Saturday, September 24, 2011

Another customised Trexi

Recently Play Imaginative was having a clearance sale at up to 90% discount.
They were selling blank Trexi at $2 a pop so I decided to get some after my pleasant experience in customising my very own Trexi.

I bought some markers but realised that the ink could not stay fully on the plastic of the Trexi so I washed it away. However it did leave a light impression on the figure.
Using this method, I was able to draw with a red marker and leave a light pink impression on the figure...hmmm I kinda like it.

So I present to you: " Skulls & Flowers"

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Andrew Bell O-No series

Andrew Bell is a British-born American artist and founder of Dead Zebra Inc. He specializes in creating collectible designer toys.
Well known for his set of vinyl collectible figurines based on the mascot for the popular Android operating system.These figurines have become very popular with enthusiasts.

However I like his O-No (Food Company) series of toys the best because of his dark and witty take on Japanese food.
At the recent STGCC 2011, I managed to get his exclusive STGCC 2011 O-No Sashimi to add to my O-No Sushi.

O-No Sushi

My favourite of the series.
This is the first of the series and it is super cute and funny.
I love the packaging as the pictures say it all.
It is done like you are actually buying it from the supermarket!
Just love it!

This design is so eye catching. It looks so cruel and yet I just can't stop smiling when I look at it.
Great concept!

It also comes with interchangeable eyes. One looking at the side while the other looking down.

O-No Sashimi

The second of the series.
Not as visually eye-catching and thought provoking but it is still a nice piece.
This is the STGCC 2011 exclusive and it was nice of Andrew Bell to design something just for STGCC 2011.
Similar concept to O-No Sushi for packaging.
Why fix something that is working.

The STGCC 2011 exclusive is designed with the Singapore's flag in mind.

It comes with interchangeable eyes. One with the crescent and the other with the star.
Main elements of the Singapore's flag

Now we have Sashimi and Sushi together.

Anyone hungry!

Friday, September 16, 2011

Weekend Toy Shopping

The Takashimaya (Singapore) 15th Crazy Toy Sale is here and there are loads of good deals on toys.
Unfortunately, none of the toys on sale were of interest to me but do drop by as there might be toys that might catch your eye!
However, I managed to get some great discounts on toys for my son.
At least someone is going home happy...LOL

Leon at OpenTheToy has a more detailed review and pictures on the Sale.

Just beside Takashimaya at Scape, Play Imaginative is also having a clearance sale. Up to 90% off!

Even though most of the stuff are old but the discounts are really very attractive. I managed to get some designer toys at very good prices. The sale will end on Monday 19th Sep.

Enjoy the weekend and happy hunting!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

My very own Trexi

Long time ago, I bought a blank Trexi hoping to stamp my own design onto it.
Initially I was excited and bought spray paints, paints and brushes so I could do an "awesome" customised Trexi.
BUT I never got started and this poor blank Trexi remained blank.

Fast forward to last weekend, I again noticed this blank Trexi.
I thought to myself, "What the hell...I have a red marker and I am bored."
So I just started drawing. looks ok...from afar...LOL.

Anyway, I am calling it:
"Seriously Mum, it does not hurt as bad as it looks!"

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Mattel Movie Master Green Lantern Hal Jordan

The Green Lantern is the shared primary alias of several fictional characters and superheroes appearing in comic books published by DC Comics.
Each Green Lantern possesses a power ring and power lantern that gives the user great control over the physical world as long as the wielder has sufficient willpower and strength to wield it. The ring is one of the most powerful weapons in the universe, and can be very dangerous.

With the recent spade of comic superheroes movies churning out of Hollywood, it comes as no surprise that Green Lantern gets his very own movie.

The film stars Ryan Reynolds as Hal Jordan.
I seriously don't fancy this actor.
I don't know...I feel his look is more suited for comical roles. I just can't see him as a superhero.
For the record, I was also against him playing Deadpool in X-Men Origins: Wolverine.

Anyway back to the post.
At the recent STGCC 2011, I managed to get my hands on Mattel's Movie Master Green Lantern Hal Jordan.
It was on discount and I though my display needed more green.
The figure is part of the Collect & Connect theme where each figure from the series comes with a part that can be combined into another figure. This time it is Parallax.

The packaging looks pretty cool and shows off the figure very well.
It is sturdy and the figure will be safe in it.
It also brings out the feel of the movie.
However the packaging is rather wasteful, as there is a lot of unused space.

Nice packaging

The sculpting is decent comparable to most mass market superhero toys.
However this is supposed to be Mattel's collector range and at the original price point, this figure falls short.

The standard of the painting is not as good as the sculpt as it gets sloppy at times.
There's a little slop on Hal especially around the hair line.
Something not acceptable if it is supposed to be marketed as collector range and comes with a hefty price tag.
The good thing is that the painting improves for the costume and the transition between colors on the costume looks well done.

Hal Jordan

Not counting one part of Parallax, this figure is very limited in the accessories department.
He comes with a very ordinary base. Come on Mattel...for that kind of cash, you could at least design a nicer looking base!
Hal too comes with a lantern, which took a bit of effort to get him to hold.
Well...that's about it.

The limited accessories

I only bought this figure because it was on discount and in the spirit of STGCC I was in a toy buying spree.

Hal Jordan as Green Lantern


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