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- 01/03/12--07:53: BATMAN THEME BIRTHDAY CAKE For January...PARTY ON!!
- 01/03/12--07:53: Toy-Review: Porcino from Tokidoki
- 01/03/12--07:53: Bruce Greenwood Coming Back For Star Trek 2?
- 01/03/12--07:53: TFsource 1-2 SourceNews - Happy New Year!
- 01/03/12--07:53: Paul Kaiju Mini Andoro Seijin Sculpt
- 01/03/12--07:53: Insulated Double Garage Tilt Doors will save you dollars
- 01/03/12--07:53: Cyclops (Blue Team Uniform)
- 01/03/12--07:53: Happy New Year Tease From Hot Toys
- 01/03/12--07:53: Case study: How Mattel regained trust
- 01/03/12--07:53: Angelina Ballerina Game: Dance with Me
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- 01/03/12--07:53: Osechi
- 01/03/12--07:53: Miko
- 01/03/12--07:53: 2011 In (Cool Toy) Review: Figure Of The Year
- 01/03/12--07:53: Impossible Toys Reveal New Allicon Action Figure Coming in 2012
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In one of the more highly anticipated super-hero movies in a while, The Avengers from Marvel is undoubtably gaining speed with fans and collectors, least of all which the expected onslaught of action figures to come down the pipeline - is a done deal.And out of these pop these products from Funko, which bridges the divide between mass market media-related toys and perhaps a tiny slice of 'art
OK, I know I just did a post about a very cool "Batman Wedding Cake", and I don't mean for today to be "Cake Day" here at the Bat-Blog ( ha ha ), but since it's the 1st of January I wanted to post a fun BATMAN Birthday Cake photo to celebrate all the birthdays of Bat-Blog Readers for the month of January. So, if you have a birthday this month, we want to wish you a very special ...HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!
Tokidoki releases a new Cactus Friend on the form of a 3-inch tall vinyl piggy figurine named PORCINO [blogged] - housed in it's own window-box, which features colored images and info printed all around the box-exterior, as well as a neat diorama-print in the box interior, where the figurine is held. The sty mud-puddle was a nice touch, IMO. Swell packaging all around! I purchased this on the
Co-producer and co-writer of the Star Trek sequel, Roberto Orci, has confirmed a part has been written for Admiral Christopher Pike, and the producers hope to have Bruce Greenwood reprise the roll... And so do we. We'll keep you posted on this story as more information becomes available.
TFsource 1-2 SourceNews - Happy New Year!
What does Paul Kaiju like to do to distract himself from buying expensive toys from YJA? He sculpts of course! And this is the result, the Mini Andoro Seijin, which is a sculpt Paul has been wanting to do for some time. The great thing about this sculpt is that...
Doors Although it’s easier said than done, saving money is something everyone wouldn’t mind doing. In an economy that doesn’t seem to be getting any better, saving money wherever you can, adds up; especially when it comes to energy consumption. One of the easiest ways to see a saving on your monthly energy bill is [...]
Cyclops isn’t necessarily one of my favorite Marvel characters in terms of his personality, but the way he is depicted in media always seem s to translate well into action figure form. There have been a couple of action figures made of him in Hasbro’s Marvel Universe line, but the version released as part of the second wave of figures in Series 3 is one I had been hoping to see for a while now.
This was a pleasant little surprise this New Years morning from Hot Toys. The first version of the Iron Man Mark I armor usually goes for $500-$800 on the secondary market these days. It’s great that fans will get and updated shot at this version of the character. On the First day of 2012, we’re [...]
[at Financial Times] - The story: In July 2007, Robert Eckert, chief executive of Mattel (NYSE:MAT - News), got the call no CEO ever wants to get. A European retailer had found evidence of toxic lead paint in Mattel toys.
With the success of "The Misadventures of Adam West" comic book series Bluewater Comics decided to do a new spin-off book titled, "The Secret Lives of Julie Newmar", which begins in February 2012. The basic plot is that Julie Newmar, in the comic book( not real-life ), will be implanted with a mysterious chip that will allow her to travel through time. Newmar has said, "I think comic book fans will have fun as we travel through time and space. We'll visit some of my favorite memories of my life and visit some amazing moments in history." For more information be sure to click HERE!
Some of you may recognize the familiar mouse from television, Angelina Ballerina. Aside from the Angelina Ballerina television show, there is an adorable Angelina Ballerina game for preschool aged girls, entitled Dance with Me by Wonder Forge. This board game, recommended for kids, namely girls, ages 3 and up, not only teaches children all about [...]
McFarlane Toys Exclusive Carmelo Anthony In The New York Knicks St. Patrick's Day Alternate Uniform
Osechi Ryori [御節料理[おせちりょうり]] is a traditional Japanese cuisine that is eaten at the beginning of the year. It is characterized by being served in a 3 tiered box which is stacked before and after eating. The contents are usually eaten over a few days and consist of items like Daidai [橙[だいだい]] (Japanese bitter orange), Kamaboko [蒲鉾[かまぼこ]] (broiled fish cake), prawns and so on which are all cold when consumed.
The price of Osechi Ryori ranges depending on the grade - these ones at Rakuten can be ordered from anywhere between 4,800 yen and 27,000 yen. I think our one was for about 10,000 yen. If you really wanted, you could get *one* at Mitsukoshi for 315,000 yen (4095 USD) ^^; The expensive ones would have high grade ingredients and layout of the box designed by some charisma chef.
Was our first time having Osechi and it tastes fabulous! Is there anything in particular that you usually eat over the new year period?
Wifey took embarrassing photo of me and uploaded it somewhere ^^;
Yuki-chan in new years mood wearing her Miko outfit.
Wifey drinks but I dont - but I have something thats just as good - soda!
Photos taken on the Sony NEX-5N.
Miko [巫女[みこ]] are young female attendants who can be found at Shinto shrines performing ceremonies and other odd jobs such as staffing the shrine shop.
At the beginning of the year, selected girls from all over Japan get to become a Yuki Musume [幸娘] or "Fortune Girl" where they perform a spiritual cleansing ceremony at Keta Taisha shrine in the Ishikawa Prefecture.
Member Ellcy90 went along to take some photos for us.
I have a bit of a fetish for Miko - love the flowing red dress and their white shirts. They look so...innocent and pure ^^;
Interestingly enough, many moons ago (and possibly at some present day shrines), Miko were required to be virgins - according to Wikipedia.
"Miko" is translated into English as a "Shrine Maiden." Other terms such as prophet, medium, priestess, nun and even witch or sorceress is used - Wikipedia. Nun is probably the closest out of the bunch.
A place where you can be guaranteed to see Miko is at Meiji Jingu in Harajuku.
Back to the ceremony. The Miko line up and get ready for their chanting sessions.
The Miko then start to do their chanting.
I notice that Ellcy90 took quite a few shots of the miko on the far left ^^;
After chanting, the Miko then jog off to the nearby beach. They then chant "Essa, Essa" as they jog - extremely cute ^^; You can see some video footage of this ceremony here which was taken a few years ago. Also checkout the Youtube video below.
The stone gate is called a Torii [鳥居] which can be found at the entrance to a Shinto shrine. It marks the boundary between where humans live and the holy grounds.
The gods welcome the Miko by conjuring up huge gusts of wind.
The boat you was on sinks after hitting an endangered whale and you are bobbing up n down in the ocean.
You see a maid and a miko calling to you for help who are also in the water. They both look sweet and gorgeous with big anime eyes.
But alas, you can only rescue either one and swim with her to the nearby deserted island. Who do you choose to rescue?
There is a poll embedded in this article.
And this the shrine where the ceremony took place. Keep your eye on the site for the shrine to see when they will have the next one if you are interested in going.
Out of all traditional Japanese wear, the miko is my favorite ^^;
We have received a whole lot of Japan version Bandai DX henshin belts, DX Decade Driver, Fourze Driver, and many more arriving to Toy Garden and Toywiz Malaysia. Bandai Japan Version DX Decade Driver with Belt, Buckle, and 10pcs Kamen Rider Cards! Around 60 different sounds with waist size: 48-68cm. Available now for RM299. Bandai [...]
There was simply no competition for this one. Certainly we saw a lot of very cool figures this year, such as Sideshow Collectibles' Hammerhead, which if we covered Star Wars on this media site would have been the only strong contender, there is only one figure that trumps everything else offered by every company: Hot Toys' incredible Christopher Reeves Superman 1/6 scale figure. This is the toy everyone wanted, and it is perfect! If you don't own this figure, we have to ask you what's wrong with you? Maybe you should go to the doctor and have your temperature checked. There is nothing wrong with this figure, and it needs to be in your collection!
Third part maker of the Quintessons figures, Impossible Toys. Have released some information on their plans for 2012 with the announcement of the new figure following in the Quintesson linage with the rease of an Allicon toy. They have posted a 3D rendering of the projected figure.he Allicons, are another breed of Quintesson that were first seen in the 1986 Transformers animated movie scene. lt;img src=quot;http://tformers.net/g/generated/16949/transformers-movie-Allicons__scaled_200.jpgquot; /gt;Fans o
There is something so addictive about a simple iPad/iPhone app that’s done well. With Blöki, I just enjoy interacting with the physics, listening to the sound of the wood blocks, and enjoying the open-ended play that’s stays real in a virtual reality. Yes, of course, real blocks are best. But next time you’re at a restaurant, [...]