Monday, June 28, 2010

My Name is Forrest...Toms Forrest

It has been a while since I did a toy review.
I am glad that most of the unpacking of the new house is done and I have some time to do a toy review.
What better toy to review than the 12-inch Toms (Hanks) Forrest (Gump) action figure! I have always loved the movie and to have a 12 inch representation of Forrest Gump is a dream come true!

The packaging is very simple. Not much graphics as what you come to expect from DID, Hot Toys and Sideshow. However it does its job and showcase the figure pretty well.
When I got my hands on the figure, I noticed a tube of glue with it and wondered why would I need that. After I flipped the box over, my question was answered. You are supposed to fix your own Forrest Gump's bench.
Sadly, the instructions to assemble the bench are slightly wrong. In the movie, the back of the bench has 3 wooden planks while in the instruction manual, you are instructed to put 4 wooden planks.

3 planks as on the movie poster

4 planks on the instructions

I like the head sculpt here, even though it is not up to the standard of Hot Toys.
Well who is!
The painting is surprisingly good and you can see the effort to add texture to the skin.
The clothes are pretty well done but I do think the pants are a tad too big for the figure.
The colour of the suit is off, looking at the movie poster. It should be a tad lighter. However I can live with that.

What is great about this figure are the accessories. Getting the bench is already great! The rest of the accessories like the Forbes magazine (which features Forrest and Lt Dan with their successful scrimping company), ping pong bat and his red cap just add on to my happiness!

Overall, a great display piece which will set people talking about it!

Simple packaging

The instructions to fix the bench

Forrest attempting to fix the bench!

Halfway done. Remember...3 planks on the back...not 4


Forrest waiting for the bus. I love this pose!

Pretty good head sculpt with good paint ops

I feel the color of his suit should be lighter

Love his red cap

His Nikes and movie accurate socks.

The accessories...

The money shot.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Updating Liverpool's Trophies Banner

Was going to put up my Liverpool's "up for grabs" trophies banner for 2010/2011 when I realised that I had to redo the banner!

Yup...Liverpool will not be competing in the Champion League next season after finishing 7th last season, hence I had to replace that trophy with the UEFA cup.

Next season brings many changes, new manager, no Champion League and set-up box! I have to get Mio TV from SingTel now in order to get my BPL fix next season!

Lets hope these changes bring trophies!

Go Reds!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

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Monday, June 7, 2010

Update! Update!

It has been a very hectic month.
With all the unpacking to do, huge work volume and my son now starting to run around, I totally do not have time to breathe...let alone write posts for my blog.

However, don't worry. I am still buying toys and I am glad that I finally got my hands on Thinkway's Toy Story Collection Woody and Buzz. They look awesome and I think they look best if they are displayed in their packaging! Hopefully I have time to take photos and do a review on it.

Talking of photos, I still can't find my camera's battery and so have to rely on my Iphone...which takes pretty bad quality pictures...:(

In the same post, I would also like to update on my new toy display. Cleaning is a nightmare with all the mirrors and glass...LOL. However ,I am mighty pleased with it and have started to fill it up. Hopefully I can take better pictures soon.


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