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PUBLISHED : Thursday, 05 April, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 05 April, 2012, 12:00am


Superheroes square off

In anticipation of The Avengers opening here this month, an exhibit at The One mall in Tsim Sha Tsui will show off models and action figures of characters from the film.

Life-size limited-edition collectible models of Iron Man (right), Captain America (below) and Thor will be on display. Outside the mall stands a five-metre-tall clone of Iron Man in his Mark VII battle suit.

Fans of Marvel comics and Hollywood superhero blockbusters should definitely go see how they size up to the actual action heros.

Tick, tock and touch

Despite all the cool things your smartphone can do, it doesn't fare so well when it comes to wearability. The good old watch wins this round. It's just hard to incorporate mobile phones into your outfit.

Swiss company Swatch has a new watch that not only looks good on you, but also has some neat features.

The Swatch Touch has a large screen that displays the time in huge numbers - and that's it. There are no buttons of any kind on the watch. To access the other six functions, such as the alarm and timer, the owner uses finger-taps and sideway scrolls on the touch screen.

The watch comes in purple and white with stars (left), and black and grey with skulls.

Monkey around at Ocean Park

With the Easter holidays here, you'll (hopefully) have plenty of free time on your hands. So why not visit Ocean Park to see its latest animal attractions?

As part of its Animal Month celebration, the park recently opened a brand-new enclosure for two female golden monkeys from Sichuan .

The additions are part of the park's Hong Kong Jockey Club Sichuan Treasures attraction. The two endangered monkeys, Le Le and Hu Hu, are on a three-year loan from Chengdu Zoo. Their neighbours are the popular giant pandas.

As well as the animals, a number of new shows has been added, including an interactive animation about the monkey king, and an energetic Monkey Madness parkour performance.

Hello Kitty redesign

New York design brand Nooka has partnered with Japanese company Sanrio to create a limited-edition vinyl figure of one of the most famous kitties in the world. The 10cm-tall Hello Kitty collectible features a simple and sleek design in line with Nooka's other products.

The ever-popular cartoon cat first appeared in 1974 on a coin purse, and since then, she has lent her image to products including dolls, accessories, clothes and household appliances. In 2008, she even became the ambassador of Japanese tourism on the mainland and in Hong Kong.

Only 2,000 of the vinyl figures will be available at the WOAW shop on Fashion Walk in Causeway Bay, for HK$250 each.