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  • 11Feb

    Mr Potato Head as Marvel SuperHeroes

    It’s Toy Fair time in New York which means we should see announcements of many new cool toys that will be on the market. Not all of them for kids but most are for the “older kids”. Those of us that love to buy our toys and leave them in the box. Hasbro, Marvel and PPW Toys are releasing a line of Mr Potato Head figures wearing costumes of various Marvel Super Heroes. The line will launch this summer. PPW Toys is marketing this Mr. Potato Head for the collectors. The spuds will have components that you can mix and match. The 2013 lineup will be Wolverine, Iron Man and Thor. For more information follow PPW Toys on Twitter.

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  • 23Dec

    Cut the Rope Stocking Stuffers!

    Looking for Stocking stuffers for the gamer in your life? I have a suggestion for you. We just received these ultra cute, brand-new Cut the Rope plush toys and collectibles that we think people will love! The collectibles feature the star of the game, Om Nom. Products range from $2.99 – $14.99 which makes this uber affordable for stocking stuffer or white elephant gift exchange. We received the 6″ Reversible Plush. You can free Om Nom from his box by turning him inside out. It’s really easy, but it actually took me a few minutes to figure out how to get Om Nom back in the box! haha This is priced at $12.99 We also received a 12 pack of Nommies Micro Figures. You can also purchase blind packs for $2.99 There are 29 different characters in Series 1 and of course different types of candy! Another bonus for Cut

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  • 18Dec

    Pop Culture Shock Collectibles to release He-Man statues

    Wow I cannot believe that it’s been 30 years of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe. I watched so much of that cartoon while growing up. Pop Culture Shock Collectibles are teaming up with Mattel to bring the characters to life in 1:4 scale mixed media statues. Unfortunately, the press release calls these statues from a “boys action brand”, but we all know that we love the figures too! “Having spent many years bringing the warriors of Street Fighter & Mortal Kombat to sculptural life, I’m extremely excited to add He-Man and the Masters of the Universe to the Pop Culture Shock Collectibles lineup,” stated Jerry Macaluso, President and Founder of Pop Culture Shock Collectibles. “There are few characters that so perfectly embody the archetype of the hero, and He-Man is just that! He’s right at home with the other muscle-bound warriors in the PCSC stable.” The first statue

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  • 05Oct

    Cool Gears of War toys unleashed by Erector

    I love my toys. My favorite toys are the collectible type where they merge my geeky hobbies and my love for toys. The iconic Erector brand is doing just that with a brand new look at Gears of War’s most popular vehicles. The detailed sets will include C.O.G. Armadillo, C.O.G. Centaur and C.O.G. King Raven so you can create the Locusts vs Delta Squad Battle. These sets are to be built by you, but have easy to follow instructions in case you have never tried to build a model before. The Gears of War Erector sets are now available exclusively at Toys R Us locations ranging in price from $24.99 to $59.99. The models vary in number of pieces it takes to put them together, which characters come with it and of course Gears stickers. Great holiday gift idea for that Gears fan in your life…or you can just pick

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  • 26May

    Triforce Announces Mass Effect M-3 Predator Pistols Pre-Order Date

    Starting May 29, 2012, you can place your order for the 1:1 scale replica of the Mass Effect 3 M-3 Predator Pistol from Triforce. The replicas are cast in polystone, measures 12″ in length, weights 10 pounds and features working LED effects. This thing is amazing, if the pictures are to be believed. I mean, it’s even got distressing on it like actually went with Shepard and the gang on a mission or two. If you want to own this amazing piece of Mass Effect history, you better get on it May 29th – this is a Limited Edition replica (600 pieces worldwide) and will cost you a whopping $400 USD. Which means, if you loved me you’d buy me one. Because I need this like a fish needs water. The scheduled ship date for the replicas is the 4th Quarter of 2012 and you can check this replica, along with

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  • 22May

    Amigurumi!

    Crocheting is my latest obsession, and one thing that has really caught my eye on Pinterest, craft blogs and the wider internet is amigurumi. Have you seen this stuff? It is so cute, and the potential for geeky fun is enormous! For instance, check out Nerdigurumi (on youtube, too!). Also, just look at how much Star Wars Amigurumi you can buy on Etsy! This free Yoda Amigurumi pattern is pretty awesome, too. I have been resisting taking the plunge into amigurumi myself, because I have so many other projects already in progress. However, this weekend I couldn’t wait any longer, and I had to buy Crobots by Nelly Pailloux. I am so glad I did! The little stuffed toys are so cute, from an adorable dogbot to a hilarious zombiebot to an awesome ninja. My 9 year old son is so enamored of the entire concept that he asked me

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  • 03Apr

    Mega Bloks passport preview showcases toys I need

    Today we received an email sending us to the Mega Bloks preview site. You might remember that at BlizzCon last year we talked about these awesome MegaBloks that were World of Warcraft themed. We saw them in person at BlizzCon and now they have revealed even more details on their passport site. There is a Faction Pack that will average 25 pieces. They look great! Although I do hope they have female versions, none are shown in the prototypes. The collectible mounts are great. I love the Swift Gryphon one. There will be Deathwing’s Stormwind assault which will include a Deathwing and Stormwind. These sets are anything but small. The Sindragosa and the Lich King set are 150 pieces. The Demolisher Attack is 299 pieces and the Goblin Zeppelin is 310 pieces. There are still unannounced products and exclusives still to be announced. Hopefully that includes female characters.

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  • 18Jan

    HEXBUG Partners With Moshi Monsters To Introduce Bobble Bots

    Innovation First International, known for their clever robotic HEXBUGS has partnered up with Moshi Monsters creator Mind Candy to produce sickeningly adorable Bobble Bots! These bobble headed monsters, set to release in March of this year, will feature the same nano technology, and customizable environments that HEXBUG boasts, but will also integrate the online community, and cute collectable Moshlings that makes Moshi Monsters so popular. With an estimated 50 million users worldwide, Moshi Monsters is a kid safe (ages 6-12) online community, where users can adopt and customize one of six Moshlings, they can then solve puzzles and play games to earn the community’s currency; Rox, as they navigate Monstro City. Users are also allowed limited and filtered interaction with other users. The basic version is free, with the option to purchase a membership which offers additional bonuses, as usual. Bobble Bots will have its own similar site, and their habitats will resemble those

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  • 27Oct

    Tokidoki Barbie makes an impact

    Mattel has partnered with pop culture favorite, Tokidoki to make a Tokidoki Barbie. This Barbie is considered a collectible Barbie series. Tokidoki Barbie has a pink bob,tattoos, leopard print tights, and a Tokidoki purse. She’s also walking the signature Tokidoki dog figure, Bastardino. As part of the collection, there is also a Tokidoki Barbie tshirt, and purse. The purse has such a cute lining! While online community seems astonished by a tattoo’d Barbie, she’s already sold out with backorders starting. Parents are worried that this Barbie will encourage kids to get tattoos. “It’s teaching kids to want tattoos before they are old enough to dress like that,” Kevin Buckner, of Virginia, told a local television station. Tokidoki Barbie is not the first time Barbie has sported tats. In 2009, she sported tattoos that kids could remove and paste anywhere. Some stores pulled that Barbie after complaints. The other collectible tattoo

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  • 03Jun

    Square Enix Products to release Halo Action Figures

    To commemorate the tenth anniversary of the Halo franchise, Square Enix announced today a series of action figures from the Halo universe, including Master Chief.  The Square Enix figures will expand the HALO action figure line beyond the Halo: Reach Play Arts -Kai- series in a continued collaboration with 343 Industries.  The figures will debut at E3 next week at the Square Enix booth, 1649.  In addition to Master Chief, Square Enix Products is also scheduled to release a limited edition Spartan Mark V (Black).  Both figures are slated for a release later this fall. The first look at these figures has been revealed on Halo Waypoint at http://halo.xbox.com, and you can see the current Play Arts -Kai- action figures at www.square-enix-shop.com/usa.  

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