Toys & Collectibles

Shared Power: IAmElemental Donates “Courage” to Childhood Cancer Cause

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Core Power Courage embodies all the attributes of IAmElemental figures Series 1 (Photo: Dan Larson toy

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and our friends at IAmElemental, makers of the first line of female action figures aimed specifically at young ladies, are sharing the empowering message of COURAGE with a Buy One, Donate One program. During the duration of the month IAmElemental will give one of their Core Power Courage figures to the cause, for every one purchased via their web store.

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7th Son of a 7th Son: Happy Anniversary PiercingMetal

Leslie West & Uli Jon Roth Rock BB Kings
Seven and Seven Is...
Wow, some cliches are true. Time really does go by like a bat out of hell when you’re having fun. PiercingMetal.Com is celebrating its seventh year of bringing New York Metal coverage to the world at large, and its been a pleasure, a privilege, and – yep – a hell of a lot of fun to help Kenny Pierce with photography and reviews now and then. Here’s to at least seven more glorious years of mucho metal from the PiercingMetal crew.

SkeletonPete Says…
I shot my first show at BB King Blues Club and Grill at Ken’s request. It was a Mountain gig with drummer Bobby Rondinelli’s band The Lizards as direct support. Those picture galleries are here. Conveniently I can give PiercingMetal an official SkeletonPete “Lucky Seven” shout out by sending you all over to peruse my pix and shared feature on the recent Uli Jon Roth/Leslie West show (featuring Bobby R.) Kenny and New York Luthier Joe Kaufman weigh in on the evenings’ events as well and Ken has some videos of the show posted. Click this link to find your way there.

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Toying With Our Affections

Lord Vader assembles the troopers for another Toy Fair Invasion

The 109th American International Toy Fair
Wow, a year has already gone by since Kenny Pierce and I first reported on the magical realm of The American International Toy Fair. If you’re old enough to remember the Sears “Wish Book” catalog that arrived at your house right after Thanksgiving, offering a mind-blowing plethora of choices for your Christmas list, then think of Toy Fair as a living breathing representation of what was on those pages.

Covering this industry conference is like participating in a media-skewed Olympic event but we’re prepared with energy bars, comfy shoes and a dogged determination to give you an inside look at the great things coming your way in the next year.

If you missed the 2011 postings or just want a re-view, follow these links.

Piercing Metal 2011 Toy Fair
SkeletonPete 2011 Toy Fair