Funko Pop!

· · · Toy

The start of my LEGO purchases is the start of my toy collection for my new house which will be coming end of next year (2015). I have started to collect some Funko Pop toys.

Funko is a pop culture licensed-focused toy company located in Everett, WA. Funko currently holds more than 150 licenses including, but not limited to; Lucas Films, Marvel, Hasbro, The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, DC Comics, NBA, Sanrio, and Disney. Funko’s Pop! Vinyl is the number one stylized vinyl collectible in the world with over 10 million units sold in the last three years.

In Singapore, the official distributor for Funko products is Simply Toys (FUNKO Singapore’s Facebook Page). They do carry lots of Funko Pop products but not everything due to the rare and exclusively of some. Some of them are out of stock as well and you probably have to wait 2-4 weeks for them to restock.

The retail price of a normal Funko Pop figure is SGD$18.90 and if you are a member of Simply Toys, it is only SGD$15.90. To be a member of Simply Toy for a year, just accumulate SGD$300 worth of receipts at Simply Toys. There is no time limit or number of combined receipts.

On Amazon, the retail price of a normal Funko Pop figure is about USD$10 (SGD$13) and some of them do ship to Singapore as part of the free AmazonGlobal Saver Shipping.

My Funko Pop collection is from Simply Toys, eBay and Amazon.

Funko Pop – Dragon Ball Z
There are actually six figures in the Funko Pop – Dragon Ball Z collection.

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Lenovo YOGA Tablet 2, YOGA Tablet 2 Pro & YOGA 3 Pro

Lenovo YOGA Tablet 2

Lenovo YOGA Tablet 2 8-inch & 10-inch Android model
Lenovo YOGA Tablet 2 8-inch & 10-inch Android model

Lenovo YOGA Tablet 2 10-inch on Windows
Lenovo YOGA Tablet 2 10-inch on Windows

Similar to its predecessor the new YOGA Tablet 2 models focus on technology that adapts to users, making computing intuitive and fun. The tablet also comes in two operating systems – a 10″ model with Windows and one year of free Office 365, as well as 8″ and 10″ models that come with Android 4.4 Kit Kat. Powered with the latest Intel Atom processor multimedia, playback and rendering make the tablets great for multitaskers. Its dual, large-chamber speakers are front-facing for dynamic audio, while Dolby Audio and Wolfson Master HiFi ensure a multi-channel listening experience just like the movies. Sporting a number of useful features such as a Micro SD card slot and a micro USB with OTG connection that lets users charge their phone (requires separate cable), users can also enjoy extra-long battery life while staying mobile longer in any of its four modes. For complete online connectivity, all the Android models offer 4G, while the 8″ Android version also offers the ability to make voice calls.

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Nokia N1 Android Tablet

· · · Tablet

Yesterday at Slush 2014, Nokia announced the Nokia N1 Android Tablet. It is the first device announced after they sold their Devices & Services Business to Microsoft.

The Nokia N1 is a 7.9″ (2048 x 1536) IPS panel Android tablet running on Android 5.0 (Lollipop). It is powered by 64-bit Intel quad-core processor running at 2.3GHz. It has 2GB LPDDR3 RAM and comes with 32GB internal storage.

The body of the tablet is made up of a single piece aluminum, sandblasted for a satin finish and it weights 318g. It also features for the first time a reversible USB 2.0 connector.

It basically looks like a clone of the iPad Mini.

Surprisingly, it will retail in China first before Chinese New Year in 2015 which falls on Thursday, 19th February 2015. After the rollout in China, it will launched in Russia and selected European countries.

The recommended retail price is USD$249 (SGD$324) and it is available in two colors Natural Aluminum and Lava Gray.

Nokia N1
Nokia N1


  • Display: 7.9 inch (4:3), 2048 x 1536 resolution, Gorilla glass 3, IPS panel with LED backlight, fully laminated zero air-gap display
  • Body: One-piece design Aluminum with surface anodization
  • Processor: Intel 64-bit Atom Processor Z3580, 2.3 GHz
  • Memory: 2GB LPDDR3 (800 MHz)
  • Storage: eMMC 5.0, 32 GB
  • Graphics: PowerVR G6430, 533 MHz
  • Back Camera: 8 MP rear-facing camera with autofocus
  • Front Camera: 5 MP front-facing camera, fixed focus
  • Audio: High Quality Discrete Audio Codec, Wolfson WM8958E, independent audio codec
  • Speakers: Two 0.5 W stereo speakers, 90 dB with less than 10% total harmonic distortion (THD)
  • Microphone: Digital MIC Cavity resonance frequency more than 20 KHz
  • Battery: 18.5 Wh (5300 mAh) rechargeable lithium polymer battery (3.7 V)
  • Buttons and connections: 3.5 mm audio, Micro-USB 2.0 with a Type-C reversible connector
  • Sensors: 6-axis Gyro+Accelerometer
  • Wireless: Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n/ac) dual channel (2.4GHz & 5GHz) with MIMO, Bluetooth 4.0
  • OS: Android 5.0 Lollipop with Nokia Z Launcher
  • Dimension: 200.7 x 138.6 x 6.9 mm (H x W x D)
  • Weight: 318g
  • Colors: Natural Aluminum or Lava Gray

Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 4G Available In Singapore Today

· · · Mobile Phone

Xiaomi’s Redmi Note was launched in Singapore on the 8th July 2014 and later at 12pm today, Xiaomi will be launching the Redmi Note 4G in Singapore. Similar to the previous launch, 5,000 sets of Redmi Note 4G will be made available.

The Redmi Note 4G will retail for SGD$229 while the Redmi Note will still be retailing for SGD$199.

The reason why Xiaomi is still selling the Redmi Note is because for the Redmi Note 4G, it supports LTE (duh!) and hence it no longer has support for dual SIM whereas the Redmi Note still supports dual SIM. So depending on your use-case, you can decide which Redmi Note to get or you can get both since it is so reasonably priced.

XIaomi Redmi Note 4G
XIaomi Redmi Note 4G


Specification Redmi Note 4G Redmi Note
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8928 Quad-core 1.6GHz MediaTek MT6592 8-core 1.7 GHz CPU frequency (enhanced)
GPU Adreno 305 ARM Mali-450
Flash memory 8GB (Expandable up to 64GB via Micro SD card) 8GB (Expandable up to 32GB via Micro SD card)
Display 5.5″ HD (1280×720) IPS display
OS Android 4.4 optimized with MIUI version 5 Android 4.2 optimised with MIUI version 5
Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.0 LE Bluetooth 4.0 LE + Bluetooth 3.0 HS
WLAN 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, supports 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands 802.11b/g/n
Networks 4G FDD-LTE Band 1 (2100MHz), 2 (1900MHz), 3 (1800MHz), 4 (AWS), 7 (2600MHz)
3G 850/900/1900/2100MHz
2G GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz/td>
3G 900/2100MHz
2G GSM 900/1800/1900MHz
Dual SIM No 1 WCDMA slot for 3G data and 1 GSM slot for 2G data
Battery 3,100mAh Lithium-polymer battery
Front Camera 5 Megapixels
Back Camera 13 Megapixels
Sensors Gyroscope, Light sensor, Accelerometer, Proximity sensor, Electronic compass
Dimension 154mm x 78.7mm x 9.45mm (H x W x D)
Weight 185g 199g
Price SGD$229 SGD$199

X-mini CLEAR

Today marks the global launch of the X-mini CLEAR and it will be available in retail stores for SGD$299 or you can get it online at X-mini Online Store.


  • Custom 2.1 Audio System with 70mm active subwoofer delivering crisp low frequency reproduction
  • Signature Ceramic Drivers creates clearer and cleaner mid and high frequencies through 40mm Ceramic Drivers
  • Clear Back Design with 3-mode Mood Lighting aesthetics designed to accompany quality audio experience
  • Bluetooth & NFC enabled for One-touch seamless Wireless Connectivity of up to 10m
  • Noise-cancelling Microphone to filter background disturbances for phone calls
  • Smartphone Charging Capabilities with high-capacity 6600mAh Li-ion battery

I love the packaging design, it is unique and showcase the clear casing of the X-mini CLEAR well.

X-mini CLEAR - Box
X-mini CLEAR – Box

X-mini CLEAR - Box Front
X-mini CLEAR – Box Front

X-mini CLEAR - Box Back
X-mini CLEAR – Box Back

X-mini CLEAR - Box Side
X-mini CLEAR – Box Side

X-mini CLEAR - Box Open
X-mini CLEAR – Box Open

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