Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Warning about blind box toys (link roundup)

The Kidrobot store in Miami wants everyone to know that they lowered the price on Jon Burgerman's "Heroes of Burgertown Mini Figures" to $5.95 each. Don't fall for it. It's the worst type of blind box set. Imagine if you spent $6 and got stuck with this:

I can't believe Kidrobot allowed it. I highly recommend you pay a few extra bucks and shop at Tenacious Toys, which sells identified blind box toys. TT also recently unveiled a brand new and much improved store website.

And a few more links:

1. There's still time to try to win a Faded Line Clothing Co. t-shirt.

2. The first episode of the second season of the Penny Arcade guys playing Dungeons and Dragons has been posted. I haven't listened to it yet, but the first season was hilarious, and I've never played D&D. And this time they have special guest stars.

3. Another interview with moot of 4chan. He kept his involvement with the site a secret from almost everyone he knew for nearly five years. Relatedly, here's discussion of possible ways to make money on the site. Via.

4. Tomopop has a new t-shirt.

*Previously: Pentagon seems to be dominated by Dungeons and Dragons fans.

*Buy Dungeons and Dragons miniatures at eBay.