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Caroline’s Clothing and Accessories (An American Girl Collector’s Guide)

A guide to Caroline’s outfits and wearable accessories with descriptions and pictures.

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LEGO Harry Potter Hermione's Study Desk Polybag 30392 Review

Review of the LEGO Wizarding World Hermione's Study Desk Polybag 30392

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All About Claudie Wells, the Newest Historical American Girl Doll

Learn all about Claudie Wells, the newest American Girl Doll, with detailed descriptions and pictures of the doll and the rest of her collection.

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Elizabeth’s Clothing and Accessories (an American Girl Collector’s Guide)

A guide to Elizabeth’s outfits and wearable accessories with descriptions and pictures.

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Felicity’s Clothing and Accessories (An American Girl Collector’s Guide)

A guide to Felicity’s outfits and wearable accessories with descriptions and pictures.

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Kaya’s Clothing and Accessories (An American Girl Collector’s Guide)

A guide to Kaya’s outfits and wearable accessories with descriptions and pictures.

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Five Things That Shouldn't Be Controversial About Dolls

Countless videos and articles tout these dolls as "scandalous," but is this really just a ploy by the patriarchy?

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Lego Minifigures Looney Tunes CMF Series 71030 Review

A review of the LEGO Looney Tunes CMF Series 71030

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Star Wars Retro Collection Action Figures: Collector's Guide

In February 2019, Hasbro made a surprise announcement at the NY Toy Fair, releasing a new series "inspired" by the original Kenner 1978 Star Wars action figures. Titled the "Retro Collection", the 3.75" action figures would be a close approximation (but not identical) to the originals.

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Matchbox Restorations: Restoring a Lesney No. 25 Bedford Dunlop Van

Picked up at a flea market for $1 and painted by a previous owner, this classic Matchbox van from 1956 was the perfect candidate for a restoration.

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An Honest Review of the "Star Wars" Hero Series 12" Action Figures

Are the "Star Wars" Hero Series action figures worth buying? Do children enjoy playing with them? How sturdy and versatile are they? This review sets out to tell you everything you need to know about the "Star Wars" Hero Series 12" action figures.

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A Collector’s Guide to the American Girl ‘Girl of the Year’ Dolls

This is a guide to the American Girl ‘Girl of the Year’ doll line, including facts about all 19 Girls of the Year, as well as the two Girl of the Year companion dolls.

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Collecting Godzilla Figures

The X-PLUS gigantic series Shin Godzilla is probably one of the coolest figures ever produced by any company. However, there is one figure that blows it out of the water—the Omega Beast Shin Godzilla! Check it out! Also, see how to start saving money and collecting cool figures yourself.

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5 Groovy Dolls That Deserve a Comeback

Baby Boomers and Gen Xers in the 1960s and 1970s got to grow up with some far-out dolls. These babies need a comeback!

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A Collector’s Guide to the American Girl Historical Dolls

An informational guide to the American Girl Historical Character dolls, featuring important information about all 22 Historical AG dolls in existence.

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A Review of the American Girl 35th Anniversary Collection

An overview and honest review of the American Girl 35th Anniversary Collection.

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The Stolen Legacy of Bild Lilli

How a raunchy comic strip character in a conservative tabloid became responsible for the Barbie doll and wound up suppressed by Mattel.

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Review of McFarlane Toys' "Warhammer 40,000" Blood Angel Primaris Space Marine Hellblaster 7' Action Figure

A personal review that encompasses everything you will need to know before purchasing the Blood Angel Primaris Space Marine Hellblaster action figure from McFarlane Toys. It's a must-have for any true fan of "Warhammer 40,000."

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Review of McFarlane Toys' "Warhammer 40,000" Adepta Sororitas Battle Sister 7' Action Figure

This review covers what you will need to know before buying the Adepta Sororitas Battle Sister action figure from McFarlane Toys. From manufacturer specs to my personal experience with the product, this article sets out to review the Battle Sister action figure in full.

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LEGO Wizard of Oz Minifigures From "Lego Movie 2" CMF Series Review

A look at Dorothy and Toto, Cowardly Lion, Scarecrow, and Tin Man from "The LEGO Movie 2" Collectible Minifigure Series.

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The 4 Best Places to Buy Retired American Girl Products Online

A list of the best places where you can locate and purchase retired American Girl dolls, outfits, and play sets online.

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What You Forgot About Charmmy Kitty

Once a staple of Sanrio stores nationwide, this fluffy little kitten warmed the heart of Hello Kitty fans, but she also raised eyebrows.

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LEGO Disney Minifigure Series 1 Review

A review of the LEGO Disney Minifigure Series 71012

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Review of McFarlane Toys' "Warhammer 40,000" Ultramarines Primaris Assault Intercessor 7' Action Figure

The Ultramarines Primaris Assault Intercessor is a really sturdy, versatile, and aesthetically pleasing toy! I like it so much that I had to write a glowing review recommending it to every fan, collector, and child alike!

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Lego Minifigure Series 14 Lego / Monsters Series 71010 Review

A Review of the LEGO CMF Series 71010 The LEGO Halloween Monsters.

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Searching for Pluto: A Look Into the World of "Sailor Moon" Doll Collecting

A hyper-realistic line of Sailor Moon dolls have taken the fandom by storm—but how much are fans willing to pay for a perfect replica of their favorite characters?

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LEGO Dimensions Green Arrow Minifigure Poybag Promotional Set 71342 Review

This article includes a review of the LEGO Dimensions Green Arrow Minifigure Poybag Promotional Set 71342.

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LEGO Star Wars Rebel A-Wing Pilot 5004408 Polybag Review

A review of the LEGO Star Wars Rebel A-Wing Pilot 5004408 Polybag

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BR LEGO Minifigure Promotional Polybag 5001121 Review

A Review of the BR LEGO Minifigure Promotional Polybag 5001121

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LEGO Rex's Plantimal Ambush Polybag 30460 Review

Review of "The LEGO Movie 2" LEGO Rex's Plantimal Ambush Polybag 30460.

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LEGO Disney Minifigure Series 2 Review

This article includes a review of the LEGO CMF Series 71024 or The LEGO Disney Minifigures Series 2.

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Top 10 Biggest LEGO Sets Ever Sold

Count down the ten largest LEGO models of all time!

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Crayola Color Wheel: A Fun Vintage Game

One of my fondest childhood memories is of hours spent playing the Crayola Color Wheel game with my grandmother. Read on to find out how this game is played and how you might make your own.

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Lego Terms and Abbreviations (Not a Complete List)

This is a glossary of terms and abbreviations used in the Lego world. You might see and hear these at train shows or conventions and wonder what they mean.

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Top 5 Super Valuable He-Man Action Figures You Can Still Find

He-Man revolutionized the action figure industry and gave us a line of toys that to this day remains one of the world's favorites, but which are worth the money?

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Building Model Kits: Plastic and Wood

Build plastic or wood models is a rewarding pastime that requires the use of your brain and your hands. Building replica models of any object is both an art and a craft.

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Tips and Tricks for Metal Earth Models

Save yourself some aggravation with these suggestions for building Metal Earth models. Tips and tricks for the beginner.

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Troll Doll Hair Removal and Replacement Tutorial

In this article, I will show you how to easily remove the old hair from your vintage troll doll and replace it with new Icelandic sheepskin hair.

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GI Joe Adventure Team Headquarters Restoration

I explain in detail how I restored my GI Joe Adventure Team Headquarters from the early 1970s.

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10 Things I Regret About L.O.L. Surprise! Dolls

I have come to regret ever agreeing to buy L.O.L Surprise! dolls for my daughter. From their extremely contagious cases of Glitter Pox to their environmentally unfriendly packaging, these dolls may be the worst choice I've ever made.

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Collecting Loose He-Man Action Figures

He-Man once blazed a new path for action figures. With tons of great characters and a world of fantasy behind it, He-Man figures still are prized possessions for collectors. But which pieces are worth the investment?

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Posing Your Gunpla Without an Action Base

No action base? No problem! Here's a guide to posing your action figures without spending a lot of money on an expensive platform.

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Hopi Kachina (Katsina) Native American Art Hand-Carved Dolls: Meanings, Collecting, and Appreciation

This guide will take a look into the mesmerizing Kachina dolls crafted by the Hopi tribe, offering a glimpse into some of the history and meanings behind these amazing works of art.

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5 Popular Toys From the 90s That Are Worth Money Today

Are you a 90s kid with old toys kicking around in your attic? Some of them might be worth a lot of money today. Check out this list of toys from the 90s worth a fortune today, and see if you're sitting on a gold mine.

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How to Pose Your Gunpla

I saw this once in a Dengeki Hobby issue. I will be trying this to one of my Gunplas.

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Weird Facts About Fisher-Price Rescue Heroes

Billy Blazes, Rocky Canyon, Wendy Waters. Big clunky feet, equipment packs. The animated TV show, the direct to video movie. These are the basics, but there's a few weird facts you missed.

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Fisher-Price Rescue Heroes: A Look Back at Over 20 Years

Over two decades ago, Fisher-Price introduced a line of toddler-friendly action figures that eventually outgrew their target audience and became one of Mattel's hottest properties, before it fizzled out for a time.

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Pokémon Center Lillie Nendoroid Review

A review of the Lillie Nendoroid figurine from Good Smile and the Pokémon Center.

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9 Really Expensive Lego Parts and Pieces

Whether due to their color or rarity, the prices for these Lego parts are unbelievable. I keep track of some of the most expensive pieces.

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Boyds Bears Are No Longer Being Produced

If you collect teddy bears or just think they are sweet, you will want to read article this about Boyds Bears, which are no longer being produced.