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Saturday, September 10, 2016

Singapore - STGCC 2016

This year's Singapore Toys, Games and Comics Convention (STGCC) happen at the Marina Bay Sands Exhibition and Convention Centre over the weekend of 10-11 Sep 2016.

If you have not visited this year's STGCC yet or won't be visiting, here are a selection of photographs I took of some of the exhibits when I visited the event this afternoon. I was there to collect my Hot Toys' 2016 Toy Fair Exclusives of the 1/6 Star Wars Battlefront Jump Trooper and the 1/6 Iron Man 3 MK XXVII (Disco) figures. I shall be posting review pictures of these awesome figures in subsequent posts on this blog.

Meanwhile, I hope you enjoy these photos from this year's STGCC event:

Gorilla, STGCC, Marina Bay Sands Exhibition and Convention Center, Singapore (2016)

A sold-out Bear toy, STGCC, Marina Bay Sands Exhibition and Convention Center, Singapore (2016)

An artist sketching on a wall, STGCC, Marina Bay Sands Exhibition and Convention Center, Singapore (2016)

Hello Kitty cross-over design from Tokidoki, STGCC, Marina Bay Sands Exhibition and Convention Center, Singapore (2016)

Another Hello Kitty cross-over design from Tokidoki, STGCC, Marina Bay Sands Exhibition and Convention Center, Singapore (2016)

Creations of Tokidoki, STGCC, Marina Bay Sands Exhibition and Convention Center, Singapore (2016)

More collectibles from Tokidoki , STGCC, Marina Bay Sands Exhibition and Convention Center, Singapore (2016)

Sandtrooper and Dewback from Egg Attack, STGCC, Marina Bay Sands Exhibition and Convention Center, Singapore (2016)

C3P0 from Egg Attack, STGCC, Marina Bay Sands Exhibition and Convention Center, Singapore (2016)

TIE Interceptor Model Kit from Ban Dai, STGCC, Marina Bay Sands Exhibition and Convention Center, Singapore (2016)

A-Wing Fighter Model Kit from Ban Dai, STGCC, Marina Bay Sands Exhibition and Convention Center, Singapore (2016)

T-70 X-Wing Fighter Model Kit from Ban Dai, STGCC, Marina Bay Sands Exhibition and Convention Center, Singapore (2016)

Millenium Falcon Model Kit from Ban Dai, STGCC, Marina Bay Sands Exhibition and Convention Center, Singapore (2016)

TIE Fighter Model Kit from Ban Dai, STGCC, Marina Bay Sands Exhibition and Convention Center, Singapore (2016)

T-70 X-Wing Fighter and TIE Fighter Model Kits from Ban Dai, STGCC, Marina Bay Sands Exhibition and Convention Center, Singapore (2016)

Y-Wing Fighter Model Kit from Ban Dai, STGCC, Marina Bay Sands Exhibition and Convention Center, Singapore (2016)

X-Wing Fighter Model Kit from Ban Dai, STGCC, Marina Bay Sands Exhibition and Convention Center, Singapore (2016)

Super Mario Brothers and Pokemon's Charizard and Pikachu, STGCC, Marina Bay Sands Exhibition and Convention Center, Singapore (2016)

Pikachu from Nintendo, STGCC, Marina Bay Sands Exhibition and Convention Center, Singapore (2016)

Hulk Bust from XM Studios, STGCC, Marina Bay Sands Exhibition and Convention Center, Singapore (2016)

Venom Bust from XM Studios, STGCC, Marina Bay Sands Exhibition and Convention Center, Singapore (2016)

Unpainted Statue from XM Studios, STGCC, Marina Bay Sands Exhibition and Convention Center, Singapore (2016)

Darkness Statue from XM Studios, STGCC, Marina Bay Sands Exhibition and Convention Center, Singapore (2016)

Batman Statue from XM Studios, STGCC, Marina Bay Sands Exhibition and Convention Center, Singapore (2016)

Batman Statue from XM Studios, STGCC, Marina Bay Sands Exhibition and Convention Center, Singapore (2016)

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Different Strokes

The creative minds of the toy industry have often surprised us with extremely interesting, fanciful and adorable versions of our favourite pop culture icons.

During my recent trip to Hong Kong, I visited the Hot Toys store at Toy Mart in the Mong Kok area and saw these adorable renditions of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles on the window display. I snapped a couple of photos with my handy iPhone 6s Plus and decided that these Turtles are so cute that I simply have to post one of these photographs here. :-)


Saturday, July 9, 2016

World of Gundam

Years back, I started off my collecting hobby as a fan of Gundam. Although I no longer buy and buildtas many Gundam models as I used to do when I was still a student, I have nevertheless remain a Gundam fan.

I was thus pleasantly surprised to realise there was a Gundam exhibition at Singapore's Takashimaya Shopping Center in June. Marvelling at the creative works of fellow hobbyists never fail to wow me.

Gundam Exhibition, Takashimaya Shopping Center, Singapore (2016)

Gundam Exhibition, Takashimaya Shopping Center, Singapore (2016)



Sunday, March 27, 2016

Singapore - STGCC 2015

As we began a new year of collection, we are also began a new year of Toys, Games and Comic Conventions all lined up nicely in the calendars for the days ahead.

Captain Caveman from The Flinstones, STGCC, Singapore (2015)

Last year's Singapore Toys, Games and Comic Convention was held at the Marina Bay Sands Exhibition Center in September. I remembered I was so busy with work that I can only managed a short visit to go over to the convention center to pick up my pre-ordered Hot Toys Convention Exclusive figures. Hopefully during this year's STGCC, I will have the luxury to visit and spend more time at the show.

As we geared up for this year's events of comics conventions all over the world, here are some quick pictures of the few exhibits that I managed to take photographs of during my quick dash in and out of STGCC 2015.

Hot Toys' life-sized Hulkbuster, STGCC, Singapore (2015)

Hot Toys' life-sized Hulk, STGCC, Singapore (2015)


Hulkbuster and the Hulk dueling, STGCC, Singapore (2015)

Hot Toys' 1/6 scale First Order Stormtroopers, STGCC, Singapore (2015)

Creatures that nightmares are made of, STGCC, Singapore (2015)

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Hong Kong - Lego Star Wars Exhibition

December 2015 marked the worldwide launch of Episode VII of the Star Wars Movie franchise.

In conjunction with the debut of "The Force Awakens", cities worldwide commemorate the occasion in various ways. I was in Hong Kong during this period and it was a pleasant surprise to encounter this Lego exhibition at Times Square, Causeway Bay.

The Lego Millennium Falcon, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong (2015)

X-Wing Fighters on the attack, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong (2015)

Army Builders, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong (2015)

Advanced TIE Fighter, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong (2015)

Sandcrawler, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong (2015)

Army of the Republic, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong (2015)

X-WIng Fighters in the prowl, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong (2015)

Dogfight scene of TIE Fighters and X-WIng Fighters, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong (2015)

Life-sized Snowtroopers, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong (2015)

Life-sized Imperial Shuttle, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong (2015)

Minifigs of Jedis and Troopers, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong (2015)

Minifies of Troopers and Sith Lords, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong (2015)

Minifies of Jedis, Troopers and other characters of the Star Wars Universe, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong (2015)

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Taiwan, Taipei - Collectibles Store in Ximending

During my recent trip to Taipei in December 2015, I stayed at a hotel in the Ximending area. While window shopping in the area, I chanced upon this store in the basement floors of one of the shopping malls. If I remember correctly, the name of the store is Beast Kingdom or something to that effect.

As I browsed through the store, there were many items from Sideshow and Hot Toys on display. I bought a Hot Toys 1/6 scale Shadow Stormtrooper. The plus point for visitors like myself is that the store provides a voucher for VAT refund. Getting the VAT refund processed is a simple task of queuing at the mall's customer service concierge and producing the VAT refund voucher from the store and your passport. Your refund will be given to you in cash in local currency.

Here are some of the pictures I took of the toy displays in the shop.

Incredible Hulk Premium Format Figure by Sideshow, Taipei, Taiwan (2015)

Iron Man Life Size Bust by Sideshow, Taipei, Taiwan (2015)

Doctor Doom Legendary Scale Figure by Sideshow, Taipei, Taiwan (2015)

1/6 Scale First Order Stormtroopers by Hot Toys, Taipei, Taiwan (2015)

1/6 Scale Biker Scout and Bike by Sideshow, Taipei, Taiwan (2015)

Boba Fett Premium Format Figure by Sideshow, Taipei, Taiwan (2015)