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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January 26, 2012
3ABC_181.jpg Since ordering the 1/6 scale Blind Cowboy and Ghost Horse Super Set from threeA Toys many months ago, I have been anxiously awaiting the delivery of the enormous box…and yesterday it arrived.  I haven’t been able to stop messing with it and nearly took the day off work to play with it, so I thought…

 

January 10, 2012
It shouldn't be this hard to write a blog. … Five blog entries in 2011. Really? Seriously? It can’t be that hard…can it? I mean, there’s plenty to discuss over the past year…MattyCollector frustrations, the whole SaveDCUC effort, the slow death of JLU, the nostalgia of toylines like G.I.Joe and ThunderCats, the appeal of toylines like threeA and Hot Toys, the depressing debacle of…

 

July 14, 2011
DCUC-BRACKET_FINAL_web11.jpg As you have read HERE, the latest AFi Fan Bracket has come to a close.  Well…technically, it close weeks ago, but…anyway, for those keeping score, below is the final image of the Bracket with matchups. click for bigger image Thanks to all of you who supported this Bracket with humor, patience, and understanding.  I am…

 

July 1, 2011
cabin-1ablog2.jpg OK, so my last entry described all the creepy goings-on in Missouri. The haunted places, the strange deaths, and the MoMo – Missouri’s answer to Bigfoot. Still with me? Since I grew up in Arizona, you’re likely wondering why exactly was in Missouri?  Well, my family owns a summer cabin there, just outside of the…

 

June 21, 2011
My intentions were to post this story in it’s entirety through a few blog posts, but of course I became busy, which is all-too-common of late with almost everything regarding AFi.  I had additional entries ready to go last Fall/Winter, but part of the appeal of this story is reading it in the hot, humid…

 

April 22, 2011
  We’ve all felt it. It begins when you read on the forums that Figure X may have been found at retail and your heart skips a beat.  You hop in your car, get a ride, catch a bus.  With a rush of adrenalin as you enter the store’s parking lot, your mind filling with…

 

March 30, 2011
You have to love this time of year…March Madness! The fans have voted! Feverishly watching the bracket and matchups! Cheering on the overwhelming favorites and familiar faces, while secretly hoping the underdog Cinderella will sneak through to the final round, and having your hopes crushed as your choices fall by the wayside…! I’m talking, of…

 

November 11, 2010
Please take a few moments today, tonight, this week, to recognize the past and present sacrifices made by our servicemen and women, and their families. We all know someone that has served with great honor, or is currently serving in the name of America. Please make sure you acknowledge them. A heartfelt thanks goes out…

 

August 6, 2010
OK, so this blog is about two (three?) years later than I had promised. Yeah, yeah, I know, I am a slacker. In writing this, I realize I have never put this story down on paper.  It’s always been told to others, with much dramatic effect, so hopefully that won’t get lost on the written…

 

July 6, 2010
OK, so let’s get this out of the way: the title is misleading.  Yes, it’s a chance to help, and it’s for a good cause, but it really is a personal request. As I have blogged before, I am an active supporter of the Colorado Freedom Memorial. This Memorial will give military families a place…

 

June 21, 2010
Ok so this is one day late, but still relevant. I just wanted to share something for all the AFi dads out there… Some fathers fish, or hunt with their sons. Others camp, or work on cars, or more sadly, don’t do much of anything together at all. But my own father, he and I always…

 

May 31, 2010
Please take a few moments today, tonight, this week, to appreciate all those who have made the ultimate sacrifice. So many of us truly don’t understand the cost our military has endured, and what the families left behind have lost. Regardless of your political views on war, these men and women have fought and died…

 

December 31, 2009
As the decade comes to a close, it’s time to reflect upon this bizarre hobby of collecting tiny plastic men. This past decade saw a renaissance of sorts in the toy collecting hobby, with the increased focus on adult collector-only lines, and a rebirth of many of the 1980s properties we cherished as kids. We…

 

December 7, 2009
pearl-harbor-uss-arizona.jpg We must always remember what happened on this day at Pearl Harbor 68 years ago. The passing of time has not dulled the memories of those who endured the attack, which ushered the United States into World War II. For the United States, the war would last for three years and nine months more, until…

 

December 3, 2009
Sweet, a week late…punctuality is overrated. I wrote this last week and posted on facebook, but I wanted to share here too.Thanksgiving may be over, but the sentiment is always relevant.  – – – – – This Thanksgiving Day, it may be all-too-easy to dwell on the negative thoughts and feelings, and all the struggles…

 

November 11, 2009
Please take a few moments today, tonight, this week, to recognize the past and present sacrifices made by our servicemen and women, and their families. We all know someone that has served with great honor, or is currently serving in the name of America. Please make sure you acknowledge them. A heartfelt thanks goes out…

 

July 15, 2009
"Fear will rise. Willpower will gather. And a wave of light will unleash the truth behind the power of the ring."                                                                                                         ~From the Book of OA  The spectrum of emotions and the culmination of the War of Light collide with the long-awaited Blackest Night saga that arrives today in shops. We’ve been waiting for…

 

May 25, 2009
Please take a few moments today, tonight, this week, to appreciate all those who have made the ultimate sacrifice. So many of us truly don’t understand the cost our military has endured, and what the families left behind have lost. Perhaps instead of simply remembering those we lost in grievances of the past we can…

 

November 11, 2008
Please take a few moments today, tonight, this week, to remember and appreciate our veterans. We all know someone is has served, or is currently serving. Maybe a family member, or an acquaintance, a coworker, or a friend. Please make sure you recognize and acknowledge the sacrifices made by these heroes and their families.  

 

September 25, 2008
I would be remiss if I didn’t give a shoutout to my Dad, who is celebrating his 75th birthday this week. Here’s to you Pop – let’s hope I can swing you a Cubs WS victory this year!   

 

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