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Toys Tue Jan 09 2018 04:25:00 GMT+0000 (UTC)
WHERE THE PARTY'S AT -- From K2TOY and artist Katherine Kang comes this 5-inch tall vinyl figure that has always "interested" me, with this particular colorway of OHONNEKO meant to celebrate the 1-year-old birthday of Ohonneko! Currently available to ore-order on myplastich
Definitely there are not many reasons to visit Tatooine, but watching a beautiful podracer like this one by Inthert in action is totally worth booking a seat at Mos Espa Grand Arena. My favorite piece of the pod’s design would be multiple u
If you're still reeling for more Rick and Morty after the latest season of Adult Swimsanimated series, Funko has a number of new Rick and MortyGalactic Plushie XL pieces available for your cuddling pleasure. TheGalactic Plushie XL: Rick and Morty ser
Toynami is releasing some affordable Robotech or Marcross this quarter of 2018.These suppose to be 5 in the series. The first of the series is Rick Hunter's VF-1J in 1/100 Scale.The second will be Ben Dixons VF-1A In each of them will come with the f
And while Mighty Jaxx does not seen to be producing Back Seed toys ("yet?") as speculated before, they are going beyond the Yu Shu Long Lottery (SINCE ENDED), with the online release of not one, but TWO Editions of MINI YU SHOU LONG from Black Seed,
William pulls some cars onto the wharf while his dad, Sean, looks on. Each year about this time, I get recruited to help my neighbors' children with their Pine Wood Derby entries. Today, 9-year old William Heather and his father, Sean, stopped by the
It’s been nearly a year since The LEGO Batman Movie hit theaters, but LEGO is continuing to create tie-in items for the moderately popular film. In November, we got the excellent 70922 Joker Manor, which impressed us with its complex techni
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Kidrobot has released their new series of Madballs Foam Horrorballs. These6 new horrifying Madballs brings you the terrifying villains from the Aliens, Predator, Friday the 13th, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and Nightmare on Elm Street franchises. You ca
Launched for pre-orders on mightyjaxx.rocks is the YELLOW colorway of "POPek The Squatting Balloon Dog" (see other colorways HERE) by London-based artist, Whatshisname, with this 8" tall vinyl figure - complete with a "little toy poop" - priced at US
Matthew Hocker has been on the LEGO scene for quite a while now and has had his builds featured right here on TBB. What you may not know is that he has an extended love and appreciation of collecting LEGO ephemera. The term is derived from the Greek
Diamond Select Toys has released a few new items, and we're highlighting a pair of them. Cthulhu Vinimates Vinyl Figure Its 2018, and Cthulhu has a new look for a new year. Cthulhu is the latest to join the 4-inch tall Vinimates vinyl figure line. Wi
Bandai is releasing 4 Godzilla capsule toys in the middle of January 2018.This time there are 4 Godzilla in this seriesFirst is the Godzilla 2017 versionGodzilla 1995 version in clear orange.Next Godzilla 1995 versionGodzilla 2016 form 4 version of G
I received a note from John Ott today that the drawing he was working on for me is ready. In case you don't know of his work, please check out his website at this link. His modeling is superb. My favorite is his latest layout project, the Miskatonic
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Today we take a look at the selection from Josh Coldiron (www.noritoy.com / Instagram @noritoy / Twitter @NoriToy), with images and words for toys ranging from robots to cartoon characters! Josh also has a YouTube channel where he talks MORE about hi
LEGO Ideas have just announced that 7 projects have achieved the required 10K votes to qualify for the third 2017 LEGO Ideas Review. In no particular order, here are the 7 that go into the next phase to be considered for selection as an official LEGO
Antsy Labs, the folks who brought the Fidget Cube to the world, has released the Fidget Cube Collectibles Series. The Collectibles series currently features Marvel comics characters...including Iron Man, Rocket Raccoon, Baby Groot, Star-Lord, Spider-
It took Good Smile quite sometime to finally release BB-8 and it was said this is the first Droid from Starwars in the series of NendoroidBB-8 is always on the move and this toy seems to offer that as well.It capture some of the movement of
This was a landmark year for my model railroad layouts. The highlight was that we started operations on the Aquia Line while also operating PoLA. So far we have had five op sessions on the Aquia Line, and 12 on PoLA. Operations on both have proved sa
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And while the earlier color way for this "dude-in-a-catsuit" did not really grab at me (or maybe I'm not a huge fan of "ginger" cats :p), THIS incarnation however, has my interests and toy-desires piqued! Witness the "MAME MOYASHI ZOO X LAM SUET" - a
Dragons are the quintessential fantastical creature, common in myths from cultures around the globe, and a muse for artists and sculptors for centuries. LEGO builders are no exception — and here it’s John Cheng who has succumbed t
Monogram International Inc. has announced - and released - theirGremlins Series 2 Blind Bag Collection. This series of 3D Foam Key Rings features a number of characters - both Gremlins and Mogwai - as seen in Gremlins 2: The New Batch...such an under
It is time to review Kylo Ren new ride under Tomica. I have to say the more you see it, the more you will like it!The boxart showing this muscle car having some feature of Kylo Ren. In the front of the vehicle you can see the eye shade of Kylo Ren he
Hope you have a Merry Christmas. I am off to Rochester, Minnesota. I will be presenting a talk to the Mayo Clinic Charter House on Thursday on Railroads of the Civil War. While I'm gone take a look at a tweaked version of V18. I opened up the aisles
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BlackBook Toy will be holding their Post-"Super Festival" Lottery Sales - including new colorway of Meaty Mousezilla (Peeled Off), and as it is their first lottery of 2018, they have also made something "extra" for ONE lucky purchaser: A hand painted
The iconic Star Wars TIE Fighter is a frequent subject for LEGO creations — both in official sets and fan-built models. Each iteration and interpretation is unique, but this TIE by Jerac may be one of the most detailed renditions I&#821
Alex Pardee and Fresh Monkey Fiction have released the Reaper of Nightmares (R.O.N.) figure. ThisAmazing Heroes figure is a limited edition of 100 pieces.Designed and created by Alex Pardee, each 4.5 figure comes with 5 points of articulation and exc
If you are in Japan between 9th January 2018 to 27th February 2018, you may want to do this activity when you are in Japan.All you need to do is travel to various station and collect the stamp during the event period.Here is the map of the stations&a
Steve Clarson asked if there was a plan 19? My answer was, "Of course." So without further ado, here it is. It takes plan 17 and expands it by moving Burnside Wharf into my home office. Turns out that my home office has two doors into it due to an ea
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An animator and designer toy enthusiast currently based in LA, Kyle Goodrich shares with us his latest toy-creation, in the form of "MILKFACE"!"I've been working on creating my own resin toys for the last two years and am finally ready to release the
In addition to the amazing LEGO models created by builders all over the world, The Brothers Brick brings you the best of LEGO news and reviews. This is our weekly Brick Report for the first week of January 2018. TBB NEWS & REVIEWS: A new year
Mezco Toyz has announced a new plush toy line - the Flatzos. The 12-inch tall plush lineup features a trio of characters you can cuddle up and watch a horror movie with. Those first three characters are Chucky (Child's Play), Jason Vorhees (Friday th
Okay to man watches are sometime like toys, just like cars. Today going to share something that all retro Kamen Rider fan would love to have. Your very own Kamen Rider 1 watch!! Also this is selling at Premium Bandai!! This is a Analog display watch
Adams Express Office in Chattanooga A couple years ago I posted a summary of a typical day on the USMRR at this linkA Day of Operation on the USMRR Aquia Line - 2 March 1863 Recently, I went through a few additional weeks of conductors reports not sh
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If you were late to the "harvest" of these two MANDRANIMALS from Catalonia-based "Lisa Toms", I'd recommend you stay connected to her Instagram for info+images of drops on her Etsy! These two adorable critters were unleashed Sunday 7th, priced at 27
LEGO builders can sometimes overcomplicate things, perhaps ignoring simple techniques because they feel obvious, regardless of how effective they might be. However, this microscale Lego church by Jens Ohrndorf goes to show you don’t need a
Part 2 of Argonaut Resins final resin release of 2017 will be a 2.75-inch micro, spirit-style Pharaoh Hound Dog Fairy. These are the counterpart to the 2-inch Tuttz Fairy already released. The Fairy Hound will be very limited and go on sale today (Fr
For MechatroWeGo fans behold. Another 1/35 model kit will be releasing today in Japan.Here is the box art by Hasegawa model kit and this is the 8 release of this series.In the box you will get 2 1/35 scale of Mechatro WeGo bots.&amp
Yes, with the holiday season upon us, and the end of the year looming, it's time for model railroad Design Death Match 2017. In version, we will look at three possible expansions of the Aquia Line. All three of these designs entail dismantling the Po
Junko Mizuno is currently exhibiting at Woot Bear in San Francisco (previously announced), and we have some snaps to share, including a look at her IKEA collaboration glass figurine and the the Wilkowski/Junko Bear! Meanwhile, pieces from "The Witch,
The creation of LEGO Mech models is in intricate process whose complexity is often under-appreciated. While most LEGO creations are static and fixed in place, a well-built mech often has multiple points of articulation, and requires sufficient balanc
The real Cthulhu, the cosmic entity crated by H.P. Lovecraftis the latest to join SuperCute Plush. The SuperCute Plush: 12" The Real Cthulhu is now available from the folks at Funko. In addition to the standard dark green version, there are several e
For Starwars fan who like Capsule / Gashapon and Model kit, these toys are for you! Releasing in a week or so, these Gashapon Q model kit will be out at 500 yen each try!<The mini model kit runners are within the death star in various section.
The first crew to switch the car float Eight operators showed up today to run trains on the Aquia Line and PoLA. We had two first timers, Wes Morgenstern and Ed Kapuscinski, Sr. Wes has an WM based O scale layout that has some ar