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Happy birthday, Gundam!

It was 40 years ago today when Mobile Suit Gundam premiered on TV. In honor of the anniversary, NHK (the public broadcast channel in Japan) aired a documentary that interviewed Tomino Yoshiyuki and other creators who were there at the … Continue reading

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Boss Fight Studio announces Series Z

Well, looks like Zombie Lab may be in need of new partners if it's going to continue, because Boss Fight Studio has purchased the parts they developed for Locker Toys Group and is doing their own zombie line: Boss-Fighters!! Boy … Continue reading

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Wisconsin man flips right the hell out - about action figures

Have you ever gotten upset that someone broke one of your toys? Maybe you got snippy with them, or even yelled and threw something? In retrospect, you probably felt kind of silly at how you overreacted, but hey: at least … Continue reading

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Mattel to lose DC license

It's a pre-Christmas miracle! Yesterday, Spinmaster sent out a press release announcing a three-year license with Warner Bros. Consumer Products, to begin in 2020.

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A bionic Lego wheelchair - for a turtle

When an employee of the Maryland Zoo found a severely injured turtle in a local park, the little reptile's chances weren't good. He had several fractures in his lower shell, which could reliably be repaired, but only if they can … Continue reading

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Two-- no, THREE surprising pieces of Toys "R" Us news

First, The Washington Post reported that two of the three owners of TRU have set aside money to give the ex-workers severance pay: Bain Capital and Kohlberg Kravis Roberts - two of the three firms that bought Toys R Us … Continue reading

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Direct the future of Marvel Legends

Hasbro is currently running a poll asking fans what they'd be willing to pay for the highest-quality Marvel Legends, or what we'd be willing to forego to keep the prices low. The choices currently seem to be: $25 - same … Continue reading

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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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Ermahgerd! It's the Flersh!

Justice League is available on home video now. And now, some more OAFEry:Red Tornado addendum Disney Afternoon Mystery Minis - TaleSpin review A cool thing: @funko_layout Walking Dead Mystery Minis: Daryl Rustin's Spoils of the Week #108

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Get ready to watch the Toy Wars

Toy Wars: The Epic Struggle Between G.I. Joe, Barbie, and the Companies that Make Them, a book detailing the rivalry between Hasbro and Mattel, is being adapted to an Amazon original series starring Josh Gad. Via Deadline: Journalist and novelist … Continue reading

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