Sunday, August 13, 2017

August Purchase (2) - DX WizarSwordGun ( Kamen Rider Wizard Series )

Many thanks to Eugene for informing the KR Wizard driver and swordgun sales at Kiddy Palace, thank you thank you! I went to Toa Payoh outlet just now and gotten the DX WizarSwordGun, finally... Costs $19... So am quite glad now that my purchase of a 2nd-hand piece at Taobao.com failed... Have also modded the First Hero Series WizarSwordGun such that it will automatically switch the sounds when the blade is flipped... Happy...



... "tok tok tok" sound??!!!!!! Hahahahahaha....

Sunday, August 6, 2017

August Purchase (1) - Haul from 21st Craziest Toys Sale at Takashimaya

Sadly only saw the ad for the this sales yesterday night, and today is the last day of the sales... though I did not missed out this sales, I am pretty sure I have missed out other good bargains after being late for 1 week... sigh... still not able to get a DX WizarSwordGun....

Here's the haul...


The repeated one is for me... Difficult to resist at $2 per pack...


This was gotten at Level 4 though... and $8 is cheap!!! ... How can there be gashapons without a gashapon machine right? Hahahaha...


Initially wanted to buy this to mod into briefcase for storing my tokusatsu small items, since it costs only $3 per piece.. but seem may not be able to due to the small size and split parts... anyway, the other is for my little nephew...


Also bought these for my little niece... Hope she likes them!!! hahahaha...




Unwillingly picked up this as I could not find the DX version and the price is only $9... but quite surprised to discover that it is the same size as the DX version when I compared it to my little nephew's DX one... hence I searched in Taobao.com and ordered a 2nd-hand DX, hoping to be able to transplant the circuit into this one... Yeap, I am a hygiene freak, does not like to own a 2nd-hand toy (outer-casing)... the inner is ok though, since it probably was never touched by the precious owner, hahahaha... I am weird, I know... hahahaha... sigh, so stressed these few months...




And here's a demo on the First hero Series WizarSwordGun...

Sunday, July 9, 2017

July Purchase (1) - DX Taja Spinner, DX Hyper Muteki Gashat, Candy Toy Bang Bang Shooting Gashat, Candy Toy Jet Combat Gashat

Haul from Taobao.com... and now my Taobao agent is very strict over the shipping of items containing batteries, so have to ship the last 3 items via "sensitive air" shipping, which costs about 3 times more than the normal air shipping I used... anyway, saw the DX Taja Spinner over Taiwan Yahoo Shopping, at NTD 199 (exclude shipping NTD 80) which works out to be approximately SGD 12.60 each, if buying 2 pieces... and the GREED gets over me... BUT ! the big box means high $$$ (total of $30.13 including agent fee) in shipping to Singapore... Sigh... Shipping more than the item cost... Now each piece costs approximately SGD 27.65 ... A bit smaller than expected but should be quite fun! ... Yes, 1 for me and the other for my little nephew...


And also bought the DX Hyper Muteki gashat for my little nephew's National Day present, approximately SGD 57.15... Sigh, just saw a eBay listing for SGD 42... Arrrrgggghhhh....


Candy toy Bang Bang Shooting gashat... Finally made my mind to get it, and complete my little nephew's main Riders' transformation gashats Level 1 - 3 ... Hesitant to get it as I know if I buy non-DX gashat, I will be compelled to add lights to it... and it takes time as I will want to put in 2 sets of light in gahsats...


Candy toy Jet Combat gashat...

Friday, June 30, 2017

Final Haul for June 2017... DX Medajalibur ( Kamen Rider OOO )

Gotten it from eBay, at a price of USD 34.99 ( approximately SGD 50.44 ) ... Not the cheapest ( lowest price in Singapore seem to be SGD 20.00 at one of the Kiddy Palace sales a few years ago), and I have not since seen a DX Medajalibur with a similar ( low ) price, so decided to get this from eBay... Is my 2nd purchase of this toy, as the first time is bought for my little nephew, at the price of SGD 35.00 ...


Quite fun, but the finale explosion sound effect seem to sound the same regardless of number of medals put into... Have since replaced 1 of the medals with a extra Rhino cell medal from my DX Birth Buster's ammunition pool...

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Gattai !!!! Customized Gashapon-"DX" Mighty Brothers XX Gashat

And here we go!!!!... (Complicated work, but the concepts are simple... Hence I shall talk about the concepts only, do try out (at your own risks) and have fun ... and sweat too...) First the Double-Up orange gashat needs to swap the 2 little switches' circuit paths to behave as if it is in Level 1-2 slot of the DX Gamer Driver (cut off the end of the original path and solder to the other path at the most convenient position, refer to picture)...


To decide to Level-Up or Double-Up, a switch is used to switch over the battery's positive to that particular circuit board desired... white LEDs are also added....


The final attack (Kimewaza) sound is included in the gashats and can be activated with the 2 little buttons depressed and followed by pressing the big (thumb-pressed) button. However, as the big button is hidden when the gashat is in the DX Gamer Driver, I connect a switch parallel to it for the final attack (Kimewaza) to be activated...


The 2 gashats (main body) are then hot-glued together (while they are placed inside the DX Gamer Driver, so as to accurately space the distance between them)...


Hole is marked out for the front display for the images...


... and cut out...


ABS plastic sheets are used to make the side walls to encase the images... They have to be painted black...


Internal images are pasted... The Level 10 image is self-printed as it needs to be reversed for the mirror to be reflected... Also hot glued the LEDs to position...


Made a single-direction-view mirror using the film and a clear PVC sheet...


Should not have been lazy and used the green gashat plate without flipping over... Now the space is too small for the mirror to be angled properly at 45 degrees with ample space.... sigh... anyway...


A small piece of the mirror is cut off and placed at the bottom to reflect the light up at the legs...


Front display hole is covered with a piece of transparent plastic recycled from old Transformers packaging box...


Assemble them... do some touching up and...


... Done!!!!! Not very good but still workable... hahahaha...



Modification : Gashapon Kachidoki Lock Seed - Added LED and Sound Effect when Opening Lock Seed

Sorry for no pictures...


Update : Modification (II) Gashapon T2 Joker Gaia Memory - New LED and 3 Battery Holder

Tried out the new SMD purple LED recently bought... but it was no good, and the light is somewhat more bluish than purplish... Luckily the red permanent marker saves the day... also tried to make the battery compartment to hold 3 batteries, so now the voltage is now higher, approx. 4.5V...



Repaint and Add Light Modification : Gashapon Proto Mighty X Gashat

Apologies for no pictures as I had forgotten to take....


Update : Modification (II) Gashapon Dangerous Zombie Gashat : LED Remains On after Sound Effects

Apologies for no pictures as I had forgotten to take...


Tuesday, May 2, 2017

(Some) Haul from Sheng Tai Branded Toys Warehouse Sale...

*** Prices are in Singapore dollars ***

Was a bit disappointed on the first day as there is only the DX and simplified versions of the Fourze Driver for tokusatsu role-play toys... Last day seemed to be slightly better with more variety, but I suspect the DX Sword-Gun could have been wiped clean... anyway, hoping for the other sales to come for me to try my luck to get the DX Sword-Gun... But very happy to get this DX Wizardriver and Ring Holder Set at a very cheap price of $39 only!!!!! Amazing... and now I have to squeeze out a display space from my already packed wardrobe doors... hahahaha...


and my 3d time (and also the cheapest) purchase of the DX Axecalibur... at $29 only... nice nice... now I probably can display the empty shell of my 2nd purchase version in my office cubicle... Yeap, empty shell as the inner circuitry has been removed for the future kitbashing of a "power-on" gaia-memory-something-like-that that will be used on my kitbashed Hamel Cane... hahahaha....


... and second purchase of the DX Meteor Galaxy for my little nephew at $5... Yeap, only $5... !!!!!!


Bought some other stuff as well, which some I did not take photos of eg. Big Hero 6 Figures, popping Jibanyan game, etc... I will like to mention this one though, since Charizard is my "favorite" pokemon... Slam him on his legs on a hard surface, shake him to produce sounds, and even interaction with the Mega Ring... quite fun... Costs $3 only...


Bought 2 sets of this 3D Drawing pens (the other for my little nephew) and some refill "ink", but have not tried yet so cannot comment... Costs $15 each...


Sigh.. stupidly bought 2 of these Shopkins StyleMe Wardrobe (1st day and last day)... not sure what to do with the extra one... maybe it shall go to my office cubicle as display... hahahaha... cost $12... The 2 packs of season 5 shopkins cost $15... amd the My Little Pony Squishy Pops costs $5...





Have been modding some lockseed, gashats, gaia-memory and such these few days, but somehow feel very tired... and also did not take pictures of the modding, not sure why... things will get better, I believe !!!

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Haul (collected) Today...

All items bought from Taobao... This Candy Toy Taurus Kyutama costs SGD10.65... actually overly expensive, compared to the candy toy gashat which can make many sounds, this Kyutama is virtually just pieces of plastic... anyway...


Candy toy DoReMiFa Beat Gashat for my little nephew... Costs approx. SGD10.45... Will add lights, as usual...

Friday, April 14, 2017

Haul from Robinsons Expo Sale...

... sadly no Rangers, Riders nor Sentai stuff... sigh... but 5 for SGD10 is a amazing deal for these Yokai Watch snap assembly kits!!!

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Modification: Add LED to Candy Toy and Gashapon Gashat (Shakariki Sports, Dangerous Zombie)

Added LEDs to the sound gashats recently purchased: Candy Toy Shakariki Sports and Gashapon Dangerous Zombie... Though their parts are quite different, their similarity is that both are quite hard for the lights to shine properly to show the diagram in a similar way to the DX version... This is mainly due to it's transparent piece is 1 molded piece and the diagram side is coloured (not white)... For Candy Toy Shakariki Sports, I used a green LED to shine the background and a white LED for the front diagram... not very good, as the top part is very white, but the bottom ("bicycle wheels" area) is not lit up "white" enough, making the green-coloured wheels blend in together with the green-lit background (see video below)...


Has to cut away this part to allow white LED light to shine through...


The transparent piece for candy toy version has to be trimmed for space to fit in the LEDs (my position)... Also used a piece of black insulation tape to separate the 2 LEDs' light
Edit: While I was re-positioning the LEDs for better lightings, I removed the black insulation tape to allow more fusion of green and white light at the top part (nearer to LEDs)...


For the Gashapon Dangerous Zombie, remember to remove the sticker to reveal the hidden screw when taking apart the gashat...


I used a surface-mount white LED in this gashat... works well...


And also used blu-tack to position the LED better... Oh, also has to cut off some part (of the white part) to allow the LED light to shine through...  



Borrowed my nephew's DX Gamer Driver to test out... Yeap, the Gashapon Dangerous Zombie gashat is for him...