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Sunday, December 28, 2014

I finally have all the Dinobots ... ...

However, it wasn't the G1 version. I used to own Swoop and Snarl but sadly I've sold them off.

Michael Bay in the latest Transformers Movie Age of Extinction revived the Dinobots but he as usually did radical changes to the original designs and the names of most of the Dinobots are dropped as well, except for Grimlock.

303 Toys Zhao Yun ... ...

Romance of the Three Kingdoms is a classic Chinese Literature that is part Historical, legend and mythical. The main Characters are familiar to many Chinese around the world and even the Japanese has adopted this literature to create anime using Gundam Characters. See here.

This is Zhao Yun made by 303 Toys and this is my first Romance of the Three Kingdoms character and probably my last. Information of Zhao Yun can be found here.

Part II of Batman Armory from The Dark Knight ... ...

The previous entry focused on the armory so in this entry let's take a look Bruce Wayne and Alfred from this set. I will not be featuring the Batman Suit because it's the same as DX12 released earlier.

Friday, December 26, 2014

Hot Toys Alert! Batman Armory from The Dark Knight ... ...

I am so very excited about this and I was really anticipating the making of it and it's still rather surreal that I have this amazing display in my possession.

I really did not wan to blog about it tonight but I guess I really got carried away. So, this entry will just be an photo entry. More details in the next entry.

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Merry Christmas from a Galaxy Far Far Away ... ...

Merry Christmas to everyone and whoever that reads my blog. Today, I opened the Star Wars Advent Calendar 2014 and had some fun with the contents.

 Emmet isn't part of the set. I needed him to say "Awesome!"

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Injustice Batman, Gods Among Us ... ...

I have no idea I will get another American based character from a Japanese based toy company so soon. I'm talking about Batman from the video game Injustice: God Among Us.

Being familiar with S.H.Figuarts, I have no problem clicking pre-order. My previous encounter was Iron Man Mark XLII.

Fewture Black Getter Final Battle Set ... ...

It's amazing that toys company like Fewture has such confidence in their customers for releasing add-ons after a year or two of release.

Fewture released Ryoma Mode Black Getter in 2012 and in 2014 released the Final Battle Set which Getter Robot here destroyed the Dinosaur Empire backstabbing missile with his bare hands.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Soldier Story Part II ... ...

as I expected, these little guys are all over the place and it's just a few hours of jam away. Anyway, I believe if I put in some effort to scout Taobao, I should be able to find them too.

Sunday, December 21, 2014

MP21 Bumblebee ... ...

I wasn't exactly a fan of Bumblebee when I first watched Transformers as a kid. I find him annoying and useless. However, the recent reincarnation of Bumblebee from cartoons to movies seem to portray a much braver but reckless teenager; as what Prime said of him in the recent Age of Extinction movie.

Takara decided to add the nostalgic 80s G1 version of Bee to the Masterpiece line and I had my struggles of buying him. However, I chose to go along with it.

The alternate mode is a vintage Volkswagen Type 1 and as all Masterpieces, it's well-made.

Soldier Story (not the onesixth type) ... ...

but they are soldiers nonetheless. I've got my hands on the Convention Exclusive Oritoy Agurts Infantry which I didn't managed to get simply because I wasn't at STGCC.

Those above are from the Land of a Thousand Smiles and I remember seeing something like them at a Singapore Lego specialty shop and these were retailing for at least $50 with the label of 'customized'.

Bandai 1/72 Tie Advanced x1 ... ...

continuing from the earlier post of X-Wing, we have here Darth Vader's Tie Advanced x1 prototype in hot pursuit from the scene of the trench run before Luke launched the proton torpedoes and blowing the Death Star to kingdom come.

Let's put our attention on Vader's ride.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Bandai 1/72 X-Wing Starfighter ... ...

still excites me like it used to and so when Bandai jumped in the Star Wars bandwagon, I bought my 3rd X-Wing.

This is a snap-fit model kit by Bandai and being familiar with Gunpla products, I'm sure they will do a good job. I was expecting a lot of colored parts like Gundam but to my disappointment, Bandai did such a good job, the X-Wing really came in white.

Transformers 30th Anniversary Exhibition isn't for Fans ... ...

For those who are fans of Transformers, this exhibition is definitely not for you as I have found out the hard way parting $27 to see what toys I do not own at the so-called quote "This exhibition will set visitors on an adventure as they embark on a quest to find out more about Transformers"unquote.

Prime is situated at the pedestrian crossing leading to Science Centre telling you "Don't go in!" Too bad that I drove in and did not see his warning. I would have heeded the advice of the supreme and heroic leader.

It's my personal opinion that this isn't going to excite you or wow you if you are truly a fan and already have enough knowledge of Transformers; there's always the WWW. if you are from the past. Or your house can almost pass off as a museum.

I shall not post pictures of what I saw inside as I believe the people who organized this believe they have done a great job and there are those who might or will be fascinated by what they see at the exhibition.

I shall leave you with the warning from Optimus Prime "Calling all Fans, stay away from what's behind me"

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Hot Toys Mark XX Python Repaint ... ...

Iron Man III introduced what a genius and how free and rich Tony Stark is to create suits for various purposes. This obviously opened up the cash register for Disney who owns Marvel now and Hot Toys, one of those licensed company which has been churning out the suits since Iron Man. 

The irritating part about Hot Toys is those exclusives that you can get only if you attend conventions which I'm not too keen to spend the time and money for. So, I have to give those that are on sale only during such events a miss. Mark XX Python is one of those.

However, if you study Python properly and you will realized, it's basically made up of various other releases and recolored.

Friday, December 5, 2014

1:1 Scale Beats Studio Wireless (This is not a toy) ... ...

There's definitely a geek in me for the things that interest me. There are a few things that I really like and sound is one of those.

Finally, I landed myself an original Beats Studio and this comes without the wires or did it?