Articles in the Toys Category

Namco Palace Arcade 1980’s Mini Arcade with 20 Games
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Posted in Toys, TV on 20 August 2019
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Pretty cool – not just a scale model of an 1980’s arcade but actually working toggle and A/B buttons! And with 4 classic games + Stranger Things related games …   Tweet This Post

PinkFong Baby Shark – Earworm Deadlier Than a Real Shark?
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Posted in Food, Toys on 19 August 2019
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This display doesn’t need any audio – when random kids walk by, they start singing  … well, you know … That’s branding! BTW, Baby Shark has not jumped the shark.  🙂 Er, for those who do not know, it is the duty of every adult who has heard BABY DHARK to make sure it is […]

Battat – Driven Pocket Toys
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Posted in Toys on 19 April 2019
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Battat has a nice series of small plastic construction toys with run playsets. You can check out the full catalog here (Pocket Toys start on around Page 76).   Tweet This Post

Tokyo Metro Subway – Toy Train Form
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Posted in Toys on 11 April 2019
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How all our playrooms should look … Tweet This Post

History of Toy Companies 1836 to 2014
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Posted in Toys on 5 December 2018
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Pretty fun to know … the history of toy company’s 1836 to 2014 (hasn’t been updated) but still fun to look at … Brio still around! Binney & Smith became Crayola – you might have heard of them. See it HERE at ToyArts. Tweet This Post

Nintendo Amiibo
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Posted in Toys on 3 December 2018
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If you;re collecting Nintendo Amiibo’s, you can check out the nice display at the Nintendo NYC Store at Rockefeller Center. Or a nice online DB HERE. Tweet This Post

Geoffrey Toy Box at Kroger
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Posted in Toys on 27 November 2018
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Sadly, this is all that remains of the great and grand Toys R Us. … That first time as a kid when you stepped into a TRU – like Disneyland for toys … But now, it’s come DOWN, DOWN, DOWN to this … Or “They put a Rite Aid in the middle of Kroeger?” Thanks […]

Kroger to Add “TRU” Geoffrey’s Toy Box Section
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Posted in Toys on 13 November 2018
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When the company that owns the TRU name said they were going to launch some mini stores, it will now be inside Kroger stores at 600 locations but sadly, it looks only a new aisle? You can read more at Forbes. Thanks for the link and heads up, “Big Bad A-Man’s Dad.”   Tweet This […]

Mego Action Figures: Back & Weird
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Posted in Toys on 2 October 2018
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I’m not sure if whomever owns MEGO now just gets the license in perpetuity from when these guys first signed the license? Or there’s no any licenses? Or they are just weird? SULU – not a huge surprise and it even looks like him … BUT if you guessed Norm Peterson from CHEERS was also […]

Takara Tomy Marvel T.U.N.E. Diecasts
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Posted in diecast, Toys on 1 October 2018
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Takara Tomy Marvel Diecasts not only look cool but there’s a cool video ad.   Tweet This Post