Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Takara Tomy Transformers Unite Warriors Defensor aka Guardian UW-03 featuring the exclusive Groove review, part I! New site: iamterenceho@blogspot.com

At long last, Takara Tomy released their own version of Defensor aka Guardian featuring Groove, who had been omitted from the U.S. Combiner wars release. I ordered this on TFSource.com and it was shipped on the 16th of Dec, 2015, though it stayed a week in California before getting shipped to me on the 29th. I was a little surprised to get the box casing which housed the Defensor figure and display box. All for $159 shipped (free shipping at TFSource for orders over $150). The contents came neatly packaged though it was tightly fitted that it took me a while to get the box out. The figure also came with the Defensor collector coin. Anyways, let's get to the:

Packaging: 



 


 




 






Sunday, November 29, 2015

Gamestop white Gamecube controller review




Well, I didn't want to do this review but after playing my favorite game: Megaman X collection on my Wii, I felt like i had to. First off, I'm not sure if Gamestop still sells this controller anymore because it is roughly about two years old. I bought it for $14.99 and did not open the product until somewhere a few months ago. I decided to revisit Mario 64 I downloaded from the Wii shop. The result was a disaster because my character couldn't stop moving left. As soon as you touch the joystick, your character automatically moves left. You have to pull the joystick up a little just to get your character to stop moving. As soon as you slightly touch the stick, your character moves left again. I had to buy the Mario controller I reviewed then. The official Nintendo products work like a charm!

Now, I decided to play the Megaman x collection for the Gamecube on the Wii. Here is where the headaches spawn. Don't touch the joystick again other wise you will move left automatically. Our last hope would be the d-pad... whew! sigh of relief! Not! The D-pad is stiff as heck. The up and down buttons on the direction pad seems to be closely tied to the left and right buttons on the direction pad. Every time I press down, 50% of the time, X or Zero (the heroes of the series) will move left or right (ducking feature is only in X5 and X6). The same ratio applies when I am pressing up. As you can tell, I've walked into enemy fire numerous times, or even worse, fell into the spikes. The buttons work occasionally though sometimes they can become unresponsive. Sometimes I press the dash button when I am in the air as a tactic against some bosses (Rangda Bangda in X5). Result, I fell into spikes or onto an enemy because the command somehow didn't register. The Z button which is often used as the Giga attack or Nova Strike is stiff as well. You have to press it so hard to make it work and it makes a very loud sound as you press it. The same thing goes for turbo button though I have yet to make good use of it. Just a loud annoying sound as you press the button.

So this is the last time I am buying a gamestop controller. I bought one in the past and that one worked much better than this one, though it had an awkward problem of registering the L button as the start button in some games. Not to mention, the x button gave out fairly quickly; my bird chewed up the cord on that one if you are wondering what happened to that controller. So folks, pay the extra $10 to get a non-headache inducing Nintendo brand Gamecube controller. Avoid third parties at all costs though my Rock candy controller for the xbox/pc is awesome!

Verdict: Not worth it

Friday, October 9, 2015

Thank God for a great and final day (S) in Las Vegas, Nevada: Sept 21-22, 2015

Woke up early to head to Trader Joes and Union Plaza to buy Beef Jerky. But first, the sun-rise view from Treasure Island.

 
Didn't take any pics on Trader Joes or the Jerkies but we bought a lot. Under the advice of a lady who worked at the Beef Jerky place, we went to:

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Thank God for a great day in Las Vegas, Nevada: Sept 20, 2015

 *Note: There is nothing like hitting the clubs or hitting it with the chicks, so if you are looking for that, then look elsewhere. My trips are solely tourist like activities or doing hikes and stuff.*


Woke up early to eat dim sum at the RIO hotel. Was good, not gonna lie.

 









Friday, October 2, 2015

Thank God for a great day in Las Vegas, Nevada: Sept 19, 2015

 *Note: There is nothing like hitting the clubs or hitting it with the chicks, so if you are looking for that, then look elsewhere. My trips are solely tourist like activities or doing hikes and stuff.*


I left Seattle at 6:00AM for Las Vegas. Nearly a two hour flight. My brother, his wife, and my mom rendezvous with me at 8:45AM. They arrived from Lax (Los Angeles) Airport. Without further delay, let's get started:

Mccarran Aiport and Las Vegas Welcome sign

 


 

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Thank God for a great day in Seattle, Washington: Sept 17th, 2015

Woke up early at 4AM. Waited for sunrise and everyone to wake up. Took pics of my friends backyard. Chickens and Squirrels!

Favorite hangout spot for them.



 











Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Thank God for a great day in Seattle, Washington: Sept 16, 2015


 Back in Seattle once again.... for the 5th time in several years. This time I made an resolution not to do the same touristy stuff all over again. God made it work this time because my friend moved from Shoreline to Everett, so I focused mainly on those areas and beyond. I took an overnight flight from the previous day upon arriving. I couldn't sleep on the flight so I ended watching Terminator Genisys on the plane (it's my 3rd viewing). I arrived around 6:15AM in the morning. Got to my rental car which was Thrifty and the girl who helped me told me that Hawaii folks are usually her nicest customers. Awesome! So I made the drive to Everett and traffic was prevalent. Nevertheless, I decided to stop by Lynnwood to get Chick-Fil-A!

 

It was good. The tater tots were really salty though. I ordered myself coffee just to help stay awake and get some warmth. Seattle was really a nice sunny day by the way.

I finally arrived at my friend, Heath's house around 9:30AM. Had a bit to catch up and we decided to go to Legion park. However Legion park was closed due to some chemical issues. So we settled to chill for a bit at Forest Park. Bring your wife, kids or family for some downtime here.

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