Erik "Superfriend" Skov
"Gathered together from the four corners of the universe." Oh, wait, that's the show, not me. Erik "SuperFriend" Skov never actually got to appear on the show, although he did watch it every week. Erik spent 6 years working for Hasbro in Pawtucket, RI before leaving for a job that paid more (Why else would a collector leave the company that was making Star Wars, Transformers, and while I was there Batman). I used to post all over the net. These days I tend to hang my hat at AFI.
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April 9, 2017
Tomorrow is the first episode of the remake of Ben 10. Ben 10 is the story of 10 year old Ben Tennyson, his cousin Gwen, and their Grandfather traveling across the country in an RV. Except Ben finds a strange glowing watch which allows him to transform into 10 difference aliens. Along the way we…

 

April 5, 2017
I know what you thought.  You thought after last time when I got the last character I needed to complete the set, that would be the end of my Mighty Meepling. But what about those last two lonely packs I mentioned last time?  I bought them this week while at the store.  Here is what…

 

March 30, 2017
A quick recap. As of our last posting, I was at 27 out of 30 Mighty Meeples. My luck continued during week 9. My first pack of the night brought me the elusive Black Manta. Although a common, it had taken me this long to pull one. You might call this a Legion of Doom…

 

March 5, 2017
Back for week 6, the win here is Deadshot. I really like that Cryptozoic / DC chose to include a Suicide Squad character who is both in the movie and was a member of the Ostrander line up back in the 80s. Week 7, the first pack blew my mind. Here we are, 24 deep…

 

February 25, 2017
We break from our regularly scheduled biweekly update of Erik’s Mighty Meeple collecting to bring you a big update.  Daniel Pickett has uncovered some truly horrifying news for the completionists out there who – like me – thought they were almost done. Spotted in the Cryptozoic booth, Daniel snapped the above picture.  I’m pretty good…

 

February 11, 2017
I’ve been bitten. I love these tiny wooden heroes and villains. They are 3 to a pack, 3$ per pack, I’ve been buying 2 or 3 packs per week (I’m calling purchases for a week a round) for the last several weeks.  But round 4 was not kind to the collector in me. Round 4….

 

February 9, 2017
I often play a Teen Titans theme team in Dice Masters, so my friends know I like the Titans. So much that one was dying to tell me last week that the latest Happy Meal toys at McDonalds were based on the cartoon. So I stopped by, bought a Happy Meal and got this beautiful…

 

January 27, 2017
I was back at the gaming shop the past 2 weeks and the same thing happened each time. I was unable to stop myself from buying more Mighty Meeples. Round 2: 4 new characters – Supergirl, Batgirl, Hawkgirl and Reverse Flash.  Not bad. Round 3: 6 new characters.  That’s right, six.  Superman, Wonder Woman, Robin,…

 

January 15, 2017
Last week I was at my local gaming store (LGS).  I’ve been buying a lot of Dice Masters (more on that in another blog).  That day, I just did not feel like buying any more.  I like to buy something each week to help keep the business running.  This week, I was looking for something…

 

August 18, 2015
Solaris Solaris is coming.  Solaris, the living sun, is coming.  Solaris, who has taken the place of one of the outer gas giants in our solar system, is coming.  Solaris, who is from 1 millions months from when DC started publishing comics, is coming.  Yes, soon you will be able to own a sun.  A nasty…

 

July 26, 2015
Dice Masters Dragons Have you ever gone to a web site which sells stuff you want to buy and wondered, what is it like dealing with this company?  Well, I pulled the trigger and placed such an order the other day.  Here is my experience with Cool Stuff Inc. It actually started a month or so ago.  I…

 

July 20, 2015
Age of Ultron Dice It was almost inevitable.  Dice Masters, WizKids dice and card game, has released it latest round of pieces and its is themed on the recent Marvel blockbuster movie, Avengers: Age of Ultron. Backing up, Dice Masters is a game where you start with generic dice which give you various forms of energy.  You use this…

 

July 18, 2015
A week ago, I was in NYC, with my wife Sandy, to attend that night’s taping of The Daily Show with John Stewart.  On our way back to our hotel, I was taken back by a bunch of costumed people outside Toys R Us in Times Square.  Then I saw it, through the window, a…

 

June 20, 2015
Rings from Comics If you are like me, you don’t just collect your favorite license in one scale or format.  One license that has gotten better over the past few years than before is Green Lantern.  Yes, we got a movie a few years ago, but the real key turning point was when someone said, “What made you…

 

May 9, 2015
This past Wednesday saw the release of Avengers Assemble, the latest set of miniatures in WizKids HeroClix miniatures combat game.  For those not familiar with the game, think Chess with superpowers, where your team can be made up of anyone you can think of, usually from the combined DC and Marvel universes, but sometimes ventures…

 

April 30, 2015
Dice Masters Justice League Starter I’ve just gotten into this game.  Yeah, I’m at least 6 months (and as of today, 5 releases late, but this combination of deck building (think Dominion) and monster attacking (think Magic) is pretty cool and just released my favorite license! So you get 8 characters to choose from, 8 trap/spells to choose from, and…

 

April 27, 2015
DC10-Batman Once again, I am faced with wondering how I should collect my collection.  And once again, I will use HeroClix as my commentary. I recently once again began looking at making a purchase on line for a bunch of pieces.  Looking over the various sites to see which one had the most that I wanted…

 

March 27, 2015
Hulk Chase - Hulked out Bucky Barnes Capt America There is an old saying, “You can’t have everything, where would you put it.”  The other side of this is, “You can’t have everything, you can’t afford it.”  Or, you are just internally wired to be turned off by the idea of spending that much money. Let’s not try to fool anyone.  Collecting stuff is…

 

February 28, 2015
Justice League Trinity War Earlier this week, Wiz Kids released their latest set of HeroClix, Justice League: Trinity War.  If you’ve been reading here a while, you know I am a huge fan of both the game and the Justice League, so this is a set aimed right at me. The set name does a good job of suggesting…

 

July 9, 2014
Justice League new 52 This round of retirement hurts theme teams in so many ways the pain is difficult to describe. Superman means the LSH members from that set (9 I think) will no longer available to play with the ones in SLOSH. Galactic Guardians means the Guardians of the Galaxy characters in that set will never be available…

 

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