Showing posts with label robot. Show all posts
Showing posts with label robot. Show all posts

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Sphero BB-8 Can Now Be Your "The Force Awakens" Movie-watching Mate!


Make some space on the sofa!

That small but charming Sphero BB-8 robot-toy is so ready to watch "The Force Awakens" movie with you!

With his ability to react to certain key scenes via audio cues, this makes BB-8 a perfect mate for watching the movie over and over again. Especially, if your non-geek pals are already bored over the various Star Wars tropes and references, and utterly unimpressed by Kylo-Ren or Rey.


All one needs to do is sit BB-8 on his charging base and make sure he's connected to the app. There is now a new "Watch With Me" option. Place the smart device next to the bot, and let BB-8 do his thang! Apparently, he'll chatter and whistle at junctures, and get freaked out when evil-emo-divo Kylo-Ren appears on screen.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Meet Legendary Mecha Designer Kunio Okawara at "GUNDAM Docks in Singapore", 6 June 2015

Pic: ©SOTSUSUNRISE

Here are some exciting news for local fans of GUNDAM! As announced earlier, the epic "GUNDAM Docks in Singapore" exhibition is set to kick-off on 4 June 2015 at Takashimaya. The event will run more than 3 weeks till 28 June.

Here's a big tip! On May 30 and 31, lookout for a special surprise that weekend! A GUNDAM transporter is set to be out roaming on the local streets of Red Dot Island. More details about this will be coming soon.
 
As for 6 June (Saturday), this is an important date for hardcore GUNDAM lovers.

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Holy Mecha!!! GUNDAM Docks At Singapore, 4 - 28 June 2015!

Pic: ©SOTSUSUNRISE

Giant robots (also called mechas) from space war drama franchise GUNDAM will be arriving in town on 4 - 28 June 2015 in an epic exhibition called "Gundam Docks in Singapore"! "Gundam Docks in Singapore" will be the largest GUNDAM exhibition in Asia.

This is such a perfect timing because of the month-long school holidays that will be underway here on Red Dot Island, and a new generation of fans will be inspired to the world of science-fiction, robotics and imaginative story-telling.

GUNDAM first started out as a anime series back in 1979, a couple of years after Star Wars Ep IV was released in theatres worldwide. The first series "Mobile Suit Gundam" (機動戦士ガンダム, Kidō Senshi Gundam) was written and directed by Yoshiyuki Tomino. It was the first space war televised anime series and its stories sparked a whole new world of imagination. GUNDAM's follow-up media properties, like manga and video games, build up an even larger following, and it is now one of the the biggest and lucrative toy collecting franchises there.

Naturally, through the years, the hype caught on in other countries (especially East Asian language-speaking ones, where there is a large number of anime/ manga lovers) and Red Dot Island is definitely one of them.

Now, thanks to leading toy maker/ video game publisher Bandai Namco Asia and Takashimaya Department Store, fans of GUNDAM will be able to take in the glorious sight of the mechas docking in on the island next month! This event of gigantic proportions is to celebrate the 35th anniversary of GUNDAM model kit and SG50, Singapore's 50th birthday.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Diva Cannot Get Enough of Baymax - At "Big Hero 6" Preview, Funko Toy Exhibition and the Movie Review!

Red Dot Diva simply cannot resist it. She has met Baymax and he is soooooooooo cute!!!

Thanks to the folks at the local Disney PR, she was invited to a special preview screening of "Big Hero 6" last Saturday at Bugis+ Filmgarde. "Big Hero 6", a creative result from Disney's acquisition of Marvel and her properties, is the studio's latest superhero animation film which will out on theatres islandwide tomorrow, 13 November.

MOVIE PREVIEW AT BUGIS+:

"Remember to come early!" urged the Disney PR representative. "There will be fringe activities. Red Dot Diva had little idea what these fringe activites were, other than being pretty sure there will be a life-sized version of Baymax on display, but she headed down "early" to Bugis+ Filmgarde, anyway.

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Meet Disney's Latest Super-Nerds When "Big Hero 6" Opens on November 13!


The date of November 13 looms near, and it's a somewhat terrifying thought for Red Dot Diva.

Why? That's when Disney's animated movie "Big Hero 6" will be premiering in theatres island-wide, and Red Dot Diva is not sure if she can handle the extreme kawaii-ness of inflatable robotic nurse, Baymax! Ahhhhhhh!! 

Just when she thought she was about to get over Dancing Baby Groot, here comes another cute huggable thing to coo over. *whimper* HELP!

The team behind "Frozen" and "Wreck-It-Ralph" returns - this time with Walt Disney Animation Studios' adaptation of a defunct Marvel comic with the same name.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Book Review: Get Your Kids Reading with "Sherlock Sam and the Missing Heirloom in Katong"

While reading "Sherlock Sam and the Missing Heirloon in Katong", the first book of Epigram Book's new children's series by A.J. Low, Red Dot Diva found herself hurled back in time to when she was a long-haired little girl, devouring book after book that were investigative in nature.

Her love for investigative novels started early with Enid Blyton's "The Secret Seven", followed by "Famous Five", and progressed to a little of Hardy Boys/ Nancy Drew. Later on as a pre-teen, she especially enjoyed reading "The Three Investigators" series, relishing the more intricate plots and their witty dialogue.

These detective-mystery novels brought her farther along her book journey towards Dame Agatha Christie's works and inevitably, to one of her favorite writer of all time - Arthur Conan Doyle and his creation - the wonderfully eccentric master detective, Sherlock Holmes.

So it was of little coincidence that the Chinese name of "Sherlock Sam"'s main character is Cher Lock ("It's SHER-Lock!!!"). An intelligent, precocious young boy who's also growing up to be the typical Singaporean foodie, Samuel considers Sherlock Holmes (and Batman) to be his detective heroes.

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