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NDSi LL Another New DSi From Nintendo

October 29th, 2009  |  Published in Bellow $300, Nintendo, VideoGames  | 0

Damn! not again, Nintendo have officially confirmed that they will launch another Nintendo DSi, called LL. Like the rumors been predicting NDSi LL have a screen of 4.2 inch that is almost 24% larger than the new DSI. It comes with a two type of stylus small and long ones. Perhaps the Dsi LL will reach out more to the older generation (mums and dad ).

Dsi LL also have slightly better battery life. For you who owned a DS lite maybe this is the time to upgrade.

The price tag will be 220 US or (22000 Yen) 3000 Yet cheaper then the PSP Go. Not sure if the price will be adjusted for North America release.
The Nintendo DSI LL will comes in four color; Black, Dark Brown, Wine Red and Natural White.

DSi LL, LL means Extra Large is a clothing size in Japan just like XL or XXL. Nintendo is no kidding, the weight of this console will be 348G that is heavier then the old PSP Phat which is 290G lol!!

Bellow is the comparison from Kotaku in compared to NDS Lite, NDSi, NDSiLL

Screen Size
• DSi LL: 4.2 inches
• DSi: 3.2 inches
• DS Lite: 3 inches

Hardware Size
• DSi LL (across): 161mm
• DSi (across): 137mm
• DS Lite (across): 133mm

• DSi LL (front to back): 94.4mm
• DSi (front to back): 74.9mm
• DS Lite (front to back): 73.9mm

• DSi LL (thickness): 21.2mm
• DSi (thickness): 18.9mm
• DS Lite: 21.5mm

Touch Pen Size
• DSi LL (short pen): 96mm
DSi LL (long pen): 129.3mm
• DSi: 92mm
• DS Lite: 87.5mm

• DSi LL (including Battery Pack, short Touch Pen): 314g
• DSi (including Battery Pack, Touch Pen): 214g
• DS Lite (including Battery Pack, Touch Pen, GBA Cover): 218g

Charging Time
• DSi LL: 3 hours
• DSi: 2 hours 30 mins.
• DS Lite: 3 hours

Battery Life
• DSi LL (Lowest Brightness): 13~17 hours
• DSi (Lowest Brightness): 9~14 hours
• DS Lite (Lowest Brightness): 15~19 hours

• DSi LL (Second Lowest Brightness): 11~14 hours
• DSi (Second Lowest Brightness): 8~12 hours
• DS Lite (Second Lowest Brightness): 10~15 hours

• DSi LL (Middle Brightness): 9~11 hours
• DSi (Middle Brightness): 6~9 hours
• DS Lite (Middle Brightness): Not setting such exists on DS Lite

• DSi LL (Second Highest Brightness): 6~8 hours
• DSi (Second Highest Brightness): 4~6 hours
• DS Lite (Second Highest Brightness): 7~11 hours

• DSi LL (Highest Brightness): 4~5 hours
• DSi (Highest Brightness): 3~5 hours
• DS Lite (Highest Brightness): 5~8 hours

Supported Software
• DSi LL: Nintendo DS, DSi, DSiWare
• DSi: Nintendo DS, DSi, DSiWare
• DS Lite: Nintendo DS, Game Boy Advance

Input Outport Slots
• DSi LL: DS Card Slot, SD Memory Card Slot, AC Adaptor, Headphones, Mic
• DSi: DS Card Slot, SD Memory Card Slot, AC Adaptor, Headphones, Mic
• DS Lite: DS Card Slot, Game Boy Advance Slot, AC Adaptor, Headphones, Mic

While this will be out in Japan next month, Europe will follow in Q1 2010. With a price “higher than the DSI”. Not sure about American or Australian DSi LL release date yet.
The sad thing is just bought myself a DSI not long ago.. and this one came 🙁
siggh.. technology advancement.. will never end…

Aoshima Black Getter Comparison

October 28th, 2009  |  Published in Aoshima, Below $100, Below $200, Fewture, Price  | 0

Aoshima rather known as Miracle House are rather famous for their SG series Getter. The only problem are they making too many version for the same model. Lately I was looking into getting on Black Getter robots model. I actually really wanted to get the Fewture Black Getter which are damn expensive ( price up to $1000 – $1500 USD). At the moment there are 3 versions of Aoshima Black Getters they are:

  • Black Getter Normal Version (With Ryoma)
  • Black Getter Metalic Kawaii Version (With Dr Saotome)
  • Black Getter Matt Blood / Weathering Version (With Ryoma)

After close investigation with no doubt I can say the Weathering Version of is the best amongs all, not only comes with the blood stain it also glow in the dark. The only problem is there not much stock available for this version. It can cost up to $250 US.

I decided to get the Metalic Kawaii Version, as I feel there are nothing special on getting the normal version of it.
You can wait until Bandai release their Black Getter SOC.. maybe it just a matter of time !

However it is up to your preference which one to get 😀
If you confused you can collect them all .. hehe!

Evangelion 2.0 YOU CAN (NOT) ADVANCE Kubrick

October 28th, 2009  |  Published in Anime, Below $100, Kubrick, Medicom Toys, Price  | 0

Supporting the second OVA remake of Evangelion. “You Can (NOT) Advance”. Medicom finally released the continuation for their evangelion kubrick revival.
Last september Evangelion 1.0 Kubrick was a big hit, this time it will includes Asuka and Kaworu plus Unit 3 and Unit 2 Eva.

“Destruction” Mali is also avalable but perhaps this will be included as chaser Kubrick.

Original release date is still on Marchl 2010.

Dimension Diver Metroid Samus Aran color resin

October 21st, 2009  |  Published in Bellow $400, Nintendo, Price, VideoGames  | 0

I actually never heard about Dimension Diver until recently. They produced very nice toys, very small but heavy price tags. Not sure if they are actually big manufacturer or new start up, but hey everyone have to start somewhere. As long as they have high quality and faith in their product, they can be giants. I even remembered back then when Hot Toys used to be very small company.

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Resident Evil 5 Hot Toys S.T.A.R.S feat Chris & Wesker

October 20th, 2009  |  Published in HotToys  | 0

The cheapest price I’ve seen this is around 130 US on ebay for Chris or (140 US ) for Wesker. This is the second attempt for Chris after the BSSA version, I’m pretty sure much lesson are learned from the previous release. Hot Toys is releasing its S.T.A.R.S version which means to be more classic lineup. Chris comes with the huge gatling gun.

Back then Hot Toys also released Leon from Resident Evil 2 / Resident Evil 4, but this figure don’t go as famous as these current one.

This makes it really interesting. Not sure if I want to spent 260 US plus shipment say 320 US for this sort of toys.

This approximate 30 cm tall fully poseable collectible comes with:

+ Hot Toys muscular body with over 21 points of articulation

+ Real fabric of S.T.A.R.S. uniform – olive drab tactical vest, shirt, pants, knee pads and boots.

+ Bonus costume – military jacket for Chris’ BSAA version.

+ Weapons:
– Handgun / M9
– Magnum / S&W M500
– Machine Gun /MP-5
– Gatling Gun
– Incendiary Grenade
– Flash Grenade
– Knife

+ Accessories:
– Ammo Pack / Machine Gun
– Magazine pouches
– Knife Sheath
– Belt
– Holster
– Headset
– Radio with pouch
– 3 Interchangeable posing hands with gloves
– 12-inch figure stand with the Bio Hazard 5 logo and Chris Redfield nameplate

Sculpt by Kim Jung Mi
Head Art Directed by Yulli
Paint by JC.Hong

For more Info visit Chris STARS Hot Toys

Bayonetta Receives Perfect Score from Famitsu!

October 20th, 2009  |  Published in PS3, VideoGames, Xbox 360  | 0

40/40 is the point awarded to Bayonetta, Hideki Kamiya must be proud of this result. Capcom shame on you letting your ace go, and good on you SEGA to publish this game!! as you might know Hideki Kamiya is the person behind Devil May Cry, Viewtifull Joe and Okami too.. Capcom get a little upset when Okami did not sell really well, and clover studio (which is funded by Capcom ) and pioneered by Mr Kamiya must be let go. Then Hideki with other talented friends open up Platinum games. Now if you wonder back at Capcom, why Devil May Cry 4 is not as good as the previous ones is because there are no more Hideki

Anyway got the Japanese Demo for Xbox 360, surprisingly and genuinely I think this game does not deserve to get a perfect score. Whats wrong with Famitsu… !?

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Z4 GTR White AutoArt

October 19th, 2009  |  Published in AutoArt, Car Diecast  | 0

Auto Art Diecast body is made of Aluminium this wide body Z4 GTR is a must have, the 1:18 Z4 body are pure white completed with it very long front bumper. Interior are made of plastic. Price are ranging around 100 – 200 US of ebay.

Before it went on sale later next month, Bandai is giving out free kit for modeling expert to test out the kit. Couple of lucky plamodel professional from Japan already get this PG 1/60 Rasier kit early. This particular PG model was completed by Meister Sekita from Dengeki Hobby Workshop. No doubt Mr Sekita is an avid Gundam maker, and apparently after a closer investigation this kit does look very generic and similar to the anime. Definitely it is not ordinary, but its not that special as well. The advantage of this is the size and the superb detail. Should you get one ? perhaps wait for more review later…..

Tamashii Armored Part for Alto Custom Bandai SDX 1/60

October 19th, 2009  |  Published in Bandai, Below $200, Macross, Price  | 0

Not long ago, I got an Alto Custom Bandai 1/60 SDX from big bad toy store it is on 20% discount. Not a bad price, shipment is a bit expensive but they do reliable shipment with tracking. You can cancel any order as long as it is not shipped from their warehouse.

Surprisingly enough Alto Custon 1/60 does look a bit small. Not very satisfied with the stock look I decided to get more parts for it. The Armored part produced by Tamashii. Tamashii only sell parts, limited edition toys for bandai stuff on the web. Bought the part for $99 USD. The part for box is so huge its about almost 3 time bigger compared the actual Alto. The parts are made of plastics. Great colour and high in details. Makes the alto custom so loaded … Worth the bucks! I definitely recommend this kit for all of you who own Alto Custom.
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Which SDX Gundam Do you like the most ?

October 18th, 2009  |  Published in Bandai, Below $100, Gundam SDX  | 0

Recently Bandai starts to release their SDX Gundam collection, these Gundams SD are cute but come with a quite heavy price tag. The price range are between 45 – 60 USD. The one that I most looking forward into is the Versal Gundam. The Versal SDX Gundam are continuation of the Knight Gundam lineup. What so cool about this one is the armor is painted in white color, a Very nice white too … Versal SDX Gundam will be realsed on early December 2009. Pre-orders are starting now !

Versal SDX Gundam Knight

Versal SDX Gundam Knight

SDX Versal Gundam

SDX Versal Gundam

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