Tuesday, 26 February 2013

A Quick and Dirty Take on the PAM 422 vs the Magnificent ;) PAM372

only one iphone shot to post from the encounter and a couple of simple and important differences to note...
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all the pointers are in my personal opinion of course and tastes vary humanoid to humanoid

(1) sapphire vs plexi - plexi is sexy. mine has light marks which add to the faux vintage look of course ;)
(2) seconds instead of a 9 - bases rule! just a personal preference yuh
(3) more text on the dial, line above the 6 - cleaner simpler is better for this pam lover
(4) power reserve indicator on the back - Unimportant and unnecessary function for me

differences you won't be able to tell from the pics

(5) the 422 is significantly heavier than the 372 - the weight of the 372 is just right to me and may be cause i am used to it but even my mate felt that the 372 weighed right (just like goldilocks and that bowl of porridge, u know what i mean?)
the 422 feels too dense and heavy to me. weight comes from sapphire which is heavier than plexi and there's more metal on the 422 (see 6)

(6) the case back is thicker, likely to give more space for the pr indicator, so there is more metal on it and this adds to the weight. )


and the outcome... the 372 is VICTORIOUS! :) for me it is one of the best modern day PAMs and has a lot going for it, more so than alot of higher priced models from the brand.  

UPDATE: My mate who owned the 422 above sold it off after this meetup with me... hmmm. must have laid down in baby bear's 372 bed and found it to be oh so comfy... 

With pre-owned PAM372 pieces in the S$10k range plus minus a couple of hundred, and new pieces probably just a little more, it's a great pam to grab for the $. exclusivity be damned! ;) [did i just say that on a blog that talks about luxury watches... hmmm]

Friday, 15 February 2013

marvel legends... some of the best 1/12 scale 6" inch toys... evuh

so some words for this post :) toys are meant to be fun, that's why they be called toys. stuff to play with comprende? while i do love my vinyl art, they are more or less statues, in some cases with minor articulation so that you can change stuff up a bit. but these toys are toys and are meant to be played and posed and tear other toy villians APART!!!! AAAAARRRRGGGGGHHHHHH!!!! ok gettin a bit carried away. 

marvel legends are just great 1/12 scale(some not to scale but its ok :) representations of some ultra cool marvel characters. I was a marvel reader growin up buying loads of xmen comics and some other titles so it was real cool getting them in a good scale and good quality. some sculpts are misses but they are many good sculpts and paint and articulation on the figs out there to choose from. i am happy with what i snagged up and its so cheap and good i don't think much about buying whats cool.

ok on to the pix!

why would the xmen team up with the baddies... 

could it be because of a mutie hatin robot? 'terminate!'

ATTACK!!!
 destroyed :)
 
Jessica... Alba be thy name

the eater of worlds and silver surfer... hmm i could do with a burger right now

pitt posing
 
here kitty kitty

the green bug killin squad!

spidey squashin time
 hulk vs abomination
 
hulk punch or stroke abomie's face? hmmm
 
deadpool

 there can be only one...
 
britain and america
 
blondes do have more fun... except the guy at the back, he looks a bit peeved

 badass iron fist
 
daredevil and frank castle aka punisher

 ghost rider
 
black panther

joe dredd

judge death
 
the crime is life... the sentence issss ddeeeeaaatttthhhhhhh


Happy Lunar New Year!

Been busy and not sure what the rest of 2013 has in store but am hopeful things will get better :) A happy lunar new year to folks who pass by this way and do enjoy the time with friends and family. Valentine's also finished yesterday. Hope you all had a romantic and happy time on the occasion.

As part of the lunar greetings... 2 moon watches say hi, separated by 50+ years and both wonderful timepieces
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a difference noted was the shape of the lugs. more obvious in the pic above, apart from some other minor changes through the 50 years :)
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a proud caseback and rightly so
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 other minor differences... no applique logo, super luminova vs tritium
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 both wonderful timepieces...
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