Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Wrath of Gyan

During the 3rd Mindanao Toy Convention, a diorama contest was held and my entry "Wrath of Gyan" Luckily bagged the Championship Title.  Woot!!!!!  trully, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. hehehe! Thank You Gaisano Mall, Justine Gaisano, Boss Pikot.  And a big thank you to the judges who were people from BANDAI.

Its a 1:144 HGUC YMS -15 Gyan - Placed LED light to light up its eyes, then LED lights underneath the the shield of the fallen RX -93, to light up its sword, powered by two separate batteries one underneath the the cemented base and one on the sort of container van at the back of Gyan. And Wala.......The CHAMPION! hehehehe!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Tarak - Tarak

These little goodies that I call Tarak - Tarak are toys that I love to play with when I was still young.  Here in the Philippines, children of all ages love this toys, which is also known and called by little boys with many names such as, tarak-tarak, broom-broom, kotse - kotse or during our time we call it matchbox, one of the manufacturers of this toys, which in turn became a generic term for toys of this kind, regardless of who the actual manufacturer was.

These mainly are called DIE-CAST TOYS.

The term die-cast toy here refers to any toy or collectible model produced by using the die casting method. The toys are made of metal, with plastic, rubber or glass details. Wholly plastic toys are made by a similar process of injection moulding, but the two are rarely confused. The metal used is either a lead alloy (in the first toys), or more commonly Zamak (or Mazak in the UK), an alloy of zinc with small quantities of aluminium and copper. Lead, as previously so widely used for cast metal toys, or iron are impurities that must be carefully avoided in this alloy, as they give rise to zinc pest. These alloys are also referred to casually as white metal or pot metal, although these terms are also confused with the lead toy alloys. The most common die-cast toys are scale models of automobiles, aircraft, construction equipment and trains, although almost anything can be produced by this method. (wiki)

Die-cast toys comes in different scale, but my favorite is these 1:64 scale models cause its nice, it does not consume much space, and very affordable.  Nowadays I don't play with this toys anymore, I just collect and display them, just plainly having a piece of history.....

here are my tarak -tarak, enjoy!.....

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Marvel Legend Toys

Marvel Legends is an action figure line based on the characters of Marvel Comics, initially produced by Toy Biz, then by Hasbro. This line is in the 6-inch (150 mm) scale, with spin-off lines in the 4-inch (100 mm), 8-inch (200 mm), and 12-inch (300 mm) scale.


The Marvel Legends line is a spin-off of the Spider-Man Classics line also produced by Toy Biz. At its inception in 2002, the Marvel Legends line took over the clamshell packaging and the included comic book that had shipped with the Spider-Man Classics line. The first Marvel Legends series included representations of the HulkCaptain AmericaIron Man, and Toad.
Beginning January 1, 2007, Hasbro was the new license holder of the rights to produce toys and games based upon the Marvel Universe, while Toy Biz was renamed Marvel Toys. The new Hasbro packaging did not include a comic. In recent years, production on the Marvel Legends line slowed down to the point that it was rumored it would be cancelled, but Hasbro employees revealed at the 2010 San Diego Comic-Con that due to fan requests and upcoming movies based on Marvel characters, the line would be making a comeback in 2012.[1]


In 2005, Toy Biz introduced the "Build-A-Figure" (referred to as a "BAF" in the collector community) to the Marvel Legends line, starting with series 9. Each figure in the series was packaged with a piece of a larger figure — in the initial case, a 16-inch (410 mm) tall figure of Galactus. A consumer who bought each figure in the assortment would then have all the complete components to assemble a character unavailable in individual packaging.
The concept was re-employed in the tenth Toy Biz series, where each figure was packaged with a piece of a mutant-hunting robot known as a Sentinel. Additional BAFs would includeApocalypseOnslaughtGiant-ManMojoMODOK (From Toy Biz), AnnihilusBlobBrood QueenRed HulkSandman (Spider-Man Trilogy Limited Edition), Ronan the Accuser(Fantastic Four Limited Edition), Fin Fang Foom (Hulk Limited Edition), Ares, and Nemesis (From Hasbro).
With the release of the Giant-Man BAF, Toy Biz packaged smaller parts with each character, requiring 10 figures to be purchased to create the BAF (including one of the variant figures).
Starting with the Onslaught BAF and continuing with the Mojo and MODOK BAFs, Toy Biz returned to the six-piece formula. Hasbro continued the six-piece formula with the Annihilus BAF in its first series, and temporarily moved to an eight-piece formula with the Blob BAF in its second series, but switched back to the six figure format in series 4.
Date of download:April 27, 2011

Me I collect Marvel Legend toys 6-inch scale. I have a few of this mostly X-men figures. With the help of some friends and fellow collectors my collection increased in number.  I too have one BAF figure Apocalypse to be exact.  I got it from a trade and a friend and fellow collector gave me the last part that I needed to complete the figure. and it was nice.  

Here are my MLs, enjoy:
 Silver Surfer

 My first BAF.....I'm Hoping that the second would be a centinel