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    ![CDATA[Manila, Philippines --- A consumer watchdog yesterday warned that swimming pool items such as floats, ring and toys may contain health-damaging chemicals called phthalates. The EcoWaste Coalition said these toys may be loaded with phthalates, which are used to make PVC more flexible. Citing data, EcoWaste said eight European countries ordered the market withdrawal of various types of ...

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    Nightram over at VGMM reports that Jakks Pacific has a LOT of Super Mario U merchandise on the way, including new "micro" figures, plushies, and so on.

    Licensing for Super Mario merchandise in the West has always been a somewhat baffling subject, as collectibles have often been made by companies without a recognizable name (if you can even figure out the makers at all; one of the more recent exceptions has been K'Nex). Online retailer Big Bad Toy Store lists the maker of a lot of the previous merchandise (plushies, those figurines in the bubble-on-cardback containers, etc) as "Global Holdings", for instance.

    The other issue with the previous Mario offerings was a lack of retail presence. The figurines would only pop up sporadically at some stores, occasionally as a seasonal thing (where supermarkets would get them in; otherwise I've only ever seen them at Target and Toys "R" Us). While I would hope that association with Jakks Pacific would increase the availability of Super Mario collectibles, the company has generally had less coverage than its larger competitors although, at the very least, this should get the figures actual shelf-space at some retailers.

    Although we're getting some very high-end Mario stuff this year (S.H. Figuarts Mario and playsets, Nendoroid Luigi, etc), the JAKKS stuff isn't exactly competing with them. Instead their collectibles could be seen more as fighting it out against K'Nex, given their figurines will be tiny, there's a playset element, and the company will also have Mario Kart-themed products.

    The 3-figurine packs will apparently retail for around US$5, which seems reasonable enough given the price of the blind-bagged Mario collectibles. No word on the larger playsets yet, although they look incredible.

    JAKKS apparently obtained licensing rights for a number of Nintendo properties last year including the Mario, Zelda, and Donkey Kong franchises. If the Mario news seems cool, just wait until we start seeing Zelda collectibles.

    Who's making a ton of Super Mario collectibles? It'sa them, Jakks Pacific! screenshot

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    The most troubling quote in today’s NYT’s article, “Today’s Girls Love Pink Bows as Playthings, but These Shoot” is “toys that stimulate aggression are healthy for children.” To suggest that literal props like weapons are something to be valued (regardless … Continue reading

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    WonderCon in Anaheim, California is coming up in less than a month and one of the burning questions on attendees' minds is, "what about the exclusives?" Thankfully, House of Darkly has given us the heads-up in regards to her con-exclusive. Say hello to Wonder-Kale, the Caped Superfood. Limited to five plushes, this veggie hero features a wired cape and movable arms, allowing for all sorts of dramatic poses. Each 10-inch tall piece is made from Minky fabric with felt details and a polyester cape. Wonder-Kale will cost US$50 and be available at House of Darkly's booth #1155.

    And if you are attending Emerald City Comic Con this weekend, you will definitely want to head over to booth #1304 where House of Darkly's con-exclusive Hug-a-Mug plushes will be available for purchase. Out of the five piece edition, two will be in Electric Green and the other three will be in Emerald Green. Both will have "creamer art" appliquéd on their tops and stand six-inches tall. Each Hug-a-Mug will cost US$60. 

    You can get a better look at the Wonder-Kale and Hug-a-Mug plushes in the gallery.

    House of Darkly announces WonderCon 2014 exclusive plush screenshot

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  • 03/23/14--22:01: Silver Surfer
  • If you recall, Silver Surfer was one of the characters released right at the start of the Marvel Universe line, back in 2009, and the same figure was also released the following year alongside his master Galactus.

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    It looks like the Piston Cup Pit Row Gift Pack actually comes with a new CAR and a variant re-release of Guido. While Pit Crew Member Flo differs from Waitress Flo only by the type of “oil” can she’s carrying, it turns out Pit Crew Member Guido also has an accessory variant (s). I believe […]

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    Thanks to a tip from Jason Brozek (mr_raccoon) and a post on tumblr from dcresistance we got to see something really cool in the form of a custom figure of Kill la Kill's Nonon in her Nudist Beach outfit. Made by Celso Ryuji the figure was repurposed from an older custom and made largely out of repositioned garage kit parts. The end result is a great likeness of Nonon in both sculpt and paint. He really did a perfect job getting all the pouches in juuust the right spot to leave a little bit to the imagination just like in the show. I'm sure it's only a matter of time before Good Smile Company or the like does a figure like it and I have no doubt it'll be popular. 

    Say yes yes to this custom of Kill la Kill's naked Nudist Nonon screenshot

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    With a new season of Fairy Tail only weeks away companies aren't wasting much time in getting new figures out to the long denied fans. This time around it's Tsume and their amazing looking Gray Fullbuster HQF. Gray is unsurprisingly half naked and pulling off an Ice-Make: Super Freeze Arrow, all of which are very well sculpted. I really like the chunks of ice that look like they're suspended in mid-air over the spikey base. Painting is very nice as well with lots of gradients to feather in the shadows and frost of the ice. 

    It's a top quality figure that comes in at a price of 99.90 € (US$138) which isn't too bad when you consider it stands at 28 cm tall (about 11 inches). The figure will be out later this year and if you make one of the first 200 orders through Tsume it'll be signed by the art team. My one complaint about this figure is that in being made by a French company they used the French spelling 'Grey' on the figure's base rather than the 'Gray' used by everyone else. 

    Ice-Make plans to pre-order this new Gray Fullbuster figure from Tsume screenshot

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  • 03/24/14--03:33: Coney Island Rocket Ride
  • This apparently came out in the 1950′s – looks pretty cool even after 60 years! From Mark’s Scrapbook of Oddities. I don’t know if this is what the real one looked like or this was the box …   Tweet This Post

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    It’s easy to see the entertainment value of toys, but it’s also important to think of the comfort that they provide, and that is especially the case for dolls and cuddly toys.


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  • 03/24/14--04:00: sweet finds from polkaros
  • The name makes me think we should link hands and do the polka. The goods look sweet enough to eat – though they might be a bit too furry for that. You put them all together and you get Polkaros, a sweet little company making sweet blankets and plush. The figures above are apart of […]

    The post sweet finds from polkaros appeared first on Small for Big.


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    set database: LEGO 75040 general grievous' wheel bike
    image courtesy of Grogall

    image courtesy of amazon







    set number: 75040
    set name: general grievous' wheel bike
    theme: starwars, episode 3
    year: 2014
    pieces: 261
    price: us$25
    minifigs: 2
    come with a general grievous' wheel bike.
    the bike has a turning wheel, foldable claw legs, double laser cannons, a flick missile and a control seat.
    minifigs included a obi-wan kenobi minifig and a general grievous minifig.
    great playability.
    overall design is great.
    must have for starwars lovers.
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  • 03/24/14--04:44: Cuddly characters
  • Pre-school children enjoy having a cuddle with a familiar television character, and there are two new options available from Character.


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    BrunoGC aka TazX has released a new 3" tall Dunny custom. The Dunny Deadpool is now available to purchase via the above link for $65.00 (includes free worldwide shipping). This one is a one-off custom.

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    We have been tracking the Final Fantasy Theatrhythm Static Arts mini series since the first figures were spotted at last year's Tokyo Game Show. At that point, the only characters to be seen were Final Fantasy VII's Cloud, Sephiroth, and Tifa. More than a few Final Fantasy fans were disappointed to not have heroes from other entries in the series represented. Well, your prayers have been answered (sort of)!

    Three new characters have been revealed in a Facebook album: Final Fantasy VIII's Squall plus series mainstays, the Moogle and Chocobo. I kind of enamored with both the Moogle and Chocobo but I will admit that more protagonists would have been nice. No price nor release date has been revealed for this trio as of yet.

    [via Hidemi Matsuzuka's Facebook]

    Square-Enix Theatrhythm Static Arts mini adds more characters screenshot

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    The Toy Chronicle shares with us details of their first exclusive for the coming ToyConUK 2014 - featuring an exclusive colorway of the Robotic Industries x Onorio D’Epiro's resin piece aptly "Dead Lolly"! Quick! LICK IT before it melts ino a complete puddle of syrup ... if you dare!? MUAHAHAHAHHA
    "It will come in The Toy Chronicle 'blue' and be available at Booth #22 at ToyConUK on April 12th. Each 'Dead Lolly' will come carded & bagged, and will be priced at £35. More details can be found here."

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    Moulin Roty’s newest toy line, Les Cousins, features soft plush, wooden toys, and activity toys with French vintage details. The collection includes farm animals such as Madame Pivoine (Hen), Monsieur Potiron (Donkey), and Mademoiselle Paquerette (Cow), as well as a Duck Ring Rattle and Wooden Stacking Hen. The new line is available in specialty toy [...]

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    From customizer AlanU comes "Quetzalcoatl", which Alan adds that is a custom inspired by an Aztec god named Quetzalcoatl, is made on a 4" Munny, modeled with sculpey and hand painted. There are 5 pieces available for US$70 each, available to purchase by emailing a01099549@gmail.com direct.


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    Today we have a closer look at the Disney Pixar x MARVEL Comics character figurines currently available at 7-Eleven stores islandwide, featuring 'Scully' and 'Mike' from "Monsters University", 'Woody' and 'Buzz' from "Toy Story", and superheroes Iron Man, Captain America, Spider-Man and the HULK - all of whom are depicted in a cutesy/"super-deformed" design.

    Besides making swell display pieces, they too feature a "functionality" factor … press their feet "into" their body, and a piece pops up from top of their heads. Pull it all the way out, and it's ready to be a marker pen!


    HOW TO SCORE ONE: "Spend SGD$3 at any 7-Eleven store to get a stamp. Get one figurine at SGD$3.90 with 8 stamps or collect 24 stamps to redeem one FREE figurine. This special promotion will run from 26 February to 22 April 2014 (While stocks last)." (Previously Blogged, including pic of Stamps!)


    (Thanks to Jaslyn and Pris for these goodies!)

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    After what seems like years of waiting, NECA has finally officially revealed BioShock Infinite’s Booker DeWitt 7 inch action figure. That’s right, the main character and hero of the game...

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