Category : Cute

You got your M.U.S.C.L.E. in my MOTU!

You got your M.U.S.C.L.E. in my MOTU!

I have to admit, I get let down and frustrated sometimes by the incessant mashing-up of 80s properties by artists, designers and toy makers. Most of the time this approach comes across as lazy, but sometimes, a nod, a wink, a tribute or an homage to a nostalgic toy property like G. I. Joe, Masters […]

Battle Babies by Brad Rader

Battle Babies by Brad Rader

I don’t even know where to begin with what I’m going to show you today. You know what? I take that back. Described in a single word – “fun.” Wait. I have more words… As soon as I saw these toys, all I felt was joy, giddy-ness, surprise, anticipation. I literally laughed. You know if […]

Franken Toys by Rachel Peters

Franken Toys by Rachel Peters

Now that I’m a dad, I know I need to be on the lookout for cool toys for my son. Thing is, at such a young age, he can’t play with bootleg He-man figures and stuff like that. I don’t see that much baby “weirdo” stuff out there. That is until I found these. Let […]

How to be a Bubbly Chubby Chaser

How to be a Bubbly Chubby Chaser

I’d like to dedicate this “children’s toy themed” blog entry to my newborn son, Andrew. I’m new to this thing called fatherhood, but I’m loving every minute of it… well, that is until he’ll starts playing with my toys Over a decade ago while I was in college, my brother, Jason, and I stumbled upon […]

Happy Smurfoween!

Happy Smurfoween!

Typically when I hear the word “Smurf” as it relates to the word “Halloween,” I imagine something disturbing like this: Smurf costume photo courtesy of Unreality Magazine. But now, thanks to Schleich, I can now picture this: (Click to enlarge) Ya know, I never thought I’d see the day when I’d put Smurf PVC figures […]

Weepy the Wee-Wee

Weepy the Wee-Wee

So, a couple of weeks ago, I was actually in South Africa visiting with my wife and some of her family (they’re all Afrikaners). We were all super-busy and touristy out there, but I did have one day dedicated to toy shopping (thanks Monty and Alec). I hit up a bunch of antique shops and […]

Lil' Gremlin Creatures by Marty Toy

Lil’ Gremlin Creatures by Marty Toy

(Click to enlarge) You might recognize this guy. I introduced him on the blog last year as an “Outer Terrestrial Creature,” but as you can see here, he was also released as a “Li’l Bendable Gremlin Creature.” Looks like he’s still “ugly but loveable.” (Click to enlarge) So what’s with the alternate name? (Click to […]

K.O. Kewpie

K.O. Kewpie

“Fwoat wike a buttafwy, sting wike a bee.” Some very familiar words from this adorable, (yet scrappy) little boxing kewpie doll. (Click to enlarge) I don’t know much about the little guy. He’s just as small plastic squeeze toy I found at a toy show… buried in a plastic bin full of crappy McDonald’s Happy […]

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