Whatever's cool with me...

Whatever's cool with me...

Friday, August 27, 2010

YES!!!! Thank you Hot Toys!!!!

First of all, let me give a shout out to Asrul and Shaun for the heads up. Finally them execs at Hot Toys decided to listen to us fans by giving us a teaser poster for the highly anticipated Christopher Reeve Superman! How cool is that? Wow, God knows how long I've been waiting for this. For the record I missed the chance to snag the 2-in-1 Brandon Routh ver. a couple of years back but deep in my heart I was always hopeful that one day HT's gonna do the 'definitive' Supes...and they didn't disappoint! Phew, after so many false alarms (the latest one being Bruce Lee!), it's a relief to see Mr Reeve coming to us this winter (err...that's sometime towards end of the year for us non-four seasoned countries). I can't stress enough how the original Supes movies greatly influence me when I was a kid (heck, am watching Superman II now while typing this entry...LOL!). Just imagine, when HT gets the license for the 2nd movie, we'd get General Zod and gang too.....*DROOL*

In today's frail economy, one must certainly be forced to choose to purchase only the essentials to stay within the constraints of one's budget. I can tell ya', for the rest of 2010, it's just gonna be food for the family AND definitely THIS figure!

We're finally getting him (albeit a 1/6th permutation that is!) on our shelves soon. This is by far the most important 1/6th collectible of a Supes' fan collection aka the pinnacle of one's devotion to the classic movie.....man, the wait's killin' me!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Eaglemoss' Superhero Collection #1: Batman!!!

Thanks to blogger buddy cowboy75, I now know that the 'now-affordable' Eaglemoss Superhero Collection (DC characters) comic & figure pack is now available at most retailers and bookstores around KL. If any of you could recall properly, this is NOT something new as these had seen the light of day sometime early last year as most of the specialty toy stores in town had them on sale albeit at RM60 each! Well, for those not in the know, guess what? Issue #1 (Batman) is now just RM19.90 (approx USD6)! Issue #2 and beyond would cost us RM29.90, which is STILL a far cry than the original price of RM60 slapped on them last year.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Return of The Jedi's Original Opening Scene On Blu-ray!

WOW!!!!!! What can I say? Didn't even know this scene existed let alone survive the gruelling editing way back in '83. Through a series of pictures posted on www.yakface.com, we geeks get to see the original opening scene intended for ROTJ where Luke is building his lightsaber somewhere in a cave on Tatooine with R2-D2 and C-3PO looking on. This was aired during the Celebration V event in Florida yesterday in conjunction with the announcement to release ALL 6 Star Wars film onto the blu-ray in Fall 2011! I'd say it's time for you to finally buy that blu-ray player/PS:3 peeps!

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Who ya' gonna call? Why, the Ghostbusters of course!

Well, this might be old news to some but recently I was able to complete the line-up of my movie Ghostbusters figures! Peter Venkman was the last member of the quartet to be produced by matty and he was finally released in June '10. Months before, fans were clamouring for Mattel to reassure them that Pete will eventually see the light of day. Rumours had it that Mattel might cancel off the line prematurely due to poor response towards the earlier figures. Ridiculous if you ask me....all of them sold out within a few days so what's not 'feasible' about the line? Anyway, here are some shots of the guys together (at long last!) together with an 'old acquaintance' from the first movie!

Monday, August 9, 2010

19 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Star Wars...

Friday, August 6, 2010

A MUST-HAVE Star Wars toy!

Nope, I'm not getting my AT-AT yet. That's gonna have to wait for another couple of weeks or so. Not too concerned either as there is currently an abundance of stock in the market right now. One TRU was even having 12 units on display last I checked a couple of days ago. Can you guess what I have in hand right now? ****drumroll!!!****.............

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

(Unexpected) Marvel Universe haul!

L-R: Iron Patriot, Iron Spider Man & Winter Soldier

Now here's something really unexpected! Amidst all the Star Wars frenzy, my buddy the_ridz stumbled upon the new Marvel Universe wave at one of the retail stores in KL. This time, Hasbro got it right by packing more of the essential figures into one case (haha...no more running around to get that ONE-PER-CASE figure...hooray!) so technically he managed to get the above figures in 'twos' in one go....one of each for the both of us! The other figures released in the same case were Wrecker, Skrull Soldier and a very 'fugly' Mary Jane Watson...easy pass if ya' ask me! So far I've never seen any of these figures being sold at any other retail stores as of yet. This can only mean that....we've beaten them scalpers to these hard-to-get figures!!!! Hell yea!!!!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

A quick look on Hasbro's new Snowpeeder!

It has been ages of anticipation and decades of waiting and we've finally got a Snowpeeder that is truely in scale with the 3.75" figures. Of course I won't even try to compare these to the new Big AT-AT....everybody knows that it is technically impossible to do a 3.75" scale AT-AT! Anyway, the Snowspeeder looks excellent compared to its past versions. Those were touted as being too big for the 3.75" figures so I guess this new one is exactly the size the fans wanted it to be.....