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by Ryan "TheSuperfly" Prast
September 20, 2007
Seriously.  I just read an article where the author wrote "livelly hood" and "frase" (phrase) and "saposed" (supposed).  How the hell can the American public be so poor at spelling?  I went to a public school, but I actually know how to spell things like "you’re" and "acquire" and "rogue".  Maybe I have some latent spelling super…

 

by Ryan "TheSuperfly" Prast
September 11, 2007
With the somber anniversary of 9/11 today, my thoughts and prayers go out to everyone that was affected by this awful event. Take a few moments today to remember the sacrifices made that day. 

 

by Daniel Pickett
September 5, 2007
CARS-  Mattel’s most addicting line. As you have seen from our Comic Con coverage there is a whole FLEET of new cars coming from Mattel’s Disney/Pixar Cars line. Wal-mart exclusives, boxed sets and a WHOLE LOT MORE are coming our way. Out here in LA it looks like most retailers have panicked over the "Sarge"…

 

by Ryan "TheSuperfly" Prast
September 4, 2007
So over the holiday weekend, we went to the family condo up in the mountains for a little downtime.  While zoning out in front of the TV, I happen to stumble upon the Patrick Swayze Marathon and one of the greatest awful movies of all time – Roadhouse.  This movie is horribly bad, but totally…

 

by Jason "JJJason" Chirevas
August 23, 2007
It started during SDCC. I didn’t even plan to watch.  I was just flipping by. I swear. When I saw it, I didn’t want to like it.  Even though I knew they’d once featured AFI. I was drawn in a bit, then I started watching the regular show. I found myself learning about things I…

 

by Ryan "TheSuperfly" Prast
August 14, 2007
Moving. Are there many things that are less fun or more stressful that uprooting your family and possessions, duping your friends into helping you toss them into a truck and then unpack your life all over again? Ugh. Sure, we’re excited about the new house. But that excitement wears off when you realize just how…

 

by Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer
August 7, 2007
  OK kids, the new Super Friends: the Legendary Super Powers Show DVD hits stores today and on it they have a nifty little feature on the Super Powers toyline. The fun part of all this is that I’m one of the on-camera talent involved (alongside luminaries such as Mark Waid, Georg Brewer, Paul Levitz…

 

by Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer
July 29, 2007
In honor of the great Metamorpho Build-A-Figure coming in January from Mattel and the Four Horsemen,  may I present Man or Astro-Man?‘s awesome composition "Man Made of CO2"? Hit the link for some coolness.

 

by Ryan "TheSuperfly" Prast
July 23, 2007
PART III Thursday July 14 I remember the alarm going off and thinking “no way in hell is it 7 am already…” – but it was.  The night before, Aaron managed to talk me and my 6’4” frame into crashing on the 5-foot foldabed, while his filthy carcass got to enjoy the nice soft hotel bed.  Jerk! …

 

by Daniel Pickett
July 23, 2007
So… I blame IronCow.   Yep.  This is Matt’s fault.    Of course, I have really enjoyed watching the first 2 seasons of the new Dr. Who series on the Sci Fi Network and BBC America.  And, yes I was looking forward to the new season starting back on July 6th.  Yeah, I watched a…

 

by Ryan "TheSuperfly" Prast
July 18, 2007
PART II Wednesday July 13 We survived the night in Motel Hell, choosing to not take showers and just get the hell out of there. We heard all sorts of bizarre noises during the night. Very freaky. I felt bad for Aaron since he was actually using the remote for the TV and God knows…

 

by Ryan "TheSuperfly" Prast
July 15, 2007
The last time I was at SDCC was in 2005; I usually try to go back every other year but there’s just too much going on this year to attend.  But I can share with you guys some insight into the wild time I did have during the last trip to San Diego. Of course, for those…

 

by Ryan "TheSuperfly" Prast
July 11, 2007
So we finally found a house, after roughly a year of looking and discussing finances, schools, location, etc. Since sold our previous house last August, we’ve been renting a townhome and keeping pretty much everything packed for the eventual next move into the new house. This includes almost my entire collection of toys, prints, comic…

 

by Jason "JJJason" Chirevas
July 9, 2007
This is a post about professional wrestling.  Turn back now if you feel the need. Or, keep reading and you might learn something. I’ve been a pro wrestling fan since I was nine.  It was 1984.  I sat on the floor in front of our big TV.  My mother, pregnant with my sister, slept on…

 

by Daniel Pickett
July 8, 2007
After my last Cars blog I got a few emails from other folks that had been fighting the Cars urges only to be lured in by it’s siren song.   One such email also told me about a recent variation found that many folks have been speculating about- the red-wheeled Hudson Hornet.     The…

 

by Ryan "TheSuperfly" Prast
July 6, 2007
WOW! That’s what this line made me say out loud, when I found the single Snake Eyes & Storm Shadow last weekend at Wal-mart. I actually said it out loud – how goofy is that? Now, I don’t get truly excited over very many toys anymore. Sure, I enjoy the hobby and I dig all…

 

by Daniel Pickett
July 5, 2007
This is a tribute to my other grandmother.   Were she alive she would have turned 97 today.   I originally posted this at that other site I used to write for back in 2002 after she passed.  I have modified it and added to it a bit from that original version. Happy Birthday Grandma. …

 

by Daniel Pickett
July 3, 2007
Going off the topic of toys today to celebrate something significant.  Specifically my family, even more specifically my grandparents as they both have events the first week in July.   There will be 2 family posts back to back and then we’ll get back to toys. Today is my (maternal) grandparents anniversary.   Their SIXTY-FIFTH wedding anniversary. …

 

by Jeff Cope
July 3, 2007
One of my most anticipated lines of the year has been Cards Inc’s Harry Potter line, released by their newly formed Popco Entertainment division.  Despite being one of the most popular entertainment franchises on the planet Harry Potter has had a rather spotty toy history. Mattel original held the Master Toy License and produced figures,…

 

by Jason "JJJason" Chirevas
July 2, 2007
This past Friday, my wife and I saw the new film from the reunited (I’m happy to say) Walt Disney Pictures and Pixar Animation Studios, Ratatouille.  The Pixar films are always an event for us, but I went into Ratatouille looking for more than just Pixar’s usual dedication to quality animation, character, and story.  I…

 

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