Monday, December 26, 2011

2011 Action Figure Nativity Contest Winners!

Congratulations to our 2011 Action Figure Nativity Contest Winners!

1st Place: Ken N.
2nd Place: Elise W.
3rd Place: Travis B.

Personally, I truly loved all of the effort, creativity and dedication from each and every one of you and had an absolute blast seeing all of your submissions. Many of you put an astounding amount of work into your pics, and I just want to make sure all of you know that it didn't go unnoticed! Congrats to you all!

As for the winners, I'll be contatcting you via email soon to get your mailing addresses.

The prizes include: a Marvel Universe Power Man and Iron Fist 2 Pack (1st), a G.I. Joe Renegades Snake Eyes (2nd) and a 3 pack of killer Hot Wheels cars (3rd)!

You can all jolly well bet on me hosting another contest like this next year! Maybe another nativity, maybe another scene. I have a year to decide.

Anyway, congrats to the winners and my sincerest thanks to all that participated! You all rock!

Hope you all got tons of new (or vintage) toys for Christmas and here's to a toy-filled 2012!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Taking a Little Holiday Break...

Hey kids! I just wanted to take a moment to let everyone know that next week I'll be taking a bit of a break. I have a ton of work to do (awesome things coming from Mixo in 2012!) and I want to do some stuff on my other blogs. But then I'll be back on January 2nd to kick off the new year here at Hey! Look at My Toys! with lots of new toy posts.

In the meantime, I just want to once again give a massive thank you to all of you who participated in the first annual Action Figure Nativity Contest. There's still a few days left to vote and I will check in on the 26th to officially announce the winners. So if you haven't voted, VOTE! VOTE! VOTE!

We have some runaway leaders in this contest so far, so if you want to get in on the prizes, you all need to spread the word! Get all of your family and friends to vote for you! Link to the contest post on your blogs, Twitter, Facebook, etc. Win yourself some TOYS!

So, that's it for now. Gonna go play Skyrim. :)


(Special thanks to Jboy Pacman for the above figures which came in the killer surprise toy-filled care package that arrived just in time for my birthday! More on that awesomeness later.)

Lego Minifig of the Week! #47

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Guess Who's Coming to Mixoville from Gotham City?

Batman has been our biggest seller from our Mixo kookycans series, so we had to do Gotham proud in the next series of Mixo Kookycans!
Just wanted to show off a bit! :)

You can see more on our Facebook Page!

Random Toy Pic #47! Galaxy Laser Team Visits Christmastown!

Monday, December 19, 2011

The 2011 Action Figure Nativity Contest is HERE!

Welcome one and all to the 2011 Action Figure Nativity Contest!

This is the first year I'm hosting an Action Figure Nativity contest and the call out to my dork horde brethren did not go unheard, with so many of you stepping up and really delivering some incredible, zany, original, brilliant and all-around awesome nativity scenes made up entirely of toys and action figures.

Like I said, this is a contest, and the winners (1st, 2nd & 3rd places) will be determined by the readers via the little poll on the right-hand side of the blog. Just click the button next to the name of your favorite and let your geek voice be heard! Voting ends on Dec. 26th at midnight and the winners will be announced later that day (although the results will be obvious, just look at the poll). Prizes will be mailed out shortly thereafter, once I get everyone's addresses.

I would like to sincerely thank each and every one of your who participated! Have a Merry Christmas and good luck in the contest!

Now, without further ado, here are your 2011 Action Figure Nativity entires...

Anthony V.

 Matt F.

Fabio G.

Liko N.

Jason L.
(Listed as Lason L. on the poll. I made a typo and now can't change it. Oops!)

Nathan N.

And finally, my 2011 Action Figure Nativity! Although I'm not eligible for the contest, I just had to make one of my own (this being the 3rd year in a row that I've made one, thus becoming a personal tradition for me), and share it with you all.

As you can see, this year the baby Jesus is being played by my favorite yellow Lego spaceman, Joseph and Mary are played by Indy and Marion, the shepherds (all white-bearded chaps) are Obi-Wan Kenobi, Uncle Jesse and that wizard dude from Dungeons & Dragons, the three wise men are Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler (with his gift of a football, natch), Frankenstein's monster (with a copy of Diary of a Wimpy Kid and Terry Pratchett's Guards! Guards!) and X-ray Man (with his gift of a giant slab of meat), and the animals of the scene being played by Snoopy, Woodstock, Garfield and, in a sense, Pookie.

Again, thanks to all of you who sent in pics and thanks in advance to all of you who take the time to vote for your favorite! Good luck to you all and MERRY CHRISTMAS!