Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Maisto Elite Transport Ford Model A

Hello guys. Today, I'm sharing you a haul I found during my stay in Qatar for holiday vacation. This is from AllStars Elite Transport by Maisto.

I admit this is not something I usually buy but when I saw it, I know I want it haha.

Before, I was not a fan of rat rods. I didn't like them. But when I started to do customs and saw some works of great artists, I learned to appreciate them and in fact, I already tried to build one.

The shark face on side is a very popular design for the rat rod Ford Model A. What I just don't like here is it is just a decal and it doesn't look realistic to me haha. I would appreciate it more if it's painted. Well, you just get what you paid for.

I love the color scheme they use here. Yellow and blue with zamac body and white walls is very appealing and very rat rod - ish

And as a truck fan, I considered buying this because of the trailer. But I think a tow truck would be better also for a vintage look.

And because I really love these castings, I bought an extra one for a future project so that I can make my custom version of this, a purely painted version :D

That's all for now. I hope you liked it :)

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Banpresto Pirate King Luffy

Hello everyone! I hope you're enjoying the weekend like I do :D maybe you're guessing I enjoyed it because I have a new bought toy. Well, you're partially right because I indeed have a new toy but, I didn't buy it. It's my friend's gift to me :)

On December, a friend of mine went to Japan to visit her family. I jokingly told her to bring me some pasalubong / souvenir from there and in return, I'll give her something also from Qatar haha so that was the deal.

Yesterday, I went to their house with another friend of ours to help her out with her thesis because she's graduating from college but the supposedly "mock defense" ended up as our bonding time... ah.. that's another story. She suddenly gave me something telling me it's her pasalubong and I was surprised and felt a bit embarrassed because I actually forgot our deal! Not that I didn't buy anything for her, I just left it home haha. I admit it to her and promise to bring it next time we meet hahaha. Thanks my friend :D

I thought she's going to give me a keychain, an Anime keychain perhaps but I'm glad she knows about my One Piece collection so she gave this one to me :D

Pirate King Monkey D. Luffy vinyl figure by Banpresto. It is approximately 3 - 4 inches tall and believe me, the details are so... just look at it hahaha

There are 3 parts for the figure: the head (yes it's removable), body and Luffy's hat. There is also the stand in the package.

Be the judge of the detail :D

Side view. Again, check out the details - yeah I'm very enthusiastic about this figure hahaha! Apologies for that *ehem*

And to show my enthusiasm, here's a dramatic photo in monochrome.

I would've love this picture more if I was able to make the straw hat flying or in motion but I don't know how to do it or how to set it up. Maybe next time I'll try that haha!

Okay so that's all for now guys. I hope you enjoyed reading this post :) 'til next time :)

P.S. I just remembered my last post was also about toys I received as a gift and this one now... Haha it seems I don't need to spend now to buy toys eh? LOL. I'm grateful for all these wonderful gifts and most of all I'm very grateful that I have such wonderful friends :)

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