Winners to the Week 6 of the Hunger Games DVD Countdown Contest, Next Week’s Theme is Hunger Games Food

Congratulations to this week’s winners of the Hunger Games DVD fan art contest! The theme, btw, was Rue and next week would be Hunger Games food. Next week our theme is Hunger Games Foods! Make your favorite Hunger Games recipe or decorated treat! Please, remember to include 5 weeks and counting and #HungerGamesDVD on the images you submit and email them to HungerGamesDVDCountdown@gmail.com for your chance to win fabulous prizes!

For other submissions, check them out here. By the way, my entry was featured. =)

NECA to Release Another Batch of Hunger Games Movie Action Figures Including Rue and Cato

According to Cool Toy Review, the National Entertainment Collectibles Association or NECA will be releasing another wave of Hunger Games movie action figures by August 2012. The addition will include Katniss and Peeta in their training center shirt as well as Rue and Cato in their arena costume. See the pictures below to get a glimpse on the upcoming action figures. What do you think? 
Katniss in her training center shirt action figure
Peeta in his training center shirt action figure
Rue in her arena outfit action figure
Cato in his arena costume action figure

I just hope they will also release action figures for characters other than the tributes including Haymitch, Effie, Cinna, Caesar, Seneca, and President Snow!

Rue’s 4 Note Melody in the 74th Hunger Games

Rue is one of my favorite characters in the Hunger Games. She is the girl tribute from District 11, where agriculture is the main source of living. She is described to have brown skin with dark hair, small and is often underestimated by her competitors. Rue saved Katniss’ life from the tracker jacker, which are genetically-altered wasps and causes hallucination once stung. They were allies in the Games and Katniss reminded Rue of her sister Primrose, whom she loved the most by volunteering as the tribute instead of her. Rue decided to trust Katniss only because of the pin she wore over her heart, the famous mockingjay pin. 

Rue got 7 out of 12 from the score’s given by the Game makers before the commencement of the 74th Hunger Games. She can jump from one tree to another without difficulty at all and she is very fast. She spent most of her time in the field to feed her family, she is the oldest. There is this 4-note melody that she sang whenever the day of work in the field is over. She applied that in the Games with Katniss, when the two decided to blew up the food and supplies of the Career tributes, led by Cato. They used the tone to indicate that their objective is done. Katniss was the one to blew up the food and supplies with her arrows while Rue decided to make distractions by producing smokes from piles of wood.
The purpose of this post is to show you (you can listen it here) the 4-note melody of Rue. If you are a good observer, you can actually hear the sound at the end of the Hunger Games trailer. So, here it is. By the way, Amandla Stenberg will play Rue in the upcoming adaptation of the Hunger Games.