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Feb 1, 2017

IN STOCK NOW: 1:6-Scale Hellraiser III Pinhead Action Figure by ThreeZero

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 Just arrived today: the sickest Pinhead action figure ever produced! Highly articulated, 12" tall, lots of accessories. Grab your Pinhead today; these items ship free within the US.
https://www.tenacioustoys.com/products/hellraiser-iii-hell-on-earth-pinhead-1-6-scale-figure-by-threezero

Jan 31, 2017

Labbit Band Camp Blind Box Mini Series Now Available at Kidrobot.com

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 It's not often that we post up about items that we are NOT selling, but when we get the opportunity, we do like to share with you the super cool items available at other shops. These Band Camp Labbits are crazy cool and worth a mention:

Music to your ears! Labbits are headed to band camp in this all-new 2.5” blind box series. From Jazz to metal, this series has something for every music lover. Collect them all to add a touch of music to any collection!
Collect them all:
  • Alien Prone Forp - 1/36
  • Alien Standing Shnorp - 2/18
  • Alien Sitting Badorp - 1/18
  • Rock Prone Gamma Stripez - 1/18
  • Rock Standing Rikky Panther - 1/18
  • Rock Sitting Skid Chill - 2/18
  • Jazz Prone Stumpy Lawler - 1/18
  • Jazz Standing Snaps Coleman - 2/18
  • Jazz Sitting Pails Parker - 1/18
  • Marching Prone Cheeks - 1/18
  • Marching Standing Major Trouble - 1/18
  • Marching Sitting Joe Thumps - 1/18
  • Classical Prone Ingrid Bassoon - 1/36
  • Classical Standing Crash Parker - 1/18
  • Classical Sitting Johnny Beethoven - 2/18

Bricktober Toys R Us mini build set 40144

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(Top) Completed build. (Bottom Left) Two of the other sets in the series. (Bottom Right) Box contents include: instructions, 2 loose plates, sticker sheet, and three polybags.
I finally am getting around to some of these Bricktober mini sets that LEGO has been releasing over the years. It's not procrastination, it's finally being able to pull the vast majority of my sets out of storage and built for review on here to enlighten and entertain the masses!

My local Toys R Us is just a five minute drive for me, and that means I spend far too much time when I can, wandering the aisles like an attention deficient 5 year old mesmerized by selections. It's where I can go to get my LEGO fix. (When I worked at Hallmark, I literally was upstairs from the LegoLand store... it's like I was born to review these things or something...).

These builds are great in that, they can be gotten free during the promotional time, (free meaning you drop cash on some other larger sets to get these), or if you are lucky, your local store will have them out for retail purchase for around $10 each. I got mine that way.

I had gotten some feedback on my reviews, and one of the requests I got was to possibly include box scans of the packaging. So when possible, I'll include a flat scan of the entire box. As someone who did design for a long time, it's odd that I often overlook the package design for the most part, past the initial marketing point of getting a consumer's attention. Like one thing I noticed was on the left side, it denotes what set number this particular minibuild was for that year. Actually didn't see that until I flattened the box.
It shows this was the 4th release for the 2015 Bricktober series.
Below, you'll find a time lapse of the 23 minute build time I took to put this together. For younger fans, it would be a challenge, as it's got a lot of small parts (and a lot of spare ones for the inevitable ones you will lose). For older collectors, these sets make for cool desk and home display because you can get them all connected together and make a mini town street view.

Stats Rating/Information
Items Bricktober Toys R Us mini build set 40144
Made by Lego
Rarity Only available at Toys R Us locations for a limited sale time from Oct to Nov.
Classification Out of Production
Condition New
Procured Toys R Us
Worth $10 - $30
Investment $8
Build Time 20 minutes.
Trivia & Fun Facts A self promotional set that was part of the ongoing series of Bricktober builds that showcase a series of fantastic miniature scale buildings ranging from a city hall, to a pizzeria, to a hotel.

Mario, the Artisan Rogue
www.theartisanrogue.com

Jan 30, 2017

John Grayson and Cat Atomic Collab Show News

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Join Rob and ChrisRWK as they have John Grayson and Felix (Cat Atomic) Martinez on the first of 2 shows this week. Listen as these 2 give all the details on their upcoming collaborative show this weekend in Philly!! So sit back and enjoy as we bring you yet another ForTheMassesMonday!!!

Available on iTunes under The Blind Box Network or www.blindboxpodcast.com

Thanks as always for your support!!!

LAST DAY to get 55% off in our Clinical Clearance Sale

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Sign up for our email list now; tomorrow 9AM EST will will send the code out one last time to everyone on our General email list! The email will look exactly like the image above and will contain a coupon code good for 55% off anything in our Clinical Clearance page.

This has been quite a successful Clearance; thanks to everyone who used our codes and for the rest of you, thanks for putting up with our incessant emailing and posts on social.

On February 1, all prices will return to normal.... but do expect various discount codes to pop up here and there, especially if you are on this email list or have made a recent purchase! We reward followers and repeat customers!

Jan 29, 2017