Optimus Prime — still going strong.

Art, Toys

Transformers were invented in Japan by Takara Tomy sometime in the ’80s. I played with transformers religiously in my childhood (that never really ended), and I am delighted to see that the tradition of worshipping spacefaring, sentient super awesome robots is a long-lasting one. I never would have thought that in my adult years I would see little kids playing with the most popular toys of the ’80s. I really wish I’d saved some of the very well-made Transformer action figures my mother bought for me with her hard-earned money. I remember having one that transformed into some sort of space-gun with lights in it. Naturally, I disassembled it to take a look inside. My mum threw a hissy fit unlike any I’d ever seen before. Now, she just accepts that I’m brilliant in my own, slightly retarded way.


Recently, I’ve opened my eyes to premium quality die cast collectible Transformers. They are sculptural art, really. On some models, you can open the front to expose the inner workings of the robot. The details are stunning! If anyone says I own toys, I’ll just refer to the ¥88000 (Japanese Yen) price tag. What toy costs nearly NZ$ 1000?! I have to say, just looking at one makes my neurons fire serotonin until I’m down on the floor looking for my credit card. Shut up and take my money!



I’m Drooling Again; THE LG G3 Smartphone -Gaah!

Smartphones, Tech

I’ve been really unlucky when it comes to mobiles. I think I’ve mostly just been a bit of a cheapskate really, buying dodgy tech that seemed cool at the time but that should have raised warning flags when it came to pricing. When I’m looking to buy new tech, gear or ‘nerdware’ I usually start with 3 months of research. Essentially, if I’m honest with myself, it is just an excuse for looking at nerd porn until my eyes bleed, and in many ways it is also an escape from my work-related woes. So, for 3 months it is I’ll get that mobile, I’m sure and but this one has heaps of extra features! and so on, back and forth until I can’t take the excitement anymore and actually buy the damn thing. Yes, it is a nerdgasm!


LG G3 – The Ultimate Mobile?

Currently, I’m drooling over the LG G3. It looks like a mobile from some wet dream I had and that I now only have vague memories of. It fits right into that slot where my mind has installed a placeholder instead of a clear picture of The Ultimate Mobile. The lines, the absolutely gorgeous screen and raw power simply… I’m sorry, I think I just started crying silently without noticing it myself. Unfortunately the G3 is a bit out of my price range, but I won’t let that deter me from drooling and enjoying the delirium the thought of touching it induces in me. Blip, blip – 0o0 h!