Sunday, 25 October 2009

What The Duck

We've recently fallen in love with the web comic strip 'What The Duck' (WTD) and decided to bring in a new member to our family.

Patiently waiting for him to arrive in Singapore now...

The WTD comic strip basically revolves around the lives of several duck characters who are professional photographers, often making wry comments and observations that many pro and amateur photographers can relate to. Fans of the free web strip are able to support the author by purchasing various merchandise such as the cafepress T-shirts and the WTD plush toy of the main character, seen above.

Author Aaron Johnson also encourages fan-submitted artworks and photos of the main WTD character.

WTD at Singapore Grand Prix!!!

At the golf course. Love the little camera over his plush neck.

This is just the type of humour we love. Haha.

Visit the WTD Website if you haven't!

Tuesday, 13 October 2009

An Offer We Cannot Refuse

The mostly-male toys in Stuffed Toy Land are ardent fans of the Francis Ford Coppola's Godfather movie trilogy. We must have missed it when this plush product came out a few years back.

The severed horse head plush (pillow) is a spoof of the horse head put in the bed of a character in Godfather I, Woltz, a stubborn movie producer who was didn't understand the cost of going against the wishes of Don Corleone Senior. Woltz woke up one morning to find the bloody head of his prized horse next to him as a warning to heed Don Corleone's 'advice'.

Video clip of the famous Godfather scene

The toys have mixed feelings regarding this plush and whether it'll contribute to plush toy brutalities. Nonetheless, most of us agree though that the stuffed horse head plush is a humane, animal-friendly way to give a friendly warning to friends and family members to take you seriously. :D

Buy it here

Friday, 9 October 2009

Old Friend We Never Got to Know - Hungover Merlion

Meet 谎言 huang yen(literal translation 'A Lie'), a cute little Merlion soft toy that has has recently resurfaced in our household.

Huang yen looks a little dishevelled and hungover in this picture, after a night of partying and puking.

The Singapore Merlion was actually a marketing tool conceived by Mr Fraser Brunner for the logo of the Singapore Tourism Board several decades ago to.. sell some souvenirs (I guess Singapore really lacks  identifiable natural geographical icons). It has a lion's head and mermaid/fish's body and the most famous Merlion at the Merlion Park near One Fullerton, much loved by Japanese tourists,  pukes  sprouts water from its mouth.

Examples of Merlion Marketing - Merlion Lychee flavoured cookies..

Examples of Merlion Marketing - Merlion Toilet Paper Dispenser (picture source unknown)
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