Mother’s Day Gift Competition

Have you found the perfect present yet for Mother’s Day this Sunday? Well here at Base.com we are offering you the chance to win an ideal gift.

We are giving away a Winter in Venice – Lavender Bath Tub Gift SetWinter in Venice Lavender Bath Tub Gift Set to one lucky winner.

To enter all you need to do is:

1.Follow us on Twitter

2.Find your favourite fragrance that we sell on www.base.com

3. Retweet this message filling in the ‘gap’ with your favourite fragrance’s name.

 

**Mystery Gift Competition**

For a second chance to win an ideal Mother’s Day gift tells us:

- Which Health & Beauty product on www.base.com states This gift is perfect for the gardening enthusiast” in the description?

To enter:

1. Follow us on Twitter

2. Tweet @base_com the mystery product’s name with the hash-tag #BaseMysteryGift

F1 2011 – Will this be the best season yet?

F1 LogoThis Saturday marks the start of the new highly anticipated Formula 1 2011 season, but is all the hype around the new season justified? Well new rules, regulations and suppliers should all help, but with the sport gaining such little (positive) media attention in the off-season we decided to compile our own list of the major changes this season, so you can be up to speed before the lights go green in Australia.

Team & Driver Line up Changes:

  • Lotus Renault GP – The unfortunate injuries suffered to Robert Kubica during the Ronde di Andora rally has ruled him out almost definitely for the entire season. The experienced Nick Heidfeld has been drafted in, but I’m sure everybody hopes to see Robert back as soon as possible.
  • AT&T Williams – The team has in my view made a big error in dropping Nico Hülkenberg, last season’s rookie was beginning to prove his worth in F1 and deserved a second season. Nico has been replaced by 2010 GP2 Series champion Pastor Maldonado.
  • Force India – Vitantonio Liuzzi jumps ship/pushed to Hispania Racing, to be replaced by Rookie Brit Paul di Resta, can he emulate the instant success of Lewis Hamilton, perhaps not straight away, but another British driver is always a welcome addition to the grid.
  • Sauber F1 Team – Mexican Sergio Pérez, runner-up in the GP2 Series last season,  fills the second driver seat here.
  • Hispania Racing- As mentioned, Vitantonio Liuzzi joins along with Narain Karthikeyan (remember him? perhaps not, he had a fairly uninspired stint with Jordan in the 2005 season)
  • Virgin Racing – The frankly under-rated Timo Glock is joined by another F1 newbie in the form of Jérôme d’Ambrosio, who had been with the team as their Friday test driver.

Major Rule Changes:

  • The return of the 107% qualifying rule. Let’s hope the newer teams have caught up with the pace in the winter development period!
  • Bridgestone has ended its long-running tyre supplier deal with the sport, being replaced by Pirelli. Will this make a difference the racing? Possibly yes as rumours suggest tyres may now been designed to degrade quicker on purpose in an effort to mix up the pit strategies.
  • F-ducts have been banned but the energy boost system KERS (Kinetic Energy Recovery System) makes a comeback.
  • An adjustable rear wing system has been implemented to give drivers an optional speed-boost in certain conditions. The availability of the system will be controlled remotely by the FIA and only allowed under certain conditions. Controversy awaits!

The last 2 seasons will prove hard to beat in terms of excitement and closeness, but a mixture of new rookie drivers and the return of over-taking aids like KERS and the new adjustable rear wings should see the on-track action increase and take pit-lane strategy to another level. I know the team at Base.com are excited for the talking to stop and the engines to start.

Base.com would also like to congratulate Codemasters for winning the Sports category at the GAME BAFTA’s this year with their multi-format F1 2010. A well deserved win for a truly excellent game.

Freebie Friday! Win a copy of Killzone 3 on PS3

We have 1 of 2 copies of the fantastic Killzone 3 on PS3 to give away.

Killzone 3 Continuing from Killzone 2, players find Emperor Visari, the viscious dictator of the Helghast, dead at the feet of Sev and Rico. However this war is far from won. In the wake of Visari’s death, Helghan has devolved into a world of political scheming, rapid infighting, and murder. Now, the two most powerful men on Helghan are fighting for complete and utter dominance while Visari’s vision of Helghan is in jeopardy. With limited supplies and no re-enforcements, the ISA must now fight not to win a war, but to survive a lost one.

Not only does the game utilise the Playstation Move hardware to good effect, it also has support for full stereoscopic 3D gameplay.

TO ENTER this competition all you’ll need to do is  follow us on Twitter and retweet This Message to enter the competition*.

* By entering this competition you are declaring that you are 18 years or over.

 

Win one of 4 Angry Birds Plush Toys

We’re giving away 4 Angry Birds Plush Toys on Twitter to celebrate the launch of the latest Angry Birds Game, Angry Birds Rio, in the iPhone App Store.

Angry Birds Plush Toy - Red BirdAngry Birds Plush Toy - Black BirdAngry Birds Plush Toy - Yellow Bird

We have

  • 1 x 8″ Red Bird Plush Toy
  • 1 x 8″ Yellow Bird Plush Toy
  • 1 x 5″ Red Bird Plush Toy with sound
  • 1 x 5″ Black Bird Plush Toy with soound

Angry Birds Rio - Giving away 4 Angry Birds Rio Plush ToysThe Angry Birds Rio game is based on the story from the upcoming Twentieth Century Fox animated movie, Rio, in which Blu, a pet parrot that never learned to fly and lives in domesticated bliss in America. Blu’s life changes when his owner discovers a possible mate for him and takes him to Rio De Janeiro to meet her. Nothing is ever simple and straightforward in animated movie land, and Blu and his potential mate, Jewel, are kidnapped.

The Angry Birds Rio game follows this story and incorporates Angry Birds well loved demolition challenges, with 45 dedicated levels and unique twists based on the upcoming movie.

To enter our prize you’ll need to follow us on Twitter and retweet This Message to enter the competition

The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet’s Nest

The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet’s Nest is the concluding film in the infamous trilogy by Stieg Larsson.

Lisbeth Salander lies in critical condition, a bullet wound to her head, in the intensive care unit of a Swedish city hospital. She’s fighting for her life in more ways than one: if and when she recovers, she’ll be taken back to Stockholm to stand trial for three murders. With the help of her friend, journalist Mikael Blomkvist, she must prove her innocence; help uncover those in authority who have allowed the vulnerable to suffer abuse and violence, and plot revenge against the man who tried to kill her, and the corrupt government institutions that very nearly destroyed her.

A bleak yet moving story, it grips you from start to finish. Is there a sting in the tail? Some have said the trilogy reaches a conclusion, others that it has a “to be continued ” flavour, which would make sense as Larssen intended to write more than three books. Order now and make up your own mind.

You can pre-order The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet’s Nest on Dvd and Bluray now.
Release is scheduled for 4th April 2011.

Deals of the Week

From Dvds, Cds and Video Games to Rucksacks, Drills, Electric Shavers and Power Balls….. we have great deals every week in every single category we carry.  Hurry though, ‘cos once its gone, its gone.

Here’s a selection of what is currently on offer.

powerball Powerball is the world’s most powerful hand gyroscope, generating speeds of over 16,000   rpm! Simply by starting up the Powerball in your hand and rotating your wrist faster you can develop incredible speeds and increase your strength. Powerball is seriously addictive for all ages, making it ideal for play, exercise, or fun competitions.

Who’s it good for?

Perfect for golfers, musicians, squash, tennis, fencing, basketball, badminton, archery, cricket. Great for building up strength in the wrists and forearms to help avoid injury and recovery from injury.

 

M60B electric shaverThe convenient and handy MobileShave, Braun’s smallest electric shaver, is your perfect grooming friend outside home. Thanks to its compact size and powered by 2 AA batteries it can easily be used at work, in the car, or even on short holiday trips.

The M60b Pocket Shaver is ideal for a spruce up before a meeting, be it work or play. Don’t get caught by the “five o’clock shadow.”

 

 

Jansport Classic Superbreak RucksackThe Jansport Superbreak backpack is a simple classic. It has a large main compartment, and a front utility pocket with organiser to keep the essentials handy. The back panel is two-thirds padded for comfort, as are the shoulder straps. Boasting a sturdy 600-denier polyester construction and a stylish exterior, the JanSport SuperBreak backpack easily and comfortably carries your gear for years to come.

 

 

Lego Star Wars Limited Edition Collectors Poster 2011

Lego and Star Wars have always had an excellent relationship. Which child in the 80′s didn’t list a Lego Millenium Falcon as the ultimate Christmas present ever? Well, probably 95% of all the girls, but, hopefully, you know what I mean.

Well, to celebrate this relationship, Lego have released a limited edition poster showing all of the Star Wars Lego Mini Figures and it looks awesome. On the reverse side there is a limited edition print run number. Only 50,000 have been printed.

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There are a total of 90 Lego minifigures shown on the poster and they are separated into 45 members of the Rebel Alliance and 45 members of the Galactic Empire.

Darth Vadar from the Lego Star Wars Limited Edition Colectors Oister 2011

The poster is headed up with Anakin Skywalker as a member of the Rebel Alliance and then as Darth Vadar, Number 2 in the Galactic Empire.

Here we can see a close up of the picture for the Lego Star Wars Darth Vadar Minifigure along with the Lego Product Code for the Lego set that the minifigure is available in.

Some characters, including Luke Skywalker and Anakin Skywalker have several entries showing them at different stages of the Star Wars story.

The full list of Lego minifigures shown in the Lego Star Wars Limited Edition Collectors Poster 2011 is:

Rebel Alliance

  • 8085 – Anakin Skywalker
  • 8098 – Anakin Skywalker
  • 7931 – Obi-Wan Kenobi
  • 10188 – Obi-Wan Kenobi
  • 8092 – Obi-Wan Kenobi
  • 8092 – Luke Skywalker
  • 8129 – Luke Skywalker
  • 8089 – Luke Skywalker
  • 10212 – Luke Skywalker
  • 7964 – Yoda
  • 8038 – Chewbacca
  • 8097 – Han Solo
  • 8129 – Han Solo
  • 8097 – Han Solo in Carbonite
  • 7868 – Mace Windu
  • 8038 – Chief Chirpa
  • 8038 – Wicket
  • 8038 – Paploo
  • 8038 – Princess Leia
  • 10188 – Princess Leia
  • 8092 – C-3PO
  • 8092 – R2-D2
  • 7868 – RR8-B7
  • 8093 – R8-D4
  • 8088 – R4-P44
  • 7931 – Shaak Ti
  • 7931 – Saesee Tiin
  • 8098 – Aayla Secura
  • 8098 – Ahsoka
  • 8095 – Nahdar Vebb
  • 8088 – Kit Fisto
  • 8093 – Pio Koon
  • 7869 – Luminara Unduli
  • 7962 – Wald
  • 8039 – Chancellor Palpatine
  • 7929 – Jar Jar Binks
  • 7929 – Gungan Soldier
  • 8089 – Zev Senesca
  • 7869 – Captain Rex
  • 8088 – Captain Jag
  • 8128 – Senate Commando Captain
  • 8088 – Clone Pilot
  • 7913 – ARF Clone Trooper
  • 7913 – Bomb Squad Trooper
  • 8091 – Clone Trooper

Imperial

  • 8096 – Battle Damaged Anakin Skywalker
  • 10212 – Darth Vadar
  • 8096 – Emporer Palpatine
  • 7961 – Darth Maul
  • 8098 – Cad Bane
  • 8097 – Boba Fett
  • 8097 – Bossk
  • 8095 – General Grievous
  • 8128 – Shhan Alama
  • 10188 – Emporer’s Royal Guard
  • 7930 – Aurro Sing
  • 7930 – Embo
  • 7930 – Sugi
  • 7957 – Savage Opress
  • 7957 – Asaji Ventressa
  • 7962 – Sebulba
  • 7962 – Watto
  • 10212 – Shuttle Pilot
  • 8129 – General Veers
  • 10188 – Grand Moff Tarkin
  • 10188 – R2-Q5
  • 7915 – R2-Q2
  • 10188 – Protocol Droid
  • 10188 – Mouse Droid
  • 7868 – Tactical Droid TX-20
  • 10212 – Imperial Officer
  • 8038 – Imperial Trooper
  • 10188 – Death Star Trooper
  • 7915 – Imperial Pilot
  • 7930 – Elite Assassin Droid
  • 7914 – Mandalorian
  • 7914 – Mandalorian
  • 7914 – Mandalorian Assassin
  • 8085 – Thi-Sen
  • 8089 – Wampa
  • 10212 – Stormtrooper
  • 8038 – Biker Scout
  • 8087 – TIE Fighter Pilot
  • 8038 – AT-ST Driver
  • 8129 – AT-AT Driver
  • 8095 – A4-D
  • 8091 – Super Battle Droid
  • 8086 – Rocket Battle Droid
  • 7929 – Droid Pilot
  • 7929 – Battle Droid

If you want to get your hands on some Lego Minifigures, check out the current range of Lego Minifigures at base.com, or, follow this link if you want to see all the Lego on offer from base.com