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New Stylish CHROME Series Hard Case Cover Fits iphone 4 & 4S including Screen Protector and Cloth Exclusive by Youngs
New Stylish CHROME Series Hard Case Cover Fits iphone 4 & 4S including Screen Protector and Cloth Exclusive by Youngs
Offered by cheap4uk
Price: £4.92

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant affordable protection, 13 Sept. 2012
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This is a great case. It fits perfectly, the inside of the back has soft material to prevent scratches to the back of your iphone and it's just 'rubbery' enough to not seem like it'll crack. Plus, having a matte finish means it won't get scratches and loose its appeal over time.
The little chrome effect details are great, although likely to be the main area which will gradually show wear and tear, but for this price, can you really complain?

It's nice that it comes with a screen protector AND a little cloth too.

Overall, I really can't fault it.


Neca - Figurine Assassin's Creed - EZIO Noir - 0634482608494
Neca - Figurine Assassin's Creed - EZIO Noir - 0634482608494
Offered by gadgetsville
Price: £8.62

4.0 out of 5 stars Gorgeous but restricted, 26 Aug. 2012
= Fun:4.0 out of 5 stars 
For a character of this scale, the detail is stunning. So much effort has been put into getting this figure to look as impressive as possible, from the silver stitching on his clothes to the embossing on his vambraces and belt. If you're buying this action figure to use as a display model, perhaps just to stand on a shelf, then there's very little to be disappointed with.

His sword is fantastic, and the main reason I chose the ebony Ezio over the classic white versions, which only come with his wristblades. And the wrist blades on this figure are removable.

Where he does fall down is in the range of articulation, while there are plenty of articulation points (even toe joints and double knee joints), each joint is heavily restricted due to the bulk and weight of his costume. It's possible to achieve a few nice poses, but his arms don't lift too far and his elbows struggle to bend to a right angle. The ankles seem to be barely moveable.

Overall though, due to the fantastic aesthetic value of this figure, I can highly recommend it to collectors and AC fans.


Star Wars Clone Wars Action Figure: CW53 Plo Koon Cold Weather Gear
Star Wars Clone Wars Action Figure: CW53 Plo Koon Cold Weather Gear

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great figure!, 23 Aug. 2012
= Durability:4.0 out of 5 stars  = Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars  = Educational:3.0 out of 5 stars 
Overall there's very little to complain about for this figure, he has great details, particularly on his head and mask. He's mostly very articulate, other than his neck which is restricted a lot by his hood, and a lack of ankle joints, but his arms and legs are well made. His hands can both grip the lightsaber together which is good, most figures seem restricted by their reach.

I can highly recommend him, especially for Plo fans like myself :)


Marvel Iron Man 2 Movie 3 3/4" Movie Series Iron Man Mark VI with Power-Up Glow Action Figure
Marvel Iron Man 2 Movie 3 3/4" Movie Series Iron Man Mark VI with Power-Up Glow Action Figure
Offered by bubble n squeak
Price: £9.59

3.0 out of 5 stars A nice sculpt visually, but not the most articulate, 22 Aug. 2012
= Durability:2.0 out of 5 stars  = Fun:3.0 out of 5 stars  = Educational:1.0 out of 5 stars 
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Overall, I'm not too impressed with this figure. Visually, it's great, the metallic paint coating is very striking, he certainly looks the business. It's very detailed for a smaller figure, and the poses he's able to achieve all look great.

The problem is he's not very articulate compared to many other 3 3/4" models. The shoulder joints aren't ball joints, which is very disappointing, that should be a given with all action figures nowadays. And as far as I can tell, his hip joints are the same, it Looks like they should be ball joints, but they only rotate in one direction. Mine however are at different angles, so one leg rotates almost diagonally forwards, whilst the other is forward and back. (its possible they really are ball joints, and maybe mine are just glued still, because as I say, they really do look like ball joints but mine won't budge at all)

The wrists only rotate, and the ankles have limited movement, but mainly due to the actual design of the suit, they're acceptable.

This is probably just my model, but the neck joint is very loose.

The double knee joint is fantastic, that's something I think all new action figures should have.

From what I've seen online, there are other versions in the same scale of this Mark VI suit, which comes with an added weapon, which looks a lot more articulate, so if you can find that one, get that instead, it has ball shoulder joints and a torso joint below the pecks.

Overall, it's certainly not bad, I just didn't expect it to be so limited. It still looks pretty good stood on my shelf.


Navitech Black Premium Executive Leather Flip Folio Book Style Carry Case For The Amazon Kindle Paperwhite & Kindle Paperwhite 3G 6 Inch
Navitech Black Premium Executive Leather Flip Folio Book Style Carry Case For The Amazon Kindle Paperwhite & Kindle Paperwhite 3G 6 Inch
Offered by Navitech Official UK Store Ltd
Price: £4.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great affordable protection, 14 Jun. 2012
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I bought this mainly just to protect the screen in my bag, so quality wasn't a huge issue for me, just something that would cover it. But I have to say it really is a nice item, especially at the price, I'm sure many who have browsed will be aware that costs for kindle cases can be quite high. To me it seems silly to spend more on something when this is so good.

I haven't tested the light that comes with it, and again, it's a great price to include a light too. It's a little bulky but the arm is easily adjustable. It was just an added extra really.

I like the two little pockets on the inside of the cover, one is perfect for train tickets which is where I'll be doing most of my reading now I can carry my kindle around with me safely. It's just a little detail that's nice to have, which is missing from many other cases on the market.

The main reason I gave this 4/5 is because although I love the idea of magnets holding the cover closes (it reduces the bulk of a button and faff of an elasticated band) is that the magnets simply aren't that strong, but I suppose better magnets would add to the weight, and overall this is a very slimline, light-weight case which is great.

The kindle touch itself fits incredibly snug in the case too, which means you won't have to worry about it falling out at any point.


Batman: The Killing Joke (Deluxe Edition)
Batman: The Killing Joke (Deluxe Edition)
by Alan Moore
Edition: Hardcover

6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing execution and too short, 13 Jun. 2012
I'd been recommended this by a lot of fans so felt I had to read it, and was looking forward to it with such great things said about it.
Unfortunately it really didn't live up to any of the hype. First of all, it's so short a story that it felt more like a 20 minute cartoon, with all the plot squeezed in and trimmed down, giving little time for any real development.

It was an interesting idea, to tackle the Joker's backstory, but it doesn't do him any justice. It tries to explain why he's gone insane, but doesnt seem fitting for his character, it's just very unbelievable. The same goes for the way he gets his 'joker face' too, it happens so fast and in such a ridiculous way that it left me waiting for something else to finish off the job.

I just can't see why its received so much acclaim, other than Moore worked on it, and people seem to think his writing is untouchable. The dialogue tries to be realistic, but nearly every character just stammers through and it feels jerky to read.

The art is well done, and really stresses the overall theme of insanity, but again, it's nothing particularly special either.

It's probably worth reading for bigger fans, just for the new perspective on the Joker, but don't be fooled by the hype.
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Hero 9 to 5
Hero 9 to 5
by Ian Sharman
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars Refreshing, original and really funny, 28 April 2012
This review is from: Hero 9 to 5 (Paperback)
This indie comic is one of the most down to earth comics I've ever read.
Taking a new angle on the superhero genre, we see how they struggle from day to day with simple, everyday problems we all face. How does one save lives when stuck in London traffic for instance? It's packed full of humour too, incredibly witty and not afraid to poke fun at the genre itself, my favourite character has to be 'the Loner', a guy who takes his job more seriously than others, in context it's a great contrast with the protagonist, who clearly hates his job.
Indy comics are often a gamble for new readers, but with Hero 9 to 5, you definitely won't be disappointed!


Big Fish Toys Mass Effect 3: Series 2: Mordin Action Figure
Big Fish Toys Mass Effect 3: Series 2: Mordin Action Figure

4.0 out of 5 stars One of the better ones from the series, 25 April 2012
= Durability:3.0 out of 5 stars  = Fun:3.0 out of 5 stars  = Educational:2.0 out of 5 stars 
Mordin is a fantastic character, and has thankfully been well represented for the most part with his action figure. He's possibly the most accurate sculpt of all the 8 figures currently available, and has some of the best articulation too, although limited in certain places. His head is by far the most satisfying part, a full ball jointed neck with plenty of room to move around and pose, which is a first!

His arms and legs move around fairly well, although there's no ankle articulation or wrists, but his forearms do twist. His hands aren't great at holding his gun, but it's only a pistol so he manages. His jacket is very flexible at the bottom, allowing his legs room to move as far as they need.

The one major problem I have with this figure is his neck guard thingy. It's too high up and on mine (perhaps not on all) it was bent around to one side much more than the other, I tried easing it back VERY gently, to see if it might stick there, and it snapped right off! However, I did notice the part that attaches to his jacket has a peg anyway, and comes off completely if you wish. I Intend to customise this part now it's broken, and make it smaller.

Overall, I'm more impressed by Mordin than almost all the others, and can easily recommend him to ME fans.


Big Fish Toys Mass Effect 3: Series 2: Legion Action Figure
Big Fish Toys Mass Effect 3: Series 2: Legion Action Figure

7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Misleading marketing photos!, 25 April 2012
= Durability:2.0 out of 5 stars  = Fun:3.0 out of 5 stars  = Educational:1.0 out of 5 stars 
Legion looks fantastic, lets get that out of the way. He's well detailed, his sniper rifle is great and the cables around his shoulders and head move freely when his head and arms move, which is pretty cool. I thought he was a fantastic twist in ME2 so was glad to hear he'd made it to the action figure series.
However, his articulation is terrible! His arms allow bending at the elbow, and his forearms can twist, which would be amazing, his shoulders allowed them to move forward further. His hands are also somewhat useless at holding his gun in most positions. As with most of the figures, I've resorted to putting a small piece of blu-tac on his hands to keep the gun in place, which I don't really mind, but better sculpts shouldn't be too much to ask for.

His legs are also completely crap, his left leg seems to be a couple of millimetres shorter, which means without his base, he might not stand too well, and there's basically no rotation in them anywhere.

Overall, he's a great sculpt visually, a terrible one mechanically. If you're happy with a fairly standard pose then he's not too bad.


Big Fish Toys Mass Effect 3: Series 2: Garrus Action Figure
Big Fish Toys Mass Effect 3: Series 2: Garrus Action Figure

7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Slightly better than the rest, 24 April 2012
= Durability:4.0 out of 5 stars  = Fun:2.0 out of 5 stars  = Educational:1.0 out of 5 stars 
Thankfully, Garrus hasn't suffered too much by the lack of effort put into these figures. Unfortunately, most of his good qualities are entirely visual. His armour looks fantastic to start off, lots of detail and battle scars, he's a lot like shepard and grunt, with the heavy armour really stealing the show. His gun is almost a real piece of eye candy, and he can just about hold it with both hands.
His legs however, and his shoulders, and terribly limited in their articulation. I really wish they'd have put ball joint hips into these figures, and ankles too, there are so few poses you can fit them in which really work.

I'd still recommend Garrus to any fan, regardless of his faults, as he does look like a champ, stood on my shelf with his humongous rifle. He's one of the best out of the 8 so far.
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