Sunday, March 06, 2016

Revival in progress.

After so long, I finally found some time to post. Been too busy with daily shizz like work and personal dealings.

I'm thinking of doing some toy reviews, local event covers, random rants and musings, and some horror stories (maybe). So if anyone's still following this, stay tuned. LOL.

So yeah.. Revival in progress, please stand by.


Also, have some nendo Sega Saturn-chan.


Wednesday, October 02, 2013

Family Picture. lol! DEAD MASTER LOVE! <3
Welp, it's been a while since I was able to post some reviews and stuff. I've been so busy with my job these days that I only get to update this blog once in a blue moon.

And yes, finally I was able to get my hands on a figma Dead Master and Yomi Takanashi plus I got a legit Nendo Dead Master now (I have been awakened to the truth that BLs can never overcome the legitimacy line. Lol!)

I really liked scythes. (well, in some cases, I don't. Specially if it's a red scythe that can be seen on a report card, which I got a lot back in my schooling days.) And there is just something about Dead Master that makes me go... HNNNNNNGGGGG. :3

I like her hairstyle, the color of her eyes, and her outfit as well. But what I liked most about her is that cute-but-sinister/evil smile that she does. *dies*

Also, being the villain in the story makes her much more awesome... She's just soooo... Cool. 'nuff said!

I was able to score all four of them from Amiami and Mandarake. (and thanks to a good friend of mine for making this acheivement possible.)

I'm still missing a few figures, though, hopefully I'll be able to complete my "shrine"

Anyways, here are some of the pictures that I have taken.

"The Other Self"
TV Animation and OVA Version Figmas
De-chan and Yuki-chan. dem pranksters
OVA and TV Animation Nendoroids
Well, for me, it really is an achievement when you get to collect the figures that you really want to have. specially if those figures are of the character that you love the most. (2D WAIFU! lol) And it's really fun playing (by playing, I mean posing them and taking photos) of these cute li'l buggers.

Sure investing on the hobby can kill your wallet. But honestly, you get your money's worth.

As long as you enjoy the hobby... As long as you enjoy what you do, money won't matter as long as you work hard for it. :)

I hoped you enjoyed the photos and thank you for spending some of your time reading this post. If you want to see more photos, you can visit my Photobucket, MyFigureCollection and Instagram account (search for zeoncrux).

guess that's it for now. 'til next time! :)

Wednesday, May 08, 2013

Hobbifest 2013

      Last May 4, 2013, KGMAC or Kapampangan Gundam, Mecha, Arts and Crafts Community was once again, able to show Pampanga how they spread the PlaMo (Plastic Model) Love by doing the toy displays of the recently concluded Hobbyfest 2013 which was spearheaded by the Hobbiworx Tagcom Team.
Lol, improvements! from a posterceptioned bondpaper banner into a regular tarp 
          This is actually the 2nd year that KGMAC has done the toy displays for Hobbyfest 2012. first one was last May 12, 2012 (our second major toy display event) which was done at the same venue, Robinson's Starmills, Pampanga.
Hobbyfest 2013's Banner

The venue: Robinson's Starmills Event Center
"Miss, are these things for sale?" :))
                 The event started around 10am and ended around 7pm on that day. There were toys (courtesy of KGMAC..) and tenants who sold a lot of stuff, ranging from Japanese goodies, hats, (I was tempted to buy that Iron Man bonnet... but my wallet was almost dead.) action figures and cosplay accessories. 
There were also a lot of sellers... I got myself a 1997 HW Lamborghini Countach and a Gashapon Rei Ayanami.. >_<
               Of course, hobbifest won't be complete without cosplay. :) I enjoyed watching the cosplay catwalk and some cosplayers scurrying around the event area. Unluckily enough, I wasn't able to have my photo taken with some of the characters that I like (boooooo.). But still, seeing someone who has portrayed one of the characters that you like is already enough.
CelebSeven and... Tutturuuuuuuuuu!!!!! >_< now where's Shiningu Fingaa? :P
This li'l fella justified and gave a whole new meaning to the saying "Small but Terrible". Meet chibi LuBu
               Overall, the event was a success. A lot of people, I think, enjoyed watching the cosplay catwalk, purchased the goods at the shops, (that "iyak-tawa" feel whenever you purchased something good, but it leaves a gaping hole in your pocket/wallet, or just simply, that feel whenever you want to buy something but you don't have enough money for it.) and just by taking photos of the toy displays.

               As for KGMAC, it is indeed, another milestone added to it's history. Who would've guessed that that small group of hobbyists who usually hang out at the mall's foodcourts, would end up displaying for such a big event. As one of the founders of the group, it has made me happy, seeing how much the group has grown. It makes me so proud... *sniff* 

And thus here are some of the photos (courtesy of Mr. Paolo Bañaga, Mr Joe Arvin Faustino and Mr. Billson Garcia)
Epicman KimD and "Stephen"
Tony Stark and his MkIII Armor
I dunno if I'm dreaming or not.. But one thing's fo sure, I was thinking of 1 letter and 1 symbol.. (--,) iykwim
ahhh. Fourze and your surprises..
trust me when I say, we're all males here.
In the epic battle between good versus EEEEEEEVIL...
Exia Cosplay. (and that epic moment when he discards all of his equipment.. and starts to dance Gangnam Style)
B*RS 2035, sponsored by Yamaha. (--,)
Miggy, Paolo and Me with... guess who? (--,)
Le Famiri picture :)
Le Famiri picture ver 2
               We had a blast, and once again, the group would like to thank the Hobbiworx Tagcom team for giving us the opportunity to show our stuff, and to those who went to the event, I do hope you liked our toy display. :)
            Well, that's it for now, Be sure to like our facebook page which is Kapampangan Gundam Mecha Arts and Crafts Community and if ever you want to join us, just give us a message on that page. :)
For more pictures you can check out these links:
Hobbifest2013 by Joe Arvin Faustino

Friday, January 11, 2013

Ending the year with a BANG! | TACCCON 2012

"Hopefully, this will be the start of the era of REAL hobby conventions here in Pampanga"

-Kevin Timbol, Head Organizer, PROJECT TAC

                Those were the words that were given to me by my good friend and fellow hobbyist, Kevin as we talked about the events that transpired within the three days (December 28, 29, and 30) of the Toys, Anime, Cosplay and Comic Convention (known as TACCCon) at SM City Clark, Angeles City. 

one of our bros, Marco, sweeping the floor while singing that epic Mighty Morphin Power Rangers theme song
ERMAHGERD, is that Lacus Clyne singing on stage? O.O
                During those three days, Pampanga was given a chance to show what it has, either be toy collections, musical skills, creativity in arts and crafts, and I assure you we (for I am also one of the people who helped out with the event, along with the KGMAC family) delivered and even added an extra serving to the "mix". :D

                 My group, the Kapampangan Gundam, Mecha, Arts and Crafts Community (KGMAC) along with Tokusatsu Pinoy Collectors (TPC) and some individual hobbyists went all out from the start till the end of the event proper. There were gunplas (may it be straight, OOTB or out-of-the-box builds and them custom works -will feature some of them sometime-), Transformers action figures, Tokusatsu figures and memorabilia and anime figures displayed in tables and glass cabinets for three days set as "eye candies" for the con-goers.
KGMAC's flag. :)))

                 I really think that we made all of them kids plus those "kids-at-heart" happy on those dates since a lot of people gathered round at the display areas while taking pictures of the displays and themselves with the displays at their sides. Plus, we had the opportunity to meet new people who were also interested or  "in" to the hobby. TACCCon was indeed another "milestone" added to the HOBBYIST/COLLECTOR community here in Pampanga. :D

Here are some of the photos:
BearGuy and Juaggu saying "O HAI THAR!"
Z'Gok doing his "hand stand"

Kent Paras' Perfect Zeong
David Ceremonia's Hi-Nu Strike Freedom
KGMAC's Pirate group build
Izanagi vs Magatsu Izanagi (Stephanie Hamto's figures)
The "Fall of Zero"/"Cold Front" Diorama by yours truly. :)
Nikko Peralta's Hi-Nu E.V.O.
The guys with miss Natsuki
with sir Benson Sato  

                        TACCCon was surely, one of the greatest hobby conventions held here in Pampanga. And it was one great opportunity for us to showcase what we have, and meet other collectors who are also from the same region. I, for one, am happy to see that the Hobbyist/Collector community in Pampanga is growing at a steady pace and having events such as TACCCon helps us in encouraging/motivating people who want to start in the hobby and meet other collectors as well.

                      Being a part of this project has been fun. Even though the team had its shares of ups and downs, we still pushed on... Pushed on to do what were set to do which is to "SPREAD THE PlaMo LOVE".

                      In behalf of all the KGMAC members who participated that day, I would like to say THANK YOU to TEAM T.A.C. for giving us this opportunity and we will NEVER EVER FORGET that the KGMAC family, have been a part of TACCCon 2012.



Friday, August 26, 2011


I used to chew on these and even eat the paper which wraps the candy.:P

"When I was a kid, I didn't have a laptop, iPod, Blackberry, PS3 or iPad. I played outside with friends, bruised my knees, made up adventurous fantasies and played hide and seek. I ate what my mom made; Jollibee was a treat. I would think twice before I said "no" to my parents. Life wasn't hard, it was great and I survived. Kids these days are spoiled. Re-post this if you appreciate the way you were raised. I think we were happier kids! Kids these days lost something - APPRECIATION"

-Well, This was one of my recent status in FACEBOOK which I see, is true. When I was a kid, I didn't have those fancy tech stuff such as cellphones, MP3 players, heck, I don't even own a Desktop PC back then. I only had our old TV set which is now scrapped in the storage room, my old friends who I used to play with every afternoon, snacks which you could buy for a few cents or a peso, and the dream of becoming a race car driver when I grow up. 

How the times have changed each and every one of us.

Before, whenever we eat at Jollibee or at McDonalds at Dau or at San Fernando, it would either be a birthday party, or it would be my mom or dad's pay day. Eating at these fast food chains was already a BIG TREAT as the quote would say. Not like today that these FF chains are just like cafeterias where you could eat there everyday. But I tell you, nothing beats what your mom or dad would cook for you.

Life was indeed very simple back then. You don't even need a cellphone to call your friends. You can go visit their homes anytime you want as long as they're not busy. You don't need fancy computers just to have fun. All you need are good friends who'll either run after you to tag you, look for you when they're IT, and throw a ball made of paper and scotch tape to tag you out in the game.

Fancy toys and clothes were also a good part of our young lives. Admit it, when you were young, once that your mom or dad brings home a new toy or a new set of clothes for you, you'd go out and meet your friends and boast about your new toy, new pair of shoes or even a new shirt with your favorite character as a print. After that, you would be like the new "talk of the town" or "Ikaw ang BIDA." Hell, I admit, I've been a kid too, and I know how it feels to be the coolest kid among my friends.

Now, if you don't have the Clothes / Tech / Money. You're technically not "IN" and you'd just go away and rot by yourself in a corner.

A lot of people, not only kids, have lost what you call APPRECIATION which means the recognition of something that's important, something that should be valued.

I won't lie to you, and I won't make a fool of myself saying that I haven't lost my APPRECIATION for certain things.. Goodness, no. A lot of times I forget to appreciate the simple things that I see, hear, and feel in my everyday life. I get frustrated whenever I can't get the things that I want, easily forgetting what I already have. I always forget that HE has already given me a lot of things that I should appreciate, that I should value, THAT I SHOULD CARE FOR..

I was inspired by a blogpost that I've read a few hours ago. It was indeed a good post, that 15 minutes of my time was not wasted while I read it. I was really amazed on how the writer appreciated the way things were back when he was young. Try reading it.. I tell you, it's worth it.

It's already 4 in the morning, I'm running out of words to tell. So to end this LOOONG blogpost, I leave you with a quote  plus the link to the blogpost I've read earlier.




Sunday, August 21, 2011

Custom painted Master Grade XXXG-01D2 Gundam Deathscythe Hell Custom

when I was a kid, i used to watch a certain anime show at a local TV channel here in the Philippines. I really made it a point to go home early just to watch that show, and my parents can't even force me to change the channel (unless with brute force).
That show is about 5 teenagers who had their own amazing mecha units from the space colonies who came down to Earth to accomplish one mission: OPERATION METEOR which is to eliminate the injustice between the Earth Sphere and the Colonies.
Yes you got it right, it's Gundam Wing (90's kids rock!!!! >_<)

Back when I was a kid also, they released model kits which were oh-so-expensive that my mom and dad can't afford them, I used to envy my cousins or "insans" who had the money to buy these kits.. Therefore, I made it a goal that when I grow up and have the money to buy these kits, I'll buy them, and I'll buy them GOOD.. :)

13 years have passed, BanDai released a Master Grade scale of the Gundam Unit that I really adored. I've been waiting 13  effing years just to get one, and I got one heck of a surprise.


I was oh-so-effing excited when I got this kit from our friendly Gundam Merchant sir Coldfire, like while I was still on the bus on my way home, I was rummaging through the instruction manual on how to build it.Plus, I got it for a very "sulit" price, so, DOUBLE HAPPINESS. XD

Here are some of the photos when I built the unit. :)

As you would notice, the color of the kit is sort of glossy, and somehow, differs from what is seen in the OVA, Gundam Wing: Endless Waltz. So I asked a few friends about what things to do to this guy to make it look even meaner, nastier.. (nuff said.) :3 and one of them told me to change the color scheme to it's original colors, which is flat black and gray, which was a really good idea. :)

So after painting this kit for like 4 days or so, plus placement of the free dry transfer decals.

building this kit is one fulfillment for me. aside from it's price-worthiness, It was really a fun kit to build. and it is really good to look at when it's standing there on the shelf where it's displayed. looking at one of your childhood heroes, or mechs really brings back memories... :)

well, that's all for now.. Thank you for viewing! CIAO!! :)