One Number To Unite Them

When I started thinking about numbers related to our favourite plastic toys the magical SEVEN instantly appeared in front of me. Like in The Magnificent SEVEN, Snow White And The SEVEN Dwarfs  or SEVEN Deadly Sins. Just…well…a little more out-of-this-world kind of…

Back in 1978 Red and White were the first two spacemen to enter our galaxy. Yellow, Blue, and Black arrived with the same spacesuit. Much more were to follow but as time went by so did fashion. Spacesuits became more colorful, helmet´s shapes and visors changed and spaceships evolved. We had to wait until the year 2014 to see Green in a classic spacesuit again and another three years until with the latest series of collectible minifigures  Grey completed the group of the SEVEN Classic Spacemen. Continue reading “One Number To Unite Them”

There is no real ending….

by Shelly Corbett

“There is no real ending. It’s just the place where you stop the story.”
― Frank Herbert

This is my final post for the Stuck in Plastic blog. It is where I stop this chapter, but not the story. I’ve been blogging about toy photography in all its silliness and creative ambiguity for too long to stop now. I’m simply moving to a new home – The Toy Photographers Blog. Continue reading “There is no real ending….”

Winner winner, lobster dinner!

lobster lovin' Batman

Wow!

Thanks for all the wonderful responses to our LEGO Batman Movie Collectable Minifigures giveaway. We were truly blown away, not only by the sheer volume of entries, but how Stuck In Plastic has made impact on it’s readers over the past twelve months.

As you may know, I’ve been away for the past fortnight or so, down the coast camping with family and friends. I had little to no internet connection whilst away. So, to come back to over 50 responses left my head swimming. Each comment I read was the winner. Then I’d read the next, and that was the winner. It wasn’t easy picking just one from all the wonderful entries. Continue reading “Winner winner, lobster dinner!”

How do you choose the toys you photograph?

This past weekend I meet up with some local toy photographers for an afternoon of companionship, conversation and photography. As I was looking around at my friends hard at work, I was struck by the variety of toys they had brought along as subjects. There were dinosaurs, Star Wars action figures, Bratz dolls, LEGO mini figures, custom figures, anime figures, and plenty more I couldn’t identify. Which brings me to my question – how do you choose the toys you photograph?

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HOLY GIVEAWAY, BATMAN!

RIOT GIRLS

The Batman Movie Minifigures Giveaway

Q. What’s better than a new series of Collectable Minifigures?
A. A new series of The LEGO Batman Movie Collectable Minifigures!

Q. And what’s better than a new series of The LEGO Batman Movie Collectable Minifigures?
A. Giving away a set of the new series of The LEGO Batman Movie Minifigures!! Continue reading “HOLY GIVEAWAY, BATMAN!”

HOLY MINIFIGURES, BATMAN (part 2)!

Vacation Batman

The LEGO Batman Movie Minifigures Review

In the episodes following cliff-hangers in the 1960s TV series of Batman, narrator William Dozier would briefly recap the previous episode. Sadly, William is no longer with us, so you’ll just have to read my previous post to catch up.

For those you who are up to speed, let’s jump right into the heroes from the upcoming LEGO Batman Movie Minifigures series. Continue reading “HOLY MINIFIGURES, BATMAN (part 2)!”

HOLY MINIFIGURES, BATMAN!

Red Hood

The LEGO Batman Movie Minifigures Review

I’ve never been a completionist when it comes to the Collectable Minifigure Series’. Sure, I’ll snap up multiples of the ones I really like, Hotdog Guys, Zombie Cheerleaders, Sharks, Penguins, but I’ve never been one to complete a series just for the sake of completing a series. However, when I first saw The LEGO Batman Movie Minifigures, I wanted them all. Come on! There’s not a weak link in this series. And it’s Batman! Continue reading “HOLY MINIFIGURES, BATMAN!”