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Toy reality shows coming to cable TV

by James - on April 24, 2012


There’s several reality shows wrapped around toy hunting announced for the 2013 television season. The toys will be wrapped around toy collecting and the hunt for hard to find toys. Here’s a few details ….

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LEGO opens new stores in the US and Canada

by James - on April 23, 2012

LEGO has announced new stores opening in Tennessee, New York, and Wisconsin, here in the States, plus a new Brick storefront in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. And there’s plenty of pomp and circumstance, plus freebies, to enjoy.

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LEGO teams up with DC to create stop motion app

by James - on April 21, 2012


So you’ve gotten your kids all these LEGOs and minifigs, don’t you think it’s time they became the next Steven Spielberg? Or at least Nick Park? Well, they can with the new LEGO┬« Super Hero Movie Maker app for the iPhone.

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GameStop quietly reduces price on PS3 Slim

by James - on April 20, 2012

I hope you didn’t buy a PS3 Slim from GameStop anytime this week, because the news is out that the game retailer dropped the price on the Sony game console overnight to $200.

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ChalkTrail makes the world a kid’s Spirograph

by James - on April 19, 2012


Remember the Spirograph? You stuck a pen in this cogwheel like device, spun it and you got all this pretty petal like designs. And you could switch out the colors and just go round and round in circles for hours. A kinda useless toy, considering, but it was a huge hit in the 60s/70s. But what if you could do that all around the neighborhood? Now that would be fun. Enter ChalkTrail, which turns your bike or scooter into the worlds best Spirograph, or even Etch-a-Sketch! Here’s how it works …

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Diamond Select introduces new Avengers Minimates set

by James - on April 18, 2012

I wish I had been at the Chicaco Comic and Entertainment Expo (C2E2) this week to see Diamond Select introduce the Avengers Minimates set, because they’re pretty slick.

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Barbie comes to the Ballroom with Dancing with the Stars

by James - on April 17, 2012


OK girls, how many of you pull out your Barbies after an hour of watching Dancing with the Stars and dream of doing the paso doble with Maxim Cherikovsky? Or maybe it’s Derek Hough or Mark Ballas? You know you do. Well, Mattel has your back with a new line of Barbie Dolls that would make even Len Goodman give a “10.”

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Will Google Glasses be the future of video gaming?

by James - on April 16, 2012


You gotta see this video (after the jump, of course). It’s of a guy wearing Google Glasses when he comes across an abandoned and fenced off building. Instantly, he loads Battlefield and begins to wage virtual war. Could this be the future of video gaming?

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Barbie gets the royal treatment

by James - on April 12, 2012

To commemorate the one year anniversary of the wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton, Mattel is releasing the Barbie Collector William and Catherine Royal Wedding Gift Set.

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Toys worth a fortune if you have them …

by James - on April 11, 2012


When I moved from Texas to California, my entire collection of football and baseball cards was lost in transit. It drives me nuts if I take any time at all pondering just how much of my retirement was lost during that week, years back. But all is not lost. There may be a few classic toys in my son’s old toybox which I handed down which could be worth a bunch. I have to cross check against this list to see …

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