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- 05/18/14--04:04: set database: LEGO 6612 fire chief's car
- 05/18/14--07:00: Peaceable Kingdom Donates 6,000 Sticker Packs to Foster Care Kids
- 05/18/14--08:00: Watch a five-year old toy lover share his view on See Jordan Go
- 05/18/14--09:00: Tomopop Review: Phat Company's Caster EXTRA
- 05/18/14--11:20: NEW BATMAN PRODUCT - Energy Drink Soda Can Spotted in Belgium!
- 05/18/14--11:27: SUPERMAN VS BATMAN Bat-Cave Movie Set Spotted in Detroit, Michigan
- 05/18/14--11:42: BATMAN NEWS - First Look at GOTHAM, the New TV Series From FOX
- 05/18/14--11:49: VIDEO - BATMAN THE ANIMATED SERIES Intro Live-Action Remake
- 05/18/14--11:51: Snap To It And Check Out This Truly Remarkable Steiff Dicky Bear!
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The large plastic format SOUNDS PLANES. Just BLADE & DUSTY. Tweet This Post
set name: fire chief's car
theme: town, fire
come with a fire chief's car.
minifig included a fire chief minifig.
overall design is great.
This past Friday, Peaceable Kingdom donated 6,000 scratch and sniff sticker packs to the Toy Industry Foundation‘s Play Your Part event, put on in partnership with CASA for Children. The event took place in Los Angeles, where 6,000 children waiting to be placed in permanent homes received care packages with toys, as well as notes [...]
To start your morning (or afternoon, evening, midnight snack, etc.) off right, here is a little dose of d'aww, supplied by perhaps the youngest toy reviewer you will find on the internet. His name is Jordan and, with a little help from his dad, he stars in his own Youtube series called See Jordan Go. These fun videos accomplish two very important goals, providing information about the chosen toy as well as showing how much fun. Some of the toys are aimed at the younger set, like the Captain America Stealthfire Shield, but I can totally see myself playing with that LEGO Batman playset. Plus, the videos are just fun to watch. You can see Jordan enjoyed the toys and it looks like he and his dad had a good time making the shows.
If you have young one in your family or just straight up like those kinds of toys (absolutely no shame in that), give See Jordan Go a look.
Keeping track of the various casts of the Fate franchise is beyond my patience, so I'll just say this Caster is the one featured in Fate/Extra CCC. The original Caster in Fate/stay night was rather dour while this one is... I think "bouncy" is the right word.
Phat Company's portfolio consists of many fanciful character designs from games and anime. This Caster figure caught my eye, being irresistibly cute and fun-looking. Read on to see how she fares!
Today is Sunday and it’s time for another god-like 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 god-like 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? HOT […]
Thanks to YouTuber sy8nsk8 who's posted a video from the Toys R Us Malyasia Transformers Midnight Madness video of the TransMY crew. They were on hand to join the fun at the TRU Midvalley for the Midnight Madness Transformers 4: Age Of Extinction toy launch. Watch the video of the opening and views of their hauls now.
Here's a quick post to share this fun photo of a totally brand-new "Batman" product out there that Bat-Collectors are all gonna want to add to their collections The only problem is that it's sold in Belgium and you're gonna have to travel around the globe to get one. I'm not sure if it's an energy drink or cola-flavor. Either way the graphics are pretty awesome. But I still wonder what it tastes like... probably "Justice", ha!
Oh yeah, a special "Thank You" goes out to a guy named Christophe for sharing this pic. Thanks Dude.
Thanks to The Chosen Prime Facebook page we have new in-package Images of Takara Tomy Movie Advance figures. Get a preview look at the voyager class Battle Blade Bumblebee, Grimlock, Evasion Mode Optimus Prime, and Optimus Prime. As well as the deluxe class Protoform Optimus Prime, Starscream, Dispensor, Dinobot Slug, High Octane Bumblebee, Scorn, and Crosshairs. Read on to see all the figures in the package after the jump.
We have a friend who lives in Detroit and he discovered that the building right next to his work place is being used by Warner Bros to store the Batmobile. He is even speculating that this is where the film crew will be building a new "Bat-Cave" for the next movie. ( Thanks Christopher ).
Photo: © Franchi
Thanks to Autobase Aichi who have posted in-hand images of the Takara Tomy Convoy 30th Anniversary Clear Version Exclusive Figure and Contents Book. Get a look at the figure that was available only at the Transformers 4: Lost Age/Age of Extinction Celebration 2014 in Sunshine City, Japan. See the Convoy 30th Anniversary Clear Version Exclusive toy in and out of the box that has been signed by the Takara Tomy designers along with looks at the Content Book after the jump.
OK, first off, the image up above is a custom-made 900 X 1440 GOTHAM TV SHOW Wallpaper you can use to brighten your desktop, enjoy.
Now, I have to admit that I'm both excited and disgusted about this brand-new TV Series coming out called GOTHAM. It's weird. I think it's either gonna be really great or totally suck, ha ha! I just don't know how to feel yet and I'm gonna wait until I see a few episodes to develop an opinion.
The show is not going to really be about "Batman", so to speak, it looks like the main focus is gonna be about Jim Gordon, a Young Bruce Wayne, Some Villains and Gotham City.
So, what do YOU think about this new TV series? Excited??
Following our previous report, Autobase Aichi have posted more images from the Transformers 4: Lost Age/Age of Extinction - Celebration 2014 in the Sunshine City complex in Tokyo, Japan. Get a look at the unveiling of the Optimus Prime Truck, presentation slides shown by Takara Tomy's design team, Transformers statues, AOE posters, and all the event displays that were at the event after the jump.
Here's a new fan-film I knew I had to share because it's so clever and very well done. This is a "Live Action" version of the Intro to Batman: The Animated Series... they nailed it! Check it out!!
Steiffgal hates to be bossy... but she totally encourages you to SNAP TO IT and take a look at an exceptional Steiff Teddy on offer at the upcoming James D. Julia Antique Advertising, Toy, and Doll auction event on June 13, 2014. This item, produced only as a prototype, is as interesting as it is rare. Let's take a look at this utterly dandy Dicky Bear and see what makes him so fascinating from the design and historical perspectives.
Dicky's unusual jointing was an experiment in the Steiff line that lasted about as long as a finger-snap. In the early 1930's, Steiff introduced its tail moves head mechanism, which gave their toys movement, interest, and premium status in the line. Steiff selected some of their most popular items of the time for this feature, including dogs, rabbits, and cats. The way this worked was when the tail was shifted gently to the right or the left, the head would shake in tandem. To build on this "movement momentum," Steiff experimented with a handful of "snap" style items, which had internal metal joints which allowed these top tier toys further flexibility in their body positioning.
From what Steiffgal can tell, four such "snap" models were produced. The first, of course, is this wonderful Snap Dicky. There is little published historical information on him, consistent with his prototype status. The second, and perhaps best known, was a 30 cm brown mohair Circus Bear with disk jointed arms, leg snap joints, and a tail moves head mechanism. He was in the line from 1935 through 1939 and approximately 897 models were manufactured. The third was a grey or white mohair Circus Elephant with disk jointed arms, leg and mouth snap joints, and a tail moves head mechanism. Like Snap Dicky, he had velvet paws with stenciled pads. He was produced in 25 and 28 cm from 1931 through 1940 and approximately 1,040 models were manufactured. Circus Elephant is pictured above along with an xray of his amazing (for the time) snap jointing system. This photo is from Cieslik's excellent book, Button in Ear The History of the Teddy Bear and His Friends.
The fourth snap item was called "Dream Baby No. 103" and is so rare that Steiffgal had not even heard of it until doing research for this post. According to Cieslik...
"The head was made by the Rheinische Gummi Co. (turtle mark) and filled with excelsior. The body was in good quality felt, and the doll had a "Mama" voice box. The doll had the new jointing in the legs, so that it could assume both sitting and standing positions. Four versions of the doll were made - all 11 inches tall, with white skirts, colored sweaters and caps: "Greta" in light green; "Blonda" in light blue; "Rose" in pink; and "Angeli" in orange. (1934 - 1937 - total production = 4,553." "Rose" is pictured here on the left; the photo is also from Cieslik.
Even though these snap items were long on appeal, they lasted a short time in the Steiff catalog. And why would that be? It is Steiffgal's best guess that alot had to do with timing, finances, and supply and demand factors. It is possible that towards the later part of the 1930's, the materials needed to manufacture these toys were becoming scarce or even rationed based on the geo-political realities of the time. Additionally, these treasures were quite complicated to manufacture and required a great deal of time and resources to do so. As a result, they were undoubtedly quite expensive to purchase. As such, given the economic situation across the region, demand may not have been terribly high and Steiff may have determined that it did not make financial sense to continue production of these top-tier items.
Despite their brief - if at all - appearances in the line, Steiff has created relatively recent replicas of their Snap Dicky, Circus Bear, and Circus Elephant rarities. A blond Snap Dicky was produced in 1996 in an edition size of 5,000, a brown Circus bear was produced in 1994 in an edition size of 4,000, and a novel orange tipped Circus Elephant was produced in 2009 in an edition size of 1,000. Each would be a delightful addition to any Steiff collection!
Steiffgal hopes this discussion on Steiff's wonderful and rare metal jointed items from the 1930's - including this remarkable prototype Dicky - has added a little snap, crackle, and pop to your day!
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There is more than just Gunpla at Shizuoka. Pokepla has had a couple of good kits in the past couple of years and the line shows no sign of slowing down. With the popularity of new Mega Evolutions to take advantage of, Pokepla looks to capitalize on just that.
The new plamo looking to take your money will be Mega Lucario. Coming out in June for just ¥1,026, it's a kit that will require some paint but won't ask a lot of your money. Also heating up summer will be Mega Charizard X. It too will cost you just ¥1,026, but come out a month later in July. If you're looking something a bit more legendary, Xerneas and Yveltal have already gotten releases but are on stage here to remind you that they are ready to buy right this moment. You can check out all the plamo in the gallery below.
[Images via AmiAmi Blog]
“I am partnering with Step2 for the following review. I received a product in exchange for my review and honest opinion. No other compensation was provided.” The warmer weather is finally here and with the sun shining bright in California we are spending more and more time outdoors. With our toddler being so busy I’m… [read more]
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Kidrobot has posted a mini-magazine on their blog, which also happens to be an official announcement of its Art of War Dunny series. As you might guess, it's war-themed and six of the artists for the series have had their work revealed. They are: DrilOne, kaNO, ilovedust, Sabo, Colus and Sergio Mancini, each with a slight twist on the idea of war. For example, kaNO's design is a Mongolian warrior, while Drils has a winged metal warrior and Sergio has made a drunken Soviet-styled soldier.
There's no other news to report on the series yet, but I'd expect some more details soon. Are you excited about the series or