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- 04/27/14--08:41: LEGO: Creator Expert Fairground Mixer Set
- 04/27/14--09:01: ThreeA: Q&A Session #28
- 04/27/14--09:04: Sponsor Announcement: Entertainment Earth
- 04/24/14--15:41: Rainy Days and Dolls & Cupcakes
- 04/24/14--17:05: Snippets of Spring
- 04/24/14--18:47: The Art Of Composition
- 04/27/14--11:38: Amanda Visell x Coarse -- Vulnerable Skin Proto @ Thailand Toy Expo
- 04/27/14--16:00: C2E2 2014: Enterbay
- 04/27/14--18:46: Sexier with Women Tatto Ideas
- 04/27/14--19:00: C2E2 2014: Diamond Select Toys Panel (non-Minimates)
- 04/27/14--22:22: Healeymade - Quackula Debut (5.1)
LEGO has released official images of their upcoming Creator Expert Fairground Mixer set! Follow through for the full image gallery.
ThreeA has released their twenty-eighth question and answer session via their World of ThreeA website. Follow through to see what questions were answered this week.
Follow this link to score both the regular and exclusive editions of Bif Bnag Pow's Battlestar Galactica Cylon Centurion Bobble Head with lights and sounds for a cool 30% off!
Today is Sunday and it’s time for another fantastic 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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Today is Sunday and it’s time for another fantastic 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? […]
USA Today have posted short bit with voice actor Peter Cullen talking about the Optimus Prime voicing for the Transformers series over the years. Cullen will be reprising his role in the new movie "Transformers: Age of Extinction" as the Autobot Leader character. Read on for his comments and a look a new image of Optimus Prime from the movie what will be out in theaters June 27, 2014.
Forums member jon3pnt0 (aka PRIME Reviews) has posted as new video review of the Transformers Rescue Bots Playskool Heroes action figures. Get the skinny on these new figures Optimus Prime, Bubmblebee and Heatwave with a one-two punch from PRIME Reviews who breaks it down in the video below.
It can seem that time moves so slowly some days. But then you turn around and two months have passed
The photo shoots I post usually consist of photos taken to be displayed as a group, but this time I
Amanda Visell has been working with Coarse on blending their aesthetics into compelling production pieces. ‘Vulnerable Skin’ is Amanda’s take on Coarse’s Fever and Omen pairing, a continuation of her very popular tree series. To be shown in proto from at the upcoming Thailand Toy Expo (5.1), the figure set...
[Business Wire] - For two talented young SCRABBLE players from New Jersey and Texas, victory is worth more than just a triple-word score; $10,000 more, to be exact. Today, Jacob Sass and Thomas Draper of Magnolia, Texas and Skillman, New Jersey, respectively, surpassed more than 65 teams to win the 12th annual National School SCRABBLE Championship, a competitive event for school aged SCRABBLE players in the United States ...
Thanks to Snakas we have more images and report from the Super Festival 65 in Japan where Art Storm and e-Hobby were showing various new official items. See more shots ArtStorm's SD Optimus Prime, and SD Rodimus. As well as Alpha Trion,Optimus Prime, and G1 Grimlock EX Alloy figures along with Unimetal Optimus Prime and the Unicron Head Playset. Read on to see the images and translated report for more details now.
Enterbay is known for their realistic 1/6-scale poseable figures, competing with the likes of Hot Toys. At C2E2 they showed off a pair of 1/4-scale movie icons: RoboCop and the T-1000.
They also brought a number of basketball icons to the event. Click on to see more info about their display.
What's not to love about Steiff's pretty kitties? Especially those irresistible examples that truly capture the legacy of Steiff's early design and production standards! Many Steiff enthusiasts are aware of the upcoming James D. Julia auction featuring the world-class Chuck and the late Cathy Steffes collection of outstanding early Steiff bears on June 13, 2014. But this collection also includes a great number of practically purr-fect Steiff cats as well! Let's take a look at some of these most fabulous felines on offer and see what makes them so interesting from the product development and historical perspectives.
What can be up or down and great regardless? Steiff's items on eccentric wheels! Steiff has been making items on eccentric wheels, which have irregular axles - since the early 1900s when they mistakenly miss-drilled the axles for pull toys, therefore inventing this distinctive feature. When items with eccentric wheels are pulled along, they have the appearance of a waddle or natural animal gait. Eccentric wheels can be found on dogs, cats, ducks, and many farm animal examples.
This second fantastic feline under review is such a head turner - literally! Here we have Steiff's circa 1930's mohair tail turns head cat. This example is really adorable - even more so in person. She is 22 cm tall, sitting, and has a tail-turns-head mechanism. She is made from white and gray mohair which has been hand striped to give her a most realistic look. Her claws are hand embroidered in red. Cat's sweet face is detailed with green and black slit pupil glass eyes, a pink hand embroidered nose and mouth, and clear mono filament whiskers. The insides of her ears are gently airbrushed with pink highlights. Cat retains her long trailing "F" button and red ear tag as her Steiff IDs. This lovely item was produced in seven sizes ranging from 10 to 35 cm from 1931 through 1936 and like her wheeled cousin mentioned above, is seldom seen on the secondary market.
This cat really belongs at the head of the class! The tail-moves-head feature was used on a number of the most popular early 1930's-era Steiff items, including dogs, cats, and rabbits. A gentle twist of the tail left or right caused the animal's head to cock in that direction. This technology - which was a big deal at the time - was used to give these treasures a natural sense of movement as well as create a "higher end" tier of Steiff products.
Paws and take a look at this third and most interesting terrific tabby from the Steffe's collection. Here we have an extremely rare and very early velvet Steiff rattle cat with AN ELEPHANT button! This circa 1905 Steiff velvet rattle is truly the cat's meow - yes, the pun is intended! This sweet cat is is 10cm, lying, unjointed, and made from white velvet that has been painted with black and grey spots and stripes. He has a very long tail which sticks out straight behind him. Cat wears a red bow and bell, and most interestingly, his highly coveted and earliest style button is attached to the red ribbon. Cat holds a tiny grey and red woolen yarn ball between his front paws. Cat's pensive face is detailed with tiny green and black slit pupil eyes, a light tan hand embroidered nose and mouth, and clear mono filament whiskers. Cat also has a rattle in its belly; Steiff created this feature by inserting a tube with beads into the torso of the item. This cat design appeared overall in the Steiff line in 6, 8, 10, 12, and 14 cm in white and grey velvet from 1899 through 1929.
This pretty kitty is truly "buttoned up" with his original elephant button - most unusually located on his ribbon. This is the first time that Steiffgal has ever seen a button located on a ribbon, as the button is usually located in the left ear of bears and animals. So its placement is a bit of a mystery. If an item does not have ears, or a logical place for a button, it is sometimes placed right on a Steiff tag that is sewn into the seam of the piece. For some dolls with small or inaccessible ears, like Steiff's legacy Micki and Mecki hedgehog dolls, their buttons and yellow ear flags are suspended off of a red rubber wrist bracelet, like a charm. It is amazing that this item retains his button given the delicate and transient nature of his ribbon!
Steiffgal hopes this review of these cat highlights from the Steffes collection on offer at James D. Julia's upcoming Antique Advertising, Toy, and Doll auction has been a wow-meow experience for you!
Have a question about one of your Steiff treasures? Let's talk! Click here to learn more.
Finally, we have a good clear look at the exclusive movie material that Micheal Bay has given to Samsung to promote their new UHDTV Curve TV technology. Thanks to YouTube member lszlo vn we can now see the entire clip that shows us some new and extended scenes, that may or may not be in the movie, demonstrating the incredible technology. Watch the full one minute and some video after the jump now.
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Diamond Select Toys hosted two panels at C2E2 but Tomopop was only able to make it to the afternoon one that showcased the company's non-Minimates offerings. Announcements included plans to make zippo lighters, more Aliens collectibles, and new Granix. If that wasn't enough, the panel also included a look at some prototypes for upcoming figures.
Crazy will come in two flavors: DST's Select line will feature two versions of a generic Crazy 88 henchman (Kill Bill vol 1) in addition to a Johnny Mo figure. (Of course, if you wanted even more variety, I imagine you could just swap new heads onto the Crazy 88 bodies.) The Bill prototype (previously seen in a catalog) also popped up during the panel.
Don't get lost in space because nobody can hear you scream! (or something like that...) Diamond Select Toys showed off an upcoming Xenomorph-head bottle opener and announced that it would be followed by a Xenomorph vinyl bank bust and a Xenomorph egg bank bust. For those not interested in space-screaming, DST also has a few new Star Trek collectibles coming your way including a Worf Select figure, a Captain Kirk vinyl bank bust, and a new Enterpise A model.
Bad news, horror hounds: DST is apparently wrapping up its 7-inch Universal Monsters Select line. The line's final entries will be the previously shown Van Helsing, the Son of Frankenstein, and the Creature from the Black Lagoon. If anybody wants to light a candle for the line, they can consider using DST's new zippo lighters.
Be sure to check out some panel slides in the gallery.