Wednesday, July 28, 2010


AT-AT (All Terrain Armored Transport)
w/ AT-AT Driver and Speeder Bike
Theme : Legacy Collection
Make : Hasbro
Year : 2010
Batteries : 3 "AA" batteries (Not included)

I went to the OG Star Wars Morning Madness - Countdown to Star Wars Shadows of the Dark Side promotion on the 24 July 2010.
It was held only at OG Orchard Point, 8.00am.
Heard it was a big crowd in the morning and the queue started at 7am!
I wasn't among the Star Wars fans in the morning crowd.
Was there in the evening and there were still quite many collectors getting the Star Wars action figures and stuffs.
They launched the reproduction of Star Wars Vintage card.
Buy 6 Vintage figures and get a Boba Fett redemption figure free.
I'm suprised to see this AT-AT has arrived in Singapore.
It's something that I've been waiting for, so I brought it immediately.
There is also a display of this AT-AT on that day but I'm not sure if it's still there now.

This AT-AT also includes a speeder bike!

AT-AT driver

Electronics phrases in AT-AT (may play in different order)
Clone Trooper :
All right men load your weapons.
Blizzard squadron objective completed.
Ground troops deployed sir.
Range to target, one-seven decimal twenty-eight.
Preparing attack vectors.
Primary guns charged and ready.
Rebel base located.
Rebel forces in range.
Rebel forces spotted.
We're taking heavy fire sir.

Imperial Officer :
Forward deflectors at full power.
Launch speeder bike recon patrol.
Rebel snowspeeder squadron approaching on your flank.
Red light.
Target the Rebel scum.
Troops standing by for deployment.

Darth Vader :
Don't fail me.
Don't let Skywalker escape.
That's it, the Rebels are there. And Skywalker is there with them.
The Rebels are alerted to our presence.

General Veers :
All troops will debark for ground assault.
Distance to power generators.
I've reached the main power generators.
Prepare to target the main generator.
Target, maximum firepower.
The shield will be down in moments.
You may start your landing.

Head part is well made. The flexible rubber connecting to the cockpit makes this AT-AT more realistic.

4 legs done up!

When I took out all the parts from the box, I was shocked to find the manual missing.
Then I looked through the parts, look at the box again... couldn't find it.
I was a little worried then but anyway, good that I've found it now.
Instruction manual is at the BACK of the inner packaging box (mine's stuck on a little tape.)

AT-AT's belly!

Battery compartment under the AT-AT's belly.
Phillips/cross head screwdriver required over here!

3 1.5v AA batteries required (Batteries not included)

All legs attached!

Almost done!


Boarding Hatch.
Can be open on both sides.
Each with a lift access.

Does this resembles "Scout Trooper?"

AT-AT head control.
Pull back the handle can lift the AT-AT's head.
Rotate the handle left or right, rotates the head too. But not much.

Vehicle bay.
Rear of AT-AT can fit in the Speeder bike.

AT-AT specifications in the Star Wars movies :
Type : Walker
Affiliation : Empire
Height : 15.5 metres
Speed : 60km/h
Equipment : Can hold 5 speeder bikes and up to 40 troopers.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

2010 Singapore Garden Festival

Singapore Garden Festival 2010
Date : 15 - 22 July 2010
Venue : Suntec City Hall 4 and Hall 6
Opening hours : 10am - 10 pm

Ticket Price S$ (Weekend / Weekday)
Adult : S$12/8
Concession (Child, Student or Senior Citizen): S$8/5
8-Day Pass : S$25/25
*Free for children below 0.9m

Venue : Suntec City Hall 6Over here are the Lanscape Gardens, Fantasy Gardens, Floral Windows to the World, Hospitality Pavilions and General Displays.

Fantasy Garden
Title : The Last Australian Garden
Designers : Rick Eckersley, Myles Broad & Scott Leung (Australia)
This is one of my favourite exhibit.

Fantasy Garden
Title : The Spice Of Life - A Grenada Garden
Designer : Suzanne Gaywood (United Kingdom/Grenada)

General Displays
Title : The Man Who Planted Trees

I am amazed by this exhibit and it's lighting.
This is my top favourite display for this event!
I took a series of the colour changes and you can view my photos on my facebook.
The link to my FB album is at the end of this post.

The board reads :
The Man Who Planted Trees
This centrepiece is inspired by the French eco-fable,
The Man Who Planted Trees, a charming fictional tale
of a shepherd who set out to reforest the ruined
eco-system of a desolate and abandoned valley in the
foothills of the Alps, near Provence in France.
The story underscores our duty as stewards of the
enviroment that we reside in, and speaks volumes
about how one person's reforestation efforts could
leave an indelible mark on our planet. It also bears
strong similarities with the greening movement
in Singapore.
Our greening journey began about four decades ago
when Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew's vision of a
Garden City took shape. Up to today, Minister Mentor
continues to plant a tree annually. Local heroes, with
their tireless efforts, too played an important part in
nurturing Singapore into the Garden City that we are
renowned for today.
The Man Who Planted Trees celebrates the International
Year of Biodiversity 2010, and pays tribute to all the
local heroes who have contributed significantly to the
greening of Singapore.
Hundreds of Singaporeans and residents from all walks
of life have shaped the look of The Man Who Planted
Trees. Just as all of us have a hand in nurturing our
Garden City

Landscape Gardens
Title : Hometown In Tianjin - Surplus Year After Year
Designer : Wang Hong Cheng (China)

Landscape Gardens
Title : Taking A Leaf...
Designer : Peter Cheok (Singapore)

Fantasy Garden
Title : Paradise Lost - An African Fantasy
Designer : David Davidson (South Africa)

Fantasy Gardens
Title : The Mysterious Jungle of Pandora
Designer : Damian Tang (Sinapore)

Landscape Garden
Title : Daintree
Designer : Jim Fogarty (Australia)

Venue : Suntec City Hall 4On this level, it consists of the Singapore Orchid Show, Market Place, Competitions and General dislays

Market Place at Hall 4 with over 100 retail booths of gardening products.

This is my first visit to the garden festival.
It's a wonderful visit except that I didn't have enough time that day.
I was there for only about 2 hours and I kinda have to rush through the whole event.
Looking forward for the next year, I'll would defintely visit this event again.

To view more photos of 2010 Singapore Garden Festival photos, please click here to visit my Facebook album.