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by Jason "JJJason" Chirevas
May 27, 2007
6222427_det.jpg When you’re finishing slogging through the disappointing trifecta of Big Summer Movie tres, make it your business to find a theater near you playing…  You’re Welcome. Consider this your first installment of Jason Recommends a Movie.  -JJJ

 

by Jeff Cope
May 19, 2007
joe25th.jpg This is a pretty good year toy-wise. There’s a lot of good stuff coming out that I’m really excited about and looking forward to. But, my single most anticipated toyline of the year has to be Hasbro’s GI JOE 25th Anniversary Collection. I’m a huge GI JOE fan, and have been for as long as…

 

by Ryan "TheSuperfly" Prast
May 17, 2007
So finally, after all these years of waiting by DC fans  – FINALLY these figures have found their way to collectors’ shelves. Despite the few minor issues the fans have had with this wave, I think these figures are fantastic. Everyhting I could have hoped for and I love ‘em. DCD has knocked these outta…

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 13, 2007
CJsJLUGroup.jpg As many of you have seen (and tasted now) Hardees/Carl’s Jr. restaraunts have started their much heralded Justice League Unlimited Kids Meal promotion.  The big 3 are represented in figural form and a wee card game in this bunch. I was fortunate that a nice Carl’s Jr. employee (ironically named "Ronald) was willing to dig…

 

by Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer
May 6, 2007
  "Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in the gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat."  -Theodore Roosevelt  

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 4, 2007
SM3MMBoxBack.jpg One of the exclusives last month at the WizardWorld Los Angeles comic book conventions was the Exclusive Spider-Man3 MiniMate 2-pack.  This pack featured both the Red Spider-Man and Black Costume Spiderman. These new versions of Spider-man use the standard size MiniMate body and it is the first time that the movie costume has been used…

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 2, 2007
NewAvSpiderBoxBack.jpg Diamond Select Toys newest bust is the "New Avengers Spider-Man" Straight from the pages of Civil War this 6" bust depicts the now un-masked wall crawler in his new costume. After Spider-Man’s newer powers developed in "The Other", Tony Stark (Iron Man) developed a new suit for Peter, which he began wearing in The Amazing…

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 29, 2007
Spider-Man Week- Day One Snow Patrol’s video for their new song "Signal Fire", an original song and video from the upcoming Spiderman 3 Soundtrack in stores May 1st

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 19, 2007
afi-shirt-logo.gif   2nd Anniversary Celebration   There’s an extensive list of Marvel product that Toy Biz/Marvel Toys were looking at doing for 2007/2008 when the license for Marvel characters was transfered to Hasbro.   Most of these concepts will not see the light of day.  Over the next few days I’ll be posting some of these…

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 16, 2007
MMBSGCylonBox2.jpg   BATTLESTAR GALACTICA CYLON 5-PACK    Last year at Toy Fair Art Asylum gave us our first sneak peek at the New Battlestar Galactica MiniMates.  Now, one year later, due to a joint venture between Diamond Select Toys and Art Asylum we can get our mits on them.  These Cylons are based on the hit…

 

by Jeff Cope
April 6, 2007
mgashrek_cu.jpg I love the Shrek movies. Love them. I’m eagerly anticipating the arrival of Shrek the Third next month (man, what a good movie month! Shrek! Spidey! Pirates!) and I’ve been looking forward to seeing what new license holder, MGA Entertainment (makers of the Bratz dolls) would do with the license. Three movies and three master…

 

by Ryan "TheSuperfly" Prast
April 4, 2007
brawl.jpg OK, so I’m a couple days late – but being a baseball fan, and Diehard Cubs fan in particular, this is one of my favorite times of the year. Not just for baseball, but also the springtime, which means warmer weather, longer daylight, the end of crappy cold winter day & those fun-filled lazy summer days are…

 

by Jeff Cope
March 23, 2007
It’s been way too long since I wrote one of these things. Frankly, I’ve felt a bit uninspired as of late. Since Toy Fair, really. I had every grand intention of following up AFI’s Toy Fair coverage with my thoughts on the Big Dance…but when Toy Fair failed to deliver…well… It’s already been discussed ad…

 

by Jeff Cope
March 23, 2007
It’s been way too long since I wrote one of these things. Frankly, I’ve felt a bit uninspired as of late. Since Toy Fair, really. I had every grand intention of following up AFI’s Toy Fair coverage with my thoughts on the Big Dance…but when Toy Fair failed to deliver…well… It’s already been discussed ad…

 

by Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer
March 14, 2007
Tell me about the rabbits, George. I must apologize to my more sensitive readers, but there is just no other way to descibe this that I feel will do it justice. This is some crazy, crazy shit. [youtube]A4Yf-7Z_6PE[/youtube] I surely didn’t see that coming. I didn’t see any of it coming. I’m not sure exactly what I did just see.  Can…

 

by Daniel Pickett
March 14, 2007
VictoriasKB.jpg Wow.  Now that’s WEIRD.   I know it’s been about a year since the KB toys closest to my work closed down… but to go from a KB to a Victoria’s Secret?   That’s just odd.   Of course this is the SAME mall that closed down the Suncoast for nine months… and then reopened…

 

by Jason "JJJason" Chirevas
March 13, 2007
150px-SMCW.jpg I was in KB Toys last week looking for Rocky III figures (an entire peg of Thunderlips, but still no Clubber Lang).  As I rifled, a guy who was in the aisle when I got there sidled up and asked if I collect action figures.  I admitted as much and he said, pointing to the…

 

by Daniel Pickett
March 13, 2007
I’ve just recently discovered "the show" with zeFrank…. which is a shame becasue the show is ending this week.    Basically our man zeFrank has been doing a little web show 3-5 minuets or so each day, every WEEK day, for a year with his thoughts on the new of the world, musings in life,…

 

by Ryan "TheSuperfly" Prast
March 10, 2007
ok the dramatic title aside, recently some issues have arisen that will make it much more difficult to collect all the things I have in the past – not to say that I will have to stop completely, but financially it will just be more difficult and I really have to think hard about my…

 

by Daniel Pickett
March 5, 2007
WonderMan.jpg The names have been changed to protect the innocent… or guilty.    "Bruce" works over at Cartoon Network as an animator. "Bruce" just ran across the Justice League Style Guide. "Bruce"  got bored, created something…something I can now never unsee:   And now I share it with you.  Good luck…and may God have mercy on…

 

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