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Video – Capturing Ads from Google Newspaper Archives

Battlegrip.com - 1 hour 29 min ago
Here’s a quick one minute video giving you an idea of what goes into turning a newspaper ad in the Google newspaper archives into a useable image. You can see the final images from the video in this post. It’s not a complicated process, just one that eats a lot of time. Especially if it’s a large advertisement and if... Read more →
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Top Pages at BattleGrip.com in November

Battlegrip.com - 1 hour 55 min ago
November was a down month for the site, with travel and office time eating into the amount of time I had to spend on toys. Still, looking back at the site’s traffic for November we can get an idea of what sort of posts are most popular with you guys: Robots and Star Wars. Here are the top posts for... Read more →
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G.I. Joe Puzzles on Sale in 1984

Battlegrip.com - 2 hours 9 min ago
As I have mentioned, I am currently trying to determine whether or not there’s enough out there to make a book of G.I. Joe newspaper ads a realistic project. That soon led me to this 1984 newspaper advertisement for G.I. Joe puzzles, which also now has me looking at eBay to see just how challenging it would be to find... Read more →
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Collect These Figures and Accessories Video

Battlegrip.com - 2 hours 15 min ago
Collect These Figures and Accessories*, my book of Star Wars newspaper ads of the seventies and eighties, gets the video treatment after I captured a quick look through the PDF of the book and posted the results to Facebook. If you have been at all curious about what the book looks like, check this out. Related articles Spotted Online –... Read more →
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#RealHeroes 03 RIOT POLICE by Shenzo x Masterpiece Collectibles Available Now!

TOYSREVIL'S I LIKE TOYS - 3 hours 37 min ago
Since their “public appearance” at STGCC2016, the designs of Shenzo has since been turned collectible, and are available for sales both online and in-store (Exclusively at Toy Outpost @ Plaza Singapura - Locker #P08B). The figure(s) in question? “ANG CHIA DUI”!”’Ang Chia Dui’, literally translated as "Red Car Team" was a term in Hokkien coined to refer to the Riot Police officers who always
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TOY SOUL 2016 (Dec 16-18, 2016)

TOYSREVIL'S I LIKE TOYS - 4 hours 27 min ago
TOY SOUL (www.toysoul.hk) is an annual “toy expo” in Hong Kong which focuses on toys / collectibles and related products primarily from the Asia (such as China, Macau, Tai Wan, Japan, Korea and Thailand etc). Launched in 2014, this year’s event happens between December 16th thru to 18th, and like it’s previous years’, happens in the year end, and a somewhat fitting close to a year of toy-ness,
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Alien M.U.S.C.L.E. Packs Assortment Revealed! Dropping Dec 9th from Super7

TOYSREVIL'S I LIKE TOYS - 5 December, 2016 - 23:40
Super7 reveals the pack assortment for their upcoming Alien M.U.S.C.L.E. release on Friday, December 9th (www.super7store.com & in-stores), and I’ve added an image of the individual character pieces (previously featured HERE) here as well. Pack A: Alien, Ripley, Ash. Pack B: Alien Egg, Parker, Kane in Spacesuit. Pack C: Kane with Facehugger, Attack Alien, Brett. Pack D: Kane with
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Transformers: The Last Knight - First Teaser Trailer Unleashed!

TOYSREVIL'S I LIKE TOYS - 5 December, 2016 - 23:00
The first Teaser Trailer for Michael Bay’s TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT has been unleashed, and we get to see a dragon Transformer, LIPS on Bumblebee, characters from different Transformers movies together (Josh Duhamel + Mark Wahlberg!), Optimus Prime battling Bumblebee? All narrated by the ever ‘omnipresent’ Anthony Hopkins, and you’ve got something exciting to expect, for when the movie
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MUHAN DOJEON X STICKY MONSTER LAB (#InfiniteChallenge Collectible Toys?)

TOYSREVIL'S I LIKE TOYS - 5 December, 2016 - 22:16
South Korea’s design house STICKY MONSTER LAB will be releasing their next series of SML collectible figures - sometime “this week” - with MUHAN DOJEON X STICKY MONSTER LAB to be made available via MCB Brand Store! 5 x figures to be had (unknown if available individually or as a set), and with a little bit of googling and a heavy-heap of self-speculation - I’ll hazard to say that the characters
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Sanjay Patel’s GHEE HAPPY Print Set from 2006 Available Now on Super7store.com

TOYSREVIL'S I LIKE TOYS - 5 December, 2016 - 21:39
EDITED Version: And while I am currently familiar with the name “Sanjay Patel” primarily because of his Sanjay's Super Team (2015) animation piece for Pixar (edited version featured above) … but did you know he had self-published his first book 10 years ago, and had created a series of PRINTS in tandem with it? Super7 had recently discovered a limited number of Sanjay's original Ghee Happy
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Custom-Feature: Snowman Santa Dunny by SEN Customs

TOYSREVIL'S I LIKE TOYS - 5 December, 2016 - 21:15
“Snowman Santa Dunny” is a one-off custom by SEN Customs, perfect for Christmas holiday! He is ready for a good home, and any folk(s) interested can message him directly on Instagram (click on image below), and Happy Ho-Ho-Holidays! Snowman santa dunny. One off custom for christmas holiday. He is ready for a good home. Anyone interested can message me directly #dunny #customtoy #kidrobot #
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Custom-Feature: “Life & Death” by ink_visuals for Plastic&Heroes Custom Show (Dec 9)

TOYSREVIL'S I LIKE TOYS - 5 December, 2016 - 21:08
A photo posted by Rob Ramirez (@ink_visuals) on Dec 5, 2016 at 9:21am PST From Ink Visuals come “life & death” - his latest custom pieces, made as part o a custom group show, and releasing Dec 9th on plasticandheroes.com, priced at US$150 each."Meet "life and death" twins that watch through the shadows, one helps while the other waits which do you prefer? Both hand painted and laced with
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MC KRUSTY GRIN Is the “Secret” Edition by Ron English x Made By Monsters for Dec 12th Release!

TOYSREVIL'S I LIKE TOYS - 5 December, 2016 - 09:17
A photo posted by TOYSREVIL (@toysrevil) on Dec 5, 2016 at 6:11am PST Here’s a peek at the awesomeness to come for when Ron English's KRUSTY THE GRIN releases December 12th (10am HKT / GMT+8) at www.jpsgallery.com! The figure featured here today is one of the secret “MC Krusty Grin” from the 333-pieces limited run, with another variant edition previously featured HERE (with no doubt more editions
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Nathan Jurevicius’ #Birthmark In-Store Signing & “Sound Vision 2” Show @ Woot Bear Gallery (Dec 10)

TOYSREVIL'S I LIKE TOYS - 5 December, 2016 - 08:42
WOOT BEAR EVENT PRESS: "Nathan Jurevicius is returning to Woot bear for a full in-store event! He will be signing his newest book, "Birthmark". The book is now available for preorder online and in-store, and can be signed by Nathan upon request!" (Order "Birthmark" online for US$20 each). Date & Time: Saturday, December 10, 2016 (6pm-9pm) EVENT PRESS: "Also in alignment with the book signing
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Léo'z Series 3 by Peugeot Design Lab x Artoyz Originals

TOYSREVIL'S I LIKE TOYS - 5 December, 2016 - 08:41
“Léo'z” is a stylized lion design by Christophe Pialat from Peugeot Design Lab in collaboration with Artoyz Originals, with the result a sized 6cm x 8cm platform figure featuring skin designs from a variety of international designers. Currently in it’s 3rd series, the line-up includes 6 designs by 6 designers from the Peugeot Design Lab, as well as 6 designers whose names we are acquainted with
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G.I. Joe Underoos on Sale in 1982

Battlegrip.com - 5 December, 2016 - 06:42
December 8, 1982. Hasbro’s G.I. Joe series was once again new to stores at this time, coming back after being off shelves for a few years. The brand would go on to be one of the biggest successes in boys’ toys of the eighties, partly because Hasbro wasn’t afraid to push the licensing of G.I. Joe out to many different... Read more →
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