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- Get the power of the Samurai with the Samurai Spin Sword wielded by all the 2011 Power Rangers
- The Samurai Spin Sword has a disc that spins, as seen in the TV show and the reflective surface of the sword shows the powerful action of the zord while the disc is spinning
- Watch the cool Zord from the disc come to life in an animation sequence
- The Samurai Spin Sword comes with one Samurai Disc ? the Lion disc
- Collect all the battle gear
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Lionel, being one of the top designers and importers of toy trains, has produced a large number of train sets for the public’s use. Although they are known for their electric train sets, the company has also manufactured some wood train sets. A wood train set consists of a train which runs on wooden tracks. These wooden tracks have small … Continue reading →
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More slice of life in Tokyo. Eventful day today where I head to meet with many folks from Sanrio (the Hello Kitty peeps) and also learned loads about the licensing business in Japan which I will talk about when the timing is right.
Starting off at lunchtime - seeking food at the Musashikoyama palm shopping arcade.
Its a real life anime school boy character. And if you are wondering, Japanese schools are really just like anime as you can read from the photo posts below.
Have you seen one of these in anime or elsewhere? This little chap is called Teru Teru Bozu [照る照る坊主]. A Japanese custom where a doll made from white cloth or paper is strung up outside ones window - the gesture is said to ward away rain which is why its usually hung up before the day of an event. "Teru" means "Sunshine" while "Bozu" means "Monk."
There is also a Teru Teru Bozu song too.
This store still shows 7 digits for its telephone number. Telephone numbers became 8 digits in 1991 (not including the area code).
Bibimbap for lunch.
Have not been to Korea for ages. How many of you have been?
A bicycle park outside a train station. Bicycles parked illegally are usually taken away by a nice man and if you want it back then you need to pay a fine. You can just about see the yellow sticker on the frame of the bicycle on the right of the photo - it has a number which is issued when you register it with the police.
Most folk here register their two wheelers in the event that its stolen - and in the event that you leave it parked illegally - they can call or send you a message ^^;
Poster to promote fire safety. How many of you have a figure extinguisher at home?
There is a poll embedded in this article.
Long snowboards are long. I've been skiing a few times in Japan but have *always* injured myself ><
There is a poll embedded in this article.
The best carriages on the Yamanote line are the back and front as you can get an insect-hit-by-speeding-train eye view.
Heading to next meeting.
Looks like Yugawara should go on my to-visit list this Spring.
Madoka Magica gets the Weiss Schwartz treatment.
Meeting up with folks from Ascii Media Works at Osaki station.
Its off to meet folks at Sanrio for the Sanrio Expo 2012.
The event today was for industry folks where they had an absolute ton of Hello Kitty merchandise and other tie ups on display. No photos were allowed though.
Then its off to the next destination for more meetings.
The With Hello Kitty project blends cute 2D girlies with Hello Kitty.
I've become a Hello Kitty fan over night ^^
Card game sleeves. The moekana cards will be compatible with all Weiss Schwartz sized card supplies.
AKB48 X Hello Kitty.
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Cosy sardine apartments.
Next meeting is with a company called Kitan who make and sell an absolute sheet load of gacha.
Lovely office - setup to look like a farm ^^
Taxi to the next destination - business over dindins. The first fare for getting on is about 700 yen. What do taxis in your neck of the woods charge as soon as you get on?
At Ribera in Meguro - apparently the most famous steak house in Japan.
Inside the restaurant there are photos all over the place of famous folk who have eaten here which include Japanese talents and wresters from around the world.
In this industry, everybody is connected with each other and once you have a network of people then you are pretty much set up with work for a lifetime. Just make sure you keep yourself useful and dont charge for every single little thing that you do.
Dinner is here! But the smoke is overwhelming so I retreat to a corner for a while and pretend to take photos.
The photo doesn't really capture just how smokey it was in there ^^;
Didn't know about Ribera but found out that it was just a 20 min walk from home. This is the building by night that I was talking about in Tokyo Today 2.
Some more snaps taken on the way home. Using the Sony NEX 5N as always.
What with the amount of folks with a mobile phone, it can be hard to find public phones at times.
The new laughing man logo.
Tis been rainy of late.
Back to base.
Some ginger flavored chocolates that the steakhouse Ribera gave us after dindins.
Mirai's shoes to go with her Summer uniform on sale at Lucy Pop.
Playing with some of the gatcha that I was given earlier on...
...you are free to come to my office and take all of it.
Perfect valentines day gift.
Some of the Sanrio folks who I met today from many different departments including licensing and rights. Met Gainax too who have a Hello Kitty x Evangelion collaboration going on.
A look at some of the goodies that landed in my lap.
Cheese Risotto - sprinkle on rice with hot water.
Hello Kitty Coffee and Youkan sweets.
Cinnamoroll is another popular Sanrio license.
Ol Blighty X Hello Kitty.
One Piece X Hello Kitty.
A peek at the TV to see that the world is supposed to end (again) later this year.
More life in Tokyo through photos in the posts below.
Power Rangers Samurai Spin Sword
Power Rangers Samurai Spin Sword - Harness the pure good and responsibilities bestowed upon Rangers with this essential Power Rangers Samurai gear. Get the power of the Samurai with the Samurai Spin Sword wielded by all the 2011 Power Rangers. The Samurai Spin Sword has a disc that spins, as seen in the TV show and the reflective surface of the sword shows the powerful action of the zord while the disc is spinning. Watch the cool Zord from the disc come to life in an animation sequence. The Samurai Spin Sword comes with one Samurai Disc – the Lion disc. Collect all the battle gear. Get the power of the samurai with the Samurai Spin Sword wielded by all the 2011 Power Rangers! Spin the disc as seen in the TV Show. Watch the cool Zord from the disk come to life in an animation sequence. The reflective surface of the sword shows the powerful action of the zord when the disk spins.
Power Rangers Samurai Spin Sword
Buy this Pre-kindergarten toys - Power Rangers Samurai Spin Sword...
Membership for the 2012 season in the Barbie Fan Club opened today for current members. New members may begin to register on February 15. This year all members will received a Silkstone dress form.
Membership is $24.95. This year I was charged $2. tax for the first time. Soon I will have to pay tax on the air I breathe.
An announcement signed by Mary T of Mary T's Doll House was sent out earlier this evening. Here is the text:
I just wanted to write and update everyone on what is happening at Mary T's Doll House. I have had a great time being a doll dealer, but the time has come to move onward and forward. As a result, I will be shutting the shop down. This is not an easy decision, but one that is right for me.I have decided not to carry any of the 2012 lines and Integrity is aware that I declined my allocations.
My website will remain active for awhile so that I can sell remaining stock.I have had a wonderful 14 years as a dealer and I thank each and every customer for supporting me all these years. I am still a collector at heart, so I hope to stay in touch with many of you as I consider you all not just customers, but my friends.
lt;img src=quot;http://www.tfradio.net/storage/buttons/rfc_button.gifquot; width=100gt;Fall of Cybertron Brutiucus looks awesome! We talk about some third party news, Aimee talks comics, we preview Toy Fair 2012 and more!Running Time 1:06:34PLAYMP3iTunes
set name: geonosian cannon
theme: starwars, the clone wars
the cannon has 2 flick missiles.
minifigs included a barriss offee minifig, a clone commander gree minifig, a geonosian warrior minifig and a geonosian zombie minifig.
overall design is good.
A cool new publisher of mobile apps for kids called Weeblets has just launched a new free app (ad supported natch) for iPhone and Android owners called Spotisodes. What the heck is a Spotisode? Crudely put, think of it as a video-enhanced ‘Where’s Waldo?” type of game with songs. More succinctly put, The VeggieTales Spotisode [...]
British artist Zukaty has some new custom Dunnys he's unleashing in time to give to your Valentine (or keep for yourself ... we won't tell). The new Love-Plant Dunny series just released this evening, featuring six customized 3-inch Dunnys. These will be sold blind-boxed and will be delivered in a hand-painted box with matching design. Furthermore, the design can be personalized in the back of the figure to the buyer's request, so they can truly be something unique!
If you want one, head over to Zukaty's shop right now, where they're available for US$50 plus shipping. As there's only six of them, I wouldn't wait forever to pick one up. Love might be eternal ... but custom figure releases usually aren't!
Ron English and family leaves New York and goes on a road trip to Detroit, and we get to see (1) loads of toys and huge characters-creations littered about in his house, (2) The English family, and (3) A slice of reality-tv from an artist I least expected to see in a reality-tv-scenario. I've got three Parts so far = Enjoy!Source: ebaumsworld.com
40 years ago … seems like a long, long, long time ago is galaxy far, far, away … Alden’s (defunct chain that I have never heard of) 1972 Christmas Wish Book … You can check out the entire scanned catalog at FLIKR. Or the 1969 Mattel Barbie catalog … or dozens of fun catalogs stretching [...]
Whoever said video games aren't art hasn't heard about OhNo!Doom's next event. It's called Super Button Mashers: A Gamer Tribute, so not surprisingly, the show's pieces center around video games. Running from Feb. 11 to the 25, OhNo!Doom's Chicago gallery will become an arcade to exhibit figures, plushes, and more "traditional" art themed to gaming. They are going to have some pretty big names on board with the likes of Shawn Smith, Ben Spencer (check out his Mega Man-inspired figure in the gallery), Martin Hsu, Steff Bomb, Lana Crooks, and others. There are going to be more talented gaming artists than you can swing a controller (or a Wii remote, if you prefer) at! You can see more of the artists that will displaying their work at the show on the OhNo!Doom tumblr.
The opening for the event will be held on Saturday, Feb. 11, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at 1800 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, Ill. 60647. Any Tomopeople planning on taking in these fine specimens of gaming artistry?
It's been announced that Kidrobot has this White/Pearl Buddha Asia Minigod Exclusive. Designed by Marka27, this version is limited to only 100 pieces worldwide. And you can only get them at Kidrobot stores.
Designed by Linda Kyaw, released on 2/8 and on backorder until 3/8/2012. Price $100.
Sure to make waves wherever she goes, Mermaid Barbie® doll wears a sheer bodice accented with beads and rhinestones in iridescent blue and silver. Iridescent paillettes create the first half of her shimmery tail ending with two different shades of pleated organza.
Pretty picture, isn't it? I would like to see this doll in person. She comes with the rock display but the ad says she cannot stand alone as shown. I know many Barbie collectors do not remove their dolls from the boxes and this one is definitely a 'stay-in-the-box' doll. I can see this as a lovely 8X10 print for a doll room.
So what do you think? Is $100 a fair price for this mermaid beauty?
Just a heads-up–for a variety of reasons, I won’t be attending Toy Fair next week like I did last year. I will, however, be offering my usual armchair coverage, and I will have someone representing PGPoA–JediN8–who will be taking photos and tweeting from the Mattel and Hasbro collector events, as well as the Fair itself. [...]
Check your local listing: http://www.hubworld.com/tv-schedule Coming to Saturdays on The Hub, Transformers Rescue bots have posted a new teaser clip on YouTube. Watch the new clip after the jump to get a taste of what's to come.
If the Internet is to be believed, or, more specifically Entertainment Earth, the Kardashian Dolls featuring Barbie Kohle Kardashian, Barbie Kim Kardashian, and Barbie Kourtney Kardashian will be released in April of 2012. (not the Kardashians. or the dolls. but this pic was too awesome to pass up.) image credit - isabellamckinney So, what will the new doll...