Archive for January, 2013

Two Guys Made a Live-Action Remake of Toy Story

toy story kids
Jonason and Jesse at Pixar

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.


Via Gizmodo



There’s a new Monopoly token in town. Who will be replaced?

monopoly robot token
You may be playing Monopoly with this guy very soon.

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
before the pieces are changed. Of course that might be exactly what Hasbro had in mind with this clever marketing all along.



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