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by Ryan "TheSuperfly" Prast
December 22, 2013
TIMESPAST_WONDERFUL The Holidays. Nothing else compares to this time of year…the amazing array of Christmas lights, the smells of warm cinnamon and pumpkin, the lively spirits and the season of giving … and especially as a child of the 80s, the season of getting. Of course, the disclaimer – since then, I have certainly learned that…

 

by Ryan "TheSuperfly" Prast
December 10, 2013
MINDBLOWN Pardon my many-months-long blogging absence (and my obsessive overuse of hyphens) for a Not-Necessarily-Toy-Related-But-Still-Worthy Holiday Announcement … and for those looking to spread some Holiday Kindness and Cheer, this article is for you! Before you groan about yet-another ‘event’ to excuse yourself from, hear me out – you don’t actually have to attend, send money,…

 

by Jeff Cope
December 9, 2013
itn3 I’ve been writing about toys online for a long time now. Some of you may recall I started out writing for Raving Toy Maniac back when it was still under the auspices of Eric G. Myers and AFi’s own Jason “ToyOtter” Geyer in the late 1990s. There were small boutique toy companies popping up all…

 

by Cesar Zamora
November 26, 2013
20131124_131745 Another Disney Infinity figure review because you deserve it! This week I’m looking at the new “Wreck-It Ralph” figures that were released recently as well as 3, that’s right, 3 new princesses. Read on for more…

 

by Danny "CantinaDan" Neumann
November 19, 2013
Remember when Mattel sold Japanese Kaiju figures? Had I not held onto a weird blue monster with big ears since childhood I would’ve answered “uhh, no.” Turns out, Mattel did obtain the rights to distribute toys for the popular Japanese company Popy back in the late 70’s. You  do remember Shogun Warriors, right? Same licensing…

 

by Cesar Zamora
November 19, 2013
20131119_102936 I stopped at my local Target today and happened upon a new release for the “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” figure line by Playmates. This is the second Shredder in the action figure line and if you bought him the first time around this figure would be a considerable upgrade.

 

SONY DSC It’s that time of year ago, fellow collectors! Time where we look back on all of the cool toys we were treated to this past year. While production of domestically-originating toys (Marvel Legends, DCUC, Star Wars, etc.) seems to be in a period of decline, production of higher-end import toys seems to be on the…

 

by Cesar Zamora
November 12, 2013
man of steel blu ray cesar zamora Like it or not “Man of Steel” is available to own today. In honor of its release I wrote a little list of my Top 5 DC Comics movies over at my personal site. Enjoy! [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gWZHzcir9IE[/youtube]    

 

by Cesar Zamora
October 23, 2013
20131023_124649 Yesterday the “Toy Story in Space” Playset for Disney Infinity was released, I was very excited for the release but have not been able to play the game. I do have eyes and can appreciate some good figures when I see them. Read on for my thoughts on the Disney Infinity versions of Buzz Lightyear…

 

by Cesar Zamora
October 6, 2013
20131006_121710 Yesterday was “Disney Infinity” Day at GameStop as they released their exclusive Jack Skellington figure. Earlier in the week Walmart released their exclusive Woody figure for “Disney Infinity” as well. Today I’ll be taking a look at the both of them. Read on for more pictures and my thoughts…

 

by Danny "CantinaDan" Neumann
October 3, 2013
BLOGtoycompanies-BIG Recently I was staring at the cool packaging of the Super7 ALIEN ReAction line. As I noted how the ReAction logo pays homage to the original Kenner logo I started to wonder what “Kenner” originally meant. Then it occurred to me that I had no idea where many toy company names came from. Hence, my…

 

by Danny "CantinaDan" Neumann
September 28, 2013
We all have vivid childhood toy memories. One stands out for me. I was out shopping with my mom and we stopped at a store called Bradlees on Rt. 23 in Wayne, NJ. Bradlees was a discount department store. In North Jersey, where I grew up, Bradlees and Jamesway were the predecessors to Target and…

 

by Cesar Zamora
September 24, 2013
Below is a link to my personal website where I blog about movies and stuff. Today’s post is pretty geek related and in celebration of the release of “Iron Man 3” of Blu-ray and DVD, I’ve posted the link here: http://cesarzamora.com/2013/09/24/top-5-marvel-movies/#more-98 Read the list and let me know what you think!

 

by Erik "Superfriend" Skov
September 16, 2013
Fire Arrives to Join the JLI Every year Mattel asks us to blindly sign up for 12 figures of which we usually know 3 or 4. Every year they say they need people who are willing to buy any character in the DC Universe. I think the problem with that is that fans of the DC Universe are fundamentally NOT like…

 

by Cesar Zamora
September 13, 2013
MKWolvHulkPS300dpi This week I take a look at Shout! Factory’s latest Marvel Knights release: “Ultimate Wolverine Vs. Hulk”! Is it worth the price of admission or should you just read the book instead? More info after the jump…

 

by Jeff Cope
September 6, 2013
Fans of the original Alien, 3-3/4″ action figures in general and vintage toys specifically already know about Super 7 bringing out the never released action figures planned by Kenner back in 1979. Additionally, collectors may have heard the recent announcement that Super 7 is teaming up with powerhouse Funko to not only bring these figures…

 

by Danny "CantinaDan" Neumann
August 26, 2013
CantinaDanBLOG-Chewgum2 Chewgum Warriors. So that’s what he was called. I had pretty much relegated this guy to an old but vivid memory. But some random interweb search turned up an image that stopped me dead in my tracks. At long last, justice was gonna be served.

 

by Cesar Zamora
August 19, 2013
packaging-en-gb-eff84b4c5c01ae60b6013ef089151954 Warning: The following is a review of a handful of “Disney Infinity” figures only, I don’t even own a gaming system so this is not a review of the game. You’ve been warned…

 

by Jeff Cope
August 7, 2013
kiggins_batman This past Monday evening I, along with my wife and daughter, had the opportunity to see the 1966 Batman movie on the big screen. We often visit the Kiggins Theatre, which lies across the Columbia River from us in Vancouver, Washington. The Kiggins (or “The Kig”) is a historic theater, first opened in 1935, that…

 

by Jeff Cope
August 6, 2013
Well, it’s subscription time once again in the magical land of Mattycollector for both the DC Signature Series (aka DC Universe Classics) and Masters of the Universe Classics. Both are extensive lines, and both are certainly worthy of continuing on. However, as of this writing things are looking bleak for both subs. MOTUC is doing…

 

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