White’s Guide to Collecting Figures, Number 19, July 1996

A collector's magazine, popular in the 90s. I picked it up at a used bookstore in Texas for $1.99. It has everything from prices for figures to a tutorial on how to customize your own action figures. If you know more the history of White's Guide to Collecting Figures, let me know. While I can... Continue Reading →

A Doll’s House, Style Magazine, January 2004

A dollhouse article I clipped from Style Magazine when I was 12 years old and still have to this day. One of these days I hope to share a Dolls House Emporium catalog with you as well. I marveled over the pictures of dollhouse scenes for hours but no longer have a copy. Click the... Continue Reading →

Empire Toy Works

I have been enamored by the work of Chris Shaylor of Empire Toy Works for quite some time now. His intricacy, detail, colors, and so much more, intrigue me. I am so excited to share this interview with you. I hope you enjoy learning more about him, or maybe being newly introduced to him. Let... Continue Reading →

Walmart Toy Catalog 2019

We listen to Spotify at work and every few songs for the past week there was a Walmart ad talking about the big toy catalog release on November 2. You could go to Walmart, get a physical copy of the new toy catalog and test new toys from noon to 4. So I went to... Continue Reading →

Why Toys R Us is Never Truly Coming Back

Sorry to be a downer... The Rise and Fall Toys R Us was the first ever big box toy store. A realized dream of its creator Charles Lazarus. Coming back from war Lazarus noticed a hole in the market, considering all the soldiers were talking about coming back and starting families. While his first store,... Continue Reading →

Tiny Products

Miniature versions of everyday grocery packaging are all the rage! I'm a product photographer by day, and a miniature diorama photographer on nights and weekends. I largely photograph grocery store packaging. So when I see tiny versions of the products I handle all day, I'm so hooked. I'm not the only one though it appears.... Continue Reading →

The Toy World is Going Sustainable

Our World and Plastic "If current trends in plastic production and waste management continue, the plastic debris housed in landfills and natural environments — currently 4.9 billion metric tons — will more than double by 2050" - PBS News Hour Much of the plastic we use in our daily lives is not degradable and therefore... Continue Reading →

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