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  • stocking stuffers for every kid

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    mari
    19 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    December is wonderful time of cheer, family, and gift giving. There are lots of purchases to be made for the Holidays—some big, some small, and all of them loads of fun! Especially stocking stuffers! That’s when you can cut loose and just have a little fun. With so many options, it can help to have some inspiration for finding just the right gift for just the right age. These stocking stuffer gifts are all inspired by the new Amex EveryDay Credit Card, a no-annual fee card, rewarding Card Members for those everyday things you have to buy—from snacks to shower gifts to stocking stuffers.
  • Christmas lights display goes all Frozen

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    topkidstoys
    10 Dec 2014 | 5:25 pm
    (Pssst.. even though Cyber Monday and Black Friday are over, you can still get some great deals off the Christmas shop on Amazons "12 Days of Deals" here.) This guy really “Let it Go” when it came to his Christmas lights display. Every year there are always a fair number of people who go all out when it comes to their Christmas light displays. And whilst many played the usual mix of classic Christmas tunes, this guy was keeping with the trends. Already massing an impressive 4 million+ views on YouTube in only two weeks this display features the popular Frozen movie theme Let It…
  • This is the most captivating LEGO gadget you’ll ever see…

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    topkidstoys
    24 Nov 2014 | 12:20 pm
    (Pssst.. even though Cyber Monday and Black Friday are over, you can still get some great deals off the Christmas shop on Amazons "12 Days of Deals" here.) Most of us have come up with our own LEGO creation or two. Or may be several. But we guarantee that none of them could compare to this contraption from Japan. This mesmerising LEGO gadget was created by a man named Akiyuki and took over 2 years to complete. The device transports small balls across 17 amazing and perfectly crafted transportation devices that connect with each other to form one of the most interesting-to-watch circuits…
  • Kid Robot Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Blind Box Mini Figure Unboxing & Video Review

    Toy News International
    21 Dec 2014 | 3:23 pm
  • Brent Nolasco Bun Bun

    Vinyl Pulse
    Jack
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:31 am
    Here’s a look at Brent Nolasco’s newest self-sculpted figure, Bun Bun. This quirky and adorable fellow stands 6” tall. We’re digging Brent’s new sutured creation for the strong character design and the excellent execution in Ave Epoxie sculpt. Look for the first release in a few months with resin production...
 
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  • Brent Nolasco Bun Bun

    Jack
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:31 am
    Here’s a look at Brent Nolasco’s newest self-sculpted figure, Bun Bun. This quirky and adorable fellow stands 6” tall. We’re digging Brent’s new sutured creation for the strong character design and the excellent execution in Ave Epoxie sculpt. Look for the first release in a few months with resin production...
  • Exclusive Coarse Omen Minis via Rotofugi (12.19)

    Jack
    18 Dec 2014 | 11:47 pm
    Rotofugi has just posted the online catalog of Coarse’s ongoing Prisoners Beside Me solo with gorgeous photos and full details for each piece. As we mentioned in our initial coverage of the show, the exhibition also featured quite a few exclusive vinyl figures, many of which will be released online....
  • Mishka x Super7 x Kioka Camo Keep Watch Mummyboy

    Kristoffer
    18 Dec 2014 | 9:39 pm
    It’s been a year since Mishka x Super7’s Keep Watch Mummy Boy has been revealed! New years 2014 to be exact! Now Mishka is excited to release the Camo MishkaBoy by the one and only Kioka of Gargamel. This release is an exclusive to the Los Angeles Mishka Store with...
  • NYCHOS x Mighty Jaxx - Lepus Pellis Os Omentum Final Release of 2014 (12.19)

    Kristoffer
    18 Dec 2014 | 9:22 pm
    Mighty Jaxx and NYCHOS are gearing up for their final release of 2014! They are ending their amazing year with two editions of NYCHOS’ Lepus Pellis Os Omentum figure! These sweet pieces will be available on Friday, December 19th at 6PM PST via the Mighty Jaxx Webstore! Both the Black...
  • Paul Kaiju x Toy Art Gallery Milky Purple Edition Slugbeard Lottery (12.19)

    Kristoffer
    17 Dec 2014 | 5:10 pm
    Toy Art Gallery will be holding a lottery this Friday, December 19th at 12PM PST for Paul Kaiju’s Unpainted Milky Purple Edition Slugbeard. This lottery will be through out the weekend until Monday, with names being picked 24 hours after the closing. The Slugbeard stands 10” tall and 10” wide...
 
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  • 10% of toys are imitations

    20 Dec 2014 | 9:01 pm
     Up to 10 percent of children's toys in the local markets being sold at low-priced stores known as "2 riyal shops" are imitations of the genuine product, importers and dealers told local media.
  • Toys for Tots 'heals' hearts, inspires hope

    20 Dec 2014 | 6:30 pm
    VALPARAISO | After losing her father and then getting into an unhealthy relationship, Brittany Janiga became depressed. She eventually lost her job, then her house and then her car stopped working.
  • At 85, great grandmother matches toys to children in need

    20 Dec 2014 | 6:21 pm
    Mickey Sprague arranges some of the toys to be distributed to a distributes toys and books with the help of Jack Walsh ,17, a Junior from Canisius High School at Response to Love Center, in Buffalo, N.Y. , on Thursday December 18, 2014. Sprague helps out out with the toy distribution at Response to Love, and puts a lot of thought into the process so the child receives the right gift.
  • Donated toys at Glide church brighten holidays for thousands of kids

    20 Dec 2014 | 2:29 pm
    Inside the Tenderloin church, Laurie Ferreira was pounding last-minute instructions into her army of 200 volunteers, packed into a meeting room crammed with toys. Make sure none of the donated goodies have any kind of sticker saying “for needy children” or anything else that might make the kids feel bad about themselves. “I just picked out two giant Nerf projectile ... whatever,” said Ferreira ...
  • Toys for Tots tries to remedy charities' toy shortfalls

    20 Dec 2014 | 12:37 pm
    After the local Toys for Tots program was unable to fill requests from some local charities, people lined up as early as 5 a.m. on Saturday outside a cold Strip District warehouse so their children would not be disappointed on Christmas.
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  • Ugly Transformers Xmas Sweater Is Just Prime!

    21 Dec 2014 | 11:45 am
    There's a point where things can be so bad, they are good. The folks at Shredders have taken this idea to the next level with their line of pop culture inspired Xmas sweaters. Fans will be happy to know they can get a wonderfully tacky Transformers sweater rippling with woven Optimus Prime goodness. They can be ordered on line in sizes from XS for the kids to XXXL for the big folks too at $79.99 USD. Read on for the details and a look at the hideous goodness.
  • Rescue Bots Season 3 Episode 10, "Quarry's Quarry" - New Clip!

    21 Dec 2014 | 7:24 am
    Discovery Family has posted a clip from next week's episode of Rescue Bots! According to the synopsis, Colonel Quarry forces Doc to build more robotic dinosaurs, resulting in the conversion of Chase, Boulder and Blades to Rescue DinoBots! Keep reading for a link to the clip!
  • Transformers Story Editor Bryce Malek's Tour of Marvel Productions, 1984

    20 Dec 2014 | 11:58 pm
    Bryce Malek, who served as story editor for the first two seasons of the original Transformers cartoon, filmed a short movie showing his workplace at Marvel Productions. Part of the video shows Malek looking over a draft script of The Immobilizer, here titled "The Molecule Immobilizer". While this doesn't offer a lot besides Malek's attempts at basic cinematography, it's an interesting and rare chance to see behind the scenes where the scripts for Transformers were created. Click through and check out the embedded video!
  • Rescue Bots Reminder - New Episode 'Bot-Tastic Voyage' Airs At 1:30PM EST Today!

    20 Dec 2014 | 7:36 am
    It's Saturday again! And Saturday means Transformers Rescue Bots. This week's episode, "Bot-tastic Voyage," centers on the Bots' efforts to clean Kade's system of cleaning nanobots. Click here to see the preview clip, and keep reading for the episode synopsis and link to Discovery Family's schedule page!
  • MP-22 Masterpiece Ultra Magnus - In-Hand Photos!

    20 Dec 2014 | 7:21 am
    Robotkingdom has MP-22 Ultra Magnus in stock, and they've taken an extensive gallery of photos showing off his gimmicks and transformation, as well as his extra face(s) and his passengers Spike and Daniel! Keep reading to see a sampling of the gallery, then check out Robotkingdom on Facebook to deal with nearly 60 photos of Ultra Magnus now!
 
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  • Jack – from Luke Chueh and Pretty In Plastic

    slovak34
    18 Dec 2014 | 4:30 pm
    Pretty in Plastic is collaborating with artist Luke Chueh to release the limited edition multiple sculpture Jack. It will officially be released online on January 13th 2015, directly from Pretty in Plastic’s new curated online gallery Strange Love. It's available as a limited edition fine art multiple of 10 pieces in glossy white with chrome silver Antlers. Jack is a cast resin sculpture coated in a UV archival finish with a gloss black wooden base. It measures 22-inches long by 13-inches wide and weighs 7 lbs. Each sculpture comes with a plaque on the reverse side of the sculpture and…
  • 3A Toys’ 2000AD Judge Death

    slovak34
    18 Dec 2014 | 2:00 pm
    3A Toys has announced an upcoming 1/12th scale collectible figure release from the 2000AD license. The Judge Death 1/12th Scale Collectible Figure will be available for pre-order beginning on January 14th 2015 at Bambaland for $60.00.
  • Slugbeard Milky Purple Edition Lottery

    slovak34
    18 Dec 2014 | 11:30 am
    Toy Art Gallery has announced lottery details for the latest edition of Paul Kaiju’s Slugbeard. The Slugbeard Milky Purple measures 10-inches tall and includes a vinyl wrecking ball attached with a real metal chain. This edition retails for $165.00 and will be released via an email lottery starting on Friday, December 19th 2014 at Noon PST and ending on Monday. December 22nd 2014 at Noon PST. You'll need to email sales@toyartgallery.com with “Slugbeard Lottery” as the subject along with your Paypal address and shipping info. If selected, you will be sent an invoice for payment.
  • Toy Break Episode 337: Go All The Way

    slovak34
    18 Dec 2014 | 8:30 am
    Toy Break returns this week with Episode 337: Go All The Way. Guest Tony Thaxton joins Ayleen and Georg to talk toys and take a look at the Dissected Gingerbread Man, Lonny and Jeff, and much more.
  • Hot Toys’ Guardians of the Galaxy 1/4 Scale Little Groot

    slovak34
    18 Dec 2014 | 6:00 am
    Marvel Studios’ Guardians of the Galaxy might just be my favorite release to date from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. One of the biggest stars was Groot (who only spoke a handful of words). And one of the most memorable scenes is that of Little Groot dancing to The Jackson 5’s “I Want You Back”. Well, Hot Toys has announced the 1/4 scale Little Groot collectible figure. The movie-accurate Little Groot Collectible features 3 interchangeable head sculpts and movable arms and body so that you can recreate Little Groot’s dancing scene. It stands around 12 cm (almost 5 inches) in…
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    Culture Japan - Your portal to Japan - Posts

  • Product Package Design

    danny
    19 Dec 2014 | 9:28 pm
    Even if dolls creep you out, you may still want to read the regular updates that I'll do about the production process of Smart Doll which will not only give you insight into product design but also how its done in Japan so that when you make your own products, you will have already avoided my mistakes and gained from my learnings. Today I'm going to talk about the packaging for Smart Doll and how its changed over the past few months.This is the new packaging for Smart Doll which I really like! The design serves many purposes. 1. Mirai or Kizuna can do the peekaboo-take-me-home pose like you…
  • Malaysia Tourism Mascot

    danny
    18 Dec 2014 | 11:19 pm
    Congrats to Mirai Suenaga - following on from being an official mascot for Japan Tourism, she now becomes an official mascot for Malaysia Tourism ^o^The first project that Malaysia Tourism and I worked on is a map which features some of the main attractions in the capital Kuala Lumpur.The map is not supposed to be a detailed like Google Maps but to serve as an overview of what a visitor can checkout while they are in town.I worked with the Japan Tourism office on this project to increase the amount of Japanese inbound folks to Malaysia. So far the map has been distributed at tourism and…
  • Your Own Anime Shop

    danny
    18 Dec 2014 | 3:49 am
    Online shops are great but physical bricks n mortar shops are also great too as a place to not only take the product in hand (even though it may be just a box) but to also check out a curated selection of hobby items. Physical stores are also a great place to hang out and meet new comrades too and I personally value what physical stores had done for me especially during an era without Internet when I first discovered Japanese culture.I mentioned it in a presentation at Anime Expo a couple of years ago that I wanted to help folks set up their own anime stores but never got round to it until…
  • Comic Fiesta 2014 Merchandise

    danny
    16 Dec 2014 | 6:21 am
    Its that time of year again where fans of ACG culture gather at KLCC for Malaysia's largest and longest standing ACG event - Comic Fiesta. I've been attending now for the past 3 years and have noticed with each year that CF gets more and more visitors from around the world which is great as it gives me an opportunity to meet our fans from all over. If you have not got tickets yet then check out the ticketing page. I will either be on stage for a few talks or at my booth so lets catch up! This photo is of our booth taken last year - it was packed >< But I am concerned about this year…
  • Unmanned Stores In Japan

    danny
    13 Dec 2014 | 2:37 am
    While many unmanned stores in Japan are in rural areas that sell veggies, there are some located in urban areas like this one. An unmanned store is called Mujin Hanbaisho [無人販売所] and is basically a shop where you are trusted to take an item and leave money for the owner who is not around.This particular unmanned shop is in my neck of the woods - the Ebara/Meguro part of Tokyo. The tub on the left says "anything inside here is 10 yen" while the basket on the right says "Ageru" [あげる] which means "I give you (for free).A closer look at the table which has various bits n bobs…
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    Vinyl Abuse

  • Hello world!

    UnsungZero
    16 Dec 2014 | 11:35 am
    Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging!
 
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  • Different Tattoo Ideas : Geisha tattoo

    writer
    13 Dec 2014 | 8:09 am
    Now we will talk about different tattoo ideas. When we think of a Geisha, I have to say the truth, we imagine a prostitute, or something very similar. But this could not be further from the truth. One interpretation given to Geisha was very common. But we are here today to deny this and discuss the meaning of the word culture. Seduction and attraction are the two main words by which we can define a Geisha. In addition, we have to talk about the intelligence and beauty of a woman. It is a concept derived from the Eastern culture, especially in Japan, a culture that makes us many lessons. Let…
  • Do You Know About Yin Yang Tattoo Ideas?

    writer
    10 Dec 2014 | 7:51 am
    Yin yang tattoo ideas have popularity that transcends all boundaries. This is an oriental symbol, but also the West has adopted it. In this design we look at the balance, but also the unity between two different but complementary. Yin and Yang tattoos are very popular, so today we decided to showcase the amazing tattoos in this theme. The resulting combination of Yin and Yang is the first we have the feminine, while the latter is masculine. The two forces united. In general, we find symbols in black and white, but is also common in black and red. Yin white but has a black dot, while the black…
  • Anubis Tattoo Ideas :One of the Gods of Egypt

    writer
    7 Dec 2014 | 12:52 am
    Do you know about Anubis tattoo ideas? Many of Thousands of followers and fans of the ancient Egyptian tradition love this tattoo, so it is not surprising that many people choose to use the base of this ancient civilization as a powerful symbol to mark their skin. Full of mystery and meaning associated with Egyptian tattoos are many and varied. Today we will tell you what they mean tattoos Anubis god. If you love this culture and you are a fan of tattoos, this article is right for you. What the meaning of Anubis tattoo ideas? Anubis is one of the oldest gods of Egypt. With the human body and…
  • Chest Tattoo Ideas For Men

    writer
    3 Dec 2014 | 11:11 pm
    We will now discuss a chest tattoo ideas. There is no other place better for a work of art that is in the chest of a man, because of the size and dimensions can be made ​​as to what the proficiency level. If you want a large tattoo, this is not an easy decision, more than anything else if you think using a large tattoo, but the tattoo is actually a large size suitable for men, are placed on the body that is simple and lays hide behind clothes. Start looking for these photos to give you an idea about the different types of models of tattoos on his chest and look for your liking. We start…
  • 5 Great Pictures of Bee Tattoo Ideas

    writer
    1 Dec 2014 | 12:59 am
    This time, I will talk about the bee tattoo ideas. The bees preferred because they are beautiful and aesthetically. Sure, there are people who are allergic to bee stings. These people try to stay away from these little buggers. But beyond this, the bee is an insect that has a great contribution to society, particularly in the food, because honey is very tasty and nutritious. As usual, we will see a little of the meaning of the bee and also find various designs with interesting combinations of bee tattoo. In honey bees we have a lot of concepts from idea to image the hard work that is cruel,…
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    TOYSREVIL

  • Mighty Jaxx's Cookie Party @ Front Row Ends December 26th, 2014

    TOYSREVIL
    21 Dec 2014 | 2:33 am
    "Thank you everyone who came and made the Cookie Party opening night so special. Seeing all of you and having so much support made the event successful and memorable. We hope the community continues to grow with amazing friendships, adventures and success!" - Ella Mesenas for Mighty Jaxx. Launched Dec 19th, Mighty Jaxx's Cookie Party will exhibit until Friday December 26th @ Front Row store (
  • About That White DIY S.F.M.L. by Michael Lau @ #ToySoul 2014

    TOYSREVIL
    21 Dec 2014 | 2:09 am
    Wait what? ... there's a DIY Version of Michael Lau's S.F.M.L.???? #faints .... available at #ToySoul for how long i dunno....A photo posted by TOYSREVIL (@toysrevil) on Dec 12, 2014 at 11:43pm PST
  • TOUMA's Knuckle Bear at #ToySoul 2014

    TOYSREVIL
    20 Dec 2014 | 11:22 pm
    Available at Toy Soul 2014 in Hong Kong now is TOUMA's Knuckle Bear (Pic below via Daisuke Itamiya). Will update further product info and booth number when I find them … meanwhile, Happy Hunting, people!
  • Michael Lau's R.I.P. for #ToySoul2014

    TOYSREVIL
    20 Dec 2014 | 9:55 pm
    So THIS just happened at Toy Soul 2014 in Hong Kong, with the reveal of a NEW vinyl toy from Michael Lau! Priced at HK$3999 (approx US$516 / SGD$679)- it is his R.I.P. ("Reborn In Play") mascot/character made toy (polystone), including multiple legs underneath the ghost-sheet too … Bigmanlove to Winston Leong for the snaps!!!! This in addition to the earlier featured 3rd colorway of CC32
  • Rumbbell x Eric So "White Knight" Collaboration Figure on Pre-order at #ToySoul 2014

    TOYSREVIL
    20 Dec 2014 | 8:19 pm
    Rumbbell collaborates with Eric So's WHITE KNIGHT (from Unbox Industries), featuring the clear vinyl figure filled with colorful Rumbbells in it's insides - with the resulting crossover figure on display at Booth C11 @ Toy Soul 2014 (Dec 19-21, 2014 - last day today!). Pre-order is available for HK$480 per. No info on actual drop date tho ... Will update further product info when I have them!
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    Albotas - Gaming, comics, toys, gadgets, and more

  • DAILY GRAFFITI: STREET FIGHTER II STREET ART EDITION This Street...

    brownkidd
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:12 pm
    DAILY GRAFFITI: STREET FIGHTER II STREET ART EDITION This Street Fighter mural by MONO was commissioned by The Warehouse Gym in Leicester U.K. which gets my vote for the most awesomely geeky gym in all of England. CHECK IT: More Geeky Graffiti, The Geek Graffiti Flickr Group
  • THOUGHTS ON SPIDER-WOMAN’S NEW COSTUME Marvel has gone and...

    brownkidd
    19 Dec 2014 | 11:24 am
    THOUGHTS ON SPIDER-WOMAN’S NEW COSTUME Marvel has gone and Batgirl’d Spider-Woman by giving her a younger, hipper re-design with a far less provocative costume. This is the character’s first redesign since she made her debut 37 years ago in 1977. One has to wonder if this redesign was done in reaction to the overblown outrage over the Spider-Woman #1 variant cover, or if this is just one more conscious decision by Marvel to appeal to a broader audience and make comic books “less threatening” to women. Either way, the social justice movement in comics is alive and strong. Do you…
  • IT FOLLOWS [TRAILER] Without spoiling anything, I’ll just...

    brownkidd
    19 Dec 2014 | 10:36 am
    IT FOLLOWS [TRAILER] Without spoiling anything, I’ll just say that this looks like one of the most interesting and original horror flicks to come out in quite some time. The graphic design nerd in me is also totally loving how the creepy font fades in.
  • THE ‘SERIAL' THEME AND NOTORIOUS B.I.G. GO PRETTY WELL...

    brownkidd
    19 Dec 2014 | 9:48 am
    THE ‘SERIAL' THEME AND NOTORIOUS B.I.G. GO PRETTY WELL TOGETHER I still haven’t jumped on board the Serial train, but all my co-workers raved about it right until the finale. This remix by Fafu is a musical, murdery Inception of a thing - a Murderception: The Musical, if you will - that combines a podcast about murder with a song about murder by a rapper who was murdered. Very positive and sunshiney stuff right here. (via Giz)
  • AN EASTERN TAKE ON WESTERN FAIRY TALES Check out this East-West...

    brownkidd
    19 Dec 2014 | 9:00 am
    AN EASTERN TAKE ON WESTERN FAIRY TALES Check out this East-West fusion art by Korean illustrator Na Young Wu, a.k.a. Obsidian. Her art reminds me of the video game Muramasa: The Demon Blade and the Snow White and Little Mermaid pieces are especially dope. Follow her on Twitter for more freshness. (via Rocket News 24)
 
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  • Not only is Tsume's awesome new Dragon Shiryu statue up for pre-order, but you also have a chance to win one

    Scarecroodle
    18 Dec 2014 | 6:00 am
    The ever-incredible Tsume has released images for its upcoming limited edition 1/6-scale HQS Dragon Shiryu (Saint Seiya) which is now available for pre-order... and you also have a chance to win a copy through Tsume's give-away. For those dreading what might happen if you pre-order and then win a copy through the give-away, Tsume has announced that it will refund the winner's pre-order (which I imagine is only the case if you pre-order directly from Tsume). While the Saint Seiya series has never been my cup of tea (or coffee or soda, as the case may be), I can't help but be impressed by the…
  • Otto Bjornik, Jeremiah Ketner collab on two custom figures

    Brian Szabelski
    18 Dec 2014 | 4:30 am
    I'm a fan of Otto Bjornik and Jeremiah Ketner's work, so when news of a collaboration between the two emerged, I was immediately interested. Otto and Jeremiah have painted up a 7-inch Munny and 7-inch Trikky in a mish-mash of their styles: Jeremiah looks to have done work on the faces for each figure along with some detail work on the body in bright colors, while Otto took care of the rest in his grayscale style. The end result? Well, I think it looks pretty darn nice, don't you?If you're reading this post and want to grab one of the two for yourself, then you're in luck. They're on sale…
  • Hunter x Hunter fans get one big Bisky figure

    Jeremy Emerje Crocker
    17 Dec 2014 | 11:00 pm
    So you say you want a figure of Gon and Killua's teacher Biscuit Krueger from Hunter x Hunter. Well, you've got two options: you can either track down Banpresto's cute prize figure from 2013 or you can get Premium Bandai's muscular Bisky coming out next May.  Yeah, that's right, the same people who brought us that unlikely gravity-defying Gon figure is now set to produce an almost equally unlikely figure of Bisky in full form. Sporting the physique of a male body builder this isn't the type of thing you usually see figures of and that's why Premium Bandai is so awesome. She's…
  • Beware! DST's Cthulhu vinyl bank has been unveiled, only madness can follow

    Scarecroodle
    17 Dec 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Dread Central has been given a sneak peek at Diamond Select Toys' upcoming Cthulhu vinyl "idol" bank. And yes, this is easily among the coolest things that DST has done all year and is certainly an insta-buy for most horror fans. For the uninitiated, Cthluhu was the creation of the iconic H.P. Lovecraft and is the namesake of the Cthulhu Mythos (a shared continuity between several horror authors before comics made shared continuities mainstream). While obviously not the most iconic character in literary horror (a distinction that might belong to either Dracula or Frankenstein's Monster), he's…
  • Now you can have Tony Stark do SCIENCE with this Hot Toys figure

    Tianxiao Ma
    17 Dec 2014 | 12:00 am
    You might have gleaned from my trip to SDCC that Hot Toys hasn't been stingy when it comes to making Iron Man figures. As long as there are variants to make, companies are going to make them. Their latest will be Tony Stark, sans suit, along with accessories to recreate the scene in Iron Man 2 when he creates a new element to replace the palladium in his arc reactor. While the rest of the particle physics community is using massive particle accelerators in efforts to fuse new elements, Tony Stark had the right idea all along with lasers! Anyway, the set also comes with the prototype…
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    The Cotton Monster

  • One more week for Christmas Orders!

    12 Dec 2014 | 12:41 pm
    Just a reminder....To have your Cotton Monster arrive by Christmas, please order from the Etsy Shop by Thursday December 18th (within US only)I can ship to you OR directly to the gift recipient! Be sure to let me know in the note section upon checkout if you would like me to include a note or to/from tag in the box!  p.s. I always doodle all over the boxes and never include receipts (unless you ask otheriwise!)Happy Holidays!!
  • Holiday Heap! Saturday December 6th in Baltimore

    28 Nov 2014 | 7:24 am
    I'm super dooper excited for Holiday Heap, my all time favorite show of the year!You'll find Cotton Monster in the SMALL ROOM at booth #56on Saturday December 6th from 10am-5pmmore info here! 
  • Cotton Monsters at Foe!

    11 Nov 2014 | 6:00 pm
    Here are three new beasties for "Common Threads"November 14th- December 7th FOE Gallery 114 Main StreetNorthamptonMA01060More info here! 
  • PLUSH YOU! Opens this Friday @ Schmancy!

    6 Oct 2014 | 7:12 am
    Here are my two submissions for this year's Plush You! Show at Schmancy in Seattle. I look forward to making something new every year for this awesome show, and I'm madly in love with these butterfly dudes! I hope they find super new homes after the show! Plush You! is an annual art show featuring over 60 artists from all around the world who have crafted cute, creepy, weird, and beautiful pieces of plush art. To add an extra layer of awesomeness, Schmancy is turning 10! Come by and help celebrate 10 years of showcasing the best in handmade art.October 10th, 20145pm to…
  • CRAFTY BASTARDS IS COMING!

    16 Sep 2014 | 10:19 am
    Calling all those fine folks in DC, MD, VA or anywhere nearby, Crafty Bastards is almost here and the monsters in my studio are piling up!!!It is a two day event this year, outside under huge tents (rain or shine!) September 27th and 28th and full of amazing arts and crafts from all over the place! Cotton Monster will be there at booth # 74 with tons of brand new monsters, kitties, catnip toys, patches and other stuffed delights! Because you are super, you can purchase discounted weekend passes for only $6 (because one day is just not enough!) using code: VENDOR2014
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    Meet Sam and Pete

  • Come and see me this weekend at Urban Craft Uprising!

    1 Dec 2014 | 7:45 pm
    I've been a busy bee for the past month, sewing away on a bunch of new and holiday designs for the winter Urban Craft Uprising craft show at the Seattle Exhibition Hall near the Space Needle.Here are just a few of the in-progress shots of the new work I'm creating, so if you are in the Seattle area and looking for unique holiday gifts, come and check out the show- it's got an amazing lineup of artisans with a diverse range of products for sale. Come and support your local makers and small businesses, we'd love to see you there! For a list of vendors, click here.If you'd like to see the…
  • I'm baaaaaaaack- with news of an upcoming art show. :D

    12 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    Told you I was trying to be better at this! :D This week's post is all about the upcoming "Common Threads" fiber art show at the FOE Gallery in Northampton, MA which opens this Friday, November 14th! I was really excited to get asked to participate in this show by the ever-amazing Lana Crooks, who curated the show along with the Gallery.For this show I wanted to try something that I hadn't done too much before, which was create with a bunch of faux fur, layering the two colors of fur to create my own textile for the effect that I wanted. I braved the dreaded "fluff-lung" that comes with…
  • I've been a BAAAAAAAAD blogger!

    5 Nov 2014 | 3:43 pm
    Lately it seems like I can't find enough time to fit in all the things I have to and want to do, which includes spending the time to update my blog regularly. Life has gotten in the way for the past 6-7 months, and I am going to try and remedy that situation starting today! You might notice a change to the blog design- I decided to start fresh and update the look of things.Since I last posted, I vended at my first Emerald Con, which was a blast and a feast for the eyes! Such people watching! Thanks to everyone who came out and stopped by the booth, we had a terrific time seeing you all.
  • Getting ready for Emerald Con!

    17 Mar 2014 | 4:06 pm
    Wondering where I've been for the past few weeks? Frantically sewing my butt off to prepare for my first ever experience at Emerald Con in Seattle next week! I'm sharing a booth with the awesome Schmancy Toys, so we should have a great time. I know we'll meet some awesome people and see some fantastic cosplay, so it will be a real treat for the people-watcher in me. Who knows, maybe I'll come back from it totally inspired by all the colorful and creative costumes I'll see there, no to mention the cool art that will be on display in Artist's Alley and beyond. :DHere are just a few pics of some…
  • Cutest sushi EVER!

    25 Feb 2014 | 11:37 am
    I can't say enough about the enormity of the talent of my good friend and fellow plush-maker, Becky of Scrumptious Delight. She is a wizard with fake fur, fleece, vinyl, food, appliances, bicycles- you name it and this lady can make it into plush form. That's why I was SO exited to see that the secret santa swap box that came in the mail for me last week was from her!Every year the Plush Team does a swap after Christmas, and it's tons of fun seeing what everyone gets. Here's what came in my box:AMAZING, right?! Sushi is my favorite food, and I was squealing with excitement as I unwrapped…
 
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  • Check Out These Available Pieces at Holiday Art Bazaar!

    Hana
    18 Dec 2014 | 12:57 pm
    Currently showing at Leanna Lin’s Wonderland is Holiday Art Bazaar, with original pieces from past art shows, including Supahcute Kaiju Show, Supahcute Science Fair, Doggie Wonderland, and more! Artists include: Allison Koberstein, Audrey Miller, Cameron Garland, catmandru!, CJ Metzger, Genevieve Santos, Jared Andrew Schorr, Jesse Tise, Leslie Levings, Liz Adams, Locketship, Lyla Warren, Shing Yin Khor, Michael Fleming, Misha Lulu, My Zoetrope, Orbital Ox, Rhodora Jacobs , Ryan Shaw, Tyler Parker, Vanessa Ramirez, and Varinya Nunez. Plus see new works by Horrible Adorables & Yeti…
  • Jerrod Maruyama’s Star Wars Piece for Wonderground Gallery

    Hana
    15 Dec 2014 | 5:09 pm
    There is a cute disturbance in the Force… and it arrives on January 16 and 17! Meet artist Jerrod Maruyama as he unveils his latest kawaii masterpiece at WonderGround Gallery in the Downtown Disney® District on January 16-17, 2015. Jerrod will be on hand for special appearances and signings from 6-8pm both days. Filed under: art Tagged: Jerrod Maruyama, Star Wars, WonderGround Gallery
  • Candie Bolton x Peter Kato Artist Series Bedtime Bunnies

    Hana
    14 Dec 2014 | 8:37 pm
    Following up on his successful holiday release, Peter Kato is getting ready for his final release of 2014. His collaboration project with artist Candie Bolton will be available this Thursday, December 18 at 3pm PST / 6pm EST on peterkatoshop.com. Ever wondered what Peter Kato’s bedtime bunnies are dreaming about? In Peter Kato’s new Bedtime Bunnies Artist Series, Candie Bolton imagines that the bunnies are dreaming about Wonderland. Follow Alice on her journey down the rabbit hole as she meets a curious cast of characters. There’s the White Rabbit with his pocket watch,…
  • Galactic Dragon Dogs by Mark Nagata x Martin Hsu

    Hana
    11 Dec 2014 | 10:51 am
    Martin Hsu has teamed up with Mark Nagata for a dreamy new release! On Friday, December 12 at noon PST, Martin will be releasing 5 sets of Galactic Dragon Dog custom figures with matching original paintings ($350 per set). Available only at Martin’s online shop!Filed under: custom vinyl Tagged: Blacky, Galactic Dragon Dogs, Mark Nagata, Martin Hsu
  • Holiday Art Bazaar at Leanna Lin’s Wonderland

    Hana
    9 Dec 2014 | 9:26 pm
    Visit Leanna Lin’s Wonderland on Saturday, December 13 (6-10pm) for the grand opening of Holiday Art Bazaar! Just in time for the holidays, the main gallery wall will feature original pieces from past art shows, including Supahcute Kaiju Show, Supahcute Science Fair, Doggie Wonderland, and more! This will be your final chance to see and purchase some amazing art pieces for yourself or for your favorite art lover. Artists include: Allison Koberstein, Audrey Miller, Cameron Garland, catmandru!, CJ Metzger, Genevieve Santos, Jared Andrew Schorr, Jesse Tise, Leslie Levings, Liz Adams,…
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  • tokidoki Black Friday Sale!

    AA
    1 Dec 2014 | 11:37 am
    Our Black Friday Sale is in full swing… Online at tokidoki.it and at our flagship location in Los Angeles! Lots to save on - bags, apparel, toys and more!!! Now through Monday. Order today! 
  • Hello Kitty Con Recap

    maria
    12 Nov 2014 | 11:19 am
    Did you make it to the sold-out Hello Kitty Con? tokidoki was there and we had so much fun! Here’s a recap of the VIP night, Simone Legno’s lecture with Yuko Yamaguchi and lager-than-life 10 ft tall Kittypatra statue inside the Japanese American National Museum‘s Hello! Exploring the Supercute World of Hello Kitty art exhibit. Don’t worry if you haven’t made it over to JANM yet. Simone’s Kittypatra will be on display through April 26th, 2015!  
  • tokidoki at ITGCC!

    AA
    12 Nov 2014 | 10:09 am
    We can’t wait to make our first appearance at ITGCC! Date: November 22 – 23 Address: JIExpo Hall C. Kemayoran – Jakarta Booth #C17 For more info click here. We hope to see you there!  
  • tokidoki in ChengDu!

    AA
    10 Nov 2014 | 5:34 pm
    We had such a great time in ChengDu China! Check out these photos from our larger than life tokidoki mall exhibit at MIXC! You may even see some of your favorite characters!
  • Neon Star is here!!

    AA
    6 Nov 2014 | 3:18 pm
    We are thrilled to announce the launch of our first diffusion brand, Neon Star, debuting TODAY exclusively at Claire’s nationwide and claires.com. The new world of Neon Star captures all of the energy and vision of Simone Legno’s imagination and proudly shows off its kinship to the larger tokidoki universe.  But with a focus on the tween market, Neon Star also creates a softer, cuter and more positive world that encapsulates “the hidden energy everyone has inside that gives us the strength to face a new day and dream…that something magical will happen to us.” The Neon Star…
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  • Official Trailer BATMAN: ARKHAM KNIGHT - Ace Chemicals Infiltration: Part 1

    24 Nov 2014 | 3:53 pm
    Batman, learning about his new foe, the Arkham Knight - as he enters ACE Chemicals. The video highlights new game features including the new “Fear Takedown” maneuver, as well as the seamless integration of the Batmobile Car into gameplay and Combat Mode. Watch as Batman takes on Arkham Knight’s henchmen to rescue the remaining ACE Chemicals plant workers and stop Arkham Knight from executing The Scarecrow’s plans.
  • BATMAN: ARKHAM ASYLUM Pop! Heroes and DC SUPER HEROES MYSTERY-MINIS Figures from FUNKO

    24 Nov 2014 | 3:47 pm
    HEY BATMAN TOY COLLECTORS! Check out these brand-new BATMAN: ARKHAM ASYLUM Pop! Heroes Vinyl Figures from FUNKO!. The 1st Wave consists of Batman, the Joker, Harley Quinn, Poison Ivy, and Killer Croc.  Each figure stands about 3 3/4 inches tall and are scheduled to be in stores very very soon, if not right now.  So keep an eye out.  Also, here's some more "Funko News", they're also gonna release a new set of these DC SUPER HEROES MYSTERY-MINIS Figures. Take a look, there's a lot of Batman-related figures in there!
  • #BATMAN: THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD Kid's Magazine Appears on Book Newsstands in Bulgaria!!

    24 Nov 2014 | 3:15 pm
    Here's some great news for our friends living in, or near, Bulgaria!! DC Comics is publishing a "Batman: The Brave and The Bold" TV Cartoon Magazine for children. it's called, "BATMAN KIDS" and is ON the stands right now! I love that it's in the Bulgarian language and that country finally has some new bat-product there, very cool! Let's hope it does well and it might spawn more bat-merchandise there. (Thanks Z!)
  • #BATMAN Hi-Gain ELECTRIC GUITAR AMP by KAOS

    24 Nov 2014 | 3:09 pm
    Here's a quick post to share this cool photo from a BAT-BLOG FACEBOOK Friend named Terry. This is a very High Quality, Custom Made, Hand-Built, Hungarian , Hi-Gain ELECTRIC AMP by KAOS. Very nice stuff! These are made by a Hungarian company. They have a couple of production model amps, but their custom shop allows customers to choose their own face plates. Someone obviously chose wisely. (Thanks Terry)
  • #BATMAN WALLPAPERS: 1966 #BATMOBILE and MONKEEMOBILE Drag Race in NJ

    24 Nov 2014 | 3:01 pm
    Here are 2 super-wacky fun "Batman-themed" Wallpapers you may use to brighten your desktop! They were created by me using some amazing photos sent in to us by our good buddy, BatDave.  He went to an event in New Jersey where they had a drag race between the 1966 Batmobile TV Car and the Monkeemobile! Oh yeah, and that's our buddy Benjy dressed-up as the Penguin, waak waak waak! Please STAY TUNED TO THE BAT-BLOG because we will be featuring some video footage of this epic car race and you're not going to want to miss it!
 
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  • ★ Sailor Moon ★ 火球公主香爐 • Princess Kakyuu's Incense Burner

    trisyeung
    17 Dec 2014 | 6:21 am
    Appeared in Sailor Moon Sailor Stars, also the manga Bandai 1996 Bought for: 90USD 在美少女戰士Sailor Stars出現, 漫畫也有 Bandai 1996 90元美金購入
  • The Hello Kitty Contest LIVE!!!

    milliardo merquise
    17 Dec 2014 | 4:56 am
    Watch the Hello Kitty Elimination Contest LIVE!!! You can join in the comments before 11pm Japan/Korean Time for a free last minute entry!!! Join in now!!! Anyone can join and get a shot to win something this holiday season.
  • The Most Popular Toy In All 50 States This Christmas

    Kevin The Intern
    17 Dec 2014 | 1:27 am
    EBay just released its list of the most popular Christmas toy in all 50 states this year. If you haven’t bought your kid a Christmas present this year, and somehow don’t KNOW what they want . . . you could do a lot worse than just buying them what all their friends are getting. EBay just released its list of the most popular toy for Christmas this year in all 50 states. Here are five things we noticed on the list . . . 1. Some type of video game is most popular in 19 states. Games like “New Super Mario Bros.” for Nintendo DS and “Call of Duty: Advanced…
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    Chef's Kiss!
    16 Dec 2014 | 11:00 pm
  • 8 reviews of Hanukkah night 1:Power Rangers Dino Charge Megazord!

    trustarscreamer
    16 Dec 2014 | 8:30 pm
    On the first night of Hanukkah Starscreamer reviewed for me…The Power Rangers Dino Charge Megazord!!
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    The Toy Book

  • More Details Released on 2015 TOTY Awards Ceremony

    Phil Guie
    21 Dec 2014 | 7:00 am
    The 15th Annual Toy of the Year (TOTY) Awards ceremony will be held at 6 p.m. on February 13 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York City. The evening event, which kicks off the North American International Toy Fair, will include a cocktail networking reception with hors d’oeuvres and dinner, followed by the awards ceremony. Over the course of the event, presenters will announce the TOTY winners in 12 categories, as well as the People’s Choice Award, which is based solely on consumer votes, and the overall Toy of the Year Award, which is selected by mass and specialty retailers, journalists,…
  • Madame Alexander to Debut Limited Edition Disney’s Frozen Elsa Doll at FAO Schwarz

    Phil Guie
    20 Dec 2014 | 7:00 am
    Madame Alexander will debut a special limited edition Disney’s Frozen Elsa doll at FAO Schwarz in New York City. Designed using the iconic, 21-inch Madame Alexander Cissy doll, the new collectible Elsa features detailed costuming and is decorated with 5,000 hand-applied Swarovski crystals. She also holds a Swarovski crystal snowflake in her hand, and snowflakes adorn Elsa’s platinum braided hair. Orders can be placed by calling FAO Schwarz at (212) 644-9400, x3043. Each doll is custom-made for a suggested retail of $5,000.
  • Petra’s Planet Hosting Player Power Event to Celebrate One Million Users

    Alexis Willey
    19 Dec 2014 | 11:00 am
    Dramaforum recently announced that Petra’s Planet user registrations have surpassed 1,000,000. Petra’s Planet is a free-to-play browser-based virtual world that allows children to play games, chat, and explore world cultures in a safe online environment. Currently, to celebrate this milestone, children who visit Petra’s Planet will be able to participate in a special, week-long Player Power event to collect special items and rewards. Petra’s Planet is COPPA compliant and advertising-free, and includes a safe chat system, a stringent privacy policy, and live moderators who guard…
  • Activision Leads with Three Top-Selling Video Game Titles

    Alexis Willey
    19 Dec 2014 | 7:00 am
    Activision Publishing Inc. has delivered the top two selling console retail releases of the year the U.S., as well as the No. 1 kids video game franchise of 2014, based on retail sell-through, according to the NPD Group. In only its first month of release, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfareis already the top-selling console game of the year through November in the U.S. overall, as well as individually on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and PlayStation3. Call of Duty games continue to lead November console game sales for 6th consecutive year. Destiny, the new release from Bungie, is the No.
  • CPSC Amends Operating Plan to Reflect Concerns about Testing Burdens

    Phil Guie
    18 Dec 2014 | 11:00 am
    As reported by the Toy Industry Association (TIA), on December 13, the U.S. Senate passed an omnibus appropriations bill to fund government operations through next September. The bill included $123 million in funding for the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), which is the amount the agency asked for in its budget request for next year. The committee report accompanying the bill includes a requirement that the CPSC allocate $1 million to reduce unnecessary and duplicative testing burdens. The language instructs the CPSC to provide a report within 90 days on the status of the agency’s…
 
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    Collecting Fashion Dolls by Terri Gold

  • 2014 Integrity's Surprisingly Great FR16 Dolls

    Terri Gold
    19 Dec 2014 | 9:37 pm
    To be sure, there are various interpretations of the word great.  In this case, I'm calling them great as compared to other 16" modern vinyl dolls. For example, Tonner dolls generally retail in the range of $99.-$250 for a dressed doll these days.  The less expensive ones will be dressed in more basic styles. The FR16 SRP was $175. That price has dropped a good deal for some of the newer ones.The fashions are beautifully made and come with excellent accessories.As far as articulation goes, the FR16 win the vinyl race, their only drawback being their awful articulated toes and…
  • Theriault's Marquis Antique Doll Auction

    Terri Gold
    19 Dec 2014 | 7:26 am
    I have no antique dolls in my collection but I do love to look at them. I adore the beautiful fabrics, the delicate facial painting and expression and the accessories. My favorite of all are the tiny, all bisque Mignonettes of about 5 inches. They do come is various sizes and were often called pocket dolls. Although most were created in Germany, they were made for a French market and thus showcased French fashion of the time. Many of these dolls came with complete wardrobes and all the necessary toilet items a young lady would need in the later 19th century and early 20th century. This is a…
  • The World's First Elderly Doll?

    Terri Gold
    17 Dec 2014 | 9:45 am
  • Barbie Shopping Mall Play Set

    Terri Gold
    15 Dec 2014 | 12:28 pm
    If I were a kid, this would be at the top of my want list or already in my room. Mattel has really knocked out the big Barbie play sets this past year. A child would need a huge play area to have the  dream house and the mall set up at one time. When fully assembled, the mall is 4 feet wide!  That's plenty of room for more than one child to play.The Malibu Mall play set is a ToysRUs exclusive selling for $74.99See the video which shows the fun details. http://www.toysrus.com/product/index.jsp?productId=34474886&cp=&parentPage=search
  • Superdoll's Happy Holiday Fashion Offering

    Terri Gold
    12 Dec 2014 | 3:03 pm
    Today Superdoll Collectables offered four fashions for sale. Each was 120. British Pounds or $188.63 US except for Bitter Pill which was 140. British Pounds or $220.07 US. Postage from the UK to the US added another $25.42.Of course, I'd like to have all of them and although I was not planning to purchase anymore doll stuff through the end of the year, I did order Bitter Pill. It's quite beautiful.Dreamscape looks appealingly frothy, sparkly and princess-like.I'd need to see Emerald Oyster in person to appreciate it fully. The photos of all the black dresses were very dark. I adjusted the…
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  • set database: LEGO 3068 radar buggy

    21 Dec 2014 | 3:21 am
    set database: LEGO 3068 radar buggyimage courtesy of peeronimage courtesy of bricklinkimage courtesy of modelteam.seset number: 3068set name: radar buggytheme: town, space port, kabaya promotionalyear: 1999pieces: 24price: us$naminifig: 1nice town set.kabaya promotional set.come with a moon buggy.minifig included a driver minifig.released similar as 1180 space port moon buggy and 1265 moon buggy by LEGO in 1999.great playability.overall design is great. 
  • set database: LEGO 1265 moon buggy

    20 Dec 2014 | 3:48 am
    set database: LEGO 1265 moon buggyimage courtesy of peeronimage courtesy of bricklinkimage courtesy of mintytoysset number: 1265set name: moon buggytheme: town, space portyear: 1999pieces: 24price: us$3minifig: 1nice town set.come with a moon buggy.minifig included a driver minifig.released similar as 1180 space port moon buggy and 3068 radar buggy by LEGO in 1999.great playability.overall design is great. 
  • set database: LEGO 1180 space port moon buggy

    19 Dec 2014 | 3:20 am
    set database: LEGO 1180 space port moon buggyimage courtesy of peeronimage courtesy of bricklinkimage courtesy of silverrydrimage courtesy of Rober-toimage courtesy of johnny94image courtesy of klokriecher.deset number: 1180set name: space port moon buggytheme: town, space portyear: 1999pieces: 24price: us$naminifig: 1nice town set.come with a moon buggy.minifig included a driver minifig.released similar as 1265 moon buggy and 3068 radar buggy by LEGO in 1999.great playability.overall design is great. 
  • set database: LEGO 6585 hang glider

    18 Dec 2014 | 3:17 am
    set database: LEGO 6585 hang gliderimage courtesy of bricklinkimage courtesy of peeronimage courtesy of Rober-toset number: 6585set name: hang glidertheme: town, extreme teamyear: 1998pieces: 18price: us$3minifig: 1nice town set.come with a hang glider.minifig included a pilot minifig.released similar as 1098 hang glider by LEGO in 1999.great playability.overall design is great. 
  • set database: LEGO 1098 hang glider

    17 Dec 2014 | 3:42 am
    set database: LEGO 1098 hang gliderimage courtesy of peeronimage courtesy of bricklinkset number: 1098set name: hang glidertheme: town, extreme teamyear: 1999pieces: 18price: us$naminifig: 1nice town set.come with a hang glider.minifig included a pilot minifig.released similar as 6585 hang glider by LEGO in 1998.great playability.overall design is great. 
 
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    The Fashion Doll Chronicles

  • Tyler Wentworth's 15th anniversary

    15 Dec 2014 | 2:25 pm
    My own Signature Style Tyler Wentworth, dressed in a Gene Marshall outfit.Photo by Stratos BacalisDressed to the nines. As Tyler Wentworth should always be. Ready to celebrate her 15th anniversary. as dear Tommy Courtney (who spend a decade with her, making her look glamorous and fantastic through his photographs for Tonner Doll) kindly reminds us in his lovely commemorative article. On the 14th of December 1999, the first Tyler Wentworth dolls shipped to retailers. And thus begun a dream story, with a core idea so simple, yet so powerful: The power of play.A version of Tyler that became…
  • Happy Holidays from Superdoll - with four outfits fit for celebrating!

    13 Dec 2014 | 2:35 am
    Superdoll have four new outfits available for Sybarite dolls, holiday themed, just in time for the season's festivities. If you buy them all together, you even get a discount. You can shop here. They are all heavily decorated and frilly. I think my favourite one is Emerald Oyster but if Bitter Pill had no beading, I'd go with that one. ETIOLE SYB/770 Price: £120.00 (Excluding VAT at 20%)I'm guessing this should have been named Etoile (star in French). A column of black guipure lace lined in nude. The hemline and décolletage have an intricate border design in the "classic" Superdoll…
  • FR Nippon releases two new Misaki dolls

    8 Dec 2014 | 3:10 pm
    FR: Nippon fans were delighted to find out that Azone International is releasing the next two dolls in this rare doll line. They are ready to ship this month. The dolls will go on sale starting Tuesday December 9th, 2014 (Tokyo time) and are limited to 300 dolls each only. If you are interested, please visit http://frnippon.com on December 9th and once you see that the dolls are up, please contact Chiaki via email (the email will be on the site) to place your order and he will get back to you as soon as possible.Item # 81072Darling GirlMisaki Dressed DollLimited Edition of 300 DollsPrice:…
  • A character from the past makes a rare appearance - Dania Zarr is back!

    5 Dec 2014 | 11:00 am
    The last W Club doll for 2014 was announced a few days ago to its members. The character picked for the occasion was a surprise for many, as it is one outside the core 8 ones that make up the regular release dolls of the Fashion Royalty line. Dania is a popular sculpt so I guess this factored in a bit.Item # 91353Rare AppearanceDania Zarr Dressed DollOfficial 2014 W Club ExclusiveLimited Edition Size: TBA Special W Club Suggested Retail Price: $130.00 Estimated Shipping Date: Approximately Spring 2015Doll Tech Specs: Scale: 12.5-inch / 1:6 ScaleHead Sculpt: Dania ZarrBody…
  • FInal Victoire Roux dolls for 2014 - two of them!

    5 Dec 2014 | 10:49 am
    The last release from Integrity Toys for 2014 is a pair of Victoire Roux dolls, available to order at all Integrity Toys dealers. Remember that this is the first time dealers are selling Victoire dolls - they usually are either W Club specials or IT Direct. Does this mean that the line is becoming more popular? I am a bit picky about the dolls I get from this line as they all share the same sculpt so they must really be something extraordinary to catch my attention. Let's see how these two fared.Item # 76016À La MaisonVictoire Roux™ Dressed DollSuggested Retail Price: $99.00 USLimited…
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    Linda Walsh Originals Dolls and Crafts Blog

  • Reminded How Much I Love My Victorian Village Cross-Stitch

    Linda Walsh
    12 Dec 2014 | 1:00 am
    In putting my Christmas decorations out this year I had decided to put my Victorian Village cross-stitch shadow boxes on the mantle in my dining room next to the two nutcrackers and one snowman nutcracker. In setting them up I was reminded about how beautiful the cross-stitch design was and how beautiful they looked in the shadow boxes my younger brother have made for me and which I had sponge painted. My Victorian house village was created based upon a Dimensions cross-stitch Gold Collection kit called "Christmas Village Ornaments." It was supposed to be a series of Victorian house…
  • Gotta Love Nutcrackers

    Linda Walsh
    11 Dec 2014 | 1:00 am
      This year I decided that my BIG wooden  nutcrackers would stand guard in the kitchen/family room, one on each side of the fireplace.  In putting them out I thought about what happened when I bought the BIG nutcrackers several years ago and brought them home without consulting the "dollies."  What a brouhaha that was. I had to apologize to the "dollies" not for bringing home dollies that weren't handmade, but because I hadn't consulted them ahead of time.  It's a long story.  If you'd like to read it again I've re-posted it at the end of this post. Well,…
  • A Trio Of Adorable Mixed Media Collage Shelf Sitter Santa's

    Linda Walsh
    10 Dec 2014 | 1:00 am
    Three of the mixed media Victorian collage and paper-clay shelf sitter art dolls I made recently were a trio of Santa's that I named Nick, Nicholas, and Saint Nick.Nick - 4 1/2" x 5" x 3/4" Handmade Mixed Media Victorian Collage Santa Shelf Sitter Doll What would Christmas be like without an adorable Santa decoration?  So, of course, when I was deciding what types of mixed media collage shelf sitters I wanted to make recently I had to include Santa's.  So I made a trio of Santa's that I named Nick, Nicholas, and Saint Nick.Nick is a 4 1/2" x 5" x 3/4" mixed media Victorian…
  • My New Mixed Media Collage Santa Art Doll Shelf Sitters - Santa Blue and Santa Maybe

    Linda Walsh
    9 Dec 2014 | 1:00 am
    When I was doing a little cleaning of my craft area, which I don't do very often,  I found some 3/4" wood shelf sitter shapes that my husband had cut out for me a few years ago.  I had intended to make a painted figure of some sort out of them.Well, in looking at the wood I thought they might make perfect mixed media shelf sitter Santa's with collage faces and collage embellished outfits.   So, I decided to make two of them.Santa Blue - 4" x 5" x 3/4" Handmade Mixed Media Shelf Sitter Paper-Clay and Collage SantaSanta Blue and his twin, Santa Maybe just love the holiday season,…
  • Gotta Love My Sister's New Magnolia Pod Decorations

    Linda Walsh
    8 Dec 2014 | 1:00 am
    If you're a reader of my Linda's Blog you know how much I love pine-cones and decorating for the Christmas holidays with pine-cone trees and pine-cone baskets. Well, when my sister told me she thought wrapping her roving around magnolia pods and decorating them would make a wonderful Christmas ornament for her Rock Garden Alpacas Farm Store I had to ask what magnolia pods were. So she showed me during my last visit. I loved them.Well, given my sister and I are never quite done with tweaking our creations she kept working on her magnolia pod ornaments until she had them just the way she liked…
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  • 3D LightFX Transformers Deco Lights: Optimus Prime, Bumblebee and Grimlock

    David
    21 Dec 2014 | 6:15 am
    3D Lightfx expands the license to the Transformers realm this time! We have the Autobots, Decepticons, Movie Optimus Prime, Bumblebee and the all mighty Grimlock as well! The 3D Deco Light / Nightlight is a comforting, cordless, decorative night light that is loved by our tiny customers and big ones alike. With cordless option you can place it in the ideal room position no longer has to be a choking hazard or require a nearby electrical outlet. It is also environmentally-conscious. Its LED lights use less than 0.45W per hour, which means it was built to last and make your dollars go further.
  • Lego 71008 Minifigures Series 13

    David
    19 Dec 2014 | 6:07 pm
    Lego Minifigures Series 13 (Lego 71008) will be coming in the middle of Jan 2015. Toywiz and Toy Garden will be bringing in more stocks this time and you can reserve the full sets at RM240 now. Series 13 includes the following: – Unicorn Girl – Hot Dog Man – Paleontologist – Snake Charmer – Galaxy Trooper – Sheriff – Samurai – Lady Cyclops – King – Goblin – Fencer – Evil Wizard – Egyptian Warrior – Disco Diva – Carpenter – Alien Trooper The post Lego 71008 Minifigures Series 13 appeared first on…
  • Hot Toys 1/6th Scale MMS278D09 Avengers: Age of Ultron Mark XLIII Figure

    David
    17 Dec 2014 | 7:30 am
    The extremely-anticipated, Avengers: Age of Ultron, is only a few months away! Our favorite superhero team is assembled again when Tony Stark’s peacekeeping program goes awry and it is up to the Avengers to stop the villainous Ultron from enacting his terrible plans… To get fans ready for this super exciting film, Hot Toys is thrilled to jump start the Avengers: Age of Ultron collectible series by presenting the 1/6th scale Mark XLIII Collectible Figure! It is also the newest addition to our MMS Diecast Series which the collectible figures are made of diecast material, and…
  • Hot Toys 1/6th Scale MMS277 Iron Man 3 Striker (Mark XXV) Figure

    David
    17 Dec 2014 | 7:08 am
    “It’s Christmas. Take them to church.” – Tony Stark. One of the suits Tony Stark has built in Iron Man 3 is the Striker (Mark XXV), the Heavy Construction Suit. This suit is designed for assisting in heavy construction with its distinctive Pneumatic Hammers. Although the hammers are not designed for combat, they still proved to be lethal when Striker assisted in eradicating the two Extremis soldiers who were trying to attack James Rhodes. Today Hot Toys is proud to present 1/6th scale Striker (Mark XXV) Collectible Figure featuring the suit’s distinctive design with the pair of…
  • 3A ThreeZero x Transformers Bumblebee Figure

    David
    10 Dec 2014 | 6:37 am
    3A ThreeZero X Transformers DOTM Bumblebee, will be available for preorder soon at Toywiz and Toy Garden. This is definitely the masterpiece you need for your Transformers collection! Order now from Toy Garden 1 of 4 Figure Stands 15-Inches (38.1cm) Tall and 12-Inches (30.5cm) Wide Fully Posable With Over 65 Points of Articulation, Including Articulated Fingers Interchangable Right Arm and Light-Up Cannon Includes Detachable Combat Face Shield LED Light-Up Feature on Eyes, Chest and Cannon Highly-Detailed Sculpt and Realistic Paint Application The post 3A ThreeZero x Transformers Bumblebee…
 
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    MY STEIFF LIFE

  • Here's A Steiff-y Holiday Pug Hug, Just For You!

    21 Dec 2014 | 10:53 am
    Are you in the mood for a Steiff-y holiday hug? Or even better, a Steiff-y holiday pug hug? Of course you are! Then check out this most unusual Steiff dog doll that will certainly warm your heart. He's certainly got Steiffgal's all a-flutter! This darling dressed doggy is none other than Steiff's Pupphund or pug dog doll. He is 22 cm, standing, and head jointed. His arms hang softly at his sides, and he has flat feet for standing. Pug's head, ears, and the tops of his hands and feet are (or in this case were) made from mohair. His body is made from a tan linen fabric. He is filled both…
  • The Perfect Stocking Stuffers... Early Steiff Woolen Miniatures!

    13 Dec 2014 | 4:41 pm
    One of Steiffgal's favorite things about this time of year is what her nephews call the "big socks," or Christmas stockings. After all, what's more fun that an oversized piece of faux hosiery filled to the brim with sweets and gifts?  So this got Steiffgal thinking - what would be perfect Steiff stocking stuffers?  Maybe the company's early woolen miniatures or "woolies?"  After all, they don't take up too much room, wrap easily, have a fantastic legacy, and truly capture the precious nature of the season! So let's check out these three very vintage "tiny treasures" to really…
  • Just Who Is This Remarkable And Rare Steiff Rodent?

    8 Dec 2014 | 7:30 pm
    In the mood for a little Steiff puzzler?  Then check out this mysterious forest friend who's keeping very, very quiet abut his identity. Does he look familiar to you?  As far as Steiffgal can tell, he does not appear in any of the standard Steiff reference books.  But, he did squirrel away a little clue about himself many years ago in a most clever way. But more about that in a bit.  But first, take a look and see what you think!  What is the tale behind this rare rodent?  Here we have a 22 cm, begging Steiff sweetheart.  He is made from shorter tan mohair…
  • Rolling Towards The Holidays With This Great Steiff Spitz Dog On Wheels

    30 Nov 2014 | 1:43 pm
    Ever feel like howling in excitement upon a wonderful Steiff find? Even if just in your mind? Well, that just happened to Steiffgal when this delightful Wolfspitz on wheels arrived on her doorstep last week! Take a look at this dynamic dog and see what makes him so interesting from the design and product development perspectives.  This vintage pup is the wheel-deal indeed. Wolfspitz measures 20 cm from head to toe and 22 cm including his wheels, measured vertically. He is standing, unjointed, and made from tan mohair. His body and tail are made from long wavy mohair, while his face,…
  • What's On Your Steiff Holiday Wish List?

    23 Nov 2014 | 12:36 pm
    What's on your holiday wish list? A wonderful vintage Steiff Teddy bear, perhaps? You are certainly not alone there! Well, the timing couldn't be better for vintage Teddy Christmas, Hanukkah, or Kwanzaa shopping with the upcoming Teddy Bear sale at SAS (Special Auction Services) in London, England.  On December 4th, 2014, the auction house is selling 102 fabulous Teddy bears from Steiff Superfan Jena Pang, including some remarkable and very rare examples. Steiffgal checked in with friend and SAS auctioneer Daniel Agnew to learn more about what is certain to be a great auction to top off…
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  • Qui-Gon Jinn & Obi-Wan Kenobi (Jedi Force)

    Errex
    19 Dec 2014 | 10:54 pm
    It has been rather quiet on the Star Wars collectible front lately, so I picked up this Playskool set featuring the heroes from Star Wars Episode I, Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn and his Padawan Obi-Wan Kenobi.
  • Desert Troopers (Call of Duty)

    Errex
    18 Dec 2014 | 10:58 pm
    Well after dabbling into the Megabloks Call of Duty line with the Drone Attack set, I really wanted to pick up a troop builder set, so to keep things consistent I went for the one with the desert troopers. Set #06825 Desert Troopers contains 146 pieces, of which at least 90 are made up by […]
  • Iron Man & War Machine (Playskool Heroes)

    Errex
    14 Dec 2014 | 10:51 pm
    And for something slightly different, today I’ll be reviewing a couple of Playskool action figures: The Iron Man & War Machine set that was released early in 2014
  • Altaïr Ibn-La’Ahad

    Engineernerd
    11 Dec 2014 | 10:56 pm
    I’ve said it before. I don’t typically play video games until they are couple of years old. I’m not a serious enough gamer to pop down money on a game I may or may not like. I used to rent most games before I would buy them. So late last year I picked up a […]
  • Name That…Big Shoulder

    Engineernerd
    10 Dec 2014 | 10:52 pm
    This figure has a big pointy shoulder.
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  • Holiday Toy Lists for 2014!

    Keriannot
    16 Dec 2014 | 6:15 pm
    I’ve been a busy little elf this holiday season helping create some lists of my favorite holiday toys, many of which appeared on About.com Toys. In case you are ready to do some last minute shopping, here are links to some of my favorites articles! Links to these posts will take you to content I wrote for About.com Toys as their Toys Expert. 20 of the Best Toys for the Holidays 18 Toys for Girls Cool Toys for Boys 6 of the Silliest White Elephant Gift Ideas  Ways for Families in Need to Get Toys for Free Toys for the Holiday Where Can I Donate Used Toys? How Can I Donate to Toys for…
  • How To Help Kids Tie Their Shoes! Shoebuy.com Giveaway

    Keriannot
    7 Dec 2014 | 6:46 pm
    Photo Credit:  © Brittany Randolph Flickr Creative Commons In my opinion, THE hardest fine motor skill for kids to learn is the art of tying their shoelaces. When Shoebuy.com, an online retailer of shoes and accessories for men, women and children offered to sponsor a giveaway, it seemed like the perfect time to share some of my favorite tips on how to help kids tie their shoes! For kids who struggle with learning the steps of this major life skill, slip-on shoes are so fashionable these days, it can be even more challenging for kids to learn how to master the steps because exposure…
  • Red Sox Books for Kids

    Keriannot
    4 Dec 2014 | 6:28 pm
    This Is Our City Children’s Book Disclosure: This post featuring a new Red Sox Book for Kids contains an affiliate link. When the holidays come we often end up searching toy stores for all sorts of toys, tablets and technology. However, I try every year to put a few keepsake books under the tree that we might not otherwise buy throughout the year. Whether you are Red Sox fans or not, This Is Our City: How the 2013 Red Sox Kept Boston Strong isn’t just a story about the Red Sox winning another World Series. Through beautiful illustrations paired with factual history, it tells…
  • LEGOLAND Discovery Center Boston

    Keriannot
    21 Nov 2014 | 6:18 am
    A few weeks ago after a visit to the LEGO store in the mall, we were given a coupon for a free ticket to the LEGOLAND Discovery Center. Since then, Gavin repeatedly asked when we’d be going to LEGOLAND. When we were invited to a media event in Boston, I decided to keep it a surprise, telling him just before we left, and then he didn’t believe me that we were actually going! Someone doesn’t believe we are going to LEGOLAND Discovery Center in Boston, right now. He thinks we are going to the YMCA. A video posted by Keriann Wilmot (@keri_wilmot) on Nov 11, 2014 at 12:24pm PST…
  • LeapFrog LeapPad3 Review

    Keriannot
    20 Nov 2014 | 5:09 pm
    Tis the season for learning tablets! So, for those of you who are looking to score a deal on a tablet for your kids during the holiday season, I’ve been having some fun with the new LeapFrog LeapPad3. We were fortunate to receive one free to utilize, prior to our trip to Beaches Turks and Caicos for the #BeachesMoms Social Media on the Sand conference.  Given that it was Gavin’s first time on an airplane, the LeapPad3 and a pair of headphones were the first items I put in his backpack! The LeapFrog LeapPad tablets have evolved over time, but to date, the LeapPad3 is not only…
 
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  • stocking stuffers for every kid

    mari
    19 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    December is wonderful time of cheer, family, and gift giving. There are lots of purchases to be made for the Holidays—some big, some small, and all of them loads of fun! Especially stocking stuffers! That’s when you can cut loose and just have a little fun. With so many options, it can help to have some inspiration for finding just the right gift for just the right age. These stocking stuffer gifts are all inspired by the new Amex EveryDay Credit Card, a no-annual fee card, rewarding Card Members for those everyday things you have to buy—from snacks to shower gifts to stocking stuffers.
  • DIY ornament ladies for your tree

    mari
    18 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    It never used to occur to me that we could add amazing decorations to our Christmas tree by making them. That sounds so funny now doesn’t it? With things like Pinterest and Martha Stewart around, I should have been itching to make fresh ornaments every year! Well, this year I’m making up for my slack, and these Ornament Ladies are my new favorites. Using Artterro’s Collage Decoration Kit made this project super fun and relatively easy. All the “ingredients” i needed were in the kit – ezxcept for my golden paint marker and a little white paint. Now I…
  • top 20 toys for babies

    mari
    17 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    What are you buying this Holiday season? If you’re looking for some unique ideas, this list of baby toys is for you. These baby toys are just a few of the zillion and one things you can purchase with the new Amex EveryDay Credit Card, a no-annual fee card which rewards Card Members for those everyday things you have to buy—from snacks to shower gifts. When you use the Card 20 times or more in a billing period—whether your purchases are big, small, boring, or exotic—you earn 20% extra Membership Rewards® points. Christmas is just around the corner. It always arrives so fast! Sometimes…
  • monster hands

    mari
    16 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    It’s the week before Christmas, and everything over here is a flurry! Everything except the weather that is. It rained yesterday. In Minnesota. In December. We’re all very very confused around here. But, it means hilarious gloves like these mitts from Warmsters are just the right garb to keep up with the warmer temperatures. (Because when it’s only 10 degrees outside, you prefer the padded, ugly, thick gloves that don’t go with any other part of your wardrobe). I’d like to add a pair in as stocking stuffers, and see how it would take for Birdie to figure out the…
  • round about:

    mari
    12 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    I often try to tally what I accomplished at the end of the week, and this week it’s a fascinating list. Because while I finished up some year-long projects, I also have opened up the door to some amazing new projects that will really gain steam in the New Year. Normally December is the time to wrap everything up (ha figuratively AND literally!) but this year it’s much more of a ying and yang: as one door closes, another door opens. How is the end of your year going? Meanwhile, round about the internet: I wish my random scraps bin would create such luscious results. via A Beautiful…
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  • Prop Plane or A-10 Warthog?

    Bob Winfrey
    17 Dec 2014 | 6:14 pm
    Could a prop plane out do an A-10 Warthog? Our government thought that it could save alot of money by giving it a try. They actually had the theory tested. The U.S. Air Force has a complicated relationship with its low- and slow-flying A-10 Warthog attack jet. And that’s putting it mildly. The flying branch has tried more than once to retire the ungainly A-10 in favor of speedier planes, only for lawmakers to block the move. But on at least one occasion, the Air Force actually defended the heavily-armored, gun-armed Warthog from an unlikely challenger—a modern version of the World War II…
  • Commercial License May Be Required

    Bob Winfrey
    14 Dec 2014 | 4:37 pm
    I bought a small Drone for $100.00 a month or so ago. I love it, the video is pretty amazing, great still shots, fun to fly. I have lost touch with using a remote control but it does come back with practice. Drones are getting very popular and let's face it, everybody wants one. Amazon, to deliver packages, Hollywood to shoot movie scenes, agriculture interests to monitor crops. And everyone is waiting for the FAA to issue regulations as to how commercial drones might be allowed to operate in the U.S. Those regulations are supposed to come out by the end of the month. The FAA has been…
  • FAA Still searching out regulations for Drones

    Bob Winfrey
    23 Nov 2014 | 5:37 am
    Drones are aircraft and therefore should be regulated by the Federal Aviation Administration, the National Transportation Safety Board said this week in its long-awaited decision on a 2011 drone incident at the University of Virginia involving Raphael Pirker.
  • Man Builds Replica of the Red Baron

    Bob Winfrey
    11 Nov 2014 | 12:56 pm
    Mr Ford, from Egginton, South Derbyshire has spent 5 years building a replica of the famed Red Baron Tri-Plane. The project started in his in laws garden and has ended with this beautiful replica. See the story here:  Red Baron Rides Again
  • Aircraft Models Under The Christmas Tree?

    Bob Winfrey
    26 Oct 2014 | 3:46 pm
    From all of us at www.militarymodelsonline.com and www.shipmodelsuperstore.com we wish you all a safe and happy holiday. If you are giving our models for gifts we encourage you to order early to beat the rush for Christmas and order your wood models now! When you get to check out type in coupon code 001 and save a few dollars on us. This offer ends soon so hurry. This story below was a pretty good read, I am interested in the Drone phenomenon and actually bought one myself, they take some killer pictures and video. I spent $100.00 on mine and have since found some cheaper. They are super…
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    Stephanie Oppenheim on Toys

  • Today Show/toyportfolio.com Toy Review Starts Tomorrow!

    Stephanie
    1 Dec 2014 | 12:33 pm
    What an amazing two months we’ve had working with over 200 families in 24 states (with seven sets of twins) in order to conduct the first TODAY Show/toyportfolio.com Toy Review. Tomorrow I’ll be on to share the results for babies, toddlers and preschoolers. A special thank you to all the families that participated and gave us their feedback on the toys they reviewed!  I hope you’ll tune! To read all the results, please visit www.toyportfolio.com.
  • Peaceable Kingdom’s new Sunny Day Pond just right for Spring

    Stephanie
    3 Apr 2014 | 10:41 am
    There’s something especially cheerful about this latest cooperative game from Peaceable Kingdom! Sunny Day Pond was a hit with our preschooler testers. They loved that they were working together to make three puzzles that feature an orange duck, a purple fish and a green frog. Players use the spinner to determine which color puzzle piece they’ll be using. But beware, there are raindrops!   If six raindrops are collected, the round is over! Very sweet. Designed for 2-4 players, ages 3 and up.      
  • Wonderful Landmark Puzzles from Duo Press

    Stephanie
    3 Apr 2014 | 6:57 am
    We’re always on the look out for new puzzle makers. Duo Press has joined our short list of favorites! Their new 20 piece My San Francisco Puzzle and My New York Puzzle are both visually very pleasing, made on sturdy stock and are just right for the 3 & up crowd. Each puzzle comes in a well-designed box that will make storage easy and long-lasting. Read our reviews at www.toyportfolio.com.
  • Weapons are weapons – even if they’re Pink

    Stephanie
    23 Mar 2014 | 12:01 pm
    The most troubling quote in today’s NYT’s article, “Today’s Girls Love Pink Bows as Playthings, but These Shoot” is “toys that stimulate aggression are healthy for children.” To suggest that literal props like weapons are something to be valued (regardless of what color they are) puts the conversation about the value of play experiences back a few decades.  Yes, kids have aggression and need outlets for expressing it, but making it part of their play diet with plastic weapons is not beneficial.  Most child development experts would suggest art…
  • Toy Fair 2014: May the Force Be With You

    Stephanie
    16 Feb 2014 | 5:28 pm
    New Star Wars toys always make me so happy! Here’s a preview of the toys we’ll be looking to test this year. New games from Wonder Forge, Star Wars LEGO, and playset from Hasbro.                         Visit us at  toyportfolio.com for reviews.
 
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    Our Ordinary Life

  • A Happy Baby This Christmas #TistheSqueezin Giveaway

    Kristin
    19 Dec 2014 | 2:04 pm
    This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Happy Family Products . All opinions are 100% mine. It’s that time of year that we are all gathering to get together.  Sometimes these situations are hardest on the youngest members of the family. I remember Mia’s first holiday and even though she isn’t… [read more] The post A Happy Baby This Christmas #TistheSqueezin Giveaway appeared first on Our Ordinary Life.
  • Fun Nintendo 3DS and 2DS Games For Those Gamer Girls! Tomodachi Life and Animal Crossing™: New Leaf #PlayNintendoCG

    Kristin
    19 Dec 2014 | 9:06 am
    Now that our kids have grown older they have taken on a similar interest to their father, video gaming! This is good becunase it shows they are able to read and understand more of what is going in life; as they have taken up a fascination of life simulation video gaming and have their own gaming systems… [read more] The post Fun Nintendo 3DS and 2DS Games For Those Gamer Girls! Tomodachi Life and Animal Crossing™: New Leaf #PlayNintendoCG appeared first on Our Ordinary Life.
  • Instant Online Coupons & Discounts App – CouponMate

    OurOrdinaryLife
    18 Dec 2014 | 11:45 pm
    With the busy end of the year shopping deals ahead, it’s best to find the most savings possible. Thanks to CouponMate, we shoppers can get the most savings with a few simple clicks or less we can find instant online coupons. Simply install the free extension exclusive to Google Chrome (Mozilla Firefox and Safari web browser… [read more] The post Instant Online Coupons & Discounts App – CouponMate appeared first on Our Ordinary Life.
  • Fairy Tales App ~ 3D Interactive Pop-up Digital Books #Giveaway

    Del
    18 Dec 2014 | 10:44 pm
    This holiday season we will all be spending a lot of time travel. Whether it’s near or far form home keeping our littlest ones entertaining can be the hardest part. Luckily we have tablets and with all the great apps made these days, its not hard to find ones to keep the kids happy and… [read more] The post Fairy Tales App ~ 3D Interactive Pop-up Digital Books #Giveaway appeared first on Our Ordinary Life.
  • Stretch Your Budget This Holiday With Chase Ultimate Rewards

    Kristin
    18 Dec 2014 | 9:16 am
    This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Chase Ultimate Rewards for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Shopping for the holidays can get expensive. Even when you have great intentions and make a budget, it is difficult to stick to it! There is always just ‘one more’ gift you need to… [read more] The post Stretch Your Budget This Holiday With Chase Ultimate Rewards appeared first on Our Ordinary Life.
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    Toy Scene

  • ROUND 2 MPC: Strange Changing Vampire Model Kit

    admin01
    6 Dec 2014 | 7:42 am
    This creepy but interesting Strange Changing Vampire 1:12 Scale Model Kit brings a vampire come to life right before your eyes. When you first open the coffin you can see an ordinary rotting skeleton inside but if you close the lid and open it again later you will me surprised that it has turned into a vampire. The kit is molded in beige and features fine molded detail. Skill level 2. Recommended for ages 10 and up. This ROUND 2 MPC: Strange Changing Vampire Model Kit is available on Amazon with a price of US $18.79. This ROUND 2 MPC: Strange Changing Vampire Model Kit is also available on…
  • Greenlight: Smokey & the Bandit I and II 1:64 Scale Car set

    admin01
    5 Dec 2014 | 6:49 am
    These die-casts are based from the hit movies, Smokey and the Bandit and Smokey and the Bandit 2! Smokey and the Bandit was a 1977 American action comedy film starring Burt Reynolds, Sally Field, Jackie Gleason, Jerry Reed, Pat McCormick, Paul Williams and Mike Henry. And the best cars from the movies have been brought together in stunning detail by Greenlight! All exquisitely recreated in the 1:64 scale and packaged in an awesome movie reel tin, this fantastic 4-pack of vehicles is a must-have for all Smokey and the Bandit fans! You”ll get awesome die-cast metal versions of the 1977…
  • Moebius Models: Dracula Bela Lugosi Deluxe Model Kit

    admin01
    4 Dec 2014 | 5:23 am
    This Dracula Deluxe model kit is based on Bela Lugosi, the original Dracula on the stage on Broadway. Sculpted by two of the best sculptors in the business, the deluxe 1:8 scale kit comes with a base and includes additional parts that enable you to add a column and a female victim to your display. It’s vonderful! The kit fully assembled stands over 13″ tall. Moebius models creates very high quality kits, and I suggest you give them a try if you have not done so in the past you will not be disappointed. Ages 15 and older. This Moebius Models: Dracula Bela Lugosi Deluxe Model Kit is…
  • McFarlane Toys: Walking Dead Comic Rick Grimes Resin Statue

    admin01
    1 Dec 2014 | 10:19 am
    Here is a new Walking Dead Resin Statue based on the Comics version of Rick Grimes from McFarlane Toys. This was what he looked like after the fall of the prison in the comics. He lost everything, their new home, his right hand, his wife and even his newborn daughter to the Governor. Now a tougher, harsher Rick was reborn. Far from his beginnings as a clean-cut sheriff, this new version of Rick shows that he will do everything to survive. The statue features a bandaged stump on his right arm; long, unkempt hair and beard; and a ragged t-shirt with jeans. This figure is incredible with the…
  • Cool Picks: 10 Cool Funko Pop Vinyl 113014

    admin01
    30 Nov 2014 | 7:07 am
    Looking for a terrific gift, but not sure just what to get? Funko POP! Vinyl Figures features Pop culture’s best and most famous faces and gives them a more adorable and cute look! Here we have compiled 10 of the best Funko Pop Vinyl figures we have discovered this month. Click on the images to go to the respective product pages. Thundercats Lion-O Pop! Vinyl Figure $9.99 Star Trek Spock Pop! Vinyl Figure $9.99 Ghostbusters Slimer Pop! Vinyl Figure $9.99 Guardians of the Galaxy Dancing Groot Pop! Vinyl Bobble Head Figure $9.99 WWE Macho Man Randy Savage Pop! Vinyl Figure $9.99 Adventure…
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    Action Figure Fury

  • Toy News Roundup: ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’, ‘Star Wars’, ‘DC Comics’ and the Cutest Baby Kaiju Ever

    Nick Lenihan
    21 Dec 2014 | 9:09 am
    Today is Sunday and it’s time for the 74th edition of the Toy News Roundup. Here we round-up all of the most important toy news of the week from our site, and also link you to any toy news that we... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Limited Edition 8-inch Wolverine Retro Figure by Diamond Select Up For Pre-Order

    Samuel Demchy-Cooper
    20 Dec 2014 | 8:29 am
    Diamond Select Toys have jumped on the Retro figure bandwagon recently with 8-inch cloth figures of Captain America and Spiderman and it looks like the next one in the series is the Wolverine retro... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Help Shape The Future of Action Figure Fury

    Nick Lenihan
    19 Dec 2014 | 9:16 am
    Action Figure Fury is asking your help to shape the future of the website. We just as that you answer the simple question below to find out exactly what you want to hear about each day. You response... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Hot Toys Avengers: Age of Ultron and Star Wars Collectibles Unveiled at Toy Soul 2014

    Nick Lenihan
    19 Dec 2014 | 8:51 am
    This is the moment that many collectors have been waiting for since the last movie – one of the first glimpses into Hot Toys’ upcoming Avengers: Age of Ultron collectible figures. Hot... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Marvel Select Avengers Age of Ultron Thor Up For Pre-Order

    Samuel Demchy-Cooper
    18 Dec 2014 | 9:19 am
    One of the biggest films that will be released next year is Avengers: Age of Ultron. A lot of merchandise for the film has been announced already and now it looks like Diamond Select Toys will be the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
 
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    Kids Love This Stuff!

  • Craft Your Own Christmas Tree Dollhouse for the Kiddos

    MJ
    12 Dec 2014 | 8:13 am
    Feeling a little creative this festive season? Why not turn your hand to crafting this beauty of a Christmas tree dollhouse? It’ll make a fun project to do with the kiddos and a great last minute (and inexpensive) holiday gift. You’ll need cardboard, tape and bit of creativity to give it your own unique twist. […] The post Craft Your Own Christmas Tree Dollhouse for the Kiddos appeared first on Kids Love This Stuff!.
  • 19 Inexpensive Stocking Stuffers for Kids Aged 4 to 12 Years Old

    MJ
    5 Dec 2014 | 10:36 am
    Do you have an ever increasing brood of nieces, nephews and godchildren? Then I totally feel you when it comes to choosing the best Christmas gifts for them. You’re no scrooge. You enjoy spoiling the munchkins and getting cool stuff they love, but that wallet of yours is not a bottomless pit. So what do […] The post 19 Inexpensive Stocking Stuffers for Kids Aged 4 to 12 Years Old appeared first on Kids Love This Stuff!.
  • A Science Kit For Girls: No Perfume, Glitter or Bath Bombs. Just Real Science

    MJ
    24 Nov 2014 | 3:53 am
    Looking for a real science kit for girls? You know, the type that will teach your niece about molecular structures and chemical reactions. Not ‘girlie’ stuff like perfume, glitter or soap-making. Don’t get me wrong. Those sorts of pseudo science kits have their place. Some girls like that stuff. It’s fun to make bubblegum candy […] The post A Science Kit For Girls: No Perfume, Glitter or Bath Bombs. Just Real Science appeared first on Kids Love This Stuff!.
  • Beautifully Designed Handmade Wooden Toys for Kids of Eco-Conscious Parents

    MJ
    13 Nov 2014 | 12:23 pm
    Admit it. Beautifully designed, handmade wooden toys are the tops! Sure the whiz bang electric and gadget-y toys are a lot of fun for little ones, but there are times when parents appreciate a bit of peace and quiet around the home. So, as the fabulous auntie you are, this is where you bring your […] The post Beautifully Designed Handmade Wooden Toys for Kids of Eco-Conscious Parents appeared first on Kids Love This Stuff!.
  • Editor’s Picks: 6 of the Prettiest Disney Frozen Dresses on Amazon

    MJ
    3 Nov 2014 | 6:12 am
    I love finding cute stuff on Amazon. Seriously, I’m obsessed. Especially with the growing number of cute Disney Frozen dresses that keep cropping up on the site. So today, I want to share a few of my favorite Frozen dress finds on Amazon right now.  If you happen to be looking for a Frozen party […] The post Editor’s Picks: 6 of the Prettiest Disney Frozen Dresses on Amazon appeared first on Kids Love This Stuff!.
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  • Toy News Roundup: ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’, ‘Star Wars’, ‘DC Comics’ and the Cutest Baby Kaiju Ever

    Nick Lenihan
    21 Dec 2014 | 9:09 am
    Today is Sunday and it’s time for the 74th edition of the Toy News Roundup. Here we round-up all of the most important toy news of the week from our site, and also link you to any toy news that we didn’t cover. So, let’s see what the big toy news was this week, shall we? […] Action Figure Fury - Action Figure and Toy News, Reviews, and More! Toy News Roundup: ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’, ‘Star Wars’, ‘DC Comics’ and the Cutest Baby Kaiju Ever
  • Limited Edition 8-inch Wolverine Retro Figure by Diamond Select Up For Pre-Order

    Samuel Demchy-Cooper
    20 Dec 2014 | 8:29 am
    Diamond Select Toys have jumped on the Retro figure bandwagon recently with 8-inch cloth figures of Captain America and Spiderman and it looks like the next one in the series is the Wolverine retro figure. The set comes with 3 costumes, including street clothes featuring his wool collar jacket, his original yellow and blue outfit, and […] Action Figure Fury - Action Figure and Toy News, Reviews, and More! Limited Edition 8-inch Wolverine Retro Figure by Diamond Select Up For Pre-Order
  • Help Shape The Future of Action Figure Fury

    Nick Lenihan
    19 Dec 2014 | 9:16 am
    Action Figure Fury is asking your help to shape the future of the website. We just as that you answer the simple question below to find out exactly what you want to hear about each day. You response will influence the content on Action Figure Fury. Action Figure Fury - Action Figure and Toy News, Reviews, and More! Help Shape The Future of Action Figure Fury
  • Hot Toys Avengers: Age of Ultron and Star Wars Collectibles Unveiled at Toy Soul 2014

    Nick Lenihan
    19 Dec 2014 | 8:51 am
    This is the moment that many collectors have been waiting for since the last movie – one of the first glimpses into Hot Toys’ upcoming Avengers: Age of Ultron collectible figures. Hot Toys is at Toy Soul 2014 in Hong Kong and they are proudly showing off the upcoming AOU figures, as well as several […] Action Figure Fury - Action Figure and Toy News, Reviews, and More! Hot Toys Avengers: Age of Ultron and Star Wars Collectibles Unveiled at Toy Soul 2014
  • Marvel Select Avengers Age of Ultron Thor Up For Pre-Order

    Samuel Demchy-Cooper
    18 Dec 2014 | 9:19 am
    One of the biggest films that will be released next year is Avengers: Age of Ultron. A lot of merchandise for the film has been announced already and now it looks like Diamond Select Toys will be the next one to jump on the bandwagon with a re-release of one of their most popular figures. […] Action Figure Fury - Action Figure and Toy News, Reviews, and More! Marvel Select Avengers Age of Ultron Thor Up For Pre-Order
 
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    Statue Reviews

  • Stone Cold Steve Austin WWE Icon Series Resin Statue by McFarlane Toys

    Rock
    27 Nov 2014 | 3:57 pm
    McFarlane Toys has announced their third WWE statue — the Stone Cold Steve Austin WWE Icon Series Resin Statue. The previous releases in the series were The Undertaker and Macho Man Randy Savage. The Stone Cold Steve Austin statue depicts arguably the greatest WWE personality of all time standing on the ring ropes with his arms extended above his head. This pose will definitely be familiar to WWE fans because he did it every time he entered the ring, usually with both middle fingers extended, however. Their are two versions of the statue. The Regular version is limited to 500 The post…
  • Tales of Zestiria: Alisha Figure by Alter

    Rock
    23 Nov 2014 | 3:12 pm
    From the video game Tales of Zestiria comes the Alisha 1/8 Scale PVC Figure by Alter. The Alisha Figure stands approximately 21cm tall and she’s wearing her pink and white tunic and black, gold and silver armor. She retails for ¥10,000 and will ship in March 2015. The post Tales of Zestiria: Alisha Figure by Alter appeared first on Statue Reviews.
  • Kier, Valkyrie of the Dead, Premium Format Figure by Sideshow Collectibles

    Rock
    23 Nov 2014 | 2:25 pm
    From the Court of the Dead Collection comes the incredible Kier, Valkyrie of the Dead, Premium Format Figure by Sideshow Collectibles. Kier is an original character design from Sideshow and, like all their pieces, is highly detailed from top to base. The Kier Premium Format Figure stands an impressive 28 inches tall and features a removable skull helmet, so you can pose her with or without it depending on your preferences. Edition size has yet to be announced, but she retails for $399.99 and is expected to ship in August 2015. Artists: Tom Gilliland (Art Direction, Design) Zane Yarbrough…
  • Dragon’s Crown: Fighter Statue by Yamato USA

    Rock
    23 Nov 2014 | 1:46 pm
    From the 2D RPG Game “Dragon’s Crown” comes the Fighter 1/4 Scale Polyresin Statue by Yamato USA. The Fighter Statue stands over 15 inches tall and comes with a second head portrait, so you can display him with or without the helmet depending on your preferences. The Dragon’s Crown Fighter Statue retails for $329.99 and is set to release in December 2014. The post Dragon’s Crown: Fighter Statue by Yamato USA appeared first on Statue Reviews.
  • Magical Girl Nijino Yurika Figure by Amakuni

    Rock
    23 Nov 2014 | 1:22 pm
    From the anime “Rokujoma no Shinryakusha!?” comes the Magical Girl Nijino Yurika 1/8 Scale PVC Figure by Amakuni. The Magical Nijino Yurika figure stands approximately 18cm tall and is a Hobby Japan exclusive. She retails for ¥13,980 and will ship sometime in July or August 2015. The post Magical Girl Nijino Yurika Figure by Amakuni appeared first on Statue Reviews.
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    TopKidsToys.com Blog

  • Christmas lights display goes all Frozen

    topkidstoys
    10 Dec 2014 | 5:25 pm
    (Pssst.. even though Cyber Monday and Black Friday are over, you can still get some great deals off the Christmas shop on Amazons "12 Days of Deals" here.) This guy really “Let it Go” when it came to his Christmas lights display. Every year there are always a fair number of people who go all out when it comes to their Christmas light displays. And whilst many played the usual mix of classic Christmas tunes, this guy was keeping with the trends. Already massing an impressive 4 million+ views on YouTube in only two weeks this display features the popular Frozen movie theme Let It…
  • Frozen, Super Mario and Peppa Pig counterfeit toys seized

    topkidstoys
    8 Dec 2014 | 6:19 pm
    (Pssst.. even though Cyber Monday and Black Friday are over, you can still get some great deals off the Christmas shop on Amazons "12 Days of Deals" here.) We always aim to provide good advice when it comes to shopping for toys, especially around the Christmas period. Counterfeit products of the bestselling toys are especially popular during the festive season, something which was highlighted this week in Saltford, UK, after £500,000 ($780,000) worth of fake toys were seized in a business unit in the area. Amongst the toys were some of the more trending, must have gifts for 2014, including…
  • This is the most captivating LEGO gadget you’ll ever see…

    topkidstoys
    24 Nov 2014 | 12:20 pm
    (Pssst.. even though Cyber Monday and Black Friday are over, you can still get some great deals off the Christmas shop on Amazons "12 Days of Deals" here.) Most of us have come up with our own LEGO creation or two. Or may be several. But we guarantee that none of them could compare to this contraption from Japan. This mesmerising LEGO gadget was created by a man named Akiyuki and took over 2 years to complete. The device transports small balls across 17 amazing and perfectly crafted transportation devices that connect with each other to form one of the most interesting-to-watch circuits…
  • What does every 5 year old want for Christmas 2014?

    topkidstoys
    21 Nov 2014 | 8:08 pm
    (Pssst.. even though Cyber Monday and Black Friday are over, you can still get some great deals off the Christmas shop on Amazons "12 Days of Deals" here.) If you’re shopping for a 5 year old this Christmas and are looking for some inspiration for what to put under the Christmas tree this year then we may have some great ideas for you. From to scroll down this page to see what 5 year olds everywhere will be asking Santa for. Stomp Rocket Jr. Glow Kit Despite being around for a number of years now we always get great feedback on the Stomp Rocket toy each year that works by letting kids…
  • Designer creates “normal looking” Barbie

    topkidstoys
    19 Nov 2014 | 7:13 pm
    (Pssst.. even though Cyber Monday and Black Friday are over, you can still get some great deals off the Christmas shop on Amazons "12 Days of Deals" here.) Nickolay Lamm has created his very own version of the Barbie doll that he claims is a more realistic version of the female form. Barbie represents what Western cultures deem to be true beauty, but realistically there are not many women who live up to the “lofty” standards set by the world’s most popular doll. It can be argued that the current Barbie form promotes an unhealthy lifestyle as girls aim to become excessively slim because…
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    Toy Tales

  • Toy Chest: E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial Landfill Edition

    Todd Coopee
    19 Dec 2014 | 10:23 am
    Those E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial Atari 2600 game cartridges have moved from the landfill to The Smithsonian and 7 other things I wanted to share this week. The post Toy Chest: E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial Landfill Edition appeared first on Toy Tales by Todd Coopee
  • Rock ‘em Sock ‘em Robots

    Todd Coopee
    18 Dec 2014 | 4:24 am
    This two-player action toy featuring dueling robot boxers proved to be a hit for the Marx Toy Company when it was released to the North American market in 1966. The post Rock ‘em Sock ‘em Robots appeared first on Toy Tales by Todd Coopee
  • G.K. ChestertonBritish Author 1874-1936

    Todd Coopee
    16 Dec 2014 | 3:23 am
    The true object of all human life is play. The post G.K. ChestertonBritish Author 1874-1936 appeared first on Toy Tales by Todd Coopee
  • Silly String FacTOYd

    Todd Coopee
    16 Dec 2014 | 3:19 am
    Silly String was originally developed as a spray-on cast for broken bones! The post Silly String FacTOYd appeared first on Toy Tales by Todd Coopee
  • Time Bomb

    Todd Coopee
    15 Dec 2014 | 4:38 am
    Designed by Marvin Glass & Associates and released in 1964 by Milton Bradley, Time Bomb draws inspiration from the children’s game of “Hot Potato” albeit sans musical accompaniment. The post Time Bomb appeared first on Toy Tales by Todd Coopee
 
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    DollObservers.com News - DollObservers.com

  • Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays

    Simon Farnworth
    20 Dec 2014 | 2:16 pm
    I would like to take this opportunity to wish you a wonderful festive season for you and your loved ones. I sincerely hope it brings you all the joy and happiness that you both deserve and wish for. With much love, Simon x P.S. Be sure to follow our Advent Calendar 2014 as we approach the big day... P.P.S. Why not use the holidays as an opportunity to make your #DOFDAs nominations before it's too late!
  • December Theme, Community News & More!

    Simon Farnworth
    7 Dec 2014 | 1:21 pm
    Vote In The '#NovemberTOTM: Winter Wardrobe' Photo Contest! Be sure to show your love to your favourite entry. Congrats to Our '#OctoberTOTM: Witching Hour' Winners #OctoberTOTM Winners! Check Out The Site Now! DollObservers.com This is your DollObservers.com update! Thanks to members like you our community is a friendly, nurturing and fun place to be. Don't forget to invite your doll lovin' friends to join us - it's all about sharing! A NEW THEME! Party Frock! Now that the party season has well and truly begun - with the glad rags finally coming out of our wardrobes - it's time for your…
  • #DOFDA 'Members- Only' Nominations are Now Live

    Simon Farnworth
    16 Nov 2014 | 11:54 am
    I am delighted to announce that 'Members-Only' nominations in the 2015 DollObservers.com Fashion Doll Awards are now underway. This year we have 12 categories covering a wide range of fashion doll types as well as recognising other aspects of the hobby such as 'Best Fashion Doll Blog', 'Best Independent Online Fashion Doll Retailer' and much more. Once DollObservers.com members have completed the nomination process the awards will be opened up to the public vote on 5th January 2015. The winners will then be announced on 22 February 2015 via the site. Members should follow this link to…
  • November Theme News & More...

    Simon Farnworth
    15 Nov 2014 | 4:47 am
    Vote In The '#OctoberTOTM: Witching Hour' Photo Contest! Be sure to show your love to your favourite entry. Congrats to Our '#SeptemberTOTM: Floral Fantasy' Winners #SeptemberTOTM Winners! Check Out The Site Now! DollObservers.com Just a wee note with all the latest news and goings on at DollObservers.com! Don't forget to invite your doll lovin' friends to join us - it's all about sharing! A NEW THEME! Winter Wardrobe! Brrrrr! As the weather, here in most of the northern hemisphere, begins to cool we have the excuse to don our dolls in their winter finery! For this month's…
  • Boo! #OctoberTOTM is GO!

    Simon Farnworth
    11 Oct 2014 | 7:11 am
    Vote In The '#SeptemberTOTM: Floral Fantasy' Photo Contest! Be sure to show your love to your favourite entry. Congrats to Our '#AugustTOTM: Spa Day' Winners #AugustTOTM Winners! Check Out The Site Now! DollObservers.com Just a wee note with all the latest news and goings on at DollObservers.com! Don't forget to invite your doll lovin' friends to join us - it's all about sharing! A NEW THEME! Wiching Hour! So as tradition dictates our October Theme is dedicated to Halloween and the season of the witch for it is a celebration of the... 'Witching Hour'! Let's see your dolls don…
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    CoolZips Toys: Latest News

  • 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…
  • Green and Popular

    23 Nov 2014 | 9:43 am
    While I was reading the paper this morning, I came across an ad for a garage sale that had a whole bunch of the green plastic army men that were so popular back in the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s. Nowadays, most kids remember them from the Toy Story movies.I thought that they were really cool. But, I’m not into war games. So, here’s a really great take on this classic toy.They’re called Toy Boarders. They come in three awesome styles . . . Skateboarding, Surfing, and Snowboarding . . . and they kept me busy for hours upon hours during the recent snowstorm. They're super fun…
  • The Happiest Place On Earth

    21 Nov 2014 | 11:56 pm
    I've never been to Disney World, but I've been told that it’s the happiest place on earth.But I’ll let you in on a little secret . . . playing with toys all day isn't so bad either!And here’s what CoolZips and Disney have in common. They’re called Wikkeez.There are 52 iconic collectible figurines including characters such as Mickey Mouse, Peter Pan, and even Olaf from Frozen! Some you’ll recognize really quickly and others may just downright stump you.Take a look at this selfie of Candy (she's my other sister). Do you know who that handsome guy is she's looking at?Candy is…
  • Welcome to Tucker’s Toy Blog

    21 Nov 2014 | 9:01 am
    CoolZips.com has been around since 2007. But I didn't join the business until 2008 when Rick, Lauren, and Hannah rescued me.I’m 11 years-old now and the one thing that I've learned is that I LOVE TOYS! So, I decided to start writing this blog to give our customers a dog’s point of view of what’s going on in the toy business.Here’s a photo that my dad took of me with his new iPhone. I didn't realize it at the time, but one of the hottest toys on the planet is photo bombing in the background.That’s right, it’s a Shopkins collectible figurine. Can…
 
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