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    Custom Robots have released new full color images of their revoltech style not-shockwave and not-soundwave are available now. The figures are hand painted by Custom_robots and will be limited to only 99 pieces that were produced. The figures include a posing stand, extra fist and gun for not-soundwave only. Check out the in-hand images below for the full look at these figures.

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    Thanks to Mr Eljay we have new in-hand images of the Iron Factory IFEX-01 FOC Voyager Grimlock Addon Kit. The kit upgrades your Transformers Generations Fall of Cybtertron with new parts to beef up the figure in his robot and T-rex modes with lots of bits and pieces that restore some of the G1 goodness to the leader of the Dinobots.

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    Benscollectables have posted a video review of the X-Transbots MM-I Stax and MM-II Krank third party action figures. Get a look at production releases of the MP scale figures is shown in all their glory with chrome blazing and features galore that bring these G1 mini-bots into the modern day. Watch the video for the full scoop on these toys for all the details on the X-Transbots MM-I Krank and MM-II Krank below for the full review.

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    Crayola will launch Ultra-Clean Washable Markers, which washes clean from skin, clothing, and painted walls. The new Ultra-Clean Washable Markers also introduce a new generation of color, ColorMax colors, which provide the brand’s brightest colors yet. The launch comes after extensive research and testing among kids, moms, and teachers. Designed with educators and parents in mind, [...]

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    Thanks to CBR we have Revolutionary War: Death's Head II #1 Comic Art Preview by Nick Roche. Check out the art of 'Revolutionary War' The long-awaited return of DEATH'S HEAD -- one of the biggest hits of the original Marvel UK! Death's Head! Death's Head II! On an adventure together for the first time EVER! o What threat could be grave enough to bring these two heroes together from across time? How about the villainous Mys-Tech organization resurfacing with an army?!

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    The historic roots of The Transformers are re-presented for maximum Cybertronian enjoyment! Collects issues #77-80, the Headmasters four-issue series, and the three-issue Movie Adaptation. Freshly re-mastered and re-colored, these stories are accompanied by an in-depth introduction as well as select issue notes by Mark W. Bellomo. Pre-order now at

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  • 01/18/14--14:28: Marvel: Red Skull Mini Bust
  • Marvel: Red Skull Mini Bust from Gentle Giant Studios Here is another masterpiece from Gentle Giant Studios. This time it’s the infamous Red Skull, the ruthless and cold-blooded military tactical genius of the Third Reich. He has been a constant adversary to Captain America and is always plotting to crush all that he stands for....

    The post Marvel: Red Skull Mini Bust appeared first on Toy Scene.

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    Steiffgal once had the great pleasure of interviewing author Maureen Stanton about her wonderful book about collectors and collections, called Killer Stuff and Tons of Money Maureen noted during the conversation that there is nothing collectors enjoy more than sharing their collections with other enthusiasts.  And Steiffgal could not agree more!  So earlier this week, she and two other Massachusetts collectors hit the road to visit two other Steiff collectors in Connecticut.  And it is very safe to say "A grand and Steiff-y time was had by all!"  Here are some of the amazing things Steiffgal and gang shared during their button-in-ear play date!

    The first stop on the Steiff tour was to view the collection of Sandy Booth, where we were treated to a magnificent and well curated exhibit of Steiff rarities, most in excellent condition with all IDs!  Here is one of her display units - and it's ok to stare!  Which are your favorites?

    There were so many great things to see at Sandy's, that Steiffgal felt like a kid in a candy store.  It's hard to pick out highlights when everything is so lovely, but here's a few things that really caught every one's eye. The first was this precious duo of a very large vintage Treff the Bloodhound and her little duckling friend. Treff is 35 cm, made from mohair, and sitting. Sitting Treffs were produced in 7, 10, 14, 17, 22, 28, 35, 43 and 50 centimeters. Treff proved to be a very successful design and was produced in a number of sizes, materials, and models through 1938. The darling duck is Steiff's Spiel Ente or Play duck.  He is standing, made from yellow wool plush, and 22 cm. His big feet and open beak are made from yellow felt.   He has red felt disks behind his black button eyes.  Pre-war, Play duck was produced in this size only from 1933 through 1943.  

    Another cool item with wheel - ahem, real - appeal was Sandy's marvelous donkey on wheels. Donkey is 14 cm, standing, unjointed, and made from mohair. He has a very short black mane. His tail is made from felt with a black mohair tip. He has black airbrush highlights down his back, on the tips of his ears, and indicating his hooves. Donkey's face is sweet and baby-like; it is detailed with shiny black button eyes and delicate airbrushing to define his nose and mouth area. He sports his original red leather reins.  Donkey is mounted on a simple metal chassis and glides along on four red wooden eccentric wheels.  This donkey on wheels was produced in this size only from 1954 through 1961.

    In addition to Sandy's great taste in Steiff, she also has a wonderful sense of how to display her collection.   Take for example, this glass domed vignette of four early Steiff birds perched on just the perfect branch.  Two of the birds are Finches, while the other two are Blue Tits.  The birds are all 10 cm, made from mohair, with stiffened braided hair wing tips, plastic beaks, and early metal feet.  Both the Finches and the Blue Tits were produced in this size from 1959 through 1961.  

    After a delicious lunch, the Steiff Superteam was off to their second and final destination of the tour.  After a brief car ride, we arrived at the lovely home museum of Shelley Smith.  In addition to Steiff, Shelley also collects and sells antiques, dolls, miniatures, and Christmas related collectibles.  So viewing this remarkable setting was truly like being in Santa's magical workshop!  Choosing highlights from Shelley's collection was as challenging as it was to do with Sandy's.  Here is just the tip of the iceberg of the things that really called to Steiffgal.

    It's hard not to oodle these two marvelous poodles! Here we have spectacular examples of two rare, 1950's era Steiff poodles. The white one on the left is the early version of Snobby. This top dog is standing and made from wool plush. She came in black or white. Her face is detailed with a black glass button nose and round brown and black glass pupil eyes. Her mouth and claws are defined by embroidery. Her coat is in what Steiff refers to as the "French" trim, meaning that it is fluffy basically from the waist area up; her lower torso and backside are more closely cropped. She also has longer tufts of fur around her knees, elbows, and the tip of her tail. This original Snobby was produced in 17 or 22 cm in 1952 only.  The black poodle on the right is Maidy.  She is standing and unjointed, and made from delightful and really unusual "Persian Lamb" style mohair. She has a slightly longer mohair "beard" around her chin. Her mouth and claw stitching is done in mauve colored embroidery floss. She was produced in 25 and 30 cm in 1959 only.

    Eye bet you cannot resist this next highlight from Shelley's outstanding collection.  This sitting sweetheart is the early Susi cat.  She is 17 cm, made from grey mohair and is head jointed.  Her little tail wraps gently around her backside.  She his lovingly hand airbrushed with black stripes.  Her face is detailed with bluish-green and black slit pupil eyes, a pink hand embroidered mouth and nose, and large, pert ears.  Susi, who is named for a member of the Steiff family, was produced pre-war in 14, 14, 22, and 28 cm from 1936 through 1943.

    You don't have to be from the Boston area to fall in love with this fourth highlight from Shelley's hug.  Here we have Steiff's extremely rare Boston Terrier on metal wheels.  The dog itself is 28 cm, unjointed, standing, and made from brown and tan felt.  His face is detailed with black button eyes and a simple black hand embroidered nose and mouth.  When he was new, he had a few black dots around his muzzle to indicate his whiskers.  Boston Terrier is mounted to metal axles with regular, not eccentric, round wheels.  Although his neckwear is not original, he did leave the factory in Giengen a century ago with a handsome leather collar.  Boston Terrier on wheels was produced in 22, 28, and 35 cm from 1913 through 1919.

    Many thanks to Sandy and Shelley for opening up their homes to the Steiff community, as well as providing such gracious hospitality.

    Steiffgal hopes this virtual tour has inspired you to share your collection with new friends, too!

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

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  • 01/16/14--02:07: Coves - "Cast a Shadow"
  • Psych-rock duo Coves reveal the simplistic yet alluringly dark video for the title track from their

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  • 01/16/14--02:15: Little Boy With Gun
  • I am still wondering what fantasy this little boy with his “gun” is entertaining in Kathmandu, Nepal

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    Saturday saw members from the RSCLS Collective working on vans and even a sculpt (all donated by members of the public) for the Aliwal Urban Art Festival, at Aliwal Arts Centre Carpark, and this might be one of the only chances to see any 4-wheeled vehicles being "bombed" in Singapore! Luckily thanks to the intrepid photo-snappery of the modern age, we have pics to share!

    ANTZ on Van! (and I wanna see Spaz's results too!)

    Clogtwo & Inkten on Truck!

    (Below Final Truck pic by Bobby Ka Rizal)

    ZERO on a "Rock On" sculpture!

    (Additional pics via Aliwal Arts Centre Facebook / Expect to see more pics on RSCLS Facebook soon too, I suspect)

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  • 01/18/14--19:18: Radio Free Cybertron - 346
  • This week on Radio Free Cybertron we have This Week in History, the week's news (including: Masterpiece Wheeljack prototype revealed, Age of Extinction Leader Class Optimus Prime looks terrible, new Generations figures) Also on the show we have Comic News with Aimee Morgan, Q&A with Rob Springer, a discussion about the Aligned Continuity and more! PLAYMP3Subscribe to YoutubeiTunesRSS

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    It looks like were getting two different mini series of Labbits from Kozik and Kidrobot! There are the 1.5” Lore of the Labbit sets and the 2.5” Smorkin Labbits, which are packaged individually in little blister packs. These will all be available through Kidrobot, Kozik, and select retailers next Thursday,...

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    You’re at work and you think, in a pipe dream world – I’d really like to watch the entire CARS (2006) movie in about a minute and thanks, I’ll do all the dialogue myself … Thanks to the fun geeks at Reddit, your very wish has come true. You can view it HERE. You can […]

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    set database: LEGO des peres exclusive minifigure pack
    image courtesy of bricklink
    set number: na
    set name: des peres exclusive minifigure pack
    theme: LEGO store grand opening exclusive set
    year: 2013
    pieces: 3
    price: us$na
    minifigs: 3
    LEGO store grand opening exclusive set in west county center, des peres, MO, USA.
    only 400 sets available.
    minifigs included a female minifig and 2 male minifigs.
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    It looks like “Lucky Jezter’s” Walmart might have enough PLANES but could use a few more Porto Corsa Themes 2014 CARS.   Tweet This Post

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  • 01/19/14--04:09: 3D Printer Reviews
  • If you have been keeping up with my current life project Mirai Suenaga Smart Doll then you will know t...

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    The past holiday season’s Toys for Tots drive, organized by Halton police, topped the previous year’s collection total. The 2013 campaign collected more than $334,000 worth of toys, gift cards, cash and food — exceeding the previous year’s drive by $49,000 in goods.

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