Transformers Prime – Beast Hunters – Predacons Rising

Chronicles the epic battle between the Decepticons and the Autobots in their mission to defend Earth and one day restore their home planet of Cybertron.

This is a sweet ending to the Transformers Prime series, it has been an amazing series with a fantastic storyline development with this 60 minute movie being the perfect final twist. With the end of the series I wasn’t satisfied but with this I was, but I can’t get enough of Peter Cullen, his voice will forever be the guiding voice of Optimus Prime. I couldn’t believe the ending, but I won’t ruin it for anyone but it was a hell of a final battle. I hope that Transformers continue on its success with the new movie and then another animation comes out, since this new one has a lot based on the next stage of the Transformers. If you enjoyed the series you will love this short movie.

Link: IMDB
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Hot Wheels – Ultimate Track

Being A Kid Has Nothing To Do With Age – I love that statement, that is very true about myself, and I will always be this way. So seeing what hot wheels did with this track is just over the top and I love it. They did a casting call for the kids but they really wanted the dads, now that is a very cool marketing idea, well done hot wheels!

Q8Figures – For The Anime & Collectible Fans

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20 Years back nobody had a clue what Anime was in the Middle East, nobody even knew the amount of old school gold KTV 2 was getting their hands on. Finding anime was like a game of hide and seek, you really had to look around a video store to find it, and my first exposure to it was in the early 90s at the video club in Salmiya Mariam Center. Now its mainstream and I still love it, there are a lot of great Animes out there to find. With these shows I get hooked on I look for these collectibles, and I use different suppliers from the US, UK, Italy, Japan, Hong Kong, and Singapore. Always finding unique items or items with crazy details that I love, I have about 60% of what I buy on the shelves with the other 40% in the largest storage room because I have no where to put them. Previously you have really search through Rihab to find any good items in Kuwait, and sometimes they are cheaper then the US & Ebay, but thanks to Instagram that has changed.

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There are a few excellent suppliers who bring a consistent number of models and collectibles and what I love is that these guys really do love what they do. One of them is Q8 Figures, I try to buy from local suppliers as much as I can, if the difference isn’t that much I go for them, and sometimes they are honestly cheaper. You have to appreciate someone who loves his craft and Mohammed from Q8 Figures is one of those guys, he gets unique items I can’t even find on Ebay easily, they pop up every once in a while but I do always find them.

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Over the past year and a half I have bought a few unique items from Q8 Figures, and just this week I picked up the Gurren Lagann, Mazinkizer SKL, and Berserk Guts (This was hard to find). I literally made space for them on the shelves, they are amazing pieces and worth waiting for them, and he keeps me checking his Instagram for more unique items. He also has a website with his current stock but to really know what he has you have to check out his Instagram account.

Link: Q8Figures
Link: Instagram

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London Film & Comic Con

I was in London for about 6 days, first day meetings, then Saturday and Sunday off, then nonstop meetings until the hour I leave. As I woke up I got a tweet from my fellow nerd @Qatami that the London Film & Comic Con is going on right now, it was 9:30 am when I got the Tweet. By 9:36 am I showered, changed, and already was in a cab to Olympia halls for an event that I didn’t know was going and was extatic to attend.

As I drove in there was a ridiculously long line, at least 1.5 kilos going around the building at around 10am, I knew it was the right line because half of the people in line were in costume, so I walked all the way back and waited, I thought it was just a ridiculously long line, but turns out it wasn’t open yet to the general public, just the gold ticket holders who bought their tickets earlier. So when they opened the line started flowing and about 20 mins later I was inside, and the first thing in front of me was the beautiful Batmobile from the 1989 Batman with Michael Keaton.

As I started walking I had no plan was so ever and didn’t know anything that was going on, I opened up the map and read Artist’s corner so that’s where I love going, not including the toys. I went with a certain amount of cash which disappeared within three hours and I was planning to spend the whole day there. There was just too much for my nerdery to resist, art work, models, one of pieces, and so much more to see. I was literally overwhelmed, I was smiling so much it gave me headache, I tried walking around in a systematic fashion but sometimes I would lose myself when I see some cool stuff and can’t help but head in that direction.

I picked up as much Transformers, DC Comics, and Marvel Art Work that I could put together from some amazing Artists and some of them are one pieces that I love. I don’t even know where I want to put them, in vault or a vacuum sealed room to just look at them and enjoy them. I really don’t know what to do, and honestly it wasn’t enough time to go and talk to these people. Some of them are really nice guys and very easy to talk to, laid back, and I know half of them by heart and other I recognized from the Marvel, IDW, and DC comics that I read. I think they thought I was nuts but they were really nice about it. I even met some amazing actors who were really really nice and cool to talk to like: Kevin Sorbo (Hercules, Andromeda), Holly Marie Combs (Charmed, Pretty Little Liars), Alec Baldwin (Chuck, Serenity, Stargate SG-1, Firefly, & Independence Day), Robert Maschio (Dr Todd from Scrubs (The High Fiving Guy)), and Al Leong (Big Trouble Little China, Die Hard, & Lethal Weapon). Seriously they were all very nice and I chatted with them for a bit, felt a surreal because some of them were in character which was cool.

It was a hell of an event and I could keep on going about how fantastic it is, but every Film & Comic nut has to go once in their life time. This experience has taught me that I have to to go San Diego Comic Con which is taking place right now. There are just some things in life that every man must do, and the San Diego Comic Con is the biggest thing for every nerd, the largest Pop Culture event in the world, so many gathered in one place.


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Great Mazinger 1969

I think everyone knows how Mazinger is, well at least the kids from the 80s do but he has crossed many generations and I think we are especially familiar with him in Kuwait. Now that I managed to get my hands on a Fewture Great Mazinger 1969 Model, I was very excited, for those who don’t know Fewture makes THE coolest models, and they are almost all metal and are very high quality. I have this model for sometime but I wanted to place him in the perfect spot, somewhere I would see every day and enjoy it.

It took me about 30 minutes to unbox, clean, and put him together while taking the photographs and I think in my head I was waiting for him to come alive and to become a real gigantic robot, I still have a notion that one day I will be piloting a super robot. From my previous posts I have the Senshiro Jumaro Model and Ghost In The Shell – Tachikoma which is still one of my favorites.


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Lego Desert Eagle Mark XIV

I couldn’t have the real one so I went for the Lego version. Every once in a while I roam about Ebay searching randomly for things and sometimes I find some interesting items. Only this time around I found a Desert Eagle Mark XIV made out of Lego, it looked amazing, and it was a custom design from a Swedish seller. This called out to my inner child, I do love Lego and the I have to admit it was really cool so I bid for it and got it.

It got delivered about two weeks ago but the other day I was looking at it and decided to try to finish it one go. Thats my problem with Lego and other items, whenever I start something I have to finish it, I literally obssess over it and in this case it wasn’t so big so I knew I would finish it in a few hours. These instructions were a bit harder then usual but still excellent considering one guy put them together. I managed to put the Lego Desert Eagle together in about 3 hours, half the time was spent looking for the right part but at the end it looks insanely real.


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Lego – What I Have To Build!

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Over the last year I have piled up a few boxes of Lego which have been sitting on the floor for about 8 months now. I get annoyed seeing the boxes on the floor but then I realize the time commitment required for me to finish them, and I hate to leaving something unfinished. Still I’m getting more and more anxious to work on these two Lego models first, I do have other one’s as well but these two are the one’s I have to see completed first. I have the space to place them right now, or at least one of them but after that I don’t think I have anymore space to place the other ones. Need to think of a solution, I seriously can’t get enough of Lego.

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Movie Inspired Toy Set Photo Art Collection

Toy fan and photographer Edward McGowan has created a fantastic collection of toy scene photo art representing certain movies that I think you’ll really like.

These photographs are amazing, these photographs are taken in a way that gives these models life. I have a lot of toys and models lined up on my shelf and I had a chance to take photographs of them before but not like this. I’m going to try something like this but I don’t know if it is possible with my skills.

Link: GeekTyrant


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Lego Technic Unimog

I’m a big fan of the Technic Line from Lego, I usually want to see more vehicles from them. And now they come out with the biggest model yet, the Mercedes Unimog and in real life this is one big and powerful beast. And now this will be available later in the year and will probably take a few weeks to put together. I need to get to work on some of the Lego items that I have laying around but I need dedicated time for that.

The LEGO Technic Unimog U 400 will be available from toy retailers from August on as well as from Mercedes- Benz and it costs about 190 Euros. The impressive vehicle which links a combination of electric drive and pneumatics has been produced in exlusive cooperation with Mercedes-Benz as a true adaptation of the original down to the smallest details. As the world ‘ s most versatile workhorse, the Unimog pushes snow away in winter, mows motorway embankments in summer or helps to construct new roads.

Amalgam Fine Car Collection

Recently at a hobby store in the UK I saw some extremely high quality cars models in a unique store in Soho. What shocked me was the size and the detail of these beautiful machines, some of them are about 40 cm long and some are about 70 cm long. But it seems they are as expensive as a small car, the models ranging from 1000 to 3000 KD which is insane but that what you have to pay for fine craftsmanship.

Link: Amalgam


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