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  • 28Sep

    Brutal Legend inspired soapbox wins with power of Rock

    This last weekend a Brutal Legend inspired fan won the LA Red Bull Soapbox Derby. Team Ironhide took the Red Bull challenge at 46.1 m.p.h, as he crossed the finish line. Brakes were completely shot. The team driver, Sean Feeley, “just tried to keep two wheels on the ground, but by the end I didn’t have any brakes!” Team Ironhide’s design was based on the upcoming game Brutal Legend complete with fake muscles and fake black hair. The Los Angeles stop was the second Red Bull soapbox race in America. The rules are that the car must be human powered and must have a braking system. You can read more about the soapbox race at http://www.redbullsoapboxusa.com/ Follow

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  • 07Sep

    Disney Consumer Products and LEGO unveil larger than life Buzz Lightyear

    It’s going to be a big year in 2010 for Toy Story and the consumer products group at Disney is already working on the marketing of Toy Story. At the 66th Venice Film Festival, Disney Consumer Products unveiled a Woody and Buzz Lightyear made out of LEGO bricks. It too 13,600 bricks to make Woody and 40,000 bricks to make Buzz. Toy Story is coming back in a big way with the re-release of the first two movies in 3D. Then next summer the third new movie will be released. Expect lots of toys, figures, party items and games to be released in the next year. The movie is set to release on my birthday, June 18, 2010. Who wants to go with me? Here’s the teaser trailer for Toy Story 3: Follow

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  • 26Aug

    Barbie gets her own “The Barbie” dance

    Barbie has her first music and dance video and now you can “Do ‘The Barbie’”! The music video was created to celebrate the launch of the new Barbie Fashionistas dolls. The dolls feature 12 points of movement and can do more than 100 poses. To show off the new moves, Barbie teamed up with famed choreographer JaQuel Knight who was the talent behind Beyonce’s “Single Ladies”. “It was really fun to work with Barbie and create a dance for her. Barbie is the biggest icon in life and I am so excited to have worked with her on her first music video,” said choreographer, JaQuel Knight. “I have had the privilege of working with celebs like Beyonce and Britney Spears, and I am thrilled to add another B to the roster!” The music video was shot in New York in July and stars three Barbie Fashionistas dolls – “Sassy”, “Cutie”,

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  • 10Aug

    Star Wars Art for a “Mighty” Good cause

    Star Wars fans and fans of Might Muggs have a unique chance to give to a good cause with The Empire Muggs Back. Lucasfilm asked artists, comic book creators, toy designers, and celebrity fans to get out their markers, paint brushes and glue guns (wonder if anyone used the bedazzler) to transform blank Might Muggs into custom art. The art is centered around their favorite characters, creatures, ships and scenes from “Star Wars”. Some examples of the artists are: “The Clone Wars” director Dave Filoni, “Fanboys” director Kyle Newman, actress Jaime King, Go-Go’s guitarist Jane Wiedlin, model makers from “Robot Chicken,” graffiti artist Urban Medium, and tattoo artist Karen Roze. All art pieces not only look good on your shelf but benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation. The auction ends on August 14, 2009. You can see all the pieces at here. These pieces are all awesome especially the Robot Chicken ones.

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  • 01Jul

    CSI Toy Fingerprint kits recalled

    CBS Broadcasting has been given a proposed settlement from the Public Justice and the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization to give cash refunds to consumers and implement a nationwide recall of toy science kits based on the television series, CSI. The toy kits – the CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Fingerprint Examination Kit (CSI Exam Kit) and the CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Forensic Lab Kit (CSI Lab Kit) – were found to have tremolite in the white fingerprint powder. Tremolite is one of the deadliest forms of asbestos. Consumers that bought or received the item as a gift can fill out a claim form by January 14, 2010 at www.csitoysettlement.com. “We urge everyone to get these products out of your homes and away from children, and to send in your claim form to get a refund,” said Public Justice’s Victoria Ni, co-counsel in the case. There is no known save level of

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  • 23Jun

    Hello Wars – cutest stickers ever

    Everyone knows I’m pretty obsessed with Hello Kitty. Combine it with Star Wars and you have cute overload. The stickers are what happens when Hello Kitty and Star War characters collide. Boba Fett gets whiskers and the iconic red bow. Each sticker is one dollar listed here. There is also sticker sets for $10. On the main site, you can download images to use as your avatar. My current aim avatar is Boba Kitty. ^_^ Follow

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  • 20Jun

    Hello Kitty House!?

    A little while back, Trina was hoping for a Hello Kitty themed hotel room, much like the Barbie themed room at the  50th anniversary of Barbie.  Well, Move over Barbie! Hello Kitty’s has a WHOLE house devoted to her. This two story home is located in Shanghai, China, with its entire themed decor in the colors and shapes of Hello Kitty.  From what I can tell from the images, there is a bedroom, living area, and a restaurant or dining area all done up in all the goodness that Hello Kitty has to offer. From what I can see, there is no mention of the house being avaiable to rent or stay in, nor from the pristine lawn,  if anyone is even allowed in there.  Scroll down for a few avaiable images. So, Trina, when are we packing our bags? Source: UberReview.com Follow

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  • 05Jun

    Palms Hotel opens the Barbie Suite

    The Palms Hotel is known for partying and it’s unique suites. To continue Barbie’s 50th Anniversary celebration, the Palms hotel has created the ultimate Barbie Suite. The 2,350 square foot suite can hold up to 50 of your friends and is filled with Barbie branding. There are three queen-sized beds, an extra-large Jacuzzi, two-way fireplace, and tons of classic Barbie items and Barbie artwork. No date on when the suite will open. I also tried to look on the Palms website for a price. My assumption is expensive. Now if only the Palms would open a Hello Kitty Suite. Follow

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  • 05Dec

    Do you love Edward Cullen from Twilight?

    It might be easier to ask who isn’t in love with Edward Cullen or Robert Pattinson. I’ve watched every interview he’s been in. Giggled when he talks about his hair or the fact that he hasn’t kissed many girls. But what if you want an Edward of your very own? Let me introduce you to the Edward Cullen action figure. He stands at 6 3/4″ tall and kindof looks like Robert Pattinson about to throw a tantrum. Edward isn’t ready to ship until late February 2009, so it’s a little late for a holiday gift for any twitard that you might know. Edward is set for $19.99. Real Robert Pattinson and vampire like action not included. I wonder if it sparkles though? Follow

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  • 28Sep

    My Little Pony Charity Auction

    During Comic Con, there was a sale of My Little Pony’s that was so incredibly difficult to get into. But you did get to see the various ponies that were on sale. Now you can own one of the huge My Little Pony’s that were displayed and benefit a charity at the same time. Over at the Charity Folks, they have 25 designer My Little Pony’s to celebrate 25 years of My Little Pony. ““The MY LITTLE PONY PROJECT: 25 Ponies for 25 Years” is an international collection of one-of-a-kind 18-inch MY LITTLE PONY figures designed by popular culture influentials, including celebrities, fashion designers, artists and MY LITTLE PONY fans, from LeAnn Rimes to Kimora Lee Simons. The complete collection is seen here and 100% of the sale of each figure will benefit Give Kids the World. “ This charity is not cheap, you’ll be spending plenty of hard earned

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