Sunday, February 28, 2010

Pics: ZH Racing Z201 RC Bike

Put together the stand for the ZH Racing Z201 bike today and snapped some more shots of the bike. If anyone is interested in the review of the stand, check it out over at The bike is really just a work of art and is now a really special piece in the collection.

Working dual front disc brakes

Close-up of single rear disc brakes

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Review: 3.75" Iron Man 2 - Classic Armor Iron Man

Just got this guy today, I've been waiting for a long time for the release of these figures. I also saw the Stealth version, the Original armor, and the Mark 3. I want the Mark 3 too, but the paint apps were really bad on all of them. Hope I can find one later that has nicer paint. I'd thought I should buy one first to see how I like them before getting more, and I am impressed!

The quality of the figure is really nice. It is much better value than the Marvel Universe line! The laser thingy that attaches to his hand fits much better and looks much cooler than what came with the MU one. It also comes with a "blast off" stand, as well as another stand that came with 3 cards (1 white, 2 transparent) that slots into the back of the display, making it look sort of like a hologram.

The articulation is much better than the MU line, I just love the ball-joint hips! It would be nice if the wrists had articulation too, but that's just me being picky. One thing I noticed with the stands is that the pegs on them are a bit loose fitting for the holes on the bottom of the feet. The ones that comes with GIJoe ROC figures fit much better (tigher, better holding). It's not a big problem though, it can still hold up very nice poses. Oh ya, did I mention it also has double-jointed knees? Awesome!

I have the same classic armor IM from the MU line and I think the sculpt on this one is much cooler. He is wider and more muscular than the one from MU (MU one is really skinny). Colors are similar if not the same.

Overall, I absolutely love this figure! When I bought the Iron Mans from the MU line, I got them on impulse and after opening the first one, I didn't want to open the second one because I thought the articulation wasn't that good. The only thing I like better on the MU line is the boxart, it makes me want to keep them NIB because they look good in box, but not much fun out of them. The packaging on these new figures are all the same so I had no hesitation to rip the box apart once I got home. I thought for the same price ($9.92), these figures are much more worth it; in terms of articulation, playability, and accessories. I had always thought the MU were overpriced for what you get, but these are great, totally worth it!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

The eagle has landed!

...or rather the bike has landed...ohhhh sooo pretty! Z201 CF Edition straight from ZH Racing...sent money on Sunday, received this morning! What an amazing piece of machinery!

It comes with a nicer stand, but I didn't have time to assemble it yet.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Papercraft Owl

We visited my aunt yesterday for Chinese New Years greetings and while we were all chatting, we brought up that she has been into making papercraft models lately. She showed us some of her work and I was amazed at them. I've seen plenty of these types of papercraft models for sale at the malls, but I never went up close to see how they were made. With the model in my hand, I then realize the complexity of it. The models are composed of tiny triangles with pockets on them to fit over other triangles. Each triangle takes about a minute to make and is done by repeatedly half-sectioning an A4 sheet of paper until a certain size to make it. However, the building process is the lengthiest. This owl here took about a day of on and off work to complete. She had other models such as an adorable Doraemon and other Japanese characters as well.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

From Megatron...

Happy Chinese New Years!