Monday, December 15, 2008

The enigma is now an Icon!


Jeff Hardy after all the trials, failures, drug controversies, burned houses has finally catched the top prize in the WWE.

Jeff clibling the top of the set design of the titantron holding the wwe title belt was a sight to behold. Too bad his brother matt was not there to celebrate with him.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Nike Team Pilipinas Fiba Asia 2009 Jersey Review

Nike 2009 Team Pilipinas Jersey

It's Kinda early for the 2009 Fiba Asia championships but nike has recently released its clothing line for Team Pilipinas 2009. The new jersey is similar to most nike jerseys seen in the last olympics which carries nike's swift system of dress.

But then again, there is a renewed sense of nationalism in this country. From the top level international brands, to the major local brands and the cheap or even fake brands seen in the tiangges or bazaars, most of them sport on a new take, Filipino Pride. Some Fashion Fags and crazy government officials may be against it, but everybody else aren't.

That's more than enough reason to release them on an earlier date and make them available towards the public.

The front

The front design features a Team Pilipinas crest at the left and a Nike swoosh mark on the right. It also contains the name "pilipinas" on the chest which has a similar font with the nike 2007 SEA Games Jerseys.

The back

The back is also similar with the designs seen in the Olympic jerseys of China, USA and germany with the aerographics design at the back. What is wierd with the RP Aerographics is that the Abstract vector graphic design that it used to have is not visible at the back of the jersey.

Shown here is the design as seen in the press releases and the launching event:

Shown here is the actual back design of the jersey and compares with the aerographics of the team usa jersey:


The number Issue
The general release jerseys does not have numbers printed in them (like the Regular release Ateneo and La Salle Adidas Jerseys). However, Nike has Provided a month long limited edition printing events for the number on the jersey. For December 2008, 3 Branches will be accepting Printing services (while supplies last) Via heat transfer printing machine. They will also include a small pilipinas at the back. Bonifacio High Street, Mall of Asia and trinoma are the said branches but it is better to call them first because these 3 outlets are sharing 1 printing machine.

In comparison with the 2008 USA Beijing Olympics Jersey

1. Similar to the USA, germany and China Jerseys, employs nike's swift system of dress.
2. Still cheaper compared to adidas replica and swingman jerseys
3. Released in a wider quantity and is more available.

1. Graphics on the back are not as good as compared to the Olympic bound teams.
2. Jerseys are of rubberized material while the ones from the other teams are stiched.
3. Jerseys are not printed with numbers and you have to go through the hassle of going to the selected stores just to have them printed. What's worse is that this is a limited thing only.

Team Pilipinas 09 Jersey + Pilipinas Hyperdunk 9/365

Filipino boxers in Hajime no Ippo (Knockout)

Malcomn Neto punches ippo makunochi in the face.

This might be old news for some, but it seems Filipino boxers are getting recognized even in the anime world

Hajime no Ippo (Ippo's Road to glory) known to the Philippines as Knockout and was shown at GMA 7 back in 2003. The series ran for 75 episodes including 1 OVA and 1 movie. The series will continue for a second season this coming January.

While the anime was placed with a halt, the manga series still continued and 2 filipino boxers were added into the lineup.

The First one is Malcomn Neto. Looks like a filipino movie villan or a baller. He's the one that was pitted against Ippo Makunochi. Kinda a bit racist because Neto for japanese means Scum.

The next one is Randy Boy Jr. which was the son of the boxer which defeated ichiro miyata's father several years back. He was based from Randy Suico Jr., a pinoy boxer based in japan.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Grand Harsbro Toy Fair

Event Dates: November 21 to 23 (Friday, Saturday, Sunday)

Event Location: SM Moa Atrium (in front of French Baker)

Toy Kingdom, the Amazing Toy Store, SM Mall of Asia, and Cybertron Philippines present the biggest event to be held this last quarter of 2008! The Hasbro Grand Toy Fair!

Admission is FREE!

Toy lines that will be featured include the ff:
- Transformers
- Marvel Toys
- G.I. Joe
- Star Wars
- Mr. Potato Heads
- Monopoly
- Nerf Guns
- Littlest Pet Shop
- My Little Pony
and lots more

Kids and collectors would not want to miss this event! There will be lots of surprises that will be announced as we go on.

Here is a list of what we can expect from the Hasbro Grand Toy Fair.

1) There will be a batch of new toy releases on Nov. 22 and another batch on Nov. 23

2) 10% Discount on Nov. 22, 2008 (Saturday)

3) Get a chance to win the Toy Vault (One (1) vault with P5,000 worth of toys on Nov. 22 and Three (3) vaults on Nov 23 - P3,000 vault, P5,000 vault and P10,000 vault) when you make a purchase during the Hasbro Grand Toy Fair

4) Gifts with Purchase (GWP) - Get free items when you buy Hasbro toys during the event. You can choose from different posters, novelty pins, collectible trading cards, Official Transformers Masks and stickers

here's the best part

5) THERE WILL BE AMAZING RAFFLE PRIZES!!! - Get a chance to win limited edition Hasbro collectibles when you purchase toys during the event. These prizes will be announced soon.

There will also be a lot in store for children.

1) Photo Op with statues like Optimus Prime and Megatron
2) Photo Op with collector toy display and diorama
3) Bring Me Contests
4) Blind Tater Game
5) Shoot 'em Up
6) Super Shoppers - Show us your shopping skills. Get a chance to win everything you put in your shopping cart.

and a whole lot more!

So mark your calendars and make sure the whole family attend the Hasbro Grand Toy Fair.

Join us on our discussion boards or visit the CybPH Multiple page.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

What's up with adidas?

They seem to be so intent on releasing new jerseys the C's are not going to wear.


First is this one. They made this jersey design along with the LA Lose.... er... lakers.


Now this season, They're creating a new "champions" Jersey. Looks good, the patch looks good as well. But it is kinda confusing since all the trend nowadays are placing those mini commemorative logos on the patch at the left chest. The gold script looks good but too much like the st. pattys edition.

But this Moneymaking variants seem to have a negative impact. Yes, it may have its impact to help the fans, but then again their prices have gone up skyrocketing from the days that champion, reebok, nike, puma and starter were making em jerseys. What sucks more is the availability of these items. Only available thru online orders where greedy customs officials. Adidas Philippines on the other hand would rather care about the UAAP.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Boston is a Brotherhood

Kickass Ad by Adidas.

and here is a way that you can be a Celtics VIP for at opening night.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

NBA Flight Tees by Flight club

Check out these kickass shirts by flight club


First up is the Mambass. Not interested. It looks like the GI joe's enemy emblem.


The second one is sir charles, The 90's suns jerseys are smokin. They are even much better looking than the ones Nash and shaq are wearing. A rhino is a real good interpretation of him because of being an undersized pf. That is, his past self. If it is his present self, it should be a pig. But nonetheless a really good design.


Up next is his airness, as a black cat. Most likely due to the sly quick cat moves. Nice design as well


The next one is the worm, depicted as a flamboyant tiger/ (hyena?) which has tatoos and dyed hair.

One is a cat and one is a hyena, shouldn't a cartoon bull be more appropriate?


And the last one is none other than KG! Depicted here as a wolf, most likely due to his timberwolf origins wearing the C's Alternate road uniform. I Want it!

Overall, great designs by Flight club, if only it would be readily avialable.

Score: 5/5

Monday, October 20, 2008

Artwork of the Week: Titanium Man

titanium man

Titanium man, one of the main villans from iron man (the character did not appear in the movie but appeared in video game and action figure line incarnations of the movie).

Taken with a Cannon EOS 400d

Monday, October 13, 2008

Artwork of the week: I am your father

I am your Father
Your best friend forever
Singing the songs, the music that you like.

We’re Fathers ’till the end of time
Together or not, you’re always in my heart
Your hurt, your feelings in you will worry no more.

Darth vader Figurine from Jollibee with light up saber
Taken with a Cannon Digital Ixus I

I am your Father by ~neueziel on deviantART

Monday, October 6, 2008

Artwork of the Week: Jesus Shuttlesworth

Since matagal pa yung Ray Allen na naka celtics ng mcfarlane (sa Feb 09 pa ang release), kumuha ako ng naka sale na ray allen figure noong otakonek (bucks jersey) at minodify para maging boston.





Modified Ray Allen Mcfarlane in Alternate Celtics road Uniform




Friday, September 26, 2008

Hajime No Ippo Returns in 2009!



Hajime no Ippo is one of the best sports related anime series that is ever created. IMO it would rank second to Slam Dunk. Weekly shounen magazine said that the series would resume next year. Though no other details were given.


Now, If only Dr. T would get inspired once again to start SlamDunk2

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Yeng Appointed RP Team Coach (Toroman next?)


Yeng Guiao was appointed as the head coach for the 2009 Fiba Asia seniors national team. The announcement was made early this afternoon by commissioner Sonny Barrios.

The Jet Li lookalike coach come politician is known for bringing out the best in no name players, RP Hoops Fans cannot wait for his choices in the national squad.

Here's Hoping that the program and training can run smoothly and politicians from the other camp will shut up and leave the game alone forever.

On other stories, it seems like former Iran national team coach Rajko Toroman is most likely to be the coach of the developmental team that will compete for the 2011 Fiba Asia and hopefully the bad logo 2012 Olympics. With the current issues regarding the coaching staff of the youth team, it is better to have a foreigner who will handle the team. And please BCAP, for once shut up.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Artwork of the Week: K-Will

Customized Mcfarlane Sportspick - Kelly Williams #9 Team Pilipinas
(from TMAC version 3 base figure)

This is the first time I customized an sportspick figure. I saw a lot of customizers do renditions with their sports picks figures for players or variant uniforms that havent been done as of yet. But I havent seen anyone do local (PBA) Players. I've been doing model kits before but this seemed to be a whole new ballgame. I Re sculpted the face and did the decals. The base was also re designed and the Jersey was repainted in the proper colors.

Kelly Williams




Help Destroy the BAP

We know Philippine Politics is one of the crappiest things in the world. Its like a demon with 9 heads. When you cut one off, there are still 8 that are remaining. And the head you eventually Cut back will grow back anyway. It is a never ending saga of corruption and evil.

In its culture of mass bribery, traitors and defectors fueled by Guns, Goons and Gold. Even with the mass protests, people power revolutions and political assassinations. Things still do not change. Thus, it is not a guarantee that things as light as Online petitions would even guarantee a chink in BAP's satanic armor.

But if you are still pissed with them and want to do something against the taiwanese spy and pechay, you can sign this petition.

Monday, September 15, 2008

TDK Spoof Scene in tagalog

The Interrogation scene in The Dark Knight that was shown in youtube was re-dubbed in Tagalog.

Take a look at it!

Man Man - Batman
Ruri Man - Joker

Hang Man

Berenguer Man

Pocholo Man

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

2008: Year of the bad Logos?

After seeing the Really, really bad 2012 olympics logo, another one pops in
First is the 2012 Olympics logo. It is sad that the organizing comitee is standing by the decision on the 400,000 lbs they wasted on this logo.

Next is the New OKC Thunders Logo.
not as bad as the 2012 olympics logo but still bad.

It looks like a re edited NJ Nets logo. And where is the Thunder? a big downgrade from the Seattle Supersonics logo. It is also too generic,

It also looks like more of a secondary logo than a primary one.

What is the world coming to? Sports in general needs more good graphic artists. Sports officials on the other hand need a lecture on marketing.

But wait!
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On the other hand, the New T-Wolves logo looks good. Their secondary logo is a combination of the past 2 logos they had. The main logo had more shadings as well.

Monday, September 8, 2008

wrong move.

It seems like Nike is fighting back against Adidas in the UAAP wars.

Since Adidas had a lot to offer in showing the UAAP department, Showing with merchandise, game jackets, track jackets and jerseys to offer to the fans of ADMU and DLSU. From billboards to print ads to Gilbert Arenas showing up with this two teams. With all the support and hype surrounding the Three striped brand nowadays, it was then time for the swoosh to fight back. Then they did, with displays of jerseys of their sponsored collegiate teams, UE and FEU complete with custom made hyperdunks. Pretty impressive stuff that are not for sale.

However, as with Nike Phil's Marketing flaw, they show a lot of high demand stuff, and never sell it. In fairness, they did sell very limited Team Pilipinas gears last fiba asia 2007 and Team USA gears last olympic games. And yes, that air force 1 RP edition wasn't seen anywhere on their stores. Selling limited edition stuff makes collectors happy and the general public crying and bugging those who have acquired the same items.

When will nike phils. learn?

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Bday 08 Wishlist


1. Boston Celtics Adidas Game jacket - When will Adidas Philippines release more good quality NBA merchandise in the Philippines? All they bring here are those replica jerseys. UAAP fans are really lucky they can get their gear at adidas. But what about us?


2. 1:100 Gundam Dynames - I always forget to buy this one. I saw it in akihabara for half the price and forgot to get it. I saw it again for sale in various local conventions and still forgot to buy it. I hope to get it again or someone finally buys it for me.


3. Transformers Binaltech/ Alternators Wheeljack - Two words, Freakin Rare.


4. Mac book - My old trusty laptop has served me well but then again with its speed and capacity, it takes me too long to finish work for our clients. A task, design which can be finished in 30-40 minutes takes hours for my old computer. I need a new notebook


5. 120 gb external Hard drive - I need this for storage of my old files


6. Munny - With my airbrush back, I want to try the artsy vynil toy department. What better way to start than with a munny.


7. Skull Candy Earphone - My Mp3 player's earphone broke down.... I need a new one. Not necessarilly a skull candy although that would be much appreciated.


8. Sony Ericsson W902 - I need a Phone, My old phone is starting to break down. Not necessarily this phone, But this will be appreciated.

Bday Wishlist07' 3 out of 7 Acquired
Xmas Wishlist 08' 3 out of 4 Acquired

Sunday, August 31, 2008

Artwork of the Week: Then and Now

Then And Now

The torch has been passed and Title #17 has been a reality. The two Celtic legends has been Immortalized.The older talked to the latter and showed him the way and the tradition of proffesional sports' proudest Franchise

Taken with a cannon eos 400d.

OMG Larry Legend, What have they done to thee?

Although it is nice to hear that Mc farlane Sportspicks is having more celtics players included in their latest action figure lines (3 of the last 4 lines have players from the C's. However, there is a Problem due. Take a look at Larry Legend's new Figure.


The rosy cheeks, the smooth legs and the very akward pose. It is really hard to imagine that this would come by and pass the eyes of critics, collectors and fans alike. The pose of about to receive the ball from a pass looks great but needs improvement in the execution stage. If there is any consolation, the Parquet floor and the celtic logo on the base looks good.

Its sad to say that there are so many other Celtic legends that are eligible to be immortalized on the action figure line. Yet they created a second figure of an existing player. We still need Mc hale, Cousy, Parish, Jones, Havlicek, Auerbach and more to the mix. As well as Ray Allen in Celtic Green.

RP Youth Team Advances to the second round.

The Nokia RP Youth team Made it in the second round of the FIBA Asia youth championships.

This is a surprising news as they were not expected to squeeze through the second round with strong opponents from taipei and lebanon. The team beat taipei by one into double overtime then lost by 3 to Lebanon on the second match. They went to blow out UAE in the final match.

The team is now grouped with Iran, Japan and Korea.

Group I

Group II

Eraserheads Reunion Concert Cut Short

After 10-14 Songs, the band took a 30 minute break and then there was an announcement regarding him being rushed into the hospital.

Di mo talaga masisisi me sakit yung tao tapos namatayan pa 2 days before the concert. Hope Ely gets well soon.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

FIBA Asia Youth Chamionships Start Today


Nearly a week after the end of the Beijing Olympics, Asian Hoops starts another chapter as the FIBA asia Under 18 championships today. Nokia Pilipinas Youh t will battle taiwan at 8pm that day. Follwed by a match against Lebanon the day after and UAE to cap off the last day of the preliminary round.

Cool Tournament logo BTW.

1st day
9:00 / CHN-HKG
11:00 / KSA-JOR
13:00 / KOR-KAZ
15:00 / JPN-IND
17:00 / Opening Ceremony
18:00 / IRI-MAS
20:00 / TPE-PHI
22:00 / LIB-UAE

2nd day
9:00 / JOR-KOR
11:00 / HKG-JPN
13:00 / KAZ-KSA
15:00 / IND-CHN
17:00 / SYR-MAS
19:00 / PHI-LIB
21:00 / UAE-TPE

3rd day
9:00 / CHN-JPN
11:00 / KAZ-JOR
13:00 / HKG-IND
15:00 / KOR-KSA
17:00 / SYR-IRI
19:00 / TPE-LIB
21:00 / PHI-UAE

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Jason Kidd Picks Peak over Nike


Dallas Mavericks and Team USA Point guard Jason kidd, who was once a major endorser for nike and has one of the best looking basketball shoes ever, created for him (Air Zoom Flight Five), has dumped the swoosh for Chinese brand Peak.

Its quite an ironic thing that major brands nike, adidas and reebok going after China's athletes with Yi Jian lian, Lui Xiang and the Chinese basketball team for nike, Yao Ming for reebok and Adidas being the official outfitter of the beijing games. While Chinese Brands are going after other sporting personalities in the international market. With Shaq, the Spanish and Argentine national teams signed up for Li-Ning, Steve Francis signed up for anta, Anta also sponsors some International teams and Philippine Club teams. and now Peak, outfitters of that tight hugging australian womens basketball jerseys and Shane Battier now going for Jason Kidd.

I wonder if RP brand Accel would do the same?

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Upcoming Zoid HMM


The HMM series of Zoids continues as kotobukiya relases the molga, a 2 kit set. One in normal and another in artillery cannon. It's a good thing that this great yet pricey line still continues even if they only shell around a kit or two every year.

Now here is to hoping they'll release an 1:72 HMM Dark horn.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Darius Miles Signs with the Celtics


Darius Miles recently signed a non guaranteed contract with the Celtics.

After posey left, the C's have been looking for a swingman to replace the moongoose. From Bill walker, to explode to Tony Allen become the player he once was and now D-Miles. Its a longshot but fans wish any of the 3 will fill the void. This signing is low risk anyway.

Anyways, here's an old SI cover of D miles with KG. They'll be wearing the same jerseys from now on.