28 February 2015

Mobile Suit Gundam Origin 1: Blue-Eyed Casval Review

I cannot help it but when I heard there was a screening, I paid to get the ticket just to catch it on the big screen since this is the origin. And I did with a company of Dennis a Gundam lover.

If you are wondering if there are any gift for this screening, it is just one poster.


I decided to pen down my thoughts of this Origin series and if you have not watched the episode, you may not want to continue reading as it contain SPOILER ALERTS in this review as I would be as frank as possible to give you my opinion.

I went into this movie with low expectation as I did not even catch the promotional 7 minutes of the preview. I was told however the animation would have some 3D and that I do expect some.

The starting of the show was true and exciting. There was smooth 3D animation of warship and attack of the Zakus. Char was there with his red comet that as usual moving 3 x of speed. The flight and fight sequence was fantastic. The action end when the flash back happen and everything move to a slow pace and back to 2D.

Char father was emo-ing about his speech and making way too much noise in the middle of the night waking little Char up. Oh if you must know, he is in his 11 years of age when the flash back happen.

The scene move on slowly that his father before giving his speech had a heart attack and went dead on the spot. That throw the whole city in chaos. Fingers are pointing on who is the murder.

*Who is the murder? I saw someone familiar here.

Char and his family seems to take it well and everyone was calm.

I know the plot would be more politic stuff now as there are more talking and some comic relief along the way. Two parties wanted to get hold of Char and his family as bait.

* Not 50 shade of Grey

Oh by the way this movie was rated as having nudity and there was one where someone (I don't want to name who) sleeping naked alone. Hint, not so attractive ladies in this movie.

From here onward until the end of the movie, you only get to see one mobile suit which is a Guntank.


Char and his sister were rescue by one of this and Char somehow start to display his gift in piloting this Guntank. He took out 4 other Guntank single handedly until his sister asked him to stop.


With some help, he and his sister manage to smuggle to earth and the show ended on that note.

Actually no. The show roll into credits scene and a very nice song just start singing while Char start to point out the Sun, the moon and the earth to his little sister since they never seen one with their own eyes.

Minus off the first few minutes of grown up Char attack with his Red Zaku, there isn't much action. I felt they should develop these character more as I still feel not connected to Char or another characters in this movie.

Maybe they did not do so as many Gundam fans already know most of these characters and start looking back in this Origin series to know more about the past like Char. However I still feel if in time to come anyone want to know the UC series would look into this series first and may felt a bit off with the lack of character connection.

The only thing get me looking forward to the next release to see how Char will be growing up to be who we remember him by.

As me and Dennis left the cinema, I asked him if he would want to catch the next series on big screen  and we both have second thoughts if we would.

Nonetheless that does not mean I won't watch the next origin. I would but is just the matter when and where.




27 February 2015

How do I score over a million in Disney Tsum Tsum? Part 1

I have been playing Disney Tsum Tsum game on my mobile device (Android version) for the past 1 month and I finally score over 1 million in points. It is not really an easy journey and I decided to share what I learned as a guide so that you who want to reached that scores can save some heart pain.


For you to practice and level up your Tsum Tsum, you must first have enough hearts. 1 Heart is equal to 1 game. Hearts are regenerating over 15 minutes and you only have maximum 5 hearts in capacity. You will have more hearts if your friends give you hearts during the day.

To have more hearts is to :
  • Have more chance to try getting more coins and obtain high score
  • To earn more gold coins to buy more TsumTsum
  • To level up your Tsum Tsum

So the important is how to earn and spend your heart. To do that you must first understand the following.

Levels
This is your own level indication which more like a show-off achievement but it served as bonus percentage whenever you complete a game. Every time to earn a level, your heart capacity will be fully restored and you earn 1 Ruby. With enough ruby you exchange gold coins so to buy more Tsum Tsum.


Note: It is important to know that when level up, all your additional heart you redeemed from messages will be wipe off clean. I will explain more at the heart timer / redeem heart storage section
  
Gift messages section
This section will indicate the amount of messages by the system or the gift from your friends. Maximum is only 50 messages as of now and unclaim messages only retain for 30 days.


When you click on the section it will have pop-up window to show you the messages.



If the message was sent less than 1 hour ago you would see a bonus bubble on the Check button like the first 2 messages on top. The bonus is not only 1 heart and 200 coins as well.

As much as you are excited to check all messages, I would advise on the strategy on how to maximize these  to your advantage when you read further below.

I do not recommend you claiming all your message gift at one shot as if you happen to claim all and you have extra, it will be lost when you level up or exit the game for a period of time. That mean it will not carry over. However if you did not claim in the messages, it will still be there till 30 days. So plan well.


Heart Timer / Redeem heart storage
This section served to purpose.

When you have an empty heart slot, a count down timer will be display on the next timing you will achieve a given heart by the system.


This section also will be a redeemed heart storage system when you redeem your hearts given by your friends from the gift message section. So if you happen to claim more than your 5 capacity will hold, it will appear to be a positive number of the remaining hearts you have.

Do note that in cases you level up, this section will be reset which mean all your extra hearts will be wipe back to zero.

Therefore I recommend only claim your gift messages when you have  at least 2 empty slot and claim one at a time so the countdown timing will not reset and as you can therefore play longer. You will get the heart refill without you claiming your friends gift messages to you. Isn't that great?

Active Line Friends
The next thing you need is to have addicted active Line friends that play this game to constantly send you heart. Sending heart is always a good thing to do as when the other party when claim the heart would sent you one back one at the same time.

Therefore more active friends means more chances for you to play and practice.

I will be sharing more on how to level the odds to get more than 1,000,000 in the following post.

If you are benefited from this post sharing, Like it, comment or shared with your friends.

#DisneyTsum

Continue to Part 2 on how to train and maximise your score!







25 February 2015

Hot Toys Avengers: Age of Ultron: 1/6 Ultron Prime Preview

From The Avengers 2, come the Age of Ultron in 1/6 figures  MMS28 preview.


It sure look good.


It is quite pose-able but I cannot really see his mouth being open wide...


It does open but only a bit and it seems it has glowing Red LED in him and also apply to the base too.


It should be re-releasing in Q4 2015 to Q1 2016 with price unlisted yet.




22 February 2015

Bandai STAR WARS EGG FORCE Coming

Bandai have been doing some Egg series and since now Starwars license was open to Japan and Bandai did a Starwars Eggs which will be releasing in March 2015 at 1000 Yen.

You have Egg Darth Vader.


Egg Stormtroopers


Egg R2-D2


and Egg C3-P0 in Gold!



What do you think of these egg? Is it something you would buy?

15 February 2015

NECA Pacific Rim Gipsy Danger 2.0 Hong Kong Brawl

When NECA first release the Pacific Rim figures, I waited out because the look wasn't that good and I wasn't so much into it. However after my child watched the movie, he was so impress with the visual effect that he started to request to have one.

By then it was quite rare to find them in the market and so we waited until NECA release the second release with a new articulation design. That mean a new mold. I finally got it and he was happy. So here is the review before he play with it.

Gipsy Danger version 2.0


Now many will take this as really version 2 because it was NECA re-design but in the movie, this same Gipsy Danger was version 2 after the first time it lost one of the pilot.

This was the Hong Kong Brawl where you see him use a ship to wrack the living daylight out of the kaiju. So this playset give him that ship.


It is worth to note that this ship do fit well with this figure in term of posing.


It really can pose like a baseball bat. :P


Or even a bazooka. Hehehe


The best pose is still the both hands holding it as a bat really to strike!


Quietly if you can to have a sneak attack!


Another weapon includes the last minute notice weapon, the sword. If they have used that earlier, they will cut down the property damages in Hongkong.  


Now with that it can strike some good looking action pose (but you need time to stable it).


As much as articulation is concern, it is a double edge sword for this figures. Because this part of the moveable feet make the figure easy to fail over.


However if patience and care, you still able to get it pose on some action but I cannot guarantee how long that will stand.


Nonetheless, this is still the best Gipsy Danger figure out in the market and it is worth getting it for a collection if you really want to have a Pacific Rim figure like my kid.

What do you think of this figure?


12 February 2015

HISTORY™ Comes To Life at Marina Square with LEGO

HISTORY™’s first-ever Vikings Village aims to educate on the mysterious world of the medieval Norsemen while giving back to society

HISTORY™ buffs can look forward to a double dose of Vikings action with the return of the channel’s highly anticipated drama series, VIKINGS, premiering later this month, and its first-ever Vikings Village at Marina Square Central Atrium, from 26 February to 1 March, 10.00am to 10.00pm.


Held in partnership with StarHub, an educational and interactive Vikings Village will allow the public to learn more about the medieval and mysterious world of the Vikings, providing an in-depth yet succinct historical representation to visitors at the Village. Besides the engaging activities, visitors can also get to see the original costumes flown in from the production set in Ireland.

In addition, the public can be a part of HISTORY™ in a joint-effort to build the largest wall mural made out of LEGO® bricks in the country, which will make an entry in the Singapore Book of Records. In an exclusive privilege for StarHub customers, they can show their bills or flash the StarHub mobile operator logo on their phones for access to an express queue to the mural. The completed masterpiece will be taken apart and donated to various children’s charities.

To top it all off, visitors stand to win prizes over the 4-day event through various exciting activities. There are many attractive prizes to be given away, including exclusive Vikings merchandise, LEGO® collectors’ sets, shopping vouchers, and even a trip to Denmark for the ultimate Vikings experience! For more details on the event, visit www.HistoryAsia.com/Vikings.

VIKINGS Season 3, premieres 27 February on HISTORY™ (StarHub TV Ch 401), with two back-to-back episodes at 10pm (SIN/HK). Thereafter, in a move to provide fans a value-added experience, episodes following the first will air in a same day telecast as the U.S.

Fans of VIKINGS can catch up on previous episodes from Seasons 1 and 2 currently airing every Friday at 9pm (SIN/HK) on HISTORY™ (StarHub TV Ch. 401).

Bandai Chogokin Diecast Hello Kitty Re-release

Remember the Chogokin Hello Kitty from Bandai was release last year for the 40th Anniversary? Well it is popular and in coming May, Bandai will release another re-released but with a red color theme.


 Basically it has all the features of the last release just different color theme.


With different color theme, the overall expression may look different.


You still get the pilot inside but with a different color theme of course.


One of my favorite feature. Hello Kitty flying Punch!


For those who missed the last one or love this color scheme more than the last release, it is a good reason to buy. Not too sure if the price is the same or more expensive tho....


10 February 2015

DESKTOP REAL McCOY DRAGONBALL Z Son Goku ver.2.5

It's Dragonball Tuesday and today going to share with you a news on the Desktop Real McCoy Son Gokou version 2.5.

This is a cover picture that made to a figure when Goku cycling a capsule corp vehicle.



By saying version 2.5 mean there was a first version with different coloring theme. This version 2 seems more down to earth and the coloring suit better if you asked me. Below is a version 1 and version 2.5


This is just a display figure suitable on desktop and it is 140cm in height.


It is schedule to release in May 2015 at a retail pricing of 5,800 Yen

Is this nicer than version 1?



07 February 2015

Transformers Year of Goat Platinum Edition Optimus Prime

Chinese New year is just a couple of weeks away and this year Hasbro release a Platinum Optimus Prime.


As a Platinum edition, this toy is packed with worthy feature of the price range. However maybe subjected by personal liking to those who like or do not like translucent parts.


Yet a Optimus Prime that complete with a trailer would already be in that price range. Some more this is just for Year of Goat.


With reflective chrome on 70% of the trailers and translucent and bronze looking parts, it is hard to say no.


Here's how the ghostly Optimus Prime look like. Pretty wicked to me.


Not to mention the trailer with reflective chrome part would kinda give a diecast feel (but it's actually plastic)


There are more detail review in the video below to further understand my point of view.

This certainly I would consider a fun toy.

This year of Goat Platinum Edition Optimus prime are currently on sales at retail department store. Go and get one if you like it!




06 February 2015

Hasbro's MONOPOLY 80th ANNIVERSARY Edition

Since its debut in 1935, the MONOPOLY brand has captivated more than 1 billion players in 114 countries around the world. This year, Hasbro Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) will celebrate the MONOPOLY brand’s 80th anniversary by offering fans multiple ways to experience the world’s favorite family gaming brand.


In celebration of the MONOPOLY brand’s 80th anniversary, Hasbro Gaming has introduced the MONOPOLY 80th ANNIVERSARY Edition game, available from 1 Feb 2015, with a vintage-styled board, cards and money, wooden houses and hotels along with classic tokens from across the decades such as the lantern and money bag.


The MONOPOLY 80th ANNIVERSARY Edition will retail for SGD$49.90 at Toys’R’Us and major departmental stores.


The MONOPOLY brand has built a passionate fan community on social media and has often looked to its fans globally to help influence changes to the game. In 2013, the brand tapped into its more than 11 million global Facebook fans to pick the game’s newest token, the Cat, while the Iron token was retired.

In 2014, the MONOPOLY brand also held the Great MONOPOLY ‘House Rules’ debate on Facebook where the brand crowd-sourced new “house rules” which are now included as optional rules in all MONOPOLY games.

MONOPOLY lovers can look forward to the next 80 years, as the brand continues to evolve in surprising ways.

Learn more about the MONOPOLY brand at http://www.hasbro.com/monopoly/en_SG/ and join the conversation at https://www.facebook.com/monopoly or by using the hashtag #MONOPOLY80.

Happy 80th Anniversary Monopoly.


03 February 2015

LEGO UCS SHIELD Helicarrier (76042) Coming

LEGO is going to roll out the awesome UCS SHIELD HELICARRIER (76042) for the Ultimate Collectors Series S.H.I.E.L.D Helicarrier!



This massive LEGO® model of The SHIELD Helicarrier have two runways, microscale Quinjets, fighter jets and ground support vehicles.


Features 3 microscale Quinjets, 3 fighter jets, a gasoline truck, 2 forklift trucks, 2 runways, 4 road blockades, armored exterior with translucent elements, detailed interior, plus 12 microfigures (Nick Fury, Hawkeye, Captain America, Iron Man and 8 SHIELD agents) - Also includes a detailed runway


For those who are interested in minifigures, there are 5 minifigures: Nick Fury, Black Widow, Captain America, Hawkeye and Maria Hill. There throw in an iconic SHIELD eagle stand to display them on.



Due to the scale, there will be microscale figures so it would fit in the scale of the helicarrier. There are total of 12 of the microscale figure with no articulation.


There are some agents just to make the control room better.


There are 3 microscale Quinjets, 3 fighter jets, a gasoline truck, 2 forklift trucks, 2 runways, 4 road blockades, armored exterior with translucent elements.


THere are display stand and signage of the Helicarrier just for display.



The suggest retail pricing is at SGD $599.90 or US $349.99 in March 2015.

So fans please set apart your money. :)



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