Archive for May 2013

Hasbro celebrate Star Wars Day in Singapore

I was kinda surprised that Hasbro Singapore decided to celebrate Star Wars Day this year. I honestly don’t recall Hasbro or any company celebrating May the 4th. (Correct me if I’m wrong here)

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So the Star Wars characters made an appearance along Orchard Road on May the 4th. I only spotted 2 Stormtroopers outside H&M taking photos with fans. According to Hasbro Singapore Facebook page, Jango Fett and a Stormtrooper from The Clone War were also at Orchard Road. But sadly, I didn’t see them.

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But perhaps the best part about Star Wars Day is the free Boba Fett figurine that Hasbro gave out. It is not just any ordinary Boba Fett figurine. It a Rocket Firing Boba Fett. The 2010 version by Hasbro which you can get as a mail in with 5 stickers from Star Wars action figure. And it comes complete with the exact mail in box. Not sure if you can this in the store now. But this is definitely a great Star Wars Day present to all the fans. Thank you Hasbro.

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Maybe I shouldn’t open it. Keep it for another 30 years. Haha.

Happy 21th Birthday Wolfenstein 3D

Happy 21th Birthday Wolfenstein 3D!!!

21 years ago, on this day, 5 May 1992, Id Software released Wolfenstein 3D for DOS. It wasn’t the first First Person Shooter game out there in the market. But it is the first FPS to gain widespread popularity and often called the grandfather of 3D shooters.

By the way, do you know that you can now play Wolfenstein 3D on your browser?

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Singapore Philatelic Museum: Light vs Dark Exhibition Star Wars Day celebration

The Singapore Philatelic Museum is currently having the Light vs Dark Exhibition showcasing Star Wars movie memorabilia and action figures.

Light vs Dark Exhibition
Date: 1 March – 30 June 2013
Time: 9:30am – 7:00pm
Venue: Singapore Philatelic Museum

And since today is Star Wars Day (May the 4th), the museum will be having some special programmes.

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Dress as any Star Wars characters to get free entry into the museum. There will be special event date stamp and sales of limited edition merchandise. Storm Troopers will also make an appearance from 2 to 4pm.

Sounds like a great way to celebrate Star Wars Day. Oh, and don’t forget Hasbro is giving away free Star Wars Kenner Vintage Series Boba Fett along Orchard Road.

Uniqlo Singapore UT POP-UP!

Uniqlo Singapore UT POP-UP! event is happening this weekend (4 – 5 May 2013) at 72-13 Mohamed Sultan Road.

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Be the first in Singapore to purchase the limited pieces of Lulu Guinness, Keith Haring and some other UT collections prior to store release. Celebrates local art, photography and music through a creative collaboration with Noise Singapore’s artists.

Check out the video from Tokyo UT POP-UP!

Uniqlo Singapore UT POP-UP!
Date: 4 – 5 May 2013
Time: 12pm – 10pm
Venue: 72-13 Mohamed Sultan Road

Free shuttle bus service from 11:45am to 8:30pm (10 minutes intervals) from City Hall MRT Exit B and Somerset MRT Exit B.

For more info, visit UT POP-UP website.

Samsung Experience Store at Paragon

Samsung opened a new Samsung Experience Store last weekend at Paragon Shopping Centre. Located in the heart of Orchard Road and boasting a space of more than 2,300 square feet, the Samsung Experience Store is set to provide consumers with a unique and diversified consumer experience across Samsung’s wide range of products including smart PCs, smartphones, tablets, notebooks, cameras and selected range of after-market and original Samsung accessories.

Samsung Experience Store opens in Paragon to provide consumers with best environment to experience Samsung's latest innovations

Consumers will be able to enjoy interactive hands-on experience with the devices displayed in the store and trained Samsung Ambassadors will be on site to share tips relating to product usage and content applications. To further enhance the overall experience, the SMART Tool service will also be made available for customers to upgrade their Samsung GALAXY smartphones and tablets while they are in the store.

Beyond showcasing Samsung’s latest products, the Samsung Experience Store will also allow consumers to experience the ease of convergence with Samsung’s range of content and services that empowers content to be shared freely across all of its devices.

New Samsung Experience Store at Paragon offers consumers hands-on experience with a wide range of Samsung products

Each Samsung Experience Store is established following Samsung guidelines on design, operations and staffing. The day-to-day operations of the stores are managed by Samsung partners like Planet Telecoms, wholly owned subsidiary of TeleChoice International, who manages the Samsung Experience Store at Paragon.

Samsung’s new Experience Store at Paragon Shopping Centre is its 15th Experience Store. The store is located at #B1-27/27A and opens from 11:00am to 9:00pm daily.