Thursday, August 21, 2014

More than Meets the Eye, Alternators Rodimus & Mirage ... ...

I can't believe that I actually have the Alternator Rodimus for 7 years and this item was the 2nd item to be posted here in this blog. This is a Hasbro Alternators line released back in 2007 and the vehicle mode is the Ford GT. A concept car made into a production roadster.


In fact, I like the vehicle mode so much I have the Mirage version and the eHobby Rijie version. I shall leave eHobby intact while Mirage shares the same stage as Rodimus (Hot Rod) today.



Monday, August 18, 2014

Head Play with Storm Shadow of Hot Toys and Sideshow ... ...

I mentioned earlier I wanted a head switch to perfect the Sideshow Storm Shadow look in this post. Here we have it after some determination.


 He looks so much better.

August Random Purchase ... ...

I was just saying in the earlier Ghostbusters post that I kind of want to stop buying bootleg lego but Sheng Yuan Toys simply wouldn't give up making good stuff!


Next up is World Box AT-002, 1/6 Durable Body 2.0 with Head Sculpt (Guy Pearce). This is my second purchase of World Box durable body offering. The first is AT-001.


Let's take at look at them.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Lego Ideas - Ghostbusters Ecto-1 ... ...

"If there's something strange in the neighbourhood, Who you gonna call?"


I've mentioned before that I grew up not owning a single Lego toy as they were simply too expensive for my parents. As an adult, Lego has never caught my interest but these days, they are doing something right to make me part my dollar for these super non-articulated figures aka minifigs. In my previous entries, I have been indulging the bootleg market with cheapo fake minifigs but the Lego Movie did have its effect on me when I bought some of the minifigs. However, this time, it's the ECTO-1 that had me sold.


It was quite a blast getting this set done and it really brought back quite a bit of memory of watching the movie.

Saturday, August 9, 2014

G.I. Joe Retaliation's Storm Shadow ... ...

Resistance is indeed futile and I stopped retaliating and purchased this since it is still 'in stock'.


This Storm Shadow is from the Movie "G.I. Joe Retaliation" portrayed by Byung Hun Lee.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Takashimaya 18th Craziest Toy Sale ... ...

into its 18th year of craziness and perhaps, it has evolved to regain sanity. Anyway, I wasn't there during opening day to witness what I used to see; toy shop owners scouring the ground with their employees or friends for cheap bargains and retailed them back in their stores at markup prices.

That's one of the reasons why I gave up expecting much from this annual event but I have to admit it still draws me to just take a look what I can pick up.


This year, prices aren't that sweet anymore with Robot Spirits item going at $25-35 minimum. I feel that this year, it's more targeted at young children. I still managed to picked up some Halo stuff with 60% off and 6" Robocop 3.0 for $8. This entry only features the Halo Micro Fleet I got.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

The Matrix Revolutions ... ...

I have this set of Hacker World Set from CM Toys aka The Matrix Revolutions for sometime and I put them together in a hurry when I shifted to my current address.

Since toy companies these days seem to be churning out toys for fanboys, I figured I play with a bit of the nostalgic feel into this entry as essentially the first of the Matrix trilogy, The Matrix, was screened in 1999.


I have to say the Matrix trilogy is in my list of top movies amongst Star Wars and Back to the Future. Bullet time is one of those wow factors back then along with that incredible freeway chase scene in The Matrix Reloaded which sealed the deal for me.