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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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This past Saturday, I was lucky enough to be at the Alamo Drafthouse’s Summer of ’82 screening of The Dark Crystal.  In our current era of unimaginative film studios,  enjoying a great classic movie can often be marred with negative associations from poorly produced, or just plain unnecessary remakes.  The following list is all based of internet rumors, which

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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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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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he’s pointing at you! Two months ago I wrote a quick viewing guide for Jem and the Holograms (because everything needs instructions!).  Lamentably absent from that list was Season 3, which had not yet been released to Netflixinstant viewers.  Apparently the demand was great, and now the most wonderful and weird season of 80′s cartoon rock magic are

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When a giant toy company makes a movie based on a board game, the bar is pretty low.  Not that Battleship isn’t a classic game, but there was never much story involved.  Forced to come up with original plot for a license, the resulting verdict is bleak.  In addition to the mediocre assault on moviegoers this past weekend. 

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Something is different! Oh dear!  Little Twins Stars (aka Kiki to Lala), are a rare sight anymore, but when this shipment arrived at thestore my favorite twins had a new look!  It seems that both Kiki and Lala have been experimenting with hair dye. Kiki with purple hair is still a bit shocking for me! All the new

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Outrageous News!  Season 1 & 2 of Jem and the Holograms is now available on Netflix instant!  You know I couldn’t let this go by without a mention, and maybe something extra.  So, if you are looking for some rock and roll, read on! 3 different episode menus, for 3 different Jem personality types.  Keep in mind

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Recent Pop Culture trends are revealing a new generation of grown-ups that can’t let go of their favorite childhood indulgences.  As a result, characters and cartoons originally created for a much younger market find a fan base with an entirely different set of needs and desires.  Briteshiny talks a lot about the lack of products to meet the

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