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Review: ‘Katie Cat’ Kawaii Crush doll

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On a recent trip to Toys-R-Us I found these adorable Kawaii Crush dolls from Spin Master.  They are 3” of cuteness!  Each one comes with a pet and they have some larger dolls, playsets and accessory sets.

I picked Katie Cat.  She is an adorable doll with moulded pink hair and a white cat hat and white cat pet.  She also comes with a kitty ear headband, a skirt that looks like a ball of yarn, 2 removable shoes, and a sweet kitty pet.

From the back of the package it seems there are several other choices: a couple of pandas, a couple of kitties, a bunny, and owl, a monkey, and a penguin.

These seem to be for display purposes.  She moves at the hips, but she is not jointed in other places.  This limits her movement and would make it more difficult to play.

[Pics below. Click for a larger view.]

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What they lack in mobility they make up for in cuteness.   I think I may buy some more of these to display on my shelf.

You can learn more by visiting kawaiicrush.com.

 

Trailer: ‘The Wind Rises’ from Hayao Miyazaki

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Ghibli fans, rejoice. There’s a new Hayao Miyazaki film on the way.

Slate.com has the trailer in English here.

What’s your favorite Studio Ghibli movie? Comment below!

DIY Steampunk Spats

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Steampunk Spats

Like steampunk? Like to crochet? Need a new pair of spats for that cosplay costume?

Then head over to Mrs. Greene’s blog and learn how to make your own spats!

[source: Mrs. Greene]

The TARDIS is real. Thank you, Google Maps.

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It looks like The Doctor was taking a break from his wibbly wobbly timey wimey adventures and was caught by Google Maps.

And you know what? You can actually go inside.

Some say this was the work of Whovians at Google. I blame LINDA.

[source: TechCrunch]

Christian Bale offered $50 million to be Batman again?!

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Holy Bat-bucks, Batman!

It looks like Christian Bale could take home a Bruce Wayne-sized paycheck to don the cowl again in a Justice League flick (and probably Batman vs. Superman or Superman vs. Batman… or whatever.)

The Press Association writes…

Christian Bale has reportedly been offered 50 million dollars (£32 million) to reprise his role as Batman in the Justice League film.

Warner Bros has begun production on a Justice League movie, a DC Comics Avengers-style ensemble film with superheroes such as Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and Green Lantern uniting to fight evil powers.

Christian – who played Bruce Wayne, aka the Caped Crusade, in Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy – recently said in an interview he had had “enough” of the role.

But new eBook Beyond Batman: The Unauthorised True Story of Christian Bale and His Dark Knight Dilemma by Vincent Russel has quoted a source from Legendary Pictures saying the studio is determined to get him on board.

The insider said: “Why would Christian Bale walk away from what is certainly going to be either the first or second highest grossing movie in the history of cinema?

“He could probably make 50 million dollars for being in the movie 20 minutes. And it would be worth every penny to the studio.”

The book added: “Sources close to Christian Bale have reportedly begun expressing their suspicions that Bale now views the Batman films in the same light that Robert Downey Jr views the Iron Man films.”

So it looks like I spoke a little too soon when I was speculating on who the next Batman would be. More news to come, I’m sure.

[via the Press Association]

Mia’s Journal: Entry #45

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Diary of a Teenaged Girl

April 28th

Only a few more weeks until school is done.  I can’t believe I’ve almost completed my first year of school here.  At least Brianna has left me alone for the last couple of months.  Maybe she’s finally tired of picking on me.

That… and she has a new boyfriend.  Now she is dating Shawn Holmes.

Of course she wants to date him.  He is good looking and his father is a rich land developer.  I wonder what she sees in him.

As long as it keeps her off of my back…

Mia White
Age 14

New Thor: The Dark World trailer!

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The Marvel moviebus just keeps on truckin’. The latest trailer for Thor: The Dark World is online now.

Check it out…

From the official press release…

Marvel’s “Thor: The Dark World” continues the big-screen adventures of Thor, the Mighty Avenger, as he battles to save Earth and all the Nine Realms from a shadowy enemy that predates the universe itself. In the aftermath of Marvel’s “Thor” and “Marvel’s The Avengers,” Thor fights to restore order across the cosmos…but an ancient race led by the vengeful Malekith returns to plunge the universe back into darkness. Faced with an enemy that even Odin and Asgard cannot withstand, Thor must embark on his most perilous and personal journey yet, one that will reunite him with Jane Foster and force him to sacrifice everything to save us all.

Starring Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Stellan Skarsgård, Idris Elba, Christopher Eccleston, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Kat Dennings, Ray Stevenson, Zachary Levi, Tadanobu Asano and Jaimie Alexander with Rene Russo and Anthony Hopkins as Odin, Marvel’s “Thor: The Dark World” is directed by Alan Taylor, produced by Kevin Feige, p.g.a., from a story by Don Payne and Robert Rodat and screenplay by Christopher L. Yost and Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely, and is based on Marvel’s classic Super Hero Thor, who first appeared in the comic book “Journey into Mystery “ #83 in August, 1962.

“Thor: The Dark World” is presented by Marvel Studios. The executive producers are Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Craig Kyle, Alan Fine, Nigel Gostelow and Stan Lee. The film releases November 8, 2013, and is distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.

“Laugh it up, Fuzzball.”

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Arts ‘n crafts in a galaxy far, far away.

[via Craftster.org]

DuckTales… Pew Pew!

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It’s a duck! It’s a shooter! It’s a DuckTales shooter, and it’s coming to iOS.

DuckTales: Scrooge’s Loot quietly snuck into the Canadian App Store the other day, and it looks pretty intriguing.

While I’m bummed that this isn’t a port of the excellent-looking DuckTales Remastered, it’s still cool to see Disney do something with the property. Here’s hoping for a Darkwing Duck game in the future!

And now, let us have a moment of reflection…

[Source: Gamezebo]

Tater WHO?

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Smith’s a spud, according to the Press Association:

Doctor Who star Matt Smith will be ensuring the Daleks have had their chips after being turned into a Mr Potato Head figure.

The enduring classic children’s toy has regenerated into a new version featuring the face of the actor – who bows out as The Doctor later this year.

The spud character has been given a sonic screwdriver, bow-tie and a fez in his latest mash-up as the 11th Doctor which manufacturers hope will be a collectible hit for fans.

Doctor Who celebrates its 50th anniversary later this year with a special edition of the BBC One show in November. Matt is to be succeeded by Peter Capaldi who will step into the role after the Christmas edition of the show.

Don’t ever call this Potato Head “Mister.” He’s the Doctor.

[Source: Press Association]