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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December 21, 2006
Hello again everyone and welcome to the second edition of Jason Reviews A Movie.  We kicked this off a few months ago with Saw III and I, at least, enjoyed it, so we’re going again. Just a reminder, these reviews consist of three parts.  First, I’ll give you my general thoughts, spoiler-free, then I’ll rate…


December 13, 2006
santa-sleigh.jpg I was in Target today browsing the DVDs, when a mother pushed her cart past me and beckoned her daughter follow her.  A moment later the little girl, who couldn’t have been more than three, toddled by behind me singing to herself… "You better watch out, you better not cry…"  So awesome I almost cried. …


December 7, 2006
PunisherJigsaw.jpg While we were out Christmas shopping last week, I bought myself this… …and this. Fear me as I fear for myself.  -JJJ 


November 30, 2006
Star_Trek.jpg If you read TOAWBAH when it was a column, you may remember there were two lines that drew me to collecting: Batman: The Animated Series and, before even that, Playmates Star Trek. I remember exactly how I felt as I drove away from Toys R Us with that first figure, Captain Scott. He was right…


November 15, 2006
I’m sure we’ve all gotten the odd sidelong glance from parents or employees while trolling the pegs for the latest treasure, but here’s something I hadn’t encountered until yesterday. I’m in the Wal-Mart figure aisle, flipping through the DC Superheroes.  Behind me, a guy is trying to align a large, unwieldy box under the price…


November 8, 2006
Strider.jpg *Almost. In our first visit of the blog era, I listed ten things I believe you can do to escape or avoid toy addiction.  Subsequently, I thought of an eleventh item for that list, but there’s a problem. The eleventh thing you can do to beat toy addiction would have been… There are two kinds…


November 1, 2006
We’re going to try something different here at the mighty TOAWBAH.  We’ll see how you like it. If there is one enthusiasm I have more passion for than action figures, it is film.  Before I was a Would’ve-Been Action Hero, I was a Would’ve-Been Screenwriter.  I wrote a short film back in 1995 or so that…


October 27, 2006
Pirates1.jpg In my column on how the Internet has changed, and in some ways fostered, action figure collecting, I lamented the passing of surprise.  I once had several mini-Christmases a year as each new wave of G.I. Joe, Masters of the Universe, or Transformers appeared on Toys R Us pegs.  I’d get a new figure and feverishly pour…


October 23, 2006
FreezeJoker.jpg   …for I am Chirevas, King of the Weak-Willed Geeks. One of the lines I’ve been on the fence about since its release is The Batman from Mattel.  I like the show well enough (No, it’s NOT Timm’s Batman: The Animated Series.  Put your hand down.) and I rounded up a bunch of figures at…


October 9, 2006
Column8Superman.jpg Hello again everyone and welcome to Tales of a Would’ve-Been Action Hero by other means.  As you are now aware, the AFI Columns section is no more.  It has evolved into a set of those latest existence-justifying, Do It Or You Don’t Count human activities, blogs.  Can I get a Woot! in the name of progress…