Saturday, September 13, 2014

STGCC 2014: Hot Toys Iron Man Bones, Peacemaker, Python



A close up look at Hot Toys new Iron Man Bones, Peacemaker and Python collectible figures that were on show at Singapore Toy Game Comic Convention 2014 (STGCC 2014).

The 1/6th scale Bones (Mark XLI) Collectible Figure has a finely crafted structure, black and gold colored armor, LED light-up functions and accessories. It has specially designed magnetic components which allow it to be split into multiple parts and re-attach back together at will.

The 1/6th scale Peacemaker (Mark XXXVI) Collectible Figure features special metallic orange, dark grey and silver painting with distress effect on armor, LED light-up functions, and figure base.

The 1/6th scale Python (Mark XX) Collectible Figure, the Long Distance suit from the Iron Legion, features specially painted black and gold colored armor, LED light-up functions, interchangeable parts, and figure stand with flexible pillar for dynamic posing.

Hot Toys also featured their new Iron Man 3: 1/6th scale Collectible Bust Series and their 1/6th scale Iron Man Mark III (Construction Version) Collectible.

STGCC 2014: Imaginarium Art Iron Man Statues & Helmets



Imaginarium Art present their 1:2 scale Iron Man Mark 42, Iron Patriot and Iron Man Mark 17 Heartbreaker statues including their 1:2 Iron Man helmets and Iron Man Starboost and Iron Patriot 1:2 scale busts at Singapore Toy Game Comic Convention 2014 (STGCC 2014).

STGCC 2014: Enterbay NBA Collection



Enterbay NBA collection at Singapore Toy Game Comic Convention 2014 (STGCC 2014).  Each figure has a museum-like representation of the NBA star with authentic likeness, one smiling head sculpt and one regular (iconic) facial expression including. The head sculpts are hand-painted with newly developed "multi layer" paint application.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

STGCC 2014: Hot Toys G1 Optimus Prime (Starscream version)



Spotted at STGCC 2014, is this Hot Toys Optimus Prime (Starscream Version) Collectible Figure from the classic and highly popular THE TRANSFORMERS GENERATION 1.

The Optimus Prime (Starscream Version) collectible figure stands approximately 30cm tall featuring a highly detailed mechanical structure and remarkable painting applications with distress effect, a pair of Starscream’s wings, weapons, and a rocky ground diorama base with Autobots’ logo.

STGCC 2014: Hot Toys Guardians of the Galaxy



Hot Toys 1/6th scale Collectible Figures of the Guardians of the Galaxy at Singapore Toy Game Comic Convention 2014 (STGCC 2014).

The movie-accurate Star-Lord collectible figure is specially crafted based on the image of Chris Pratt as Star-Lord in the movie, featuring the newly developed head sculpt, an interchangeable LED light-up masked head sculpt, highly detailed costume, weapons and accessories.

The movie-accurate Rocket Collectible Figure is specially crafted based on his unique physique in the film. It features a finely sculpted head and body, specially tailored costume, weapon, and specially designed figure stand.

The movie-accurate Groot Collectible Figure features highly detailed head and body with amazing paint application to reflect his distinctive appearance, and a specially designed figure stand.

The movie-accurate Gamora collectible figure is specially crafted based on the image of Zoe Saldana as Gamora in the movie, featuring the newly developed head sculpt, highly detailed costume, weapons and accessories.

The movie-accurate Drax collectible figure is specially crafted based on the image of Dave Batista as Drax in the movie, featuring the newly developed head sculpt, weapons and accessories.

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

STGCC 2014: The Iron Giant Cosplay



Visitors to Singapore Toy Game and Comic Convention (STGCC 2014) were treated to an awesome Iron Giant cosplay by Orvis Evans. The costume took more than 6 months to make and was made using PVC pipes, plastic, foam and even parts from a toilet!

STGCC 2014: Hot Toys Avengers vs Chitauri Diorama



1/6th scale diorama collectible titled "Avengers Fight Off Chitauri Invasion" by Hot Toys at Singapore Toy Game and Comic Convention (STGCC 2014) inspired by the battle scene in the movie The Avengers.

STGCC 2014: Hot Toys Back To The Future Marty & DeLorean Time Machine



At the Singapore Toy Game Comic Convention (STGCC 2014), Hot Toys show off their 1/6th scale Collectible Figure of Back To The Future’s main character – Marty McFly!

The movie-accurate Marty McFly collectible figure is specially crafted based on the image of Michael J. Fox as Marty McFly in the movie, featuring the newly developed head sculpt, highly detailed costume and a number of accessories.

Together with Marty, is this movie-accurate DeLorean Time Machine collectible vehicle. It is very detailed and specially crafted based on the film, featuring a meticulously crafted exterior with cable wires across body, detailed structure of the time machine engine deck and cabin, functional gull-wing doors, and a number of LED light-up functions on the exterior and interior.

Singapore Toy, Game & Comic Convention 2014



Singapore Toy, Game & Comic Convention (STGCC 2014) is back once again! R3LOAD Network brings you highlights of the biggest pop culture event in Singapore with all the new and cool toys, games, comics, anime, manga, collectibles and the wonderful cosplayers!



I had so much fun covering this year's STGCC for R3LOAD Network and I'm looking forward to a better STGCC next year! The Hot Toys booth is always my favourite and of course, the cosplayers this year are fantastic. There were really some awesome cosplay designs. The Iron Giant is one and it is a crowd favourite and you can see why.

Fantasia By Escriba: Inside the Magical Chocolate World



Inside the world’s first ever confectionery extravaganza, Fantasìa by Escribà. Conceptualised in Barcelona, it made its worldwide debut last month in Singapore and it was held at Marina Bay Sands.

Fantasia by Escribà combines the spectacle of live theatrical production with well over 30 confection masterpieces of varying shapes and sizes. Internationally-acclaimed pastry chef Christian Escriba, from family-owned pastry boutique Pasteleria Escriba in Barcelona, teamed up with Brazilian pastry chef Patricia Schmidt, Barcelonian theatre group Comediants' Artistic Director Joan Font I Pujol, and Escriba Asia's co-founder Paul Wakefield to bring Fantasia.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Singapore's Anti World Cup Betting Ad has a new ending after Germany win!


Singapore National Council on Problem Gambling's anti-gambling advertisement (the original ad shows a troubled boy whose savings were used by his father to bet on Germany) now has a new ending after Germany's stunning 7-1 win over Brazil in the 2014 World Cup Semi-Final! This is a parody.

Friday, July 04, 2014

How to have a Paintball Battle with a Toughbook



All you need are some balloons and a Toughbook. Shooter Objective: To shoot as many balloons as you can. Defender Objective: To protect as many balloons as you can with the Toughbook. Then switch places. Enjoy your Paintball Battle with a Toughbook!

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Giant Optimus Prime guards Hong Kong's Victoria Harbour



A 20-foot-tall Optimus Prime statue stands at the Cultural Centre in Tsim Sha Tsui during the world premier of Transformers: Age of Extinction. The giant robot Optimus Prime arrived in the city and was placed in front of the world-known Victoria Harbour to mark the debut of the new Transformers movie.

What's Spider-Man doing at Maxwell Food Centre?



Spider-Man drinking coconut and buying Yong Tau Foo at Singapore's Maxwell Food Centre.

Transformers 4 Cars In Action: New Bumblebee, New Optimus and More!



The flashy new cars featured in Transformers 4 Age Of Extinction! Optimus Prime transforms into a rusty Marmon 97 semi truck and later, a blue and red Western Star 4900 Phantom Custom semi-trailer. Bumblebee transforms into a modified 1967 Camaro and later, a 2014 Chevrolet Camaro concept car. Hound transforms into an Oshkosh Defense Medium Tactical Vehicle. Crosshairs transforms into a green 2014 Chevrolet Corvette C7 Stingray. Drift transforms into a black and blue 2013 Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse. Lockdown transforms into a grey 2013 Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 Coupe. Galvatron transforms into into a black and grey 2014 Freightliner Argosy cab over trailer. Stinger transforms into a red and black 2013 Pagani Huayra.

Friday, June 27, 2014

A Guide to the Transformers and Dinobots in Transformers 4 Age Of Extinction



Can't tell who is who in Transformers Age Of Extinction? Here's a guide to the Transformers in their robot and car/alt modes in the new Transformers film. Now complete with character bios! Do note that the Dinobots in the film are not as colourful as the ones depicted in the video above. The toy version of the Dinobots have been given colourful paint jobs for the sole purpose of attracting kids to buy the toys.

Transformers Age Of Extinction Behind The Scenes Special and the World Premiere in Hong Kong



Before you catch the new Transformers film on the big screen, watch this Behind The Scenes Special of Transformers Age Of Extinction. Join director Michael Bay, producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura, actor Mark Wahlberg and his co-stars in this R3LOAD Network's Transformers Age of Extinction Behind The Scenes Special. Transformers Age of Extinction is the fourth installment in the Transformers live action film series.





Starring Mark Wahlberg in the lead role, it is a sequel to Transformers: Dark of the Moon and takes place four years after the invasion of Chicago. Transformers Age of Extinction also features for the very first time, the Dinobots!



And here's director Michael Bay, actor Mark Walkberg and the cast and crew of the latest Transformers film at the worldwide premiere screening of Transformers: Age of Extinction in Hong Kong. The film was partly shot in the city and in mainland China.





Watch both these specials on R3LOAD Network: Transformers Age Of Extinction Behind The Scenes and Transformers Age Of Extinction World Premiere.

Friday, May 23, 2014

Optimus Prime and Bumblebee Transformers Age of Extinction Cosplay



Transformers Age of Extinction Optimus Prime and Bumblebee walking suits greeted fans at the Hasbro Singapore Transformers Toy Madness @ 2200 event where they launched the new toys from the Transformers Age of Extinction movie. Nice detail in the suits and even the eyes glow but unfortunately the suits cannot transform.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Gold Transformers Age of Extinction Optimus Prime



Here's a closer look at the Gold-Chrome Transformers 4 Optimus Prime Leader (with display case) which is limited to Toys R Us Star Card members only. The figure was launched together with other new Transformers toys at the Hasbro Transformers Age Of Extinction Toy Madness @ 2200 event held in Singapore.

Transformers Age of Extinction Toy Launch in Singapore





More than 1000 fans showed up at Hasbro's Transformers Age of Extinction Toy Madness @ 2200 event at Toys R Us at Forum The Shopping Mall, Singapore to be the first to own the toys from the new Transformers movie.





The top spender of the night walked away with a Gold-Chrome Transformers 4 Optimus Prime Leader (with display case) which is limited to Toys R Us Star Card members only.





Fans also put their skills to the test in a race against fellow fans to convert Transformers figurines and have their photos taken with their favourite Transformers characters. Casts from local movie Ah Boys To Men were also there to interact with the fans.

Watch the Transformers Age of Extinction Toy Launch video!

Thursday, May 15, 2014

New Transformers Age of Extinction theatrical trailer reveals fire breathing Grimlock



New theatrical trailer for Transformers Age of Extinction is out. "This is not war. It's human extinction," says Optimus Prime in the trailer. But my favourite line is when Optimus says they need a new army and out comes Grimlock! Not sure if I've ever seen a fire breathing T-Rex but hey this is a Michael Bay film so what the heck! I can't wait for Transformers Age of Extinction! Screen captures here.

Thursday, May 01, 2014

Scandal's DP reveals how they shot the show

I love Scandal and I can't wait for the new season. Oliver Bokelberg has been shooting the show on the Arri Alexa camera. Over the at Arri website, you can read about how Oliver and his team do their work: "Bokelberg plays with subjective and objective camera placement. Using two and sometimes three cameras has prompted the filmmakers to move beyond standard coverage. In keeping with the secretive subject matter, watching the show often feels like peering in on a conversation from another room."

Autoblow 2 is a realistic robotic blowjob simulator for men

The Autoblow 2 is a powerfully realistic electronic male pleasure machine. According to its maker, the Autoblow 2 is the fix for everything wrong with the current generation of sex toys for men, especially other stroking type machines. It plugs into a wall outlet and is relatively hands-free. I'm requesting one for a review :op

Star Wars X-Wing Lighting made from bike parts

Benjamin Rice made this cool X-Wing light fitting from bicycle parts. He writes: "We developed a Starwars x wing light fitting made entirely from Raleigh Grifters for the Spin London event in March 2014. I was responsible for taking the initial design concept and building a 3D Model of it and providing some Photorealistic Pre visualizations of the product."

How To Train Your Dragon Cake is too good to be eaten

This award winning How To Train Your Dragon Cake by Richard’s Cakes features amazing edible figures of Toothless and Huccup and other characters from the animated film such as Astrid Hofferson, Fishlegs, a Gronkle dragon, Ruffnut, Tuffnut, Barf and Belch the Hideous Zippleback dragon.

Studio Ghibli characters in 8-bit glory

Richard Evan's on his 8-bit Ghibli: "To celebrate the release of 'The Wind Rises', said to be the last animated feature from legendary director Hayao Miyazaki, I wanted to pay tribute to the amazing work of Studio Ghibli by re-creating some of their most beloved characters in pixel art."

GTA 4 mod lets you play the game as Elsa or Anna of Frozen

Fans of Frozen can now play Grand Theft Auto 4 as Elsa or Princess Anna. Download the Anna mod and Elsa mod. Video of game play with Elsa here. Damn, she can kick some ass! Or if you prefer Elsa doing some break dancing with the cops of GTA 4, enjoy this.

Significant moments in football matches deconstructed in print

Rinks Print Shop has deconstructed various significant moments in historic football matches in giclee prints that you can on the wall. Moments such as this one when Ole Gunnar Solskjaer scored against Bayern Munich in the Champions League Final.

Star Wars R2-D2 Measuring Cup Set

For those of you who love baking and Star Wars, here's a set of measuring cups that look like R2-D2 built from 4 measuring cups with the following sizes: 1/4, 1/3, 1/2, and 1 cup. Comes with 4 detachable utility arms turn into nested measuring spoons. I reckon even Darth Vader will use this when he's baking.

Google Search now lets you remember where you park

The latest update for Google Search app has a new feature that allows you to remember where you park your car. It automatically detects where you’ve parked and then helps you find the parking spot later. You can try out the new feature on Google Search by downloading the app on Google Play or download the APK at Android Police.

Saturday, April 26, 2014

The Art of HBO Game of Thrones 2014 Calendar



Enjoy this gallery of artwork from the Game of Thrones 2014 Calender that I received from HBO Asia sometime back.
















More here.

Dead Dictators and their favourite Stuffed Animals

For his Celebrity series, Chinese photograher Chunlong Sun hired normal people to dress up in attires worn by dead dictators like Saddam Hussein and Fidel Castro and shoots portraits of them holding on to stuffed animal toys. He then uses Photoshop to replace their faces with the faces of the real dead dictators.

Hannibal's food stylist shows how she feeds Hannibal

Hannibal is one of my favourite TV shows and if you haven't watched season 2 which is showing now, then you should go watch it! The show's food stylist Janice Poon has her own blog called Feeding Hannibal in which she shares how she creates the beautiful looking food served by Hannibal on the show. Her sketches are a must see!

Steampunk Batman Helmet made from cowhide leather

This leather Steampunk Batman Helmet is now for sale over at eBay! SkinzNhydez writes: "A handmade leather batman helmet. Made by artist Ian Finch-Field of SkinzNhydez leather armoury. Hand cut and moulded. Hand painted and aged, riveted together using brass rivets to give it a steampunk vibe."

TIE Fighter rings for those who want to TIE the knot

Paul Michael makes rings and jewellery inspired by Star Wars and other pop culture icons. This Star Wars TIE fighter inspired ring can be made to order with your choice of metals set with a stunning 1 carat Black Diamond center stone.

Ford Explorer converted to Jurassic Park Explorer

Pics of an old Ford Explorer being converted into a Jurassic Park tour vehicle! Soodidabop says: "Converted this '93 Ford Explorer into a Jurassic Park tour vehicle replica. I've been working on it for over a year and some of the parts have taken more than 2 years to find. It's still not done but enjoy!"

Homemade Hobbit Hole perfect for any real Hobbit

This complete subterranean fully furnished Hobbit Hole inspired and stylised by The Lord of the Rings is built by Ashley Yeates. He took over a year to complete it and it comes complete with a timber clad interior with custom fittings and decoration, authentic Hobbit door and inbuilt Dolby 5.1 sound system!

Yuko Shimizu's Monsters and Mythical Creatures

I love Yuko Shimizu's work. She's a wonderfully talented artist who has worked on illustrations for the likes of Gap, Pepsi, Penguin, Scholastic, DC Comics and Rolling Stone. She writes about her Monsters and Mythical Creatures: "I always get excited to create imaginary creatures, that are not really human, not really animals... I had a lot of fun with them."

Samurai Vader 2 sculpture from Gabriel Dishaw

Gabriel Dishaw's latest upcycled creation is Samurai Vader 2 from his amazing Star Wars Series. This sculpture was made using recycled materials from computers, adding machines, typewriters, wire, shoelaces and airplane parts. It is for sale at a cool $1000!
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