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Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Movie Review | Bumblebee

01.08.2018 – Transformers has been one of the many properties from the 1980s that continues to be relevant today with a slew of toys being produced by Hasbro and Japanese toy maker Takara Tomy with so many iterations from a multimedia franchise.

The film series has earned billions of dollars, but critics have almost dissed the franchise for the last decade is slowly making a course correction.

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Nano TEQ63 | McDonald's Colorway

12.1 8.2018 – TEQ63 has come a long way from a prototype 8-Ball head resin. Collaborating with local artists from the Designer Toy Art scene to well known brands that produced different iteration of the character. It’s now slowly recognized in the general mainstream that will also introduce the Designer Toy medium.

The Nano TEQ63 which is collaboration between QUICCS and Devil Toys an iteration of the character in its chibi toy form has been released early in June 2018 with the standard Black & White colorway. Now it takes on the iconic McDonald’s colorway called the ‘Super Size Me’ edition.

Monday, December 17, 2018

Secret Fresh | Gallery Round Up

12.17.2018 – JJ Zamoranos aka EXLD Manila is a local street artist in the Philippines who has collaborated with other talented graffiti artists. He’s part of the ever growing talented community known as Pilipinas Street Plan (PSP). An artist who grew up with popular culture infuses his art style with contemporary art.

This is not the first time EXLD Manila has a solo show at Secret Fresh. He’s been around and became a household name painting streets of China, Thailand, Japan, and Korea to name of the Asian countries he has been around. The well travelled artist isn’t afraid to experiment and his current show “The Prussian Channel” shows that.

Sunday, December 16, 2018

Toy Art PH | Toy Festival 2018

12.16.2018 – For those uninitiated the Designer Art Toys are not the stuff you see at department stores like Rustan’s or Myer’s. Not even in big toy shops like Toy World or Toy Kingdom. These special toys are not even playable for kids. Art Toys in general are more of a lowbrow art piece.

Though we’re not claiming to be experts how it started or where it came from its simple that the Designer Art Toys are like those contemporary art paintings that you see in galleries. The only difference is they’re not that uber expensive that most art enthusiasts can afford and behind that is also they have their own event.

Saturday, December 15, 2018

Happy Meal #1Shots | Miles Morales Spider-Verse

12.15.2018 – Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is already out in cinemas right now and the merchandise has already been released like the Happy Meal toys that were already available as since December 7th. The action figures and other things related can be seen sold in department stores and toy stores anywhere.

But the Spider-Verse figurines from McDonald’s Happy Meal have been not much as discussed in comparison to the previous Pokemon characters. Taking a closer look at all eight some might notice about the sticker labels as featured previously with the rest of the characters that appeared in the animated feature film and Miles Morales is in it.

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Movie Review | Aquaman

12.13.2018 – Superheroes are every now in all platforms of the media. There has been an abundance of good stories adapted for the big and small screen. There are characters that are widely known, and there are also few underrated ones that have been ridiculed in the past. One such character is Aquaman which was published by DC Comics.

It’s a long time coming for the aquatic hero to get his own movie and DC Comics made sure it delivers.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

7 Eleven + Pokemon XY | Steel Straws

12.12.2018 – With the popularity of Pokemon at all-time high, which launched the latest games featuring “Let’s Go, Pikachu” and “Let’s Go, Eevee!” Nintendo won’t stop with the recent release of the animated feature film The Pokemon Movie: The Power of Us in select countries like Australia and the Philippines to name a few there of course are merchandise.

In the Philippines and Asian region has released a set of Pokemon toys from McDonald’s Happy Meal last month. But wait there’s more, the premier of Pokemon XY on Philippine television through GMA Network partners with 7 Eleven with Pokemon Collectible straws that’s available now.