Donna Douglas, the actress best known for portraying Elly May Clampett, the daughter of Jed Clampett, in the CBS television series The Beverly Hillbillies passed away Thursday.
Douglas was 81.
In 2011, Douglas sued toy manufacturer Mattel Inc., claiming the company used her name and likeness for a Barbie doll without authorization. Continue reading
Toys ‘R’ Us pulled its Breaking Bad action figures after public outcry.
Four collectible figures based on characters from AMC’s mega-hit series “Breaking Bad” came complete with blue crystals, representing the main character’s methamphetamine product.
“Let’s just say, the action figures have taken an indefinite sabbatical,” Toys R Us said in a statement. Continue reading
The caption from Breaking Bad action figures available in-store and on the Toys”R”Us website says it all,
“Mezco Toyz would like to introduce Walter White: chemistry genius turned science teacher turned kingpin; the central character of Sony Picture Television’s critically acclaimed, award-winning, hit series Breaking Bad, is now immortalized as a collectible action figure.”
This unforgettable variant edition figure features Walter as his alter ego of Heisenberg. Continue reading
Two short months after becoming a national hero, Charles Ramsey says he’s broke and homeless. If you remember, it was Ramsey who appeared on TV shortly after helping rescue three Cleveland women held captive for a decade. Continue reading
Folks attempting to pick up a Django action figure on eBay got a surprise finding the controversial dolls had been officially banned from the auction website, or so say our friends at TMZ. After I did a little research I found the figures are still available on eBay, and are by no means in limited supply…
If eBay really made some official policy not allowing its users to sell the controversial doll then why can you still go and find dozens of auctions? Most of the dolls bidding for thousands of dollars!
The Weinstein Company officially discontinued the controversial figurines in response to public outcry but now eBay is taking it a step further by banning the sale of the action figure outright, as if it never existed. But on my spot check there were tons of dolls still being offered.
Up until the now the slave trading toys had been selling like hotcakes on eBay being touted as “rare” collectibles, some bids reaching in the thousands of dollars and TMZ thought all that was going to change, but from what I can tell our friends better get their facts straight…
Some British kids got the surprise of their young lives after finding their beloved hamster, “Smurf” stuck, in midair, to his metal cage. At first the kids thought Smurf had somehow managed to impale himself on one of the cage’s metal bars, but on closer inspection, Smurf was not bleeding.
It was mom who spotted the outline of a circular object protruding from the Smurf’s body and soon the family concluded Smurf must have eaten a magnet off of a spiderman action figure and then become attached to the metal cage.
Mom said: “We’d been out for the day and got back in the late afternoon and popped into Tom’s bedroom, we found the hamster in mid air and stuck to the bars. It looked quite gruesome initially. We couldn’t work out how it had happened and Smurf was in a quite a tangle. It was then that I saw the outline of something on her cheek that turned out to be the magnet from George’s Spiderman toy.”
Smurf survived and according to the magnetic family is “now back to her normal loopy self.”