Sunday, August 31, 2008

Star Wars 12" Mix

Updated Post on 9 January 2009

Star Wars 12" Action figure dolls.
The 12" Doll in this post does not belong to the same series.

Wedges Antilles & Biggs Carklighter
In Rebel Pilot Gear
Theme : Action Collection
Year : 1998
Make : Kenner

Princess Leia
Ceremonial Gown
Theme : Potrait Edition
Year : 1999

Han Solo
In Hoth Gear
Theme : Window Box
Year : 1997
Make : Kenner

AT-AT Driver
Theme : Window Box
Year : 1997
Make : Kenner

Luke Skywalker
In Ceremonial Gear
Theme : Window Box
Year : 1997
Make : Kenner

Anakin Skywalker
Theme : Attack of the Clones
Year : 2002
Make : Hasbro

Obi Wan Kenobi
Theme : Attack of the Clones
Year : 2002
Make : Hasbro

Luke Skywalker
Jedi Knight
Theme : Return of the Jedi
Year : 2003
Make : Hasbro

Totooine Scavengers
Theme : A New Hope
Year : 2003
Make : Hasbro

Luke Skywalker
Theme : Trilogy Collection - Remake of Vintage box
Year : 2004
Make : Hasbro

Darth Sidious
Theme : Revenge of the Sith
Year : 2005
Make : Hasbro

Post Additions on 9 January 2009 :

Princess Leia & R2D2 as Jabba's Prisoners
Theme : Princess Leia Collection - Limited Edition
Year : 1998
Make : Hasbro

This is one of my favourite Star Wars 12" Doll collection.
Since I started collecting Star Wars in 2006, this is one of my wanted list item.
Because the R2D2, it's so cute. Hee hee...
Glad I was able to find it on Ebay last year.
This item is also the first Star Wars item I brought from Ebay.
Just a small little poll :
Between Princess Leia and R2D2, who will you cast your favorite vote?

Saturday, August 30, 2008


Updated Post on 10 March 2009

Had wanted to watch a Wall.E movie today but I was not able to make it for the movie time.
But instead, I found a Wall.E and brought it home!

U Command Wall.E
Make : Thinkway
Year : 2008
If anyone is also buying this remote U command Wall.E.
Please remember to also buy 7 nos AA size batteries.
4 is required for Wall.E and 3 for it's remote.

Arrrugghh... batteries.... I need batteries!
It's too late now, I'll have to wait till tomorrow...

A Super Short & Crazy Wall.E rescue story :
Wall.E trapped in the box!!!

Wall.E :Please save me!

After some twisting and turning, the cables were untied...
Wall.E : You mean I'm free to get out now?

Wall.E : "I'm free! But where is this place?"

A curious Wall.E inspecting his surroundings ... ... ...

Wall.E : Ok...Not much rubbish to clear! I'll do it tomorrow!

Wall.E : Off to bed!

Post additions on 10 March 2009 :
I've watched Wall.e twice.
First in the cinema and one time just recently at home on DVD.
I still enjoyed this movie very much the 2nd time I watched it.
My favourite part was when Wall.e was in space holding a fire extinguisher to get around to Eve.

Wall.E Super Pinball
Make : IMC
Year : 2008

Interactive Eve
Make : Thinkway
Year : 2008

Wall.e and Eve

Friday, August 29, 2008

Italy - Verona

Verona is a city and provincial capital of Veneto in Italy.
Population of about 260,000 people.

Street of Verona - Piazza Erbe (Vegetable Square) It was a raining day when I was there.
Most of the streets stalls were close.
I did manged to buy a packet of fresh purple grapes from a fruit cart.
We were all in a rush, so I didn't really have much time for sightseeing.
But overall, it was a nice place to visit.

Verona is the setting of William Shakespeare "Romeo and Juliet".
This place has since became a tourist attraction.
Postcard view of the Juliet's balcony and Juliet's tomb.

Casa di Giulietta (Juliet's House)Romeo and Juliet may or may not have actually existed but it has attracted tourists and lovers from all over the world.
The story of Romeo & Juliet were repeated endless everyday to the curious tourists.
Juliet's house is very near to Piazza Erbe.
Build in the 13th century.
A massive restoration were made in 1920s including adding of the balcony.
It was once owned by the Dal Cappello or Capulet family.
No entrance fee to be in the Courtyard.
But there is a fee for entering Juliet's house - $3 euro.
Open everyday from 8.30am till 7.30pm except Monday (1.30pm - 7.30pm)
Romeo's house was not open to public previously but it has now been converted into a restaurant called "Osteria Dal Duca"

Statue of Juliet Capuleti
A bronze statue by sculptor Constantini.
It was donated by the Lion's Club to the city of Verona.
Myth : If you rub the right breast on this bronze Juilet statue, you will have good luck.

William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet quotes :"What's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet". (Act II, Scene II).

"O Romeo, Romeo! wherefore art thou Romeo?". - (Act II, Scene II).

"Tempt not a desperate man". - (Act V, Scene III).

Image of a Postcard - The Arena

The Arena built with an elliptic design measuring 138,77 x 109,52 meters on the outside.
This Roman Arena dates back to the 1st century A.D. holding events and even wrestling matches.
Since 1913, the Arena has been used as a site for Opera festivals.
The Amphiti theatre can hold up to 20,000 spectators.

Star Wars Episode 1 - Mini 2"

This Star Wars Episode I Action Figures are only 2" in height.
There is a total of 8 different character released.

2" Battle Droid
Theme : Episode I - The Phantom Menace
Year : 1999

2" Qui Gon Jinn
Theme : Episode I - The Phantom Menace
Year : 1999

2" Jar Jar Binks
Theme : Episode I - The Phantom Menace
Year : 1999

2" Obi Wan Kenobi
Theme : Episode I - The Phantom Menace
Year : 1999

2" Darth Maul
Theme : Episode I - The Phantom Menace
Year : 1999

2" Padme Naberrie
Theme : Episode I - The Phantom Menace
Year : 1999

2" Anakin Skywalker
Theme : Episode I - The Phantom Menace
Year : 1999

Star Wars Episode I - The Phantom Menace : Mini 2" CHECKLIST
Released Date : 1999
Total Action Figures : 8 nos
Make : Hasbro
Anakin Skywalker
Battle Droid
Darth Maul
Jar Jar Binks
Obi-Wan Kenobi
Padme Naberrie
Qui-Gon Jinn
Queen Amidala