Happy New Year 2011


Happy New Year 2011 everyone!!
Shin en ommedettou minna!! \^0^/
May the year of 2011 would bring promises of brighter tomorrows to our life.

a new year always mean something to me…
it’s time to reflect…
it’s time to set new resolutions…
and try our best to achieve those resolutions, but at least we still got one full year to get it over with huh? X D

back to figure life, lot of my friends already set their figure shopping outlook 2011… although I could be considered as a well planed person, but alas ’till now I never create a yearly figure shopping plan
oh well, let just go with the flow ^^’

anyway, have a new fantastic new year filled with new hope, bless, peace and love guys… AMEN!!
Let’s try our best to make it another great year :)

nature’s wonder


Unagiinu
Origin: Baka Tensai Bakabon

this’ll be my last figure-related gibberish for this year, heheh…

my favorite character from Japanese comdey manga!!
presenting to you, wonder of our mother nature, the weirdest among weird, ladies and gentlemeeen, please welcome UNAGIINU!! \^0^/

in case you never heard bout this character, he is an original and iconic character from Japanese legendary comedy series, Baka Tensai BAKABON!!
hum… let’s see… unagi in English means eel, while inu means dog… so, is this a crossbreed among ‘em both?!?!
undoubtedly!!
this famous crazy character is a crossbreed among those two animal
his father is a dog who walk past a fish shop and met one very attractive female eel, and they decided to get married… crazy huh? well, if you read the manga, this won’t sounds so crazy, cause there are thousands of another crazy concept within that manga!!

enough bout the character background, this figure is actually a sofubi, one that made out of PVC and came without any articulation… more like a designer toy IMO
the detail is quite amazing; that glossy-wet look black color of his skin, his detailed tail, and even if you looked down, he got that “X” mark as his belly button… sooo manga style!! X D

I got mine already re-packaged and sold in Super Position Osaka… so I have no ideas regarding the manufacture, original price and the production year of this unique toy… I would really appreciate if anyone of you can help me with those information ^^
the one thing that I know, he came with various alternate colors… from purple, yellow to even green!! and as usual, the original color is the most expensive one… spent quite lot of money for this little dude >_<

here's another photo of him while he's hanging around the pond

please share any information you got incase you now something more bout this toy, I’m dead curious, especially to see the original packaging and to know more bout the manufacturer

well then, till next year!!

gliding terror

Green Goblin
Marvel Universe 3 3/4 inch action figure
Manufacturer: Hasbro
Origin: Marvel Universe

Norman Osborn, one high-tech gadget industrialist who got double personalities: as a businessman and as a crazy psychopath who dressed up in Halloween costume and terrorize the city with pumpkin… yeah right, pumpkin people… but this is no ordinary pumpkin, it’s filled with stuffing…of explosion!!

he’s one of my fav super villains in Marvel comic, and I consider him to be the true arch enemy of Spiderman
if Batman got Joker, Superman got Lex Luthor, surely this one is the true enemy of good ol’ Peter Parker

Green Goblin is not a super villain who got brains only as his weapon, he also got a glider ;p
well yeah, you need a glider to catch up with that swinging spider right…?

anyway, this 3 inch version of the villain is one of the best built character among Hasbro’s 3 inch super heroes!!

what makes this figure great? the costume is comic accurate, the glider is wide and cool enough, the facial expression that just right, and the best one of all IMO is the finishing color… his goblin’s skin/scale colored in a great metallic green, the best one compare to other Green Goblin figures in my collection!! the price is also right, I got mine loose for 20 Sing Dollar with two other main characters, which were Spidey and modern armor Ironman, not baaaad..

then what’s the downer?? okay, the biggest one that I found is that pumpkin!! it looks nothin like a pumpkin!! more like one big ugly onion… aaw c’mon, pumpkin should looks bigger, or at least wider than that!! not like that tall, yellow and thin smiling onion

maybe Hasbro could add one more very interesting yet simple accessories, a transparent display stand base to hold up the glider for a flying effect, so this figure would actually be more PERFECT for everyone ;)

Merry Xmas 2010


Rei Ayanami
Christmas Eve Party Mini Display Figure
Manufacture: Sega Prize
Origin: Neon Genesis Evangelion

Merry Xmas guys!!
may this Xmas be filled with love, peace and joy for everyone ^^

hey look!! there’s Santa on the roof, and it’s not just the ordinary Santa, it’s a gloomy blue-haired one… and thanks God she came without beard X D

here’s another ultra cute version of Rei, she’s dressed-up in order to warm up this chilly season, by becoming the world’s cutest Santa, heheh…

this figure ornament is not so great compared to the other characters within this line that got a lot more colors and tiny details, but hey, the finishing color is just so good!! almost PVC like!! you know, that flat finish effect?
I really love her armless Santa suit, so sexy… paired up with those boots and gloves… the most interesting details of this figure IMO is her facial expression, she looks surprised while trying to get that toys sack down the chimney

not bad for a 2 inches figure that you could get for 800yen ($8) huh…?

there are three other characters in this “Christmas Eve Party Mini Display Figure” line produced by Sega, which are: Asuka, Misato and Hikari, one of the most unseen character X D

anyway, enjoy your holiday guys!!

Santa and the Snowman


LEGO Holiday Seasonal Set #10068 Santa Claus (Bagged)
LEGO Holiday Seasonal Set #10079 Snowman (Bagged)
Manufacturer: Lego

let’s start bringing the holidays spirit into this site!!
Xmas and New Year are just weeks away, and what good is Xmas without SANTA!! yay!!

here’s Santa, in Lego Basic shapes… accompanied by (or maybe making) a Snowman as his companion!!
these two basic sets actually a Seasonal special bagged sets from Lego, there are others Xmas themed basic sets, such as the Christmas Tree (Set #10069) and Rudolph the Reindeer (Set #10070)

hey look!! Santa’s holding a bag in his right hand, let’s hope that his bag is filled with toys for all of us, who already being extra nice this whole years ;) this is a nice ornament addition for the 10068 Santa set, and also Santa looks even more friendly with his left hand waving to us!!

while for the 10079 Snowman, they added a leaf rake for Frosty to hold up, so it looks differ from the other Snowman basic set, the one with the shorter hat

hope something special happens to you, for this is the Christmas Eve!!
HO HO HOO…..

Hoth invasion


Snowtrooper McQuarrie’s concept
3 inch Action Figure
Manufacturer: Hasbro
Origin: Star Wars concept

Star Wars…oh c’mon… who doesn’t now bout this legend, so I just skipped the short review regarding this epic series ‘kay ;P
but I just can’t be that easy going >_<

um, Star Wars is a legendary space tales created by George Lucas, which already become a legendary icon of the world’s modern sci-fi culture, especially as a remarkable icon of American pop culture

the saga started from 1977 and already got a total of 7 episodes up on the silver screen, those 6 original episodes plus one animated version

I’m a fans, but not a big fans
have you seen those hardcore Star Wars fanatic fans?!? it just make me saying “I’m not worthyyyyy” ^^’

still, I really love the Star Wars action figure merchandise, it got it’s own epic tale… from those notorious 3 inch collectibles action figure to the light saber FX line, all of those merchandise could convert an ignorant into a true fans X D

there are thousands of thousand Star Wars merchandise out there…
I only collect some specific line of toys, usually the 3 inch action figure and the 12 inch… plus, I’m only collecting the guys in white, guys in black, guys in red and guys in blue, if you catch my drift…

within the 3 inch action figure line, there is a special series that I really worship, which is Mc Quarrie’s conceptual art series!!
who is Ralph Mc Quarrie’s?? he’s the original conceptual arts creators for Star Wars, plus some other sci fi legend series like Battlestar Galactica, Back to the Future, Star Trek, ET, Jurassic Park and much more!! he’s the man, that fantasy artist legend…

and these is how Snowtroopers should looks like according to Quarrie’s original concept,I really love the design…
Hasbro also doing a superb work with these guys!!
even though they only come with only one accessories (which is a long riffle) and standard 3 inch toy’s articulation, but the details on all over the armor and backpack could really pay off those flaws!! they still looks in all white snow suits, but the weathering job is awesome!! the weathering give a post battle effect, with realistic mud spots all over our white guys… even you could remove their hood from their neck and see the details of the suit’s breathing system… ultra nice, a must have figure for any Star Wars fans
maybe the only major thing that bugging me is the fact that the long riffle could not really positioned well in their arms… it’s just to long for them to hold, thus we have to bend the riffle a little for some pose

I’ll review the other toys within Mc Quarrie’s concept line later, some of them are true gem… such as the Stormtrooper and Lord Vader himself!!

in that photo, I tried to make a scene where the Snowies successfully breached the rebel’s quarters in Hoth with real ice as the base for the photo
surrender you REBEL SCUM!!

another CRAZY year end-2010

really sorry for the late update guys, it’s been another SUPER BUSY year end at the office… not really sure why, but every year end is an ultra busy month for a full time researcher like me

I know,I know…year end is the end of company’s fiscal year, thus we need to complete all tasks or projects within that year… BUT!! I always manage to finish mine before December for most of the time… still, new jobs just keep comin’ even thought it’s supposed to end

oh well, better just keep movin on…
to tell the truth, I actually LOVE working… but then,as my girl always told me, some part of my personal life became abandoned, heheh… and my internet social life is no exception, already abandoned this site for like a month!!

really sorry, I’ll try to keep up again starting today guys!!
oh yeah, Xmas is coming!! I’ll post some winter and Xmas related stuff then…

this year’s December is one of the coldest one… that blizzard in Europe in the beginning of the month, it’s snowing in the middle of summer in Australia right now, and even my office here in Jakarta got some technical trouble with the air conditioner, thus making us freeze these weeks :(
hahah, enough for the two cents, here comes the figure again!!

silver wolf

Loki / Gaosilver
Ultimate Solid The Dark Heroes 1 – Gashapon
Manufacturer: Bandai
Origin: Super Sentai Gaoranger

you must be strong, fierce and cool looking to be the bad guys…

when Bandai announce that they will release the Dark Heroes characters of their Ultimate Solid line, I jumped of excitement *literary X D

I bet almost all of tokusatsu fans out there must be wishing for a special line dedicated for their bad idols, and here it is

the first line up included Hakkaider, Kamen Rider Ouja, Shadowmoon, Dark Knight and the Gaosilver himself in his wolf form, LOKI!! almost all of the tokusatsu world’s baddies you would wish for, niceeee….

I’ll review the other character later, but right now, here comes Loki!! to tel the truth, I’m not really familiar with this character, but this gashapon design itself really stood up among the other baddies… his terrifying crescent weapon, his bluish black armor plate, his smile and glare… all of those components really announced his identity as the bad guy!!

I really love the design, even beating my fanaticism of Shadowmoon in this first line up… in my opinion, Loki got the best design + pose among the other baddies in this first line up *bravo for making my Shadowmoon looks less charismatic for the guys who sculpted him -_-’

anyway, this wolf form of Gaosilver makes his appearance in the special movie of Gaoranger, watch to movie to love him even more ;)

clear Venom


Venom Paperweight
Clear version SDCC exclusive 2007
Manufacturer: Monogram International Inc.
Origin: Marvel Comics

who doesn’t know Venom…
he’s one of the most famous rival of Spiderman as well as one of the most famous villain in Marvel Universe

originally created by Todd Mc Farlane’s himself, this gooey symbiote already assimilate with the hearts of thousand fans, heheh
one of the most notorious character in Marvel series, but not so evil either, cause sometimes he still try to help people and even fight side by side with Spidey

the most famous host for this symbiote was Eddie Brock, a reporter in Peter Parker’s non superhero daily life, whose live was ruined by “incidentally” by Spiderman, causing his deep hatred to Spiderman over the time being

move on to the figure, or should I say: bust
this bust is the SDCC exclusive paperweight version of Venom created by Monogram, an American company which famous for their novelties gift and products
they already produced several Marvel iconic characters in bust and even full body statue version as paperweights

I missed my first chance to get him on the shelf, sigh…. but later, my girl found another one in her trip to Spore, thanks a lot hun ^^

okay, the thing about this bust is, it looked more like an unpainted or even unfinished version of the original bust, but I still love clear or transparent figure, meh, maybe it’s just me
can’t really complain regarding the details and pose, it’s fair enough… the only thing that annoy me is the head, kinda overly oval shaped IMO
but please keep in mind that this paperweight bust only cost roughly bellow 18 bucks, while the normal price for a bust is around 50 USD to infinity, heheh

so I’ll say, the Paperweight busts line produced by Monogram is a rather nice choice for anyone to start their bust collection, check out the cool looking Captain America and Wolverine in this exact series

note: I scheduled this entry for 25 November 2011 by mistake, so I just back dated this entry
now that’s a really loooong time planning huh ^^’

third ultimate moeness!!!



Sachiel XX nano!
Manufacturer: Wave Corporation
Origin: Neon Genesis Evangelion

the third epic cuteness!! Sachiel in nano form X 3

okay, okay, I got a lot of explaining to do…

first of all, this is one of the angel or enemy within Neon Genesis Evangelion series, one of the most notable because this angel is the first ever angel fighting the EV 01 piloted by Shinji in the series…
so, if got hooked up by the battle scene within Evangelion, I bet you got the great first impression from this battle scene!!

the real fact is,
Sachiel in the angelology is an Archangel with the task of “covering the God” and usually associated with the zodiac of Sagittarius

okay, so what happen with this one? why Sachiel looks so cute instead of a bony huge brownish giant with two faces like in the anime/manga series?

back in 2006, Wave corporation collaborate with Yoshizaki Mine, creator of Keroro Gunso created a line of female anthropomorphized / humanoid version of several angels within the Neon Genesis Evangelion series, called teh EVA XX… the ultra cuteness is a sudden kill for me, I bought several angels in an instant…

then, they collaborated once more in order to develop something even diabolical cute by creating a moefication of that EVA XX line, which is this EVA XX nano! line

I’ll review the real form of Sachiel and his EVA XX form later kay…
for now, let’s enjoy the cuteness instead