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    Doing my daily round of dolly blogs, I came across this post by Rebecca at Inside The Fashion Doll Studio about an article in the Dec/Jan 2012 issue of Interview magazine featuring Barbies as models in a clutch bag photo shoot. I knew I had to post them here as well. I am really wondering how on earth did I miss that when it first came out.

    One of the most impressive is this Bob Mackie Circus Barbie® Doll with a Bulgari clutch.

    Elvis® Barbie® Doll models a gorgeous Lanvin bag.

    The celebrity of the bunch: 80's Cher Bob Mackie Doll (I own this one!) with Emilio Pucci bag.

    This is the magazne layout.

    And this is the cover of the issue, featurinf Scarlett Johansson.

    Photographs courtesy of Interview magazine. Photographer of dolls: Robbie Fimmano
    Stylist: Miguel Enamorado
    Interview cover photography by Sølve Sundsbø 

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    Announces Inductees into Toy Industry Hall of Fame New York, NY | November 19, 2012– The Toy Industry Association (TIA) kicked off the holiday shopping season today by announcing the 84 finalists for the prestigious 2013 Toy of the Year Awards (TOTY). Between now and January 13, 2013, toy lovers of all ages can visit [...]

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    Brian Flynn of Super7 has teamed up with MOO for the Luxe Project, in which they have just launched a limited edition run of business cards designed by Brian himself. These cards were inspired by the S7 Haunted House poster, titled “Wall to Wail Ghostpapers”. All of the proceeds from...

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    This weekend, I hung out with JoshB of CollectionDX, Jester Goblin of…JesterGoblin, and PGPoA lurker and rarely-commenter Sped (PGPoA contributor PrfkTear totally bailed on us). A good time was had by all, as was some minimal trading, though that was all rather amusing because we all had a pile of junk we wanted to unload and [...]

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    Disney Publishing Worldwide is celebrating the arrival of the holiday season with big discounts on some of its favorite apps - from Cars to Princesses to recent Pixar hits!   On November 26th for one day only, kids, parents, and Disney fans alike can download the following apps at a fantastic price:   Cars 2 Read and Race for $2.99 (orig. $6.99)... [Continue Reading]

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    The Donkey In the Living Room, based on a unique tradition inspired by author Sarah Cunningham’s dad, serves as the author’s response to the elf-laden holiday classic, Elf on the Shelf. This book takes the emphasis off of behaving well to “accumulate toys” and focuses on the origins of Christmas. The new book is a [...]

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  • 11/19/12--13:03: Xbox Black Friday Sales!‏
  • Black Friday for those gamers on your list this season!   Here are some Xbox black Friday deals, everything form consoles to games for Xbox!   Select Xbox 360 consoles and bundles: ·         Walmart will offer an exclusive special edition glossy white Xbox 360 4GB console and controller with “Skylanders” and exclusive “Skylanders” figurine, for... [Continue Reading]

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     George Lucas and Kathleen Kennedy discuss how they met, passing the Lucasfilm baton, and more in new video.  

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    I’ve got some great deals from Radio Flyer!   25 Days of Holiday Giveaways—Register Only One Time to Win! ·         Beginning on Black Friday and lasting for 25 days, Radio Flyer will be giving away a toy a day as part of our 25 Days of Holiday Giveaways.   To enter, simply visit and click... [Continue Reading]

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    My girls loved the first Santa Paws movie so they were thrilled when Disney sent us Santa Paws 2: The Santa Pups to review! An all-new Disney holiday classic is born – “Santa Paws 2: The Santa Pups”. Starring a brand-new litter of the cutest talking pups ever – Hope, Jingle, Charity and Noble –... [Continue Reading]

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    Hot Toys has released details and photos of their DX 1/6th scale T-800 (Battle Damaged Version) Collectible Figure from Terminator 2: Judgment Day. The T-800 collectible is specially crafted based on the image of a battle damaged Arnold Schwarzenegger, highlighting the two newly developed head sculpts with rolling eyeballs and an advanced muscular body. Sideshow [...]

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    NECA Series 7 Camo Cloaked Falconer Predator

    We got news of the NECA Series 7 Camo Cloaked Falconer Predator. We have seen the Falconer Predator way back in the Series 1 of Predators that NECA released and now he’s back! This version of the Falconer Predator captures the mid-cloaking effect and includes a bird accessory that has been long awaited by the fans.

    Action Figure Fury - Action Figure News, Reviews, and Guides NECA Series 7 Camo Cloaked Falconer Predator

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    Image courtesy Tonner Doll Company, Inc. Photography ©ernestopadrocampos. ©Tonner Doll Company, Inc. All rights reserved.
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     Sam I Am 
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    If you have a passion for fashion,
    And colors galore,
    You'll love this new Dr. Seuss line - 
    Just wait and see what's in store!
    Never a dull moment at the Tonner Doll Company! This is quite the unexpected offering, isn't it?
    All dolls use the Monica Merrill head sculpt on the Tyler BW body.

    They have some of that Wilde Imagination vibe going on with their intense colors and mixing of style. I like the fashions and I can visualize lots of mixing possibilities.
    Although I'm not a fan of Monica Merrill's cartoonish sculpt, I think she is perfect for these dolls.

    All dolls are available to order and ship now.

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    As a busy work at home mom a migraine can put a stop to my entire day. It’s one of those things I constantly think about about and the one thing that always helps me is Excedrin® Migraine. Fr years I’ve trusted and used the Excedrin® brand so I am so excited to announce my... [Continue Reading]

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    On December 6th 2012, Kidrobot will be releasing the Shadow Friend Dunny from Angry Woebots. Inspired by his 3-inch 2Tone Dunny, the 8-inch Shadow Friend Dunny "intimidates with hot pink beady eyes and a one-fanged snarl." It will be limited to 1,250 pieces and retails for $75.00.

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  • 11/19/12--17:10: AFA 12 Culture Japan Booth

  • Trying to squeeze in time to write stuff amidst the barrage of meetings that I have while still in Singapore so will do the wall-of-photos posts - starting with the Culture Japan/Mirai Suenaga booth at Asia's biggest anime event Anime Festival Asia 2012.

    As this was the first time we had a booth where we sold our own stuff, we had no idea how much we would sell so was conservative on how much stuff we made.
    We've made the decision to manufacture as many of our own products as possible for many reasons:-

    • Licensed products do not really make a profit unless the volumes are very large.
    • Difficult to control branding and quality of licensed products.
    • Want to learn how to manufacture, price and distribute products on a global scale.
    But on top of manufacturing costs, there was shipping costs to Singapore, booth space, construction, staff and miscellaneous expenses, our costs ended up being quite high. Also, because we are making stuff for the first time, we dont have great unit costs which do tend to get lower over time as we make new contacts with factories. We had to sell most of our stuff just to break even too.

    Nevertheless, this project was going to be a great learning experience even if we made a loss. We learned loads about logistics, international taxes, storage and wot not.

    We ended up selling over 1000 Moekana T-shirts, several hundred posters and Mirai Carry Cases - it seems that Mirai-chan's popularity is growing! So much so that I noticed there were quite a few folks who knew who Mirai was but didn't know who I was - this is great because it enables me to be behind the lines instead of front line all the time.

    We sold most of our goods on the first day - I was shocked to see a queue of folks going around the booth and zig-zagging back n forth a few times - please forgive us for keeping everybody waiting ><

    Comrades at Nitroplus grew Super Sonico's popularity grew mainly through merchandise. I've never had enough revenue to manufacture products up until recently so I grew Mirai-chan's brand through collaborations. I've always wanted to own Mirai merchandise myself which is why after saving a load of cash from the TV production I started to do make some - but only products that I would personally use myself ^^

    I would like to thank everybody who came along to our booth to visit and/or get some goodies - if you did, would love to see you share your loot on Facebook or Twitter, Instragram etc - it would help Mirai-chan in her mission to continue to spread Japanese culture worldwide!
    If you do have some photos uploaded somewhere then paste the links in the comments below.

    Also thanks to our team members who gathered from afar to help out! Also thanks to Yukino for the loan of her Itasha and Sticker no Tenchi for wrapping it. Did I nearly forget to mention thanks to Kodomut, Reiji and Solomon for taking these photos?

    Going to leave you with the wall of photos while I go and prep more AFA posts!

    And these are the goodies we had!

    Read more about Mirai Suenaga >>>

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    Tonner Doll Company has announced their new line of dolls based off of Dr. Seuss titles. Read on for the full story.

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