Monthly Archives: March, 2010

Product for 03/31/2010

*Update for 03/31/10*

New Breakdowns, New Customs, & Restock!

Sideshow Twilight Zone Kanamit
Sideshow Star Wars Bubo and Salacious Crumb Creature Packs

“Generic” Food Boxes

Hot Toys British Tank Commander

Disneyland Tiki Room Pictures from MiceChat

KB1ankenship provided these on MiceChat and I thought I would share them with you.

Weekend of Heroes/US Airsoft Expo Coming Soon

The annual A Weekend of Heroes/US Airsoft Expo proudly enters its 9th year over the weekend of June 5-6, 2010 at the historical Glendale Auditorium in Glendale, California.

Established in April 2002, A Weekend of Heroes is a venue for military action figure collectors to meet the real heroes of yesteryears. Over the past six years, the convention has grown to include a sister show, USAirsoft Expo. From World War II to Vietnam to current conflicts, A Weekend of Heroes is THE most effective and fun-filled way for generations to share the notion of history!

When kids are fascinated by combat dioramas amongst the rattling sounds from Airsoft shooting tunnels, conversation between father and son, grandfather and grandchild will begin… A Weekend of Heroes is all about preserving a sense of America…through TOYS!

2010 theme is “Future Warriors”

From Zulu warriors, to Dough boys at Verdon, to Panzer commanders to “Starship Troopers” to “Transformer” to “Alien vs. Predator” to “Avatar” to “Call of Duty – Modern Warfare” to US armed forces’ high tech fighting devices, the appearances of warriors have changed over the years. In addition to the nostalgic warriors and historical re-enactors, the 2010 show will feature a wide array of Sci-Fi warriors in all shapes, sizes and forms! Comes and see what transforms and shapes the future of war from 1/133 scale and beyond!

1/6 Scale Customized Figure/Vehicle and Diorama Contest Are Back!!

Product Update for 03/29/2010

*Update for 03/29/10*

Restock!

Sideshow Star Wars Leia Boushh (With Sideshow Exclusive Blaster)
Sideshow Star Wars Old Ben Kenobi (Got one in trade)

Hot Toys Alien Kane

DID WWII German T. Becker Plain Clothes
DID WWII US William Bowman

Flash Forward on the ropes?

Perhaps Uncle Teddy got off easy.

For two weeks in a row, FlashForward had their lowest ratings ever. Now I need to point out that they are going against the NCAA Basketball Tournaments in their time slot. You would have thought the network programmers would have been proactive and waited another month before bringing it back.

I think the two episodes this season have been very interesting. We learned that Simon was an unsuspecting “Suspect Zero.” at the stadium in Detroit. We also know that “D. Gibbons” stole Lloyd’s research and claimed it as his own. Also, we now know that Zoey actually was attending Demetri’s memorial service (he was shot by Mark three times).

Last weeks episode showed how bad ass Aaron really is.

I am hoping to see more, but the networks seem to give less time for a series to take hold. I think FlashForward is worth saving. Are you listening ABC?

Product Update for 03/25/2010

*Update for 03/25/10*

New Breakdowns & Restock!

Dragon Expo 2006 Exclusive WWII British Douglas Kay

Ignite French Guardsman

Dragon Modern Ulrich
Dragon Modern Jim – Force Recon
Dragon Gordon 2000

Gameitoys Mr. F
Gameitoys Snow

New 1:6th Scale Action Figure Web Site

We just wanted to drop you a note about an exciting new one sixth scale Web site called One Shot’s World. This site will be a place where toy collectors can display, trade and even sell their own items.You can join their message board today and create your own personal profile. Upload your signature and avatar , then “show them what you’ve got” by attaching picture files directly to your post or through your server.One Shot’s World is dedicated to providing the latest news, media and trends on the web and strive toward making toy collecting fun again.

Make it count…you’ve only got One Shot.

BTW, Toy Anxiety is a sponsor of their new site.

 

Disney bans breast implants from ‘Pirates 4’

March 23, 2010, 9:26 AM EST

By Jeff Sneider
TheWrap

Talk about being busted.

Moviehole reports that Disney has sent out a casting call looking for beautiful models for its upcoming blockbuster “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.”

Those with breast implants need not apply.

The breakdown reads:

“Beautiful Female Fit Models. Must be 5’7-5’8, Size 4 or 6 – NO BIGGER OR SMALLER. Age 18-25. Must have a lean dancer body. MUST have real breasts. Do not submit if you have implants. This is a show and tell of costumes with the director and the producers. Plan on an entire day of trying on clothes and being photographed.”

Professional Dancers who are Swimmers. Females ONLY. Age 18-30. All ethnicities. YOU MUST have an extensive dance/swimming resume. We will be shooting in Hawaii.”

I’m still not sure what the ‘tell’ part of “a show and tell” entails, but does this mean that the professional dancers/swimmers can have breast implants? I’m confused.

Ultimately, Disney has a right to cast whoever it wants. It’s just kind of funny that the family-friendly studio has been caught red-handed with a very specific look in mind for the third sequel’s female characters.

Perhaps they just want to be truer to the pre-“Nip/Tuck” time period?

Disney did not immediately respond to TheWrap’s request for comment. A Disney spokesman refused to comment to the New York Post.

“Pirates” star Keira Knightley has said in the past that makeup artists spent up to 45 minutes painting her cleavage on, adding shade and volume. (I doubt she had to endure that sort of process during the making of “Pride & Prejudice.”)

“On Stranger Tides” is due to wash ashore sometime in May 2011. Ian McShane joins the cast as the villainous Blackbeard, while Oscar winner Penelope Cruz replaces Knightley as Johnny Depp‘s exotic love interest and Blackbeard’s daughter. Rob Marshall  (“Chicago,” “Nine“) directs.

New Product for 03/22/2010

*Update for 03/22/10*

New Breakdowns, New Boxed Figures, & A Restock!

Playhouse GSG-9 Low Profile Version *cough*Jack Bauer*cough*

DID Tim Becker Plain Clothes Version

TTL Various Nude Figures

Go Hero Wrath of the Titans Skeleton Warrior

Virtual Toys Stone Cold Killers

TRON Monorail Now at Walt Disney World