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    It looks like the Radiator Springs Classics line is continuing with “new” re-releases. In addition to expected continuing rereleases such as LIGHTNING & SHERIFF, there are some nice re-releases that welcomed as they were not really easy to find in the first go around. Antonio Veloce Eccellente Edwin Kranks was upgraded to a unibody last […]

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    Toys“R”Us, Inc. today announced it has appointed a number of highly respected executives to key leadership roles, as the company continues to work to position its business for long

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    Congrats to “Momoe” and “Micky!” on winning copy of VideoGIF for the Mac! Send me your email (metroxing @ and I’ll send you the code! New CONTEST – Starts Now and ends Sunday, 14, 2014 11:59:59 PM. Win 2 Radiator Springs 500½ diecast singles courtesy of Disney! Enter below in the comments with the […]

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    Coffee tables can be anything from boring, too big, too small, painful corners, great storage, running all the way to unusual. But for families, coffee tables become even more: game time, train table, Lego central, movie night meals, etc. etc. But I’d never considered using one as a dollhouse before. Designed by Ulyanov Architects, this beauty of […]

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  • 09/08/14--14:30: Monsterloons
  • From artist NervisWr3k come the Monsterloons. Each Monsterloon is a hollow, hand-sculpted balloon shape, complete with sturdy metal wire string. SubUrban Vinyl will have six pieces, each measuring approximately 5" to 6" around with a 6" wire. They'll be available to purchase on Thursday September 11th 2014 at 3PM ET.

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    Funko has announced that they will be producing the Fantastic Mr. Fox Legacy Collection. From Wes Anderson's 2009 film Fantastic Mr. Fox, Mr. Fox, Ash, Rat, and Kylie will be coming to action figure form. The series will be available in stores beginning in November 2014.

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    It should come as no surprise to all of you that I LOVE dolls of every shape, size, medium, type, season, and holiday, but Victorians have always been my favorite - especially faceless ones. Over the last 5 decades I've made all sorts of dolls and woodcraft's. Some were cloth only, some were wood only, some were a combination of cloth and wood, some were paper, some were even terra-cotta. Some had faces, some didn't.

    It should also come as no surprise to all of you that I LOVE taking online classes - especially those offered from Artful Gathering. In fact, over the last three years I've taken 5 different kinds of classes at Artful Gathering and have written about all of them in the following Linda's Blog posts:

    I've wanted to make some Victorian mixed media collage and paper-clay faced art dolls for quite some time. So, combining my love of dolls with my decades long experience with sewing and crafting and utilizing everything I've learned in my classes I decided now was the time to make these dolls. I tend to favor stump dolls and shelf sitters and knew these would be no exception.

    I also wanted to utilize some of the molds I had bought several years ago when I was enthralled with goddess dolls. Given I never seem to have enough time for doing what I want to do right then and there my goddess dolls have sat on the back burner for several years - that is, until recently.

    I decided this was the perfect time to make some Victorian wooden dolls - some with paper-clay faces, some with paper-clay mannequin faces, some with paper faces. Their outfits could be a combination of fabric, lace, paper, creative embroidery embellishments, ribbon silk floral, beads, etc.

    I also wanted to utilize some of the alpaca yarn my sister, who is the owner of Rock Garden Alpacas Fiber, had given me for their hair.  I had some alpaca yarn fiber from Cosmo, Zinnia, Sunflower, Ivy, and Masquerade. All was hand-spun, but some she had single plyed and some she had Navajo plyed.

    When I was doing a little cleaning of my craft area several weeks ago I found some 3/4" wood shelf sitter shapes that my husband had cut out for me a few years ago. I had intended to make a painted figure of some sort out of them and decided to create two witches with paper-clay faces which I wrote about in a post entitled " Who Doesn't Love Witches? My New Hildegarde Ann and Hildegarde Brie Mixed Media Collage Art Dolls With Paper-clay Faces."

    I was happy with the way my shelf sitter witches turned out so I decided to make a bunch of templates of different shapes and sizes that my younger brother and husband could use for cutting the wood dolls that I wanted to make. Since I never do anything in moderation I ended up with several templates - okay, make that lots of templates utilizing different lengths, widths, and depths of wood. It took us a long time to draw, cut and sand the wood pieces. By the time we were finished I had 41 dolls to make. I told you I never do anything in moderation!

    After working on my dolls for what seemed like weeks on end I'm happy to report they are done.  It took a long time and was a lot of work, but I'm happy with the results.  I'll be posting about them over the next few days so stay tuned.

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    Diamond Select Toys recently released packaged images of its Toys "R" Us-exclusive configurations for its Select The Creature from the Black Lagoon, Son of Frankenstein, and Van Helsing figures, all of which may be at your local TRU at this very moment.

    As with previous TRU versions, the exclusives have fewer accessories than the specialty shop configurations and are (in theory) sold at a cheaper price point. The Gillman, for instance, has a smaller base that doesn't facilitate his swimming poses (as does the normal version). Frankenstein's Monster loses his large laboratory base in exchange for a fake arm prop. However, Van Helsing probably suffers the most for losing that wickedly awesome vampire grave base.

    All things considered, if you want a Van Helsing you're much better off with the comic (and specialty) shop version. The same might be true for the Creature since the mountable swimming base is pretty awesome (and shows off all that additional swimming articulation), but both versions of Frankenstein's Monster are about equally solid. It really comes down to a matter of preference.

    These figures *should* have a US$15 MSRP but your Toys "R" Us may vary (I know mine always does). This puts them US$10 cheaper than the MSRP for the comic shop versions although, in most cases, the online shops never charge that full amount anyway. As such, the difference between the TRU version and the comic shop one could be as little as US$3 (and the fact that one is already out). Given that these aren't currently listed on the TRU website, you'll need to check your local retailer.

    DST's final Select Universal Monsters possibly at a Toys


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    set database: LEGO 301 curved road plates

    image courtesy of bricklink

    image courtesy of peeron
    image courtesy of brickset
    set number: 301
    set name: curved road plates
    theme: townbaseplatebasic
    year: 1978
    pieces: 2
    price: us$na
    minifig: none
    nice town set.
    come with 2 curved road baseplates.
    the baseplate size is 32x32 studs.
    released similar as 552 curved road plates by LEGO in 1979.
    great playability.
    overall design is great.
    must have for town lovers.
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  • 09/09/14--06:05: Skylanders Mini Clay Buddies
  • ToyTalk - Toy news, reviews and buying advice

    Giromax has extended its range of Mini Clay Buddies by jumping into the world of Skylanders.

    ToyTalk - Toy news, reviews and buying advice

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      Bob Conge (Plaseebo) has been invited to create a custom for the 5th Anniversary Vertebrata Show at Toy Art Gallery.  Bob created the Toxic Candy Vertebrata, a one of a kind custom hand-paint on a clear vinyl filled with toxic candy and glow in the dark spiders and such. She is also illuminated from […]

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  • 09/09/14--06:49: Tokyo Photo Walk 2014/09
  • Forgive me folks for the radio silence! After Anime Expo I came back to Japan to prepare for Anime Fes...

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  • 09/09/14--06:57: Calling all Frozen fans
  • ToyTalk - Toy news, reviews and buying advice

    New from KDUK, fans of the hit Disney film, Frozen, can now call up their favourite characters for a chat anytime.

    ToyTalk - Toy news, reviews and buying advice

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    Chris Pratt does a pretty good job of bringing joy to people's faces, whether it's rapping Eminem's part from "Forgot About Dre," his on-screen roles in Guardians of the Galaxy, The Lego Movie and Parks and Recreation, or apparently, leaking that we might be getting Lego Jurassic World sets. The latter of those three happened during the recent Empire Film Podcast episode, where Pratt revealed that his Jurassic World character, Owen, would be getting a mini-figure, too.

    Specifically, Pratt said he had approved the look for Owen's mini-figure recently, but didn't have any other info. As the folks at noted, Hasbro currently has the Jurassic Park license via their Kre-O line, but the license is supposed to expire at the end of this year. It's all a bit of speculation at this time, as Lego could always decide to scrap the project, but I'm curious to see how they'll handle the dinosaurs myself. How about you?


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    Toys “R” Us Inc. has appointed a number of proven executives to key leadership roles, as the company continues to position its business for long-term profitable growth. Debbie Lentz has been named senior vice president, chief supply chain officer, with responsibility for U.S. distribution and customs compliance, global importing and exporting, fleet operations, and domestic [...]

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    A lot of discussion in regards to action figure presence in a retail environment these days operates off of a common theme of “missed opportunities”.  Either retail shelves are flooded with an early wave of undesirable product, key characters are missing, toy design itself is compromised, or distribution can’t get the figures that collectors (and kids) want. […]

    Action Figure Fury - Action Figure and Toy News, Reviews, and More!

    The 2011 Thundercats were better than we deserved

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    A lot of discussion in regards to action figure presence in a retail environment these days operates off of a common theme of “missed opportunities”.  Either retail shelves are flooded with an early...

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    The Reprolabels September update is out and there's lots of new sheets rolling out. Get a look at the new Novieverse sets for Drift and Leader Optimus. Generations Legends Optimus Prime full upgrade set. Custom set to make mini cassettes out of 2 x 1 pieces of flat Kreo or Lego. New MMC Predacon sets for Talon. A new G1-inpspired set for Steelcore set. And finally, we've got a new free giveaway! Read on for all the details and links.

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    I’m excited about today’s feature, because I think it’s a sign of things to come. As bloggers we’re always looking for the next wave, and when it comes to shopping through blogs, I think I may have found it. Today I want to introduce you to Bringhub, and a couple of perfect fashion picks from […]

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