Sunday, January 31, 2016
What villainous sorcery is this?!!!
The latest incarnation of Disney's Tsum Tsum mobile game includes beloved characters from Marvel's universe, like Spider-man, Agent Carter, Iron-Man, The Hulk, Loki, and OMG!! They all look as cute and cuddly as one can possibly imagine.
For those who are wondering what the heck Tsum Tsums are, they are small bolster-shaped plushies that are meant to be stack on top of one another like a pyramid. Tsum Tsums have captured the hearts of many Disney collectible and toy fans ever since the line was introduced in Japan.
The mobile game was announced last year in Nov 2015. It is a joint effort between Walt Disney Company Japan, NHN PlayArt and digital media company Mixi, who is best known for its hit game Monster Strike.
The official game website with a few screenshots as well as a sample gameplay of the new game has just been released! One can also register on the website to get early information and access to the game when it is released some time in Spring 2016.
Check it out here:
Sunday, January 24, 2016
What Does It Take to Customize A Matt the Radar Technician Action Figure? Red Dot Diva Asks Geek Bro Jedd Jong!
If one has any doubt about the talent of Adam Driver, the actor behind Kylo Ren, the emo-whiny baddie of international blockbuster "Star Wars: The Force Awakens", then you should watch one of the funniest Saturday Night Live (SNL) skits in recent times.
Adam Driver, an ex-marine who decided to express himself through the arts, hosted SNL's first episode of the year on 16 January together with musical guest Chris Stapleton. Not surprisingly, that night's show had a lot of Star Wars references, including this most enjoyable spoof of "Undercover Boss" that had everyone feeling a little bit more empathy for Kylo Ren.
Here's the SNL sketch on Youtube, showing Kylo Ren trying to find out what his minions think of him by going undercover as Matt the Radar Technician:
Not only did the skit fuel geeky conversations, memes and various fan art, socially awkward Matt the Radar Technician endeared himself with the Star Wars fandom, and even inspired toy customizers to make their own Matt the Radar Technician action figures!
So far, Red Dot Diva has seen five versions of these.
Sunday, January 17, 2016
There is something special about old-fashioned letters and stamps. Enveloped within a hand-written note or a letter scripted using a manual typewriter is the sense of anticipation and touch of romance layered with an air of mystery, invoked by the postage stamps of various places which one have not yet been.
Singapore Philatelic Museum (SPM), located at a historic building near Fort Canning, pays tribute to the world of stamps and mail with archives of philatelic material. In recent years, the museum has rebooted itself by curating some of its marketing and exhibits by giving it a pop-culture slant.
One of its current exhibition is a ode to the popular syndicated comic strip "Peanuts" and its creator, Charles M. Schulz and launched in conjunction with "The Peanuts Movie" which opened at local cinemas last December. Incidentally, 2015 was also the 65th Anniversary of "Peanuts".
If you are a fan of the comic strip, you would already be aware that a whole lot of letter-writing is featured in the comic, with many of the characters interacting with family, friends and yes - even Santa - through snail mail. So, it is terrific that SPM is hosting the "With Love from Snoopy, Charlie Brown & the Peanuts Gang Exhibition", by bringing this aspect of the comic strip to life.
Saturday, January 9, 2016
The Force is Strong in these Limited Edition "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" EZ-Link cards called "The First Order" series.
These are available only locally in Red Dot Island for SGD 60 per set at selected 7-11 stores, from now till stocks last!
Red Dot Diva has a set on hand and it is very nicely done. The matt black cover packaging that holds the EZ-link cards simulates the look of a spaceship hatch door.