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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Board Game: Monopoly Here & Now – World Edition

monopolyworldeditionbuzzfeedboxTired of the classic Monopoly property grabbing board game?  Now you can travel around the world from Hong Kong to London with the new Monopoly – Here & Now – World Edition powered by BuzzFeed.   The goal is get your passport filled up to win the game!

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Gap HK – Gap Remix Project

gapremixprojectcover2015Another year, another Gap Remix Project.

The concept is re-interpret the iconic Gap logo and the project takes 11 artists from around the globe into making a fresh graphic tee to rock.  The 11 artist involved in this year’s Gap Remix is:  No. 223 from Beijing, Candy Bird from Taipei, Chocomoo from Tokyo, Fantasista Utamaro from Tokyo, Jessica Hische from San Francisco, Kyle Pierce from San Francisco, Loic Lavenu from Paris, Maud Vantours from Paris, Neville Brody from London, Pose from Chicago, and Quentin Jones from London.

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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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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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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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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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Toy Box Break!

Box Break 00Box Break 01This past weekend we had a fun Retrenders box break!  Since we have buddies living in Japan and Hong Kong, we had them doing some “Toy Hunting”, specifically Transformers and Tomica toys.

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LEGO Hong Kong Photos by Ric Tse

hong kong lego 00Photographer Ric Tse takes snapshots of Hong Kong news by re-imagining the scenes with LEGO bricks.

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Hong Kong: Hot Toys Secret Base

HTSB 00What makes a great “Brick and Mortar” store?  Of course the brand, cool products, location and customer service, but also style and creating a cool atmosphere like Apple stores.  Hong Kong toy company Hot Toys known for making incredible realistic 1/6 scale action figures also has a retail store, the Hot Toys Secret Base.  One part collectible museum and part retail shop.

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Kids Logic Optimus Prime

kidslogic 00There are many variants and alternate versions of the famed Transformers Autobot leader Optimus Prime.  This time he takes form at as super big-head action figure by HK toy company Kids Logic.

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Giant Gundams drop by Hong Kong’s Times Square

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Image via Gundam.Info – Gundam Docks at Hong Kong

This past summer 2013 Bandai H.K. and Times Square presented Gundam Docks at Hong Kong Exhibition.  This is one of biggest Gundam showcases outside of Japan.  The Gundam Exhibtion runs through September 1st, 2013.  So, if you’re on the Hong Kong island side, stop by Times Square to see the large diorama.  Take the MTR and stop at Causeway Bay station!

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Starbucks Coffee Perfection

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How does Starbucks get that nicely brewed coffee in your hands?  Rogier Wieland tells this animated story for Starbucks Coffee Asia Pacific Ltd.

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Kreon Action Sports

Toys’R’Us Hong Kong releases some funny and LEGO busting Kreon mini-figs in stop-motion action.

The Transformers soccer match features the Autobots crying foul when the Constructicons form Devastator.

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Viral Video Friday: Hong Kong is Home

hkhomeI just can’t enough of time-lapse videos and this is a neat video on the city of Hong Kong by Javin Lau

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A Big Rubber Duck in Hong Kong Harbour

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Victoria Harbour in Hong Kong under attack by a big ass rubber duck!

Actually this “Rubber Duck” art project is by artist Florentijin Hofman.  The duck is so big that a tug boat has to push it along as the duck measures 46 ft tall by 55 ft long.

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Classic Martial Arts Film Posters

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Like the Wu-Tang Clan, as a kid growing up I saw many kung fu flicks with gravity defying kicks, flying swords and super speed punches.  And if you are in the LA area, The Academy of Motion Picture & Sciences is showcasing classic martial arts film posters from Bruce Lee to Kill Bill.  This huge 800 film poster collection & related materials was donated by producer & screenwriter Stephen Chin in 2011 to the Academy.  This exhibit will run through August 25, 2013 and it’s FREE.

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Hot Toys: Cosbaby Iron Man 3 Series I

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Hot Toys is H-O-T!  Another cool Cosbaby series, this time from the upcoming Iron Man 3 film. This super cute Iron Man figures stand 3″ tall and they ship out this month of April 2013.

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