Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Outpost Toys Closing Down Sale

This weekend the chapter of Outpost Toys concludes with our Closing Down Sales as final send-off and thank you to all our fans for their support over the last 5 seasons of retail operations. Our FINAL sale starts this Friday 30 Dec 2011 until Sunday 1 Jan 2012 with big discounts on branded toys like Transformers, Star Wars, Marvel, Nerf, LEGO, Gundam, Revoltech and more, while existing stocks last.


Even the kitchen sink must go... oh, done that already last year, so in this case... display cabinets, shelving, and other furniture are also up for grabs. Plus we may just throw in some freebies.

To check on availability of specific products, please call 03-77100562 between 2pm to 9pm. Please note we are unable to reserve any items.

Outpost Events will continue steadfast into 2012, bringing more excitement to the entertainment scene.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry XMas & Happy New Year

Outpost Toys, Services & Events wishes all our customers, clients, followers, fans and fellow beings a very Merry XMas and Happy New Year!


And if you are still seeking Xmas gifts or just something to toy with these holidays, head over to Outpost Toys at Cineshop Cathay e@Curve for some great bargains at our year-end season clearance SALE on branded toys like Star Wars, Transformers, Gundam and more.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

MySuperHeroes Discovered!

Thank you all heroes who attended the MySuperHero Talent Casting Contest at the Star Online Carnivale on 20 November 2011 at Tropicana City Mall. MySuperHero HQ Council has selected the following top heroes based on their popularity and "good deeds" at the Carnivale:

Boxing Gal

Captain Asia

Evil Street Warrior (supervillain)

Kung-Fu Maiden

Lady Silk


Pelita Hijau

SWAT Guy

Thunderstrike
Citizens! Your feedback is required to help determine who will be the Ultimate MySuperHero. Kindly like and post comments at the Facebook photo album at www.facebook.com/OutpostMY. The top heroes will be awarded the following gadgets to assist in their fight for justice:

Winner "Ultimate MySuperHero" Grand Prize:
  • HTC Sensation Smartphone (worth RM1,799)
Runner-up "MySuperHero Sidekick" Prize:
  • CBTL Contata Single-Serve Beverage Espresso Coffee Machine (worth RM880)
Third placement "MySuperHero Back-up" Prize:
  • Body Shop Hamper
Consolation "Wannabe MySuperheroes" Prizes (5):
  • Movie Memorabilia (worth RM200)
So quickly rate your favourite heroes and post about their "good deeds" by 30 November 2011 for consideration by the MySuperHero HQ Council (the organiser judges) in selecting the winning heroes.

The MySuperHero team (3 top winners) will be announced on 2 December 2011. Prizes courtesy of HTC, CBTL, Body Shop, The Star Online and Outpost Events.

Note that public feedback will be considered by the judges but is not the sole determinant in the winning criteria. All decisions by judges are final and not subject to dispute.

Friday, November 18, 2011

SuperHeroes reporting for duty at the Star Online Carnivale

MySuperHero offers Malaysians the opportunity to become SuperHeroes for the day at the Star Online Carnivale on this Sunday 20 November at Tropicana City Mall; details in preceding post.


SuperHeroes (left to right) Alpha Trooper, Lady Silk, Mind-Sculptor and Thunderstrike (front) reported for duty today to maintain order and justice at the Carnivale.


Come report for duty this Sunday 20 November, 11am to 7pm at the MySuperHero Talent Casting Contest at the Carnivale to stand a chance to win a HTC Sensation smartphone worth RM1,799, a CBTL Coffee Machine worth RM880, Body Shop vouchers and over RM1,000 worth of movie memorabilia. Costumes provided courtesy of Outpost Events. Details in our preceding post here. Download registration from here. Updates on Facebook:


MySuperHeroes cleaning-up annoying sparkly vampires and werewolves at Tropicana... a Good Deed for the day!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Have you got what it takes to be a SuperHero?

Join The Star Online Carnival MySuperHero Talent Casting Contest taking place at Tropicana City Mall, Sunday 20 November 2011, 11am to 7pm.



What if a dying alien space cop crash-landed along the coast of Terengganu? What if a mystical hammer imbued with godly powers landed in the plains of Sepang? What if a super-soldier serum was created in Universiti Hospital? What if YOU received these super-powers?

Become a Malaysian SuperHero at The Star Online Carnivale MySuperHero Talent Casting Contest and stand a chance to win some cool gadgets, plus potentially kickstart your career as a modelling talent.

Winner "Ultimate MySuperHero" Grand Prize:
  • HTC Sensation Smartphone (worth RM1,799)
Runner-up "MySuperHero Sidekick" Prize:
  • Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf Contata Single-Serve Beverage Espresso Coffee Machine (worth RM880)
Consolation "Wannabe MySuperheroes" Prizes (6):
  • Movie Memorabilia (worth RM200)

Over RM3,800 worth of prizes courtesy of HTC, Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, Star Online and Outpost Events.

Participation:

1. This contest is open to all Malaysian residents aged 18 and above. There is no fee to participate.

2. Participation is strictly limited to casting sessions scheduled at The Star Online Carnivale at Tropicana City Mall, main concourse, on Sunday 20 November 2011 between 11am to 7pm. Limited casting sessions may be available for pre-registered contestants on Friday 20 November 2011.

3. Participants are encouraged to pre-register by e-mailing events@outpost.com.my the following particulars by Thursday 17 November, 12pm noon:
a. Name (following NRIC)
b. Age
c. NRIC
d. Contact number (mobile)
e. Height (cm), weight (kg), shoe size (UK)
f. Self-photo, portrait & full-body (limit size to less than 100kb)

Only qualified applicants will be contacted with a scheduled casting session time and issued an official contestant registration form. Submission does not guarantee selection as a contestant; if you do not receive a reply means that you were not selected.

On-site registration will only be available for remaining casting session times (if any). In event all casting session times are full, qualified contestants may join waitlist and standby as potential substitute.

4. Qualified contestants are required to report-in at the MySuperHero booth at least 30 minutes before their scheduled casting session time. Contestants failing to report-in may be substituted by qualified contestants on standby without offer of replacement session.

5. Contestants will be provided a superhero-inspired costume for photo shoot at the booth studio. Costumes are allocated by the organiser without prior consultation. Contestants which decline costumes automatically forfeit from the contest. The photo shoot will be individual as well as group and should not exceed 30 minutes.

6. Qualified contestants may also where their own superhero-inspired costumes and are required to include self-photo in complete costume as part of particulars submitted for pre-registration as per item 3 above. Costumes must be suitable for public presentation by social norms and exclude any real weapons or props of close likeness.

7. Following the photo shoot, contestants will tour the shopping mall in costume and attempt to perform "good deeds" for shoppers to raise their popularity. Examples of "good deeds" include helping to carry shopping, pick-up litter, entertaining children, etc. and generally posing for photo opportunities on request. Recipients of "good deeds" will be informed to give positive feedback to finalist contestants to determine winners. The shopping mall tour should not exceed 30-45 minutes.

8. After the talent casting sessions, the organisers will shortlist 8 contestants as finalists for public opinion via online media by 23 November 2011.

9. The organisers will announce MySuperHero winners in early-December 2011, taking into consideration public opinion received until 30 November 2011. Organiser's decisions are final and not open for dispute.

10. By participating, all contestants hereby agree to allow organiser to use their photos for publicity and media coverage. All contestants will receive selected photos (softcopy) from the casting session in due course.

11. Contestants are solely responsible for their own conduct, well-being and security of their personal belongings during the casting sessions and discharge the organisers of any potential claims which may arise.

12. The organiser retains the right to revise the contest mechanics and regulations without prior notice.



SDCC - DC Heroes and Villains 3
The Avengers
Marvel horde
The above photos are indicative cosplay only and remain copyright of their respective owners.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Happy Halloween!

Wishing all Outpost followers and fans a Happy Halloween!


Hope your Halloween was filled with thrills and squeal's.

Specially for gamers and cosplayers, stay tuned for Live-Action Role-Playing Games (LARP) coming soon to a convention near you!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Spooks Halloween Shopping

Halloween is the season for all manner of spooks to come out for their annual shopping and be treated as norms. Jason Vorhess was spotted shopping at The Curve, perhaps for a new "parang" and chopped body parts...


After a tiring day collecting mauled human ornaments, Jason was later found chilling at Cathay e@Curve... perhaps trying to pick-up some girls!


Need a costume for this Halloween? Outpost Services provides selection of popular pop-culture costumes and ideas to look out-of-this world! Check previous posts for costume ideas.



Outpost Toys also retails selection of role-play toys like Star Wars lightsabers & blasters, Captain America's shield, Starfleet Tricorders, Terminator endoskeleton patches, Transformers masks, and more for kids & adults to cosplay; just ask for assistance.


Friday, October 14, 2011

Hot Cosplay this Halloween!

What hot and fashionable to cosplay this Halloween? Perhaps godlings from another realm? Or cyber-warriors off the grid? Or an intergalactic space cop?

Godlings of Thunder & Mischief

Cyber Warrior Gladiators
Intergalatic Peacekeeper Corps

Feel free to contact Outpost Services for more ideas or if you need help with a costume.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

A Happy Halloween Valentine?



Halloween is coming this 31 October... what better occasion for couples to dress-up and make it a spooky "valentines" night out! Hey, even Freddy gets a date!!!

Looking for a costume? Maybe Outpost Services can help... check our previous post for costuming ideas. Also previewing soon our suggestions to be godlings, cyber warriors and space cops!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Thor Hammered!

Training mishap while young Thor practises some battle swings with Mjolnir.


Halloween is coming soon as the time of the year to dress-up as your favourite characters. Outpost Services may just have the costume for you to look out-of-this-world. Check some cool costume ideas from our previous post. For further enquiries, e-mail services@outpost.com.my.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Taking a Break

Even aliens and monsters need a toilet break to relieve themselves!


Please note that Outpost Toys at Cineshop Cathay Cineplex, e@Curve Mutiara Damansara is closed every Monday for weekly crew shore leave. The Outpost may also be temporarily closed for short breaks during normal operation hours for crew to drop-in the toilet, take-in oxygen or replenish food supplies. In such event, please hail the crew member on duty using the contact number displayed at the Outpost premises. Apologies for any inconvenience and please enjoy your regular visit to Outpost Toys.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Outpost wishes all Malaysians a Happy Merdeka Raya 2011!

Celebrating both Hari Raya and our country's independence from colonial times, this festive season beckons for better understanding and mutual cooperation between fellow Malaysians.

See even Captain America and Red Skull can get along!


Outpost Events will be posting interesting and bizarre photos from our cosplay days and invite our blog readers to post witty captions under comments. Then share your caption on Facebook and/or Twitter to stand a chance to win a gift from Outpost.

Outpost Services provides costume rental for individuals and corporate events. Take an equally bizarre photo whilst wearing our costume then submit to us for a thank you gift if selected to be posted to our blog. Halloween is coming soon end-October so book your costumes soon to avoid disappointment.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Transformers Dark of the Moon toys have landed

TRANSFORMERS DARK OF THE MOON (DOTM) toys by Hasbro are now officially released in Malaysia!



In conjunction with the highly anticipated release of these latest Transformers toys from the upcoming movie, Outpost Toys in Cathay e@Curve will be rewarding customers with the following HOT special offers:

A) FREE exclusive TRANSFORMERS Poster with purchase of over RM150 DOTM range in single receipt. Posters limited while stocks last.

B) 30% discount on non-DOTM Transformers toys with any purchase of DOTM product. Limited while stocks last.



EXCLUSIVELY for OUTPOST RICH LOYALTY CARD members:

C) Win a Mechtech Ultimate Optimus Prime worth RM379.90!
Lucky draw only for members with minimum purchase of RM100 of DOTM range in single receipt.


D) Win a Dual Model Kit Optimus Prime worth RM399.90!
Lucky draw onlyfor members with minimum purchase of RM150 of DOTM range in single receipt.


Outpost Rich Loyalty Card must be presented upon payment to qualify. 1 winner only for each category. Prize will be awarded in August 2011.

Outpost Management reserves the right to vary terms and conditions of offers and prizes without prior notice.

NERF Community Malaysia Dart Tag Competition

The first structured Dart Tag Competition for NERF Community Malaysia took place on Sunday 24 April, organised by Outpost Events and supported by Hasbro Malaysia. 40 participants young and not-so-old started gathering at AllRounder Futsal Centre, Petaling Jaya, from 9am to sign-in and prepare for the competition kicking off at 10am.

NERF Arena at futsal court
The 10 teams of 4 members each competing were (in no particular order):

Team SWAT
Team Commandos


Droids
SWAT
Shots
Commandos
Red Scarf
Poyo
Boleh Saja
Jawbreakers
Echo
C3 Boyz


All gear was provided for players comprising Dart Tag Furyfires with velcro darts and Dart Tag vests, wrist sleeves and Vision Gear protective eye-wear. Most teams pre-registered and were provided additional velcro darts as a tactical advantage.


Following modified Swiss-format tournament mechanics, each team played 3 matches against different teams with competition points rewarded to winners of that round. Winner of each timed match were determined by number of darts scored by each team against the opposing team by hitting their members (on velcro vests and wrist sleeves) or home base (velcro target board). Teams which devised effective strategies and worked well as a team were rewarded bonus competition points if they "overkill" opponents by doubling darts scored for the match.

After 15 matches over 2 hours, 2 teams with the highest competition points were selected for the finals: it was Shots vs. Commandos! The final match started slow as both teams played cautious, seeming to stalk opposing players until a sudden flurry of flying darts trying to tag each other. Shots ultimately emerged victorious by a narrow margin to win over RM500 worth of NERF Dart Tag products. Commandos as the runner-up team also took home over RM300 worth of assorted NERF products. Plus no team left empty handed either as all received a NERF Secret Strike blaster as consolation. All prizes courtesy of Hasbro Malaysia.


Look forward to more Dart Tag action at the next NERF Community Malaysia competition tentatively scheduled for July 2011. More photos of local NERF activities at NERF Community Malaysia on Facebook.

Outpost Events also organises NERF activities for private engagements such as kids parties and corporate team-building games. For enquiries, e-mail events@outpost.com.my.

N.B. NERF is a registered trademark owned by Hasbro and used here without intend to infringe on copyright. NERF Community Malaysia is a fan-based group not officially associated with Hasbro.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Outpost Academy is now open for Enrolment

Level-up at Outpost Academy, now open for enrolment to provide the necessary skills and mindset before active Starship duty. Cadets graduating from this 3-month training programme will be Officer material for Ensign and Lieutenant J.G. postings. Enrol NOW, limited placements available and only for qualified candidates!


Executive Development Programme - Level 0: Foundations

This "Foundation" level programme provides work-enhancement skills and personal development for employees entering Executive positions in SMEs.

Often employees hired as Executives or thrust into these positions do not have clear understanding on their job scope nor are provided skills necessary for their performance to meet management expectations, particularly for SMEs without comprehensive HR practices. Failure of Executives may indeed be more related to mismatch of employee work attitude and self-development shortcomings instead of insufficient technical skills provided by education.

The programme is intended for employees to develop skill sets which should be pre-requisites of Executive level positions. It is conducted in weekly tutorials over 3 months whereby programme participants can directly apply learned techniques into their jobs with opportunity for on-going review. Participants who develop positive habits will gain marked improvement in job performance and future success in their career.

Participants:
  • Junior Executives (less than 6 months experience).
  • Non-Executives aspiring for Executive-level positions.
Suitable participants are generally expected to be within 21-25 years of age.

Programme Content:
  1. Personal Efficiency Program (PEP): How to get organised to do more work in less time.
  2. Self-Improvement: Profiling, Time Management, Communication..
  3. Career Development: Job Scope, Performance, Evaluation, Planning.
  4. Financial Planning: Income Statement, Budgeting, Networth Simulation.
Tutorials conducted every Monday at 8pm (1-1.5 hours), may be subject to change.
Participants will be given weekly exercises and expected to participate in experiential learning.
Completion may follow-on to Executive Development Programme - Level 1 (tentatively commencing August 2011).

Dates & Duration:
12 weeks starting 11 April to 27 June 2011.

Venue:
No. 7-2 (1st floor), Jalan SS23/11,
Taman SEA, 47400 Petaling Jaya,
Selangor, Malaysia,
Earth, Sol System, Sector 001

Fees:
Valued at RM1,000 now given FREE.
However participants who fail to complete the programme may be subject to financial penalty.

Participant Pre-requisites:
  • Diploma or Degree in any field.
  • Currently employed in SME; fresh graduates are encouraged to apply.
  • Good English written and spoken.
  • Openess for critical self-reflection and willingness to change.
Maximum of 5 progamme participants only, selected by Programme Facilitator.

Programme candidates are required to submit the following documents for selection review:
1. Latest resume / CV.
2. Tertiary education certificate (diploma & degree) with results and course outline.
3. SPM results.
4. Current employment letter and job description.
5. List of top 3 problems at work.
6. List of top 3 goals for personal development.
7. Write-up on "Why do you want to join the Executive Development Programme?" (min half A4-size page).
Send submissions via e-mail to rchua@outpost.com.my (limit image files <100kb) before Friday 8 April 2011. Only successful candidates will be contacted for further arrangements.

Programme Facilitator:

Outpost Commander Richard Chua has over a dozen years of varied work experiences spanning a career in some of the top MNCS and managing his own business in multiple industries. After studying Civil Engineering and Commerce, he has held executive & management positions at the top German, American and Australia MNCs in their respective fields, working in business development, sales, technical design and project management. Although he has no formal education as a trainer, he has attended numerous corporate training programmes as well as been through the hard-knocks of building a business from scratch, gaining invaluable hands-on learning experience in the process. The Executive Development Programme is personally designed and facilitated by Richard based on his real-world experiences and attempts to foster better Executives through extended mentoring which seems lacking in commercial 1-2 day corporate training programmes.

Look-up the Outpost Commander at his Blog, Facebook or Twitter.

Thursday, March 31, 2011

First Malaysian Gundam Unicorn Movie Marathon



The first official Gundam Unicorn Anime Movie Marathon screening look place on Saturday 5 March 2011 at Cathay Cineplex, e@Curve Mutiara Damansara. Organised by Bandai, Litt Tak, e-Toyz.com and Outpost Toys, the marathon comprised Gundam Unicorn Episode 1: Day of the Unicorn, Episode 2: The Second Coming of Char, and the Premiere of Episode 3: Ghosts of Laplace. Local Gundam fans invited to the private screening were amongst the first in Malaysia to watch Gundam Unicorn Episode 3 which was released simultaneously worldwide on the same day.


Registration counters were open early in Cathay Cineplex for invited guests to collect their tickets and special Gundam Unicorn goodie bags with an exclusive information booklet on the series.


Gundam fans also purchased model kits specially released that day such as the Limited Edition HGUC Unicorn Gundam Destroy Mode Clear Version and HGUC Sinanju Sparkle Version.


A display cabinet of Gunpla model kits related to the Gundam Unicorn series provided hobbyists and cinema patrons the opportunity to visually inspect the robots once assembled.


In addition, various Gunpla model kits were sold as greatly discounted prices, including the new release SD Sinanju normally RM53.90 reduced to RM34.80.

Gundam anime fans who could not get enough of the cinema movie marathon even take home Gundam Unicorn Episode 3 on original Blu-Ray Disc at specially discounted price.

Approaching 11am, all guests were directed into the cinema hall in order to begin screening the Gundam Unicorn Movie Marathon screening from Blu-Ray Discs projected via Cathay's Digital Projector.

Summary of Episode I: Day of the Unicorn
A Neo Zeon remnant group called the "Sleeves" travels to Side 4's Industrial 7 colony, so that its captain, Zinnerman, can receive a "key" to something known as "Laplace's Box" from Vist Foundation leader Cardeas Vist. The item is said to be capable of either restoring the future or destroying the world. Audrey Burns seeks to meet Vist first and convince him not to turn over Laplace's Box, believing the Sleeves will use it to start another war. Along the way, she is rescued by 16-year-old student Banagher Links, who agrees to take her to Vist. Meanwhile, a battle breaks out between the Federation's Londo Bell taskforce and the Sleeves. As the collateral damage rises, the colony is evacuated. Amidst the chaos, Banagher discovers the fatally-wounded Cardeas Vist in the cockpit of the Unicorn Gundam. Before his death, Vist entrusts the Gundam to Banagher, who realizes that Vist is his father. Banagher then launches in the Unicorn and confronts the Sleeves' elite pilot, Marida Cruz, who is piloting the Kshatriya.


The screening immediately continued into the next episode.

Summary of Episode 2: Coming Coming of Char
The transformed Unicorn Gundam overpowers the Kshatriya and Marida is ordered to retreat. The Unicorn is picked up by the Londo Bell ship Nahel Argama. Banagher is questioned by Daguza Mackle about how he came to possess the Unicorn Gundam but is interrupted by the Sleeves' surprise attack. Full Frontal, the leader of Neo Zeon, demands that the Nahel Argama hand over any items related to Laplace's Box, including the Unicorn. Daguza tries to ensure safe passage by holding Audrey, revealed to be Zeon Princess Mineva Lao Zabi, hostage, but Frontal refuses to accept they have the real Mineva. With no other choice, Banagher sorties in the Unicorn against the Sinanju; he fights well, but is captured when blindsided by the Kshatriya. Banagher is taken to meet Frontal, whilst the Federation plans its assault on the fortress of Palau, where Banagher and the Unicorn are being held.After discussing the nature of Zeon with Marida, who is placed in charge of watching over Banagher, a crew member from Nahel Argama disguised as a bum bumps into Banagher and passes him a map and a transmitter, telling him to get to the 14th space gate or risk being killed in the coming battle. Banagher laments over how the colony will become a battlefield soon.


A short break was then declared for snacks and/or lunch before concluding with the highly anticipated Episode 3 Premiere.

Summary of Episode 3: The Ghost of Laplace
After launching in the Unicorn Gundam to protect Mineva, Banagher was captured in the middle of his Full Frontal's Sinanju. He was now been taken to the resource satellite Palau, he stronghold of the Neo Zeon remnants know at the Sleeves, and placed under detention. In order to recover Banagher and the Unicorn, Commander Daguza of the Federation's ECOAS special forces unit begins an attack on Palau, in coordination with the Nahel Argama. Banagher takes advantage of the confusion to escape. Palau with the Unicorn, but... Standing in his way are Marida and her Kshatriya, sent by Full Frontal in order to discover the path to Laplace's Box, which will be revealed by the activation of the NT-D system!

 

The final episode concluded with much fan applause and several fortunate attendees were then rewarded with addition Gunpla goodies in the Lucky Draw.

Winners of Sinanju Medals:
1. Lim Kok Liang
2. Lim Jei Juin
3. Chain Hoven
4. Chang Wai Kong
5. Lai Juang Jih



Specially presenting the Grand Prizes was Mr. Takayoshi Oyama, Bandai SEA Manager, who made his way over from Singapore. The very lucky prize winners:
1. Eric Yap, receiving MG Unicorn Gundam
2. Ng Chee How, receiving HGUC Sinanju
3.Tan Lee Seng, receiving SD Unicorn Gundam 

In his parting wordings, Oyama-San encouraged all to "Buy more Gundam!".

VIPs from left to right: Ms. Tan Siew Fun, Mr. Arthur Chua, Mr. Takayoshi Oyama,
Mr. Ian Koh, Mr. Nicholas Ng, Mr. William Wong

"Yes we will BUY MORE GUNDAM!"

END


Many thanks to Bandai & Litt Tak for this special event and with special appreciation to Cathay Cineplex e@Curve for venue support.

Plus BUY MORE GUNPLA from e-Toyz.com & Outpost Toys (left) so we may bring more such fan engagement events in the near future.

Stay tuned here for Gundam Unicorn 4 incoming 3 September 2011.

Photos courtesy of AeonView.com; click here for more photos.