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Published on August 16, 2013, by in Animation, Design.

If I have to explain the wonders of Don Bluth’s animation to you, this is not the blog you are looking for.  At the risk of alienating kind-hearted souls on the basis of ignorance, I will expend a couple precious sentences for clarity.  Unless you are quite young, you are probably already an unknowing fan

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The continued search for the latest and greatest in toys and distraction led Toy Joy to New York this week.  As the Javits Center hosted the 111th Annual American Toy Fair®, we searched the aisles for fun, and here is what we found: “Captain, there appears to be only toys on this planet.”  What an

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Published on October 14, 2012, by in Design, Trending.

Sorry, by now the catchy beats of “Gangam Style” must be ringing through your head.  It’s inescapable; K-pop is the cute new kid on the music block and I love cute kids! In light of all the furor I thought I would throw out a helpful list for the uninitiated.  Keep in mind that this list is

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Published on July 24, 2012, by in Animation, Design.

Rodent Gumshoes! The internet is awesome.  It has things like this, and this, and also this.  Threadless is also one of those awesome internet things, and a dear friend of mine has the above submission awaiting your approval.  If perchance you don’t understand the pop culture reference embedded in the image, please leave a comment.  I’m certain someone will explain things! I don’t ask the internet

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Having just returned from San Diego Comic Con (SDCC), you’re gonna have to deal with a couple related posts.  Sorry!   Regardless, one of my favorite experiences this past con was the Cartoon Network Artshow!  Celebrating their 20th Anniversary of collecting and creating amazing animation with over 100 pieces of original artwork, by both staff artists and friends.

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Click here to view the video on YouTube. Trolls are back!  Originally created in 1959 in Denmark by Thomas Dam, these strange characters were a collectible oddity in the 60s, and a toy craze through the 80s and 90s.  You probably owned a few, but still can’t remember why exactly. Dark Horse will be releasing a simple, classic version of

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Have you met Mameshiba?  These adorable bean-dogs have been a part of my life for some time now, so I am always surprised to find people unawares!  I could type several descriptive paragraphs about what makes these Japanese hybrids both adorable and quirky, but it’s best to catch them in action:   Click here to view the

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Published on June 12, 2012, by in Design, Netflix.

Victorious laughter! We all know that the internet is not a place for gloating, so I will keep this brief.  Last Wednesday the amazing folks running Geeks Who Drink at the Highball has a Mad Men Trivia night.  My clever group spent a week studying up, a day getting dressed, and a night celebrating our triumph.  Seriously, it was hard work! 

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