Sunday, August 13, 2017

Star Wars The Black Series: Ben [Obi-Wan] Kenobi

Obi Wan Kenobi Black Series Figure
One of the most important characters in the Star Wars saga has finally made it's way in the Black Series collection-Obi Wan or old Ben Kenobi. Before we go further, there are already 3 variants of this figure which are the SDCC Exclusive, the 40th Anniversary and the black and red boxed figure #32.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Star Wars The Black Series: AT-AT Pilot

at-at driver pilot black series
Even though this review should have been published months ago, the AT-AT pilot/driver is still a very nice figure to have in your 6" Black Series collection. He is one of the most iconic characters in the Empire Strikes Back movie that's why you can find him here again in my blog where I got the chance to review the AT-AT Driver ArtFX Kotobukiya statue.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Celebrate Your Kid's Birthday At Max's Restaurant

Max's Restaurant Birthday Party

Recently we were invited to Chickie Boy's birthday party at Max's Restaurant, Scout Tuason branch. Chickie Boy is Max's very own mascot and I have no idea yet how old is he now. Well Max's Restaurant has been in the business since 1945 so we can assume that Chickie Boy just turned 72 years old. Hmmm... I maybe wrong because he's just a boy.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Elvis Presley Figure From '68 Comeback Special by Enterbay & Kotobukiya

enterbay kotobukiya artfx elvis presley review

One of my best childhood memories is a family video of me doing an Elvis Presley impersonation wearing a black leather jacket with a guitar while lip-syncing a song from his concert. I'm still a huge Elvis fan and a week won't pass without listening to his music.

Now that I am starting to shift on sixth scale toy figures, of course looking for an Elvis Presley figure is on my list. I don't own too much memorabilia of the King of Rock and Roll but having the closest representation of him is enough for me to look at everyday while listening to his timeless songs.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Hot Toys Rogue One: Darth Vader Figure Review (MMS388)

darth vader hot toys rogue one
Text art credits to Urbinator17 (Deviant Art)
Whenever I go to toy conventions, I always admire the awesome displays of 1/6 scale figures at the collector's toy gallery. Every time I see my favorite Hot Toys characters, I usually ask myself "Would I have one of those someday?"

Hot Toys and Sideshow are known for making ultimate action figures in 1/6 scale which are sculpted close-to-actual character with great articulation, accessories including changeable head and hand poses. If you are into toy photography, having these bad ass figures will give you many poses and great close-up photos even in the smallest detail.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

A Toy Hunting Adventure in Hong Kong

toy shopping hong kong

One of the typical characteristics of a toy collector is to find pleasure in discovering new and rare toy items in every place possible. When an opportunity strikes to go out of the country, we never fail to put in the travel itinerary to visit toy stores in the area.

Because of that, I want to share with you some of the toy stores I have visited in Hong Kong. Actually we were there for 2 days and toy hunting was just 3rd on the list. If you're just into casual toy shopping with no particular item in mind, a single day allotted is enough and that is if you already know how to get there.

Monday, December 26, 2016

A Christmas Treat For The Family: The Le Grand Cirque

Le Grand Cirque Araneta Coliseum

Every holiday season, we always check the show schedules of Smart Araneta Coliseum for upcoming family treats. Since my growing up years, Araneta Coliseum (the name I was used to) has brought many precious memories of my childhood like the Holiday on Ice and Yabadabadoo.

Now that I'm a father of two kids, I want to share with them the same fun I had every time the holiday season is coming.

On December 24, 2016, my family together with my father, sister-in-law and niece got the chance to watch the first-ever “Le Grand Cirque” at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. Even it's the traditional "Noche Buena" in the evening where every Filipino are busy preparing for the celebration, the traffic on the way to Cubao was moderate.