Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Haul of the Week

Transformers Movie

Clearance sale for All Sparks.

Marvel Legends

2-packs. Only managed to get the Fantastic Four version.

Also picked up another variant Hydra Soldier from Malaysia TRU.

Star Wars

Could not resist ! Clone Wars was out in force on 26 July 2008 ! Got them from Malaysia Parkson.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Haul of the Day

Mugenbine Sword Saint Beast

Picked up 2 sets from Comics Connection.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Haul of the Day

Ben 10

Still have not got BenMummy. Only saw it at TRU, but no discounts.


This 3-pack was previously retailing for S$99. They were finally on sale at the Takashimaya 12th (not so) Crazy Toy Sale. Luckily I held out on this purchase, since 2006, when it was just released. What I like about this set is the Ackguy. These 3 figures (actually 2) were released separately, albeit with a slightly different colour scheme. They were the first few figures in the HCM Pro series.

Movie Review: The Dark Knight

This by far, is the best superhero movie todate.

Even though the show was about 2.5 hours, it did not seem that long. The pace was good, with action from the very start and nicely placed throughout the movie.
And you get excited to see what will happen next.

As most would have said, the late Heath Ledger did steal the whole show.

I was surprised to see quite a number of actors (at least those I recognized) in this movie. Chin Han, the Singaporean actor had quite a big role in this film, even though Edison Chen was in the news. He only had a few seconds in the film, and you can't even see his face clearly. His interaction is only with Morgan Freeman, while Chin Han interacted with the major actors.

I think most of the actors pulled off this movie very well.

The interaction between Batman and Joker really setup their whole relationship.

I like Gary Oldman's narration at the end of the movie.

Batman did not utilize his utility belt this time round though.

I am not sure how they will top this movie if they are ever going to make another sequel.

The only 2 complaints is not about the movie, but the cinema. The film was too dark, so I could not clearly see some of the night scenes. The audio was also not good, as I could not hear the dialogue very well. So for most part of the film, I was not sure where the whole plot was going.

Now, about those Hottoys figures and vehicles....

Upcoming ブロッカー軍団Ⅳマシーンブラスター Blocker Corp Machine Blaster

Oh MY GOODNESS !!! It's a dream come true ! Thank you CMS !!! Blocker Corp Machine Blaster action figures !!!

View more pictures here.
I am definitely going to get his set.

First seen at www.toy-world.com.hk.
There will be a special edition as well.

Opening and Closing themes

Full Chorus Opening theme

Friday, July 18, 2008

Haul of the Day

Another major Transformers haul today.

Star Wars Kubrick

Send in the Clones ! Series 9.

Transformers Binaltech

Transformers Encore

Transformers Henkei

Transfomers Animated

Loose animated Elite Guard Bumblebee.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Haul of the Day


I was told even though this is in Japanese packaging, the instructions are in English. I bought this because of the Dragon combination. But I am actually looking for the Justirisers. Missed them when they were being cleared some time back.


Got another 2 more to pair up with the other Riders 1,2,3.

PS. It was so hot this afternoon, you feel like getting burned. And it is close to midnight, and has started to rain. Crazy weather we have nowadays.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

More Gifts

My nephews got me these (in exchange for borrowing and playing with my toys). Haha.

Toy Review - MIMO Hong Kong Food series

Found these when I was browsing through the Re-ment section at Takashimaya. It seems to be made in Hong Kong, and marketed by the toy shop UML Hobby (ignore the one with Japanese).

The focus of these 2 series is about Hong Kong local food. The roast meat series is already the third version, with additional 2 new items. I have not seen this until today though. But it's on the high side. One sealed box costs S$89.95.


The box is quite sturdy, which will prevent people from trying to pry open to see what is inside the box before buying.


The colours on the meat is different from the packaging. Not sure why.

Quality-wise, it is pretty much on the level of Re-ment and Megahouse.
If I can find a cheaper source, I would not mind getting the whole set.

Arg, I just realize the spelling on "endorse" is incorrect, and I am too lazy to change it.

Music Recommendation - New D.Grayman and Naruto Shippuuden Ending

D.Grayman ending theme 8, Changing by Stephanie. Another great song from this anime series.

Naruto Shippuuden ending 6, Broken Youth by Home Made.

Comic / Magazine Haul of the Week

Haul of the Weeks

My recent hauls over the last 2 weeks.

Transformers Movie

Premium series. Still waiting for Bumblebee.

Transformers Animated

Supreme class Optimus Prime, with lights and sound activated.

Transformers Beast Wars Returns

One more TM-10 Boldfang and my BWR series will be complete. Wonder why it did not get dump over here.


The Next Shocker Rider. Should I get six ? Well, securing 1 piece itself is a pain.

Sky Girls

Sonic Diver Rei-Jin. It seems to be a spin-off from the MMS series by Konami. Was quite surprised to find this at Vincent's shop. I hope he gets the next series as well. Sadly, no one brings in the MMS series anymore, due to deadstock (or overstock) for the later series. Konami seems to have a knack for producing shelf warmers, eg AMDiver, which I though was great.


Latest from Re-ment. Got this from Ng's Collection.

MIMO Shokugan

Similar to the Japanese Re-ment series, but it deals with local Hong Kong flair.
I bought 2 to try it out. It's quite expensive - a sealed box costs S$89.95.
It is marketed by Hong Kong's UML Hobby toy shop.
I think Michelle should be interested in this.


Phone Bravers from Bandai. Not sure what series (if any) is this based on. Transforming handphones model kits.

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Toy Review - The Incredible Hulk - HULK

Afte watching the movie, I finally took out the Hulk figure that I got from the GSS Takashimaya sale.
(Please bear with the lousy quality of the photos).



Hulk is a fairly articulated figure, thought not as many as the previous ToyBiz incarnations. But good enough to hold a few decent poses.
Note the ball joints at the shoulder, elbows and knees do not provide a wide range of movement though. I prefer the ToyBiz cut and double joints combination.
This is the most articulated figure in the whole line by the way.

The joints in general are not too tight, but I think I just happen to get one with a fairly loose left hand. This is a disappointed as this is the hand which holds the beam.

The paint on the figure is fairly good though, except for the blue joints on the legs. The Hulk also have a good facial expression.


Hulk comes with a break away steel beam. I wish they had given Hulk articulated hands, or at least have both open hands instead of a closed one to hold the beam.



It is 6" scale, which is the same height as ToyBiz's Marvel Legends, but out of scale. I hope to get my hands on the TRU exclusive Hulk, which is in scale with Marvel Legends series.

Movie Review - The Incredible Hulk

Caught the movie over the weekend. It was a good movie, with lots of action than its predecessor. I read from Wiki that this is supposed to be a reboot of the Lee Ang version. I had not known this earlier, so I was quite puzzled why the start of the movie showed a different flashback.

I also had a good time spotting some of the easter eggs planted in the movie. The cameo by "Tony Stark" at the end of the movie made it all the more sweet.

Edward Norton did a nice job of portraying an emotional Bruce Banner, especially his expression when he saw Betty Ross for the first time in more than 5 years. Liv Tyler on the other hand, was quite stiff in this movie.

The movie had a more comic and TV series element to it.

The effects were good, and I really like the last part when the Hulk went "Hulk Smash !!!". It was corny, but great !

On a scale of 10, I would rate it a 8. Go see it today !

Monday, July 07, 2008

Singapore Toy and Comic Convention 2008 - Final Thoughts

It had been a great and fun 3 days. The last 2 days were spent helping the Hangar Crew man their booth. Great experience ! Would not have traded it for anything else.
I hope next year will be more fun !

Meeting up with new and old friends.

Mr Ng from Ng's Collections. Get guy, always funny and stories to tell. I have been his customer since the Clark Quay flea market days to seeing him open his own shops.

Calvin from the Hangar crew. Besta friends !

Man In Black Roy, but not the Hangar crew Roy.

Another Men In Black Toysrevil vs Mandingo
(I could not have attended this inaugural convention if not for shaun for getting the tickets.)

Getting my evirob signed.

The Tofu is a gift from shaun to his sister for lending him her camera.

Good times !

Notice that only one person had his other hand chopped.

And a souvenir.