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Read Up On Your Little Pony

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Since the early 1980’s, My Little Pony has been a household name, bringing joy and inspiring imagination for both children and adult collectors alike. As the brand celebrates its 25th Anniversary this year, a new book by Summer Hayes, The My Little Pony G3 Collector’s Inventory, provides the missing piece that allows the newest generation of pony fans to continue in the tradition of collecting by providing the first full color illustrated guide book to all ponies, playsets and accessories released since 2003. This new title from Priced Nostalgia Press’s Collector’s Inventory series provides fans of the toys with simple checklists to keep track of the many accessories and small parts that came with each item and with large full color photos to allow for simple identification and organization. In simple language to accommodate both adult collectors and children who love to play with My Little Pony, this book serves as both an introduction to collecting and a tool for advanced collectors.

I will admit that, as a male, I never played with or collected My Little Pony as a kid...but I'm sure that my sister and my wife did.  So the book should definitely appeal to the children of the 80's...even if the book is only based on the 3rd Generation of figures.

Bossy Bear Book Signings

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David Horvath has announced a few dates on his book signing (and reading) tour.  He'll be promoting the new Bossy Bear book.

Sunday April 29th
Los Angeles Festival of Books
12:10pm - 12:30pm David Horvath - Bossy Bear - Reading
12:30pm - 1:30pm David Horvath Book Signing (through Target)
While at the Los Angeles Times Book Festival, signing at the Borders booth from 3-4 pm

Saturday May 5th
Storyopolis (Studio City)

11:00 AM

Saturday May 12th
Borders, Century City on Saturday morning

11am for Storytime

Saturday June 23rd
Vroman's Book Store (Pasadena)
reading and signing at 10:30 AM

Jeremyville Sessions

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Following from the first book in the world on designer toys, Vinyl Will Kill!, Jeremyville has launched the 'Jeremyville Sessions' book, DVD, poster & sticker package.   Published by IdN, it's all about the collaboration process, and profiles over 300 collaborations with some of the world's leading artists, designers & companies.


Collaborators include:
  Beck, Geoff McFetridge, Genevieve Gauckler, Miss Van, Gary Baseman, Devilrobots, Colette in Paris, Swindle Magazine/Shephard Fairey, Adidas, Lego, Strangeco, MTV, Kidrobot & about 300 more.

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Hey Ugly! Books

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Chronicle Books is set to release 4 Uglydoll related publications in mid-March.  There will be a Fold and Mail Stationary set - Just write, moisten, fold, and stamp—voila, little monsters are on their way to your friends and family.  If you prefer postcards, you can pick up a box set of 30 Ugly Postcards!  Oooo...there will also be an Ice Bat and an Ox journal where you can keep all of drawings or write about that annoying kid who flicks your ear in homeroom.

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Full Vinyl: The Subversive Art of Designer Toys

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As the Designer Toy scene continues to row, as do the number of companion reading material.  Ivan Vartanian has written a new title - Full Vinyl: The Subversive Art of Designer Toys - published by HarperCollins.  Look for it to hit your local bookstore on January 2nd...and read more about the title below:

Assembling
approximately 400 figures from the world’s leading figure creators, Full Vinyl
presents an omnibus survey of this burgeoning field. Geared toward garage kits,
character figures, subculture figures, limited editions, and extreme figures by
master creators, this book satisfies the appetite of the figure aficionado with
a continuous stream of figures and vast and comprehensive selection. Full Vinyl
covers mass-produced popular favorites (such as Homies), sub-culture figures,
Anime-inspired figures (such as Bome), category-defining “thingies”, Hong Kong
luminaries (such as Eric So and Michael Lau), figures based on the work of
hugely popular artists (such as Gary Baseman or Yoshitomo Nara), and artists
that take figure making to the next level (such as Shinichi
Yamashita).

The Octonauts and the Only Lonely Monster

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Those of you who enjoy reading...or can read...might enjoy this!  Immedium proudly announces the publication of The Octonauts: The Only Lonely Monster,
written and illustrated by the popular design team known as Meomi. This
title introduces The Octonauts, a crew of adorable animals who roam the
oceans in search of adventure, treasure, and fun!

From their undersea base called "the Octopod", the Octonauts
explore a colorful world full of thrills, chills, and gills. The crew
of eight talented critters, including a brainy octopus, brave polar
bear, daredevil kitten, and scientific sea otter, is always ready to
embark on a new exciting voyage.

In this debut episode, the Octonauts encounter a giant sea
monster! What will they do? After taking a deep breath, the crew
discovers it is a case of mistaken identity. Certainly they can help a
giant sea monster find others of his kind, but there is a hook: is he
the only one left in the ocean? So, the Octonauts cheerfully proceed to
explore the seven seas and see exotic locales and fantastic creatures.
Along the way, everyone learns the special value of friendship and
individuality.