Wednesday, 10 August 2016

hy4_4yh - YAVAY

hy4_4yh, also known as Hyper YoYo, releases its major label debut today - YAVAY!

The group has been around since 2005 and has performed over 1000 gigs!

Check out the fun clip for ONE NIGHT CARNIVAL 〜ティッケー・ティーンズロード below:

Working in an office I think it'd be quite fun to dance on the desks from time to time!!

Mata ne!

Sunday, 7 August 2016

GemPacked Cards - Game Review

GemPacked Cards is a tabletop take on the iOS game GemPacked!  It's described as a 'gem crafting, colour blending game' - and the artwork is super Kawaii!

Of course it's all based around the Kawaii Geminos! Here they are in their 'Pip' form:

For colour-blind players they all have the first letter of their colour printed on them, so everyone can join in the Kawaii fun! I think the smug green Pip is my favourite!

You set up the game differently depending on how many people are playing.  Here's the set up for a 2-player game:

Each player starts with 2 pips (you can see Pinkuiropixie's Pips ready on the right).  As you play you draw Pips from the area on the left and spend them to get the Gemino Squares (and Diamonds) which are worth points from the grid in the middle.  At the top you can see some cards with different combinations of Geminos - if you can fulfil these your Geminos get into a rocket ship and escape so they are worth lots of points at the end of the game!

You can also buy the Sun or Nova cards to gain points:

Aren't they adorable?!

So as you play you use your Pips to buy Squares - two Pips of the same colour for a Square of that colour, or you can use combinations of the elementary colours (blue, red, yellow) to buy Squares in the secondary colours (purple, green, orange).  White Pips are 'wild' so can take the place of any of the other colours when you are buying a Square.

You do the same thing with your Squares to buy Diamonds.  You can only buy Squares/Diamonds from that grid in the middle - like this:

After you buy, the empty space gets refilled with a new card, showing a new Square or Diamond the players can buy.  There are also some special events cards that can turn up - like an Asteroid:

These cute little guys make all players draw more Pips!

There's also the Chomet!

This fiery blue beast eats the cards around him when he appears, so might clear out that Diamond you are trying to get! Watch out for the Chomet!!

You take turns drawing Pips, buying cards and trying to get the most points - once the last Pip is drawn each player gets one more turn to try to score some big points and then you work out the winner!  Here's Pinkuiropixie's winning set:

I spent too long trying to get combos to buy a Rocket ><;

GemPacked Cards is a fun game that plays quickly so it's possible to play a few rounds to find out who is the Gemino Master!  The game sometimes feels like it doesn't last long enough, and those Rockets can be really tricky to get too, but don't let that put you off - it's still a fun, Kawaii game!

Mata ne!

Wednesday, 3 August 2016

Beauty and the Beast TsumTsums! (Plus more!)

The Disney Store released the most Kawaii TsumTsum set yet yesterday, they released Beauty and the Beast! I knew these would be a hugely popular release so to make sure we got a set, I queued outside the Disney Store in Birmingham before going to work!

We heard that the online sets sold out in just 11 minutes so I was even more happier that we didn't rely on getting them that way! Despite a queue, I managed to get a whole set for Beauty and the Beast and they are beautiful!

It's a large set of 9 Tsums, from the bottom row to the top, left to right, it's Lumiere, Cogsworth, Mrs Potts, Chip, Gaston, Maurice, Philippe, The Beast and his Belle! Aren't they adorable!!!!!

Each Tsum is super cute and as detailed as in the film. Here is Mrs Potts and Chip:

And Lumiere and Cogsworth:

I just love Cogsworth's face! and Lumiere's candle hands! Super cute! Here is a cheeky Gaston:

And his eyebrow adds even more cheekiness! And here is The Beast and his Belle:

This is probabaly my favourite set yet! I'm super glad I went to the Store! I even managed to get my hands on a large Beast!

He is awesome!! I didn't manage to get a medium Belle as they sold out in store but Mr has ordered one from the online Disney Store so she's on her way!! They will look adorable stacked together!

The Disney Store released several other sets in store and online and I managed to get them as well. The first is a Pete's Dragon (Elliot) TsumTsum, they had medium and small but I only managed to get my hands on a small but he is so cute!

His pink hair is adorable and they even made sure he came with the 0 and X's game on his tummy!

I also picked up the Toy Story Alien set:

This was previously released in Japan for the 20th Anniversary of Toy Story, so it was great to get our hands on it here!

The last set I picked up were the Toy Story Three Peas in a Pod, they had also been released in Japan before!

I love each of their super cute faces! So that's my awesome TsumTsum haul! Quite a big TsumTsum Tuesday!! Can't wait for the next TsumTsum Tuesday! Mr and I will be there to grab our set!

Catch you later Kawiisters!!
PinkuiroPixie ^^