Tuesday, March 29, 2011

ToysField Kuma 100% Be@rbrick

ToysField Kuma is this ball jointed bear designed by Ootsuka Katsutoshi that can stand on its own. Its limbs are highly flexible.

In 2010, Medicom created a be@rbrick with this design, and the ToysField Kuma 100% be@rbrick emerged.

It even comes in a box that is similar to how the original ToysField Kuma is packaged in.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Flea Market at CSC, Singapore

Am back from my short trip to Singapore and am feeling so moody thinking about going back to work tomorrow. Come to think of it, it's not really the work that I dread but rather that certain someone who's such a pain in the neck. Anyway, that's not the part that I want to blog about today.

So... yesterday I went to this flea market at China Square Centre (CSC), Singapore with my sister. As I mentioned in previous post, I have never gone for any flea market for toys, so not sure what to expect. However when we reached there, I could imagine that the one in CSC seems to be near heaven for toy lovers.

Although there are other stalls selling antiques and other stuff, the majority of them are selling toys. Coupled with the toy stores that they have in the building, I could imagine how every toy collector would feel... like a kid in a huge candy store!

I tried looking for be@rbricks but there are not many of these stalls and stores that are selling them. All the stores and stalls there seem to be focusing on action figures. Hmm...maybe be@rbricks are no longer so popular??

Anyway I got myself these 2 from the Dunny 2010 series, each selling for only SGD10. I couldn't find any dunny in Klang Valley but I would think they will cost at least RM30+ each. So I think this is a bargain.

Dunny 2010 - Travis Cain

Dunny 2010 - Esther Kim

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Pepsi NEX x ZOZOTOWN SHIPS 70% Be@rbrick

I have been eyeing this for a while now for the simple fact that it's wearing the same spectacles as I am, which is also the very same reason why I have it as my blog's main picture.

Finally got it from Action City, Vivocity in Singapore today. It's the first be@rbrick that I get from the Lion City but will it be the only one? Hmm....lets see about it.

Planning to check out the toys flea market at China Square Central (CSC) tomorrow. I am sure it will be an interesting experience. I have never been to any toys flea market before as I only picked this addiction hobby up recently.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Qee Redrum Key Chain Collection 2.5''

Have you ever just shopped for the sake of forgetting some frustrations that you encountered at work? ...and then regretting your purchase when you got home?

If yes, then you would be able to relate how I am feeling now.

I went to Sunway Pyramid after work today, and ended up purchasing these 2 Qee Redrum 2.5" Key Chain Collection. They are from the same 2008 series and with the same design except for the colours of the body.

They are actually really cute... but what I couldn't get was, why buy two? I am not even collecting Qees! I could have just picked one from the other series!

What about the key chain part?

Well there is a separate key ring that's attached to this plastic hoop thing which comes with each Qee.

I am not sure how to attach this to the Qee to make it a keychain, but I suspect it's through one of the Qee's hands. However it would come off very easily with just a slight tug. So no matter what the box says, this is definitely NOT a keychain material!

Oh well... frustrations make people do silly things. One lesson I learned from these Qees...

"All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy"

Update 25-Mar-2011:

I finally found the information on how to attach the key ring to the Qee to make it a keychain.

Let me try this when I get home. Pity the Qee though as it would be hanging on the neck as a keychain.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Ashley Wood & Tim Biskup Calli 100% Be@rbricks

Yay! The 2 100% be@rbricks that I ordered from Hobbycrazy, Thailand arrived today.

Ashley Wood Bambalad 100% Be@rbrick
This was released in the 2005 San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC) exclusive.

Tim Biskup Alphabeast Calli 100% Be@rbrick
This was also released as a San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC) exclusive but a year later i.e. in 2006.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Pepsi Nex Star Wars Be@rbrick 70%

One of my online orders reached me today from Hong Kong! Hooray!!!...

It's the Pepsi Nex Star Wars Be@rbrick 70%!! I have been waiting for them for 2 weeks already.

These be@rbricks were released in 2008 as free gifts for every purchase of Pepsi Nex in Japan. There are a total of 16 designs.

I bought them from ebay, and although one of them has a defective leg and one with rusty hook, I am generally happy with them.

My favourites are:

C-3 PO

Darth Maul

Storm Trooper

and Darth Vader, of course!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Be@rbrick 100% Tokidoki ToyTokyo Soccer

tokidoki is a lifestyle brand created by Italian artist Simone Legno and his business partners. This brand is Japanese influenced and I have to say, the designs are pretty kawaii (cute).

In 2008, this brand collaborated with ToyTokyo, a toy store to come out with their very first be@rbrick - the Be@rbrick 100% Tokidoki ToyTokyo Soccer which is limited to 1,000 pieces. I became an owner of one of those pieces today.

I got my very first tokidoki be@rbrick which happens to be my first 400% be@rbrick as well 2 weeks ago. So this new purchase will be my 2nd be@r from this talented artist. I don't think it will stop here.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Where are my be@rs?

Be@rbricks and online shopping are really a very toxic combination! Click click here, click click there, and I am now waiting for my be@rs to arrive.

Pepsi Nex 70% Star Wars Be@rbricks

Tim Biskup 100% Alphabeast Calli Be@rbrick

Ashley Wood 100% Be@rbrick

ToysField Kuma 100% Be@rbrick

When are they coming to daddy??? Daddy's neck is becoming very long already!

Sunday, March 6, 2011

JJ Lin - 记得 (Remember)

Pinyin lyrics:

shei hai ji de shi shei xian shuo
yong yuan de ai wo
yi qian de yi ju hua
shi wo men yi hou de shang kou
guo le tai jiu mei ren ji de
dang chu na xie wen rou
wo he ni shou qian shou
shuo yao yi qi zou dao zui hou

wo men dou wang le
zhe tiao lu zou le duo jiu
xin zhong shi qing chu de
you yi tian you yi tian du hui ting de
rang shi jian shuo zhen hua
sui ran wo ye hai pa
zai tian hei le yi hou
wo men dou bu zhi dao hui bu hui you yi hou

shei hai ji de shi shei xian shuo
yong yuan de ai wo
yi qian de yi ju hua
shi wo men yi hou de shang kou
guo le tai jiu mei ren ji de
dang chu na xie wen rou
wo he ni shou qian shou
shuo yao yi qi zou dao zui hou

wo men dou lei le
que mei ban fa wang hui zou
liang ke xin dou mi huo
zen me shuo zen me shuo dou mei you jiu
qin ai de wei shen mo
ye xu ni ye bu dong
liang ge xiang ai de ren
deng zhe dui fang xian shuo xiang fen kai de li you

shei hai ji de
ai qing kai shi bian hua de shi hou
wo he ni de yan zhong
kan jian liao bu tong de tian kong
zou de tai yuan
zhong yu zou dao fen cha lu de lu kou
shi bu shi ni he wo
yao you liang ge xiang fan de meng

shei hai ji de shi shei xian shuo
yong yuan de ai wo
yi qian de yi ju hua
shi wo men yi hou de shang kou
guo le tai jiu mei ren ji de
dang chu na xie wen rou
wo he ni shou qian shou
shuo yao yi qi zou dao zui hou

wo he ni shou qian shou
shuo yao yi qi zou dao zui hou

My first 400% Be@rbrick - Tokidoki LA Robber

My be@rbricks collection has gotten a "big" addition today - the Tokidoki LA Robber 400% be@rbrick, my very first 400%. I am sooooo ecstatic!

This be@rbrick is a limited edition with only 500 units worldwide. It was released in 2009 by designer Simone Legno.

Here are some pictures of this beauty.