Saturday, September 29, 2012

Be@rbrick 400% Iron Man Mark VI and Mark VII

I remember some years ago, not many people knew much about Iron Man. People were more into Batman, Superman, Spider-Man, etc. At that time, Iron Man was only seen through comic books and cartoons. That was only way I could follow Tony Stark and his adventures with The Avengers.

When I heard Iron Man was coming to the movies, I was really excited and couldn't wait to see it. Well, after that, Marvel made Iron Man into a household name.

Mark VI

I have to admit the one thing I never noticed much about Iron Man is his armor. I never knew much about his Mark I to (currently) Mark VII armors.

Mark VII


Although, visually, there is a big significant change from his prototype Mark I (tin can) to Mark II (War Machine) to Mark III (red and gold) armors, I started scratching my head when Marks IV to VII came out. They look nearly the same with the exception for Mark V, where the armor is red/silver and pops up from a suitcase.

Note the Be@rbricks: Iron Man Mark VI and Mark VII. The only difference you would find is the power source on his chest. A triangular shape to a round shape. Apart from that, from far, I don't see much difference.

I'm extremely excited for the Iron Man III movie coming out on May 2013. The Mark VIII armor will debut and will not be red and gold in color!

Featured Toys:
- Iron Man Mark VI Be@rbrick 400%

- Iron Man Mark VII Be@rbrick 400%
- Iron Man Mark VI by Hot Toys

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Be@rbrick 400% Peko-chan

WOW! So much has changed in blogspot.. I haven't blogged for a while (well.. a long while..) and I have to start getting used to this new format.

Anyway, I'm back blogging about my Be@rbricks. Work has been taking up most of my time and I figured I should at least spend some time on my blog, given my love for Be@rbricks. :-) .. I hope to update my blog at least once a week for a year. Let's see if I can meet this target.

Starting off with something super cute! The Be@rbrick 400% Peko-chan (in Chinese, 牛奶妹 - literally means "Milk Girl").

Milk Candies! Who doesn't love them? Peko-chan is the mascot for Japanese food company, Fujiya. You can find Peko-chan in nearly all of their candy packaging.

This has to be my favorite milk candy. I like the way this candy melts in your mouth for a while until its chewable. The taste is more sugary than your regular milk and you can get addicted to this candy if you have a sweet tooth.

 "This is the snack parents and kids love." 

As for Peko-chan, she is an icon that can be seen anywhere in Japan. Her pigtails with her tongue hanging out the side of her mouth just makes her very loveable.

On the Be@rbrick, it was smart of Medicom to keep Peko-chan's trademark pigtails at the sides. It wouldn't be her without her pigtails.

I think I'm gonna buy myself some milk candies now. :)

 Featured Be@rbrick:
- Peko-chan Be@rbrick 400%

(Milky Candy pic source: Amazon)