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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…

 

SONY DSC Comic-con is one of those events that really is bigger than the sum of its parts.  This year marked my 20th year attending Comic-Con, and my fourth covering the show for AFI.  It’s the one event that I look forward to all year long, it’s really is Christmas in July!  Now that the madness that…

 

by Erik "Superfriend" Skov
July 29, 2013
Mini Mates - Marvel Comics When I was at NYCC 2012, one of the most impressive things was the Minimates 10th Anniversary. For those who do not know, Minimates are licensed figures the right scale to go with all your Lego buildings, ships, and play sets.  You see, until recently, Lego did not make licensed figures.  Minimates, distributed most of…

 

by Jeff Cope
July 26, 2013
One of the announcements out of the recently concluded Comic Con that I missed until after the show was over was NECA’s acquisition of the Planet of the Apes license. As I understand it the license covers the classic movies as well as the recent reboot and it’s upcoming sequel. I don’t know if the…

 

by Cesar Zamora
July 24, 2013
20130724_141327 Not a bad day for collecting. On the hunt today I found Star Wars Black and new Marvel Universe figures on the shelves. More pics below!

 

by Jeff Cope
July 22, 2013
In my last entry I whined a bit about my Comic Con disappointments. Well, action figure disappointments. That’s out of the way now. This go round I want to focus on the good, the things that got me giddy as a school kid. Mattel – my goodness. I’ve been disappointed with Mattel for a good…

 

by Jeff Cope
July 21, 2013
Well, as I type this Comic Con International 2013 is winding down. I didn’t get to sit by my computer much as I was at either at work most of the time, catching updates here and there on my breaks, or spending time with my family. So, I may have missed some news. But, for…

 

by Ryan "TheSuperfly" Prast
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…

 

by Erik "Superfriend" Skov
July 13, 2013
Superman fights his arch enemy, Dust. Well, ok, gravity might be #1, because it causes action figures to fall and break. Then there is heat which during the summer causes figures to warp, changing their center of gravity and then causing them to fall. And we have manufacturing issues like one leg being shorter than the other which adds to the…

 

by Jeff Cope
July 7, 2013
  I can’t deny it any longer. It’s happened.  As much as I’ve tried to put it off, the inevitable has caught up with me. I’m old. Now, my birthday is later this month. I’ll be turning the ripe old age of 48. Yup. 2 years to go until the big 5-0. Two years until […]

 

by Erik "Superfriend" Skov
July 6, 2013
A few days ago, I joined a Facebook group that is against the new DC universe reboot which happened in Sept 2011 after the Flash Point event  (The Reboot ? Wtf !! DC Comics Relaunch Group). After reading posts there for a few days, I’ve realized the reboot is only part of my problem.  In fact, […]

 

by Danny "CantinaDan" Neumann
July 4, 2013
BLOGs7ALIEN-PKG1-500x3851.jpg If you are a 3 3/4″ fan (and especially if you are a vintage 3 3/4″ fan) the highlight of last summer’s San Diego Comic-Con was the reveal of Super7’s ReAction ALIEN line. We all know the story by now. Back in 1979 Kenner had the license to ALIEN. A line of 3 3/4″ action…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 27, 2013
EmptyIM3-224x300.jpg Um… that’s NOT an action figure.      That’s an arm and some random loose pieces. Do you even look at these things when you take them back? Good luck with that. Love always, People with eyes and common sense 4 comments

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 20, 2013
DragonsLair11.jpg Apparently yesterday was the 30th anniversary of the revolutionary video game Dragon’s Lair.   What made Dragon’s Lair different is that instead of it using computer graphics, it was a fully 2-D animated cartoon from Don Bluth studios that ran on a laser disk. Here’s what Wikipedia says about Dragon’s Lair: Dragon’s Lair is a laserdisc…

 

vv61-500x321.jpg Ever since I was given the opportunity to take an early first look at Miracle Productions’ Vehicle Voltron in progress, I (along with collectors worldwide) have been salivating for the finished product. As excited as I was back then, you can imagine how it felt to get the email asking if I’d like to be…

 

by Erik "Superfriend" Skov
June 14, 2013
AvengersAlliance-31.gif Award-winning Facebook game Marvel: Avengers Alliance launches for the first time on iOS and soon Android, bringing missions and special agents to the mobile audience. Today, the first social game based on Marvel’s iconic Super Hero characters, Avengers Alliance, launches on, iPhone®, iPad®, iPod Touch® and soon AndroidTM smartphone and tablet devices! This release brings…

 

by Cesar Zamora
June 10, 2013
20130608_211645-450x600.jpg The new Hasbro Wolverine line is in stores now! I got my hands on the Warrior Claw Wolverine! More images after the jump…

 

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