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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:Rustin's Spoils of the Week #137 Hot Wheels Mars Rover Curiosity review Hot Wheels Aisle Driver review … Continue reading

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The Applejack Problem

Rumor has it that My Little Pony is due for a reboot soon, and one fan has some ideas how it could go: And now, some more OAFEry:MC Chris - Discord Pinkie Fights for Her Right to Party Hard Bill … Continue reading

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Spotted at a street fair today

(via) And now, some more OAFEry:Soon Forget: Chewbacca's Wookie family Flippin' Through Previews - December '07 Rustin's Spoils of the Week #88 Gravity Falls addendum Flippin' through Previews - May '13

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Toy preorders get savage

I mean, it's not wrong, but... (via) And now, some more OAFEry:DC Vixen addendum The Justice League opens its doors Rustin's Spoils of the Week #204 Rustin's Spoils of the Week #110 Rustin's Spoils of the Week #157

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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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McFarlane Toys heads on down to South Park

In some alternate reality, "Todd McFarlane is making South Park toys" would have been the biggest news item of 1999. But in our world, they're both brands whose best days are at least a decade behind them. Maybe that's why … Continue reading

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How Hasbro changed Iron Man 3

In an interview with Uproxx, director Shane Black talked about many things, including his original plans for Iron Man 3: All I'll say is this, on the record: There was an early draft of Iron Man 3 where we had … Continue reading

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