Articles for October, 2006

 

by Jeff Cope
October 31, 2006
gt_rp2_chad.jpg Action Figures based on sports are nothing new. Back in the late 1980s Kenner Products introduced Starting Lineups. They were pretty cool for the time. They made heavy reuse of body molds, had limited articulation and were very pre-posed. All these factored into why I never got into collecting them. I’ve got one..and it’s one…

 

by Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer
October 31, 2006
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by Ryan "TheSuperfly" Prast
October 31, 2006
KFED.jpg  Every Halloween we all get dressed-up, act like fools and steal candy from neighborhood kids when they come to the door. But does everyone know the history behind the holiday?    The origin of Halloween dates back 2,000 years to the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain (pronounced sow-in).  While most dictionaries of Celtic Languages don’t…

 

by Daniel Pickett
October 31, 2006
office-space-1.jpg Diamond Select Toys & Collectibles, LLC (DST) is pleased to announce its signing of the license for Twentieth Century Fox’s 1999 movie Office Space.  Under the terms of the license, DST is able to produce a wide range of collectibles from the classic workplace comedy created by Mike Judge (King of the Hill, Beavis and…

 

by Daniel Pickett
October 31, 2006
DireWraith.jpg Waaaaay back in 1979, Parker Brothers took a chance on a new property/invention and decided to break away from just making board games and dip their toe into boys toys and action figures.  That venture was ROM: The Space Knight. Marvel Comics also picked up the property for a 75 issue run written by Bill…

 

by Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer
October 29, 2006
btasflik.jpg I’m one of those people that once I get an idea in my head, it sits there gnawing away at me until I do something about it (I’m also fairly lazy, so the gnawing can last for years). So after my post about Flickr, I decided to go grab a bunch of old photos that…

 

by Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer
October 29, 2006
starbles1.jpg Well, I had planned for this to be the second installment of Rejected!  But when I looked up the company making these, I found out that they apparently were released, maybe as a Canadian exclusive. Anyway, what these are, are "Starbles"! Most aptly described as a cross between marbles and pogs, Starbles did not take…

 

by Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer
October 28, 2006
flickr.jpg As a designer, I’m always thankful that I have at my fingertips some of the greatest tools ever developed for both sheer flexibility and ease of use in making me look good: Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Painter, and my trusty Wacom tablet. Up until now I also have relied heavily on what I consider my secret…

 

by Daniel Pickett
October 27, 2006
lost.jpg TEMPE, Ariz., Oct. 26, 2006 – On Monday, November 6 from 3-5PM at the Toys R Us in Times Square in New York City, LOST TV star Jorge Garcia, McFarlane Toys creative force and Spawn creator Todd McFarlane and LOST Executive Producer Bryan Burk will be signing autographs and greeting customers that purchase the new…

 

by Daniel Pickett
October 27, 2006
CA_HOF_Induction.jpg Captain Action, the Original Super Hero Action Figure, was honored amongst his peers on October 14th at the Toy and Action Figure Museum in Pauls Valley, Oklahoma. The iconic toy of the 60’s is beloved by a legion of fans, ranging from nostalgic "40-somethings" to comic fans and character collectors. Captain Action was the brainchild…

 

by Daniel Pickett
October 27, 2006
Toy, Model and Film Expo in Meadowlands NJ October 27th – 29th, 2006   Shocker Toys will be attending the Chiller Theatre show in New Jersey  Oct. 27-29. We’ll be located at a booth in the dealers room equipped with the last few Beefcake GWAR exclusives and the usual Shockini suspects. Drop by and discuss…

 

by Jason "JJJason" Chirevas
October 27, 2006
Pirates1.jpg In my column on how the Internet has changed, and in some ways fostered, action figure collecting, I lamented the passing of surprise.  I once had several mini-Christmases a year as each new wave of G.I. Joe, Masters of the Universe, or Transformers appeared on Toys R Us pegs.  I’d get a new figure and feverishly pour…

 

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