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Figures Toy Company wholesaler changes… get ’em while they’re hot.


In light of the recent news from FTC about their wholesaler policies of not allowing them to sell their products on ebay and Amazon, I would highly recommend scooping these up today (last day of sale) if you’re wanting them. I think prices this low are going to be few and far between in the future…. http://www.entertainmentearth.com/prodinfo.asp?number=FIGBMTV125AA&id=JI-206284882 http://www.entertainmentearth.com/prodinfo.asp?number=FIGDCSM0100AA&id=JI-206284882

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We have a winner…..


Okay gang! It’s time to announce the winner of our 8 inch Retro style Harry Potter figure set courtesy of Entertainment Earth! Everyone give a huge shout out, CONGRATULATIONS to Jeff Viets! He played along, crossing his “t’s” and dotting his “i’s” for this fun and magical contest! But don’t be sad if it wasn’t you, Potter fans… you can get a set today from Entertainment Earth and get FREE SHIPPING plus a free gift as they celebrate their 20th Anniversary!
 
 
Again I say thank you to everyone for playing at Jim’s Toy Box! –
Now, GO PLAY! Jim 04/14/16

Figures Toy Company 8 inch Harry Potter Series 1 Review and Contest Courtesy of Entertainment Earth!


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It was a magical day when these three fella’s showed up at the Toy Box! Check out the review and then keep reading to find out how YOU can win a set of these fun figures from Entertainment Earth who is celebrating their 20th Anniversary throughout the entire month of April by giving you a free gift with every order! How sweet is that?!?!?!

 

It was a magical day when these three fella’s showed up at the Toy Box! Check out the review and then keep reading to find out how YOU can win a set of these fun figures from Entertainment Earth who is celebrating their 20th Anniversary throughout the entire month of April by giving you a free gift with every order! How sweet is that?!?!?!
Order your set today via this link – http://www.entertainmentearth.com/prodinfo.asp?number=FIGHP0800AA&id=JI-206284882 and get your FREE GIFT from Entertainment Earth today!

Now, here’s how you enter to win…

Go to the Jim’s Toy Box Facebook Page  . Look for this video review that’s pinned to the top of the page, LIKE and then in the comments section, name your favorite Harry Potter character. THEN copy and paste @jimstoybox #entearth20 #HarryPotter to your Facebook wall and / or twitter page. Doing both will double your odds! The contest will run from NOW til April 14th where we will once again chose a random player to be our winner! WORK SOME MAGIC!!!!

NOW GO PLAY! – Jim 04/07/16

By entering this contest you agree to allow up to 12 weeks for delivery, accept the fate of packages getting lost, stolen or damaged (neither Entertainment Earth nor the host of the contest are responsible for replacement or compensation either in product, credit or currency) and a correct, valid physical address must be provided (wrong address provided, unfortunately no shipment). US and Canada only

This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook. You understand that you are providing your information to the owner of this Facebook page and not to Facebook.

Now CLICK Play – Podcast #1 – Wacky Western Adventure


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Click Play LOGOWelcome to the very first podcast from the Toy Box. It’s gonna be a fun adventure as I learn more about this new and wonderful platform.  I promise you though, it’ll be fun… warts and all 🙂 – Jim

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The Music

12571016_946668225370556_1912536567_nBefore there was MP3 or YouTube playlists or Pandora to collect all of your favorite tunes together there was K-TEL records. The original “As seen on TV” pushers, K-Tel records had a great knack for finding just the right mix of tunes for pretty much any genre and taste. And these 24 tunes perfectly capture some great and kooky country and western and sometimes cowboy flavored tunes. Plus the cover art, which was a shrunken reproduction of the also available vinyl LP record set, was equally charming and fun.

Amazingly the acetone tape was able to pack these 24 tunes into four separate programs in the cartridge. Perfect for the car or the home Hi Fi the 8 track was the for runner to the equally convenient cassette but the faulty nature of its design led to it falling to the smaller, more compact tapes. The biggest problem however was an effect known as “print through” where songs on other programs would “bleed” through on to other songs. But still for the time it was a fascinating piece of audio technology, allowing you to take music with you where a record player simply couldn’t go.

On this week’s show I hand picked some of my favorites from the collection to share with you now. But be sure to check out all of these fantastic tunes!

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The Toys – Part 1

12527922_946668275370551_2140115089_nMego’s line of World’s Greatest Super Heroes is best known for the DCV and Marvel heroes but one would be remiss to overlook the excellent public domain characters they released including Robin Hood, the Mad Monsters and today’s featured guests; The American West assortment. You can get the full skinny on the complete assortment at the mecca of all things Mego, The Mego Museum. 

My collection of these figures is limited but contain some fantastic specimens. Wild Bill Hickok, Sitting Bull and my crown Jewel, a boxed Buffalo Bill Cody.

12511959_946668318703880_817487033_nBoth Wild Bill and Sitting Bull were acquired from my great pal from across the pond, Alex. Featuring the T1 body style with metal rivets these are simply fun. Mind you they can’t hold their weapons terribly well but then again there’s no need for fighting fella’s.

Buffalo Bill was a true eBay score. I was blown away when I actually picked him up for a closing price of only $30, shipped no less! Of course the figure is amazing in and of himself the box art is completely breath taking. Painted by legendary artist, Gray Morrow one can’t help but smell the log cabin surroundings that old Bill camped out in during his time taming the wild frontier. Rustic and beautiful.

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In 2004 Figures Toy Company, who have found renewed fame in the world of Mego reproduction with their new (and massively growing) line of Mego style figures, reissued the American West series. Sadly though quality issues due to the manufacturers in India really hurt the line. You can still pick some of them up at their website. I’m still holding out hope that they will take the plunge in doing another run but with the new and improved quality standards that they now have. The Mad Monsters got a second shot, why not these awesome icons too? A cowboy can dream.

Toys Part 2 – NECA’s “Hateful 8”

NC14933AlgBeing a huge fan of the cowboy / western action figures my excitement went all gaga when I heard about the new line of 8 inch figures from NECA for the latest Quentin Tarantino flick “The Hateful 8”. I gushed about it here and will be placing my pre order soon at Entertainment Earth. It’s a bit pricey for the set but considering the quality of NECA’s previous releases in the style and format I have no doubt that they will most certainly be worth it.

The Inspiration – My Dad

12571185_946668292037216_1358955291_nI try not to get too gushy about my Dad. It’s a bit of a Southern Pride thing but also if he were still with us he would give me that “look” if he were to read this post. So while male machismo may be out of fashion in our modern age I can’t help but continue to hold on to a lite bit of the old ways. He came from the old school of “cowboys don’t cry and heroes don’t die” and I appreciate that but I’ll be honest when I look at the picture of him at about 6 years old riding his pony on my great grandparents farm I can’t help but tear up a little. That little cowboy gets me every time and why these songs and toys and the mountain of old John Wayne movies he left me with make me smile. A part of my make up that will always be a part of his legacy. Even his granddaughter has a natural love of horses that we’ve yet to take to the next level with a real ride in the saddle but her simple dollar store herd really puts a twinkle in her eye. Even more so than the My Little Ponies. I know he’d be pleased with that for sure.

Well, he IS wearing a cowboy hat.
Well, he IS wearing a cowboy hat.

Well this was a fun gallop through the Toy Box is in this inaugural Podcast / multi media experience and experiment. I thank you all so very much for taking the time to stop by and I hope you enjoyed the read and the listen. And if you haven’t taken the time to listen just, by all means….

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