Ryan "TheSuperfly" Prast
Current designer, future artist, eternal manchild, Ryan "The Superfly" Prast uses his toynerd acumen to delve deep into the profound nuances of life. With a penchant for tiny plastic men and nostalgia of times past, he also enjoys panelology, obscure cultural references, tomfoolery and/or shenanigans, conspiracy theories, and watching his Cubs flush another season down the toilet. And he always keeps his fork when there’s pie.
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July 17, 2013
MARVELU More pics from the SDCC floor setup…

 

July 17, 2013
GL_ALLOY SDCC spy pics from the floor, this time it’s the Play Imaginative Super Alloy Green Lantern diecast 12″ figure…with tons of accessories!

 

July 17, 2013
BIOLLANTE More secret spy pics from the SDCC floor – the MASSIVE S.H. MonsterArts Biollante figure!  More pics forthcoming!

 

July 17, 2013
hottoys66batman Our spies have spotted the Hot Toys setup with the Batman Classic 1966 figure, along with Robin and the George Barris Batmobile!  More pics to follow!

 

July 17, 2013
GG_ALIEN As always our spies are already inside the Con while it’s still being set up! Gentle Giant is giving the old Kenner 18″ Alien figure their Jumbo treatment, doubling it’s original size to 24″!  More pics to follow!

 

July 14, 2013
It is coming…only a few days until The Madness begins. San Diego Comic Con 2013. Tens of thousands are preparing to descend upon the convention center, so here are a few tips and tricks on how to have the best time at SDCC.  Some of this may even be outdated, as things change quickly, but…

 

July 14, 2013
11408b.jpg The PRE-SDCC MADNESS is upon us! With the San Diego Comic Con nearly here, your wacky pals at AFi want to give you a reason to drag yourself out of bed and think about superheroes – all day, every day. To celebrate, we’d like to invite our Facebook fans new and old to participate in…

 

July 13, 2013
It’s PRE-SDCC MADNESS here at AFi! In honor of that crazy little convention next week, your pals at AFi are having a contest! Not just any contest, but a Toy Giveaway Contest!! A CONTEST!!! TOYS!!!! What kind of toys, you ask? Well, our friends at DC Collectibles have graciously provided the Injustice: Wonder Woman VS…

 

July 12, 2013
LEGO_SPIDERMAN LEGO has announced their SDCC 2013 exclusive minifigures – Green Arrow from the Arrow TV show, Black-Suit Superman from Man of Steel, the Amazing Spider-Man from the sequel of the same name, and Spider-Woman.  No details yet on how they will be obtained, but likely will be a very tough and random giveaway…stay tuned for…

 

May 24, 2013
…that would be ME. So here it is, nearly five months since my last entry. That’s terrible. Life has been unbelievably busy, with lots of changes and transitions going on in my personal life, and unfortunately my participation with AFi suffers. But I have more than a dozen different blogs half-written already, so my goal…

 

December 31, 2012
2012_101.jpg As the year comes to an end, it’s been tough been trying to decide who will make my short list of Top Ten Action Figures for 2012.  It’s been tough to pare it down to ten, with some really great toys just missing the cut.  My criteria? well, the web has enough articulate, detailed, and…

 

December 28, 2012
Flagg-catalog.jpg Just for the holidays, I’m reposting one of my favorite Times Past recollections…I hope you all had a safe and happy holiday. Enjoy! – – – – – With the holidays here, this seemed like a good time to share my memory of receiving one of the greatest gifts ever. Read on! 1985.  Arguably the greatest…

 

December 19, 2012
ENDISNEAR1.jpg The End is Nigh! ok, ok, maybe you were expecting that from me, being the resident AFi Conspiracy Theorist and all.  Of course I couldn’t resist referencing the upcoming(?) Mayan Calendar Event.  But within our hobby, there is another End-of-Days Scenario unfolding. It’s the end of the (collecting) world as we know it…but do you…

 

July 20, 2012
batribbon1.jpg By now, you’ve likely heard the terrible news we woke up to in Colorado this morning.  It is a sad day. This happened in my own community, just a few miles from my home.  That’s a violating experience.  I appreciate all the calls, texts, and social media messages checking on our welfare.  While we are…

 

June 20, 2012
sue-dibny-dies1-380x600.jpg Note: I began writing this article last fall, when the topic was a bit more relevant. But I think the idea still has merit, and I’d love to hear your thoughts on how the DCnU was developed, now that we have some time and distance to reflect upon the original event and transition… –  – …

 

June 14, 2012
trans.gif Father’s Day is this weekend, and what better way to celebrate than to revisit and expand upon my article from last year? Some fathers go fishing or hunting with their sons; others bond over golf, or tinker with cars.  I have friends that regularly camp with their sons, and play guitar, and build their relationship…

 

June 6, 2012
walmart1.jpg I stumbled across this amusing account of my encounter with the oft-reviled “scalper” collector from 2004.  This was posted to RTM and the AFi forums, before it was deleted during the Great Hack of the 2005.  Keep in mind, I have obviously added anecdotal aspects for the sake of entertainment, and reflects my feelings and…

 

June 4, 2012
rick_cfm-500x375.jpg I have been out of town for the past ten days, but wanted to share something very cool that happened on the eve of the recent Memorial Day weekend…as many of you know, I am a huge supporter of the Colorado Freedom Memorial.  To recap, this would be the first monument in America to honor…

 

February 7, 2012
SNOWLOTITLEA2.jpg The Han Snowlo Project: part II. So I started this goofy experiment in my last blog entry.  Over the course of Thursday through Sunday, I tracked the rate of snowfall using a broomstick and my son’s Han Solo. You can see the progress of the snow below, along with the anguished plastic cries of the…

 

February 2, 2012
SNOWLOTITLEA1.jpg If you’ve watched the news today, you may have seen the weather forecast for Denver. Snow, wind, snow, wind, snow…you get the idea. The NOAA has predicted between 12″ – 24″ of snow for the Denver area, along with near-blizzard conditions overnight through tomorrow. Fun. So anticipating that schools will be closed tomorrow and wanting…

 

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