Friday, 24 May 2019

S.H.Figuarts Pokémon Lucario Figure

Had just watched 'Pokémon Detective Pikachu' last week so why not do a post on Pokémon. Lucario seems like a wolf looking Pokémon that first appeared as a central character in the film Pokémon: Lucario and the Mystery of Mew. Known as the Aura Pokémon, Lucario can sense and manipulate Aura like Ryu in Street Fight using Hadouken, a special kind of energy emitted by all living creatures. Welcome Lucario to join in Bandai's S.H.Figuarts lineup! Lucario stands about 14cm tall, ball joints results in highly posable for cool poses, has an interchangeable face with closed eyes, and comes with effects parts for his aura sphere attack! Good thing the base is included as the figure does really balance itself too well. Thank you Stanley for this figure review.

Monday, 20 May 2019

Uniqlo Street Fighter Tee Guile and more...

The wind of Street Fighter is blowing and I recently got my hands on Street Fighter theme, Guile tee released by Uniqlo. Desmond got this too and there's the link ... Have you gotten yours? I started playing Street Fighter during the era of Street Fighter 2 and it a phenomenon back then. I have a few favourite characters in the game and Guile is certainly one of them... Sonic Boom... Cool that Uniqlo introduced the pixelated print as it brings out that nostalgic feel. What's more to ask when Uniqlo staff pack my tee into this cool Street Fighter designed paper bag. 

Coincidentally, a friend of mine, Jason, also passed me his Play Station 3 - Street Fighter 4 joystick and now I can play the not-so-latest version on my Playstation.. Ops.. I'm still on PS3. Anyway, I would also to thank Primero for giving me the game and Desmond for assisting me get the miniature dog-tag when I first bought the SOTA Guile Figure. 

Thursday, 16 May 2019

DXF Ultraman X Figure

Rather random for Banpresto to release this 16cm ABS Ultraman X figure as prize item (crane game) without any continuation thereafter. It's quantity seems low and it has become pretty rare since 2015 or one would pay a lot more to get their hands on this piece. Ultraman X is 27th entry to the Ultra Series. This Ultraman has a futuristic appearance, possessing a pair of headphone-shaped ears and an "X" shaped Colour Timer on the chest. 

I would say the recent manga Ultraman design resemble a bit to Ultraman X. Ultraman X has some of the coolest gimmick by donning Cyber armour from monster he defeated previously and using different armour depending on the situations. Kind of reminded me of Gridman transformation.  

I particularly like this figure because of its size which towered over those 500 series Ultra spark dolls. It's this period of time when Bandai started doing those small and confusing 500 series which I literally dislike. The figure comes with hexagon pedestal base, nonetheless the figure is able to hold up on its own without the base. 

Monday, 13 May 2019

Funko POP! Overwatch Reinhardt Figure

Markings on the armour

Lion crest on the forearm 

First and foremost, a big thank you to Leon Chuan Long for this Over watch, Reinhardt, stylized POP vinyl from Funko! Figure stands 3 3/4 inches and comes in a window display box. Reinhardt 6" is considerably bigger, feels solid and heavier compared to other regular Funko figure. QC is never Funko's futile as the quality of the actual product often looks different from promo pics such as the paint job can get rather messy and in this stance, the rod of the Rocket Hammer is crooked. Overall though, the figure balances nicely, which is rare for these Funko Pops. His head turns left and right very slightly, mainly obstructed by those shoulder armour pads.

Then again we are glad that Funko manages to obtain as many licences to produce our favourite characters in 3D without having to cost an arm or a leg. Many of which has never been released as figurine. Honestly, I have not play Overwatch under Blizzard but I'm impressed with the high tech medieval appearance of Reinhardt at first sight and he has since in my display with my other knights in armour. Clad in powered armor and swinging his hammer, Reinhardt leads a rocket-propelled charge across the battleground and defends his squadmates with a massive energy barrier. I would consider him as a tanker class.

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