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Samsung USB 2.0 Slim Portable Blu-ray Drive
Samsung USB 2.0 Slim Portable Blu-ray Drive
Price: £58.10

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.

Albus Dumbledore Wand - Character Edition (with collector box and clip)
Albus Dumbledore Wand - Character Edition (with collector box and clip)
Offered by The Noble Collection UK
Price: £24.00

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 Sep 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 A2Z Entertains
Price: £10.99

11 of 14 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.

Jelly Belly Gourmet Blueberry Soda 355 ml (Pack of 6)
Jelly Belly Gourmet Blueberry Soda 355 ml (Pack of 6)
Price: £10.42

5.0 out of 5 stars Yummy, 19 July 2014
Absolutely delicious drink. Not too mild, not too strong, and no caffeine or artificial flavours. Great drink for the water-hater trying to kick a caffeine habit.

Doctor Who 3 3/4-inch Action Figure Bronze Dalek
Doctor Who 3 3/4-inch Action Figure Bronze Dalek

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Buyer beware, 26 Jun 2014
While Amazon are selling this thing at £16.99, the RRP is actually only £6.99
Don't waste your money - nip down to Toys R Us and buy one.
Either way, this pales in comparison to the 5" range. Character Options should go back to making the bigger ones.

Digimon Fusion Loader and 5 Cards
Digimon Fusion Loader and 5 Cards
Offered by Shopit57
Price: £5.86

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Rip-off, 20 April 2014
This is an absolute joke.
As with every Digimon series, Digimon Fusion introduces a new Digivice (or Digivice-like device). This time we have the Fusion Loader. In Japan, Bandai made a very sleek recreation of this device.
The original Japanese Fusion Loader features a fun mini-game, the ability to store and playback music, a headphone port and the ability to unlock features by recording certain sounds. These sound-based features tie very neatly into Digimon Fusion's concept of "digi-melody", the song of a Digimon's soul, and add appeal for older fans and give the device a nice additional function as an MP3 player.
This international version, however, is literally just a plastic box with a cardboard cover on it for holding some poor-quality trading cards.
What could have been appealing to young fans and older fans alike has been reduced to something you could have made yourself with a tissuebox and some paint.
Definitely not worth it.
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Frozen [DVD]
Frozen [DVD]
Dvd ~ Chris Buck
Price: £6.99

10 of 14 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not As Good As People Say, 5 April 2014
This review is from: Frozen [DVD] (DVD)
Very bland and uninteresting, and a massive step back from Tangled. Which is ironic considering Elsa and Anna, the protagonists, are almost identical to Rapunzel. Considering the budget of this movie, the production values come across as being quite low - with the female characters having very restricted expressions (something which brought about a very appropriate debate about how gender roles played a part in this movie's production and to which the production team offered a rather sexist response).
The movie has some good messages ("you got engaged to someone you just met!?"), and it's nice how different forms of love were defined and that the men in the story weren't entirely the focus (ironic, considering the stuff about facial expressions) of the happy ending. However the whole thing was just... Bland. It lacked a sense of magic, there was no captivation, there was only one good song in the whole thing... Literally the only reason this movie got an Oscar was because (and I'm not joking here) hardly anyone on the panel voted and considered animation beneath them and the ones who voted for Frozen only did so because their kids enjoyed it and it seemed kind of popular already. Absolutely no thought in their votes at all.
Generally just a very sub-par movie, certainly less magic than I'd expect from Disney.
This movie's good reviews all rest on Disney's reputation, which is a shame because Disney went down the pan after they retired the 2D department.

Doctor Who - The Time of the Doctor & Other Eleventh Doctor Christmas Specials [DVD]
Doctor Who - The Time of the Doctor & Other Eleventh Doctor Christmas Specials [DVD]
Dvd ~ Matt Smith
Price: £5.99

12 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Magnificent Send-Off For 11, Hello 12, 30 Dec 2013
A truly magnificent send-off for Matt Smith as the Doctor, and a wonderful end to the era of the Eleventh Doctor.
In one episode, every loose thread of the series reaching as far back as 2005 has been tied up in a neat little package ready for the twelfth Doctor to march into the aftermath. The series is ready to go on a new and exciting path towards the Doctor's next destination.
My one niggle with this particular episode is the "oops now we're crashing for no reason" ending which seemed very tacked-on and badly timed in terms of cinematography. That aside, Steven Moffat's writing continues to be like that of a classic author, with foreshadowing and subtext galore, a vast improvement on Davies' on-the-nose, dumbed-down-for-the-kiddies writing and Doctor Who remains a fantastic Science-Fiction series after its five-year stint as Eastenders In Space. As a real fan of the series old-and-new, Steven's writing brings in the best aspects of the Classic Era and his predecessor's era to create something truly magical. While this may alienate "casual" viewers and put off the Nuvians, it's a spectacular victory for true blue Whovians. The man clearly understands the show better than the soft-headed bunch waving children's toys around in public and calling themselves fans.
Bring on the twelfth Doctor!
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