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The Nintendo Game Boy Turns 25 Years Old Today

April 21, 1989

25 years ago today, Nintendo released the Game Boy compact video game system and revolutionized the world of video gaming. On April 21, 1989, the original Game Boy was unleashed upon the world and almost immediately, a generation of video game fans took a giant leap forward into the realm of portable gaming technology. Since that time, the Game Boy has evolved into different, smaller versions (Game Boy Pocket, Game Boy Light, Game Boy Color, Game Boy Advance, Game Boy Advance SP) … eventually morphing into the Nintendo 3DS … but back when the portable gaming system was first released, the world was changed forever. Homage to the Game Boy must be paid. More »

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Funko Is Releasing A Line Of ‘Hannibal’ Pop Vinyl Dolls

Collecting Serial Killers has NEVER Been Cuter

Last month we learned that the Funko company, responsible for making those adorably collectable pop vinyl dolls, is readying the release of a line of dolls based on characters from Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Today we learn that Funko is also readying the release of a set of pop vinyl dolls based on characters from the NBC series Hannibal. Hannibal creator Bryan Fuller broke the news on his official Twitter profile by sharing a graphic showcasing the Funko dolls that will be released later this year. OMG they are the CUTEST! See for yourself below. More »

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This Is What Your Favorite Bands Look Like As LEGO Characters

Pure Brilliance

Have you ever wondered what your favorite bands and music artists would look like if they were LEGO characters? Well, thanks to LEGO enthusiast and photographer Adly Syairi Ramly, we now know. If you can believe it, Ramly photographed and edited all of the LEGO minifigures featured in the gallery presented here using only his iPhone 5S. Not only has he managed to expertly portray these famous musicians in LEGO form but he was also able to turn his photos into works of art. You can follow Ramly HERE on Instagram which features many more of his LEGO photo creations. I think The Smiths photo is my fave but, really, all of his photos are remarkable. Enjoy.

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Miley Shows Off Her New Sex Toy On Twitter

Meet the Hand of Adonis

Miley Cyrus, that scandalous little skamp, shared a couple photos on her official Twitter profile that show off an interesting new toy. At first glance, the photos that Miley shared don’t look too risqué right off the bat … but once you realize what it is exactly that Miley is showing off, well, I guess the photos become really … er … interesting. Miley got her hands on a sex toy called the Hand of Adonis that is used for sexual gratification by insertion and as you can see in the photos below, she seems really happy to show off her new toy. The photos aren’t really NSFW and nothing sexual is shown but the item description of this sex toy may not be for “the faint of heart”. More »

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LEGO Releases Amazing ‘Back To The Future’ Playsets

I WANT THEM ALL

Last month we learned that The Simpsons is planning to get animated in LEGO form and today we learn that the characters from Back to the Future are getting turned into fun LEGO playsets. As you may recall, I picked up a few LEGO playsets last year and had the best time putting them together so it’s CLEAR that the LEGO corporation wants me to buy more playsets to build. The massive success of The LEGO Movie should do much to help inspire sales but if you just look at how cute Marty McFly and Doc Brown look in LEGO form, I think that’s all the advertisement required. The DeLorean playset was released last Summer but the Marty pickup truck set and the Back to the Future III train time machine set are due out later this year. OMG. I’m not kidding when I say I want them all. I’ve been such a LEGO fan my whole life, I’m such an easy sell on stuff like this. These Back to the Future LEGOs are great, right? Does this look like something you’d like to pick up (er, for your kids)?

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Funko Is Releasing A Line Of ‘Buffy The Vampire Slayer’ Pop Vinyl Dolls

And Sarah Michelle Gellar wants them ALL!!!

Toy collectors should be well aware of the ever-expanding line of Funko Pop Vinyl dolls that turn all of our fave pop culture obsessions into adorably collectible little vinyl dolls … anything from Game of Thrones to Disney characters to DC Comics characters to The Walking Dead … you name it, they’ve got a doll for it. Today we learn that Funko has unveiled a new line of collectible pop vinyl dolls based on Buffy the Vampire Slayer!!! Sarah Michelle Gellar posted a photo on her official Twitter profile that gives us our first look at what these dolls look like. SMG says she wants to collect them all. I would have to agree. More »

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You Can Own A ‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’-Inspired Teddy Bear For $90

Kinky Bear

Yesterday we got to see the first official promo photo from the upcoming movie adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey … today, I got something else fun for all you Fifty Shades fans. The Vermont Teddy Bear Company, famous for their customized and fairly pricey toys, is offering for sale a teddy that is inspired by Fifty Shades of Grey. The 50 Shades of Bear bear has grey fur and comes in a suit, complete with handcuffs and a mask — all for the not so low price of $89.99 (plus s+h) … because the world has really been waiting for a teddy bear that has his own S&M gear. Click below to meet 50 Shades of Bear and see if it is something you want to bring into your home. More »

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Barbie Is Featured On The Cover Of The 2014 ‘Sports Illustrated’ Swimsuit Issue

#Unapologetic

For the first time ever, and in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the magazine, the Barbie doll is featured on the cover and in the pages of the annual Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. As you may be well aware, both Barbie and Sports Illustrated have been criticized in the past over their depictions of the female form and over claims that they offer a skewed and unrealistic impression of female beauty. As such, the two entities have teamed up for this new collaboration and have dubbed the promo campaign #Unapologetic. On the one hand, I can absolutely understand how this pairing could make for a genius marketing move (after all, almost everyone is very familiar with Barbie, the SI Swimsuit Issue or both) but, again, I expect that critics will have a field day with this #Unapologetic collaboration. Click below to get your first look at Barbie on the cover of this year’s SI Swimsuit Issue and learn more about this historic pairing. More »

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G.I. Joe Turns 50 Years Old

Yo, JOE!!

G.I. Joe, the world’s first action figure (ie. doll for boys) turns 50 years old this month and as a big fan of the toy franchise, it is my extreme pleasure to send a whole bunch of LURVE to one of my all-time favorite toys. Now, when G.I. Joe was released 50 years ago, it was a much different toy than the one that I grew up with in the 1980s. The original action figure was a really big doll. The G.I. Joe that I know and love was a much smaller action figure that was easy to play with and collect … plus, it came with an animated cartoon that I loved to watch on TV when I got home from school. Man. Lots of memories. Click below to learn more about the 50th anniversary of G.I. Joe and let’s celebrate the doll, sorry, action figure that every guy (and some girls) loved to play with. More »

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Beyoncé Shows Off Photos Of Blue Ivy’s SICK Cars

Move Over, North West ... Baby Slab done snatched your wig

Remember last month when we learned that North West got herself a toy Lamborghini for Xmas that matches her father Kanye West‘s adult-size Lamborghini? Yeah, well, that ain’t nothing because today we learn that Blue Ivy — the daughter of Beyoncé and Jay Z — got TWO toy cars to play with for her 2nd birthday. In addition to that Arabian horse that Blue reportedly received for her birthday, she also received a race car and a pink Cadillac SUV. Proud mama Beyoncé posted a photo of Blue‘s hot wheels on her official website … which you can see in full below. More »

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