantic Series, a line of replicas that stand over two feet tall – perfect for decimating LEGO cities or anything else that crosses their path. This San Diego Comic-Con exclusive model based on the 1995 film has the glowing red patches created when Godzilla absorbs a uranium deposit on Birth Island, increasing his internal temperature and threatening the Earth.Get it at Amazon.comTamashii Nations GiganThe first giant monster foe to cause Godzilla to bleed, Gigan holds a place of pride in the kaiju pantheon. The cyborg beast comes to Earth along with King Ghidorah at the behest of the Nebula M Space Hunters to subjugate our world, but are repulsed by the big G and Jet Jaguar. He took a vacation of 31 years before coming back in Final Wars with an updated design. One of the coolest parts of that flick is when he sheds his iconic curved hand blades in favor of a pair of chainsaws, and this badass figure comes with interchangeable parts so you can do just that.Get it at Amazon.comBandai Minilla FigureThe fandom is certainly divided on Minilla, the diminutive kaiju introduced in 1967’s Son of Godzilla. That was during the series’ creative nadir, and the idea of a cute little sidekick to the massive monster probably wasn’t all that necessary. But if you’re of a certain age, you have a soft spot for the chubby little guy. Soften up your giant monster shelf a little bit with this high-quality PVC figurine modeled after his appearance in Final Wars.Get it at Amazon.comNECA Godzilla FigureMeasuring a whopping two feet from nose to tail, this is one of the more imposing Godzilla action figures on the market. Based on the beast’s 2014 film incarnation, this figure has 25 individual points of articulation, making him unusually poseable, and the tail is flexible and bendable using a series of ball joints so it can be curled into a bunch of different configurations. One of the tail spines is a secret trigger that makes the figure play a decent-sounding version of the giant reptile’s famous roar.Get it at Amazon.comKing Ghidorah PlushOf all the adjectives we could use to describe the three-headed Venusian dragon who comes to Earth to bedevil Godzilla and his crew of monster homies, “cuddly” is pretty low on the list. But we might have to think again after spending some quality time with this Japan-exclusive stuffed animal from Ty, maker of Beanie Babies. The 9 inch tall stuffed beast comes with glittery wings and a bad attitude, perfect for keeping the boogeyman away from your bed at night.Get it at Amazon.comHedorah Press Conference KeychainTypically the giant monsters of Godzilla’s world settle their differences through brutal combat in Tokyo, but what if there was another way? What if they could debate their positions like civilized people and not radioactive beasts? Some lunatic came up with the same idea, which is why there’s a whole line of keychain-sized models of the major characters standing at podiums calmly talking into microphones. For our money, the funniest is Hedorah, the Smog Monster, obviously telling us all about how carbon tax isn’t sufficient to reverse global warming.Get it at Amazon.comNanoblock Shin GodzillaOf all the media licenses that LEGO has snapped up, you’d think Godzilla would be a no-brainer. But for some reason the Danish company hasn’t teamed up with Toho for construction – and destruction – sets. But Japanese building line Nanoblocks, which are sort of like LEGOs if they got zapped by a shrink ray, certainly have. Their officially licensed Shin Godzilla model will test your patience and precision as you painstakingly piece together 630 little bricks to make a kaiju figure with tons of articulation.Get it at Amazon.comShogun Warriors GodzillaOne of the first big Japanese toy hits in the States was Shogun Warriors, a line of giant robot figures brought here by Mattel in the late 70s. The heroes were based on stars of a variety of tokusatsu shows, and they made a deal with Toho to bring Godzilla and Rodan into the mix as well. This is a modern re-creation of that toy at a beefy 19 inch scale. As with most of the other toys in the line, Godzilla features spring-loaded fists that can be shot out like a rocket. Sure, he never did that in the movies but stop being so literal, it’s cool.Get it at Amazon.comMore on Geek.com:12 Most Powerful Star Wars Toys11 Coolest Toys of 201811 Goriest Resident Evil Toyslast_img read more