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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May 6, 2010
Magnus7.jpg Spy already touched on this but, in the event you missed it, I’m going anyway. Transformers Classics, and its sequels Universe 2.0, and the up coming Generations, is a resurgent passion, for me.  I’d been away from Transformers for a long time; can’t stand the movie stuff, but, recently, I’ve found myself back into the…

 

April 18, 2010
transformers-logo1.jpg Once Kenner’s Star Wars kicked open the door to action figure Nir(and, eventually, Nerd)vana in 1977, there were three non-licensed lines that defined and dominated Aisle 7C in the 1980s.  But, once and for all, after all the different permutations and relaunches, which is our favorite?

 

March 15, 2010
Dear Matty, You stopped getting my money last month, so this is for everyone who would still like to do business with you despite your best efforts. People reported having Moss Man in their cart more than 10 minutes before the sale date.  The earliest instance I found was 11:48am EST. Starting at 12:00pm EST,…

 

March 1, 2010
photo08-toyguru.jpg In case you missed it this weekend, Scott "ToyGuru" Neitlich made this response to a question about the furture availability of Masters of the Universe Classics figure stands on MattyCollector.com… We’ll look into "possibly" bringing them back, but for now we have no plans to do so. They were a bit of a one shot…

 

February 23, 2010
Before we begin, let me say, unequivocally, this post is born of my selfish desire to have the action figures I want based on properties I love. And I am not alone. I had two posts planned regarding Diamond Select Toys.  The first was going to be a fun Top 10 List (who doesn’t love…

 

February 16, 2010
Dear Matty, On behalf of myself, and everyone else boned today: Do something….about something. You’re embarrassing yourself and us. Thank you.   Your Friend, Jasey

 

January 28, 2010
I’m Back. More very soon. -JJJ 

 

May 8, 2009
Star-Trek-jj-abrams-62211_791_1023.jpg Know the following before we proceed: I have never loved any geekery more than Star Trek: The Original Series and its accompanying movies. I am a stickler for and lover of continuity in sagas/universes/stories. I am generally a great fan of J.J. Abrams’s work. I hated some of the things I heard Abrams say about…

 

January 28, 2009
P1000823.jpg   As a collector, I think that’s the best thing you can hope for.  -JJJ

 

January 14, 2009
MOTUC2.jpg Quick story about Masters of the Universe and I. It was 1981 and I was six.  My mother took me to this new toy castle, this oasis, called Toys R Us, built not ten minutes from us.  Huge into Star Wars and the associated action figures, I was excited to see what I could find. …

 

January 6, 2009
See what I did there? Ahem… On the heels of yesterday’s post about my newfound Doctor Who obsession, I thought I’d touch on the one aspect of Who fandom I glossed over, the toys.  Since the beginning of the 2005 series, Character Options has produced an ever-expanding, ever-deepening roster of aliens, monsters, heroes, and villains…

 

January 6, 2009
I’m going to talk to you guys more this year. From late 1992 to early 1996, in what seems like several lifetimes ago now, I worked at Tower Video.  It was intended as a summer job (my first) to fill my days between the last day of high school and the first day of collage. …

 

December 16, 2008
Freddy__scaled_600.jpg …I’m tempted by this and I’m not a modern horror collector at all.

 

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

 

August 5, 2008
…is THIS girl.    

 

July 22, 2008
We look ever forward in this hobby.  SDCC is 24 hours away as I write this and, as we do each year, we’ll all be hunched over our monitors hitting Refresh every minute or so on any number of FireFox tabs.   I’m not downing the practice, I’ll be doing it along with everyone else,…

 

July 18, 2008
So, I'm reading William Shatner's latest autobiography… …and, when he mentioned this, I knew I had to see it.   [youtube]PUEI7mm8M7Q[/youtube]   Hee Hee, "computing."   -JJJ 

 

May 26, 2008
Yep, it certainly is.

 

May 24, 2008
AHIndianaJonesCairo.jpg Adventure. I love that word.  It’s one of my favorites.  I think it’s one of the most inclusive, evocative words we have and hearing it makes me happy. Tonight, we’re going to talk about adventure as combined with another of my favorite words, hero.  Specifically, we’re going to talk about when the two words, along…

 

May 6, 2008
Hike3.jpg A couple weeks ago, my wife and I agreed to go hiking with another couple who’d wanted to do so for a long time.  Once we agreed, I told my friend to pick the place since he’s experienced in such things. This is where we "hiked"…  

 

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