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Little Things Mean A Lot: Think Super Impulse Miniatures for Valentine and Beyond

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Super Impulse novelties will help you stay out from behind the 8 ball on Valentine’s Day.

My Tiny Valentine…

I’m not a prognosticator, but I can predict your future accurately if you manage to overlook Valentine’s Day. I know, I know! It seems like you just used all your brain cells picking out the perfect holiday gifts for your loved ones. Now V-Day has snuck up on you with an equally important task. If you’re still scratching your head for an answer at this moment, I suggest you think small. 

By that I mean, take the opportunity to power up your gift basket game with miniature collectibles from Super Impulse (SI). In addition to the traditional candy and champagne, SI’s array of “World’s Smallest” replicas will help you create a uniquely personalized present, and bring back a few special memories for a loved one.

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Just a few of the choices available from Super Impulse’s “World’s Smallest” toy line.

Big Love, Small Package…

As someone who hid his wife’s engagement ring in a trick-or-treat pumpkin, I believe that a little something out of the ordinary can elevate an occasion. So, if you bonded over a board game decades ago, are popping the question to a pop culture fan, or need a distinctive party favor for a wedding or anniversary, the range of licensees that Super Impulse is partnered with ensures you’ll find the appropriate memento.

SI products are notable for their attention to authenticity. Yes, the Mattel Magic 8 Ball replica will respond to your queries just like its full sized sibling. Yes, you can play the Trivial Pursuit game, though at my age it will require a magnifying glass. No, you can’t eat the candies. They’re collectibles, not edibles.

Need something quick? Check this Super Impulse Amazon search link for what’s currently available.

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SkeletonPete Says…

Over the course of many toy industry events it’s been impressive watching Super Impulse build a battalion of tiny novelties.

For me, the first grand slam was their minuscule, but fully working, reproduction of Ohio Art’s Etch-A-Sketch. The dial controlled art palette was one of my favorite toys as a kid.

Since then SI has launched a line of Micro-Figures. They stand approximately 1.25″, have 3 points of articulation, and come with their own smartly designed collector/display cases. They portray characters from fictional franchises (G.I. Joe, Masters of the Universe, Star Trek) to real life personages like TV painting guru Bob Ross

Love is in the Lab…

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We belong…Wed. Frankie and Elsa got off to a rocky start. She had a hissy fit when they first met. But the big lunk revealed his soft side and she realized they were made for each other. Literally.

As you can see I had some fun building a castle laboratory diorama for photographing the Series One Universal Monsters Micro Figures to illustrate this post.

With a little color wash and depth of field control, everything and the kitchen sink strainer can stand in for scientific apparatus.

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A behind-the-scenes shot of my truly table-top “studio” setting.
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Wednesday Friday, I’m in Love: Goth Princess in Toyland

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Wednesday Addams and sidekick Thing as Toy Tokyo Plush Phunny Dolls.

It’s Wednesday Wednesday…

Wednesday Friday Addams, the pig-tailed, oval faced, little girl with a deadpan demeanor and a predilection for beheading her dolls, has come a long way since her creation at the imaginative pen of cartoonist Charles Addams

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‘Tater Skins: Super Impulse Poptaters Offer an Array of Fan Favorites

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Hot Mash…

Super Impulse, famous for their line of impossibly small replicas of iconic toys, games and products, showed off a basket full of their Poptaters at the recent Toy Insider Sweet Suite Event.

Poptaters are a mash-up of Hasbro’s Mr. Potato Head and the world of pop culture personalities. A bit bigger than SI’s usual licensed collectibles, Poptaters feature characters from fandoms both obvious and surprisingly obscure. There are also generational leaps from Boomers to Gen A giving the product a wide appeal. 

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Tot Fun in the Summertime: Toy Insider’s Sweet Suite 2023

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The Toy Insider’s (TI) Sweet Suite event was back in full swing this past week. The 2023 installment brought together media outlets from across the continent. National news agencies to social app influencers of all ages convened at Manhattan’s Chelsea Pier to alert the public to what will be the most sort after toys throughout the summer and into the year-end gifting season.