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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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…

 

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…

 

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