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- 12/01/13--06:31: _ThreeA: Sunday Q&A #11
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- 12/01/13--09:33: _Supahcute on Storenvy
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- 12/01/13--10:00: _DO WANT: November 2013
- 12/01/13--11:00: _Warner Bros., TT Ga...
- 12/01/13--11:16: _Begging For Informa...
- 12/01/13--12:05: _Scoundrels
- 12/01/13--05:08: Radio Free Cybertron - 339
- 12/01/13--05:49: ThreeA: Adventure Kartel Zombacle
- 12/01/13--06:01: Funko Announces 6-Inch Premium Legacy Line
- 12/01/13--06:31: ThreeA: Sunday Q&A #11
- 12/01/13--06:39: Mattel Disney Pixar CARS: 2013 Diecast Poster Contest Giveaway!
- 12/01/13--07:00: Activision Unlocks New Skylanders Collection Vault App
- 12/01/13--07:48: Toxic chemicals found in toys
- 12/01/13--08:10: What's Shipping For The Week Of December 4, 2013
- 12/01/13--09:11: Hot Holiday Toys Need Juice
- 12/01/13--09:30: SXS R-03 Divergance New Image Shows Painted NOT Swerve Action Figure
- 12/01/13--09:33: Supahcute on Storenvy
- 12/01/13--08:00: Tomopop Review: Robot Damashii Gundam Double X
- 12/01/13--10:00: DO WANT: November 2013
- a snow witch
- a little fairy
- a giant robot
- an undead wrestler
- and more!
- 12/01/13--11:00: Warner Bros., TT Games, and Lego to Create Lego The Hobbit
- 12/01/13--11:16: Begging For Information On This Princely Dalmatian
- 12/01/13--12:05: Scoundrels
This week on Radio Free Cybertron we talk about some recent TF4 Age of Extinction News, Transformers Go!, the TFSS 2.0 Treadshot sample, MP19 Smokescreen and way more! We also have Q&A with Rob Springer, a review of ReGeneration One #96, Transformers Rewind and all the usual segments. PLAYMP3Subscribe to YoutubeiTunesRSS
ThreeA has released an image of their super-neat Adventure Kartel Zombacle. It looks to be a New York City Toy Fair exclusive, but no official word yet. Click the thumbnail above for a closer look.
Following Funko's announcement of their new 6-inch Premium Legacy line, Funko has announced that they will be revealing two major licenses during the 2014 Toy Fair. This line will be very much similar in style and accuracy and points of articulation as the Hasbro 6-inch Black Series of Star Wars. Some fun eclectic lines will be produced as well, such as Fantastic Mr. Fox! Stay tuned as more information is revealed.
ThreeA has released their eleventh question and answer session via their production blog. Follow through to see what questions were answered this week.
“Brian” was nice enough to pass along some of his extra posters from the Spring Kmart CARS Ivan promo as a contest giveaway! Thanks Brian! It’s about 27″ by 40″ and printed on seriously nice heavy stock! It’s also a part of history as we actually have had EVERY CAR shown on this poster released […]
Fans now have a new way to interact with their favorite Skylanders on the free iOS App Skylanders Collection Vault from Activision Publishing, which helps them manage their own collections while unlocking original Skylanders content from the palm of their hands. Collections can also be shared and compared with friends and family. For the first [...]
A toxics watch group on Sunday warned the public to be more cautious in shopping for toys this Christmas after it found traces of poisonous chemicals in several samples it bought in Manila, Parañaque, Pasay and Quezon City.
JOPLIN, Mo. -- A look through lists of this year's hot holiday toys indicates that buying stock in battery companies would be a great move in the new year. A lot of these toys are going to take plenty of juice.
Who needs a Deluxe/Masterpiece Swerve? SXS have remolded Continuously variable to be a better parts fit and picked better plastics for this one. Limited to 350 pieces. Also, their R-02 not-Blurr is scheduled for second quarter 2014. Check out the new image now with paint!
You can now find Supahcute accessories on Storenvy! I only have my wood accessories listed at the moment, but I will add more items soon. For a limited time, my Millypus wood necklace is on sale for $20! The first … Continue reading →
Thanks to Toyworld who have posted new Figure King December 2013 magazine scans showing us the latest Transformers product previews from Japan. Get a look at Japanese Armada Starscream and Mini-Con Team. Transformers Masterpiece MP-19 Smokescreen. Generations Sandstorm, Megatron, Starscream, Chop Shop and Waspinator. Transformers Cloud Optimus Prime and Megatron. Kabaya Gum DX Overlord and Road Caesar toys. See all the Figure King December 2013 magazine scans below for the full preview.
Guess what time it is? It’s time for another amazing 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 another amazing 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...
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Episode NINETY-THREE of the AFB Podcast is live at iTunes and is now available for direct download! Download and subscribe to the podcast at iTunes now!
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Gundam X, in general, has been largely ignored. People have been clamoring for a MG of the DX, but now Bandai is finally listening and gave us a Robot Damashii. The demand's always been there for something DX, but the first release of the Double X is the RD. There's now a HGAW 1/144 release as well, but the debate always rages over figures versus plamo.
Find out today if the Robot Damashii Gundam Double X is up to expectations and hype in the review after the jump!
Wow, where did the time go? November is already finished and we're beginning December. It's nearly the end of 2013! I can't believe that. Anyway, that's not why I'm here. As one month is complete and another starts anew, it's prime time for the DO WANT! This month, we've got:
Hit the jump to see what all of your Tomopeeps want on their shelves/desks/general flat surfaces!
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, TT Games, and The Lego Group are making a new addition to the Lego videogame series: Lego The Hobbit. The game will bring filmmaker Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, and the upcoming The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug to life as players are taken on quests and adventures throughout Middle-earth, [...]
What makes an item a "crown jewel" in a Steiff collection? Well, everyone has their own opinions and preferences for sure. But it is true, that some special finds truly merit the royal treatment. Check out this little Dalmatian, who just might be an heir apparent to the Steiff throne!
Royal Dally was made in 1963 only as an exclusive item for the upscale US toy retailer FAO Schwarz. It is interesting to note that this Dalmation appeared just on the heels of Steiff's Rolly Dalmation, which was produced in 12 and 22 cm in 1962 only for the Walt Disney Company in conjunction with the movie 101 Dalmatians.
So just what makes this item so princely? When he was new, he wore a gold crown that was decorated with faux rhinestones, as well as a red cape with gold ties. A complete Steiff Royal Dally is pictured here on the left. Steiffgal's Royal Dally must have lost these royal appointments to time, this sometimes happens when accessories are not firmly stitched in place. It is possible that Dally received his regal goodies at Steiff in Germany or at FAO Schwarz in the United States; sometimes pieces like this were detailed right at the Steiff factory and other times these finishing touches were done in the retail store.
Dally has a unique design feature that truly confirms his royal status. He is one of the few, if not the only, postwar dog produced in this unusual sitting up begging position, with his arms prominently hanging in front of his body. There are many dogs cataloged as "begging," but they are usually sitting with all paws on the ground. Royal Dally's begging position is very reminiscent of a typical body shape for many of Steiff's rabbits, especially the beloved Manni pattern. Manni is pictured here on the left.
Like many FAO exclusives, Royal Dally's pattern was based on a standard line Steiff item that was somewhat modified and updated for the store. In this case, Royal Dally was based on Steiff's sitting Dally Dalmatian pattern, which was produced in 10, 17, and 28 cm from 1953 through 1969. Steiff produced a number of Dalmatian themed exclusives for FAO Schwarz in the 1950's; these included a 23 cm sitting Dalmatian in 1953; 11, 22, and 28 standing Dalmatians from 1953 through 1955; a Dally family in a wicker basket in 1953; and large lying Dalmatians in 28 and 53 cm in 1956.
Steiffgal hopes this discussion on Steiff's Royal Dally has added a spot of color to your day!
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