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Batman Adam West 6" Figure Batmobile SDCC 2013 by Mattel
Batman Adam West 6" Figure Batmobile SDCC 2013 by Mattel
Offered by From JAPAN Shop
Price: £47.19

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Rip Off, 6 Feb. 2014
You can buy this and get it sent from the USA for less than half of this price. This price is disgusting for what amounts to a plastic car and not a brilliant quality one either.


Pulsar Gent's Chronograph PT3126X1
Pulsar Gent's Chronograph PT3126X1
Offered by Rubicon Watch Company Limited
Price: £85.00

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Poorly executed watch, 29 Jan. 2014
This watch looks great with a brass look casing with rivets holding the screen in place, quite Steampunk in fact but again Pulsar designed a watch with great looks and limited functionality.
My first gripe is the strap, it's rubber but again, like my last Pulsar watch, the strap is way too small, I'm not a big man and I find the strap too tight on the last hole, I won't be able to wear this in the summer that's for sure.
Second gripe is the face. At night it is impossible to tell the time in low light, the face does a good job of camouflaging the hands and in near dark conditions the luminous dial is embarrassingly poor, in fact, you have to hold it under a lamp to get a decent glow, daylight isn't enough, it really needs a decent light, something I'm amazed they didn't incorporate. The date is almost impossible to see without a magnifier during the day and don't even bother trying at night!

Last gripe is the winding button, it is too big so if you wear it and bend your wrist it will dig into your skin and it's very uncomfortable.

So, while it looks lovely, it isn't worth the money as it's not quite up to the simple job of telling the time and date in all lighting conditions


Lanchester Mead 70cl
Lanchester Mead 70cl
Offered by Smithfield Wine
Price: £15.00

3.0 out of 5 stars Sickly, 2 Jan. 2014
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This review is from: Lanchester Mead 70cl
It's nice in small doses if you like the strong smell of honey. It's smooth and sweet and great with meat!
It's also the first mead I've tried and it was a good starting point. You won't be disappointed in giving this a go.


Rubie's Deluxe Velour Santa Suit
Rubie's Deluxe Velour Santa Suit
Offered by Elbenwald
Price: £55.55

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Crappy Christmas, 9 Dec. 2013
= Durability:1.0 out of 5 stars  = Fun:1.0 out of 5 stars  = Educational:1.0 out of 5 stars 
Suit arrived and I have to say it's awful. First off the package contains no beard and wig and the inner package containing the suit was open.
The suit itself is a nice colour but that's as far as it goes. It's not fully lined or even velvety in feel, it's more of a faux suede and not very a very nice one at that.
The white fur trim on the jacket is okay but the boot tops and hat have a thin slither, nothing like the plush wide expanse of fur the picture advertising it has, and on the subject of the hat, well let's just say that it barely passes for a hat. It is shapeless, cheap and as mentioned has the tiniest amount of trim around it, it's just embarrassing considering the full, plush look of the picture.

All in all this suit is a rip off, it's cheap, the gloves are child size, the jacket isn't fully lined (it's lined only behind the white trim) and the hat is laughable, certainly not worth £55!

I'd send this back but it took a week to arrive and I'd never get a replacement in time. It's for a school Santa and all I can say is I am going to be embarrassed to wear it and on top of that I now have to buy a beard, wig, hat and extra trim to put aroung my boots.

I feel conned and bereft of any Christmas good cheer towards the company that advertised this fraudulently.

Crappy Christmas!


Spy Net Ultra Vision Goggles
Spy Net Ultra Vision Goggles
Offered by Electro World
Price: £95.99

24 of 28 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not as good as advertised, 9 Nov. 2013
= Durability:2.0 out of 5 stars  = Fun:3.0 out of 5 stars  = Educational:3.0 out of 5 stars 
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This review is from: Spy Net Ultra Vision Goggles (Toy)
These infra-red goggles are a great toy for kids and adults alike but they have some severe shortcomings.
The build of them feel quite cheap with loose focus knobs and cheap plastic casing and, as a cheap introduction to real night vision they barely do the job. For starters it seems that only one side of the I/R lights work, the right ones are just for show apparently, because of this, when used outdoors they are next to useless, barely illuminating six feet ahead, certainly not the 50 feet advertised. Indoors is a different story, the small I/R is able to give clear vision around the whole of the room and they become great fun. What I don't understand is why they chose not to use the opposite led bulbs, surely it's only a matter of wiring and it would make these great for outdoors, a place where they should be used for maximum fun.

The addition of a micro sd slot is fantastic, letting you record your adventures with either video or stills and the assortment of effects is good. You can switch between day vision and night vision, negative vision and a mock thermal vision, the latter being quite effective as it picks up any light as if it was heat. These effects are coupled with some fairly useless screen displays which do nothing but obscure your vision. Thankfully these can be switched off.

All in all, these aren't bad for indoor use, in fact a great toy at a fantastic price but as mentioned, without the help of additional I/R lamps they are useless outdoors. Either way I'm sure any young spy or soldier would get immense pleasure from them.


Caged Hanging Skull Flashing LED Decoration
Caged Hanging Skull Flashing LED Decoration

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not bad, 16 Oct. 2013
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Great looking skull but the cage is a little flimsy and won't stay in shape after being compressed inside bubble wrap.


Skeleton Feet Sandals
Skeleton Feet Sandals

5.0 out of 5 stars Superb!, 16 Oct. 2013
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This review is from: Skeleton Feet Sandals
These flip flops are brilliant. They add a degree of realism to my Grim Reaper outfit. There's nothing funnier than seeing someone's reaction to skeletal toes poking out of a Monk's Habit!

Great quality, surprisingly realistic and as comfortable as flip flops without the irritating bit between your toes. These have made this year's Halloween outfit perfect and I can't wait to wear them!


Transnational
Transnational
Price: £7.99

3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Weakest album to date, 16 Oct. 2013
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Transnational is an album of fillers. It has far too many instrumentals and it feels like the songs are the ones that didn't make the cut onto their previous album, 'Automatic'.

Banal lyrics, repetitive and boring music, in fact, if you could programme a computer to emulate the essence of VNV Nation then this would be the result, it's almost a homage to VNV, all the sounds but none of the passion. Quite ironic considering the futuristic Art Deco 'Metropolis' influence they were writing about.

It's lazy, there are songs such as 'Lost Horizon', that use identical sounds and could be parts of the same song as 'Photon' from their previous album, Automatic, both incidentally, instrumentals. Likewise the song 'Primary', it uses the same Georgio Moroder/Donna Summer sound as Streamline, again a song from Automatic.

Only a sycophant would rave about how good this album is, ignore them! I'm a fan for sure but this album is so disappointing it's insult to the intelligence of the fans who buy VNV's music.


DEAD MEN'S SECRETS: Tantalising Hints of a Lost Super Race
DEAD MEN'S SECRETS: Tantalising Hints of a Lost Super Race
by Jonathan Gray
Edition: Paperback
Price: £15.95

3.0 out of 5 stars Don't judge a book on it's (terrible) cover, 6 Oct. 2013
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I love a good conspiracy, even more I love forbidden history and OOPARTS (out of place artifacts) and this book, in a rather unusual way, supplies you with endless food for thought.

It starts of as a fictional story about a group of scientists meeting to discuss lost civilisations, past technology etc. It's not exactly a Times bestseller or well written as stories go but what it does do really well is interweave real life events that may or may not have happened (I'm with the former or reading this was a waste of time!) It's meticulously researched and certainly a page turner, that is until about two thirds of the way through when, rather inexplicably, it completely forgets that it's a story and becomes a bullet-point fact book. One character starts mentioning strange facts and anomalies within history and the story seems to end. I assume the character was still talking but the book went nowhere, it was a bizarre read, almost as if the author forgot he was writing fiction, albeit to set the scene for facts.

The book, while very interesting and thought provoking was a real mongrel in writing terms. It confused me and what started off a layman's attempt at a Dan Brown novel became a shopping list of factoids.

A real head scratcher but not in the way I'd have wanted!


Koolpad Qi Wireless Charger Pad compatible with Samsung Galaxy S6, S6 Edge, Nexus 4, 5, 6, 7, Moto 360 Watch, Nokia Lumia 830, 735, 920, 930, 1520, Blackberry Z30, Catphone S50, Asus Padfone S PF500KL, Samsung Galaxy S3, S4, S5, Note 3, Note 4, Alpha with PWRcard & SlimPWRcard, iPhone 6, 6 Plus, 5, 5C, 5S with iQi Mobile, and Other Qi-Enabled Tablets & Phones (White)
Koolpad Qi Wireless Charger Pad compatible with Samsung Galaxy S6, S6 Edge, Nexus 4, 5, 6, 7, Moto 360 Watch, Nokia Lumia 830, 735, 920, 930, 1520, Blackberry Z30, Catphone S50, Asus Padfone S PF500KL, Samsung Galaxy S3, S4, S5, Note 3, Note 4, Alpha with PWRcard & SlimPWRcard, iPhone 6, 6 Plus, 5, 5C, 5S with iQi Mobile, and Other Qi-Enabled Tablets & Phones (White)
Offered by Fonesalesman
Price: £39.99

3 of 11 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Turns your phone into a winter handwarmer, 6 Oct. 2013
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HURRY, WHILE STOCKS LAST, GRAB YOURSELF A HANDY 2 IN 1 PHONE CHARGER AND HAND WARMER!!!

This amazing gadget, when coupled with the compatible battery adapter (sold seperately) charges your phone wirelessly. Thats right, you read it right, no more fumbling around at night trying to plug your phone into an archaic usb charger. The Koolpad uses scientific wizardry to magically charge your phone. It even comes with a snazzy green light that turns blue upon phone contact.....that's not all folks, those Koolpad magicians even make the pad beep when your phone is fully charged......

WANT MORE...?

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Turn your phone into a winter survival tool, melt your way out of avalanches, turn snow into drinking water, fry an egg, make a broth, your phone will become a lifesaver!!

HURRY, WHILE STOCKS LAST!!

(Disclaimer: The heat generated on your phone by the Koolpad may just knacker it in the long run so Koolpad takes no responsibility if your phone melts)

KOOLPAD, a contradiction in terms.


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