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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
ICPdrwho.jpg 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
pikachu.jpg 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
room.jpg 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
Big_Boss_Man.jpeg 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
CARSHHComp.jpg 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
Sherills43.jpg 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
ci_hp_asst.jpg 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
ratatouille-1.jpg 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…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 28, 2007
ToungeMcQ2.jpg I’ll admit…. I’ve been resisting picking up the Mattel CARS line based on the Disney/Pixar film.  I love the movie.  I love the products Mattel is doing… I just don’t need another line to collect.    I follow the threads about the line on the boards, I followed how difficult they have been to find…

 

by Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer
June 23, 2007
Otter Wizardry And I’m back from hiatus! For my first post, I can’t think of anything better than this amazing video of an Asian small-clawed otter demonstrating his dexterity with a small white rock. It looks fake, but it’s not! [youtube]gmLQkBcemyE[/youtube]  

 

by Ryan "TheSuperfly" Prast
June 17, 2007
Some fathers fish, or hunt, or camp or work on cars, or more sadly, don’t do much of anything together at all. But my Dad, he and I always had three things we shared – Baseball, a love for Chicago sports, and my collecting of action figures. He never treated my love of this genre as an…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 8, 2007
CySup2UpBoxBk.jpg Today we take a look at the Toys R Us exclusive 12" Cyborg Superman.  Mattel seems to release these figures in pairs, and this grouping of the new Batman sculpt and Cyborg Superman follow that pattern.  The Batman is in stores now, and the Cyborg Superman will be along shortly.  The interesting change from the…

 

by Jeff Cope
June 4, 2007
sw78cat.jpg Has it really been 30 years since Star Wars hit the big screen? As much as I don’t want to believe it (simply because of how old it makes me feel) it really has been thirty years since George Lucas’ space fantasy epic changed popular culture forever.  My first memory of Star Wars is standing…

 

by Jeff Cope
June 4, 2007
sw78cat1.jpg Has it really been 30 years since Star Wars hit the big screen? As much as I don’t want to believe it (simply because of how old it makes me feel) it really has been thirty years since George Lucas’ space fantasy epic changed popular culture forever.  My first memory of Star Wars is standing…

 

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