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…

 

May 2, 2011
The following is based entirely on the Masters of the Universe Classics bios and is organized according to the facts contained therein, as well as logical conjecture.  It will continue to grow and evolve as more MOTUC toys are released. I’ll answer any questions you have in the comments section.  Or, you can contact me…

 

January 26, 2011
Iron-Man-logo-iron-man-299044_800_600.jpg I’m in Toys R Us yesterday.  Woman and her kid, let’s say he’s seven, dawdle ahead of me.  "Oh, are these the action figures?"  The mother peeks as though there might be consequences.  "Let’s look here." Not wanting to trail them through the collectors’ aisle, I swing round to Transformers/Star Wars.  Woman and child round…

 

November 2, 2010
MOTUAdamAdora.jpg Dear Matty, You win.         Conditionally. I realized I allowed your continued ineptitude to drive me away from characters and a mythos I’ve loved for most of my life.  I realized the 200x is truly dead with glaring holes never to be filled.  I also realized for about $5.00 more a Classics…

 

September 15, 2010
mattyheadlogo.jpg Dear Matty, It is because we’re such good friends I feel I can tell you the truth. You are a drug dealer.  We are your addicts.

 

September 9, 2010
WalmartFrown.jpg Remember what that’s from?  Probably not. I’m in Walmart yesterday and, though they didn’t have what I went in there for, they did have the 2010 Mighty Morphin Power Rangers 4" Lord Zedd figure (and Star Trek: Voyager Season 1 for 20 bucks, but that item doesn’t figure in the story).  I went to what…

 

September 5, 2010
MachetePoster.jpg Let’s get this out of the way right now. It’s not a call for amnesty. It’s not advocacy of killing those opposed to (illegal) immigration. Just stop it.

 

September 3, 2010
images-1.jpg Told you there would be more. If you’ve read any of my previous reviews, you know how this works.  If you haven’t, this is how this works: Non-SPOILER Review Rating on the four-star scale (five-star scales are for noncommittal hacks) We’re going to do away with the SPOILERy thoughts section of previous reviews.  Keeps things…

 

September 1, 2010
RescueHeroes.jpg Hey. How are you? Cool.  I’m fine, bordering on good. Feel like talking toys and stuff for a while? Alright.  Let’s do it.

 

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