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Fe-boo!-ary might be over, but the frighteningly fun times have only just begun as we've learned that Lemax recently opened pre-orders for its 2014 Spooky Town collection.
While Halloween is (regrettably) still another seven months or so away, it's never too soon to start getting ready (or too late. In fact, you can just leave those decorations up year round.). In that Halloween spirit (and because it's practical), Lemax has opened pre-orders for its 2014 collection and the year is certainly looking pretty good. As always, there's the usual mix of small and large pieces, humorous and more somber, creative and cliche, etc.
Highlights include a TP-ed doghouse, a little greenhouse of horrors ("Hemlock's Nursery"), a festive Day of the Dead celebration involving dancing skeletons, a "Scary-go-round", a caged skeleton in a buoy ("Boo-y"), and a ghost capturing a boy (which may look a little creepy for the wrong reasons). There's a lot more besides that (some images in the gallery), but unfortunately the images on Lemax's site feature awful resolution that makes them look unbelievably blurry at half-decent sizes.
Given that not all retailers carry everything, it might be worth putting in a pre-order if something really strikes your fancy. Otherwise they'll be showing up at retailers (including Michael's later this year where they'll eventually be available cheaper thanks to various sales) later this year and some stores should be getting exclusive selections. These are slated to ship in June and will likely hit retailers shortly after.
[ Pre-order at Lemax-Spookytown ]
"Big Brother Andy" and his "Kid Brother Randy" come from a large, loving family and as siblings often do get on each others nerves.
Now don't get us wrong. "Big Brother Andy" and "Kid Brother Randy"love each other as brothers. It's just that sometimes they act like a bunch of boys do and get on each others nerves. This inevitably leads to wrestling, which leads to fighting and then punching. Playfully, of course!
When the gloves start coming out is when their "Big Sister Annie" and "Kid Sister Frannie" intervene. They calm them down and straighten out whatever the problem is so the boys can - well, "be boys."
"Kid Brother Randy" wants to be just like his "Big Brother Andy." He dresses just like him. Wears the same clothes. And, even gets the same haircut. Sometimes this bothers "Big Brother Andy" but, most of the time, he just gives his younger brother a playful shove. He can shove and push his little brother around, but if someone else does that - well, they have "Big Brother Andy" to contend with then.
Andy & Randy are 9" primitive or country raggedy Andy cloth doll ornaments. Their bodies are made of muslin and their raggedy red boots are cross laced. Their faces are embroidered with black and white satin stitch eyes. Their noses are satin stitched red as are their lips. The outline of their mouths is embroidered as are their eyelashes and eyebrows.
Both Andy & Randy have thick, straight dark brown hair sticking out of the top of their heads with the sides and back left bare. Their cheeks are blushed with an orange color.
Their outfits are identical with frayed shirts gathered at the neck. Both of their blue plaid pants are frayed and gathered at the waist.
Boys will be boys and brothers will be brothers. They might fight a lot between themselves, but are thick as mud. They're steadfast and loyal to the core when it comes to their family even though that might be hard to tell at times from all the fighting.
"Boys if you're going to wrestle - take it outside!"
If you want to make your own "Big Brother Andy & Kid Brother Randy" ornaments you can. Their new pattern is available as an instant download e-pattern on my Linda Walsh Originals E-Patterns website. Just CLICK HERE for their new e-pattern.
[PR Newswire] - EMERYVILLE, Calif., March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- LeapFrog Enterprises, Inc. (LF) today announced its continued commitment to supporting childhood literacy through its annual Family Reading Month donation campaign in partnership with Toys for Tots. To encourage families to read together, LeapFrog will donate a book to the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation's Literacy Program for every parent who pledges to read together as a family. In the last three years, LeapFrog has donated more than $3 million in books through charitable organizations including Jumpstart and We Give Books. "Building literacy skills at an early age is crucial to future academic success and at LeapFrog, we strive to develop solutions that help children learn to read," said Dr. Jody Sherman LeVos, manager of LeapFrog's Learning Team.
EMERYVILLE, Calif., March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- LeapFrog Enterprises, Inc. (LF) today announced its continued commitment to supporting childhood literacy through its annual Family Reading Month donation campaign in partnership with Toys for Tots. To encourage families to read together, LeapFrog will donate a book to the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation's Literacy Program for every parent who ...
We know that babies and young children often put non-food items in their mouths, a behavior that occasionally leads to swallowing of foreign objects. Metallic toys and low-cost jewelry often contain toxic substances such as lead and cadmium. Do these objects present a health risk for young children? "We observed that cadmium and lead contamination, both very toxic metals, are a major problem ...
Pueri Elemental will begin using Repreve recycled fibers to make the removable covers for each inflatable bop bag toy in its Eco-Bonk line. The fabric will be made from post-consumer recycled (PCR) plastic water bottles, fiber waste, and fabrics. Meanwhile, Lily Gibbon, Emma Owl, and Noah Whale are joining the existing wild and wooly animals [...]
I met Lyla Warren at Designer Con 2013 and immediately fell in love with her work. When I found out that she comes from a scientist family, I knew she’d be perfect for Supahcute Science Fair. Just check out her amazing tribute to Canadian astronaut Col. Chris Hadfield! Via Lyla’s blog: “Space Oddity: A Tribute […]
After seeing her make the rounds at recent toy festivals, the voluptuous DC Bishoujo Starfire is now open for pre-order. Leaning on a giant rock, Starfire measures close to nine inches tall. I find this figure very visually appealing.
I mean, I know why men will find her appealing, but for me I think it’s the combination of her red hair and green eyes. Her figure isn't so bad either. This statue will be released in September, and can be pre-ordered now for ¥6,430.
It's clearly pirate season at Tomopop. We've just seen Tian take on Alphamax's enticing Velvet Batrass, and now I'm here to take a look at another lady pirate, albeit one considerably more covered up. It's Amakuni's version of Marika Kato, the heroine from the marvelously titled Bodacious Space Pirates. I'm a sucker for a girl with weapons and a nice hat, so let's dig in and find out if I got what I was after here.
Microblaze Creations announce their MBC002 Voyager-size Not-Onslaught for FOC Bruticus action figure. Get a look at some new images of this set of not-Combaticions has a name now. The MBC002 Military Titans. Some color pictures too, release in June, and early bird pricing.
DC Collectibles currently has a ton of great new action figure lines on the horizon, and even more in stores. It’s not surprising that collectors have a ton questions about the items that they...
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DC Collectibles currently has a ton of great new action figure lines on the horizon, and even more in stores. It’s not surprising that collectors have a ton questions about the items that they are making. That’s where Ask DC Collectibles comes in. This week the DC Collectibles team has answered your questions related to […]
Mezco and The Living Dead Dolls welcome one of the most popular characters of American folklore into their ranks: The Headless Horseman. The Headless Horseman is the first Living Dead Doll to ever feature a removable head, so he can be displayed with his pumpkin "head" in place or without, revealing his stump of a […]
The Toy Industry Association (TIA) has elected three new members to its Board of Directors and a new chairman of the organization during its Annual Business Meeting in February. John Gessert of American Plastic Toys will assume the position as chairman for a year, replacing retiring Board Chairman Soren Torp Laursen of The Lego Group. The [...]
Tamashii Nations has released more images of their super-cool Figuarts Zero Frieza figure from Dragonball Z. Click the thumbnails above for a closer look and follow throug for additional product information.