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Toys "R" Us: Employees Deserve Severance Pay

Remember how TRU's workers are getting screwed out of their promised severance, while the chain's executives are getting big bonuses? Someone has started a petition to draw attention to this fact. Will a successful petition really get Bain, Vornado, and … Continue reading

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Handheld gaming at Toys R Us

You remember Will West, right? He's the one who told you about TRU's "Bump Up Program" and what a "Roto Hold" was. He's definitely a friend of the site. Will discusses nerdy things on his own site every Friday, so … Continue reading

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Minimate Mini-Review #351 - Spider Sense Peter Parker & Chameleon

#351 - Spider Sense Peter Parker/Chameleon Full confession: right now, I'm wishing we'd reviewed one fewer Minimates set somewhere along the way, so that this one would get to be #350. And now, some more OAFEry:Rustin's Spoils of the Week … Continue reading

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An elegy for Toys R Us

With the news that Toys Я Us will soon be closing, Matt of X-Entertainment/Dinosaur Dracula fame waxed poetic on his history with the store. Since entertainment journalism these days is just copying people's Tweets, we'll do that. Here's what he … Continue reading

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Happy Straya Day on ya!

Today is Australia Day. So we reviewed something appropriate.

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Hot Wheels Carbonator review

It's the end of the year, so this is going to be half review, half look-back. You've been warned. And now, some more OAFEry:Hot Wheels Pedal Driver review A real-life Hot Wheels jump Hot Wheels Let's Go review Rustin's Spoils … Continue reading

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Spotted at a street fair today

(via) And now, some more OAFEry:Rustin's Spoils of the Week #157 Flippin' Through Previews - April '09 Flippin' Through Previews - February '07 Flippin' Through Previews - November '10 Rustin's Spoils of the Week #5

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Toy preorders get savage

I mean, it's not wrong, but... (via) And now, some more OAFEry:Transformers vs. the Justice League Rustin's Spoils of the Week #110 Flippin' through Previews - March '13 Flippin' Through Previews - July '09 Red Tornado addendum

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What the heck is going on at Target?

It's weird enough that Target has apparently had a secret horde of Guardians of the Galaxy figures in their back room for the past few years, but look at those prices: $19.99 for the new ones is fairly typical, but … Continue reading

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The world's greatest troll

Well, this is a rather upsetting Kickstarter, isn't it? Wisconsin artist Chuck Williams sculpted this disgusting little goblin, which for some reason people seem to be going nuts for. Williams was once the senior staff sculptor for the Walt Disney … Continue reading

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