My 2011/2012 Dream list for Hot Toys

Here's a recap of my 2008 wish list for Hot Toys:


Leslie Cheung (张国荣)
Chow Yun Fat "A Better Tomorrow" 英雄本色 Mark哥 (周润发)
Chow Yun Fat "God of Gamblers" 赌神 (周润发)
Jet Li's (李连杰) "Once Upon A Time in China" 黄飞鸿
DONE > More James Dean!!!
DONE > More Marlon Brandon!!! HT did a godfather as well.
Blade Runner "Harrison Ford"
Scarface's Al Pacino
007 James Bond "Sean Connery"

Personally, I feel the M-Icon has been lacking by interest with just Michael Jackson releases, it's time to expand others?

Movie Masterpiece
Star Wars~!!! (everyone knows this is the best franchise/license for the toy industry)
I still prefer a Hottoys 100% full control on the production rather than present with sideshow collaboration.
In progress > Indiana Jones~!!!
In progress > Superman "Christopher Reeve"
Superman "Lex Luthor" Gene Hackman
Godfather's Robert DeNiro
Godfather's Al Pacino
Fight Club "Brad Pitt"
Die Hard "Bruce Willis"
In progress > Tim Burton's "BATMAN" Michael Keaton
In progress > Tim Burton's "BATMAN" JOKER - Jack Nicholson
Tim Burton's "Edward Scissorhand" Authentic likeness for Johnny Depp
Tim Burton's "Willy Wonka" Authentic likeness for Johnny Depp
(basically any movie with Authentic likeness for Johnny Depp)
Remake Robocop
DONE > Remake Terminator

DONE by medicom > AKIRA !!!!!
Captain Future
黒澤明 Akira Kurosawa's "Seven Samurai" 七人の侍

Hot Toys celebrates their 10th Anniversary in Tokyo with new licenses acquired for year 2011

Here's my preference in order, so which is your most anticipated one?

For me, Indy is my TOP choice anytime anywhere.
Time to clear space for this best version so far from Hot Toys.

my new baby: Canon Powershot E95

Welcome to the MOO family, bought this point and shoot camera in Best Denki, IMM (Jurong East) on Saturday.

[Media Release] STGCC 2010 Sets the Pace for Pop Culture Growth in Region

Pop culture is projected to grow in the region, with keen fans helping to boost the industry in Singapore and regionally. This was the view of industry professionals after the Singapore Toy, Games & Comic Convention (STGCC) 2010 ended its three-day run yesterday. Over 28,000 visitors, with a visitorship of 72,000, flocked to the show and gave the thumbs up to the quality and variety of the anime, manga, comics, toys, live performances and panel and academic discussions.

For some fans, it was a dream come true that so many of their idols were here in Singapore. Roshadiyanto Bin Ibrahim, 24, had been first in the queue for all three days, turning up everyday at 6am. He is a big Marvel fan and “I never thought that they would come to this part of the world. It’s like a dream come true!”

[STGCC 2010] Cosplay Highlights

Here are some cosplay highlights at STGCC 2010 which ended on Sunday.
Photos are credited to my friend's friend (anonymous) :P
I did some lighting and color enhancement on it so that it stands out. Enjoy~!!

[STGCC 2010] "Artist Alley" Booth K12-Sonny Sy [MAGNETA] and Hillary Yeo [GODAIZER]

Last day at STGCC 2010~!!
Do visit "Artist Alley" Booth K12 for Sonny Sy [MAGNETA] and Hillary Yeo [GODAIZER] works on display.

Hockstuff Digirama for [MAGENTA]

Mr Hock found "LOVE" for our buddy Sonny's work [MAGENTA] :P
Check out his new digirama fresh from the oven today

[STGCC 2010] Team J Phillips Hollywood Action "Reel to Real"

Team J Phillips is Hollywood's leading martial arts group under the banner of J Phillips Creative Management. Led by Telly Award winner, producer and action director Jennifer Phillips, Team J Phillips has made a significant impact in the motion picture, independent film, television, commercial, sports and "live" stage entertainment circuit.

[STGCC 2010] 虚饰Merveilleux Boutique Fashion Show

Merveilleux Boutique, captivated by both nineteenth century Victorian style and today's Harajuku culture, Merveilleux Boutique was founded in 2007 with an ambition of introducing tasteful cross-over fashion. Being the avant-garde of late modern renaissance trend, Founder and Art Director Ms Ellya Chao challenges with adequate skill the extreme of dress-cutting by making well-crafted costumes for Opera, Ballet and theatre productions, and furthermore promoting the art of Cosplay. Her works claimed fourteen championships in Cosplay Original, second to no other tailor in the competition's history.

[STGCC 2010] Gone Case the Graphic Novel-Book 1

Gone Case the Graphic Novel
Story by Dave Chua
Art by Koh Hong Teng

Bought this from STGCC media preview yesterday.
Thanks to Teng for autographing the book, too bad Dave Chua (author) wasn't around else it will be even better :)

Youtube [Media Preview] 10-Dec-2010-STGCC 2010

Here's a quick video on the STGCC media preview.

[Media Preview] 10-Dec-2010-STGCC 2010

As promised, here are the photos for the STGCC Media Preview today (10-Dec)
I've picked a few highlights of the event but there's so much more which is impossible to fit into this post.

Advice: Go, Attend and Enjoy yourself before it ends this Sunday!
It can only get better every year with fans support!!

[LIVE from STGCC 2010]-10-Dec Kopi-ing now at Media Village

As per stated in the subject title :P
Thanks to STGCC for the wonderful coffee in the Media Village.

But, meanwhile you may savour these 2 cosplayers photos i just took.
Complete photos will be uploaded tonight.

[Media Release] Collectibles and souvenirs galore for fans at STGCC’s three-day pop culture show

Pop culture collectors and souvenir hunters are in for a field day at STGCC 2010. They will be able to gather a treasure trove of memorabilia during the three-day show from Dec 10 to 12. Over S$500,000 worth of giveaways will be up for grabs at the convention this year.

You could be a fan of manga, comics, toys, superheroes and maybe even villains. Or perhaps take a walk down memory lane with Star Wars, Ghostbusters and the like. There is something for everyone: posters, minimates, goodie bags, toy capsules, t-shirts, lanyards, even USB sticks.

So if you are a collector or a souvenir hunter, get set, ready, go!

Michael Lau x Hot Toys - Crazy Michael Collectible Figure

(via HT facebook)
Drooling...just praying and hoping Singapore's Retailers gets this in :P

1/6th scale Crazy Michael Collectible Figure will be available in Times Square in Hong Kong on this Saturday (Dec 11) starting from 12 noon.

Singapore 1st 3D Animated GODAIZER Trailer..niceeee~!!!

This 3D Animated Trailer "GODAIZER" is the 1st Singapore's Giant Robot created by my friend Hillary Yeo. He will be having a booth (K-12) at STGCC starting this Friday, 10th to 12th Dec over at Suntec Convention Hall level 4, do drop by and help to support his work.

I will update more details when provided, meantime, enjoy this trailer

Singapore Art Museum eDM for INVASION! (Toy Carnival)

SAM eDM for Toy Carnival @ SAM,8Q tomorrow, 5th Dec
Take note of the Programme Highlights as follows:-

Toy Carnival

Face Painting and Balloon Sculpture
11am to 6pm

Cosplay Competition
(Announcement of Winners & Prize Give Away)
2:30pm and 4:30pm

Max Yeo's Photography (Simon Goh's Kitbash)

My buddy, Max Yeo shot some wonderful portrait photography for a local kit basher (Simon Goh) at The Falcon's Hangar yesterday..drool at these wonderful shots~~
Nice work, bro!!

These kitbashes by Simon will be on display in stall in Toy Carnival @SAM at 8Q this Sunday, 5th Dec..Do dropby!!

Here are some highlights of the 12inch figures Max shot:-

Toy Carnival @ Singapore Art Museum at 8Q (Floor Plans, Participating Retailers & Partners)

Here's details for the upcoming Toy Carnival@SAM at 8Q released today.
See you this Sunday~!!

[Media Release] Matt Fraction Guest Of Honor @ STGCC 2010

The Singapore Toy, Games & Comic Convention (STGCC) announced on Monday, 22 Nov 2010 that prolific American comic book writer Matt Fraction will be appearing at the 2010 Singapore Toy, Games & Comic Convention as a Guest of Honor.

Mr. Fraction will join additional luminaries already announced by STGCC including Alex Maleev, C.B. Cebulski, Esad Ribic, Gail Simone, Giuseppe Camuncoli, Harvey Tolibao, Ivan Brandon, Leinil Yu, Salvador Larroca, Simone Legno, and all-girl J-Pop group AKB48.
(view related post HERE)

Loot for tonight (22.11.10)

Too tired tonight to open, just take, snapshot and pack back. will find time to do a proper photo review once i am free :)

Here's what i got tonight:-
StarWars Vintage Remake Vehicle Tie Fighter
Revoltech Xmas Jack
Hottoys Predator Berserker
Hottoys Platoon-Chris Taylor

(Teaser Video) Toy Carnival @ 8Q (SAM)

Toy Carnival is Back Again!
Venue : Singapore Art Museum at 8Q
Address : 8 Queen Street Singapore 188535
Date : Sunday, 5 December 2010
Time : 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Free Admission!

Here's the Teaser Video, do stay tuned for more detail coming soon!

Car Boot Sale this Sunday~!! 21.11.10

Wondering where to go this Sunday?

In conjunction with "It’s Like Magic!" Open house at the Singapore Philatelic Museum!
There will be a toys and collectibles CAR BOOT SALE just besides the museum.
Expect Toys and Collectibles Bargains Galore!!...GO! GO! GO!...

(click on the below eDM for larger details)

[Exclusive Interview] *NEW*1/20 scale resin figure kit MAGENTA

My buddy, Sonny has just released his 1st 1/20 scale resin figure and I am proud to share and post an exclusive interview regarding this highly detailed new resin figure.

[Official Video] STGCC 2010 - the Ultimate Pop Culture Experience

For those who's quite lazy (like me :P) to read what's happening in the upcoming STGCC 2010, here's their official video on youtube

[Media Release] 8 Nov 2010 - MARVEL makes their STGCC debut

Reed Exhibitions, the organizers of the Singapore Toy, Games and Comic Convention (STGCC), announced today that Marvel Comics will be exhibiting at STGCC 2010.

This is the first convention that Marvel has ever exhibited at in Asia. Comic writer and illustrators from Marvel Comics, as well as Marvel’s Senior Vice President, Creator & Content Development and international talent scout, C.B. Cebulski will be attending STGCC in December.

comic strip eDM for STGCC 2010 released today

Received this cool comic strip eDM from STGCC this afternoon.
Click on the pix below to view full details.

Excellent design by STGCC on highlighting the key events
For full details of each highlights, do visit STGCC website today

[Media Release] Super-convergence of East-West pop culture at STGCC 2010

Pertaining to past 2 years of success, STGCC is back again in 2010 with a blast full of activities for all Pop culture fans!!

I am invited to blog about STGCC 2010, which will be staged from 10-12 December 2010 in Singapore.
Opening Hours:
10 Dec 2010 (Fri) : 10am-12pm (Trade Hours)
12pm-9pm (Open to Public)
11 Dec 2010 (Sat) : 11am-9pm (Open to Public)
12 Dec 2010 (Sun) : 11am-8pm (Open to Public)

Venue: Suntec International Convention Centre, Level 4, Halls 401 & 402
Early Bird Ticket Price: S$10.00 for a 1-day ticket; S$20.00 for a 3-day ticket

So do stay tune for my coverage for this event which all fans alike have been waiting for!

Enterbay 12inch Ip Man (叶问) with Hot Toys slim type body

Decided to try out forum's recommendation with the HT Slim type body on my Enterbay Ip Man recently, the result came out quite satisfactory. Now the joints are firmer and it's more articulate for posing.
(left-Hot Toys slim body, right-enterbay body)

fresh from 3A newsletter: 3A JC Strikes this friday, 9am tomorrow~!!

(via 3A newsletter)
High above where mortal thoughts do not venture, the Big Guy sat and contemplated his creation. Clouded in spittle, blood and smoke he figured things have not gone so well. The Big Guy slightly shifted in his chair and called forth his son, "Son, it's a bit shit down there, so bugger it... I'm sending you back !"

Media Preview-Iron Man CollARTible Exhibition at Singapore Philatelic Museum

(Kudos to Shaun, and I Love Museum for this special invite)

One word, AWESOMEsssss!!!
I really felt like a 8 year old when i stepped into this exhibition.
You DO NOT want to miss this if you're a fan of hot toys collectibles, iron man and art.

Behind the Scenes-Iron Man CollARTible Exhibition at Singapore Philatelic Museum

(via and I Love Museums in Facebook)
More behind the scenes images updated~!!

Can't wait to see this exhibition which will be starting this Saturday, 9th Oct~!!
Be sure to stay tune for my special media preview coverage a day before it opens.

Breaking News from Hot Toys today

(via HT facebook)
Our dear fans, this Winter Hot Toys will be bringing you surprise from the highly anticipated SUPERMAN (1978) movie license! Long-awaited by fans from all over the world, we’ll launch the first-of-his kind 1/6th scale collectible figure of this American superhero acted by notable artist Christopher Reeve!

Announcing this together is another great news, also much expected by our fans! We now proudly announce our new Korean extraordinary artist Mr Arnie Kim to join the Hot Toys family! Taking the lead is the long-awaiting SUPERMAN project! We hope this unprecedented project and collaboration will bring to fans great excitement and anticipation! More exciting projects with outstanding characters will be coming soon! So please stay tuned with us for update!
YESss...can't wait to see how good the prototype for Superman is~!!
And definitely a greater news for Arnie Kim fans, shall see what greater heights will this venture brings to 12inch collectors in future.

Even photos are coming in 3D~!!

(via bestbookmarks)
Take a look at these stereo photographs. They will come alive and start moving just like a movie shot. Amazing effect.

Super Robot Chogokin - Mazinger Z

Latest installment from Bandai S.O.C (超合金) comes in small sizes. It's only in 14cm.
It's called S.R.C (Super Robot Chogokin)
Compact x Impact

medicom 12inch RAH Space Pirate Cobra (snaps with iphone4)

Better late than Never :P
Finally, found some time to do snapshot of my previous collection.
It's also a good time to test out my iPhone 4 camera.

(snapshots) Nice wall graffiti @ dbl 0

Been to Waterloo Street recently?
Well, you can spot these nice graffiti @ dbl0.
So what's dbl0? (pronounced as Double O), it's an established dance club which used to be situated at Mohammad Sultan.

Who Needs Meditation, When They Can Just Watch the Gundam Time Lapse Video?

(source via gizmodo)
This time-lapse video of the 1:1 scale model Gundam in Shizuoka, Japan, is the most visually stunning thing you're bound to see all day. Watch it and go into a trance, only to wake up and book flights to Japan. It was built to mark the 30th anniversary of the Gundam plastic figurines at the end of July.

harrrrr...i miss japan neh :P

AH LONG Noodles @ 815 AH LONG Noodles

(photos taken with iPhone 4)

I rarely eat out near my neighborhood, this particular coffee shop is only 2 block away from mine.

3A+ designer's toy open for submission

(via 3A blog)

Ok toys Designers, wanna make some toys with 3A under our 3A+ label ?

Some points to follow, we are not looking for WWR, Popbot, Adventure Kartel etc, Ash has those covered and we want different stuff, we want original cool ideas that represent you.
Only send two images with your email, we will contact you for more if needed. Clear images, not sketches please, we have too see what your proposing, not speculate etc.

Only send images of ideas you OWN 100% or have 100 authority to represent in toys.
Send emails to:

Hua Kee Hougang Famous Wanton Mee @ Old Airport Road Food Centre

(all pix taken with the new iPhone 4)

This is our Monday (2-Aug-2010) wanton mee hunt @
Hua Kee Hougang Famous Wanton Mee

JIN JIN Hot/Cold Dessert @ ABC Brickswork Food Centre

Was anticipating a good char-siew Sunday dinner at Fatty Cheong Roast Duck and Meat (肥仔祥烧腊) at ABC market but it was closed (as usual). It's so hard to catch their stall opening during standard dinner hours especially when it's sold out early.
Quite sad, but luckily we found this great dessert stall that cools our graving.

This dessert stall serves cheap, yummy Durian Mango Ice @ SG$2.50
If you're not a fan of durian, there's also plain Mango Ice.