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- 11/17/13--03:10: Disney Star Wars – Open Casting Call
- 11/17/13--04:12: AFA 13 Culture Japan Booth
- 11/17/13--04:44: What's Shipping For The Week Of November 20, 2013
- 11/17/13--05:01: Hasbro vs. Mattel: Who's Better Positioned for Growth?
- 11/17/13--05:13: TMNT Classic Slash Figure By Click_Inc
- 11/17/13--07:06: Mattel Disney Pixar CARS: Frosty Winterbottom In Store + New Numbers
- 11/17/13--08:40: It's Easy To Love Steiff's Woolen Miniatures In A Really Big Way!
- 11/17/13--11:32: Retro Robot Radio for November 16th, 2013
- 11/17/13--19:57: Can Mattel Make A Comeback In China?
- 11/17/13--21:00: Despicable Me 2 Minion Dave Talking Action Figure
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- 11/18/13--00:00: Stay angry with a 24-in angry Stay Puft Marshmallow Man
- 11/18/13--00:47: Welcome to Toy Cars Week
- 11/18/13--01:00: Preview Tony Taka's 1/6th scale Daisy by Kotobukiya
While CASE T was weak tea, Case V and it’s “twin” U is slightly better but still packed by someone who was staring at the Sun too closely. It does contain the all new “Louis LaRue” (Citroen CV2), Super Chase Trike Feldman, Magen Carrar (Porsche – new sculpt?), Carla Veloso with Flames and Acer with […]
They’re casting for a teen/college-age boy and girl in the next Star Wars – open casting call! (hopefully the new teen “lead” will have wider acting skills than just pouting and whining like the last guy) Good luck! Tweet This Post
Anime Festival Asia heads back to homeland in Singapore - AFA13 had yet another incredible turnout - m...
“OzzieMum” sends us some great pics of Mark “Frosty” Winterbottom at his in-store signing event … I guess if you did not buy something – this was his giveaway card. The kids say hi! Cute! The smallest one looks like he’s wearing the official frosty hat and shirt! “OzzieMum” also sends along this label indicating […]
Sometimes just a little bit is more than enough! And that is the case when it comes to Steiff's delightful woolen miniatures. These petite and precious treasures, which are amazingly constructed and pack so much detail into so little space, have been collector's favorites since their introduction in 1931. Steiffgal recently welcomed several new, somewhat unusual wonderful woolies into her collection. Take a big look at these tiny treats - perhaps you'll fall in love with them, too!
This next woolie will certainly bug you, but that's ok in this case. Here we have Steiff's woolen cockchafer, also known as a may bug or beetle. He is 4 cm and made of brown, white, and black yarn. His underside and six legs are formed from a thin piece of brown dye-cut plastic. He has a tiny black woolen tail. His head most interestingly is made from a round black plastic bead, which is finished with two black string antennae. Cockchafer was manufactured from 1969 through 1974 in this size only; he is one of the very few Steiff items that never had a Steiff button or tag.
Here we have a very small bundle of joy. This lovely item is Steiff's woolen stork. She is 11 cm, standing, and made from pure white woolen yarn. Her tail feathers are scalloped and made from black felt, and her long legs and toe-d feet are red plastic. Her tiny face is detailed with black button eyes and an orange plastic beak - which would be perfect to hold a tiny new baby! Her neck contains a flexible metal wire so it is somewhat poseable. This item never had a chest tag as there was no place to put it. Stork was manufactured from 1970 through 1977 in this size only.
It's always fun to hang out with Steiff, and this last item really illustrates that point. Here we have Steiff's highly kinetic "Woolen Coral Reef Fish Mobile." The mobile consists of five little woolen miniature fish that are carefully balanced and weighted on tan strings and thin metal wires to create this hanging piece of art. The fish themselves are 7 cm each and made from colorful woolen yarns. Each has black plastic fins, large brown and black pupil eyes, and a large, smiling, felt mouth. The fish are primarily blue, yellow, green, orange, and red, and all have their button and yellow flag on their top fin area. This set appeared from 1969 through 1975 packaged in a square plastic box. This marvelous mobile hangs playfully from Steiffgal's dining room chandelier and is a constant source of food for thought - no pun intended!
Steiffgal hopes this discussion of unusual Steiff post war woolen miniatures has helped to brighten your day in a big way.
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Guess what time it is? It’s time for yet another 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. Let’s see what the big Toy News was this week, shall we? […]
Guess what time it is? It’s time for yet another 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...
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Includes the latest news on projects from Astron, BMOG, Fanstoys, Find Me Guilty, Mega Steel, Perfect Effect, TFC Toys, Toyworld, Warbotron and X-Transbots. Spotlight on third party Auto Assembly Bad Cop. This week's screen capture comes from the TV series The Starlost. Watch
Transformers artist Casey Coller has tweeted a couple of images giving us a sneek peek at the Transformers: More than Meets The Eye #23 covers that will be out next week. Check the artwork shown in the black and white inked lineart and full colored page by Teyowisonte Thomas Deer below for the preview.
Despicable Me 2 Minion Dave Talking Action Figure -- $32.99
"Any last things for any struggling voice actors out there?"
Tumblr site Fuck Yes, Troy Baker made a GIF sequence of our interview with voice actor Troy Baker. He’s done a million different voices for all sorts of anime, video games, and more. Most recently, he voiced Joel in The Last of Us and Joker in Batman: Arkham Origins.
He’s a super rad dude and kind of reminds me of Leon Kennedy from Resident Evil. If you missed the interview when it originally went up last month, check it out below.
Man. I wish I could win the lottery so Albotas could travel and make sweet videos like this all the time.
So, after a rather lengthy drought at stores, the new action figures associated to the Avengers Assemble cartoon are finally trickling down at my usual jaunts.
DST's Zach recently previewed some of the Diamond Select Toys offerings that would appear in the Diamond Comics Distributors’ Previews catalog. These offerings included an angry variant of DST's 24-inch Stay Puft Marshmallow Man vinyl bank (the normal was in the October pre-orders) and a Godzilla (based on the Godzilla vs. Biollante) vinyl bank, both of which are currently available for pre-order, as well as things like re-releases for the Marvel Select Spider-Woman and Captain Marvel.
If you thought DST's first giant (and, standing two feet tall, he is massive) Stay Puft Marshmallow Man bank was a little frightening then the angry version may give you nightmares. The only real change is that face (or maybe just the eyes?) which now has a rather malevolent expression, as seen towards the end of Ghostbusters. I'd have a hard time deciding which version I like better but there's definitely something delightful about that evil version. Like the standard, he has an approximately US$110 MSRP.
The other new item currently available for pre-order is the Godzilla vinyl bank which is apparently the company's first Godzilla vinyl bank. The press release (and video) state that this is based on the character's appearance in the 1989 Godzilla vs. Biollante (might a Biollante bank be in the future?!) although the retailers list it as the 1954 version. The bank stands about 10-inches tall and has a US$25 MSRP. He seems to be slated for a May release.
Expect the others to go up for pre-order before long.
This week, we’re turning out attention to one of the classic categories in the toy world, and one of the most versatile.
Continuing from 2013, CARS singles & multi-packs are grouped by theme – For 2014, “Radiator Springs” no surprise – comprises of the townies of Radiator Springs – all from CARS 2006. There is an actual “new” CAR in this theme. Well, if you call a tampo decal on Sally as Sally with Tattoo as “new.” […]
I, like many collectors wanted to buy Tony Taka's Daisy as soon as I saw the first unpainted prototype photos of her. Soon after some painted photos showed up on Kotobukiya's blog, then she became available for pre-order. I hesitated for an instant and she sold out before I could get a pre-order in! So those of you who were lucky enough to pre-order this pretty fairy girl consider yourself lucky.
As if to console us AmiAmi recently posted some pretty images of Daisy-chan on blog which you can find in this posts gallery. I really like all the close-ups and angles of some things that we had not seen before. There are lots of details on her sculpt that I missed in the previous coverage that really help to bring Tony Taka's beautiful "moe" art style to life.
What I love most about Daisy is that even though her transparent dress is sort of showy, she is more beautiful than erotic! Also there is something about that smile and her eyes that are just so pretty. I would have to rank her smile and expression among my top five favorite facial sculpts that I have seen.
I guess I learned a tough lesson of reserve or regret! Did any of you fellow Tomopeeps pre-order her? Or did you, like me miss out as well?
Via AmiAmi's blog