I recently visited a local auction house and came across this very odd toy. It was listed as “Circa 1950’s Alvin & The Chipmunks Wind-up Toy with Harmonica”. I had trouble believing this was an actual production toy, but I indeed found it online and on eBay. Although some look a bit better made than this which leads me to believe that someone replaced the covering on this toy. I regret not bidding on him. Oh well.
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Check out this awesome new set on its way from Lego!
Yes, it’s the Big Bang Theory. It includes the entire gang in Sheldon and Leonard’s apartment. There are many great accessories including chinese food, the Green Lantern lantern, a whiteboard, and other great things. On the wall they’ve even included something it took me some research to identify as a large fuse holder. The set will come out in August, 2015 and sell for about $60.00
I was looking for new toys on Amazon today and I thought I’d check and see what the most expensive toy listed was. Aside from some collectible items and some items (like coins) that aren’t toys, the most expensive item that came up seemed really odd. I thought it must be a typo, and, in fact, there were some other items listed that shouldn’t cost quite that much.
There was no description and I’m not really sure what it does. It looks like a windup toy. It is worth $46,000? Probably not.
Actually, I lied. The most expensive toy item was, in fact, this playset.
It sells for $48,895.00 plus $4,600 shipping. This is probably the first item on the list that can be categorized as an actual toy and seems like the price is accurate.
Followed by the next two items:
I continued looking through my search and there were many outdoor items and such that were quite expensive and many items that were WAY overpriced like the ones above.
This is an awesome world record! Lego has built a full-size Lego X-Wing Starfighter.
It’s made of 5.3 million legos. And it’s a model of a lego model. Got that?
Weighing 46,000 pounds, it took 32 people over 17,000 hours to build and it’s on display for the next few days in Times Square. After that it will be moving to California.
How big is it? It’s 11 feet high, 43 feet long, and has a wingspan of 44 feet.
It was built to promote the miniseries The Yoda Chronicles on The Cartoon Network, premiering May 29.
As I posted earlier, Hasboro has been allowing the world to vote on what Monopoly token will be retired and which new one will take it’s place. I voted to retire the iron and replace it with the robot.
Well, the internet world has spoken, and the iron will, indeed, be retired. And it will be replaced by a cat. Which is, I guess, fair since there’s been a dog for many years.
This is your last chance to buy the iconic board game with the original set of tokens. So if you can’t stand change, buy the classic version before it’s too late.
And if you’d like to see the official results in a cute animation, check out their Facebook page.
This is awesome! Jonason Pauley (21) and Jesse Perrotta (19) have remade the entire Pixar movie Toy Story with live actors and real toys. Wow.
They used toys they found at Goodwill for their cast members. Some are not quite accurate. But they also created some toys from scratch which they couldn’t find (probably because they don’t exist). They have transformed two rooms in one of their homes into sets of Andy’s and Sid’s rooms (they must have amazing parents). It utilizes the original audio from the movie including the voices of Tom Hanks as Woody and Tim Allen as Buzz.
They even managed to get permission from Pixar to go ahead and post their video. One more reason why Pixar is awesome.
Check out the video below and when you’re done check out the outtakes.
I often play Monopoly on my iPhone. I’m not sure why…I’m convinced it cheats. But when I play I’m always the little dog, in spite of the tinkling noise he makes when he runs around the board.
When I found out that Hasbro is going to retire one of their iconic game tokens I was worried that it might be the end of the little dog.
But Hasbro has done something quite cool. They are letting the public not only vote on which game token is retired, but also on what will replace it.
Your choices for a replacement token are a bit limited. You can choose a robot (my choice), a cat (makes sense since there is a dog), a helicopter, a diamond ring, and a guitar.
I like the robot, but I hope they get rid of his mustache if he is chosen.
So if you feel strongly about what game pieces are kept and which ones replace the unfortunate one retiree, head over to their Facebook page and place your votes.
Voting runs until February 5, 2013 and the new token will be revealed on February 6.
The last time I checked, my little Scottie dog was in the lead to be kept with 31% of the votes. The wheelbarrow was doing poorly with only 4% of the votes.
If you can’t bear to see any of the iconic pieces gone, you might want to buy the classic board game
The whopping Gummy Python
This gummy snake is huge! Weighing in at just under 27 pounds it would be quite an undertaking to eat. He’s almost 8 foot long, packs 36,720 calories, and serves 306.
He’s really quite realistic for a gummy with spots, ridged coils, fully molded scales, and detailed eyes.
And he’s hand made in the US!
The gummy python is available in Blue Raspberry/Green Apple and Red Cherry/Blue Raspberry and costs a fairly steep $149.99 and is available at VAT19.
Imagine how awesome this guy would be at a kids party. He’d steal the show and they’d be talking about it for quite a while.