Monday, April 19, 2010

Zero Per Zero railway maps (review roundup)

Railway maps by Zero Per Zero: Seoul, Manhattan, Tokyo and Hokkaido. You can find them on sale as maps, posters, mousepads, and more at Japanistic and ShopEssentials, which was kind enough to send me Tokyo. The map came packaged in a box, secured in a shipping tube, and as you can see, the maps are gorgeous.

And two more reviews:

1. Batman and Robin, Vol. 1: Batman Reborn: I love everything Frank Quitely draws. Unfortunately, he only drew half of the volume. Grant Morrison is tremendously overrated. 34% off at Amazon.

2. Hasbro's Iron Man 2 Movie Series action figures are horrendously made. I got two for my boys, and noticed at the time that they were surprisingly cheap. There's a good reason. The Iron Man Mark III is so loose in the torso that you can spin his upper body like a top. And his hands fall right out of the wrists and had to be glued in place.

*You can read more of my reviews here.

*Buy vintage globes at eBay.