Jason "JJJason" Chirevas
Jason Chirevas is a toy collector whether he likes it or not (and he often doesn't). This former Would've-Been Action Hero is as interested in the humanity, psychology, and psychosis of collecting as he is in the action figures themselves. Fun guy.
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July 27, 2012
clubeternia_product_page_full1.gif You might remember last year I made an appeal, followed by two of my infamous open letters in support of MattyCollector.com’s Club Infinite Earths, which was created to fill the void left by the de facto cancellation of DC Universe Classics at retail. I, of course, did subscribe. I also subscribed to Club Eternia and…

 

June 13, 2012
Office-500x332.jpg If you’ve read me here on AFI since the beginning (which, unbelievable to me, was seven years ago), you know I spent most of my time back in the column days wringing my hands, fretting, and generally hating myself over the number of toys I had and the capricious manner in which I acquired them….

 

June 8, 2012
I suspect you aren’t, either. So, in the event we might have some other common ground, I’ll just leave this here and maybe we’ll have someplace else to have fun together, from time to time. I’m still here. But now I’m there, too. Hope that’s cool. -J

 

February 27, 2012
DST_logo2.jpg Two years ago, almost to the day, I wrote a piece for Men of Action in which I gave, in no uncertain terms, my opinion of Diamond Select Toys’s handling of their three sci-fi action figure lines: Star Trek, Battlestar Galactica, and Stargate. Unfortunately, I can’t say much has changed for any of those DST…

 

February 22, 2012
2856_565415361255_33403582_33680784_8325850_n.jpg He-Man and I have had a rocky relationship. Wait. Can we go back? I just… Crap. OK. In a past post, I asked you to decide which of The Big Three is the all-time biggest non-licensed action figure property; G.I. Joe, Transformers, or Masters of the Universe. Opinion was typically divided, but no one disputed…

 

September 15, 2011
starwars2.jpg Dear George, When’s it going to stop?

 

September 7, 2011
DSC_0014.jpg …does the new Thudercats line, and especially the new cartoon, have anyone else missing these guys…

 

August 25, 2011
transformers_the_movie.jpg “Does Prime die…?” I’ve wanted to do this for a while; take a fresh look at classic nerd movies with the perspectives of time and everything following them. We’re going to start with a bit of a hybrid.  It’s not only a seminal movie for thirtysomething toy geeks, it’s also one of the lynchpins in…

 

August 20, 2011
Norman Bates Michael Myers Jason Vorhees Freddy Krueger Alice Hudson No…?

 

August 11, 2011
In my last post, I told you all why I’ve subscribed to Club Infinite Earths.  Since then, I’ve seen a lot of conversation about the club here, and elsewhere, and I feel like there’s a crippling amount of cross-talk and misinformation coloring perceptions on all sides of the issue.  So, here are two letters I…

 

August 9, 2011
The future.

 

May 12, 2011
I'm not one to go crazy over the latest virals, but… …I think I’ve watched/listened to this about 50 times this week.    I realize that means there’s something wrong with me but, in the event you haven’t seen it once yet, I thought I’d give you the opportunity.  Fair warning, a few of the lyrics are definitely NSF work or children. That said, enjoy my…

 

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