You know what is the greatest pain Batman’s arch nemesis, Bane, experiences? Probably not the gas mask that he wear to continuously suppresses his excruciating pain; it is probably how he have to witness an ice cream melting before him because he can’t eat it (because of the mask). Ok. I get it. That’s a lame joke, because Bane can eat and drink. All he have to do is to remove the mask and feed himself the painkiller externally, presumably as he consumes his meal. But that doesn’t take away the fun of Fools Paradise interpretation of Bane sulking over a fast melting ice cream he held in his hand and standing next to a coin-operated kiddie ride of the The Dark Knight’s iconic ride, the Tumbler. The camo one, of course. The matte black is still with the cape crusader. Continue reading Fools Paradise: Is Bane Sulking Over The Melted Ice Cream He Can’t Eat?
There is always a reason for sales and May 4th, being the designated Star Wars Day (you know, ‘may (the month May) the Force (4th) be with you?), is no exception and while every other businesses are jumping into the bandwagon, we are particularly interested in what LEGO has to offer and I am sure you are too. So, here goes. LEGO is celebrating Star Wars Day with exclusive LEGO Star Wars offers, for a limited time, and along with discounted stickers, folks who made purchase of $50 or more LEGO Star Wars items will get a free polybag set of R2-D2 Set – a departure from the usual minifigures issued as LEGO May 4th exclusives. Continue reading LEGO Celebrates Star Wars Day With Exclusive Offers And Free R2-D2 Set
On contrary to some sick minded Alien fans, the most iconic scene of Alien franchise is not the gruesome scene of tiny alien bursting out of someone’s guts, but it was the one where Ellen Ripley (played by Sigourney Weaver) took on the Queen Alien in an epic Power Loader versus acid-spewing, mouth-in-mouth space creature battle. And it was this scene which the “redesigned” kicks were based on and the sporting company announced not one, but two pairs of Alien sneakers, appropriately named Reebok Alien Stomper ‘Final Battle’ Double-Pack. Continue reading Reebok Announced New Alien-inspired Kicks Suitable For Both Sexes
If you have not heard, NASA Apollo Saturn V is set to launch again. Except that this time, this space-bound rocket ain’t heading to space and NASA will not be responsible for the launch; instead LEGO is the behind it and the iconic rocket will be launch by you, in the comfort of your own home, with this massive LEGO Ideas-born set called LEGO NASA Apollo Saturn V (21309). I know right? This is probably the most exciting news all of last week. I mean, seriously, a piece of mankind’s history, the glory of Americans’ achievement, that can be assembled by your own hands? Continue reading NASA Apollo Saturn V Launches Again, This Time As A Huge 3 Ft LEGO Set
The trailers of the much anticipated Spider-Man: Homecoming did not actually let Marvel fans in on Tony Stark’s Iron Man suit, but fret not you eager Iron Man fans cos’ Hong Kong-based toy maker has the tidbit and this is what Stark’s latest toy will look like. This latest crime fighting armor features a lot more silver than usual, along with an equal amount of Hot Rod red, while gold, though present, kind of takes a back seat. We can only say that gold is merely accents in this latest iteration, designated Mark XLVII (47, already???). As always, expect this collectible figure to be movie-accurate and of course, meticulously sculptured with details showcasing the metallic red/gold/silver armour’s sleek lines and the trapezoid-shaped indent around the arc reactor. Continue reading New Iron Man Suit From Spider-Man: Homecoming Previewed By Hot Toys
Independent vinyl figures collectors take note. Fools Paradise and teamed up with Thailand street fashion label Hold’Em Denim and toy brand JPX to issue a very limited Fools x Paradise x Hold’em by JPX vinyl figures, called I want to be ZauZ. With the set you will find two figures adorned with unique “3 straps” signature band on them. The set depicts Fool’s tattoo-obsessed alternate ’Batman’ (complete with undersized cap, of course, and disgruntle look, as always) being inked by a scrawny dude which appears to come with an alternate head sculpture. Continue reading Fools Paradise x Hold’em By JPX Thailand Toy Expo Exclusive
RMA (Rogue Music Alliance) has announced a new Prince Rogers Nelson’s music in honor of the one year anniversary passing of the legendary pop icon Prince. Seriously, I am not sure ‘honor’ is the right word. I am guessing commemorate or remembrance will be a better word. Anyways, the six-track EP, entitled DELIVERANCE, features new and undiscovered studio recordings made between 2006 and 2008, and includes the title track Deliverance, Man Opera, which includes a four-movement medley I Am, Touch Me, Sunrise Sunset, No One Else, plus an extended version of I Am. Continue reading RMA Announced Prince DELIVERANCE EP In Remembrance Of The Late Pop Icon
Here’s the perfect accessory if you plan on cosplaying as Star-Lord AKA Peter Quill. It is a replica of the movie’s, well, almost. Ok, it is not. But it is a Walkman. No, wait. It is not actually a functioning Walkman. First of all, the movie’s Star-Lord Walkman is an actual Walkman and it is a lot less colorful (era-correct, if you will) and also, it has Guardians of the Galaxy sticker that announce it as Star-Lord’s Walkman, but it will do for cosplay, or you can keep scouring eBay for one. Assuming that you want this, you’d be glad to know that you don’t have to put up with the frail cassette tapes because the Awesome Mix vol. 2 tape inside is totally fake, but it is no dummy. Continue reading Star-Lord’s Walkman with Headphones That Is Not Actually A Walkman
Now that Masamune Shirow’s iconic Ghost In The Shell has made it to Hollywood, we suspect there’s going to be a host of anime/manga-turned-live action movie coming our way. Already, we have heard Akira is being given a serious thought after years of ons and offs (GITS is likely the catalyst for the ‘sudden’ progress we heard now), and apparently, Jordan Peele is in talks to direct this other cult Japanese sci-fi manga. It won’t happen anytime soon though; it will take a while, but this also allow time for sci-fi nuts and fans alike to do some serious recaps and what better way than to flip through the entire series, presented in six beautiful hardcover volumes, contained in the Akira 35th Anniversary Box Set (Kodansha Comics, ISBN-13 978-1632364616)? Continue reading Akira 35th Anniversary Box Set: Complete Series In Six Vols. Hardcover To Boot.
Come July 25, it will be 100th years since the establishment of Nikon, then known as Nippon Kogaku K.K. That’s a freaking century old and naturally, Nikon wants to mark this centennial milestone and what better way then to roll out a bunch of 100th anniversary products? Well, that’s exactly what the Japanese camera maker is doing. Differentiating the commemorative models from the run-of-the-mill models are the 100th anniversary logo and “special finishes and features that give them an even more elegant look and feel,” said Nikon. Continue reading Nikon Outs Special Models, Including Crystal Nikon Model I For 100th Years