Saturday, March 31, 2007

Haul of the Day - 30 Mar 2007

Transformers field day, courtesy of the great folks at TFH.

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  • MP-5 Masterpiece Megatron

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  • e-Hobby Exclusive Kissplay Cassettes 3-Pack
  • 6" Titanium Fallen (Dreamwave comics)
  • 6" Titanium Cheetor (Beast Machines)

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Takara Beast Wars Reborn 10th Anniversary

  • TM-01 Optimus Primal
  • TM-02 Megatron
  • TM-03 Cheetor
  • TM-04 Waspinator
  • TM-05 Dinobot
  • TM-06 Blackarachnia
  • TM-07 Corada
  • TM-08 Arcadis

And thanks again for dinner guys !

Sunday, March 18, 2007

Haul of the Day - 18 Mar 2007

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Took a stroll down to the local library to get borrow some books on effective management and leadership, and picked up a Series 1 Spirit Aang for S$11.92 (20% discount off S$14.90) along the way.
See previous article on the animated series. And due to some fluke with the local credit card company, I still have not purchased the Book One: Water DVD boxset.

Book Two: Earth, or Season 2, is currently broadcasting locally on SCV channel 32 every Sat (11am, repeat) and Sun (5pm). Season 2 was aired in the US exactly one year ago.

Book Three: Fire, is scheduled to air this year 2007 in US. M. Night Shyamalan is also signed on 08 Jan 2007 to write, direct and produce a trilogy of live-action films based on the series. Big things happening for the Avatar.

Sunday, March 11, 2007

Haul of the Day - 11 Mar 2007

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  • Transformers Classics Minicons Dirt Digger Team, Predator Attack Team, Clear Skies Team (OG People's Park)
  • Gundam Universal Century High Grade Hy-GoGG model Kit on clearance (Seiyu Bugis)
  • some Weapons series (CSC)
  • Star Wars 30th Anninversary Coin Series Super Battle Driod (OG People's Park)
  • Batman #663, the Secret #1 (G&B)

Managed to find the elusive Batman #663 and picked up the Secret #1 because of the art by Jason Alexander. Now have to hunt down issue 2, as it was released on Mar 02, 2007.

Video - Nagareboshi ~Shooting Star~

Here's the newly released PV Nagareboshi ~Shooting Star~ from Home Made Kazoku. This is the first closing theme from Naruto Shippuuden series.

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Movie - 300

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Just watched the movie premier of 300, a film by Zach Snyder, based on the graphic novel by Frank Miller. The graphic novel is losely based on The Battle Thermopylae, in which Spartan King Leonidas and 300 Spartans fought to the last man against Persian King Xerxes and his massive army of one million soldiers.

The movie itself is a close (shot-for-shot) adaptation of the graphic novel, so there should be no complaints from comic readers.

I have not read the graphic novel, but the movie does look like a live-action comic. The movie is basically set in sepia/gold/bronze colour, with the red cape adding the contrast (those who have seen Sin City should be familiar with the style).

The story is simple, the battle scenes are a visual treat, the rock music accompanying the battle scenes was a good combination, and the dialogue is sometimes cliche but tacky, and not hard on the ears.
Overall, I would say that this is a should-see movie.

Note that due to nude scenes, some sexuality and scores of visual carnage (that's how my friend put it), the film has a rating of M18 in Singapore.

Oh, and this was the goodie bag. Nothing worth shouting about.
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Monday, March 05, 2007

Haul of the Day - 04 Mar 2007

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Top, left to right:

  • Medicom RAH Clone Trooper (TFH)
  • Art Asylum DC Minimates Superman/Luther 2-pack (Alaric's)
  • Art Asylum DC Minimates Batman/ODAC 2-pack (Alaric's)
  • Konami Busou Shinki Series 4 MMS EX Weapon Set Type Fort Bragg
  • Weapon series from Dragon Quest and some samurai manga (Ng's Collection)
  • Mezco Hellboy Comic Series 2 Alien, Johann and Roger. Managed to get all 3 except Rocket-pack Hellboy, which I already have loose (Alaric's)

A couple of magazines I picked up on the way:
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And a cool tote bag from Ng's Collections, which was given if you purchased more than S$100.
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