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Jul 29, 2008

Reader's submission: Charles Bronson (by Marcos Wander)

Marcos from Spain sent me this toy of his favorite actor, Charles Bronson. I really like the details on the face!

You can check out his blog here, or download the PDF here.

Jul 27, 2008

Day 58: Kermit the Frog

Kermit the Frog is a Muppet, one of puppeteer Jim Henson's most famous and beloved creations, first introduced in 1955. Kermit was performed by Henson until his death in 1990.

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Jul 17, 2008

Day 57: Victor Van Dort (Corpse Bride)

Victor Van Dort is a fictional character from Tim Burton's Corpse Bride, a 2005 stop-motion-animation film based loosely on a 19th century Russian-Jewish folktale version of an older Jewish story and set in a fictional Victorian era village.

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Jul 16, 2008

Day 56: Ultraman

Ultraman is a fictional character featured in tokusatsu, or "special effects" television programs. Ultraman made his debut in the tokusatsu SF/kaiju/superhero TV series, Ultraman, a follow-up to the television series Ultra Q. The show was produced by Tokyo Broadcasting System and Tsuburaya Productions, and was broadcast on Tokyo Broadcasting System from July 17, 1966 to April 9, 1967, with a total of 39 episodes.

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Jul 13, 2008

Day 55: Bob the Builder

Bob the Builder is a children's television character created by Keith Chapman. Bob appears as a construction contractor in a stop motion animated programme with his colleague Wendy, various neighbours and friends, and their gang of anthropomorphised work-vehicles and equipment (all made of clay). The show is broadcast in many countries, but originates from the United Kingdom.

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Update: Day 46 to 54

Clockwise from top left corner: RX-78-2 Gundam, Donald Duck, Alice Cooper, Bozo the Clown, Doraemon, Alien (Toy Story), Michelin Man, Snoopy, Diego Maradona.

Jul 11, 2008

Day 53: Gundam (RX-78-2)

The RX-78 Gundam is a series of fictional testbed mobile suits in the Gundam Universal Century developed by the Earth Federation. The titular mobile suit of the series, the RX-78-2 Gundam, is a member of this series. The RX-78-2 Gundam serves as the iconic symbol of the Gundam universe and sparked the creation of its multiple sequels and spinoffs.

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Jul 10, 2008

Day 52: Alice Cooper

Alice Cooper is an American rock singer, songwriter and musician whose career spans five decades. With a stage show that features guillotines, electric chairs, fake blood and boa constrictors, Cooper drew equally from horror movies, vaudeville, heavy metal, and garage rock to create a theatrical brand of rock music that would come to be known as shock rock. Alice Cooper is also known for his social and witty persona offstage, The Rolling Stone Album Guide going so far as to refer to him as the world's most "beloved heavy metal entertainer".

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Jul 9, 2008

Day 51: Alien (Toy Story)

Squeeze Toy Aliens are a bunch of three-eyed space aliens in the motion pictures Toy Story and Toy Story 2. These identical toys were prizes in a game of skill at the Pizza Planet restaurant and each one believes that "The Claw" will somehow choose one of them to "go on to a better place." Three of these toys are rescued by Mr. Potato Head in Toy Story 2 and become attached to him. Mrs. Potato Head chooses to adopt them.

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Jul 8, 2008

Day 50: Diego Maradona

Diego Armando Maradona (born October 30, 1960) is a former Argentine football player. During an international career that included 91 caps and 34 goals, he played in four FIFA World Cup tournaments, leading the Argentina national team to its victory over West Germany in 1986 World Cup, in which he collected the Golden Ball award as the tournament's best player. He scored both goals in the 2-1 victory over England in the quarter-final of the '86 tournament. The first goal was an unpenalized handball known as the "Hand of God", while the second goal was a spectacular 60-metre weave through six England players, commonly referred to as "The Goal of the Century" or, in Argentina, "The Cosmic Kite". He also won many trophies with Boca Juniors, FC Barcelona and SSC Napoli over the course of his career.

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Jul 7, 2008

Day 49: Bozo the Clown

Bozo the Clown is a clown character whose widespread franchising in early television made him the best-known clown character in the United States. Unlike many other shows on television, "Bozo the Clown" was mostly a franchise as opposed to being syndicated, meaning that local TV stations could put on their own local productions of the show complete with their own Bozo.

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Jul 6, 2008

Day 48: Doraemon

Doraemon (ドラえもん) is a Japanese manga series created by Fujiko F. Fujio (the pen name of Hiroshi Fujimoto) which later became an anime series and Asian franchise. The series is about a robotic cat named Doraemon, who travels back in time from the 22nd century to aid a schoolboy, Nobita Nobi.

In March 2008, Japan's Foreign Ministry appointed Doraemon as the nation's first "anime" ambassador.

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Jul 5, 2008

Day 47: Snoopy

Snoopy is a fictional character in the long-running comic strip Peanuts, by Charles M. Schulz. He is Charlie Brown's pet beagle. Snoopy began his life in the strip as a fairly ordinary dog, but eventually evolved into perhaps the strip's most dynamic character — and among the most recognizable comic characters in the world.

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Jul 4, 2008

Day 46: Michelin Man

Bibendum, or the "Michelin Man", is the symbol of Michelin, primarily a tire manufacturer based in France. Introduced in 1898 by French artist O'Galop, the "Michelin Man" is one of the world's oldest trademarks. André Michelin apparently commissioned the creation of this jolly, rotund figure after his brother, Édouard, observed that a display of stacked tyres resembled a human form. Today, the "Michelin Man" is one of the world's most recognized trademarks, representing Michelin in over 150 countries.

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Jul 3, 2008

Update: Day 37 to 45

Clockwise from top left corner: Indian Jones, Woody, William Shakespeare, Robin, Buzz Lightyear, Spock, Stitch, Yao Ming, Wonder Woman.

Day 45: Spock

Spock (aka Mr. Spock) is a main character in the original Star Trek TV series, and one of the most enduring characters from American 1960s television. He is the only alien in the permanent cast - half-Vulcan, half-Human, and serves as the science officer and executive officer of the USS Enterprise, under Captain James T. Kirk.

His personal struggle between the Vulcan logical self and his human emotional self is the centerpiece of the character and created some evocative drama. He was originally portrayed by actor Leonard Nimoy (except for brief scenes of a much younger Spock in two later movies) and will be portrayed by both Zachary Quinto and Nimoy in the upcoming 2009 film Star Trek.

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Jul 2, 2008

Day 44: Woody

Sheriff Woody, or just Woody is a fictional character that first appeared in the CGI animated film Toy Story, its sequel Toy Story 2, and will appear in a second sequel, Toy Story 3, due to be released in 2010.

Woody is inspired by executive producer John Lasseter's favorite childhood toy, a pull-string Casper the Friendly Ghost talking doll. PIXAR Animator/Director Bud Luckey designed the character and came up with the idea of making him a cowboy.

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Jul 1, 2008

Day 43: Stitch

Stitch is the name of the genetic experiment 626, a fictional alien protagonist from the Lilo & Stitch films and television program. Originally created to cause chaos across the galaxy, he is marked by his short temper and mischievous behavior, traits that endear him to his friend Lilo, who adopted him as her puppy dog. He is voiced by his creator and the film's co-director, Chris Sanders.

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