Articles for September, 2008

 

by Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer
September 30, 2008
A new issue of BackIssue magazine hits the stands this week with the great theme of Saturday Morning cartoons. In addition to the Alex Ross cover, the Hanna-Barbera remembrances, and the interviews with Jackson Bostwick (Captain Marvel!), there is a decent article about the Super Powers toy line written by yours truly.  It’s pretty much…

 

by Erik "Superfriend" Skov
September 30, 2008
www.NewsArama.com has some reports from the Baltimore Comic Con which was this past weekend.  One of them is from the DC Comics DC Nation panel.  I found one of the comments in there to be very telling.  "Everyone is a Black Lantern."  That’s right, anyone who has died, literally at any time in the DCU…

 

by Daniel Pickett
September 30, 2008
Vader over at our sister site AFHub has put together a great interview with Hot Toys’ chief sculptor Yulli. Yulli was responsivle for what may end up being the best figure of 2008- Hot Toy’s Bank Robber Joker from The Dark Knight.   Check out this great Q&A with an amazing sculptor here!

 

by Scott Rogers
September 30, 2008
    Even though I was resistant at first to leave behind my beloved TNBA figures as a customizing base – finding parts was becoming harder and more expensive – I eventually made the logical transition to JLU figures. I’ve come to appreciate the JLU figures not just for their simplicity, but also for the very wide…

 

by Danny "CantinaDan" Neumann
September 30, 2008
When your action figure allowance is relatively small each figure counts. You think hard about which ones you buy. And maybe you spend a bit more time savoring new additions to your collection. With that in mind I’m going to take a stab at a monthly column which will choose and review a figure I…

 

by Daniel Pickett
September 29, 2008
Markham, ON, Canada – After much anticipation, Round 5 releases the name of their fourth character in their North American MMA collectible figure series. Rounding out the current roster of MMA Champions to be immortalized in plastic, Wanderlei “The Axe Murderer” Silva completes the collection scheduled to hit stores this Christmas season. Joining him in…

 

by Daniel Pickett
September 29, 2008
In "Ambush," the premiere of Lucasfilm Animation’s STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS, episode director David Bullock ("Justice League: The New Frontier") and writer Steve Melching ("The Batman") recall the Yoda of The Empire Strikes Back. This first episode of the brand-new, CG-animated series airs at 9 p.m. ET/PT Friday, Oct. 3 on Cartoon Network. In…

 

by Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer
September 28, 2008
Ok, so I finally saw the Wachowski Bros’ Speed Racer the other day. Holy. Cow. This was one of the most amazing movies I’ve ever seen. I’m not sure I know how else to describe it. It was, hands down, the best adaptation of a comic or cartoon to movie EVER. Now, before I get…

 

by Jason "JJJason" Chirevas
September 27, 2008
2453774452_b9dcbdae81.jpg I interrupt the DC/Mattel show to bring you a very important message… I love game shows.   

 

by Daniel Pickett
September 26, 2008
New York City, New York– It all began with two horror fans from New Jersey and a twisted vision. What started as Ed Long and Damien Glonek hand making dolls to sell at tri-state area conventions turned into a worldwide epidemic. Living Dead Dolls grew from one of the Garden State’s many curiosities to become…

 

by Daniel Pickett
September 25, 2008
In the coming weeks Four Horsemen Toy Design Studios will launch into the 4th installment of their online fan-based action figure experiment, FANtastic Exclusive (http://www. FANtasticExclusive.com) and they want you to be involved in the voting and discussion. If you want your voice heard, and you want to have a hand in the choosing and…

 

by Ryan "TheSuperfly" Prast
September 25, 2008
I would be remiss if I didn’t give a shoutout to my Dad, who is celebrating his 75th birthday this week. Here’s to you Pop – let’s hope I can swing you a Cubs WS victory this year!   

 

by Ryan "TheSuperfly" Prast
September 25, 2008
  So my beloved Cubbies have once again clinched the division. And even secured the all-important Home-Field Advantage. But, of course, they are the Cubs so I’m tempering my giddy dancing. To get you through the week, here’s a fun little tune, “Someday All The Way", cooked up by fellow Cubs fan and grunge rocker…

 

by Erik "Superfriend" Skov
September 24, 2008
Say you drive to every toy store withing 50 miles every day looking for those elusive toys.  But the price of gas has you down.  You could consider getting a smaller car…

 

by Daniel Pickett
September 22, 2008
Mattel has been busy this week sending out new images of upcoming DC Universe product.  Here’s a round up so you know where to look for all the new goodies:   Raving Toy Maniac has the Wave V DCU Classics carded images. This is the Walmart exclusive wave.   You can see them by clicking…

 

by Daniel Pickett
September 22, 2008
LEGO Batman: The Videogame! Game Info and Launch Trailer There are few things that I have anticipated this year more than LEGO Batman: The Videogame!  Now the wait is over and it comes out tomorrow.  See below for all the information on the game plus the newly released launch trailer:   LEGO Batman: The Videogame is the latest game from the award-winning team behind…

 

by Daniel Pickett
September 22, 2008
Two days before I moved I got a package in the mail from Mattel of the new wave of Justice League Unlimited figures.But that didn’t stop me from snapping a bunch of pictures of this new wave for you.  Normally this would be posted as a feature, but because of the move and unpacking the…

 

by Erik "Superfriend" Skov
September 20, 2008
    In 1999, a new era of Batman mythos was born when the cartoon Batman Beyond went on the air.  Now he’s on DVD, in the comics, and on his way to your toy shelf.

 

by Ryan "TheSuperfly" Prast
September 18, 2008
It must have been my lucky day yesterday. Whenever I head to Wal-Mart, I get my hopes up. I get that excited feeling, the feeling that this trip will be different than all the other ones. We all do it. But it seems like every time, we all leave the same – disappointed. But not…

 

by Erik "Superfriend" Skov
September 18, 2008
 Recently in an exchange on a forum, it came out that my air hockey table is right now covered with HeroClix.  The quick witted response was "Wow, you came up with a way to make them really fly."  Then it hit me.  They really have taken over the whole air hockey table. These 1-1/4" based things.  The whole thing.

 

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