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  • Transformers Generations Legends Combiner Wars Powerglide Video Review & Images

    Toy News International
    28 Mar 2015 | 6:21 am
  • Flat Bonnie Friends at Wondercon!

    Vinyl Pulse
    Kristoffer
    26 Mar 2015 | 11:34 pm
    Flat Bonnie will be posted up heavy at this years Wondercon! She will have 2 new and very cute releases available for the weekend event at her booth #1749. First up is the “Sour Candy” Edition Sparq the Baby Dragon, who is limited to 20 pieces! Sparq stands 11” tall...
  • A Wi-Fi Barbie Doll With the Soul of Siri

    NYT > Toys
    28 Mar 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Companies like Mattel are readying electronic toys that will use Web connections to talk back to children, raising some concerns about privacy.
  • The Best Superyacht Toys For Billionaires And Beyond

    TOYS - Yahoo News Search Results
    29 Mar 2015 | 1:22 pm
    We anchored in a calm bay off a small gem of a Caribbean island for the weekend. The warm crystal clear azure waters were calm and inviting. I was anxious to sunbathe and sip champagne but our superyacht host was more excited to introduce us to his new exotic toy collection. Flashbacks from my childhood immediately came to mind with my father always wanting to one-up our neighbors by having the ...
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  • Flat Bonnie Friends at Wondercon!

    Kristoffer
    26 Mar 2015 | 11:34 pm
    Flat Bonnie will be posted up heavy at this years Wondercon! She will have 2 new and very cute releases available for the weekend event at her booth #1749. First up is the “Sour Candy” Edition Sparq the Baby Dragon, who is limited to 20 pieces! Sparq stands 11” tall...
  • Suicidal Tendencies x BlackBook Toy Cherry 1.0 Edition SKUM-kun

    Kristoffer
    26 Mar 2015 | 10:48 pm
    It’s finally Spring, which is when the Cherry Blossoms bloom in Tokyo. That is what has inspired BlackBook Toy’s latest colorway of S"K"UM-kun by Suicidal Tendencies. This new “Cherry 1.0” S"K"UM-kun colorway is also the first colorway to use a gloss color and might we add that it looks fantastic!...
  • 64 Colors x Rotofugi Its Spring Marshall (4.1)

    Jack
    26 Mar 2015 | 12:53 pm
    Spring is in the air and Marshall is ready to come out and play. It’s Spring Marshall from 64 Colors and Rotofugi features a cute Easter-themed design. Limited to 350 pieces, this new mini marshall will be released on Wednesday, April 1st 2015 at 7:59 AM PDT from Rotofugi.com for...
  • Robotoki x Squid Kids Ink Oki Release at Wondercon

    Kristoffer
    25 Mar 2015 | 10:09 pm
    Squid Kids Ink are releasing something a little bit different this year at Wondercon. This is the first time they will be releasing something not of their own design. Introducing Oki, the little mascot of Robotoki Games. Nate of Squid Kids Ink worked on the remodel of the figure, packaging...
  • UME Toys x H.U.S.T.L.E. KinTiki (03.26)

    Kristoffer
    25 Mar 2015 | 9:40 pm
    UME Toys and Tru:Tek have teamed up to release the all new KinTiki H.U.S.T.L.E. figures! This design was originally created alongside Martin Hairybottom as a custom bootleg for ToyCon 2013, which was then kit-bashed and re-sculpted by Richard Page of UME Toys. These will now be available this Thursday, March...
 
 
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  • New Looks At Platinum Edition G1 Astrotrain And Blitzwing Recolors

    29 Mar 2015 | 3:26 pm
    Hobby Brinquedos, the same source that brought us the new images of Cyber Battalion Optimus and Bumblebee has loaded new high-resolution stock photos for the Platinum two-pack of G1 triple changers Astrotrain and Blitzwing. While the decos for these - especially Astrotrain - defy analysis, the new looks should be a welcome sight to those who already have older reissues or simply enjoy seeing new ideas on old toys. Click through to check them out!
  • MP-24 Star Saber Transformers Masterpiece Video Review

    29 Mar 2015 | 1:22 pm
    Here's my review of the new Transformers Masterpiece MP-24 Star Saber! I didn't expect it to run so long at 45 minutes, so I have rambled a little bit LOL!! But there were a lot of different things to go through with the figure.
  • DQ-001 Babylock - New SD-style Dino Mode G1 Grimlock From Dr. Wu

    29 Mar 2015 | 7:26 am
    Dr. Wu has started a new imprint known as Dr. Q, and the first product up is a 4" tall Babylock! Patterned, of course, after G1 Grimlock's T-Rex mode except with childlike/SD proportions, Babylock is scheduled to ship in late April at a price of $40. Keep reading for images and a link to a preorder page from site sponsor TFSource!
  • RFC Video Review - Fans Toys FT-06 Sever Test Shot, AKA Masterpiece-Style Not-Snarl

    29 Mar 2015 | 5:06 am
    Diecast from Radio Free Cybertron was recently given the opportunity to review a test shot of the upcoming Fans Toys Sever, their Snarl-alike done in the Masterpiece style! It's a pretty impressive, massive figure, and diecast seems pretty pleased with it. See for yourself by continuing to the full post!
  • Generations Cyber Battalion Optimus Prime And Bumblebee Cyber 11 Figures New Stock Photos

    28 Mar 2015 | 8:40 pm
    Brazilian distributor site Hobby Brinquedos has turned up new images for the large Optimus and Bumblebee figures coming in the new simplified Generations figure line. Borrowing engineering elements from various Cyberverse and similar sources, these are big, sturdy figures that are easy to transform and provide for younger fans to enjoy toys based on G1 characters they may have seen on Netflix or The Hub until very recently. Click through and check out the new looks at these figures!
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  • Pre-Orders from Gravy Toys

    slovak34
    29 Mar 2015 | 5:11 pm
    Paulo the Moonlight Kreeper, Terri King Bootlegger, and Blueballs Gizzardtank are all available at Gravytoys.com. Pre-orders end tonight...and the prices are $66.00 for Paulo, $50.00 for Terri, and $38.00 for Gizzardtank. Each one also includes an 8" x 10" print.
  • Snow Pilot Killa Instinct Custom

    slovak34
    29 Mar 2015 | 11:15 am
    Canadian illustrator Patrick Wong presents his latest privately commissioned art toy, entitled Snow Pilot Killa Instinct. The 10-inch tall hand-painted one-off creation "plays off the urban vinyl / graffiti-inspired graphics of the original figure with the addition of the classically styled b-boy Kangol striped hat. Further emphasizing the graffiti and Hip Hop associations, Wong takes up the Pilot marker and snow camouflage military graphic motifs - the Pilot Brand's stripes being the street bomber's weapon of choice and signifying one of the best, sought-after markers in the graffiti…
  • The Hood The Rad and the Indifferent

    slovak34
    28 Mar 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Suckadelic has released The Hood The Rad and the Indifferent, a hand-cast and hand-painted 3.75-inch tall bootleg. Created by the Super Sucklord, you can pick one up for $75.00.
  • Cassandra Jerman gives you the Finger

    slovak34
    28 Mar 2015 | 9:30 am
    Cassandra Jerman will be releasing her Finger resin figure today (Saturday March 28th 2015) at 3PM ET. The 2-inch tall handmade figure is available in various colors - Blossom Pink, Pool Blue, Spring Green, Lilac, and Peanuh Buttuh Aaaaand - for $20.00 each.
  • The Elok twins and their overgrown orange dispensing machine

    slovak34
    27 Mar 2015 | 3:04 pm
    The Elok twins and their overgrown orange dispensing machine is a one-off handmade creation from Tesselate. The 7-inch tall piece is a collection of mixed media, including resin, super sculpey, foamex, and all kinds of paint locked down with acrylic sealer. It will be available to purchase beginning on Monday March 30th 2015 at 4PM ET for £85.00 plus shipping (about $126). The Elok Twins found this abandoned military mech deep within the woods whilst out foraging one day. Weeks later, they had given it a lick of paint, invited along some friends and are about to get busy dispensing some…
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  • Akihabara Shops 17

    24 Mar 2015 | 1:21 am
    Its been a while since our last Akihabara Shops post >< today's gander around the area will reveal some of the latest trends in Akihabara which is summarised with the title "Kancolle" ^^ Lemme know what you want to see more of in the next Akihabara Shops post. Oh and before I forget, most of the photos in these posts are served up from Flickr but the speed is not so great so I'm looking into getting a CDN for image distribution and hope to have that in place in the near future. If you are knowledgeable about CDNs and have recommendations then lemme knowThis post contains a poll, click…
  • Japan Drivers License Renewal

    14 Mar 2015 | 10:54 pm
    I've been driving in Japan for about 10 years now and managed to keep a clean record with no road offenses which means that my drivers license gets upgraded to "Gold status."A postcard comes through the letterbox reminding me that I should go and renew my license at the nearest drivers license center.The Mirai Itasha parked at the spanking new Samezu Drivers License Center.Drivers License Centers are run by the police in Japan. I didn't manage to see any Ingrams parked outside though. This post contains a video, click here to view. If you read my previous post on getting a Japanese drivers…
  • Japan White Day

    danny
    14 Mar 2015 | 6:57 am
    Every March the 14th is "White Day" which is today. To make more monies from Valentines day, the Japanese invented "White Day" as an excuse for men to buy candy to give to women in return for the chocolate that they received - theres even an official White Day site. Japanese culture has marketing down to a tee which encourages women to give chocolate on Valentines day. The reason its called "White Day" is because the color of sugar (white) is the main ingredient for candy which was traditionally given on White Day. These days however, one does not have to give candy and can be white chocolate…
  • Mirai Suenaga Birthday

    danny
    2 Mar 2015 | 9:42 pm
    Its the 3rd of March which means its Mirai Suenaga's birthday - she's 17 years old this year ^^ I got her a strawberry shake to go with her strawberry cake which she really liked.Its also Hina Matsuri [ひな祭り] today which is also known as Doll's Day or Girls' Day to wish the healthy and prosperous growth of young girls. During this time, ornamental dolls called Hina Ningyo [雛人形] are displayed on tiered steps which is covered in red cloth.The rest of this post is a celebration of Mirai's birthday with a load of 2560 x 1440px wallpapers featuring illustrations by many sensei who…
  • Desk Diary 20150228

    danny
    1 Mar 2015 | 3:14 am
    In the previous Desk Diary, we took a look at the transition of how we went from working out of my house for a few years to finally getting our own proper office. Today, I still look around the office and reminisce at how we managed to startup in such a small place. Since the last time we spoke, I moved desks into the lounge area that I said I wanted to keep clear of workstations - but it seems that we are growing at a pace way faster than I imagined and need to use up as much space as we can before we move office again which is could even be later this year at the rate we are growing. Of…
 
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  • A Closer Look at Hauke Scheer's Preatobots in "Robots vs Androids"

    TOYSREVIL
    29 Mar 2015 | 11:00 pm
    A photo posted by TOYSREVIL (@toysrevil) on Mar 29, 2015 at 10:44pm PDT With the Silent Auction for "PREATOBOT.0" coming to a close tomorrow at 12noon Singapore time), let's take another look at this creation from Hauke Scheer, who is known for his MechaWhale collectible [Reviewed Here] - seen chillin' alongside Preatobot in the image above :) The toyline where this character resides in is
  • Finger (Spring Pastel Edition) from Cassandra Jerman

    TOYSREVIL
    29 Mar 2015 | 8:46 pm
    A photo posted by Cassandra Jerman . com (@cassjerman) on Mar 28, 2015 at 12:05pm PDT"Happy Almost-End-Of-March guys! Its Cassandra Jerman again calling in from the middle of nowhere, AZ. I've been casting up a slew of this little squirrel who I like to call "Finger" (get it, pull my finger, he looks like hes just squeaked out a fart). He towers at just under 2 whole inches, and comes in Blossom
  • Easter Bunnies for ToyCon UK 2015 from Taylored Curiosities

    TOYSREVIL
    29 Mar 2015 | 8:44 pm
    A photo posted by Taylored Curiosities (@tayloredcurios) on Mar 28, 2015 at 7:57am PDT "This is the first exclusive I will have at ToyCon UK. 5 limited edition, Easter Bunny Worry Beans complete with bunny ear hats and painted bunny tails. One big and four medium, each signed and numbered in this cotton candy, pink colourway. These will be available on the day with matching tipi sets. There
  • The Coming of "The Goldfinger" Edition BRAINADE exclusive to FLABSLAB

    TOYSREVIL
    29 Mar 2015 | 8:42 pm
    A photo posted by @flabslab on Mar 26, 2015 at 6:08pm PDT Local premium toy-producing juggernaut FLABSLAB collaborates with Emilio Garcia of Lapoabs to produce an exclusive Brainade - in their colorways of black and gold - with "The Goldfinger" in an edition of 20, to be made available "somewhen" between mid to end April at flabslab.bigcartel.com.
  • The Coming of "Ghost of Kurosawa" from Quiccs x FLABSLAB

    TOYSREVIL
    29 Mar 2015 | 8:37 pm
    A photo posted by Quiccs (@quiccs) on Mar 29, 2015 at 8:20pm PDT So my buddy Quiccs is releasing a new sculpt dubbed "GHOST OF KUROSAWA, to be produced by FLABSLAB, with the image teased above of the WIP-sculpt, while below we see the 2-D design full-frontal. Further details and developments when I have them :) Trivia: The "Ghost of Kurosawa" is one of "The Three Villains of The Hidden Fortress"
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  • VR Gaming At Indiecade East With ‘Through The Looking Glass’

    brownkidd
    29 Mar 2015 | 6:14 pm
    Through The Looking Glass combines the Oculus Rift VR gaming headset with the Leap Motion sensor for a fully immersive virtual reality experience. With the Oculus tracking users’ head movements while the Leap tracks their hands, this sci-fi puzzle game plays with the concept of time being relative to space. Check out the above video of Through The Looking Glass creator Henry Hoffman discussing the idea behind his creation and the future of VR gaming. This video was filmed during our trip to Indiecade East 2015. Check out a video recap of the event here.
  • Albotas Goes To Indiecade East 2015

    brownkidd
    29 Mar 2015 | 5:55 pm
    Back in February I was able to attend my second Indiecade East festival. I couldn’t make it last year, so I was anxious to see how the event had grown since its inception in 2013. While the inaugural Indiecade East has promise, it left a bit to be desired. This year, instead of a small room with a paltry sample of the same games all weekend, the room expanded into a rotating show-and-tell with games rotating every two hours! Sony and Nintendo even showed their support for independent video game developers by hosting panels with Q & A and a chance for devs to offer feedback and…
  • Hear The New Earl Sweatshirt & Action Bronson Track ‘Warlord Leather’

    brownkidd
    25 Mar 2015 | 5:17 pm
    Earl Sweatshirt. Action Bronson. Live drum samples. Prepare your head for supreme bobbage. And while you’re at it, check out Earl’s new album I Don’t Like Shit, I Don’t Go Outside below.
  • Setting The (Double) Standard: Why Pulling The ‘Batgirl’ #40 Variant Is Bad For Comics

    brownkidd
    25 Mar 2015 | 2:21 pm
    “Censorship is telling a man he can’t have a steak just because a baby can’t chew it.” Last week a controversy was sparked when DC Comics announced that a variant cover of Batgirl #40 would be cancelled in the wake of a social media protest using hashtag #changethecover. Fans were outraged that DC would allow a cover that depicts a female crying and afraid. People were offended at the cover’s nod toThe Killing Joke, an iconic and groundbreaking story in which Joker sexually assaulted Batgirl aka Barbara Gordon by taking nude photos of her after shooting her…
  • This Week In Comics [3.25.15]

    brownkidd
    25 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    Check out this week’s comic picks and be sure to share what you’re reading in the comments!  So this was kind of a big week for me, haul-wise. As is the case with most of my weekly hauls, this one is predominantly Marvel. What can I say? I was pulled in hard by last summer’s Original Sin and it doesn’t seem like I’ll be escaping the Marvel vortex any time soon. Speaking of vortexes… BLACK VORTEX: CHAPTER 7 (GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #25) I’m about a week or two on the whole Black Vortex saga, but I’m digging what I’ve read so far. Long…
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  • Top selling Japanese toys for week of 3/16 to 3/22

    Jeremy Emerje Crocker
    27 Mar 2015 | 6:00 pm
      Curious about what's the Japanese are actually buying and how they lineup with your own collecting habit? Toynes.jp has you covered with a weekly and monthly sales round up. Last week was a good week for robot fans as four big names found themselves on the list. Check 'em out below: Overall (New) Transformers Masterpiece MP-24 Star Saber (Takara Tomy) (↓) Shuriken Sentai Ninninjer Ninja Ichibantou (Bandai) (→) Shuriken Sentai Ninninjer DX Shurikenjin (Bandai)  (↑) Yo-Kai Watch Yokai Medal Season 4 (Bandai) (↓) Yo-Kai Watch Yo-Kai Pad (Bandai) Hobby (New) Gundam…
  • Play Arts Kai Boba Fett and Stormtrooper, what could go wrong?

    Andres Cerrato
    27 Mar 2015 | 3:25 am
    I'm still not sure what to make of the Play Arts Kai Variant Series. It's cool that they're willing to take risks with beloved characters, but I'm not exactly much of a fan of some of the results. I really don't know what to make of the two latest Star Wars pieces, Boba Fett and Stormtrooper. On one hand, they're sleek, polished, and modern. They look like they were designed for your top AAA VG sci-fi shooter that goes on clearance a month later. It's not a bad thing, but this just isn't my thing. Then again, it's a decent update. For what it is, I can see the appeal. Considering all the…
  • We finally get a blue Bluestreak, so of course he's a hard to get exclusive

    Jeremy Emerje Crocker
    26 Mar 2015 | 6:00 pm
    Takara Tomy pulls another one out of the Transformers obscurity bag, but this time it's one a lot of fans have wanted. Quick history lesson: way back before Hasbro began the Transformers franchise, Takara was deep into the Diaclone line which included three cars based on the Nissan Fairlady Z. One was a race type that would later become Smokescreen; one was a police type that would become Prowl. The third was a blue version that Hasbro would remake in all silver and name, ironically, Bluestreak. Why they would turn the figure silver and still call him Bluestreak is something of a…
  • Tomopop Interview: Furry Feline Creatives

    Rio McCarthy
    26 Mar 2015 | 9:00 am
    Furry Feline Creatives is a couple of wonderful people with some of the biggest hearts I've ever seen. We've written about Alvin and Cheri Ong many times in the history of Tomopop, but I wanted to catch up with Alvin and see what they've been up to as of late. If you haven't checked out their Facebook page, I highly suggest you do, because they're always up to something new and exciting! Another important stop you should make after reading and checking out the gallery, is their online store. They just recently got their dresses in stock, and let me tell you, it's one of the most exciting…
  • BusyBody the Quick-Pose Animator for fun and work alike

    Rio McCarthy
    26 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    I'm definitely one of those people who find myself distracted constantly while attempting to work, whether it be while I'm writing, drawing, animating, sewing, etc. the list goes on and on. I have now found the perfect desk toy that would not only be fun to mess around with as a break from work, but it would also be incredibly helpful when I'm trying to decide on poses for drawing or sprite work. The BusyBody will set you back just US$24.95 and comes with ten bendy figures, one mirrored turntable, and easy to follow instructions. Not only is it great for bored adults, but kids would get a…
 
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    The Cotton Monster

  • Spring in the Cotton Monster Shop!

    26 Mar 2015 | 7:16 am
     Tons of new Bunnies and Monsters in the Cotton Monster Shop!Happy Spring! 
  • One more week for Christmas Orders!

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

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

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

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

  • The first ever Chickenpants Customer Appreciation Day of Awesomeness is here!

    27 Mar 2015 | 7:25 am
    Today is that day! And what exactly does that mean?WELL. I really wanted to create a way to say thank you to everyone who has supported my shop this last year. But any one thing I thought of didn't seem like quite enough, so I combined them all. Here goes:1. I have mailed handwritten thank you notes to everyone who purchased something from me in the past year.2. I stopped making Chickenpants Babies a while ago. I released their pattern into the wild. Making them just got to be too much. However, I keep getting asked about them. "When are you going to make more?" The answer isRIGHT NOW! I have…
  • A plush giveaway!

    26 Feb 2015 | 6:46 am
    I'm giving away a Chickenpants plush art toy on my Instagram feed! I'm actually super nervous to do this, but here goes. I will be giving Luann Chickenpants away to one winner, picked at random. To win her, just 1. Repost this photo on Instagram* 2. Tag said photo #chickenpants 3. And follow me on Instagram, @chickenpantsThat's it! I'll pick a winner next Wednesday, the 4th. (Feel free to tag anyone you think might be into this, too. I didn't want to make that a requirement, but I sure would appreciate it!)And here is Luann's story. (Every Chickenpants has a little backstory.) Luann…
  • 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 www.mariskavos.nl - 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…
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  • WonderCon 2015: Cuddly Destruction at Small Press 42!

    Hana
    29 Mar 2015 | 1:17 pm
    Are you going to WonderCon 2015? Look for the “Cuddly Destruction” table (Small Press 42) where we’ll kill you with cuteness! We’ll have burgercorn buttons and stickers, art photography prints by Orbital Ox, and monsters and dapper goods by Vanessa Ramirez. We’ll also debut a new tee for fellow Attack on Titan fanatics. Hope to see you guys there! Mention this post and I’ll give you some burgercorn swag.Filed under: events Tagged: BurgerCorn, Cuddly Destruction, Orbital Ox, Vanessa Ramirez, WonderCon, WonderCon 2015
  • Flower Pepper Gallery Presents “Xiong Mao”

    Hana
    26 Mar 2015 | 8:26 pm
    On Saturday, April 11, Flower Pepper Gallery presents Xiong Mao, a collection of works inspired by China’s national treasure, the Giant Panda. “Xiong Mao” directly translates to “Bear Cat,” which has been the focus of Chinese mythology and folk lore for generations. Jezabel Nekranea Each artist participating in this exhibition has been invited to create one piece portraying their interpretation of either the beloved giant panda, or a bear and cat. “Xiong Mao” will be Flower Pepper Gallery’s second panda inspired exhibition. Kristian Adam The reception…
  • Flat Bonnie WonderCon 2015 Exclusives

    Hana
    24 Mar 2015 | 3:19 pm
    Flat Bonnie will bring two new exclusives to WonderCon 2015! Visit Booth 1749 to find BunEwok, Flat Bonnie in her WonderCon costume. Limited to 25 signed and numbered pieces. Each 12″ handmade plush is $35 and comes with adoption certificate, button, and sticker. Made of faux fur, soft fleece, and vinyl pleather with safety eyes. Sparq the Baby Dragon (Sour Candy Edition) is limited to 20 signed and numbered pieces. Each 11″ handmade plush is $50 and comes with adoption certificate, button, and sticker. Made of soft fleece, airbrushed vinyl pleather, metal spikes, and safety eyes.
  • Whispering Spirit Vinyl Figure Set

    Hana
    22 Mar 2015 | 9:15 am
    Meet Whispering Spirit, a character designed by Bubi Au Yeung in 2012. Back then, Whispering Spirit was released as a limited edition polystone figure by KUSSO. In 2013, Bubi lined up Crazylabel and KUSSO to start producing Whispering Spirit as a smaller version in vinyl. Bubi also designed 3 colorways and created 2 new characters: Forgotten Soul and Smiley Slow Soul. She says: “It have been an unforgettable experience to make WS in vinyl, the final products took lot of time and efforts to make, and so happened that is also the final project by Crazylabel.” Blue Whispering Spirit…
  • Erica Sirotich “Liberation of the Dolphins of Taiji”

    Hana
    17 Mar 2015 | 10:16 am
    How amazing is this new piece by Erica Sirotich? Created for Supahcute Kaiju Show 2, “Liberation of the Dolphins of Taiji” is now showing at Leanna Lin’s Wonderland. On her Instagram, she said: “I’ve been wanting to do a piece about the Taiji dolphin hunts for a long time, and this is the perfect opportunity for it. It’ll be simultaneously adorable and editorial–one of my first attempts at this sort of piece.” Erica will be donating $5 from the sale of each print to Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, in support of their efforts to oppose the…
 
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  • Dreamlands Exhibit

    AA
    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 jch@coreyhelfordgallery.com See you there! Simone Legno Neon Dragon  Acrylic on canvas, 30×40
  • Hello! Exhibiting Artists Panel Discussion

    maria
    23 Feb 2015 | 10:58 am
    Hello! Exhibiting Artists Panel Discussion will take place on Saturday, February 28th 2015 from 2:00pm – 4:00pm. Artists Paul Frank, Simone Legno, and Brandi Milne, whose work is featured in the contemporary art portion of Hello! The Supercute World of Hello Kitty, will participate in a discussion about their work and how Hello Kitty served as inspiration! The artists will sign copies of the Hello! exhibition catalog after the discussion. $12 members; $15 non-members. Does not include admission. Tickets are available now! The Japanese American National Museum is located at 100 North…
  • Lunar New Year DIY

    AA
    17 Feb 2015 | 4:34 pm
    The Lunar New Year is approaching! To help you prepare we’ve created a special DIY envelope. Make your own tokidoki money packet and start giving good fortune! You can download the template here!  
  • Valentine’s Day DIY Cards

    AA
    12 Feb 2015 | 5:50 am
    Share the love with these cute tokidoki Valentine’s Day cards!                Download for free here!                              Download for free here!  
  • tokidoki turns 10!

    AA
    5 Feb 2015 | 9:40 am
    We’re thrilled to announce that 2015 marks our 10th anniversary! To commemorate this momentous occasion, the yearlong celebration includes several tokidoki capsule collections, with both classic favorites that feature a special 10th anniversary logo and/or print and exciting product debuts.  As an homage to select, iconic past collaborations, an all star cast of colorful characters from the tokidoki universe will once again play with outside friends in never-before-seen limited-edition collections! “I have such a deep appreciation for all of our fans, many of whom have followed the…
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    BAT - BLOG : BATMAN TOYS and COLLECTIBLES

  • YVONNE CRAIG #BATGIRL - An Extensive INTERVIEW with the Washington Blade Newspaper

    27 Mar 2015 | 8:05 am
    Just a quick post to share some wonderful "66 BATMAN" NEWS! Over at the Official WASHINGTON BLADE Website they recently conducted an extensive interview with "Batgirl" Actress, Yvonne Craig. She recently has gall bladder surgery (things went well, she's recovering fine) and afterwars she was kind enough to speak to their Reporter, Joey DiGuglielmo. It really gives a lot of insight into her character and it's also a nice update as to what she has been up to lately. it's really cool. Please CLICK HERE to check it out. (Hey Dean, Thanks for the heads-up on this). DISCLAIMER: Oh yeah, as a…
  • #BATMAN BAT-FAMILY Extreme Cosplay Photo

    27 Mar 2015 | 7:43 am
    Over at the Official BAT-BLOG FACEBOOK Page the other day a friend of ours named Mark sent us this extremely awesome photo of his family doing some serious Batman-themed Cosplay. In fact, it's so great I know I had to share it here. Check it out!Mark's Mom, Debbie, is the Penguin (center) His Brother Adam is Batman! Adam's lovely Wife is Catwoman! Plus, his Son is the Joker and his Baby Daughter is an adorable little Batgirl! I totally love this photo, it's so wonderful. (Thank you Mark)
  • #BATMAN ARTWORK - French Comic Book Style Pop Art by Mr. Garcin

    27 Mar 2015 | 7:26 am
    In France there is a famous Pop Artist known as Mr. Garcin. He recycles imagery taken from vintage comic books to create some extremely intricate collages. He uses many smaller images to make-up larger ones. Here are some examples of Batman-inspired artworks. The first one is a large head of Batman, but if you check out the 2nd and 3rd photos you can see some super close-up details that show it is made from many different scenes. Then, down below, is another work featuring the Batman Bat-Logo. It is officially licensed through DC Comics. The coloring effect he gets using this technique…
  • VIDEO - #BATMAN ARKHAM KNIGHT Official Gameplay Video “Officer Down”

    27 Mar 2015 | 7:10 am
    As the citizens of Gotham City flee and criminal gangs take control of the city, Batman uses his own special methods to discover the true purpose behind Scarecrow's plans. Watch this extended look at official gameplay from the first chapter of Batman: Arkham Knight!
  • NEW 1960's #BATMAN TV Series #BATGIRL STATUE of Yvonne Craig by Tweeterhead!

    24 Mar 2015 | 10:10 am
    Tweeterhead shared some photos with us the other day giving us an idea of what the next Batman '66 Statue is gonna look like. It will be the wonderful "Dynamo Doll" herself, BATGIRL!!  Yes, the Yvonne Craig version of the character is coming out later and we totally love these 2 pics showing the prototype stages of development. I mean, this Marquette Statue already looks great and we know the finished product will be amazing! We don't have any news right now on an exact release date but please stay tuned to the BAT-BLOG and once we get some more pics we will let you know.
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    WordPress Tag: Toy

  • Minion (Colored) by FreeGuest

    Biken Shrestha
    25 Mar 2015 | 5:52 am
    Photo Credit : FreeGuest
  • Photo Challenge - Close Up Photo

    TylerGS
    25 Mar 2015 | 5:42 am
  • Masturbating with a Soft Toy

    ddmoonsong
    25 Mar 2015 | 3:16 am
    LOL – Seriously?? He didn’t even have the decency to buy it at least! http://firsttoknow.com/making-love-to-stuffed-horse/?&utm_source=facebookshare
  • Andy Warhol x Medicom Toy 400% Bearbrick

    Bryan Tomlinson
    25 Mar 2015 | 2:02 am
    Fans of the pop art movement will want to take note of Medicom Toy’s latest release. The Japanese to
  • Andy Warhol x Medicom Toy (Japan) 400% Bearbrick

    Team-Yellow
    24 Mar 2015 | 11:56 pm
    Fans of the pop art movement will want to take note of Medicom Toy’s latest release. The Japanese toymaker is set to release a set of Bearbricks that pay tribute to the late, great Andy Warhol, with the toy sporting Warhol’s signature glasses, his distinct high cheekbones and even his unique style of dress. The Bearbrick will be available in the 400% and 1000% sizes (280mm and 700mm, respectively), and are available now from Medicom in limited quantities starting at a price of ¥8,800 JPY (approximately $75 USD).
 
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    Take Five a Day

  • Toys R Us: The 2015 Business Plan

    metroxing
    29 Mar 2015 | 3:15 am
    Toys R Us has announced their strategic plans for 2015: During 2015, the objective of the company’s “TRU Transformation” strategy will be to continue to slow the company’s sales decline, strengthen margin and improve EBITDA to effectively position the business to become fit for growth. Company-wide efforts will focus on four key priorities: Continue to […]
  • Mattel Disney Pixar CARS: Piston Cup Racer 5 Pack – Amazon

    metroxing
    29 Mar 2015 | 2:04 am
    Looks like a new trend! Thanks for the great pics, “Drew C.” The new Piston Cup 5-pack also comes as singles in a cardboard box. Nice art! The FIRST ever release of Tach O Mint on card. AND the updated Mr. Kevin “I’m Pink, NOT Red, are you blind, man Racingtire” in pink and not […]
  • Disney Tomorrowland Prequel Novel Contest!

    metroxing
    29 Mar 2015 | 1:43 am
    Disney Publishing has sent along a prequel novel to the upcoming Tomorrowland movie, “BEFORE TOMORROWLAND.” Very classy looking book – about 310 pages plus a mini graphic novel at the back. Contest starts now and ends Sunday, April 5th at 11:59:59 AM. You may enter once a day below in the comments with the words: […]
  • Jeopardy – Pixar

    metroxing
    28 Mar 2015 | 3:20 am
    I don’t know if this is real but it is amusing … And in the red going into Final Jeopardy? You get the boot.   Tweet This Post
  • Mattel Disney Planes Fire & Rescue: Pick a Pack Teddy 3-Pack

    metroxing
    28 Mar 2015 | 1:15 am
    There was a 3-pack listing for Teddy, the Secretary of the Interior (along with Pontoon Dusty & Drip) … it was presumed it would be a 3-pack box with a window and a PLANES F&R scene but it’s a cardboard box with three singles! Only on Amazon. “John H.” sends along great photos. Like the […]
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    Vinyl Toys

  • Picture-Perfect Paris – The Most Photogenic City on Earth

    admin
    7 Mar 2015 | 12:55 am
    If you’re planning to visit France to stay in one of the excellent hostels in Paris, it won’t take you long to realise the city really is a photographers’ delight. With so many interesting sights and scenes surrounding you every day, getting out and about to create your own personal photography tour is one of the best ways to explore the city on a budget. You don’t need expensive equipment, as the City of Lights is so utterly photogenic you’ll even be able to capture memorable images with just a camera phone. No matter which of the excellent hostels in Paris you…
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    The Toy Book

  • Toys Lead All Categories in European Commission’s Consumer Product Report

    Phil Guie
    29 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    Last year, toys were among the most common product categories to receive health and safety notifications in Europe, according to the European Commission’s 2014 Report on the Rapid Alert System for Dangerous Products (RAPEX). Toys led the most common product categories notified with 28 percent, though only 11 percent of the notified toys were subject to follow-up actions. According to the Toy Industry Association, the percentage of notified toys is not surprising, considering how toys are a particular focus for market surveillance authorities and represent a significant proportion of…
  • Kids Russia Reflects the Nation’s Interest in Toys

    Phil Guie
    28 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    Kids Russia, which took place from March 11 to 13 in Moscow, saw a steady number of trade visitors at 10,591 retailers and buyers in attendance, compared to 10,406 last year. A total of 242 companies presented new products at the Crocus Expo International Exhibition Centre, including nine exhibitors on the international pavilion organized by World of Toys by Spielwarenmesse eG. The ninth edition of the trade fair, formerly called Toys & Kids Russia, kicked off with the new title, intended to illustrate that the fair belongs to the international trade fair fold of Spielwarenmesse eG. Kids…
  • Toy State Agrees to Partnership with WWE

    Phil Guie
    27 Mar 2015 | 12:01 pm
    Toy State has entered into a licensing agreement with WWE. The deal includes products developed for the R/C vehicle category for the North American market, the first of which will be in stores later this year.  This agreement marks Toy State’s first licensing agreement under the Nikko brand since its acquisition of the company last year. “There are few brands with as loyal and passionate a fan base as the WWE,” says Andy Friess, Toy State president. “The personality of the brand is perfectly aligned with the attitude and innovation of our toys, and we can’t wait for WWE fans to see…
  • Toy$, a Comic Strip by Dustin Glick

    Guest Blogger
    27 Mar 2015 | 12:00 pm
    We really enjoyed this recent Dustinland comic, which centers on taking a kid to Toys “R” Us. Don’t squint; click on the image for a larger-sized version.
  • TIF Collects Thousands of Donated Toys at ToyFest West

    Magdalene Michalik
    27 Mar 2015 | 9:00 am
    The Toy Industry Foundation collected thousands of dollars worth of brand-new toys and games for children in need at the close of ToyFest West on March 11, according to the Toy Industry Association. This year marked the Foundation’s first time as the official partner for the Western Toy and Hobby Representatives Association’s annual Las Vegas show. Sixteen toy companies donated over $5,000 in toys and games to The Salvation Army of Southern Nevada. The companies who donated are as follows: Adora Dolls, Educational Insights, Entyva, Faber-Castell USA/Creativity for Kids, JK Excel…
 
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    Collecting Fashion Dolls by Terri Gold

  • New Deja Vu Dolls

    Terri Gold
    27 Mar 2015 | 8:59 am
    Tonner's new release in their Deja Vu line consists of six dressed dolls and three outfits. One of the outfits was not ready for showing at the time of the debut.  Deja Vu dolls are sold directly by Tonner, not through their dealers.* Judy's Grand Entrance $179.99Painted blue eyes with applied black eyelashesSummer Blonde rooted saran hairRed and black brocade dress with faux flower decorationBlack glovesBlack bead bracelet Black bead earrings Nude pantyhoseBlack elastic shoesBlack faux fur shawl Lady Arabella - Garden Walk - Expected to arrive 4/3/15 $199.99Cameo skin tonePainted violet…
  • More American Girl Props - Photos by Michael Austin

    Terri Gold
    24 Mar 2015 | 6:32 pm
    We're on the topic of props on Prego and more photos have been posted. Michael Austin, aka laughon45, whose photography and dolls are fabulous, has the best collection ever!Julie's Car Wash SetDeva Guy is an OOAK of Tom Selleck by Chewin. Pants by Tonner,  coat by Jamieshow and shirt by Chewin.   KD Chaucer is with Tom.  Luggage is Superdoll.  Check top - Ficon, blue pants by a  designer from Poland. American Girl Baby Grand Piano KD Chaucer is playing Piano in a gown by Annie Neeley. American Girl Trail BikeKD Hadrian is on  the bike by AG and wearing a…
  • Painting Caroline's Parlor

    Terri Gold
    23 Mar 2015 | 5:32 pm
    I've just begun to transform my American Girl Caroline's Parlor. I wanted a darker, more neutral palette as a backdrop than the one provided.To begin with I tested some house paint on the back of one of the units. It was a high quality Benjamin Moore paint left over from the renovation of our master bath and it is only about one year old. The surface of the piece took the paint very well but it was too light and I didn't like the faint eggshell finish. I tested one of the Behr colors we used in the rest of the house and decided to use it as my main color. The color is called wet cement. The…
  • Superdoll Dreamscape and Emerald Oyster

    Terri Gold
    20 Mar 2015 | 2:23 pm
    From the Superdoll website come the descriptions of the fashions. I have edited the spelling.DREAMSCAPE SYB/768Escape to your Dreams.Lined in old rose pink, this voluminous gown of irridescent sequin is just that, a voluminous gown of gorgeous glitz. From the side bust, a swirl of pale organza swoops and rolls as if in a dream; asymmetrically down the gown to the hemline.This delicate 'nth' of organza is held in place with a multitude of corded vines & poinsettia in contrasting rose. Atop each 'bloom' a tiny pile of sequin, pearl and 'diamante.'Reminiscent of a bygone age, yet smack bang…
  • Ficon Girls Get Camera Time

    Terri Gold
    20 Mar 2015 | 1:45 pm
    First day of Spring? Not here. It's snowing. Again. We're nice and warm inside.Here is Ficon's Ms. G Black wearing the fashion from Ficon Fierce and a wig by Cheryl Wood. Her bracelet is Franklin Mint. This edgy fashion is a two-piece suit with rhinestone buckled belt. The shoulders are embellished with silvery metal cones and chains. In contrast, the armholes are finished with multi-layered tulle providing a bit of softening contrasting with the angular cut of the top.Her clutch bag has a textured almost glittered feel; it is not glitter, however.The shoes are black strappy faux leather…
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    www.onetwobrick.net

  • set database: LEGO 1761 paradisa speedboat

    29 Mar 2015 | 4:37 am
    set database: LEGO 1761 paradisa speedboatimage courtesy of murotoys2003image courtesy of bricklinkimage courtesy of Rober-toset number: 1761set name: paradisa speedboattheme: town, paradisayear: 1995pieces: 17price: us$naminifig: 1nice town set.paradisa sub theme.come with a paradisa speedboat.minifig included a female minifig with lifevest.great playability.overall design is great. 
  • set database: LEGO 1750 renault race car

    28 Mar 2015 | 4:03 am
    set database: LEGO 1750 renault race carimage courtesy of bricklinkimage courtesy of otaznikimage courtesy of ash-274set number: 1750set name: renault race cartheme: town, race, Renault, promotionalyear: 1992pieces: 28price: us$naminifig: 1nice town set.Renault promotional set.come with a Renault formula one car.minifig included a racer minifig.great playability.overall design is great. 
  • set database: LEGO 1792 pleasure cruiser

    27 Mar 2015 | 4:48 am
    set database: LEGO 1792 pleasure cruiserimage courtesy of bricksetimage courtesy of lugnetimage courtesy of bricklinkset number: 1792set name: pleasure cruisertheme: town, recreationyear: 1994pieces: 63price: us$naminifig: 1nice town set.come with a cruiserminifig included a driver minifig.great playability.overall design is great. 
  • set database: LEGO 1791 windsurfer & van

    26 Mar 2015 | 4:24 am
    set database: LEGO 1791 windsurfer & vanimage courtesy of lugnetimage courtesy of bricklinkimage courtesy of LEGO_Maniac-Z78image courtesy of ni1967set number: 1791set name: windsurfer & vantheme: town, recreationyear: 1994pieces: 68price: us$naminifig: 1nice town set.come with a van and a sailboard.minifig included a surfer minifig.great playability.overall design is great. 
  • set database: LEGO 1790 shark fisherman

    25 Mar 2015 | 4:29 am
    set database: LEGO 1790 shark fishermanimage courtesy of lugnetimage courtesy of bricklinkimage courtesy of haukeset number: 1790set name: shark fishermantheme: town, recreationyear: 1994pieces: 18price: us$naminifig: 1nice town set.come with a shark.minifig included a fisherman minifig.great playability.overall design is great. 
 
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    The Fashion Doll Chronicles

  • 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…
  • New Jem and The Holograms doll: Lindsey Pierce

    13 Mar 2015 | 11:28 am
    There is a new addition to the Jem And The Holograms line and it is the Lindsey Pierce character, a VJ responsible for making the group very famous. She is a fan favourite and was awaited eagerly by collectors of the line. She will be available to pre-order from IT Direct  (Integrity Toys). I like the outfit - it reminds me so much of the early 80s pop star look - Debbie Harry or Olivia Newton-John and pretty much most of the era's ladies were wearing variations of this. Again W Club members will have a day ahead to pre-order. General public will have a chance to buy the doll directly…
  • A first for new Color Infusion dolls - available to pre-order from dealers!

    13 Mar 2015 | 11:02 am
    Color Infusion is an Integrity Toys fashion doll line that, up until now, was only available in conventions. Their secondary market prices (for those not able to attend an event) were normal or really high, depending on the doll's desirability - but never as cheap as one could buy it from the company. For the first time they are available through dealers to pre-order! W Club members had a day ahead to do that but now they are available for everyone. I am not collecting the CI ladies as they have a different body (the same one as Jem) and larger heads than FR dolls but they are really popular.
  • Asher Of New England presents their male BJD doll: Kent

    7 Mar 2015 | 4:45 am
    Asher Of New England is Leigh Slaughter's company, specializing in fashion doll jewellery for 1/4 scale dolls. Today Leigh officially presents his first ever BJD doll, a male called Kent. Asher of New England Homme (as the line is named) will consist of urethane resin male fashion Ball Jointed Dolls created by R.L. Slaughter. These dolls are hand sculpted and produced in limited runs by the artist, made to compliment current female fashion BJDs. Let's meet Kent.Kent is a fusion of popular modern male fashion models, and actors. These dolls stand 17.5" tall and are made of urethane resin.
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    Linda Walsh Originals Dolls and Crafts Blog

  • Linda's How-Do-I Series? How To Make Our "It's Raining Baby Showers" Tablecloths and Runners Free E-Book From Linda Walsh Originals

    Linda Walsh
    19 Mar 2015 | 2:00 am
    Bright and cheery tablecloths and runners make a wonderful decoration for any baby shower. How can they not be when they're filled with bright pink and bright blue baby girl and baby boy colors?Any of the fabrics in my LWOriginals “It’s Raining Baby Showers” fabric collections at http://www.spoonflower.com/profiles/lworiginals can be used to make tablecloths and runners.Have fun making your tablecloths and runners.Supplies Needed:The amount of fabric you will need will depend upon whether you are making tablecloths or runners, how much you want the tablecloths to overhang the table, how…
  • Lindas's How-Do-I Series? How To Make A Little Sachet Basket Free E-Book

    Linda Walsh
    19 Mar 2015 | 1:00 am
    Since I had just finished my Linda's Blog post on the little sachet baskets I had made I thought you might enjoy a step-by-step "How-to" on how to make one of your own. If you'd like to read my post entitled "The Little Potpourri Sachet Baskets" please CLICK HERE.My pattern and instructions for making the little sachet basket shown in the picture above follow.Supplies NeededPackage of 1" Long Cinnamon SticksMiniature 4" Round Basket (With or Without Handles)Four Scraps of Fabric - 4 1/2" wide by 10" longTen Strips of Scrap Fabric - 8" long by 3/4" wide eachPolyfilDMC Embroidery…
  • Linda’s How-Do-I Series? How To Make Our Alpacas Rock, Babies Splashing In The Rain, It’s Raining Baby Boys, and It’s Raining Baby Girls Custom Fabric Wall Panel Picture New Free E-Book

    Linda Walsh
    18 Mar 2015 | 2:00 am
    I just love custom fabric.  Especially when it can be used to make quick and easy picture decorations and was so pleased with the way my Babies In The Pumpkin Patch Wall Panel Picture came out that when I was designing my Babies Splashing In the Rain Fabric Collection and Alpacas Rock Fabric Collection I decided to create several baby fabrics and one alpaca fabric that could be used to create several custom fabric panel pictures. Last week I finally had some time to create some and decided to start with my Alpacas Brown Panel Fabric which creates a 9” by 12” custom fabric wall…
  • Linda's How-Do-I Series? How To Make A Fabric Covered Round Basket Free E-Book

    Linda Walsh
    18 Mar 2015 | 1:30 am
    Print165 - Linda's How-Do-I Series? How To Make A Fabric Covered Round Basket E-BookSince I had just finished my Linda's Blog post on the fabric covered baskets I had made I thought you might enjoy a step-by-step "How-to" on how to make one of your own. If you'd like to read my post entitled "During Another Craft Phase - Fabric Covered Baskets" please CLICK HERE.How To Make A Fabric Covered Basket - Updated March 2015Supplies Needed1 Small Round Basket With Handle - 3" Round1/4 Yard Fabric - 36" Wide1" Lace Trim - 16" LongDMC Embroidery FlossSewing ThreadDual…
  • Blue Bell Sara's - Gray And Fabulous New Designs and Products

    Linda Walsh
    16 Mar 2015 | 1:30 am
    How can you be gray and not be "fabulous?" You can't as far as the "grays" are concerned.  They believe aging is not only beautiful but fabulous. Gray hair is not only beautiful, but infinitely fabulous. So, stand up and say "I'm Gray and I'm Fabulous!"Their adorable new "Gray And Fabulous!" design and new products are for senior citizens, grandma's and grandpa's and are intended for use as gifts and accessories for seniors birthdays, retirement parties, and other special occasions. They have products for home decor, special occasions, home office supplies, clothing,…
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    Toywiz and Toy Garden

  • Hot Toys 1/6th Scale MMS285 Avengers Age of Ultron Hulkbuster

    David
    6 Mar 2015 | 6:35 pm
    This is the Iron Man armor you have been waiting for! Ever since the first official appearance of the massive anti-Hulk Iron Man suit, Hulkbuster, in Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer, fans worldwide have been filled with excitement! Its fight against Hulk is an unforgettable moment from the clip and pushes the popularity of the huge machine to a new level even before the movie launch! Today, we are proud to officially introduce the collectible figure that many fans and collectors have been longing for – the spectacular 1/6th scale Hulkbuster Collectible Figure! The movie-accurate…
  • Barbie BFMC Silkstone Fashionably Floral Doll

    David
    14 Feb 2015 | 6:51 pm
    Toywiz and Toy Garden just received new stocks for the first 2015 Barbie Fashion Model Collection silkstone doll. Barbie doll’s intricately crafted ensemble includes a beautiful floral print dress featuring puff sleeves, cinched waist and tufted back pleats. Her small straw hat is adorned with tiny dark and light pink flowers and is covered in delicate tulle netting. The opera-length gloves are made of shirred charmeuse and complete her elegant look. Features genuine Silkstone body. Doll Details Body Type: Silkstone Skin Tone: Classic Beige Facial Sculpt: Nostalgic Silkstone Fashion Sewn…
  • Barbie Kyary Pamyu Pamyu

    David
    13 Feb 2015 | 3:05 am
    We have received news about a new doll collaboration between Kyary Pamyu Pamyu and Barbie Collector this year. For 55 years, the Barbie Award has been given to fashionable female celebrities who turn others green with envy over their Barbie-like look. Kyary was chosen for the award because her status as an icon of Harajuku is known worldwide, coupled with her activities as a singer and her charisma, which shines through her fashion too. Barbie Kyary Pamyu Pamyu (SKU: CHF51) shall be coming this year and tentatively priced at RM149 in Toywiz and Toy Garden. Stay tuned for more pictures and…
  • Hot Wheels 2015 Fast & Furious 1/64th Scale Diecast Cars

    David
    21 Jan 2015 | 12:13 am
    New 2015 Hot Wheels Fast and Furious is coming to Toywiz and Toy Garden! Mattel released 2 sets of the F&F Hotwheels in 2013 and 2014, this time there is another new collection, featuring 8 cars as below. 1. ’94 Toyota Supra (from 2Fast 2Furious 2003) 2. Nissan 350Z (from The Fast & Furious 3 Tokyo Drift 2006) 3. Ford GT-40 (from The Fast & Furious 6 2013) 4. Dodge Charger Daytona (from The Fast & Furious 6 2013) 5. ’70 Dodge Charger R/T (from The Fast & Furious 6 2013) 6. Subaru WRX STI (from The Fast & Furious 4 2009) 7. Buick Grand National (from…
  • Hot Wheels Star Wars Character Car Assortment

    David
    9 Jan 2015 | 5:10 pm
    Hot Wheels just released the new Star Wars Character Cars Assortment in 1/64 scale, including all classic characters like Darth Vader, Yoda, Stormtrooper, C3PO and R2D2, Han Solo, Luke Skywalker, Chewbacca and many more. Definitely the best way to start your Star Wars collection for this year! Features: – Collect and play with a galaxy of Hot Wheels Star Wars cars. – Iconic Star Wars characters reimagined as Hot Wheels cars. – Authentic and highly collectible. – Designed in 1:64-scale with true-to-character features and decos. – Makes a great gift for fans of all…
 
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    MY STEIFF LIFE

  • 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…
  • Bowled Over By This Fantastic and Early Velvet Steiff Dachshund Skittle

    22 Mar 2015 | 2:44 pm
    Are you in the mood for a little Steiff game today?  Steiffgal nearly toppled to the ground when she received this email inquiry from a professional colleague from the New England area who asks about a vintage Steiff find.  See if it bowls you over as well!  Blain writes..."Steiffgal,  I have a friend who has a Steiff dog, which looks like he is sitting up on his rear legs, perched on a wooden base, who has his original elephant button... this is in VERY good condition...  Dog is two toned, no issues I can see.  Can you tell me a little about him... and what…
  • Bright Eyed And Bushy Tailed Over This Fantastic - And Well Traveled - Vintage Squirrel

    13 Mar 2015 | 7:13 pm
    Can a picture paint a thousand words?  Yes, especially if its subject could be a vintage Steiff treasure!  A few years ago, author and illustrator Claudia McGehee contacted Steiffgal about a little toy squirrel that played a very big role in the life of one lucky young man at the turn of last century.  Her question was, given some line drawings from century-old diaries and memoirs, could an item be identified as Steiff?  This squirrel had emerged as an important element of the 1918 Alaskan adventure story she was researching and writing.  The "mystery squirrel"…
  • Steiff's Wearing The Green For Saint Patrick's Day 2015!

    8 Mar 2015 | 9:22 am
    With the exciting holiday of St. Patrick's Day coming up this week, Steiffgal can't help but think in green! And after such a grey and cold winter around these parts, it seems that everyone is looking forward to spotting their first patch of green grass, crocus sprouts, and leaf buds - especially here in the Northeast! So to celebrate the patron saint of Ireland AND encourage the powers that be to send spring along as soon as possible, let's look at a few vintage - and not so vintage - verdant Steiff treasures. This first green goodie is all dressed up with nowhere to go! Here we have…
  • Three Cheers For The Upcoming March, 2015 Teddy Dorado Steiff Auction Event!

    2 Mar 2015 | 7:35 pm
    And we're off! The first major Steiff auction of 2015 is just around the corner! And as always, our good friends at Teddy Dorado have done a marvelous job of gathering the most interesting Steiff treasures for this upcoming event, which will be held on March 21st, 2015 in Bonn, Germany.  The sale certainly has something for everyone.  Although it's always hard to pick highlights when there are so many fun choices, here are three Steiff temptations that truly set Steiffgal's heart all-aflutter!Steiffgal's first Teddy Dorado auction favorite is lot #14-7004, a Teddy Baby bear from…
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  • Sabretooth (Marvel Legends)

    Errex
    29 Mar 2015 | 10:08 pm
    This version of X-Men baddie Sabretooth is another of those based off the Hyperion body mold, which is suitably bulky and tall. Sabretooth is massively muscular, and this particular version of his costume lacks any of the furry bits usually associated with the character.
  • The AFB Podcast Episode 161: Pop Culture Shock Judge Dredd / Marvel Legends Odin Wave

    Engineernerd
    29 Mar 2015 | 4:22 am
    Episode 161 of the AFB Podcast is live at iTunes and is now available for direct download! Download and subscribe to the podcast at iTunes now!  This week, join Ben, Justin and Eddie for all of the latest news and reviews!This week, our Toy of the Week is a true grail for Justin - the Pop Culture Shock Judge Dredd Diorama - and the story of how he got it is priceless!Then for our discussion, the guys do a roundtable review of the Marvel Legends Odin Wave.  If you don't use iTunes, you can download Episode 161 here now! Click on…
  • Jason Vorhees (Battle Damaged)

    Errex
    26 Mar 2015 | 10:18 pm
    This 7-inch figure was manufactured by NECA for their Friday the 13th license, and depicts Jason as he appeared in the fourth movie in the series.
  • Name That…Plain Dude

    Engineernerd
    25 Mar 2015 | 10:49 pm
    Just a dude. Well, no action figure is just a dude. Unless it’s the Big Lebowski, but then it would be “The Dude.”  
  • Name That…Easiest One

    Engineernerd
    23 Mar 2015 | 10:22 pm
    This should be the absolute easiest one ever. Easy. I think my mom could get this one.
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  • Hey Red Sox Nation, Get Free Red Sox Tickets for Kids

    Keriannot
    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!

    Keriannot
    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…
  • New Case Logic Laptop & Tablet Backpacks

    Keriannot
    20 Mar 2015 | 1:41 pm
    Disclosure: I was provided with 2 new Case Logic laptop and tablet backpacks to review, any opinions are my own. Giveaway prize is fulfilled by Case Logic. My husband and I carry a lot of technology equipment to and from work daily. On the weekends if we are off to sporting events or family activities, we always carry several cameras. We’ve owned dozens of backpacks and camera bags, and one thing that consistently frustrates me, aside from function is the cost. Case Logic offered to provide some new laptop backpacks for us to review during our trade show visit to Toy Fair in New York. I…
  • Celebrate St. Patricks Day With Kinetic Sand

    Keriannot
    17 Mar 2015 | 10:05 am
    One of the best ways to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with kids is to play with Kinetic Sand. In full disclosure,  I received Kinetic Sand free, to facilitate this post. Kinetic Sand was also extremely generous, providing enough green and gold glitter sand to donate to my son’s entire preschool class for their St. Patrick’s Day Celebration. If you haven’t used Kinetic Sand yet and you have children, prioritize a trip to the craft store or toy store and buy some. It’s both soft and smooth, yet has the remarkable ability to take and sustain shapes from stamps and…
  • ToyQueen.com Attended Social Media on the Sand #BeachesMoms

    Keriannot
    2 Mar 2015 | 1:14 pm
    “You don’t have to be the expert at everything you do, you just have to have a willingness and a desire to never give up.” – Adam Stewart, CEO Sandals & Beaches Resorts I don’t think there is a more fitting quote said by a CEO to over 125 bloggers seated in the same room at a social media conference, but it can strike a chord with any human being who ever had an idea or a thought to make a difference in the world. In October I attended the Social Media on the Sand Conference hosted by Beaches Turks and Caicos. I know you are wondering, why should I even…
 
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    Small for Big

  • round about: easter DIYs

    mari
    27 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    I’m working my tush off on a new very exciting partnership that I can’t share quite yet, but wow the weeks are flying by while I try to get it all done! Of course, this week went by even faster because I lost a couple of days to a really horrible allergic reaction. Note to restaurants everywhere: when I say I’m allergic to gluten and dairy, I mean it. Luckily things are improving now – and I’m also super lucky that I work at home, where I can rest on my sofa under a cozy blanket while working that tush off. I’m so ready for the weekend! Anyone with me?
  • so much better than chewing your arm

    mari
    26 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    Chewbeads newest teething accessories just might be the prettiest of the bunch. Already known for their teething necklaces and bracelets (the ones I wish I’d had when Birdie was small!), Chewbeads is expanding to include these uber-cool car seat and stroller accessories. I hear some of the beads glow in the dark, crazy right? Thanks Cool Mom Picks for the heads up! The post so much better than chewing your arm appeared first on Small for Big.
  • fantastical flower rooms

    mari
    25 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    Remember that phrase Tina Fey made popular? “I want to go to there.” I think that sums it up for me. See more images of this art installation by Teamlab. The post fantastical flower rooms appeared first on Small for Big.
  • spring bunnies, the wooden kind

    mari
    24 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    Sometimes one just need the perfect excuse to purchase something they’ve been wanting for a long time anyway. That’s how I feel about sculptural wooden animals, and since Spring and Easter are right around the corner, bunnies come to mind! Which would you choose, the Lucie Kaas rabbit above, or the Kay Bojesen rabbit below? The post spring bunnies, the wooden kind appeared first on Small for Big.
  • momma beads from madre beads

    mari
    23 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    Seeing a new business being born is so dang exhilarating. I just get a kick seeing someone bring their big ideas to life – and I’m especially excited when it’s someone I know! Let’s welcome a new business into the world, shall we? Meet Madre beads – the eco-friendly, non-toxic jewelry all of you savvy moms have been looking for. Each piece uses best quality wood beads and soft, stretchy t-shirt yarn. That means they’re totally savfe for babies to tug, suck, pull, play with, and chew. I wish I’d had something this fashionable when my girl was young.
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  • 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 rule also…
  • FAA First Case Goes To Court Over Drones.

    Bob Winfrey
    25 Jan 2015 | 10:55 am
    Now that the first case has made it to court, the results for model Aircraft pilots is not good. Read the story below to get an idea of where this is headed. The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration reached a settlement with the videographer to whom it issued its first fine for reckless drone use, ending a court case that challenged the government’s authority to regulate unmanned aircraft. Raphael Pirker agreed on Thursday to pay the FAA $1,100 to settle the agency’s $10,000 fine for allegedly flying a drone recklessly to film the University of Virginia in 2011. Under the settlement…
  • Staggering Cost To Fly A Military Aircraft: Chart

    Bob Winfrey
    31 Dec 2014 | 4:40 pm
    This Chart Shows The Staggering Hourly Cost Of Operating US Military Aircraft The following graphic, courtesy of The Atlantic, highlights the disparity in flight hour costs for various aircraft currently in the US fleet. High Airfare? Click Image to Enlarge The US military is set replace many of its aircraft with planes that cost substantially more to operate by the hour. James Fallows, a national correspondent for The Atlantic, noted in a recent cover story for the magazine that costly military projects of questionable worth are becoming increasingly spread throughout congressional districts…
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    Our Ordinary Life

  • Skylanders Easter Basket Idea #EggsellentSkylanders

    Kristin
    27 Mar 2015 | 3:17 pm
    Compensation was provided via MomTrends. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions of Skylanders or MomTrends. If your kids are anything like mine they like video games and especially the older they get the more games they like to play. This year it seems to be all about… [read more] The post Skylanders Easter Basket Idea #EggsellentSkylanders appeared first on Our Ordinary Life.
  • Celebrate Spring With A Family Picnic

    Kristin
    27 Mar 2015 | 2:08 pm
    This post is a sponsored post with Lunchbox. It’s spring time here in California which means we are spending more and more time outdoors and for our family that means we are taking our meals outdoors too and celebrating spring with a family picnic. This last weekend the weather was exceptionally beautiful here in California… [read more] The post Celebrate Spring With A Family Picnic appeared first on Our Ordinary Life.
  • Getting Ready For Easter – Our Favorite Tobacco Free Retailers #ShopTobaccoFree

    Kristin
    27 Mar 2015 | 1:36 pm
    Having family affected by tobacco use it’s a very important cause for me to join in on the fight against tobacco with The Campaign For Tobacco Free Kids and while I am a compensated ambassador all opinions are my own. It’s time to get ready for Easter and this year we are shopping at stores… [read more] The post Getting Ready For Easter – Our Favorite Tobacco Free Retailers #ShopTobaccoFree appeared first on Our Ordinary Life.
  • Low Fat Vegetable Quiche Recipe

    Kristin
    26 Mar 2015 | 11:25 am
    This conversation is sponsored by Silk. The opinions and text are all mine. I am an active and busy mom of three and the one thing I do each day is take time for myself. Either dancing a few times a week during zumba or training for my next half marathon I like staying busy… [read more] The post Low Fat Vegetable Quiche Recipe appeared first on Our Ordinary Life.
  • Healthy Snacking & Tips For Success With Weight Watchers

    Kristin
    25 Mar 2015 | 9:00 am
    This post was created as part of a relationship in which I was sponsored by Weight Watchers and given a free three month subscription to try their new Personal Coaching product and write about my experience. Though I was compensated for my time and commitment, all views, positive and negative, are my own. #WeightWatchers #WWsponsoredEvery… [read more] The post Healthy Snacking & Tips For Success With Weight Watchers appeared first on Our Ordinary Life.
 
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    Toy Scene

  • Hot Wheels: 2005 HW Ford Thunderbolt

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

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

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

    admin01
    27 Feb 2015 | 9:50 pm
    Big Trouble in Little China: Jack Burton ReAction Action Figure Straight from cool movie: Big Trouble in Little China comes this Jack Burton ReAction Action Figure from Funko. Relive the epic adventures of funny trucker Jack Burton as he battle the evil forces of the mysterious underworld of San Francisco’s Chinatown! The Big Trouble in Little China Jack Burton ReAction 3 3/4-Inch Retro Action Figure is the perfect size for desk display both at work or at home. This action figure has a very retro look even the packaging looks vintage with the movie poster artwork on it, reminiscent of…
  • Cool Picks: 10 Cool Funko Pop Vinyl 122515

    admin01
    25 Feb 2015 | 5:08 am
    Here we have compiled 10 of the best Funko Pop Vinyl figures we have discovered this month. Click on the images to go to the respective product pages. Dark Knight Rises Batman Pop! Heroes Vinyl Figure $9.99 The Walking Dead Carl Grimes Pop! Vinyl Figure $9.99 Adventure Time BMO Pop! Vinyl Figure $9.99 X-Men Classic Magneto Pop! Vinyl Figure $9.99 Big Hero 6 Hiro Hamada Pop! Vinyl Figure $9.99 Back to the Future DeLorean Pop! Vinyl Vehicle with Marty McFly Figure $26.99 Pirates of the Caribbean Jack Sparrow Pop! Vinyl Figure $9.99 Sharknado Pop! Vinyl Figure $9.99 Teen Titans Go! Robin Pop!
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  • Flight Yoyo Review

    Adam B.
    6 Mar 2015 | 10:48 pm
    Your browser does not support the video tag. Try updating to a new browser such as Chrome or FireFox. Review of the Flight Yoyo by YoYoFactory for Offstring 4a style play. Recommended YoyosVideo TranscriptTricks You Need To KnowYoyo In This Video: Flight Yoyo $24.99 Select options Flight Yoyo Review Yoyo TrickThis is the YoYoFactory Flight Yoyo. Obviously, this is an offstring yoyo. As you can see, the shape is what we would consider to be an ideal shape for an offstring yoyo. It is wide enough that it is going to make learning all your tricks pretty easy, but it is not so wide that it…
  • How to Clean a Yoyo Bearing – Paper Cleaning Method

    Jake E.
    28 Feb 2015 | 10:09 am
    Your browser does not support the video tag. Try updating to a new browser such as Chrome or FireFox. Add a comment to this video on YouTube. Learn to clean a yoyo bearing using lighter fluid and the paper cleaning method. Recommended YoyosVideo TranscriptTricks You Need To KnowHow to Clean a Yoyo Bearing – Paper Cleaning Method Yoyo TrickIn this video we’re going to talk about how to clean your bearings. Now, if you keep your bearings properly lubed, like how we show you in our thin yoyo lube video, then cleaning your bearings in something you’ll have to do only very irregularly.
  • 2015 Yoyo Buyer’s Guide – What is the Best Yoyo?

    Adam B.
    13 Feb 2015 | 8:03 pm
    Your browser does not support the video tag. Try updating to a new browser such as Chrome or FireFox. Add a comment to this video on YouTube. Find out what are the best yoyos for 2015. Recommended YoyosVideo TranscriptTricks You Need To KnowYoyo In This Video: Space Cowboy Yoyo From: $120.00 Select options 2015 Yoyo Buyer’s Guide – What is the Best Yoyo? Yoyo Trick Recommended Beginner Yoyo: Fast 201 Yoyo Recommended Starter Yoyos: Sage Yoyo, Sage Yoyo Starter Pack, Sage Yoyo Pro Pack, DV888 Yoyo, DV888 Yoyo Kit. Recommended Budget Metal Yoyos: Shutter Yoyo, Minute Yoyo,…
  • Using Thin Yoyo Lube to Maintain Unresponsive Bearings

    Adam B.
    4 Feb 2015 | 2:38 pm
    Your browser does not support the video tag. Try updating to a new browser such as Chrome or FireFox. Add a comment to this video on YouTube. Learn how and when to use Thin Yoyo Lube to protect and maintain bearings during unresponsive play. Recommended YoyosVideo TranscriptTricks You Need To KnowYoyo In This Video: YoTricks Thin Yoyo Lube $5.99 Add to cart Using Thin Yoyo Lube to Maintain Unresponsive Bearings Yoyo Trick In this video I am going to talk about how to use thin yoyo lube to prolong the life of your bearing. We have got another video about using thick yoyo lube to help your…
  • Using Thick Yoyo Lube for Responsive Yoyos

    Adam B.
    4 Feb 2015 | 2:27 pm
    Your browser does not support the video tag. Try updating to a new browser such as Chrome or FireFox. Add a comment to this video on YouTube. Learn how and when to use thick yoyo lube to keep your yoyos playing easy and responsive. Recommended YoyosVideo TranscriptTricks You Need To KnowYoyo In This Video: YoTricks Thick Yoyo Lube $5.99 Add to cart Using Thick Yoyo Lube for Responsive Yoyos Yoyo TrickIn this video I am going to talk about using thick yoyo lube to help your yoyos play better. We also have another video about using thin yoyo lube that you can check out, that’s for…
 
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  • Alternative Easter Basket Ideas

    Elizabeth Skinner
    27 Mar 2015 | 11:49 am
    We love chocolate eggs and jelly beans but we don’t love seeing our kids sugar out.  Here are some alternative Easter Basket ideas that celebrate spring and a return of the sun and warmer weather. Any of these will be a hit in an Easter basket! And, you can still have candy! But first, a little science lesson for your young one:   For Babies and Preschoolers: Ducky & Car Push-Toys PushArounds are great for developing balance and fine motor skill development through play. Babies and toddlers love to push and pull these bright stained rolling eco-friendly toys. Shaped from a…
  • The Best Toys for Tweens and Teens

    Elizabeth Skinner
    21 Nov 2014 | 10:03 am
    Everyone talks about the “hot” toys of the year.  Turner Toys & Hobbies doesn’t believe in fleeting fads.  That’s why we’ve put together our “Very Best Toy” gift guides.  These are the toys we consider to be the most engaging and creative thinking toys out there.  These have staying power and will surely get your kids off screens!  Here is our 2014 list of the Best Toys for Tweens and Teens. 1.   Remote-Control Machines (Ages 8-15) This construction kit from Thames & Kosmos lets you build your own electric vehicles and machines and…
  • Very Best Toys for Babies and Toddlers

    Elizabeth Skinner
    19 Nov 2014 | 11:53 am
     Children learn through play and, as parents, we want to make sure that they have the very best toys and environment for learning.  We don’t care for “hot” toys or fleeting fads.  We look for high quality, well-made toys that will have staying power for your child. There are so many options so we’ve put together our Very Best Toys guides to help you choose the very best for your child. Our 10 Very Best Toys for Babies & Toddlers We love natural materials like wood which is a sensory treat for your child.   It looks great, feels great, sounds great when rattled,…
  • 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…
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    Kids Love This Stuff!

  • DIY Candy Necklace Lollipops: A Sweet and Easy Party Favor Idea

    Mena
    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

    Mena
    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!.
  • Editor’s Picks: 17 Fun and Cool Gift ideas for Toddlers Aged 2 to 3 Years Old

    Mena
    15 Mar 2015 | 2:29 am
    Ever walked into a toy store and been hit by a massive wall of overwhelm? Yeah, I’ve been there too. Spending hours going from store to store, trying to decide what to get your toddler niece or nephew. Man, the ‘fun’ of finding something cool soon wears off. If you’re stuck for gift ideas for […] The post Editor’s Picks: 17 Fun and Cool Gift ideas for Toddlers Aged 2 to 3 Years Old appeared first on Kids Love This Stuff!.
  • Easter Egg Craft: How to Make the Cutest Emoji Easter Eggs

    Mena
    6 Mar 2015 | 9:24 am
    Do your nieces and nephews get all egg-cited at the idea of decorating eggs for Easter? That’s good, because I’ve found the coolest Easter egg craft. Ever. One that perfectly blends emoji with hard boiled egg, or paper mache if you prefer to go down that route. I love, love, love this craft idea for […] The post Easter Egg Craft: How to Make the Cutest Emoji Easter Eggs appeared first on Kids Love This Stuff!.
  • Now Here’s a Furniture Set That You’ll Actually Want the Kids to Draw On

    Mena
    3 Mar 2015 | 5:14 pm
    You know as well as I do, that kids have the most amazing imaginations. Give them a cardboard box and they’ll turn it into a spaceship or a magical castle. Give them coloring pens and free reign to get creative and they’ll draw a beautiful mural… all over your freshly hung vintage wallpaper. Ouch! Not […] The post Now Here’s a Furniture Set That You’ll Actually Want the Kids to Draw On appeared first on Kids Love This Stuff!.
 
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    Action Figure Fury

  • Toy News Roundup: ‘Hawkeye’, ‘TMNT’, ‘Halo 5′ and Life-Size Avengers: Age of Ultron Statues

    Nick Lenihan
    29 Mar 2015 | 9:17 am
    Today is Sunday and it’s time for the 84th edition of the Toy News Roundup. Here we round-up all of the most important toy news of the week from our site, and also link you to any toy news that we didn’t cover. So let’s see what the big toy news was this week, shall we? […] Read More...
  • Square Enix Reveals Star Wars Variant Play Arts Kai Stormtrooper and Boba Fett Figures

    Samuel Demchy-Cooper
    29 Mar 2015 | 8:20 am
    Square Enix have been on a roll with their Play Arts Kai figures of late. As many of you may know that they have recently started doing a Star Wars Variant Line. Their first release is Darth Vader due for release in May, and now Square Enix have revealed their next two figures in the […] Read More...
  • Hot Toys Movie Promo Iron Man Mark VII Stealth Mode Sixth Scale Figure Incoming

    Nick Lenihan
    27 Mar 2015 | 11:18 am
    Yesterday when Hot Toys announced that they are going to be traveling to various locations around Asia to bring fans “Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron Exhibition”, they also mentioned that they would be offering an exclusive collectible figure that will only be available during the event periods in selected markets. The figure was revealed today […] Read More...
  • Threezero Announces Dragon Age: Inquisition Alistar Sixth Scale Figure

    Nick Lenihan
    27 Mar 2015 | 10:40 am
    The 1/6th scale collectible figure line from Threezero based on characters from BioWare’s celebrated Dragon Age universe will launch this month. Alistair is a fully articulated and highly detailed figure featuring tailored clothing, standing at 12″ tall with realistic weathering. For accessories, the figure is going to come with a sword, shield, and various interchangeable […] Read More...
  • Asian Hot Toys Collectors in for Surprise, US Collectors May Not Be Completely Out of Luck

    Nick Lenihan
    26 Mar 2015 | 9:58 am
    If you live in Asia and you collect Hot Toys, I’m jealous of you. You get to attend various Hot Toys exhibitions each year where they show off all of their newest products, which is basically in your backyard. Hot Toys has made an announcement for their Marvel Avengers: Age of Ultron exhibition tour in […] Read More...
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    Statue Reviews

  • Chris Yukine Bunny Style BLACK Edition Figure by AQUAMARINE [Senki Zesshou Symphogear G]

    Rock
    28 Mar 2015 | 7:13 pm
    From the anime ‘Senki Zesshou Symphogear G’ comes the Chris Yukine Bunny Style BLACK Edition 1/7 Scale PVC Figure by AQUAMARINE. The Chris Yukine Bunny Style BLACK Edition Figure stands approximately 22cm tall and features her in a black and red themed bunny outfit. She retails for ¥10,000 (¥9,000 at cdjapan) and will release in June 2015. Order from: The post Chris Yukine Bunny Style BLACK Edition Figure by AQUAMARINE [Senki Zesshou Symphogear G] appeared first on Statue Reviews.
  • Ryu Hayabusa Statue by Multiverse Studios Inc. [Ninja Gaiden]

    Rock
    28 Mar 2015 | 6:47 pm
    From the video game ‘Ninja Gaiden’ comes the Ryu Hayabusa Statue by Multiverse Studios Inc. The Ryu Hayabusa statue is built to 1/6 scale and stands approximately 13 inches tall. Multiple LEDs are included to add some additional detail to this already awesome statue. The Ryu Hayabusa statue retails for $299.99 ($274.99 at Entertainment Earth) and is expected to ship in June 2015. Order from: The post Ryu Hayabusa Statue by Multiverse Studios Inc. [Ninja Gaiden] appeared first on Statue Reviews.
  • Guts Figure by Gecco Corp. [Berserk]

    Rock
    28 Mar 2015 | 5:04 pm
    From the popular anime and manga series ‘Berserk’ comes the Guts Lost Children Arc The Black Swordsman Version 1/6 Scale PVC Figure by Gecco Corp. The Guts figure stands approximately 38cm tall. Two portraits are included with the statue, glaring and sneering, so you can pose him depending on your preferences. Other impressive details include The Brand of Sacrifice carved into the back of his neck and the blood soaked Dragonslayer sword slung over his right shoulder. The Guts Statue retails for $339.00 (cheaper at cdjapan) and will release in September 2015. Order from: The post…
  • Batgirl Premier Collection Statue by Diamond Select Toys [Batman 1966 TV Series]

    Rock
    28 Mar 2015 | 3:56 pm
    The Batgirl of your dreams is now the centerpiece of your statue collection! Immortalize how Barbara Gordon started her Bat journey with the Batman 1966 TV Series Batgirl Premier Collection Statue from Diamond Select. Based on the likeness of actress Yvonne Craig, this statue is a colorful and gorgeous tribute to a great character. Wearing her recognizable, shimmery purple body suit, Diamond Select has done an excellent job invoking nostalgia. She proudly displays the Bat symbol with her hands on her hips and her yellow and purple cape fanning out behind her. She first appeared in in the…
  • Dark Knight Returns: Superman vs. Batman Statue by DC Collectibles

    Rock
    28 Mar 2015 | 3:34 pm
    From the pages of Frank Miller’s ‘Batman: The Dark Knight Returns’ comes the Superman vs. Batman Statue by DC Collectibles. The Superman vs. Batman statue stands approximately 11 inches tall and depicts the epic showdown between Batman and Superman in Crime Alley. It retails for $259.99 and is expected to ship in April 2015. Order now: The post Dark Knight Returns: Superman vs. Batman Statue by DC Collectibles appeared first on Statue Reviews.
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    Toy Tales

  • Toy Chest: Christmas Catalog Edition

    Todd Coopee
    27 Mar 2015 | 9:08 am
    You can rekindle nostalgic toy memories via a 1982 JC Penney Christmas Catalog and 7 other things I wanted to share this week. For more stories behind some of your favorite toys visit Toy Tales.
  • Swing Wing from Transogram

    Todd Coopee
    26 Mar 2015 | 3:45 am
    The Swing Wing was "a hula hoop for your head" - proof positive that the 1960s were where it was at! Somebody get these kids to a neck specialist stat! For more stories behind some of your favorite toys visit Toy Tales.
  • Slinky FacTOYD

    Todd Coopee
    25 Mar 2015 | 5:26 am
    It takes 63 feet of wire to make a Slinky. For more stories behind some of your favorite toys visit Toy Tales.
  • Pablo Picasso

    Todd Coopee
    24 Mar 2015 | 5:30 am
    Every child is an artist. The challenge is to remain an artist after you grow up. For more stories behind some of your favorite toys visit Toy Tales.
  • Turn-A-Tune

    Todd Coopee
    23 Mar 2015 | 7:30 am
    Released in 1958, Kenner Products' Turn-A-Tune is a mashup of a vintage phonograph and a modern turntable. For more stories behind some of your favorite toys visit Toy Tales.
 
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    The Happy Hospital

  • Fan Service

    the collector
    29 Mar 2015 | 11:22 pm
    Just a little fan service.
  • Sexy Pudding

    the collector
    29 Mar 2015 | 8:29 pm
    Here’s something I sketched out three years ago. Remastered on photoshop. I hope you enjoy? :))
  • Creepy Lady With Toys

    the collector
    23 Mar 2015 | 11:18 pm
    Oh, please, I can’t be the only one who can’t leave the house without a toy in the bag. I’m pretty sure you don’t want to hear this, but I’m one of them lucky ones whose boyfriend doesn’t mind if I look weird as long as I’m happy. Including bringing toys in a buffet and posing them weird. That’s actually his hand.^ I can imagine Mashiro diving into this pile. My lovely, sweet Erio trying to get a piece of yummy. My lovely girls. Lovely, lovely, lovely.     DIE GUMMY SHARKS, DIE, YOU YUMMY GUMMY SHARKS!!!! Yep. Rolls and of course, gummy…
  • A Very Scary Story.

    the collector
    23 Mar 2015 | 10:22 pm
    Okay, heads up, not enough photos in this post, but I’ll come up with more using this diorama.  Sarreh. ANYWAY. So remember the standees and the popsicle sticks post? I thought they would look amazing together. I think they went well. So there was a school play where everyone was asked to join. But Sena didn’t want to. Sweet Onodera didn’t mind so much. Mashiro wanted to be the narrator. And she was determined to get Sena in a costume. “How come she gets to be the strawberry!?” said Sena. To make her feel better, Sena bought a lot of toys which scared…
  • Random stuff~

    the collector
    20 Mar 2015 | 2:56 am
    So I was playing around here and there~ Yeah, I went  a little overboard with the standees. And then the nendroid boxes.
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