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Lego Galore

Tuesday, July 7th, 2009

I love LEGO!!!

These were some of the LEGO displays in Toys R Us Hongkong at Ocean Terminal. The Star Wars Clone Trooper set-up is my favorite. They didn’t have a Batman display since all the sets were sold-out. :(

Maybe I should start opening my LEGO sets and start building my own displays. *sigh* I just need more display space at home. Hehehe.






Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009

(Xbox 360 version)

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The Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen video game, based on the upcoming live-action feature film from DreamWorks Pictures and Paramount Pictures in association with Hasbro, lets players take on the role of their favorite AUTOBOTS or DECEPTICONS, picking from the largest, most diverse range of playable Transformers – each with their own distinct abilities and weaponry.

Set in unique environments across the globe such as Cairo and Shanghai, the game allows players to instantly switch between vehicle and robot modes as they drive, fly, fight and blast their way through intense, pressure-packed levels. After engaging in single player action, for the first time ever players will be able to go online and battle friends in all-new multiplayer modes.

Terminator Salvation

Wednesday, May 20th, 2009

(PS3 version)

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In Terminator Salvation the videogame, based on the upcoming Terminator Salvation film from Warner Bros. Pictures and Sony Pictures, players assume the role of John Connor, a soldier in the resistance, battling for survival against the far superior forces of Skynet.

Terminator Salvation the videogame is an intense action-packed third-person shooter featuring concentrated armed combat against all of the Skynet enemies from the film and new killer machines specifically designed for the game. Taking place two years before the events of the upcoming film set in a post apocalyptic, decimated Los Angeles, players will be lead through a visceral, story and character driven gaming experience.

Featuring intense third-person action, Terminator Salvation the videogame will take combat to the next level with iconic enemies, cinematic fight sequences and advanced weaponry, drawn directly from the film, as well as an innovative, multi-layered cover mechanic.


Monday, January 12th, 2009

(PS2 version)


Based on Focus Features and LAIKA Entertainment’s upcoming film, CORALINE is a whimsical exploration game that combines puzzle solving, character interaction and item collection with traditional action gameplay. About CORALINE (The Movie) From Henry Selick, visionary director of The Nightmare Before Christmas, and based on Neil Gaiman’s best-selling book, comes a spectacular high definition stop-motion animated feature.

A young girl walks through a secret door in her new home and discovers an alternate version of her life. This parallel reality is eerily similar to her real life - only much better. But when this wondrously off-kilter adventure turns dangerous, and her counterfeit parents try to keep her forever, Coraline must count on her resourcefulness, determination, and bravery to get back home.

The Incredible Hulk

Thursday, June 12th, 2008

(DS version)

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One of Marvel’s most powerful Super Heroes unleashes epic destruction this June in Marvel Studios’ blockbuster movie, The Incredible Hulk. Along with the film, SEGA releases an intensely realistic third-person action video game available on all major video-game platforms.

Fueled with fury, SEGA’s The Incredible Hulk features key moments from the film, as well as additional plotlines and characters from the character’s rich comic-book universe. Players smash through New York City, battling gigantic enemies amidst soaring skyscrapers in a massive open world.

As one of the most anticipated entertainment events of 2008, The Incredible Hulk will have fans lining up this summer on both the big and small screens.


  • Unlimited Destruction: Players can demolish anything in their path and also use it as a weapon – pieces of a crumbling building…a passing car…a light standard.
  • Powerful Rage: Rage is power. Build the Hulk’s rage to learn powerful moves. Cause unheard-of damage to gain and upgrade his abilities.
  • Incredible Scale: New York City’s towering skyscrapers allow for exciting vertically based gameplay, while powerful, massive enemies such as Bi-Beast and the Abomination challenge the Hulk’s might.
  • Dynamic Open World: A realistic next-gen, open-world representation of Manhattan provides gamers with an immense playground of destruction that also contains sub-quests, minigames, and a story that reaches beyond the film to include elements from classic Marvel comics.

Lego Star Wars

Wednesday, February 13th, 2008

Woooo! Lego Star Wars! This has been in my shelf for so many years already. This is the Obi-wan Kenobi vs General Grievous set, as seen in Star Wars Episode 3. I like Obi-wan’s ride, which is called a Boga.

Boga was one of the fastest varactyl to be tamed by the Utai beast tamers. She was thirty nine hands tall at her shoulder, fifteen meters long and possessed a magnificent crest of blue, purple and green feathers.

Though a large creature, Boga had a silent tread, quiet enough to sneak into the rafters of the tenth level compound of General Grievous. There, Obi-Wan was able to confront the Separatist commander. As their duel erupted into a chase, Kenobi called for Boga and the loyal creature carried the Jedi general in pursuit of Grievous.

Cloverfield Monster Collectible

Tuesday, February 5th, 2008


The much-hyped but rarely seen monster of the movie Cloverfield is getting its own action figure!

Hasbro will be releasing a talking doll of the monster. No image has been released as to what the toy will look like. Only details and features are listed in the Hasbro website.

  • 70 points of articulation and incredible life-like detail
  • Authentic sound
  • 14” tall
  • 10 parasites
  • Two interchangeable heads
  • Statue of Liberty head accessory
  • Special Cloverfield collector’s edition packaging

Availability will be around end of September 2008, with price listed at $99.

The Ottoman Empire Strikes Back

Monday, January 28th, 2008

The Turks sure think of the craziest things. I have played in their wacky Ragnarok Online server…with gears and cards that could either make you so strong or so weak instantly, the skill effects are out of this world like their server-wide Grand Cross and instant Resurrection and they also have sexy kafras. Another thing they have is their own TV version of Batman. Best of all though is their very own Star Wars toyline!


Presenting STARSWAR UZAY!!!

Produced sometime in the 1980s, this is probably the most sought after unlicensed Star Wars figures for their ultra cheesiness factor. Just look at that card art and some exclusive characters that very much look like Cobra Commander from G.I.Joe.

Stare at them! Admire them! Laught at them!

Darth Vader (Kara Lider)


Blue Stars

Chewbacca (Aslan Adam)

See Threep (C.Po)

Imperial Gunner

O_O I have no idea where they got Headman and Blue Stars. Probably some hidden or director’s cut characters that only the Turks know about. Also, gotta love that generic sandy background.

The figure that I really like in this set is the Imperial Gunner. Just look at the card background…he’s standing beside a calculator!!! Goofiness rating: 10000000000. XD


Saturday, January 26th, 2008

Oh yes, the most sought after figure in the Aliens vs Predator: Requiem movie toy line — the Hybrid (Pred Alien). Well, there are only 3 figures released so far — Alien Warrior and Hybrid (2 versions). Two more figures will be released next month — Predator Masked and Unmasked versions.  My significant other and I luckily stumbled upon the variant Pred Alien (open jaw version) and bought it immediately before watching the movie this afternoon.

Alien and Predator figures were previously released by McFarlane toys and now the rights is owned by NECA. No more weird variants and hopefully no more stealth versions this time. The Hybrid is massive, taking up the whole clam shell box.

The Hybrid is a creature created from the “mixing” (a friendly way of putting it) of a Predator and an Alien (Xenomorph), hence the designation….Hybrid. Get it?

This Alien Predator Hybrid Action Figure measures 8″ tall with multiple points of articulation and the deadly physical ammenities of both other worldly species.  Apparently, the Aliens and Predators took the old addage “If you can’t beat ‘em, join em’”  very seriously!

The action figure is too scary for you? How about a cute and cuddly Hybrid that you can actually take with you anywhere? Seriously, this one is cute. Hehe. All newborns are cute!

Back to the Future: 20th Anniversary

Monday, January 21st, 2008

Time sure goes by fast. It seems it was only yesterday when the Back to the Future trilogy was shown. Now, 20th anniversary specials of the all-time favorite movie are already being sold.

Here’s what Japan has to offer for the 20th anniversary, a Medicom Kubrick DVD Bundle! Loaded with a lot of great stuff:

1. original DVDs plus Bonus Disc of the trilogy

2. reprinted DeLorian number plate

3. 40-page booklet “Back to the Time”

4. DeLorian paper craft

5. Kubrick BTTF Marty(Black&White), Doc(Black&White), DeLorian DVD Special version figure set

6. Original postcards (featuring DeLorian design sketches and original poster artwork)







Makes me want to go a few days back just to get this set. =_= Sold-out and really hard to find now.