CustomCon 37 Entry Guidelines

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CustomCon 37

What is CustomCon, you ask? CustomCon is a special semi-annual presentation of new custom toy creations by customizers around the globe. More than a decade in the running, it's still going strong. Inspired by the presentations of new product by legitimate manufacturers at Toy Fair and other trade shows, CustomCon is a "fake" convention, whereby customizers present their latest creations and recipes as if unveiling a new line of real toys to retailers. It's always a lot of fun, for both the viewers and the participants.

If this is your first exposure to a CustomCon, click here to see what's been offered over the past 36 CustomCons.

EVENT DATES: CustomCon 37 will run from April 21 to 25, 2014.

ENTRY DEADLINE: The deadline will be Monday, April 7, 2014. No entries will be accepted after this date.

Save the Date: CustomCon 37

February 2014 - CustomCon 37 (Spring 2014) is coming soon! The event itself will be held from April 21 to 25, but the entry deadline is April 7.

We will post the entry guidelines soon, but there are no major changes from years past, so mark your calendars now to be able to include your custom action figures in this online event.

2014 American International Toy Fair

2014 American International Toy Fair

RTM is not attending the 2014 Toy Fair in person, but you can check out various press materials and information at the links below. To see galleries of the showrooms from this year, please check out AwesomeToyBlog.com and MillionairePB.com, as Matt and Andy will be attending the show and adding pictures and details as fast as they can.

February 2014 Fast Food Toys Round-up

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February 12, 2014 - Right now, the premiums in the McDonald's Happy Meals are cups from The LEGO Movie. As you can almost see in these pictures, the cups are lenticular. They are also fairly sturdy, so it might be worth getting a full set via eBay. Speaking of eBay, the boy did talk me into a set of last month's Adventure Time toys and a set of the Build-A-Bear toys from December.

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Let's see what's out there in restaurants this month! (More after the jump)

A quick check of the web sites for the more popular fast food restaurants reveals the following:

- McDonald's has lenticular cups from The LEGO Movie in their Happy Meals. The next promotion shown is toys from Mr. Peabody & Sherman. Their McPlay app now has free ebooks in it as well as a game. The ebooks are also available on their web site.

January 2014 Fast Food Toys Round-up

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January 20, 2014 - We were hermits in December, but the Adventure Time toys at McDonald's lured us out... and then the toys were delayed! The boy was so mad about it that he didn't even want to stay and eat there on that visit. The second time we checked for the Adenture Time toys, he had settled down a bit and accepted the Ice Age toy and played in the playroom. He's caught on to eBay now, so after getting the first Jake toy, he requested that I just "order the rest" from eBay.

Let's see what's out there in restaurants this month! (More after the jump)

A quick check of the web sites for the more popular fast food restaurants reveals the following:

December 2013 Fast Food Toys Round-up

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December 18, 2013 - November saw just a single visit to McDonald's, and the boy scored a blue Build-A-Bear. eBay came through with the other Angry Birds Star Wars trick-or-treat buckets, together in a single lot with a few Angry Birds plush toys which were assimilated into the Borg Collective of his plush toys.

Let's see what's out there in restaurants this month! (More after the jump)

A quick check of the web sites for the more popular fast food restaurants reveals the following:

- McDonald's has Furby Boom and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles toys in their Happy Meals. The next promotion shown is Adventure Time and Paul Frank. Their McPlay app now has free ebooks in it as well as a game. The ebooks are also available on their web site.

CustomCon 36 Day Three

December 12, 2013 - The third day of CustomCon 36 is now online over at ActionFigurePics.com!

DAY THREE: Thursday, December 12

CustomCon 36 Day Two

December 11, 2013 - The second day of CustomCon 36 is now online over at ActionFigurePics.com!

DAY TWO: Wednesday, December 11

CustomCon 36 Day One

December 10, 2013 - The first day of CustomCon 36 is now online over at ActionFigurePics.com!

DAY ONE: Tuesday, December 10

Things You Are Searching For - November 2013 Edition

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Things You Are Searching For - November 2013 Edition

November 2013 - Each day, I check the log files on the site to see what the spammers are up to, and some of the entries are the search terms people are using in our search box. Here are a few things that you have been searching for recently but perhaps are not finding... for a few of the terms, it is because we have no content about them, and for others, it is because the stuff on the older version of RTM doesn't show up in the new search box.

- Baby Alive - While we do cover a pretty wide range of toys, we don't really do much with actual baby dolls. For more about Baby Alive dolls, check out these sites:

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