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Star Wars Day 2016 celebration in Singapore

May the 4th is Star Wars Day. Singapore Star Wars fans will be celebrating Star Wars Day this coming weekend (30 April – 1 May) at Kallang Wave Mall, OCBC Square.

Expect to see the local 501st Legion and Rebel Legion, TFA panel by Lucasfilm, Star Wars toys display and many more.

Featuring costumed appearances 501st Legion, Rebel Legion & FightSaber,

The local 501st Legion and Rebel Legion will be there for meet & greet and photo session. Learn how to fight like a Jedi (or Sith) with the FightSaber and check out the Star Wars toys on display.

Also not to be missed is the TFA panel by Lucasfilm

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See you at Kallang Wave Mall this weekend! For more info, visit the Facebook event page.

The Walking Dead season 6 finale is bullshit

*Rants and spoilers ahead. You’ve been warned*

Please excuse me for ranting here. I’m writing this after watching The Walking Dead season 6 finale. I know a lot of this are just anger and may not make sense. But to be honest, I haven’t been so pissed with a TV show for so long.

Most of you know that I’m a huge The Walking Dead fan. Like everyone, I was eagerly anticipating the introduction of Negan since Rick and gang arrived Alexandria. The show has been teasing Negan since the mid season break. And most fans know there’s only one way to introduce Negan to the world. And that is to kill a character in the show.

And this is not going to be a minor character. In the comic book, Negan killed Glenn. We don’t know if they will do the same for TV. But we know it is going to be a major character. And so everyone watched the 90 minutes season finale with much anticipation and fear. Fear that their favorite character will be killed.

But what do we get? 90 minutes of dragging. From one road block to another. But ok, its just building up to the final moment. We get it. And Negan didn’t disappoint. He is great. He’s evil yet charismatic. Absolutely great. And you know he mean business.

Then the stupid cliffhanger. Instead of showing us who was killed, all we got is the victim’s point of view and fade out. And we’ll need to wait till season 7 to find out who was killed. I know there is a need for cliffhanger to get fans excited and looking forward to the next season. But this is just too much. It’s down right insulting to all The Walking Dead fans who are following the series.

And do you know the stupid thing about this cliffhanger? It’s not going to stay a secret for long. They are going to start filming season 7 soon. And we all know that there are people stalking the set. It’s just a matter of time before someone guessed who got killed by Negan. And that news will definitely be spreading like wildfire before the start of season 7. So what’s the point of having this cliffhanger at this time and age?

Instead, why not show us who got killed in the season 6 finale? After all, there is a even bigger cliffhanger out there. What is Rick and gang going to do after that major character died? The Walking Dead completely missed the opportunity to pull the fans’ heartstring by having one of the biggest build up leading to the shocking death of a major character. It’s just stupid.

I know they are doing this for the viewership. Maybe with this cliffhanger, they might be able to get higher viewership for the season premiere like the Terminus in season 5. But this time its different. Its just insulting to ask fans to wait 6 months to find out who died. The fans deserved better treatment than this.

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice limited edition MyStamp Collection

In conjunction with the release of the highly anticipated Superhero action movie, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, SingPost will be launching a limited edition MyStamp Collection on 24 March 2016. This marks the two Super Heroes’ joint debut on the limited edition stamp collection.

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Pop culture fans, stamp collectors and movie buffs can look forward to a limited edition 12-page hard-cover Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice MyStamp Collection that includes three souvenir stamp sheets and a retractable lanyard.

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The Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice MyStamp Collection will be available for sale at all post offices, the DC COMICS SUPER HEROES CAFE, the Singapore Philatelic Museum and online at www.stampdelight.com from 24 March 2016 at S$69.90 while supplies last. Preorder from now till 23 March to enjoy a promotional price of S$55.90.

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Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice will premiere in Singapore on 24 March 2016.

One Piece Run 2016

The One Piece Run kicked off last Sunday morning with over 5000 runners at the Kallang Practice Track for Singapore’s first-ever anime themed fun run.

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Participants immersed themselves in the world of Luffy, the anime’s anchor character, through three experiential zones – Fish-man Island, Dressrosa and Punk Hazard, before stepping into the One Piece-themed village.

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Runners snapped selfies with Singapore’s only life-sized mermaid, Mermaid Syrena, at the Fish-man Island zone. At Dressrosa, they teamed up with fellow Nakama to defeat the Donquixote pirates and rescue Dressrosa and King Ridu. Together with Caesar Clown and Law, they then bravely endured hot and icy lands at the Punk Hazard zone, before sailing towards the finishing line

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Participants were also thrilled to witness their favourite characters come alive at the One Piece Village. The morning continued with exciting One Piece-themed carnival booths. There was also a Best Dressed segment presented by WakuWaku Japan. The best dressed winner scored a pair of air tickets to Tokyo, Japan, and a pair of admission passes to Tokyo One Piece Tower. Finally, memorable performances by J-pop groups USAGI, J.U.N.E and DJ Tomu wrapped up the festivities for the day.

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Batman v Superman at CapitaLand malls

Fans of the Dark Knight and Man of Steel are in for a treat. CapitaLand malls in Singapore are exclusively rolling out an extensive line up of hero themed activities as we await the premiere of the highly anticipated DC Comics movie Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

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Highlight include the 1:1 life size statues of Armoured Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman at Bugis+. The Level 2 Atrium is transformed into a battleground for Batman v Superman featuring the battle scene from the movie.

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There is also a replica of the new Batmobile featured in the movie. The Batmobile will be exhibited at Clarke Quay from now 4 March to 20 March, and Westgate from 22 March to 7 April.

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Toy collectors should also check out the toy fairs taking place at Bugis Junction (7 to 27 March), Junction 8 (14 to 20 March) and Raffles City Singapore (21 March to 3 April). Selected items from the Hot Toys and Funko Pop collections brought in by Action City and Simply Toys respectively will be exclusively sold first at these toy fairs.

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From today till 3 April, shoppers can redeem an exclusive Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice collectible with a minimum spending of S$180 over a maximum of 3 combined receipts on the same day at 16 CapitaLand Malls. For more info and other promos, visit CapitaLand Malls website.

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Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice will premiere in Singapore on 24 March 2016.