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    Mecha-building Lego fan Moko is at it again! After his marvelous looking Chamber, we're seeing the towering Gipsy Danger from, of course, Pacific Rim. Whether you loved the movie or not, it's hard to deny that the film had some great looking fairly realistic mech design, and Moko replicated it pretty flawlessly in plastic form.

    While it may not cut quite as imposing a figure as its movie counterpart, nor is the front of its design quite as large, Moko managed to create a great looking piece that fits in well with his already impressive plastic portfolio. Moreover, it actually looks like a kit you could feasibly imagine being made--though you certainly won't be fitting a minifig into that cockpit, let alone two.

    Even so, I wouldn't mind getting a chance to put this together, and some followup jaegers or even kaiju would be some great additions!

    Beat down some kaiju with custom Lego Gipsy Danger screenshot

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    Thanks to PREVIEWSworld we have the list of Transformers comic book titles and covers that will be released in shops and online next week, September 18, 2013. Check out the details on Transformers Regeneration #0 special edition comic as well as the Robots in Disguise Trade Paperback Volume #4 edition that collects the latest comics in one book. See the cover images and more details below.

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    Monster Kolor and Erick Scarecrow have combined color forces on the latest Old Skool Kaiju Muraida release. The Muraida Slush is limited to only 9 pieces and comes with a 8" x 10" battle print by Japan artist Yajima and Erick. You can pick one up at the ESC Toy Shop for $125.00.

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    In my book, Christmas is all about the little ones. I’m pretty sure you feel the same way, otherwise you wouldn’t be here looking up best toys for infants right now, would you? Christmas is such a magical time for babies. I love the fact these innocent little beings aren’t […]

    The post Best Toys for Infants | Top Rated Christmas Toy Ideas for Babies appeared first on Top Educational Toys for Kids.


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    A Secret Base Discovered!
    Witness Ewok Savagery!
    Dubious Interloppers Abound!


    CLICK HERE to see images from Singapore Toy Games and Comic Convention - of a toy diorama made by the folks from starwars.sg / Galactic Senate, in honor of the 30th Anniversary of "Return of the Jedi"! Yes, I too wish I had a better camera...

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    Tokyo Man Already Lined Up for iPhone 5S

    Twitter user @xxxprius is already lined up to wait for the iPhone 5S in Tokyo, even though the phone was literally just announced yesterday. His Twitter account has revealed him dealing with rain, reporters, and a bunch of other problems on this 10 9 day wait in front of the Ginza Apple Store. Good luck sir, and I hope you get the iPhone 5S you’ll be dreaming of.


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    Megatron reclaims control of the Decepticons while Optimus Prime rallies the Autobots to deal with a rampaging Trypticon- but do the Autobots have enough weaponry left to deal with a foe that even Metroplex could only stop? The final print issue of Monstrosity covers three chapters of the digital comic written by Chris Metzen and Flint Dille with art by Livio Ramondelli and lettering by Tom B. Long.Continue to full review

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    Next time you're finishing a nice meal, don't go for that bottle of wine! Instead, you can bring out a bottle shaped like Godzilla. To celebrate the Godzilla films, Japanese artist, Ito Shigeaki, has sculpted a sake bottle to look like the mighty kaiju himself.

    Sculpted after his appearance in Godzilla vs. Biollante, this bottle is ceramic and is filled with wheat shochu. Just twist off Godzilla's head, pour and enjoy! Once you've finished the bottle, you can keep this Godzilla as a collectible.

    Holding 720 milliliters of alcohol, the sculpted Godzilla sake bottle is limited to 3,000 pieces. Godzilla fans can purchase this online at Choujugura for ¥10,500. 

    [via Laughing Squid]

    Get tipsy with this sculpted Godzilla sake bottle screenshot

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    Every day can be a party when it comes to vintage Steiff!  And nothing could be closer to the truth than last weekend, when Steiffgal invited a few collector friends from the New England area to gather at her home for an afternoon of all things Steiff!  The happening included a tour of Steiffgal's personal collection, a sales table chock full of exciting new vintage items just acquired from two collections, an identification and valuation clinic, and of course seasonal treats and refreshments - including Steiffguy's homemade pretzels!  Here's a little summary of the highlights of this memorable occasion.

    Nothing says "welcome" like a family of life sized Steiff donkeys, right?  These two "great Grissys" (as well as a few live pug dogs) greeted our beloved visitors as they arrived at the event.


    Everyone had the opportunity to add a few choice items to their collection from the huge range of items available on the sales table.  Steiffgal spent the week prior to the event cataloging, cleaning, and preparing each of these 175 goodies for their grand debut.  Of course, the large monkey in the background is not Steiff, but hired nonetheless to stand guard over the precious treasures.

    Almost all of our Steiff friends brought delightful goodies for evaluation as well as group discussion.  Here are some wonderful highlights from this "show and tell" session. 


    This little guy is simply a handful of puppy love!  This woolie wonder measures about 4 cm tall and 8 cm long and is made from white Nomotta wool.  He has felt ears, tiny pupil eyes, and a little black nose.  He is detailed with the tiniest red collar!  He is either a white Scotty or a Sealyham; both these patterns were almost identical and made in 8, 10, 14, and 16 cm the 1935 through 1941 time frame.


    There's no need to be sheepish about this next visitor.  Here we have Steiff's woolen miniature Lamm or Lamb.  Like her sweet puppy friend mentioned above, she is also made from white Nomotta wool.  Her insides are lined in wire, so she is somewhat poseable.  Lamb has charming pink highlights on her nose and paws.  Her face is detailed with little eyes and felt ears, and she wears a tiny pink bow.  Lamb was produced in 7 and 10 cm in black and white in the 1935 through 1941 time frame.  


    Now this is a find worthy of royalty, really!  Here we have what Steiff calls a Spitz or Pomeranian dog. This pensive looking puppy was produced from 1902 though 1927 in 14, 17, 22, 28, 35, and 43 cm. Spitz is sitting and made from long white curly mohair with a white felt face, ears, and legs below his hips. He has black shoe button eyes and embroidered facial features.  He is wearing a bell collar and painted pink ribbon which are period and authentic, but not original to him.  Most likely, when he was new, this Spitz featured a red cord with two pom-poms or tassels around his neck, giving him a “regal” appearance. The breed does have some connections to German royalty, which may explain why Steiff decorated them like “little kings.” This classic design was also produced in several other variations, including a jointed standing version, as a pup on wheels, and as a pincushion on a red velvet pillow. 

    Let's paws and take a look at this next beloved Steiff guest, who is just about purrr-fect in every way. This is of course a fantastic example of Steiff's "Fluffy" cat. She is sitting, unjointed, and made in part from bluish tipped mohair, which is just spectacular. Her little tail wraps sweetly around her body. Fluffy's face is detailed with deep green and black pupil eyes and a simple pink hand embroidered red nose and mouth. And check out her fantastic early named metal ring chest tag!  Sitting Fluffy was made overall from 1926 through 1950 in 7, 10, 14, 17, 22, 25, 30, 35, and 43 cm. She was such a favorite that she was produced on a pincushion, as a music box, and as a tail turns head model.  


    You can't help but feel lovey-dovey when it comes to this final Steiff masterpiece.  Here we have a most unusual example of the company's turn of last century's pigeon or dove.  She is 10 cm and made from soft velvet like felt.  Her feet are made from metal that has been wrapped tightly with yellow string, giving them a most authentic appearance.  Her body has been elegantly and gracefully stenciled and airbrushed with black and grey highlights.  Her eyes are black button and backed in felt; her tiny beak is also made from felt.  She wears a red ribbon with a tag on it which are period but not original to her.  She most likely left the factory in Giengen on a little metal pull cart, but that has been lost to time.  This remarkable item was produced in this size only from 1916 through 1919.

    Steiffgal hopes this review of her recent Steiff celebration has been nothing but a party for you... and thanks to all the wonderful guests (collectors and their and treasures) who helped to make it that way!

    Have a question about one of your Steiff treasures? Let's talk! Click here to learn more. 

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    'Street Fighter Origins: AKUMA' Now In Stores. Read The First Chapter Right Here!

    Celebrating their 10th anniversary, Udon has released Street Fighter Origins: AKUMA as their 150th published book. Featuring a story by Chris Sarracini and art by Joe NG, this book tells the untold coming-of-age story of how a troubled young man transformed into a raging demon.

    Hit the jump for a sneak peek at the first chapter along with some bonus art.

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    Everyone loves to have people to stay, whether it’s friends after a night out or family members travelling miles to see you for a couple of days or more. While many of us may have to deal with retreating to the sofa bed and offering them our comfortable double for the duration of the stay, […]

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    Pre-order Shriiimp’s 2014 Calendar & Their Very First Book

    Shriiimp.com's latest calendar is now up for pre-order along with their very first book, “Holy Shriiimp! The Bible vol. 1.” The book is limited to 1000 copies and the calendar is limited to 500. Pre-order them both here.

    Click through for a NSFW sample.

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    Generally it's one big love-fest here at Tomopop. We're all passionate people when it comes to this hobby of figure collecting. However, this passion can beget something else. A deeper, darker emotion that brews within us all. Today, we'll explore things we don't love. Hell, we might even hate on a few things.

    I asked the Tomopop staff about figures they wished would no longer be made, be it characters, figure lines, or even entire brands. The discussion that ensued was... surprisingly reasonable. You may not agree with all of it - I certainly didn't - but hopefully you'll being to understand a little about why we dislike what we do.

    Now would be a good time for a disclaimer: these are just our individual opinions. If one of us happened to diss something you love, don't let that stop you from loving it! And try to be nice in the comments...

    Tomopop Discusses: Figures we wish they'd stop making screenshot

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    [at New York Times] - Hasbro and Zynga have combined Kre-o brick-building kits with the CityVille digital game.

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  • 09/11/13--10:56: Tattoo Ideas Fighting Irish
  • Simple Tattoos Ideas fighting Irish is a term used to refer to sports teams at the University Of Notre Dame. The name comes from a time when many colleges were started by a specific denomination and in the case of the University Of Notre Dame, that denomination was Catholic, which in turn is strongly associated […]

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    We had a detailed look at Alter's rendition of Signum from Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha the other day, and I confessed myself extremely impressed with Alter's work. In fact, I went as far to say I'd be putting my money where my mouth was and grabbing a pre-order.

    Well, pre-orders went up today, and I have to say I'm having second thoughts. Not because of the figure, which remains as stunning as ever, but because of the price. You'll be charged ¥17,800 for the right to own Signum, which is...wow. OK, it's a lovely figure, and I'm sure it's a pretty complex bit of manufacturing, but even so, it's difficult to stomach, especially given the potential shipping cost. Me, I'm going to wait for the release and the chance of a slip into the bargain bin, but if you've got your mind made up, links are below.

    [ Pre-order at Hobby Search | AmiAmi | CD Japan | J-List | Big in Japan ]

    Live by the sword and pre-order Alter's Signum screenshot

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    Lottie, from Arklu, is a new, innovative fashion doll for girls ages 3 to 9. The key point of difference from other fashion dolls is that Lottie’s body is childlike. Her dimensions (with the exception of her head) are based upon those devised by leading British scientific academics to reflect the average proportions on a [...]

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    Disclosure: I received a sample of the Touchy Feely Game from Marbles The Brain Store to facilitate this review. Any opinions are my own. If you’ve been to the mall recently, it’s possible that a Marbles The Brain Store may have opened its doors. This fun and inviting store allows parents and children to experience […]

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    X-Plus's Fairy Tail Lucy Heartfilia Swimsuit Version is currently available for pre-order. This buxom 1/8 scale beauty is clad in a heart-themed bikini.

    X-Plus's swimsuit Lucy has a lot of good angles. So much so that I'm wondering if there are any bad angles. (In fact, I was sorely tempted to use a rear view for the header to highlight that heart on the back of her bikini bottom for the off-beat nature of it but common sense won out this time.) As such, she literally seems to be an all-around great figure.

    That said, one of the other editors pointed out that the eyes aren't right. While I don't follow the series, I also certainly wasn't paying any attention to her eyes... and I have to give kudos to anybody who can focus on her eyes! Another staffer pointed out that she has seam-lines but I'm not really seeing much of that either. My eyes seem a little less critical for some unexplained reason...

    X-Plus probably isn't a name that many are familiar with; in the past they've made various Godzilla-related collectibles as well as some really neat Hanna-Barbera items. If they're newer to the high-end anime figure game, it certainly doesn't show. They've really done some fantastic work here.

    X-Plus's Lucy Heartfilia Swimsuit Version is slated for a December release and has a roughly ¥6,600 list price.

    [ Pre-order at AmiAmi ]

    X-Plus's swimsuit Lucy is more fantasy than Fairy Tail screenshot

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