Asian American Doll!

We’re getting ready to cover the 2015 American International Toy Fair in New York City in just about under a month.
Enjoy this video! It’s filled with the spirit of Toy Fair.

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MONSTER JAM returns to the Verizon Center on the 24th & 25th

(Washington, DC) -Monster Jam® will return to the nation’s capital with three shows at the Verizon Center on January 24 & 25. Monster Jam will feature fan-favorite trucks including Grave Digger, Crushstation and Aftershock. Monster Jam events are affordably priced for the whole family with seats starting at $25 for adults and $10 kids (ages 2-12). Pit Party Passes for Saturday and Sunday are also available for purchase for an additional $10 and offers fans the chance to see the massive trucks up close as well as meet the drivers.
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Custom Playmobil -NASA Orion Capsule

Splash Down!

My son and I were excited to hear about the new NASA Orion capsule. This is the vehicle our astronauts will be using in a few years to return safely from trips to Mars and the Moon! I recently picked up the Playmobil Rescue Raft (5545) from Toys R Us. I decided to mod it to look like the new capsule. Check out my pics below, including a link to download a set of decals to make your own Orion capsule!

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Boxtrolls are coming!

Boxtrolls comes home on Jan 20th

Universal City, California, December 2, 2014 – Heroes come in all shapes and sizes in the family event movie The Boxtrolls. Starring, in voice performance, Academy Award® winner Ben Kingsley, Isaac Hempstead Wright (Game of Thrones), and Elle Fanning (Maleficent), the new movie from animation studio LAIKA, the makers of the Academy Award®-nominated Coraline and ParaNorman, comes to Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray + DVD + DIGITAL HD with UltraViolet January 20, 2015 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. The Boxtrolls will also be available on Digital HD December 23, 2014, just in time for the holidays.

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GWAR Comes to Baltimore

Balsac the Jaws of Death

GWAR appeared in Baltimore this past weekend on their 2014 Eternal Tour. They addressed the absence of lead singer Oderus Urungus, and introduced Blothar and Vulvatron, each capable of spewing their own fluids all over the audience. I don’t think a first-timer would have a lesser experience with the new line-up. It was different, but it wasn’t for better or for worse. The crowd seemed to completely enjoy it, and it did sell out, so the fans are still there, and they’re still cracking their heads to rock out with the best scumdogs in the universe. Click below for my photos, which should at least induce internal bleeding.

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Guardians of the Galaxy on Blu-Ray and DVD

click to buy from AmazonGuardians of the Galaxy comes out tomorrow on Blu-Ray and DVD. I can’t tell who’s more excited, the people who saw it in theaters, finally bringing home the fun, or the people who haven’t seen it yet, but heard how awesome it was. I’ve given the disc a spin, and the film still hold the awe and humor that I experienced in the theater. I also enjoyed the bonus features found on this disc. You can pick up in stores starting tomorrow, or grab it from the link on Amazon. Click below for some clips.

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Review: Playmobil Ferris Wheel (5552) and motor

Fair scene

My wonderful wife and adoring son knew exactly what I wanted for my birthday and surprised me with the Playmobil Ferris Wheel (with optional motor). I love the fair. I’ve photographed our County Fair for local blogs and TV station for the last few years. I love everything that the fair means for a community, and the people it brings together. There is some old school Americana at the fair, and I usually go four or five times through its run. And you know I love playmobil, so when playmobil hit the fair, I was fixated. Check out my pics below, and see the video of the lights and motor in action.

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Fitz & the Tantrums with Big Data at 9:30 Club

Michael and Noelle of Fitz and the Tantrums

Fitz and the Tantrums, known for their stuck-in-your-head hits such as The Walker and Out of My League, played at 9:30 Club in Washington DC last weekend. Fresh off their show in Portland, they had the nation’s capital hopping and swaying throughout the set, including their cover of Sweet Dreams, click below for more pics, including opener Big Data.

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Discount code for DC’s Downtown Countdown

all the details for the Downtown Countdown
Details and tickets.
Plus at check-out, use coupon code CAMERA to get a $10 discount!

It’s unlimited food and drink, plus did I mention THIRD EYE BLIND is headlining? I’ve done this show the last four years and always had a blast. There’s the mainstage (two years ago GroupLove did a very special acoustic set for the VIP ticket holders, on the floor, surrounded by fans!), the DJ dance room, and a comedian room if you want a little break.

Buy your tickets soon, as they will go up in price shortly! There are lots of hot people signing up now, make sure you’re there. Remember to use coupon code CAMERA at check-out to get a $10 per ticket discount!

Here are photos I took last year, check it out and see if you’d like to hang with us all night.

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Primus at the Hippodrome

Primus & the Chocolate Factory with the Fungi Ensemble

Photos by Paul Frederiksen, words by Ben Moore

Primus, back to its original lineup, played the Hippodrome at the France in Baltimore, MD October 29th to a packed house. Primus opened their first set with “Those Damned Blue-Collared Tweakers” on a sparse stage set. The first set consisted of an amazing hour of their biggest hits from throughout their career including “John the Fisherman,” “Groundhog’s Day,” and concluding with “Jerry Was a Racecar Driver.”

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Primus & the Chocolate Factory with the Fungi Ensemble

After a short intermission, the curtains opened to an elaborate Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory-themed set and the addition of a xylophonist and a cellist to add to the sound of the second set, where Primus played through their latest album, Primus & The Chocolate Factory with the Fungi Ensemble, covering all the music from the classic film “Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory.” Highlights included the various Oompa Loompa ditties where a pair of Oompa Loompas came out to dance. Throughout the set, a screen played edited scenes corresponding to the song going on.

Primus & the Chocolate Factory with the Fungi Ensemble

Primus finished with a short encore, closing a great night with fan favorite “Too Many Puppies.”

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