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Meow

Puma has been one of those silent but deadly shoe companies in comparison to the big boys Nike and Adidas where they would splurge out tons of cash to sign big names and ridiculously expensive advertising. I never actually owned a pair[...]

Attack of the Hybrids

When Sideshow collectibles first announced they were doing a Stormtrooper figure, I was ecstatic and couldn't wait for the figure to hit stores. With a price tag almost half of what Medicom was offering with its Stormtrooper, the prospects of having 2 and posing them both side by side Darth Vader was just astounding[...]

Poison

Venom. One of Spiderman's greatest foe. What makes Venom so dangerous is that the symbiote which "inhabits" Eddie Brock used to be with Peter Parker so his spider sense doesn't do jack squat when warning him of Venom's presence. So Venom could easily sneak up behind Spiderman and he wouldn't even know it[...]

Old Skool Flava: Toywiz Batmobile

Toys were always a big part of my life. Ever since I was a wee lad I was buying toys. I would pester my parents to get me this and that. Trips to the mall and TRU were pure bliss. I was so into my toys that I would just wander on my own and eventually get separated from my parents[...]

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R.I.P Joe Kubert

Armand Friday, August 17, 2012
Rest in Peace Joe
1926 - 2012

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Ani-Com & Games Hong Kong Sneak Peak

Armand Wednesday, August 1, 2012

The good people at ComicBookMovie shared some pictures from the Hot Toys booth. The pictures are from the upcoming Ani-Com & Games convention which will be held in Hong Kong soon.

I'm really digging RoboCop and ED 209. I was a big RoboCop fan growing up and I missed Hot Toys' first run at the figure. I'm glad to say that I have a second chance at owning the guy. The other figures like Professor X in First Class, Andrew Garfield's Spiderman and Wolverine are easy passes for me. Was never a big fan of Wolverine and worst still Hugh Jackman's protrayal of him. Don't get my wrong, he was okay in the role. I just thought Fox was really milking on him being the star of all 3 movies that I lost all interest in him. But that's just me.

Moving on to the next figure, Catwoman. This I'm a bit on the fence. It'll be a nice addition to my TDK collection. It's not like Black Widow where I kinda need her to complete my Avengers set. But we'll just have to wait and see. If wallet allows then I might get her.

And the figure that everyone's been talking about. The Incredible Hulk. After examining most of the pictures I managed to gather online, I'm starting to think that the figure's articulation is limited to only his arms and ankles. I do hope I'm wrong and this is just a preliminary figure for Hot Toys to show off and get people excited.

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Collector's Toy Fair Kuala Lumpur 2012 - Field Report

Armand Saturday, July 28, 2012


Last month I visited the first ever Collector's Toy Fair Kuala Lumpur held at the Kuala Lumpur Gallery Library. Since I'm not on Facebook, my friend was nice enough to inform me of the event seeing as my friend knows how much of a toy nut I am.

I wasn't expecting anything going to this as clearly it's stated in the title that this is a collector's fair and not a convention. I went there to show support to the local collectors scene. I mean we're nowhere near what our neighbours are doing but it's a start. I would not consider the more disastrous Malaysia International Toys Fair to be up there.

For a small event I was impressed with the whole set up. They did have some pretty cool activities like lightsaber duels and guest appearances by Vader's very own 501st Legion. They even had a gaming section where guests could play Rogue Squadron (one of the best Star Wars games in the past 10 years) and the not so cool Star Wars Kinect game.

Some vendors had rare toy collections on display (not for sale, mind you) like Visionaries, TMNT from Playmate, my personal favourite M.A.S.K, and Kenner's first series Star Wars figures. I was amazed that these figures were still mint in box. I tried my luck and see if they could part with some of the goodies but alas I failed. He called his display the "Display Sakit Hati" or the Envy Display just to rile up us fanboys.

Overall it was an okay event. But to be honest it does feel like just another day at Ampcorp Mall's flee market. Only difference is the venue. I did manage to snag a Kenner Boba Fett for RM30 so I went home a happy man :)






























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Collector's Toy Fair Kuala Lumpur 2012

Armand Thursday, July 12, 2012
Looks like I know what I'll be doing this weekend. If you guys are planning to pop down, let's meet up. I'll probably be the dude with a grey Autobot emblem t-shirt or a white classic Captain America t-shirt. Geek out!

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Shut Up and Take All My Money Amazon!

Armand Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Hell yeah! My Blu Rays I ordered  are here! I must say I'm impressed with how fast the delivery took. I made my order last week and it only took about a week. Good job Amazon!

I got these 2 sets for cheaps off Amazon. They were having a special offer for the Lord of the Rings Trilogy and the Alien Anthology set and with those prices how can one resist. The LOTR set is a 15 disc set with 26 hours of bonus materials which also includes the Costa Botes documentaries. The Alien Anthology is a 6 disc set with a whopping 50 hours of bonus materials! There goes my social life :)

Can't wait to get home and unwrap these. Will review and take more photos over the weekend. Gonna get my fix on ya'all!

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The Avengers Final Trailer

Armand Thursday, March 1, 2012


Oh. My. God. I just jizzed in my pants. Epic.

Watch the HD trailer at www.apple.com/trailers.
Thanks to Joblo.com for the youtube link.
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A Snapshot in Time: The Amazing Spiderman

Armand Tuesday, February 14, 2012

2012 is a good year for superheroes; especially in the movie department. This year alone we're getting 5 movies with Ghost Rider: Spirit Of Vengeance kicking off the year followed by the highly anticipated The Avengers. Both Spiderman and The Dark Knight Rises will both hit theaters in July with Judge Dredd ending the list of superhero movies in September. I can honestly say of the 5, I'm most excited about The Avengers, with Batman coming a close second with Spiderman coming in at third.

So we've all had a taste of things to come via the newly released trailers and the more recent superbowl teasers and what have you. Like any self respected fanboy, one would scrutinize each and every frame of the trailer, quenching our thirst if only for a short period of time before the movie hits theaters. So far I've done only The Avengers and Spiderman. I've yet to sit through Batman. I went one step further by actually taking snapshots from the trailer so I can share my joy with my fellow fanboys in this segment I like to call "A Snaphot in Time"

I'm kicking this segment off with The Amazing Spiderman :)

Here's a close up of Spiderman's web shooter. I thought it would have some form of cartridge much like the comic book version but apparently from what can be seen here it's just this little wristwatch sized shooter. From what I can gather by watching the trailer, Peter somehow manages to develop a new sticky composite which you can see him experimenting on below.



Here you see Peter actually experimenting, developing the new composite by mixing two components. As soon as the thing in his hand makes contact with the shooter, it immediately spits out the webbing. In one scene from the trailer, you can see Peter wandering into a room filled with strands of webbing (where he eventually gets bitten) in one of OsCorp's lab. I'm guessing Peter's dad was actually trying to replicate a spider web and make it stronger for more practical uses. Peter might have stumbled upon the formula from his dad's briefcase or something. Peter being a genius himself (which they demonstrated in a scene with Peter and Dr Connors; Peter completing a complicated equation) manages to replicate the process and tadaa! Webshooters!

I'm liking the direction of them actually going back with webshooters just like in the comics. A while back I actually condemned the move, stating it looked ridiculously large for him and made him look like the 70's movie Spiderman. Looking at the pictures and actual footage now, I have to say I take back all the bad things I said.



From the picture above you can see the shooters actually emitting a red glow every time he uses it. The light could probably be the effect of the chemicals reacting. I don't know why they actually made the shooters light up. Looks a wee bit tacky but I think I can live with it. I can see the Spiderman action figures; light up wrist spiderman.



Spiderman's eye protectors are somewhat gold rather than the silvery / white we're used to seeing in the comics and the previous movies by Sam Raimi. Maybe the gold reflects light better and gives Spiderman a more dramatic look when filmed. Maybe. It also looks slightly smaller than the ones we saw before. No complains there.



Cicakman. People have been on the fence with the Lizard's overall look, some even going as far as saying that he looks like a scaled down version of Godzilla. I don't know why the studio didn't go for the classic Lizard look with an elongate snout but rather a Killer Croc looking lizard? Oh well...



Can someone please explain to me why the Lizard is carrying a sling bag? It's a sling bag. Trust me. Really it is! I ain't making this shit up. Don't believe me? Go back and watch the trailer and pause/play when this scene comes up. Told ya...





Spiderman and the Lizard's final epic battle. From here you can get a rough idea of the Lizard's physique and anatomy. You can see why people are calling him Godzilla. Just look at those hind legs! Check out the tail too. Ginormous. I wonder if it falls off when threatened?

So there you go guys and gals. After watching the trailer a few times I must admit I'm pretty sold on the movie. But I have been disappointed before (Yes I'm referring to you Green Lantern). So here's hoping that the movie kicks ass.

I'd love to hear any comments you might have regarding the movie. Until May fanboys! Excelsior!

*all footage/screencap/copyright is owned by Sony Pictures Entertainment
*Trailer available at apple.com/trailers
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