Articles for December, 2009

 

by Danny "CantinaDan" Neumann
December 31, 2009
Last year we began an anthropological study focused on the evolutionary changes visible within the species parumplasticus populus (little plastic people). Over the last several months I undertook to reexamine the fossil record. The findings range from predictable to surprising. Whereas today’s parumplasticus populus is more sophisticated in many ways, its ancestors maintain the genetic…

 

by Ryan "TheSuperfly" Prast
December 31, 2009
As the decade comes to a close, it’s time to reflect upon this bizarre hobby of collecting tiny plastic men. This past decade saw a renaissance of sorts in the toy collecting hobby, with the increased focus on adult collector-only lines, and a rebirth of many of the 1980s properties we cherished as kids. We…

 

by Daniel Pickett
December 31, 2009
  Manufacturer: Mattel Release Date: January 1st, 2010  Wave/Assortment: FleXforce Wave 1 Packaging: Single carded Accessories: none Scale: 6" Sculpted By: Gentle Giant Notes:  With Flip kick action so you can deliver a 619.   Not as much detail or articulation as the basic or elite assortment figures. Try Me packaging. THE PACKAGE  

 

by Jason "Plastic Soul" Lenzi
December 30, 2009
I’ve remarked before in these entries that I believe we’re living in the Golden Age of Action Figures, and for me, there’s no better evidence than this past decade. Now, because we’re all geeks at heart, and passionate ones, we always quibble, and a great many of us moan, about the shortcomings of our favorite…

 

by Daniel Pickett
December 30, 2009
  Manufacturer: Mattel Release Date: January 1st, 2010  Wave/Assortment: Wave 1 Packaging: Single boxed Accessories: cloth shirt and base Scale: 6" Sculpted By: Gentle Giant Notes:  22+ points of articulation THE PACKAGE    

 

by Daniel Pickett
December 29, 2009
  Manufacturer: Mattel Release Date: January 1st, 2010  Wave/Assortment: Wave 1 Packaging: Single boxed Accessories:  base Scale: 6" Sculpted By: Gentle Giant Notes:World Wrestling Entertainment Figures Climb into the ring with the full line of WWE action figures that offer extreme articulation, amazing accuracy and authentic details. The approximate seven-inch basic WWE figures are created…

 

by Daniel Pickett
December 28, 2009
  Manufacturer: Mattel Release Date: January 1st, 2010  Wave/Assortment: Wave 1 Packaging: Single boxed Accessories: Cape, necklace, crown and base (with theme music) Scale: 6" Sculpted By: Gentle Giant Notes:  From Wrestlemania 22 appearance THE PACKAGE    

 

by Erik "Superfriend" Skov
December 26, 2009
 I’ve been reading articles at Newsarama.com  about how the Avengers has been turned into a franchise.  It hit me this morning.  As more of a DC fan than Marvel, why has DC not turned the Justice League into a franchise?   Sure, there was JLA Classified, but that folded a few years back without even a…

 

by Daniel Pickett
December 25, 2009
I was already working on this blog when Cantina Dan posted his on the same topic (with the same name even!)… to tell the truth I started this blog LAST Christmas and never got around finishing it.   Like Dan my family was of a modest income being the son of two teachers, but they,…

 

by Danny "CantinaDan" Neumann
December 23, 2009
Recently I wrote a blog about the old AD&D toy line. In the post I included a 25 year old Christmas photo that showed some of those toys under the tree. It got me thinking about how many cherished childhood playthings I actually received all those momentous December 25ths. We didn’t grow up in the…

 

by Daniel Pickett
December 22, 2009
  Manufacturer: Mattel Release Date: December 15th 2009 Wave/Assortment:  MattyCollector.com Figure Exclusive Packaging: Boxed (with outer mailer box) Accessories: 2 “Crude Noisemaker” weapons Extra hands Stand Scale: 12" Sculpted By: Mattel’s In House Team Notes: All kneel before Zod! Straight from the classic movie Superman II comes this truly incredible version of the wicked-to-the-core, and…

 

by Daniel Pickett
December 15, 2009
  Manufacturer: Mattel Release Date: December 15th 2009 Wave/Assortment:  MattyCollector.com Figure Exclusive Packaging: Single Carded Accessories: Sword of Power™ Half Power Sword® Removable chest armor Havoc staff Scale: 6" Sculpted By: The Four Horsemen Notes:THE FIGURE SHOWN HERE WAS AN EARLY PRODUCTION FIGURE AND DOES NOT HAVE THE CORRECTED "tight grip" HAND. Back in 2008,…

 

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