Kane Plushie Keeps the Baddies Away

Is your tyke constantly rousting you out of bed in the wee hours of the morning seeking comfort and protection from closet-dwelling monsters? Well, what if he or she had a sleepytime companion who could choke-slam the most bloodcurdling boogiemen into oblivion? Granted, this 10-inch plush doll won’t be much help against a legitimate monster […]

Beauty in the Eyes of the Beholders

They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but anyone who’s played a campaign of Dungeons & Dragons will agree that the truth is often much, much darker. There’s very little beauty in an 8-foot-wide ball of flesh, eyes and teeth. Any but the most experienced characters will wet their chainmail at the […]

Hobbit Plush Toy

The Hobbit Gandalf Plush

If you’re like me your mental picture of literary characters inadvertently changes as soon as you see the motion picture adaptation. Harry Potter is Daniel Radcliffe. Katniss Everdeen is Jennifer Lawrence. Ian McKellen is Gandalf, shouting “You shall not pass!” with “Requiem for a Dream” pounding in the background of a Lord of the Rings […]