Visit to Singapore's 1:6 Guru Alex's Place

Posted: Sunday, May 04, 2008 by Shaun in Labels: ,
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I had quite the geek weekend, having attended Free Comic Book Day at G & B Comics on Saturday, followed by a visit to toy heaven holy city promised land Alex's place on Sunday.


That's no house, it's a toy museum

I first chanced upon Alex's collection via Cliff's post way back in October 2006, and raved about his amazing collection, which led to us striking up an online friendship.

Being quite the toy enthusiast and learning that he lived pretty close by, I asked him (nicely) whether it'd be ok to drop by his place to check out his cool stuff. Best Pal (who collects every toy) and Michelle (who collects 1:6 figs) were keen to come along too, which resulted in our long awaited visit to Alex's place.

The Living Room























































The coolest shelves in the hall, IMHO, housed the following figures.

CIA and DEVGRU figures


Achilles


When we were seated at the dining table and consuming the food our hosts had kindly prepared for us, the hall made me wonder how they even managed to finish their meals with so much plastic goodness to look at. I'd be too distracted, but I'm guessing the novelty wears off after looking at it daily. Still...

The Work Area
Daisy and Alex run their own company that specialises in graphic design. That's plausible, but the fact that they get serious work done in this room is a superhuman feat. Alex mentioned that the toys in the room both inspires and motivates him to work harder so that he can collect more toys. Works for me.



















































My favourite pieces in the room were the Jin Rohs...



...and Terminator figures.



The Master Bedroom
Toys in the master bedroom. Daisy, you rock.

















Jared & Jevon's Room




This Toybiz Fantastic Four figs are way old skool

You guys have got to be the luckiest kids I've ever met. Seriously.

Artwork
Jared & Jevon are budding illustrators and animators, btw. They sketched this piece which Daisy painted over.



This is another piece which would be best explained by the artist herself.



Toilets
Even the lavatories aren't spared. This really is hardcore.





Daisy and Alex's 15 minutes of Fame
More like 1.5 years actually, do ask them more about if you get to catch them. :)


Thanks Daisy and Alex for being such wonderful hosts and having us over. It was jolly good fun.



L - R: Tim, Michelle, Me, Daisy, Alex,Best Pal

I'm understating. This afternoon frickin' rocked! Thank you both so much. :)



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21 comments:

  1. Kenny says:

    Totally wicked. How many toys do you reckon he has? 1000?

  1. The pleasure was all mine, Shaun :) Thanks a gazillion for this post. After you guys left, I started packing for the new place so your visit was truly the "House Cooling" party. These pictures you've posted are precious!! Next up will be the new "House Warming" LOL!!

  1. Shaun says:

    Kenny said...
    Totally wicked. How many toys do you reckon he has? 1000?


    I've no idea Kenny, best to ask the man himself. :)

    @lex 1:6 Junkie said...
    The pleasure was all mine, Shaun :) Thanks a gazillion for this post. After you guys left, I started packing for the new place so your visit was truly the "House Cooling" party. These pictures you've posted are precious!! Next up will be the new "House Warming" LOL!!


    You're welcome Alex, really cool to finally check out your cool place after a few delays on my end. Such a pity you've to move house, but I'm already pretty hyped up about checking out your new pad. Thanks again bro. :)

  1. Wow..It must have cost a bomb!
    But to be able to follow one's passion is priceless!

  1. neoconvoy says:

    and also thanks to Daisy for the food....yummy...

    the hospitality was outrages...

  1. JuN says:

    can u bring me along next time u go for his house warming?

    Truely Truely amazing collection and displays. Alex is the man!

  1. WritinMan says:

    Damn--now that's collection!

  1. Shaun says:

    Little Plastic Man said...
    Wow..It must have cost a bomb!
    But to be able to follow one's passion is priceless!


    WritinMan said...
    Damn--now that's collection!


    Damn right!

    JuN said...
    can u bring me along next time u go for his house warming?

    Truely Truely amazing collection and displays. Alex is the man!


    Bro, think it's better to ask personally Alex as it's his place. :)

    neoconvoy said...
    and also thanks to Daisy for the food....yummy...

    the hospitality was outrages...


    the food was jolly good, but how come their hospitality made you angry?

  1. Mand_Mand says:

    Oh My GOOOOD!! You should open up a toy museum my friend! You'd put the one in Penang to shame!

  1. neoconvoy says:

    shaun said...
    the food was jolly good, but how come their hospitality made you angry?


    because i never get this sort of treatment at some house at Sengkang...grrrr.....

  1. Shaun says:

    "neoconvoy said...
    because i never get this sort of treatment at some house at Sengkang...grrrr...."

    KNN! I buy pizza and kfc for you and u don't eat and rather wank in a corner what can I do?!

  1. neoconvoy says:

    shaun said...
    KNN! I buy pizza and kfc for you and u don't eat and rather wank in a corner what can I do?!


    i want pie...

  1. Anonymous says:

    It's certainly waaaaaaaay to much for me.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    what a waste - he should be photographing these and doing something creative with them.

  1. Genaro says:

    PLEASE PLEASE WHERE YOU BOUGHT ACHILLES???
    Its a hot toys? takara? mattel? please let me know details of that figure

  1. Anonymous says:

    awesome collections..lucky to have that kind of toys..FB carlitopabustan49@yahoo.com im from philippines

  1. Anonymous says:

    beautiful is all i can say
    all the time and money, id rather not think about, but you look at them and smile, its worth it

  1. Anonymous says:

    I am going to Singapore next month. Can I visit you?

    contact me @
    cindy_su01@yahoo.com

  1. Anonymous says:

    Now I know for sure that my husband doesn't stand alone in Toyland! He sent me your awesome site to review, but no way will I go for toys decorating the bathrooms! Thanks (I think) for opening new windows of possibilities for my better half!

  1. Very impressive collection. I love the wall of Fantastic Four MIP figures. I had a bunch of those when I was younger even though I was never a big F4 fan. I can't imagine the time & money devoted to your collection. Keep collecting!