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News From November 2009

Austin Gets Flicky

While you're analyzing the techniques of a proper kickflip, why don't you scope this sweet new Kincade?
And how could you not vote for this leather clad panty raider for SOTY?  Go Leo or don't go at all.
Posted November 30th, 2009 by Rory Bathgaite, multi-media provocateur
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Austin's Weekly Video Pick Vol. 17

Jack Sabback moves in Traffic. Underrated, neo-East classic.

Don't forget to jock the vote.  (for Leo Romero, of course.) Or to watch a new Kincade.

Or to check out the worst heavy metal album covers ever.
Posted November 27th, 2009 by Wolfe Says Watch Out For That Car Door.
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Stephen Colbert Only Rides The Best

And the best is Toy Machine...
See the video here <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<< (Near the end...)
Posted November 27th, 2009 by The Daily Show with jon Stewart
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Give Thanks For Leo

Scope his new Video-Drone and vote for things that aren't decided by you, just like real politics
Happy Thanksgiving everyone.
Posted November 26th, 2009 by Do Indians Give Thanks Today?
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A Leo Sandwich

New Video-Drone for propaganda's sake.
Scope some Logan shit while you're wasting time...
Posted November 23rd, 2009 by Phelper Knows But Pretends Not To
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The Golden Light Of SoCo

Austin got dropped. 
Charms got golden.
Grant got Mediterranean.
Grif got Kincade.
Posted November 23rd, 2009 by The Real Housewife
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Austins's Weekly Video Pick Vol. 16

Eric Dressen from Santa Cruz's epic, "Speed Freaks".

And in other news, Mike V gets into a brawl - !!!
Posted November 20th, 2009 by Salads Are Cool Frontside
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Vintage Templeton

In lieu of some bullcrud digi-cam shots of sweaty dudes, we give you the patriarch of Toy Machine, Edwardo Templetono, in peak form.


And of course, Kincade.
Posted November 19th, 2009 by From The Three Point Line
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Bar Hopping and Hatchet Burying

Provost keeps it street.
Johnny has a distinct tranny style to his up and over.
Ran into the Collins Brothers.
Grif and JLay bury it one more time.
Cody kept it hyphy in the absence of his other half.
He found a shaggy haired compatriot in Lucas.
Grant was a bit out of character...
Posted November 18th, 2009 by Sorry Dude.
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Well Played Provost

We give you Toy Machine's newest addition, Collin Provost.
Posted November 17th, 2009 by Well it does
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Another day, another dollar lost...

Dollars are just evaporating into thin air, and yet, all we can do is skate.
This seems to be happening more often than not.
"But there is nothing wrong with supporting your sponsor!" –Ed Templeton
The days are hot, even in winter, (eat that east coast!) staying stretched and hydrated is just as important as breathing.
Kevin loves to shoot Matt B. drinking water. He says it's important to give kids who look at the Toy site a good influence, a role model for staying hydrated if you will. This is how you keep your body in tune. Matt B is a well-oiled machine, and a little smoke or some beer are only taken to make him normal, otherwise he would be basically bionic.
Putting a wet shirt on your head can help hide the shame of your daily existance and can also help to rapidly cool down your body so that you don't over heat. Heat exhaustion is rampant in the skate industrial complex.
Sweaty dudes without their shirts. I can see why the comments are down! All the homophobes are staying away from the website because they are secretly realizing they are gay and they can't handle it anymore. So instead of looking at the Toy site they go out and gay-bash some people to prove they aren't gay.
"Don't talk about gay shit under my photos."

A NEW interview with Ed Templeton over at <--------------------
Posted November 15th, 2009 by He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.
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A creative way to spend your day

Out and about in the streets with your bros and your skateboards.
Only pussies call each other before a session to ask what the other is gonna wear.
Back in the day Grif was into freestyle BMXing, and shows us some of his old moves.
He calls this one the "Chode Rumbler" and you can also adapt this into a "Chode Mumbler" and use it in the bedroom.
Man, would I like me one of those Chode Mumblers. Can you give one to yourself?
This is how Daniel Lutheran gets his stretches in. It also helps some people to think of the worst possible outcome so they can avoid it.
Um, yes. That is the shape of New Mexico tattooed into Daniel Lutheran's armpit.
I'm trying to figure out the take home message in this.
Oscar Wilde said, "Experience is one thing you can't get for nothing." Dan-Lu begs to differ, he got this experience for nothing.
Every man dies. Not every man really lives.
My boner is my board, my board is my boner, take the rough with the smootch.
I should have named this post "Daniel Lutheran: For the Ladies."
I am told this is a sweat puddle.

Mob Grip contest<<<
Possible free stuff here too<<<
Once again, the Toy Machine Thrasher Magazine Skatepark Roundup...
Posted November 14th, 2009 by Life is half spent before we know what it is.
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Austin Stephens: Photographer

A-Stone has a new digi-cam and has been sending me photos from the sessions!
Jared Hager gets warpy. Hey, it's Friday the 13th - say that is a scarry voice.
His brother Cody Hager hippie-jumps while Logan Kincaid gets it on the Kincamera.
Matt B - is that a kickflip? Looks like one to me. Nice catch.
Wearing all black on Friday the 13th is a good omen.

Hager the Horrible BS 180's it. Kincade gets artsy with his angle.

Mike V tells a story about Ed t.


Posted November 13th, 2009 by Any idiot can face a crisis, it's daily living that wears on you
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Report from North Carolina: Part 3

Bonus post from the eastern part of USA. Have you seen them?
There's nothing like a fake smile to start your day.
"Dreams are today's answers to tomorrow's questions." –Edgar Cayce
Burnett asks the question, "Are you ever gonna pass the Dutchie?"
And Nick's reply, "Nah man, you gotta be on the left-hand side."
Super-size the liquid refreshments.
"I don't use drugs, my dreams are frightening enough." –M. C. Escher
I don't know what's happening here, I'm just posting the shit that comes in.
"At present, I am mainly observing the physical motion of mountains, water, trees and flowers. One is everywhere reminded of similar movements in the human body, of similar impulses of joy and suffering in plants." –Egon Schiele
"One lonely Beastie I be, all by myself without nobody, the sun is beating down on my baseball hat, the air is gettin' hot, the beer is getting flat, looking for a girl, I ran into a guy." –Beastie Boys
"Something I learned today, black and white is always grey. Looking through the window pane, I'm not inside your brain" –Husker Du
"Love is the power to see similarity in the dissimilar." –Theodor Adorno
"A question that sometimes drives me hazy: am I or are the others crazy?" –Albert Einstein

"You have to go on and be crazy. Craziness is like heaven.
" –Jimi Hendrix
"If you're going to be crazy, you have to get paid for it or else you're going to be locked up." –Hunter S. Thompson
"This is only bloggable, bro, not worth shooting for the mag until you bring the gnar."
Looks like the gnar was brought to Colin's shin.
"I know about pain and suffering and being cold, but I just wanna fuck." –Perry Farrell
"Punk ain't no religious cult. Punk means thinking for yourself. You ain't hardcore cos you spike your hair, when a jock still lives inside your head." –Jello Biafra
"We should hi-five."
"The distinction between children and adults, while probably useful for some purposes, is at bottom a specious one, I feel. There are only individual egos, crazy for love." –Niccolo Machiavelli
"We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid." –Benjamin Franklin
Posted November 12th, 2009 by A man is not old until regrets take the place of dreams.
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Skating ditches with our newest AM

Jordan Taylor was just moved up from Flow to Am.
Kevin titled this photo "Jordan Hedgehog" and I'm trying to figure it out. Oh! his hair! I was thinking something dirty with the people in the background...
Comraderie. The foundation of a good team.
No one has ever said Johnny can't catch serious air.
Fronstide kick-flip by Jordan T.

Mike V tells a story about Ed t.

Are you sick of seeing these:
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Posted November 12th, 2009 by The dark lord sitting in his lair, literally. And nude too!
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Report from North Carolina: Part 2

"Clockin' footy, yo, clockin' mad footy, dog." –some dork
Nick T. looks a bit unhappy about the days proceedings thus far.
Burn-Dog is looking into his future, and his future looks bright, almost too bright?
"Sweet bottom-turn brah!"
Punk waiter: "Who th' fuck got the Eggs over my Hammy?"
Johnny: "I ordered my eggs sunny side up..."
Punk waiter: "Shut the fuck up ass-face."
Leo: "Lemme out I gotta go pee-pee."
"It's difficult to believe that people are still starving in this country because food isn't available." –Ronald Reagan
"Part of the secret of a success in life is to eat what you like and let the food fight it out inside." –Mark Twain
Checking the photos on the spot. Ah, technology!
Daniel can control light with his hands and mind.
"Every day each of us wakes up, reaches into drawers and closets, pulls out a costume for the day and proceeds to dress in a style that can only be called preposterous." –Mary Schmich
Lemme blog this shit...
(No Longer Active) Erica Yary is on the east coast, after parting ways with her old job. Is Leo giving a little hip thrust here? Her boyfriend (behind them) has to deal with it every day.
No Smoking, be it weed, grits, or pole. But you can smoke the shit out of this rail.
Slowly converting these east coast kids into becoming Loyal Pawns.
"Bros, bust out my dirt wheels!" or "This mural will be the feature of my final dissertation on street art on the eastern seaboard."
A game of SKATE to get yer blood flowing.
Ed has a new Thunder Truck...
With determination Nick conquers most things.

"A dream doesn't become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work." –Colin Powel

Dispoable Book in Blog from? Yes.

Mike V tells a story about Ed t.

Leave some feedback!
Posted November 11th, 2009 by Heaven is under our feet as well as over our heads.
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Report from North Carolina: Part 1

Things are going smoothly, although a tad cold for us California natives.
Kevin: "Johnny, it's time to take it up a notch, your pop is at an all time high, use it to gain great acclaim. Or are you afraid?"
Johnny: "I'm not afraid."
Kevin: "You will be...       You    will    be."
"Don't shoot me while I'm pep-talking the team riders!"
Nick T, and Collin P, together on the same team. You saw it here first.
D. Lutheran with his doppelganger: a smiley face.
I don't mind if my skull ends up on a shelf as long as it's got my name on it.
Women love Nick, NIck loves women. "Ah, women. They make the highs higher and the lows more frequent." –Friedrich Nietzsche. Yeah, Trapasso quotes Nietzsche, so what?
"Just gotta keep the damn raccoon out of my truck."
Waiting for Leo to pull something epic, maybe?
Smoking Kills Collin, I don't want my riders dying.
A true friend never gets in your way unless you happen to be going down.
(Sweet Roxy Music shirt...)
Your Kevin Barnett hard at work, you wonder what he does? This is it.
You like grip tape?
Look like Barcelona more than wherever these guys are. The skate media has it dialed. Possible free stuff here...
"But friendship is precious, not only in the shade, but in the sunshine of life, and thanks to a benevolent arrangement the greater part of life is sunshine." –Thomas Jefferson
"An insincere and evil friend is more to be feared than a wild beast; a wild beast may wound your body, but an evil friend will wound your mind." –Buddh
Matt B is down.
"Every human being is the author of his own health or disease." –Buddha
To keep the body in good health is a duty... otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear." –Buddha

Ed has a new Thunder Truck...
Posted November 10th, 2009 by A mistake is simply another way of doing things.
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A day out schralping with Matt and Leo...

These are the types of things we bring you here at Toy

The daily minutia of a life well skated.
Skating is alive in the youth of today. Makeshift hubba ledges and rails are being created in suburbia. Kids with footballs in their hands are wishing everyone was looking at them, but they are not. They are watching the real shit go down.
"Dude, I think you are skinny enough to squeeze through..."
This fence's vagina gives birth to a fully grown Matt B. "Its a boy!" Luckily Indiana Jones was there to help.
Oh that's Leo Romero. His sponsor 'white shirt' must be happy.
Finding rails and performing moves. It's... what we do.
Lets get a bit closer to this. Matt B does a boardlide starting frontside, so his back is forward, and he is going backwards, its called a frontside boardslide, right?
Leo gets his feet wet by jumping up to 50-50 grind on the handrail.
"Do you guys have velcro on your feet?"
Matt B nose-skidders the shit out of that rail first try.
Leo does the same trick as the 50-50 before, but with a slight variation. He does a 5-0, (only half of a 50-50 because he is only scraping one truck (axle housing) on the rail) But this 5-0 is on the FRONT truck, so we call it a nosegrind. A 5-0 means only the back truck is grinding. For short, any skateboarder will know what this is if you just say, "nosegrind" as in this sentance: "Leo does a nosegrind."
Matt B will drink to that. He'll drink to just about anything.
Whoa! It turns out Austin was there too!
Kevin thinks that Austin is contemplating something heavy here, but in reality he is thinking about changing the color of his shoelaces from white to black. And for a second he thought about changing them to red to match his beanie, but that made him think of Felix Arguelles, and de decided to stop thinking about it. All of this happened in a fraction of one second.
This is the end of the post.

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Posted November 9th, 2009 by Some days/girls are better/bigger than others
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A photo by Austin Stephens for Sunday

They helped this man get a tow truck after he had a senior moment.
Posted November 8th, 2009 by Time to renew your driver's liscence...
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A pleasant day at Mt. Baldy

These are always the days. Don't waste them on stupid shit like the internet.

But first>>>> watch this Matt B. footy on the Dekline site...
Carving backside, A-Stone gets his Baldy legs going.
Graf not by Matt B.
Baldy brings out the blood from people.
Careful, you might attract some bloodsucking corporations. They can smell it a mile away.
Gleaming the Tube.

Ed Asks the Phelper...

Grif gets his gnar-face on...
Matt B enjoys the pre-jump to fun.
OG Baldy.
Matt B clacks a floater...
You gotta go all the way up before you go all the way down.

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Ed Templeton inter-view<<<
Posted November 6th, 2009 by I'm wasting my day right now.
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Halloween Wrap Up: Part 3

Via Kevin's camera. Dude, scope our Skatepark Roundup.

And see some new photos of Leo Romero at Bradford's blog.
Johnny took his flying monkey costume seriously and took to the skies.
It was hot in that thing...
So he got a drink.
Ed and the second newest am, Jordan Taylor.
If you don't know, now you know.
Freddy and family. You know you're badass when Vader is your babysitter.
Already on the Dark Side.
Female Beetlejuice.
Bradford opted for slightly more highbrow with a Nachtwey get-up.
Man, that must have been one jacked prom.
As the night progressed people got more and more haggard.
And in keeping with both Halloween and Toy Machine, things eventually got weird.

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Posted November 5th, 2009 by Michael Myers
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Halloween EXTRA: Part 2 (and a half)

Some extra photos from Ed and Austin Stephens. Austin has a new camera!
Carolyn and Jacob, Loyal TM pawns, and a daily commenter on the website!
Phelper only reads Thrasher for the articles.
Ed Scissorhands and Darjeeling Limted...
A pot farmer and the Phelper.
You know where Matt B. will be sitting.
Next to Marge Simpson, of course.
Turtle-Boy lays down the law.
The sect guy wins his prize.
Orville Redenboker was there.
Hows this for a palette-cleanser? J-Lay without a costume.
Posted November 4th, 2009 by UNtil Kevin posts over it.
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Halloween 2009 Wrap-up: Part 2

And you thought being an awkward teenager with zits was hard...
Yeah, Ed can "K" grind just like you youngins.
Let me interrupt this post to say: Our Thrasher Magazine Skate Park Roundup just came out, so go watch it, then return to this post.
Last night was a full moon, and the animal came out in all of us, we collective beasts. I hope you noticed,
Tempster down.
Arms folded or hands by side was a trendy way to watch our demo.
Kevin said he threw up a little bit every time he looked at me.
Leo Romero, the champion of one-upping his boss, took this nose-grind all the way to the flat. Man's Game!
Anybody messes with Ed, it's curtains, see? Curtains for you. Put up yer dukes, you rube, I'll box ye right in the kisser!
Lance Mountain!
Demo action with D. Lutheran and Edward A Templeton.
Rob Straser was there laying down the law.
This Collin guy is pretty, pretttttty good.
Grant back tailed his way over the mini-norge.

My newest art piece: "Face two Face"
One of those glue-footed 360 degree ollies that look so kick-ass.
Colin has some of that.
Grif was doing the celebrity nip-slip all day.
From the South Pole to 90 degree Long Beach, California. Josh Harmony used his claws to do some ripping.
Matt B. rolled up pushing mongo and with full pads.
"And as we wind on down the road..." Don't back-mask what Collin says, it will sound like devil worship.
Young Dakota freebasing skateboarding in the form of a magazine.
Leo was doing crazy shit at mach-20 on the flat bar.
"Is there a Hot Topic around here?"
Grif signed his first ever poster (as a photog) that he shot and gave one to John Bradford.
Julian Davidson came late.
Nick Trapasso had a massive heel-bruise and had to sit it out.
The aforementioned heel-bruise.
Extreme penguin interpretive street dancing.
Jordan Taylor (Welcome to the team!) had a bolt thrown into his cheek but didn't complain and skated all day.
Tempster gap to lip...
A-Stone was a cute little Owl.
Deanna, Ashley, (Grant's main squeeze) and Grant.
"Checking out my girl, huh? Put 'em up buddy!"
Leo scorching by...
Ed kept trying this gap to nose-blunt slide but ended up not getting it like a wuss!
Billy taking it straight to "child abuse" status with young Catch.
"Hey Luigi, meet us Teletubbies under the ramp..."
"What can I say? Phelper likes the chicks."
Ed judged the costume contest, making the kid in the Robot costume try a heelflip for the win.
He almost had it!
The top three: Sect #1, Robot and Turtle-Boy #'s 2 and 3. Sect got extra points for having a Toy board, and making a Toy painting to show that he is a Loyal Pawn.
He won a Fat Toy Package. But everyone wins on Halloween.
The signing went off.

Stay Tuned for Part 3 from Kevin tomorrow!

See Skateboarder's coverage...

And Skatepunk's coverage!

Oh dude, Our Thrasher Magazine Skatepark Roundup just came out!

Leave comments!
Posted November 2nd, 2009 by time to shine and win at all things life-related
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Halloween 2009 Wrap-up: Part 1

Featuring photos from Mike Sinclair - TM's light-man. (the opposite of a dark-man.)(dark-man meaning a menacing dude who kicks people off teams of course, not skin color.)
No it's not Robert Plant from Led-Zep, although now that I think about it, that should have been his costume. He even had a freakin' Led-Zep shirt on! It's Ed Templeton and Collin Provost, the 1st newest Toy Machine Am. The second newest am is Jordan Taylor. Anyone who wonders about why Ed would put on Collin will have their mind exploded when you see his Emerica part. Trust the Tempster.

Oh dude, Our Thrasher Magazine Skatepark Roundup just came out!
It's the 2nd annual Halloween Toy Machine + Active costume mandatory demo! Bring a costume and be a dork, just like the Toy Team!
Props went to the second place winner of the contest who had a fully hand-made TM Robot costume!
Line up to be judged!
Linus was there, but some people around him didn't dress up. These people don't like candy or fun.
The singer of Led Zep navigates carefully through an interview with Rene-Rene, a dangerous task. Is that Phelps on the curb?
Rene-Rene begged him to sing a little bit of Stairway to Heaven, but there was a strict NO STAIRWAY policy, DENIED!
Kevin Barnett came as Two-Face...
Thrasher's own Jake Phelps was there.
Sinclair used the guise of shooting a toy stencil being made to get a cleavage shot.
The Mario Bros.
Flying Monkey from Wizard of Oz (Johnny Layton), meet the Tempster as a little girl with severe camel-toe going to a princess themed sleepover.
Touching young boys in that costume may have crossed the line.
Billy Marks was Freddy Kruger with or without the mask, ba-zing!
There's Billy in full gear...
Who you gonna call? This kid wasn't even alive!
Warming up the creaky old body.
Dude, Josh Harmony fully skated in this costume the whole time. It must have been a THOUSAND degrees in there. So ironic for a penguin.

Stay Tuned for Part 2 on Tuesday!

See Skateboarder's coverage...

And Skatepunk's coverage!

Oh dude, Our Thrasher Magazine Skatepark Roundup just came out!

What did you end up doing this year? Leave comments!
Posted November 2nd, 2009 by Posted by: The Supreme Overlord of Loyal Pawns
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Coming up Tomorrow...

Full photographic coverage of Toy Machine's Halloween.
What did you end up doing this year? Leave comments!
Posted November 1st, 2009 by The day after...
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