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From the News Archive
Economic Outlook: Quarterly reports influx

The U.S. stock market faces more than 100 corporate earnings reports this week after earnings and forecasts last week helped major indexes rise 7 percent.
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Posted 6/23/2008
Alice Cherry Blossom - Spring Outfit - Nov 2007

To celebrate Charles's solo exhibition, a very special and limited (only 10 of them!) exclusive edition is now available.  The original Cherry Blossom - Spring outfit - can only be purchase by sending an email to AliceCherryBlossom@gorke.nl to request more information.
Posted 11/17/2007
Annalee Dolls Oct 2007 Seeks outside product testing

LACONIA — Due to recent revelations about the use of hazardous materials in Chinese manufacturing, Annalee Mobilitee Dolls has requested third-party testing on its products to ensure the company's high standard of safety.

After several 'toxic paint' scares in the toy industry, Annalee Dolls asked Intertek Testing Services, a member of the American and British Standard Institutes as well as the Hong Kong Toys Council, to test the paints used in the production of its dolls.

The paints passed the toxic elements test, attesting to their harmlessness. The legendary Annalee smile is safe.

'We wanted to be proactive, to reassure our customers that production overseas is not something to fear, ' said Annalee's chief executive officer, Dave Pelletier. He stressed his desire to alleviate the customers' concerns and asked to be contacted directly.

For further information, contact Dave Pelletier at 707-5353 or email davepannalee.com.
Posted 10/18/2007
Hasbro Oct 2007 Outlook for the Stock

Hasbro (NYSE: HAS), one of the seemingly few toymakers without lead-paint issues, will report third-quarter financial results on Monday. Let's take a closer look to see what we're playing with.
What analysts say:
  • Buy, sell, or waffle? Only one of the nine analysts covering the Motley Fool Stock Advisor recommendation is willing to play ball with a buy rating. Seven have decided to sit on the sidelines with a hold rating to see what pans out, while one other onlooker says to sell.
  • Revenue. Sales are expected to grow at a healthy 9% clip and rise to $1.14 billion.
  • Earnings. Profits, as well, are expected to grow 22% to $0.71 per share.

What happened in last year's Q3:
Last year, the maker of some of my childhood favorites -- Chutes & Ladders, Battleship, and Lite-Brite -- offered investors some real dough, not Play-Doh, with its 23% jump in earnings per share. Star Wars action figures, No. 1 in the industry at the time, contributed only $69 million in revenue for the quarter, down by $58 million from the year before, with no new movies being tied in. Although Hasbro has an exclusive license to produce Star Wars toys until 2018, I think we can expect this franchise to contribute less and less as time goes on.
Hasbro amended a warrant agreement with Lucasfilm as part of its license extension that gives the company the right to make toys based on the Star Wars franchise. Last year's figures were affected from a mark to market adjustment for the Lucas warrants and recorded a non-cash expense of $19.8 million, or $0.09 per diluted share.
While North America is Hasbro's largest geographical area, accounting for about three-quarters of all revenue, sales growth from the region lagged compared with international performance. However, revenue overseas was helped along by a $9 million contribution for currency exchange rates.
What happened last quarter:
The new hot property for Hasbro was Transformers, tied into the release of the July 4 movie, which helped spur revenue growth of 31% in the second quarter. North American sales were bolstered by the toy lines' growth and saw a 24% jump in revenue. Its operating margin improved even before a $10 million charge related to a recall of its Easy-Bake Ovens.
Net income, however, fell to $4.8 million, or $0.03 per share, as a result of exercising an option to buy the last remaining warrants held by Lucas, and resulted in a charge of $36.5 million. Excluding the charge, profits were $0.24 per share, handily beating analyst underestimations of $0.18 a stub. The international markets continued to outstrip domestic sales, with revenues overseas rising 49% to $227.6 million. Transformers toys were a strong factor here as well.
Growth may be more difficult ahead, with no movie tie-ins planned for the foreseeable future.
One Fool says:
Selling toys based on movies has been a great boon for Hasbro; it has successfully used Star Wars and an exclusive five-year contract with Marvel Entertainment (NYSE: MVL) to boost sales. Although Hasbro has escaped the taint of lead-paint recalls that have dogged both Mattel and RC2 sales, it has no more blockbuster releases planned, so the company's share price may sag.
It might pay to postpone adding this stock to your toy chest.
Related Foolishness:
  • Hasbro hasn't had a recall nightmare yet.
  • But I still wonder whether consumers will turn to American-made toys this holiday for safety.
Posted 10/18/2007
Sept 2007 Hide your Otakuness! 10 Ways to be an Undercover Ninja Otaku in School!
We all know anime is a shameful hobby and as respectable college students, we must strive to hide all signs of our inner otakuness. You surely don’t want the hot chick from Life Sciences or the cute girl from Statistics and Applied Probablity to think you are a NEET with a 2D complex right? But how do we hide this unmistakably distinct stench of nerdiness? Is it even possible? Riuva teaches you how to be a Ninja otaku!

1. Make friends with people who don’t know anime. As many as possible.
Don’t shun others just because they like only Naruto or worse, don’t know who Range Murata is. It’s imperative that you gain lots of friends who do not know anime at all actually, as this is exactly like covering yourself with leaves and twigs for jungle camouflage. If your friends are all the anime-clueless sort, nobody will guess that you like the sissy Japanese cartoons. Your secret will be safe.
2. When your friends (assuming you have them since you will have followed step 1) are deciding where to eat, do not demand the group go to somewhere a) Japanese or b) maid or c) dirt cheap so you have more money for merchandise.
Normal people don’t really have much things to spend their cash on, so they foolishly fritter it away on disposable items such as food. But since we need to pretend to be normal, we must join them in throwing cash down the alimentary canal. Bear with it!! If you eat well, you will be less likely to be spotted as an otaku.
3. Set your cellphone ringtone to something instrumental.
You do not want to kill off your own uniqueness, so we’ll still keep the anime-ish ringtone. But instead of Motteku Sailorfuku, how about some classy instrumental music instead? I’m currently using Guns and Roses, the OP of Baccano, which is kinda jazzy. I was using the boss battle theme of FFVI for a couple of months. My message tone is the victory tone of FF tactics, which is obscure enough and still sound great. Generally, soundtracks and BGMs work well.
4. Set your laptop wallpaper to a logo bereft of anime characters.
I recommend the Riuva series of wallpapers, they may have anime-styled characters, but done tastefully in the RangeMurata style. A moe-mongering wallpaper of perhaps Konata upskirts is a sure sign of an otaku, so change it to something more discrete.
5. Deny knowing anime unless the questioner first identifies his cred.
You have to say the standard phrase of denial, 'What is anime? Is it HENTAI? YOU WATCH JAP PORN haha' or 'Sorry, not interested in Pokemon.' if the person who asks is a stranger or someone who does not appear to know anime. Don’t give this response if you feel the other party could be an undercover ninja otaku as well. Other ninja otakus will secretly and subtly identify their faction, through hints. For example, if I were speaking to LianYL for the first time and he wishes to confirm if I also liked Gintama, he would hum the tune of GIN IRO NO SORA, the bestest OP in the world. I would then harmonise in the same octave, thus erasing all doubt of misidentification.
6. Memorise some smokescreen hobbies to help in self-intros.
Knowing the first year of college involves lots of self-introductions where people judge you based on your hobbies, be prepared with a list of fake hobbies to share when it’s your turn to speak up. You must have extensive knowledge in these fake hobbies lest people get suspicious. For me, I normally pick 'football' as my hobby and sometimes '...
Posted 9/2/2007
Sideshow Sept 2007 Customizing the John Wayne Premium Format Figure
John <b>Way</b>ne Premium Format Figurere The immense quality of a handcrafted Premium Format prototype is largely credited to the great care put into each and every detail, from the clothing and accessories to the display base that holds the figure in place. Each prototype is guided to perfection by the careful hands of Sideshow creative artists who meticulously tie each knot and fold each wrinkle. While every figure delivered to you is of the highest handcrafted quality, some of this customized crafting and original positioning is impossible to preserve through the production process, but each figure is fully capable of being customized through a few simple adjustments. These step-by-step instructions guide you through the process of bringing your high-quality Premium Format figure up to the display standards of an incredibly talented creative mind. One of the original designers of Sideshow's Premium Format figure line, Greg Mowry of Geppetto Productions, generously shares a bit of his renowned artist's touch and explains how to customize your own John Wayne Premium Format figure right out of the box:
I received my John Wayne Premium Format Figure the same way as all of you - through the delivery truck. When I took him out I was really surprised that all the reviews were so true: It's a very nice production Figure!
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Posted 9/2/2007
Australia Aug 2007 'Racist' outrage fails to stop bestselling Golly Molly - NEWS.com.au

'Racist' outrage fails to stop bestselling Golly Molly
NEWS.com.au, Australia -

A BRISBANE hospital pharmacy is still selling golliwog dolls in its gift shop despite outrage from indigenous community leaders.

The Atrium Plaza Pharmacy at the Royal Brisbane Hospital had to replenish supplies of the Golly Molly doll on Wednesday morning when only two remained unsold.

A pharmacy staff member said the buying frenzy was a 'backlash' to criticism levelled at the store and the dolls' manufacturer.
The pharmacy manager declined to comment other than to say: 'If you read the blog on your (The Sunday Mail) website, you will see the support we have received.'
Respondents said the dolls were simply toys and not intended to be racist or offensive.
However, Aboriginal community elder and spokesman Sam Watson said the buying frenzy was 'unbelievable ... It's absolutely appalling and says a great deal about the mentality of those consumers who flocked to pay for the horrible things.
'The dolls are really a very negative and very hurtful depiction of people with colour.'
Mr Watson said he had lodged a complaint about the dolls with the Human Rights Commission.
The Indonesian-made dolls are sold for $14.95 and $19.95.
Posted 8/26/2007
Outtakes
The week in movies... Upcoming Releases THE INVASION (PG-13) Every era probably gets the Invasion of the Body Snatchers it deserves, and this might just be ours. Don Siegel's original take on alien pods turning humans into emotionless robots was the perfect '50s sci-fi flick as thinly veiled critique of communism; Philip Kaufman's 1978 remake pumped up the existential dread in exciting and ...
Published 8/19/2007
Outland Records Modern Art Gallery Aug 2007 Custom Baby Qee Expo

On August 10th, 2007 a unique exhibition of customized 3.5 inch Baby Qees will open at Outland Records Modern Art Gallery, featuring the work of 43 international artists and designers with backgrounds in fine art, graffiti, illustration and graphic design.
For this event they asked the artists and designers to personalize a blank 3.5 inch Baby Qee for the exhibition. Among the artists participating are Bill Betsovic, Jon Burgerman, Erwin Weber, Raymond Choy (Toy2R), DGPH, Grooveworld, Michiel Baumgarten, Rob McBroom (OXOP), LIV3R, Sjors Trimbach, Playskewl, Ottograph 3000, Marbl Art and many more.  The expo will run from August 10th till September 30th.
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Posted 8/5/2007
Creative Outdoor Products June 2007 Hunter Dan Action figure turns 10

Hunter Dan is celebrating 10 years of being in existence and the founder of the action figure doll is expanding into new product lines. Crawfordsville's own Dave Ranard's dream of 10 years ago is still alive and well as his Hunter Dan action figure's success continues to go. Does that surprise the Crawfordsville High School graduate? 'Not really,' he said. 'When you look at other figures, they have been around a long time so I felt like we have the ability to stick around a long time as well.' Ranard and his business partner Todd Farris are featured on the front cover of Inside Archery, one of the nation's top archery trade magazines. In addition to being on the front cover, there is a 10-page article about the business Ranard started in 1997 and where it is headed today - including the addition of a Hunter Dan Youth Bow line. The company is also expecting to release a line of camouflage clothing this fall as well. 'We just felt like it was time to branch out a little,' Ranard, who owns and runs Workforce Plus as a fulltime job, said. 'It will help us to diversify a little. Realistically, we are getting to the point we are not sure how much further we can take our action figure line. We have taken that about as far as we can.' No matter what happens, the action figure line will always be the bread-and-butter of Ranard's dream. 'I remember sitting around bouncing ideas off of some friends and I remember the very first call,' Ranard said. 'I wasn't sure how it would be received. The whole process has come full circle now as we have companies calling us asking if they can be associated with Hunter Dan.' That first call was to Cabela's Catalog which reaches millions of homes. 'After talking with their sales rep, he told me they would do something they had never done,' Ranard said. 'They were going to reserve a spot in the Christmas catalog without ever having seen the product. That put a lot of pressure on us, but it all worked out.' It worked out so well, that Caleba's is still carrying to action figure and is one of its biggest customers. So why has the action figure stayed so popular? 'I think it's due to the detail,' Ranard said. 'I am very picky about every last little detail. We want everything made to scale. We want everything to be correct. It takes a lot of time and effort, but we want it to be accurate.' According to Ranard, one company has tried to create another outdoors action figure, but things were wrong with it. 'They had a fisherman with a bass rod and a trout net,' he said. 'Those are the little things that drive me crazy and we won't let that happen with Hunter Dan.' While the Hunter Dan product line is known worldwide the company itself is still small and mostly built around friends.
Posted 6/11/2007
Hasbro May 2007 Calls Outstanding Lucas Warrants - Business Wire

Hasbro, Inc. Calls Outstanding Lucas Warrants


PAWTUCKET, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Hasbro, Inc. (NYSE: HAS) announced today that it has exercised its call option to repurchase all of the outstanding warrants for Hasbro’s common stock currently held by Lucasfilm Ltd. and Lucas Licensing Ltd. (together “Lucas”).
Lucas holds exercisable warrants (the “Warrants”) to purchase an aggregate of 15,750,000 shares of Hasbro’s common stock. The call notice to Lucas stated that Hasbro is exercising its call option to repurchase all of the Warrants for $200 million in cash. Upon closing of the call option Lucas will not hold any warrants to purchase shares of Hasbro’s common stock. Hasbro anticipates closing the call option on May 24, 2007. In connection with the repurchase, Hasbro will recognize a final mark to market charge related to these warrants totaling approximately $36.5 million during the 2nd quarter of 2007.
Pursuant to the Warrant Amendment Agreement, entered into between Hasbro and Lucas in January of 2003, Hasbro was given a call option which provided that at any time through October 13, 2016, Hasbro could repurchase all of the Warrants from Lucas for a payment, in Hasbro’s choice, of either (i) $200 million in cash or (ii) $220 million worth of Hasbro’s common stock, such stock being valued in the manner set forth in the Warrant Amendment Agreement.
Posted 5/12/2007
『パラダイス・カフェ』 May 2007 Smanaka (Santa outfit) + Stamaki (santa outfit) + Eriko

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Posted 5/5/2007
Sideshow 2007 John Wayne in his Tiger Stripe camo - 12 inch

We are excited to bring you the first look at another John Wayne 12-inch figure, this time in his Tiger Stripe uniform! After donning the duds for his Vietnam-era film, these field fatigues became so synonymous with The Duke that the pattern was known as the 'John Wayne Tiger Stripe' .
John <b>Way</b>ne 12-inch Figure - Tiger Stripe Edition
Sideshow Collectibles presents the John <b>Way</b>ne - Tiger Stripe Edition 12-inch Figure John <b>Way</b>ne Collectible Figure
 
Posted 3/31/2007
Sideshow March 2007 John Wayne as a Green Beret 12 inch
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John <b>Way</b>ne Green Beretswayne_poster.jpg width=200 >In 1968 John Wayne and Company released a movie that would ignite both praise and criticism not just for him but for an operation that was only meant to be an advisory action. Unfortunately the criticism would continue into the 21st century. Wayne had grown tired of the anti-war movement and the President's ill regard for his troops and set out to show what the U.S. Serviceman was up against in Vietnam. In 1966, while touring combat Army, Marine, and Naval units in Vietnam, he received a dose of what the media was not showing. The humane, gentle, caring side of the serviceman patching wounded children, housing homeless children, feeding and aiding villages, and rebuilding as they went. He also got to hear what the soldier was doing to combat the enemy whether in South Vietnam or in the North. Wayne wanted the American public to have a glimpse of what their fathers, brothers, mothers, and sisters were doing there. He wanted to give the anti-war crowd something to think about.

In 1967 with the help of the U.S. Army and the men and women soldiers of Forts Benning and Rucker, John Wayne began working on an epic pro-war movie. This movie would encompass everything the soldier was involved in without giving out any details or going into any specific training. It would involve everything he saw the U.S. Serviceman doing while on his tour in Vietnam without giving out information about special operations or specific tactics. But it would give the public a look at one tool they had not really ever heard about. A tool that to this day is still used in the manner in which John Wayne had presented it in 1968. That tool was the U.S. Army Special Forces: they are also known as the Green Berets.
Filmed on location in Western Georgia and South Eastern Alabama, The Green Berets was a film about those men in the special operations role that were doing a very hard job. That job was two-fold; eliminate the enemy and gain the trust and help of the local indigenous population. Wayne took his image of the U.S. Soldier and incorporated it into every aspect of the movie. From the servicemen arriving daily at the airbases, to the soldier in the field patching a wounded village child, he wanted to portray the soldier in a light not seen in the United States. He wanted everyone to know that the U.S. Soldier was neither a barbarian nor a killer and that each and every one worked tirelessly to help South Vietnam maintain its freedom from Communism.
Though John Wayne never served in the military, he made U.S. Service members his main priority. Whether traveling to overseas bases for USO shows or traveling on his own, he wanted them to know he cared and that they were being thought of back home.
Posted 3/31/2007
Good Smile March 2007 Fate/hollow ataraxia - Saber Fantasy - in Maid Outfit - painted PVC 1/8 scale - gallery

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Posted 3/29/2007
Good Smile March 2007 Fate/hollow ataraxia - Saber Fantasy - in Maid Outfit - painted PVC 1/8

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Posted 3/29/2007
March 2007 Outdoor and sporting good retailer G.I. Joe's says it is dropping the G.I. from its name.

Outdoor and sporting good retailer G.I. Joe's says it is dropping the G.I. from its name.
The Wilsonville, Ore.-based chain started in 1952 with one man selling military surplus supplies from a tent in a field. The ad-hoc business quickly grew and became a major Northwest retail chain with 26 stores in Oregon and Washington. The company says it hasn't sold military surplus supplies in years and is changing its name to reflect that.
The official change will take place Sunday, when the company celebrates its 55-year anniversary and launches a new Web site.

G.I. Joe's was recently acquired by a private equity firm in California.
Posted 3/29/2007
Alter July 2007 Cosplay Ogiue in Vice President outfit from Kujian - painted PVC 1/8 scale
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Posted 3/22/2007
Good Smile - Fate/hollow ataraxia - Saber in Holiday Outfit - Gallery


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Posted 2/25/2007
Feb 2007 Importance of Licensed Products & Outlook for Action Figures in 2007
Another driver for growth this year is the licensing business. Sales in the action figures category dropped 9% in 2006, but that’s expected to rebound with the release of this year’s big action movies, 'Spider-Man 3,' 'Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer' and 'Transformers,' a brand Hasbro introduced in 1984. 'Licensed product makes up about 25% of total toy sales each year,' said analyst Frazier.
Posted 2/10/2007
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Posted 2/2/2007
A Carney Family Outing

Jared Deal brought Buzz and Harriet Carney down to Coney Island for an impromptu photoshoot.  Even though the colors are not final, Harriet looks like a real knockout (if you're into bearded ladies).  The green version will be the New York Comic Con exclusive - now I'm mad I won't be attending.  Check out table #A247 in Artist Alley for the Carnival Cartoons crew.
Posted 1/30/2007
UArt March 2007 Ikki Tousen Sonsaku in Maid Outfit Statue

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She will dust your house with her double sided halberd! This amazing Ikki Tousen Sonsaku in Maid Outfit 1:8 scale PVC statue is definitely a feast for the eyes. The adorable Sonsaku is dressed in her highly detailed pink maid outfit that is based on the anime character designs. The statue comes in a window box with her weapons of choice.

High school is a battle – and the student bodies of 7 schools in Tokyo know it. In the Kanto region, rival high schools wage war against each other, influenced by powerful jewels that contain the spirits of legendary warriors. The warring students (known as Toushi) battle each other to become Ikki Tosen – one with the spirit of a thousand warriors. Based on the manga series by Yuji Shiozaki, the story of Ikki Tousen combines great fighting sequences, comedy, and an interesting plotline that involves ancient Chinese historical figures!
 
Posted 1/4/2007
Banpresto Dec 2006 DX Keroro Gunso Girls Figures (in santa outfits) - Gallery
Posted 12/29/2006
American Girl - dec 2006 - ‘Girl’ power: Tweens flock to doll event - Fort Wayne Journal Gazette

NEW YORK – A rented white limousine pulls up to Manhattan’s plush InterContinental hotel on a recent Friday night. It drops off three women, four daughters and four American Girl dolls.
They check in on a special American Girl package – rooms equipped with doll beds, doll brushes and doll jewelry. The goal is to spend the weekend in New York and buy dolls.
The holiday season is the zenith of the craze for American Girl, yet another of the seemingly endless line of marketing masterstrokes designed to separate American parents from their cash.
American Girl markets a line of historical dolls that hail from Colonial, pioneer and World War II periods, among others. Unlike sexy clotheshounds Barbie and Bratz, the American Girl is obsessed, in various incarnations, with horses, reading and friends – not boys. If innocence can be purchased for $87 – the price of the starter kit, a basic doll and introductory book – parents are clearly willing to pay.
The brand, a subsidiary of Mattel, rang up sales of $436 million in 2005 by being marketed as a preserve of that innocence and as a place for female bonding and child-scale history. With only three stores in the country (the others are in Chicago and Los Angeles), American Girl is also a tourist destination.
On a recent Saturday outside American Girl Place on Fifth Avenue, a 40-minute line stretches to the end of a block on 49th Street. The “Dance of the Sugar-Plum Fairy” is piped over loudspeakers.
Security guards wave a trickle into the store – “Step in, step in!” – and as young girls cross the threshold, they emit a uniform squeal. Here rises a four-story, hearts-and-friendship world that seems to tap young girls’ fantasies, and it’s all for sale.
Inside, the place is jammed: girls in tutus, girls in velvet and patent leather; girls with snowflakes painted on their cheeks and doll heads peeking out of their backpacks; girls whispering requests into adult ears; and parents looking deep into their daughters’ eyes.
Employees in the purple-walled emporium speak of it breathlessly as an “experience,” not a store. And indeed it contains a doll hair salon, a cafe that serves high tea to girls and dolls, a small Broadway-quality theater with plays about dolls and a photo studio ready to immortalize the duo of doll and girl.
“You can’t do the store in one day,” says Sharon French, 44, a social worker from Boston – though one day was enough for her to spend about $700. She was part of a group that arrived in four chartered buses, leaving before dawn on a day trip to visit the store.
The dolls have a chipmunk prettiness, with fat cheeks, two small front teeth, huge eyes, a tiny narrow nose and varying facial features and shades of skin and eyes.
Kit, for instance, lives during the Depression but still has a $58 bed and a $159 trunk. Addy is a black girl who escaped from slavery at the time of the Civil War but keeps $20 accessories, including a gourd, a cowrie shell necklace and a $70 desk.
Posted 12/26/2006
Toys Planning March 2007 'This my master' Sawatari - Maid outfit - painted PVC 1/8 scale
「これが私の御主人様」 沢渡みつき
Posted 11/10/2006
Clayz Nov 2006 Pre-order- Fate/Hollow Ataraxia - Saber in Maid Outfit PVC Statue 1/6 Scale
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Posted 11/7/2006
Mega House Nov 2006 ToHeart2 ACTION FIGURE COLLECTION - Tamaki Kousaka - School Uniform & Gym outfit

 
Posted 11/6/2006
MAX FACTORY - Gun X Sword - 99 WAYS TO DIE - Carmen99 - 1/8 scale

Ohayo Minna-san, Misa Misa desu~<3
My, it's been awhile ^-^
But have no fear! I bring you another beautiful PVC statue! And I totally love her pose ;P she's sooo cute!
Don't own Carmen99? Then you are missing out ;P

Well, enough talk, on to the pictures! This is Carmen 99 from Gun X Sword!! Have fun guys :D

Posted 11/2/2006
Caviezel Talks Outlander
Jim Caviezel, who stars in the upcoming SF action-adventure movie Outlander, dropped his usual reserve and told SCI FI Wire that he's excited to be part of the epic tale. 'It's going to be big,' Caviezel (The Passion of the Christ) said in an interview. 'Outlander is going to be big.'
Published 11/2/2006
Banpresto Oct 2006 puraizukeroro sergeant DX Xmas outfits Version
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Posted 10/26/2006
Gods of geek mythology: Autobots, decepticons rule toy freaks' ... - Fort Wayne News Sentinel

Gods of geek mythology: Autobots, decepticons rule toy freaks' ...

Moms sponged Decepticon tattoos onto their cheeks. Students rattled off robot tech specs like they should rattle off multiplication tables. Mild-mannered teachers, doctors, farm workers and artists became breathless geeks, reveling in nostalgia for the 1980s toy line they call 'the next big thing.' At the annual Transformers collectors convention at Lexington, Ky., Convention Center this month, more than 2,000 people tossed around jargon like 'minicon' and 'unicron,' stringing together sentences that barely qualify as English.
BotCon is where geeks find their own.
'BotCon is the Transformers' cultural mecca,' says Joel Boblit, president of BigBadToyStore.com, which sells about 40,000 of the toys through its online store each year. 'This is the only show we come to.'
Matt Lowry, a collector from Lexington, blew his entire Transformers budget for the year in three days. He usually shells out $10 or $15 at a time, but he spent about $300 on advance entry tickets, then another couple hundred on toys. BotCon is not a time for financial planning, says 27-year-old Lowry.
'It's like Christmas,' Lowry says, 'but it lasts all weekend, you get to meet Santa and the elves tell you how to make the toys.'
Lowry has been a fan since 1984, when he opened up his first Transformer, a big black truck named Trailbreaker.
The toys became a TV show, which became a movie, then branched off into other lines of toys, updated TV shows and now a live-action movie to be released next July.
Most of Lowry's collection is held in four large plastic tubs, disguised to look like living room furniture with table cloths and lamps. But at BotCon, he gasped and cheered with the crowd as Hasbro unveiled new toys and showed short clips from the new movie. He shot photos of the fans dressed in cardboard robot costumes.
And he shopped. Oh, how he shopped. He dropped $40 on an Optimus Prime with a Pepsi bottle trailer and a mission to 'quench the thirst of all sentient beings,' then another $40 on Galvatron, a bad guy, just like the one he used to have.
'There are tables straight out of a 1980s toy store,' Lowry says.
He walked around the dealer room, pointing out the good guys (Autobots), the bad guys (Decepticons), the Beast Wars era bots (his favorites) and the smart buys, some sealed in original packaging, shoved in plastic bags or protected in glass cases.
 
Posted 10/25/2006
Orlando's Toy Company Announces Successful Outcome in Civil Suit
Action Products International, Inc. , a leading toy designer and manufacturer of educational and positive, non-violent branded toys for pre-school children through pre-teens, announced today a successful outcome in a civil lawsuit. After a trial by public jury that lasted six days in the courts of Florida, a jury deliberated for over 5 hours, considering evidence of documents and events that
Posted 10/13/2006
Orchid Seed 1st Annibersary Maid In Black Outfit
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Posted 10/11/2006
Outlander Keeps Galloping
Best-selling author Diana Gabaldon--whose sixth Outlander novel, A Breath of Snow and Ashes, was recently named a finalist for the Quill Book Awards in the science fiction/fantasy/horror category--told SCI FI Wire that the book brings the time-travel franchise to 3 million words and counting.
Published 10/9/2006
Caviezel Stars In Outlander
Jim Caviezel has signed on to star in Outlander, a science fiction adventure movie that Howard McCain is directing for the Weinstein Co., according to The Hollywood Reporter. Sophia Myles and Jack Huston are in negotiations to join the cast.
Published 9/26/2006
Parents outraged by limited Elmo dolls
NEW YORK, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- U.S. parents were incensed this week after area stores offered limited amounts of the new TMX Elmo doll, which has exceeded expectations since its release.
Posted 9/21/2006
Parents outraged by limited Elmo dolls - United Press International


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Parents outraged by limited Elmo dolls
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The New York Times reported that parents at US stores such as the Times Square Toys R Us were met this week with bare shelves when they sought out the new toy ...
Not tickled by scarce Elmos
Elmo shortage no laughing matter
Published 9/21/2006
Vance - Pinky Street Nautical Outfit
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Posted 9/7/2006
Outer Limits Co-Creator Dead
Joseph Stefano, co-creator of the SF anthology series The Outer Limits, has died at the age of 84, Variety reported.
Published 8/31/2006
Outrage over sexy Bratz baby dolls
CHILDHOOD experts have slammed the latest range of scantily-clad Bratz Babyz dolls, but the ACCC ( Australian Competition and Consumer Commission ) says it is powerless to strip the popular toys from shelves.
Posted 8/31/2006
Jakks Pacific profit falls 45%; cuts fiscal outlook - MarketWatch

Jakks Pacific profit falls 45%; cuts fiscal outlook
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NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- Jakks Pacific Inc. said Wednesday that second-quarter profit dropped more than 45%, hurt by acquisition ...
Published 7/22/2006
McDonald's plans to beat profit outlook - Houston Chronicle


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McDonald's plans to beat profit outlook
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... "In the US, McDonald's continues to be ... This positive breakfast trend and a popular Happy Meal promotion helped drive US comparable sales" in June, said Chief ...
McDonald's gains boost from menu expansion
European sales, breakfast pump up McDonald’s
US: Mcdonald’s Profit Up After Menu Expansion
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Published 7/18/2006
Let's count the ways we're not like Barbie
My daughter got some Barbie dolls for her birthday recently, and everywhere we go she brings her Barbies. Moira, who just turned 6, happily told me, “Mommy you are not like Barbie.” I made the mistake of asking her why.
Posted 7/18/2006
EARNINGS OUTLOOK Barbie, Star Wars at center of Mattel, Hasbro ... - MarketWatch

EARNINGS OUTLOOK Barbie, Star Wars at center of Mattel, Hasbro ...
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... In other positive developments, Whitfield noted that Mattel's Fisher Price business is continuing to do well, as are Hot Wheels and Matchbox cars. ...
Published 7/14/2006
Mattel 'outperform' - newratings.com

Mattel "outperform"
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NEW YORK, July 11 (newratings.com) - Analyst Margaret B Whitfield of Ryan Beck & Co maintains her "outperform" rating on Mattel Inc (MAT.NYS). ...
Published 7/11/2006
Toys ‘R’ Us to open 3 more outlets - Manila Standard Today

ToysRUs to open 3 more outlets
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By Jenniffer B. Austria. AT LEAST three more ToysRUs stores will open in selected Robinsons shopping malls before the end of the year. ...
Published 7/5/2006
The General is outta the box!
For nervous collectors who are hesitant to unpack and set-up their awesome General Grievous Premium Format figure, we have created some online help for you - complete with pictures! We'd also like to remind you that, although both versions of this commanding General are Sold Out at Sideshow, hope for ...
Posted 7/5/2006
Toymakers play hard to keep upbeat outlook - MSNBC

Toymakers play hard to keep upbeat outlook
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... "Toys are relatively a good value compared to a lot of other product ... held MGA Entertainment, which makes the edgy line of Bratz fashion dolls, said consumers ...
Published 6/22/2006
Toymakers keep upbeat outlook for holidays Published 6/22/2006 by  MSNBC 
No snickering in the library, unless you're hooked on 'Unshelved' - Fort Wayne News Sentinel Posted 6/7/2006
Salute the Green Berets with this new John Wayne figure! Posted 6/6/2006
John Wayne is back at Sideshow! Posted 5/31/2006
Mattel upgraded to 'outperform' - newratings.com Published 5/27/2006
American Girl and API Outsourcing in a Multiyear Outsourcing ... - Global Services Published 5/25/2006
American Girl and API Outsourcing Reach Multi-Year Agreement - Market Wire Published 5/23/2006
Fitch Upgrades Hasbro to 'BBB'; Outlook Stable - Business Wire Published 5/20/2006
The Outfit - Mygamer.com Published 5/19/2006
Paper Bag Manufacturer’s Outstanding Customer Service Wins ... - Emediawire Published 5/16/2006
You’ve got male - Fort Wayne Journal Gazette Posted 5/11/2006
In her 8th career, 92-year-old is golden girl at McDonald’s - Fort Wayne Journal Gazette Published 5/9/2006
Ritsuko Gym Outfit Garage Kit Posted 4/29/2006
Monopoly fans hold cards for new properties - Fort Wayne Journal Gazette Published 4/27/2006
Craft thinks outside the box - Fort Wayne News Sentinel Published 4/20/2006
Makers toy with ways to get girls Posted 4/19/2006
Makers toy with ways to get girls Posted 4/19/2006
Makers toy with ways to get girls Posted 4/18/2006
Makers toy with ways to get girls Posted 4/18/2006
Makers toy with ways to get girls Posted 4/17/2006
Makers toy with ways to get girls Posted 4/17/2006
Makers toy with ways to get girls - Fort Wayne Journal Gazette Posted 4/17/2006
Kids’ bedrooms get blast from the past - Fort Wayne Journal Gazette Published 4/16/2006
Toy outlet having fun run Posted 4/14/2006
‘Robot Chicken’ success ‘amazing’ for show creator - Fort Wayne Journal Gazette Published 4/13/2006
Ichigo 100% trading figures with interchangable outfits Posted 4/10/2006
Boys' toys will be boys' toys, but girls outgrow dolls quickly Posted 4/8/2006
Boys' toys will be boys' toys, but girls outgrow dolls quickly Posted 4/8/2006
Manufacturers lament shrinking toy market for girls, who outgrow ... - Salon Published 4/5/2006
Outdoors Calendar - OregonLive.com Published 4/3/2006
You may figure you know who works in fast food - think again - Fort Wayne News Sentinel Published 3/28/2006
Ollie's Bargain Outlet coming to Hampton Roads - Daily Press Published 3/25/2006
New techie toys aim to please kids - Fort Wayne News Sentinel Published 3/21/2006
Namco Bandai slashes outlook by 54.9 percent - GameSpot Published 3/19/2006
Roadshow will feature old toys, new ways - St. Louis Post-Dispatch Published 3/13/2006
Outside Sales Gund, Inc. Published 3/13/2006 by  The Spokesman-Review 
'Galactica' heads off in ways that jolt (The Columbus Dispatch) Posted 3/11/2006
Child Advocacy Center making critical rebound (Fort Wayne News-Sentinel) Posted 3/11/2006
Priscilla’s passes inspection (Fort Wayne News-Sentinel) Posted 3/11/2006
Priscilla’s passes inspection - Fort Wayne News Sentinel Published 3/11/2006
Child Advocacy Center making critical rebound - Fort Wayne Journal Gazette Published 3/11/2006
Little Tikes may outsource work Published 3/10/2006 by  Akron Beacon Journal 
Top toys for 2006 (Fort Wayne Journal Gazette) Posted 3/7/2006
Top toys for 2006 (Fort Wayne Journal Gazette) Posted 3/7/2006
New techie toys aim to please kids (Fort Wayne News-Sentinel) Posted 2/22/2006
Ten Ways to Sabotage Your eBay Auctions Posted 2/8/2006
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