Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Haul of the Day

Medicom RAH

Ultraman Type C renewal version and Ace finally comes in !

Transformers Henkei

The guys at Falcon once again pull through and got me this clear version of Henkei Convoy, an Tokyo Toy Show 2008 exclusive.

Transformers Haul of the Day

Transformers Movie

Walmart exclusives making their rounds locally.

More exclusives (TRU) making their way into the local department stores, this time at Carrefour (surprisingly not at TRU). Mountains of them. Seems to be a dumping ground if you ask me.

More repaints, for the price of a voyager class. I did not pick up the Optimus Prime though.

Tranformers Universe

The Legends class series 2 Hound, Jazz and G2 Megatron looks to be in good scale for the recently released Transformers Encore Metroplex.

Monday, September 29, 2008

Haul of the Day

Iron Man Movie

Stealth Iron Man, another exclusive that was available locally.

The Spectacular Spider-man Animated

Finally got a figure from this series, and a bit of luck when I held off buying any from the first series. Hasbro had added a double-joint knee articulation, instead of the previous series 1 version, which had only a single-joint. Now only if they do one for the red/blue costume, with a Peter Parker head.


After watching the movie, I decided to picked up the more articulated version of the toy. But it seems that the movie is so well received, the merchandise are flying off the shelves, with EVE not to be found anywhere.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Haul of the Day

Gundam S.C.M. Ex

Got another one this afternoon during the meetup.

Marvel Legends

Picked up another variant Hydra Soldier. There seems to be an abundant of these so-called variants, and not so abundant of the normal ones. Also took a Jack Kirby Captain America.

A Typical Day at Sunday CSC Flea Market

Well, not so typical judging from the crowd and stalls opened today, which might be due to the F1 weekend. But you get the idea. This trip was made possible by shaun who arranged the meetup.

Music Recommednation - Little Wonders by Rob Thomas

This song is featured in the closing of the Disney's computer graphics animated Meet the Robinsons movie.

It is quite a funny and heart warming story, though I did not think it made it big at the box office. If you have a chance, give this movie a try.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Haul of the Day

This piece of art is an unofficial production by a China based company/group called FansProject.

TFX-01 City Commander
It is a trailer that forms the snap-on armour for the Transformers Classics Ultra Magnus, or any of the Classics Optimus Prime incarnations.

It comes with an instruction booklet, in a form of a comic book, as well as a sticker sheet. The quality of the material feels good.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Haul of the Day

Transformers Encore

E-hobby exclusive City Guardian Robot, a repaint of G1 Omega Supreme.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Upcoming Comics - Ted McKeever

Just read this article about Ted Mckeever's work being collected under an Image imprint. This is really good news, as Ted Mckeever is one of my favourite artists. I noticed his works in Plastic Forks, and started to track them to Eddy Current, Transit, and later Metropol and Metropol AD, and some of his mainstream stuff from DC and Marvel.

The only problem is I had already bought the collected Eddy Current, and the individual Metropol series. The Metropol series was also collected under a different company. Bummer.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Picture Review - SW Galatic Heroes Jar Jar Binks/Destroyer Droid


Jar Jar Binks

Dstroyer Driod

I broke the Showdown Black Spider-man's leg when trying to pose it for this shot. Arg !!

Monday, September 22, 2008

Video Recommendation - Discovery Channel "Boom De Ah Dah"

It has been playing for sometime over at the local cable. Catchy tune, and 2 of my favourite shows Man vs Wild and Deadliest Catch are featured.

Mouse over the video for lyrics.

The World is Just Awesome

Edit: Song title

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Haul from the Sunday Flea Market

Marvel Legends

This boxset was supposedly only available at SDCC 2008, but the local TRU managed to get them, although at S$79.90. I managed to get this piece from a frequent HK seller at only S$50. Box is not the best condition, but with such a price tag, it doesn't really matter. The boxart is done by Frank Cho by the way.

The Spectacular Spider-man Animated

Had been chasing this figure forever, and when I had a chance to get it at Takashimaya, I gave up the opportunity because it was closing time. Luckily I waited and get his from the same HK seller at a cheaper price.

Sky Girls

Only Vincent's shop was selling this series, and I was glad he continued to bring in the second series.

Gundam S.C.M. EX

Special Creative Model (S.C.M.) EX is a cool UFO Catcher prize item series featuring well-articulated action figures of Mobile Suits from the "Gundam" universe that come complete with weapons and optional hands!

And "well-articulated" is an understatement. Just do a search on "SCM EX" on the Japanese websites and you get to see the galleries of these Banpresto figures and their amazing articulation. Take it from a guy who loves articulation. It's awesome.

Picked this up from an unusual stall that was selling stuff dolls and other nick-knacks. They had a stack of the recent Gouf and Zaku releases, and Zeta and Hyaku Shiki which (if I am correct) are late last year's release. The recent releases were going for S$10 a piece, while the latter was S$6 and S$8. I hope to find the RX-78 version, which seems to be sold out.

Music Recommendation - Brand New Day by D-51

I did not like the anime One Piece when I first watched a few episodes, because it was very draggy. But later I realise some of the weekly anime from Japan are like this (eg Naruto, Bleach, etc), to drag out the show or let the manga have some breathing space.

Lately the cable TV was showing a new installment of the anime, and I decided to give it another try. Surprisingly, I found it quite interesting, though still draggy.

And what actually caught my attention was the opening theme, Brand New World by D-51.

TV 6th Opening

Promotional Video

Music Recommendation - Bubbly by Colbie Caillat

I was at Music Junction today paying for my purchase, and heard this song playing at the shop. Asked the salesgirl and she directed me to the CD on the table with a "Now Playing" holder.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Haul of the Day



My first Figma action figure by Max Factory. Kanu Uncho from IkkiTousen anime.

Iron Man Movie

Thanks to Marcus for picking this up for me. The restock version comes with the face plate on the figure instead of separated.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Haul of the Day

Star Wars

Found these at Suntec Carrefour, during an afterwork shopping trip.
Quite a surprise to find the 2-part helmet Darth Vader. It seemed that someone was trying, not too successful I might add, to hide it among the tons of Clone Wars figures.

Iron Man Movie

And also found this for Marcus.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Haul from eBay

It's been so long since I bid on eBay, since I could get most of the stuff locally, either via the toy shops or the flea market. But I had been on the look out for this Skrull set from the Fantastic Four Classics line since it was released a few years back.

I was always either outbid or missed the closing due to different time zones. And most of the time, the auctions were for each figure, and none for the whole set. I finally found an auction, by luck, from a Hong Kong seller. Was a bit hesitant due to the number of black sheep that were giving HK sellers a bad reputation. I emailed the seller and they were quite friendly. I stakeout the auction, and the rest was history.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Upcoming Movie - Gatchaman

A 10second teaser trailer has been released. Looks real cool !

Saturday, September 06, 2008



It's Friday night, and the guys over at Falcon had invited me to join them for a game of football over at The Cage with the entire crew and some other friends. I have heard them talked about their first outing there, and did not pay much attention to their stories.

It has been more than 3 years since I last exercised, due to the hours I have to put in for my new job (I still had time for a jog once a week with my colleague in my previous job). But I thought, how tough could it get, kicking a ball around a building, with rotating teams.

Anyway, all geared up, I managed to leave the office at 7:30pm, and headed to Waterloo to meet up with the guys. We left at 8pm. Once we got there, I changed and we waited for 9pm, which is the start of the booking.

My first injury came, even before we started playing. I was doing some warm up stretches, and managed to pull my thigh muscle. With the pain still there, I continued to go into the "cage" and did some warm up kicks. The pain later subsided.

We sorted out who belonged to which team, and started the match. While chasing the ball, I somehow tripped myself (heard of butter legs ?), fell and rolled over once or twice, bruising my elbow in the process. Zinc was asking me later what the heck was I doing. I was asking myself the same question, and I have not even tackled or touched the football yet ! 5mins into the game, and only ran some distance, I had the wind knocked out of me. I was literally breathless, so I volunteered to be the goalkeeper.

As the game progressed, I managed to get into the rhythm of the game. Later in another set, I managed to save a ball, but that cost me a bad bruise on the knee. The ground feels like it is made of rock particles. And the final set, while trying to save an incoming shot, I used my hands (instinctively) to block the shot, and that cost me a real bad and nasty sprain to my right index finger. I was in quite a lot of pain, and told the guys to switch places with me. I later had a death wish as I unwittingly charged at Simon, thinking that I can take on someone who is like 3-4 times larger than me. Stupid.

All in all, I had great fun with the guys and gals and even kids !

Later that whole week, I was so sore in my thighs, body and finger, I felt so handicapped, that I had a better appreciation for all those handicap friendly facilities that are put in buses and buildings. Oh, and I think I better have that finger checked out by a doctor too. Also thanks to all those who showed concern about my injuries. :)