30 April 2013

Nickelodeon Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is in Singapore

Originally I was told this line of Playmate is not coming into Singapore and now finally it did! So TMNT fans, TMNT toys from the latest Nickelodeon are in retail!

Firstly the regular TMNT which you have to get all four! You can read my review on Raphael, Michelangelo and Donatello

April and TMNT's master Splinter

The enemies Shredder and Kraang.

There are bigger size Turtles which comes with articulation and own lines.

Not forgetting the vehicle for one like the bike Rippi Rider (Not shown on the series yet)...

And the Shellraiser which is a really cool vehicle which I will review later.

For kids who like to cosplay (I wanted these when I was young), all four Turtles are up for grabs.

Go and get it Dudes!!

PS: These are spotted at OG Albert Singapore

Turtles POWER!!

29 April 2013

Darth Maul Double-Bladed Lightsader

I was on a regular window shopping with my family and behold I saw a offer poster that originally SGD$49.90 Darth Maul Lightsaber are on special promotion for just SGD$12.00.

You kidding me? I got a further affirmation at the cashier when she scanned the barcode and double checked the price as she exclaimed "Just 12 dollars?". I replied "That's why I bought one."

Now do note that this version of the lightsaber is a version without light and sound (and they still priced it at the SGD$50!). This is just for kids to play and make their own light saber sound effect as they play along..

Here are the feature of the saber. First the blades can be fully collapsible that only show the Lightsaber handle by itself.

Here is how it look out of box with the blades collapsed.

It was said that when the bladed are extended, it can goes to over 5 feet.

Now in order for the blades to be extended, you have to push these button and swing.

If you need to extend both end, you need to press both and swing at the same time.

Here is how I did that.

First hold the lightsaber with your hand and ensure your palm press and hold the two silver buttons in the middle.

Next with one fluid motion, swing or flip the lightsaber and both blade will extend out instantly.

That's  how you "Turn on" the Darth Maul's lightsaber like a Boss. :P

Anyway this is really a fun toy to swing and play about. Personally I keep the lightsaber as a collapsed mode as it look decent to be the real lightsaber of Darth Maul.

For just 12 bucks, this is a catch. Only Darth Maul's lightsaber has this collapsed blade version tho.

That's all for today toy review. Do you think this is worth the price?

27 April 2013

Bootleg Lego Starwars

Today I am going to share with you this interesting Bootleg Lego Starwars figurines. These are something that you don't see everyday.

This packaging caught by eyes and for a moment I thought I saw the new packaging of minifigures from Lego. That was until I saw the the brand "BOM BOM" inside of Lego.

At the back of the packaging, there was some photo shots of the toys in the package.

The color quality of the packaging look good. Just look at Yoda illustration.

Now it is time for me to Open the Toys to see in details of the quality of these bootlegs.

First off is Sebulba from Starwar episode where he is a Pod racer and he is holding a tool.

On close up the paint look alright as Sebulba look suitable to have a weathered effect on the paint. However both feet of his cannot fit nicely to any brick parts.

From the brighter color end, the package comes with a X-wing pilot and a Naboo pilot as well. Both of them are given a gun for self defenses.

X-wing pilot get to more details at the back.

From the cloud city comes lobot.

He too have back details and given a gun.

From the Empire comes Tie-Fighter pilot and empire soldier.

 Both were given gun too

Since I have a original LEGO Tie-fighter pilot, I decide to share with you a comparison of both.If you are in doubt which one is the original LEGO, it is the one on your right.

On the side it is quite hard to tell which is the original

On closer inspection, you will see there are more colors on the decal of the Tie-Fighter pilot.

At the back you may notice the original have a glossier look on the surface of the figure.

Each figure of this series comes with a stand and they even printed their BOM BOM logo on it.

Although the figures look like original from far, the quality of these figure may not be there.

These legs have some issue fitting into the stand and some of the parts are loose and if you hold the body up,. sometimes the legs will fall off. That being said, each of these bootleg figures cost a little over a dollar.

You don't expect warranty and quality on these figures.

That's all I am sharing.

26 April 2013

Iron Man 3 Movie Review

Yes I am going to review the Iron Man 3 and I have to say this is the best Iron Man movie so far. There will some Spoilers ahead and if you want to experience the first hand of the movie yourself, please turn back now. I will however review the characters in the movie and keep the plot as bare minimal as possible.

Tony Stark
After the Aliens attack the world in The Avengers, Tony felt much insecurity and is spending most of his days gear up for further threats. As we all know the latest suit is Mark XLII which is Mark 42, you can imagine how many suits he had since built.

In this movie, you get to see a down to earth side of Tony as he faced limitation of his resources and left with his talents and wit to tap to whatever he can get his hands on.

The question of what is he without the armor was truly tested. He succeed to win me over at the end of the movie of his sacrifices and deeds.

In the movie, Tony called himself a mechanic but somehow he managed to formulate DNA successful construct and even did some awesome crime scene investigation...Hm...

Pepper the Prefect Woman
In the movie, Tony said Pepper his girl friend whom stood by him since the first Iron Man movie is a prefect woman. I wouldn't agree more for the following (Spoiler alert)

1. Able to take it well when she met another woman who was a one night stand with Tony
2. Went further as a friend  to that woman to encourage her even thought it was her who play apart of destroying Tony's house and injured him.
3. Able to shield and stand by for Tony through out the movie without throwing any temper to Tony.
4. Able to kick villain's asses and finish the his man job
5. Never really scream and cried like a weak woman in most Super hero movies
6. Totally cool and never loses her temper with Tony of the following
  • Supposed to have a dinner date but her boyfriend started dinner without her
  • when she communicating with him, his mind was at other places doing other stuff and what she was interacting was a empty shell
  • Met one of the one night stand woman in Tony's house and never gave Tony a cold shoulder
Tell me how prefect woman is this girl friend guys?

Iron Patriot
Iron Man was not alone in Iron Man 2 as he has a War Machine on his side (although War Machine doesn't do much). Somehow the US government decided to repaint and rename the suit under US military to be  Iron Patriot having Red, White and Blue theme.

In the comic, Iron Patriot has to do with Iron Man and Captain Amercia but in the movie, it is just a repaint and repackaging.

They spent the time repainting but left the security of the suit out. That mean this suit do not have any verification of the pilot which should be the most important part.

Anyway I do not think James Rhodes (pilot of Iron Patriot) need the suit as he preform much better without it.

The Mandarin
Played by a great actor Ben Kingsley. The Mandarin is a terrorist leader who called himself as the teacher .

In the movie you will see a lot of terrorist videos and most of the videos were well edited to give an impression how ruthless he is. Well edited video makes wonders. ;) No spoiler here.

The Iron Men
If the latest Iron Man suit was Mark 42, just imagine how many suits he got. This should not be a spoiler as in trailers you got to see most of it. Tony's preparation was more for threat from Aliens but in time for emergency everything goes.

How to have a Happy ending
Now if a man need to ask forgiveness to reconcile in any relationship (obviously Tony did pissed off his girl), the one thing he can do to show his sincerity to remove those things that always stand in the way of her. In this case, it was Tony's armor suit. You can see how happy she is when she saw the suits does the fireworks.

It's okay. Tony is Iron Man and he is rich. He can do better one in time to come. Woman would say that man are like Leopard who never change their spots. Good luck for changing man. :)

Doctor Who?
Bonus of the show would be after the ending credits. Tony is opening up himself to a doctor and started to share his most deepest secrets to the Doctor. It get so boring that he felt asleep. Better asleep than pissing him off I say. Or maybe that was what Tony is going for. :)

I highly recommend this movie as to me, this is the best of the trilogy and it is rare to have the best at the last  even without a strong villain. Maybe it has to do with the number of Iron Man in this movie or should I say Iron Men?

PS: Special thanks to Play Imaginative for the invitation. :)

23 April 2013

Hot Toys Iron Man at Action City

If you are into Iron Man in Singapore, Bugis Junction is a place you want to check it out. Not only there are Marvel Become Iron Man game and Play Imaginative Super alloy Iron Man on display and pre-order, the Action city shop at the mall is also having display and order of Hot toys Iron Man.

The whole suite of Hot toys Iron were on display in the shop.

One of Hot toys Tony which didn't suit up much.

Face off with Iron Monger and he is huge.

Mark 2 the silver and chrome suit is classic.

The Iron Patriot which will appear in Iron Man 3.

Also the latest suit Mark XLII.

The super deluxe of Mark 7 are also there.

This set has much parts to change including Tony's head and a Hologram Ironman.

There is a 1:1 Iron Man Mark XLII in the shop which many took photo with.

Pop by Bugis Junction soon before the Iron Man 3 promotion is over and have a great time looking and photo taking with all the Iron Man!!

Meanwhile suit up for Iron Man 3 the movie!!

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