Category Archives: Toys

I didn’t choose the thug life – Ash from Pokemon

thug life ash meme

Today I saw this caption “I didn’t choose the thug life – The thug life said I choose you” and on another image and thought this picture of my Ash costume from a Nintendo / Video Game themed dress up night would suit it well. I am so ASHamed of myself for making this and posting it online. I originally posted this photo saying something about how I didn’t know which Pikachu to take, I ended up taking none of them because I didn’t want to carry it around all night / lose it.

Sora, Tingle, Ash, Gary Oak Cosplay



Here’s a pic of me with my friends dressed as Sora, Tingle and Gary Oak (far right, can’t see too well), by coincidence we all went to the Nintendo Wii-U launch together dressed in similar costumes except I wore the Zubat Dark Cave / Mount Moon costume to that and the guy dressed as Sora borrowed my Ash Costume and the guy dressed as Gary Oak came as Pit from Kid Icarus.


It actually turned out that I didn’t need a Pikachu doll anyway as there were a few people dressed as them there already.

Update: Since I posted this on Facebook some of my friends shared it to a bunch of other sites. Got a lot of views on Imgur, Reddit, DamnLOL and dozens of Facebook fan pages.

The original Reddit / Imgur post seems to be gone now (not really sure how those sites work) but the original post that someone from my Facebook posted it under was called “saw this on facebook made by friend” which wasn’t really the best title ever. It appears to have had 159,511 views according to what comes up in Google search (but the link doesn’t open). Here’s the original link in case it ever somehow works again but it probably won’t.

Memebase’s Facebook page got 1577 likes and 274 shares and has a link to but the link doesn’t work anymore.

Damn! LOL Facebook Page got 13371 likes and 1544 shares

“Hello, welcome to the Pokemon Centre” – *rapes A button* got 9048 likes and 951 shares

Stahp got  763 likes and 154 shares

Scott Pilgrim got 1099 likes and 152 shares

How I Met Your Mother Memes got 330 likes 17 shares

Badass Ed got 126 likes and 25 shares

“Dude I wasn’t drunk”. “Dude you used earthquake on Pidgeot” 919 likes 131 shares

4CHAN got 3703 likes and 586 shares

Team Rocket got 346 likes and 959 shares (wow? more shares than likes?)

Videogamemes got 7359 likes  and 830 shares on 10 March 2013

Mother of Mewtwo got 201 likes and 40 shares on 9 April 2013

RIP Limewire got 442 likes and 77 shares around 17 April 2013

Unfuckingbelievable got 3639 likes and 468 shares around 17 April 2013

I hate it when you’re with MC Hammer and he doesn’t let you touch anything. got 607 likes and 177 shares around 17 April 2013






Pokemon Halloween Costume – Zubat / Dark Cave

I thought I’d try and make the scariest possible costume for Halloween this year. Keep in mind that basically no one takes a Max Repel or Escape Rope with them to a Halloween party. So I bought 8 plush Zubat Pokemon dolls and sadly had to cut off all their tags and pinned them to my hooded jacket. The costume was far heavier than I had anticipated but people liked it and said it was very scary.

Zubat Costume Dark Cave Cosplay

I’d had this costume idea for months, I almost wore it to video game themed nightclub event but was worried drunk people might try and steal my Zubat dolls so I went as Ash instead. I might wear the Zubat costume to PAX Australia next year, but will not enter any cosplay competitions. Cosplay isn’t really my thing.

This isn’t the Xbox you’re looking for

This isn’t the Xbox you’re looking for.

I got the new Star Wars Xbox 360 the day it came out for much cheaper than I had expected. Pretty happy with that. I took this photo yesterday using some old Star Wars figure to loosely recreate the famous “these aren’t the droids you’re looking for” scene. Too bad I don’t have Luke’s landspeeder.

Nintendo World Store New York – Pokemon Center

The bottom floor of the Nintendo World Store in New York is mostly Pokemon related items. Lots of Pokemon cards, plush toys etc. I bought a fair few cards here, they were much cheaper than elsewhere. I probably didn’t take enough photos down here compared to what I took up stairs. I will post pictures of upstairs later.

Here is a slightly blurry picture from above the Pokemon Center at the Nintendo World Store in New York. The shelves in the middle are all Pokemon Cards. Behind the counter they have the limited edition Pokemon Black and White DSi console bundles for about $180 USD each, they come with the corresponding game and a case. The back wall has DVDS and to the right you can see DS and Wii games ect. The wall on the left is mostly toys and shirts.

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Creepy dolls I have found

I find a lot of scary vintage dolls at op shops and markets. Sometimes I pause to take a photo do I can share the terror with my friends on instagram. Here are some of them:

Ugly Islander doll
This one seemed to be a souvenir from some touristy place. I don’t think I want to go wherever it’s from.

scary vintage clown doll
I doubt there is any universe out there where this wouldn’t seem like a terrifying, horrible toy that every child would be scare of.


This isn’t really a toy, but it seems super racist, wouldn’t want it in my house either.

I think the rodent-like teeth make me hate this one


Unsure if pink eyes are meant to suggest gender, infection or a state of possession.

The sculpt of this doll suggests that this wasn’t originally meant to be this colour. I don’t think anyone painted it, but I think Caucasian versions would also exist.

ugly barbie clone
I’m assuming this ugly Barbie clone is meant to look like someone famous. Also the glued-on-leg look is hideous.

If you ever wondered what was inside a banana’s pyjamas you were not missing much.

These dolls are more realistic than most, it looks like someone killed and stuffed an entire family of pugs.

Teddy bear with a beard
This is a bear with a beard. This isn’t really that creepy, but just stupid looking

My Little Pony has been skinned
I found this poor little guy in a carpark in an industrial estate. A skinned My Little Pony.

Bratz Baby

The mouth and thighs on this one worries me.

Pink dog toy with new eye
This belongs to my friend’s dog. Its eye fell off so their grandmother replaced it with some other eye making it far creepier than if it has simply has only one eye.

Ugly soft Toy Story Woody doll
Sheriff Woody from Toy Story looks far better with a plastic head