Gorgeous New Lara Statue

Thanks to Diamond Comics, a great new 8" Lara statue is being released. They describe it as "Specialty Market Exclusive! Video game icon, Laura Croft [sic. tsk, tsk !!!], sheds her shorts and t-shirt (easy, fanboys!), and trades up for a slinky black evening gown. Doing her best "super spy" pose, Ms. Croft¹s gown features metallic flakes in the paint. Statue measures 8" tall, with a sculptred base and nameplate. Scheduled to ship in October 2002.It's priced at US$99.00, however. Click here, or on the pic above for larger images.

Exclusive Newsletter Wallapers

If you aren't a member of the Tomb Raider: AOD mailing list, head to the official site and sign up. This month we got some exclusive wallpapers featuring the new character to be introduced in 'Angel of Darkness' - Kurtis Trent. You don't get very much mail from them, so it's worth it for the occasional neat thing like this !

But, if you missed out this time, you can download them here:

Wallpaper #1

Wallpaper #2

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New TR Gameplay Movie

Eidos have released a new movie of the latest gameplay developments in the Tomb Raider series, which shows Lara's new fluid and realistic movement. It looks *amazing* - I can't wait for this game !!! The file is only about 1MB to download, so it's really worth it. You can download the movie from Tomb Raider: Chronicles, by clicking here. They have heaps of brilliant movies, so have a browse...

Tomb Raider for PDA Demo

Yup, if you have one of those wonderful pocket PC devices, you can now download a demo of the forthcoming Tomb Raider game.

The Info:

The game follows the story of the original and famous Tomb Raider game - guide Lara through ancient and fascinating locations as she searches for the mystical artifact known as the Scion. There will be 16 levels across four continents, with gameplay faithful to the original Tomb Raider game.

Head along to the official site to grab the demo or just to have a look at what the game is going to be like (there are screenshots and all !).

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New Screenshots

Two new screenshots have been released by the people over at the Official Tomb Raider Site. This game just keeps on looking better and better, so head on over and have a look at it all. ^_^

Tomb Raider Movie Script Reviewed

If you're not afraid of spoilers (and I warn you, they apparently are there !), you can take a look at this review up at Tomb Raider Chronicles. From the bits of the report that I skimmed (I'm not fond of spoilers !), it looks as though this new script will hopefully be a definite improvement over the last movie, which many people criticised for its scripting problems. Here's hoping... ^_^

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Moving Pictures

The first official gameplay movie of Angel of Darkness has been released - and it looks stunning ! If you've seen the movies from E3, you will have already seen some of the footage, but it's still worth it for all the new bits. This one is going to be brilliant....so head over to this link at the official Tomb Raider Site to check it out. You will need Windows Media Player to view the video, however.

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More Pretty Pictures

If you haven't already, check out the Official Tomb Raider Site, where there are two new wallpapers, and a heap of new screenshots from Angel of Darkness to ogle. There's also the previously mentioned new video to have a look at, so it's definitely worth heading over !

Tomb Raider: The Prophecy for the Game Boy ® Advance

There's a new Tomb Raider game being developed for Game Boy Advance - here's the official press release from Ubi Soft:

Los Angeles, E3 Show, May 22, 2002 - Ubi Soft® Entertainment, a world leader in interactive entertainment, today announced a licensing agreement with Eidos for Tomb Raider on Game Boy ® Advance. With the new two-year agreement, Ubi Soft acquires exclusive worldwide development and publishing rights for Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Prophecy for the Game Boy ® Advance. The game will be released this Christmas.

"Lara Croft is one of the strongest and most attractive personalities in the video game world", said Alain Corre, Ubi Soft Entertainment's Vice-President for Europe, Asia Pacific and South America. "I have full confidence in our creation teams' ability to produce one of the best action games available for the Game Boy ® Advance".

"With Ubi Soft's expertise in developing successful Game Boy ® Advance games, we are confident that Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Prophecy will maintain the high standards people have come to expect from a Tomb Raider game," said Mike McGarvey, CEO of Eidos Interactive.

The game will remain faithful to the spirit that has made previous game versions - as well as the movie - a worldwide success. Since the first Tomb Raider game was released in 1996, the series has gone on to sell more than 28 million copies worldwide.

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New Tomb Raider Comic - Best Ever !

The new creative team for the Tomb Raider Comic have done an utterly, completely and totally stellar job on this new issue. The new Lara is brilliant - funny, deadly, and very true to character. Thanks for this go to John Ney Rieber, the new writer (whose poetic words I greatly enjoyed reading). Randy Green (now on pencils) has drawn a beautiful Lara too - full of character, and very cool. Gee, can you tell I like this new creative team much ? ^_^

The story that will unfold through the next three issues looks to be very mysterious - this first issue is a bit of a lead-in, to intrigue us all (and make us go and buy the next two issues in this story arc, to be sure...) - the strange theft or two of tenth century Tibetan mandalas, although there's more here than meets the eye. I can't recommend this highly enough to anyone who has passed over the comic previously - give this new one a go, and see what you think ! As always, click on the image above - or here - for the full cover (and a pic of the new comic Lara) - although this issue has appeared in stores with an utterly classy black cover, embossed with gold foil. Woo....

Fathom #14

This issue continues the convoluted and interesting tale of Lara, Aspen and Sara as they hunt through a glacier for Cannon, while his time runs out. Well drawn (as always with Michael Turner), and with an intriguing storyline, this one has been very much worth following for fans of any of the three series involved in the crossover (Fathom, Tomb Raider and Witchblade). Two great Tomb Raider comic issues at once....yay ! Click here or on the small picture above for the cover.

New Angel of Darkness Video

There's a new video available online from the Official Tomb Raider: Angel of Darkness website. What should you do when confronted by evil ? Apparently you can find out by watching the streaming video. Click here to head straight to the official site and take a look.

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Angelina Replaced as Lara ?

Tomb Raider Chronicles are reporting that Angelina Joile may not appear in the second Tomb Raider film. Insteak, UK model and sometimes TV hostess Kelly Brook may star as Lara. Kelly's latest projects include "Smallville", and she had also hosted Channel 4¹s "The Big Breakfast" and MTV¹s live two-hour show, "Select.". If you'd like to take a look at her, you can head to The Official Kelly Brook Site (although you'll need to prepare yourself for a little bit of horrid music. Don't worry, it stops. ~_^).

Tomb Raider Charity Auction - only ONE DAY to go !

So if you want to get your hands on this gorgeous outfit, you'd better hurry. There have already been 64 bids, and I'm sure bidding will intensify as the auction draws to a close. Right now the price is sitting at 3,300 pounds, which is unfortunately a little out of my price range. *sigh* Ah well...keep bidding, everyone ! click here for the auction

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Tomb Raider Charity Auction Begins !

Yes, the legendary Lara Croft outfit worn by Nell McAndrews is up for sale as I type. If you'd like to see if you can get your hands on this gorgeous item, then click here (although please note that you do need to be pre-approved by the people running the auction - so you must contact them before bidding). At the moment the bidding is at 551 British Pounds...but with seven days to go, it's bound to skyrocket. Check it out, and help charity along with getting your hands on a piece of gaming history.

Vote for Tomb Raider in the MTV Movie Awards

The MTV Movie Awards are on again, and Tomb Raider has been nominated in a few categories. Angelina Joile has received a nomination for Best Female Performance (where she is up against Kate Beckinsale - "Pearl Harbor"; Halle Berry - "Monsters Ball"; Nicole Kidman - "Moulin Rouge"; and Reese Witherspoon - "Legally Blonde."), and best fight sequence, for Lara versus robot.

You can vote for Tomb Raider right here at MTV's website.

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Angel of Darkness Gameplay Movie

Tomb Raider Chronicles have a new movie - apparently of the gameplay in 'Angel of Darkness', from the London launch, no less. I'm still downloading it myself, so I haven't seen it yet - but if you're interested, then click here to head over and have a look. You'll need to have the DivX 5 Player installed (yup, there's one for Mac and Linux too !), so head to http://www.divx.com first if you need it.

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Buy Lara's Old Gear !

Yes, you could own the *original* Lara Croft outfit - everything minus the boots ! To aid Unicef, Eidos is auctioning off the first ever real 'worn by Nell McAndrew' and everything set of clothes. Wow !!! Bidding will commence on the 26th of this month, so that's how long you've got to get your life savings together to help charity. Amazing...

Tomb Raider Comic #20

The latest TR Comic story arc winds up in this issue, concluding this stange and amazing storyline. Bringing together several threads of Lara's adventures throughout the comic series, this one is definitely inventive and different from your usual Tomb Raider story. Worth a look. As usual, click on the small image above or here for the full cover.

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Angel of Darkness - Revealed !

Head very quickly over to Tombraider.com to check out the cool (and decidedly goth ^_^) looking Lara - with heaps of screenshots, wallpapers, and info on the new game ! Yay !!! You can also view info on the new official Lara model - Jill de Jong. Lara looks fabulous, and reading the press info, it sounds as though they've gone all out making this game different and challenging...I can't wait ! : D Click on the small image above for a full view of the new Lara.

Lara Magazine...

...is no more !!! Yes, the last issue of the Tomb Raider magazine has come and gone...and there will be no more large format re-prints of the Tomb Raider Comic issues. *sniff*. Ending with issue #9, containing the reprint of 'The Lucifer Text'. However you can still get backissues - email tombraiderbacks@titanemail.com for more info on how to get your hands on them. As they said, 'Tomb Raider Magazine has left the building. Thankyou, goodnight, and could the last one out please remember to set the alarm and turn off the lights'.

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Lara Look-alike

It's amazing how high the standard for Lara look-alikes has risen - check out all these great costumes and shots of Jenny Morgan from England as Lara - at the Adventure Place. There should be a new Lara Lookalikes competition coming up soon too, so start your creative brains working now !

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Fathom #13 - Michael Turner Returns

Comic fans have been rejoicing as the almost inhumanly talented Michael Turner returns to drawing, having recovered from his illness (yay !). Fathom 13, the continuation of the Tomb Raider, Witchblade and Fathom crossover is a worthy first effort, too - for all those who have been gnashing their teeth in suspense, waiting to see what would happen after Fathom 12 (myself included !) - you won't be disappointed. Ignore the slightly mannish drawing of Lara on the cover, and the whole thing is beautifully and exquisitely illustrated - Michael's Lara will always be my favourite. To add to this, the mysterious story rockets along, as we learn more about the ties between all three women, and as Lara tries to avert the hideous fate awaiting Cannon...this is a series no-one should miss !

I would strongly suggest reading the earlier issue of Fathom in this series (#12 - although reading the whole series would help, too ^_^), and recommend this to anyone who loves Lara comics (or even if you don't, a great place to jump in). Have a look at one of Michael's drawings of Lara by clicking the image above (or here), or here for the cover.

Tomb Raider Magazine #9 - Six Free Posters

The ninth issue of the Tomb Raider Magazine comes with *six* (w00t !), glossy, massive Lara posters ! At A3 (double A4) size, they're almost worth the price of the magazine as it is (even featuring a poster by Michael Turner, and of course Andy Park). The magazine also reprints "The Lucifer Text" comic storyline, illustrated by Francis Manapul, a nice change from the normal pencils, and it fares very well being blown up. Brilliant !

Award for Lara In Pieces !

Wow ! My first ever award...! *huge grin, and blushing* From the great Swedish Tomb Raider site Cajsa's Tomb Raider Site - come.to/ctrs. Check it out - there are some great peculiar screenshots there - even if you can't read Swedish, just head for the section titled 'Bilder', then 'Knasbilder'. Some of them had me laughing out loud... ^_^ There's also heaps of other stuff, so check it out !

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First Tomb Raider - The Next Generation Screenshots !!!

WOW ! Check it out...the latest info on TR: Next Gen includes some freshly released screenshots of Lara's next outing ! Yay ! You can check out the screenshots by clicking right here. If you head along to Tombraider.com, you'll also see a changed site - with a release date for the new game (March 21st, 2002), and you can register to receive info and exclusive news on the upcoming game. Wohoo !

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Tomb Raider II Movie Info

IGN have a great page with the latest info on the next Tomb Raider movie. They report that things are looking up, as Joile has demanded a better script if she is to participate, and they have two in production ! Hopefully this will make for a stronger movie (well, I can dream, can't I ? ^_^). Check it all out right here.

Return of the Peculiar Screenshot

Yup, it's back again - the first in a three-part series over the next few weeks. Have a look.... ^_^

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Where Are They Now - Rhona Mitra

Many of you will remember Rhona Mitra, one of the first Lara Croft models, who even released a Tomb Raider music single. Well, lately she's appeared on the cover of People magazine, and in E! Online's site - if you're curious about what she's been up to, then have a look here.

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Tomb Raider Comic #19 - Joy !

This month sees us returning to the main storyline - a twisty, turny tale with a bit of welcome satire on reality tv shows. It's mysterious and full of action, with doppelgangers aplenty. Lara has travelled to Africa to investigate the mysterious disappearance of the cast and crew of a reality TV show called 'The Last'. But not everyone is what they seem...click on the small image above to view the full cover.

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Lack of Joy

Sorry - still without my computer, so I'm still all disorganised and un-scannered. But I have installed TR 1 in my borrowed computer, so the peculiar screenshot has been updated. ^_^

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Lara - Megatokyo Style

The utterly briliant web-comic, Megatokyo, in its beginning, featured Lara briefly in a few strips. I would highly recommend any gaming/comic fan check this one out - it's awesome ! Take a look at the first strip, with the Lara reference here.

My apologies at not having any further news - at present, my computer is being fixed (*sniff*), so I'm using an old 7300 loaned to me - this means I can't connect scanners or anything, and I'm a bit disorganised ! But please check out the peculiar screenshot as it's been updated. ^_^

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Merry Christmas

Just a sort of Christmas Present for you all - if you click the above small image, you'll see a sort of manga-style drawing I did of Lara a little while back. I hope you like it - if anyone thinks it's worth colouring, let me know, and I just might. ^_^

Lost.....lost !!!!!!

By the way, I recently accidentally deleted all my email (I shouldn't stuff with my computer late at night.....) - so if you have emailed me, please email me again right here. If I haven't replied, that's probably why....sorry ! : (

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Hyper on Next Gen

The latest issue of gaming magazine Hyper (issue #99) features an article on Tomb Raider: Next Generation. Even with the huge Lord of the Rings special they have, Lara still makes it on to the front cover, even though the article isn't huge. It features an interview with Adrian Smith, answering the Hyper crew on their Next Generation queries. Hyper specifically notes: 'What we'd like to see: No more crate pushing. No more jumping from ledge to ledge. Innovation !' From what Adrian says, it looks good for Tomb Raider fans. There isn't much in the interview you wouldn't already know if you read the main news websites, but it's nice to see some good publicity out there. ^_^

New Look Tombraider.com

Check out the updated and flashy Lara's World at tombraider.com. There's some galleries, info on the models, games and everything else you'd expect. Classy wallpapers and all...worth a look if only for the cute multi-coloured 'loading' Lara.

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Tomb Raider Mag #8

This month reproduces one of the most amazing plot turns of the Tomb Raider Comic series. Again, it comes in all its full-colour A4 glory, with yet another classy poster to grace your walls. At this rate, there'll be some people out there with bedroom walls wallpapered in these things ! ^_^ A great large size reprint of a brilliant issue. As usual, click on the small image above to see one of the variant covers.

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Tomb Raider Comic #18

This month sees a great little one-shot story, featuring the pencilling talents of the newest Top Cow recruit, Gerardo Sandoval. The pencilling style, although slightly strange in places, looks gorgeous and original, and is a refreshing change from the usual pencils. The story isn't groundbreaking, but it's still well told and intriguing, and well worth the read. As usual, click on the little image above for the full cover.

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