Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Better than a Chinese finger trap...unless drunk!!! (happy St Patricks day)

And tons more addictive. The most geometrically plain toy, but a favorite that remains through the ages. It’s a toy, a puzzle, a frustration, and for some a lifelong goal.

Yes!! This iconic simple 3 x 3 block can completely boggle your mind!

Go search your junk drawer, your old kids stuff, or your office desk, you probably have one somewhere. The solution to this age old riddle is .. Oh wait I wouldn’t want to spoil it for you, but.. never fear the Rubik’s official website can help you, so mess one up, get stumped, and before you do like the rest of us and just move the little stickers, check there. WWW.Rubiks.com . And for those of you who got a old cube that needs a facelift (or you ‘solved’ it too many times.. mmhmm that’s why it’s all sticky and the colors look a little crooked..)

They sell the Rubiks replacement sticker kit. They also sell customizable sticker sheets as well as cube blocks to design and make your own cube. So you could have your own company cube, family photo cube,

So, your thinking, “oh those were the days, but what has Rubik done for me lately?” Well..
So you mastered the old classic cube and you want a challenge?

HA! No this is not a joke, you haven’t been staring at it so long your seeing things.. As if a 3x3 cube wasn’t frustrating enough, they have the 4x4 and 5x5 versions, along with lots of promo images!

So, think cubes are nice but you want to think out of the box?
that’s right! The Rubicks Brain Racker, even the description on the Rubicks Official Website is rather vague on this one..
--A combination of numeration and triangular shapes make this puzzle a true test of concentration and wits. With three games in one puzzle, the Rubik's Brainracker® provides a challenge of creating shapes and color schemes as well as the ultimate challenge of creating a Sudoku® having 12 shells. Rubik's Brainracker® will challenge and surprise you with its many combinations. But most of all, you'll have fun testing your skills and applying your own strategies as you solve the latest Rubik's brainteaser puzzle. ---

And if you think Rubik can’t embrace the electronic age.. guess again! They even have ..the Rubik USB Stick!! Never leave the office without it. Each usb stick is 1 GB of Rubick styles blockittude

Combine origami and Rubik.. you geta Twist Limited puzzle, complete with it’s own instruction book, and an awesome looking collector style package..

Is that enough for you? ... NO? DEAR LORD! You are just never happy, are you? ... Ok! There is a SLEW of odd rubiks on eBay also. Sadly, I sell none of them (but I did just buy a Rubik's snake...I loved the one I had when I was a kid!!!). But here is a few quick 'odd ones' for you!

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Collectable glasses from Welch's, Tom and Jerry and DINOSAURS!

Don’t Welch on this deal!!

Oh yess! I found these drinking gems on www.nrfbtoystore.com and I immediately needed a PB & J like Mommy used to make.

What’s so exciting about glasses you ask?

Well, years ago (and do mean a few million years.. arount like 1984/85 million B.C) caveman made crude drawings on their cave drinking ware. Think of it as ancient Starbucks!

Archaeologist from Welch’s later unearthed, restored, cleaned, then filled and sealed these glasses with grape and strawberry jelly. It wasn’t just a jelly storage device, but also one of the coolest ways to make a kid want PB & J for every meal, just so the could drink with the prehistoric awesomeness of the Stegosaurus.

And it wasn’t just the big Steggysore that got to be immortalized in sweet grape filled history.

The classic duel of mouse versus cat was immortalized as well..

That’s right!! Tom and Jerry were immortalized in sugar laden glory and played their hijinks on breakfast and lunch tables everywhere. You can find both these sets of immortalized, dishwasher safe sweet jellified goodliness at www.nrfbtoystore.com
Mmm wow.. I gotta go call Mom.. I wanna sammitch..

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Off with their heads - The True Game of Life and Death

Off with their heads

The classic struggle to hang one another in a battle of wits that only ends when you’ve got them by the neck.

All you have to do is spell their word, before they spell yours! Of course for every wrong guess the noose tightens just a bit, so make every guess count. Don’t worry; they have to fight their own demise by spelling your word correctly too. It‘s a struggle of executioner versus executioner, may the best word guesser win. It’s like Wheel of Fortune, but the penalty for picking the wrong letters is death by asphyxiation, so grab a buddy, grab your brain, and dare to stare death in the face and spell your own fate. Tighten the noose, letter by letter, turn by turn of your executioners dial

[video link to Youtube orig commercial w. Vincent Price]

A little history on the maker..
Milton Bradley Company. Milton Bradley, a lithographer, started business in 1860 in Springfield, MA. He enjoyed early success when he packaged a series of games, including THE CHECKERED GAME OF LIFE, in a pocket-sized game pack (the country's first "travel" game) designed for soldiers during the Civil War.

Following the end of the depression in 1879, Milton Bradley kept pace with the rapid changes in theories of education, and his company produced school supplies and optical toys in addition to educational games for youngsters and their families. His was the most prolific company of the period, and by 1900 he had incorporated, with offices in New York, Kansas, Atlanta, San Francisco, and Philadelphia.

The Milton Bradley story is a great American success story. In addition to its early successes and its television games, Milton Bradley introduced many other games which have become classics, including: HANGMAN, BATTLESHIP, CONCENTRATION, CONNECT FOUR, THE GAME OF INDIA, THE GAME OF LIFE, MOUSETRAP, OPERATION, PASSWORD, RACKO, SIMON, STRATEGO, TWISTER, and YAHTZEE (which it acquired when it bought the E.S. Lowe Company).

In 1984, the Milton Bradley Company was bought by Hasbro, ending 124 years of family ownership; the company continues to manufacture games at its Springfield plant.
Thanks from TheBigGameHunter.com

So, own a piece of vintage board game history, and watch your friends swing by their wits. I loved this game as a child, and it is one of the great ‘edutainment’ style games that make learning fun by adding an element of danger for not having good vocabulary. It’s a fun all ages game, that is easy to set up, a great way to teach children better vocabulary while also appealing to their imagination and encouraging them to be intuitive as well. The classics never die, and this day and age with the advent of television and internet, it’s always good to take a technological break, and get back to the classic, sit down, person to person, eye to eye board game where you can sit there and watch them sweat, live and in person. Watch the fear go up with every turn of the dial. Well, I got to go, I think I have this one figured out.. T_E E_D

Monday, March 9, 2009

Repost for from Freelance Forum for blogging help!

I was looking for someone to blog for me. My primary site is a "Toy Review" site. I need articles that focus on 2-4 product/product lines at a time, 600-800 word average per articles with picture links. You can see the site at http://nrfbtoystore.blogspot.com . I am working on the template in the next few weeks to make things 'prettier', but I am so busy with my work to keep up content on the site. I basically need someone to...check google trends for hot keywords related with TOYS, then research the toy, cut/paste a short description from manufacture, then type up 1 paragraph of a 'personal opinion' of the toy, along with another paragraph of 'why you/your kids would want this toy'. ... Also my ebay store is www.nrfbtoystore.com, which any products I have listed on there would also be great to write articles about.

I'd probably buy 3-10 articles at a time, then just save/list them every few days. If the articles get a decent response, that means my revenue will increase, which means I'll be willing to spend more money on content...circle of economics :). I am checking out a few different people, so if you have interest, give me a quote on a 'per article' basis, what kind of discount you'd offer if I purchased bulk (say 6 articles at a time), and what kind of turn around time you would offer. I'd be willing to start this job as early as next week. Have a great day!

Email price quote and sample work to - support@nrfbtoystore.com

That is all! HEH!

Sunday, March 8, 2009

New World Of Warcraft Series 5 figures up with pics...you know you wanna look ;)

New figure set! Some out, some being preordered! Being released by DC Direct, I'd say this is one of the nicest detailing jobs they have managed so far!

World of Warcraft Deluxe Illidan (Demon Form) Action Figure World of Warcraft Series 5 Scourge Ghoul Action Figure World of Warcraft Series 5 Alliance Hero Action Figure World of Warcraft Series 5 Night Elf Hunter Action Figure

What...I gave you the thumbnails and links. You want more? Ok, sense you were nice enough to click... They are actually doing a figure set where you can grab the Ghoul, Hunter and Hero all in one!

You could try to find things on ebay, but I'd recommend going straight through a supplier like Entertainment Earth to assure mint quality. Some of the old Warcraft III items I bought from Gamestop I resold for 4X original MSRP, I think these figures will go up fast...probaly by next expension.

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