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The Nostalgia Critic: He-Man and She-Ra – A Christmas Special


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MPb Podcast: Yesterday’s Fun Vintage Toystore

I was recently vacationing at Bethany Beach, (near Ocean City Maryland). On the way into town we passed this vintage toy store and I had to check it out. WOW, talk about a toygasm of vintage goodies cheap. Ninja Turtles, Star Trek, Star Wars, GI Joe, He-Man, Transformers, Playmobil, Thomas the Tank Engine and a whole room for boardgames. Check out my video tour.

Heading east this summer? Vist Yesterday’s Fun, 117 Atlantic Ave near Bethany Beach Delaware.
If you like pouring over pictures, check out this vintage toy store I found in France (tons of pics), and this motherload of vintage playmobil (even more pics)

Did you see anything in there you’d snag up?


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Limited Edition MOTU Art Book at SDCC

MattyCollector.com has a huge announcement!

Hey MOTU Fans!

Oh man, this is BIG… the design team at Mattel just announced the first book in their “Designed @ Mattel” series and it’s a MOTU art book!

The book shows off the fantastic art of the MOTU brand from 1981 through current day. It’s packed with never-before-seen Mattel concept art, behind-the-scenes notes, posters, oil paintings, and a whole lot more from across the brand. All that MOTU art from over the years is mighty sweet, but the book also premiers concept art from new projects, like a proposed live action film!

It’s a soft-cover edition, limited to only 1,000 numbered copies. Each one comes with a numbered cover ribbon and an embossed seal. The first place they’ll be available is San Diego Comic-Con. Purchases will be limited to two per guest, per wait in line. And get this… you can even have your copy signed by the Mattel artists at the show!

If any units remain after the show they may be sold on MattyCollector.com, but honestly, we expect to sell out at SDCC. Be sure to come by the MattyCollector.com booth early for your chance to own a piece of MOTU history!


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An Interview with Mari Kasurinen creator of the My Little Pony Customs

Last week we posted an article artist Mari Kasurinen’s custom My Little Pony figures. She has created some very unique customs that are really fun. I contacted Mari, because I was curious about  how the idea to customize My Little Pony toys came to her. Here is the interview:

MillionairePlayboy: What is your art education /  background? Did that help you with your toy customizing?

Mari Kasurinen: I’ve done art all my life, I was 5-years-old when I first said that I wanted to be an artist when I grow up. I applied to Taideinstituutti, an art university in Lahti 2007 and got in. Before that I practiced by myself. Of course it helps, all though I feel that everything you learn in life affects in many areas. Expecially in art!

MPB: What artists (painting, drawing, sculpture, ect…) inspire you?

MK: My favorite artists at the moment are Andy Warhol, Damien Hirst and Outi Heiskanen.

…continue reading An Interview with Mari Kasurinen creator of the My Little Pony Customs


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Mari Kasurinen’s Custom My Little Pony Toys

Mari Kasurinen (Spippo), an Deviant Artist  from Finland, created these awesome custom My Little Pony toys. She also has some really nice sketches and paintings that you can check out.

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Retro Toy Commercials

I was on YouTube yesterday and I came across this retro Kenner Star Wars action figures toy commercial. Watching it gave me the idea of finding other commercials. I love watching these, and I remember most of these.

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Toy Fair ’09 Mattel

View the Toy Fair ’09 Mattel Gallery


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NYCC ’09 Mattel Showroom

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Mattel is going to have a big year based on what we saw.  We got a sneak peak at a number of new action figures coming out. The big news this year was the Mattel Ghostbuster line. We also got a good look at the  MOTUC line featuring Hordak, Man-at-Arms and Tri-Klops! We got a full gallery of photos for you to see. Also, be sure to check out our Toy Fair coverage starting on Saturday.

…continue reading NYCC ’09 Mattel Showroom


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Podcast: SDCC Exclusive King Grayskull by Mattel

You can now subscribe to this podcast through iTunes! Click here to launch our page and pick out episodes. Subscription is free. Stay iTuned for more details.


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