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by Cesar Zamora
May 27, 2016
20160527_163137 Disney Infinity is no more. A couple of weeks ago Disney announced they have cancelled production on the game, closing the studio in charge of making it (Avalanche), and writing off their losses on the project. I’m a little behind on reporting on this so if you’re interested in the gory details you can read…

 

by Cesar Zamora
May 22, 2016
“Bordertown” is an animated sitcom on Fox from “Family Guy” producers Mark Hentemann and Seth MacFarlane. I worked on “Bordertown” as a voice actor alongside Hanks Azaria, Alex Borstein, Judah Friedlander, and the incomparable Nicholas Gonzalez. Tonight is the season finale, and series finale thanks to the network. I’m proud of the show and the…

 

funkoset Happy #AlienDay426 !!  Of all the cool new products available for sale, pre-order, and announced today, one particular item is a little more near and dear to me than the rest; the Funko Aliens 3 pack. A little back story to explain is probably in order.  When I had the pleasure of interviewing Reis O’Brien…

 

by Cesar Zamora
April 20, 2016
IMG_1430 Earlier this evening I attended an exclusive “Back to the Future” event at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles. The event was held in order to celebrate the unveiling of the original “Hero” or “Picture” car DeLorean Time Machine from “Back to the Future” now on permanent display at the museum. Before the unveiling…

 

by Lawrence Vollano
January 18, 2016
ReActionJaws2 Man of Action – Lawrence “LP” Vollano has put together his Top 5 Favorite Toys of 2015 –   Year in Review:  My Top Five Toy Picks of 2015: 2015 has certainly been a blast. We’ve seen some pretty great toys hit the market from a working droid, to action figures, to collector’s pieces and…

 

by Cesar Zamora
January 12, 2016
IMG_1314 For today’s “New Toy Tuesday” I’ll be taking a look at Tomy’s line of figures for the new Disney animated film “Zootopia”. The movie is about a world inhabited by highly evolved animals that live in a civilized society similar to our world. The story is a buddy action-adventure comedy about a street smart fox…

 

by Cesar Zamora
January 5, 2016
2016-01-05 13.22.31   2015 is over and 2016 is just getting started, so now is a good time to reflect on the past year’s events. On my personal website I’ve posted a countdown of my Top 15 Movies of 2015, but  since this is a toy website I’ll list my 5 favorite toys of last year here….

 

by Lawrence Vollano
January 2, 2016
GoodSmileTMNTGroup1 When I first saw these advertised, I knew I was going to buy them. I went online and immediately preordered them. As the months went on, I started to question whether I should cancel my preorder or not. After all, they are PVC statues, not as high end as resin, not as fun as articulated…

 

DSC03046 Can you believe that another year has come and gone already?  Each year at this time, I like to take a look back and be thankful for all of the great toys I’ve added to my collection. I especially enjoy picking out my top ten favorites!  It’s harder than you’d think to narrow down.  I…

 

by Jeff Cope
November 14, 2015
newstormcast Warhammer Fantasy Battles, the tabletop miniatures game produced by Games Workshop, has been a staple of the gaming industry for over 30 years. The first edition of the game debuted back in 1983. I remember seeing the game as I was shopping for Dungeons & Dragons stuff at D&J Hobbies in Campbell, California. I was…

 

by Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer
October 25, 2015
IMG_3153 Globe-trotting adventurer Peter Schmidt, a buddy of mine, recently returned back from bustling Mexico City with a tale of awe and wonder! More importantly, a tale that relates to this site due to an unscheduled visit to one of Mexico City’s hidden gems, MUJAM! Or as it is known by its full name: Museo del…

 

by Jeff Cope
September 11, 2015
diss_valley Hi there. I’m Jeff. Remember me? It’s been awhile since I’ve written one of these here blogs. Like nine months or so. There’s been a lot of reasons for my absence. Much of the first half of 2015 was spent in preparing to move, buying a house and actually moving. But, really, that’s not the…

 

by Cesar Zamora
August 25, 2015
IMG_0948 Today I’ll be taking a look at Musical Bing Bong from TOMY’s Inside Out line. Inside Out was a great movie with a great toy line. I was very excited to get this figure and happy to add him to my Disney collection. This figure has been difficult to find and the toy line as is…

 

by Erik "Superfriend" Skov
August 18, 2015
Solaris Solaris is coming.  Solaris, the living sun, is coming.  Solaris, who has taken the place of one of the outer gas giants in our solar system, is coming.  Solaris, who is from 1 millions months from when DC started publishing comics, is coming.  Yes, soon you will be able to own a sun.  A nasty…

 

by Cesar Zamora
August 17, 2015
Infinity Banner D23 was this  past weekend and with it came free stuff! I got my  hands on Disney Infinity 3.0 Figures and here’s a review for your perusal. To start it off we have everybody’s second favorite snowman ever, Olaf!   OLAF (Toy Box Only Character) – This guy was one of my most anticipated figures…

 

by Cesar Zamora
August 4, 2015
20150731_120215 Today I’ll be looking at the brand new poseable figural model kit by Bandai featuring the powerful Pokémon, MewTwo! This isn’t the first time I review SprüKits, I had  previously taken a crack at Batman and Superman sets I reviewed last year. I wasn’t sure if I would like this type of model kit, not being…

 

Reis1 Comic-Con is one of my true annual highlights, I look forward to it every year like a child looks forward to Christmas.  Aside from my duties as a staff photographer at SDCC, I occasionally get to conduct interviews.   Today, I finally get to publish one of my all-time favorites.  I got to sit down…

 

by Erik "Superfriend" Skov
July 26, 2015
Dice Masters Dragons Have you ever gone to a web site which sells stuff you want to buy and wondered, what is it like dealing with this company?  Well, I pulled the trigger and placed such an order the other day.  Here is my experience with Cool Stuff Inc. It actually started a month or so ago.  I…

 

by Erik "Superfriend" Skov
July 20, 2015
Age of Ultron Dice It was almost inevitable.  Dice Masters, WizKids dice and card game, has released it latest round of pieces and its is themed on the recent Marvel blockbuster movie, Avengers: Age of Ultron. Backing up, Dice Masters is a game where you start with generic dice which give you various forms of energy.  You use this…

 

by Erik "Superfriend" Skov
July 18, 2015
Skylanders A week ago, I was in NYC, with my wife Sandy, to attend that night’s taping of The Daily Show with John Stewart.  On our way back to our hotel, I was taken back by a bunch of costumed people outside Toys R Us in Times Square.  Then I saw it, through the window, a…

 

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