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- 03/08/13--16:50: _Japan Hay Fever
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- 03/08/13--10:35: TKDK x New Era: Simone Legno Visits New Era, Irvine
- 03/08/13--10:46: Matchbox Kicks Off 60th Anniversary Campaign
- 03/08/13--11:00: Haganai's Sena and Yozora ramp up the cuteness
- 03/08/13--13:00: COMMENTARY: DYO Arts and Crafts Kits Remain on Top
- 03/08/13--13:09: Hasbro Reaches New 52-Week High (HAS)
- 03/08/13--14:00: MLP Design-a-Pony Luna and Masquerade ponies pre-order
- 03/08/13--15:07: Target Exclusive JLU Style New 52 Justice League Figures
- 03/08/13--15:32: Astro Gaming Apparel - Streetwear Meets Geekwear Astro Gaming,...
- 03/08/13--16:50: Japan Hay Fever
- 03/08/13--17:19: Right at Home: Games, toys to keep pets happy
- 03/08/13--17:26: Teen Titans Go 2 – My Hopes Revised.
- 03/08/13--18:42: Two New tokidoki Plushies tokidoki have just added plush...
- 03/08/13--18:52: The Force Is Strong with this Uterus I’m trying really...
- 03/08/13--19:07: Double Toy Drop from ESC-Toy Erick Scarecrow and co. will be...
- 03/08/13--20:00: Paul Kaiju for "Monsters from the Island" @ Clutter Gallery
- 03/08/13--20:30: Cactus Dog Plush by tokidoki
- 03/08/13--20:48: Daily Graffiti Darth Vader flexing his flavor in front of a GLOS...
Looking for that easy and yet healthy lunch idea? I like to mix it up every now and then and Minute® Ready-to-Serve Rice Brown Rice is a healthy and simple idea for lunches. I like to add veggies and a salad on the side for a filling and well balanced meal. I really like the small... [Continue Reading]
Check out Simone and Donovan from New Era designing super secret 59Fifty Fitted Caps for the exclusive TKDK x New Era collaboration! Stay tuned for more info!
To commemorate its 60-year anniversary, Matchbox, from Mattel, is kicking off a three-month national campaign that will include the Matchbox Heroes Wanted Sweepstakes with a $60,000 college scholarship award and a national retail promotion for fans to purchase Matchbox die-cast vehicles for 60 cents for a limited time at participating retailers now through March 10. [...]
I feel like getting one's hands on any Haganai related figure needs accompanied by the Super Cool Ski Instructor meme. These girls go out of stock faster than I've seen from just about any series, and to be honest I wish the series wasn't quite so popular so I'd actually stand a fighting chance. If you're in the same boat, you might want to take solace in this pair of cuties from Phat Company, arriving in August.
With a super cheap asking price of just ¥1,860, they're an adorably affordable consolation prize for anyone who's missed out on the real deal time and time again. Sena is particularly hnnng-worthy, with a heart-melting blush and smile and very appealing softer-toned paint job--though the tsundere-as-ever Yozora is certainly no slouch in the attractiveness department. Definitely worth looking into for any series fan!
Fans both young and young at heart will get even more of the iconic characters they love as DC Entertainment unveils the DC Comics Fan Family blog. This new family-friendly site is designed to deliver the best of the celebrated super heroes, including Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman, with a slew of family-oriented content for [...]
As the design-your-own (DYO) trend continues this year, more and more companies are jumping onboard and attempting to woo the world’s crafty tweens. A lap around the arts and crafts section at this year’s American International Toy Fair revealed no shortage of bands, bracelets, or buttons just waiting to be adorned. These are a few [...]
Spring is in the air! Clocks will “spring” forward this weekend for daylight savings time and butterflies, hummingbirds, bees and bats take flight in stunning high-definition in Disneynature’s “Wings of Life,” available April 16, 2013 on Blu-ray Combo Pack, Digital and On Demand. This up close look at the world of winged creatures and their... [Continue Reading]
I'm not going to lie, I kind of adore the Design-a-Pony figures for some reason. I have both Dashie and Fluttershy, but I've not done anything with them. I just like them they way they are, even if they are unfinished. Now you can get your hands on Luna, which looks equally as cool, but she's Luna. She's always awesome. She should be arriving to stores either later this month, or early April.
The second round of pre-orders are the Masquerade ponies from the Crystal Empire line. The only one that's a new pony is Sunset Shimmer, who I love. Then again, of course I do, she's a Rarity knock-off. Speaking of her, Rarity is also in the line along with Rainbow Dash and Pinkie Pie. They each come with Masquerade masks, which actually looks a bit like Mexican wrestler masks if you ask me. They should all be releasing around the same time as Luna.
Sadly, ToyWiz is the only store selling Design-a-Pony Luna individually that I've seen, which is US$21.99. Both Entertainment Earth and BBTS are selling cases of them however, at US$59.99 and it comes with 3 Luna and 1 Rainbow Dash, so if you're looking to team up with a friend, or need more than one, this is actually the route to go. The Masquerade ponies you can buy through BBTS for US$19.99 for the set of 4, or through ToyWiz where you can buy them individually at US$6.99.
Astro Gaming Apparel - Streetwear Meets Geekwear
Astro Gaming, more commonly recognized for their top-of-the-line gaming headsets, has branched out into apparel and launched their first collection. Their hats and graphic tees look more like something you’d find at a skate shop rather than something from the closet of your typical gamer, proving that just because you’re a total geek doesn’t mean you have to dress like one.
Check out their video lookbook below. I want that backback!
Check it: More stylish duds on Albotas
Buy: Astro Gaming headsets
Japan's 4 seasons are beautiful and distinct. And then there is the 5th season - Hay Fever Season. This is the worst time to be in Japan for hay fever sufferers. I didn't suffer from hay fever while I was in the UK - then I came over and discovered they got a lovely breed of tree called Sugi [杉] or "Japanese Cedar" - this culprit really does me in!
Pictured here is my new restock of yogurt and honey which is said to be good at reducing the effects of hay fever. Not exactly sure what they do but they seem to help a bit every year ToT
Do you suffer from hay fever? Do you have any techniques to combat against it?
There is a poll embedded in this article.
The hay fever readings are nearly off the charts! Due to the boiling hot Summer that we had last year, the pollen levels are about 70% higher than average. Probably the most unproductive season for me as I'm sneezing with a drizzling nose and itchy eyes all day ><
Some extras from the doctor in the form of pills, nasal sprays and eye drops.
My wife is a hay fever suffer too and she got some other device - the front of it reminds me of the Vic Viper - well kind of ^^;
Wherever you go in Japan, you will see an increased amount of surgical mask usage due to the pollen levels.
When foreigners are in Japan, they stare at the surgical masks but when I wear this Respro I get stared at ^^;
Maybe its because of my hentai eyes.
If you prefer to show you love for anime then you can always go for an Ita-mask. Dont forget the hentai eyes.
Our dogs are often as fat as we are, according to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention. Family cats can look like furry ottomans. At Tufts University, they've set up an obesity clinic at the vet school.
In a recent blog I started out talking about my hopes for the show and then channeled that into what I thought would work for a toy line. But what I think would work is not necessarily what I want. So lets get deep into that here my actual wants. This what I hope to [...]
Two New tokidoki Plushies
tokidoki have just added plush versions of Bastardino and Prima Donna to their lineup of love-stuffed plush toys. I hope Donutino is the next character to get the full-sized plush treatment. Plastic would be fine too, though. Get ‘em here.
Check it: More tokidoki posts from Albotas
Buy: tokidoki Unicorno Blind Box
The Force Is Strong with this Uterus
I’m trying really hard not to spin this post and make a joke about how whatever is in this lady’s uterus should take on the religious leadership role that was recently left vacant.
Double Toy Drop from ESC-Toy
Erick Scarecrow and co. will be releasing two new toys tomorrow. The Clear Blueberry Mini Soopa continues the series of handmade resin arcade cabinet toys. The color is making me crave some blue Kool-Aide. The 6.5” Pinnola has a killer color scheme. Per the usual, this one’s hand painted, signed, numbered, and packed by Erick himself. They’re limited to five pieces and run $225.
Be here at 11AM tomorrow to get a hold of these classy resin pieces.
Check it: More Esc-Toy posts from Albotas
Paul Kaiju reveals this montage of his entries for the "Monsters from the Island" group show at Clutter Gallery on his Facebook, and I am grateful to FB for having a chance to see this selection of coolness. "Monsters from the Island" launches March 9th.
This is too adorable not to post: CACTUS DOG PLUSH from tokidoki! Seems the pup (last seen as vinyl) has all grown up, and grown "across" too! LOL (I love chubby toys! But I wonder what a Cactus Pup eats tho… heh).
Standing 9-inches tall and made from fleece, this chubby is currently available via www.tokidoki.it for US$20 per. Do check with your fav retailers/vendors for availability!