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BABEWATCH: “Bruce Lee In Casual Wear” Action Figure

August 5th, 2011 | 3 comments | Posted by Jen

Y’all. I never knew an action figure could be sexy until I laid eyes on Hot Toys’–appropriate name–Bruce Lee in Casual Wear action figure. Bruce Lee’s always been a muthafucka with mad swag but this one you can actually touch. I mean, the shades, the lace-up shirt, those spectators, and a beach chair included? I don’t know if I want to lick him or bite his style. A little bit of both I guess.

Don’t get me wrong. I tried to lust after my brother’s Han Solo action figure back in the day, but they made him ugly back then. Plus my bro never let me near any of his collectibles. Now I know why!

Whether you want to lick him or be him, Bruce Lee in Casual Wear will set you back about $150. Whatevs.

[ Bruce Lee in Casual Wear Review]

Thanks, Oliver!

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Caption This: The iPad Hits Japan

May 31st, 2010 | 4 comments | Posted by Jen

Kazuki Miura (below right), was the first customer in line at a Harajuku shop selling the iPad, which launched Friday in Japan and Europe. The iPad headbands were, according to the Wall Street Journal, a promotional thing courtesy of Gizmodo Japan:

Also courtesy of Gizmodo Japan, a little iPad…MAGIC!

[via HuffPo]
[WSJ: Apple iPad Headbands and Japan's Neverending Lines]
[Gizmodo Japan]

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Is It Intern Jasmine’s Birthday Yet?

May 24th, 2010 | 4 comments | Posted by Diana

Intern Jasmine‘s birthday is in March, but Jen and I happen to think it’s never too early to start compiling gift ideas for her next celebrasian!

Cuz here’s the deal: MINDstyle has made an actual Manny Pacquiao toy collectible. A frickin’ MANNY PACQUIAO toy. Are they FOR SERIOUS??? Jasmine is gonna freak the eff out! FREAK OUT! It’s so awesome!!!

Those details!!! The belt, the brow, that frown of intimidasian… little Pacman is BADASS.

And not to be a dick, but now that I’ve thought about it… Jasmine, shmasmine! I think we ALL need one of these! When’s our birthday, again?

[via Bambu]
[MINDstyle: Manny Pacquiao - Art Toy Collectible Figure]


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Oh It’s a Transformasian, Alright

December 9th, 2008 | 0 comments | Posted by Jen

By now, you’ve probably heard of the Yao Ming Transformer. It’s a plastic basketball that turns a la Optimus Prime into the Rockets center.

I poked around to see where you could buy the Yao Ming Transformer but came up with nothing. I even had my mom translate the site where the toy was originally found, but all it said was, “Look, Yao is changing shape.”

And also, “Look, Yao is changing into an Italian Stallion.”


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China’s Plan to Date-Rape Children Foiled!

November 12th, 2007 | 0 comments | Posted by Jen
BOY: Go ahead, eat some beads.

GIRL: Why would I eat them? That’s stupid.

BOY: You’ll feel great, maybe a little sleepy. Heh, heh.

GIRL: You’re a perv.

Happy Monday, everyone. Remember after the giant Mattel recall (that the toy company rightly shouldered the blame for eventually), when I said that “the Chinese secretly want to take over our country, eat our dogs, force us to speak ching-chong, rape our women with their tiny penises and then kill us”?

After hearing about the latest toy-recall debacle, in which the “date-rape drug” GHB was found in Aqua Dot toys manufactured in Shenzhen, China, I had to admit that I was wrong.

The Chinese not only want to take over our country, eat our dogs, force us to speak ching-chong, and kill us, but they want TO DRUG AND THEN DATE-RAPE OUR CHILDREN WITH THEIR TINY PENISES.

Why oh why are they so evil?!?


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Whoever is Russian to Buy This Should Be, er, Shot.

August 27th, 2007 | 0 comments | Posted by Diana

Do I really have to say that this isn’t a good idea?

I mean, I love Hippos as much as the next person (perhaps more), but something about this toy just seems… what’s the word… what are the words???

Oh right: totally fucking stupid and terrible!

Phew! If I hadn’t come up with that I wouldn’t have been able to sleep tonight.


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Excellent Imaginasian

June 22nd, 2007 | 0 comments | Posted by Diana

The International Herald Tribune reports:

China manufactured every one of the 24 kinds of toys recalled for safety reasons in the United States so far this year, including the enormously popular Thomas & Friends wooden train sets, a record that is causing alarm among consumer advocates, parents and regulators.

The latest recall, announced last week, involves 1.5 million Thomas & Friends trains and rail components — about 4 percent of all those sold in the United States over the last two years by RC2 Corporation of Oak Brook, Illinois The toys were coated at a factory in China with lead paint, which can damage brain cells, especially in children.

Just in the last month, a ghoulish fake eyeball toy made in China was recalled after it was found to be filled with kerosene. Sets of toy drums and a toy bear were also recalled because of lead paint, and an infant wrist rattle was recalled because of a choking hazard.

Over all, the number of products made in China that are being recalled in the United States by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has doubled in the last five years, driving the total number of recalls in the country to 467 last year, an annual record.

It also means that China today is responsible for about 60 percent of all product recalls, compared with 36 percent in 2000.

China, China, China. This isn’t just an global economy issue, nor is it just a trust issue. It’s an excellence issue. Here’s the thing: We’re Asian! We are perfect! As my mother told me, if you’re not going to do something better than everything else, you might as well be dead (I’m paraphrasing). What we’re talking about here is TOYMAKING, what we’re dealing with is KEROSENE. Oh, so sloppy. Oh, so shameful.

Although I just had a thought– what if China is actually trying to excel at having the most product recalls in the world? In which case, we are totally excelling! What an incredibly complicated and brilliant mission and how well executed. Oh god, my brain just imploded.


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