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by Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer
June 29, 2009
So it was a strange week, with 4 deaths in the entertainment world in short succession. First Farrah Fawcett, then Michael Jackson, followed this weekend by Billy Mays and Fred Travelena.  It certainly ranks up there with previous back to back passings, such as 2003’s Johnny Cash/John Ritter event, or 1997’s back to back travelers…

 

by Danny "CantinaDan" Neumann
June 22, 2009
My wife and I spent a good amount of time this spring building a landscape wall in front of our house. Over the course of one long weekend we had the task of applying this natural stone veneer one piece at a time. She would "butter" the stones with the adhesive mortar and I would…

 

by ChipCataldo
June 15, 2009
Something that was lacking, but soon will not be.  Just in time for the 25th anniversary! I almost hate to say this phrase, but it IS a site about a Mattel line :  "Stay tuned!" Peace, Chip    

 

by Jeremy "SpyMagician" Sung
June 15, 2009
Here’s a little sneak peek at the upcoming JLU Doom Patrol! Read on…!  

 

by Jon "Caped Crusader" Edwards
June 14, 2009
Cobra Officer Building on a topic I had briefly mentioned on my own site’s blog recently, and one that came up last month on the AFI forum, diversity in comic books, animation, and action figure lines is a big issue for me. This is something that dates back all the way to my childhood. Since coming into…

 

by ChipCataldo
June 14, 2009
kickass.jpg This is the greatest collecting day ever.  Not only did my good friend Joe Grunenwald score me a 33-back Super Powers Batman off of eBay (when I thought I’d missed it), but I just unpacked the following…which all showed up at once.  It’s mind-blowing. From left-to-right  : Top Row – Super Amigos Batman, Robin (only…

 

by Jeremy "SpyMagician" Sung
June 13, 2009
Read on to see how I created a sword worthy of a Cosmic Enforcer…    

 

by Erik "Superfriend" Skov
June 12, 2009
  AFi 2009 JLU Poll Results We ran the poll for a month.  And this is what our readers told us.  126 posters voted. Top 10 Overall (votes – character) No category restrictions here. 53 Kalibak 46 Toyman 45 STRIPE 44 Killer Frost 42 Blue Beetle (Ted Kord) 42 Captain Cold 39 Vandal Savage 33…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 11, 2009
These aren’t mine, but someone brought them by the office for me to look at so I couldn’t resist putting them in with the rest of my JLU and taking a few shots.  I can’t WAIT for this set!     As you can see I threw in a Bandai Teen Titans Beast Boy, just…

 

by Jeremy "SpyMagician" Sung
June 9, 2009
Coming soon to the Comic Con International in San Diego, CA…    

 

by ChipCataldo
June 8, 2009
flashlight1.jpg Hello hello!  Welcome yet again to another installment of the blog preferred by none of my ex-fiancees…the Super Powers Highlight!  I’m switching it up (still) before I get back to writing about the SP action figures and NOT covering one again this time.  Super Powers to me, is more than the action figures.  There are…

 

by ChipCataldo
June 8, 2009
electrohead.jpg This is the first time I’ve felt compelled & justified in making a short "addendum" blog to one of my previous entries.  As my loyal readers will remember, a short time ago I wrote about the Electro figure in my first Secret Wars Highlight. Well, my new friend Jason Sanders read that, sent along two…

 

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