updated!! coming soon> Hottoys M-Icon 12inch Michael Jackson in Thriller

Absolutely gorgeous~!! Let's hope the final product is as good as the photos shown below:

Finally, fan's prayers has been answered...hottoys will be releasing M-Icon 12inch collectibles Michael Jackson "Thriller" in Dec 2009.

Sideshow 12inch Darth Vader in Episode IV "A New Hope"

Sideshow finally did a decent job on their 12inch Star Wars series, the new Darth Vader look menacing and really imposing as a sith lord. The joints on the body is firm and tight. If you are going to compare it to the medicom version, it's like father and son.
(left: SS right: Medicom)
Am now waiting for my SS stormtroopers to go along side with this man.

Darth Vader is the central antagonist in George Lucas' first three Star Wars films and Revenge of the Sith, voiced by James Earl Jones and portrayed physically by David Prowse in the original Star Wars trilogy and Hayden Christensen in Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith. Vader is one of the most iconic villains, and was listed as the third greatest movie villain on the American Film Institute list "AFI's 100 Years... 100 Heroes and Villains"

The original trilogy depicts Darth Vader as a fearsome cyborg and Sith Lord who serves at the right hand of Emperor Palpatine (Ian McDiarmid), leading the brutal Galactic Empire as supreme commander, in oppressing the galaxy and hunting down the Rebel Alliance. The prequel trilogy depicts him as Anakin Skywalker, a slave boy who becomes a heroic Jedi Knight and hero of the Clone Wars.
He then falls to the "dark side" of the mystical Force after Palpatine manipulates him into betraying the Jedi and destroying the Galactic Republic.
In Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi, the series' final chronological installment, Vader redeems himself by killing Emperor Palpatine and saving his son Luke's life, sacrificing himself in the process. He is later seen at the party on Endor as Anakin.

Here's my youtube HD video:

Flicker slideshow as below:

Enterbay 12inch Bruce Lee is KATO (Green Hornet)

On June 4, 2008 Sony Pictures announced plans that they are going ahead with plans for a feature film of "The Green Hornet". Set to be released on June 25th, 2010, the film is to star Seth Rogen, who will take on writing duties along with Superbad co-writer Evan Goldberg. Stephen Chow had originally signed on to play Kato, but then dropped out.
Due to creative differences, Chow is not going to direct. According to the Associated Press and WENN[clarification needed], Chow wanted to direct a superhero spoof with Jack Black in the lead role. It has been announced that Columbia Pictures is in talks with Michel Gondry to direct the film.

Kato was Britt Reid's valet, who doubled as The Green Hornet's unnamed, masked driver and sidekick to help him in his vigilante adventures, disguised as the activities of a racketeer and his chauffeur/bodyguard/enforcer.

According to the storyline, years before the events depicted in the series, Britt Reid had saved Kato's life while travelling in the Far East. Depending on the version of the story, this prompted Kato to become Reid's assistant or friend.

The Green Hornet's success in Hong Kong, where it was popularly known as The Kato Show, led to Lee starring in the feature films that would make him a pop culture icon.

Here's my HD video on youtube

Taipei Toy Festival 2009 (第六屆台北國際玩具創作大展)

Black MJ (jimi) photos are finally in~!!
Time to drool, here's some highlights:

It's summer now so nothing beats the heat by wearing bikini in the exhibition...Manzz, i need to go this event next year...hahaha
From real-life chiobu
to 12inch action figure..which do you prefer??..i'll take both please...
I like this series

Tons of Vinyl designer toys~!!
I like blood!! this figure is quite cool...

medicom display, very nice pose

Blackie MJ with Santastic display..bet he wants to take that home...hehehe
you can take photos of yourself as a action figure...mint-in-box of cos
PUSH comic artist(阿推) poses with Blackie MJ

Kudos and credit to my bro Jimi in Taiwan...we must attend this show next year together manzz...especially in summer..hahaha
Below is the slideshow from my Flicker Set, 183 x massive images online exclusively for kenmoo blog readers...enjoy~!! :P

Taipei Toy Festival 2009 (day 2)

Day 2 - Entrance pix
Below PUSH Comic poster panel is designed by PUSH or people might know him better as the taiwan comic artist(阿推)

Weather in Taipei is still summer (33-35 degree) and the queue is still growing strong on Day 2 of the Taipei Toy Festival, bet my buddy jimi can't wait to be there tomorrow (sat) ...hahaha

Taipei Toy Festival 2009

Date: July 9th~12th, 2009 (THU)~(SUN)
Time: 10:30~20:30
No.1, Sec. 1, Bade Rd., Taipei City 100, Taiwan
MRT: Chunghsiao Hsinshen exit no.1 or Shandao Temple exit no.6

Taipei Toy Festival 2009 (Tokidoki Poster)
Taipei Toy Festival 2009 (Kennyswork Poster)

Exclusively for kenmoo blogspot, my buddy Jimi will helping me to cover this event during the weekends so meantime we'll just have to wait for his photos. (see his previous photos HERE & HERE from 2007)

Here's a few drooling Day-1 photos he took while on the way to work this morning~!!
Yes, the mascot is Jimi (Black MJ)
The queue as reported is VERY long~~...many visitors were already there early in the morning just to get the exclusive and limited toys...this is so exciting.
Do watch this space next Monday, hopefully Jimi is able to forward me the event photos 1st thing in the morning...have fun dude...*envy~~hahaha

(5 July 09) Toy Carnival @ SAM Photos

Frankly speaking, this is not my first visit to the Singapore Art Museum, but the sunday crowd was madness...both levels of the glass hall and auditorium were packed like canned sardines...

Overall it's a fantastic homely gathering. Met and catchup with a lot of new. old, famous and long lost friends all in a day!! (it's like a Chinese New Year Reunion dinner hahaha)
Singapore toys collectors needs more of these event! It's never enough.

level 1 (glass hall) it's so jammed even the kamen riders can't get in~~!!hahaha
5-July-2009 Toy Carnival at SAM-056
level 2 auditorium
5-July-2009 Toy Carnival at SAM-062
if it's not the late rain around 4pm++ i think it will be more crowded due to the last minute price slashing war and everything must go kinda madness.

Some photos highlights below:
5-July-2009 Toy Carnival at SAM-052
Guess the lucky guy in Optimus mask...shhh...don't tell his girlfriend :P
5-July-2009 Toy Carnival at SAM-086
This custom made "Cylons" suit is damn sweet...moving lights and very loud sound!!! damn realistic~~
5-July-2009 Toy Carnival at SAM-101
TRE seen @ Toy Carnival having his vinyl lunch...
5-July-2009 Toy Carnival at SAM-082a
Complete photos in my flicker set or play the slideshow below:

Twittering LIVE from TOY CARNIVAL @ SAM

Am not too sure if i will get power point on site though i will be bringing my laptop and camera. But definitely, going to be able to twit LIVE from TOY CARNIVAL @ SAM today (Sunday, 5 July 2009) 10am-6pm...so follow my twit HERE and watch this post for more updates...

Fresh from the oven > Toy Carnival press ad and featured article in The New Paper (2-July)

toy carnival press ad-02
toy carnival press ad-01
toy carnival press ad SCAN
Click HERE for a Hi-Resolution image to read

Toy Carnival @ Singapore Art Museum latest update

Toy Carnival illustration
Yes, it's finally happening this Sunday, the Toy Carnival at Singapore Art Museum is set to go with a blast and all's looking mighty great from the new informations I've gathered below and their latest EDM (see my previous posts)

(a) There will be Free Popcorn and Candy Floss (while stock last) what's a carnival without them right? :P
(b) Free Comic and Toys Giveaways!! (while stock last)
(c) Many toys bargains and sale!!
(d) Wide variety of toys, collectibles and comics for both adults and kids!!
Toy Carnival Floor-Plan
CLICK HERE for a hi-resolution floor plan

(e) Expects a lot of cosplayers in this event, you really need to get that extra film or memory card for your camera :P Other than Star Wars, Anime and your favorite movie character, the full team of Kamen Riders (Masked Riders) and WWII soldiers will be spawning the museum...i was hoping to get this video shot if possible *heh

Well, it's going to be fun~!! Be sure to bring your whole family there!! Expect a detail coverage in my blog after the Carnival.