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    A sample of your daydream with Kaitendoh's Teacher Mari screenshot

    Last month, pre-orders opened for Kaitendoh's original Daydream Collection Female Teacher Mari and I was a bit critical about the 1/6 scale figure based on what photos have been released. Moeyo has a gallery (NSFW) for both versions of this figure giving us a more detailed look at Kaitendoh's lovely but not quite teacher. Now it just says "teacher" so you can fill in the blank for where she teaches. I'm going with college. 

    Kaitendoh is releasing two version of this candy resin figure, one that uses an anime/manga style face and another that has a more realistic face. I'll jump right into my issues with the REAL ver. of this figure. My issue with this version is the hair. The MANGA ver. is passable because it has that cartoon look in the face but the REAL ver. it stands out too much when compared to the face. It doesn't help that it has that glossy look to it. Then there are the clothes. The figure is 1/6 scale so why do the folds lack such detail and depth? It looks lazy. I have to blame this on the material used for this figure. 

    The figure does have a cast off feature, leaving Mari in only her underwear. ...and Kaitendoh managed to botch that, too. I'm one to normally ignore the seams but this is just a joke for this figure. Where the arms detach, there's a glaring seam and some weird heart shape indention. I would have said, "oh, it's a tattoo" but it's not. It's like she had an armband on extremely tight and just now removed it leaving the impression. Yeah, she's naked it but your eyes will always go to that nasty seam and heart on the arm. ...or the badly molded hair

    I can't deny that it's s sexy figure but way too many flaws are attacking my eyes that I balk at the ¥12,000 retail price tag Kaitendoh is asking for. If I had to choose, I would definitely go with the MANGA ver. because, yeah... that hair and face on the REAL ver. really bothers me. I would pick it up if I saw it at a fraction of the price. ...say, like... 60% of the price. ...maybe.

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    ————- NEW PREORDERS ————- MASS EFFECT FIGURES – SERIES 01, 02 – SETS, SINGLES The Mass Effect figures are once again up for pre-order, with Big Fish taking over where DC Direct left off.  Both Series 01 and Series 02 are available again, with the sets of four going for $67.99 each ($12 off MSRP), [...]

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    set database: LEGO 5932 my first LEGO® set

    set number: 5932
    set name: my first LEGO® set
    theme: creator, creator building set
    year: 2011
    pieces: 231
    prices: us$15
    minifigs: 1

    nice small creator set with minifig.
    come with basic bricks and specialty bricks.

    also included a large 16 x 24 x 2 green brick come as the container top, reusable as building base.
    can be built into small buildings, animals and vehicles.
    minifig included a male minifig.
    great playability.
    overall design is great.
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    Patch Products is introducing a new Farkle game which eliminates the dice. It’s called Farkle Flip The Quick-Grabbing, Risk-Taking Card Game that puts a new spin on a family favorite game. It turns it into a card game! Farkle fans might be shocked to learn Patch’s new Farkle game doesn’t involve dice. But game playRead More

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    When Disney’s Beauty and the Beast first hit the big screen in the 1991, I was a freshman in high school. Even though you would think kids that age wouldn’t be interested in Disney animated movies, having a younger sister who is 12 years younger and whose birthday party theme always coincided with the release of [...]

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    [Business Wire] - FashionPlaytes, the leading online clothing design experience for girls age 5-12, together with Hasbro, Inc., announced today the launch of the LITTLEST PET SHOP Design Studio, available exclusively through

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    When trying to decide on which small cross-stitch kits I wanted to try this year for a Christmas present for my sister-in-law I knew I wanted to create something with a bird theme. You see, she's a bird lover and every year I try to give her something with a "bird" in it. So, this year I decided to buy some adorable counted cross-stitch kits that were historic copies of old bird stamps - with postage markings and all. So, I choose three and ended up making two of them.

    All of the bird stamps were Dimensions Gold Collection Petites that were 4 1/4" squares. As I intended to frame this as a little picture the 4 1/2" size was perfect. So, of the three I chose the "Wish Ornament," shown below, as I thought it would make a wonderful miniature picture and was so bright and festive.

    Like the other Dimensions Gold Collection kits I had bought the  "Wish Ornament"  kit included the pattern, pre-sorted cotton thread, 18 count ivory cotton Aida, felt, needle and instructions.  They also said that thick craft glue and quilt batting would be needed.

    The  "Wish Ornament"  pattern uses full counted cross-stitch, half cross-stitch and outline stitching  for emphasis and depth and this detailing really makes the picture stand out. The design of this cross-stitch gives the finished picture a 3 dimensional aspect with the half cross stitch and outlining being used for artistic effect.

    The pattern came with starting, stitching, finishing and even cleaning instructions as well as samples of the various stitches required, and color coded keys (with code #'s, lengths, color names, and cross-stitch symbols) and a chart with color coded symbols. The colors and symbols on the keys and chart were easy to read and follow.

    While I was very pleased with the end results of this design there are some things in the kit and in the instructions that can be improved upon.

    As was the case with previous Dimensions kits the thread sorter was poorly designed. The embroidery threads were glued to a foam backed 6" by 1 1/4" strip of cardboard and 4 1/4" by 1 1/4" strip of cardboard that had a picture of the color of the thread and it's number. In order to get to the threads you had to separate the foam back from the cardboard strip. Very quickly the threads separated from their section and then you no longer knew what the thread number was to tie to your symbols & legends. I had to punch a hole in the thread sorter cardboard strip just below the color of the thread & it's number and then insert the threads through the hole and tie them in a loose knot so my threads, colors, and numbers would stay together.

    I also added the symbols to the strip to make reading the chart easier.  To make things even easier for the user the color symbol should have been shown on the thread sorter strip of cardboard as well. That way you would only need to use the thread sorter strip of cardboard to follow your chart.

    The pattern also calls for certain areas of the picture to be left untouched so the white linen color could show through for that area:  It's the white section in the picture below surrounding the stamp border:

    However, I don't like the fabric showing in different sections of the background so I opted instead to finish the white sections with half cross-stitching. My results with the totally finished white sections are shown below:

    As I wanted to frame this in a small picture frame I opted to finish it by squaring the back and then gluing that to a complimentary colored background.  I had chosen a white frame to finish it which I think really brought out the festive colors of the stamp.

    It took me 31 hours to complete this picture not including the framing.  Despite the problems I encountered with the thread sorter I was very happy with the way my  "Wish Ornament"  turned out. There is a lot going on in a very small cross-stitch picture and it is amazing to see.

    And, best of all, my sister-in-law just LOVED it which, certainly, made me happy indeed.

    If you'd like to purchase the  "Wish Ornament"  kit and try it for yourself just click the link below.

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    Inspired by’s Roast Gooble Dinner podcast, welcome to PGPoA’s latest MOTUC Bio Discussion! Real Name: Teela After being wounded by King Hssss’ venom, the Sorceress of Grayskull knew her time was short. She quickly arranged a mission with Teela to the Elder’s training citadel in the Polar Ice Cap. Here, the Sorceress revealed Teela’s [...]

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  • 01/12/12--15:40: Seen: Wham Blam Blamo @ TAG
  • The Blamo toy crew unveiled their newest collection of artful toy creations with this past Saturday’s (1.7) opening of ‘Wham Blam Blamo’ @ Toy Art Gallery on Melrose. Arriving around 9:30 or so, we found a large crowd enjoying the exhibit which is packed with Blamo goodness including large sculptures,...

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    [rich] of UmeToys shares with us another sculpt he has been working on, which is almost ready to get molded and casted. Introducing to you, Pembleton Stranglefoot. This character was based on a sticker [rich] did for for a sticker promo pack he had worked on and is hoping to...

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    Many children pick up an iPad and figure out how to use it right away. One Laptop Per Child, a nonprofit organization that produces low-cost computers, wants to provide tablets to poor children as well.

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  • 01/12/12--15:40: Valentine’s Day Mini Owls
  • Heykillah has released a series of limited edition Valentine's Day Mini Owls. The 3" tall plush owls are limited to only 10 pieces. Each one is made of felt, thread, safety eyes, and polyfiber. Pick one up for $9.99.

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    New Revised MOTUC Shipping Schedule From Mattel

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    A pressure transmitter serves a couple of pretty vital functions within the workplace. No matter if a business needs to manage the amount of stress that is certainly utilized by their devices to make solutions or ensuring the oil pressure in the auto is at the proper stage, stress is usually a vital factor of [...]

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    Just in from the Transformers Galaxy are images showing us what the next Dr Wu project will be. According to the name on the gallery, get ready for the DW-P03 Iron Will upgrade kit that is a new faceplate replacement for the or FansProject's City Commander. Check out the images for more details on this kit after the;img src=quot;; /gt;lt;img src=quot;

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    If you desire to read regarding the several features of spy gadgets then you are able to read regarding them on the world wide web. Spy gadgets feature spy camera, spy watch, spy pen, crucial logger software program and mobile spy software program. Spy camera, spy watch and spy pen are components accessories and crucial [...]

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    Sideshow Collectibles has opened the pre-order for the latest piece in Electric Tiki's Animated Ladies statue collection. Follow this link to check out the Kimberly ­Space Ace statue.

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    Artist Paul Conrad has posted some art he did when he worked on UP, again, the great dedication and attention to detail … for instance, all the examples of the airline tickets Carl & Ellie never get to use that he presented to pick from … something that is on screen for a few seconds [...]

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  • 01/12/12--15:40: Through a Sunny Window
  • Last night I redressed Talc in some Ficon pieces and a Patta wig. This morning I opened the draperies in the bedroom and the sun was so beautiful that I was moved to snap a few shots with my iPhone. This one is right out of the camera with no special effects applied. The streaming light is what the camera captured. I love it.

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    A Little Bit on the AIAIAI Side: Minimalist headphone makers, AIAIAI, are teasing these new studio monitors. Well-designed headphones that don’t sound shitty? Yes please.

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