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12.17.13 - Episode 289 : Purple In Our Book


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Show Notes - Ben joins us for GIANTmicrobes, Predator, Power Trains, and much more! Unwrap some World's Finest and join us for a Toy Break!


Toy Break Stuff
  • Genie Stroll Contest - handpainted custom OMFG Stroll figure from Dan Brodzik from Floating Eye - head over to the forum and post what you want for Christmas (or other applicable holiday) in the contest section - deadline is December 25th
News
  • This Is Not A Toy - Kickstarter presented by the Design Exchange, Canada's Design Museum - "considers the conceptual toy as accessible art and design object, unique contemporary cultural signifier and fetishistic commercial product"
Blindbox Reviews
  • GIANTmicrobes - by Giantmicrobes, Inc. - over 100 plush microbes to choose from Common Cold to Bed Bugs - $9 to around $30 - use coupon code TOYREAK13 and save $10 off orders of $50 or more through December 31st, 2013
  • Computer Virus - plush designed using binary 1's and 0's code - four versions available including Malware, Worm, Trojan, and Virus - about $8 to around $10 -
  • Power Trains - by Jakks Pacific - graffiti subway pack with one special feature car - $10
  • Vince the Videotape Doll - by Dan Goodsell - 8" plush - $7
  • Predator Dutch vs Jungle Hunter - by NECA - 7" action figure set - $30
  • Ubooly - plush with interactive app - $30
Events
  • Mr Toast Show - new work from Dan Goodsell at Gallery 1988 East in Los Angeles, CA opening January 4th
  • 24 Hour Toy Break - starting at 5 pm PST Friday January 24th to 5 pm Saturday January 25th
Toy Break Stuff