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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Giant Robot Ads

Is it me or do giant robots ads so much cooler?

Unique English of the Week

Do I even have to make a comment about how great this one is?
Found it in an elevator, which makes it even more awesome.

Weird Food Stuff of the Week

Mini chocolate pies. Someone gave this to us and it was yummy.

The chocolate is not solid. More like thick chocolate icing. The crust is flakey too.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Cool Ads

Since Hong Kong has a strong commuter population, they use loads of street level ads. Each one out doing the other to grab that 5 second attention of us running to catch the next bus, MTR or taxi. When I come across some interesting ones I'll post them here for you all.

This was a converted bus stop ad for Puma. No idea what this has to do with Puma, but my kids had fun spinning them.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Revoltech and Giant Robot Love

Kaiyodo's Revoltech action figure line is way cool. Though not to scale, it's for those who want that quick hit of nostalgia with great articulation for recreating memorable poses.

If you're ever in Hong Kong and want to find collectible toys, hit up Wan Chai. Imagine a whole street of small shops selling everything you would toss your wallets at. Since I was looking for some older things I had a hard time finding what I was after. Lucky for me, I took a trip to Macau and from the same toy shop I picked up some old Star Wars figures there he was!

 Though tempted to get the Transformers ones that were there (Optimus Prime, Megatron and Starscream),

I went for my long love for giant robots from the 70s; I'm so happy they show them on right after school on Global when I was kid. Oh man, they even had one of the Getter robots.


If they had all of them they would be on my shelf as well.

I'm also looking for Grendizer.

I need to find out if they ever made the Macross Cyclone, that would be very bad for my wallet.

Back of box showing some cool ass poses you can do.

Other side of box.

Side of box.

I've been looking for this for a long, long time. Long because I'm a cheap ass. Picked this puppy up on a trip to Macau. I'll upload photos from there later. Now I need to find the closed faced version.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Weird Food Stuff of the Week

Yeah, what the heck is this thing? Ninja star pizza?

Unique English of the Week

This is from a bus. I like how everyone had them angry eyebrows. I also like that we shouldn't bring bombs, poison or broken glass bottles on. Guess you'll have to walk if you have any of them.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Cell Phone Condoms

Okay, there's really no such thing. Their cell phone covers. They come in hard plastic or soft silicon. They are meant to do two things. Protect your phone and show some individuality with an assortment of patterns you can pick from. What is also popular is the small plastic film that protects your screen.

So when in Rome, er in Hong Kong...

I chose this duo cover, which allows me to pick and chose three different looks. I did look at the patterned ones, but not really did it for me. These cover shops are scattered everywhere in Hong Kong, but you'll find the cheapest ones in Mong Kok.