this month, 8 years ago

so… yeah…

if you noticed, I originally made this web-site just as nostalgic/back-up function of my original one that has been in a comatose since March 2011, heheh

now when I reflect a bit…  many… MANY things happened during a 8 years time span… moved to another countries, to another city… meetings so many new peoples and new faces, so many changes in my professional career and side jobs, position at the office, my art-related life, and not to mentioned new series of pop culture related show, comic, etc

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new daily view, it was…

yet one thing never changed, my love for toys…

during the last 8 years, my taste in toys collecting might changes, but just like fashion trends, it tends to be iterative. so tho I have  moved to another countries, meeting new peoples, experienced many new and crazy things, I still collect toys… if anything, my collection just got even worse, lol

welp, now I’ve been thinking to further continue posting blog again, for the sake of olden times… one thing I learned today, it might took me 8 years to feel nostalgic and get that fire burnin’ again for blogging

my other blog and sites will serve according to their original intention, like IG for photography-related while Tumblr as art-related, yet mostly this blog will only includes toys related reviews, gibberish, rants, and slice-of-life posts, anything but still focused on toys!

so please stay tuned guys, I’ll be doing my best to regularly update this blog, just for the fun sake of it… cheers!!

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if you recognize that owl… drop by and we’ll have some drinks!

 

 

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invisible duo

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Stockar
Right: X-Raycers 2007, Left: Race World Earth 2010
Manufacturer: Hotwheels

my most favorite Hotwheel’s original concept, the Stockar!!
well, as you may already noticed, I’m crazy bout glow and transparent stuff, combination of them both is surely an EPIC WIN!!

I first knew that Hotwheel produce some clear colored vehicle just in 2007 from their X Raycers series,
yeah… I’m totally late!! cause they actually already produced several clear version vehicles years before…
but since then, I simply hooked up on this transparent rides, cause what more a man could ask for..? It got great decals, great metallic colored rims, and a detailed GID plastic for the interior in this so called Xraycer series, wicked!!

that’s when I decided to start collecting any clear colored vehicle they produced, including such car as Vandetta, Phastasm, Scion, Paradigm Shift and others that usually released within the so called transparent series…

too bad as the years coming, the 2007 series seems to be the only time when they produced transparent cars with GID plastic as the body… just look at that 2010 series, I’m not saying those other Stockars in transparent series are loosing their charms, no sir-eee… they still looks wicked awesome, as in this 2010 series…
in their latest series, Stockar came with a total invisibility cloak!! just like miss Invisible from Fantastic Four or that jet rode by wonder Woman
transparent body, transparent rims, transparent wheels, transparent interior, transparent window (well duuuh), and a minimalist transparent grey decals, woahohohow… they still got it…

right now I’m on my way hunting for some transparent series of Stockar there is, and already got the yellow (2005) + Track Aces (2007) version, just still looking for the Phantom X Raycers one… never really understand why I just passed that series up back then T_T

I’ll update the family photo of this car later, for the meanwhile, enjoy the glowing Stockar performance from the 2007 X Raycers series

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faster than his shadow

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Lucky Luke
Manufacturer: Plastoy
Origin: Lucky Luke Romic (European Comic)

greatest cowboy known by man, an American hero in the wild west era created by an European artist, ladies and gentleman, I give youuu……..Lucky Luke!!
a character created by Belgium well-known cartoonist, Maurice de Bevere, or better known as Mr. Morris

he created this character, a wondering cowboy hero who always fight for justice (and the girls, ahem) who lived in the wild wild west era, that soon become a global European Comic phenomenon just like Asterix and Obelix…

as a kid, I really enjoyed reading Lucky Luke comics published by the local publisher here, but one time, when my auntie got a business trip to Europe, she brought me the original comic of Lucky Luke, then I just realized that this cowboy is not really originated from US, with all of those French words that I could not understand at all back then X D

the comic itself is soooo classic!! the good guy helping out the sheriff or major to get rid of the baddies from their town, fighting bank robbers, gun dueling at noon, smoking under the blue sky and simply ridding on his trustee companion, Jolly Jumper’s back while walking towards the sunset and singin: “I’m a poor lonesome cowboy, and a long way from home….”
but that’s the beauty of it which I really enjoyed!!

oh, I wished they would produce more figure/toys of the characters from this series… right now I’m still trying to complete the notorious Dalton Bros figure

CBR – an awesome local template

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CBR (ceboru)
Manufacturer: Midz Toyz

this little dude is called as CBR by its creator; – Midz Toy
that’s an abbreviation for “ceboru”, a word that’s crossing between Indonesian word “cebol” (en:midget) with Japanese katakana style

the name’s a little bit confusing perhaps ^^’
there are several other well-known Indonesian urban toy templates, such as Suzuka, Chobits, Bulby and others that sized more than 5 inch tall, almost like those mini Munny from Kidrobot

CBR stand only an inch tall, or at least that’s the size of the prototype figure that Midz and his friend kindly gave to me on last Toy Fair December 2010
it got only one articulation, on the neck, so one could separate it’s head with the body for detailing purpose, not bad…

I love small scaled figures, and prefer smaller template such 2.5 inch blank Qees or 100% blank bearbrick to bigger one… thus this CBR could be the next big thing for me!!

Midz Toy already produced several prototypes, each colored in different one tone version… the most interesting color for me is those clear version!! I know, they are just a clear resin, but still!!
just look at the one that I got, it’s amber colored!! I already fantasizing how to make an interesting custom out of this one…

can’t wait for the future release of CBR Midz!!

Happy New Year 2011

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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’s 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

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Unagiinu
Origin: Baka Tensai Bakabon

my favorite character from Japanese comedy 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 on his signature color >_<

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

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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

gliding terror

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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

Green Goblin is not a super villain who got brains only as his weapon, he also got his 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… with a creepy grin…

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