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April 2016 ZBox

First off i have to say this is my first box i ever bought from zavvi.com but i ever saw some of the unboxing video in youtube regarding some of they older box so i have some idea what to expect in the box. The reason why i jump in and bought the Zbox by zavvi and not other crate service like loot crate, 1up and many more was because the other crate/box service do not deliver to brunei but the ZBox do and also it was a box with batman theme. If in future the other service decide to ship it to brunei than i think i may want to try they service also. Now that out of the way time to open the box.



This is what the packaging look like, with a charate like deadpool, captain america, joker and it look like boba fett on the top and darlek, stormtrooper, master chief and yoda at the side. Apparently this was the new box look as the one before this was only a black box with the ZBox logo.

This is what it look inside when you open the box.



The first item that you can see when opening the box is the Wonder woman Kawaii cubes. There are like 16 of this kawaii cubes in this series 1. This cube i feel it would be good if the box was a DC theme box but since this is a batman theme box it feel a bit out of the theme unless what you get is batman. Than again i don't mind with the doll as it will just be hanging as a deco after i find a spot to hang it from.

The shirt that come with the box this time look what like bruce wayne walking to wayne manor.


3D puzzle Batmobile. This like the shirt i got no complain on since i also like building stuff like model kit. This will be a nice additional to my batmobile.




This i m not so sure what to say beside the tin case look nice but it only it was a bit bigger i can use it to hold my MTG deck. As for the card it self it is just like any playing card with batman theme.

This is another thing i'm 50-50 for now, maybe after i start doing the puzzle i might change my mind on it on either it was good or bad or it might still be 50-50 who know.

Than there is an issue of the ZBox magazine which telling you what you get in the box. there is also some pic of the pass box and also some batman info.


Lastly is the box art inside, it look nice and there is a quotes by the joker from batman (1989).

After actually opening the box it feel underwhelming. I just hope the next box which is the civil war theme is better than this.
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MTG Shadow Over Innistrad Pre-release pack


It been a while since i port anything here and this time is it the pack from the SOI pre-release from a few week ago. The deck box this time look very nice but than again it is not for heavy usage since it is already start getting damage from just carrying it around in a backpack. i only have 2 pack as i only manage to join the 2nd and 3rd flight as the 1st flight was midnight and i got work in the morning.



This is the uncommon card from the 2nd flight. will not post the common card this time around as it is a lot and i also i got lazy.


The rares card

On this pack i mange to get 3 mythic and i also got my self the archangel Avavyn for the pre-release promo which as the time this is post it is like a $100usd card for foil. Beside from that i also got my self the Arlinn kord planeswalker which is like a $30 usd card.






This is all the uncommon card from the 3rd flight pack.




Got a few more rare card this time around but no mythic in this pack. The promo this time around was the Odric, Lunarch Marshal which only cold like $4 usd for foils.

In term of value the 2nd flight pack already made back on what i spend on the 2 pack it self which is $25 bnd per pack. As for now let hope the 2nd and last set for this block is good also.

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The star destroyer in jakku diorama


When i was doing this diorama there were two item i never really use before this. one of the item was the air hardening modeling clay and the other was the tamiya texture paint. With this build i finally manage to use it(without much research) and get the feel of using it on a diorama.



First up was the modeling clay for the base and also i did some sand weathering on the star destroyer with the tamiya weathering kit. I leave the clay to dry for 24hr even though it already feel hard after few hour. Also there is a base before i add in the clay but i some how lost the picture of the base.


After the clay was fully dry and harden i add a few layer of the tamiya sand texture paint on it than i leave it over night for it to dry.




This was the end result i got when the tamiya texture paint are dry.

So far this was a fun build and i got to play with something new to test on. As for how much this diorama cost me it is as following.

  • Plastic board(not sure what it is call but i use this for the base) - $2-3
  • Star destroyer titanium series - $10 approx*
  • modeling clay - $13-15
  • tamiya sand texture paint - $20
  • tamiya weathering kit - $11-15
So it come to a total of approx $63 bnd but lucky for me i got some left over for some of the stuff.
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Star wars star destroyer titanium series

So I was in the local Toy R Us here in Brunei and my plan was just to look around and not planning to spend, but end up buying 3 star wars stuff. One of the item that I end up buying is this star destroyer titanium series.



This die cast cost around $9.90 bnd each and there are a few more model out there like the X-wing, tie fighter, advance tie fighter and a lot more.




inside the box you can see that it also give you a stand to hold the star destroyer for display it out of the box.

On the stand it self there is a star wars emboss on it. it is a little bit hard to see on some angle but it is there.





Here is the view of the star destroyer.

This is the bottom view of the star destroyer. I was hopping that they would hide the screw better but unfortunately the 3 screw slot pop up and make the bottom part ugly.


The ship got a lot of detail but it look plain when it out of the box. So here I apply some panel line with the tamiya panel line paint to make the detail pop up.



So far I was please with the produce but that does not mean I don’t have any issue with it.The 1 and only issue I have with this ship is the 3 screw slot on the bottom of the ship. wish they can hide it a little better.

 
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