Food Art: Stormtrooper Dim Sum

zardapuyastormtrooper00Let’s yum cha with these Stormtrooper helmet-inspired Dim Sum Bamboo Steamer.  This would be cool if had your dim sum served in this Star Wars Bamboo Steamer.  Created by local SF artist Zard Apuya.

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S.H. Figurarts Bruce Lee

bruceleeshfiguartsThe iconic legend Bruce Lee gets a super detail action figure from Bandai’s S.H. Figuarts lineup.  The nicely sculpted 6″ figure features various points of articulation, his signature weapons, different hands and head faces.  Check out Paik4Life review on the Bruce Lee figure:

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Big Boys Toys: Street Fighter The New Challenger Figures

bigboystoyskensfplaysetThe new offerings from HK toy company Big Boys Toys with their super deformed big head Street Fighter series figure playsets.  This is the Street Fighter The New Challenger Figure 02 – Ken and Street Fighter The New Challenger Figure 03 – Chun-Li.

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Nap Lounges in Hong Kong

naploungeshkThe new craze in Hong Kong is Nap Lounges!  Pay $1.30 an hour to take a nap.  That’ll be cool if we have it here in the States, I can take a work break in the afternoon and go to a “nap lounge”.  Maybe.

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Bruce Lee x Illest Collection

brucelee75collectionBruce Lee – the legend, the icon, would have celebrated his 75th birthday this year, so street brands Illest and BAIT join forces with the Bruce Lee Estate for this mini-capsule collection – the Illest x BAIT x Bruce Lee = 75th Collection.

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Back to the Future II: Floating DeLorean Toy

backtofutrefloatToday is October 21, 2015 – Back to the Future II day!  Check out this cool looking collectible prototype from HK toy-maker Kids Logic.  This is the “DeLorean – Time Machine Magnetic Floating Edition” from the Back to the Future II movie.  The 1/20 scale DeLorean features opening doors, removable wheels, special floating effects, and more than 10 light-up LED effects.  Also it will come with 2 bases:  a floating base and display base.  The “DeLorean – Time Machine Magnetic Floating Edition” will retail around $210.00USD, but the bad thing is it won’t be released until 3rd quarter 2016.  A one-year wait!

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$900 R/C Batman Tumbler

soapstudiosbatmantumblerrccoverIf you’re a huge The Dark Knight Trilogy fan and have around $900 bucks lying around, you can buy this 1/12 scale The Dark Knight Trilogy RC Tumbler Deluxe Pack.

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Avengers Age of Ultron Cosbaby Series 2 Set

ageofultroncosbabyIf you’re into collecting vinyl big head figures, here’s another set from Hot Toys from the Cosbaby line to watch for.  This is the Marvel Avengers Age of Ultron Series 2 Collectible Set.  The set features Tony Stark Mark XLIII Armor Version, Ultron Mark I, Iron Man XLV, War Machine Mark II, Ultron Prime, Vision and Black Widow.

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Most Oil Paintings come from Da Fen, China

dafenoilpaintingsNot only is Shenzhen, China known for manufacturing and pirating, well, in small area of Shenzhen, Da Fen is where most of the world’s oil paintings are being produced.  Replica’s of Van Goghs, Monets and Picassos are exported from Da Fen.  BBC News takes at look the mass oil painting production and it’s impact within Shenzhen.  Well, next time, I’m in Hong Kong, I’ll make a stop over to Da Fen.

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Kids Nations Plugy Series 005 Avengers: Age of Ultron

kidslogicageofultronKids Logic is back with more cute-like bobble-head type figures, this time is the Kid Nations Plugy Series 005 Avengers:  Age of Ultron.  You can only buy this a 5-set package which features: Captain America, Thor, Iron Man MK43, Iron Legion and Hulk Buster.  The figures mearsures 3.5-4″ tall, comes with a headphone strap and keychain strap and LED lights on certain figures.

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Made In Paradise S/S 2015 Women’s Lookbook

mipssw2015coverMade In Paradise may sound like a street brand from Hawaii or something, but it’s not!  This lifestyle/swimwear brand is straight outta Hong Kong.  Made In Paradise was founded in 2013 by childhood friends Maruice Maghnagi and Vishal Sani in HK.  They look to make a splash with their “Junk in the Trunk” S/S 2015 collection.

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Made In Paradise S/S 2015 Men’s Lookbook

mipss2015Lifestyle/swimwear brand Made In Paradise is all about fun in the sun and a party attitude with their S/S 2015 theme “Junk in the Trunk.”  If you’re that type a person looking for something new and fresh, then you may want to check out this new streetwear label Made In Paradise from Hong Kong.

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Graphic & Logo Design: Hanzi.Kanji.Hanja

hanzibookcoverDesigners and artists interested in how to use contemporary Chinese characters in design, art and logo pieces, may want to check out this reference book from publisher Viction:ary, Hanzi.Kanji.Hanja: Graphic & Logo Design with Contemporary Chinese Characters.

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Takara PlayStation History Collection

playstationhistory20thIf you’re a Sony PlayStation fan, a miniature model collector or blind box buyer, then you might want to grab this Takara PlayStation History Collection 20th Anniversary.  Takara which has already done an NES and SEGA collection, so you know these will be popular.

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A Look Into the Art of Andrea Wan

andreawaniGNANT’s video series Work In Progress always highlights wonderful creators of art and this latest episode takes into the studio with artist/illustrator Andrew Wan.  We get a look inside Andrea’s thought process when drawing her pieces of work.

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Frozen’s Olaf Action Figure

olafherocrossIf you don’t know anything about Disney’s animated hit “Frozen”, then you must have been hibernating these past 2 years.  The comedy relief snowman Olaf will into action figure poses thanks to HK company Herocross.

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HeroCross Boba Fett

herocrossbobafettEverybody seems to be making these big-head miniature body action figures or vinyl, ‘cuz it’s trending.  Well, HK toy company HeroCross known for it’s big-head figures, now has this Boba Fett action figure for it’s Hybrid Metal Figuration line-up.

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Kids Logic Mecha Nations MN03 Transformers Megatron

kidslogicmegatronHK toy maker Kids Logic is on a roll with their big-head cute Hasbro-approved Transformers G1-style line-up of light-up LED action figures.  Here’s the latest from Kids Logic, the Mecha Nations MN03 Transformers Megatron 6″ figure.

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2014 GAP Hong Kong Remix Project

gapremixEverybody is looking for graphic tees to rock these days and the trend is working with artists from different mediums in creating clothing line, like this 2014 GAP Hong Kong Remix Project.  This project is about taking the iconic GAP logo and making it different.

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Cute Pandas taking over Hong Kong

panda 00It may just look like a cute Panda project and a nod to urban art, but it’s also to raise awareness about Pandas.  French artist Paulo Grangeon partners with WWF, PMQ and allrightsreserved plan to launch 1,600 Pandas in papier-mâché form onto the streets of Hong Kong.

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Hot Toys The Amazing Spider-Man 2

hottoysspiderman2 00Here’s a look at Hot Toys cool looking 1/6 Spider-Man action figure from the upcoming Sony film The Amazing Spider-Man 2.  I like the jacket, beanie and backpack look.

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More Transformers Big-Head Figures from Kids Logic

kidslogicIn Hong Kong and Asia, when Kids Logic launched their Hasbro-approved big head Optimus Prime action figure it sold like hot cakes.  It was a solid piece of toy fun for collectors and Transformers fans.  Now hot-off the Kids Logic Facebook page, they have revealed more action figures for their Transformers line-up!

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Photos of Hong Kong Buildings

nick frank 00Hong Kong known for it’s massive amount and rows of tall buildings, photographer Nick Frank was in Hong Kong last year and shot a series of photographs – Concrete Living.

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KIds Logic KidsNations Optimus Prime

KL KNThe Kids Logic Optimus Prime figure is a hot seller and especially in Hong Kong.  The diecast big-head action figure is selling upwards north of $90.00USD and when you buy the action figure, you also get a smaller version – the KidsNations Optimus Prime.

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Tomica Toyota Crown Comfort Taxi

Tomica Taxi 00When you think of Hong Kong what comes to mind?  The high-rise skyline and Victoria Harbour, HK gangster films, Dim Sum, Mong Kok shopping district, etc. Well how about the iconic Hong Kong taxi?  This Hong Kong taxi gets the full Tomica diecast car treatment.

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