My birthday's in like 2 months. Just sayin'.
I almost fell off my couch and into an abyss of eternal happiness and understanding when I first saw these photos of Mattel‘s new Ava DuVernay Barbie doll. The most exciting part is that the brilliant auteur is just one of six incredibly accomplished women being honored by Mattel. The WORST news is that the doll is a one-of-a-kind, and they’re being auctioned off for charity. I mean, that’s great for the charity, but what about me? What about what I need?! Click inside for more!
Posted under: Ava DuVernay, Barbie
Action figures, books, TV specials, LEGO play sets and MORE!
After that unsavory business concerning the comments made by Chris Evans and Jeremy Renner earlier today, I’m ecstatic that I have some very positive comic book / superhero news to share right now. DC Comics has announced that the will unveil a line of products designed for female comic book fans. DC Super Hero Girls will be a line of products that will range from books to TV shows, movies to toys and everything in between. While there is no reason that any person of any gender can enjoy anything comic book-related, it’s refreshing to see that DC Comics has decided to gear a line of products specifically for the large portion of their fanbase that is all too often neglected and taken advantage of. Click below to learn more about this exciting new line of superhero stuff coming our way. More »
How do these things get made so fast?
The second teaser for Star Wars: The Force Awakens was released only yesterday and mere hours later, it was already recreated in LEGO form by an industrious fan. As you may recall, the first Force Awakens teaser trailer was remade a few times by fans (in LEGO form, in George Lucas form, in Wes Anderson form, etc.) after it was released last November … and so, it looks like the same thing is happening with the second teaser. Click the embed above to watch the brand new teaser for Star Wars: The Force Awakens in impressive LEGO form. I am amazed at how well the teaser was recreated and with the speed at which it was produced. Aren’t you?
This will undoubtedly be the greatest LEGO set ever released
A fan-made LEGO project based on The Golden Girls TV series has been accepted by the LEGO Ideas progam and if enough people support the project, LEGO will bring the set to production and release it for sale. The gallery featured here showcases some photos of this potential Golden Girls LEGO set and as you can see, many highlights from the series are represented. From the time that the GGs turned into heads, to the time that Dorothy and Sophia entered a talent show as Sonny and Cher, to the time the girls appeared on the fictional Grab that Dough game show … they’re all here. Even Dorothy‘s ex-husband Stan and Rose‘s teddy bear Fernando are represented. Click through the gallery to see the photos then click below to read the official description for this potential GG LEGO set and find out how YOU can support the project so this building set can be produced and sold. More »
The TV Guide
Last night was a really quite day/night for me. With all the great TV shows that aired last night, I decided to order in and stay on the couch all night. New eps of Survivor, Best New Restaurant, Arrow, Empire and re-runs of The Golden Girls and Sex and the City filled up my DVR faster than I could watch everything so … I had to stay in. More »
Posted under: 'The LEGO Movie', LEGO
Meet Indominus Rex
In November we got our first look at the first trailer for the forthcoming sequel film Jurassic World and, as you may recall, that trailer teased the appearance of a new, genetically created dinosaur that will serve as the big bad in the sequel film. On Super Bowl Sunday, we got to see the second trailer for Jurassic World and altho we got to see a tiny bit more about this new dinosaur, we still didn’t get a good look at the dino will look like in the movie. Today, we get our first really good look at this new dinosaur, Indominus Rex, thanks to the Jurassic World toys that are now on display at the 2015 Toy Fair. Click below to see the toy version of the monster dinosaur that will wreak havoc when Jurassic World opens in theaters in June. More »
With the forthcoming Star Wars sequel The Force Awakens hitting movie theaters in December, we can look forward to the imminent release of Star Wars merchandise in the coming months … including TOYS. Disney has announced that they will be releasing customizable toy lightsabers so that kids (and adults) can create the lightsabers of their imaginations. I mean … Hello, is this not the best news you’ve heard all day? Woot!! More »
LOVE these stories!
The other day one of my Facebook friends sent me this really great article about Jay Z. It was about how people (including people like me) can be critical of celebrities if we don’t see them getting publicly involved in certain causes. But many celebrities, like Jay Z, are quietly donating, or putting kids through college and we just never hear about it. I love hearing about people who are secretly helping others out, with no chance of being fully acknowledged. But the layaway angel stories ALWAYS get me! An anonymous giver went to a Bellingham, Massachusetts branch of Toys ‘R’ Us and paid off $20,000 worth of layaway items. Click inside for more!
Now that you’ve watched the first teaser trailer for Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens at least 1,000 times, how about you watch it again in LEGO form? An industrious fan has recreated the new Star Wars teaser scene by scene with LEGO building blocks and, as you might guess, it’s pretty damn brilliant. Please enjoy.
The TV Guide
Earlier today we learned that The Smiths (and Nine Inch Nails and others) have been nominated for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame — which is really great news for fans of The Smiths and Morrissey (like me). Last night, I was happy to find my mailbox stuffed with a parcel that I have been anxiously awaiting for a few weeks now. I ordered a Knitted Moz doll to help raise money for an animal rescue charity and because, well, I wanted a knitted Morrissey doll to add to my collection. He got lost in the mail and I was afraid he’d be deported back to the UK but the US postal service rerouted him to my new address and at last, he is home. More »
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