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- 04/05/13--18:35: This Vintage Felt Soldier Doll Has Uniform Appeal
- Clothing and footwear style and details
- Facial construction
- Unusual eyes shape
- 04/05/13--20:25: Daily Graffiti This crazy Super Mario Bros. 8-bit street art was...
- 04/06/13--01:15: Sneak-Peek at 'Billy Insane' by Dolly Oblong (for ToyConUK)
- 04/06/13--01:35: Iron Man 3: 1/6th scale Mark XLII Collectible Figurine
- 04/06/13--02:03: Mattel Disney Toon PLANES: One PLANE Flies, The Other Not So Much …
- 04/06/13--02:49: ToyConUK Opens!
- 04/06/13--04:00: Iron Man 3 Minimates are headed your way
- 04/06/13--04:42: set database: LEGO 76006 iron man: extremis sea port battle
- 04/06/13--05:00: Papabehr is 100 percent funded, aims for stretch goals
- 04/06/13--05:09: Kickstart This Shizz: Battle City - A Pokémon Inspired Art...
- 04/06/13--05:10: 481 Universe Saturday Drop
- 04/06/13--05:26: Fisher Price Disney Pixar CARS & PLANES: Fun For the Little Tykes
- 04/06/13--05:30: Here's what PodgyPanda brought for ToyCon UK
- 04/06/13--06:09: iPad Mini Price Lowered to $299, Perfect for Summer Travel!
- 04/06/13--06:20: Disney Pajamas – 30% Off Until Sunday
- 04/06/13--07:06: Google co-founder Sergey Brin Drives a Batman Batmobile Car!!
The doll is wearing a uniform, maybe a field coat, made of brownish gray wool. It has little brass buttons on it with a tiny insignia that looks like a pineapple shape. His coat has a little light brown or orange-ish square sewn onto each end of his collar; the coat is fairly long and buttons hold it open at the bottom. It is finely and expertly sewn and kind of gathered in the back. The sleeves have cuffs. The front of the coat has pockets on the chest. The right shoulder has a bit of the same fabric pinned to the shoulder, as if something else might have been there at some time.
From one Steiff aficionado to another,
Let's follow marching orders and get right down to business in terms of this dolls. Yes, in many ways, he does share some similar characteristics to Steiff's wide range of soldier and military themed dolls from the approximately 1910 through 1920 time frame. These include his materials, general proportions, detailed clothing, and body construction. However, there are three key areas that clearly suggest that he was made by a manufacturer other than Steiff. These are his:
|Steiff's Infantryman from 1914 though 1921|
|Center Seam Face|
|Pressed Felt Face|
|Early Scotty, delightful photo from http://oldtoys.info/|
So just who is this mysterious military man? Without labels, it's almost impossible to tell... and like a good soldier, this one's keeping state secrets.
Steiffgal hopes this discussion on early felt dolls has met with uniform appeal.
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This crazy Super Mario Bros. 8-bit street art was added to our Geek Graffiti Flickr pool by Starman Super. It transforms electrical boxes into question mark blocks and other familiar objects from Mushroom Kingdom. Neat!
Check it: The Daily Graffiti Archives
ToyConUK is about to start in a few short hours' time, and I've essentially posted as much as I am able to … EXCEPT for this quick-sneak-peek at BILLY INSANE from Dolly Oblong! To be made available alongside Billy Brains at Dolly's table (found next to one of the fire exits!) - Best of luck with your scores, folks!
Marvel’s Iron Man 3 is coming to town this month and Hot Toys is proud to present the 1/6th scale Mark XLII Limited Edition Collectible Figurine from the Iron Man 3 movie for the MMS Diecast Series. This is only the second collectible to be introduced in our premium Diecast Series. Leading the MMS Diecast [...]
Currently on show at Hysan Place in Hong Kong is this "Iron Man 3 Suit-Up" display from Hot Toys featuring holographic projection unto their 1/6th-scaled Iron Man figure, and it looks pretty darn amazing, doesn't it? Click HERE to view more images of the event (via full-screen slideshow / Posted on my IronManFan-blog).
(via Hot Toys)
Lots of PLANES planes are coming … Two from the “Pull & Fly” lineup do not actually fly in the sense that that leave the ground on purpose. Dusty & Bravo are pullbacks so they’ll go racing down a flat surface but fly? Not so much. Not sure how they’re going to spin a lineup [...]
Besides being "WOWed" by the holographic display on Hot Toy's Iron Man - currently on display at Hysan Place in Hong Kong - here's a closer look at two figurines on display as well = The "Testing Versions" of "Holographic Iron Man", in two colorways. Created by the Hot Toys Production Team, this figure was "inspired by the scene in Iron Man movie when Tony Stark is testing his armor in his high-tech workshop with the holographic technology."
Very Gundam-Hobby-Kit, but you know what? Would be awesome if these ever made into production, don't you think? Looks to be 1/6th-scaled too = *GASP*
(via Hot Toys)
Line outside the event location / Setting up the event
(Images by Kelly Kaiser)
Time now in Singapore is about 10 minutes to 6:00pm, but in London, the door has since been wide opened for the inaugural ToyConUK at Baden-Powell House! Posted here are snaps of both settingup and finished tables from a variety of exhibitors/vendors/artists, and I would like to thank the internets for the opportunity to see half-a-world away! (and Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and everyone lol). Have an awesome ToyCon Experience and Happy Shopping, folks!
UME Toys' side of the table (right beside JPK) @richpage
Jon-Paul Kaiser beckoning you to pick up his Libertas Skull!
See what PodgyPanda has for sale here! @podgypanda
The Hang Gang's table with swell exclusives to be had! (Pic by Anna Darnell)
[Wooper Looper/Spikewad/Mummyboy & Foster/Kaiju Negora/Uamous/Chima Group Dinos]
Artransmitte's table accepts CASH and CARDS! @artransmitte
In addition to my earlier features of Onyx, Jurassic & Gingerbread Editions of Mini Pharaoh Hounds + Mini Tuttz + Sucio from the ever awesome Argonaut Resins, Eric Nocella Diaz further tempts folks with THIS line-up of splendid resins to be had at the weekend MoCCA Festival 2013!
"The first Pharaoh Hound Mini color ways for Series 1- Edition of 10 showing up at MoCCA with matching Tuttz Mini's and Sucio mice...I'll release the 10th set online after the show." added END.
Also look out for a custom "Voodoo Circus Sucio" from Clinton Yaws, along with articulated resin colorful "Obots" for sale at table #C90! Tell'em TOYSREVIL sent'ya!
We've just gotten word about all of the latest Iron Man 3 toys coming in the Minimates line, the latest of which have have been revealed as three new armors. These will be available exclusively through Toys "R" Us, and you will have to shop around to get all the other figures in the set.
The three new armor figures are based on Mark 17, Mark 33, and Mark 41, all three of which will feature removable helmets to reveal Tony Stark's face. The two-packs are arranged as follows: Mk. 42 + Mandarin (specialty stores), Iron Patriot + Extremis Soldier (specialty stores), War Machine + Maya Hansen (comic shops), and Aldrich Killian + Cowboy Disguise Tony Stark (comic shops).
By late April, all of these figures should be out in the wild. Check out images in the gallery.
set name: iron man: extremis sea port battle
theme: superheroes, marvel, iron man
come with a speedboat and a buoy.
the boat has a hidden storage and dual missiles.
the buoy has an exploding function.
included a comic book.
overall design is great.
A week and a half ago, we covered a Kickstarter campaign for a USB drive turned action figure called PapaBehr. In a mere 8 days, David Nguyen and company have managed to secure the US$20,000 needed to fund this hardcore storage device. At press time, PapaBehr has garnered nearly US$22,000 with 32 days left to pledge.
So, what's left? Well, stretch goals, of course! The first will be met at US$35,000, at which point, anyone who has pledged at least US$100 will receive a limited edition "Destroyed PapaBehr" figure. At the rate the pledges are pouring in, I wouldn't be surprised if they reach this goal within another 8 days. You can see work-in-progress images of this figure in the gallery.
Visit PapaBehr's Kickstarter page to see the other stretch goals and to add a pledge of your own!
Kickstart This Shizz: Battle City - A Pokémon Inspired Art Show
Our friends over at PKMNCast.com have launched a Kickstarter campaign for a follow-up to their popular 649 Monsters art show. This new show, Battle City, will feature over 100 artists from around the world and the backer incentives include sweet deals like art prints, and even a hardcover book featuring every piece from the show complete with artist bios.
Campaign video below:
They’ve already murdered their $2,000 goal by pulling in over $7,000, but there’s still 24 days left to unlock some of the stretch goals. Kickstart this shizz here.
Today (Saturday April 6th 2013) at 8PM ET, 481 Universe will be releasing a huge wave of customs...including "quite a few custom Battle beasts, and a fairly wide variety of different glyos based customs. Some clears, some battle worn and some smooth airbrushed gradiented figures." Set your alarm.
Lots of fun choices coming for the little ones … “Mater Tow ‘n Go” - Mater is a floating tub toy wearing his scuba gear of mask and snorkel. His friend Lightening McQueen is a bath squirter. Attach McQueen to Maters tow hook and Mater will pull McQueen up to his back bumper. Great Mater [...]
So ToyCon UK has already come and gone, but there's one more thing I forgot to post earlier this week: PodgyPanda's works for the event. They include lots of adorable prints based off his sketches (including his Daily Doodles), on sale for between £15 and £25 depending on the size of the print. I love the Calvin and Hobbes one myself!
He's also brought with him some of his remaining Podgonaut customs (including the Lotus Bun, Sriracha, Custard and Orange Monkey variants) and some old customs like the Ninjas versus Robots Sketchbot, Octavian, and the Tiny Terrors. Oh, and buttons, too. Anything that didn't sell at ToyCon will be available after the show in his shop, so head on over there to check things out next week!
Walmart has reduced the iPad Mini price to $299, making it more affordable for those of you who have been wanting one! Tablets are great for summer travel, which is coming up soon. You can load it up with movies, books, games and all kinds of educational apps for your kids. And since adults (theRead More
Disney Pajamas are 30% off at DisneyStore.com until this Sunday. I was browsing through their selection and all I have to say is…why don’t they have these in MY size? Online Exclusive: 30% Off Kids Sleepwear at Disney Store with CODE: DREAM. Shop Now! From Mickey Mouse and Monsters Inc to Finding Nemo and JakeRead More
Fab.com is offering some fun retro-inspired posters for each episode of the original Star Trek series (they come in sets of 4). Sign in or sign up for Fab.com HERE. Tweet This Post
On April Fool's day some employees of Google customized co-founder Sergey Brin's Tesla Model S and had it customized like a Batman Batmobile. Well, sort of... his car was painted HOT PINK with a Huge Bat-Symbol Logo on the hood!
It also sports some awesome Tail Fins and the headlights were given girlie-style eyelashes! Well, I guess he has a pretty good sense of humor because the photo down below shows him driving it away, ha!