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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December 26, 2010
I never got around to blogging about all the cool Super-Hero stuff I got last year for XMas, so while I’m getting snowed in by the Blizzard of 2010, I thought I’d take a moment and quickly do up this year. Last year recap: JLU figures, HeroClix Thor Chariot, several hero T-shirts, Superman PJ’s, and…

 

December 23, 2010
DC Comics is currently publishing a comic book called Justice League of America, but to me it does not star the Justice League.  Why do I feel this way?  Because DC and the writer keep putting in stuff to tell me this is about the Justice League when the identity of the team should be…

 

December 10, 2010
We’ve been discussing the Young Justice show for a while here at AFi.  Several threads.  Here is one dedicated to the show  Here is another dedicated to a recent magazine article. What I find interesting is the preconceptions people have about what this show should be.  A number of them seemed to imply that the poster…

 

November 25, 2010
I often use this medium to complain.  Instead, I thought I’d write about things I am thankful for this year (I had a minister tell me at one point he was asked to come up with 100 things he was thankful for.  He said it was hard even for him to come up with that…

 

October 26, 2010
I must start this with saying the questions asked were extremely biased upon what I wanted to know in regards to DC Direct and possible future product offerings. And that this report is based upon the notes I took and my memory, so there is some paraphrasing. With that out of the way…   The…

 

October 16, 2010
The Young Justice panel started with a preview of the new show.  Two clips actually, run one right after the other.  "Today is the day,"  they all kept saying as each sidekick and hero pair fought an ice themed villain.  Robin, Speedy, Aqualad, Kid Flash.  The new Aqualad.  More on him later.  Every scene brought…

 

October 11, 2010
I’m back.  Actually, at this point I’ve been back for a day or so, but my internal clock is still a  mess.  New York Comic Con is over for 2010. The 21 hours refers to how long I was up on Saturday to get there, attend, and get back.  It was a blast, but exhausting, …

 

October 7, 2010
$2.99 Comics Make a Comeback! I’ve been meaning on writing this blog for a while.  How I had not started certain comic series because 3.99 felt like too much (Avengers).  How I was going to drop certain titles when the current arc was over because 3.99 per issue was too high (Legion of Super-Heroes).  While…

 

September 29, 2010
Superman Batman: Apocalypse came out yesterday.  For those who have not seen it or read the source material, I’ll try to avoid spoilers. What I liked.   The art.  Once again, WB/DC Animation tried and succeeded doing a good job matching the style of the animation to the style of the art in the source…

 

September 22, 2010
The second movie based upon the comic Superman / Batman is due out next week.  "Superman Batman: Apocalypse." Tuesday, September 28.  It doesn’t seem to be getting the press it deserves, so I’m adding some here. Based upon the 2nd arc of Jeff Loeb’s run on the Superman / Batman comic, this movie tells the…

 

September 18, 2010
  Someone seems to not care about the new episodes of Batman Brave and Bold.  I love this series, but advertising for the new episodes seems to be missing. Cartoon Network has been talking about 4 premieres for last night, Friday 9/17, for over a week.  Clone Wars.  Some other new shows.  But never mentioned…

 

August 28, 2010
  I passed on the Bat Sub when it first came out.  But I had a Target gift card eating a hole in my wallet shortly after Christmas and the Bat Copter caught my eye.  I loved the Beetle Ship (see previous review).  The parts were fun.  This had lots of parts.  And seemed to…

 

August 19, 2010
I made a toy run on my way home this evening.  I do not go very often any more.  Never seems to be anything out there.  And I always have a ton to do these days (teaching my son to drive for one).  There at Target was a bunch of JLU 3 packs.  NBC used…

 

August 6, 2010
Frequent readers know I have a thing for the Batman Brave and Bold line.  Earlier this week we were alerted to the fact that this humongous Bat Bot was available for the ridiculous price of $6.99.  Yes, less than the cost of a basic figure for the same line ($8.99).  I was intrigued.  Then our…

 

July 30, 2010
Batman: Under the Red Hood, the latest release in the WB/DC Comics animated movies was released on Tuesday this week.   I honestly forgot until yesterday.  Popping into Target, they had no copies of the basic or 2 disc versions left.  Best Buy is down the street, so I went there next.  Best Buy also…

 

July 24, 2010
Dear Mattel, I just wanted to say Thank You for the JLU line.  Not only is it continuing, but with the figures shown coming at SDCC 2010, you have given us almost all of our highly requested figures.  We’ve run a number of JLU Most Wanted polls at AFi.  Each year you hit a few…

 

July 19, 2010
OK, I called it on these.  That they were coming ages ago: Forum topic started in April 2010. And just before they were announced, I wrote this: Blog I wrote the day before they were announced. These are pretty AWESOME. (From left to right – Aquaman, Green Arrow, Hawkgirl, Deadman, Martian Manhunter, Firestorm, Hawkman, Mera)…

 

July 12, 2010
SDCC is only about 10 days away.  I find myself day dreaming about what could be.  If you’ve read some of my other blogs you know that I see DC Direct’s 6 inch of DC characters and Mattel’s 6 inch DC Universe classics as competing for my money but complementing each other on my shelves….

 

July 3, 2010
A short one this time.  Stores were reducing their toy section stock after the Christmas holiday season.  I found myself in Khol’s.  They were having a massive sale.  They had 1 Batman Brave and Bold figure. Its real name is "Deluxe Villain Snare Batman", but it looks and works like a bear trap.  The real…

 

June 10, 2010
DC Direct made a handful of figures for the animated movie Superman:Doomsday.  At one point, we heard that Warner DC Animated movies after that would only come from Mattel.  Mattel tried its hand at this with Superman/Batman:Public Enemies.  Mattel decided to do these in an animated style in the 6 inch (DC Universe Classics) scale…

 

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