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  So this is kind of rad. The tumblr Merchandising is Forever has made numerous (hundreds maybe?) GIFs showing the deterioration of vintage Star Wars action figures. Well, technically each .gif is made up of numerous different figures–not the decay of a single figure over 30 years. But still…right?  Although these toys were mass produced, each […]

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Then why do I see them in the bargain bin so often?   And hasn’t Mattel actually scaled back their WWE offerings? Well, I’m not one to argue with NPD, and that’s what their data says, according to this ESPN.com article. They say WWE is the #1 action figure brand–bigger than Star Wars, G.I. Joe, […]

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Stop the car– My Legos!!

  Interstate 79 in Harrison County, West Virginia was partially shut down yesterday when there was a massive Lego spill on the road.  The original news article doesn’t have any information–whether the load was lost by a Lego truck, some poor child’s dad’s personal collection lost during transport, or some other mystical event of Scandinavian […]

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Wooden Lego Art Toys by Malet

These 4.5″ tall, wooden, hand carved Lego figures were created by French designer Thibaut Malet.  Limited to only 20, there were briefly available on Etsy.  Let’s hope he’s willing to make some more at some point?  In any case, my browser just added a new bookmark. Malet’s Etsy shop Malet’s website , where you can see […]

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Hey–NYCC has come and gone, but if you need to catch up on action figure news from Hasbro and Mattel, head on over to The Fwoosh and Action Figure Pics.  

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Are Action Figures a Dying Play Pattern?

  The Wall Street Journal thinks they might be. A double-digit decline in domestic action figure sales suggests to some a dying play pattern, but Hasbro which is highly exposed to the category — isn’t vexed…when asked why action figures were still sitting on shelves while role-play shields and hammers based on “Avengers” characters were […]

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Artist Amanda Visell has created some wonderful one-of-a-kind Star Wars figures out of wood, complete with packaging. She’s covered all the main characters, and a few minor ones too. Check out the rest of Amanda’s Star Wars and other work here.

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We all realize that Hot Toys makes ridiculously realistic 12″ action figures. Now we have proof.

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Let your O.C.D. freak flag fly with some great new apps for action figure collectors. A full checklist for your plastic horde is now only a touch screen away. Three Brothers Apps’  “Collection” series of mobile apps allow you to track your collection with checklists, want lists, pictures and cross referencing. There are versions for […]

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New Simon Monk Paintings

We covered artist Simon Monk’s action figure paintings last year. His ‘Secret Identity’ series, depicting superhero action figures hanging in plastic bags, is currently a part of the ‘Oh Plastiksak’ exhibition at the Gewerbemuseum in Winterthur, Switzerland. The exhibit includes two brand new pieces, ‘Bruce Wayne’ and ‘Tim Drake’ (above). You can order limited edition giclee […]

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