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McFarlane Gets ‘LOST’

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McFarlane Toys will give fans of the hit ABC show a series of Lost action figures.  They are scheduled to be released late fall, 2006.

Series 1 captures six fan-favorite characters from the series' first season: Jack, Kate, Locke, Hurley, Charlie and Shannon.  Each 6-inch Lost figure will have a detailed base and photographic backdrop, capturing an episode-specific moment in the character's story.  In addition, each package will include a detailed prop reproduction central to the character's story, enabling fans to "own" a piece of the show's mythology. For example, Kate's figure will be packaged with a reproduction of the toy airplane that plays so prominently into her backstory.  More than just action figures, McFarlane's Lost figures will once again raise the bar for fans and for the industry.

Nada Designer Toy by Melanie Baillairge

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Madam Edgar sent word of this very unique designer toy named Nada by Melanie Baillairge.  Here's the catch!  They need to sell 100 pieces in order for the figures to get shipped to Montreal.  So...for $50 you will get 1 stationary item of your choice, 50% off every item in the store, plus a receipt certificate for the first limited edition designer toy produced in Quebec by Melanie Baillairge (pictured above).

This Side Up @ Wootini

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This Side Up is a traveling art show of 45 artists, who have transformed up to three ordinary cardboard squares into works of art. These 104 unique pieces will be on display and available for purchase beginning June 9th at the Wootini Gallery in Carrboro, NC. A portion of all proceeds from this exhibit will be donated to homeless shelters. Opening reception will be held Friday, June 9th, from 7pm - 12am in the Carrboro's Carr Mill Mall. Music provided by Family and refreshments provided by Wootini. This show runs through July 10th, and then will move to The Creative Electric Gallery in Minneapolis, MN.

REVIEW: NTF and Fafi’s Irina

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Background

Fafi is a well-known French graffiti artist who has also taken the fine art and designer toy scene by storm.  Her paintings and drawings of her funny, sexy girls can be seen adorning walls, on canvas or styling clothing. 

Necessaries Toy Foundation had their Fafi Irina figure in the works for over 2 years.  It’s been a highly anticipated figure since it was originally announced.  Considering there are not many Fafi pieces available (other than the Sony capsule toys), all of her fans have clamored for the release.

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Packaging

The box the Irina figure comes packaged in is chocked full of Fafi artwork.  There is a drawing of Irina in front of various graffiti.  The box does not have a display window, so even though it’s nice to look at, you’ll need to display the figure outside of the box.

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The Figure

Irina is an 11” tall (on one knee) rotocast vinyl figure.  She includes 2 accessories – a baseball cap and a tiara.  Monster5 (Tequilla, El Panda, Afroman) did the sculpting on this figure.  There are two versions, or colorways, of the Irina figure.  The Pale version is limited to 800 pieces worldwide, while the Tan (or Colette version) Irina is limited to 200 pieces.  For purposes of this review, we looked at the Pale version.

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