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- 03/06/12--12:17: Ron English Fluorescent Orange Open Edition Fat Tony
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- 03/06/12--12:17: JellyBot Zombie Customs
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- 03/06/12--12:17: Shibuya Shopping
- 03/06/12--12:17: Kids Are Architects With Little Tikes TikeStix
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- 03/06/12--12:17: New exclusive Healeymade figures for myplasticheart
Don’t let this Fat Tony release confuse you with the standard edition one that dropped not too long ago. The new Open Edition Fat Tony by Ron English, is bright Fluorescent Orange, rather than the regular orange and has a pink scarf instead of the OG orange one. You will...
On March 23rd 2012, Toy Art Gallery will celebrate the opening of the Bellicose Bunny Custom Show. Mikie Graham will be taking part...and he's shared some photos of his completed custom. He's calling this one "Blast Off Bunny". Here's how Mikie describes his custom: If you compare my piece to the original you will see [...]
glispa, the international performance network, headquartered in Berlin, was chosen by Toys“R”Us Central Europe as their Digital Agency of Record in 2010 and were charged with handling all online marketing responsibilities including search, affiliate, price comparison and display channels.
A Little Bit on the Lucas Side: Sadly, Wednesday is the season finale of the Science channel’s Prophets of Science Fiction. They’re going out with a bang, though. This episode is about George Lucas of Star Wars fame. Hopefully there’s more than a passing mention of THX 1138, which is pretty awesome in my opinion. It will air at 10 PM.
While you’re at it, check out the Prophets of Science Fiction episode about the best sci-fi author ever (in my opinion, again), Philip K. Dick.
Oh yeah...that zombie apocalypse will apparently include robots as well. Argonaut Resins and The Jelly Empire will be releasing these JellyBot Zombie Customs on Wednesday March 7th 2012 at 3:00PM EST. They'll be available over at the Jelly Empire's online shop.
The NES Controller iPhone Case is a great geeky product that was sent to me by FunSlurp, a wonderful site of quirky items that are sources of happiness for people like you and me. This case is a snap-on plastic representation of the classic retro NES controller that is the essence of retro gaming. No, unfortunately, the buttons are just painted onto the case, but I think that if they were real buttons, they would probably get in the way. The ...
Not being a G.I. Joe collector, I’ve only been following this issue from a distance, but it seems worthy of mentioning. Fun Publications, who appear to be Hasbro’s equivalent to Digital River, is the company who handles the G.I. Joe and Transformers collectors’ clubs. Club members have been hit by credit card fraud related to [...]
Thanks to the good robot geeks at Beezleboss who have released an image teaser for their brand new 2012 project that will pay homage to the Throttlebots! Boy, these guys are covering things from top to bottom when the Throttlebots are re-making the scene. The images are illustrations of the figures Freeway and Searchlight with hints at some extra detailing as well as showing some non-final designs for the robot heads. Look for these to be out in late summer of this year.Check out the details after the jump
A new Transformers Prime promo of season two episode 4 Operation Bumblebee Part 1 gives a really quick peek of Dreadwing! THE SHOWIt was announced at New York Comic Con 2011 that Tony Todd will voice the character, who will have a compelling story arc. The promo video shows a quick peek of the new Decepticon, which appears to be using the same character design as Skyquake.Skyquake was last seen caught in the Shadowzone in the aptly titled Season 1 episode quot;Shadowzone.quot; THE TOYSDreadwing will get a
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Shibuya - a commercial district filled with restaurants, shops and home to the worlds busiest pedestrian crossing.
While Shibuya is still a town where a load of young folks gather and go out n about, there is a feeling that some areas are turning to a kabukicho-like area filled with hostess bars.
Was out n about Shibuya last weekend shopping for a few bits n bobs and as usual took along the trusty Sony NEX-5N. This photo can be taken on the bridge between the JR Yamanote and Inokashira line.
And before I forget - the hd sized wallpaper photos are on my Google Plus.
Zooming back in time heading towards the station. I've got a new road bike (which was a prezzie from the Good Smile Company boss Aki-san ^^;) and am now seeking one for wifey - we got our eyes on a Bianchi and spotted one on the way to the station. Any of you road bike otaku out there? I notice many in the anime industry here like road biking.
Lately more and more people are using these pull-along carry-ons - wondering if its because folks cant be bothered to carry their bags anymore ^^;
Anyway, due to the increase, more accidents are happening in and around the stations which means people tripping up over them where their face would end up flat on the floor - or in somebodies oppai?
Why is this acceptable in public and yet the equivalent 2D moe version is not? I need a good explanation please! An explanation I had from Flickr was that this is considered to be "art" but I consider Moe 2D girlies to be art too - why does he get to decide what is and is not art?
"Kakekomi Josha"[駆け込み乗車[かけこみじょうしゃ]] means "to rush into the train" and you always see folks do it. At times you will see folks or their belongings get sandwiched in the doors which the delays the trains.
Busy Sunday in Shibuya. The wall of red in the right of this photo is Sanzenri Chemist which was still back there in 1952 >>> History of Shibuya.
LTE (Long Term Evolution) is the new standard for wireless communications and the new products have just recently hit the market here in Japan. Here we see the emobile devices which give you speeds of up to 75Mbps on the go at only 3,880 yen per month.
Commercial below staring AKB48 Tomomi Itano.
And when they say speeds up up to 75Mbps then they mean it - throughput tests below. Upload speed is supposed to be 25 Mbps.
What sort of options are available in your neck of the woods regarding hi-speed mobile connectivity?
Passing by Shibuya 109. Its called 109 because 10 is also pronounced "To" and 9 as "Kyu" - the company that owns 109 is Tokyu Group.
Started to notice a bunch of Kyabakura (hostess bars) popping up around Shibuya.
At Shibuya Labi checking out the latest electronics. A load of folks after a Sunday bargain. Sometimes they have something called "Time Service" where all of a sudden a shop assistant would shout out "40 inch flat screen TV for 20,000 yen!"
This drink is awesome! Strawberries, Cherries n Peach mixed in Mitsuya Cider. Retro ad below.
Japan is generally graffiti free but on this block in Shibuya, it can be found all over the place.
Exploring the back streets of Shibuya which you may not have seen before.
These back streets are tucked away in the location below.
Tokyu Hands - the store that sells anything and everything and is a must visit for anybody visiting Tokyo. Tis located below.
Tokyu Hands is commonly abbreviated to just "Hands" [ハンズ] in Japanese.
One is supposed to wear a helmet when road biking but I know many who dont. How about you?
Checking out the bike accessories - have already stocked up on some.
Love the designs of these - but they weigh a ton with nothing inside.
Need a new bin for the kitchen - like these ones but dont like that pink - managed to find on online with an orange draw instead of the pink. There are 3 separate drawers because all folks in Japan are required to practice recycling.
These rucksacks are Dollfie size!
Time for another snack - Shibuya Crepe.
Never seen such a suspicious looking van.
LOFT is another popular lifestyle store just like Tokyu Hands.
Kin no Torikara - a very popular hot snack - deep fried pieces of dead chicken flesh.
New Okinawa restaurant in Shibuya Center Gai.
How many of you are instrumental? If I could play I'd probably choose the piano so that I could play the C64 Sanxion loading tune on it.
There is a poll embedded in this article.
To make a blurry photo (like this one) look half decent, use something like Lightroom to turn up the sharpness to max and then pump up the saturation and then add a vignette.
I dont want to be a bad influence on you - but probably too late for that anyway ^^; But if you have been to Japan, you may have seen these "Information Centers" here n there. The type of information that they dish out here are for folks who are wondering where to go for some hanky panky.
Shibuya seems to be slowly becoming another Shinjuku with this part of Shibuya looking like Kabukicho - hostess bars and hanky panky.
The building with where you can see "DVD" is a place where you can go and watch DVD's in a small room by yourself. They supply you with dolphin polishers and tissue - no I'm not joking either ^^;
Some Thai for dindins.
Dont remember seeing these here before - more hanky panky in the form of Telekura [テレクラ] which is a short form of Telephone Club.
What happens is that you pay a fee to go inside a small room and wait for a girl to call you. You can then chose to continue to talk to her on the phone or arrange to meet up with her later.
More Shibuya backstreet exploration.
Got the urge for some fish n chips.
Mobile carrier Softbank says that if you switch to them then you need not pay for your line for 3 years - and they will thow in a bike for good measure.
Catching the JR Yamanote line from Shibuya station.
Perfume are now on a new label and are frequently on TV - their latest CM below.
Kyoto - where I want to be for this Hanami season. How many of you have been?
I love the JR Kyoto ads on TV! A retro collection of them below.
The latest bunch of ultraman.
I had no idea that you can get a travel history from your Suica card - you can get these printed at the terminals in the station where you charge your Suica.
View more photos in related Shibuya posts below.
More places to visit in Japan listed up below.
Little Tikes has long been known as the go to toys for riding and playing, but now Little Tikes is going to get your kids building! TikeStix take traditional building blocks to a whole new level with with endless possibilities from forts to rockets! ALERT! Little Tikes UNDER CONSTRUCTION! Brand Expands into Construction Play with...
Sideshow is proud to partner with Stan Winston Studios to create a stunning Iron Man Battle Damaged Life-Size Bust in celebration of the blockbuster Iron Man movie. Iron Man has been captured in 1:1 scale in his unique powered armor, taken directly from the molds used to create the film costume. Each piece is individually [...]
A Little Bit On The Gory Side: Okay, so if you couldn’t already tel by our Thigh High Thursday segment, I have a bit of a thing for ladies in legwear, but these gory gartered leg prosthetics from Openwound FX are pure boner repellent.
wooden cars raced down our hall, some cars made it less then a second! Co2 Wooden Cars on eBay:
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A Little Bit on the Yummy Side: Two of my favorite food groups are desserts and fruit. My dog’s favorite food group is plushies. So these new 12” Yummy Dessert plushies from Heidi Kenney are pretty much perfect. They’ll be available on March 8 at 11 AM Eastern for $24.99 each.
Albuquerque New Mexico! Prepare yourselves! As New York based artists Andrew Bell and Kelly Denato take over Stranger Factory for their duo show, ‘The Great Escape’. This exhibit opens on Friday, April 6th from 6-9PM and will feature a number of drawings, paintings, and sculptures by these two talented artists....
The maker of the novelty desk toys known as "Buckyballs" is warning parents that the balls are hazards after a 3-year-old Oregon girl nearly died after ingesting 37 of the magnets.
myplasticheart is excited to announce the release of latest group of exclusive figures from resin designer Healeymade. The Grape Fog IG-BABA Mk. II is the second iteration of the figure from Healeymade’s bounty wrestlers series. The figure stands approximately 4 inches tall and retails for $39.99. The Violet and Shade Wilde was originally part of [...]