Since it's a holiday for me -- and Labor Day to boot -- I'm just going to do a quick blog post of some news items.
First up. According to Brickset the Mixels line is coming to close with the end of the TV series and the ninth wave of Mixel sets. This looks like an unconfirmed rumor to me as I haven't seen any mention of it on other Lego news sites. Still, you might want to start buying up any Mixels sets you have your eye on.
Second. A company called Flexo is running a kickstarter for a Lego-compatible project. They are some flexible tendon-like pieces and the Plates that anchor them. Pretty interesting and I may back this one.