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  • Kotobukiya DC Comics Bishoujo Starfire Statue Video Review & Images

    Toy News International
    31 Oct 2014 | 4:50 pm
  • Flabslab x Luke Chueh Boba (11.21)

    Vinyl Pulse
    31 Oct 2014 | 7:29 pm
    After plenty of sweet teasers and more recently full reveal pics, Luk e Chueh’s seriously rad Boba resin sculpture from Flabslab is about to drop. We now know that 11.21.14 is the day thanks to Luke’s tongue-in-cheek threeB flier. While there’s plenty we are still curious about including pricing and...
  • Where Are the American Boy Dolls?

    NYT > Toys
    22 Oct 2014 | 7:58 am
    At the American Girl store, my 8-year-old son was enraptured by the historical dolls. Surely, there were boys in those times, boys who would have saved the day by using their wits or shown great courage in hard times. Where were they?
  • Tips for holiday toy shopping

    TOYS - Yahoo News Search Results
    31 Oct 2014 | 8:29 pm
    Major retailers offer help to find hot toys and other gifts.
  • Hasbro, Inc. (Nasdaq: HAS) to Ring The Nasdaq Stock Market Closing Bell

    Yahoo! Finance: Toys & Games Industry News
    31 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    [GlobeNewswire] - Hasbro, Inc., a global branded play leader, will visit the Nasdaq MarketSite in Times Square to commemorate the Company’ s upcoming CSR Report launch and to celebrate the Company’ s steadfast commitment ...
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  • Flabslab x Luke Chueh Boba (11.21)

    31 Oct 2014 | 7:29 pm
    After plenty of sweet teasers and more recently full reveal pics, Luk e Chueh’s seriously rad Boba resin sculpture from Flabslab is about to drop. We now know that 11.21.14 is the day thanks to Luke’s tongue-in-cheek threeB flier. While there’s plenty we are still curious about including pricing and...
  • Sanrio x JapanLA x Buff Monster - Melty Kitty Resins at Hello Kitty Con (10.30 11.2)

    31 Oct 2014 | 6:23 pm
    A huge Hello Kitty fan, Buff Monster has created a special limited-edition figure for this weekends’ Hello Kitty Con in dtla. If you’re lucky enough to have a ticket the event, you’ll want to try and pick up his event-exclusive Hello Kitty resin figure. Buff cast and hand-painted each of...
  • Sanrio x JapanLA x Max Toy Co. Hello Kitty Sofubi at Hello Kitty Con

    31 Oct 2014 | 5:54 pm
    Mark Nagata has once again worked his magic, bringing Sanrio’s beloved Hello Kitty to life as a cute, adorable, kaiju beastie. This time, the new pink edition will be available at this weekend’s sold-out Hello Kitty Con at MOCA in dtla. Specifically, it will be available from the JapanLA booth...
  • Bwana Spoons Banana Choco Tapir Available Now

    31 Oct 2014 | 3:29 pm
    Just in time for Halloween, Bwana Spoons has released his new Banana Choco Tapir sofubi figures. This marbled treat is the latest edition of his Miki Dewey Tapir. Love the marbling on this one – nice and even throughout. It’s available for $48 (+ s/h) directly from Bwana’s shop.
  • Artmymind Hallow and Abyss Storm Samurai (10.31)

    31 Oct 2014 | 1:37 pm
    Artmymind (feat. on R88’s Custom Corner) has a sweet treat in store for collectors. They’ve just announced that they are dropping two squads of Storm Samurai at around 5PM PDT. First up is the candy loving Hallow trooper in orange and black, followed up by the verdigris textured Abyss trooper....
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  • Tips for holiday toy shopping

    31 Oct 2014 | 8:29 pm
    Major retailers offer help to find hot toys and other gifts.
  • Which amiibo work with which Nintendo games? Here's what we know

    31 Oct 2014 | 5:41 pm
    Information kiosks for Nintendo's upcoming line of NFC-powered toys, called amiibo, have started popping up at retail locations like Walmart, offering some new details on which toys will be compatible with which Wii U games. As it stands right now, the Yoshi amiibo is your best toy-to-game compatibility value. Earlier this week, Nintendo Force's Lucas M. Thomas posted photos of the kiosk ...
  • How to Save on Hot Toys This Holiday Season

    31 Oct 2014 | 6:24 am
    Don't be surprised if your little ones start asking for certain toys, like particular Frozen-themed dolls or specific Transformers figures, as the holiday season nears. Every year, particular playthings stand out as the hot toys to give -- and get -- as Christmas and Hanukkah presents, and parents scramble to get their hands on the popular items. Remember the top toys of holidays past, like ...
  • Barnes & Noble Launches a Premiere Educational Toys & Games Science Center in Select Stores Nationwide and Online at ...

    31 Oct 2014 | 5:30 am
    Barnes & Noble, Inc. , the nation’s largest retail bookseller and the leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products, today announced the launch of a one-of-a-kind Educational Toys & Games Science Center in select stores nationwide and online at
  • Toys for Tots drop-off site:

    30 Oct 2014 | 10:01 pm
    State Rep. Ed Sullivan and Century 21 are hosting a Toys for Tots drop-off site in Mundelein this holiday season, beginning immediately.
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  • Keiths Fantasy Club - KFCCST-08 Fader & CST-09 Rover Set - New Cassette Bots Figures

    31 Oct 2014 | 11:13 am
    Just in are new looks at the Keiths Fantasy Club - KFCCST-08 Fader & CST-09 Rover Set. This set contains two transforming cassettes. One changes into a gray and blue robot, while the other becomes a scientific autonomous data collector. Each should fit into either the original Soundwave, Blaster, etc., as well as the Masterpiece versions. These will be shipping in December 2014 for a price of $39.99 USD. Read on to see the images. You can pre-order them now at
  • Hasbro and Rescue Bots Cast To Live Tweet Season Three Premiere This Saturday at 1PM Eastern Time Under #TFRescueBots Tag

    31 Oct 2014 | 9:29 am
    Season Three of Transformers Rescue Bots premieres on The Hub Discovery Family Channel this Saturday, and Hasbro is planning a special Twitter event for the occasion. The cast of the show and the @HasbroNews Twitter account will be live tweeting the premiere under the hashtag #TFRescueBots. Keep an eye on that tag on Saturday for more info, but for now keep reading to see the announcement!
  • Video Review - Transformers Legends LG01 Rattle AKA Rattrap and LG02 Beast Convoy AKA Optimus Primal

    31 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    YouTuber Felzbug has posted reviews of the first two entries in TakaraTomy's Transformers Legends line! The latest entry in the Classics/Universe/Generations line - the Japanese equivalents having been Henkei/Gentei/United/Generations - Rattrap is a recolor of the recent Generations Deluxe figure, where Optimus Primal is the modified version of the original Ultra-class gorilla figure that was created for the 10th anniversary of Beast Wars. Check out both reviews after the jump!
  • MP-05G Masterpiece Megatron Gold Version - Official Images, In-Hand Images, Bonus Diecast Reflector!

    31 Oct 2014 | 7:38 am
    News is moving pretty quickly on MP-05G Megatron. The Man As The Golden Gun is now supported by official photography, plus some in-hand photos have also surfaced. On top of that, Planet Iacon has posted images of the diecast, nontransforming Reflector camera that is going to be given away with the figure. Keep reading to see it all!
  • Video Review - Age of Extinction One-Step Galvatron

    31 Oct 2014 | 7:25 am
    YouTuber chuckdawg1999 has reviewed the One-Step Changer Galvatron from Age of Extinction, and in his estimation it's the best of the line, with a nifty and unique transformation method. It's worth seeing for yourself, and it's a good and concise review at 3:48, so keep reading and check it out!
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  • One-Eyed Girl at DCON14

    31 Oct 2014 | 9:30 am
    Kasey Tararuj (One-Eyed Girl) will be attending Designer Con 2014. She'll have several new hand-sculpted and hand-painted pieces that will be for sale at Booth #1133. She'll have a pair of custom series available. The Kritters and Cronies will range from $50-100 per piece. Also, there will also be several Furry Monsters available. They'll be priced at $65.00 per piece.
  • Sideshow’s Luke Skywalker: Red Five X-wing Pilot

    31 Oct 2014 | 7:30 am
    Sideshow Collectibles has announced release details for their their 1/6th scale Luke Skywalker: Red Five X-wing Pilot figure. Featuring a remarkable portrait of Mark Hamill as the Rebel hero, Luke has donned his flight suit and harness, removable helmet, visor and comlink. The figure is currently available to pre-order for $239.99. You'll need to wait about a year though, as it's expected to begin shipping in October 2015.   The Luke Skywalker: Red Five X-wing Pilot figure includes: Helmet with Visor and Comlink Detailed Flight Pressurized G-Suit Flak Vest Life Support Unit with Chest…
  • The 3AGO Zombkins

    31 Oct 2014 | 5:30 am
    3A Toys has released a trio of pumpkin-headed baddies over at Bambaland. The 3AGO figures - these are the ones that measure 8" in height - will be available for $45.00 each, or as a 3AA set featuring the exclusive Milky figure for $120.00. The set also includes Charkin and Zombkin, which you can pick up as singles.
  • Hot Toys’ 1/6th scale Stormtrooper Collectible Figure

    30 Oct 2014 | 5:30 pm
    Hot Toys has announced another of their high-end Star Wars collectible figures – the 1/6th scale Stormtrooper Collectible Figure. Crafted based on the image of Stormtrooper in Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope, the figure features meticulously crafted Stormtrooper armor and helmet, detailed weapons, and a specially designed figure stand.  Sideshow Collectibles currently has the figure available to pre-order, priced at $199.99. It's slated to begin shipping in August 2015. The 1/6th scale Stormtrooper features: Pair of fists Pair of relaxed palms Pair of palms for holding weapons Gesturing…
  • Looking From The Inside Out at Rivet Gallery

    30 Oct 2014 | 3:30 pm
    Rivet is hosting Looking From The Inside Out, a three artist exhibition featuring returning artists J.Shea, Patrick Maxcy, and Steven Russell Black. This show will feature 2D work from all artists. The opening reception will be held on Saturday, November 1st 2014 from 7PM to 10PM with the exhibition remaining on display through November 30th. 
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    Culture Japan - Your portal to Japan - Posts

  • Akihabara Shops 16

    29 Oct 2014 | 9:49 pm
    Its been a while since we last took a look at Akihabara in the Akihabara Shops category. These photos were taken back in August but I didn't have the time to stick it up until now >< This is however the first Akihabara Shops post that uses the latest HD photo template which means all the photos are in full HD at 1920px x 1080px so they should make decent wallpaper for many of you. This does also mean however that loading times will probably take longer so what I'm thinking of doing is having two templates available depending on your preference settings - a HD template and the normal…
  • Halloween Anime

    22 Oct 2014 | 5:40 pm
    Nope - not a post on the current season of anime but I could not think of a better title for this post ^o^ Tis that time of year when folks get dressed up as spooky ghouls n ghosts n witches and wot not. Looks like Mirai and the gang are up to some Halloween shenanigans too. I've uploaded the 3000px x 3000px high res original images to Flickr (PNG with transparency) for you to make cards, cutouts, stickers, T-shirts etc for the festive season - use them as you wish but for non-commercial reasons please >< If you do make cool stuff then upload photos of it with the hashtag #MiraiSuenaga…
  • MoeManga 00F: Kizuna Yumeno

    22 Oct 2014 | 5:37 pm
    *Kizuna is often also referred to as Kizuna-chan, where "-chan" is a suffix which expresses that the speaker finds the person endearing. MoeManga Japanese Learning Here are some of the keywords you may want to remember for your Japanese studies. 友達 [ともだち (tomodachi)] - friend. ライバル [raibaru] - rival. 新た・新しい [あらた・あたらしい (arata・atarashii)] - new. Note how the reading of the kanji "新" changes depending on the hiragana that comes after it. "新た"is a na-adjective, while 新しい is an i-adjective. 党首 [とうしゅ (toushu)] - leader.
  • My First Visit To Japan

    20 Oct 2014 | 2:54 am
    Born and raised in the UK, I fell in love with Japan towards the end of the eighties and discovered a culture that was to change my life forever. My first contact with Japanese culture was through anime (specifically Macross) and games (specifically Strider for the Mega Drive). I started to self study Japanese and as I was doing so discovered that Japan was not just about anime and games but was also a rich culture that had so much to explore and learn. I saved up enough money through my part time jobs which enabled me to visit Japan every year in the Summer to absorb the culture - each visit…
  • Bhinneka X Mirai Suenaga

    6 Oct 2014 | 10:26 pm
    On the scale of, Bhinneka - one of Indonesia's largest (if not *the* largest) E-commerce websites has chosen our mascot Mirai Suenaga to be the ambassador for some of the Japanese products that they carry. Mirai is Future!The intro page features illustrations by our resident illustrator Ikkyuu-sensei and designed by our Creative Director Linus Lim.Mirai introduces product lines such as Computers & Peripherals, Toys n Collectibles......Musical Instruments and Photography too. More products and product lines to come.Some blurb about Mirai - for folks who don't know who she is…
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  • Rose Tattoo Ideas for Women

    30 Oct 2014 | 9:07 am
    Do you like roses, rose tattoo ideas may be suitable for you. Not only men who like tattoos. Many women are also starting to use the tattoo. Tattoos are not only for style fashion or body art, tattoos can also show or reflect the characteristics of a person through their body image. In a sense here is a tattoo design is different from the male tattoo designs women. Although, you often find men who use floral tattoo design or in connection with the woman, a woman who uses a macho tattoo designs. But here we will discuss about the tattoo design that is perfect for women, which is a rose tattoo…
  • Interesting Lip Tattoo Ideas 2014

    24 Oct 2014 | 8:57 am
    Tattoos that look sexy is now in vogue, one of which is a lip tattoo ideas. Nowadays tattoos become the most popular body art. How not? many young artists who use tattoos as body art is preferred. So many young people are starting to use a tattoo, because it follows the style of the artist that they like. If you are currently attending a few social media, you definitely will instantly know about this tattoo. Yes, the placements of these tattoos are very different from the usual. When the tattoo is usually placed in the hands, legs, chest, back, etc, but, this tattoo placed where it may be…
  • Girls Tattoo Ideas : Strawberry

    21 Oct 2014 | 8:56 am
    Girls tattoo ideas will make you smile, because of its sleek design and gorgeous. This design is inspired by the fruit is much preferred by women, namely strawberries. This fruit have beautiful colors and adorable shape. A tattoos strawberry is smooth and sophisticated design, so they are often popular among women. Fruits and vegetables are an important symbol in different cultures and have represented different things. Do you know the meaning of Tattoos you see and know, so that you may know, for example, of the meaning of the apple tattoos in all plants, ideal for vegetarians. In the same…
  • New Tattoo Ideas For Guitar Lover

    15 Oct 2014 | 2:30 am
    I will talk about the new tattoo ideas. If you are a fan of music and especially the guitar, tattoo idea is right for you. In this article we are talking about a high quality guitar tattoos to inspire you, if you’re looking for a tattoo design on your body. With this tattoo design is not only one showed a passion for music, but also reveal it fanaticism for this string instrument is so popular. For those of you who are looking for a guitar tattoo your body, you should always be careful, because the tattoo will last longer in your body. You do not just create designs for granted guitar…
  • Beautiful Starfish Tattoo Ideas For Women

    12 Oct 2014 | 4:57 pm
    Starfish tattoo ideas are very suitable for use by women. Starfish are beautiful creatures belong fascinating underwater world. They are very nice looking and also has great symbolic value, which is why there is great interest in this type of tattoo. They are used and worn by women or men, tattoos on both seas abound. Starfish is known for the beautiful creatures that live in the deep sea and has a great importance for the maritime world for centuries. They have been linked to many things, such as connecting to the Virgin Mary, which has a reference to the Christian faith. The hidden meaning…
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  • #INKTOBER2014 Feature: Anastasia Catharina

    31 Oct 2014 | 8:00 pm
    WHAT: *#INKTOBER is essentially an art challenge whereby folks draw an ink illustration each day for everyday in the month of October. In this series of blog-features, TOYSREVIL will showcase an artist each day(-ish) and their works for Inktober 2014 - Along with a lil' Q&A, of course!* WHO: Anastasia Catharina WHAT: Concept Artist / Game Artist WHERE: SELECT STYLE for
  • I LIKE TOYS: Horror Edition 2014 Online Now!

    31 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    I LIKE TOYS fanzine takes on "Horror" for this special edition showcasing artwork for an illustration competition celebrating "horror"! Launched on Halloween Day 2014, this is also the very first digital incarnation of I LIKE TOYS! Click thru the pages in above viewer to find out who are the WINNERS in this competition, or head on to THIS LINK, and feel free to "LIKE" the I LIKE TOYS Facebook
  • "The Visitor" by Happy Garaje

    30 Oct 2014 | 9:32 pm
    From Happy Garaje comes "THE VISITOR" = a 8.5" x 5.25" x 3" resin centaur toy, available for purchase at US$50 (+ Shipping), with interested folks to email for orders."We made a toy for The Strange Beasts toy show in Cebu City, Philippines. The Visitor appeared on three occasions: first, when I fell from the big mango tree. Second, when I turned twenty one. And the third
  • Chris Ryniak releases for #DesignerCon at Circus Posterus booth #700

    30 Oct 2014 | 9:14 pm
    Brad from Circus Posterus has been treating us with splendid press releases for their tenure at the coming DesignerCon 2014 (Nov 8-9) and today's promo is pretty darn sweet! Available at the Circus Posterus booth #700 are the following awesomeness from Chris Ryniak! - Harlequin Burblebum in an Edition of 12 @ US$200 each - Aqua Lime Mini Bubblegut in an Edition of 12 (only 6 available at the
  • Krampus on a Shelf by Forces of Dorkness Drops Sunday Nov 2 on Tenacious Toys

    30 Oct 2014 | 8:51 pm
    Krampus on a Shelf by Forces of Dorkness drops Sunday November 2nd at 7PM EST via for their Super Series Sundays (*Note: Preorder window is two weeks long, and no further orders will be taken after November 16th). Priced at US$50 each, Krampus on a Shelf figures are 8-inch long mixed-media pieces, all hand-made in the USA by Forces of Dorkness. PRESS: "The holidays have
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    29 Oct 2014 | 3:30 pm
    REALISTIC ‘HEY ARNOLD!’ IS JUST PLAIN CREEPY This was done by Colombian artist Cristian Ramirez. Follow him on Facebook for more art.
  • THE AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON SNEAK PEEK Get a bootleg look at the...

    28 Oct 2014 | 7:28 pm
    THE AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON SNEAK PEEK Get a bootleg look at the Age of Ultron scene that played at SDCC, NYCC, and on tonight’s episode of Agent’s of S.H.I.E.L.D. Hurry up and check it down before the copyright lawyers swoop in. It’s nowhere near as fanfic worthy as the lumberjack Tony Stark/Steve Rogers bromantic lover’s quarrel clip, but it’s definitely doing a good job at preparing my body for how good this movie is going to be.

    27 Oct 2014 | 7:04 pm
    DAILY GRAFFITI: PROTOCOL DROID EDITION C-3PO street art spotted by drpoulette. Check out more geeky graffiti HERE and be sure to join our Geek Graffiti Flickr group!
  • THIS BATMAN WATCH CAN BE YOURS FOR JUST $18,955.63 If you have...

    27 Oct 2014 | 6:37 pm
    THIS BATMAN WATCH CAN BE YOURS FOR JUST $18,955.63 If you have the disposable income of Bruce Wayne, then you can totally afford this fancy shmancy Batman DNA watch from Romain Jerome. The design is limited to only 75 pieces to celebrate 75 years of The Dark Knight. Now available from colette. I feel like for that price it should at least come with a Batcycle or maybe a sweet utility belt or something. [via Highsnobiety]

    27 Oct 2014 | 6:26 pm
    ADOBE CREATIVE SUITE FOR THE NINTENDO ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM Milwaukee based designer Michael Kempen made these brilliant mockups of Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and Indesign depicting what they might look like as NES cartridges from an alternate dimension. Reminds me of a similar project done with Famicom cartridges a while back.
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  • Toys of Yesterday: Monster in My Pocket

    31 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    Before there were Pocket Monsters (Pokemon), there was Monster in My Pocket. This surprisingly basic toy series would go on to have its own video game, tv show*, comics, trading cards, a board game, and a TON of pointless promotional tie-ins. It would eventually span 11 series... but not in the U.S. where the line lost steam early on. Given that it's Halloween, I can think of few toy lines as worth of a retrospective look especially since I adored these figures as a kid. Join me after a jump for a quick look at MiMP's better days. Read more...
  • Will you go crazy for Funko's Pop! Cthulhu?

    30 Oct 2014 | 12:30 pm
    The end may be upon us, as Cthulhu has not only woken up but rolled out of bed into Funko's Pop! line. Even more frightening? He's currently available for pre-order! Cthulhu will be the third character to appear in Funko's Pop! Books series (the other two being from Where the Wild Things Are), as this version is apparently directly inspired by the good works of horror luminary H.P. Lovecraft. This cosmic horror is the centerpiece of the Cthulhu Mythos and, in terms of horror literature, almost ranks right up there with Dracula and Frankenstein's Monster. However, Cthulhu hasn't been adapted…
  • Max Factory strikes back with painted figma Cardcaptor Sakura

    Martin Siggers
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    Surprise! In what almost seems like an intentional piece of counter-programming, the figma blog decided today was the day to release the first fully painted shot of the upcoming figma Sakura Kinomot. Though we've seen her in grey plastic before, this is the first time we've seen the iconic pink and white in place. Naturally, she's looking pretty ace. It may be the lighting, but it seems as if Max Factory have gone for a slightly softer, paler palette than the very bold S.H. Figuarts version and the level of detail is as outstanding as always. In past coverage most of you guys have voiced…
  • S.H. Figuarts Cardcaptor Sakura flies to pre-orders

    Martin Siggers
    30 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    Bandai certainly don't waste any time do they? Just a shade over two weeks after the company revealed the existence of S.H. Figuarts Sakura Kinomoto from Cardcaptor Sakura, she's now up for pre-order at all your favourite internet stores. You're looking at a relatively standard set of packed in accessories for Sakura - three faces (happy, shouting, smiling), a bunch of interchangeable hands, her staff and a corresponding Clow Card, and of course the all important mini figure of Kero. It's a solid package, although I suspect a few people were hoping that the price would be a little bit lower…
  • Celebrate a British holiday with Guy Fawkes Cavey

    Brian Szabelski
    30 Oct 2014 | 4:30 am
    Remember, remember, the Third of November ... because that's when a new Cavey arrives! The Guy Fawkes Cavey (or is it Ca-V? Get it?) is releasing Monday at 8 p.m. BST (4 p.m. Eastern, 1 p.m. Pacific) for £25 each. As you might expect from the name, it features a Cavey styled after Guy Fawkes, down to the beard and hat, carrying a sparkler (no gunpowder included). A total of 25 Guy Fawkes Caveys will be available in the Cavey shop. The history nerd in me is thinking about picking one up, but I'm a little worried I might have to keep an eye on any plots from the little fellow ...
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  • 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…

    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
  • Pajama Monsters and Weirdos!

    5 Sep 2014 | 6:33 am
    Meet the newest Cotton Monster additions! Pajama Monsters are cute wee little guys clad in striped pj's with pocket mouths! Also in the shop are a bunch of utterly unique Weirdos, one-off monsters that I may or may not ever make again, so better snatch them up while they're in the shop! 
  • Around the house: Recycled Limb Planters

    15 Aug 2014 | 3:01 pm
     The past few years my mom and I have been tackling her attic, making space and donating things that were stuffed up there long ago, because, let's face it...letting go is hard, and you never know when you might need this or that. A lot of times, for better or worse, I end up with a trunk full of things to take home with me. A while back we uncovered some big zip-lock bags of my old barbies. Most had their hair cut off.  Some were missing heads.  On a mission to liberate their better parts from those weird alien torsos and permanently made-up faces (those that still had them),…
  • Pocket Mouthed Monsters!

    6 Aug 2014 | 7:27 am
    A new batch of medium sized monsters are now in the shop! These dudes are smaller then the "big" variety but with the same awesome pocket mouths for hiding little treasures. There's plenty to love about this squeezable crew!See a video of a medium monster in action (devouring some action figures!)  HERE 
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  • Octopus toy sewing pattern

    26 Oct 2014 | 12:31 am
    My son loves octopus, so I just had to create a octopus plush!I turned into a pattern, so anyone can make one.It is available here:- toy sewing patterns on - Stuffed animals patterns  ETSY- plush toy patterns on DAWANDA
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    1 Sep 2014 | 11:22 am
    BRAND NEW WEEGLINS ALERT!!! Hot off their Autumn 2014 appearance in the latest issuer of STUFFED MAGZINE!   ONLY @ PLUSHPLEX! 
  • Introducing the BMO plush hand sewing pattern!

    13 May 2014 | 8:52 am
    I am so thrilled to be able to share with you the latest pattern I made. Thrilled because of the way it turned out (awesome) and thrilled because oh my gosh it's finally done and wow was it a lot of work.Ahem: Introducing BMO (or Beemo, if you prefer), the hand sewing pattern:This pattern is frankly HUGE. It clocks in at 16 total pages. BMO however, is quite tiny- just 3.5" tall.Look, he fits right in your hand!This pattern includes detailed step by step instructions with lots (seriously, LOTS) of photos, a supply guide, and, for the first time ever, a bonus Stitch Guide. An illustrated…
  • 4 May 2014 | 7:08 am

    4 May 2014 | 7:08 am
    A wild craft appears! This is one of my new projects. I wanted a little get-a-away from plush making so I decided to dive into the world of cross stitch. This is my first one, I created it for my husband. He is an aspiring tattoo artist and has stay true tattooed on his hands so I thought it fitting. It was a frustrating and time consuming project, but I do enjoy the final product. My next ones will be a bit more in the style of subversive Xstitch or have geeky quotes in them. I have a whole list of fun ones I want to do. Have no fear, I'll still be making new plush. This was just my little…
  • Spring is coming, when thoughts turn to Jellyfish and Milkshakes!

    18 Mar 2014 | 6:23 am
    Strawberry Jelly and his pal Milkshake are off to a new home today.. good luck guys!xoxoxoCalliecalliejumpjump!
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  • Hello Kitty Con 2014 Preview

    30 Oct 2014 | 4:19 pm
    Last night I attended the media preview of Hello Kitty Con 2014, and it was amazing! If you were able to get tickets, you’re in for an experience of a lifetime. Taking place at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, Hello Kitty Con 2014 is paradise for any Hello Kitty collector. Hello Kitty Friendship Village, the convention’s main floor, is full of awesome installations and displays. Just look at this Hello Kitty food display! And this display is just ridiculously cute! Seriously? Even the shrubbery is supahcute. The Art Scene features work by artists Dabs Myla, Pose, and Globe Poster,…
  • Countdown to Designer Con 2014!

    27 Oct 2014 | 1:04 pm
    We’re about a week and a half away from Designer Con, and this is about the time we start feeling like this. All of us at The Stoop booth #1013 are in nonstop prep mode! Some of you may have already seen my new BurgerCorn icon – artwork by Orbital Ox and design by Vanessa Ramirez. BurgerCorn will be appearing on a variety of goodies like buttons, bottle openers, and magnets. I also wanted to share a sneak preview of something new that will be launching at Designer Con. The BurgerCorn collaboration by Orbital Ox and Vanessa Ramirez will only be available at booth #1013! More…
  • Designer Con 2014 Update: Vitamin Cats Joins The Stoop!

    25 Oct 2014 | 11:38 pm
    Designer Con is coming up in two weeks, and I’m pleased to announce that Vitamin Cats will be joining The Stoop at booth #1013! Head Pharmacist Angie Cho will be bringing Vitamin Cats and her new Ice Cream Bears. Stop by booth #1013 to see artwork by Vanessa Ramirez, Orbital Ox, Vitamin Cats, Goreilla + Moemoe.Filed under: events Tagged: Designer Con, Designer Con 2014, Vitamin Cats
  • Sneak Preview of The Dubious Expedition

    23 Oct 2014 | 11:58 am
    Shing Yin Khor x Shana Kohnstamm The Dubious Expedition, curated by the dynamic art duo Shing Yin Khor and Leslie Levings, opens this Saturday October at Leanna Lin’s Wonderland. Of course the show looks amazing, and you can see more preview images here. If you’re not already on the “art preview email list”, you can sign up here directly: Yeti and Friends Yeti and Friends Renee French Valency Genis The opening event takes place on October 25 from 6-10pm. Dress up in a nautical theme and enter to win the Halloween costume contest! They’ll have…
  • Giant Robot Presents Mari Inukai ‘Marilla Blue and Orange’

    21 Oct 2014 | 2:39 pm
    On October 25, Giant Robot presents Mari Inukai‘s solo exhibition ‘Marilla Orange and Blue.’ The Marilla Blue and Orange exhibition melds two worlds of Mari Inukai. Her expressionistic portraiture is now blurring and stepping into her other world, the imaginary. Her fictional characters, a team of illustrative creatures, which are part of her canon, appear as headdresses for her portraiture subjects. Facial expressions continue to appear pensive, yet inviting us to wonder. Inukai’s pencil drawings continue in the same direction. ‘Marilla Blue and Orange’…
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  • tokidoki for LeSportsac Signing in New York

    27 Oct 2014 | 4:26 pm
    Hey New York! Get ready for another fun tokidoki for LeSportsac signing event! Simone will be at the New York LeSportsac Store meeting fans soon! Date: November 8th Address: 1065 Madison Ave (between 80th and 81st) New York, NY 10028 Hours: 3 – 7 PM See you there!
  • tokidoki x Hatsune Miku Signing Event Recap

    23 Oct 2014 | 11:49 am
    As a special event for Miku Expo in New York, we celebrated the collaboration between tokidoki and Hatsune Miku with a signing session with Simone! The signing was held at gallery Wallplay. Limited edition merchandise will continue to be released throughout 2015. Keep an eye out for more exciting news!
  • NYCC 2014 Recap

    23 Oct 2014 | 11:49 am
    We had a blast at New York Comic-Con! Thank you to all the fans who stopped by the tokidoki booth! Check out some photos from NYCC 2014 below: See you next year NYCC!
  • tokidoki October Warehouse Sale!

    10 Oct 2014 | 9:58 am
    tokidoki‘s October Warehouse Sale will take place Friday, October 17th and Saturday, October 18th! We will have: Men’s & Women’s Tees ($12/each or 2 for $20), Hoodies ($20/each), tokidoki bags, toys, hats, plus other exciting products! You will not want to miss out on this event! The tokidoki October Warehouse Sale will be held at our warehouse, located at 5534 W Washington Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90016 (click for directions). Warehouse Sale hours are as follows: Friday, 10/17: 10 am – 1 pm Saturday, 10/18: 9 am – 1 pm Additional Information: Please check your bags and…
  • NYCC 2014 Signing Schedule

    2 Oct 2014 | 3:13 pm
    Save-the-date! Simone will be having an Autograph Signing Session at NYCC Date: October 11th and 12th, 2014 Time3pm – 4pm Location: The Block, Booth #605 60 wristbands will be given out first thing each morning at the tokidoki booth. *Limited to 60 meets per day* For more information click here!
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    31 Oct 2014 | 12:02 pm
    Serious Batman Fans and Hockey Fans should be excited about this! On Saturday, November 22nd, in Toledo, Ohio at the Huntington Center they will be celebrating the 75th Anniversary of Batman with a special "Heroes Night"! The Toledo Walleyes and Evansville IceMen will do battle on the ice wearing special "Batman-Themed" Hockey Jersey Uniforms that are modeled after the costumes of Batman and the Riddler! Proceeds from the event will benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association, March of Dimes and the Walleye Wishing Well. A limited number of replica Batman themed jerseys will be available at…
  • BATMAN: ARKHAM ORIGINS Benchmark Video in 4K Resolution!

    31 Oct 2014 | 11:45 am
    Fans of the "Batman: Arkham Origins" video game are gonna completely love this video! YouTube now supports 60 FPS videos, so PC GAMER Magazine tested it with this footage shot in 4K resolution! The extreme sharpness and clarity of it is totally insane! I mean, when a character steps on the ground, you can see tiny bits of micro-dust fly around. Also, stuff like "snow flakes" looks so real! In other words, the textures and shadows are extremely realistic. OK, I know this post might only appeal to "Game Design Nerds" but check it out anyway. It looks AMAZING!

    31 Oct 2014 | 11:24 am
    Here's a super great "Batman" story that is getting a lot of hype in Córdoba, Argentina. On Wednesday, October 29th,  at noon, a man dressed in black witnessed a crime where some thief tried to steal a woman's purse in the middle of downtown.  So, this guy jumped from a first-floor balcony to grab the criminal! Witnesses at the scene yelled, "Empeso Batman, Empeso Batman!". A Police Officer, who happened to be near there, arrived and that scumbag was arrested! The story is getting a ton of attention in the local news media there. The TV News and Radio Stations are calling…
  • NJBatquad Presents: BALTIMORE 2014 IT'S COMIC-CON TIME! #Cosplay

    31 Oct 2014 | 11:01 am
    Our Friends BatDave and Spider-Denny took a journey to the 2014 Baltimore Comic-Con to experience some of the best Cosplay on the east coast and they also got to meet comic book industry legends like Jim Starlin and George Perez.  Well, actually there's a lot more interviews with many other Comic Book Artists and I gotta say that I totally love all the great costumes!
  • The Amazing Comic Book Graphic Art of Jerry Bennett! #Batman #Joker

    29 Oct 2014 | 12:19 pm
    I recently went to an awesome Comic Book Convention here where I live, in Oklahoma, where I got to see the wonderful artwork of an Artist named Jerry Bennett. He's a very popular local artist and it was fun to see his art in-person. I mean, I have seen it many times online, but the photos just don't do it justice. Jerry does freelance work for an Indy Comic Book and Graphic Novel Publishing Company called ENIGMA ENDEAVORS. There, he teams-up with a Writer named Jackson Compton and they have created a line of books titled, NADIR'S ZENITH. Nadir's Zenith is a compelling Science…
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    WordPress Tag: Toy

  • Fun Factory Stronic Pulsator Vibrator

    26 Oct 2014 | 5:49 am
    actually thrust (not vibrate). It does not use classic turbine motors, rather, it contains a new patented technology called Drive Technology, which Fun Factory invented in their German Labs, in Bremen. Features: A PULSATOR – NOT a vibrator 100% submersible (try it in a jacuzzi!) Try it HANDS FREE and let it do all the work Rechargeable (no batteries) 2 year full warranty New, ‘naturalistic”, rhythmic thrusts (10 kinds of pulses) PRESS FUN TO PLAY: easy to use ‘Emergency off”: fast switch off with the FUN button Travel-key lock controls 100 % medical grade silicone…
  • Colossus Vixskin

    26 Oct 2014 | 5:42 am
    Vixen Creations Colossus is available in three colors: Caramel Tan, Chocolate Brow and Vanilla Ivory. Each sold separately. A massive up-sizing of Vixen’s celebrated Ride On, Colossus is suitable for slipping on to a more generous sized penis. Outer: 6.75 inches long by 2.25 inches wide. Inner: 5.5 inches long by 1.375 inches wide. Made using Vixen’s ultra supple platinum silicone with a duro meter a couple of notches softer than our regular formula. The hole for the testicles is comfortable, due to the material and ability to stretch. The strap around the testicles allows for…
  • My First Jack Rabbit

    26 Oct 2014 | 5:33 am
    Designed with the first time user in mind! Simple, easy to use Jack Rabbit Jelly soft head Reversible rotating pleasure beads 2-speed powerful bunny vibrations EZ push button control EZ load battery pack Waterproof Soft textured PVC 9.5” x 1.25”, 4 AAA batteries Available here for $31.04!
  • CyberSkin Intimates, Virtual Sweetheart, Medium

    26 Oct 2014 | 5:19 am
    Oversized CyberSkin pussy and ass stroker 4 pounds of solid CyberSkin Realistic pussy lips Tight ass opening Plump ass cheeks “S” shaped tunnel Alternating tight/loose pattern Open ended Raised pleasure nubs Waterproof Phthalate free Available here for $94.32!
  • The Bartender Miguel 7"

    26 Oct 2014 | 5:10 am
    Average Joe consumers want dongs in average sizes, so Topco added six realistically sized dongs to Wildfire with the Average Joe line. Average Joe The Bartender, Miguel package has a unique story and a biography to sell the fantasy that this guy is awesome; it’s just his ding-a-ling that’s average. True-to-life sized dong – 6 insertable inches. Realistic tip and veined shaft. Realistic, tight balls. Harness compatible suction cup base. Waterproof for play outside the bedroom. Made using phthalate free, non-toxic materials. Thermoplastic Rubber TPR. A water based lubricant is…
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    Take Five a Day

  • Happy Halloween!

    31 Oct 2014 | 3:46 am
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  • Mattel Disney Pixar CARS: Interview Francesco a Scream

    31 Oct 2014 | 1:37 am
    Well, if we look on the bright side, it is nice they created an entire new mold of Francesco with a screaming mouth. AND as a non-CHASE, it’ll be released over & over again … though in actuality, we have not had many Francesco releases this year. He looks essentially the same as with his […]
  • A Fun Monster’s Inc. “Boo Bass Mix”

    30 Oct 2014 | 3:32 am
    Just in time for Halloween … “The Boo Bass Mix,” by Pogo/Nick Bertke. Tweet This Post
  • Mattel Disney Pixar CARS Diecast: Henri Motisse Will Make an Impression

    30 Oct 2014 | 1:07 am
    Thanks for the great pics, “John H!” Henri Motisse is another fun Citroen 2CV. He comes with an attached paint brush and an eassel.   The full scene. With Louis LaRue. Of course, the “stick/cane” of Louis LaRue is odd. It seemed simplier just not to attach that. The 2CV gang – John makes the […]
  • Anyone Can “Ride” a Motorcycle

    29 Oct 2014 | 3:57 am
    Any lazy person can sit on a motocycle … Tweet This Post
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    The Toy Book

  • Angry Birds Stella Animated Series to Premiere on ToonsTV Worldwide

    Phil Guie
    31 Oct 2014 | 1:00 pm
    On Saturday, Angry Birds Stella premieres with a brand new animated series, the first season of which will consist of 13 six-minute episodes. Weekly episodes will be released on Saturdays on Rovio Entertainment’s ToonsTV channel, and the series will also make its way to TV and VoD services. With each episode, fans will learn more about Stella and her friends Poppy, Luca, Dahlia, and Willow—all with clashing personalities and superpowers. The cast also includes Gale, a good-bird-gone-bad, as well as Stella’s ex-best friend. Check out the series trailer below:
  • Big Hero 6 Products Debut Ahead of Movie Release Date

    Alexis Willey
    31 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    Disney Consumer Products (DCP) has rolled out a range of products based on Big Hero 6, which debuts in theaters November 7. The product range includes figures, plush, role play, and more: Deluxe Flying Baymax, by Bandai: Standing at 11 inches with an 18-inch wingspan, the Deluxe Flying Baymax features 20 points of articulation and a 4.5-inch Hiro Hamada figure, which when attached to Baymax’s back unlocks additional flying sounds. Armor-Up Baymax, by Bandai: Baymax transforms from its 6-inch white nursebot form to an 8-inch crime-fighting hero. The 20 body armor pieces construct a…
  • Wal-Mart’s Initial Holiday Offerings Include Discounts on Disney Frozen, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and More

    Phil Guie
    31 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    For its first round of holiday promotions, Wal-Mart has expanded its digital shelves to include 7 million items, which is one million more than last holiday season. Shortly after midnight PT on November 3, deals typically reserved for Black Friday and Cyber Monday will start on, and will include discounts on toys and games, such as the Barbie Dreamhouse and Nintendo 2DS. The retailer will also offer hundreds of weekly online specials on items that include toys and electronics, with same-day pickup at Wal-Mart stores available while supplies last at no additional charge, and free…
  • Tomy Debuts New Sonic Boom Toy Line at Toys “R” Us

    Phil Guie
    31 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    A new Sonic Boom toy line, from global master toy partner Tomy International, is now available at Toys “R” Us stores nationwide and at The line will feature items across best-selling categories including plush, action figures, R/C, vehicles, and more, and will include a 12-inch talking plush and the Sonic Boom Launcher. Additional products will become available next year.
  • American Girl to Open Shop-in-Shop Boutiques in Mexico

    Alexis Willey
    30 Oct 2014 | 3:00 pm
    American Girl has partnered with El Palacio de Hierro, Mexico’s largest high-end retailer, to bring its line of products to Mexico, the company’s second international location. Visitors tothe new American Girl specialty boutiques will find a curated assortment of the company’s most popular products, including the My American Girl personalized, contemporary doll line and the annually-launched Girl of the Year dolls. They will also carry a selection of the company’s Dress Like Your Dollclothing for girls, as well as American Girl books, which will be translated into Spanish. In…
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    Collecting Fashion Dolls by Terri Gold

  • Gloss Convention Part I

    Terri Gold
    31 Oct 2014 | 8:29 pm
    The first official photos of the convention were released by the W Club tonight.Here they are:Official Welcome Bag Doll and Companion Accessory Kit (Erin)The 2014 Integrity Toys Convention: GlossLimited Edition of 500 Dolls and 500 Accessory PacksSheer SensualityVanessa Perrin™ Dressed DollThe 2014 Integrity Toys Convention: Gloss Official Table CenterpieceLimited Edition of 350 DollsLe Smoking Adèle Makéda® Dressed DollThe 2014 Integrity Toys Convention: Gloss Official SouvenirLimited Edition of 500 DollsThey all are winners! My proxy's number was called for the Vanessa. Yay. Best…
  • Convention doll sales post - Gloss Integrity Toys

    Terri Gold
    30 Oct 2014 | 1:33 pm
    I'll be selling many of the dolls from the Gloss convention which has just begun.Poppy “Dark Moon” (Convention collection) $275. Veronique "Nocturnal Glow” (Convention collection) $200.Kyori “Nightshade” (Convention collection) $200.Simonetta Bertorelli “La Ville Lumiere” (Convention collection) $200 OBOErin S. (Welcome doll plus accessory pack) $175.Victoire “Dial V for Victoire” Mini Gift Set (Store exclusive) $200. OBOPoppy “Wild Side”(Store exclusive) $300. Jolt (ITBE Store exclusive) $150. OBOThere will be others as they are revealed.Open to serious inquiries only…
  • Tonner's Sindy Collection

    Terri Gold
    21 Oct 2014 | 6:56 pm
    Many were once wild about the original Sindy doll. That would be back in 1963 when Pedigree Dolls and Toys created her. She was a best-selling toy in the UK at the end of the 60's. Throughout the end of the 20th century through to the beginning of the 21st, there were several manufacturers who tried to bring Sindy back to her glory days. Looking back now, the fashions and the accessories were wonderful for the day. She had everything! As a child, I would have loved this doll and all of the goodies. There is a tremendous amount of play value in what I see here.I've actually had a few pieces of…
  • Obsidian Culture Three Ways: Lots of Extra Fabric?

    Terri Gold
    21 Oct 2014 | 7:57 am
    Integrity released photos of two new dolls Obsidian Culture dolls in the same exact outfits as the Couture Dolls, Inc. exclusive Hanne Erikson.Here is the "exclusive" Hanne: Here are her doppelgangers:According to the announcement: The new FR:16 collection was received to high praise by everyone and many of you expressed that they would have loved to see "Obsidian Culture" Hanne Erikson with a different hair style/color combo.Really? Who writes this stuff?This had to be planned long before people 'expressed' that opinion. If I were a doll dealer with an exclusive, I'd be pretty pissed if the…
  • Coming Soon From Kingdom Doll: Brunel

    Terri Gold
    19 Oct 2014 | 9:35 am
    The next gorgeous doll from Kingdom is soon to be released. The announcement:We would like to officially introduce you all to Brunel the last doll to use the Novantae head sculpt. This is just a sneak peek at our NEW KD girl all her information will be coming in the next few weeks. So many of you have fallen in love with Novantae this year and you are probably wondering why we are retiring her after only four dolls. This head sculpt was only ever intended to represent the four seasons, Brunel representing Autumn/Fall.Do not worry as Kingdom Doll is only getting started, with many plans…
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  • Sideshow: Jason Voorhees Premium Format Figure

    31 Oct 2014 | 4:02 pm
    Sideshow Collectibles has announced that they will be releasing a Jason Voorhees "Legend of Crystal Lake" premium format figure! Follow the story link to check him out.
  • NECA: Aliens Series 3 Kane Nostromo Spacesuit Figure

    31 Oct 2014 | 3:52 pm
    Every Facehugger Friday is a little spooky, but this one is extra chilling! These close-up shots capture Series 3’s Kane as he attempts to reason with the little Alien that’s just melted through his helmet and is giving his face a friendly hug. Follow this link to check out all of the images!
  • Super7 Presents - Super7 Halloween Nut Chan!

    31 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    As Super7 themselves put it: "We grew up with giant monsters, comic books, punk, science fiction, skateboarding, robots & rebellion. No-one made what we wanted. So we made it ourselves." Click through to find out about the Super7 x P.P. Pudding Halloween Nut Chan, Infected Halloween Dokuwashi, Super7 Toys at DesignerCon and a date change for the Disposable book signing.
  • Gentle Giant: Halloween Inventory Slash-A-Thon Starting October 31st

    30 Oct 2014 | 10:51 pm
    To celebrate Halloween this year, Gentle Giant will be staging a Halloween Inventory Slash-A-Thon, featuring extremely limited quantities of products long thought gone for good, including mini busts, statues, bookends and more! The sale begins at 12pm PCT on October 31 and ends November 11, while supplies last, with all purchases on a first come first serve basis. I cannot stress it enough people: time is of the essence!
  • ThreeA: HEX Debut Edition - Bath Spell Collection

    30 Oct 2014 | 5:26 pm
    Tonight, at 9PM EST, ThreeA debuts their HEX Bath Spell Collection 1/6-scale figure! HEX will be designed by Crystal-Jade Vaughn and will come with a "pumpkin bath", which will be removable. Click the thumbnail above to check her out.
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  • A treat from LEGO

    David Smith
    31 Oct 2014 | 6:21 am
    ToyTalk - Toy news, reviews and buying advice Halloween is upon us once more, and LEGO has put its own unique stamp on the event with this magnificent LEGO pumpkin. ToyTalk - Toy news, reviews and buying advice
  • Get a piece of the action

    David Smith
    29 Oct 2014 | 2:56 am
    ToyTalk - Toy news, reviews and buying advice Toy collectors, and Action Man fans in particular, are in a state of high excitement as the chance approaches to get their hands on a genuine piece of toy history. ToyTalk - Toy news, reviews and buying advice
  • Pig Out!

    David Smith
    23 Oct 2014 | 4:55 am
    ToyTalk - Toy news, reviews and buying advice More fun and games from John Adams comes in the shape of Pig Out! ToyTalk - Toy news, reviews and buying advice
  • Moustache Smash

    David Smith
    23 Oct 2014 | 2:05 am
    ToyTalk - Toy news, reviews and buying advice Spin Master is hoping it has a smash hit on its hands with its new game, Moustache Smash. ToyTalk - Toy news, reviews and buying advice
  • Marquez joins the Kiddimoto team

    David Smith
    22 Oct 2014 | 3:23 am
    ToyTalk - Toy news, reviews and buying advice Kiddimoto has unveiled the new Marc Marquez bike, with design input from the Spanish motorcycle rider himself. ToyTalk - Toy news, reviews and buying advice
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  • set database: LEGO 640 fire truck and trailer

    31 Oct 2014 | 4:54 am
    set database: LEGO 640 fire truck and trailerimage courtesy of bricklinkimage courtesy of stevebdimage courtesy of stamp_fingerset number: 640set name: fire truck and trailertheme: town, fireyear: 1978pieces: 43price: us$naminifig: 1nice town set.come with a fire truck and trailer.minifig include a fireman minifig.great playability.overall design is great. 
  • set database: LEGO 625 tractor

    30 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    set database: LEGO 625 tractorimage courtesy of bricklinkimage courtesy of FreeStorm77set number: 625set name: tractortheme: townyear: 1978pieces: 27price: us$naminifig: 1nice town set.come with a tractor.minifig include a worker minifig.great playability.overall design is great. 
  • set database: LEGO 623 white car and camper

    29 Oct 2014 | 4:54 am
    set database: LEGO 622 white car and camperimage courtesy of bricklinkimage courtesy of bricklinkimage courtesy of BrickTsarimage courtesy of vecchigiochiimage courtesy of murotoys2003italiaset number: 623set name: white car and campertheme: legolandyear: 1970pieces: 38price: us$naminifig: nonenice legoland set.come with white car and camper.great playability.overall design is great. 
  • set database: LEGO 623 medic's car

    28 Oct 2014 | 4:42 am
    set database: LEGO 623 medic's carimage courtesy of bricklinkimage courtesy of supadeefimage courtesy of greengozset number: 623set name: medic's cartheme: townyear: 1978pieces: 30price: us$naminifig: 1nice town set.come with a medic's car.minifig include a female medic minifig.great playability.overall design is great. 
  • set database: LEGO 622 baggage carts

    27 Oct 2014 | 4:25 am
    set database: LEGO 622 baggage cartsimage courtesy of bricklinkimage courtesy of peeronimage courtesy of bricksetimage courtesy of theantiquesstorehouseimage courtesy of BrickTsarset number: 622set name: baggage cartstheme: legolandyear: 1970pieces: 45price: us$naminifig: nonenice legoland set.come with baggage carts.great playability.overall design is great. 
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    The Fashion Doll Chronicles

  • Eugenia Perrin Frost City Prowl

    28 Oct 2014 | 11:16 am
    The Urban Safari Fashion Royalty collection this year was quite a success - the dolls look great in real life too, with gorgeous outfits that mix and match and also lovely accessories to boot. The coherent look of the collection (with one or two exceptions) makes for a great showing. City Prowl Eugenia certainly fits the bill. And I also think she is one of the most beautiful Eugenias released so far. Continuing the theme from my previous photo shoot, I wanted to photograph her with a luggage set. This time it is the Deluxe Voyager set from the FR: Voyages Black Lacquer collection back…
  • The Popovy Sisters present their new collection: ROYALS

    24 Oct 2014 | 11:25 am
    Twin sisters from Russia, Ekaterina and Elena Popovy, are professional artists and fashion designers.Having started creating detailed portrait dolls and through that learning to work with various materials like china porcelain, plastics etc., they soon moved on to designing and making eccentric dolls that fused art with fashion. Presenting small conceptual collections of 10 to 15 dolls after a huge amount of preparative work, they captured the hearts of many doll collectors looking for unique creations of high aesthetics. The Popovy Sisters usually start with an idea or emotion and then…
  • Faded Desert Kyori Sato by Integrity Toys

    19 Oct 2014 | 1:51 pm
    Part of Integrity Toys 2014 Fashion Royalty collection, Faded Desert Kyori Sato is probably her best version since changing the sculpt (maybe except the 2013 convention one). Dressed in the Urban Safari style that defined this line, she was an obvious pick to photograph with one of the luggage sets that the company has released years ago. I picked the sand variation of the Jet Style luggage set and there she is.Her outfit is amazing: A vest with flap patch pockets with box pleats (amazing detail) and lapels, cinched with a faux leather belt (hooked at the back), over a straight skirt with…
  • Horst P. Horst tribute

    11 Oct 2014 | 10:38 am
    I was lucky enough to visit London three times this year (twice working) after my first ever27 years ago. Among the things I was lucky to see in my last trip this September was an incredible exhibition in the V&A museum for the famous fashion (and not only) photographer Horst P. Horst. You can read about it here. I also made this image and uploaded in on my Instagram account in tribute and may do some more as well.Evening In Montreal Victoire Roux
  • Fashion Teen Poppy Parker goes to Paris for the collections

    1 Oct 2014 | 2:08 pm
    In a (slightly) surprising e-mail, W Club members were notified by Integrity Toys about four new released dolls in the Fashion Teen Poppy Parker line - the 16" version of the popular doll. Many had already seen the dolls photographed by the extremely talented Saron Wright in this month's DOLLS magazine. David Buttry, the line's designer (interviewed in the magazine), said they wanted to continue the Paris theme from this year's Tulabelle line but of course adjusted to the early 60s period. The dolls are available now at IT dealers and will be shipping in two weeks.Item # 84005Sunny…
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    Linda Walsh Originals Dolls and Crafts Blog

  • Happy Halloween

    Linda Walsh
    26 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    The "Dollies" and I want to wish you Happy Halloween!
  • Oh, My! It's So Late, Santa!" - Free Santa Doll E-Pattern

    Linda Walsh
    24 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    "Oh, My! It's So Late, Santa!" is a frazzled Munchkin Santa" who just can't believe what day it is and what time it is. How is he ever got to finish everything in time to get the presents to the good girl and boy munchkins? There's just no way. Grr.......And, he's getting so frantic about it his hair is standing on end? Grr....... And, he can't sleep - which explains his sunken munchkin eyes. Grr..... And, he's so mad that he's so late! Grr.....He's getting so frantic about it he can barely look at the calendar. Grr...... What to do! What to do! What should he do? Grr.....There's just no…
  • Gotta Love New Alpaca Custom Fabric Designs

    Linda Walsh
    24 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    Alpacas Fun In The Snow Fabric Red © 2014 Copyright Linda Walsh Originals - Designs By Linda Walsh. Perfect for making party decorations, ornaments, linens, pillows, totes, etc.(Note:  Actual fabric will not contain © Linda Walsh or Copyright © Linda Walsh Originals watermark.)CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION and to PURCHASE OUR FABRICAlpacas Christmas Snowfall Fabric© 2014 Copyright Linda Walsh Originals - Designs By Linda Walsh. Perfect for making party decorations, ornaments, linens, pillows, totes, etc.(Note:  Actual fabric will not contain ©…
  • Four New Alpacas Rock Custom FabricDesigns

    Linda Walsh
    23 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    Alpacas and Apples Brown Fabric© 2014 Copyright Linda Walsh Originals - Designs By Linda Walsh.Perfect for making party decorations, ornaments, linens, pillows, totes, etc.(Note:  Actual fabric will not contain © Linda Walsh or Copyright © Linda Walsh Originals watermark.)CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION and to PURCHASE OUR FABRICAlpacas and Apples Fabric© 2014 Copyright Linda Walsh Originals - Designs By Linda Walsh. Perfect for making party decorations, ornaments, linens, pillows, totes, etc.(Note:  Actual fabric will not contain © Linda Walsh or Copyright…
  • New Alpaca Fabric - Alpacas Fall Fabric

    Linda Walsh
    22 Oct 2014 | 5:08 am
    Alpacas Fall Fabric© 2014 Copyright Linda Walsh Originals - Designs By Linda Walsh. Perfect for making party decorations, ornaments, linens, pillows, totes, etc.(Note:  Actual fabric will not contain © Linda Walsh or Copyright © Linda Walsh Originals watermark.)Design Size 3.61 by 3.61Our Linda Walsh Originals Fabric Designs are available at  All transactions forpurchasing fabric are between you (the customer) and HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION and to PURCHASE OUR FABRICPlease CLICK HERE for all the fabric designs in…
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    Top Toys Blog

  • Halloween Games for Kids in 2014

    K. Paul Mallasch
    8 Oct 2014 | 5:41 pm
    There are more Halloween festivities than just trick-or-treating. Here are some fun kid-friendly games beyond bobbing for apples for your celebration this year. Leave a comment and let us know what you think about our list of Halloween games for…Read more ›Best Toys 2012 Related Top Toys Blog posts:Top Halloween Games for 5 Year Olds Great Games You May Not Have Heard About Classic Games for Classic Family Fun on Game Night What to do With Leftover Halloween Candy Best Unique 2014 Halloween Costume Ideas for Girls Favorite Halloween Candy for 2012? Toys and Games for Autistic…
  • Best Unique 2014 Halloween Costume Ideas for Girls

    K. Paul Mallasch
    24 Sep 2014 | 3:23 pm
    It’s that special time of year again – Halloween! Halloween is a great time to let your little girl play dress-up and have fun! Top Toys Blog has all of the latest and greatest in fun Halloween costumes for your…Read more ›Best Toys 2012 Related Top Toys Blog posts:Best Unique 2014 Halloween Costume Ideas for Boys Brother & Sister Halloween Costume Ideas Best Toddler Halloween Costumes in 2013 Best Funny Halloween Costumes for Boys in 2012 Unique and Homemade LEGO Costumes for Kids Best Toys for 4 Year Old Girls in 2012 Amazon or Walmart for 2012 Halloween Costumes?
  • Best Unique 2014 Halloween Costume Ideas for Boys

    K. Paul Mallasch
    17 Sep 2014 | 8:48 pm
    It’s that spooky, chilling time of year again – Halloween!  Top Toys Blog has some of the best ideas on how to dress-up your child for all the festivities from trick-or-treating to apple-bobbing. Halloween is a wonderful time to help…Read more ›Best Toys 2012 Related Top Toys Blog posts:Brother & Sister Halloween Costume Ideas Best Toddler Halloween Costumes in 2013 Best Funny Halloween Costumes for Boys in 2012 Unique and Homemade LEGO Costumes for Kids Amazon or Walmart for 2012 Halloween Costumes? Best Wigs for Homemade Halloween Costumes Popular Toy Ideas for 10…
  • Best Toys for Baby Boys Age 2 Months to 2 Years Old

    K. Paul Mallasch
    14 Sep 2014 | 6:10 pm
    If you’re looking for toys for baby boys, we have a list of some of the best ones we found online. Buying a gift for a boy that is one or two years old isn’t difficult if you keep a…Read more ›Best Toys 2012 Related Top Toys Blog posts:Musical Instruments for Kids in 2012 Top Building Toys for Boys 6 to 8 Years Old Top Learning Toys for 3 to 9 Year Old Boys and Girls Top Toys 2013: Fat Brain Toys Releases List Popular Push Toys for Toddlers Is The 2012 Furby Really Worth the Money? 5 Great Educational Toys For Babies and Toddlers Top Toys That Help Kids Learn Best…
  • Best Pillow Pet Toys for 2014

    K. Paul Mallasch
    28 Aug 2014 | 11:14 pm
    Pillow Pets have been around for years now, but they’re still making them and coming out with new designs. Popular movies – like Frozen – are getting some of their character made into Pillow Pets, but there are a lot…Read more ›Best Toys 2012 Related Top Toys Blog posts:Top Pillow Pet Toys for 2011 Top Toys 2010 According to Toys R Us – Pillow Pets Make the List Top My Pillow Pets for 2010 Is the Giraffe Pillow Pet the Best? My Pillow Pets: A Stuffed Story Best Toys From The 2014 Toy Fair Best Outdoor Toys for Kids in Summer 2014 Best Toys for Christmas…
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  • Three's A Charm When It Comes To These Steiff Auction Highlights!

    24 Oct 2014 | 7:46 pm
    For many people, "the most wonderful time of the year" is the holiday season... but for Steiff collectors, it is arguably right now!  And why is that?  It's full throttle auction time, with wonderful Steiff buying opportunities happening all over the world!  Recently, Steiffgal has brought you exciting highlights from upcoming fall Steiff sales in Germany and the UK.  This week, to complete the trifecta, she's leaving her passport at home and staying relatively local... and reporting in on some fantastic finds from the upcoming James D. Julia Important Toy, Doll, and…
  • Behind The Scenes Of The October, 2014 Teddy Dorado Steiff Auction Event

    18 Oct 2014 | 4:59 pm
    It's fun to talk Steiff - especially with professionals who have the distinct pleasure of working with the brand we all know and love for a living!  Steiffgal recently had the wonderful experience of chatting with auctioneer Carsten Esser from Teddy Dorado about his upcoming Steiff sales event on October 25, 2014 in Germany.  This is the company's lucky 13th Steiff auction, and there are so many interesting items available at this sale, both for new and vintage Steiff enthusiasts... and the catalog in its entirety can be viewed here.  But for right now, lets go behind the…
  • Getting A Leg Up On This Fantastic Midcentury Felt Steiff Stork

    11 Oct 2014 | 9:47 am
    It's all good when it comes to Steiff's storks! And just why is that? According to German history and tradition, these long legged lovelies are associated with luck and happiness, and are very good neighbors indeed. So let's take the high road and check out a fantastic example of a mid twentieth century Steiff stork and see what makes him so interesting from the design and historical perspectives.  This very impressive tall drink of water is called Storch Adebar or Stork Adebar. He is 60 cm tall, unjointed, standing and made primarily from off white felt.His wings come to life with…
  • This Rare Steiff Bear - And His Heartwarming Story - Are Truly Hot Stuff!

    6 Oct 2014 | 6:38 pm
    Does Steiff give you the warm fuzzies? If you are like most enthusiasts, just the thought of a lovely vintage Steiff item brings a smile to your face - and makes your heart race just a bit, too. But some Steiff items are literally "hot stuff" with the real ability to warm cold fingers and toes. Such is the case with this Steiff superstar featured in the upcoming Special Auction Services event in London on November 6th. Check out this toasty Ted and see what makes him so special from the design and historical perspectives.  This heart "warming" bear is cataloged as follows: "A rare Steiff…
  • Cataloging What Makes Steiff's 1970's-era Playthings So Distinctive

    27 Sep 2014 | 11:11 am
    A picture is worth a thousand words! And this is especially true when it comes to Steiff, and their marvelous catalogs over the years. These great time-capsules really capture the essence of the brand from decade to decade - in terms of key styles, proportions, fabrics, and designs. When giving a talk on the history of Steiff and the company's product design evolution, Steiffgal often refers to the 1970's (in the most loving way) as the "ugly decade." By this, she means that for the most part, item designed in this time frame have a goofy, nontraditional look about them. Let's look at the…
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    TV and Film Toys

  • TMNT Classics Leonardo

    30 Oct 2014 | 10:46 pm
    Along with their Nickelodeon-inspired TMNT toys, Playmates Toys announced a larger-scale, collector-oriented line, catering to the adult fans of the original animated series.
  • Name That…Not Bazooka

    29 Oct 2014 | 10:53 pm
    Not GI Joe team’s Zap either.  
  • Name That…Axe to Grind

    27 Oct 2014 | 10:50 pm
    Do you really grind it? That seem harsh. Seems like you would have an “Axe to Hone”.  
  • Electro

    26 Oct 2014 | 10:38 pm
    This version of Electro is wildly different from his comic-book roots, as he was given a spiffy-looking black bodysuit with a lot of extra details sculpted on, although I would be hard pressed to tell if these sculpted bits are actually screen accurate or not.
  • The AFB Podcast Episode 139: Funko Magic the Gathering Chandra / Shocker Toys The Maxx / DC Collectibles Earth Two Hawkgirl

    25 Oct 2014 | 5:50 am
    Episode 139 of the AFB Podcast is live at iTunes and is now available for direct download! Download and subscribe to the podcast at iTunes now!  This week, join Ben, John, Adam and Scott for all of the latest news and reviews!This week, we check out three Toys of the Week: Funko Magic the Gathering Chandra Shocker Toys The Maxx DC Collectibles Earth Two Hawkgirl If you don't use iTunes, you can download Episode 139 here now! Click on the link to listen, or right click to save the file! The podcast will always be available from the “Podcast” tab…
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    Toy Reviews | Toy Queen | Educational Toys | Toddler Toys | Best Apps for Kids | Toy Giveaways | Preschool Games | Baby Product Reviews

  • Have a Heavy Expensive Camera That You Shoot on AUTO? #DitchTheDSLR

    13 Oct 2014 | 12:17 pm
    Disclosure: I am part of the Samsung Imagelogger program. In exchange for equipment my husband and I provide images to Samsung that are shared throughout social media channels with the hashtag #imagelogger. Any opinions included in this post are my own. My husband Derek and I have both been so fortunate to be part of the Samsung Imagelogger Program. Many people have asked in person, tweeted or somehow inquired about what an #imagelogger is. We are part of a select group of photographers who share images taken with Samsung’s mirrorless cameras and interchangeable lenses that currently…
  • Gavin’s Toyota Sienna Review #SiennaDiaries

    3 Oct 2014 | 5:22 pm
    Disclosure: We were provided with a Toyota Sienna to test drive for 3 months as part of the #SiennaDiaries. While we received a stipend to participate in the experience, any opinions are our own. No one was happier to ride in the minivan for 3 months than our 4-year-old. The experience not only allowed us to share some fun family experiences, but it taught us a lot about Gavin. Boy did I completely underestimate the impact that a vehicle could have on a child.   First, enjoy our YouTube video that highlights Gavin’s Toyota Sienna Review. The Sienna allowed Gavin to earn more…
  • Noodles and Company Restaurant Review and Dinner for 4 Gift Card Giveaway

    24 Aug 2014 | 5:12 am
    When you have kids, a dinner out in a time crunch doesn’t always have to be a not so healthy drive-thru option. Sometimes the thought of entering a nice sit-down restaurant with waitstaff service isn’t viable either because at least when my son is hungry, he’s totally happy and then all of a sudden he’s in major meltdown mode. Then you are screaming at each other to just find food, while your kid wants macaroni and cheese, but you’d like Chinese and your husband wants Indian food. I was recently hosted for dinner with a few other bloggers at Noodles and Company…
  • LEGO Batman Batcave Adventure (Giveaway)

    21 Aug 2014 | 6:06 pm
    Guess what!?! DC Super Hero character Batman is now featured in LEGO Duplo sets like this one, the LEGO Batman Batcave Adventure! LEGO Duplo sets are recommended for kids ages 2-5, given that they include larger pieces with more simplified directions. After children build the Batcave, Batman, complete with his blue cape and mask, can fire the Batarang from his Batwing to defeat and capture Catwoman! Within 15 minutes or so Gavin had the Batcave ready, with only a little bit of help. Gavin was enthralled with using the pulley, but  I myself  had my share of fun using the Batarang to knock…
  • University Games Board Game Inventor Contest (Giveaway)

    12 Aug 2014 | 5:58 pm
    Disclosure: I will be provided with the Sort It Out Jr. game from University Games to review and another for this giveaway. Any opinions are my own. No other compensation has been received. Last minute summer project alert! Do you have children ages 5-12 who have great ideas? University Games is a sponsor in the 22nd annual National Young Game Inventors Contest. If your child has an idea for a new board game, they can submit it in a contest and have a chance for it to be included part of the new University Games 2015 lineup.  Grand Prize Winner of the National Young Game Inventors Contest…
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    Small for Big

  • a smallful halloween

    31 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    Have a Happy Merry Frightful Spooky Fabulous Halloween everyone! If you’re in full-on panic mode, don’t worry, just stop by Smallful and grab your last minute printable Masks, Skellie Skeleton, and haunted houses. There, crisis averted. The post a smallful halloween appeared first on Small for Big.
  • worth 1000 words: pumpkin dioramas

    30 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    We just carved our pumpkins for this year, but oh my goodness now that I’ve seen these I know exactly what I want to attempt next year! This may be the one reason why I’d buy one of those fake pumpkins from the craft store. See these Pumpkin Dioramas at Curbly. The post worth 1000 words: pumpkin dioramas appeared first on Small for Big.
  • make: DIY twig pennant garland for Fall

    29 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    I love Fall, but sometimes fall decorations leave me a little irritated. I’m not a big fan of fake leaves and cartoonish turkeys. But I think I’ve come up with a solution this year! I wanted to add some nature around the house – because a big part of Fall’s appeal is all of the beautiful natural changes that are occurring. In our yard, that means not only fallen leaves, but fallen sticks! So that’s what I used. I love the contrast of the natural sticks with the brightly colored floss and wool beads, don’t you? Artterro’s Wool Felt Jewelry Kit has…
  • a cardboard Halloween

    28 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    My love affair with cardboard may never end, even though on Pinterest it has waned a bit. But the costume ingenuity that comes around this time of year just has to be celebrated. Some people may see cardbaord as merely the base for their final, colorful, glitzy diy costume project. But these projects are here to tell you a couple of very important things. No. 1: Cardbaord does not need paint, it is beautiful in it’s natural state. No. 2: cardboard does not need to be covered by other, more pliable materials, just bend it, shave it, sand it, curl it, tape it, glue it, you name it. Now…
  • put a badge on it

    27 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    I think my favorite part of my short-lived stint in the Girl Scouts was the badges. Perfect little icons, all sewn in a row. Collecting them was addictive, and there were certain ones that were so much cuter and prettier than others that I wanted them the most – even if I didn’t like the activity associated with them! Well, luckily I’ve found these wooden badges from Twenty Fingers that are all so cute I won’t have to quietly shove the ugly ones to the side. I love the idea of keeping some of these on-hand for those moments in Birdie’s life when she could use a…
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  • Aircraft Models Under The Christmas Tree?

    Bob Winfrey
    26 Oct 2014 | 3:46 pm
    From all of us at and 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…
  • World War Two Dive Bomber Found On The Ocean Floor.

    Bob Winfrey
    3 Oct 2014 | 4:14 pm
    This old aircraft is a Stuka that has been on the bottom of the ocean for 60 plus years. It is amazing the condition this airplane is in considering how long it has been submerged. Nearly 70 years after it crashed into the Adriatic Sea, a rare German World War Two dive bomber has been discovered off the coast of Croatia . The National Conservation Institute says a well-preserved Stuka dive bomber was found lying on the seabed. As the Daily Mail reports, previously, two other Stuka bombers had been discovered, but they were in much worse condition. An institute official said, "The engine,…
  • Lawsuit over Drones and The FAA

    Bob Winfrey
    23 Aug 2014 | 4:39 am
    I found this story very interesting. Now that toys can be perceived as a threat where is the government going to draw the line? R/C model planes have been around since I was a kid. My first model plane had strings attached to it but it did have a cox gas engine and flew very fast. Hopefully this ruling does not ruin the hobby for our kids! Model aircraft hobbyists, research universities and commercial drone interests filed lawsuits Friday challenging a government directive that they say imposes tough new limits on the use of model aircraft and broadens the agency's ban on commercial drone…
  • Plane, Boat or Drone?

    Bob Winfrey
    17 Aug 2014 | 8:32 am
    Drones have been in the news a lot lately in the US. And I don’t mean the large, lethal military drones that operate in war zones, but the small Phantoms, Parrots and similar quadcopters favored by many hobbyists and independent commercial photographers and videographers. Weighing a couple of pounds or less with a maximum speed measured in feet, these tiny flying machines – called model aircraft by many operators – have been defined as “aircraft” by the FAA most recently in an interpretive rule published June 25. Defining these small UAVs as aircraft makes them subject to many of…
  • New Chinook for British Armed Forces

    Bob Winfrey
    3 Aug 2014 | 1:11 pm
    The British Royal Air Force (RAF) unveiled the first upgraded Chinook helicopter of a planned new fleet this week. The helicopters are part of the country's $1.7 billion (1 billion pounds) campaign to strengthen their military force. The new Chinook Mark 6, a helicopter that U.K. Secretary of Defence Philip Hammond calls "the battlefield workhorse of the RAF," will bring the British helicopter fleet to 60 — the largest in Europe. The RAF ordered 14 upgraded Chinook helicopters in 2011 — a time when the British were fighting in Afghanistan and there were calls for more heavy-lift…
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    Our Ordinary Life

  • Recycling as a Family – Recycle in the Bathroom #CareToRecycle

    31 Oct 2014 | 1:08 pm
    This post is partnered with Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc. and The Motherhood. Opinions and experiences are all my own, and I hope you enjoy them. Last year Johnson & Johnson announced a new initiative Care To Recycle®  which is aimed at getting more people t recycle their packaging in the bathroom. What do you do… [read more] The post Recycling as a Family – Recycle in the Bathroom #CareToRecycle appeared first on Our Ordinary Life.
  • Happy Halloween 2014!!!

    31 Oct 2014 | 12:28 pm
    Another year has flown by and it’s hard t believe we are here again for Halloween. This year is sure to be a lot of fun and we can’t wait to share our adventures with you all soon. This year we have an Elsa, Belle and a pirate and our girls are so excited about… [read more] The post Happy Halloween 2014!!! appeared first on Our Ordinary Life.
  • Halloween Snacking Idea – Spider Bite Popwich #snacksmall

    30 Oct 2014 | 2:13 pm
    This post is brought to you by Popchips. It’s almost time for Halloween and as we get ready I wanted to share some last minute super cute snack ideas. Many of us will partake in a Halloween party and I know this year we will be serving Popchips! Not only are Popchips incredibly fun and… [read more] The post Halloween Snacking Idea – Spider Bite Popwich #snacksmall appeared first on Our Ordinary Life.
  • Strength Training For Women is Important For All Moms

    29 Oct 2014 | 8:49 pm
    The opinions in this article are my own. I do not work for, or with, any brand mentioned in this article, nor do I have any official relationship with them.  I have a relationship with GigaSavvy, for whom I create original editorial content. Being a young and busy family, it is very important that we… [read more] The post Strength Training For Women is Important For All Moms appeared first on Our Ordinary Life.
  • Staying Safe While Playing Fall Sports #AflacSweeps

    29 Oct 2014 | 2:19 pm
    Our daughters play sports, between dancing hours each day to tumbling too I want to be sure that no matter what they are doing they are doing it safely. Baseball is often referred to as “America’s favorite past time,” but many believe that football is America’s game. The Super Bowl is the biggest sports event… [read more] The post Staying Safe While Playing Fall Sports #AflacSweeps appeared first on Our Ordinary Life.
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    Action Figure Fury

  • Hikari Friday brings us a Metaluna Mutant Hikari Figure!

    Nick Lenihan
    31 Oct 2014 | 11:34 am
    It’s Friday today and it’s also Halloween, so do you know what that means? It means that it’s time for Hikari Friday, which of course, is themed for the spooky holiday. Funko has... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Hasbro Publishes Star Wars Holiday 2014 Gift Guide

    Nick Lenihan
    31 Oct 2014 | 9:49 am
    With it already being Halloween, there isn’t much time left until Christmas. Many companies are starting to publish their Holiday 2014 Gift Guides, including Hasbro who just published their... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • NECA’s Aliens Series 3 Kane in Nostromo Spacesuit gets a friendly hug (and new Images)

    Nick Lenihan
    31 Oct 2014 | 9:08 am
    I would imagine that just about everyone already knows already, but if you didn’t, it’s the Alien 35th anniversary and NECA is celebrating with some epic anniversary action figures. I... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Gentle Giant has a HUGE Halloween Inventory Slash-A-Thon Later Today

    Nick Lenihan
    31 Oct 2014 | 8:43 am
    Gentle Giant sent out an email last night announcing that today they would be having a huge inventory slash-a-thon. What’s a slash-a-thon? I was wondering the same thing when I first read it.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • A Call to Action (Figures): Taking Scary Pictures of your Action Figures

    Ryan Bradley
    31 Oct 2014 | 8:24 am
    If you’ve read more than a few editions of “A Call to Action (Figures),” you know that my photography is a work in progress. I like to think that I’ve gotten much better over the last few months, and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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  • Cross-Arm Trapeze

    Adam B.
    28 Oct 2014 | 10:43 am
    What yoyo is that? Add a comment to this video on YouTube. Learn how to do the Cross-Arm Trapeze yoyo trick. Recommended YoyosVideo TranscriptTricks You Need To KnowYoyo In This Video: The Sage Yoyo Pro Pack $24.99 Select options For this yoyo trick we also recommend: Civility Yoyo $90.00 Select options DV888 Yoyo Unresponsive Pro Pack $44.99 Select options This trick is the Cross-arm Trapeze, and it looks like this. Just like that. Dismount, get it right back onto your Trapeze. So this trick, it’s not too complicated, but it can be a little bit of a mind bender if you haven’t…
  • Kickstarter Campaign

    Cory H.
    27 Oct 2014 | 8:14 pm
    Add a comment to this video on YouTube. The Kickstarter campaign video for – learn kendama tricks. Recommended YoyosVideo TranscriptTricks You Need To KnowKickstarter, we want to introduce you to this – The kendama. The kendama is a traditional Japanese game with three different sized cups, a ball with a hole, and a spike to catch the ball. And like all the best toys, it’s only limited by the scope of your imagination. Since the Kendama is a traditional toy, it’s not surprising that the best way to learn is currently  through books. But we’d like to change…
  • How to Remove a Yoyo Bearing

    Cory H.
    25 Oct 2014 | 3:11 pm
    Add a comment to this video on YouTube. Learn how to remove a large (size C) yoyo bearing from most yoyos. Recommended YoyosVideo TranscriptTricks You Need To KnowYoyo In This Video: Shutter Yoyo From: $44.99 Select options For this yoyo trick we also recommend: Sage Yoyo $12.99 Select options Yoyo Multitool $5.99 Add to cart In this video we will be showing you how to take a large c sized bearing out of most yoyos. In this case we’ll be using the YoYoFactory Shutter and the YoYoFactory Multitool, which includes an axle removal tool, a bearing removal tool, and a string cutter.
  • is doing something new, teaching Kendama

    Brian D.
    13 Oct 2014 | 3:48 pm
    Earlier this year we were approached by Catchy Kendama. They asked us to use our experience and skills to make a kendama video tutorial website. After playing with the kendama and seeing how much fun it is, we agreed. The kendama is a super fun traditional Japanese skill toy that closely resembles the classic ball and cup game. We spent a lot of time this year learning about the kendama and practicing tricks. We were amazed at just how much could be done with the kendama and are confident that this is something our users will love! So, we are building Support Us on…
  • Yellow Airplanes AKA Kamikaze 2

    Connor S.
    24 Sep 2014 | 7:27 pm
    Add a comment to this video on YouTube. Learn the Yellow Airplanes Yoyo Trick, AKA Kamikaze 2, a challenging but rewarding yoyo trick. Recommended YoyosVideo TranscriptTricks You Need To KnowYoyo In This Video: Civility Yoyo $90.00 Select options For this yoyo trick we also recommend: Barracuda Yoyo $119.99 Select options Prodigy Yoyo From: $99.99 Select options This is the trick Yellow Airplanes AKA Kamikaze 2, and it looks like this. If you have not learned the trick Kamikaze, go to our video section and check that out. Once you learn Kamikaze you can come back to this video and…
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    Turner Toys & Hobbies

  • DIY Lava Lamps

    Elizabeth Skinner
    17 Oct 2014 | 12:47 pm
    We just participated in the Champlain Mini Maker Faire at Shelburne Farms in Vermont.  Are you familiar with the Maker Movement?  The Maker Movement celebrates a “do-it-yourself” (DIY) mindset – from arts and crafts to science and engineering.  There seems to be a focus on technology which is a great way to introduce kids to STEM or STEAM. (STEAM stands for science, technology, engineering, arts, math.)       There were great robotics demonstrations but our decidedly low-tech DIY lava lamps were incredibly popular.  Even the robotics club high-schoolers…
  • Tornado Tubes – Tornadoes in a Bottle

    Elizabeth Skinner
    1 Oct 2014 | 10:52 am
    I’ve been talking about science toys and science experiments lately (see my posts on the Heron’s Fountain and Kaleidoscope) and wanted to share some tips on how to use the Tornado Tube.  This is about the least expensive science toy out there, it’s fun and you can use it to demonstrate a really important scientific principle.  The littlest ones will be amazed and older kids can use it as a launching pad to learn more about vortex action.  We’ve even had colleges use the Tornado Tube. It’s a great educational toy and it’s made in the USA! What the Tornado…
  • Kaleidoscopes and Amish Quilts

    Elizabeth Skinner
    28 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    What do kaleidoscopes have to do with Amish quilts? Plenty, I just learned.  I went to the Shelburne Museum (Shelburne, VT) yesterday and saw a great quilt exhibit, All Star Quilts: The John Wilmerding Collection that features Amish and Mennonite star-themed quilts dating from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The quilts featured the Star of Bethlehem design, one of the oldest and well known designs and one of the few to come from Europe to America (around 1855), according to Here’s the surprising part The geometric designs were influenced by the symmetrical and…
  • Heron’s Fountain – Water Science Project for Kids

    Elizabeth Skinner
    15 Aug 2014 | 2:14 pm
    What’s a Heron’s Fountain? It dates back to ancient Greece and it’s a great water science project for kids.  Heron of Alexandria (ca 62 AD) was an inventor, mathematician and physicist who invented what looks like a magic trick.  It’s fun and an opportunity for kids to learn about gravity, air compression and vacuums.  A great end-of-summer project and, as we get ready to go back to school, a great science fair project. How does the Heron’s Fountain work? You know what gravity is, right?  You would think that water draining from a top bottle into a bottom…
  • A Beginners Guide To Model Rockets

    Elizabeth Skinner
    2 May 2014 | 11:24 am
    Ever wanted to launch model rockets but didn’t have a clue where to start? Rockets can be a fun parent-child or family activity but it can be overwhelming when you walk into Turner Toys & Hobbies and see a huge array of rockets and accessories.  Follow these easy tips so you can be a hero in your child’s eyes when you introduce them to rocketry. Rocket “Toys” Have kids under 10?  Start off with rocket “toys” that are propelled by baking soda and vinegar.  The  Meteor Rocket Kit or Rocket Car Kit  both by Scientific Explorer are great choices.  If you have a group of…
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    Kids Love This Stuff!

  • 5 Fab Ways to DIY Your Halloween Goody Bags This Year

    22 Oct 2014 | 6:22 am
    How will you parcel up the kids’ Halloween treats this year? Not sure? Well maybe these totally adorable do-it-yourself Halloween goody bags can offer a little creative inspiration. Use them as fun Halloween favor bags or just as an extra special trick or treat gift for when the little munchkins come a-knocking. The kids will […] The post 5 Fab Ways to DIY Your Halloween Goody Bags This Year appeared first on Kids Love This Stuff!.
  • 10 Super Cute (Not to Mention Insanely Easy) Halloween Craft Ideas for Kids

    20 Oct 2014 | 12:28 pm
    According to my 7 year old nephew, this will be the first Halloween that he’s actually going to be celebrating. He’s dead excited. You see, here in the UK, we don’t do the Halloween thing the way our US buddies do. We’re still playing catch up around these parts. So to mark the up coming […] The post 10 Super Cute (Not to Mention Insanely Easy) Halloween Craft Ideas for Kids appeared first on Kids Love This Stuff!.
  • What to Get a 4 Year Old Girl for Her Birthday? OK So I Cheated and Asked Her Mom

    10 Oct 2014 | 12:20 pm
    It was my 4 year old niece’s birthday a few weeks back and I did what any good auntie would do. I crumbled and called her mother to ask what little O was into these days. And boy did I get some great birthday ideas. Have to say, I was quite surprised by some of […] The post What to Get a 4 Year Old Girl for Her Birthday? OK So I Cheated and Asked Her Mom appeared first on Kids Love This Stuff!.
  • Editor’s Picks: 13 of the Best Soccer Gifts for Kids of All Ages (Boys and Girls)

    2 Oct 2014 | 2:45 pm
    Hey there cool aunt! What do you get that nephew or niece who loves soccer… besides a brand new shiny soccer ball? Don’t get me wrong, balls make great soccer gifts for kids and all, but there are way more options than that to be had. As you’ll see from the handpicked selection I’m just […] The post Editor’s Picks: 13 of the Best Soccer Gifts for Kids of All Ages (Boys and Girls) appeared first on Kids Love This Stuff!.
  • These New Kids Building Blocks Will Make Learning Math Easy As 1-2-3

    29 Sep 2014 | 1:41 am
    Make some room in your little one’s toy box, because there’s a new set of kids building blocks on the block. It’s safe to say that these wooden blocks will bring a whole heap of fun to the way kids learn math. Kids Building Blocks That Add Up (and subtract, multiple and do fractions) Now, […] The post These New Kids Building Blocks Will Make Learning Math Easy As 1-2-3 appeared first on Kids Love This Stuff!.
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    Action Figure Fury

  • Hikari Friday brings us a Metaluna Mutant Hikari Figure!

    Nick Lenihan
    31 Oct 2014 | 11:34 am
    It’s Friday today and it’s also Halloween, so do you know what that means? It means that it’s time for Hikari Friday, which of course, is themed for the spooky holiday. Funko has just announced that the Metaluna Mutant Hikari Figure is going to be joining the line. This figure is based on the Metaluna Mutant’s […] Action Figure Fury - Action Figure and Toy News, Reviews, and More! Hikari Friday brings us a Metaluna Mutant Hikari Figure!
  • Hasbro Publishes Star Wars Holiday 2014 Gift Guide

    Nick Lenihan
    31 Oct 2014 | 9:49 am
    With it already being Halloween, there isn’t much time left until Christmas. Many companies are starting to publish their Holiday 2014 Gift Guides, including Hasbro who just published their Star Wars Holiday 2014 Gift Guide. There isn’t any new products announced in this guide, but it’s more of a reference to see what Star Wars […] Action Figure Fury - Action Figure and Toy News, Reviews, and More! Hasbro Publishes Star Wars Holiday 2014 Gift Guide
  • NECA’s Aliens Series 3 Kane in Nostromo Spacesuit gets a friendly hug (and new Images)

    Nick Lenihan
    31 Oct 2014 | 9:08 am
    I would imagine that just about everyone already knows already, but if you didn’t, it’s the Alien 35th anniversary and NECA is celebrating with some epic anniversary action figures. I think most of the figures that are going to be part of Aliens Series 3 are going to be in high demand too. There are […] Action Figure Fury - Action Figure and Toy News, Reviews, and More! NECA’s Aliens Series 3 Kane in Nostromo Spacesuit gets a friendly hug (and new Images)
  • Gentle Giant has a HUGE Halloween Inventory Slash-A-Thon Later Today

    Nick Lenihan
    31 Oct 2014 | 8:43 am
    Gentle Giant sent out an email last night announcing that today they would be having a huge inventory slash-a-thon. What’s a slash-a-thon? I was wondering the same thing when I first read it. Basically, Gentle Giant has a few leftover pieces of inventory that has already been released and they would like to offer it […] Action Figure Fury - Action Figure and Toy News, Reviews, and More! Gentle Giant has a HUGE Halloween Inventory Slash-A-Thon Later Today
  • A Call to Action (Figures): Taking Scary Pictures of your Action Figures

    Ryan Bradley
    31 Oct 2014 | 8:24 am
    If you’ve read more than a few editions of “A Call to Action (Figures),” you know that my photography is a work in progress. I like to think that I’ve gotten much better over the last few months, and am going to offer some advice on how to get take scary pictures of your horror figures […] Action Figure Fury - Action Figure and Toy News, Reviews, and More! A Call to Action (Figures): Taking Scary Pictures of your Action Figures
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  • Starship Troopers: Tanker Bug Maquette by Chronicle Collectibles

    31 Oct 2014 | 2:28 pm
    From the popular movie “Starship Troopers” comes the Tanker Bug Maquette by Chronicle Collectibles. The Tanker Bug Maquette was crafted using Tippett Studio’s original molds and masters to ensure you’re getting an exact replica. It measures a 24 inches long, 18 inches wide, and 7 inches high, so you better clear off some shelf space if you want to display this bad boy. The Tanker Bug was designed by Craig Hayes and is being distributed by Toynami in two versions, Standard Edition and Signature Edition. The Standard Edition retails for $499. The Signature Edition is…
  • Heavy Metal Covergirls Into The Fog Statue by Hollywood Collectibles Group

    31 Oct 2014 | 11:38 am
    From the popular fantasy magazine “Heavy Metal” comes the Heavy Metal Covergirls Into The Fog Statue by Hollywood Collectibles Group. The Into The Fog statue is based on the artwork created by Lorenzo Sperlonga which was featured on the July 2007 edition of Heavy Metal Magazine. It stands approximately 22 inches tall and will release in Q1 2015. The statue comes in two versions, Regular and HCG Exclusive. The Regular version is limited to 600 pieces worldwide. The HCG Exclusive version comes with 18″ x 12″ high quality print of the original artwork and is limited to…
  • CLANNAD Sakagami Tomoyo – Uniform Version – Figure by Kotobukiya 4-Leaves

    27 Oct 2014 | 9:20 pm
    From the popular anime series “CLANNAD” comes the re-release of the Sakagami Tomoyo – Uniform Version – 1/6 Scale PVC Figure by Kotobukiya 4-Leaves. The Sakagami Tomoyo figure stands 25cm tall and was originally released back in November 2011. She retails for ¥8,400 and will be re-released in February 2015. The post CLANNAD Sakagami Tomoyo – Uniform Version – Figure by Kotobukiya 4-Leaves appeared first on Statue Reviews.
  • Star Wars Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia ARTFX+ Figure Set by Kotobukiya

    27 Oct 2014 | 4:41 pm
    From the popular franchise “Star Wars” comes the Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia ARTFX+ PVC Figure Set by Kotobukiya. Both figures are built to 1/10 scale with Luke Skywalker standing approximately 15cm tall and Princess Leia at approximately 16cm tall. Luke is posed in a slightly crouched position and he comes with swappable left arms, so you can display him with a lightsaber or blaster pistol. Princess Leia is posed in a more upright position and she’s gripping a blaster rifle with both hands. This Star Wars ARTFX+ Figure set retails for ¥12,000 and will ship in April…
  • The Evil Within: The Keeper Statue by Gaming Heads

    25 Oct 2014 | 6:18 pm
    Pre-orders are now open for Gaming Heads new statue The Keeper based on the character from the popular video game “The Evil Within”. The Keeper statue was designed by Goran Sadojevich and stands approximately 15 inches tall including the base. Speaking of the base, The Keeper stands with his left foot perched atop a crate of human remains while his right foot is firmly planted on bloodied and cracked ceramic tile. It comes in two versions, Regular and Exclusive. The Regular version retails for $269.99 and is limited to 750 pieces worldwide. The Exclusive Version retails for…
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  • 7 Important Safety Tips for all those ‘Trick or Treaters’

    30 Oct 2014 | 4:42 pm
    Friday is Halloween, and that means it’s ‘trick or treat’ night! Trick or treating is as popular as ever, with millions of kids from across the world preparing themselves for this fun annual tradition on Friday evening! However it is worth remembering that it’s not only witches, vampires and ghouls on the loose Halloween night – there are plenty of Earthly dangers out there as well. So we list some important safety tips that all ‘trick or treaters’ should be following on All Hallows Eve to ensure that everyone gets home safe to enjoy their candy and sweets! Never…
  • Funko takes on Firefly

    29 Oct 2014 | 2:14 pm
    More Funko POP characters are on the horizon as the popular caricature figurine company announces its Firefly range and an addition to the Supernatural collection. Soon to be released shortly before Christmas 2014, the Firefly range will include Captain Reynolds, Zoe Washburne, Hoban Washburne, Jayne Cobb and Kaylee Frye. Ideal gifts for a stocking stuffer we think! The Crowley character will also be available from the Supernatural TV show. We love these great Funko figures, and their range is getting bigger every week. They’re already covered plenty of popular TV shows and movies,…
  • Breaking Bad figures removed from Toys R Us

    23 Oct 2014 | 3:39 pm
    Toys R Us finally submits to an online petition to remove all of their Breaking Bad collectable dolls from their US stores. The petition, started by a Florida mom, accumulated over 9000 signatures. Which was apparently enough to result in the world’s most famous toy store removing the controversial figures. Many had complained that the genre of the Breaking Bad show – about a middle aged cancer patient taking up dealing crystal meth – made the inclusion of the shows merchandise at Toys R Us unsuitable, since it would be seen by children. One of the offending dolls. The figures of…
  • Top Toddler Toys for Christmas 2014

    22 Oct 2014 | 5:33 pm
    If you’re looking for some great ideas and inspiration for Christmas for the toddlers in your life then you’ve come to the right place. Kids between 1 and 3 years are entering an important time in their lives and the toys in which they interact with are important for helping them develop. Here we take a look at our favourite selection of toys, ranging from vintage traditional play to more modern learning toys. Plan Toys Stacking Tree Plan toys are famous for their traditional wooden toys that provide fun, educational play without any of the electronic fuss you can often get with modern…
  • Robotic Pets for Kids – the latest craze

    20 Oct 2014 | 8:55 pm
    It seems the market for robotic pets that look and act just like the real thing is proving popular as more options – from dinos to fish – hit the toy shelves. The idea of a toy pet that imitates the real pet sounds quite appealing. After all, they’re probably cheaper than the real thing, require less maintenance, perfect for apartments that don’t allow real pets and best of all, there’s an on/off switch. If you’re thinking about getting a robotic pet then take a look at this page where we take a look at some of the pets that have been getting all the rave reviews. Zoomer the…
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