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- 12/25/11--09:46: Tsuruya-san
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- 12/25/11--09:46: Mari Inukais Sekaiseifukudan Holiday Sale Through New Years
- 12/25/11--09:46: REVIEW: Deglingos – Kitschos The Fox
- 12/25/11--09:46: happy holidays
- 12/25/11--09:46: Cool Toy Review's Toys For Tots Challenge Update
- 12/25/11--09:46: Takeshita Dori
- 12/25/11--09:46: Random BATMAN Humor Photos and Comic Strip
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Buy Now Lego Series 5 Mini Figure Ice Fisherman's price decreased by 100% from $2.88 to $0.01 at Amazon.com."Wait, and all good things will come to you." The Ice Fisherman might be the most patient person in the world. He'll carefully choose just the right spot on the ice to drill a hole, then he'll [...]
3A Toys has announced the release details for Andy the MK2 Square. The figure goes on sale on Saturday December 24th 2011 at 9:00AM Hong Kong Time (8:00PM EST on Friday). The Square will cost $65.00, which includes a signed 12"x12" exclusive Ashley Wood print and worldwide shipping. It's only available at Bambalandstore.
The Papa Sama Jelly Swordsman is now available at the ESC-Toy Shop. Each figure comes with two removable weapons (Miruku Mace and Armor Dicer Sword). It's limited to a run of only 30 pieces and can be purchased for $75.00. Story: A Infamous guard in the Pixella Castle, the Jelly Swordsman shape shifts from plasma [...]
Well, this is certainly a Christmas gift by Fun Publications! The company behind the annual BotCon convention has released their brochure to reveal the six-figure BotCon 2012 convention exclusive set! The set is a mish mash of the traditional Classics Universe and the Shattered Glass dimension that was birthed in the 2008 exclusive set, and the war criminal Ultra Magnus and his merry band of Evil Autobots will shatter (heh) the barrier between regular and inverse to fight the heroic Autobots and evil Decept
Ok. One more bonus video for this week. I just saw this one and thought it fit our Holiday video theme for the week.
This one goes out to all the girls that like super heroes and all the boys who like princesses.
Here’s hoping you all get whateve...
Tsuruya-san figma - one of my fave out of the whole figma series. Cute face, lovely fang. Time for another figma theater.
Before we start the figma theater, Tsuruya-san does some warming up.
If you've been following previous Figma Theaters, you will know that Lulu and Spinzaku are in the AV pron business. Today they are relaxing at home.
Lulu is checking some video footage that he previously took...
While Spinzaku is editing the footage on his windows machine.
Spinzaku steps out to wash his hands.
As soon as he leaves, a hand emerges from under the bed.
Tsuruya-san: "Nyroon! I'm Tsuruya from the sixth moon orbiting the seventh galaxy next to the gamma delta section which is just two light years from the farthest moon next to Orion.
You are Lulu of Earth right?!"
Lulu: "Wha What? cant you see I was in the middle of something and just about too...
How did you get into my room?!"
Tsuruya-san: "Look just shutup and clean up all this tissue - we are going to get married."
Lulu: "Uhhhh, I don't think so.."
Side question: have you ever been caught while taking care of your health?
When I was a wee lad, I was nearly caught so put a lock on my bed room door ^^;
And with that Lulu tries to escape but falls and hits his head on the floor which ignites his Geass on himself.
LuLu: "You are Tsuryya-san from the sixth moon orbiting the seventh galaxy next to the gamma delta section which is just two light years from the farthest moon next to Orion right?
We'd better go get married!"
Spinzaku is back from the washroom.
Spinzaku: "Wha, Whats going on?!"
Lulu: "Tsuruya-san and I are going to get married. i'm sick of this pron business. Sayonara."
Spinzaku: "Over my dead and beaten body!"
Tsuruya-san: "Ah, OK then!"
Tsuruya-san drags Spinzaku outside and gives him the "Double Corkscrew Giga Challenge of the Mighty Waterfall Rush Attack" which sends Spinzaku flying.
Tsuruya-san looks for the nearest dog poo and treads in it. She then goes over to Spinzaku and wipes her shoe in his head.
Tsuruya-san and Lulu go to look for a wedding pantsu.
Tsuruya-san: "How about this one Lulu?"
Lulu: "Lemme take a sniff. Hmmmmm. Smells good, This one should be perfect."
Tsuruya-san and Lulu then head off to the next spot on their date before the wedding.
Tsuruya-san: "Catch me if you can!"
Lulu: "Come baaaaaack! ahaha ahaha ahaha ha!"
The next date spot is a lurve hotel which has been decorated like a school.
Tsuruya-san: "Please be gentle with me."
Lulu: "My middle name is 'gentle'"
As the lovey dovey couple are about to unite, a mysterious hand reaches out from the bottom of the bed.
Its Ryu (Kaiyodo Revoltech) who was sent by Spinzaku to beat some sense back into Lulu.
Ryu: "Tatsumaki Senpuu Kyaku!"
Ryu: "Mid Air Hadouken! Hadooooooooookeeeeeeennnnnnnn!"
Ryu: "And just because you are a girl don't think I'm going to show any mercy. Five Fathom Claws of the Merciless Depths of Armageddon Kick!"
Ryu's foot impacts onto Tsuruya-sans soft eyes which sends a tingling sensation through Ryu's body that renders him without any power.
Ryu is actually a cyborg and Tsuruya-sans soft eyes have caused Ryu to play back his popular attack moves.
Ryu gives a Hadouken in mid air and drops to the floor.
In the meantime Tsuruya-san has gotten change into her battle gear. Thanks to Hobby Stock for the Yoko Revoltech sample.
Tsuruya-san poses for a while before erupting into action.
Tsuruya-san gets out her big gun and uses it to toss Ryu into the air.
Ryu: "Please dont shoooooo...."
Tsuruya-san only gets to use her big gun once before Spinzaku is back on the scene with the Satanic Sisters. They overwhelm Tsuruya-san and start wiping poo from their shoes on her body.
Tsuruya-san: "Lulu, help me please!"
Lulu is confused and starts to remember who he was but he has already developed a love for Tsuruya-san.
Lulu decides he chooses love over his life long buddy and turns against Spinzaku.
Lulu: "Reverse Heaven Surge of the Evil Thunderous Smasher Heel!"
Spinzaku is sent flying all the way back to his house.
Lulu: "Live! Tsuruya-san, Live!"
Tsuruya-san transforms into her Berserk Mode costume and heads to get the Satanic Sisters.
Tsuruya-san: "Whirlwind Swing of the Hydro Impact Gale!"
Tsuruya-san then calls on her Demon Beast - the Fiery Fox Foxkeh.
Looking very much like Pedobear here.
Foxkeh: "Growl! Growl! Growl! Ungaa!"
Tsuruya-san rides her trusty steed.
Foxkeh uses his "Fatal Four Muscle Ripper of the Mighty Crush Paw" to behead the last Satanic Sister.
Meanwhile Spinzaku arrives at home to find that somebody came in to steal all his furniture.
Tsuruya-san: "Together at last!"
Lulu: "Nothing can tear us apart"
My vehicle is here, we shall return to my home which is the sixth moon orbiting the seventh galaxy next to the gamma delta section which is just two light years from the farthest moon next to Orion. We will get married there."
Tsuruya-san and Lulu start to make up for being interrupted in the Lurve hotel.
Tsuruya-san: "Please be gentle with me."
Tsuruya-san: "Kyaaa!" (giggle)
As Tsuruya-san and Lulu get on with it, we see one of the smuggling bays open. A hand reaches out.
To be continued...
Starring figma Tsuruya.
She also has a hole in her hair for the stand.
Which can be covered up like this.
Tsuruya-san also comes with Emiri's head.
A few shots in the Wallpaper Pool.
And a few closeups of today's guest Foxkeh.
My personal favorite of the 10 … You can read the other 9 at TheFW. Available on iTunes now. There was also a very cool limited edition poster available from DarkHallMansion (SOLD OUT). Tweet This Post
If you’ve been on the fence about picking up one more of Mari Inukai’s Sekaiseifukudan vinyl figures, now is the time. Through New Year’s, Inner Sanctum is offering 20% off each of the seven individual figures (including the awesome Akamarilla and Aomarilla, shown above ) as well as off of...
Alex Milne, the artist behind one of the two new Transformers books from IDW Publishing in January 2012, posted on his Deviant Art page a clean look at his Trailbreaker design from the book quot;More Than Meets The Eye.quot; The character was first seen on the cover of MTMTE #3. Mr. Milne explains that he has merged the Transformers War for Cybertron and Transformers Prime designs to create his more favorite character from the series so far. lt;img src=quot;http://tformers.net/g/generated/16923/idw-publ
lt;img src=quot;http://tformers.net/g/generated/16927/DoOP_A__scaled_100.jpgquot; /gt;Death of Optimus Prime was released this week in comic shops everywhere. One of my most highly anticipated moments of 2011. Not only can you walk into a local comic shop and find this issue but you can get it same day as print on your mobile device now too. And it is a game changer, one that I am happy to have had the pleasure to review. Co-written by James Roberts and John Barber this issue is definitely one you'll w
Background Deglingos (deh-GLING-goes): common noun. Animalos molto funnios and muy crazios. A uniques species of contagiously quirky animals, the Deglingos speak their own language which consists of finishing many words with 'os'. Made from over 50 different fabrics and designed in France. Thanks to the US distributor of the Deglingos line, Geared For Imagination, we're [...]
A little holiday cheer from myself and Birdie – best wishes to all! (if you like little kids and magic, you should hit play!) We’ll be back sometime next week with great art project ideas to keep us all busy until school starts again …
In the last 365 days you have helped us raise over $5000 for Toys For Tots through the Cool Toy Review Toys For Tots Challenge! That's incredible, it really is, and everyone that helped deserves a massive pat on the back. We're taking a break from the fund raising for the next while, but we'll be working hard to raise even more money for the charity next year. All that said, its not too late to do something for this year, so follow this link to find out how you can still help put gifts under the tree for underprivileged kids.
At any rate, thank you very much for all your help!
Takeshita Dori [竹下通り] - a pedestrianized street (between the hours of 11am and 6pm) in Harajuku Tokyo that is filled with restaurants, cafes, fashion and accessory stores and a lot of people. Most of the stores are aimed at the younger generation so you will see a load of students after school hours too.
When I first came to Japan, I would come here to buy whats known as Nama Shashin [生写真] ( unofficial or paparazzi photos ) of my favorite idol at the time - Nishida Hikaru. Today, they still sell Nama Shashin here of the most popular idols like AKB48, Arashi, and more.
If you are looking for some casual clothes and want to see the latest trends with young folks then this is where you should come. Get off at Harajuku station on the JR line. Close by is Meiji Jingu park which you can also enjoy. Harajuku is also home to one of the largest toy stores in Tokyo - Kiddy Land.
Most of these photos taken today on Christmas day. Christmas is just another day in Japan. This years Christmas landed on a Sunday so there are a load of folks out n about.
The latter half of the photos in this post taken this time last year which I didn't get round to posting until now.
How many of you who have been to Tokyo have been to Harajuku?
There is a poll embedded in this article.
K-POP very popular in Japan. Which brings me to my fave Korean tune.
If you've come to Takeshita Dori to eat on a weekend however, be prepared to queue up for a long time.
Harajuku is also where you will find a load of Lolita and Gothic Lolita fashion too.
Here is a store selling those Nama Shashin that I was talking about earlier. Usually start from about 100 yen.
This is Daiso the 100 yen store - I think they got a few of these overseas too? The Harajuku store is huge and has just about everything.
Half of the 3rd floor has a load of storage accessories.
The first floor has a load of food.
When we first came to Japan, we wanted to save as much money as we could and bought our kitchen utensils from a 100 yen store - we still use them 12 years later!
More photos from the Harajuku area in a later post. In the meantime check out more places to visit in Tokyo below.
Check out the above slideshow for submissions in the Draw Your Best Impression of a Skull: An Illustration Contest on TOYSREVIL (also viewable on THIS FB-album) featuring well, folks' depiction of SKULLS - with the chosen single winner (picked by yours truly) to score themselves a M.Skull and C.Skull figurines from Crappy Cat!You still have a few days to go, with the dateline for submissions
OK, I guess I'm being pretty lazy this morning with this "image dump" post, but I'm soooo tired! But these pics are really great and totally worth checking out so shut-up, ha ha! The 1st one is from "The Dark Knight" movie and the Joker is telling Batman a very mean knock-knock joke, OUCH!
Next up is a hilarious parody t-shirt that a friend of our found online. The shirt uses a special glow-in-the-dark ink, pretty clever.
Oh yeah, I saved the best for last! I say that because I love vintage photos and this one has a very cool history. This photo was from an event held in Northern Italy back in the 1970's. I have no idea what the celebration was for, but all these small children wearing awesome Batman Bat-Suit Costumes is just completely charming & wonderful! ( Thanks to everybody who submitted these pics: Saul, Jennifer, Jamie, & Robert )
SOTA Toys has updated their site with images and information on the next piece in their Darksiders statue collection. Follow this link to check out the cool light up Sammael statue and stay tuned for pre-order information as it becomes available.
kaNO has really hit his stride with the new Dragon King figure (Kuso Vinyl). Rather than simply looking for killer color combinations, he’s used each edition to convey a different slice of the martial artist’s legend. For Tomenosuke’s exclusive Japan edition, he continues the roll by smartly paying homage to...
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