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- 04/15/13--22:07: _Name That…The Letter H
- 04/15/13--22:40: _Cop A Squat Toys S...
- 04/15/13--23:34: _Tokyo Trains 24 Hours
- 04/16/13--00:44: _Shenzhen Dongyuan R...
- 04/16/13--01:46: _Iron Man Nendoroid
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- 04/16/13--04:59: _set database: LEGO ...
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- 04/16/13--05:00: _Pic of the Day >...
- 04/16/13--05:22: _Catapulting Diamond...
- 04/15/13--13:22: Hot Toys: 1/6 Scale Avengers Loki Figure Gallery
- 04/15/13--13:38: Baticorn from MadKnits and TofuSquirrel
- 04/15/13--13:45: Mattel Disney Pixar CARS 2 Diecast: T5 Checklist Magazine Update
- 04/15/13--14:13: Diamond Select Toys' Q&A: Minimates
- 04/15/13--14:19: Gentle Giant Ltd: April 2013 Product Status Update
- 04/15/13--15:36: Marvel Select Barbarian Hulk Figure Review
- 04/15/13--16:21: Mega Munny Custom from Mike Strick
- 04/15/13--17:45: Dunny 2013 Lineup Leaked Just like last year, the Dunny 2013...
- 04/15/13--20:37: Word Meaningful Tattoos
- 04/15/13--22:07: Name That…The Letter H
- 04/15/13--22:40: Cop A Squat Toys Semi Korosiya RGB Editions (4.18)
- 04/15/13--23:34: Tokyo Trains 24 Hours
- 04/16/13--01:46: Iron Man Nendoroid
- 04/16/13--02:26: Mattel Disney Toon PLANES: Micro Drifters Wall Play Set
- 04/16/13--04:40: Mattel Disney Pixar CARS Diecast: Retail Cleaning …
- 04/16/13--04:59: set database: LEGO 30106 ice cream stand
- 04/16/13--05:00: Nendoroid Iron Man gets a closer look
- 04/16/13--05:00: Pic of the Day > Dullahan by ridureyu
- 04/16/13--05:22: Catapulting Diamond Kid
Hot Toys, through their Facebook page, has posted a gallery of out of the box shots of the full-production MMS176 The Avengers 1/6th scale Loki figure. Follow the above link to have a closer look at this amazing figure. If you haven't pre-ordered this figure yet, you should head straight to Sideshow Collectibles right now and keep your fingers crossed!
MadKnits has finished up a collaborative piece along with artist TofuSquirrel. Its is called the Baticorn and will be sold in a limited edition of 45 pieces. It will first be released at Boston Comic Con (April 20-21), then at C2E2 (April 26-28) and then online beginning on May 1st 2013. Each Baticorn will come [...]
There was a glitch at MagCloud – for some reason, it defaulted back to my draft file last night which was incomplete so I think if you placed an order, it wouldn’t print but it should be fixed now. But let me or MagCloud know if you get the CARS 2 issue that looks incomplete. [...]
Gentle Giant Ltd. has just released the latest list of anticipated shipping dates for product through the end of 2013. Click through to find out when the items you are waiting for will begin shipping.
Marvel Select Barbarian Hulk Figure Review
Released late last year was another great release from Diamond Select, the Marvel Select Barbarian Hulk Figure. Who is the Barbarian Hulk though? The...
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If you made it out to ToyCon UK, you might have possibly see what I consider to be the greatest Mega Munny custom I have ever seen. Artist Mike Strick has created this creepy and fascinating figure out of a Munny...and it only took him a few months to complete. When I was kindly invited [...]
Dunny 2013 Lineup Leaked
Just like last year, the Dunny 2013 series has leaked onto the Internet. This year’s artists feature Andrew Bell, Nathan Jurevicius, and Scott Tolleson among others. There’s one chase figure that hasn’t been leaked (yet).
Check it: More Dunny posts on Albotas
Buy: Dunny 2012 Blind Box
Word Tattoos – Tattoos are not exclusively about the picture. You can attach the word as your body tattoos. It is okay, if you want to immortalize someone name or you want to put your name as a tattoo. You can keep the name of your boyfriend or girlfriend, or the people who you really [...]
Today’s Name That is brought to you by the letter H. If you don’t get that, you have my sympathy.
Adam Saul is following up the debut edition of his Semi Korosiya sofubi (10”) with his RGB editions coming from his Cop A Squat Toys brand. This time around he’s going big with translucent vinyl with embedded silkscreened paper inserts as well as silk-screened window boxes which show off the...
As reported by Nikkei News and Livedoor News, as part of the new governments initiative to make Japan "the easiest place in the world to do business," the government is considering making the metro (subway / underground) and buses in 5 of the biggest cities in Japan run around the clock 24 hours a day. Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya were designated in the report but only mentioned Toei and not JR lines.
One of the reasons why transport has never run 24 hours is because of the need for periodical safety checks of vehicles, rail lines and equipment which attributes to the incredible service of the spot on service times which you can set your watch by.
One of the bad things about this however is that employees cant use the "Shuden" [終電] excuse anymore. "Shuden" means "Last Train" which is often the only excuse an employee has to go home.
Many Japanese employees feel they cant go home before others as it gives then impression that they are not working. In a previous company I worked at, on a day just like any other day, I spoke to the two ladies who were still at work. I asked "How come you still at work?" They said "Because the boss is still here."
I then asked the boss "Why are you still at work - its late" and he said "Because my staff are still here."
In a situation like this, the only way that anybody can go home is to use the "Last Train" excuse. Companies usually pay for employees transport but it would not be good for an employee to expense the taxi fare back home which is why the Last Train excuse is perfectly fine to use. Taxi's usually increase the fare when the train service has stopped because they know you have no other way of getting home ^^;
Previously working at Amazon and Microsoft, I've not been too bothered about what others think if I leave at 6 or so. Just as long as my team and I meet our goals then its not the amount of time we spend at work that matters - its the amount of work done in the designated time at work that matters.
If you got a boss who openly says that you should stay behind then you are probably working in the wrong place - time to send out your resume!
Back in the UK, while trains stopped at around midnight, busses continued to run through the night at a reduced service. When I was working at a Japanese restaurant, I would often finish work past midnight and running for the bus was always a memorable experience - many bus drivers in London just want to get home - stopping at a bus stop for passengers just means that they are going to get home later ^^;
At the time, busses in London where of the round bus variety meaning that you can just run after a bus and jump on - which is what I often had to do and if I missed that bus then I'd have to wait another hour ><
How about in your neck of the woods? Is there a 24 hour public transport service?
Anyway, as for when the metro in Japan will start its 24 hour service is uncertain and looks like they will implement this initially over the weekends as they figure out their safety inspection schedules - I'll let you know when its all in place.
I know many visitors to Japan who have arrived late at Haneda only to discover there is no more transport meaning a night on a sofa in the lounge. Have you visited Japan only to be caught out by the lack of transport at night?
The following train related photos all taken from posts in the Japan category on this site.
SHENZHEN, China, April 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Shenzhen Dongyuan Plastic Toys Manufacturer, a leader supplier in the plastic toys industry, has received the Supplier Assessment certificate from Bureau ...
The real identity of Iron Man is revealed as being Mirai Suenaga Nendoroid ^^;
If you are a Nendoroid owner then Iron Man Mark 7 Nendoroid is *the* Nendoroid to own!
Not only can you swap heads but also change the head inside the helmet too so that you can make pretty much any Nendoroid the true identity of Iron Man ^^;
Iron Man Nendoroid is out now and you can buy him at any one of the trusted online retailers below.
Mattel & Disney hopes you have plenty of wall space for a PLANES Micro Drifters wall play set … The play seems to be you release the planes, it can get waylaid by little spinout areas and of course, the ones that actually reaches the final line wins. Here’s Micro Drifter PLANES Dusty, Ripslinger and [...]
Look what “Wraukin” found … Yes, lenticulars are sort of back but no, this one is not a re-release. This is what happens when someone is like a squirrel and hides a CAR he intends to come back later for but as a squirrel-brain forgets where he hid it and 3 years later, when they [...]
set name: ice cream stand
theme: friends, promotional
come in polybag packaging.
included an emma in violet shirt and dark blue skirt and an ice cream stand.
overall design is great.
must have for friends lovers.
Danny Choo has posted a new gallery today of Nendoroid Iron Man Mark VII, featuring some shots of the Nendo and all the accessories. That includes the Avengers-inspired base with Stark Tower, the effects parts for Iron Man's jets and blasters, and Iron Man's open-faced helmet. You can swap out faces on the inside of that, which Danny shows off using Mirai's face. He also puts Tony's face on Mirai's body ... with predictable results.
Nendoroid Iron Man is out right now at most major retailers; anyone pick him up, and if so, what do you think?
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After almost 3 months of production time, Tony Gil has completed work on his Catapulting Diamond Kid custom. The figure hangs vertical from a rope...which probably makes for some interesting display decision. Limited to 5 pieces, you can purchase one for $300.00.