Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Vintage Toys R Us

Remember when Toys R Us looked like this?

It was a seemingly endless aisle of possibilities. The recent TRU redsign, let's face it, sucks. Here's an example,

Go to retrojunk for an excellent article on the matter.

Friday, February 18, 2011

I Think I Saw Boo Radley!: Amazing 60K-Piece 'Abandoned Victorian House' Out Of LEGO

From geekology, This is a sickly amazing LEGO build by Mike Doyle of an abandoned Victorian house that's been crushed by a tree. And speaking of getting crushed by trees: people who have sex with Ents. TIIIIIIIIIIIIIIMBER!

5' x 3' x 2'

50k - 60k pieces

Black, white, dark and bluish gray, clear trans and black trans colors used.

No foreign materials (wood, glue, paint or otherwise) were used - this is pure Lego.

Second in my series of Abandoned Houses

WOW. I posted a couple closeups after the jump, but you really need to hit Mike's website for the higher-res versions as well as shots of the first house in his 'abandoned' series (also worthwhile). He has a ton of info and in-progress shots of his builds as well. What he doesn't have is a bunch of pop-ups and porn banners, which is a shame because I would've clicked them.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Awesome Lego Toy Fair coverage at FBTB.net

If you head over here you can access an easy and extremely thorough rundown of the goodies Lego put on display for Toy Fair last weekend. A ton of stuff to get crazy over, but I'm especially gaga for the Alien Conquest line, pictured above.

Thursday, February 03, 2011

10 Exclusive Action Figures You'll (Probably) Never Own

10) "Save Blinky" Bart from The Simpsons (Mattel, 1990)

See the rest at toplessrobot here