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    Get ready for an epic journey to the Alaskan wilderness without leaving home as Disneynature’s Bears releases on Blu-ray Combo Pack on August 12th! One thing our family loves is the great outdoors and teaching our children to appreciate the world we live in is very important to us. We have been waiting for Disneynature’s… [read more]

    The post Disneynature’s Bears releases on Blu-ray Combo Pack 8/12‏ appeared first on Our Ordinary Life.

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    From The Lord of the Rings comes this impressive, new Balrog Statue by Weta Workshop No word on edition size or pricing just yet. via facebook

    The post Balrog Statue by Weta Workshop Preview appeared first on Statue Reviews and News.

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    Max Factory is rereleasing their Aoba 1/7 Scale Figure (あおば) from the PC game ‘DRAMAtical Murder‘. Originally released in April 2014, the Aoba Seragaki figure was sculpted by Nanako and stands approximately 28.5 inches tall. Good Smile Company will be distributing the figure and it retails for ¥14,630 with a release date of December 2014.

    The post DRAMAtical Murder Aoba Figure by Max Factory appeared first on Statue Reviews and News.

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    At SDCC 2014, Sideshow Collectibles put their new Batgirl Premium Format Figure on full display and it looks gorgeous. Check out these pictures. via statueforum

    The post Batgirl Premium Format Figure by Sideshow Collectibles Unveiled At SDCC appeared first on Statue Reviews and News.

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    Podgy Panda is all geared up and for his solo show at Dragatomi, “Pandas Go Pop!”. This exhibit will feature Podgy’s rendition of your favorite animated movies, such as My Neighbor Totoro, Princess Mononoke, Aladdin, Snow White and the Seven Dwarves and much more. There will be a total of...

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    The opinions in this article are my own. I do not work for, or with, any brand mentioned in this article, nor do I have any official relationship with them. I have a relationship with GigaSavvy, for whom I create original editorial content. This summer we are having more fun at Knott’s Berry Farm with… [read more]

    The post Knott’s Berry Farm New Camp Snoopy & Calico Mine Co. Ride appeared first on Our Ordinary Life.

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    GID Clockwork Orange: DIM will be releasing "soon" on As well a "limited amount" of OG Clockwork Carrot "Alex" (the bunny) will be back in stock … themed after Stanley Kubrick's classic "A Clockwork Orange", this is one epitome of a pop culture adaptation for the ages LOL I didn't really see the Blackbook Toy-produced DIM at his SDCC booth (via pics online) so am unsure if

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    We were invited for a media event, all opinions are our own.  One of our favorite places to visit is Universal Studios Hollywood, there’s nothing like watching movies truly come to life that makes for an extraordinary adventure! Newly opened at Universal Studios Hollywood is Super Silly Fun Land, where Minions reek mayhem and your… [read more]

    The post Your Universal Studios Hollywood Super Silly Fun Land Guide appeared first on Our Ordinary Life.

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    It is no wonder that the amazing Sybarite dolls of multi-talented eccentric duo Desmond Lingard and Charles Fegen would find their way in a museum. Don't let your mind think of dusty old relics or sacred remains. Instead, the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising Museum launched an exhibition of their much revered "White Chalk" Sybarites: the Spellbound collection.

    The launch reception was on the 31st of July, and the designers were present to welcome everyone to admire their outstanding work. Admission is free throughout the exhibition, so if anyone is in Los Angeles, do not miss this. The Gothic setting and the amazing hand-made detailed outfits of the dolls shown is so enticing.

    Some details about the show: the dates are July 31, 2014 till August 16, 2014, from 10am to5pm at the FIDM Museum, 919 S. Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90015.(Ground Floor, Park Side) tel. 213.623.5821.

    For those of you who have never heard of Superfrock and Sybarite dolls, some words from the website:
    The Sybarite is a 16 inch resin artist-doll created by London artists Desmond Lingard and Charles Fegen in 2005. Sybarite dolls are fully articulated mannequin-like dolls and have appeared in several fashion trades (French Revue des Modes,, Women's Wear Daily). HauteDoll features Sybarites on the Covers of their magazines. The designers work under the "Superdoll" moniker and produce the dolls for a collector market. Previous to artist dolls, Fegen worked in the fashion industry as a clothing designer. Early dolls were handmade in London by Lingard and Fegen in their workshop. As the dolls went into the mainstream market, manufacturing moved to China. The dolls have 17 points of articulation, and have strung bodies similar to the Super Dollfie dolls from Japan. The Sybarite doll was introduced shortly after Asian ball-jointed dolls were gaining popularity, but differ in that they are high fashion mannequins versus the Asian ball-jointed dolls' anime inspired childlike quality.

    Desmond Lingard giving an interview during the opening reception.

    All photos courtesy of Superdoll London

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    Sometimes you get so busy things slip your mind.  Little things like forgetting to pick something up at the grocery store or an errand you wanted to run. Little things of no consequence to anyone.

    However, when you forget to give someone a name - well, that's a big NO! NO! At least as far as the "dollies" are concerned.

    I had intended to name this particular doll back in 2007, but forgot to follow through. No big deal as far as I was concerned. Not so as far as the "dollies" are concerned. You'd think I committed the worst crime in the world. Since peace in the Walsh household is heavily dependent on the "dollies" moods and attitudes I knew I had to fix this and fix it quickly. The last thing I needed right now was another "riot" from the Dollie Storage Room.

    To give you a little background on this doll she was made for me to use as the Spring and Summer display that I have on the cabinet in my front hall and is not for sale.

    Every season I change the front hall display and she stays there for the two seasons which suits her just fine.

    Of course, my sister also loves her and I have to be careful that when she comes to visit during the Spring or Summer that she doesn't steal her. She keeps threatening too.  I told her that she can't have her. But, I half expect to see her hanging out of one of her suitcases.

    So, she says, "Fine, then I'll take my namesake." Well, her namesake is similar to this doll and is the doll I used for my Debra (LW027) pattern. She, however, is in a very fancy faux blue suede and white lace outfit. She's beautiful, too, just not as much of my favorite as this one is.

    I keep telling my sister that she can't have her either as she was the doll I used for my Linda Walsh Originals pattern so I have to keep her to support the pattern. Just in case I need to take more pictures. When I told my sister this I got one of those "yeah, sure!" looks. You know what I mean.

    So, she presented me with a list of 54 of my handmade dolls and crafts that she would take instead. All free, of course. Isn't family wonderful! I keep telling her that I'm still reviewing her list. I didn't tell her that I tried to burn it! LOL LOL

    I told my sister after I made her namesake that she was the largest Victorian I had made and was a pain in the.....! So, I named her after my younger sister, Debra. Ha! Ha! However, I did clarify that the pattern was a pain. You, my wonderful sister, are not.

    In any event, I'm getting off track again. Back to the Victorian doll. Since faceless Victorians are my favorite she, of course, is faceless. So, not only is she faceless but now she's gone 7 years without a name! Shame on me.

    She is a 27” Victorian doll wearing an 1853 walking dress. She has a fancy lace and ruffled trim lined navy jacket with double stand-up collar and mid-length gathered and lace decorated sleeves. Her jacket is also decorated along all the edges with lace trim - inside and outside. The outside is flat lace while the inside is gathered lace that hangs down below the bottom hemline. The jacket is waistline length and ties in the front with two sets of ribbons.

    Her dress is bi-colored with the upper being white and the bottom being a coordinated blue & white fabric. The dress sleeves are gathered and the sleeve cuff is the same fabric as the lower part of the dress. The lower part of the dress is three tiered with two over-skirts. The top over-skirt and second over-skirt tier are each decorated with gathered lace. Each over-skirt tier is gathered at the waistline and the second over-skirt tier is also gathered up the front center line and back center line. There is 4Th level of gathered lace around the waistline of the dress. The upper part of the dress is adorned with two small silk floral decorations.

    She has a very fancy multiple-tiered gathered lace & floral trimmed lined hat covered with white and peach silk flowers all along the top of the hat. A large band of the lower dress fabric is used to secure the hat to the head and is tied under her neck in a large bow just to the left of her chin.

    Her red wool rove hair is tied in a large bun along the backside of her head and semi-covered by her hat.

    She also has a lace trimmed slip underneath her dress. One of my sister-in-laws Mother's old peach colored lace scarf is draped around her shoulders as a shawl.

    Her arms are wire-shaped and covered and she is wearing lace gloves. She also has a fabric covered head and covered square wood base. Her inner body is supported by a dowel and is covered with fabric and lace. She is stuffed with a ton of old bits of fabric to mimic some of the dolls of old days.

    I told the "dollies" that I've decided to call her Vanessa Lynn. So, now she has a name. In fact, she has two. I hope this makes her happy, makes the "dollies" happy and restores piece to the Dollie Storage Room. I've got my fingers crossed.

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    set database: LEGO 6304 cross road plates

    image courtesy of bricklink
    image courtesy of lugnet

    image courtesy of naokisumida
    image courtesy of Rober-to
    set number: 6304
    set name: cross road plates
    theme: townbaseplate
    year: 1980
    pieces: 2
    price: us$na
    minifig: none
    nice town set.
    come with 2 cross road baseplates.
    the baseplate size is 32x32 studs.
    great playability.
    overall design is great.
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    Disclosure: I will be provided with free samples of Scotch Duct Tape to use for duct tape projects, no other compensation was received for this posting. Years ago I remember boys showing me the shiny silver duct tape wallets they would make with their friends in Cub Scouts. With the trend in personalization, duct tape […]

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    Anyone who has been following the BAT-BLOG for the last 7 or 8 years knows that, every now and then, we love to post BATMAN-THEMED WALLPAPERS. We try to create a wide variety for everybody so here are two that celebrate the Classic 1966 BATMAN TV Series.

    The 1st wallpaper features Batman ( Adam West version ) and Robin, the Boy Wonder ( Burt Ward ). But, they are in PLUSH TOY form, ha ha! 

    Yes, these totally brand-new Talking Dolls of the Dynamic Duo are way too cool (there is also one of the Joker, not shown here). Also, if I remember right, they're about 17 inches tall... so they're pretty BIG too! Anyway, thought it would be a fun graphic.

    Next up, because of the recent SDCC event I have been on sort of a "Cosplay Appreciation" kick lately and came across this lovely Woman doing some extremely nice BATGIRL Cosplay! She is also the "Yvonne Craig" version, just like the TV Show.

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    Not wanting to be left off the Lucas gravy train, Kaiyodo has apparently added Star Wars characters to its Revoltech line. Unpainted prototypes for Darth Vader, a Storm Trooper, C-3PO, R2-D2 and a Mouse Droid were on display at WonFes alongside placards which displayed the silhouettes of Boba Fett, the Millennium Falcon, and an X-Wing.

    The news that Kaiyodo is handling the license is somewhat diminished by the glut of Star Wars merchandise these days. For years, Star Wars collectibles were primarily being produced in the 3.75-inch scale by Hasbro (and Kenner before that). However, that's changed almost overnight with Hasbro moving into the 6-inch scale, Medicom's decision to add Star Wars to its MEDICOM line, Bandai of Japan apparently planning to produce samurai Star Wars figures, and Star Wars even appearing in the Nendoroid line. That's not counting the 1/6-scale figures (which have been around for a while) and Kotobukiya's Star Wars offerings.

    That's not to say that these figures don't look cool. The sculpting looks to be pretty decent and Vader will apparently feature an articulated cape (unlike Hasbro's and MEDICOM's decision to use a fabric cape). The Storm Trooper (who was on display next to a Clone Trooper helmet for some reason) will provide fans with an opportunity to army build although, given that Revoltechs have been running ¥3,000+ lately, it would make for an expensive army.

    I'm also surprised that one of the items Kaiyodo will be leading with is a Mouse Droid. Sure, he's just going to be an accessory (for C-3PO?), but it's still such a seemingly random choice. I'm also curious as to whether Kaiyodo will offer a ton of R2 variants, something that Hasbro has yet to do in its 6-inch Star Wars Black Series (despite having done heavily in its smaller scale line). Will we see a R2-Q2? Only time will tell.

    Wonder Festival 2014 Summer: Kaiyodo - Revoltech Star Wars screenshot


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    Hey, the BAT-BLOG is all about Batman and the love of the character. One way people express this is to get a Tattoo. Now, regardless of how you feel about that, it's a really great art form & fun. So, here we go!

    This 1st pic is from a friend of ours named Craig who reached out to us and wanted to show his BATMAN BAT-LOGO Chest-Emblem that is literally life-size and on his actual chest! Dang, that must have really hurt, ha! Yes, Craig is a serious Bat-Fan, that's cool! The artwork is really sharp and clean, nice. (Thanks Craig).

    Then, down below, is another great piece of BATMAN Tattoo Art! Here's a pic from a guy named Michael who I met on Twitter. He was inspired by some original comic book art done by Jim Lee. It's really amazing with great shading and nice colors, good job. (Thanks Michael).

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    Here's a group of photos I'm posting just for fun! A friend on ours on the Official BAT-BLOG BATMAN FAN Facebook Page, named Tommy, recently shared these pics with us of an amazing Custom BATMAN BAT-CYCLE MOTORCYCLE that has a very creative paint job. 

    Actually, his Buddy sent them to him, and he doesn't know where his friend saw them, but, regardless, it's an extremely cool bike!

    (Thanks Tommy!)

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    Alter Ego Comics has sent out their weekly newsletter with a few new pre-orders and new arrivals. Some of these products are very hot, so don’t wait too long to place your pre-orders! NEW PRE-ORDERS Back to the Future Marty McFly Sixth Scale Figure Guardians of the Galaxy Star Lord Sixth Scale Figure Iron Man […]

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    Alter Ego Comics has sent out their weekly newsletter with a few new pre-orders and new arrivals. Some of these products are very hot, so don’t wait too long to place your pre-orders! NEW...

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    Christopher Franchi's new BATGIRL PAINTING (up above), based on a SKETCH from Tweeterhead (down below).

    Shown right here is the original artwork done by our good friend and favorite Artist, Christopher Franci. He was recently hired by the Twitterhead Company to design the BOX COVER ART (Packaging) for their new Classic 1966 BATMAN TV Series YVONNE CRAIG BATGIRL Maquette Statue.

    The sketch down below is what he had to go on and it shows what the actual statue will really look like. It comes with part of a brick wall that has the Mechanical Spiral-Opening in her dressing room so she can get to her Bat-Bike that is hidden away in an alley.

    For now, we're sharing this amazing art but stay tuned to the BAT-BLOG because once we get pictures of the actual product we will be posting that as well. Also, we have NO info yet on price and date available... like we said, just please stay tuned. Oh yeah, we totally love this thing!

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