Trailer: The Secret World of Arrietty

GeekDad Matt Blum has a review of The Secret World of Arrietty, the latest Miyazaki import. It opens Feb. 17 in the U.S. Residing quietly beneath the floorboards are little people who live undetected in a secret world to be discovered, where the smallest may stand tallest of all.  From the legendary Studio Ghibli (“Spirited […]

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All Scooby-Doo Halloween prizes claimed

Local geek mom blogger Sari was the second and final winner in our Scooby-Doo plush Halloween toy giveaway. She and her meddling kids came into the Tribune office to pick up the prize, her youngest Doo-tifully dressed in a Scooby T-shirt my son also has. Last year Google had fun turning their homepage Doodle into […]

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Zoinks! We have our first Scooby-Doo toy winner

Kim is the first winner in our Scooby-Doo Halloween toy giveaway. You’ll be contacted offline to arrange pickup or shipment, Kim. Thanks for commenting! There’s still one of these cowardly canines (which, by the way, jitters and speaks when squeezed) to give away — head on over and answer the trivia question for a chance […]

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Lulubell takes Manhattan — then, Mesa

A couple weeks back, I reported that Tucson’s Lulubell Toy Bodega, a store specializing in designer vinyl collectibles and gallery pieces, was setting up shop in downtown Mesa and planning to make the 128 W. Main St. address its company headquarters when it opens in mid-November. Trying to catch up with owner Amy Del Castillo […]

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