Heroes in Fairy Tales are a different breed than those in other forms of storytelling, but one that ties in pretty closely with successful OSR style adventurers.
The Great Wooly Jack Raboose is just an awesome example of silly prop making simply because it's awesome.
Like the link above for the great wooly jack raboose shows, I'm a fan of props. Making something real that was just a picture in a book, or a digital model, or a silly idea is just so great. Eric Hart has gathered together a list of the 100 Best sites for prop makers. Be careful if you click through... you might lose hours, or even days.
Barrowmaze is back, and this time in a single collected volume, and with a new line of Underworld Minis.
It's about a third funded ($5,439/$15,000) with over a month to go. While I haven't gone for it yet, since I already have BMI & II, it is tempting. And if you haven't picked it up yet, now is a very good time to do so.
Over at masterminis.net there's a good discussion about some of the current news out of GW. It's been years since I bought a GW mini, which is a shame because they still make nice figures, especially the Lord of the Rings/Hobbit stuff. But their prices are just so unreasonable. Worth a read, if you're at all interested.
In celebrartion of D&D's 40th Anniversary, d20 Dark Ages is hosting a blog hop challenge in February.