Monday, June 22, 2009

Cool stuff, Freaky Creatures!

From cooltoyreview, What is Freaky Creatures?: In the distant future, battles are fought not by humans, but by genetically enhanced creatures. These powerful creatures engage in tremendous battles in search of victory, often with great risks on the line. There are eleven known types of Freaky Creatures in the universe, each with its own strengths and weaknesses.

Freaky Creatures is a cross-platform, massively multiplayer online game that allows players to build the ultimate, customizable creatures and battle them against friends.

Freaky Creatures begins with a Starter Pack that includes 2 action figures and a 1 gigabyte reusable flash drive as the key to the Freaky Creatures Universe. With your Starter Pack you can bring your creatures to life online. Once you have created your own unique creature you can jump straight into battle or build a lair in which you can care for your creature or hang out with friends.

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Friday, June 05, 2009

Hook Monkeys!

A while back the shop I work for needed some prop barrels, so we bought several "Barrel Full of Monkeys" toys. The monkeys were dumped into a tupperware container which got stuck out of the way in various places for more than a year.

Last weekend Julie arranged her friend's baby shower, and thought hook monkeys would be a good decoration for the little gift bags of candy. I found the dusty container and emptied it into my backpack.

So of course when I got home I had to make a big monkey chain. There are ceiling hooks left over from a previous tenant, and they were perfect. Then I took some artsy-fartsy pictures and took it back down. Zack liked to chew on these, and while they're too big for swallowing I was worried he'd hook his cheek with one of the sharp little monkey paws. But there are a LOT left over, and they will be waiting for him when he's old enough.

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Lego Carl Fredricksen

From Pixar animator and LEGO fanatic Angus MacLane