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  • 2016 Power-Con Ticket Sales & MOTUC Exclusive Info Revealed

    Toy News International
    2 Aug 2015 | 7:40 am
  • Pobber x Scott Tolleson -- Bella Lee Noir Online Release (8.6)

    Vinyl Pulse
    31 Jul 2015 | 3:56 pm
    After her debut at SDCC, Bella Lee Noir from Scott Tolleson and Pobber will soon be available globally. Limited to 50 pieces, the gray scale Bella Lee resin (8”) evokes the beauty, glamour and sex appeal of vintage Hollywood. The Noir edition will be released on for $120 (+s/h)...
  • Shoppers Bid Farewell to F. A. O. Schwarz on Its Final Day

    NYT > Toys
    15 Jul 2015 | 9:00 pm
    As the Fifth Avenue toy store was set to close its doors, children and grown-ups took selfies with the safari of stuffed animals that lined its entrance, while others made a beeline for the big piano.
  • These sites make getting a 'page not found' fun

    Yahoo! Finance: Toys & Games Industry News
    1 Aug 2015 | 11:00 am
    [at CNBC] - "Sorry, we can't find that page" is never a message anyone looks forward to seeing on their computer screen. Or is it?
  • Combiner Wars - Out Of Package Battle Core Optimus Photos
    1 Aug 2015 | 4:42 pm
    More from Victor Wong on Facebook, now showing off Voyager Wave 4's Battle Core Optimus out of the box. A quick photo overview shows off the toy, including a side by side with the original release of Combiner Wars Optimus, although at least in that mode the robot head is the only point of retooling. Despite one combined form shot, we still haven't gotten a look to see the rumored retooling inside the combiner chest, but hopefully soon! Keep reading to take a look.
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    Vinyl Pulse

  • Pobber x Scott Tolleson -- Bella Lee Noir Online Release (8.6)

    31 Jul 2015 | 3:56 pm
    After her debut at SDCC, Bella Lee Noir from Scott Tolleson and Pobber will soon be available globally. Limited to 50 pieces, the gray scale Bella Lee resin (8”) evokes the beauty, glamour and sex appeal of vintage Hollywood. The Noir edition will be released on for $120 (+s/h)...
  • Bwana Spoons Custom Unchiman One-Off Release (07.31)

    30 Jul 2015 | 10:12 pm
    Bwana Spoons got a hold of 9 Unchiman figures by Paul Kaiju and did some lovely work to them! Releasing on Friday, July 31st at 10AM PST are these beautiful poop inspired sofubi figures that feature a mixed part base with red, olive and black vinyl. They will each come...
  • Reactor-88s Custom Corner Jared Circusbear

    30 Jul 2015 | 1:46 pm
    Welcome to the July edition of Reactor-88's Custom Corner. This month we’re highlighting Jared Circusbear. What’s your name? Hi! Im Jared Flores aka Jared Circusbear Where are you located? I make work from my home studio in North Hollywood, California. Day job or full-time artist? I am blessed to have...
  • Mishka LA Presents: Special Edition T-Shirt Release with Paul Kaiju (08.08)

    29 Jul 2015 | 11:10 pm
    On Saturday, August 8th, Mishka Los Angeles will be having a very special event! Taking place is the release of a limited edition shirt featuring the artwork of none other than Paul Kaiju and Super-Junk! This one night event will also a limited number of custom one-off figures! Wristbands will...
  • Frank Kozik x Kidrobot Elf Dunny

    29 Jul 2015 | 12:38 am
    Looks like the Holiday Dunny tradition will be rekindled in 2015. Here’s a look at the line art for Kidrobot’s2015 Elf Dunny (3”) by Frank Kozik. This cheery err stoic elf is dressed to the nines with his over-the-top Elf gear complete with seriously pointy boots. Due this Winter, The...
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  • Combiner Wars - Out Of Package Battle Core Optimus Photos

    1 Aug 2015 | 4:42 pm
    More from Victor Wong on Facebook, now showing off Voyager Wave 4's Battle Core Optimus out of the box. A quick photo overview shows off the toy, including a side by side with the original release of Combiner Wars Optimus, although at least in that mode the robot head is the only point of retooling. Despite one combined form shot, we still haven't gotten a look to see the rumored retooling inside the combiner chest, but hopefully soon! Keep reading to take a look.
  • Transformers Figure Subscription Service Serpent O.R. Hitting Mailboxes Now!

    1 Aug 2015 | 11:51 am
    Radio Free Cybertron's John DeLuna, frequently the first on the block with the latest Collector's Club offerings is bringing us yet another first look at the latest subscription service toy to be sent out. This time it's Serpent O.R., the GI Joe crossover figure, which can now join Hasbro's Viper in a DeceptiCobra airforce. While Serpent O.R. still isn;t as nice looking as the mockups, John's photos certainly paint the figure in a great light. Click through to check them out!
  • Robots In Disguise Happy Meal Toys Hit Brazil McDonald's - Masks Instead Of Optimus & Bumblebee?

    1 Aug 2015 | 4:47 am
    YouTuber Silver Knight has posted a TV spot from Brazil for the RID Happy Meal toys! Besides featuring a pretty nice CGI Bumblebee, the ad features the four choices available: the Sideswipe and Grimlock toys from the US promotion, and Bumblebee and Optimus Prime facemasks. In fact, I'd say they're more tiaras based on how they work. Click through to watch the ad!
  • Combiner Wars Wave 4 - Voyager Class Battle Core Optimus Prime Out In Hong Kong

    1 Aug 2015 | 4:39 am
    Victor Wong has posted images to the HK-TF Facebook page showing off his latest acquisition: Battle Core Optimus Prime! While certain sites like site sponsor BBTS had listed Battle Core Prime as shipping in July, that didn't pan out. But with an August ship date for the Deluxes and an HK sighting, it's not going to be that much longer. Read on to see photographic proof!
  • Masterpiece MP-11 Starscream US Release Up For Preorder At ToysRUs

    1 Aug 2015 | 4:25 am
    Are we sure this isn't Skywarp in disguise? Because it just appeared out of nowhere: a preorder page for the MP-11 version of Masterpiece Starscream at ToysRUs! Unlike the Takara release it has a toy-accurate blue nosecone, though it's lost its coronation gear. It's due out October 1st at a price of $59.99 - if you're interested, it may be best to preorder now before TRU jacks the price up like they always do. Read on for a link!
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    Plastic and Plush

  • BigManToys x Ironhaus Productions – Oller

    31 Jul 2015 | 4:02 pm
    BigManToys will be releasing Oller - a collaboration between Jimmy Rommel of Ironhaus Productions (sculpting) and casted by Lee Burbridge of BigManToys (casting). Oller is a 4.5-inch tall resin figure. Each one includes a blindbagged, randomly colored Cystoid figure. And each header card has a comic inside. He's big, he's bad, and he's gnarly... Oller is an intergalactic barbarian from a doomed planet, that contracted a form of alien cyst that grows into sentient parasites (known colloquially as "Cystoidz"). Oller travels from badland to badland looking for his next conquest... Which one…
  • Kidrobot Officially Runs Out of Words that Rhyme with ‘unny

    30 Jul 2015 | 7:30 pm
    We showed you a few characters from Kidrobot's new plush Phunny line...because it included Gremlins toys. But several additional series of Phunny plush toys will apparently be available...including characters from: Alien, DC Comics, Terminator, Elf, and A Christmas Story. They'll be releasing throughout the fall and winter of 2015 and into spring 2016. **I'd like to see some of the actual plush designs. I look at the one from A Christmas Story and have a feeling that design was created in MS Paint**
  • Fangar the Conspirator Release

    30 Jul 2015 | 8:15 am
    Today (Thursday July 30th 2015) at 9PM ET, Mecha Zone and Toyfinity will be releasing a crossover figure entitled Fangar the Conspirator. This is an homage to the unreleased figure of the same name from the classic Robo Force line. (Full disclosure: my house is full of old Robo Force figures that I bought my kids)The 3 1/8-inch tall figure features 22 points of articulation. It's limited to a run of only 25 pieces and will be available to purchase (via the above link) for $24.99.
  • Kidrobot’s Full Mega Man Capsule Release

    30 Jul 2015 | 5:30 am
    With Kidrobot and Capcom teaming up to bring Mega Man vinyl toys to fans of the video game, we've only had a chance to see some of the larger, 7-inch tall, figures. The full Mega Man Capsule will be available in stores and online beginning on Tuesday, August 4th 2015. This includes the mini series (shown above) and keychains (shown below). No word on exact pricing as of now.
  • Pop! Heroes: Batman Arkham Knight

    28 Jul 2015 | 2:00 pm
    In September 2015, Funko will be releasing a series of Pop! figures from a video game I've been wasting way too much tim playing. The Pop! Heroes: Batman Arkham Knight series will include four main characters from the recently released game. You'll be able to get (of course) Batman, Scarecrow, Harley Quinn, and the Arkham Knight.
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    Culture Japan - Your portal to Japan - Posts

  • Chibi Figures

    2 Aug 2015 | 5:43 am
    Continuing from yesterday's Hobby Maker Show post - chibi figures. Mostly Nendoroids. I regularly come across folks who are not really into the chibi form - how about you? Same here - I didnt really like them at first but they kinda grew on me when I started to indulge in Nendoroids.
  • Anime Figures

    31 Jul 2015 | 7:33 am
    Got a load of photos taken at the Hobby Maker Show which I had to split into two posts - the first one is scale and action figures of characters from anime, games and movie. Starting off with my fave of the bunch is Sorceress from Dragon's Crown by Max Factory. I still haven't finished that game ><
  • Smart Doll Ebony

    30 Jul 2015 | 5:44 am
    Update 5 ^^; Photos of Ebony in some of our casual apparel - some of which is available at the Culture Japan online store.Update 4! Ebony steps closer release planned this September! All Smart Doll customers will get first dibs - the online store will close for 12 hours and Smart Doll customers will be sent the usual password to enter and purchase. Just like all our Smart Dolls - Ebony is not a limited model and will always be available. This photo of Ebony taken today with final frame, outer shell and wig. Faceup and eyes are still prototypes but very close to being final.Ebony so cute!And…
  • Mirai Store Tokyo

    29 Jul 2015 | 7:07 am
    Introducing Mirai Store Tokyo - the first in a series of bricks n mortar stores by Culture Japan. Come visit anytime during open hours! No need to contact me asking "can I visit the store" - just come during open hours ^^ Folks who would rather order online can do so at our online store though. Mon - Fri, 10 - 6PM (Lunch is 1 - 2). If nobody about just linger for a bit ^^ Japan public holidays are off. Nearest station is Gotanda on the JR line or Ikegami line. Use the link below for directions. If you got no Internets, save a map in your mobile by typing in your google maps "OK MAPS" and it…
  • Smart Doll Production Jobs Available Now

    26 Jul 2015 | 4:08 am
    I will bump this post to the top every time we have openings - and we got some now for Smart Doll Production - read on to see how to apply.Why CV's are not important at Culture Japan A typical Japanese company requires a resume (using the standard Japanese format with photo attached). Apparently the way you look says a lot about your abilities. As a hiring manager at Amazon, I never ever looked at school qualifications on a resume and only barely skimmed through the work experience section. This is not to say that I don't think qualifications are important - they are if you plan to work for…
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  • Seen @ #WonderFestival 2015 (Summer): Joker Nenodoroid #wf2015s

    2 Aug 2015 | 7:12 am
    An unpainted prototype of Joker Nenodoroid from Good Smile Company spotted on display at Wonder Festival 2015 (Summer), alongside a (Dark Knight Rises) Batman Nendoroid (below screengrab via HLJ video). Based on the late Heath Ledger as the Clown Prince of Crime - no further product details revealed as yet for he "Villains Edition" - as sculpted by JUN (E.V.) & Nendoron.
  • Wonder Festival Summer 2015 Show Report from HobbyLinkTV

    2 Aug 2015 | 7:09 am
    A video "Show Report" of Wonder Festival 2015 (Summer) by the folks at HobbyLinkTV as reported on by Syd, Ryan, Lindsay, and Anna. Great stuff!
  • Timed Release #StarWars character fanart Prints by Clogtwo x Mighty Jaxx (Aug 1-3)

    1 Aug 2015 | 8:43 pm
    Launched for orders now on are a trio of prints featuring the iconic characters of Star Wars, as interpreted by Clogtwo! VADER, BOBA and STORM are available in 2 different size formats, A2 ($50) and A3 ($30), with all coming in Signed and numbered (based on the total sold). NOTE that this is a "timed release", opened August 1st and ending August 3rd, 2015 (NEW YORK - 10AM /
  • TwoBit by David Flores x BIC Plastics Drops Aug 1st

    1 Aug 2015 | 8:00 am
    Dropping August 1st (for pre-orders) at is "TwoBit" by David Flores. Standing 10" tall, this ABS and Vinyl figure features a fluorescent mix of pink, orange, and cream. Priced at US$135 (includes global shipping) per and limited to 800 pieces. Will attempt to upload further images for when they are released.
  • Pop! Movies: Monty Python and the Holy Grail from Funko

    1 Aug 2015 | 7:00 am
    FUNKO PRESS: "Our Monty Python and the Holy Grail Pop! set is just in time for the film’s 40th anniversary! Relive classic moments with Arthur, King of the Britons, the pre-flesh wound Black Knight, the highly quotable French Taunter, and Sir Bedevere, who was the genius behind the wooden rabbit plan. Beware! Tim the Enchanter includes the Killer Rabbit of Caerbannog! Proceed only if you possess
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  • The Collected Works of Hayao Miyazaki Coming To Blu-Ray

    Kevin Cortez
    30 Jul 2015 | 6:23 pm
    Finally, a collected edition of Hayao Miyazaki's works on blu-ray. 11 films plus more.
  • Jace Creates ‘Donkey Kong’ Inspired Mural in Paris

    Kevin Cortez
    30 Jul 2015 | 5:58 pm
    Street artist Jace paints a sick mural in Paris as an ode to Donkey Kong.
  • BBC Picks the 100 Greatest American Films

    Kevin Cortez
    28 Jul 2015 | 9:31 pm
    Where does The Dark Knight and Star Wars rank among the greatest American films, according to the British?
  • Kickstart This Shizz: Hotline Miami Biker Action Figure

    21 Jul 2015 | 6:52 pm
    Last August, ESC-Toy teamed up with Devolver Digital for an epic Kickstarter campaign to produce a hyper fresh Hotline Miami action figure. The campaign was a huge success and fans soon demanded a Biker figure. Never ones to disappoint the fans, ESC and Devolver have joined forces yet again to make your wildest dreams come true. […]
  • Daniel Radcliffe Raps “The Real Slim Shady”

    Kevin Cortez
    20 Jul 2015 | 2:37 pm
    Daniel Radcliffe loves hip-hop, there’s no doubt about that. He’s also a big Eminem fan, which is revealed clear as day in the above video taken at Cameron’s Pub in Half Moon Bay, CA during karaoke night. Watch Radcliffe rap “The Real Slim Shady” up above in the player, standing next to his dancing girlfriend […]
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  • Wonder Festival 2015 Summer: KanColle kits (Part 2)

    Chris Seto
    31 Jul 2015 | 3:00 pm
    We've reached the second and final KanColle gallery for this Wonder Festival and this time, we get a couple of rather cool looking Abyssal ships in this gallery but mostly, we get several ships out of their usual attire. Especially Kaga. Can someone explain to me why Kaga suddenly got so popular while the tea drinking Kongou has plummeted in popularity (Bismark and Atago are still around so that's fine). [via HK-DMZ, Plus-Alpha and ToshGK]  Read more...
  • Wonder Festival 2015 Summer: Vocaloid Garage Kits

    Chris Seto
    31 Jul 2015 | 1:00 pm
    The popularity of Hatsune Miku may have waned among garage kit builders but she still has a presence within the booths. You aren't getting rid of her that easily! Sadly, none of the other Vocaloids got a shout out this time around so it's all Miku this time around. Grizzry Panda makes was one such maker who gave us a miku kit. He also had a Saber in one of the anime galleries. Not shown, however, was the setup at the booth which allowed visitors to view one of his new works as a 3D mockup using the occulus Rift. No, I'm not kidding, you could view a 3D model of Asuka Langley Soryu using an…
  • Wonder Festival 2015 Summer: Anime Garage Kits (part 2)

    Chris Seto
    31 Jul 2015 | 12:00 pm
    And now, we get to part 2 of our collection of anime garage kits and it's good to see ship girls not from KanColle getting some love still with kits of Takao (best ship) and Kongou from Aoki Hagane no Arpeggio present. Chiyo-chan from Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun gets some love as well, which comes as a surprise. Sadly, it lacks her more expressive looks and we don't get Nozaki-kun either. Tokimune from Shirogane no Ishi Argevollen also makes a surprise entry! No Jamie though... We still have more kits to go through so don't relax quite just yet!  …
  • Wonder Festival 2015 Summer: Misc Garage Kits (part 1)

    Chris Seto
    31 Jul 2015 | 11:00 am
    Next up, we have the first gallery of kits which either didn't fit into one of the previous categories, were completely original designs or I simply didn't know where they came from! These galleries often prove to be popular as they often contain some of the weird and wacky items on sale at Wonder Festival. I mean, check out the vending machines, food and oddly shaped vegetables... yeah. If you are able to recognize some of these figures, feel free to sound off in the comments.    [via HK-DMZ, Plus-Alpha and ToshGK]  Read more...
  • KidRobot's Mega Man Capsules releasing August 4

    31 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    Exciting news! KidRobot has announced that its Mega Man "Capsules" (blind-boxed figures) will be released August 4th. The selection includes a line of 3-inch figurines, smaller keychains, and larger 7-inch "medium" figurines like the ones we saw at SDCC (which were reportedly sold at KidRobot's site after the show). Both the 3-inch and keychain series seem to feature the same line-up consisting of Mega Man, Doctor Light, Doctor Wily, Roll, Bomb Man, Cut Man, Elec Man, Fire Man, Guts Man, Ice Man, the Yellow Devil/Demon, and two "power" colorways of Mega Man. The packaging also seems to list a…
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  • Current Obsession: Alphabear

    31 Jul 2015 | 2:11 pm
    Is anyone else obsessed with Alphabear? If you know me, you know how much I hate games. But I’ve been hooked on Alphabear for the last few weeks. It’s a word puzzle game where you build cute bears into bigger cute bears! I mean, just look at my all-consuming Zombie Bear!! Isn’t it ridiculous? And your bears also say cute/weird/silly things to you. If you understand the #Alphabearlife, check out Kukubee’s Etsy shop where she has some adorable Alphabear pouches. I bought two for myself! Full disclosure: I am not affiliated with Spry Fox in any way. I am just genuinely…
  • Wonderland Art for Animals Available Artwork

    29 Jul 2015 | 10:21 am
    Lili Chin Reminder: there are some great pieces still available at Wonderland Art for Animals! The show will be available at Leanna Lin’s Wonderland through August 23. All artwork is $100 and lower, and all net proceeds will be donated to North Central Animal Shelter. Asavari Kumar Edwin Ushiro Kim Le Orbital Ox These are just a few of the available pieces, so check out the show today! Filed under: art show Tagged: Leanna Lin's Wonderland, Wonderland Art for Animals
  • Flower Pepper Gallery presents ‘Ever Surreal’

    28 Jul 2015 | 10:40 am
    On August 1, Flower Pepper Gallery presents ‘Ever Surreal’ – featuring new works by Andrew Brandou, Casey Weldon, Jeong Woo-jae, Jeremiah Ketner, Leila Ataya, Martin Hsu, Naoto Hattori, and Nicole Bruckman. WIP by Martin Hsu Ever Surreal brings together a select group of artists whose fantastic and surreal works are incredibly executed and exude magic. All of the artists for Ever Surreal will create 4-6 new pieces for this exhibition, resulting in a collection of work that will transport the viewer to a fantastic realm where the line between dreams and reality will become…
  • Wonderland Art for Animals Update

    23 Jul 2015 | 12:11 pm
    The opening week of Wonderland Art for Animals has been amazing, and many pieces have already sold. If you missed the opening, don’t worry! There are some fantastic pieces still available. Be sure to check out the entire show online. In addition to the art pieces, the show also features custom buttons by Sarah Momohara. She created these specifically for this show, and all proceeds will be donated to North Central Shelter.Filed under: art show Tagged: Leanna Lin's Wonderland, Wonderland Art for Animals
  • Corey Helford Gallery Presents ‘The 3rd Annual Art Collector Starter Kit’

    21 Jul 2015 | 11:39 am
    Brandi Milne On Saturday, July 25, Corey Helford Gallery presents ‘The 3rd Annual Art Collector Starter Kit’ group exhibition. This annual event features all 12″ x 12″ works by an impressive list of new and established artists working in the New Contemporary scene. Since its inception, the Art Collector Starter Kit group shows have allowed new collectors and fans to acquire new works by artists they may not have been able to acquire otherwise. Hikari Shimoda Participating artists for the 3rd Annual Art Collector Starter Kit include; Andrew Brandou, Beau Stanton, Brandi…
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  • DIY Donutella Contest

    31 Jul 2015 | 10:43 am
    Join the DIY Donutella Contest on Instagram! Take a photo of your creation, follow @tokidokibrand, and tag #DIYDonutella. Winners will receive a special Donutella Prize Pack! Contest ends September 15th. Get creative! #DIYDonutella
  • tokidoki San Diego Comic-Con Wrap Up!

    17 Jul 2015 | 5:06 pm
    THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU! San Diego Comic-Con International came and went and we had a great time seeing all of our tokidoki fans in full force! We hope you guys enjoyed all the exclusives and premieres. Enjoy these photos from this year’s event! You may even see SALARY MAN (aka TORAYAMA SAN), our newest hard-working member of the tokidoki family! Thanks for your love and support! See you next year! <3 tokidoki
  • tokidoki SDCC 2015 Countdown!

    26 Jun 2015 | 11:47 am
    Our countdown to SDCC 2015 has begun! Visit our website daily for a sneak peak of select Comic-Con exclusive items we will debut at SDCC! 12 days until SDCC 2015, and we’re premiering new tokidoki x Hatsune Miku Totes! The countdown is on! 11 days until SDCC 15! Here’s a special peek at the new Red Hot Hoodie and Siren Tee! The clock is ticking! Only 10 days left until SDCC! Here’s a special peek at the NEW DIY Donutella! We can’t wait to see your creations! Get ready to meet Simone Legno! Hope to see you there! Peek-a-boo! Kawaii goodness is coming soon! We’re…
  • LeSportsac Signing Events — LA & NY

    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!

    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…
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    29 Jul 2015 | 8:04 am
    The new issue of EMPIRE MAGAZINE lands this week and the front cover packs a mighty punch! We movie fans get to see another new image of Batman and Superman (Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill ) who will star in the next HUGE Warner Bros Superhero Movie, BATMAN V SUPERMAN: Dawn Of Justice! This is the September 2015 issue and is probably out already, or just about to hit, So be sure to keep an eye out for it at your favorite bookstore or newstand!
  • EMPIRE MAGAZINE Exclusive: Three Brand-New BATMAN V SUPERMAN Movie Photos!

    29 Jul 2015 | 7:55 am
    Here's a quick post to share totally brand-new BATMAN V SUPERMAN Movie Publicity Photos that are EXCLUSIVE to the new September 2015 issue of EMPIRE Magazine. They show Henry Cavill (the Man of Steel), Ben Affleck (the Dark Knight), and Jesse Eisenberg (as Lex Luthor). Click on them for larger versions.
  • VIDEO: #BATMAN and #JOKER Spotted at 2015 Parksville Beach Sand Castle Contest!

    29 Jul 2015 | 7:47 am
    Check out this awesome video footage shot at the 2015 Parksville Beach Sand Castle Art Contest, they're insane! Now, of course, my personal favorite is the Sculpture with "Batman and Joker" (shown up above), but there were some other great masterpieces of sand art featured there too!!
  • New #MATTEL Classic 1966 #BATMAN TV SERIES Action Figure Sets at Toys R Us!

    29 Jul 2015 | 7:39 am
    Here's a quick post to share a photo I came across online. Someone spotted a new set of boxed toys at Toys R Us. They're made by Mattel and are a part of their Classic 1966 BATMAN TV Series toy line.One boxed set includes 3 actions figures of Batman, Robin the Boy Wonder, and Batgirl! The other set is a special "To The Batcave" play set that is meant to go with your figures. It also looks like it comes with a "Bruce Wayne (Adam West) figure with interchangeable head, ha!  This set also has a Bat-Computer, Bat-Zooka,a Shakespeare Bust, Red Telephone or Bat-Phone, 3 Batarangs, Bat-Radio,…
  • George Condo's #BATMAN AND BUNNY Pop Art Painting!

    29 Jul 2015 | 7:28 am
    Another passion of mine, other than collecting Batman Toys, is enjoying art. I mean, serious fine art like paintings/sculpture. I go to a ton of art museums and if there is a local event at one of our many art galleries here where I live then I am usually there on opening night. So, it totally cracked me up when I saw this painting by the American Pop Artist, George Condo. This work is titled BATMAN AND BUNNY ©2005, ha ha ha!
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  • Something Is Missing by IvanWCLai

    Biken Shrestha
    2 Aug 2015 | 7:35 am
    Photo Credit : IvanWCLai
  • Still Life | Something Is Missing

    The Pictures Show
    2 Aug 2015 | 7:33 am
    LG G4 Rated as the Best Camera Phone for Pictures @ Searchy.One Search Description From Photographer if Any: By IvanWCLai Source:
  • Transportation | Mustang B&W

    The Pictures Show
    2 Aug 2015 | 7:18 am
    LG G4 Rated as the Best Camera Phone for Pictures @ Searchy.One Search Description From Photographer if Any: Old Ford Mustang Bullit GT from 1968 in B&W By jelenanestorovicphotography Source:
  • Mustang B&W

    2 Aug 2015 | 7:10 am
    Mustang B&W @jelenanestorovicphotography: Old Ford Mustang Bullit GT from 1968 in B&W #Transportation #Trending #Popular #Buzzing #Viral #Picture
  • Animals | Bedtime Stories

    The Pictures Show
    2 Aug 2015 | 5:18 am
    LG G4 Rated as the Best Camera Phone for Pictures @ Searchy.One Search Description From Photographer if Any: Lazy Teddy enjoying the sunrise through the window By maxToby Source:
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    Take Five a Day

  • Disney Pixar Short LAVA – Free to View for 2 Weeks

    31 Jul 2015 | 3:28 am
    The Pixar short LAVA, will be available to watch exclusively FREE on digital on the Disney Movies Anywhere app for iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, for a limited two week window starting July 30th (7/30/15 – 8/12/15). Preview Trailer Tweet This Post
  • Disney Pixar Cars Daredevil Garage IOS App

    31 Jul 2015 | 1:51 am
    The Disney Pixar Cars Daredevil Garage IOS App is out. It’s free. Mostly it’s a racing and stunts game – it’s aimed at smaller tykes. It is a mini database of CARS diecast and it seems the reason Disney wanted the themes was to group the CARS. You’re supposed to scan in your vehicle though I think […]
  • Mattel Disney Pixar CARS: Circus Cab Super Chase Case W

    30 Jul 2015 | 2:59 am
    To add to the confusion, Mattel released two different CASE W’s – “Children’s Toy Closet” says they have the Super Chase one arriving or arrived AND they resolved the website issue so they are back up. The Deluxe Super Chase CASE contains: 1 Circus Cab 2 Frank’s   2 Pit Crew Member Mack (with headset) And 1 […]
  • Mattel Disney Pixar CARS: Connect Ultimate Piston Cup Speedway

    30 Jul 2015 | 1:20 am
    There is a new “Ultimate Piston Cup Speedway.” Thanks for the heads-up “RLR.”   Coming soon. Tweet This Post
  • Disneyland Japan Randoseru Backpacks

    29 Jul 2015 | 2:44 am
    In Japan, schoolkids generally carry a set design backpack called a Randoseru … Disney is offering up some fun ones at Japan Disneyland – like many exclusive items available at our Disneyland-World, you can order by phone but only ships within Japan. (Tokyo Disney Resort goods guest services TEL 047-381-3499)   You can check out more photos […]
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    The Toy Book

  • TIF Brings Play to 300,000 Kids in Need

    Phil Guie
    2 Aug 2015 | 7:00 am
    The Toy Industry Foundation (TIF) has reported giving brand-new toys to nearly 300,000 children in need since the beginning of the year, thanks to toy and financial donations received from throughout the industry. This year alone, TIF has already brought play to more than 7,000 children living on U.S. military bases and 64,000 children in foster care through its national partnerships with Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) Military Services and Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) for Children, respectively. TIF has also provided CASA with funding to recruit and train one-on-one…
  • New VTech Baby Amaze Line Available Exclusively at Toys “R” Us

    Phil Guie
    1 Aug 2015 | 7:00 am
    Baby Amaze Learn to Talk & Read Baby Doll VTech is introducing its new Baby Amaze line, launching with two learning dolls and a 3-in-1 stroller. Baby Amaze toys are currently available at, and will be available exclusively at Toys “R” Us stores nationwide this month. The Baby Amaze assortment uses technology to teach nurturing concepts and developmental milestones. The intent is to foster independent play, motor skills, imagination, and language development among children ages 2 to 5 years. The Baby Amaze product line include the following: The Baby Amaze 3-in-1 Care &…
  • How Toymakers Can Succeed with Millennial Parents

    Guest Blogger
    31 Jul 2015 | 1:00 pm
    by Catherine Mevs, strategy director, Red Peak Branding With more and more Millennials stepping into parenthood, big name toymakers are trying to guess at the expectations of a new generation of parents. However, from Mattel’s introduction of its Siri-inspired Hello Barbie to Hasbro’s more compact preschool toys, thus far their efforts are either misguided or not going far enough. Let’s start with Hello Barbie, a talking doll launching this fall that records and analyzes what children say to it in order to optimize its responses. While concerns have been raised by everyone from Campaign…
  • Spin Master Completes C$220 Million Initial Public Offering

    Phil Guie
    31 Jul 2015 | 11:00 am
    This past Thursday, Spin Master Corp. completed its public offering of 12,225,000 subordinate voting shares at a price of C$18.00 per subordinate voting share. The offering raised total gross proceeds of C$220,050,000. The subordinate voting shares will commence trading today on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol TOY. The offering was made through a syndicate of underwriters, including RBC Capital Markets and TD Securities Inc. as co-lead underwriters and joint bookrunners, as well as CIBC World Markets Inc., National Bank Financial Inc., BMO Nesbitt Burns Inc., HSBC Securities…
  • LittleBits Electronics to Debut NYC Pop-Up Store

    Tatyana Bellamy-Walker
    31 Jul 2015 | 10:58 am
    LittleBits Electronics Inc. is opening its first store in New York City. Located in the SoHo district, the pop-up store will open to the public on July 31. The store, targeted towards families, educators, and creative professionals, will take visitors through a series of interactive experiences including: A musical twister wall, a new take on and homage to the FAO Schwarz giant piano. A workshop lab in which visitors can create inventions such as the Keytar (a synth guitar) or a BitBot car, a self-powered drawing machine. A Get Snapped Photo Booth, in which visitors can share their inventions…
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    Collecting Fashion Dolls by Terri Gold

  • PEONIE - GEN X - DD_087 Sybarite Rebel Princess

    Terri Gold
    31 Jul 2015 | 8:08 am
    Today another in the new line of vinyl Sybarite dolls was offered for sale.Here is the description posted on the Superdoll sales page.With eyes of sour apple, jetted for attitude brows in chocolate and charcoal with shadow of nude. Lids in translucent soot. Lips the colour of candy with day old pomegranate accent.Huge auburn blend wig bearing side parting and jaw length fringe, in a 'voluptuous' state; cascading down and swirling into waist length big loose curls.It's hot outside... maybe a champagne lunch with the gurls?! Venus had booked the bandstand in Hyde Park, had it cornered off with…
  • Bad, Bad Bodies

    Terri Gold
    30 Jul 2015 | 1:08 pm
    I'm so disappointed every time I come across a discolored body. 98% of the time the body is an Integrity Toys product. These aren't even old. And what's old anyway? Five years? I don't think so.The one on the left is a handspeak body and the rest are tall bodies - each has discoloration.In each and every case, the hands have not turned yellow, making the rest of the body look even worse.It's a very good reason to abandon collecting these dolls. I don't know if the FR2 bodies are discoloring but they are very swingy now. It's odd because they're not strung dolls. I know that strung dolls can…
  • "Blue Serenade" Katy Keene

    Terri Gold
    25 Jul 2015 | 3:24 pm
    We picked up this new Katy Keene doll yesterday and when I opened the box I was very pleased to see that Katy is even prettier in person than her promos showed. This particular Katy's hair style is closer to the early comic book Pin-Up Queen's style with it's roll bangs. I have hunted far and wide and have not found a KK with a chignon but I do love this style for a doll as it's neat and will stay that way. I was surprised to find that the gown is two pieces. The satiny top has soft folds horizontally across the torso and has teensy buttons at the back of the neck (UGH) and the rest of the…
  • Links to Photos from the LA Sybarite Convention

    Terri Gold
    20 Jul 2015 | 7:09 am
    The recently ended Superdoll event held in Los Angeles, CA was certainly a glamorous affair. For those of us (the 99.9%) who did not attend, here are links to several good photos. 
  • Integrity Toys for IFDC - NuFantasy Dolls

    Terri Gold
    13 Jul 2015 | 5:31 am
    For those who did not attend the recent IFDC event in Vegas, there are additional companion and souvenir dolls which are being offered, by lottery, to W Club members.Without YouThe Nu. Fantasy™ CollectionLE 500 Dolls$150.00 + ShippingHead Sculpt: Erin 2.0 Wouldn't It Be Loverly?The Nu. Fantasy™ CollectionLE 500 Dolls $150.00 + ShippingHead Sculpt: EdenDanced All NightThe Nu. Fantasy™ CollectionLE 500 Dolls $175.00 + ShippingHead Sculpt: Giselle DiefendorfI suppose Giselle's price reflects the fact that she is the convention souvenir, however, the edition…
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  • Medicom: Elsa And Anna "Frozen" Coming To Real Action Heroes Line-Up

    31 Jul 2015 | 10:59 pm
    Elsa and Anna from Frozen are being added to Medicom's line of Real Action Heroes 1/6th scale figures, and both are now available for pre-order from HobbyLink Japan from the previous links. Set to be released next year, each includes interchangeable faces and hands to allow for multiple display options.
  • BIC Plastics: TwoBit Art Toy By David Flores

    31 Jul 2015 | 10:40 pm
    BIC Plastics has announced that they will be debuting the TwoBit art toy by David Flores, which will be the first in a new wave of toys continuing the collaboration between the brand and the artist that brought you Sketchartis and the Deathshead figures. Click on the full report link for more details.
  • Monogram International: 2015 D23 Exclusive Items

    31 Jul 2015 | 10:23 pm
    Monogram International has let us know what items will be exclusively available from their booth (#A705) at next month's D23 in limited quantities. Click through for the details.
  • Sideshow Collectibles: Harry Potter (Triwizard Tournament Version) Pre-Order

    31 Jul 2015 | 10:00 pm
    To celebrate Harry Potter's 35th birthday today, Sideshow have released pre-order details for the Harry Potter (Triwizard Tournament Version) Sixth Scale Figure by Star Ace Toys Ltd. from Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, priced $229.99 and expected to ship during the last quarter of the year.
  • Hot Toys: Update on Avengers: Age Of Ultron 1/6th Scale Hulkbuster Collectible Figure

    31 Jul 2015 | 9:48 pm
    When Hot Toys first revealed their 1/6th scale Hulkbuster collectible figure from Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron, they mentioned that there will be more in store, and today announced all of the updates that have been made to this incredible collectible figure! Get all of the details after the break.
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  • set database: LEGO 41075 the elves' treetop hideaway

    1 Aug 2015 | 9:55 pm
    set database: LEGO 41075 the elves' treetop hideaway image courtesy of brickmergeimage courtesy of verkkokauppaimage courtesy of courtesy of rekatoimage courtesy of targetimage courtesy of hamleysimage courtesy of galeria-kaufhof.deset number: 41075set name: the elves' treetop hideawaytheme: elvesyear: 2015pieces: 505price: us$50minidolls: 3new elves theme.come with a magic portal, parting leaf curtains, a magic ladder bridge, a bucket lift, a sofa bed, a table, stools and a secret compartment.also included an enki panther…
  • set database: LEGO 41076 farran and the crystal hollow

    1 Aug 2015 | 9:36 am
    set database: LEGO 41076 farran and the crystal hollow image courtesy of brickmergeimage courtesy of galeria-kaufhofimage courtesy of smythstoysimage courtesy of amazonimage courtesy of number: 41076set name: farran and the crystal hollowtheme: elvesyear: 2015pieces: 175price: us$15minidoll: 1new elves theme.come with a crystal hollow with waterfall and explodable crystal function, a tree with a catapult and acorn store.also included a miss spry squirrel.minidoll included a farran leafshade minidoll.great playability.overall design…
  • set database: LEGO 41077 aira's pegasus sleigh

    31 Jul 2015 | 9:23 pm
    set database: LEGO 41077 aira's pegasus sleigh image courtesy of brickmergeimage courtesy of spielweltimage courtesy of smythstoysimage courtesy of vedes-goslarset number: 41077set name: aira's pegasus sleightheme: elvesyear: 2015pieces: 319price: us$40minidolls: 2new elves theme.come with an aira’s pegasus sleigh and an ancient windmill with a secret cave.the sleigh has opens for the elves to get inside, pop out wings and a chest for storing supplies.the windmill has turnable sails, a fishpond and a cozy cave with a hook for the key.also…
  • set database: LEGO 41078 skyra's mysterious sky castle

    31 Jul 2015 | 9:48 am
    set database: LEGO 41078 skyra's mysterious sky castle image courtesy of brickmergeimage courtesy of spielweltimage courtesy of smythstoysimage courtesy of amazonset number: 41078set name: skyra's mysterious sky castletheme: elvesyear: 2015pieces: 808price: us$80minidolls: 3new elves theme.come with a skyra’s sky castle, an entrance gate with openable foliage, a dining area, a spa room, a lava kitchen, a throne room, a study and an openable portal.the spa room has a parting waterfall, a shower and a fruit bowl.the lava kitchen has an oven with…
  • set database: LEGO 41085 vet clinic

    30 Jul 2015 | 9:46 pm
    set database: LEGO 41085 vet clinic image courtesy of targetimage courtesy of brickmergeimage courtesy of spielweltimage courtesy of magineaset number: 41085set name: vet clinictheme: friendsyear: 2015pieces: 192price: us$20minidoll: 1new friends theme.come with a vet clinic, an animal playground, a puppy, a kitten and a rolling trolley.the clinic has an openable door, a slidable x ray scanner, a turnable examination lamp, an examination table, a scale, a pet food stand and a reception desk.the playground has a turnable carousel and a beauty…
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    The Fashion Doll Chronicles

  • The Bratz comeback: will it work this time?

    25 Jul 2015 | 9:12 am
    Bratz was a playline fashion doll that threatened Barbie sales - maybe even surpassed them - when they first came out in 2001. Designed by Carter Bryant, a former Mattel employee, with 10" bodies, huge heads, heavily made up and dressed in what looked like the then current street style, they were an instant hit with girls that were bored with more conservative Barbie dolls and wanted something more like them to play with. They were so successful that Mattel issued its own line, My Scene. The battle reached its apex in 2004, when Mattel sued MGA (the Bratz maker) for copying, alleging that…
  • IFDC 2015: JAMIEshow releases - Ayal Armon for JAMIEshow

    18 Jul 2015 | 7:32 am
    It's not the first time that the talented Ayal Armon collaborates with JAMIEshow. He did a small collection for 16" ladies for the company a while ago, still available on their website. This time, for IFDC, he decided to cater for the big boys. The collection was so successful that it is now sold out except one outfit, the first on the list below. Modern design and high quality plus very limited quantities are to blame for the speed they were bought.Afternoon strollLtd. Edition of 5 PcsIn Stock$225.00(Doll and shoes sold separately)A dark pink form fitting t-shirt. Made of mesh spandex.
  • IFDC 2015: JAMIEshow releases - Lori Lyon for JAMIEshow

    18 Jul 2015 | 7:10 am
    Lori Lyon is the person behind Madeleine Rose Couture, making one of a kind outfits for fashion dolls. Her work has been featured in most fashion doll magazines and collectors from all over the world seek out her unique creations. She also has a blog where she writes about her creative process. She collaborated with JAMIEshow for an exclusive collection featuring five ensembles in a limited edition for 16" dolls. The designs look great, even though the patterned fabrics are not always to my taste, and the detailing looks fantastic. The chantilly lace sheath, the pink ensemble and the white…
  • IFDC 2015: JAMIEshow releases - The LBD collection

    18 Jul 2015 | 6:34 am
    IFDC is not just the convention dolls - other doll companies release dolls specifically designed for the convention. One of them is JAMIEshow, which released one doll (plus outfits) and two clothing lines,in collaboration with other creators, for the convention. Let's check them out one by one, in this and subsequent posts. First up, the Litle Black Dress collection."LITTLE BLACK DRESS"AUDRY dressed doll$400.00Pre Order -  August DeliveryJAMIEshow's newest character sculpt Audry was introduced at IFDC in July of 2015.  A limited quantity of dolls was available at the convention, the…
  • IFDC 2015: the convention dolls

    12 Jul 2015 | 9:54 am
    The International Fashion Doll Convention, organized by the incredible Jim Faraone (if you do not recognize the name, you have a lot of reading and searching to do regarding fashion doll collecting), took place in Las Vegas, this past weekend, with the convention dolls being offered once more by Integrity Toys. They are usually very covetable dolls, as they are limited editions, and only available to attendees, with a very small portion offered via lottery for sale to the W Club members. The convention theme was "42nd Street - Dolls on Broadway, so the IT design team picked the famous musical…
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    Linda Walsh Originals Dolls and Crafts Blog

  • Three New Custom Baby Decoration and Baby Shower Fabrics For My It's A Girl! It's A Boy! Centerpiece Dolls Baby Shower Fabric Collection

    Linda Walsh
    1 Aug 2015 | 1:00 am
    Nothing makes me happier than designing adorable baby fabrics - especially when the fabrics have cheery pink and blue baby colors like my It's A Girl! It's A Boy! Centerpiece Dolls Fabric Collection.I recently designed three new centerpiece dolls fabrics for this line that coordinate with the existing It's A Girl! It's A Boy! Centerpiece Dolls Fabric Collection.  I hope you like the new designs.Baby Boys and Baby Girls Fabric 2© 2015 Copyright Linda Walsh Originals - Designs By Linda Walsh.  CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATIONBaby Boys and Baby Girls Fabric 1© 2015 Copyright Linda…
  • Two New Fabrics For My Baby Nicky Baby Decorations and Baby Shower Custom Fabric Collection

    Linda Walsh
    30 Jul 2015 | 1:00 am
    Baby Nicky and Bear Fabric 1     CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION © 2015 Copyright Linda Walsh Originals - Designs By Linda Walsh. (Note:  Actual fabric will not contain © Linda Walsh or © 2015 Linda Walsh Originals watermark.)Baby Nicky and Bear Fabric 2    CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION © 2015 Copyright Linda Walsh Originals - Designs By Linda Walsh. Perfect for making baby shower decorations, favors, ornaments, pillows, baby quilts, etc. Coordinates with all our baby shower fabrics. (Note:  Actual fabric…
  • My Romantic Journey On Canvas Class Projects

    Linda Walsh
    28 Jul 2015 | 1:00 am
    I've spent the last two weeks in crafting bliss working on my projects from Debby Anderson's "A Romantic Journey On Canvas" at Artful Gathering and couldn't be happier. I may have found a new passion - something I absolutely love. I can hear you all saying - what a surprise, Linda! You've found a new passion. When it comes to crafting is there anything you've ever tried that you haven't absolutely loved? Probably not.Well, it is true that I absolutely love to craft and love everything I've learned through my online classes, but when it comes to passion - well, that's a little…
  • My Victorian Images, Ephemera and Vintage Images and Victorian Doll & Craft Tutorials, Shabby Chic & Vintage Tutorials, Video's, Pictures & How-To's Pinterest Boards

    Linda Walsh
    26 Jul 2015 | 1:00 am
    It is no secret that everything and anything Victorian is my passion. I just can't get enough of Victorian dresses, Victorian crafts, Victorian history, and Victorian images. I absolutely LOVE it all. And, I absolutely want to make everything I find.I look at the beautiful Victorian dresses display on all the museum websites and find myself wanting to make a miniature version for a doll of mine. There are so many beautiful Victorian dresses out there it would be nearly impossible to make them all. That doesn't stop me from dreaming about it.I also love Victorian images and saving all the…
  • Another "Dollie" Demand - But, We Want A Dog!

    Linda Walsh
    25 Jul 2015 | 1:00 am
    "Come on Linda!""PLEASE! PRETTY, PLEASE!""Absolutely, Not!""But, we want a dog. We promise to take good care of it!""Yeah, right! Like I haven't heard that before."I knew better and knew that there was no way I was going to get the "dollies" a dog. A living, breathing mammal that had real needs being taken care of by a group of inanimate "dollies." I don't think so. No matter how much they beg me I will not give in to this demand."PLEASE!""NO! Now leave me alone. I'm busy!""Aw.........!""That means you, too, Doris Marie.""Okay, Linda. I'll be on my way," Doris responded. "I just thought I'd…
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  • This Fully Jointed Steiff Rabbit Is One Cheerful Earful!

    23 Jul 2015 | 5:10 pm
    "Will you be my honey bunny?" Well, when it comes to Steiff's rabbits, it's hard to decline that request! Check out this delightful and very vintage Steiff bunny that just recently hopped into Steiffgal's hug this summer. It's all but certain you won't be able to resist this cheerful-earful either!This beautiful bunny is Steiff's early Hollaenderhase or Dutch Rabbit. She is 26 cm, begging and made of white mohair (that has mellowed to a nice vanilla color over time.) Her face is detailed with striking pink and red glass pupil eyes and a simple tan hand embroidered nose and mouth. She has…
  • Less Is More When It Comes To Steiff's Teeny Tiny Pre-War Mohair Dogs

    13 Jul 2015 | 6:41 pm
    Steiffgal’s a little short on time this week for blogging. So this is a perfect moment to introduce you to one of the most petite treats in her collection – a tiny and very early Steiff Molly Dog. Take a big look at this particularly small pup and see what makes her so interesting – and irresistible!This happy handful is the smallest version of Steiff’s Molly the Puppy dog. She is sitting, unjointed, and just a hair over 6 cm tall from head to toe measured vertically. She is made from white and brown tipped mohair. Her wee face comes to life with brown and black glass pupil eyes, a…
  • Live From The 2015 Steiff Sommer Festival - A Firsthand Report!

    9 Jul 2015 | 1:49 pm
    You know how travel and airplane magazines feature articles on "the perfect day in..." or "how to spend a few hours at..."?  And it always seems that the recommended plans and itineraries sound too good to be true!  Well, in this case, Steiffgal did indeed spend an "ideal" day at the Steiff Sommer Festival in Giengen, Germany - the birthplace of Steiff and the Teddy bear - on July 4th, 2015.  Check out this travel diary entry and hopefully it might tempt you too to join in the fun next year!A cosy, clean, and convenient place to stay in Giengen is the Lobinger Hotel in Giengen,…
  • It's Steiff Christmas In July - Well, Almost!

    27 Jun 2015 | 4:49 pm
    It's Christmas in July! Well, almost! The magic of Steiff certainly lasts all year, with unexpected "gifts" like this sometimes showing up in the most delightful ways. Check out this note from a new friend who writes about a very special heirloom that has been in her family for over six decades. Through a series of correspondences, she shares.... "For 60+ years, this Santa miraculously appeared in the center of the dining room table during every Christmas Eve. Although, as a little girl, I paid particular attention to the goings on, Santa always arrived unannounced as if by magic. By…
  • Steiff's Window Display Guidelines From The Late 1950's

    21 Jun 2015 | 11:39 am
    It's hard to argue that it's "the more the merrier" when it comes to Steiff.  Our sweet mohair friends from Giengen certainly look their finest when grouped with others.  Their gatherings always seem to say, "Let the fun begin!"  Recently, Steiffgal purchased a vintage Steiff catalog from 1957-58.  The front of this great piece of ephemera is pictured here on the left. In addition to the delightful illustrations and interesting product descriptions, this particular reference also included two groupings of specific presentation guidelines for storekeepers.   Let's…
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    TV and Film Toys

  • Tyrion Lannister

    30 Jul 2015 | 10:12 pm
    One of the more enthralling characters from the Song of Fire and Ice books, and by extension, the Game of Thrones TV series, is Tyrion Lannister.
  • Groot

    26 Jul 2015 | 10:32 pm
    For me, one of the things that made this Groot figure so attractive is the fact that it can be used to serve a wide number of roles, either as a generic Ent, a Forest Elemental or simply as a really big Groot to go along my Marvel Universe figures.
  • The AFB Podcast Episode 178: Kaiyodo Trigun: Monev the Gale / Adventure Time Finn in Jake Suit Action Figure / DC Collectibles Batman Black and White Dave Johnson Statue / Kotobukiya DC Bishoujo Starfire Statue

    26 Jul 2015 | 6:44 am
    Episode 178 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, Ben, Eddie and Justin for a great new show with all of the latest news and reviews!This week, our Toys of the Week are:Kaiyodo Trigun: Monev the Gale Adventure Time Finn in Jake Suit Action Figure DC Collectibles Batman Black and White Dave Johnson Statue Kotobukiya DC Bishoujo Starfire Statue If you don't use iTunes, you can download Episode 178 here now! Click on the…
  • White Walker

    23 Jul 2015 | 10:10 pm
    The undead are getting a lot of coverage in media in recent years, thanks in no small part to the groundbreaking visual effects featured in movies and TV series.
  • Star-Lord

    19 Jul 2015 | 10:05 pm
    To round up the reviews for the regular figures from Hasbro’s Guardians of the Galaxy Marvel Legends Infinite Series, today I bring you none other than the main hero, the infamous (in his own mind, at least): Star-Lord!
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    Small for Big

  • round about: bookspine poetry & blocks for guitars

    31 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    Another week of summer is slipping away, and with it so goes July too. Are you ready for the end of summer county fairs and back to school prep? Nah, I’m not either. Let’s drown ourselves in these links instead, and pretend summer is forever. Meanwhile, round about the internet: The easiest way to get your kids making poems ever. via What Do We Do All Day. Help youngsters learn their guitar chords with these blocks – heck, I could use them! via Babyology. The “funnest” necklaces you’ll ever make. via Handmade Charlotte. Quotes just for kids, love these. via…
  • worth 1000 words: house in the trees

    30 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    We have a pretty nice backyard, but on these perfect summer days I catch myself craving a treehouse. Think we could build our own E’terra Samara out back? The post worth 1000 words: house in the trees appeared first on Small for Big.
  • little wooden toys for little happy children

    29 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    Modern, but classic, timeless, and full of play value. Those are the things I love to find in a toy – and the things I can’t wait to share with you. I’ll be honest, the first thing that drew me to desEnfantillages was the minimal styling and color palette. But don’t be fooled, desEnfantillages has all of the most important qualities covered too. They’re handmade in Montreal of birch plywood , water-based paint, beeswax, leather, and wool. The designs take classic play patterns and make them appealing to us and to the kids too. And the prices? Super reasonable. I…
  • the cutest hunchbacked animals you’ll ever meet

    28 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    I’m browsing through a favorite online shop of mine, just seeing what’s what. And then, bam, I see Frida. Who is Frida? Well, she’s the adorable hunchbacked monkey by Franck & Fisher. She’s all sweet-faced, open-armed, and ready to love. Her body is 100% organic cotton, and her clothes are all created from repurposed fabrics, adding to her eco-friendly cred. Her clothes are removable too, and she has her very own Carry Cot to keep her safe and add to playtime. I’m so smitten I almost hit buy before I realized what I was doing. There is also Frederik the…
  • make your cards a rainbow!

    27 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    I’ve been thinking our family needs to learn some classic card games, because I can tell my husband finds board games a little blasé when we have a game night. Then I saw this gorgeous deck of rainbow cards and now I’m determined to learn some games so we have an excuse to use these cards! Each and every one of Fredericks & Mae Playing Cards features a different hue of the rainbow on the card’s face, with a black and white pattern on all their backs. That means your games will be much more colorful, but from the backside of your hand, no one will know which card is…
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  • Perfect Teeth Start With A Clean Toothbrush

    6 Jul 2015 | 2:17 pm
    Do You Want Perfect Teeth? Hey, we all cringe a bit with the thought of germs crawling on our toothbrush.  But, it seems like everyone is obsessed with having perfect teeth. We shell out thousands of dollars for tooth whitening strips, custom whitening trays, teeth cleaning gadgets, and years of orthodontics!  If your goal is...  Read More » Perfect Teeth Start With A Clean Toothbrush is a post by CGT on .
  • Star Wars Bookends Are Cool Ideas for DIY Home Decorators

    1 Jul 2015 | 11:41 am
        Star Wars Logo Bookends: Use The Force To Display Books and Videos Hey Luke Skywalker fans! These are the Star Wars Bookends you have been looking for, or maybe you just stumbled onto this Cool Gizmo Toys page . . .  In any case (especially book case), you might like to check out...  Read More » Star Wars Bookends Are Cool Ideas for DIY Home Decorators is a post by CGT on .
  • Desktop Cell Phone Holder: Hold The Phone!

    30 Jun 2015 | 7:00 pm
          Handy Phone Hands Make This Desktop Cell Phone Holder Fun and Practical   This desktop cell phone holder is quirky practical fun for any desk or work cubicle, especially if you like to keep working while those text messages come in.  Have a messy desk covered with paperwork? This handy holder will...  Read More » Desktop Cell Phone Holder: Hold The Phone! is a post by CGT on .
  • 11 Doctor Who Gifts: TARDIS, Dalek, Adipose

    29 Jun 2015 | 4:35 pm
      Only Doctor Who DVDs come between me and my TARDIS.  What’s a TARDIS?  Where have you been hiding! The Doctor Who Bookends are just one of the rockin’ Doctor Who gifts that we’re bringing to your geeky attention.   Doctor Who Gifts Bring Out The Geek In Us We had so much fun with Tardis...  Read More » 11 Doctor Who Gifts: TARDIS, Dalek, Adipose is a post by CGT on .
  • Batman Bookends Showcase Your Books Gotham Style

    29 Jun 2015 | 3:55 pm
    Don’t Touch That Dial . . . Batman Bookends Are Coming Right Up Here are a few Batman themed bookends that will look great on your bookshelf.  In the age of digital books, these bookends are getting harder to find.  Of course, we collectors still need our Batman bookends in order to showcase our collection...  Read More » Batman Bookends Showcase Your Books Gotham Style is a post by CGT on .
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  • Last Day! Back Us On Kickstarter Today!

    James Ronald Lo
    2 Aug 2015 | 4:48 am
    Ladies and Gents, Just a quick update on the ActionCraft Toy Box Kickstarter campaign. At the time of this writing, we’ve raised just under 95% of the funding goal. This [...]
  • The Final Countdown…

    James Ronald Lo
    24 Jul 2015 | 2:10 pm
    Hellooooo!!!! This is it folks, we’re at the last 10 days of the Kickstarter campaign to support the development of the ultra-cool, mega-crafty, app called ActionCraft Toy Box. Well, at [...]
  • A Gentle Reminder from Yours Truly…

    James Ronald Lo
    14 Jul 2015 | 9:13 am
    Hello, As you know, we have a live Kickstarter campaign running at the momet. We organized the campaign to help us fund the completion of ActionCraft Toy Box, the app [...]
  • Happy 4th of July People! PLUS an update…

    James Ronald Lo
    3 Jul 2015 | 9:00 pm
    I spent a lot of time with friends and soon-to-be family in the US for the most part of June, and I wanted to wish all of them and all [...]
  • ActionCraft Toy Box, is LIVE on Kickstarter!

    James Ronald Lo
    20 Jun 2015 | 9:49 am
    Hello Everyone! Just letting you all know that our ActionCraft Toy Box campaign page is now LIVE on Kickstarter! Check out our spread here, or if you want to go [...]
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    Our Ordinary Life

  • Potty Training Basics – Everything You Need To Know To Get Started!

    31 Jul 2015 | 4:05 pm
    I am an active mom of three, I like to think that our family does a lot of healthy activities. We also use and partner with brands that align to our needs and ideals as parents. We are happy to partner with Seventh Generation® as a brand ambassador. As always all opinions are our own.… [read more] The post Potty Training Basics – Everything You Need To Know To Get Started! appeared first on Our Ordinary Life.
  • Make Summer Playdates A Splash With Juicy Juice

    31 Jul 2015 | 2:42 pm
    We partnered with Juicy Juice on some summer fun activities, all opinions are our own.  Our summer has been packed with fun things to do. Spending time playing with her friends is exactly what our six year old wants to do. She’s at that perfect age for playdates and with summer here we have even more time… [read more] The post Make Summer Playdates A Splash With Juicy Juice appeared first on Our Ordinary Life.
  • Smucker’s Makes A Natural Difference For National Parks

    31 Jul 2015 | 12:57 pm
    We have proudly partnered with Smucker’s on this post.  One thing we like to do during the summer months is spend time enjoying our National Parks. Over the years we have visited and made memories at some of the most beautiful parks here in the U.S.  In 2016 the National Park System is celebrating its 100th… [read more] The post Smucker’s Makes A Natural Difference For National Parks appeared first on Our Ordinary Life.
  • Make Healthy Family Meals With Less Fat Using The Phillips Airfryer

    29 Jul 2015 | 6:32 pm
    This is a sponsored post sharing the Philips Airfryer, an awesome fryer that uses only air and no oil. Having a house of 5 people, food is something that is just a common thing. From waking up to sleep, someone is always snacking or eating. From breakfast, lunch, and dinner we find ourselves making a… [read more] The post Make Healthy Family Meals With Less Fat Using The Phillips Airfryer appeared first on Our Ordinary Life.
  • Fishing for Memories With Shakespeare and Stren #FishinForMemories

    29 Jul 2015 | 12:43 pm
    This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Stren for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. This summer we’ve been spending more time with our children making memories. Having never fished as a family I knew that summer would be a great opportunity to get out and spend time outdoors. It’s these… [read more] The post Fishing for Memories With Shakespeare and Stren #FishinForMemories appeared first on Our Ordinary Life.
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  • Guardians of the Galaxy Comic Edition Marvel Legends Action Figure Set

    30 Jul 2015 | 10:18 am
    Guardians of the Galaxy Comic Edition Marvel Legends Action Figure Set All of your favorite heroes from Guardians of the Galaxy are here in one amazing set! Most of them are approximately 6-inch scale while Groot is 8-inches tall, it features out-of-this-world weapons and accessories. This is without a doubt the exclusive of the year that every Guardians of the Galaxy fanboys would want to have their hands on. This Guardians of the Galaxy Comic Edition Marvel Legends Action Figure Set from Hasbro includes the 5 Galactic heroes in their signature uniforms… and with a bonus baby Groot to…
  • Titan Merchandise Hammer Horror Peter Cushing Van Helsing Bust

    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

    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

    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

    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
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  • Editor’s Picks: 7 of the Coolest Ride On Toys for Toddlers

    26 Jul 2015 | 11:09 pm
    My youngest nephew is officially no longer a toddler (boo-hoo, they grow so fast), but the number of toddler ride on toys that kid has stashed away is pretty impressive. Aside from climbing, crawling, running and tumbling, racing around on a miniature vehicle is about the coolest thing for a tot. As well as a […] The post Editor’s Picks: 7 of the Coolest Ride On Toys for Toddlers appeared first on Kids Love This Stuff!.
  • Hipster Kid Clothes: 7 Etsy Shops Making Stylish Garms for Little People

    17 Jul 2015 | 7:14 am
    Hipster kid clothes – some people love them, others think the style’s all about dressing little ones in inappropriate ‘mini me’ attire. While there are definitely clothes I think are too ‘grown’ for my little nieces and nephews, I appreciate a funky set of garms for the kiddos. Hipster style can be as edgy as […] The post Hipster Kid Clothes: 7 Etsy Shops Making Stylish Garms for Little People appeared first on Kids Love This Stuff!.
  • Top Climbing Toys for Toddlers and Preschoolers

    KiLTS Team
    12 Jul 2015 | 4:14 am
    If you’ve spent any amount of time with a toddler who’s just learned to stand unassisted, you’ll know their next ‘big thing’ is to master the art of climbing. Toddlers love a challenge and will seek out new climbing opportunities with great gusto. Fun for them, but pretty darn scary for you. Especially when you […] The post Top Climbing Toys for Toddlers and Preschoolers appeared first on Kids Love This Stuff!.
  • Insect and Bug Crafts for Preschoolers: 10 Cute Crafts to Keep the Littles Busy

    7 Jul 2015 | 8:24 am
    While some of us grown folk may not be all that crazy about bugs (hint, hint: me), most preschoolers are naturally curious about them. So today’s post is dedicated to the kids who like creepy crawly things. Although I have to say, there’s nothing at all creepy about the insect and bug crafts I’m about […] The post Insect and Bug Crafts for Preschoolers: 10 Cute Crafts to Keep the Littles Busy appeared first on Kids Love This Stuff!.
  • DIY Toy Slingshots: A Quick and Easy Summer Boredom Buster for Kids of All Ages

    2 Jul 2015 | 1:08 am
    Do you remember playing with a slingshot as a child? I sure do. Back then my brothers and I would make our own slingshots. This would usually involve tying a couple of twigs together and using a rubber band to blast stones at tin cans. Thankfully, I’ve discovered a much more sophisticated way to make […] The post DIY Toy Slingshots: A Quick and Easy Summer Boredom Buster for Kids of All Ages appeared first on Kids Love This Stuff!.
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  • Entertainment Earth Guardians of the Galaxy Marvel Legends Box Set Photo Review

    Nick Lenihan
    31 Jul 2015 | 2:24 pm
    Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy smashed though theaters worldwide last year. Up until the movie came out, many people didn’t even know that the Guardians of the Galaxy exist. They have been around since the late 60’s appearing in various Marvel comics, and now Entertainment Earth has immortalized those comic characters in plastic for the […] Read More...
  • Hot Toys Upgrades their Ultimate Hulkbuster Sixth Scale Figure with Additional Accessories

    Nick Lenihan
    31 Jul 2015 | 11:12 am
    Ever since Hot Toys announced their ultimate Hulkbuster sixth scale figure, collectors and fans of the movie have been left in awe. This 21-inch action figure is probably the most detailed version of the character that you are going to be able to get, even more so than Comicave Studio’s very ambitious quarter scale Hulkbuster […] Read More...
  • A Call to Action (Figures): TV and the Future of Action Figures

    Ryan Bradley
    30 Jul 2015 | 8:02 am
    We’ve been seeing a lot of new types of action figures aimed at adults in the past few years. A few weeks ago I talked about the rise of video game action figures, and before that the smart ways that NECA and Funko pursued licenses that other manufacturers wouldn’t to get better footholds in the […] Read More...
  • Pop Culture Shock Needs Your Input for Street Fighter Sixth Scale Figures

    Nick Lenihan
    29 Jul 2015 | 9:38 am
    As many of you probably already know, over the past couple of years Pop Culture Shock has been developing a line of Street Fighter Sixth Scale Figures. They first showed the prototype of Ryu at San Diego Comic-Con 2014, but it was still an early prototype and PCS hadn’t decided the direction they would like to […] Read More...
  • Hiya Toys Reveals New Aliens Colonial Marines Action Figures – Powerloader, Aliens, Marines and More!

    Samuel Demchy-Cooper
    29 Jul 2015 | 9:20 am
    As some of you may know that sometime ago Hiya Toys unleashed their Aliens Colonial Marines. Their latest reveals consists of a new Colonial Marines Alien, The Powerloader and two of the most iconic Marines from brilliant 1985 action sci-fi classic Aliens. I can see why they have not revealed any Marines from Colonial Marines, […] Read More...
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  • Toy Chest: Logan’s Run Edition

    Todd Coopee
    31 Jul 2015 | 5:15 am
    Return to the 23rd Century with Logan's Run and 7 other things I wanted to share this week. For more stories behind some of your favorite toys visit Toy Tales.
  • Major Matt Mason

    Todd Coopee
    30 Jul 2015 | 4:36 am
    Introduced by Mattel in 1966, Major Matt Mason lived and worked on the moon with his team of astronauts. For more stories behind some of your favorite toys visit Toy Tales.
  • Razz-Ma-Tazz Player Piano

    Todd Coopee
    29 Jul 2015 | 6:30 am
    The Razz-Ma-Tazz Player Piano was one of Hubley Manufacturing Company's efforts in the 1960s to diversify into toys made of plastic. For more stories behind some of your favorite toys visit Toy Tales.
  • Confucious

    Todd Coopee
    28 Jul 2015 | 6:36 pm
    It’s better to play than do nothing. For more stories behind some of your favorite toys visit Toy Tales.
  • Hungry Hungry Hippos

    Todd Coopee
    28 Jul 2015 | 6:30 pm
    The original Hungry Hungry Hippos were named Henry, Lizzie, Harry, and Homer. For more stories behind some of your favorite toys visit Toy Tales.
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  • Photo Dump

    the collector
    14 Jul 2015 | 11:05 pm
    Alright–so right after my art dump here is my photo dump! :D I hope you like it. The past week has been hella rainy, but I managed to nab a photo of Senbonzakura Miku! Lovely creature. Met up with a couple of friends and their toys–Shinobu’s pretty mad that I didn’t get her donuts. :))) Now these gasha baby mikus are ADORABLE. I just wanna gobble them up. “Why does her cake have more strawberries than mine?” MIKU! Did you push your sister’s face in the cake?! Last shot of Senbonzakura having a ride down at the pier. <3 Lovely.
  • Drawing Dump

    the collector
    14 Jul 2015 | 10:49 pm
    Heyyyy there. Okay, get ready for a dump. I got into drawing again, and I must say, I think I’m improving. I’ll be dumping a couple of commissions I did as requests. Hope you enjoy! Oh, but before I do that, here, have a happy song–Drop Pop Candy And this drawing I did in ode to it: And now the drawing dump. 1.   One of my favorite requests. So I did this next. I got lots more, but I figured I’d just put up my best works. XD
  • Lovely Days~!

    the collector
    28 Jun 2015 | 6:58 pm
    It’s been a week after ToyCon Ph 2015, but I’m pretty sure our wallets haven’t recovered yet. I had a smaller loot than usual, but I’m pretty happy. I promised myself I’d focus on the babies I had that I haven’t paid enough attention to–they know I’ve been neglecting them. Along with a few new ones, of course. :D Here are some of my ToyCon Ph 2015 loots– Bear Guy Pucchis! These little suckers are adorable. My only complaint was that they were a little too easy to make, but that’s why there are other Gundams. Been having fun with…
  • Satinka’s

    the collector
    21 Jun 2015 | 8:38 pm
    Honestly, I’m a stay-at-home kind of person. In the bad way. Anytime I have a choice between going out or staying in, I stay in. I’m the type of person who runs home on friday nights just so I can stay in. But it does get a little sickening, so one Saturday, me and the boyfie decided to go out and we happened upon Satinka’s. It was a cozy little bistro where you can sit on the floor and chill–and anywhere that I can half lie down is a good place for me. /:)) I brought Totoro and Jiji with me, and I also threw in a few more photos for a good measure. I hope you enjoy.
  • Toy Speak

    the collector
    11 Jun 2015 | 3:15 am
    I’ve been feeling a little down lately. Adulthood is finally setting in, and now, more than ever, current events matter and affect me. I’m not the type of person that goes to Facebook to rant it all out, however, I felt like I had to say what I feel or I was going to burst. And then I saw those LEGO storm troopers holding up signs, and then I thought–a picture is worth a thousand words. What if I use both? In the next few photos, you’ll find toys protesting. HUGE DISCLAIMER: I mean to offend no one, these thoughts are my own, and we can be friends even if you disagree.
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