Flowers, figurines and toys are among the items that Yishun resident Or Beng Kooi hopes to use for his installation at The Substation. Yishun’s short-lived psychedelic tower of toys and knick-knacks will be making a comeback of sorts, as it will be recreated by 75-year-old resident Or Beng Kooi for an upcoming art exhibition. National Arts Council’s Young Artist Award recipient Li Xie is collaborating with Or to rebuild it as an interactive installation for The Substation’s closing exhibition “Discipline the City”.
Collectors of vintage Transformers toys in Singapore know that the best place to find them is at the regular Sunday flea market at China Square Central, where toys and antiques of all sorts can be found at the various stalls. There are also regular brick-and-mortar shops at China Square Central, but it’s likely that they might not stay on after the flea market ends its run.
On May 25, 1977, George Lucas unleashed Star Wars on an unsuspecting planet Earth. Lucasfilm and its partners are pulling out all the stops to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the film (now known as Star Wars: Episode IV — A New Hope). At last weekend’s New York Toy Fair, Hasbro unveiled its premium 6-inch Black Series figures based on the original, classic Kenner lineup.
The bazaar is part of an initiative by City Developments Limited and Eco-Business to raise awareness of waste generation in Singapore. Just so you know, the landfill at Semakau is on track to be filled to capacity by 2035, and really, we’d rather keep the unique ecosystem on Pulau Semakau than have to use the space to store more unwanted toys. With all cash donations going towards The Children’s Charities Association of Singapore, you can be sure you’re not just saving the earth, but helping disadvantaged children in Singapore.
Now, thanks to Lego, Yahoo Movies has some new details thanks to an exclusive sneak peek at the epic new brick set based on the film. This highly detailed Lego model with over 2,200 pieces features a hinged bow section, opening skeleton hull with decay and destruction detailing, movable rudder, collapsible main mast and two further masts, long bowsprit with crow’s nest and mast, tattered sails, detailed quarterdeck, plus a rowboat with two oars and an array of weapons and accessory elements.
Hot Wheels tied in with Marvel characters, Justice League action figures, more first looks at fun stuff to be on display at N.Y. Toy Fair
Yahoo Movies has the exclusive first look at DC Collectibles’ upcoming line of premium, screen-accurate 12-inch statues based on the Justice League lineup. The meticulously detailed poly-resin sculpts were designed in coordination with Warner Bros. and present our best look yet at the costumed characters who make up DC’s premier hero team: Ben Affleck’s Batman, Henry Cavill’s Superman, Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman, Jason Momoa’s Aquaman, Ezra Miller’s Flash, and Ray Fisher’s Cyborg. Each piece, mounted on a Justice League stand, will retail for $150, be limited to a run of 5,000 copies and will be available timed to the film’s Nov. 17 opening.
Here’s one for all you Bronies out there: My Little Pony: The Movie is set hit theaters Oct. 6, and Yahoo Movies has the exclusive first look at an upcoming toy set featuring one of the new characters — and the brand new equine land — created for the animated feature. The Canterlot & Seaquestria Castle Playset, to be unveiled by Hasbro at this weekend’s New York Toy Fair, includes Queen Novo. Voiced by Uzo Aduba (Orange Is the New Black), the queen rules over the underwater realm.
Mark your calendars: “Force Friday II” (a.k.a. #ForceFridayII), Star Wars' big merchandise day, will take place Sept. 1
We know Tony Stark gives Peter Parker a Spidey suit upgrade for Spider-Man: Homecoming; turns out, Stark has also been busy tweaking Iron Man’s costume in time for the forthcoming film. Although we got a brief glimpse of Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) zooming into action alongside the wall-crawler (Tom Holland) at the end of the trailer released in December, there hasn’t been a clear look at the latest iteration of Stark’s battle armor until now. ...
Beauty and the Beast will be the first offering in an upcoming Disney Princess mystery box subscription series that combines toys, clothes, and other movie-related gear in a bimonthly delivery. Yahoo Movies has the exclusive first look inside the Beauty and the Beast box. The collection is curated by subscription toy company Pley.com in conjunction with Disney and will include character figurines, book, tiara, and T-shirt based on the 1991 animated classic — which is about to be updated in a live-action remake due out March 17.
Dancing Baby Groot took the universe by storm when he sprouted at the end of 2014’s Guardians of the Galaxy. As the trailers and previews for the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 show, the sapling superhero, now free of his pot and ready to rumble, will be a force to be reckoned with despite his diminutive stature. Naturally, with something as adorable and formidable as Baby Groot, the powers that be know fans will be clamoring for one of their own.
Look out! Here come the Spider-Man toys. Toy-maker Hasbro on Thursday revealed its lineup for Spider-Man: Homecoming, providing a bit of insight into the the upcoming film, which represents Spidey’s first solo outing in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Video of our first encounters with fully functioning prototype of the home version of the new movie's rookie Autobot
Baby Groot hijacks every moment he’s on screen in the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 trailer, so it only makes sense that Marvel is going to market the heck out of the adorable tree dude (despite what director James Gunn says). Case in point: Hasbro’s newly unveiled Guardians toy line features plenty of Groot in — spoiler alert! — varying sizes.
Last night’s Spider-Man: Homecoming trailer offered some quick glimpses of the film’s lead villain, Michael Keaton’s Vulture — or as Robert Downey Jr.’s Tony Stark dubs him, the Flying Monster Guy. Now, Hasbro has unveiled its forthcoming 6-inch Flying Monster Guy action figure from the toy maker’s highly detailed, finely sculpted, fully articulated Marvel Legends line.
Turns out Ackbar wasn’t the only Mon Calamari admiral to suit up in the Galactic Civil War. No, we just got our first good look at his fellow high-ranking fish-eyed friend: Admiral Raddus. Raddus, who will make his debut in the upcoming Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, was briefly glimpsed in the behind-the-scenes “Celebration Reel” released in August.
When we first met Saw Gererra in Star Wars: The Clone Wars, he was a vigorous young man transformed by tragedy into a vicious fighter. So it was a surprise to see him resurface in the Rogue One trailers in the form of Forest Whitaker’s wheezy, obviously battle-scarred warrior.
Rogue One is still 80 days away, but by the end of the week you’ll be able to play way through the newest Star Wars adventure — this Friday is when licensees can officially start selling their latest merchandise, including loads of new toys. To hype their wares, toy makers teamed with Lucasfilm and a group of superfans to create Go Rogue, a series of stop-motion YouTube videos loosely retelling the Rogue One plot (spoiler-free!) with the latest action figures, vehicles, and playsets.
Hey, kids, did you know that Star Wars offers a valuable educational experience? Uncle Milton, purveyor of brain-challenging, STEM-friendly toys, has just unveiled its latest Star Wars Science line, which will be hitting shelves Friday with the rest of this year’s new Star Wars-themed merchandise. Future Galactic Empire engineers can get their practice constructing circuits inside this model Death Star.
There are 6-inch action figures from the company’s deluxe “Black Series” line featuring the heroine, Jyn Erso, atop a mountain base (and with a mysterious accessory), and an Imperial hovertank pilot — the specialized trooper who commands the urban-assault vehicle featured in the film’s teaser. Then there’s a Nerf blaster modeled after the one wielded by Captain Cassian Andor of the Rebellion coming, appropriately enough, to Target.
Soon you can build your very own AT-ACT from Rogue One — and not have to worry about wanton destruction… or accidental contact highs from model glue. Revell, the supplier of plastic toy models for generations of vehicle-obsessed DIYers, has just introduced three new kits inspired by the upcoming Star Wars story: a new-edition Imperial walker, a Rebel U-Wing fighter, and an imposing Star Destroyer.
E.T. is a classic movie… and classically disastrous video game. Now, the little alien is back as a character in Lego Dimensions.
Last week, to kick of the month-long countdown to Rogue One toys going on sale, Lucasfilm teamed with licensees and some talented superfans to create a stop-motion version of the upcoming Star Wars Story titled Go Rogue. The clip featured various toy versions of our heroes attempting to track down the plans to the Lego Death Star, outracing and outwitting the Imperial forces along the way. The clip links up Rebel allies Chirrut Îmwe, Baze Malbus, and Bodhi Rook with the previously introduced Jyn Erso, Cassian Andor, and K-2SO as they try to stay one step ahead of Imperial Director Orson Krennic and his legions of Stormtroopers.
They might not be able to turn into vehicles (or their “alternate modes”), but two new Transformers statues from Imaginarium Art are able to transform their poses so that you’ll never get bored of how they look. The statues were launched at a press event at the Highlander on Wednesday night, where previous statues by Imaginarium Art were also on display. They are of the Transformers characters Ultra Magnus and Soundwave, from the original 1984 series, in the ¼ scale. Made by Singaporeans Imaginarium Art is a Singapore registered, China-based company, while Danny Lim himself is a bona fide Singaporean.