Wednesday, July 25, 2007

It's still all about Transformers (Part 2) and some thoughts

Been sick the last couple of days. Well, there's nothing much to update lately. No outings, haven't been anywhere fun, haven't bought any new clothing or anything interesting. I'm still on the hunt for my Transformer Toys, especially the Bumblebee Camaro 2008 version. Darn it's really mind boggling. Yeah I know, "There are better things to do out there than to be mad about toys mel!" But it's something that I really like. :P And I'm sure everyone has something they are mad about, it's just that they haven't got there yet.

Anyway, this mad BB figure is going for around $70 to $100 on ebay. And the RRP is only $27! They are only out in certain areas of NSW and QLD. It's so unfair that VIC doesn't have it yet! I even asked Ying to check out Singapore and they were sold out as well! The shells of Kmart, Target and Big W have been empty for weeks and the blardy staff can be very in-cooperative in telling when they are gonna re-stock! But I managed to dig from one Kmart staff and got the answer. And Noo, I'm not telling you cause I don't want anyone snatching my Bumblebee (If there's any) from me. :O

So on my medical leave the last 2 days, I was on my Nintendo DS again (What else to do?), played heaps of different games on my R4 but have found none really addictive except for Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney and Rayman Raving Rabbits. Then I also decided to open 2 of my most treasured Transformers Toys (Voyager Edition: Ironhide and Rachet pictured above) because my fingers couldn't take it anymore. Tubbs and Jason also had a go with the transforming and it took them quite awhile to get it right. Tubbs was so pissed off, he gave up! It was that complicated to transform them, esp. from robot back to vehicle mode. I also watched the DVD Marie Antoinette after reading the book. It was a good add-on to my history knowledge.

On another note, 2 of my chabohs can't make it for the Brissy trip this year end. Well I could also understand the difficulties what with the exchange rate and stuff. I was thinking of cancelling the trip, but Len still wants to go, so I reckon we will go ahead with it. The more the merrier no doubt, but I guess sometimes, not everything can go accordingly as planned. So no hard feelings my dear girls. :)

Thursday, July 12, 2007

It's still all about Transformers.

Transformers came out a couple of weeks ago and oh man, I was an avid fan since small(due to my big brother's big collection of the action figures which I played with) and after watching the movie, I think I just went even more bonkers. The movie's plot wasn't so good, but hey the cinematics is the one that we're mostly there for right? It was almost as if you could feel yourself standing right next to Optimus Prime. :P The transformations were so cool! After the movie, Jason(also a mad transformers fan) and I keep imagining that the vehicles in our company were gonna transform into some powerful robot as well!
Tranformers The Movie 2007

Anyway, I still remembered that week when Tubbs came back from SG, he asked if I wanted to drop by Toys'R'Us to look for Bumblebee, I said "never mind it's okay", thinking I can get it easily another time. But hell, can you believe it? Bumbleebee is SOLD OUT absolutely in most of the major stores and prices are sky rocketing in ebay! But lucky me, I managed to get him, though I'm still missing the 2008 Camaro Deluxe Movie version. :( Those are going for around aud$100 on ebay! So as you can see, here's the current collection.
Transformers Toys from Hasbro

If you think this is mad, hahaha, nooo I'm still not satisfied. Apart from wanting the 2008 Camaro Bumblebee version, I still want the Ultimate Bumblebee. It's RRP is US$89, but apparantly, some people got it for US $50. Darn, things always come out in the U.S first, it won't arrive to Australia until August or September.

For those toys, I forfeited my shopping for clothing and accessories. Can you believe it? I updated my insaneshoppaholic blog yesterday, but those were stuff that I bought few weeks ago. So that space is gonna stay empty for awhile cause the transformer pics are going up to a special album dedicated to it. :P Anyway, I'm not all bimbo and know how to shop only okay, I bought some extra figures to sell on ebay and they are going pretty well. Anyway, apart from that, nothing else much to update, haven't been to anywhere else. :(

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Melbourne Wedding Expo, Transformers Movie and Action Figures and my R4 Revolution Card for DS

Tubbs is back and I'ma soo happy and glad because not only did I miss him (twas only 2 weeks I know), but situations are much easier to handle with him around. ;) So darling and I went to the 2007 Melbourne Bride Wedding Expo last Sat. I'd say I wasn't too impressed at all since I have been to exhibitions on a larger scale. I'd thought there would be few hundred of exhibitors, but there were only about 120 of them. As you can see, you can have any type of wedding car you want (if you can afford it.) Let's just say a limousine costs around AUD$800 - $1000 per hour.
2007 Melbourne Bride Wedding Expo
Then of course there were bridal boutiques displaying their gowns, hotels, convention centre executives trying to persuade couples to host their wedding at their venues, wedding decorations and event stands, photographt stands, souvenir stands, etc. All in all, I'd say they had exhibitors to cater for every wedding need, but just less variety of 'em thats all. There were also Fashion catwalk parades of gowns, jewellery and shoes and it was a really good experience since it's the first time we've been to a live one. Camaras weren't allowed, but I manage to get just one shot. :P

Transformers - Bumble Bee FigureWe also went to watch Transformers on Sunday with Eileen, Jason, Ammie, Dom, Alex(H), Byron, Sueli and her BF. Yeap it was a group outing alright, but lucky this time it was a unanimous vote to watch the same movie. And why? Because it's Transformers and hey! who can resist not watching it right? :P The movie plot was only alright, but I guess all we wanted to see was mostly the action and the gist of it. It was a little disappointing though that they changed the vehicles of the robots from the original cartoon. Like Bumble Bee became a Chevrolet Camaro instead of a Volks Wagon. And Optimus Prime was a different Truck altogether too.

But it was still all good. As long as it's Transformers, anything will do. We were speculating that there's gonna be a part 2. Well, guess I've been influenced too much by my brother when I was small. I used to play with all the Transformers Action Figures that he had. And I've been hooked on them ever since. Jason and I have been mad lately, and have been browsing through Transformer stuff during work time. (ssssshhhhhh...) I lurrve Bumble Bee most.

I also found out that Kmart, Target, Big W and Toy'R'Us are selling the Transformer toys. And we headed to Kmart straight after work yesterday. But I couldn't find anything I really like and thought that we should check out the other stores as well to see if they have a different variety. But nevertheless, I couldn't resist getting this small Bumble Bee first, for a cheap price of $5.99.

And also, darling bought my Nintendo DS R4 Memory card for me from Singapore! It was a better bargain there since the bundle cost SGD$75 together with the MicroSD card, but cost around AUD$90 here. So it's noo more spending money on expensive games for my DS! And even better, I can have around 18 games on my DS all at once. *Yippie* :D And darling also got me the CKIn2U perfume as a gift. Apparantly it's the newest popular hit in town. I love the smell, it smells of fruits with a zest of lemons. Go try it out! Tata for now...