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Archive for June, 2013

Black Canary

DC black Canary custom  mini fig

This is a custom Black Canary, she’s been on the site before in Now you’ll be known as Blackeye! and More Horsepower.

Via Photo Jojo: Make A Mini Light Studio Using School Supplies

Great tutorial from Photojojo I had to share with all the Toy Photographers that follow this blog. You can make a portable light studio using translucent binders. Looks like a neat little project. They suggest using bean bags to support the light tent. I also use a large bean as a replacement tripod.

Supplies Needed

3 white, translucent binders
8 1/2″x11″ colorful cardstock
Duct tape (grey is good!)
A camera
Optional: small hand-sized bean bags

mini light tent

Everyone has a binder or two at home, so you can start this project today!

Plus, this portable light tent gives you great lighting on flowers, insects, and other small stuff without having to pluck them out of the ground.

Throw it in your bag, and you’ve got a mini studio wherever you go this summer.

Full tutorial at PhotoJojo :How to make a Mini Light Studio Photojojo has tons of cool photography tips plus some neat gadgets in their shop. I suggest you subscribe to their newsletter.
This tutorial was originally written byDigital Camera World and then Photojojo shared it. Images are by Digital Camera World.

photojojo light tent

Return of the LEGO IT Crowd Tee-Shirt

Qwertee is offering the I’m A Giddy Goat LEGO Maurice Moss shirt today. The shirt is designed by powerpig aka Chris McVeigh LEGO Builder and Photographer. So if you get the shirt you are supporting a fellow AFOL.

Maurice Moss  lego minifig shirt

$12 today from Qwertee

Tee Fury offered this shirt LEGO IT crowd Shirt a few months ago if you missed it then, here’s your chance.

The IT Crowd Full First Episode

Carl Photobombs again.

Despicable Me 2 opens in theaters  on July 3. But Despicable Me 2 toys are now in stores.  Here is Carl from the Minion Surprise blond bags.



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Despicable Me Minion Blind Bags

Despicable Me Minion Blind Bags!

Despicable Me 2 opens in theaters  on July 3. But Despicable Me 2 toys are now in stores. Today I spotted Minion Surprise Blind Bags. The bags are silver and slightly larger than most blind bags. Since they are called Minion Surprise You might think that only minions would be in the bags,  the variety of minions in Despicable Me would make a great basis for their own collection. But there are other characters in the bags.  Gru, Dr Nefario, Agnes, Margo,  Edith, the unicorn plus a few others are also available.

I bought a couple of bags, There are numbers stamped on the bag but they were the same so no help in guessing what’s in the bag. There’s also a card surrounding the figures making it hard to guess by touch. You can see the card here. It’s the same image as on the bag.

Despicable Me minionsOh Hi Carl. wait just a minute and I take your pic. I promise. As You can see my first mini Minion is Carl.

Despicable Me minionsSee Here’s the card. Like I was saying the card image is similar to the bag itself. A list a characters in on the other side. The card opens and the figure rests inside.  You might be able to feel through the card and tell if the figure is short and bulky or thinner.  That won’t tell you which mini is in the bag.  But may help narrow it down. Many of the figs have the same general shape. Gru and Antono  are narrow and the bottom and wider at top. Minions and unicorn are short and squat.

Despicable Me minions

Hi Carl. Just a minute. He’s ready for his close up. The figures come with a small display base.

Despicable Me minionsThere I Told you I’d get to you, Carl. My Other surprise figure was Dr Nefario.  Carl!

Despicable Me minions Here is Carl and Lego Cyclops to show you how big the Surprise minion figures are.

Despicable Me minions lego cyclopsThe Blind bags are $2.99 each and are pretty cool. They are made by think way toys. They were larger Despicable Me figures for $9.99(at Kmart and TRU). Later found at Target for 7.99

I saw the Despica blimp a few weeks ago. Sadly I didn’t have my camera with me.

There are also minion toys in some cereal and at McDonald’s. I forgot what brand of cereal I saw them but they had rings on their heads so they might be zipper pulls for backpacks or key /phone fobs. The surprise bag fig look better than the cereal toys. I need to see the happy meal toys before I make a judgment on those.

psst that was post #400! plus closing in on 20,000 views.

UPDATE: Toys r Us has a 10 pieces set of these for $20. There are 14 shown on the bag so you don’t get them all. Carl is not included in the set. Niether are 3 new characters from the sequel.

LEGO Doctor Who and Sherlock designs up for voting at Teebusters

Teebusters is “home of the cheapest daily t-shirt.” I found two LEGO inspired designs in their polling section. All eleven Doctors as mini-fig heads and Sherlock in mini-fig form.

We sell a unique t-shirt and hoody every 48 hours for only €8.99 and €28.49 each! We have a huge range of styles including music, movie, humour, pop culture, gaming, comic book, tv show and retro inspired designs. Artists and designers submit their tee shirt designs here where they are reviewed. The design that gets the most votes is then sold on the website.

They are UK based but ship world wide. I’ll watch this to see if the Doctor design makes it to a shirt, either here or some where else.

Lego-Wholego doctor who

LEGO Sherlock mini fig design, Solving Mysterieslego sherlock

Batman Tot saves on shakes at Sonic!

Look it’s The Batman!

sonic justice league tots 2

Justice League Tots and Toys at Sonic during June. But the main reason for this post is a reminder that today, June 20 is 1/2 price shakes all day.

More Posts about Kids Meal Toys

Batman Tot from Sonic
Superman Day II
Superman Day III (2012 sonic justice League Tots)
Justice League Tot 2013
Sidekick no More
Hero Worship

Justice League Target Ad

Shouldn’t Batman have a debit card in his utility belt?

The LEGO Movie trailer

The LEGO Movie trailer is now online.

Monday Medusa, not quite her self.

Medusa is not quite her self today.
lego medusa minifig