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Friday, September 11, 2020

Fido Dido + Secret Fresh | The 80s Called... He's Back!

09.11.2020 - Nostalgia is a strong callback to the yesteryears that made popular culture in that particular era well-known and unforgettable. It can be animation, film, or a particular food you might have been devouring when you were younger. And then there are also TV commercial based on products that made them popular.

You have grown in the 1990s then you might recall a lot of great things from this era and one comes to mind is this popular character that was put together by two creative women.

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Dream Tomica | Batmobile

08.11.2020 - The Batmobile is the single most important part of the Batman mythology that’s important to the character that appeared in the same time introducing the Caped Crusader in Detective Comics #27.

It has evolved through the car’s technology and has been adapted in other media that also includes the videogames, film, and animation adapting through the times the same way Batman’s character development. The Batmobile from the 1989 film was introduced is something else that became an icon on its own.

Sunday, August 2, 2020

Happy Meal 2020 | We Bare Bears

08.02.2020 – There have been great Happy Meal toys and recent releases wasn’t what collectors are hoping for. The best ones that usually released are exclusives to a specific country or region and those were from collaboration with Disney that also owns Marvel, Star Wars, Pixar, and it’s other properties.

The slowdown due to the worldwide pandemic has been a complicated challenge for companies like McDonald’s that release their Happy Meal toys. In Asia, there haven’t been toys from the fast-food giant that really was unforgettable like 101 Dalmatians or the United Nation’s Snoopy.

Monday, June 1, 2020

Happy Meal 2020 | Trolls World Tour

06.01.2020 - McDonald’s in Southeast Asia has slowly updated the latest Happy Meal toys in the countries that covered this region. Since early in March 2020 the latest toy featuring Trolls World Tour has been presented to various markets and the Philippines has finally caught up with the collectibles that was supposed to be released two months earlier. Due to the coronavirus pandemic there has been no new toys released.

Though the animated film has already been released in the US through Video on Demand the toys have been already released ahead of its original screen date.

Monday, March 16, 2020

Secret Fresh + SpongeBob | CT's Sponge Boy

Closing out the collaboration between Secret Fresh and SpongeBob to celebrate its twentieth anniversary is the much awaited and anticipated works from Christian Tamondong. This collaboration has been laid out that featured artists in a group show followed by solo show with Ronald Ventura, and finally with Christian Tamondong.

The SpongeBob event is not just a solo art show, but also a launch of clothing and apparel collection and exclusive toys that featuring Christina Tamondong’s works. It was unexpected changes to the event due to the COVID-19 pandemic that there was no artist reception but the gallery was unveiled.

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Secret Fresh | CT + SpongeBob

03.10.2020 - Secret Fresh is going all out this weekend with the last collaboration with Spongebob that was announced back in July 2019. This last collab will close out what Secret Fresh and Viacom has envisioned to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the character that fans has grown up to see now that there will be a new film set to release soon.

But this collab is something special that features Christian Tamandong and his upcoming solo show that features anything and everything SpongeBob that will also launch new art toys and a set of limited edition clothing apparel also dropping this Sunday for that special event!

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Be@rbrick Series 39 | Paddington

03.04.2020 – The Bearbrick Series of Blind box figures continue to push on with unique designs, concepts and partnership with some of the brands in the industry. There’s no doubt it is not something for everyone. But for those into the designer art toy and anything that is visually stimulate art it is a collectible worthy of attention.

Currently, the Bearbrick minifigures that comes from the mystery box is on its thirty-ninth edition that was released in 2019 and there’s a new batch coming out sometime in this year. For now here is a special spotlight on one of the mystery figures and that is the delightful Paddington!