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- 05/21/13--18:16: _Attack on Titan
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- 05/21/13--22:01: _LeapFrog: Help Needed
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- 05/21/13--23:00: _Die Antwoord x Good...
- 05/21/13--23:22: _Nikopicto x Mighty ...
- 05/22/13--00:00: _Phat! Company tease...
- 05/22/13--00:10: _[Update] S.H. Figua...
- 05/22/13--01:00: _Hikaru Sulu joins t...
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- 05/22/13--02:00: _Good Smile, Arcadia...
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- 05/22/13--03:05: _Hot Toys – MM...
- 05/21/13--14:52: Shawn Smiths Resketch Eco Friendly, Creativity Inspiring Sketchbooks
- 05/21/13--16:10: Kid Brands' CEO Discusses Q1 2013 Results - Earnings Call Transcript
- 05/21/13--17:20: Mattel: Gods Among Us Green Lantern 6-Inch Figure
- 05/21/13--18:16: Attack on Titan
- 05/21/13--18:38: Mario Kart Cars Pull - Backs Figure Set
- 05/21/13--21:04: Vote for Bearycalm in the 2013 Designer Toy Awards!
- 05/21/13--22:00: Bandai: SH Figuarts Daft Punk Figures
- 05/21/13--22:01: LeapFrog: Help Needed
- 05/21/13--22:07: ThreeA: Metal Gear Solid Ray Prototype Images
- 05/21/13--23:00: Die Antwoord x Good Smile Evil Boy Greeny
- 05/21/13--23:22: Nikopicto x Mighty Jaxx Hug the Killer Bleu Edition
- 05/22/13--00:00: Phat! Company teases their now-painted Yoshino
- 05/22/13--00:10: [Update] S.H. Figuarts Daft Punk debut on Tamashii Web
- 05/22/13--01:00: Hikaru Sulu joins the MIMOBOT Trek fleet
- 05/22/13--01:04: My Embroidered Vintage Birdhouse Ornament Picture
- 05/22/13--01:31: Disney Pixar CARS: New Disney Store Chase CARS + Sale
- 05/22/13--02:00: Good Smile, Arcadia, others announce delays
- 05/22/13--03:00: Hot Toys Roadblock just misses the mark
S.H. Figuarts Daft Punk Action Figures Get More Images – Just In Time!
A couple of months ago we were able to take our first look at the S.H. Figuarts Daft Punk action figures, but there...
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Shawn Smith (of Shawnimals Fame), has just launched a Kickstarter to campaign to fund Resketch, an innovative sketch book. Resketch stands apart from regular, standard-issue sketchbooks by encouraging creativity through spontaneity in an eco friendly manner. Each new page offers a potential surprise, a discovery. The Resketch concept starts with...
[at Seeking Alpha] - Kid Brands' CEO Discusses Q1 2013 Results - Earnings Call Transcript
An image has been revealed of Mattel's DC Unlimited Injustice: Gods Among Us Green Lantern 6-inch action figure! Click the thumbnail above for a closer look.
Shingeki no Kyojin (Attack on Titan) [進撃の巨人] - one of the most awesome anime series I've seen so far that I simply must babble about!
Its a story about man eating giants who have been kept separate from humans for many moons by tall walls - until those walls are destroyed. We then start to see the struggle against the giants as friends and family get om nommed for brekkie and dindins.
Check out the trailers below.
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The anime is based on the popular manga series of the same name. Now that the anime has come out - many folks (including me) have been wanting to get the entire set of manga only to find that its pretty much sold out everywhere until they can print more.
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When I forget to record/watch Shingeki every Sunday at 11:30PM, I get to catch up on Crunchyroll using Apple TV to steam to my TV ^o^
This is one of the heroines in the show - Mikasa who is such a cool cutie.
I've been posting a load of Shingeki stuff on my facebook of late too ^^;
By the way - do you refer to the show as "Shingeki no Kyojin" or "Attack on Titan" ?
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He is also the big boss of WIT Studio which is a subsidiary company of Production IG. I have regular meetings at Production IG and caught up with him yesterday to see if he was free to come over to Anime Expo 2013 which takes place next month. I've also asked if he can bring some exclusive Shigeki footage to AX too.
I'll let AX give the official announcement ^o^
Shingeki no Mirai - made by a Twitter user who I lost track of who used the MMD Mirai Suenaga data.
These were a gift for my son who loves Nintendo, Mario and Mario Kart. There are 6 cars with Mario, Luigi, Bowser, Princess Peach and Donkey Kong. They are really small, about two inches long each. But they are detailed. I have some images in Customer Images to show detail and size comparison. When they are pulled back, they race at least 6 feet across the floor. Fun for floor races or a Nintendo collection. -- By K. Groh
Mario Kart Cars Pull - Backs Figure Set - Nintendo Super Mario Bros Exclusive 6 Pcs. Figure Set Japan Import Figures. THESE FIGURES ARE BRAND NEW STILL IN THERE ORIGINAL PACKAGES FROM JAPAN. THESE FIGURES WERE ONLY MADE FOR THE JAPANESE MARKET AND ARE EXTREAMLEY HARD TO FIND IN THE U.S. THIS FIGURE SET IS NO LONGER MADE BY THE MANUFACTURE AND IS A LIMITED ED. SET. EACH FIGURE IS AROUND 1 1/2" - 2 1/2" TALL AND VERY DETAILED. THESE FIGURES ARE GREAT FOR TRADING,COLLECTING,PARTY FAVORS,CAKE TOPPERS AND SHOWING OFF TO YOUR FRIENDS!!
If you love and believe in Bearycalm, vote for Bearycalm in the 3rd annual Designer Toy Awards! Bearycalm has been nominated for Best Collaboration. Congratulations to Bubi Au Yeung and Camilo Bejarano!! Once you register to vote, you can vote every 24 … Continue reading →
Bandai has released new images of their upcoming SH Figuarts Daft Punk action figures! Scheduled for released in November 2013. Click the thumbnails above to check them out.
Hideo Kojima has released a pair of images via his Twitter Page, of the super-awesome Metal Gear Ray prototype figure (with Yoji Shinkawa in on the posing, too)! Click the thumbnails above for a closer look.
Last year, South African rap stars Die Antwoord worked with Japanese toy brand Good Smile on their first art toy, Evil Boy. A cute figure with a rather naughty twist, Evil Boy’s fits right into the band’s defiant music and identity. Following up on the first two colorways – red...
Mighty Jaxx recently released the new Bleu Edition of Nikopicto’s Hug the Killer Resin. This latest colorway of the cheerful cosmic bug is cast in glossy tiffany blue resin and is available now from MightyJaxx.com for $50 (+ s/h).
Right in the wake of Plum's own Yoshino figure going up for pre-order, Phat! Company is teasing their own 1/8-scale rendition which is now painted! We've got a back view here of the figure, which we last saw at Miyazawa Model Expo.
Because of the limited view, there isn't much I can say at this time, but I'm definitely interested in seeing the full preview. That floppy bunny ear hoodie is just too cute, and looking at the unpainted prototype, I'm excited to see the shading and details overall.
Please check out the gallery image to see the full preview, as the header is just a cropped image.
[via Phat! Company]
[Update 2: Amazon listings are at the bottom. These figures will also be available for pre-order at BBTS and other US retailers - Kristina]
[Update 3: New images added featuring alternate hands.]
Right now, you should be listening to Random Access Memories. With the new album being released today, you can add to your Daft Punk collection with now open pre-orders for their S.H. Figuarts. Granted, orders are open today on the Bandai Premium Web Shop, but they'll be making their tour dates in North America soon enough.
With the pre-orders going up, we do have some information on their actual release. As was noted before, they will be released this October. The pair of figures now has a price, that being ¥4,725 each. Yes, that means the figures are being sold separately. You'll have to shell out that amount for both Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter apiece. As to why you wouldn't want them in a two-pack, I have no idea. However, this may not be the case when the figures make their way outside of Japan, but there's zero confirmation behind that. [Update 1] Bluefin has confirmed that each figure will be released in North America for $44.99 each.
If you can't wait for orders to appear in the U.S. or simply live outside North America, you'll have to find a proxy or go through one of Bandai's global dealers. Now if you'll excuse me, I'll go back to listening to the album and waiting for these guys to pop up on Amazon.
The latest by MIMOBOT is the addition of Mr Sulu to their Star Trek fleet of flash drives, available at up to 128GB ( for up to US$129.99) capacity right now. This designer flash drive has an edition size of 1.000 and each one is numbered. Of course, besides the cool-ness of the exterior, the drive comes pre-loaded with the usual goodies from MIMOCO.
A wise choice!
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Several years ago I bought a couple of creative embroidery and stitchery patterns for making ornaments that I wanted to make into little pictures and have been trying to find some time to complete them. I decided that with the beautiful Spring weather this would be the perfect time to work on some of them outside.
I decided to start with a Vintage Ornament #6 embroidered birdhouse ornament from Chickadee Hollow Designs as it was cute and looked relatively easy to complete. The pattern included the design on pre-printed pre-colored fabric, as well as a basic embroidery stitches sheet and sheet of basic instructions for completing their ornaments.
I had decided ahead of time that I wanted to frame my ornament as a small picture instead of using it as an ornament.
The pattern included a basic instructions sheet which was a summary sheet for competing all of their ornaments and not specific to the vintage birdhouse ornament as well as a sheet showing basic embroidery stitches. It was left up to the user to choose which color floss to use and where and which embroidery stitch to use and where.
The instructions called for positioning the design over a piece of Warm-N-Natural batting and fastening this with small safety pins then embroidering the ornament. The pre-printed pre-colored fabric was fine except it was so small and the design so close to the edge that it was impossible to fit within any embroidery hoop.
My experience has always been that embroideries always come out better when stretched in an embroidery hoop so I chose to baste my to a standard felt square so that I could put in into a small square embroidery frame as shown in the pictures below:
When my embroidery piece was done I removed it from the embroidery square hoop and cut it along the brown dotted lines about 1/4" from the edge of the birdhouse outline as shown in the pictures below:
The instructions also said to finish the piece according to the finishing option of your choice. I decided to blanket stitch my ornament to one layer of quilt batting and a back piece of felt as shown in the pictures below:
Using the embroidered birdhouse as a guide I cut out a piece of batting and a piece of felt for the backing and then layered them as shown in the picture below:
I had decided to use red floss to blanket stitch around the edges of my vintage birdhouse ornament and like how it turned out as shown in the picture below:
As mentioned previously I was going to put my finished vintage birdhouse ornament in a small picture frame and had decided to use decorative paper as a background for my picture. The choice was between an evergreen colored background or a bright red colored background. I chose the bright red colored background as shown in the picture below:
I had chosen a creme colored wood frame for my finished piece as I thought it really complimented the color of the pre-printed fabric and was thrilled with the way my Vintage Birdhouse Ornament turned out.
It took me 10 hours to complete this picture including the framing and was thrilled with the way it turned out. I hope you like it as much as I do.
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There are a couple of new Disney store diecast/CHASE CARS … one out on the website, one not yet … A new Red CHASE … From “xoxorose,” the new Tokyo Mater CHASE – thanks for the nice photo! (not yet on the website). Other CHASE/singles are still available on the website – 2 for $12, [...]
Delay time has arrived, and it's apparently hit Good Smile Company's Nendoroid line. Three Nendoroids are among those delayed, and they include both the Rin and Wooser set and the big-headed Mikudayo, destroyer of worlds. It's also hit Arcadia and Daiki Kougyou as well, with the Elin re-release and Celia respectively being delayed a month, too.
The full list of delays we know about is after the jump, and we'll add any more we hear about today as soon as we know about them/
When Hot Toys announced that they were making a 1/6 scale figure of The Rock Dwayne Johnson as his G.I. Joe appearance as Roadblock, I was excited. Excitement can quickly turn to apathy and that's kind of the case here. Hot Toys Roadblock certainly isn't The Rock though it may not be Dwayne Johnson either.
I'll start with the good and there is plenty in the form of all of the accessories. Multiple guns, multiple knives, multiple hands contribute to a very nice package. Unfortunately, Dwayne's likeness isn't all there to me. What's weirder is that the similarity isn't seen from far away. When you look up close at the face, the resemblance is there. It's just not what we're used to from Hot Toys. It's gotten to the point that perfection is expected, so anything short of that is a disappointment.
Pre-orders haven't hit the U.S. distributors yet, but he is available on AmiAmi. Take a look at the gallery for yourself to see if it's worth adding The Rock to your collection. Hopefully it will be improved before the release, otherwise he just be not able to bring it anymore.