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  • FNM x Secret Serpents x Huck Gee Los Angeles Poster Print Available Now

    27 Apr 2015 | 11:26 pm
    Huck Gee has designed the Faith No More show poster for The Wiltern in Los Angeles, which is now available through Secret Serpents HERE. They are available with two options, one being the regular edition for $40, which is signed and numbered in an edition of 115 pieces. There is...
  • KAWS x Lane Crawford Clean Slate Collection

    27 Apr 2015 | 10:44 pm
    KAWS will be making his way to Shanghai for his art exhibit, “Clean Slate” at Piazza of Shanghai Times Square on May 15th – 31st. In conjunction to the show, Lane Crawford will be releasing a limited edition KAWS collection featuring hand-painted canvas bags, canvas cushions, t-shirts and mini plush...
  • Kevin Nam x myplasticheart Robo Top (04.30)

    27 Apr 2015 | 3:59 pm
    Kevin Nam is out with a new Rock Paper Scissors resin top figure! Introducing the Robo Top, a playable art toy that you can play RSP against or with others if you have two. Each figure measures approximately 2” tall and will be available in red or blue. Each colorway...
  • Luke Chueh x Munky King Bitch Print/Toy Set Available Now!

    26 Apr 2015 | 11:40 am
    Available now through Munky King is the Original Bitch Colorway Print/Toy set! This set is exclusive to Munky King and is limited to only 500 pieces! With the figure you will receive a 8x10 archival giclee print and a signed box by Luke. You can find them available now HERE...
  • Amanda Visell for Thailand Toy Expo 2015 (4.30 5.3)

    25 Apr 2015 | 7:34 pm
    Amanda Visell will be making the trip to Bangkok as one of the featured artists for Thailand Toy Expo 2015. She’ll be presenting original art alongside Coarse in a massive booth on the 2nd floor of the CentralWorld mall. Expect additional paintings and a few Coarse collaborations. We’ll be there...
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  • IDW Comics Review - Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye #40

    27 Apr 2015 | 6:07 pm
    In the wake of Elegant Chaos, the Lost Light has some loose ends to tie up. But not everyone is happy... "Chief Medical Officer Ratchet in: 'Our Steps Will Always Rhyme'" is written by James Roberts with art by Brendan Cahill and art by Joana Lafuente. Read the review!
  • IDW Comics Preview - Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye #40

    27 Apr 2015 | 6:00 pm
    Having saved the universe"kind of"the Lost Light crew deal with the fallout in a manner befitting the gravity of the situation. Kind of.
  • DX9 Reveals Cocomone Retool Of Invisible As GoBot Crasher

    27 Apr 2015 | 4:46 pm
    When you ask what a Mirage body-type can be reused as, you have to remember that in recent years a new options has joined the list. DX9 Toys have revealed Cocomone, based on the GoBots character Crasher, by way of the Movie-Classics figure Fracture. This figure is said to be relatively limited production, so if you're in a mood for more non-Transformers references in your third parties, head to your retailer of choice and grab a preorder. Meanwhile, click through and check out the photos!
  • TFsource Weekly SourceNews! MMC Grandus Hexatron Up For Preorder!

    27 Apr 2015 | 7:33 am
    Greetings Sourcefans! This week we have new preorders for MMC - R-01G - Grandus Hexatron, Reformatted - R-12 - Cynicus, Make Toys - Citizen Set 01 With Trench Covers, Transformers 4 - Lost Age - Black Knight Optimus Prime, Transformers Unite Warriors - TU-03 - Grand Scourge, PE-DX05 - Leonidas, and we've also managed to secure more stock of perfect effect combiner kits PC-01 and 02!
  • In-Hand Photos of Perfect Effect PC-01 & PC-02 Hands & Feet Upgrade Kits For Combiner Wars Superion & Menasor

    27 Apr 2015 | 7:24 am
    Genetic of TFND has posted an extensive gallery of photos of the Perfect Effect PC-01 & PC-02 upgrade kits for Combiner Wars figures! Designed with Superion and Menasor in mind, respectively, these kits turn from more articulated hands and feet for your combiners to more convincing weapons for said combiners. It even looks good on Defensor - keep reading to check it out!
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  • Kickstarter: The Offbits – The Art of Spare Parts

    28 Apr 2015 | 7:30 am
    The Offbits are cool little model robot toys that come in build-it-yourself kits, originally designed with unused and unloved bits and pieces that were upcycled and transformed into something so much greater. The kits' open-source modularity means you can add any of your own "spare parts" to the robot figure, tweak it, and create a whole new robot design of your own.To fund a new generation of Offbits, they've taken to Kickstarter to raise funds for the project. As with all Kickstarter projects, there are various funding tiers that include your "rewards". If you're looking for the…
  • Marvel Mopeez

    27 Apr 2015 | 6:00 pm
    Funko has announced the Marvel Mopeez series of plush toys. These 4.5-inch plush figures are weighted on the bottom to retain a slouchy posture and adorable frustration. These seven will be available beginning in May 2015. They include Hulk, Spider-Man, Deadpool, Rocket Raccoon, Groot, Iron Man, and Captain America.
  • Alan Urbina’s Custom Star Wars Dunny Series

    27 Apr 2015 | 2:00 pm
    Alan Urbina is currently taking pre-orders for his custom Star Wars Dunny Series. The blind box series will run $55.00 plus shipping for each. Each blind box includes a custom, artist card, and a signed and numbered autentication card. The figures can be order via Alan's webshop. This series is limited to only 13 pieces plus one Golden Ticket winner.
  • Galaxy Hero Plush

    27 Apr 2015 | 9:00 am
    Revolution Brewing and Shawnimals have collaborated on the release of the Galaxy Hero plush, a new designer collectible inspired by Revolution Brewing's Galaxy Hero India Pale Ale. While the plush debuted this weekend at C2E2, the remainder of the first edition of 500 pieces will be available to purchase at Revolution Brewing's online shop. The Galaxy Hero plushie measures 9" x 7" and is made of non-wool felt, poly-fil stuffing, and features plastic eyes. You'll be able to pick one up for $20.00.
  • DHP x Hellopike Bodhisattva Alavaka

    27 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    The first official painted release of the new Bodhisattva Alavaka will be happening on Saturday May 2nd 2015 in the Devils Head Productions' webshop. Each set has been painted up by Hellopike and comes with a painted version of the new Bodhisattva head, classic Alavaka head, prayer beads and scroll. They'll be priced at $60.00 each.
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  • Design Philosopy

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

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

    16 Apr 2015 | 1:07 am
    The cherry blossom (sakura) season has just ended but there are a few trees here and there hanging on to those lovely petals which usually last for just about a week or so. These are photos taken around Meguro River near our office during the day and night. Most of these taken on the Sony A7 II with the Vario-Tessar T* FE 4/24-70 ZA.Our lovely Mirai also enjoyed the cherry blossoms too.Photos of the sakura from previous years are tagged "sakura."
  • doS Deka Mirai Suenaga

    9 Apr 2015 | 4:24 am
    Just to let you know that Mirai Suenaga is to make an appearance in the new NTV Drama called doS Deka [ドS刑事](Doesu Deka) pronounced "Doh Esu Deka" starring Tabe Mikako and Yoshida Yo. Looks like Mirai skipped the anime and went directly to live action ^^Edit post broadcast - and this is what it was like!Mirai appears in the drama as her Smart Doll form voiced by none other than the main actress Tabe Mikako!The drama starts today at 9PM (2015/04/11) on NTV.I'm not allowed to reveal too much before the broadcast or I'll get in toraburu ^^ Here I'm setting up one of the filming locations…
  • Shibuya in the Spring

    7 Apr 2015 | 11:10 pm
    Today we take a photowalk around the Shibuya area on a sunny Spring day with the cherry blossoms in full bloom. Starting off at Tower Records. CD's are still popular in the land of the rising sun and probably one of the few places left on earth where you can walk down a street and still see CD retail stores. Back when I used to buy CD's, I would rip them into MP3's anyway and the CD would just be sitting on the shelf. Speaking of CD's, you can download the MP3 version of CD that I released a while ago called Mirai Music from YouTube and the Internets.This post contains a poll, click here to…
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  • Art Toys @ Thailand Toy Expo 2015

    28 Apr 2015 | 8:05 am
    Last I featured 1/6th-scaled toys for the coming Thailand Toy Expo (April 30-May 3) - today we have a look at select designer / art toy collectibles to expect to come! Mighty Jaxx will be releasing the final colorway of Alex Solis' DARK KNIGHT with a (mustard/cheese) YELLOW Edition and as well a colored edition of MR HELL YEAH by the late MAMAKAFAK. No further product prices nor details
  • INSTINCTOY @ Thailand Toy Expo 2015

    28 Apr 2015 | 7:55 am
    INSTINCTOY will be boothing at Thailand Toy Expo (April 30-May 3) this weekend, and owner / creator Hiroto Ohkubo will be in attendance, and you KNOW they'll bring the art toys! Here are a few selected awesomeness to expect: A new color of PANDEMIC will be released in advance. The 5th colorway of VNCENT in GID blue glow. ICE LIQUID Series 4 will feature 8 kinds (one COLOR GIFT) debuting
  • GUMS Production @ Thailand Toy Expo 2015

    28 Apr 2015 | 7:50 am
    GUMS Productions brings to Thailand Toy Expo (April 30-May 3) a trio of goodness, starting with Edenlost - a collaboration with GLITCH Network - here's hoping we'll get to see some developments of their figure since Toy Soul 2014 :) 3D Artist Khem Pavee has been announced to have signed with GUMS to release a series of 1/6 scale characters, the first of whom will be RAIJIN ("the god of
  • GLITCH Network & God Complex @ Thailand Toy Expo 2015

    28 Apr 2015 | 7:48 am
    Adding to their previously announced ZEUS, Glitch Network x JP TOYS will be making this splendid 1/6th figure an exclusive for the 2015 Thailand Toy Expo with APOLLO LYCEUS from "Godcomplex" priced at 7500 baht, with only 30pcs available for pre-order on May 2nd, 2015 at Eden 3 Zone at 13:00 pm. First come, first serve basis. Shown here is also artwork by Isuardi Therianto, which will accompany
  • WIPs for TERRA by TOBY HK x MAFIA Factory To Release at Bangkok Comic Con 2015

    28 Apr 2015 | 1:04 am
    Today we have a look at an upcoming new toy named "TERRA" - designed by TOBY HK and made by MAFIA Factory, the concept is based on the Terracotta Warier and the materiel, for which bio plastic will be used. This is the first toy from "Under the Earth", and features a smaller Terra beside a bigger one, utilizing the same head, although the final design has since been slightly changed to fit in
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  • The Violence Of Wes Anderson

    27 Apr 2015 | 12:14 pm
    While most would hardly describe Wes Anderson films as violent, Vimeo user David Valenczei composed a supercut of the director’s more frenzied and aggressive scenes. [Via Mashkulture]
  • Insane ‘Big Trouble In Little China’ Tattoo Sleeve

    27 Apr 2015 | 10:39 am
    If you were thinking of getting the best Big Trouble In Little China tattoo ever, just stop. This guy has you beat. This piece was done by Paul Acker, owner of Deep Six Tattoo in Philadelphia, PA. The sleeve is still a work in progress, but it’s nothing short of amazing. How can one tattoo possess such mind-blowing skills? You know what ol’ Jack Burton always says: “It’s all in the reflexes.” [Via Geekologie]  
  • This Wooden Map Of Hyrule Will Fill Your Heart Containers With Joy

    27 Apr 2015 | 9:43 am
    Inspired by The Legend of Zelda: The Ocarina of Time, woodsmith Vincent Vumbaco teamed up with graphic designer Alex Greindling to produce gorgeous laser-etched wooden maps for their Woodlands series. Certainly puts the ART in cartography! Okay, that was bad… let’s just pretend it never happened. Product description: We grew up during a time when video games came with packed-in manuals. Sometimes, those manuals included a  beautiful map of the world you were soon to discover. Our Woodlands series of laser-etched wood maps is a salute to those who love exploring in fiction and…
  • Frank Wilder X Ugo Mozie – The Eagle Collection

    27 Apr 2015 | 9:26 am
    Enigmatic jewelry persona, Frank Wilder, and maverick style icon, Ugo Mozie, have joined forces to release an uncommon collection of eye catching jewelry. The collaborative Eagle Collection features Wilder’s pioneering technique, which merges the traditional process of lost-wax casting with the modern process of 3D printing, for a truly cutting-edge and beautiful collection of silver and gold bracelets, necklaces, and rings. Drawing inspiration from a variety of sources as wide-ranging as velociraptors, the movie Jaws, Pablo Picasso, and travels to Bali, Frank Wilder creates finely sculpted…
  • Quicksilver Made A Wetsuit That You Can Wear To Work

    27 Apr 2015 | 8:58 am
    Together, Quiksilver Japan and agency TBWAHAKUHODO have created the True Wetsuit – a wetsuit that looks like an actual business suit. Let’s face it: while we guys would rather see ladies wear less at the beach, the girls would likely rather see us class it up in a suit and tie rather than show some skin unless we look like David Beckham. The True Wetsuit comes in black, navy, and there’s even a tuxedo option! Get your own from for $2,500 USD. [Via Hypebeast]
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  • C2E2 2015: Bluefin

    Tianxiao Ma
    28 Apr 2015 | 2:00 am
    Bluefin distributes collectibles from a bunch of companies, so their booth is usually pretty packed at conventions. Fortunately I got there just before closing so I was able to avoid the hectic experience of photographing the displays while having to maneuver around people. Most of the Japanese figures were old news. They had the Capcom Creators Collection Monster Hunter figures: Rajang, Gore Magala, and Tigrex. This was the first time I saw their Morrigan figure in person, and I just can't get over how derpy she looks. There was a small Sentinel display with their Attack on Titan figures:…
  • C2E2 2015: Enterbay

    Tianxiao Ma
    28 Apr 2015 | 1:00 am
    Enterbay is a lot like Hot Toys, focusing on realistic 1/6-scale poseable figures. They've done a few movie characters, but at C2E2 focus quite a lot on NBA players. Maybe it's pandering to Chicago's collective 90s nostalgia, or maybe it's just because Michael Jordan is a global icon, but his figure always gets the most prominent display. In terms of movie figures they had a nice battle damaged T-800 curiously displayed next to Mr. Bean. Robocop makes a return from last year as well. As for sports figures, we got a good if fairly random mix of big names from the past and the present. Blake…
  • Kickstart it up! Tsume teams up with Aleksi Briclot for original Azzar'Hi Worlds & Wonders HQS statue

    27 Apr 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Tsume has teamed with artist Aleksi Briclot to bring one of his original illustrations to life (a difficult to describe lava snake warrior goddess?). The statue, which currently has a Kickstarter going, will be limited to 250 pieces while the unpainted garage kit will be limited to 50 pieces. This stunning statue is billed as standing 50-cm tall and will be numbered & hand painted. While Azzar'Hi is an original creation, apparently Aleksi has fleshed out some backstory for the character as well as a universe so it may be interesting to see how that develops. The campaign, which will run…
  • R2-B1 and 3 other exclusive Pop!s to hit Gamestop May 4th

    26 Apr 2015 | 8:00 am
    Gamestop will be carrying four exclusive Star Wars Pop!s staring May 4th: R2-B1, Figrin D'an (one of the players from the Mos Eisley Cantina), snowdrift Chewbacca, and Hoth Han Solo. While Figrin is a neat selection, I'm most excited by R2-B1. Given that we recently saw R2-Q5 as another con exclusive, there's increasing hope that we'll see a R2-Q2. Regardless, I'm strongly tempted to add R2-Q5 to my shelf. Expect to see these available starting around May 4th. They're listed for US$10 apiece. [ Order at Gamestop on/after May 4th or check your local retailer ]
  • He's no Crimson Dynamo! Funko adds 'Inferno' Iron Man to its Hikari line

    26 Apr 2015 | 2:00 am
    Pre-orders recently opened for Funko's Hikari Premium "Inferno" Iron Man. Limited to just 600 pieces, "Inferno" will be the first Iron Man to be released in Funko's Hikari line. "Inferno" Iron Man sports glossy red paint deco vaguely reminiscent of a certain Russian-themed Iron Man villain. Given that the character is usually a little heavy on the reds (usually paired with a yellow or a gold), it doesn't look entirely out of place. In fact, it rather spices up a mold that I only feeling so-so about. At any rate, he should look great next to a Hikari Hulk (and will hopefully be a cornerstone…
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  • Cute Finds at Jackalope Art Fair Pasadena

    27 Apr 2015 | 7:21 am
    On Saturday afternoon, I was on mission to find Funhouse Labs and get this t-rex in a hoodie necklace. We couldn’t leave without a triceratops in a hoodie. (These awesome necklaces will be available soon at Leanna Lin’s Wonderland!) I also found these fun poop plushies by Cindy Makes. Love the Domo poop! Of course I had to stock up on some new kawaii plush friends by SaoZen Plush. We had time to visit with our friends at Leanna Lin’s Wonderland and Le Petit Elefant. It started raining so we didn’t have a chance to really explore. But it was a fun Saturday while it…
  • Last Week to See Supahcute Kaiju Show 2!

    21 Apr 2015 | 2:49 pm
    Supahcute Kaiju Show 2 closes this Sunday, April 26! Catch all of these cute kaiju before they’re gone forever!! KUPA by Peter Kato The Early Years Print by Luke Flowers; framed print still available. RAWR! by Allison Koberstein Night Beams by Andrea Kang The Sock Monster Print by Kristen ‘Hapa’ Lau; framed print still available.Filed under: art show Tagged: Leanna Lin's Wonderland, Supahcute Kaiju 2, Supahcute Kaiju Show 2
  • Jackalope Art and Craft Fair: Pasadena

    20 Apr 2015 | 10:36 am
    On April 25-26, Pasadena will host the Jackalope Art and Craft Fair, a two-day shopping destination featuring over 200 local artisans, crafters, and DIY enthusiasts. This event is free and open to the public. Date: April 25th and 26th 2015 – 11:00am to 6:00pm Location: Central Park, Old Pasadena 275 S Raymond Ave, Pasadena CA 91105 Be sure to visit Supahcute friends: SaoZen, Leanna Lin, and Le Petit Elefant! Check out all of the awesome vendors here.Filed under: art
  • Whispering Spirit Vinyl Figure Set Now Available

    17 Apr 2015 | 2:26 pm
    Designed by Bubi Au Yeung in 2012, Whispering Spirit is now available as a vinyl toy in three colorways. Produced by KUSSO and Crazylabel, the Whispering Spirit box set comes with all three colorways. Limited to 333 sets at $90 per set. If you’re in Hong Kong or China, you can order from Kusso. For international orders, contact Karen at Grey Whispering Spirit comes with a spirit (Bubble) and Forgotten Soul. Yellow Whispering Spirit comes with a spirit (bubble) and Smiley Slow Soul. Blue Whispering Spirit comes with a spirit (bubble) and backpack. The backpack and…
  • ‘Supahcute Kaiju Show 2′ Artwork Still Available

    15 Apr 2015 | 11:02 am
    Beauregard by Amanda Dempsey Nessie by Varinya Nunez Bernard by Vanessa Ramirez Moonfire by Nicole Piar This group exhibition will be at Leanna Lin’s Wonderland through April 26, so be sure to check it out. You can also view and purchase available pieces online. Filed under: art show Tagged: Leanna Lin's Wonderland, Supahcute Kaiju 2, Supahcute Kaiju Show 2
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  • Shanghai LeSportsac Signing

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

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

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

    15 Apr 2015 | 10:01 am
    tokidoki is proud to present limited edition MANNY movie tees featuring eight-division world champion professional boxer, Manny Pacquiao! Inspired by the documentary narrated by Liam Neeson, the film reveals the untold story behind Manny’s fighting spirit. These tees are available in two exclusive styles. Be sure to root for Manny as he takes on Floyd Mayweather, Jr on May 2nd  in one of the biggest fights of the century!
  • Dreamlands Exhibit

    9 Mar 2015 | 10:58 am
    Enter into another world. Join tokidoki for Dreamlands, a group exhibit inspired by the landscapes of our dreams. When: March 14th, 2015 7-10PM Where: Corey Helford Gallery 8530A Washington Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232 Advance online previews can be requested at See you there! Simone Legno Neon Dragon  Acrylic on canvas, 30×40
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  • NEW Official #BATMAN ARKHAM KNIGHT TRAILER "All Who Follow You"

    27 Apr 2015 | 12:41 pm
    Warner Bros Games and DC Entertainment have just released this brand-new, and totally amazing, Game Trailer Video! For the first time ever, watch Batman: Arkham Knight’s exciting new “Dual Play” mechanic in action as you switch seamlessly between The Dark Knight and his allies including Robin, Nightwing, and Catwoman in free-flow combat. With his back against the wall, Batman turns to his closest allies to help him save Gotham City from the clutches of Scarecrow and the Arkham Knight’s army. A familiar face also returns to give The Dark Knight a message he cannot ignore… Batman:…
  • DC COMICS Has Plans To Release #BATMAN ARKHAM KNIGHT Comic Books!

    27 Apr 2015 | 12:33 pm
    With the success of the BATMAN: ARKHAM TRILOGY Video Game Property DC Comics has released a small series of in-continuity comic books that are a prequel to the events of next game, Batman: Arkham Knight. They're available as both Digital Comics LINK and they will also appear in stores. Shown here are a few examples of the cover art and I gotta say the artwork is pretty awesome!Also, it looks like there will be 12 issues in this series. For more information just CLICK HERE! Here's the basic plot line: The Joker is dead. Arkham City is closed. As a new day begins, Bruce Wayne finds…
  • #BATMAN ADAM WEST INTERVIEW at Gilbert Gottfried's Amazing Colossal Podcast!

    27 Apr 2015 | 12:19 pm
    To celebrate the 75th anniversary of Bob Kane and Bill Finger's Batman (and to coincide with this week's New York Comic Con) Gilbert and Frank tracked down the caped crusader of their childhoods, the legendary ADAM WEST, who shared memories of everyone from Gary Cooper to Jackie Gleason and joked about some of his more "challenging" gigs ("Voodoo Island" anyone?).  Also, Adam duets with Dino, makes history with William Shatner and pays Gilbert one of the greatest compliments of his career.  PLUS: The origin of the Batusi! Liberace gets tough! Adam turns down the part of James…

    27 Apr 2015 | 12:04 pm
    This is just a quick post to share this "screen test" photo of Jared Leto as the JOKER in the new Suicide Squad movie (Warner Bros).  This film currently has a release date of August 5th, 2016 so we're gonna have to wait awhile before we get to see it. I'm also waiting until then to develop any opinion on it. But, I hope it turns out to be really great!
  • Official PHOTO of JARED LETO as THE JOKER From the SUICIDE SQUAD Movie

    25 Apr 2015 | 3:49 am
    Here's a quick post to share a brand-new photo showing what the Actor Jared Leto will look like as THE JOKER in the new SUICIDE SQUAD movie. I think he looks awesome and is a fresh modern-day version of the character.  But, I know there will be a bunch of crybabies out there that will want to complain and pick it to death. Here's my take on the whole issue:  Please, please give Jared Leto a chance to prove he can do a good or bad job of portraying the character and hold your opinion until AFTER you see the movie. Who knows? He might nail it just like Heath Ledger did in the Dark…
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    WordPress Tag: Toy

  • Diy piggie scarecrow guineapig toy

    24 Apr 2015 | 7:55 am
    Every guinea pig loves something new and exciting to play with. Whilst sat in their enclosures a certain ” scare guinea” pal might be just the trick to keep them busy and occupied throughout the day whilst you’re doing errands, at work or school. So here’s our step by step DIY tutorial on how to make your own! You will need :  (Note : You’ll also need a craft knife or pair of scissors to cut holes into the tube, if you’re under age please ask an adult to help you!) Step one : Using your scissors or craft knife cut two criss crosses on either side of the…
  • 1970's vintage Volkswagen Pedal Car. Retro/Mid-Century/Toys/Collectible

    24 Apr 2015 | 6:43 am
    Great vintage find by EraBrighton (180.00 GBP)
  • Preorder Puzzle & Dragons For Nintendo 3DS At Nintendo UK Store And Get Mario Soft Toy

    24 Apr 2015 | 6:11 am
    The Nintendo UK Store has been great recently for offering special pre-order bonuses when you order an upcoming exclusive. This time around the online store is offering a free Mario soft toy if you pre-order Puzzle & Dragons Z and Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros Edition. Not a bad incentive to pre-order, so if you want the Mario soft toy be sure to place a pre-order.  
  • Vintage Miniature Birdhouse ,Pots, and Gardening Hat. Dollhouse Furniture

    24 Apr 2015 | 4:51 am
    Great vintage find by PendragonFarm (9.95 USD)
  • My New Toy

    24 Apr 2015 | 1:58 am
    My New Toy @simonedellafornace: #Street #Trending #Popular #Buzzing #Viral #Picture
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    Take Five a Day

  • Mattel to Offer 3D Toy Printing

    28 Apr 2015 | 3:11 am
    Mattel will start to offer 3D printed toys … there are no details on if there’s a template, free form or if you print it at home or they print it and mail it to you? “The companies haven’t revealed which toy lines kids will be able to customise. But did say the first in […]
  • Mattel Disney Pixar CARS: The Dirty Secret of Dirt, Tar & Road Lightning

    28 Apr 2015 | 1:03 am
    The history of ‘dirty” Lightning McQueen is not a pretty picture. The first attempt was Willie’s Butte McQueen. He was only available with the Radiator Springs Mountain Challenge track set. He was basically Lightning McQueen (also missing the Rust-eze tampo decal on the back spoiler) with dirt overspray, brown wheels and a matte finish versus […]
  • Mattel Hot Wheels Fun Billboard

    27 Apr 2015 | 3:07 am
    I guess it would cause too many accidents for the arm to move down and appear to touch the autos … Via AdArchives.   Tweet This Post
  • Mattel Disney Pixar CARS: Dinoco’s McQueen Variant Parade

    27 Apr 2015 | 1:43 am
    Dinoco Lightning McQueen has been one of the first releases – appearing in June 2006, as part of Wave 2. It was essentially a duplicate of regular LM painted Dinoco blue – same expression and missing the Dinoco tampo decal as the regular LM was missing the Rust-eze spoiler decal until that version was fixed […]
  • Make Your Own LEGO Candy Dispenser

    24 Apr 2015 | 3:23 am
    AND the advantage if it dispenses candy too slowly, you can just rip the lid off … Instructions HERE. Tweet This Post
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    The Toy Book

  • World Video Game Hall of Fame Reveals 15 Finalists

    Phil Guie
    28 Apr 2015 | 10:10 am
    The Strong’s World Video Game Hall of Fame in Rochester, New York, today announced the 15 finalists for induction into the hall. They are: Angry Birds, Doom, FIFA, The Legend of Zelda, Minecraft, The Oregon Trail, Pac-Man, Pokémon, Pong, The Sims, Sonic the Hedgehog, Space Invaders, Super Mario Bros., Tetris, and World of Warcraft. The World Video Game Hall of Fame received thousands of nominations for the inaugural class. This year’s final inductees, chosen with guidance from an international selection committee made up of journalists, scholars, and other individuals familiar with the…
  • Toys “R” Us Becomes Destination: Star Wars, Kicking Off Year-Long Celebration

    Phil Guie
    28 Apr 2015 | 7:15 am
    Toys “R” Us stores worldwide, as well as, are set for a year-long celebration in honor of the Star Wars saga. Beginning on May 3 in the U.S., Star Wars Day events will take place at all Toys “R” Us locations across the country. Young Jedis and their families are invited to visit their local store dressed in their Star Wars best, receive giveaways, and more. On May 3, fans who visit their local store from noon to 2 p.m. can take a picture with Geoffrey the Giraffe, and experience a special Lego Star Wars build and giveaway, while supplies last. Event attendees can also…
  • Mattel’s Magic 8 Ball Is Available Now on Apple Watch and iPhone

    Phil Guie
    27 Apr 2015 | 12:30 pm
    Has Mattel brought back the Magic 8 Ball as an app for Apple Watch and iPhone? Signs point to yes. The new Magic 8 Ball app offers the same unpredictable, amusing answers as the classic Magic 8 Ball, and is optimized for mobile devices. For example, it gives users the ability to ask their questions on-the-go using the dictation feature. Among its other features, users can simulate the experience of shaking their Magic 8 Ball to reveal their answer by tapping their Apple Watch or shaking their iPhone. They can also share questions and answers on social media, and receive notifications in the…
  • Rubie’s Costume Company Launches Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron Costume Collection

    Phil Guie
    27 Apr 2015 | 10:00 am
    Rubie’s Costume Company Inc. has launched a new line of costumes, accessories, wigs, and masks inspired by Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron. Available in child and adult sizes, the officially licensed Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron Collection includes Iron Man, Thor, Hulk, Captain America, Black Widow, Vision, Hawkeye, and the super villain, Ultron. “Beloved by children and adults alike, each Marvel character has a tremendous fan base that expands beyond the U.S. to the rest of the world,” says Howard Beige, Rubie’s executive vice president. “As we look forward to a Saturday…
  • Painting Lulu Signs Licensing Agreement with Mattel

    Phil Guie
    27 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
    Painting Lulu has reached a multi-year licensing agreement with Mattel that will bring the Barbie and Hot Wheels brands to the physical and digital worlds of Painting Lulu in time for the back-to-school and holiday seasons. Painting Lulu is a paper-to-digital coloring set in which kids color in the Painting Lulu coloring book with regular crayons, and then scan the page using the Painting Lulu app on any smart device, making the coloring page instantly appear. Using the Painting Lulu Digital Crayon, kids can enhance and correct their coloring with the many tools and colors available. The…
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    Collecting Fashion Dolls by Terri Gold

  • Integrity Toys' Next Move - Katy Keene!

    Terri Gold
    28 Apr 2015 | 9:01 am
    Integrity Toys is stepping back in time - to my time - in a new partnership with Archie Comics.Katy Keene!When I was a little girl, my aunt and I used to draw and make clothes for our Katy Keene cut out dolls. These are very fond memories.The question is...would I buy dolls based on these dear memories? Integrity's announcement says, "the new Katy Keene collector doll line promises to bring something exciting for all of her fans, old and new alike."Well I'm old and I was a fan. This is going to be really interesting.It would be cool if Katy's fashions were vintage as she began in the 1950's,…
  • Chewin's Website

    Terri Gold
    24 Apr 2015 | 7:31 am
    Those of you who are fans of Chewin's work, as I am, may already know that he has a website which showcases his fashion and wig offerings.The work ranges from underwear to historical to sportswear to formal wear to shoes. Doll sizes range from 1/6 scale Fashion Royalty to 1/3 scale dolls.  The prices and the quality are excellent.His hard cap wigs are stunning and he will use your preference in colors if you don't want the one shown. On Prego today he posted a beautiful OOAK bridal fashion for an EID size doll.Here are a few more items currently available on his site.Go see for…
  • So Many Conventions; So Little Time

    Terri Gold
    21 Apr 2015 | 8:30 am
    All you need is time and a lot of money and you can spend the next few months going from one doll event to another. There is something for everyone.  A few events are just one day luncheon gatherings. Others are five day marathons. The upcoming Star Trek convention is not on the list but I've always wanted to go.I have compiled a list of most of the upcoming events with links to information and registration. There may be others so if you know of something, please post it in a comment with name, date and link to registration.Italian Doll Convention - May 16-17 - Milan,…
  • Shantommo Couture: Dark Fantasy Collection for 12" Dolls

    Terri Gold
    16 Apr 2015 | 9:00 am
    In the endless pursuit for edgy and fashionable and affordable fashions for my dolls, I have become enchanted by Ryan Liang's creations. This is his latest collection called Dark Fantasy Collection 2015.Description (each dress is pictured two times in the photo above.)Raven Rouge: A one-piece bell-shaped high neck dress.The Paris Affair: A two-piece outfit. Peplum top and pencil skirt.Midnight Tangle: A one-piece dress and leather belt.Dark black fabric with shiny faux fur. Accessories are not included.Each fashion is $58. plus $8. postage.Visit the Shantommo website to see many photos of his…
  • The Next Kingdom Doll is Eira

    Terri Gold
    14 Apr 2015 | 12:32 pm
    Alexandra posted Eira's photo on Prego earlier today and the reception is, not surprisingly, very warm. I love this doll already.Here's what Alex said:Her name means Snow in my native language of Welsh (as many of you know I am from Wales) Amanda and I think she has a Snow White quality to her face/look hence the name......hope you like her. No other information was available.
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  • set database: LEGO 1993 race value pack

    28 Apr 2015 | 4:19 am
    set database: LEGO 1993 race value packimage courtesy of peeronimage courtesy of bricklinkimage courtesy of Rick83image courtesy of otaznikset number: 1993set name: race value packtheme: town, race, value packyear: 1993pieces: 305price: us$naminifigs: 4nice town set.value pack.come with set 1990 F1 race car, 1991 racing pick up and 1992 dragster.come with a F1 race car, a racing pick up truck and 2 dragsters.minifigs included 4 racer minifigs.great playability.overall design is great. 
  • set database: LEGO 1992 dragster

    27 Apr 2015 | 4:56 am
    set database: LEGO 1992 dragsterimage courtesy of peeronimage courtesy of bricklinkimage courtesy of theplasticbrickimage courtesy of avanteset number: 1992set name: dragstertheme: town, raceyear: 1993pieces: 96price: us$8minifigs: 2nice town set.come with 2 dragsters.minifigs included 2 racer minifigs.great playability.overall design is great. 
  • set database: LEGO 1991 racing pick up

    26 Apr 2015 | 4:26 am
    set database: LEGO 1991 racing pick upimage courtesy of bricklinkimage courtesy of peeronimage courtesy of theplasticbrickimage courtesy of avanteset number: 1991set name: racing pick uptheme: town, raceyear: 1993pieces: 79price: us$naminifig: 1nice town set.come with a racing pick up truck.minifig included a racer minifig.great playability.overall design is great. 
  • set database: LEGO 1990 F1 race car

    25 Apr 2015 | 4:04 am
    set database: LEGO 1990 F1 race carimage courtesy of peeronimage courtesy of bricksetimage courtesy of theplasticbrickset number: 1990set name: F1 race cartheme: town, raceyear: 1993pieces: 30price: us$naminifig: 1nice town set.come with a F1 race car.minifig included a racer minifig.great playability.overall design is great. 
  • set database: LEGO 1974 bonus pack

    24 Apr 2015 | 4:02 am
    set database: LEGO 1974 bonus packimage courtesy of bricklinkset number: 1974set name: bonus packtheme: town, castle, space, value packyear: 1989pieces: 158price: us$10minifigs: 4nice value pack.come with set 1974 flyercracker USA, 1974 smuggler's hayride and 1974 star quest.come with a helicopter, a hay cart with a horse and a space vehicle.minifigs included a pilot minifig, a cart rider minifig, a forestman minifig and a futuron astronaut minifig.included in 1974 bonus pack.great playability.overall design is great. 
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    The Fashion Doll Chronicles

  • High Visibility Agnes Von Weiss

    25 Apr 2015 | 5:27 am
    Last year, during the presentation for the main Integrity Toys collections, the event doll was none other then Agnes Von Weiss as a lovely gift-set. This incarnation of hers is called High Visibility and it caused a minor uproar among collectors at the time because her lips were not painted in her usual scowl but in a more straightforward line. I think it is interesting that changes like this appear from time to time on the dolls - it makes the characters more varied and nuanced. She;s a good looking doll and I really enjoyed taking her photos. The edition size of this doll is 1350, made…
  • A convention doll for W Club members - going or not!

    16 Apr 2015 | 5:29 pm
    As mentioned in their convention announcement, Integrity Toys announced a convention upgrade doll that can be pre-ordered from all W Club members, whether going to the convention or not. And since the Cinematic event was sold out in 5 hours from its announcement, this is good news for all those on the waiting list (use the link in my previous post to enter) or not going at all. The doll can be pre-ordered until the 27th of April and does not have an edition size yet - demand will determine how many dolls will be finally made. No photo is yet available of the doll, just the concept sketch:Item…
  • Cinematic: the 2015 Integrity Toys convention

    14 Apr 2015 | 2:30 pm
    UPDATE: It seems the convention was sold out even before the deadline of going public - so now it is WAITING LIST ONLY - but try anyway as you never know.This year's Integrity Toys convention, titled, appropriately, Cinematic (since it is being held in California, home of Holywood), was announced on Saturday, with details about registration etc. The bonus this year is that there will be also a special convention upgrade doll that will be available to everyone, attendee or not (attendees only will get a special discount for the doll). More details about that doll will be released tomorrow, but…
  • There's a Cindy Crawford Barbie doll and it is not for sale

    24 Mar 2015 | 11:08 am
    Instagram is the medium of the moment for lots of celebrities and professionals alike: it's so much easier to share a photo of something you're doing or your newest creation than writing about it or staging an elaborate presentation. Especially if it can reach thousands of people in an instant. It is not surprising then that it has become the social arena of choice for fashion people. most notably stylists and models. Cindy Crawford is one of the original 90s supermodels that is active on the platform. Just the other day she posted a photo of a Barbie made to look like her:Since there was…
  • The Tonner 2015 Mainline Collection

    19 Mar 2015 | 1:16 pm
    Tonner Doll just released their 2015 mainline collection on their websites. We are going to have a look at the fashion dolls from the release and any other doll that could be described as fashion doll as well. First up is the Marley Wentworth collection: Tyler's younger sister is all grown up and has taken her place as the fashion plate of the Tonner universe. She has her own sculpt (which looks good, especially with certain make up colours) and the 16"Chic Body which is a  variation of the Antoinette body, with broader shoulders and a fuller bust. It was first seen on the Carmen…
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  • Fawning All Over This Delightful and Very Early Steiff Deer On Wheels

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

    21 Apr 2015 | 11:59 am
    Dog-gonnit!  Who doesn't just love Steiff's delightful canine designs from the 1950's and 1960's?  Their universal appeal makes them top dogs in the eyes of many Steiff collectors.  Many of these popular pups were also made as hand puppets.  For some reason, they are a little less popular than their full doggie inspirations, despite the fact that they are fun to collect and easy to display.  Let's take a look at four really sweet puppet and puppy pooch pairs - and maybe you'll be inspired to add a few of these happy hand puppets to your collection, too!  Starting…
  • Horsing Around With This Fantastic Steiff Wooden Stick Pony

    12 Apr 2015 | 12:29 pm
    Hold your horses!  Check out this great inquiry from a reader from the heartland of America.  Looks like she's had this treasure for awhile... but Steiffgal thinks he may go back at least half a century!  Kim writes:Steiffgal,  I am writing to you to ask if this could be a Steiff stick pony. I purchased this at a garage sale 15-20 yrs ago. I cannot read the button clearly. It is located on the left side. The toy is made of wood and has a leather harness. The mane is hair... not sure what kind. The features are painted and it is 41 inches long. I would appreciate any…
  • Setting Records With This Wonderful Steiff Vintage Rabbit on Wheels!

    5 Apr 2015 | 11:04 am
    Hoppy Easter, dear Steiff friends and collectors!  Just in the nick of time, look who just cruised into town - a marvelous vintage Steiff bunny on wheels.  No wonder he's on a cart and taking things easy today... he had a very long night of delivering candy worldwide last night!  Let's take a look at this rolling rabbit and see what makes him our much deserved "Celebrity of the Week!".This cheerful-earful has enormous appeal!  He is 25 cm tall overall, five ways jointed, solidly stuffed with excelsior, and made from blond mohair.  Rabbit has very straight arms, thick…
  • Catching Spring Fever With Steiff's Wonderful Early Post War Bazi Dachshunds

    28 Mar 2015 | 11:40 am
    At last, the snow in the park across the street from Steiffgal's house has started to melt enough that there are more patches of green than white. And no one could be happier about that than Steiffgal, with the pugs a very close second! It is great to see the neighborhood dogs again, who all seem so happy to end their winter-induced home hibernation! To celebrate the onset of spring and its associated "pup parade," let's take a look at one of Steiff's earliest post war dogs - Bazi the Dachshund - and see what makes him so interesting from the design and historical perspectives. Doxies are a…
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    TV and Film Toys

  • Name That…Light

    27 Apr 2015 | 10:36 pm
    Switch sold separately.
  • Name That…Anteater

    22 Apr 2015 | 10:02 pm
    This shadow looks like a very stylized anteater to me.
  • Name That…Highlighter

    20 Apr 2015 | 10:33 pm
    I swear I had a highlighter that looked just like this.
  • Marvel Now! Hulk

    19 Apr 2015 | 10:40 pm
    One of the figures I was keenly interested from the new 3.75-inch scale Marvel Infinite Series was this latest iteration of Hulk.
  • Watcher (Halo 4)

    16 Apr 2015 | 10:33 pm
    One of the figures released in Series 1 of McFarlane Toys Halo 4 line was the Promethean Watcher, which I’ll be reviewing today.
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    Fafuplay - Blog

  • My dragon is very hungry!

    22 Apr 2015 | 6:44 am
    "Can I have the yellow pot now? I need more water in my tomato and marshmallow soup"Muddy play is such an open ended opportunity for learning. It enables children to explore the elements and introduces them to nature. It strengthens their immune system while also developing their social skills. "Yes. Can I have some of your leaves? My dragon is very hungry." It is in moments like this that children share their ideas and passions in the honest way that adults often struggle with. There is no hesitation in their plans. No fear of judgement. Children accept that anything is possible…
  • Why is Storytelling so Important?

    15 Apr 2015 | 7:29 am
    Storytelling can offer many positive opportunities for learning and developing. It is an art and an action and there are ways to make it interactive so that the children can take the lead.Here are 3 main benefits to storytelling that enrich a learning experience for a young child.1. Literacy - yes the good old literacy. Reading and telling stories lays the groundwork for a child's literacy skills later on in life. It introduces new words and concepts, phonics and ideas. It helps the brain to understand how information is communicated through text long before the child starts to…
  • Play Iceland

    13 Apr 2015 | 9:53 am
    Play Iceland 2015 is almost fully booked!! We are honoured and excited by all the interest and can’t wait to meet all the amazing people that have signed up. The group is very versatile and packed with real experience and sincere passion for good early years practice. Just how we like it. We have registrations from America, England and Switzerland as well as some other countries that have not confirmed yet.    We decided to let the event grow a bit this year by offering more places as well as making it a day longer. We had some conversations and feedback from friends from last…
  • Factory life.....

    4 Feb 2015 | 3:49 am
    There is always something new appearing in the factory. Sometimes because someone calls in a custom made order and sometimes because someone had an idea and went with it! Glen has just updated out outdoor kitchen by adding a chalkboard on the back splash and a small shelf for the chalk. A very simple change, but really fun!!   This oh-so-pretty play kitchen is also a new creation from Glen and Jason. It has a country rustic style and would look great both indoor or outdoors. It is quite large and offers work space for many children to play, collaborate and learn! Here is the first…
  • Pretend Play - Learning Life Skills

    28 Jan 2015 | 11:06 am
    We LOVE pretend play and spend a lot of time developing play solutions (such as costumes, dens, play furniture....and more!) that support all kinds of play. But we are especially passionate about child led pretend play. So why is that? The main reason is that play is the single most effective way for a young child to learn and develop important life skills. It offers countless opportunities for children to act out real life situations in the safe world of pretend! We call that world Fafunia. Where mistakes lead to giggles and disagreements are left in the toy box. But play really is…
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    Toy Reviews | Toy Queen | Educational Toys | Toddler Toys | Best Apps for Kids | Toy Giveaways | Preschool Games | Baby Product Reviews

  • Kinetic Sand Sales Raise Money for Autism Speaks

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

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

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

    29 Mar 2015 | 5:05 pm
    Hey Red Sox Nation, Get Free Red Sox Tickets for Kids! Disclosure: I am part of the #RedSoxMoms and on occasion I may receive tickets and opportunities for free from the Boston Red Sox in exchange for sharing fun information with you. Any opinions included are my own. As even a family of 3 I know how expensive it can be to attend to a Red Sox baseball game at Fenway Park. Well, the Red Sox understand that as well, and this year they are offering a free Red Sox Ticket for kids during the 2015 home season, as part of the Calling All Kids Promotion presented by Hood. The first 25,000 kids who…
  • Hop to the Music Giveaway from Disney Music!

    23 Mar 2015 | 8:30 pm
    Disclosure: I received 4 Disney music CD’s as part of the Hop to the Music pack, given that I am a member of the Entertainment New Media Network. No further compensation was received and all opinions are my own. This post may contain affiliate links. Whether you are a fan of Disney movies or an avid Disney Junior television station viewer, Disney music is the perfect accompaniment, often appealing to listeners of all ages and interests. We’ve listened to these 4 CD’s over the past few weeks and I can’t wait to share this giveaway with you! The Disney Junior DJ…
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    Small for Big

  • mother’s day gifts you haven’t seen yet

    28 Apr 2015 | 4:00 am
    In less than two weeks, it will be arguably the best day of the year. Mother’s Day! I always find it’s a good day to make sure my favorite people – aka my husband and daughter – have a chance to thoroughly thank me and appreciate me. How about a couple of ideas for unique gifts to give and get this Mother’s Day? I always recommend sending some well-timed emails this time of year, you know, with a link to gifts like these… Brass Statement Cuff | Flow Magazine Subscription Embroidered Linen Eyeglasses Pouch Glass Diamond | Personalized Cameo Pendant…
  • a sweet hello to studio escargot

    27 Apr 2015 | 4:00 am
    Simple and sweet, sometimes that’s all we need to get the point across. These dolls from Hallo Studio Escargot are a mix of that sweet simplicity and an original flair. They feel like a throwback to a vintage era when toys were nearly perfect, and handmade. I’m especially in love with the closed eyes and super long lashes. Besides, anytime you include Frdia in the mix, I’m smitten. The post a sweet hello to studio escargot appeared first on Small for Big.
  • round about: sloth cards & dandelions

    24 Apr 2015 | 4:00 am
    If I weren’t so busy with such great things, I would take a week off. It can be a bit of a blessing and a curse when the work you love takes over your schedule. It will even out in another week or two, but for the moment, my head/computer/hands/schedule/life are overflowing! I guess it’s just as well that Spring is slow to arrive here in the North, because I wouldn’t have much time to enjoy it right now anyway! The good news, when I finally catch up, the work I get to share with you is going to be incredible. At least I think so! Meanwhile, round about the internet this…
  • it’s almost may day – just in time for this printable

    23 Apr 2015 | 4:00 am
    When you were little, did you celebrate the first of May with a neighborhood game of ding dong ditch, leaving May Day baskets with candy and flowers hanging from the doorknobs of the homes in your neighborhood? I can still remember the invigorating feeling of running pell mell back to my house before anyone saw me! Plus, the sweet surprise of getting a basket on my door too was the best feeling. It’s time to pass that tradition on to our own kids. To make it quick and easy for all of us, I’ve added a sweet May Day Basket to Smallful just in time for the holiday. You’ve got 8…
  • cuddle your youngest with milkbarn kids

    21 Apr 2015 | 4:00 am
    Pampering your youngest babies is as natural as breathing. Those sweet-smelling, warm little bodies need all the love, softness, and comforting possible. I suppose that’s why baby blankets, swaddlers, and baby linens in general are so numerous, and why I want them to be extra beautiful! Like these finds from Milkbarn Kids (formerly Zebi Kids). Created by a mother-daughter duo, the organic fabrics feature illustrations by 17 yo Haley. Modern and whimsical, I love every single style. It’s a beautiful line, and I can’t help but think: what the heck was I doing at 17?! You can…
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  • Gyro Copter On The White House Lawn, Shoot Down The Postman?

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

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

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

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

    Bob Winfrey
    15 Feb 2015 | 2:09 pm
    After much back and forth about proposed rules for drone’s this latest story breaks drone’s into three categories by weight which makes the most sense to come out so far. Please read on and use the links below to add your opinion. The FAA proposal offers safety rules for small UAS (under 55 pounds) conducting non-recreational operations. The rule would limit flights to daylight and visual-line-of-sight operations. It also addresses height restrictions, operator certification, optional use of a visual observer, aircraft registration and marking, and operational limits. The proposed…
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  • The Hulkbuster Paper Toy In Progress

    James Ronald Lo
    28 Apr 2015 | 8:14 am
    Hello there! I just wanted to share an update. This is what I have so far – the toy shape is based on the BRUTE template, but with some minor [...]
  • What to do next?

    James Ronald Lo
    14 Apr 2015 | 4:30 am
    So, I was thinking about  which character to work on as my first paper craft project after a long hiatus. And I’ve been thinking about getting things started with this [...]
  • The Rumors of My … Ummm – Have Been Greatly Exaggerated!

    James Ronald Lo
    1 Apr 2015 | 5:07 am
    OH MY! It’s been more than a year since my last post – What happened? A number of things actually, which I’ll expound on below. But before anything else, I’d [...]
  • Guess Who 3

    James Ronald Lo
    20 Nov 2013 | 4:23 pm
    So in the next few weeks, I’ll be releasing even more Crafty Collabs, but I’ll be including a few of non-collabs as well.  Which characters in particular, some of you [...]
  • Crafty Collab: Nightwing Paper Toy

    James Ronald Lo
    18 Nov 2013 | 1:46 am
    We’ve got another Crafty Collab for y’all!  It’s another one from Rayenyson – the same dude who gave us the Superman,Iron Spider, and Doc Oc paper toys, just to name [...]
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    Our Ordinary Life

  • Out Of Town – We’re Going To The Park Royal in Cozumel, Mexico

    26 Apr 2015 | 8:01 pm
    We are so excited to be heading to Cozumel, Mexico! Both Del and I will be away all week exploring the island that is Cozumel. While on the island we will be staying at The Park Royal Cozumel.  The Park Royal Cozumel is an oasis in the Caribbean sun and the island’s leading All Inclusive. With… [read more] The post Out Of Town – We’re Going To The Park Royal in Cozumel, Mexico appeared first on Our Ordinary Life.
  • Put Your Heart To Paper With Hallmark This Mother’s Day

    26 Apr 2015 | 1:07 pm
    This is a partnered post wit Hallmark. Let me tell you a little about Janice, This woman has been everything for many of us in her life. Some of my fondest memories are just spending the years with her.  My Grandmother has been there as a mother for me and now my family. I remember my… [read more] The post Put Your Heart To Paper With Hallmark This Mother’s Day appeared first on Our Ordinary Life.
  • Sandwiches Just Got Easier – New Hellmann’s® Real Mayonnaise Squeeze Bottle

    24 Apr 2015 | 11:03 am
    This is a compensated post with Lunchbox. There’s nothing on a warm spring day that brings back memories like sandwiches. I remember growing up on hot summer days enjoying my favorite sandwich on white bread with a cool drink, I can still picture how sweet the pine trees smelled that summer. Nothing completes a sandwich quite… [read more] The post Sandwiches Just Got Easier – New Hellmann’s® Real Mayonnaise Squeeze Bottle appeared first on Our Ordinary Life.
  • Check Out How California Thursdays™ Is Putting Fresh California Foods Into Our Local Schools

    Kristin And Del
    22 Apr 2015 | 7:09 pm
    Living in California now, its great that we can find so many great local produce. We are lucky to live in such a mild climate that growing fruits here is fairly easy. It’s the reason California supplies so much of the produce to the country and some to the world. Its always fun to eat… [read more] The post Check Out How California Thursdays™ Is Putting Fresh California Foods Into Our Local Schools appeared first on Our Ordinary Life.
  • Sponsored Video – So Much Good Happens When We Bake With Country Crock®

    22 Apr 2015 | 4:05 pm
    This is a partnered post with Country Crock® One thing I always enjoyed as a child was spending time in the kitchen. Whether cooking or baking I want my children to experience those same meaningful moments together. Baking is a meaningful experience and at the core of the Country Crock® brand. It’s the go-to ingredient for… [read more] The post Sponsored Video – So Much Good Happens When We Bake With Country Crock® appeared first on Our Ordinary Life.
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    Toy Scene

  • Titan Merchandise Hammer Horror Peter Cushing Van Helsing Bust

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

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

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

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

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

  • Adorable Paper Doll Cutouts That Make Neat (And Inexpensive) Gifts for Kids

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

    9 Apr 2015 | 2:32 am
    Toy designer and Etsy seller, Leandra Sweet from The Whimsical Sweet, has a fine collection of hand-painted wooden peg dolls, but it’s her latest set that really caught my eye. A 2015 collection of fun peg dolls that look totally stylish in all their monochrome glory. Each set is customizable, making it easy to add […] The post Wooden Peg Dolls: These Hand Painted Monochrome Doll Sets Are Super Cute appeared first on Kids Love This Stuff!.
  • Wall Decor for Girls: 9 Fun & Confidence Boosting Superhero Art Prints

    2 Apr 2015 | 4:52 am
    Are you looking for something cool to adorn the walls of your niece’s bedroom? It’s OK, I’ve got you. Today I’m sharing fun and colorful wall decor for girls. The sort of wall art that will not only brighten up her bedroom, but will give that inner superhero of hers a boost too. These superhero […] The post Wall Decor for Girls: 9 Fun & Confidence Boosting Superhero Art Prints appeared first on Kids Love This Stuff!.
  • DIY Candy Necklace Lollipops: A Sweet and Easy Party Favor Idea

    27 Mar 2015 | 1:03 pm
    OK, where were these candy necklaces when I was desperately trying to brainstorm party favor ideas for my bestie’s kid’s birthday shindig? So sweet, colorful and so easy to make. I can’t remember which favors we ended up with in the end, but if I had seen these beforehand, it would have been game over. […] The post DIY Candy Necklace Lollipops: A Sweet and Easy Party Favor Idea appeared first on Kids Love This Stuff!.
  • Janey Appleseed: Socially Conscious One of a Kind Dresses for Little Girls

    20 Mar 2015 | 1:19 am
    When an email from Jean Bathke of Janey Appleseed landed in my inbox, I instantly knew there was something very special about this Californian-based clothing company. Not only do they produce beautiful dresses for little girls, they work to empower and change the lives of women in the process. Jean, with the help of her mother […] The post Janey Appleseed: Socially Conscious One of a Kind Dresses for Little Girls appeared first on Kids Love This Stuff!.
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    Action Figure Fury

  • Hot Toys Sandtrooper 12-inch Action Figure Previewed in New ‘Figure King’ Magazine Scans

    Nick Lenihan
    28 Apr 2015 | 8:54 am
    The latest issue of Figure King Magazine hit news stands over in Asia recently, giving us several different looks at the Hot Toys Sandtrooper 12-inch action figures, as well as the rest of their already announced Star Wars lineup. The images were shared by William Lau on OSR. These scans actually give us the second […] Read More...
  • McFarlane Toys Reveals Previews Exclusive Carl and Abraham Walking Dead Bloody Black and White Set

    Samuel Demchy-Cooper
    28 Apr 2015 | 8:22 am
    If you have not heard by now, McFarlane Toys usually does black and white bloody variants of their Walking Dead figures; mostly for the comic book series. They are continuing that trend with the announcement of Carl and Abraham set. As you can see that these are the same figures that will appear in Series […] Read More...
  • Threezero Announces Titanfall Stryder Titan Action Figure

    Nick Lenihan
    27 Apr 2015 | 8:53 am
    Threezero has just announced their next Titanfall release – the Stryder Titan action figure. This brand new figure is going to be available for pre-order at starting on May 4th 9:00AM Hong Kong time for 430USD/3350HKD each, with International shipping included in the price. Just like with their previously released Atlas Titan, Threezero is going to […] Read More...
  • Mezco Reveals Previews Exclusive Mortal Kombat X Series 1 Figure Variants

    Samuel Demchy-Cooper
    27 Apr 2015 | 8:27 am
    Mezco’s Mortal Kombat X Series 1 figures are out soon (series 2 isn’t far behind either) and just recently the company has revealed Previews exclusive Mortal Kombat X Series 1 figure variants. They will be available in all stores that have a Diamond Comics account (comic shops, online retailers, etc.), but do note that there will only […] Read More...
  • Toy News Roundup: ‘DC Collectibles’, ‘Iron Man’, ‘Age of Ultron’ and this War Machine Statue Can Be All Yours

    Nick Lenihan
    26 Apr 2015 | 8:59 am
    Today is Sunday and it’s time for the 87th edition of the Toy News Roundup. Here we round-up all of the most important toy news of the week from our site, and also link you to any toy news that we didn’t cover. So let’s see what the big toy news was this week, shall […] Read More...
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    Statue Reviews

  • General Ursus Statue by Pop Culture Shock [Planet of the Apes]

    27 Apr 2015 | 7:00 pm
    From the movie ‘Beneath the Planet of the Apes’ comes the General Ursus on Steed 1/4 Scale Statue by Pop Culture Shock. The General Ursus statue stands approximately 31 inches tall and features him sitting atop his rearing horse as he triumphantly raises his rifle clutching right hand. The statue retails for $949.99 and is limited to 350 pieces worldwide. Pre-orders begin May 4th at 3pm PST. via facebook The post General Ursus Statue by Pop Culture Shock [Planet of the Apes] appeared first on Statue Reviews.
  • Colossus Titan Statue Unboxing & Review [Attack on Titan]

    26 Apr 2015 | 10:07 pm
    The Colossus Titan: Takayuki Takeya Ver. statue arrived on my doorstep this past week and it does not disappoint. For those of you not aware, last year Good Smile Company started a new line of statues and anime figures called ‘Wonderful Hobby Selection’. The goal of this particular collection is to create top-notch statues and figures which are higher quality than their other mass-produced collectibles. This means a greater attention to detail and in some cases, like the Colossus Titan or Guts statue, a very limited production run. The Colossus Titan: Takayuki Takeya Ver. statue…
  • Guardians of the Galaxy Comic Edition Marvel Legends Action Figure Set – Entertainment Earth Exclusive

    24 Apr 2015 | 5:56 pm
    Since this is a statue and figure site, I don’t typically post about action figures, but I thought this deal was too good to pass up. Entertainment Earth has an awesome, and exclusive, Guardians of the Galaxy Comic Edition Marvel Legends Action Figure Set up for pre-order right now. That’s right! You can have Groot, Drax the Destroyer, Gamora, Star-Lord, Rocket Raccoon, and Baby Groot in Pot all in one exclusive, fantastic box set. The Groot action figure stands 8 inches tall and the other Guardians are made to 6 inch scale. This is, also, the first ever comic book The post…
  • Snowtrooper 2 Pack ARTFX+ Statues by Kotobukiya [Star Wars]

    23 Apr 2015 | 9:38 pm
    From the popular franchies ‘Star Wars’ comes the Snowtrooper 2 Pack ARTFX+ Statues by Kotobukiya. The Snowtroopers ARTFX+ Statues are built to 1/10 scale and stand a hair over 7 inches tall. They retail for $84.99 at Entertainment Earth and are expected to release in October 2015. Order from: The post Snowtrooper 2 Pack ARTFX+ Statues by Kotobukiya [Star Wars] appeared first on Statue Reviews.
  • Rogue Danger Room Sessions Fine Art Statue by Kotobukiya [X-Men]

    23 Apr 2015 | 4:09 pm
    Kotobukiya will be releasing the Rogue Danger Room Sessions Fine Art Statue and it is currently available for pre-order. The Rogue Danger Room Sessions Fine Art Statue was sculpted by Erick Sosa and stands almost 12 inches tall. It features Rogue perched atop the destroyed hand of a defeated Sentinel. The statue comes with swappable head portraits, so you can pose her with either of her iconic looks. The Rogue statue has an announced release date of of November 2015 and retails for $239.99 at Entertainment Earth. Order from: The post Rogue Danger Room Sessions Fine Art Statue by Kotobukiya…
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    Toy Tales

  • Celebrate Free Comic Book Day!

    Todd Coopee
    28 Apr 2015 | 7:30 am
    Check out this video from Robin Lord Taylor a.k.a. the Penguin from Gotham promoting the event. This Saturday, May 2nd, is Free Comic Book Day in North America. The event takes place annually on the first Saturday of May and is typically tied into the release of a superhero tent-pole movie and helps serve as… For more stories behind some of your favorite toys visit Toy Tales.
  • Toy Chest: Little House on the Prairie Edition

    Todd Coopee
    24 Apr 2015 | 5:30 am
    Take a return trip to Walnut Grove, MN with your very own Little House on the Prairie dolls and 7 other things I wanted to share this week. For more stories behind some of your favorite toys visit Toy Tales.
  • Barbie from Mattel

    Todd Coopee
    22 Apr 2015 | 6:20 am
    The first commercial for Barbie aired on the Mickey Mouse Club in 1959. The doll made its debut at the American International Toy Fair in New York on March 9, 1959. For more stories behind some of your favorite toys visit Toy Tales.
  • Sesame Street FacTOYd

    Todd Coopee
    22 Apr 2015 | 3:30 am
    In 1970, Sesame Street's Ernie reached #16 on the Billboard Hot 100 with his signature song "Rubber Duckie." For more stories behind some of your favorite toys visit Toy Tales.
  • Joan Almon

    Todd Coopee
    21 Apr 2015 | 6:30 am
    Creative play is like a spring that bubbles up from deep within a child. For more stories behind some of your favorite toys visit Toy Tales.
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  • Hurrah! 1000 Members!

    Simon Farnworth
    20 Apr 2015 | 12:16 pm
    Hi everyone! We reached a huge milestone today as we crossed the 1000 member mark! Be sure to welcome our 1000th member, Marina!
  • April 2015 Theme News and More

    Simon Farnworth
    18 Apr 2015 | 8:35 am
    Dear Dollobserver, This is your update! Thanks to members like you our community is a friendly, nurturing and fun place to be. Don't forget to invite your doll lovin' friends to join us - it's all about sharing! If you aren't a member yet - be sure to join now! Our Latest #FashionDollTheme: We're enjoying our dolls' 'Home & Gardens'! Better late than never! For our April#FashionDollTheme we are observing our dolls where they feel most comfortable: in the comfort of their Home & Gardens. So let's see your scenes of domestic fashion doll bliss!
  • Time to Vote in the #DOFDAs

    Simon Farnworth
    9 Jan 2015 | 3:55 pm
    Now that the first stage of members-only nominations have been counted and verified, it is time to finally announce the lucky nominees for this year. What makes our Fashion Doll Awards different is that both nominations and votes are made by doll lovers themselves. Public voting is now underway and you are invited to vote now. Winners will be announced via the site on 22nd February 2015. For more info and a full list of nominations check out the #DOFDAs group.
  • Happy New Year 2015

    Simon Farnworth
    31 Dec 2014 | 11:50 am
    As 2014 comes to a close, and we all look forward to 2015, I wanted to take a moment to look back at the amazing year it's been for us at Here are just a few of our highlights: Our monthly theme continued to showcase our members' creativity and talents throughout 2014. Our membership swelled to almost 900 members in 2014 In March we held the third Fashion Doll Awards (#DOFDAs) which were hugely successful and garnered thousands of votes. You can remind yourself of the winners here. In April we moved to our shiny new…
  • Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays

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

  • Love To Chat

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

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

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

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

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

  • A Not-So-Quick DigiPainting

    the collector
    14 Apr 2015 | 11:49 pm
    I thought I’d share with you this digipainting I’m working on as practice for my dragon digipainting. Didn’t really turn out the way I wanted to, but I rather like it. I hope you like it!
  • One More Time

    the collector
    12 Apr 2015 | 10:42 pm
    Finally! For some reason, I couldn’t get off the cutie train, so it took me ages before I could take photos of these two cuties. CITY x DAFT PUNK. Hope you like them. More to come! Okay, consider this a little review as well. Okay, pros first. The leather on them looks smexy. The helmets, you wanna be careful with. It’s plastic, so I’m worried that the helmet paint would come off. For posing, it’s a little hard to get them to raise their arm over their heads. The logo on the back is SICK. The paint job looks great. No bleeding or anything. I’ve never heard of any…
  • Double Trouble

    the collector
    9 Apr 2015 | 9:54 pm
    I got Mashiro and Mayoi separately. and I know they’re from different animes, but I can totally see these two running around together, having fun. I mean, just look at those two faceplates. Mayoi loves going around, and Mashiro is curious. Cute, yes, but can you imagine if they were real? I’ve baby sat, and I refuse to baby sit for these two. No matter how adorable they are. Okay, honestly, I’m so glad I got both of them. Mashiiiiroooooo. Don’t be mean to the little danboard. Or they will cover you in cuteness. Since there’s no snow, make grass angels. Sorta.
  • Other Photos~

    the collector
    4 Apr 2015 | 5:53 am
    Sometimes I get ahead of myself and post a few photos while editing the others, so here’s a bunch of photos I took but never posted, except on my Facebook page right here. Thought it would be nice to put them here too. I hope you enjoy! Here’s Mashiro enjoying a HUGE piece of cake. Boy, did we she eat through that fast. She had help tho. :D Here’s a pretty shot of Onodera which I forgot to post. And another funny shot of Onodera. :)) Srsly, best girl. <3
  • Dragon Cuddles!

    the collector
    3 Apr 2015 | 1:25 am
    So I had a bit of free time~ Here are some shots of my two pet pink dragons, Pingu and Pongu with #bestgirl Onodera. Okay, here’s Pingu and Pongu. Here’s how you differentiate them: Pingu’s arms are flailing outwards (the one on your right) and Pongu’s arms are flailing inwards (the one on your left). Geddit? Good. Here’s Pingu and Pongu having fun with Onodera~  Poor girl wasn’t sure what to make of them. But they only wanted to cuddle her. Until she died of asphyxiation. @_@ I guess Onodera was a bit of a third wheel right here…. That’s…
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