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  • Batman: The Animated Series Harley Quinn Bust

    Toy News International
    25 May 2015 | 4:34 am
  • Toy Art Gallery Memorial Day Sale (20% Off)

    Vinyl Pulse
    Jack
    24 May 2015 | 4:10 pm
    To celebrate the holiday weekend, Toy Art Gallery is offering 20% off with their Memorial Day Weekend sale. The sale applies to nearly all their online stock minus pieces from their current show (previous show pieces are discounted), pre-order items, and floor samples. This is the perfect time to pick...
  • Stitching Up Fuzzy Friends

    NYT > Toys
    16 May 2015 | 9:00 pm
    As the “bear doctor” at the Vermont Teddy Bear Company, Nancy Robert takes care of the stuffed animals mailed in for repairs.
  • Captain America Star Launch Shield, Avengers Age of Ultron

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    2 May 2015 | 5:16 pm
    Marvel Avengers Age of Ultron Captain America Star Launch Shield Review http://www.DadDoes.Com Today we review the Captain America Star Launch Shield. In addition we take a look at a few role play Thor toys – the Thor Battle Hammer and the Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron Hero Mask: Thor The Captain America Star Launch Shield Sells for about $15 on Amazon – http://amzn.to/1dDT5rt The Thor Battle Hammer Sells for $9.99 on Amazon – http://amzn.to/1GQ8L4y If you are into the Avengers, these are some great role play toys. We really like the shield because of the range of…
  • Official Scrabble list for 'shizzle' may be 'blech' to some

    Yahoo! Finance: Toys & Games Industry News
    22 May 2015 | 11:49 am
 
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  • Toy Art Gallery Memorial Day Sale (20% Off)

    Jack
    24 May 2015 | 4:10 pm
    To celebrate the holiday weekend, Toy Art Gallery is offering 20% off with their Memorial Day Weekend sale. The sale applies to nearly all their online stock minus pieces from their current show (previous show pieces are discounted), pre-order items, and floor samples. This is the perfect time to pick...
  • Yosuke Ueno Beautiful Noise (5.23)

    Jack
    22 May 2015 | 5:32 pm
    Japanese artist Yosuke Ueno will open Beautiful Noise at Thinkspace in Culver City on Saturday evening (5.23). For his fourth solo at the gallery, Yosuke has created several portraits in addition to signature colorful assemblages of fashionably eclectic and enigmatic characters. Digging the piece featuring the character from the Negative...
  • Michael Lau Inspired Spiki Custom by Nakanari

    Kristoffer
    21 May 2015 | 9:36 pm
    Nakanari will be making his way to Jakarta Indonesia for his very own Spiki Custom Showcase on Saturday, September 19th. This show will include custom Spiki figures by Nakanari, which were all inspired by all of the artists he looks up to. One of them being the grandfather of designer...
  • Amanda Louise Spayd Chris Ryniak x Cardboard Spaceship Thimblestump Hollow

    Kristoffer
    20 May 2015 | 10:22 pm
    It was at San Diego Comic-Con 2014 where Cardboard Spaceship unveiled their latest toy venture with the Thimblestump Hollow series featuring the original designs by Amanda Louise Spayd and Chris Ryniak. The featured images above are totally brand new to us and not the same ones we saw at their...
  • Amanda Visell x Kidrobot Ferals Minis

    Jack
    20 May 2015 | 1:00 pm
    So after a few teases, we now get a full reveal (minus chases/mysteries) of Amanda Visell’s upcoming Ferals (great name) mini-series due from Kidrobot in 2015. The series breaks new ground in a few ways. It’s the first series of designed Munnyworld minis and it’s the first series that mixes...
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  • Stitching Up Fuzzy Friends

    16 May 2015 | 9:00 pm
    As the “bear doctor” at the Vermont Teddy Bear Company, Nancy Robert takes care of the stuffed animals mailed in for repairs.
  • F. A. O. Schwarz to Close Its Doors on Fifth Avenue

    15 May 2015 | 9:00 pm
    F.A.O. Schwarz, which has been a fixture in New York for 145 years and a character in the 1988 Tom Hanks film “Big,” is actively scouring Manhattan for a new, less costly location.
  • An App That Builds Wonder

    25 Apr 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Robot Factory is Tinybop’s latest product, and the first in a planned suite of digital toys.
  • Start-Up Solves ‘Star Wars’ Droid Puzzle

    19 Apr 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Disney’s chief executive enlisted a Colorado start-up to help translate BB-8, a beeping, free-rolling, orange and white ball of a droid from “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” into a toy and theme park character.
  • Should Toys Be More Gender-Neutral?

    14 Apr 2015 | 2:00 am
    Does color coding toys pink and blue based on gender stereotypes reinforce gender biases?
 
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  • Captain America Star Launch Shield, Avengers Age of Ultron

    toys
    2 May 2015 | 5:16 pm
    Marvel Avengers Age of Ultron Captain America Star Launch Shield Review http://www.DadDoes.Com Today we review the Captain America Star Launch Shield. In addition we take a look at a few role play Thor toys – the Thor Battle Hammer and the Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron Hero Mask: Thor The Captain America Star Launch Shield Sells for about $15 on Amazon – http://amzn.to/1dDT5rt The Thor Battle Hammer Sells for $9.99 on Amazon – http://amzn.to/1GQ8L4y If you are into the Avengers, these are some great role play toys. We really like the shield because of the range of…
  • Zorbz Self Sealing Water Balloons, No More Tying of Water Balloons1

    toys
    28 Apr 2015 | 2:57 pm
    Zorbz Self-Sealing Water Balloons Review http://www.DadDoes.Com A very quick one for you today! Who doesn’t love water balloons? The problem is tying water balloons can be a drag and especially hard for younger kids. Zorbz Self-Sealing Water Balloons put an end to tying. Simply snap the water balloon and it seals. That’s it. Doesn’t really get simpler than that. You can pickup 100 Zorbz Self Sealing water balloons for $6 – http://www.toysrus.com/product/index.jsp?productId=53278626
  • Star Wars Furbacca, A Furby Chewbacca – First Look Toy Fair 2015

    toys
    4 Apr 2015 | 5:39 pm
    Furbacca http://www.DadDoes.Com If you like Furby and Star Wars, then you should love Furbacca. Cute little toy, not sure he is worth $80, but we will have to see how good the app is when Furbacca comes out in the Fall 2015. Here is the information – FURBACCA™ (Ages 6 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $79.99/Available: Fall 2015) For the first time ever, HASBRO is bringing FURBY to the world of STAR WARS with FURBACCA! This fully integrated toy and app speaks wookiee just like CHEWBACCA, hums theme songs from the STAR WARS movies, plays virtual games, and much more! FURBACCA takes…
  • NXT Blasters, Annihilator 5000, Force 2500, QuickFire 1000 First Look Toy Fair 2015

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    25 Mar 2015 | 7:32 pm
    Maya Group NXT Blasters, Annihilator 5000, Force 2500, QuickFire 1000 http://www.DadDoes.Com Expanding on the Xploderz line from a few years back, Maya is now doing the NXT Blaster Line. 100 Feet firing range. More ammo, faster shooting, real triggers – all looks pretty good. Here is more info – Step up your game and blow your competitors away from over 100 feet with the next generation of blasters from The Maya Group. Introducing NXT- the NXT way to Play! A new line that delivers a superior play experience and changes the way blaster play is perceived and experienced. NXT line…
  • Street Dogs From Jakks Pacific, Part Pet Part Truck! First Look Toy Fair 2015

    toys
    25 Mar 2015 | 5:27 pm
    Street Dogs http://www.DadDoes.Com A fun one for the younger kids. Kids love pets. Kids love trucks. Now Jakks Pacific put them both together in the Street Dogs! Street Dogs All the love of a pet! All the fun of a truck! The all-new Street Dogs from JAKKS Pacific will be a child’s best friend on four wheels! Street Dogs are remote controlled robotic dogs that come to life with personality and performance. They love to play and know 10 fun and exciting tricks. Street Dogs also have over 50 fun phrases and sound effects and comes with a wireless controller to activate the tricks or to simply…
 
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  • IDW Comics Review: The Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye Issue 41

    25 May 2015 | 6:19 pm
    A perfectly enjoyable funeral draws the crew to the Vis Vitalis, bringing about uncomfortable reunions, awkward socialization, and the greatest medical mystery in the history of Cybertron. "The Sensuous Frame", written by James Roberts, with art by Alex Milne, colored by Joana Lafuente. Click here to read the review!
  • The Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye 41 - Full Preview

    25 May 2015 | 6:07 pm
    "Dear RODIMUS and crew... It's my funeral tomorrow and I'd love it if you could all be there. Refreshments will be provided. Please R.S.V.P.-THUNDERCLASH"
  • Platinum Edition Reissue Trypticon - Walking Confirmed!

    25 May 2015 | 5:25 pm
    Following yesterday's reveal of Platinum Edition Trypticon, the latest in a string of G1 reissues populating the line this year, we have new images showing the back panel of the box, and most importantly it confirms in a call out that Trypticon still has its motorized walking action. Trypticon's reissue remains just as functional as the original and from yesterday's images, it looks like it calls for a AA and 2 C size batteries, indicating no update to the electronics. We also have a shot of the brief bio, so click through and have a look!
  • New Official Photos Of Robots In Diguise Deployers Drift with Jetstorm & Fracture with Airazor

    25 May 2015 | 5:51 am
    Hasbro Peru has added product pages for the Mini-Con Deployers to their website, with lots of photos! Drift comes with Mini-Con Jetstorm, and Fracture comes with Airazor. Fracture is especially neat as the figure's jetbike form disguises the Mini-Con launcher as a sidecar. Keep reading for photos!
  • First Look At Platinum Series Reissue Trypticon In Box

    24 May 2015 | 2:03 pm
    The Cybertron Philippines group has apparently uncovered images of the packaging for the long-rumored G1 Trypticon reissue coming to the Platinum Series, the current home for released G1 figures. Prior information has this set expected to carry a price around $150, which may seem appealing to many looking for a complete, working-condition copy of the toy. Keep reading to check out the pictures. Thanks to Eric John A. Cruz for sharing these outside the closed CybPH community!
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  • Gremlins ReAction

    slovak34
    22 May 2015 | 8:30 am
    This June, Funko will be releasing a series that will likely scare the crap out of my five year old. The Gremlins ReAction series will include the following: Billy Peltzer; Gizmo with Barney (the family dog), a trumpet, and candy cane; Christmas Gizmo wearing a Santa hat and with a keyboard; Mogwai Stripe with a tabletop arcade game; Gremlin Stripe with a chainsaw; Bandit Gremlin with a gun; Cinema Gremlin with his 3D glasses and movie popcorn.
  • New Releases from ESC-Toy

    slovak34
    22 May 2015 | 6:15 am
    ESC-Toy is releasing a trio of new items this week. There's the new Libra Print (pictured above) by artist Erick Scarecrow. This 300GSM giclee is an edition size of 50 pieces. Each print is signed, numbered and packed in a protective sleeve. IT's available to purchase for $20.00.Also available is The Last of Us David & Bill Pin Set by Naughty Dog and Erick Scarecrow. Based on the award winning Playstation title developed by Naughty Dog, the pin set comes packaged in a poly-bag with a header card. It's available now for $20.00.Finally, there's the limited edition Payday 2 Pins by…
  • LittleBigPlanet: Sackboy inFamous Second Son Premier Scale Statue

    slovak34
    21 May 2015 | 3:15 pm
    TriForce has announced the officially licensed LittleBigPlanet: Sackboy inFamous Second Son Premier Scale Statue. This version of Sackboy is done up as Delsin from inFamous Second Son. Cast in polystone, it measures 8-inches in diameter, 12-inches in height, and weighs in at 8 pounds. This statue is a limited edition of 500 pieces worldwide. It's estimated to begin shipping in Q2 of 2016. You can pre-order one now for $200.00.
  • Dark Horse’s Game of Thrones Fall 2015 Lineup

    slovak34
    21 May 2015 | 1:30 pm
    Dark Horse has revealed four new additions to their ongoing line of figures based on the hit HBO series Game of Thrones. Those figures include the 7.75-inch tall Sansa Stark, the 7.85-inch tall Jorah Mormont, the 8.4-inch tall Sandor Clegane, and the 8-inch tall Brienne of Tarth. All four are slated for a Fall 2015 release. Look for them to retail around $24.99 each.
  • One:12 SDCC Exclusive The Dark Knight Returns Deluxe Boxed Set

    slovak34
    21 May 2015 | 9:15 am
    Mezco has announced the One:12 Collective Limited Edition SDCC Exclusive The Dark Knight Returns Deluxe Boxed Set. The set features a new limited edition Batman vs The Mutant Leader. It will be available at Mezco's San Diego Comic Con Booth #3445 or available to pre-order from the Mezco site (linked above) for $150.00.This set depicts the epic first encounter between Batman and The Mutant Leader from The Dark Knight Returns storyline. It includes both a battle damaged exclusive Batman and an exclusive deco variant Mutant Leader. There will also be a 10-inch long polystone display base of…
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  • Kanda Matsuri

    16 May 2015 | 12:54 am
    If you like anime and traditional Japanese culture then you may want to stick the Kanda Matsuri (Kanda Festival) on your radar from now on. The Kanda Matsuri [神田祭] is one of the 3 largest festivals in Japan that take place on the Saturday and Sunday closest to and before the 15th of May. Held since the 17th century to celebrate the victory of Tokugawa Ieyasu's victory at the battle of Sekigahara, the festival continues today accompanied by many Omikoshi and a legion of folks who take turns to carry the Omikoshi and generally cheer on the proceedings. These photos are taken last weekend…
  • Harajuku in the Spring

    10 May 2015 | 1:49 am
    Tis Spring right now in Japan but the weather can be a bit funky of late. Its generally warm but from time to time there can be a sudden cold spell and it looks like we are expecting another typhoon next week >< Today we take a photowalk around Harajuku where we explore Meiji Jingu Shrine, Takeshita Dori Street, Cat Street and some of the back streets too. To get to Harajuku get off at Harajuku station [原宿駅] on the JR Yamanote Line or Meiji Jingu Mae [明治神宮前駅] on the Chiyoda or Fukutoshin Metro Line. First photo - Meiji Jingu Shrine (or just Meiji Shrine).Takeshita…
  • Hestia X Draven

    4 May 2015 | 6:28 am
    Because sharing is caring - Hestia (Danmachi) X Draven (League Of Legends) spotted at Anime Festival Asia Thailand - a few more photos on YingTze's Twitter account.
  • Design Philosophy

    26 Apr 2015 | 12:50 am
    Purpose If you have not done the “what is the purpose of my existence” exercise then I would recommend that you take time out to discover what it is sooner rather than later. The sooner you find your purpose, the more time you will have left of your life to fulfill your existence. Some people never find out the answer before they die but just before they do, many of them end up saying "I regret living the life of others instead of living a life for myself" - according to a research by nurses who interviewed people on their deathbeds who spoke about their regrets in life. It’s not easy…
  • Brooks Pickwick Review

    20 Apr 2015 | 11:37 pm
    I'm not sure if I've mentioned this before but I'm a bit of a bag otaku - I love bags! I think I like them because they help keep my stuff organized and the better the bag I find - the more productivity I will gain. Or at least thats the excuse I give my wife.Today I'm going to review my latest bag that I've been using for the past year - the Brooks Pickwick Backpack. I got mine from a cycling shop back in the UK near Liverpool Street Station (forgot the name of the shop) and remember it costing about 200 pounds at the time. The price varies a lot online as you can see from this Google…
 
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  • TOYSREVIL Reviews Frank Kozik's Heathrow The Hedgehog

    TOYSREVIL
    25 May 2015 | 10:35 pm
    I've had an opportunity to paw Frank Kozik's new blind box series of vinyl Heathrows and spew some of my own impressions (in the video above), and as well share some images here, with MORE on my FB. I got mine at Ozzo Collection in Singapore, as well you could check in with your fav retailer(s) for availability. SRP for each box is US$10. "Heathrow lives in the Magic Forest and isn't really
  • ThimbleStump Hollow Color Teasers

    TOYSREVIL
    25 May 2015 | 9:26 pm
    Coming from Cardboard Spaceship this summer is the ThimbleStump Hollow blind box figure series, featuring characters from Amanda Louise Spayd and Chris Ryniak, teasers of which are shown here. Expect 9 characters to collect, with a planned July sale. Sculpted by Scott Wetterschneider, resin prototypes of the "ThimbleStump Hollow" characters were on display at SDCC'14, with the final vinyl
  • Jim Philip's RUNNING EYE - NEW YORK CITY Art Show & Toy Launch (June 5)

    TOYSREVIL
    25 May 2015 | 9:05 pm
    EVENT PRESS: "Legendary skate/surf artist JIM PHILLIPS collaborates with street wear brand Subcrewreact, artist Jahan Loh and art figure makers MIGHTY JAXX to present his latest sculpture work, THE RUNNING EYE. Produced under the direct supervision of Jim himself over a period of 12 months, this limited edition art collectible will be released in New York City on 5th June 2015. We have invited
  • Comics & Toys for "The Shitty 9" from 3A Toys

    TOYSREVIL
    25 May 2015 | 8:27 pm
    "The Shitty 9" is a new running concept/story from ThreeA Toys that has since produced two toy releases with Good Smile Co of Japan, along with an online release of a new "World War Robot" comic series featuring the art of Ashley Wood - images of which are reproduced below, while the following episode can be read in the monthly HobbyJapan magazine, 6 months in a row, starting from the June issue
  • "The Duel" stop-motion toy video from Criatura Estudio

    TOYSREVIL
    25 May 2015 | 7:44 pm
    "The Duel" is a promotional video for Brazilian art toy gallery/store WTF Plastic Co. done by Daniel Ferreira at Criatura Estudio, featuring Brambles from ThreeA Toys. Always love a good stop-motion with toys animation piece :)
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  • The Best of Pixel Dailies: Week of May 18, 2015

    Kevin Cortez
    25 May 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Pixel Dailies is a pixel art group that began on Twitter in 2014. The community objective is to challenge its members to create new pixel art every single day by providing a daily keyword or theme for artists to center their pieces around, thus improving productivity and flexibility among its contributors. It’s an amazing thing to see. Therefore, every Monday we showcase a gallery based on the best entries from the previous week of Pixel Dailies, curated by Albotas and created by Pixel Dailies’ amazing contributors. Below are a collection of this past week’s Pixel Dailies…
  • UNDERCOVER Re-Releases Hamburger Lamp

    Kevin Cortez
    25 May 2015 | 10:01 am
    Way back in 2002, UNDERCOVER released a “Hamburger Lamp” which stood 30 cm-tall and sold out pretty damn quickly. Of course, the lamp became a rare collector’s item, that is until now. UNDERCOVER is re-releasing their famous Hamburger Lamp via Medicom Toy at the end of June, pricing at $148. The lamp, expensive and amazingly cool, illuminates its fanged teeth and cartoonish eyeballs when turned on.
  • Check Out This Machete Spatula

    Kevin Cortez
    25 May 2015 | 9:43 am
    Slam Design have combined two amazing inventions into one for a unique product: The Machete Spatula. The stainless steel and oak cooking utensil is terrifying in appearance, but super useful and includes three bottle openers toward the blade’s handle. Oh, and if you decide to order one from Firebox, they’ll throw in a free bandana so you can pretend you’re a chef version of Rambo.
  • Alex Gregory of The New Yorker on Vinyl Music

    Kevin Cortez
    25 May 2015 | 9:19 am
    Alex Gregory, frequent cartoonist at The New Yorker, created this clever cartoon that depicts just how folks see this returning vinyl trend. You can buy a print of Gregory’s vinyl piece on giclée print right here.
  • Watch Matt Fraction Give Sex Advice On ‘Late Night With Seth Meyers’

    brownkidd
    22 May 2015 | 4:40 pm
    Comic book author Matt Fraction was a recent guest on Late Night With Seth Meyers which is weird for two reasons: 1.) We live in a world where comic authors on late night talk shows are a thing, and 2.) Mr. Fraction offers tips for a healthy love life that are… questionable to say the very least. Fraction is a comic book author best known for his amazing run with artist David Aja on Marvel‘s Hawkeye series and his creator-owned series Sex Criminals published by Image Comics which is about people who can stop time while they have sex, so they go out and commit crimes. If you…
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  • Hobby Round rises and throws in a few surprises!

    Chris Seto
    25 May 2015 | 10:00 am
    Hobby Round has grown considerably since it started up six years ago but even with the increased showing from the garage kit makers and other companies, it is still very much the Volks show so it makes sense that Volks use it to show their current and future items and the future looks rather bright! This time, we get a full colour look (both painted and unpainted) at their next entry in the 1/4 scale line of kits in the form of Selvaria Bles from Valkyria Chronicles. We last saw near final form at Wonder Festival but this time, we get to see how she looks like straight out of the box (so to…
  • Play Arts Kai enlists Darth Maul as its newest Star Wars Variant release

    Andres Cerrato
    25 May 2015 | 8:30 am
    I was not that thrilled with the Variant Play Arts Kai Stormtrooper. Vader was too edgy for my tastes while Boba Fett had my attention. As Square-Enix moves to the next entry to the line, I'm completely down for their Darth Maul. The Sith Lord is one of the few highlights of Episode 1, and for me, the Star Wars PAK Variant line-up. It's not too different, but just enough where it grabs me. I've always liked the design of Darth Maul, and this has me wanting it pretty badly. For once, I'm actually really enthusiastic about how this will turn out. They can do something really good here. As for…
  • AFX bringing awesome DST collectibles to SDCC -- including Supergirl!

    Scarecroodle
    23 May 2015 | 3:00 am
    Diamond Select Toys has revealed that the Femme Fatales Supergirl seen at Toy Fair will an Action Figure Xpress (AFX) exclusive variant --- available at SDCC! The other exclusives to be sold at the AFX booth (#3345) will include a Predator mask bottle-opener, an Avengers: Age of Ultron Minimates Exclusive Box Set, and an Alien Minimates 1979-Style Exclusive Retro Single Pack. The coolest of the bunch is the Femme Fatales Supergirl which will be limited to 1,500 pieces. Listed at US$50, she's a little bit more expensive than the usual US$45 Femme Fatales MSRP but I assume that has to do with…
  • The next Snow Miku will have a sportier design

    Tianxiao Ma
    22 May 2015 | 2:30 pm
    Snow Miku has had many looks, going from a straightforward palette swap to a beautiful interpretation based on traditional Japanese dress to the fanciful designs of the last two years. For 2016 we're getting away from the whimsical with a snowsports-inspired Snow Miku. Now I'm all about whimsy but some folks just want a Miku that can hit the slopes at a ski resort. I understand that. Good Smile Company revealed the finalists and winner in a Niconico event, with all of the final four designs being posted to Twitter and Facebook. Check them out! Which ones are your personal favorites? [ via…
  • Hasbro reveals Devastator exclusive for SDCC 2015

    Jeremy Emerje Crocker
    21 May 2015 | 6:00 pm
    As people suspected, one of this year's San Diego Comic Con exclusives from Hasbro is Titan class Devastator. Like with the 2013 SDCC Titan Metroplex, Titan Devastator is pretty similar to the retail version, but features added purple chrome, additional paint details, and a premium box. As an added bonus the Devastator head is sculpted with two eyes rather than the single visor of the retail version. Of course you'll also be able to separate him into the six individual Voyager class Constructicons, though they're simpler than other figures of the class.  Personally I'm fine with the…
 
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  • ‘Hello! Exploring the Supercute World of Hello Kitty’ Closing Party at JANM

    Hana
    20 May 2015 | 1:52 pm
    On Friday, May 22, the Japanese American National Museum will host the ‘Hello! Exploring the Supercute World of Hello Kitty’ closing party. Festivities will include catalog signings with exhibiting artists, a performance by Nylon Pink, music by DJ Shy, photo opportunities with Hello Kitty, Hello Kitty crafts, the Hello Kitty Café truck, and complimentary appetizers and drinks courtesy of Joto Sake and Chado Tea Room. Hello! Exploring the Supercute World of Hello Kitty will be open for viewing until 10 p.m. Artists in attendance will include Supahcute favorites: Martin Hsu Jeni…
  • The Goonies 30th Anniversary Tribute Art Show at Gallery Nucleus

    Hana
    19 May 2015 | 5:43 pm
    HEEEEEY, YOU GUYS!!! Gallery Nucleus is celebrating the 30th anniversary of The Goonies with a tribute art show, and it opens this Saturday, May 23! The show is guest curated by Sebastien Mesnard. Juliaon Roels Eren Blanquet Unten Charles SantosoThe opening reception takes place May 23 from 7-10pm and will feature a DIY photo op, free refreshments, and the opportunity to make your own pirate eyepatch! The exhibition runs through June 7.Filed under: art show Tagged: Gallery Nucleus, The Goonies, The Goonies 30th Anniversary Tribute Art Show
  • ‘Party of Three’ at iam8bit Gallery

    Hana
    19 May 2015 | 11:38 am
    On Thursday, May 21, ‘Party of Three’ opens at iam8bit Gallery. A talented trio of artists – Nan Lawson, Kevin Jay Stanton, and Philip Tseng – will explore perfect pairings. The opening reception takes place May 21 from 7 – 10pm, and the show will run through May 31. Nan Lawson Kevin Jay Stanton Philip TsengFiled under: art show Tagged: iam8bit, Kevin Jay Stanton, Nan Lawson, Philip Tseng
  • Kaiju Kitties Print by 100% Soft

    Hana
    19 May 2015 | 7:29 am
    Did you miss out on seeing these Kaiju Kitties at Supahcute Kaiju Show 2? Leanna Lin’s Wonderland just received a stock of these new prints by 100% Soft, and they’re now available in store and online! “Kaiju Kitties” measures 11″ x 14″ and is available as open edition unframed prints ($35).Filed under: illustration Tagged: 100% Soft, Kaiju Kitties, Leanna Lin's Wonderland, Supahcute Kaiju 2, Supahcute Kaiju Show 2
  • GOMI by Momiji x Andrea Kang

    Hana
    14 May 2015 | 11:53 am
    Wow! Momiji has been killing me with cuteness lately, and they just announced another amazing collaboration! Andrea Kang is renowned for her mystical illustrations and enchanted characters, and today marks the launch of her character GOMI for Momiji. “Gomi is a little girl who wanted to be more like her spirit animal and therefore disguised herself as a bear. She’s a dreamer, quiet, but very brave, and possess magical powers.” – Andrea Kang Only 500 pieces of GOMI have been produced and each one is hand-numbered on the base. GOMI is packaged in Momiji’s signature noodle box,…
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  • LeSportsac Signing Events — LA & NY

    maria
    18 May 2015 | 1:53 pm
    Save-the-date! Get ready NY! tokidoki’s Simone Legno will be in New York on May 30, 2015 for a LeSportsac in-store signing event. Simone will also make an appearance in LA on June 6, 2015. Check below for complete details! NYC Event Date: Saturday, May 30, 2015 Time: 12pm – 4pm Location: LeSportsac Madison Avenue 1065 Madison Avenue (@ 80th/81st) New York, NY 10028 tel. 212.988.6200 Santa Monica Place Event Date: Saturday, June 6, 2015 Time: 12pm – 4pm Location: LeSportsac Santa Monica Place 395 Santa Monica Place, Space 158 Santa Monica, CA 90401 tel. 310.899.6876 Hope…
  • tokidoki May Warehouse Sale!

    AA
    30 Apr 2015 | 1:54 pm
    tokidoki‘s May Warehouse Sale will take place Friday, May 8th and Saturday, May 9th! We will have: Men’s & Women’s Tees ($12/each or 2 for $20), Hoodies ($25/each), tokidoki bags, toys, hats, plus other exciting products! You will not want to miss out on this event! The tokidoki May Warehouse Sale will be held at our warehouse, located at 5534 W Washington Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90016 (click for directions). Warehouse Sale hours are as follows: Friday, 5/8: 10 am – 1 pm Saturday, 5/9: 9 am – 1 pm Additional Information: Please check your bags and backpacks at the door…
  • Shanghai LeSportsac Signing

    AA
    27 Apr 2015 | 2:19 pm
    We’re excited to announce Simone Legno will be in Shanghai on May 9th!  This special tokidoki x LeSportsac event will include a meet and greet with fan favorite, Palette. When: May 9 What: LeSportsac Park Opening Where: Event Venue: 3F central, Sogo Department Store, Shanghai, China No.1618, west NanJing Road, Shanghai Schedule:  -tokidoki model show: 2:30pm -Stage event with life size Palette & Simone: 2:45pm -Simone talk and interview: 2:45 – 3:30pm -DIY painting area event: 3:40pm -Simone signing: 4:15 – 6:30pm Hope to see you there!
  • tokidoki Thailand Comic Con

    AA
    21 Apr 2015 | 1:48 pm
    We are thrilled to announce tokidoki will be participating in Thailand Comic-Con for the first time! Be sure to mark your calendars for May 1 – 3, as you won’t want to miss this special event!
  • tokidoki x SM Aura

    AA
    20 Apr 2015 | 10:40 am
    tokidoki is thrilled to announce that beginning on April 23rd at 12pm, larger-than-life tokidoki statues will be on display at the SM Aura Mall in Manila.  Additional details and possible surprises coming soon!
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    BAT - BLOG : BATMAN TOYS and COLLECTIBLES

  • Awesome #BATMAN TATTOO ART Spotted in the Czech Republic!

    21 May 2015 | 6:30 am
    A friend of ours on the BAT-BLOG FACEBOOK Page was kind enough to share some wonderful photos showing his new Batman Tattoo Art he just got. It's the "Dark Knight Trilogy" version of the character and the artwork came out really good. His name is Roman and he said he plans on adding a few more characters with a background of Gotham City. Sounds Awesome! We can't wait to see the finished product, but it's looking great so far! (Thanks Roman).
  • 1966 TV #BATMAN Cosplay - Benjy Does the PENGUIN SHUFFLE, LIVE!

    21 May 2015 | 6:23 am
    Benjy Greenberg performs "The Penguin Shuffle" for  the 2015 Rye's Got Talent Show! Enjoy!
  • HUMOR VIDEO: Hell Yeah #Batman!

    21 May 2015 | 6:17 am
    Hell Yeah Batman!
  • New DC COMICS BOMBSHELLS Merchandise Out Now! #DCComics

    19 May 2015 | 8:29 am
    Ever since DC Comics released a new line of products known as "DC COMICS BOMBSHELLS" it seems that their popularity has grown. They started out with some Art Print Posters done in a "Vintage 1940's Pin-Up Style" and they sold so well they started to make Collector Statues and Busts. Well, not they're making a Comic Book, Window Decals (shown way down below) and these Ceramic Coffee Mugs! Oh yeah, the mugs appear to be black in color and then when you add a hot liquid to them the design graphics appear. Also, I gotta say as a huge fan of "Vintage Pin-Up" Culture, that I really love these…
  • New #BATMAN TOYS, Action Figures and Products Coming Soon! #GOTHAM #ARKHAMKNIGHT

    19 May 2015 | 8:15 am
    For this post I decided to share some random photos of various "Batman" Products that will be coming out. Actually, the BATMAN HOUSE KEYS are in stores right now (you can find them at Home Depot), but everything else will be released later. Stay tuned to the Bat-Blog for news on when they officially come out. I don't know exact release dates yet. These photos were "teaser images" from the various toy companies.In the 2nd photo here we get to see a new addition to the UK-based toy line, BATMOBILE AUTOMOBILIA. It looks like they're gonna add the BATMAN: ARKHAM KNIGHT Batmobile Car to their…
 
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    WordPress Tag: Toy

  • Machine embroidered faces

    rhiellabunny
    22 May 2015 | 3:26 am
    Although hand stitching embroidery is quick and simple, it looks quite basic when it’s done, and finalising little curves is very difficult without spending a lot of time, so I thought that machine embroidering to make the plushies a bit more professional would be a good idea. I don’t own an embroidery machine so I have to think a bit laterally with my machine.  I have essentially used the smallest option available with the zigzag stitch, reducing both the width and length to almost the minimum.  Since the eyes are just a single slit line, this works reasonably well.  The nose…
  • Antique Tin Metal Candy Box, Case, Horseman, Boy on Toy Horse (CI682)

    viralhose
    22 May 2015 | 1:36 am
    Great vintage find by RetroBode (10.00 USD) http://ift.tt/1AoufWG
  • Toy #1: I MISSED the Deadline...OOPS

    southp
    22 May 2015 | 12:14 am
    I missed the deadline the first time I tried to catch up my goal…oops. Not proud of it at all.
  • Tom and Yoni’s Quiet Books

    Galit
    21 May 2015 | 4:52 pm
    One of my favorite toys when I was a toddler was a soft book sewn in fabric, which had a different ‘
  • Dachshund Meets Toy Dachshund

    CrimsonCorundum
    21 May 2015 | 4:08 pm
    Dachshunds are one of my favorite breeds. This is so cute.
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    Take Five a Day

  • I’m Batman … And Unwell

    metroxing
    25 May 2015 | 3:26 am
    I think it’s best to eat 4 chili dogs, some 6-Flags Sushi and 3 milkshakes before getting on this ride … View post on imgur.com See you on the other side – can I interest you in a giant paper bag for $5? BLEEERGH. Or a Batman neck brace for $99.99? Six Flags Fiesta Texas […]
  • Have a Safe Memorial Day!

    metroxing
    25 May 2015 | 1:57 am
    Have a safe Memorial Day! Via Neatorama. Tweet This Post
  • Original Art Auction – Martin Arriola Global Race Pitch Artwork

    metroxing
    24 May 2015 | 5:05 pm
    Another fun auction up – back in 2007 or 2008, Martin and his team was all ready to present a new diecast lineup based on Lightning taking on others in a global race. To present their ideas, Martin created an original watercolor! “Global Race Pitch to JL” Image size 11″ x 17″, Gouache on 300 […]
  • How to Spot a Canadian – One Timer for Beer

    metroxing
    22 May 2015 | 3:57 am
    How to tell if you’re a proper Canadian – you must put the biscuit in the basket for a beer. Though I guess Americans who live above the 42nd parallel should be able to pass this test also, right? Tweet This Post
  • Hot Wheels Porsche Series

    metroxing
    22 May 2015 | 1:18 am
    Looks like a nice series coming from Hot Wheels. Porsche 917K, 918 Spyder, 935-78, 959, 993 GT2, Boxster Spyder & Porsche Carrera GT. It looks like a pallet drop display case as the assortment is either 20 or 34 of each release in the “case.”   Tweet This Post
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    The Toy Book

  • The Unvarnished History of Beanie Babies and the Man Who Created Them

    Guest Blogger
    25 May 2015 | 7:00 am
    by Zac Bissonnette, author, The Great Beanie Baby Bubble: Mass Delusion and the Dark Side of Cute Between 1996 and 1999, Ty Warner earned more than a billion dollars with a single line of understuffed beanbag animals that retailed for $5 each. In my new book, The Great Beanie Baby Bubble: Mass Delusion and the Dark Side of Cute, I chronicle the story of how those animals became the strangest speculative bubble in the history of capitalism. Today, Warner boasts a net worth of more than $1.7 billion, mostly invested in properties such as the Four Seasons Hotel in New York City (with an…
  • NPD Group Issues Video Game Analysis for April 2015

    Phil Guie
    24 May 2015 | 8:00 am
    In the most recent video game analysis from The NPD Group’s Liam Callahan, overall sales across hardware, new physical software, and accessories in April grew by 3 percent over April of last year, due to the strength of new physical software sales, offsetting losses from hardware and accessories. April hardware sales decreased by 4 percent, due to the 55 percent decline in sales of seventh-generation console hardware. After 18 months on the market for Xbox One and PlayStation 4, cumulative hardware sales for those consoles are more than 50 percent higher than the combined sales of Xbox 360…
  • Albany County Agrees to Halt Enforcement of Toy Ban

    Phil Guie
    23 May 2015 | 8:00 am
    As reported by the Toy Industry Association, a federal judge has granted a motion to stay an Albany County law banning the sale of toys and other children’s products containing certain chemicals. The law will not be enforced while the county seeks to address the serious legal concerns raised by a lawsuit filed by the Safe to Play Coalition last month. The coalition of small, U.S.-based sellers of toys and children’s products asserts that Local Law J is illegal and unnecessary, because it violates federal preemptive safety laws and bans the sale of safe children’s products that otherwise…
  • Warren Buffett’s Secret Millionaires Club Grow Your Own Business Challenge Announces Grand Prize Winners

    Phil Guie
    22 May 2015 | 10:00 am
    Genius Brands International, the creators of Warren Buffett’s Secret Millionaire’s Club, announced the winners of the 4th annual Warren Buffett’s Secret Millionaires Club Grow Your Own Business Challenge, sponsored by the Fairholme Foundation. The Individual Winner is Miroslav Bergam, 14, of Short Hills, N.J., and the group winner is Team Keep Track Sticky Back, consisting of Emily Harkins, 12, and Bryn Hansen, 11, of Omaha, Neb. More than 4,000 kids from all over the country entered their innovative business ideas for a chance to win $5,000 and meet Warren Buffett, who also…
  • TIF, National CASA Team Up to Help Kids in Southern California

    Maddie Michalik
    22 May 2015 | 7:00 am
    Nearly 150 volunteers from the Toy Industry Foundation (TIF) and the National Court Appointed Special Advocates Association (CASA) gave gift packages to 7,000 foster children in need throughout Southern California as part of the TIF’s annual Play Your Part event. Forty-one companies from the toy industry participated in the event, including Funrise Toy Corp., Jakks Pacific, Mattel, Patch Products, Tomy International, and VTech Electronics North America, as Big Heart and Specialty level event sponsors. Volunteers from 30 of the companies on-site helped assemble dolls, games, puzzles,…
 
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    Collecting Fashion Dolls by Terri Gold

  • JAMIEshow Convention - Gene Marshall 20th Anniversary

    Terri Gold
    25 May 2015 | 5:58 pm
    I haven't come down to earth yet!I didn't take a camera other than my iPhone along so you will have to put up with less than gorgeous shots. Later on I will shoot Gene "Black Lipstick" and give her the attention she truly deserves.This post will feature mostly photos I took of dolls (really?) in the "museum" which showcased most  prior Jamieshow releases and the new basic dolls soon to be available.Please click on the photos to see large versions. In the museum: I missed getting photos of Madra, Phoenix and Trent.The New Basic Jamieshow Line is due to arrive in July, 2015.
  • Integrity Toys 2015 Spring Collection

    Terri Gold
    18 May 2015 | 7:06 pm
    On Saturday, May 16th, Alain Tremblay, Carol Roth, David Buttry and Vaughn Sawyer worked the eager, tuned-in masses of the W Club with the introduction of the new dolls. It was noted that these are not all the 2015 dolls. Roth gushed over the fact that this is the 10th Anniversary of the W Club and the 20th Anniversary of Integrity Toys. First up is the new Katy Keene line that I was so looking forward to. It was a little disappointing to hear that they used the Color Infusion/Jem Body. A larger busted, more curvy body would have been perfect for a doll from this era. As far as re-using…
  • New Service: Replacement Resin Ball-Jointed Bodies

    Terri Gold
    8 May 2015 | 7:06 am
    Dalila Meece posted about replacement body service she is offering to collectors on Prego. I was intrigued so I asked her to talk a bit about her doll background and work.... he is my own design. About four years ago I was doing mostly repaints, outfits and shoes of all sorts for mostly Tonner size dolls.  I was thinking one day how cool it would be to design my own.  I had never tried it before and it looked like a good challenge.  So I set my mind to it and created my own doll. After a couple of tries along came my guy.  I really wanted to create a doll that I thought…
  • My Ficon Gals and Brunel Visit the Parlor

    Terri Gold
    7 May 2015 | 8:36 am
    I finally finished repainting Caroline's Parlor. It was not fun but definitely worth it in the end.I used two shades of gray matte finish and semi-gloss white paint.The window seat cushion is just temporarily wrapped in a scrap of upholstery fabric. I need to make a well fitted cover for that. The curtains will have to go as well. I'd like something more formal.For the picture over the mantel I printed out several Matisse pictures I found on the internet and picked the one that I liked the best to go in this frame. I attached it to the wall using self-stick velcro squares.My window view is…
  • First 2015 W Club Exclusive Multi-Headed Poppy

    Terri Gold
    6 May 2015 | 1:04 pm
    The first 2015 W Club exclusive doll has been announced. She is called "Mood Changers" and is a Popppy Parker Gift Set.Many of you know that I do not collect Poppy dolls. I do, however, try to be neutral in my approach to reviewing them.  My first impression was that this was a very cool set for Poppy collectors. The three looks are very different from each other with no connection or theme. My second and third look changed my opinion.The pink and silver is a Barbie-disco look. I would dress Barbie in it for sure. The 70's pantsuit is not something I'd put on a doll. It's too much of a…
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    www.onetwobrick.net

  • set database: LEGO 75912 porsche 911 gt finish line

    25 May 2015 | 9:44 pm
    set database: LEGO 75912 porsche 911 gt finish lineimage courtesy of amazonimage courtesy of letzel-shopimage courtesy of lagranderecreimage courtesy of locopocoset number: 75912set name: porsche 911 gt finish linetheme: speed champions, porscheyear: 2015pieces: 551price: us$50minifigs: 4the new speed champions theme.come with 2 porsche 911 gt race cars, a start finish line and a podium mini garage.the cars has removable windscreen, driver cockpit and unique porsche wheel trim.the start finish line has race starting lights function.the podium has national flag…
  • set database: LEGO 75913 f14 t & scuderia ferrari truck

    25 May 2015 | 9:36 am
    set database: LEGO 75913 f14 t & scuderia ferrari truckimage courtesy of kubik-mirimage courtesy of a-temboimage courtesy of emagimage courtesy of hetdeensesteentjeimage courtesy of amazonset number: 75913set name: f14 t & scuderia ferrari trucktheme: speed champions, ferrariyear: 2015pieces: 884price: us$100minifigs: 6the new speed champions theme.come with a scuderia ferrari truck and an f14 t formula one car.the truck has an openable roof, 2 seats for minifigs, a detachable trailer with openable roof and sides, lever operated standing feet, a…
  • set database: LEGO 76025 green lantern vs sinestro

    24 May 2015 | 9:53 pm
    set database: LEGO 76025 green lantern vs sinestroimage courtesy of targetimage courtesy of hamleysimage courtesy of spielweltset number: 76025set name: green lantern vs sinestrotheme: superheroes, dc universe, justice league, batmanyear: 2015pieces: 174price: us$20minifigs: 3the superheroes theme.justice league sub-theme.come with a spaceship and a cage.the spaceship has an openable cockpit, 2 stud shooters, 2 spring loaded shooters and translucent green elementsthe cage has a plinth for the lantern and explode function.minifigs included a green lantern minifig,…
  • set database: LEGO 76026 gorilla grodd goes bananas

    24 May 2015 | 9:27 am
    set database: LEGO 76026 gorilla grodd goes bananasimage courtesy of spielzeug-schwarzimage courtesy of targetimage courtesy of spielweltset number: 76026set name: gorilla grodd goes bananastheme: superheroes, dc universe, justice league, batmanyear: 2015pieces: 347price: us$50minifigs: 6the superheroes theme.justice league sub-theme.come with a bat mech, an invisible jet and a tricycle truck.the mech has movable arms and legs, a net shooter, 2 stud shooters, a super jumper launch mode cockpit and giant bat wings.the jet has an openable cockpit, invisible flame…
  • set database: LEGO 76027 black manta deep sea strike

    23 May 2015 | 9:35 pm
    set database: LEGO 76027 black manta deep sea strikeimage courtesy of targetimage courtesy of wehkampimage courtesy of spielweltset number: 76027set name: black manta deep sea striketheme: superheroes, dc universe, justice league, batmanyear: 2015pieces: 387price: us$40minifigs: 4the superheroes theme.justice league sub-theme.come with a sea saucer, a bat sub and a temple ruin,the saucer has a red openable cockpit, a spinnable rear rotor and 2 stud shooters.the sub has an openable cockpit, a detachable glider, glow in the dark elements and 2 flick missiles.the…
 
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    The Fashion Doll Chronicles

  • Lauren Bacall doll by JAMIEshow dolls for their 5th anniversaryChicago 2015 convention

    24 May 2015 | 10:51 am
    After Marlene Dietrich (who is also making a second appearance in the new JAMIEshow releases), the company picked another Hollywood legend to turn into a doll: Lauren Bacall. The doll was presented during their 5th anniversary collection and was an instant crowd favourite. There were two versions of her with the only difference being the colour of her gown: peach or lilac.She looks a lot like the late actress but I think they could have done her eyebrows a bit more relaxed instead of having her scowl so intensely. The gown also looks like something out of her usual style - unless it is…
  • Celebrating the 20th anniversary of Gene Marshall in the JAMIEShow Chicago 2015 convention

    24 May 2015 | 10:43 am
    Gene Marshall is the fashion doll that did for 16" dolls what Barbie did for the 1/6 scale ones: established the fashion doll rules for the particular scale and made every doll thereafter compare to it. Since JamieShow took over the line and collaborated with the creator Mel Odom, the doll reached new heights of quality and sophistication. For its 20 year anniversary (and the 5th of JamieShow dolls) the dolls did not disappoint - and we got some added bonus as well.The convention doll was none other than Gene Marshall in a Lady Grey resin version. The concept had first been done by Mel when…
  • Integrity Toys May 2015 release part 5: the event doll

    18 May 2015 | 9:25 am
    Each time Integrity Toys makes an on-line presentation, they include an event doll, available for all attendees (i.e. W Club Members) to purchase. This is a doll made in an edition that's determined from the number of the people that order the doll. It is usually an Agnes doll but, since this year Agnes was one of the upgrade W Club dolls, the only core-8 character not represented so far was Veronique. And as this year marks the 10th W Club anniversary and the 20th Integrity Toys anniversary, it seemed appropriate that this iconic character would be honoured with this special release.Item #…
  • Integrity Toys May 2015 release part 4: Fashion Royalty collection

    18 May 2015 | 9:20 am
    The last line presented by Integrity Toys was none other than the battleship of the company, the Fashion Royalty line. This year Jason Wu wanted the design team to start with the ladies who lunch as an inspiration: the rich socialites of the 60s that met in the famous restaurants of the era and were very elegantly and minimally dressed during the day but went all out flamboyant at night. The collection comes out along those lines, with elegant and minimal day-wear, very chic and with a retro whiff, that also includes some more eccentric evening wear. Apart from characters picked from the core…
  • Integrity Toys May 2015 release part 3: Poppy Parker "The Model Scene" collection

    18 May 2015 | 9:15 am
    Poppy Parker probably is the big seller of all Integrity Toys lines, surpassing even Fashion Royalty in covetability and secondary market prices. This was again proven with the release of this year's line, named "The Model Scene": at least one of the dolls was sold out on pre-orders within the first night after the webinar and probably more of the collection followed into the following day. Only hope for those not having early access to release information would be dealers that do not take pre-orders but put their dolls on their websites as soon as the confidentiality period is over and sell…
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    Linda Walsh Originals Dolls and Crafts Blog

  • A Beautiful New Addition To My Sister's Family - Marigold

    Linda Walsh
    25 May 2015 | 1:30 am
    My sister has a new addition to her family. Meet Marigold. What a little sweetie....Cute as a button.Wouldn't you agree?I can't wait to see how beautiful her natural fiber will be.  I'm going to need lots of it.  Hint... Hint...If you get a chance please visit my sister's two websites - Rock Garden Alpacas and Rock Garden Alpacas Fiber.
  • Are You Ready To Try Your Hand At Self-Publishing?

    Linda Walsh
    22 May 2015 | 1:30 am
    I love to read and have loved visiting public libraries since I was a child. I just loved roaming through the stacks of books and magazines or sitting and reading for hours on end and always wanted to have a study or library of my own.I tend to prefer hardcover books versus pocketbooks as I always had a hard time reading the little print and nowadays always buy hardcover. I also tend to prefer books and magazines with lots of illustrations, pictures, and step by step instructions. Truth be told I also love romance novels, but we won't get into that.So when e-books and e-zines came into being…
  • There's Something Very Endearing About Wishbone Dolls

    Linda Walsh
    21 May 2015 | 1:00 am
    Before doing my research for faceless dolls I would never have thought about making a doll from a turkey or chicken wishbone.  However, knowing the history of the colonial period and the pioneers and using materials on hand I shouldn't be surprised as to wishbones being used to make playthings.Some of these dolls were faceless, but most had faces.  Even though they didn't fit the criteria for my "faceless" dolls research I was intriqued and had to know more.  Here's what I found:They were also known as pen wiper dolls that were used about 150 years ago.  In Colonial times…
  • Gift Baskets & Bags Tutorials, Gift Boxes Video's, Patterns, and How-To's Board on Pinterest

    Linda Walsh
    20 May 2015 | 1:30 am
    I've always liked adorning my presents with big bows and other accessories - silk florals, stuffed animals, and cute little decorations for kids like bendies, softies, etc. My grandchildren loved getting gifts with little creatures attached.During the holidays one of my favorites things to do is decorate the presents. Hubby does all the wrapping. I do all the decorating and, when I doing this, I'm in my glory. Storing all the different accessories needed for decorating presents all year can be a bit of a challenge, but the end result is always worth it.So, of course, I love it when I find…
  • I'm In Love With Penny Wooden or Peg Wooden Dolls

    Linda Walsh
    18 May 2015 | 1:00 am
    As you all know I absolutely love dolls of all kinds, shapes, and sizes.  However, while doing my research on the "History of Faceless Dolls" I read an article about Penny Wooden Dolls, like the doll pictured above from Wikipedia.org, and fell in love with them. According to Wikipedia.org, " Peg wooden dolls also known as Dutch dolls are a type of wooden doll from Germany and the Netherlands. They originated as simple lathe turned dolls from the Val Gardena in the Alps. These dolls were sold undressed. Young girls would then make their clothing from scraps of fabric.""Other similarly…
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    MY STEIFF LIFE

  • Creating Panda-Monium Over This Most Unusual Steiff Bear

    24 May 2015 | 10:26 am
    Oh baby! Steiffgal does not mean to pander to you, but how can you resist this utterly charming Steiff cub! Have you ever seen anything quite like him? Check out this black and white beauty and learn what we can piece together about his mysterious origins.There's nothing not to love about this rare bear. Baby Panda is 80 cm, standing, and unjointed. He is made from long black and white mohair, while his muzzle area is made from shorter white mohair. He has flat, cardboard lined feet and is self-standing. His paw pads are made from trivera velvet material, which has been airbrushed with paw…
  • Monkeying Around With This Early 1970's Steiff Riding Chimp

    21 May 2015 | 12:46 pm
    With Memorial Day  - the unofficial first day of summer - coming up next week, it's time to put the top down and go for a spin!  And Steiffgal can't think of a better vehicle to do that with than this utterly marvelous riding chimpanzee.  Let's take a joyride together and learn more about this great primate on wheels!Let's not monkey around and get right to the point why this chimp on the go is so great.  Here we have Steiff's Reit Schimpanse or Riding Chimpanzee.  He is 50 cm, standing on all fours, and unjointed.  He is solidly stuffed with excelsior and has a…
  • Shooting (Vintage Steiff) Stars!

    8 May 2015 | 7:23 pm
    Picture this:  a photo exhibit featuring irresistible vintage Steiff!  Sound too good to be true?  In this case, there's proof on film it will happen soon!  Awhile back, Steiffgal was contacted by colleagues at the Boston Center for Adult Education (BCAE). This fantastic organization, founded in 1933, is the oldest nonprofit adult education center in New England, and offers nearly 2,000 classes each year!  About three times a year, the BCAE mounts an art exhibit (usually photography) which is hosted at their facilities.   The late fall, 2015 BCAE show theme…
  • Well, Hello Dally!

    2 May 2015 | 9:59 am
    Well, hello Dally!  Steiff recently had the pleasure of attending the annual April Sturbridge Doll, Toy, Bear & Holiday Show in Sturbridge, Massachusetts.  And besides a few wonderful old friends, look what else she just happened to run into... a giant Dally Dalmatian Steiff treasure!  Check out this spotty dotty and see what makes him so interesting from the design and rarity perspectives.Steiffgal's not lying when she says this almost life sized reclining Dalmatian is really a top dog.  He is made of white mohair, in a lying position, and unjointed.  He has…
  • Fawning All Over This Delightful and Very Early Steiff Deer On Wheels

    26 Apr 2015 | 10:21 am
    Steiffgal loves to "field" questions from all over the world. So this wonderful inquiry from Canada about a very vintage field and forest friend really caught her eye. Check out this note from Kendra, who shares through a series of correspondences... "Hi Steiffgal, I have a Steiff deer that stands approximately 18-½ high at the head and is 18-½” long from the nose to the tail. The closest I can come to describing the material would be a felt-like texture. The eyes are solid black. It appears to have had a red mouth at one time. The diameter of the button in ear is 5mm. This item was…
 
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    TV and Film Toys

  • The AFB Podcast Episode 169: Batman B&W Dick Sprang Statues / Black Widow Toy History

    Engineernerd
    21 May 2015 | 6:13 am
    Episode 169 of the AFB Podcast is live at iTunes and is now available for direct download! Download and subscribe to the podcast at iTunes now!  This week, join Scott and Eddie for a mega show with all of the latest news and reviews!This week, our Toys of the Week are the DC Collectibles Batman Black & White Dick Sprang Batman and Joker Statues, and our discussion topic is a Toy History of Marvel's Black Widow. If you don't use iTunes, you can download Episode 169 here now! Click on the link to listen, or right click to save the file!
  • Name That…Bullfighter

    Engineernerd
    13 May 2015 | 10:05 pm
    Bullfighting is a sport that I would never try. There are many others, but that one is close to the top of the list.
  • The AFB Podcast Episode 167: Titan Heroes Hulkbuster / Lego Double Decker Couch / Vixen Cover Girls Statue

    Engineernerd
    10 May 2015 | 6:01 am
    Episode 167 of the AFB Podcast is live at iTunes and is now available for direct download! Download and subscribe to the podcast at iTunes now!  This week, join Ben, Justin, John and Scott for a mega show with all of the latest news and reviews!This week, our Toys of the Week are:The Titan Heroes Hulkbuster The Lego Movie Double Decker Couch The DC Collectibles Vixen Cover Girls Statue If you don't use iTunes, you can download Episode 167 here now! Click on the link to listen, or right click to save the file! The podcast…
  • Name That…The Claw

    Engineernerd
    4 May 2015 | 10:39 pm
    I’ve often wondered if this was suppose to be part of a larger item.
  • Name That…Light

    Engineernerd
    27 Apr 2015 | 10:36 pm
    Switch sold separately.
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    Toy Reviews | Toy Queen | Educational Toys | Toddler Toys | Best Apps for Kids | Toy Giveaways | Preschool Games | Baby Product Reviews

  • Puzzle and Dragons Super Mario Edition Demo and Review

    Keriannot
    12 May 2015 | 1:29 pm
    Disclosure: Gavin and I were provided with a trip to New York City to NintendoWorld. We saw way more than a sneak peak of the Puzzle and Dragons Super Mario Edition Demo for Nintendo 3DS, and spent some extended time being some of the first to ever play the full version of the game. Gavin is an avid Mario Kart fan and WiiU has taught us a lot about his personality. We’ve tried playing several other games and he is completely enamored with Mario and Luigi. Just this week he was allowed to design his own constellation at school, and as you can see here, and as you can see below…
  • Healthy Food Choices at McDonalds with John Cisna #McDonaldsOpenTour

    Keriannot
    3 May 2015 | 3:54 pm
    Disclosure:  After attending the #McDOpenDoorTour event, I received compensation from McDonald’s in exchange for writing this sponsored post. All opinions are my own.   Most of my adult life post-college I’ve struggled with weight. Prior to becoming married, I rode the roller coaster, gaining 30 lbs. and losing it with exercise and Weight Watchers. When I was pregnant I ate the healthiest ever and while I gained weight appropriately, my metabolism was amazing. Gavin was born and with breastfeeding for 3 months, I literally became high-school skinny. A busy lifestyle and stress…
  • Kinetic Sand Sales Raise Money for Autism Speaks

    Keriannot
    19 Apr 2015 | 11:09 am
    When I was asked by Spinmaster to share a few words about how much I love Kinetic Sand, it wasn’t hard. As an occupational therapist, I use this amazing product almost every day I work with children in the school system. Kids beg me to use it, and not only is it an amazing incentive and reward for them to attend to activities that are challenging, I’ve seen how quickly a child who is overstimulated or overwhelmed can be calmed, by manipulating this texture. Aside from LEGO building, this is one of the only toys that can keep my own son entertained for a significant amount of…
  • 5 Genius Tips to Motivate Kids to Play Outdoors

    Keriannot
    7 Apr 2015 | 2:00 pm
    This sponsored post and $50 Toys “R” Us gift card giveaway are on behalf of the Toy Industry Association’s TheGeniousofPlay.org initiative, which celebrates the many proven benefits of play. Any opinions included are my own. This year, my family couldn’t be any more eager for Spring, happily leaving those monstrous snowbanks from the snowiest winter in history behind us. While exercise and activity levels are individual to each person, many people are becoming increasingly aware of the physical and emotional benefits of outdoor play and exercise. Not only are these…
  • Scratchy Clothing Can Be A Big Sensory Issue for Children

    Keriannot
    2 Apr 2015 | 6:49 pm
    If you have a child or are sensitive yourself, you know that scratchy clothing can be a big sensory issue for children. You know — the tags that people are adamant about removing, the way kids or adults rub clothing textures through their fingertips in stores before purchasing looking for something that “feels just right.” Or, the way a child can put on an article of clothing that “looks” like it will feel good, then rip it off seconds later asking for their favorite article of soft, comfy clothing? Whether this sensory issue is a standalone issue or part of a…
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    Small for Big

  • round about: blankets with eyes & paper bridges

    mari
    22 May 2015 | 4:00 am
    It’s been an amazing week at Small for Big “headquarters”. We have a new fur baby, and getting to know her is taking all kinds of interesting turns. Meanwhile, Birdie has become so obsessed with earthworms that when I picked her up from school yesterday she was keeping two of them in her sweatshirt pocket as pets. Poor things had been there for 3 hours … one may or may not have died. I’m not telling. On the work side of things, a huge project I’ve been working on is finally coning to fruition – but more on that next week. For now, I’m ready…
  • worth 1000 words: not your regular candleholder

    mari
    21 May 2015 | 4:00 am
    Who needs cheap votive holders and scented jar candles, I want these in every room of my house. Candleholders by Il Sung Na. The post worth 1000 words: not your regular candleholder appeared first on Small for Big.
  • featured: willow & stylo magazine

    mari
    20 May 2015 | 4:00 am
    My sweet little Willow is super excited about her summer wardrobe. Honestly, if I could magically find a way to snap my fingers and wake up to a closetful of her clothes, I’d be happy too! Luckily, all you need to do to get ahold of Willow’s wardrobe (and lots of playtime fun) is head over to Smallful and download Willow’s Summer Collection #1. There’s a maxi dress, a circle skirt, the oh-so-current jumpsuit with culottes, and a kawaii style rainbow dress that has caught my daughter’s eye. Plus, multiple accessories for every outfit. But of course. And she has…
  • you’ll be wild about these magical shapes

    mari
    18 May 2015 | 4:00 am
    Last week at the library we found this mesmerizing book. Like magic, it creates animals out of random shapes and layers of acetate. The colors and simplicity are a designer’s dream. The story within Wild About Shapes is super basic, letting the animals speak for themselves. Asking questions like, “what can you see?” when all there is a blob on the page, then you flip over the clear acetate sheet with more colorful blobs in a contrasting color and suddenly, voila, an elephant! Or a giraffe, turtles, fish, and others. Every page is something new and exciting. My favorite, of…
  • maker mentors conference

    mari
    15 May 2015 | 4:00 am
    I wanted to share with you guys a new online conference I’m in the middle of – Maker Mentors. It started yesterday, and runs through tomorrow (Saturday). And so far it’s been awesome. It’s full of makers of all kinds – and bloggers too – working to grow their business and learning along the way. I’m signed on as a mentor, but I’m also learning tons from the online seminars. And the nice bit? You can still sign up for the seminars – which will give you access to video recordings of yesterday’s Maker Mentors sessions, as well as all…
 
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    militarymodelsonline.com

  • Airplane Graveyard

    Bob Winfrey
    22 May 2015 | 9:48 am
    Aircraft Graveyard I have seen some pictures of this place before but this is by far the most extensive set of pics yet. I really hate to think how much money in original costs are sitting in this boneyard. I know it is what we need to keep us from harm of other countries. Take a look around and see what you think. Aircraft Graveyard Don’t forget to type in code 001 in checkout at either store and save an additional 10% on our already low prices! Bob
  • Gyro Copter On The White House Lawn, Shoot Down The Postman?

    Bob Winfrey
    19 Apr 2015 | 3:52 pm
    Flying BicycleEveryone Freaked Out About the Gyrocopter The pilot was a mailman on a flying bicycle, not a terrorist On April 15, Florida man Doug Hughes landed on the lawn of the U.S. Capitol Building in an ultralight gyrocopter. Hughes — a U.S. Postal Service worker — was delivering letters to every member of Congress in a theatrical act of protest against the influence of big money in politics. He flew through restricted air space — a federal crime. Heavily armed police quickly responded. They detained the 61-year-old Navy veteran and shouted at onlookers to run away.
  • Seattle Area Could Use Old Aircraft Carriers as a Bridge -Lawmaker

    Bob Winfrey
    12 Apr 2015 | 7:35 am
    Proposed bridge plan By Victoria Cavaliere SEATTLE, April 10 (Reuters) – A Washington state lawmaker looking to ease traffic congestion for several Puget Sound-area communities near Seattle has proposed building an eye-catching new toll bridge made from retired Navy aircraft carriers. Republican Representative Jesse Young has been gathering support among colleagues and the public for the planned span, which would link Bremerton and Port Orchard on the Kitsap Peninsula, spokesman Kevin Shutty said on Friday. “It’s a bottleneck area and for a number of years people have been looking for…
  • Drones Are Coming To Parks Near You!

    Bob Winfrey
    29 Mar 2015 | 5:39 pm
    Drones are coming The Drones are Coming 2015-03-01, Feature, by Richard J. Dolesh Christopher Vo, left, and Ted Markson fly quadcopters on the intramural fields at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. Virtually anyone who has flown a quadcopter or other modern drone will say that they are a blast to fly. Drones combine the cool factor of impressive technology, the excitement of unmanned flight and the thrill of exploration, all in one amazingly simple and easy-to-operate package. Whether you fly alone, with friends or with your kids, flying drones is just plain fun.<p> But…
  • Rare 1914 Bing Autoplan Compressed-Air Powered Model Airplane on Display

    Bob Winfrey
    21 Feb 2015 | 11:01 am
    I was unaware of any such thing as a compressed air powered airplane model but how about one made in 1914? I found this story on PR Web: The National Model Aviation Museum, located at the International Aeromodeling Center in Muncie, IN, is thrilled to announce that the Intermuseum Conservation Association (ICA) has completed the restoration of the Bing Autoplan. This exceptional aircraft is now on display at the museum, and is now the oldest original model airplane in its collection. The National Model Aviation Museum, located at the International Aeromodeling Center in Muncie, IN, is…
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    papertoyadventures.com

  • The Archer from an Alternate Dimension

    James Ronald Lo
    25 May 2015 | 7:12 am
    This is just to close off this run with archers, last week, we released the (Green) Arrow paper toy based on the “Arrow” TV series. Debuting this week is the [...]
  • It’s Not Easy Being Green – The Arrow Paper Toy Now Available

    James Ronald Lo
    19 May 2015 | 10:13 am
    I’ve been wanting to design this paper toy ever since the “Arrow” TV series started airing – actually, ever since the character started showing up in the Justice League Unlimited [...]
  • Daredevil (Black) Paper Toy Now Available!

    James Ronald Lo
    11 May 2015 | 6:56 am
    Daredevil, in his black suit, based on the Netflix TV series. I thoroughly enjoyed watching this one – definitely appreciated the fight scenes and his “real-ish” mortality. Foggy Nelson was [...]
  • WIP Daredevil (Black) Paper Toy

    James Ronald Lo
    7 May 2015 | 7:52 am
    Hello All! Just posting an update of the Daredevil paper toy I’m putting together. Once I finish test-assembling it, I’ll upload the template in the downloads section. Should be done [...]
  • Guess Who! 050515

    James Ronald Lo
    5 May 2015 | 6:24 am
    I know this is a bit late, since everyone’s probably seen the entire season already by now, but hey, better late than never. This should be easy if you’ve been [...]
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    Our Ordinary Life

  • Pre-Summer Vacation Checklist

    Kristin
    21 May 2015 | 9:02 pm
    It’s that time of year again – the flowers are blooming, the birds are chirping, the sky is clear and the sun is shining – it’s summer! We wait all year for this special season, and one of the great things about summer is the ability to take a (much needed) vacation. Preparing for a… [read more] The post Pre-Summer Vacation Checklist appeared first on Our Ordinary Life.
  • Keeping Your Pets Healthy This Spring

    Kristin
    21 May 2015 | 8:49 pm
    Being proud pet parents, we will do whatever we can to make sure our dogs are comfortable and happy. They are our family and seeing them suffering is not good. We have partnered with Adams™ Flea & Tick Control Products to share a way to rid and repel fleas and ticks and other pests. Start… [read more] The post Keeping Your Pets Healthy This Spring appeared first on Our Ordinary Life.
  • Dealing With Psoriasis – Psoriasin® Psoriasis Treatments

    Kristin
    20 May 2015 | 9:06 am
    This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Psoriasin  for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. When I first found out that I had Psoriasis it was really a troubling time for me. Dealing with a lot of stress I experienced my first flare up. Nothing made me feel worse on top… [read more] The post Dealing With Psoriasis – Psoriasin® Psoriasis Treatments appeared first on Our Ordinary Life.
  • Should your kids wear Contacts Lenses?

    Kristin
    19 May 2015 | 10:47 am
    If you have a child that wears glasses, there may come a point in time where he would ask you if he could wear contacts. At that point, you may be wondering if it’s even possible for kids to wear contact lens in the first place. Aren’t they too young? Will they able to handle… [read more] The post Should your kids wear Contacts Lenses? appeared first on Our Ordinary Life.
  • Easily Find Toys With The EasyFinder Rechargeable Bluetooth Battery

    Kristin
    19 May 2015 | 10:05 am
    This is a partnered post with EasyFinder. Ever wish you could turn off that children’s toy? Maybe you’d like to find that favorite singing stuffed animal that your child adores and you can’t locate it anywhere. Now you can with the EasyFinder. EasyFinder is world’s first two-way remote locator designed to track most battery powered items AND… [read more] The post Easily Find Toys With The EasyFinder Rechargeable Bluetooth Battery appeared first on Our Ordinary Life.
 
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    Toy Scene

  • Titan Merchandise Hammer Horror Peter Cushing Van Helsing Bust

    admin01
    28 Apr 2015 | 3:47 am
    Titan Merchandise Hammer Horror Peter Cushing Van Helsing Bust Titan Merchandise released this awesomely detailed bust of Peter Cushing as the brave Van Helsing as part of their Hammer Horror Masterpiece Collection. Standing approximately 8 inch tall, this limited edition bust captures Peter features perfectly from his fur-collared coat to his candelabra-clenching gloves. Ages 14 and up. – Count Dracula’s mortal enemy! – One of the original vampire hunters: Professor Abraham Van Helsing! – Extremely detailed statue features Hammer Films legend Peter Cushing. –…
  • Hasbro Kre-O Transformers Grimlock Unleashed Set

    admin01
    21 Apr 2015 | 7:52 pm
    Hasbro Kre-O Transformers Grimlock Unleashed Set I have always loved the G1 looks of the Dinobots more than its Age of Extinction conterparts and now you can build your own with the Grimlock Unleashed set from Hasbro Kre-O! It includes 333 pieces which you can use to build an enormous Generation 1 Grimlock in dino mode. It also includes 5 KREON figures: Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, Galvatron, Lockdown and Grimlock to create your fantastic battles. Ages 6-12. This Hasbro Kre-O Transformers Grimlock Unleashed Set is available on EntertainmentEarth with a price of US $49.99. But it is on sale today…
  • Hot Wheels: 2005 HW Ford Thunderbolt

    admin01
    13 Mar 2015 | 7:32 am
    Gold & Black painted body w/ Thunderbolt, Engine by “Buddy” & Thunderbird Symbol on both sides, Chrome Malaysia Base, w/5SP’s. (Click the image to see the full sized version) Click here to see our other diecast photography.
  • How to mold and cast an action figure Instructable

    admin01
    11 Mar 2015 | 1:51 pm
    Follow this tutorial to know how to mold and cast an action figure by Instructables member i_like_to_make_stuff. How to How to mold and cast an action figure – More DIY How To Projects
  • DC Collectibles: Batman Joker and Harley Quinn Statue

    admin01
    2 Mar 2015 | 9:59 am
    DC Collectibles: Batman Joker and Harley Quinn Statue This magnificent statue of our favorite deranged duo of Harley and Joker was sculpted by Tim Bruckner and is based on the iconic cover of Batman: Harley Quinn #1 by Alex Ross. It measures approximately 12 1/2-inches tall, this amazing statue is limited to just 5,200 pieces. This DC Collectibles: Batman Joker and Harley Quinn Statue is available on Amazon with a price of US $229.34. This DC Collectibles: Batman Joker and Harley Quinn Statue is also available on EntertainmentEarth with a price of US $199.99.
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    Action Figure Fury

  • Previews SDCC 2015 Exclusives [Updated May 25]

    Nick Lenihan
    25 May 2015 | 9:37 am
    Previews, aka Diamond Comic Distributors, generally has a ton of exclusives. They cater to just about every fan, offering comics, action figures, plush toys, and a whole lot more. This year is going... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Action Figure Xpress SDCC 2015 Exclusives [Updated May 25]

    Nick Lenihan
    25 May 2015 | 8:48 am
    In the past, Action Figure Xpress (AFX) has teamed up with various collectibles manufactures to bring some limited edition swag to Comic-Con. This year is going to be no different, as the online... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Tamashii Nations Re-Release S.H Monsterarts Godzilla 1964, In Dust and Sand

    Samuel Demchy-Cooper
    25 May 2015 | 8:16 am
    Back in 2013, Tamashii Nations released their S.H Monsterarts Godzilla 1964 figure. Now they are re-releasing the figure in a special color scheme. They have repainted the figure to be covered in... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Minecraft YouTubers Immortalized in Action Figure Form Sees Retail Release

    Nick Lenihan
    23 May 2015 | 8:39 am
    Several of the wold’s most popular Minecraft YouTubers have been immortalized in action figure form, which are currently available in nationwide in Toys “R” Us stores. This new... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Bandai Reveals Gigantic (and Expensive) Avengers Age of Ultron SH Figuarts Hulkbuster

    Samuel Demchy-Cooper
    23 May 2015 | 8:25 am
    S.H Figuarts have been killing it with the Marvel Avengers movie license. They have recently shown off all the figures from Age of Ultron and it looks that they have saved their best for last, as... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    Kids Love This Stuff!

  • A Mini Circus Collection With Oodles of Charm and… Err… Mice (The Plush Kind)

    Mena
    20 May 2015 | 8:23 am
    Can you remember the excitement of going to the circus when you were little? Gasping at the trapeze acts, cooing over the performing seals and staring agog at the fearless tightrope walkers. I sure can. Apart from the freaky stuff like the bearded lady and the clowns (ugh, clowns make me shudder), I developed a […] The post A Mini Circus Collection With Oodles of Charm and… Err… Mice (The Plush Kind) appeared first on Kids Love This Stuff!.
  • Cargo Line: Colorful, Functional Kids Furniture by Studio Delle Alpi

    Mena
    18 May 2015 | 5:45 am
    If you’re on the look out for kids furniture that’s cute and easily mix and matchable, you may be interested in my latest find. Cargo Line – a set of playful storage units designed by Studio Delle Alpi, an up and coming design house in central Europe. The units are screen printed, modular and simple […] The post Cargo Line: Colorful, Functional Kids Furniture by Studio Delle Alpi appeared first on Kids Love This Stuff!.
  • OFFBITS Kits: Transforming Household Junk into Cool Geeky Little Robots

    Mena
    5 May 2015 | 6:33 am
    The next time you decide to clear out the clutter, keep hold of those stray nuts, bolts and loose screws. With the help of my next quirky find, you’ll be able to transform such random odds and ends into something pretty cool for the kiddos. Introducing The OFFBITS. The OFFBITS kits were conceived by Roy […] The post OFFBITS Kits: Transforming Household Junk into Cool Geeky Little Robots appeared first on Kids Love This Stuff!.
  • Kids Play Mats That Make it Easier for the Littles to Cleanup After Themselves

    Mena
    30 Apr 2015 | 2:57 am
    Playing with toys is a lot of fun. Tidying them away after each play session is a real chore. Unless you’ve got a quick and easy way of scooping them up and stashing them away. Well say hello to Play & Go. They’re a Belgian based company and creators of a kids play mat that […] The post Kids Play Mats That Make it Easier for the Littles to Cleanup After Themselves appeared first on Kids Love This Stuff!.
  • Adorable Paper Doll Cutouts That Make Neat (And Inexpensive) Gifts for Kids

    Mena
    22 Apr 2015 | 2:06 am
    When I was a little girl, I used to love playing with paper dolls. I had a favorite. Daisy was her name. And I’d spend hours carefully clipping cute outfits, dressing her and acting out all sorts of imaginative scenarios. To say I had a blast, was an understatement. So, my fun kiddo find for […] The post Adorable Paper Doll Cutouts That Make Neat (And Inexpensive) Gifts for Kids appeared first on Kids Love This Stuff!.
 
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    Action Figure Fury

  • Previews SDCC 2015 Exclusives [Updated May 25]

    Nick Lenihan
    25 May 2015 | 9:37 am
    Previews, aka Diamond Comic Distributors, generally has a ton of exclusives. They cater to just about every fan, offering comics, action figures, plush toys, and a whole lot more. This year is going to be no different, as the Previews SDCC 2015 Exclusives were announced and you have over 20 extremely limited exclusives to pick from. […] Read More...
  • Action Figure Xpress SDCC 2015 Exclusives [Updated May 25]

    Nick Lenihan
    25 May 2015 | 8:48 am
    In the past, Action Figure Xpress (AFX) has teamed up with various collectibles manufactures to bring some limited edition swag to Comic-Con. This year is going to be no different, as the online retailer has teamed up with The Four Horsemen, Icon Heroes, and Diamond Select Toys to bring you 6 exclusives that you are […] Read More...
  • Tamashii Nations Re-Release S.H Monsterarts Godzilla 1964, In Dust and Sand

    Samuel Demchy-Cooper
    25 May 2015 | 8:16 am
    Back in 2013, Tamashii Nations released their S.H Monsterarts Godzilla 1964 figure. Now they are re-releasing the figure in a special color scheme. They have repainted the figure to be covered in sand and dust like he was in the film. Even though I have not seen the original figure in person, I have to say that […] Read More...
  • Minecraft YouTubers Immortalized in Action Figure Form Sees Retail Release

    Nick Lenihan
    23 May 2015 | 8:39 am
    Several of the wold’s most popular Minecraft YouTubers have been immortalized in action figure form, which are currently available in nationwide in Toys “R” Us stores. This new range of the very popular Minecraft action figures is called ‘Tube Heroes’, and went on sale yesterday. Considering just how popular Minecraft and YouTube are (particularly together) with […] Read More...
  • Bandai Reveals Gigantic (and Expensive) Avengers Age of Ultron SH Figuarts Hulkbuster

    Samuel Demchy-Cooper
    23 May 2015 | 8:25 am
    S.H Figuarts have been killing it with the Marvel Avengers movie license. They have recently shown off all the figures from Age of Ultron and it looks that they have saved their best for last, as they have just announced the SH Figuarts Hulkbuster armor. Unfortunately this is an exclusive figure only available on the Japanese Tamashii […] Read More...
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    Statue Reviews

  • Harley Quinn Bust by Diamond Select Toys [Batman: The Animated Series]

    Rock
    25 May 2015 | 10:44 pm
    From the popular 90’s cartoon ‘Batman: The Animated Series’ comes the Harley Quinn resin bust by Diamond Select Toys. The Harley Quinn bust is strictly limited to 3,000 pieces and stands approximately 6 inches tall. She pairs nicely with the Batman bust from the same series, too. The Harley Quinn bust retails for $54.99 and is expected to release in October 2015. Order from: The post Harley Quinn Bust by Diamond Select Toys [Batman: The Animated Series] appeared first on Statue Reviews.
  • Prototype of Suzunoki Rin Figure by Phat! Company Revealed [Bakuon!!]

    Rock
    25 May 2015 | 1:17 pm
    Check out Phat! Company’s prototype of their new Suzunoki Rin 1/10 figure from the manga, and soon to be anime, ‘Bakuon!!’. The post Prototype of Suzunoki Rin Figure by Phat! Company Revealed [Bakuon!!] appeared first on Statue Reviews.
  • Excela Noa Aura Figure by Kotobukiya [Shining Resonance]

    Rock
    25 May 2015 | 12:55 pm
    From the video game ‘Shining Resonance’ comes the Excela Noa Aura 1/8 PVC figure by Kotobukiya. The Excela Noa Aura figure is based on the art of Tony Taka and was sculpted by Kojima Shou. She stands approximately 21 cm tall. No pricing or release details were available at this time. I will update this post with pricing and release details when they are announced. The post Excela Noa Aura Figure by Kotobukiya [Shining Resonance] appeared first on Statue Reviews.
  • Femme Fatales Harley Quinn B&W Statue – SDCC 2015 Edition

    Rock
    25 May 2015 | 12:36 pm
    Diamond Select Toys kicks off their new Femme Fatales Batman: The Animated Series statue line with the SDCC 2015 Edition Harley Quinn Black & White PVC Statue. The Femme Fatales Harley Quinn B&W statue was sculpted by Steve Varner Studios and stands approximately 9 inches tall. It is based on the episode “Almost Got ‘Im” and features Harley standing atop a defaced Bat signal with a spray can in her right hand. It is limited to 4,000 pieces. Order from: The post Femme Fatales Harley Quinn B&W Statue – SDCC 2015 Edition appeared first on Statue Reviews.
  • Akagi Figure by Funny Knights (Aoshima) [Kantai Collection -KanColle-]

    Rock
    25 May 2015 | 12:01 pm
    From the popular video game and anime ‘Kantai Collection -KanColle-‘ comes the Akagi 1/7 PVC Figure by Funny Knights (Aoshima). The Akagi figure was sculpted by Mowano and stands approximately 23cm tall. She retails for ¥9,200 (¥8,740 at cdjapan) and will release in September 2015. Order from: She looks even better when paired with the Kaga figure. The post Akagi Figure by Funny Knights (Aoshima) [Kantai Collection -KanColle-] appeared first on Statue Reviews.
 
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    Toy Tales

  • Toy Chest: Death Star Beach Ball Edition

    Todd Coopee
    22 May 2015 | 4:09 am
    Make waves at the beach with your very own light-up Death Star beach ball and 7 other things I wanted to share this week. For more stories behind some of your favorite toys visit Toy Tales.
  • Chatty Cathy from Mattel

    Todd Coopee
    21 May 2015 | 6:30 am
    Chatty Cathy was a pull-string, "talking" doll produced by Mattel from 1959 to 1965. For more stories behind some of your favorite toys visit Toy Tales.
  • Pac-Man Turns 35!

    Todd Coopee
    20 May 2015 | 6:30 am
    Pac-Man is turning 35. Here are 7 fun facts about the video game. For more stories behind some of your favorite toys visit Toy Tales.
  • Roald Dahl

    Todd Coopee
    19 May 2015 | 6:45 am
    Life is more fun if you play games. For more stories behind some of your favorite toys visit Toy Tales.
  • Twister FacTOYd

    Todd Coopee
    19 May 2015 | 4:56 am
    Twister was the first game invented that required people to use their bodies as playing pieces. For more stories behind some of your favorite toys visit Toy Tales.
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    CoolZips Toys: Latest News

  • Toy Point Rewards Program

    9 May 2015 | 12:00 pm
    I've been working for CoolZips for seven years now. My owners really appreciate my hard work and loyalty and always reward me with a few extra pet perks in the old paycheck.That's why I suggested we start the CoolZips Toy Points Rewards program. I thought that it would be great to reward our loyal customers for their business.You can earn 250 Welcome Points for just signing up and use it immediately for 10% off your first order.Click the Toy Points Rewards tab at the bottom of the screen to see the details. Thank you for your support.Peace, Love & Dog…
  • Love To Chat

    5 Apr 2015 | 4:06 am
    People who know me usually refer to me as a gabber. But I just love people and love to talk.That's why I suggested that CoolZips test out a Live Chat feature to help answer questions that our customers may have while on our site.So, look towards the bottom right of your browser for the Online Chat bubble. If it's there, it means that we're here to help you.Peace, Love & Dog Biscuits!Tucker@CoolZips.com
  • Waiting For Bok Choy Boy

    25 Jan 2015 | 3:01 am
    For a kid, it can seem like it takes forever for a package to arrive. Even if it's only been a couple of days.Candy and I have been waiting for over a year for the new series of Bok Choy Boy to be released. Finally, Series 4 has arrived!These cool urban figurines sport unique Chinese symbols matching the zodiac signs. Our favorite is of course the dog!Check them out and start your collection today.Peace, Love & Dog Biscuits!Tucker@CoolZips.com
  • What Superhero Would You Be?

    30 Nov 2014 | 2:43 am
    Have you ever dreamed about being a superhero? Maybe Batman, Superman or The Flash!I would be MinPin (cross between a Miniature Pinscher and Dachshund). My superpower would be a lightning fast tail that could deter my sister Candy from stealing my chewy when I’m not looking.Here's Joey modeling his Under Dog costume. Take a look at these fun DC Comics Buildables and start thinking about who you would be.Peace, Love & Dog Biscuits!Tucker@CoolZips.com
  • Top 10 Thanksgiving Shout Outs

    27 Nov 2014 | 2:41 am
    I don't know why they do this to us . . .  But go ahead and laugh . . . Get it out of your system . . .Anyway, here are my top 10 Turkey Shout Outs.To the checkout girl at Petsmart. Thanks for the treats.To Japanese Puzzle Erasers. Thanks for keeping me busy all day.To Stan at the deli counter. You cut it lean.To Rainbow Loom. Love those New Confetti Bands.To Windex and Brawny. For those midnight accidents.To U-Lace. Thanks for making my kicks look so cool.To my good friends. Thanks Candy, Patriot, Bobo and Gracie.To my Shopkins faves . . . Curly and Tommy Ketchup you…
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    The Happy Hospital

  • Quick Photo Dump

    the collector
    19 May 2015 | 11:52 pm
    The best way to learn is to do. So now you have to put up with my practice shots. Here you go. I hope you enjoy. Feel free to message me back your input!
  • Sakura Miku– Bloomed in Japan!

    the collector
    18 May 2015 | 3:10 am
    Tada! She’s finally here! Honestly, I hate pre-ordering. All those months of waiting. ;w; But anyway, she’s here!!!!!!!! Honestly, I would’ve never ordered something so pink. I mean. Look at it. Geeeeez. This is going to be a short review of this adorable little figure that I want to put in my mouth–ARE YOU SURE SHE’S NOT MADE OF JELLYBEANS AND SUGAR?! Okay, first things first. Here is the box. It’s quite different from the others, but we all knew that. Not sure how I feel about the… er… furry texture of the box. I believe it was supposed to be…
  • Mini-Figure Adventures!

    the collector
    17 May 2015 | 9:26 pm
    I can clearly remember the day I bought my first toy. And the ones that followed soon after. After I got my first minifigure from LEGO, it took me awhile to pick up more LEGO. I was still very much into Japanese figures. But then I picked up a few other LEGO minifigures, and a week later, my heart was full of LEGO and my wallet was empty. Here are some of my photos. Enjoy. Not sure if I previously posted these guys already, but they were my first figs. I got them on a Friday. And then my sweet, loving boyfriend got me Ice Cream Jo. Whose ice cream brought all the boys to the yard.
  • TSFW. Totally Safe For Work. Or Not.

    the collector
    11 May 2015 | 8:06 pm
    Okay, you know me, you’re used to the so-sweet-your-teeth-will-fall-off sweetness on my blog. Kitties, doggies, cute faces and touchy-feely stuff. Yep, that’s me. So this other post may come as a shock to you. I do have a slightly crazy side, and who better to show that off than one of my favorite animes, my senpai, my husbando–Arsene Lupin the Third, Master Thief. I’ve been worried that Lupin and Jigen’s antics might not be a fit for The Happy Hospital, what with all it’s cuteness, but I just love him so much. Can I just say that I owe Lupin so much? I…
  • O-Kun Fiesta 2015, And Then Some!

    the collector
    11 May 2015 | 7:39 pm
    So me and my friends were invited to sell our photos at an anime/art fest this Saturday. It’s called the O-kun Fest! We went on a shoot for it, but I’ve already posted those pictures. Another thing we’re going to be doing is selling handcrafted miniatures! Yeah I had to use this photo first. I think it’s the best close-up photo I have of my miniatures. I have a thing for strawberries. The theme I did was french pastries. There’s a strawberry mille-feuille, raspberry eclairs, chocolate and strawberry eclairs, strawberry shortcake, and sables. Now not many of you…
 
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