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New Year’s Eve with GWAR in Richmond

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What a way to ring in the new year than with the only band of aliens hell-bent on destroying the earth. I road-tripped down to The National in Richmond, Virginia, threw on my white Donate Blood t-shirt and got ready to say goodbye to 2015. Click below for some kick-ass pics.

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Playmobil’s own show, Super 4, now on Netflix

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Playmobil has always prided itself on never producing toys of licensed entertainment properties. The Brandst├Ątter family always wanted to capture children’s imaginations with a “blank slate” – no embedded characters or storylines. While LEGO and others are making sets of Star Wars, Harry Potter, and The Avengers; Playmobil was doing knights, samurai, and ancient Romans. However, kids these days and more importantly, the parents buying the toys, do want something familiar, and Playmobil needed to respond.

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Toy Fair 2015 – Playmobil

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Sweet! It’s playmobil time. I’ve been covering playmobil’s Toy Fair booth since 2001, and it’s typically my favorite appointment. There is some exciting surprises coming up, so stay tuned for word on those. In the meantime, let’s check out the new line-up for 2015, including the Super 4!

Click below to check out all the cool stuff I saw, like this female gladiator.

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Playmobil Studio shots

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To get ready for Toy Fair in NYC, I spent some time in the studio with my playmobil astronauts and some Kinetic Sand from Play Visions. Check out some more pics below.

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Custom Playmobil -NASA Orion Capsule

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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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Review: Playmobil Ferris Wheel (5552) and motor

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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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Podcast Playmobil Parachutist and Pull-back Racer

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Podcast: 2014 Toy Fair Part 2: Collectibles

Part 2: Collectibles
Photo galleries from the sections covered are available here:

  • DC Collectibles: Batman and DC properties
  • NECA: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Alien, Portal, Pacific Rim
  • Mezco: Breaking Bad, Sons of Anarchy
  • Funko: Game of Thrones, Walking Dead, Back to the Future, Pulp Fiction, Goonies
  • MEGA: Halo, Call of Duty
  • Hasbro: Transformers, Star Wars, Gaurdians of the Galaxy
  • Playmobil: Samurai Dragons, Shopping Mall, Alps (featured Toy Fair podcast)
  • Mattel: Batman, He-Man, Back to the Future
  • LEGO: Lego Movie, Simpsons, Chima, Ninjago, Star Wars, Ghostbusters
  • Diamond Select Toys (not in the video): Walking Dead, Minimates, Pulp Fiction, Sin City, Godzilla

Part 1: Cool Stuff, and Part 3: Kids’ Stuff


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Podcast: 2014 Toy Fair Part 1: Cool Stuff

Part 1 all the cool stuff I saw at the 2014 Toy Fair.
Many still photos can be found here:

Part 2: Collectibles, and Part 3: Kids’ Stuff


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My Toy Fair journey via Instagram

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In an effort to engage you all while I’m taking hundreds of photos on my DSLR and uploading them later, I decided to try Instagraming my trip along the way. You can always follow me on Instagram. Click below to see the journey.

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