Friday, October 31, 2008

Comics Recently Borrowed

It's been quite some time since I last visited the library. Today I ran some errands near the Woodlands library and decided to pop in.
  • 52 The Covers - a collection of all 52 series covers, including collections, unused covers. Each cover's conceptualization is briefly explained, with preliminary sketches on one page, and the final cover on the other.
  • Essential Amazing Spider-man Vol 2 - I could not find volume 1, so just start with volume 2.
  • Flight Volume 4 - collection of the finest independent artworks from various artists. Do check out the other volumes. The latest as of this posting is Volume 5.

Photo Review - Re-ment Puchi Airlines


Ignore the design chair on the right. I am reusing the haul picture because I am simply too lazy to take another picture.

A total of 8 meals.


And I got the Korean meal.

Demo with 1/6th Figures

Once again, Keroro-chan will show us how the miniatures fit with 1/6th figures.

Photo Review - 1/6th Design Chair

Got this from Comics Connection. It is made in China, and costs only S$2.50. I am not sure if the cashier punched in the correct code, as he was checking with other stores. I thought it might ring up something around S$10.
I picked this up because I need to compete with shaun, who bought a folding chair.


Ignore the Re-ment on the left.


The legs are made of stainless steel, and comes with plastic/rubber covers at each end.

Chair Shots

Demo with 1/6 figure

Keroro-chan will demo how the chair fits with 1/6th figures.

Parting Shot

In response to Folding Chair in Action.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Haul of the Day

Transformers Universe

Picked up Classic Ironhide after checking with shaun if it will be released in later waves. Turns out it will not be, so better get them while you can (besides the Henkei version).

Star Wars Chubby

So cute. Got the Leia, Trooper and Ewok version.

Re-ment and misc

Picked up a randow Re-ment Airline Food and 1/6th designer chair.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Haul of the Day - Mattel Movie Masters TDK Thug

While hunting high and low for the latest Spider-man figures, I came across these 2 Movie Master Gotham City Thug from The Dark Knight movie. Even though I did not find what I was really looking for, I still managed to find something else I was looking for.

The figures are the same, and the only difference is the mask. There are actually 5 versions, and I only managed to find 2 on the shelves.

(Picture from Fwoosh)

Guess I will never find the rest, as these were only available in the first waves if I am not mistaken. They must have been some old stock left behind some storeroom.
Also did not see the Fear Toxin Batman and Unmask Batman chase figures as well.

Anyway, the only minus point about these figures are they do not come with any accessories.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Haul of the Day

Sky Girls

With this third piece Rai-Jin, I hope this Sonic Diver collection is completed. So far, no other news of future releases. See Rei-Jin and Fu-Jin.

Konami Busou Shinki

MMS Werkstra and Valona. These are the first in a new light armour series.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Comic ArtBook Haul of the Day

Stuff I got during the Kinokuniya 20% discount storewide on Deepavali holiday, opened to the public.

I also wanted to pick up Roger Dean's Dragon's Dreams artbook, but was not sure of its contents. After searching through the web, now I will have to wait till the next discount period, possibly in late Dec 08.

Haul of the Day - Toyman

After checking the internet for reviews of Toyman from Alex Ross's Justice, I eventually got the figure from GnB after an initial hesitation on the articulation. This has to be the most articulated figure from DC.

Haul of the Day - Custom SIC/RAH Heads

Let there be light !

Thanks to the tip off from marcus, managed to get some cool custom light-up SIC and a Medicom 1/6 RAH heads for a fraction of the original retail cost. Also bought the loose G4 body (without the head) from SIC vol 39.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Haul of the Day

Star Wars

Picked these Clone Wars wave 2 figures from TFH, as I know getting the Clone Troopers from retail will be quite impossible nowadays if you do not have any connections, or at the right place at the right time. And this brings us to the next haul.

Quite surprised to find the latest Legacy waves on the pegs during a morning appointment with a retail store employee. Actually I only found the FX-6 medical droid, among the other figures (sans Clone Troopers) of this wave. The employee asked me if I was looking for any particular figure, and I told him I was looking for Clone Wars Odd Ball. He said he would check the stocks for me, and came back with a Shock Trooper as well. Thanks man !
(Btw, the other figures in the latest Legacy wave was taken by another person.)

Transformers Universe

Even though I had bought the Henkei version, I still bought the Hasbro Silverstreak because shaun keeps telling me something about the shoulder missiles being G1 accurate.

Got Universe Blades (repaint of Live Convoy or Evac) from OG at 20% discount.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Haul of the Day

Transformers Henkei

Some VCDs I picked up at Carrefour Suntec sale.

Music Recommendation - Blade of the Immortal Opening

I was introduced to the Blade of the Immortal manga like more than 10 years ago (I think, maybe less), from a shop keeper. I told him I was into comic art, and he told me to check out this series. Since then, I have been buying each translated volume, but still, have not read a single one. haha. Anyways, the anime was released a couple of months ago, and I just happen to chance upon it. Only seen one episode, and was kind of ok.

It has a nice opening though, Akai Usagi (Red Rabbit) by Makura no Soushi.

Music Recommendation - New Naruto Shippuuden Ending

Naruto Shippuuden ending theme 7, Long Kiss Goodbye by Halcali.

Music Recommendation - New Naruto Shippuuden Opening

Naruto Shippuuden Opening 4, Closer by Inoue Joe.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Haul of the Day

CM's Master Action Series (MAS)
The wait is finally over. The first set of Blocker Corp Machine Blaster Sundaio and BossPalder has arrived, courtesy of the guys at TFH, who helped me get this from Japan, as well as one for Marcus.


Picked up the latest Revoltech Mouse Generation Street Fighter Online (SFO) He Tie Shou, as well as the regular #62 TengenToppa Gurren Lagann Final Form and #63 Ricky.
Did not pick up Ryu, as I did not quite like the figure. Until it grows on me, it is not on the ToGet list. The Mouse Generation is roughly 3.75" tall (or rather short) by the way.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Upcoming Yamato Macross 1/60 Destroid Defender Update

Prototype pictures from the recent 48th Japan Model Hobby show.

There is now no stopping Yamato from creating the other Destroids like Phalanx, which essentially has the same lower parts.

Related link.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Upcoming Yamato Macross 1/60 Weathered Destroid Tomahawk Update

More pictures from the recent 48th Japan Model Hobby show.

The weathered effect seems to be overdone. Somehow it just does not feel "weathered". Maybe it is too flat.

Related link.

Upcoming Yamato Macross 1/60 Olive Dark Destroid Tomahawk

You knew it was coming. More repaints, announced during the recent 48th Japan Model Hobby Show.

This is the OD, or Olive Dark version.

Upcoming Max Factory Figma figures

Here's a preview of some of the upcoming figma figures that I might be picking. Something about girls with swords just gets me excited.

Shana from Shakugan no Shana anime. This is the red hair version, and there will be another version with black hair.

Still in prototype stage, Reika from Gantz. ETA is June 2009, and is packed with vol 26 of the manga. Not sure if we will see a normal release. These figures packed with manga are quite difficult to get, let alone being expensive to import, like the previous Rei from Evangelion manga, and Gally from Gunnm: Last Order manga.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Upcoming TakaraTomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-8 Grimlock

A first look.

Looks pretty much like the G1 counterpart. Can't wait for it to arrive next year.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Haul of the Day

Movie Realization

Picked up the The Dark Knight and Batpod last week. See review by shaun.