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4:00 PM on 11.01.2013

What Toys Are Up To: Penguins in Belgium

You may recall that a few months back, eager for a project to occupy me on holiday, I took the Penguin figures that came with figma Princess of the Crystal on holiday with me to Venice, the City of Water. The result was an en...

Martin Siggers

4:00 PM on 05.24.2013

What Toys Are Up To: Penguins in Venice

I love photographing figures, especially when you get the chance to shoot them in a cool or unusual environment. Sadly, I live in perhaps the most boring suburb imaginable and memorable backdrops are few a...

Martin Siggers

4:00 PM on 05.17.2013

What Toys Are Up To: More hanami

Remember last month when we brought you all those cute photos of figurines observing hanami? Well, since then, even more lovely photos have been submitted to Kuroyagi-san's Letter Corner on Mikatan's blog. This time...

Jon Wills

4:00 PM on 05.13.2013

What Toys Are Up To: Golden Week

Golden Week is a week in Japan where there are many national holidays celebrated. This year, it was observed from April 29 to May 5. Many Japanese people have the whole week off of work to rest or travel. Tons of people take ...

Jon Wills

7:00 PM on 04.12.2013

What Toys Are Up To: Hanami

It's that time of year in Japan, when the beautiful cherry blossom trees are blooming. People all over the country celebrate by taking short trips to the local parks. Often they have picnics or just take strolls with loved on...

Jon Wills

10:30 PM on 02.14.2013

What Toys Are Up To: Having fun on Valentines Day

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! To show our appreciation for you taking time out of your day every day to come visit us, our editors got together and made a small gallery. We figure it would be impractical to mail out f...

Jon Wills

7:00 PM on 08.31.2011

What Toys Are Up To: Birthdays!

So what exactly are toys up to this week? Celebrating birthdays, it seems! From our friend Kodomut comes a new gallery of Miku, or Mikus, celebrating their birthday (today is Miku's birthday, you know?), with a special surpri...

Brian Szabelski

4:00 PM on 08.24.2011

What Toys Are Up To: Holding it in

So what exactly are toys up to this week? Not peeing their pants, hopefully! It's not often we get to talk about model trains on Tomopop, but in this case, Hobby Search has posted some shots of an intricately detailed model t...

Brian Szabelski

4:00 PM on 08.10.2011

What Toys Are Up To: Playing Super Nintendo

This week on What Toys Are Up To, the Tachikomas have been set loose inside Hobby Search's offices! Thankfully, someone was on hand to capture what they were up to, which included eating lunch, playing some Super Nintendo, ta...

Brian Szabelski

4:00 PM on 08.03.2011

What Toys Are Up To: Dunny Days

After a break because I was on a break, What Toys Are Up To returns! To kick things off is NeoonFox with their GID Kronk Build-A-Dunny ... who is apparently either rabid or just being creepy. Meanwhile, Doctor Renton took his...

Brian Szabelski

4:00 PM on 07.13.2011

What Toys Are Up To: Vacation

Vacation is a word on my mind lately, and not just because I'm going on a trip next week out to San Diego. Our buddy Kodomut went on vacation lately, and he took some of his toy friends along for the ride! He even visited tha...

Brian Szabelski

6:00 PM on 06.29.2011

What Toys Are Up To: Danbo explores

It seems Danbo has been up to quite a bit lately, out and exploring the world and all the things in it! This week's header and a sizable chunk of the Danbo pictures come to us from Flickr user Kyota, whose Danbo has apparentl...

Brian Szabelski