Friday, 5 November 2010

Star Wars Loots from Singapore

During Singapore trip, i manage to get 1 Lego Star Wars Stormtrooper key chain. In my last few trip I didn't have the change to get one. I actually wanted to get the Lego Star Wars Magnet Stormtrooper, but it was out of stock.
At the same time, i also found this Takara Tomy A.R.T.S Star Wars x Touma.
My SD collection line-up.
Stormtrooper: "Anyone wants a ride?"
Size comparison with an AA Battery. Edited by Slyvia.

Sunday, 24 October 2010

Thursday, 21 October 2010

Fred Frozen Smiles

Found this interesting ice tray at Takashimaya, "Fred Frozen Smiles - not your grandfather's ice tray." You can check out more products on their website.

This is how it's look like. Isn't it cool? Imagine drinking a glass filled with fake ice teeth! Edited by Slyvia.

Wednesday, 22 September 2010

Woodland Scenics

Good news for those who wants to make his own diorama scenery! Introducing Woodland Scenics. Woodland Scenics leads the world in providing the highest quality, most realistic model scenery for all of your modeling projects. For more information, feel free to check out the tutorial video on the official website or YouTube.

Here is the sample:
Left to right: Water Kit RG5153, Landscape Kit RG5152, Learning kit - Landscaping LK954 and Forest Grass Project Sheet RG5143 (31.8 x 36.2cm).
Water Kit RG5153 - This kit includes everything that is needed to create streams, rivers, ponds or lakes. Contents: Scraper, Foam Brush, Base paint and Water (Realistic Water C1211).
Close-up look on the Realistic Water C1211.
Landscape Kit RG5152 and Learning kit - Landscaping LK954 is almost the same. I'll just introduce the Learning kit - Landscaping LK954. Contents: Scenic Cement, Earth Undercoat, Foam, Medium Green Coarse Turf, Medium Green Clump-Foliage, Green Blend Blended Turf, Burnt Green Fine Turf, Earth Fine Turf, Soil Fine Turf and Yellow Grass Fine Turf.
Medium Green Clump-Foliage close-up look.
Medium Green Coarse Turf close-up look.
I guess I need some container and labeling, to keep all these turfs organized. Haha... looks like packets of weed.
Forest Grass Project Sheet RG5143 (31.8 x 36.2cm). Some instructions on how to make hills, create paved areas and scenery.
Here is another close-up look on the project sheet.
You can use it as a back drop for photo shooting.
So you got the idea? With these materials you can create your own scenery for WarHammer, Gundam, Train, Mask Rider or even Ultraman and others scenery =D

Found all these modelling materials at ArtFriend Singapore. ArtFriend is a shop that carries a complete range of Art, Graphic & Craft Materials and Stationery. If i have an extra luggage bag, i think I will grab all the material I need XD

What I bought is only sufficient materials to cover a small landscaping area. If you want to create a large landscape area, you need to buy extra materials. Besides selling kits, the shop also sells individually Trees, different types of Turf, Earth colors, Stone Mold, Putty, Cements, Rocks, Sands and etc..

Actually i bought 1 extra kit which I am selling for *B$40.00 for Learning kit - Landscaping LK954 and Forest Grass Project Sheet RG5143 (31.8 x 36.2cm) Anyone interested? Please leave a message(name and email, for Brunei only.) at the comment, not at the chat box. *B$40.00 includes a few dollers for my transportation fee hehe.. Considering how expensive shipment fees are, this is a small price to pay :D
Edited by Slyvia.

Sunday, 19 September 2010

Kung Fu Books

Have you guys watch Kung Fu Hustle by Steven Chow? Remember the scene where an old man asked a kid to buy the Kung Fu book? Let me recap with some snapshots from the end of the movie:
The old man says to the kid, "Kid, you have the bone structure a kung-fu genius. World peace is in your hands. Here's the scroll of the Buddhist Palm."
The kid was not interested in that book so he showed some other books to the kid.
When i was at Singapore Chinatown, an old man spoke the same thing to me. So i trusted him, and i bought 5 Kung Fu Books. Left to right (hope i translated it correctly haha..)
"Lance Slight"
"Lonely Nine Swords"
"Turning bones into cotton fists?"
"Tathagata Buddha's Plam" *This is the book with exactly the same title as that from the Kung Fu Hustle movie.
"42 Page Scripts"
When i reached home and try to learn the first chapter, i noticed that the book was just blank pages?!
Please don't believe what i said just now, haha.. actually it is a note book with just the cover made to look like an old style kung fu book. I bought it as souvenir gifts for my colleagues. Edited by Sylvia.

Thursday, 16 September 2010

Avatar Special Edition - 3D Release Only

I didn't plan on watching any movies during my vacation in Singapore. However, the massive amount of adverts on the movie "Resident Evil: After Life in 3D" kind of changed my mind. Since we had the time and the cinemas in Brunei doesn't have the 3D equipment yet, we decided to try it. However, since the movie was only to be released close to my departure date, we watched another movie instead.
We chose the movie that was currently playing which was Avatar Special Edition. What was special was that it had some extended scenes which was never seen before in the original film.

After watching the movie, I think I prefer this Special Edition version as those additional scenes explained the story better. If you remember the part where Jack Sully made some animals mad, there is an additional scene regarding the school.

In terms of the "3D" experience (wearing 3D glasses), I prefer the non-3D version. I didn't really feel that there was any difference. In fact, sometimes the motion was too fast that it's hard to catch and I feel like it spoils the movie. Another minus is that my eyes feel very tired after watching it. Maybe I haven't got used to it. Well, hopefully the cinemas in Brunei are ordering the 3D equipment soon. I won't mind to try it again. Edited by Sylvia.

Tuesday, 14 September 2010

Loot from Singapore

Picture shows some loot from Singapore. I didn't get many toys this time, but i found some other interesting stuff. I will select a few of them for review in my upcoming post ;)

Monday, 13 September 2010

Gundam Fiesta Singapore 2010

This is the first time I attended Gundam Fiesta Singapore 2010 (1st-13th September 2010). The view from top, showing the small scale of the event, was a bit disappointing actually.

Here are some other related posts about GFS2010 from Open The Toy, Toymaker, The Toy Room.
A diorama scene from Sangokuden.
Some introduction about Bandai Hobby Center including how they created Gunpla. On the right is the Rank Making for the worker at Bandai Hobby Center.
This is the original mold for RX-78-2 Shield.
On the left is the prototype for PG Red Frame, whereas on the right is the final product.

1st prize winner for the open category. Kenny Lim a.k.a. Toymaker.
Some limited items.

1/1 scale Sangokuden Ryubi on stage!
After checking the schedule, I realize that Gundam girl only appears from 6-7pm. Since i reached there at 11am, I didn't stay until 6pm as I needed to go other places to shop.. Edited by Sylvia.

Sunday, 5 September 2010

Nissin Food Products Cup Noodle [Mini Gunpla] Char Aznable Version Part 2

In the previous post i have try the Chili Tomato Noodle. It's taste like tomato, not spicy at all, i like so much. If compare with Maggi or Indomie Pop Me, i prefer Nissin cup noodle. The taste just nice, not too salty. This time i gonna try the Red Cheese Chili Tomato Noodle, expecting it will be more spicy then the previous cup noodle XD

It's look spicy to me, hope fully i can finish it XD
Hmm.. smell very nice ^^ but still.. i don't like spicy food XD well.. i gonna try out.
Epilogue: After trying the Red Cheese Chili Tomato Noodle, i really surprise it's not really spicy at all.. just extra tomato taste. But on the label it's mention "Red Cheese", doesn't taste like cheese.. Hm.. my tongue got problem?

Anyway, i still have last cup noodle to try, it's label 3 times spicy XD Good Luck to me.

Nissin Food Products Cup Noodle [Mini Gunpla] Char Aznable Version: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3.