Classic Labbit

Labbit is a character by Frank Kozik. The idea, as you should have guessed, is a rabbit. As with any designer toys in the world, there are many artist customization using Labbit as a base. They are great but I always looking for the plain and simple look that make it feels more like an original version. On December 2016, Kidrobot released this black and white Classic Labbit as an answer to my wish.

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The mustache is definitely a win! There is another version of Labbit called Smokin’ Labbit that replaces the mustache with a cigarette. My wife and I agree that mustache is cute and cigarette is bad so there you have it.

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DSCF7158The black and white does not come as a set. They are sold separately with the same price. Both of them have a glossy finish. It is a fingerprint magnet, especially for the black one, but toys like these are meant to be put on a display and not often touched. The Classic Labbit is a 10 inch figure so it is pretty big but not as heavy as I thought it would be.

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I get to take it home to Indonesia during winter break. I put one in my luggage and the other as carry on. See? not heavy. The Classic Labbit sits comfortably in my home right now, hoping that it brings a more cheerful vibe to the living room😀

A Different Chapter

It’s been a very long time since I posted anything on this blog. Believe it or not, it’s been a busy life since my last toy review. One example is that I am currently living in New York City. I am here temporarily to pursue a Master Degree in Law. I will not go into the detail of my study because that is the boring part. The important highlight that I want to share about NYC is the easier access to a plethora of toys.

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I am not saying that all of the toys are affordable (even though they are roughly cheaper compared to those in Indonesia) but at least I know that toys are usually available to get when I wish to own them. It is also not requiring any hard work to get them. I can literally walk to a LEGO Store, I have done an online purchase at it took only two days for it to arrive, and there is a very famous  designer toys store that is also in a walking distance from where I live.

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A view from World Trade Center. I can spot my apartment from here😀

New York City is amazing and getting the chance to live here is an important milestone in my life. No doubt this temporary settlement in NYC will somehow affect this blog differently and since my time here is quite short, I better make the best out of it.

Nendoroid Solid Snake

Many would agree that Metal Gear Solid on Playstation 1 was revolutionary, but for me the experience was very personal. Metal Gear Solid was the first game that I have completed on my own. Onward, the Metal Gear series becomes one of my favourite video game franchise.  Solid Snake himself  becomes a legend in video game. So when Solid Snake is deformed into a nendoroid, it is definitely good news.

DSCF4277Solid Snake comes with several iconic accessories. The weapons, for example, is the SOCOM Pistols and FAMAS rifle. Both are basic weapon for Solid Snake during his mission in Shadow Moses Island. For the sake of old times (I think), this nendoroid also comes with a pixelated head like the original Solid Snake used to look like. It kind of make sense to not have him with multiple faceplate because well..Solid Snake did not have that many face expression back in those old times.

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What I really like about this particular nendoroid is the movable joints. I am absent from collecting nendoroids for quite some time and I did not know if the current nendos are equipped with these joints. It is really good for figure photography and it decrease the number of body parts in a set of nendoroid. These movable joints allows nendo Solid Snake to pose drop on his knee while receiving a codec transmission.

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Oh, and one more thing, it is not Solid Snake if he quits smoking…

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Benny’s Spaceship, Spaceship, SPACESHIP!

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One of the moment  I find difficult to move on is after I watched The LEGO Movie back in 2014. Up until now, I still feel entertained and laugh at the jokes in that movie. I think my wife knew about this, because she decided to give me a Benny’s Spaceship Lego set as a present for my birthday back in April.

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Benny is the 80’s something space guy who is obsessed with building a spaceship. As you might probably guessed, he didn’t have the chance to build a spaceship. However, when he finally did have a chance, he create this really huge spaceship, take his friends on board and give the bad guys a hard time while he shouts “Spaceship!” over and over again. That scene was hilarious.

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Benny’s spaceship contains  940 pieces of Lego bricks. It was quite a lot and I find it perfect to build in my spare time during weekends. The bricks are mainly in blue and grey color. Some of them have Benny’s space logo printed on it but mostly it is in form of stickers. The size of the completed spaceship is quite big so it is too bad that it does not come with some kind of LEGO stand.

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Other than Benny, I also receive Wyldstyle and Unikity in blue space suit as well as Emmet with his disguise as the robot. Also included in this set is one of President Business’ crew with his small spaceship. One of the cool feature of Benny’s Spaceship is the 2 smaller spaceship that could be detached from the main spaceship wings.

Personally, a LEGO spaceship takes me back to the 90s. The greatest time to live your childhood, some people said. Most of the LEGO that I build when I was a kid are space-themed. I don’t do buildings or cars or animals…I only make sci-fi spaceship.

Overall the spaceship’s detail is great. One of the example is on Unikitty command room inside the spaceship. Although it may differ slightly compared to the movie, but you won’t even notice it. The wings are expandable, therefore it makes this set fun to play with and look nicely on your display cabinet.

McDonald’s Hello Kitty Plush Toys

Hello Kitty is probably one of the most recognizable fiction character in the world. Its expressionless face has been all over the place. Created by a Japanese company called Sanrio, Hello Kitty was originally aimed for pre-adolescent female market. Now, there are many rendition of Hello Kitty and the one that I am going to talk about is just a small example.

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The story starts when my wife told me that she was having McDonald’s for for dinner and stumbled upon these 4 versions of Hello Kitty. As you can guess, these are Hello Kitty as McD’s mascots. So my wife intended to buy it for my daughter but is also hooked me instead.

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These are not happy meal by the way. You could buy these as long as you purchase anything on the menu. From left to right, there is Ronald, Hamburglar, Grimace and Birdie. All of them are plush doll that measures at 15.cm height. By the way did you know that Hello Kitty’s official height is five apples while her weight is 3 apples? Anyway, Me and my wife are a big fans of plush dolls, especially when it comes to picking toys for our daughter.

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Make no mistake though, these plush toys comes in a good looking box. Therefore some people at the older age would consider it worth collecting, especially for those hardcore Hello Kitty fans.

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