Librarian Inspires Action Figure Of Her Own, and It’s Pretty Super

Librarian Inspires Action Figure Of Her Own, and It’s Pretty Super

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Nancy Pearl is joining the ranks of superheroes, Star Wars characters, and Transformers, because she now has her own action figure. Seattle-based novelty company, Archie McPhee, crafted one of their most popular action figures after Seattle librarian Nancy Pearl.    via Archie McPhee   For only $9.95, you can get your own “caped crusader that fights anti-intellectualism, ignorance, and censorship everywhere.”   via Archie McPhee   Nancy, a best-selling author, librarian, literary critic, and reader, is definitely deserving of an action figure of her own. Not only did she win Librarian of the Year in 2011, but she also received the Lifetime Achievement …

So Long, Toys R Us, But Here are 5 Books About Toys!

So Long, Toys R Us, But Here are 5 Books About Toys!

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The news broke this week that Toys-R-Us filing for bankruptcy and going into complete liquidation, so in honor of the childhood classic that’s effectively been put out of business by Amazon, here’s a list of our favorite books involving toys to honor the rise and fall of Toys-R-Us.   1. The Velveteen Rabbit is one of the first books I remember reading, or being read to me, so it holds a special place in my heart. It also was the beginning of my fascination with rabbits and their impeccably soft ears.    Image via Penguin Random House   2. I …

‘Paddington 2′ Just Became Rotten Tomatoes’ Best Reviewed Film Ever

‘Paddington 2′ Just Became Rotten Tomatoes’ Best Reviewed Film Ever

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Just weeks after releasing into theaters, Paddington 2 has won over many critics, earning a certified 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes and receiving 164 consecutive fresh reviews, shoving long time favorite film Toy Story 2 into second place with its meager 163 fresh reviews.    Though the beloved childhood classic has received critical acclaim for decades, the success of Paddington 2 offers a pretty big win for adaptations.     via GIPHY   The success of Paddington 2 falls into line with the critical acclaim of its predecessor, Paddington (2015). Directed by the same director, Paul King, the film saw critical and cultural embrace. Of the sequel, …

Tamagotchi Is Back! We’ll Do Our Best To Keep Them Alive This Time

Tamagotchi Is Back! We’ll Do Our Best To Keep Them Alive This Time

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If you somehow managed to avoid the Tamagotchi craze way back when, then you’re in luck: next month, your favorite virtual pet is making a limited return to the United States to celebrate its 20th anniversary!   As of today, you can preorder online at select retailers, and, starting November 5th, you can have your very own for only $15! With six different variations of shell color and style, each Tamagotchi will include six characters and the box will be a replica of the original 1997 packaging.   To tide you over, here are five of our favorite guides to keeping your …