Saturday, 28 May 2022

Revisiting Tenchu Part 2-A Thoughts on Wrath of Heaven

 Good time of day ladies and gentlethings, now that my fun with Shadow Assassins on the PSP has been had, I've ventured back to the Tenchu game I am second-most-familiar with (the first being PS1's Stealth Assassins); Tenchu Wrath of Heaven (WOH).



This is another Tenchu game I played a lot of. Quite a lot of in fact.  When I was younger I managed to Grandmaster each level with each character.  I can't remember if I bothered with all three map set ups, unlikely methinks though.

I started this one a while ago and got distracted by the PSP Shadow Assassins, so now I'm back and thought I'd put in and update thoughts, especially since I'm not that close to finishing it.

Thursday, 5 May 2022

Revisiting Tenchu Part 1- Thoughts on Shadow Assassins


 

A while ago I decided my new laptop must be able t handle a PS2 emulator and so I got one. Then I hunted down my favourite games and thought I'd replay some of them.  The first one I looks for was Tenchu Wrath of Heaven and I've been going through that enjoying it quite a bit.

Then with the usual casual research I do looking into things, I decided that I should have another crack at Shadow Assassins, the Tenchu that came out on the Wii and PSP.  Now I have this on the Wii, but at the moment, no Wii.  However, being a fan of the PSP and still having some unfinished games  on that, I decided to grab the PSP version so then I can avoid the waggle controls of the Wii.  Let's see how this goes shall we?

Tuesday, 5 April 2022

More pull back Batmobiles!

 Glad to say I managed get get my grubby mitts on all the pullback batmobiles from Takaratomy Arts and their capsule toys. Yay. 

SO here is a video of the FINAL THREE.  Watch it and enjoy yerselves.



Previous Batmobiles here;

Tets' Toys and Shenanigans: Mini Batmobiles!! Takara Tomy ARTS Capsule toys. 


Thursday, 10 March 2022

Crazy little Gacha Jukebox!

Greetos wonderful denizens of the internet!  Today I have a short n sweet video of a nifty little item I bought while I was touring GachaGachaNoMori.

Made by Toys Spirits http://toysp.co.jp/ , a company that seems to focus a lot on miniature items and I have found myself slowly grabbing more and more from them.  Generally both sculpt and function are pretty high.

This one is a Jukebox, of which there are 5 flavours, for full details, I suggest checking the video, as that is why I made it.


 

Saturday, 19 February 2022

Gacha Gacha no Mori Store Walkthough

 In the delightful city of Yokohama is/was a delightful shop full of Gacha toys, called Gacha Gacha no Mori 「ガチャガチャの森」 (the Forest of Capsule toys).  

I thought it was cool as there are just heaps of  gashapon machines all over the place and it just feels a bit classy.  If you have a chance, I highly recommend checking them out.

https://www.gachagachanomori.com/   Their website for store locations.

https://twitter.com/gachanomori   Their Twitters as well.

I was allowed the opportunity to stroll through it with my camera and be a nuisance for a while.  So thanks for the opportunity, and if you're around one one day somewhere, check it out!


Also, check out my video that I made.


Thursday, 17 February 2022

February 17th is Gacha day!

 So today I found out it is Gacha day!  


The anniversary of gacha being launched in Japan in 1965.  Well there ya go.

It was started by a company called Penny, who stole the idea from America.  Penny is still around to this very day, which is nice.  

Here's a link in Japanese.  Google translate works with this if you need it.

https://www.penny.co.jp/gacha.html

And another link giving us the same information in a slightly different format.

https://zatsuneta.com/archives/102175.html

And the home page of Penny.

https://www.penny.co.jp/


There we go, I just thought I'd share that.  Happy birthday Gacha in Japan.

Friday, 21 January 2022

Legends Sunfire Age of Apocalypse

 


Well, this is a story and a half.  I imported this guy, along with AOA Weapon X and Sabretooth as at the time, they were the only toy representations of the Age of Apocalypse X-Men figures.  If you haven't checked out those pots yet, please do so.  Oddly I was fairly positive that he was made by Toybiz (now gone), but he was ACTUALLY made by Hasbro.  So, there ya go. In case you were wondering.

To summarise my feels, Age of Apocalypse was the series that got me into the X-Men and comics that weren't Transformers (eventually I was a rabid Sonic comic guy too).

If I remember correctly, there was some limitation to this guy, as in shop or something.  He definitely wasn't a regular release.  ** Sometime later.**  After a bit of searching, Sunfire here was part of a vote through ye olde toilet reading Toyfare magazine.  The toilet reading is a compliment of the highest regard.  I loved that goddam magazine when it was alive.

Ok let's go!


Sunday, 9 January 2022

Kirby Magnet Capsule review

 Wa hey, over the Christmas break I made a quick trip to a place that has mucho gashapon toys and bagged myself a Kirby magnet.  Then I made a fascinating video on it, becase not many people make videos about fridge magnets and surely, surely someone on the internet wants to watch a video about a capsule toy magnet.

So here it is.  Enjoy



Saturday, 1 January 2022

2021 Toy Recap and Toy of the Year

Award Inage
Stock Image so that the final toy of the year isn't prematurely revealed.


Well, its the end of another year and so time to do a little wrap up post. I know for a fact I intended to do one of these for 2020, but managed to forget about it until April or so and had therefore felt like it lost any relevance.  

So, here's a link to the last one I did in 2019

Final link is a pretty comprehensive summary and short description of all my gaming gets throughout the year of 2021.

Blog wise, I am kinda happy with what I have accomplished.  I managed to finish up the Generations Selects Manga translations and effect editing, which I enjoyed immensely and also learnt a HEAP about how to do use photoshop and other editing tools, so on personal growth things it was great.  Not to mention the bonus warm feels I get when I hear/read about people enjoying them as well.  (Despite the struggles of the initial story in the first place ).

Secondly I had a rather exciting spurt of video editing  fun and capsule toys, which I would like to keep up with.  It was all going smoothly with a nice flow of video creation, until my little laptop started grinding to a halt.  So I had to get a new one, this time though I focused a bit more on raw power, as when I bought the last, I think I was still editing on *ahem* windows live movie maker, and after that proved inadequate graduated to something better, but the computer had trouble handling it.  Now I put the video requirement at the head of my goals for the computer.  So I have a nice sexy new computer, but have been EXTREMELY lax reinstalling and carrying various files across.  
I am slowly getting my act together though, so if you like those capsule videos please stand by.  

I guess I will summarise the yearly blog wrap with, while blog posts were a slow slog, personal growth and skills increased quite a bit.



NOW FOR THA TOYZ


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