30.12.17

The BBQ PORG InAction Figure by Forces Of Dorkness


This "BBQ Porg InAction Figure" by Scott Kinnebrew AKA Forces of Dorkness could well be your antidote to the Porg cuteness seen on-screen in The Last Jedi, as a constant reminder of ///// SPOILER ///// THAT scene around the campfire beneath the Millennium Falcon, that one starless night on the planet Ahch-To ... *licks-lips*



Alas this appropriated collectible has since listed to be Sold Out on the online store (Psst: Some extras might be listed tho, so stay sharp!)!

Priced at US$30 per, this was the description on the sales page:

"Stands 3 1/2" Tall and comes in custom resealable packaging. Package is approx 6" w x 9.5" tall. Each Porg is cast in resin from an original sculpt by me. I then hand paint it so it can be part of your epic toy collection. This is a preorder situation and all figures will be shipped by the end of the year. Each order includes a Forces of Dorkness sticker pack and a "resin figure" grab bag."

29.12.17

Star Wars The Last Jedi Trailer Spoof by Toon Sandwich


I remembered before watching STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI, I'd tried to avoid reading online pre-movie premiere reviews and spoilers ... and even after watching the film, I'd ended up avoiding reading the online reviews and both victory and vitriol for-n-against the 8th instalment of the Star Wars saga!

But THIS spoof of the last The Last Jedi trailer, I could not resist - Thanks for the LOLs, Toon Sandwich :)

Source: Facebook

19.12.17

My Non-Spoiler Impressions of STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI


I cannot review #TheLastJedi without giving spoilers away (That'll be my "Christmas Present" for you guys HO-HO-HO! :p), except that it is deeper than anyone might expect, addressing fandom on their own terms, and lays the ground for a new generation of #StarWars, which no doubt has polarised folks (to say the bloody least, innit? LOL), but I for one am grateful they are attempting to evolve the lore, rather than just keeping it alive via rehashed resuscitation (We have the DVDs for them to keep our past dreams alive, thanks).



POSSIBLE SPOILERS: Having since watched the film, THIS particular trailer and what it "says" on it,
is pretty much on the nose of what to expect, or not to expect from "The Last Jedi", IMHO!

I need not recommend you folks to watch STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI, for better or for worse, because I would assume you (dear readers of my blog) would already be planning to watch this now, or somewhen soon, as a hardcore fan or a casual viewer - at the very least simply because this slice of pop culture phenom is unavoidable, IMHO. Be it hype or reason, it is apart of our nerd-lives, and have been since "A New Hope", and perhaps for the "younger generation", a Star Wars they can now relate to, as their elders/parents had "a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away...."

Enjoy your viewing experience, and May The Force Be With Us All :)

Andy TOYSREVIL

17.12.17

A Look @ Star Cars CHEWBACCA from TakaraTOMY (“Galactic Speed” Series)


Here’s a quick look @ Star Cars’ CHEWBACCA from TakaraTOMY, in a series labeled (on the box) as “Galactic Speed” (different series from Kylo Ren’s which I featured earlier), for which I had no initial intent to procure this, until I found out the 3-For1-Free offer at Play-E (Pasir Ris Shopping Center branch), when I was there to snag MORE “Kylo Ren” models (Yes, I admit I have a “thing” for Kylo vehicles now, and NO, I have NOT watched “The Last Jedi” as yet :p)

Ended up quite liking this model car, if only for the detail at the back of the truck :p




P/S: But I'll have to mention that, the models purchased from Play-E has the production boxes taped all around, hereby rendering any "value" for a "MIB item" totally moot (IF you are into such a "thing"), otherwise, they are good to go-n-collect!

Availability otherwise might be found at Toys'R'Us and departmental stores which stock these at their toys department/section (NOT counting other toy shops who might be pricing these above SG$13, due to the launch of "The Last Jedi" in Singapore), so be prepared. Also be prepared for older stock to disappear off the shelves. And if you are patient enough, perhaps they might "magically appear" after the hype for the new movie has died down :p

Happy Toy-Hunting, folks!
Andy TOYSREVIL

13.12.17

“Star Wars: The Last Jedi” Trailer Sweded


With the preview embargo since lifted, “non-spoiler”-reviews for STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI has filled my social media streams, and all I can to avoid them is to seek solace … in a “sweded” trailer? ENJOY! :)

TOYSREVIL Unboxes Kylo Ren Star Cars from Takara TOMY


I unbox a “Kylon Ren” STAR CARS from Takata TOMY, for which I have since adored the model car to bits! Absolutely digging the vintage-styled design-adaptation, with the red color accents on black a classic and tasteful treatment, and the “KYLO REN” white-on-red license plate being a delight!

Would I be too “toy-greedy” if I hope someone will make a LARGER model car, that could fit a Luo action figure inside? Gosh, but I miss the days of larger (affordable) vehicles…

Here are a select of images to share (and as well since uploaded HERE on Facebook), in anticipation of Star Wars: The Last Jedi premiering this week … and admittedly, my “sudden” propensity for “Kylo Ren”-merch …


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And there’s MORE…?

12.12.17

The Worlds of “The Last Jedi” (A Star Wars Featurette) & Hot Wheels Model Cars with Planets' Names


One of the oft overlooked aspect of the Star Wars lore, were (to me) the locales the characters had dwelled and fought in. It is one thing to have custom-made tailored costumes, alien-designed suits, and even spaceships, but the “biggest” background n these sci-fi-films, is the geographical backdrop - and by that I do not mean the blue/green-screen computer generated sort, yeah?

Build them in studio? Or dress up an existing location? Things like these intrigued me so (especially when I was actively designing for films & media “back in the day”… Location, LOCATION, LOCATION!) … these days however, I marvel at how even “LOCATION” can be used beyond a physical context!

#StarWars Jakku as a model car from #HotWheels

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Interestingly, I spotted these model cars (from Hot Wheels) at the local toystore, and was amazed the toymakers utilised the planets as name/inspiration for their model cars! I only saw two locales being used: “Mustafa” and “Jakku”. In Singapore, we will say; ”Like that also can, ah?”

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#StatWars Mustafar as a model car by #HotWheels? I didn’t know they did planet-themed cars! Hahaha

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28.11.17

“HAN THROW FIRST” by TOPZTOY - Banksy versus Han Solo Epic Mash-up Toy!


Launched for pre-orders now on topztoy.storenvy.com is this delightful pop-culture-referenced figure dubbed; “HAN THROW FIRST” - with this being a cocktail mash-up of Banksy’s flower-bouquet hurling “Terrorist”-stencil art, and Star Wars’ “Han Solo” in an incarnation of the eternal question: “Who Shot First?”** = BRILLIANT!

Thailand-based resin-slinger TopzToy really has topped his appropriation of pop-culture to the hilt here, IMHO!


Standing approx. 6" tall, there are currently TWO color way options to be had:

- WHITE & BLUE colorway - Priced at US$85 per, in an edition of 40 pcs, numbered on feet & card.

- Unpainted GREY Edition, priced at US$75 per.


**And if you don’t know your Star Wars-lore, it is when bounty hunter “Greedo” first confronted Solo in the Mos Eisley cantina, whereby a shoot-out occured, and folks were asking “Who Shot First”? Greedo or Han Solo?” Check out the video clip below, to "relive” your pop-culture-past! (Scene begins 5-minutes in :p).

26.11.17

Star Wars Plastic Model by Bandai @ C3 Anime Festival Asia 2017


Spotted on display at the Bandai booth in the 2017 Edition of “Anime Festival Asia” - now rebranded as “C3 Anime Festival Asia” (TAGGED on TOYSREVIL) - at Suntec City Convention Center, 4th floor! Exhibiting from November 24th thru to Sunday November 26th, many of the Star Wars items are on sale and as well pre-orders at the booth itself!

“Star Wars” is alive and well in Singapore, and thriving too, it seems!

Here are some group snaps to share, and May The Force Be With You!

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23.11.17

Meet THE IMPERIALS by Amanda Visell x Michelle Valigura for Black Friday Release!


Releasing somewhen on Black Friday, are “THE IMPERIALS” from Amanda Visell x Michelle Valigura, who have carved out of wood and hand-painted a total of 7 x ‘Star Wars’-characters who work for the Empire! Amanda adds; ”You don't know which one you'll get. BUT no repeats, so you can collect them all!”

Price is US$175 per pull, with no specific indication of WHERE to purchase, which I reckon its on their online shop @ myswitcheroo.com! Be that as it may, stay tuned to Instagram @amandavisell for any further information for the “WHEN” it will exactly be released online!


Black Friday is gonna be pretty interesting. Imperial. Blind box.

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17.11.17

“Kylo failed you… I won’t” - New TV Spot for Star Wars: The Last Jedi


A new TV Spot for THE LAST JEDI with the key line; Kylo failed you… I won’t. - made by Rey to Luke Skywalker - made the extra new footage seen here, seemed somewhat miniscule on importance by comparison, IMHO.

16.11.17

Star Wars TIE Fighters Storm East Point Mall, Singapore!


As the “Justice League” movie rages on in cinemas, “Star Wars” has invaded Eastpoint Mall (Simei) in Singapore (I was there in the afternoon and chanced upon this :p), with THREE TIE Fighters “flying” thru the main atrium! Really decent builds too, and not some shoddy “decor” to placate the masses, IMHO! I reckon they would make a very decent fit for a 1/4-scaled pilot each, maybe? Here are more pictures!

Star Wars: The Last Jedi premieres December 15th, and it can’t get here sooner enough!

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All this is part of a “STAR WARS™ themed Christmas” happening from 17th November to 24th December, where you’ll ”Go on a galactic journey into the beloved STAR WARS™ universe through life sized dioramas, custom makeovers and many more interactive activities.” And seems this mall might not be the only one showcasing Star Wars! From Centrepoint in Orchard Road, to Bedok Mall (all except China Square Central :p), folks’ll get their Star Wars-fix!





Star Wars THE LAST JEDI: TV Spots & New Posters


A quartet of TV Spots for STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI (featured below / via), along with 2 more movie posters - one for IMAX, and the other for ‘Dolby Cinema’ (via/via), for today’s coverage of the next Star Wars feature film to be unleashed in December and eat our collective pop-culture brains!

That Rey in red cowl tho…!





11.11.17

A Look at Kylo Ren’s "Star Cars” model car from TakaraTOMY


Purchased a new STAR CARS model vehicle from TakaraTOMY at the neighbourhood Toys’R’Us (Tampines Mall) and am sharing some images here (as I edit the unboxing video somewhen :p) - featuring a KYLO REN design on am “old-timer” mobile! And I absolutely adore it! Plus that “Kylo Ren” license plate! LOL

Price was less than SGD$15 I think *$12?).


#StarWars #KyloRen #StarCars from #TakaraTOMY #toylife #mine #NFS #TheLastJedi

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EWOKS in Wood by Amanda Visell x Michelle Valigura for Designer Con 2017


Amanda Visell x Michelle Valigura has embarked on a crafty-voyage of galactic proportions, with these EWOKS to be had at Designer Con 2017 (Nov 11-12) - exclusively via “The Sour Lemon” Booth #1700!

The hand-sculpted and hand-painted EWOKS will come bagged with a header-card featuring art by Ms Visell, and can be yours for US$150 each, in a run of only 15 original wood Ewoks ... what an awesome village / tribe of Stormtrooper-devouring cannibals they would make!



*Dog not included in sales*

Amanda Visell will be signing at The Sour Lemon booth on Saturday Nov 11th @ 9AM - so that’ll be PERFECT for VIP ticket holders! (Doors to the General Public open at 10AM - check out the “official schedule” HERE!).

3.11.17

JJ "Jabber" Hut by RYCA for DesignerCon 2017


DKE TOYS PRESS: ”For some strange reason either Ryan Callanan likes to waste a lot of resin or he buys it in such volume that he can afford to just give it away. JJ "Jabber" Hut like the Wampapi and Stay Fresh man before are HUGE!!! How he can deliver such heavy pieces for only US$90 is unimaginable.”

This hand cast and painted 8" carded figure is in a Signed and Numbered edition of 30pcs, and can be had at the DKE Toys Booth #812 at the coming Designer Con 2017 in the Pasadena Convention Center, November 11-12th, 2017.


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ARTIST BIO: "Ryan’s work originally rose to fame through his involvement with the street art scene under the pseudonym “RYCA” (Instagram @ryca_art / ryca.net). Over the last five years however, he has developed an ever increasing presence and reputation creating prints and graphics under his own name. Through combining words and images from popular culture, with the materials and techniques traditionally associated with pub signs, he creates nostalgic, playful images that are both accessible and highly technically accomplished."