Merchandise Monday #19

This merchandise Monday is celebrating some Summer heat with the Balrog – Demon of Shadow and Flame Statue:

Balrog

Balrog

Rivalling Erebor in its prime, the great Dwarf city of Dwarrowdelf was a celebration of the wealth and power of Durin’s folk. But, as it would come to be understood in aftertimes, the Longbeards delved too greedily and too deep…

Balrog Back

Balrog Back

Far beneath the ground, tunneling for Mithril in sunless black rock, the Dwarves disturbed something that had remained safely entombed since ages past, a being of unfathomable terror, relic of a time of gods and giants, a creature of which like should never walked again in Middle-earth and for whom there were few equals remaining in the world, a Balrog of Morgoth. A demon composed of shadow and flame, the Balrog could be harmed by no blade or device of Dwarf design. By the hundreds, Durin’s people and the Dwarf King himself fell before the beast, after named Durin’s Bane.

As you know; our boy Gandalf took the Belrog down. Who is your favorite evil creature/person from Middle Earth? I like Carcharoth 8-)

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Nelson Mandela – 1 Year Anniversary

Its been exactly 1 year since Nelson Mandela passed; so naturally its a big deal here in South Africa:

Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela

I’ve kept the newspapers above from the day the news broke of his passing. On this day you can honor his legacy by wearing one of his print t-shirts. Does anyone else collect newspapers from the day a major worldwide event occurred? I also have newspapers from the 9/11 terrorist attacks and the day the tsunami hit Phuket.

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Scale of the Universe

From nanometers to gigaparsecs; a journey through the scale of the universe is fascinating. From the seen to the unseen; both small and large – this Excel document will reveal it all:

The Universe

The Universe

Click below to download the document; so that you can travel through our universe at your own pace:

Scale of the Universe

What parts of our universe intrigue you most? For me; it’s space (the Pillars of Creation is where i’d like to end up one day).

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Merchandise Monday #18

Hello merchandise Monday! Check out my Topps Force Attax Star Wars card collection:

Topps Force Attax Card Collection

Topps Force Attax Card Collection

There is a series 1 and series 2 version of the cards. Each series has over 200 unique cards to collect. I have over 300 in my collection (some doubles, triples etc).

Card Binder

Card Binder

With any collection based game; you will have rare and common items. The rarer cards in Force Attax are Shiny silver, or rarer still are the Shiny gold/rainbow cards (i only have like 4 of these):

Rare and Shiny Cards

Rare and Shiny Cards

If you are interested in starting your own collection; then here are the rules of the game:

Rules of the Game

Rules of the Game

Which Star Wars character would you be the most excited to get in your Force Attax collection? I was happy when i got Salacious Crumb 8-)

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The Walking Dead

Is everyone enjoying season 5 of The Walking Dead? Out of curiosity; i was wondering which platform of the Walking Dead is most enjoyable (TV series; comic book or video game). Please take the poll:

The Walking Dead series-game-comic

The Walking Dead series-game-comic

Also; who is your favorite character from the Walking Dead? I would choose Daryl Dixon. Although i’m thinking of doing a fan art Friday for Rick Grimes.

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Superhero Skin

Here’s a cool infographic breaking down the uniqueness of superhero skin:

Superhero Skin

Superhero Skin

What type of skin do you have? I have transparent/vampire skin. It never tans and reflects the rays of the sun to reduce rising global temperatures. I use mostly Loreal skin care products; including the Body Shop. What do you recommend?

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Alien Isolation Progress

Oh my word… So of course i’ve been playing Alien Isolation on and off. I find the scariness level so high that at times it’s really not enjoyable to play. I know i’m getting emotional about this, but when progression is dependent on a gamer not being scared – no progression takes place at all lol:

Alien Isolation

Alien Isolation

Ok; i am progressing, but very slowly. Gamers who play with headphones on are too brave. The music and other sounds booming from Sevastopol Station are too real for my emotions. This game is so intense i feel like my blood is clotting because its pumping so hard.

Heart Palpitations

Heart Palpitations

I’ve encountered the alien twice so far – in cut-scenes only thankfully. The most recent encounter was when it killed some employees on the station; after almost falling on top of me from an overhead vent:

Alien Encounters

Alien Encounters

I knew things were starting to get serious when they gave me my first gun and a motion detection scanner. At first i struggled with figuring out how to craft/select items and de-code some of the puzzles, but i’m getting the hang of it now:

Alien Isolation First Gun

Alien Isolation First Gun

I’m at the point where i’ve just made contact with my ship; and now an annoying alarm is sounding in my communication room. My objective is to get out of the room – without detection i assume. This assumption comes about because of these psycho robotic guys who try to prohibit you from accessing certain areas. Word of advice – don’t hit the robotic guys in the face with a wrench; they will stalk you and kill you:

Alien Isolation Robots

Alien Isolation Robots

Is anyone else playing Alien Isolation? What are your thoughts (let’s start a counselling group for those sleepless nights)?

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Merchandise Monday #17

Going to work in heavy traffic? This merchandise Monday is for everyone who wishes they had a Bumblebee to bypass the rush hour:

Bumblebee

Bumblebee

Yellow isn’t my favorite colour either, but being a Transformer alone makes Bumblebee badass. Not to mention he probably has some next-gen fuel intake which could be beneficial for the wallet.

Bumblebee Car

Bumblebee Car

Check out Jin Saotome’s Dangerous Toys for more cool nerd merchandise remastered.

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