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    Mimoco, makers of the MIMOBOT line of designer USB flash drives, in collaboration with Lucasfilm and in honor of the Star Wars fan favorite holiday May the Fourth Be With You, launched the R2-A6 MIMOBOT. R2-A6, an astromech droid in the same family as R2-D2, is translated in the MIMOBOT’s illustrated flash drive form. Available [...]

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    Hot Toys Interviews Marvel Studios Now that Iron Man 3 is in theaters worldwide, Hot Toys was able to sit down with Marvel Studios for an interview. They spoke with Mr. Kevin Feige, President of...

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    On a warm summer day in July 2006, Robin Aleo climbed to the top of a 6-foot inflatable pool slide and slid down head first. As she neared the bottom, the slide partially collapsed and Aleo slammed her head on the concrete pool deck, causing fatal injuries.

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    Hot Toys is happy to bring a photo-taking contest to Iron Man 3 fans worldwide. To enter the contest, all you need to do is to take a picture of any Iron Man related collectible, promotional material, or at one of the Hot Toys events currently happening in Hong Kong (Suit Up at Hysan Place, [...]

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    The following is a guest review. While I have been a fan of Masters of the Universe since I was a wee lad in 1982, I know very little about Princess Of Power, or the Netossa character specifically (beyond the difficulty to get a carded vintage sample). In fact, watching the She-Ra cartoon in preparation [...]

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    Toys R Us appeals $20M award in Mass. slide death Associated Press Copyright 2013 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Updated 1:04 pm, Saturday, May 4, 2013 Five years later, a jury awarded Aleo's family more than $20 million, finding that the slide sold by Toys R Us did not comply with federal safety standards for ...

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    Disney Interactive released the second video in its behind-the-scenes Creating Infinity series. The new video focuses on the inspiration behind Disney Infinity‘s “Toy Box” mode, and includes interviews with Pixar and Avalanche Software creative visionaries, as well as commentary from Disney storytellers. In the interviews, leaders such as John Lasseter and John Blackburn discuss how creative [...]

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    This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Scotts Miracle-Gro for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. There are so many products when you walk into the gardening isle at your local stores. Personally as a mom who is trying to reduce my family's environmental impact I care about products that are... [Continue Reading]

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    Things are really looking up - way up - with this very special Steiff item under discussion today.  Here we have Steiff's seldom seen Skye Terrier!  This little fellow, who in some ways resembles the perfect dust mop (Steiffgal means this in the MOST LOVING WAY), only appeared for a few pre-WWII years in the Steiff catalog.  He has some delightful and unusual features.  Let's take a look at what makes him so interesting from the design and historical perspectives.

    The musician Jimi Hendrix is famous for saying, "Excuse me while I kiss the sky," and that would make perfect sense in reference to this sweet dog as well.  Skye is about 7 inches tall and 17 inches long.  His ear tag indicates that he is the 22 cm version, making him the largest size of this design produced.  He is standing, unjointed, and and made from extremely long light grey mohair.  His ears and muzzle are made from very long black mohair.  His face is detailed with oversized, almond shaped tri-colored glass eyes and a very simple brown hand embroidered nose and mouth.  He wears a red leather color and retains his large, early named bear faced chest tag, short trailing "f" Steiff button, and yellow ear tag.  Overall, this Skye Terrier model was produced in 12, 14, 17, and 22 cm from 1933 through 1943. 


    Steiff introduced Skye Terriers to collectors just a handful of years after launching two other famous bearded beauties, their black Scotties and white Sealyhams.   Both Steiff Scotties and Sealyhams made their debut in 1930.  These friends are pictured here on the left.  As you can see, Steiff Skye Terriers, Scotties, and Sealys all have a similar look and feel, with several design overlaps and commonalities.  They even share an "impish" quality between them.  It is interesting to note that over time, both the Scotties and the Sealyhams were produced both sitting and standing, while the Skye was only produced standing.  Although the Sealyhams always had round brown and black pupil eyes, the Scotties and the Skyes were produced with both round as well as tri-colored almond shaped eyes.  Steiffgal is extrapolating that alot had to do with timing and supply chains at the time.   

    Despite his relatively short tenure in the Steiff line, the Skye Terrier pattern appeared in several very interesting theme and variation products in the late 1930's and early 1940's.  He was produced as an "unbuttoned" animal on wheels from 1936 through 1940.  This meant that that he could be mounted and dismounted from a rolling carriage as desired.  He was also made as a "barking" animal on wheels from 1939 through 1941; this model automatically made doggie sounds when pulled about.  And finally, he appeared as a purse with a hollow body and a zipper up his back from 1935 through 1940.

    Steiffgal hopes this discussion on this most unusual Steiff dog has been nothing but blue skies for you.   

    Have a question about one of your Steiff treasures? Let's talk! Click here to learn more. 

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    Great attention is paid to that fine line between self-expression and growing up far too fast when it comes to children, tweens, and teenagers. It seems as though self-esteem issues and body-image obsessions are stemming from less-obvious outlets though, namely Candy Land, a board game we all know and love. A wasp-waisted, more-suggestive Queen Frostine [...]

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    Canadian Batman Fans, who were hoping to get a chance to meet Adam West this weekend in Canada, are going to be saddened by this news. Due to an unfortunate injury, Adam West will not be able to make it to the Ottawa Comiccon on May 10th-12th.

    "I am sorry to say I cannot come to your great city. The doctor said I fractured my back and cannot travel. What a crummy deal. I wanted to meet all you super Batfans. There will be another time I'm sure. Have a great time at your show! (Look out for the Riddler. I hear he'll be lurking.)” – Adam West

    We wish Mr. West an easy and speedy recovery.

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    Check out this wonderful photo of a couple of the brand-new BATMAN Bathroom Accessories being sold at Target. This pic was sent in by a long time Bat-Blog Fan who recently purchased this Batman Bat-Symbol Bath Rug and I think she got a few Hand Towels as well. This is some cool stuff, Thanks Melissa.

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    One of our Bat-Blog friends was kind enough to share some really great photos of his custom "Batman" paint job he recently had done on his motorcycle. As you can see the main two colors of the bike are black and gold. His name is Florian, he's a major Batman Fan, and he lives in France. Oh yeah, and this Bat-Bike is AWESOME!! ( Thank You Florian )

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    A Friend of ours at the Official BAT-BLOG FACEBOOK Page recently shared some totally incredible artwork he did of the 1966 BATMOBILE Car (Please click on it for a larger more-detailed HUGE version ). 

    The Artist's name is Rick Richmond and he told us he created this art using Adobe software. WOW! It looks great and thanks for sharing it Rick, keep up the good work.

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  • 05/06/13--12:02: Dead Astronaut Gangsta
  • 3A Toys has teased the Dead Astronaut Gangsta from Ashley Wood. Might this be the craziest piece that they've ever released?  Looks that way. No word yet on release details, but as always - we'll keep you updated.

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  • 05/06/13--13:07: Cool Toys On eBay
  • By now you know that shooting as many Photo Archive galleries as we do, our studio space becomes very crowded very fast, and that means we've got to make room! As such, we've put some cool stuff up on eBay. This time around we've added a bunch of Hot Toys figures and Sideshow Premium Format Figures to our eBay page, and all are starting at $5.00 and there is no reserve. If the high bid is $20, you still get it! Follow this link to check out our new auctions.

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    The National Entertainment Collectibles Association has come across a small stash of their 2011 San Diego Comic-Con exclusive Gort Predator action figures. If you missed out on this cool figure, make sure to head over to their eBay page right now to get one before they are sold out again!

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    My Odd Life Parnilla (resin)
    The title of the doll might have been My Odd Face Parnilla.  Seriously, this gal looks like an alien. 

    By comparison, Evangeline has begun to look normal. "Past Life" Evangeline is, in fact, quite pretty.
    Past Life Evangeline
    On their website Wilde Imagination says:
     
    NEW!  It's our First-Ever RESIN Parnilla!  She stands approx. 18-1/2" tall and is crafted entirely of luminescent resin and is completely ball jointed for unlimited posing possibilities. She comes with inset changeable blue eyes, applied lashes, hand-painted details, and a brown wig made of the highest-quality fibers. 
    She comes dressed in a beautiful shirred long sleeve sheath gown of embroidered ivory net over lame. On top Parnilla wears a coordinating faux fur with contrasting bow, sheer stockings, matching designer shoes, and a faux  [fur] shoulder wrap with ribbon tie. LE 150  Price: $450.00
    Expected Ship Date:  5/22/2013
    My Odd Life Parnilla (resin)

    See more Parnilla and Evangeline by clicking on the logo below.

     




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    [Update: Pre-orders have also opened at Anime Island, making it look pretty likely this re-issue is legitimate. Link added below]

    Martin already posted about the figma Link and Samus news earlier today, but they're not the only two Nintendo figures popping up on Big Bad Toy Store. The 1/8-scale Zero Suit Samus from Metroid: Other M (which Chris previously reviewed) has also popped up on the store with the same "licensing issues worked out, new production run coming" message as the figmas.

    The re-release is being priced at US$99.99 with a fourth quarter 2013 release date. I'm still a little uncertain if this is actually going to happen since BBTS is the only one listing her for the re-release right now, but I don't feel like they'd put this up without some certainty that they were getting them.

    [Pre-order at Big Bad Toy Store | Anime Island]

    [UPDATED] Max Factory's Zero Suit Samus may be back, too screenshot

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    EAR2D2-DomeMay 06, 2013 – Today it was announced that Lucasfilm Ltd. and Disney Interactive are entering into a multi-year, multi-title exclusive licensing agreement with Electronic Arts Inc. (EA) for the creation of new high quality Star Wars games spanning multiple genres for console, PC, mobile, and tablets. Industry leaders and creators of best-in-class blockbuster games, [...]

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