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CustomCon 36 Day One

December 10, 2013 - The first day of CustomCon 36 is now online over at ActionFigurePics.com!

DAY ONE: Tuesday, December 10

Submitted by News on Tue, 2013-12-10 18:00

Things You Are Searching For - November 2013 Edition

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Things You Are Searching For - November 2013 Edition

November 2013 - Each day, I check the log files on the site to see what the spammers are up to, and some of the entries are the search terms people are using in our search box. Here are a few things that you have been searching for recently but perhaps are not finding... for a few of the terms, it is because we have no content about them, and for others, it is because the stuff on the older version of RTM doesn't show up in the new search box.

- Baby Alive - While we do cover a pretty wide range of toys, we don't really do much with actual baby dolls. For more about Baby Alive dolls, check out these sites:

Submitted by News on Sun, 2013-11-24 22:28

November 2013 Fast Food Toys Round-up

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November 15, 2013 - McDonald's had trick-or-treat buckets in October, so the boy informed us that we were going. Period. No discussion allowed. He was happy with the Angry Birds Star Wars bucket he got, but quietly let me know later on that I would need to "go online and order the other two" for him. Another visit to McDonald's after Halloween resulted in a cute little book and a bookmark.

Let's see what's out there in restaurants this month! (More after the jump)

A quick check of the web sites for the more popular fast food restaurants reveals the following:

Submitted by Bobbi on Fri, 2013-11-15 16:05

October 2013 Fast Food Toys Round-up

October 18, 2013 - The past month was a huge blur and we did not get to any fast food restaurants to eat or buy toys. This month we definitely need to get to a McDonald's that has the trick-or-treat buckets and to Carl's Jr to check out the Despicable Me 2 toys. We missed the Batman toys at McDonald's, so that might mean another eBay purchase.

Let's see what's out there in restaurants this month!

A quick check of the web sites for the more popular fast food restaurants reveals the following:

- The Wendy's web site still does not list the toys at all, but I did recently see a television commercial (!!!) promoting their Scared Shrekless Halloween toys. If you are on Facebook, you can see an album of these toys at this link. The toys are: a Shrek/Fiona mask, a Cat Attack Puss in Boots, Donkey Ears, a Donkey Sipper (straw topper), a Haunted Frame, and a Spooky Noises Shrek figure. (More after the jump)

Submitted by Bobbi on Fri, 2013-10-18 17:58

October Update #2: Target's Latest Deals on Toys & Action Figures

October 13, 2013 - Time to again check Target's printable coupons and Cartwheel app for new deals!

The printable coupons offer 23 coupon in the toys category, including these that have been added since last time:

Their Cartwheel has 31 toy deals available, including these two new deals:

The Cartwheel is also offering 40% off the Magic Jinn Guessing Game toy, which sounds like they would very much like you to buy one soon.

If you don't have a smartphone to use the Cartwheel app, you can log in via Facebook and print out a code to hand to the cashier and still get the same deals.

Submitted by News on Sun, 2013-10-13 15:20

LEGO's Parisian Restaurant Set (27 images)

October 2013 - LEGO has announced a new set in their LEGO Modular Buildings Collection:

10243 Parisian Restaurant
Ages 16+. 2,469 pieces.
Have an unforgettable evening at the amazing Parisian Restaurant!

US $159.99 - CA $189.99 - DE 149.99 € - UK 132.99 £ - DK 1299.00 DKK

Submitted by News on Thu, 2013-10-10 18:20

DC Super Hero Dolls at Walgreens

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October 6, 2013 - September was a blur, but at some point, there was a trip to Walgreens and a surprise in the toy aisle! Not only did they have McFarlane's 4th series of The Walking Dead action figures (tv versions), including the exclusive Rick Grimes figure, but they also had some oddly cute DC Super Hero Dolls.

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I picked up the Wonder Woman, Catwoman, and Supergirl. There is also a Batgirl, but I didn't see one at this location, so she'll wait for another day. The dolls were $4.99 each. In addition to their rooted hair, they have eyes that blink open and closed as you tilt them backwards or stand them up. (more after the jump)

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Submitted by Bobbi on Sun, 2013-10-06 17:55

October Update: Target's Latest Deals on Toys & Action Figures

October 6, 2013 - It's a new month, so it is also time to check Target's printable coupons and Cartwheel app for new deals!

The printable coupons offer 18 coupon in the toys category, mostly on Hasbro items, including:

Also check the HasbroRewards.com site for more printable Hasbro coupons, as well as the SmartSource insert for the October 6th Sunday newspaper. We get the Denver paper and there were several Hasbro coupons in it. In theory, Target will let you stack a manufacturer's coupon with one of their Target coupons, so you might be able to double up on a few of the deals. You can also "triple-stack" the two kinds of coupons with the Cartwheel app when those deals happen to align.

Their Cartwheel has 36 toy deals available, including these deals of interest to action figure collectors:

Submitted by News on Sun, 2013-10-06 16:41

Can You ID This Toy?

Someone emailed today and stumped me: "I've been trying to find this toy set that I had as a child for years now and can' find it anywhere. All I have from the set is a little dog figurine in a teal dress. She had a family and came with a house. My sisters also had similar sets, one was a pig family that own a bakery and a bear family set. My biggest problem is I don't know what they were called. All I know is that they are from the yearly 90s'. They are not the felt ones they are small and plastic with no movable parts."

Submitted by Bobbi on Tue, 2013-10-01 15:11

September 2013 Fast Food Toys Round-up

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September 18, 2013 - The boy has been collecting the Power Rangers toys from McDonald's and was able to get most of them before the Colorado flooding hit our area. Hopefully he can finish the MegaZord before the promotion ends.

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I was able to snag a batch of the Sonic Justice League toys off eBay. It's not a complete set, but it had the pieces I wanted, so I was happy.

Let's see what's out there in restaurants this month! (more after the jump)

A quick check of the web sites for the more popular fast food restaurants reveals the following:

- McDonald's has Justice and Power Rangers MegaForce toys in their Happy Meals, with Batman and The Wizard of Oz shown as the next promotions.

- Sonic has Scooby-Doo toys in their Wacky Pack meals.

Submitted by Bobbi on Wed, 2013-09-18 00:34

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