No, this isn’t Slumdog Millionaire but “SlumGods of Dharavi.” This Guardian News short-documentary takes viewers inside the slums of Mumbai, where kids are using breakdancing as a way out. We follow the journey of 15 year-old Vikram who wants to be a b-boy star.
I remember buying The Loyal Subjects (TLS) x Transformers Wave 1 blindboxes, because I’m a sucker for anything G1 Transformers related. The vinyl figures were decent and it looked cute. Since the 2013 Wave 1 release, TLS have upped the ante with their Wave 2 release with more points of articulation, accessories, sounds and lights. Now with this Transformers Wave 3 released the vinyl figures move a little like action figures and have cooler signature weapons related to the character. Some figures have light up LEDs or sound effects.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles toys are everywhere! The Playmates line-up already feature their Classics Series, Movie Series, Nickelodeon Series and kids toy line-up. Now earlier this year Kidrobot did their vinyl take on TMNT, and now The Loyal Subjects get in on the action.
How could anyone not know James Hong! I think it’s safe to say that he has starred in more than four hundred American films and television episodes. He has played leading roles, supporting roles and small parts. I recently saw him in the classic Blade Runner and last year’s R.I.P.D., but when anyone asks me about James Hong, the two flicks that immediately come to my mind are Wayne’s World 2 and Big Trouble in Little China.
Local artist Martin Hsu has over the years developed his own personal unique art style. You can see it in his paintings, drawings and vinyl toys. And this Holiday season, if you’re looking to see his art and want to buy his art in person, check out the Martin Hsu Pop-Up Show @ WootBeer. WootBeer is a super neat toy art shop located in the heart of the Richmond District, 147 Clement Street in San Francisco.
This might look like a rice rocket Honda FIT, but it’s actually a Nissan Pulsar NISMO concept car. For city-dwellers looking for tiny parking spaces and pinching to save gas money, these mini-compacts offer a lot. Car enthusiasts who like hot compacts also want performance and this will do the trick.
Another year passes, and another NISMO Festival 2014 at Fuji Speedway takes place. If you’re fan of Nissan cars and NISMO tuned rides, then this is the festival you need to go. Here is the highlights from the event:
The G1 minibot icon Bumblebee gets a Takara transformation in the Masterpiece line-up. Not only do you get the Masterpiece VW Bumblebee, you also get the adult Spike in his exo-suit from the 1986 animated flick “Transformers: The Movie.”
If you’re online hunting for gifts and if that person is into streetwear, then this will do the trick. Available online @ PRIVILEGE NYC for a limited time only, fans of model Emily Sears collabing with Stezzy will enjoy this graphic tee and pullover hoodie.
I’m not sure if that’s what our site readers and viewers would like to hear, but she had fun explaining how NDA everything is to Ramen and Half’s Eddie Ballar. For those of you that don’t know Debra Wilson, you can definitely find out about her by watching this interview from Comikaze Expo. She is popularly known for her comedic sketches on MADtv and continues to venture the land of entertainment. She’s been involved in comedy flicks like recent Knock’Em Dead to animation and video game voices such as on Grand Theft Auto V.
Dropping on December 16th, 2014 is the first time the iconic anime series Cowboy Bebop gets it’s Blu-ray release. What brought me back to watching anime again was this anime – Cowboy Bebop. I love the characters, the world, the stories, the director Shinichiro Watanabe and music by Yoko Kanno.
On this episode of Chef’s Night Out this will be a foodie night out in NYC with Spur Tree owner Sean John and friends. Spur Tree Lounge is located on the Lower East Side and is a Jamaican/Asian fusion restaurant. Sean takes you to his favorite eating and drinking spots around town.
I really enjoyed watching Disney’s animated feature Frozen and of course the song “Let It Go” sung by Idina Menzel. Frozen fans will buy anything and everything related to the flick, and this is for wealthy Frozen fans, I guess the upper 1%. This ain’t no regular calendar you find at Barnes & Nobles discount rack! This is a platinum-studded Frozen calendar that costs $835,800USD, okay wait … take a breath. Yes, $835,800USD. I can buy house for this!
Do you really want to feel special and have your very own one-of-a-kind sneaker? For around $220 bucks you can with New Balance 990 v1 kicks. You have your choice of materials, colors and basically 12 options to choice from to customize your NB 990’s.
Like any kid growing up in the era of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter books, it was a big part of my childhood and it gave me a voracious appetite for reading books. As I stumble around the ‘Nets today, I found this neat student project by Kincső Nagy. The question before on this project – What if all 7 Harry Potter books needed to be republished with new cover designs and illustrated art?
It’s been awhile since I watched an AMV (anime music video) and it’s been a really long time since I’d listened to Jpop. Before the Kpop domination, I grew up listening to Jpop of every genre and bought crazy expensive import CDs by Jpop acts like Ayumi Hamasaki, Namie Amuro, Crystal Kay, SPEED, D&D, DaPump, Smap, Exile, Mai Kuraki, M-Flo, Do As Infinity, ZARD, MAX, Heartsdales, Orange Range, Every Little Thing, Bonnie Pink, MOVE … okay you readers get my drift, but I digress. I remember like it was yesterday vacationing in Hong Kong 1999 and I was at a HMV record store, and I picked-up the very first album “First Love” by then 16-year old Utada Hikaru. I was blown away by that album and played that CD the whole summer on my AIWA CD player.
Recently released is this new music video by Studio Khara and directed by Kazuya Tsurumaki featuring Utada Hikaru’s song “Beautiful World.” Neon Genesis Evangelion fans will jump for joy at this new video featuring new clips and footage from the “Rebuild of Evangelion” films. And Trivia Pursuit tidbit, Utada’s song “Beautiful World” was used in the 2007 Evangelion: 1.0 You Are [Not] Alone.
With the success of Guardians of the Galaxy film, everybody in the world seems to be making their own Groot or Rocket vinyl. Some are bad and some are good, like this one, Liz from Blazon Brikhaus known for her custom Dunnies, Munnies, resin figures and such, will be releasing the unofficial Baby Groot aka Baby Timber.
Street brand Young & Restless partners-up with artist/designer Ilse Valfré for this limited edition capsule collection. If you’re a Wreckless girl looking for a splash of color and fun outfits, then check out this Y&R collection sold only on-line.
This episode of Chef’s Night Out is all about eating good food in Montreal, Quebec. A look at restaurant Le Bremner with chefs Chuck Hughes, Danny Smiles and bartender Vito Ciocca and their night out on the town. This is how they do it in Old Montreal.