January 25, 2013 |
MetroKids presents its fifth annual Super Camp Fair on Sunday at the Conshohocken Marriott, where families can select camp activities for their children. From 1 to 4 p.m., the free fair will have exhibitors from more than 60 specialty and day programs, and parents can meet with camp directors and staff. The fair features programs from the Main Line and western suburbs, and also highlights overnight camps from around the country. Guests can watch live demonstrations and also have chances to win camp scholarships, raffles, and prizes.
January 19, 2013 |
The Weinstein Co. has put the kibosh on a line of Django Unchained action figures after protests from civil rights leaders that toys based on the violent, Jamie Foxx -starring, Quentin Tarantino -directed film trivialize the horrors of slavery. On Friday, the studio said it stopped release of the dolls despite its tradition of making dolls, meant for adults, to commemorate Tarantino pics, including Inglourious Basterds . A few lucky collectors stand to make a bundle: TMZ says 1,000 dolls were released before the plug was pulled.
January 9, 2013 |
A LINE OF action figures based on the characters from "Django Unchained" have recently gone on sale ($34.99 retail), but Najee Ali wants them taken off the market. Ali, director of the advocacy group Project Islamic Hope, in conjunction with other Los Angeles black community leaders, called for the removal of the toys and said they're "a slap in the face of our ancestors" that "trivializes the horrors of slavery. " But do they really? More than the film itself? Did the action figures made for Quentin Tarantino 's last film, "Inglourious Basterds," trivialize the horrors of the Nazis?
December 17, 2010 |
Sitting near the Christmas tree in his Kensington home, Big Billy Howell cupped his hand over his cell phone and yelled the news - "We got 36 more dollars!" - to his once-broken buddies. Howell was surrounded by Joe the Mouth; the Island, a colossus of a man in Cowboys blue; dark-haired Dave F; Johnny the Real Deal; and the wiry Uncle Skunkel. The half-dozen men are all "Kenzos," bonded through blue-collar ties and years of sitting together in a church basement at alcohol- and drug-recovery meetings.
November 8, 2010 |
In his first game back from that terrifying concussion shot, DeSean Jackson said that worry did creep into his mind - but only when quarterback Michael Vick was running. "Scary," Jackson said. "I don't want him to get hurt. I always tell him, protect yourself, don't take no hits. " Vick and Jackson were both sidelined after the kind of hits that leave the body hurting and the mind reeling. Vick was sandwiched between two Washington defenders so severely that the cartilage connecting his ribs was torn.
October 31, 2010 |
At Tony Arena's house in Audubon, it's always Halloween. Especially in "The Monster Room," where his extensive collection of classic horror and sci-fi memorabilia - everything from dinosaurs to Dracula to a universe of space aliens - is on glorious display. The posters, dioramas, trading cards, and action figures reflect the breadth and depth of one man's labor of love. He started about 40 years ago and is nowhere near finished. "I got into all this by watching Dr. Shock and Creature Double Feature ," says Arena, 55, referring to the showcases of classic and not-so-classic horror films broadcast regularly on Philadelphia TV stations in the 1960s and '70s.
May 8, 2009 |
For dedicated fans, the Star Trek adventures on television and film show an optimistic blueprint for the 21st century. The flip side of science fiction might be the industrial grimness of a film like Alien, but it's the crew of the Starship Enterprise that offers diversity, positive ideals, and a strong prime directive that promises a harmonious future. That goodness brings the series into the hearts of collectors. John Tenuto, collectible editor of trekmovie.com, is among the fans who consider finding memorabilia from Star Trek a family passion, one shared by his wife and son. On the site - launched in July 2006 to follow the movie that opened this week - Tenuto reviews collectibles and toys and serves as the resident "Shatnerologist," covering anything connected with the original Captain Kirk actor, William Shatner.
April 20, 2009 |
Intelligent, charming, and outgoing, Brian participates in a wide range of activities. The 10-year-old enjoys being outdoors, riding his bike, and playing sports. A video-game enthusiast, he delights in visiting arcades and testing his skills. Another pastime involves his collection of remote-controlled cars, which he adeptly maneuvers. Brian also has a creative side. When given wrestling action figures, he used his imagination to make an arena for them. He has a good appetite and is eager to try different foods.
July 18, 2008 |
Hellboy stomped his movieplex competition last weekend, and Batman has unfurled his cape again. Just the occasion for snapping up the kind of high-end collectibles that translate pop culture into fine art. Most are limited editions, ranging from good-quality action figures that go for less than $50 to life-size replicas priced at $5,000 to $6,000. It's tempting to think of pop art only in terms of Andy Warhol and the '60s. But now his work is considered fine art - four of Warhol's famous commercial shipping boxes (Brillo, anyone?
February 4, 2008 |
A very energetic 7-year-old, Alex has a variety of interests. He loves being outside, on his bike or scooter. Next to playing outdoors, his favorite activity is listening to music and singing along with the recording artists. He also enjoys watching cartoons, testing his skills at card games and playing with his action figures, especially Spider-Man and Batman. In his foster placement, Alex has taken on the responsibility of keeping his room clean and helping sweep the floors.