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Joes for Tots > More Cool Peeps

Joes for Tots entries are still coming in, but if you haven’t donated yet there is still plenty of time to help out. While many places are closed for actual toy donations, you can still donate even a small amount online. Aside from helping someone out and possibly getting a nice bonus, remember Poe offered up a sweet unmasked Dark Knight figure as well. Remember, you have until the 31st of December to submit your entry!

Anyway, I thought I’d share a few more of the photo entries I’ve received. This time the theme is pulling some of the entries that qualify as, “The Ladies of Joes For Tots.”

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IRONY MAN – THE IRON MANGER by zero_g

Joes For Tots > Sponsorship Spotlight 80sTees.com

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It’s still not too late to enter Joes For Tots and you don’t want to miss out because cool sponsors like 80sTees.com and their awesome gift cards are hard to pass up. Seriously, they have some cool shirts. Let’s check some out!

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A very Merry Un-christmass by _Theresa_

Paul’s Peg > Holiday Cheer Lego Star Wars Style

I recently ran across this picture on The Brothers Brick and it would have been criminal not to share:

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This was posted by Chris McVeigh on his Flickr account. Check out other cool pictures there.

I gotta say, that’s a lot of Lego tauntauns. I had to spend about 25 bucks to get a set that had just one. He’s sitting on my desk with Lego Indiana Jones riding him which is cool and all, but I never thought of using him as a reindeer.

Review > Playmobil Santa Claus & Elf Set (5846)

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While shopping at Target the other day, I came across this little Playmobil set as part of what seemed to be a general stocking-stuffer section. There were a few other toys too, ranging from Transformers figurines to the usual Hot Wheels cars and so forth. Since I remember back when pretty much any toy you found in such a section was cheap crap, I was pleasantly surprised by the selection. This set cost $3.

Desperately Seeking Santa

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I generally try not to take advantage of this blog for my own ends, but occasionally I come across something I want but just can’t find–not even on eBay. Such a one is this talking Santa Claus toy.

It was made in 1994 by the Kurt Adler company and has an electronic talking feature. It was probably sold in drug stores and so forth. It’s the closest thing I’ve ever found to a “realistic” six-inch-ish scale Santa Claus.

If anyone has one of these or sees one at a flea market or whatever and would be willing to sell or trade it, you’d make a Christmas-loving toy blogger very, very happy. Honestly I don’t have much hope…it’d be a Christmas miracle!

Joes For Tots > News Round Up

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Hey y’all, I’ve got to hit you up with some quick news items related to the Joes For Tots contest. Let’s do this!

Item: Toy reviewer extraordinaire Michael Crawford of MCWtoys.com will be doing the honor of randomly picking the winners this year. Thanks, Mr. Crawford.

Item: Articulated Discussion has done an interview with me about the contest. Be sure to watch for it over there when it is up!

Item: If you’re entering the contest (and why wouldn’t you?) keep in mind that for every G.I. Joe toy sold, Hasbro is donating a toy to Toys For Tots. Sweet!

Item: Speaking of other cool charity events this year, the store G.I. Joe Heaven is going to be donating a percentage of their sales to Toys For Tots.

Item: I’d like to thank everyone who has covered the contest including, but we still need to raise awareness for this contest, so below are some new banners that we’ve worked up.

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5 Questions With > Rustin Parr

Today we have an interview with a good friend of mine, Rustin Parr of OAFE. Rustin and I first met through OAFE in the early 1990s, and despite living on separate coasts, we’ve met in person many times since then. An passionate if idiosyncratic movie buff, Haunted Mansion enthusiast, and King Leonidas look-alike (well, maybe not the abs, but the face, anyway), Rustin has agreed to bare just a bit of his soul to us here at PGPoA.

338381890_lCode name: Scott McEachen, alias Rustin Parr, alias Gunstas von Artlefuasdensein, D.D.S.
Specialty: Dreaming Big and Accomplishing Small
Base of Operations: Monterey, CA
History: Began the adventure in gorgeous Hermosa Beach, California, whence an egregious lust for action figuring took hold. A lack of sculpting ability and painting prowess propelled him into the world of Motion Picture production whose frivolities spat the man into the cutting edge of Neuro Marketing during which a healthy imbibing of toys and movies keeps the life juices flowing. It was a hot and sunny day when a close personal friend, the self-titled Lord of the Nazgul, brought together Rustin with Yo Go Re and Poe Ghostal, all posters at the formerly awesome and important/relevant spawn.com message boards, the latter two being founding members of oafe.net. After one particularly long and laugh-riddled evening in which Rustin performed his then-constant desperate rage upon the unprepared Yo’n’Poe towards falsely accused inept waitresses and rightfully, if not righteously accused George Lucas and his modern films, Poe’n’Yo dragged the Froce’o’da’nature into the fold at OAFE where on Rustin continues to this day to be less entertaining than that first eve and less consistent in producing reviews than his editor would prefer. Rustin is survived by his collection projected to consist of over 2,000 individual action figures, 500 hundred vehicle and location replicas 9in varying scales) and hundreds of plus-sized and resin collectibles, not to mention a DVD collection of some 1200 discs.

Toy review roundup (via Fanmode)

fanmode-copy Koh Yong Qiang reviews the Medicom Toy Real Action Heroes Street Fighter Chun-Li 1/6-scale figure. Excerpt: “Medicom had sculpted all-new leg parts for her to recreate the ‘Thunder Thighs’ that the First Lady of Fighting Games is so famous for.” (See also.)

Poe Ghostal reviews the Mattel Masters of the Universe Classics Faker New York Comic Con and Mattycollector.com exclusive figure. Excerpt: “… he’s just a repaint …”

Michael Crawford reviews the Mezco Toyz Cinema of Fear Leatherface (stylised version) figure from The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Excerpt: “There’s something goofy yet gruesome about the design, creating an almost cute look but without losing the basic gory concept.”

Rustin Parr reviews the JUN Planning Nightmare Before Christmas Pumpkin King figure. Excerpt: “… NECA’s really outshone JUN’s … Still, I cannot not love this figure!”

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