Lets Shake the Blog Up!

Its time to shake this blog up and see where we land.

I hate to bore myself and I really don’t want to bore you. In an effort to keep us ALL interested, I’ve decided to shake things up a bit. Since there’s no one around to stop me and tell me this is a crazy idea, I decided to go for it. Continue reading Lets Shake the Blog Up!

Instagram, I love you but you’re bringing me down.

Instagram, I love you but you’re bringing me down. What happened to you? Ever since you changed your algorithm, you haven’t been the same. Continue reading Instagram, I love you but you’re bringing me down.

Welcome Brett Wilson!

On behalf of Boris, Vesa, Mike and myself, I want to officially welcome Brett Wilson to the Stuck in Plastic team!

Yes, I realize that’s a really weird statement to make since Brett has been writing a weekly post for the blog since April of this year. He has been one of many guest posters that have been gracious enough to share their knowledge, wisdom and experiences with this community. But in the last few months he has moved beyond being a very reliable guest poster to being a reliable and insightful member of our little group. Continue reading Welcome Brett Wilson!

Series 16 Mini Figure Give Away!

Have you seen the latest collectable mini figure series? You know, the one that features the Penguin Suit Guy, Banana Suit Guy, Serenader, Spy, Imp, Ice Queen etc… Would you like a complete set of all 16 mini figures? Continue reading Series 16 Mini Figure Give Away!

Toys on Vacation (an excerpt)

As we’re preparing for our next article for Bricks Culture I thought I would share an excerpt from our last article about how to take your toys on vacation. If you would like to read the entire article and see all the photographs contributed by members of the Stuck in Plastic family, I encourage you to order a digital or print copy of issue #6. 

Toys on Vacation

Passport… toothbrush… mini figures. Photography collective Stuck in Plastic explains why you should make your LEGO mini figures part of your next getaway. Continue reading Toys on Vacation (an excerpt)

Our First Contest!

I’m so excited to be announcing our first LEGO toy photography contest!

As many of you know we have an ongoing relationship with the folks at Bricks Culture to write about toy photography and showcase the work of our amazing community. Our first article was a brief introduction to toy photography while our second article talked about the fun of taking toys on vacation with you. Our third article is on robots, a topic near and dear to all of us here at Stuck in Plastic.

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“Awake” by Mike Stimpson

For each of our articles we need to submit awesome photos… and this is where you come in. We want to see your amazing photos of robots; LEGO robots come in many shapes and sizes; they run the gamut from mechs to Wall-E, from original MOCs to mini figures. We want to feature as many amazing photographs from this community as we can. Continue reading Our First Contest!

Mea Culpa

mea cul·pa  (mā′ə ko͝ol′pə, kŭl′-, mē′ə)

An acknowledgment of a personal error or fault.

Yesterday I was poking around the backend of the blog as I often do, cleaning out the spam subscribers, checking on comments, seeing what the views are on the latest post when I noticed a little yellow light next to the word “feedback”. Now I know enough about WordPress to know that a little yellow box usually means something needs to be attended to, so I checked it out.
Continue reading Mea Culpa

#StuckinPlastic, should you be using it?

Occasionally I’m asked by a fellow toy photographer if they can use the hashtag #stuckinplastic. My answer is always “yes!” But maybe I should take a moment to explain the uses of hashtags and what it means when you use ours to make sure that it’s right for you. Continue reading #StuckinPlastic, should you be using it?