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Which one…. Working at Toy Joy, I end up making lots of gift recommendations.  It’s pretty easy to find a list of “hot toys” from the limited selection on amazon or toyrus, but what are the picks in your local gift retailer?  We all know that small businesses carry more unique, edited merchandise, but the selection

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Yes, I’m excited I’m a pretty busy lady this time of year, but I know the one holiday tradition I will somehow find time for is my annual dosage of Rankin-Bass.  (Sorry, the website is truly horrible.)  Of course you are most likely familiar with this quite popular seasonal favorite, but I have my own personal classic:

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Published on November 12, 2011, by in Netflix.

Looking for something to watch?  I know that for many people Halloween weekend means cheap horror flicks and childhood classics, but since I’ve already memorized most of the dialogue from Hocus Pocus, I happened to wander across this gem.  Absolute Beginners is a low budget new wave musical based on the 1959 novel of the same name.  Not

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Published on October 10, 2011, by in Press, Uncategorized.

Wanna buy me a popcorn? Yup, I will still be working this weekend, but I will also be saving some time for the Austin Film Festival!  In addition to being excited about watching some amazing films, I’m also hoping to reach out to some of the film makers attending this year.  Toy Joy often helps supply films with props, and

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Many thanks to all who attended the sold out Jem and the Holograms Cartoon Cereal Party at the Alamo Drafthouse this past Saturday!  Hopefully everyone appreciated all the awesome goodies, especially the DVD giveaways from Shout! Factory! Also Toy Joy provided slap bracelets for everyone, and there was an outrageous poster giveaway as well.  A lot of the fans dressed up,

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Published on July 20, 2011, by in Press.

Crave Austin, the city guide to girl power is being released this week.  The Crave team works in cities all over the world, highlighting the style of women entrepreneurs in their various settings.  The Austin team is headed by Pansy Flick, and for this issue they were kind enough to invite Toy Joy to be apart of the fun! 

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