Duke Nukem is Sylvester Stallone. Kind of.
It is the year 2000. Comedian and actor Chris Rock is nearing the height of his powers. Sony's stable of video games, on the other hand, was not. Sure, the PlayStation had been a breakthrough, but the world-devouring juggernaut that was the PlayStation 2 was in its infancy.
When you look at how cinematic Nathan Drake's exploits are, it's a bit weird to think that the same company that's turned out the realistic Uncharted mega-franchise also made the cartoony Jak & Daxter series. But Naughty Dog has in fact done both, and was considering a return to the buddy adventure franchise before…
What do you do after founding and retiring from one of video games' most successful development houses? If you're Naughty Dog co-founder Andy Gavin, you write books.
If you had to ask people which game series they'd most want action figures based on, your top answer would be Half-Life. Your number two, though, would be Uncharted, so it's a shame to see these are the first plastic representations of the game's characters.
Later this year, Diamond Select Toys will be releasing this pair of figures based on Naughty Dog's Jak & Daxter series of platformers for the PlayStation.