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10″ Teddy Troops

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While adFunture is working on theie Artists Series of Teddy Troops, they decided to release a new line of 10" tall Teddy Troops.  This big Teddy Troop is not just an enlarged version of the small one, the 10" Teddy Troop's helmet can come off and reveal the full bear head.

This product will be debuted at New York Comic Con this Feb 24th.  And will start shipping on March 6th.  The white version will be the first available.

Too Many Robots!

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Walt Disney television animation has given the greenlight to Attaboy's creator driven short cartoon Too Many Robots!  Based on Atta's upcoming kids (and for adult kids) book (published by Baby Tattoo Press).  The 5 minute short has just begun production and will be
airing sometime this summer on the Disney Channel.  The ridiculous art and absurd humor of Attaboy (and the music of a yet to be revealed superstar) will hit TV screens for the first time ever in color (no black and white for you mister).  The short will be chocked full of odd characters, bad dancing, fruit
punch, robots, and of course, toast. 

From the Island of Misfit Toys

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Artists:
Elizabeth Berdann (blu), Deborah Brown, Nathan Cabrera,  Jonathan
Callan, Jeroen de Vries, Dan Goodsell, Kelly Heaton, Walter Martin
& Paloma Muñoz, Anne Walsh, and 8 Bit Weapon

Opening: Friday, February 10, 7-10pm Reception for the artists with live music by 8 Bit Weapon, model car dancing performance by Jeroen de Vries (Jevries), and special guests Mr. Toast from The Imaginary World and Santa Claus.

From the Island of Misfit Toys looks at how fine artists are manipulating toys to create sculpture, video, and music that push the boundaries physically, emotionally, or conceptually to address larger themes of consumerism, the surrogate, and death. Through exaggeration of scale, excessive  use of material, and do-it-yourself methods, this exhibition introduces a set of artists who are blurring the lines between creative fields and taking toys to humorous, thoughtful, and poignant places.

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Choco is Loco!

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Someone leaked this paint test photo of David and Sun-Min's Choco character to us.  We'll never implicate who it was!  Toy2R is really putting together a nice line of Horvath figures...Minty, Choco and Little Yoya.  This one might be my favorite of the lot.  We'll be bringing you more photos from Toy Fair, as the figure will be on display with other Toy2R products.  Look for Choco to launch this March.

REVIEW: My Beating Heart

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One of the most interesting plush pieces we have come across is more than a simple, stuffed heart.  My Beating Heart “is a soft huggable heart with a soothing heartbeat you can really feel”.   It’s something you’d want hold onto…and it probably wouldn’t set on your display shelf.

So how does it work, you ask?  Well, for me to break down the inner-workings of My Beating Heart might get a little technical – and do we REALLY care anyway?  Basically, there is a battery-operated system within the plush heart.   This system creates a heartbeat that changes gradually and is, algorithmically, modeled on the human heart – in a meditative state.  Theoretically speaking – your heart should then sync up with the My Beating Heart’s heartbeat, when hugged.

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Friends With You @ Genius Jones

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Part 2 of the country wide tour from Friends With You brings them back to Miami - and Genius Jones.

Friends With You invites you to join them on February 9th
from 4 to 7 PM
for some fun and a
little bit of magic...as well as the launch of ther new plush lines.  They've
found the softer of pleather, the cuddliest of characters and the most quality ingredients of magic - all to share
with you!  Come get stickers and surprises!

And if you like Friends With You - check out their new forum in our Discussion Board...

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Unnatural History Giveaway

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To celebrate this Friday's opening of the Unnatural History show at Wootini (Carrboro, NC), we are giving away the opportunity to win a one of a kind Custom Funny Club figure done up by the one and only - Nakanari.   The winner will receive the black, custom bunny to the far right in the above photo, as well as the accompanying Misfits pin sets.

Here's how you enter: Be a member of our mailing list (sign up under our favorite links - to the right --->) and send an email to bcslivka@hotmail.com saying that you want to enter the Unnatural History Contest.

The winner will be chosen at random and will last from today through March 6th (the last day of the Wootini show).

Tony aka Nakanari will also be signing 50 of the FX show Exclusive Naka figures at opening night.  Come out and get one!

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Big Puff Maki Hitting Toy Fair ’06

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Well, our Toy Fair 2006 coverage is starting to come together.  I actually had a dream about being attacked by My Little Ponies at Toy Fair - so I know it's getting close.

The Toy Tokyo booth will be displaying Enjin Factory's Big Puff Maki figures.  There are three versions of this sweet toy.  I've seen them up close, so I know just how cool they are.  Big and sturdy!  So check out our coverage to see photo's of the first figure from the Instant Sapien line.