Learn more Shop now Shop now Shop now Shop now Shop now Shop now Learn More Shop now Learn more Click Here Shop Kindle Learn More Shop now Shop Women's Shop Men's
Profile for Ms. N. Boden > Reviews

Personal Profile

Content by Ms. N. Boden
Top Reviewer Ranking: 224,772
Helpful Votes: 184

Learn more about Your Profile.

Reviews Written by
Ms. N. Boden "04nbod" (merseyside,england)
(REAL NAME)   

Show:  
Page: 1 | 2 | 3
pixel
Oral-B Pro 2500 Electric Rechargeable Toothbrush Powered by Braun - Black (Packaging May Vary) - Ships with a UK 2 pin plug
Oral-B Pro 2500 Electric Rechargeable Toothbrush Powered by Braun - Black (Packaging May Vary) - Ships with a UK 2 pin plug
Price: £37.19

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good item but can get messy, 24 Mar. 2017
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
Great item. I've had this about a year now. It does dirty quite easily with the body of the brush tending to go white with toothpaste. Its got a good timer function so you know never to rush your teeth. The attachment to the charger is indented so that also can get grubby. Most importantly I got the all clear from my dentist last check up so its doing its job well.


Daewoo Retro Microwave Oven, 23 Litre, Red
Daewoo Retro Microwave Oven, 23 Litre, Red
Price: £54.97

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Looking Microwave that does its job well, 24 Mar. 2017
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
Very Stylish microwave oven with its retro look. Only concern is that it generates a lot of water when in use, puddles on the microwave oven that I fear may turn to rust in time.


Royal & Langnickel 75ml Acrylic Painting Colour (Pack of 12)
Royal & Langnickel 75ml Acrylic Painting Colour (Pack of 12)
Price: £15.22

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good paints- be careful on the transparency, 24 Mar. 2017
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
This are good economical paints for artists on a budget. They have a nice flow to them, by which I mean they are not too thick that it impacts the marks made on the paper. The only issue I have with them as paints is their transparency. This is a double edged sword depending on how you want to work.A transparent acrylic is great for building on colour to create depth, you can get more subtle layers with it. However, if like me, you are more used to more opaque paint it can be frustrating. I would advise going from light to dark with these paints because of this. Trying to add strong highlight is an uphill battle.

As for the packaging. Some of the flip caps had broken on the ones I received making it impossible to get the paint out but the cap was easy to swivel off and get paint directly out regardless. The 'Free Palette' is in fact the storage container that keeps the paint upright in the box. Not suitable as a palette as there is nowhere to mix, its flimsy plastic and bendy. You'd be better getting a ready meal carton really.

This sounds like a 3 star review but the paints themselves really are decent depending on how you work. I was able to make good out of them for skin tones especially.Maybe top up the set with a heavy Titanium White to improve opacity. If you like working in bold flat colours you will need several layers of this paint. Drying time on the palette is OK. I usually paint for 2-3 hours and they have not dried up on me during the process yet. The range of colours is fine, it has no browns, three shades of green but not one Burnt Umber.


ARTISTS CANVAS PAD , 100% COTTON LOXLEY PAD 12" X 10"
ARTISTS CANVAS PAD , 100% COTTON LOXLEY PAD 12" X 10"
Offered by Quickdraw Stationery UK
Price: £7.85

5.0 out of 5 stars Practice makes perfect, 6 Mar. 2017
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
Great Value. 10 pieces of cotton canvas. Perfect for testing with oils. Each sheet of canvas lays flat. Good price, great for learning without the storage of stretched canvas and boards. Its also a nice shape to work on so you don't get stuck on A4 or A3.


Royal & Langnickel Acrylic Artist Pad
Royal & Langnickel Acrylic Artist Pad
Price: £4.32

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Practise Pad, 6 Mar. 2017
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
Often I find paper in my sketchbook warping under the weight of too much water or too much paint. This is a pad with heavier paper and a canvas-like textured surface. I would recommend using this experiment techniques and effects before moving on to your finished presentation work. The pad is well put together, with each page having the ability to be laid flat. It looks like the pages would be easy to remove should you wish to present something particularly nice. 22 pages, good value.

This is not a canvas pad, its texture but it is not canvas.


Thor the Mighty Avenger - Volume 1
Thor the Mighty Avenger - Volume 1
by Roger Langridge
Edition: Paperback
Price: £14.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Mightiest Thor Story Ever Written, 16 Aug. 2011
Thor is confusing. Lets get that out of the way. Years of conflicting continuity destroyed him. The Mighty Avenger goes back and produces a story the hybridises the early Lee/Kirby era with the new movie for the best Thor story ever written. I believe Chris Samnee said the biggest difference in this is that their Thor smiled and what a difference it makes! This is Jane Foster's Thor. A Thor not seen in decades. The sweet, happy, romantic, warrior goliath in love with the kindest, funniest, bravest mortal woman. Its a formula that works, a formula that has been lost in favour of blood, tears and women who have little more to them than a sword and a sexuality.

Lets get into the specifics of The Mighty Avenger. This contains 4 issues of the run with the other 4 issues in the following volume. Samnee proves himself a master of the comics form and I have no doubt he will go down as one of the greats. The art is vibrant and expressive. In particular I love his realism. Shocking for someone with such a clean style but he knows that we all make the most unattractive faces sometimes and his characters are not afraid to show that.

The writing is diverse. From the heartwarming romance and friendship to the plot strands that interweave perfectly. Everything is pitched just right. The characters are deeper than most comic characters. Jane especially as this is told from her point of view. Jane Foster has had a rough ride at marvel comics. As an everywoman she has often been shunted away so writers can relish in the glory of Asgard and its fantasy. She was replaces as Thor's primary love interest for this very reason. Her biography has become something of a tragedy so its wonderful to see a Jane with the light in her eyes and her hope still intact. She has finally been able to adapt and modernise here and its spectacular. All it took was some attention, love and care that Marvel can't seem to be bothered to show her in the main universe. This Jane would definitely rank as one of the best Marvel women ever written. She has a life outside of all this madness and she keeps it despite all the amazing things that happen around her. Its important to her. For those with a more solid grasp of Jane's history, this is definitely more of the Gerry Conway/ Dan Jurgens/ JMS Jane than the more sexist interpretations of the character.

Thor is younger than usual here. Both he and Jane I would say are in their mid 20's (by human standards of course). He is in a world he doesn't understand and can't get home. He has displeased his father so much his actions have been rendered unspeakable. Its a journey into mystery indeed! There is no macho aesthetic here that dominates the regular Thor. He's smaller in muscle, he's dumbfounded by the world around him and he cooks dinner. In the words of Volstagg 'He's asking directions like a woman'. We see Thor learn true humility in this hopeless situation. This Thor is reminicent of the very earliest Thor who was a hopeless romantic, unafraid to soar through the air proclaiming his love for Jane.

In this first volume we meet the adorable couple of Wasp and Ant Man who follow up on a murder only to find a mind altered Thor ready to attack. We also see the Warrior's Three, in what is the funniest single issue I have ever read. Thor has friends he can just be friends with. They go for a drink and hilarity ensues.

Now, if only Marvel would sprinkle some of this gold dust on their main universe. We may get a readable, relatable Thor who we can root for.
Comment Comment (1) | Permalink | Most recent comment: Dec 19, 2011 12:04 PM GMT


Kubik Edge 8GB 2.8" Touch Screen MP3 & Video Player with Built-in Camera & YouTube Player
Kubik Edge 8GB 2.8" Touch Screen MP3 & Video Player with Built-in Camera & YouTube Player

5 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Nice Little Player, 26 Feb. 2009
I found this player met and exceeded my needs. I got all I would need from an ipod touch in a far cheaper package. I bought this player as an upgrade from the iitronics 2gb, AAA battery powered, black and white screened player I had been using since christmas 2005. I was attracted firstly by the memory capacity and secondly by the video playback feature. When it came I got so much more. Its also a radio player and the memory can be expanded by using a mini SD card. It also plays youtube videos I have downloaded.

Reading through the reviews here I can see that AMG seems to be a company that is great at customer service and a company that yearns for improvement. My player came with earphones, a stylus and a pouch to carry the player in. The earphones were disappointing though, their shape didn't stay in my ears well and I replaced them with the pair I used before.

I can't wait to try the ebook feature and see if comic books work on the image viewer.


Futurama: Complete Seasons 1 - 4 [DVD]
Futurama: Complete Seasons 1 - 4 [DVD]
Dvd ~ Billy West
Offered by Rapid-DVD with FREE delivery
Price: £40.64

5.0 out of 5 stars Well put together..., 23 Feb. 2009
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
Futurama is an absolutely, absurdly hilarious show but it can also be very dramatic at times. Unlike Groening's other hit 'The Simpsons' the characters go through incredible changes in character. There is a continuity rather than self contained stories. I cannot recommend the TV show enough.

The box itself is incredibly sturdy. It contains the slimpacks of the previous season releases collected into an aesthetically pleasing package. The only problem with this product I can find is that its not the complete collection anymore. With the movies and speculation of more tv seasons ahead it looks that it will require adding to if you wish to complete your futurama collection.


Teen Titans: Year One (Teen Titans)
Teen Titans: Year One (Teen Titans)
by Amy Wolfram
Edition: Paperback

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A refreshingly fun Titans Tale., 14 Feb. 2009
I'd recommend this to any fan of the Teen Titans escpecially if you want to make the leap from the cartoon series to the comic books. Year one retells the very first Teen Titans stories that were published in the 1950's. They have been brushed off, re-adapted and re-drawn for the modern reader. Wolfram does a wonderful job at keeping all the retro touches she can. Wonder Girl is in love with a band called The Flips just like in the original story for example.

Both Robin and Kid Flash have the personalities they had in the cartoon making this a great jumping on point. If you read Teen Titans Go you will see Wonder Girl being written the same. The biggest change is Aqualad who is not the good looking ladies man but the unpopular 'freak' of the group.

For me the biggest plus about this comic was that it was fun and innocent while not really being immature. Its a breath of fresh air compared to the modern titans who have stories where the pet dog is a demon that murders them. Here we read about friends growing up in the shadows of their mentors and having to step out, work together and prove themselves as equal. If you want to see why the name 'Titans' is respected by the Justice League then pick this up.


X-Men  - Season One Part One (Marvel Originals Series - 90s) [DVD] [1992]
X-Men - Season One Part One (Marvel Originals Series - 90s) [DVD] [1992]
Dvd ~ Larry Houston

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Marvel's best., 2 Sept. 2008
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
Its been a long wait and just as we are slowly moving to the next format we get Marvel's back catalogue. This contains 7 episodes of season one listed above in the product description. Be aware though that a collection of seasons one a two together will be available in November. X-Men Complete Seasons 1 & 2 Box Set As of right now there is no extra features mentioned not available on the single disks.

You may also like to visit this site [...] for more information on future releases and special features.

On to this release. I've heard it criticised for being sparse on features and it is but we have to remember that there are 5 seasons to go through. Compare this to other releases where the early seasons are filled with extras that dry up and the run continues. What is on the set is a brief comparison collage of how the original tapes were restored for a better quality transfer. While watching this its astounding the work they have done but when watching the episodes themselves its taken for granted and unnoticable as we are immersed in the story.

As for the episodes themselves, some dialogue is over the top but the plots are great. Stylistically the show is the early 90's comics brought to life. Its a show that both kids and adults will enjoy. It works on multiple levels, funny jokes and good action but also thematic issues.

I would give this 5/5 if it had had more bonus features. Its excellent but it could have done more.


Page: 1 | 2 | 3