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The LEGO Story: How a Little Toy Sparked the World’s Imagination by Jens Andersen

The LEGO Story: How a Little Toy Sparked the World’s Imagination by Jens Andersen

The LEGO Story is the definitive story behind one of the most beloved brands on the planet, shown through the deeply personal lens of one singular family. Excellently written with ease and verve, it’s also a riveting cultural history of changing generations’ views of childhood and the importance of play. Richly illustrated with never-before-seen photos from the family’s private archive, this is the ultimate book for fans of LEGO, revealing everything you ever wanted to know about the brand. 

Joyless Careers: Office Worker Figure

Joyless Careers: Office Worker Figure

The Joyless Careers product line commemorates the many soul-sucking careers of the modern era. Office Worker is available in a limited run of 100 and is the perfect reminder to a lifetime of regret. Sit at a computer for 50 years until you die.

First Gear offers AC/DC rockin’ new limited-edition replica Peterbilt Model 389 trucks

First Gear offers AC/DC rockin’ new limited-edition replica Peterbilt Model 389 trucks

First Gear has teamed up with AC/DC to offer a rockin’ new limited-edition replica featuring the band’s seventeenth studio album, “Power Up”. The 1/64 Peterbilt Model 389 truck is covered in a black finish with AC/DC bolts adorning the rear of the cab, cab doors, and fifth wheel plate. The Kentucky moving trailer is matte black and features art and photography from the album. Each limited-edition model will come packed in a custom AC/DC PWR/UP designed carton.

Batman #1 Pop! Comic Cover Figure From Funko

Batman #1 Pop! Comic Cover Figure From Funko

Batman really “pops” in this amazing Batman #1 Pop! Comic Cover Figure from Funko. This is not your ordinary Pop! Vinyl figure. Oh no. This is a special Pop! that features the perennially popular superhero as he appeared in Batman #1, along with a cool backdrop displaying that iconic comic book cover and a hard protector case to keep him in top form!

Meet Sandwich Friends From Ikea

Meet Sandwich Friends From Ikea

Now here is a brilliant idea. Toys created by kids for kids. IKEA selected 5 ideas submitted by kids from all over the world for their new line of stuffed soft toys. I really love the Sandwich Friends. All five will be a global phenomenon.

Toy Time!

Here is a little book that caught my attention recently. Toy Time!: From Hula Hoops to He-Man to Hungry Hungry Hippos: A Look Back at the Most- Beloved Toys of Decades Past by Christopher Byrne. Kids do not enjoy toys like their parents did. It’s all about gaming.

Polish Priest Denounces Lego as Tool of Satan

Father Slawomir Kostrzewa believes that Lego has gone to the dark side with their line of Zombie and Monster Fighter mini-figures. Given the track record of the church I think kids have more to fear from the priesthood.  ( I will not go there.) Obviously the good reverend is living in the past, there are…

Lost In Space and Forbidden Planet Robot Toys

“Danger, Will Robinson!” Forbidden Planet and Lost in Space robots by Funko has captured my wallet. I just traveled to the past and brought my ten year version of me to the future and plan to buy the set of robots.