Always find Nissin Boy very adorable but this iconic mascot has very few figurines made till today. Totally understand that Nissin is an instant noodle company and not toy manufacturer, LOL! This time a limited Nissin Boy Noodle Stopper came free in a bundle pack sold in Hong Kong. He has finally arrived to cover cup noodle lid after I got it from eBay. I always have a soft spot for mascot. The boy dressed in traditional ramen maker with rosy cheeks!
Friday, 16 July 2021
The Gundam in shining armor is here... You have seen it in SD Knight Gundam game and short anime series. Moving on, Bandai had made this character into a more proportional (Real Type) version as their Metal Robot (The Robot Spirits) toy line, similarly to a pre-painted 1/144 scale model kit.
I have previously posted various Gundam Knight figurines by Banpresto but theylack the articulation and die-cast like this. Still, I didn't get this release as I wish it is bigger. I am hoping for at least in 1/100 scale instead. It would be perfect if Bandai introduced it in their 'Metal Build' toy line. You heard me Bandai...
Anyway, it is just my personal opinion and liking because I am very fond my 'Real Type Cloth Knight Gundam' and one of that scale with today's toy technology would definitely add to my wish list. Last but not least I would like to thank my friend, Stanley, for lending this toy to me for photography and this simple review. Cheers : )
Friday, 9 July 2021
Negora is back to terrorised the city! What an adorable monster with the attributes of a fox with two tails with spikes on the back like Godzilla. Anyway, Negora is designed by an artist known as Konatsu who is currently based in Tokyo, Japan. The version that I'm having is a scaled down version on the figure to the size of a capsule toy aka gashapon in Japanese. VAG is the abbreviation of Vinyl Artist Gashapon. There are limitless designs of Negora and mine is the colour way of Kamen Rider V3. This is for all the Tokusatsu peeps out there!
Friday, 2 July 2021
At first I thought JADA is better making die-cast toy but this 6" Hulkbuster changed my opinion. This toy is love at first sight and it has a hefty weight! Yes, we talking about 100% die-cast. How cool is it! The amount of die-cast probably affected the articulation but not the play factor. The set came with a 2" Iron Man that fit perfectly into Hulkbuster when I opened the helmet. The paint works are superior! Relive the action of the Avengers with Iron man's most iconic armor, Hulk Buster!
Friday, 25 June 2021
When I say, 'HALO', I'm not referring to the Master Chief from the game but this Hot Toys Paratrooper. HALO apparently meant High Altitude Low Opening for those into parachute. An earlier released by hot Toys before they went super detailed face sculpt. I kind of more inclined to this type of vinyl figure for its simplicity and yet carrying that designer toy vides. A stylish touch to the generation 2 camouflage pattern. The mask is an option and the rifle is removal. A rare figure that stands proud. The figure was also introduced in blue and grey colour variants as well.
Friday, 18 June 2021
Mechagodzilla had invaded my collection!Here's a soft vinyl figure of Mechagodzilla from the movie 'Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla (1974)'. In the original film, Mechagodzilla was constructed by the Black Hole Planet 3 Aliens, and was disguised as the actual Godzilla. Bandai released, standing 6.5" with basic limbs swivel.
Friday, 11 June 2021
The Adventures of Tintin has a long history especially for those familiar to many comic fans into mysteries and crime busting. Visited TinTin Shop recently and had taken a few pics only to realise that photography not allowed inside. Wish I could take more pics of owner’s collection… Lots of TinTin merchandises and memorabilia available too. Best to come visit yourself. It's located at Chinatown Heritage Centre, 28 Pagoda St, Singapore 059188