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Sexy, Shiny, Silver – Lensbaby Velvet 56!

Written by • Apr 21st, 2015 • Category: Toys
The fun people at Lensbaby teased us with some images (of bits and pieces of a new product) lately and when it was finally launched … I knew I was in trouble. Not only the new Velvet 56 lens seemed a whole lot of fun … but it comes with a silver version too! I was a little disappointed (and perhaps a little happy that I might be able to save some money by not buying it) when I saw that the silver edition doesn’t come in Pentax mount (only… >> read more


The Digital Diana aka Rhianna

Written by • Dec 16th, 2014 • Category: Toys
They promised to produce and deliver the Rhianna camera (originally called the ‘digital Diana camera’ when they were seeking for crowd funding to build it) by Christmas and sure enough it landed on my desk last week. Well … it is more like a digital Mini Diana instead of the medium format Diana cameras as the camera looks almost identical to a Diana mini. Here is a quick first look at it (since I am very busy with everything else). I have no time to take photos of the actual… >> read more


Lomo Instant : The Unboxing

Written by • Nov 10th, 2014 • Category: Toys
After being rather disappointed with Lomo’s instant backs for the Diana and LC-A+ (could be just me!) … I prayed hard that their new instant camera will be one that I’ll love. So few days ago … it landed on my desk and over the weekend I decided to take some photos of the unboxing process … featuring my usual partner in crime (aka little boss) Fitzand. He was happily helping me unbox it and you’ll probably see why … soon. I was wondering why was there a pack of… >> read more


Unboxing The Instant Lab

Written by • Sep 15th, 2013 • Category: Toys
A week after this cool toy arrived and finally I find time to unbox it. Yeah … life’s been really busy these days and there is never a dull moment but I sure miss my cameras. Anyway … the Instant Lab arrived after I totally forgotten that I pledged for one some many months back. First I received a notification that it is leaving Hong Kong on the way to my desk in Singapore … and a couple of days later the status (on the postal tracking site) indicated that… >> read more


Plus A Doggie

Written by • Jan 7th, 2013 • Category: Toys
Put the finishing touch to the Nano blocks digital camera yesterday and it should now be sitting comfortably somewhere in a friend’s place. I was hunting for a nice display box for it but somehow most were either too big or simply unsuitable. Then I suddenly remembered having this display box that I bought from Ikea … many many years ago. The box didn’t really fit too nicely because the camera was a little too big but luckily I was able to tape up the back with the camera nicely… >> read more


Nano Block Digital Folder

Written by • Jan 1st, 2013 • Category: Toys
Had a super wonderful beer session last night on New Year eve … slept about 4am and got kicked outta bed at around 730am. A few rounds of espresso today didn’t help much but since it is a public holiday today … I’ll just go into overdrive mode and try get some stuffs done. Wish everyone a wonderful new year and may tons of fun and happiness decorate our lives! Cheers! While we were out shopping a couple of days ago … I picked up 3 packs of those Nano… >> read more


Nano Block Toy Camera

Written by • Dec 27th, 2012 • Category: Toys
I couldn’t find any of these cute little Nano Block cameras in Tokyo when I was there not too long ago and as I was slowly forgetting about it … those (grrr!!!) lovely guys from ThirtySix started carrying this product! They come in red, yellow, white, black and blue and since I was picking an extra set up for a buddy … I went for two sets … a red and a yellow. Candy colored packaging. Yummy! It comes with a small pack of extra blocks for you to have… >> read more


The Damages

Written by • Nov 17th, 2012 • Category: Toys
We decided to skip the trip to the Bandai museum as I read that it only opens to pubic on weekends and Fitzand is only interested to check out the Power Rangers stuffs. As an alternative, we brought him to Hakuhinkan Toy Park near Ginza … one of the largest and best toy stores here in Tokyo. As expected … he was complaining about the long walk and train rides but this time a lot less because I promised to buy him toys. 😀 He saw many of his favourite… >> read more


X-Pro1 Uglified

Written by • Oct 27th, 2012 • Category: Toys
Before you start reading or looking at the images below … please note that I am perfectly fine and my mental state is (maybe) in the ‘normal’ position. 😀 After I recently ‘blacked out’ all the white prints/text on my X-Pro1 … I decided to uglify it. Yeah … give it a ‘been through hell’ kind of look. 😀 With a little help from Mr Sandpaper … now it sure looks like it has been through some hell. No … I didn’t drag it for a mile or two. I… >> read more


The Last Camera

Written by • Oct 21st, 2012 • Category: Toys
The Last Camera from Superheadz is the latest DIY camera that got some of us all excited and curious about. Picked up a set from ThirtySix yesterday and after Fitzand went to bed … me and my old eyes started work on trying to assemble the many little parts in the package. Due to the many tiny parts … I just can’t risk trying to assemble it while Fitzand is watching TV … as he will keep coming to tell me stuffs like ‘Daddy … Megatron is dead ya know?’.… >> read more