December 16, 2016

Nyx Ulric Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV Play Arts Kai Action Figure


The official product shots of the Play Arts Kai action figure of Nyx Ulric, the main protagonist from the prequel movie Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV are now up, and wow he looks great!

December 15, 2016

Cloud and Barret Final Fantasy VII Remake Play Arts Kai Action Figures


Official product shots of the Final Fantasy VII Remake Play Arts Kai action figures of Cloud and Barret are up. The action figures or more accurately, the master model of both figures, looks awesome.

December 14, 2016

Some Neat Stuff I Got as Early Christmas Gifts


Last week during my day off at work, I went along with my parents for some shopping. We went to a bead shop (Wellmanson's) at Quiapo, Manila that also sell some novelty items, souvenirs and other useful things for a low price. I saw some stuff, picked them up and my mother payed for them along with the stuff she bought as Christmas gifts for friends and relatives. So technically I got some early Christmas gifts.

December 05, 2016

[Toy Review] Gabranth Final Fantasy XII Play Arts Kai


I gave up on finding a Dissidia Gabranth PAK after my multiple failed attempts to find it on lots of toy stores. Few years later, Fran PAK got announced. Then the HD remaster of FFXII got announced this year (2016). My hype and anticipation of seeing another Gabranth PAK got ignited once again. And now it's here, the new large scale Gabranth FFXII Play Arts Kai figure on my mitts, wow! Sometimes it's good to wait.

November 26, 2016

Art Dumps! Because I'm Bored at Work


Man I'm bored at work, I don't have anything to do so I grabbed a pen and some paper then I draw stuff. I do this once per day during our work downtime. Wow, it's been a long time since I drew something and I got a little rusty.

November 14, 2016

[Toy Review] Noctis Lucis Caelum FFXV Play Arts Kai


The first ever playable prince that's a main dude in the main line of Final Fantasy games. He's Noctis Lucis Caelum, Noct for short, from Final Fantasy XV or formerly Versus XIII if you've been following the long development cycle of the game. I got his Play Arts Kai right here and I'm happy to have one. FF fans are still rushing to the toy stores to hunt and get this Noctis action figure as I write this review. And it's funny that the FFXV figures came out first than the game.

It's a coincidence that I finished writing and proofreading this review on 11-14-2016, night of the Super (Duper) Moon. Very fitting for someone who have the name that literally means "Sky of the Light Night" or my version, "Light of the Night Sky" .

November 12, 2016

November 05, 2016

So I Watched Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV


I managed to get a copy of Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV, a prequel/semi-parallel movie to the long awaited video game by Square-Enix, Final Fantasy XV. I was curious about the movie's mixed reception, well mostly bad, unfortunately. So yeah, I watched it and here are my thoughts... don't worry, it's spoiler free.

October 17, 2016

We Tried the Kerimoto French Fries

This small place is usually jam packed especially in the afternoon.
I saw a lot of people carrying around a large paper cup with fries in it and those fries look pretty good. So me, my sister and her husband went to a new Kerimoto joint and bought some fries to try it.

UPDATE: Kerimoto is now called Kappu Poteto

October 10, 2016

My Thoughts on Square-Enix's New Smaller Action Figure Product Line


After checking out the photos from SQEX's product display at NYCC 2016, one thing surprises me the most - their new smaller scale action figure toy line. After thinking for some time about this new product, finally I can share some of my thoughts and opinions about it.

UPDATE 10-11-16: added some of my positive thoughts on the new product line.

October 07, 2016

NYCC 2016 New Play Arts Kai Prototypes


It's time for another Comic Con! Few newly announced and displayed Play Arts Kai gray prototypes spotted at New York Comic Con 2016. SQEX also displayed a surprising figure!

October 03, 2016

So We Watched Train to Busan


I wondered what's the fuzz about these zombies in a train movie that spawns a lot of parody videos and memes in the internet. So during our family day Sunday, we watched the movie Train to Busan... Now I know what's the hullabaloo.

September 17, 2016

Tokyo Game Show 2016 Play Arts Kai Report


It's obvious SQEX will show some Play Arts Kai figures on Tokyo Game Show 2016. What's new is that they only displayed one new gray prototype and some newly colored versions of the other PAK figs that were displayed in SDCC 2016. Want to see the new prototype and the colored prototypes, well click that "Read more"! :D

September 11, 2016

Pokemon Go: This Game Needs More Features!

 

I've been playing Pokemon Go for a while now. While this is a good and pretty addictive game and the new awesome Buddy Pokemon system is coming soon, it still lacks some gameplay features to make it more fun so I listed some! The stuff I listed is limited for this game because I don't want Pokemon Go to have the same features as the main Pokemon generation of games on Gameboy, GBC, GBA, DS and 3DS so that people will still play those main Pokemon games and.

By the way, before moving on, I also posted a couple of blog entries about Pokemon Go. The first one is about staying safe when playing the game, the second is about the stuff that you need to bring on your Pokemon Go journey.

September 02, 2016

Pokemon Go: Things You Need to Bring


Now you know how to be safe while searching for lots of Pokemon to catch, if you don't well read this post first. Alrighty, you need to bring these to make your Pokemon journey much better.

August 20, 2016

Pokemon Go: Trainer Tips for a Safe Journey


I'm having a Pokemon craze right now because of the Pokemon Go app.. I'll say this is a great and fun app by Niantic (app devs), The Pokemon Company and Nintendo, they woke up my inner Pokemon Trainer self and love of Pokemon related stuff (games, TCGs and cartoon show). I know you have the app too, well most of you guys who have an iOS and Android device (Kitkat ver. and higher) so let me help you on your Pokemon Go journey by giving you some safety tips and advice.

August 07, 2016

So I Watched Suicide Squad


A movie where the super villains are the heroes. Now that's new, well at least for me. Suicide Squad is the third movie of DC's cinematic universe. This movie is a lot more different than the first two DCCU movies because of its cast of characters and humor.

August 03, 2016

[Toy Review] Lara Croft Rise of the Tomb Raider Play Arts Kai


Took me a while to finish this review. Few months ago, I got this Play Arts Kai action figure of Lara Croft from her latest game, Rise of the Tomb Raider. I haven't played the game yet, I don't have an XBox One or a PC that can run this game so I don't know much about her latest adventure. But I watched some gameplay and story bits so that it will be much easier to review her action figure.

August 01, 2016

[HCF Update] July Video Game Reviews Plus Minor Randomy Random Update


I haven't been reviewing a lot of games in the HCF blog page lately but I'm glad that I managed to review a couple of games for July and hope to review more soon.

Video Game Reviews: July 2016

I still don't have any latest video game console and handhelds, so I will be reviewing older games. I will be covering more games from Nintendo DS and PSP. I might review much older games too.

Visit HCF for written video game reviews!

Now for the minor [Randomly Random] blog page update...

July 23, 2016

SDCC 2016 Part 4 (Extra): Gears of War 3 Marcus Fenix Play Arts Kai figure and My New Wishlist


I think this is the last part of my SDCC 2016 PAK figure coverage and I only got one extra Play Arts Kai figure to discuss, Marcus Fenix from Gears of War 3! I think SQEX is in-love with Xbox-exclusive game titles to make PAK figures. I haven't seen any video game characters from Sony made as a PAK figure since Nathan Drake from Uncharted 3.

Check out the previous posts:

SDCC 2016 Part 3: Final Fantasy, Dissidia, Kingdom Hearts Play Arts Kai Figures


This part covers Play Arts Kai action figures from Square-Enix's own video game titles: Final Fantasy VII, Dissidia Final Fantasy (2015, Arcade, PS4), Kingdom Hearts 2 and Kingdom Hearts 3. Well, SQEX have been very busy on making new PAK figures while not leaking them. No wonder why they're silent for months.

Check out the previous posts:

July 22, 2016

SDCC 2016 Part 2: Marvel Variant Play Arts Kai Figures


New Marvel Variant PAK gray prototype figures are displayed on this year's San Diego Comic Con! Deadpool and Wolverine. Finally we got a glimpse on their Variant versions. I was hoping to see a variant Wolverine ever since the first wave of Marvel VPAKs, but I didn't expect SQEX will also make Deadpool as well.


SDCC 2016 Part 1: DC Universe Batman Variant Play Arts Kai Figures


Another year, another Comic Con event! I like the San Diego Comic Con more than the other Comic Cons because there are lots of new toys and toy prototypes on display in this event. I would like to go there one day. And as always there are new Play Arts Kai action figures are on display, gray prototypes and painted prototypes so like last year, I will be splitting them on multiple parts. On this part, DC Universe Variant Play Arts Kai that features more Batman, but these two new Batmans are odd, awesomely odd.

July 13, 2016

DIY Toy Accessory: Glow Sticks!


I made some glow stick accessories for my new action figure. This is my first little hobby project (mentioned in this post) so I'm already gonna say that it doesn't look super awesome because I still lack a lot of skill on doing this kind of stuff. But I think I did a good job.

June 27, 2016

[Blog Update] Too Much Work In June!!!



Man, this is a very long month of June for me. Lot's of projects to do and to be honest I'm very exhausted right now, and I sill got some work to do, but I got a few updates to share in my spare time.

June 23, 2016

Marvel Variant Play Arts Kai Limited Colors


New limited color versions of three Marvel Variant Play Arts Kai figures surfaced and now available for pre-order and they're: Iron Man, Spiderman and Venom. These three PAK figs came undetected by me.

June 07, 2016

Final Fantasy XII Play Arts Kai Balthier and Gabranth Announced


It turns out that my speculation on my toy review of Fran PAK action figure came to reality. Final Fantasy XII is having an HD treatment called Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age! If you want to know more about FFXII HD then visit my HCF blog post. Along with the game's announcement, two new Play Arts Kai figures from that game also been announced and that's Balthier and Gabranth.

May 09, 2016

So We Watched Captain America: Civil War


Hey look! Another movie where superheroes beat each other up because of their indifference, misunderstandings and fibs! Anyway this movie is loosely based on the comicbook. In the comicbooks it's really a war with tons of superheroes battling each other.

May 05, 2016

[Blog Update] Future Toy Review Shortage


It's been a while since I posted my last Blog Update. I'm gonna tell you guys why there will be few toy reviews in my blog.

May 03, 2016

Unexpected! Nightwing and Batgirl PAK Action Figures


This caught me by surprise just like how the Batman family take down bad guys! I wished for a Nightwing PAK figure few years ago, and now they did it... wait, theres more! They also made Batgirl too which will make my wallet thin again. This versions of Nightwing and Batgirl are from the Batman: Arkham Knight video game.

April 25, 2016

We Watched ESL One Manila 2016 Live


We watched the ESL One Manila 2016 live at Mall of Asia Arena. This is our first time to the place and also our first live event. We're supposed to watch this event on Saturday and Sunday (April 23 to 24), but our ticket is just for Sunday (finals)... odd. ESL One Manila 2016 held the DOTA 2 tournament. I've been watching a lot of these kinds of e-sports games on livestream.

April 15, 2016

[Toy Review] Fran FFXII Play Arts Kai


Took her long enough to come out from her rabbit hole. Her Play Arts Kai figure is already good to go for mass production than Cloud and Tifa, but I guess the Advent Children (and other bunch of) PAKs got prioritized. Other reasons for her very long delay, MAYBE, is SQEX didn't want to spoil the HD treatment for FFXII, speculation much. Of whom am I talking about? Why it's Fran, Final Fantasy XII's bunny girl or Vierra.

April 12, 2016

[Photography] Panorama Photos

I got 2 photos to show. They're manually made smartphone panorama photos (because the built-in panorama feature have low quality photo) taken during Holy Week last month. I know it's late, I have lots of stuff to do and I always end up tired so I went straight to my bed to sleep, forgetting about posting some photos, upload art, etc..

April 11, 2016

So We Watched Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice


Finally we managed to watch a movie where Superman and Batman are fighting each other, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. The word "Justice" in the title suggests Justice League obviously, starting DC's cinematic universe to battle Marvel's movie universe. We watched the movie last Thursday. I always like to watch movies late, I don't like waiting in a long line to buy tickets. Now about this movie...

March 31, 2016

Before You Buy Play Arts Kai Action Figures


So you want to collect SQEX's Play Arts Kai line of action figures? Well, let me help you rookies by sharing you the facts about Play Arts Kai based on my collecting experience so that you'll know what to expect from this toy line.

March 18, 2016

[Toy Review] Riku Kingdom Hearts 2 Play Arts Kai


SQEX took a very long time to make Riku a Kingdom Hearts 2 action figure. I've been waiting for this since the old Play Arts times but that didn't happen. Now that the latest Play Arts Kai action figure of Riku is here, it makes me so happy to have it on my mitts. I bought this one quick because I got left out when Riku's KH3D version got sold out and still can't find one even today. Riku is my favorite character in the Kingdom Hearts series, but as always, I will give a fair review on his action figure.

March 15, 2016

[Toy Review] Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Gadget Collection from Petron


I got a batch of nice stuff from a gasoline station. Petron have a gadget collection that features the characters from the movie Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice that will be showing in cinemas in March 26, 2016 (Philippines). Each character here have different gadget functions and I will be reviewing them all in this single post. By the way these are made as busts which is a nice touch in my opinion, it adds more epic sauce to it.

I classify these gadgets as toys or a novelty items and placed this review on my Various Toy Reviews page.

February 25, 2016

[Art Related] Something that I Made to Celebrate 30 Years of Democracy in the Philippines


Man it's been 30 years. I made this to celebrate the People Power Revolution that happened in EDSA in 1986, I'm still a baby at that time. We Filipinos fought dictatorship to make way for democracy in the Philippines. Instead of violence, the people at that time prayed and gave food, rosary and flowers to the soldiers. This is a peaceful protest that has never been done by other countries (or if they did it, they failed unfortunately) as far as I know.

I'm not commissioned (not paid) to do this, I just wanted to make one. This is a quick simple design, I used the 4 colors of the Philippine flag and made this emblem-like design. You are free to share and/or download it as your Android wallpaper, just don't forget to credit me, alright? Hope you guys like it.

Cheers.

February 22, 2016

So I (I mean WE) Watched Deadpool...


So we watched Deadpool yesterday. It's action packed and colossal in awesomeness! I was planning to watch this movie on or before Valentine's day but the girl that I'm asking out said she was busy at work (overtime) so we moved our movie time to next week. It's good that we changed the schedule because the movie theaters are jam packed with people during Valentine's day especially on this Deadpool movie.

Caution: This post contains really unnecessary minor spoilers, but I won't mention the important parts. If you don't want to read any kinds of spoilers don't read the whole post.

February 21, 2016

[Art Related] A Birthday Art Gift


I made this drawing few months ago. Just like the Chibi Aikido Couple that I drew, I self-banned this artwork and now I lifted the ban to show it to you guys. I also posted its rough sketch preview in this blog.

January 28, 2016

[Photography] Lake Photos Plus One Random Photo

My sister took this photo of me taking my sunset pic
It's nice to go out of town. Last week, we had a family outing at our relative's place at Tanauan, Batangas Philippines. Once I've heard that the place is lakeside (Taal Lake), I brought my DSLR (Canon 450D) hoping to get some really nice photos near the lake.

January 21, 2016

[Toy Review] Hatsune Miku Nomura Version Variant Play Arts Kai


My first toy review of the year! This is a Variant Play Arts Kai of Hatsune Miku, designed by Tetsuya Nomura. She's a VOCALOID/Japanese 3D digital diva, or something. Why do I know someone (or something) like her? Well because she's so famous that she's almost everywhere. I'm not a fan of Miku, but I like her design. I bought this action figure of hers because it's a PAK, and yeah she's cute. Welp, I already researched the basics about Hatsune Miku so let's review her figure and see what it got.

January 20, 2016

[Art Related] Chibi Aikido Couple


Hey, remember what I posted as a work-in-progress artwork? Well I finished the artwork that you see in this post last December 2015 and now I can finally lift my self-imposed ban on the Chibi Aikido Couple that I drew. Why did I ban myself from posting this, you ask? Well...