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Pokemon pictorial book
Pokemon pictorial book
Price: £31.90

4.0 out of 5 stars Pokédex Greatness, 16 April 2015
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Excellent replica of the Pokédex seen in Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver. It's Japanese (there was never an international release) so unless you speak/read Japanese it's not much of a toy, but it makes a great cosplay item or collector's piece.

Pokemon X and Y Pokedex Trainer Kit
Pokemon X and Y Pokedex Trainer Kit
Price: £27.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Not a Pokédex, 26 Feb. 2015
Previous PokéDex toys have all functioned as... Well... Pokédexes. They usually have a database of information about individual Pokémon, and, since the fourth or fifth Pokédex, have featured a minigame. The first who Pokédexes even included organiser-like features which were all the rage with kids in those days.
This Pokédex, however, does none of this.
This "Pokédex" does effectively nothing.
It just sort of... Spins. Or something to that effect.
It carries a higher price-tag than its predecessors whilst being an ultimately inferior product.
There's no Pokémon information, no minigame, no organiser, nothing. It is just a lump of plastic with a spinny thing inside. Its frankly insulting to expect kids to be engaged by this and to expect parents to buy it at an "electronic toy" price in this economy.
Absolutely ridiculous.

AMT 1:2500 Scale Enterprise 3 NCC1701 1701A and 1701B Model Kit
AMT 1:2500 Scale Enterprise 3 NCC1701 1701A and 1701B Model Kit
Price: £20.99

2.0 out of 5 stars Eh..., 22 Feb. 2015
Easy to build, but embarrassingly flimsy and doesn't quite fit together the way it should.

Targus AWE55EU Laptop Cooling Pad 2 fans laptop cooler fits 15"-17"
Targus AWE55EU Laptop Cooling Pad 2 fans laptop cooler fits 15"-17"
Price: £17.99

3.0 out of 5 stars Conflicted, 30 Jan. 2015
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Since using this cooling pad, my laptop had been able to stay a lot cooler for the first few weeks, so it certainly does what it says on the tin.
However... It does have a nasty habit of drawing up a LOT of dust and blowing it straight into the intake vents. My laptop is getting too dusty inside more often than it used to, which is a trade-off I should have expected. Of course, the extra dust is clogging it up and making it hotter, so I'm back where I started...
I suppose the point is - if you're in a meticulously clean home or office, you'll be fine, but if you spend a lot of time in dusty areas, it'll clog your laptop up pretty quickly. So make sure to clean it once a week.
Saying that, the pad itself is a nightmare to clean out. The little holes tend to collect a lot of dust and its really hard to clean them out. Its pretty awkward.

Digimon All-Star Rumble (PS3)
Digimon All-Star Rumble (PS3)
Offered by Gamesbuyer
Price: £20.85

2.0 out of 5 stars Meh, 26 Dec. 2014
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Digimon World Re:Digitize
Digimon Adventure [The Video Game]
Digimon Story: Cyber-Sleuth
Three eagerly awaited Digimon games that... The west will never, ever see. Instead we get the consolation prize, 'All-Star Rumble'.
Petitions made their rounds and western fans flooded to Japanese websites to express their undying love for Digimon, but Bandai still refuses to acknowledge that Digimon still has a market in the west. As such, this mini-game was create as a consolation prize in response to this upraising of the fans.
The game is... Empty.
I didn't expect much from a brawler, but I at least expected it to be as good as 'Digimon: Rumble Arena 2'. It wasn't. Its repetitive, dull, uninspired, underdeveloped, lacking in characters, and utterly superficial.
It's alright for a bit of Digimon nostalgia, but it's not a great game.

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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars It does its job, but the region-locked software required ..., 11 Nov. 2014
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It does its job, but the region-locked software required to use it is a pain and takes up a ridiculous amount of RAM when it's not even in use. The drive is, predictably, finicky about flat surfaces. Don't try to use it on-the-move and make sure its perfectly level and flat before use.

The Wand of Albus Dumbledore : Harry Potter Noble Collection
The Wand of Albus Dumbledore : Harry Potter Noble Collection
Offered by Blyme
Price: £25.00

4.0 out of 5 stars Hog-y Wart-y Hogwarts, 11 Nov. 2014
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A wonderful recreation of Dumbledore's wand, The Elder Wand, as seen in the film adaptations of Harry Potter. It is weighty and detailed and makes a nice display piece.
It comes with a clamp with 'Albus Dumbledore' inscribed on it, but I'm not really sure what the point of that is and it's hard to get it back in the box. The box insert is plastic with a rough-ish fuzzy finish to guard the wand, but it's not as fancy or protective as the box the "Olivander's" version comes in.

Doctor Who - 50th Anniversary Collector's Edition [Blu-ray]
Doctor Who - 50th Anniversary Collector's Edition [Blu-ray]
Dvd ~ Matt Smith

4.0 out of 5 stars Welcome to the Collection, 28 Sept. 2014
This wonderful collector's edition brings together the closing stories of Matt Smith's run as the Doctor, wrapping them up in some beautiful artwork and throwing in some Paul McGann and the special 'An Adventure in Space and Time' for good measure. It is mostly what you'd expect, and the 'An Adventure in Space and Time' Blu-Ray has some nice extras that weren't present on the DVD and 'The Day of the Doctor' finally includes the special cinema-screening intros that were missing on its respective individual DVD release. Negatives... The BBC really seem to be holding back on special features lately and it is a trend that I hope to see die quite soon. Across the collection, even with the added special features when compared with the individual DVD releases, special features are generally quite sparse. Considering home media is now leaning more towards iTunes, YouTube and Netflix as the ADHD generation grows up, special features are pretty much the selling point of DVDs and Blu-Rays. The collection is wonderful and I have no regrets in buying it, but I really do wish there were more special features to enjoy.

Doctor Who - Deep Breath [Blu-ray]
Doctor Who - Deep Breath [Blu-ray]
Dvd ~ Peter Capaldi
Offered by FLASH
Price: £10.73

12 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Doctor Who is back, and with the best writing since 2005!, 25 Aug. 2014
This episode tackles the idea of regeneration perfectly. "The Christmas Invasion" gave us nothing more than some whining and a sudden heroic ending, while "The End of Time" set us up with the idea that the Doctor was dying, then "The Eleventh Hour" seemed to act like a complete reboot, making the transition from Tenth Doctor to Eleventh Doctor very difficult for many people. "Deep Breath", however, guided us through the eyes of companion Clara Oswald into the new era of the series.
Clara Oswald feels most comfortable when she is in control of her immediate situation, however with the Doctor having changed drastically and with Clara far from home, she has lost all control over the situation and has lost sight of who the Doctor is. As the narrative tries to teach Clara that the crazy grey-haired man she finds herself with is, in fact, the same baby-faced floppy-haired daddy-longlegs she met in 'The Bells of St. John', the audience, too, is reassured of the Doctor's identity. The plot itself widens out to deal with a series of mysterious murders in the heart of Victorian London, and the return of the "Paternoster Gang".
Returning characters Jenny and Madame Vastra, an inter-racial wife-and-wife couple who share Doctor Who's first ever female-female kiss in this episode, and their alien butler Strax find themselves being written better than ever before. In fact, Clara too seems to bloom better and brighter than ever before in this episode. Even Strax, mostly a comic-relief character, comes across as a much more believable character. Writer Steven Moffat seems to have greatly improved on his past faults and found his feet when it comes to writing these characters, whose foundations were initially laid in the previous series.
The episode was quite funny. While humour is not the main focus of Doctor Who, I personally feel that comedy is important when writing a show about a 2000-year-old space alien bumming around the universe in a flying police telephone box, because if you take that premise too seriously, you set yourself up for ridicule. Comedy is also a very welcome form of entertainment in these somewhat difficult, cynical times. For the long-time viewer and all-around nerd, there were plenty of references to the past. These felt natural enough, and lent some continuity and familiarity to the episode.
This episode, while the first episode of the new series, relies on the viewer to already have some familiarity with Doctor Who and I would not recommend it as a starting point for new viewers.
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Doctor Who: Cybermen Monster File
Doctor Who: Cybermen Monster File

2.0 out of 5 stars Two Stars, 19 July 2014
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Really no need for it to be an /app/. Just a headache to get ahold of.

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