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Hard to believe that LEGO Mindstorms were first on our Platinum Award list in 2007. This year LEGO is rolling out a revamped version of the robotics kit for a new generation of kids. Knowing how essential smart phones have … Continue reading →
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Toy Fair 2013 Hasbro Panel Report – Star Wars, Transformers, Marvel, + MORE
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Hold your horses... and take a look at this terrific Steiff wheeled wonder! A reader is curious to learn more about a significant addition to her Steiff hug. Melissa writes:
|Melissa's pony, side view|
I have a very large Steiff horse on wheels that is tagged in the ear with a yellow tag with the number 1356 C or it could be 1358 C. The last number is hard to read. On his leg is a tag that says U.S. Zone.
He is very big, about 27" to the shoulder or about 34" to the top of his head. He is made of gold mohair with a blond mane and tail. The wheels are blue. He wears an elaborate wooden saddle.
The lady I purchased him from had lots of gorgeous dolls and animals that were purchased for her and her sister in the 1950's. I have not been able to track down such a large horse. Any information would be greatly appreciated.
|Original Steiff Reit Pony, photo from Gunter Pfeiffer|
|Melissa's pony, front view|
So, care to bet on the results of this horse race? It is Steiffgal's best educated guess that Melissa's pony is a caramel version of Steiff's standard line Reit Pony from around 1950. It is quite clear that this example was made in the 1950 through 1953 time zone, if you line up his IDs and possible dates of manufacture. During this time, Steiff experimented with many themes and variations of successful products, so it would not be out of the question that they tried a caramel version of their usually brown and white, or all brown, riding pony. And what about his size, which is usually reflected in the ear tag - but not in this case? Steiff usually measures these sorts of items height-wise. So, if he truly measures 34" head to toe (wheels not included), this pretty pony is most likely the 80 cm version. It is also Steiffgal's opinion that his reins and possibly his saddle are original; but his blue stirrups, red handle, and wooden seat were not made by Steiff.
Steiffgal hopes that you have enjoyed saddling up to this great Steiff horse mystery.
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Just in from Toy Fair 2013 are lots of new official images of the Transformers Construct Bots including looks at the Elite, Ultimate, Triple Changer and Scout classes. Check out all the images now below.
It was bound to happen… Mattel is taking full advantage of their 1966 Batman license and spreading it across all their brands… even Barbie. Today Mattel announced we will be getting Barbie and Ken as the Adam West Batman and Julie Neumar Catwoman. The Caped Crusader meets his match! From the original comics to the [...]
Just in are yet more images from Toy Fair 2013 with the Transformers Beast Hunters official Image Gallery just going up we get a look at all the new figures in the different classes from large to small. Check out the images and more details below.
Collect em all, Crash em all - in four new ways! TRANSFORMERS BOT SHOTS figures are back, with four ways to play out TRANSFORMERS battles. Now, your TRANSFORMERS BOT SHOTS figures can jump, spin, flip or blitz into battle! Available in favorite characters, fans can choose their power, crash into battle and defeat their opponent. Plus, in 2013, new PREDACON characters bring the excitement of TRANSFORMERS PRIME BEAST HUNTERS to TRANSFORMERS BOT SHOTS figures!
Inspired by the new TRANSFORMERS PRIME BEAST HUNTERS story, the KRE-O TRANSFORMERS line from Hasbro in 2013 features re-imagined AUTOBOT characters and new PREDACONS, in brick and KREON form, based on the award winning animated series from Hasbro Studios.
Being that we live in the pacific we know Darigold, the company providing farm fresh dairy products to consumers all over the pacific northwest. I was thrilled when we found out we would be heading to darigold test kitchens to learn from french pastry chef Pierre who has been cooking up the best desserts using... [Continue Reading]
The PLAYSKOOL HEROES product line is designed especially for younger kids who want all the fun and adventure of big kid action figures. The action and adventure heroes are based on favorite characters from the TRANSFORMERS, MARVEL, STAR WARS universes. This year offers new ways to play, introducing larger-sized five-inch action heroes perfect for younger kids, and a brand new line up of action!
Mezco Toyz invited the 50 reporters to their international world headquarters Tuesday for an exclusive preview of the items set to be revealed at Toy Fair next week. Thankfully, John Charles was there and was able to grab all of these impressive photos. Of course...I'm looking forward to seeing the Breaking Bad figures released.
Background Tomenosuke and Circus Posterus continue to release new sofubi vinyl figures under the T+CP banner. Art power couple Kathie Olivas (Calliope Jackalope) and Brandt Peters (Stingy Jack), as well as Chris Ryniak (Ginger), have all released limited edition Japan-made vinyl over the past several months. One of those new releases is the Calliope Jackalope [...]
"The Caped Crusader meets his match! From the original comics to the campy live action TV shows of the 1960s, in blockbuster movies and multiple animated series, the purr-fectly beguiling Catwoman toys with Batman while planning fantastic jewel heists with acrobatic skills and a seductive style. Ken and Barbie take on the roles of these famous DC Comics characters, with re-creations of two iconic costumes."
|Batman Ken Doll $34.95|
Catwoman Barbie® Doll $34.95
"This doll is sculpted in vinyl in the likeness of Judy Garland, the actress who portrayed Dorothy."
"This doll is sculpted in vinyl in the likeness of Billie Burke, the actress who portrayed Glinda."
The Wizard of Oz™ Glinda The Good Witch $34.95
"This doll is sculpted in vinyl in the likeness of Margaret Hamilton, the actress who portrayed the Wicked Witch."
|I'll get you and your creepy little Barbies.|
I think most people have found their stores looking vaguely like this … But not “wraukn” who claims this is a real store in Springfield, MA … this may be the greatest photoshop job I’ve ever see, it looks totally 3D and real. I suppose we can convince tourists it’s like this for CARS in [...]
set name: tanker truck
theme: city, cargo transport, airport
come with a tanker truck.
also included a gas pump.
the truck has a retractable hose.
minifig included a driver minifig.
overall design is great.