Posts tagged with toys

Nov 6 2017

Holiday Gift Pick #1


It is once again that special time of year, dear readers: the week we feature the various book-nerd-specific treasures we're putting on our holiday wish lists. As ever, these gifts may vary widely in style and price point, but they're all pretty neat...

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Jul 6 2017

Toys, yes; Video games, no


According to THR, Warner Bros. and the Tolkien Estate have "amicably resolved" their five-year-long dispute over the digital exploitation of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. As far as I can tell, this seems to be a fight over merchandising...

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Mar 1 2017



This is great news: according to NPR, Lego has just announced their "Women of NASA" set, which will include Katherine Johnson, the NASA mathematician whose story was featured in Margot Lee Shetterly's book Hidden Figures...

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Sep 29 2016



If you're a classic shojo manga fan with 13,000 yen (US $129) burning a hole in your pocket, you can now own an extra-fancy replica of Super Sailor Moon's "Kaleidomoon Scope" from Sailor Moon Super S. According to Anime News Network, the...

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Nov 20 2014

Computers are hard.


When I first read this vitriolic plot summary of the book Barbie: I Can Be... A Computer Engineer, I honestly thought it was a joke. I mean, no one, not even Mattel, could be that tone-deaf, right? Turns out I was wrong: according to NPR, Mattel...

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Nov 19 2013

Admittedly, they're pretty ugly, but...


Seattle toy shop Archie McPhee continues to supply the world with random stuff that no one really needs, but everyone enjoys, like this $7.00 tin of 22 Jane Austen-inspired temporary tattoos...

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Jun 5 2012

Perhaps an improvement?


For those you who seriously disliked the trailer for Baz Luhrmann's upcoming Great Gatsby adaptation, do you like it better featuring the characters from My Little Pony?

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Apr 10 2012

That was fast


Okay... so I was just writing about the announcement of a Katniss Everdeen Barbie doll, and apparently it has already A) been released, and B) sold out for the foreseeable future...

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Mar 26 2012

So twisted


They're seriously planning a Katniss Everdeen Barbie? I thought that was an early April Fool's joke, but apparently it's a real thing. I... can't quite wrap my head around the idea. Are they still going to make her a traditional Barbie, with the high-heel shaped feet and impossible body image and everything? Because if that's the case, no joke, I would rather buy a Katniss Cabbage Patch doll. Or a Katniss My Little Pony.

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Jul 18 2011

We will all be happier if this is an image-free post.

These Reborn Harry Potter Babies are the most horrifying things I have ever seen. I'd like to think the dolls are some kind of belated April Fool's Day joke... but whenever I click the link to re...

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Jul 13 2010

My Little Ponies gone wild

Today is apparently Embrace Your Geekness Day, and someone at Buzzfeed decided to celebrate by collecting 50 of the most geek-tastic My Little Pony dolls. Most of them are movie-related, but ther...

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Jul 1 2009

Money burning a hole in your pocket?

Because I'm pretty sure that all the real Stephenie Meyer fans are rushing out to buy one of these $24.99 Twilight USB Flash Drives.

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Feb 4 2009

Keepin' it classy

Oooh, even more Twilight figurines--and this time, they come as a two-pack!These little charmers are priced at the equivalent of more than thirty dollars. Aren't we glad to see that the Twilight ...

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Nov 26 2008

Start saving those pennies now, fangirls!

Because who DOESN'T want a vaguely constipated-looking Edward Cullen action figure?Hee hee hee...Happy Thanksgiving, guys!

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Sep 22 2008

Scholastic abandons Bratz

According to an article in The New York Times, children's publisher Scholastic Inc. has decided to stop offering chapter books and spinoff products based on the "Bratz" product line at its popular...

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