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by Ryan "TheSuperfly" Prast
December 19, 2006
Flagg-catalog.jpg With the holidays here, this seemed like a good time to share my memory of receiving one of the greatest gifts ever. Read on!   1985.  Arguably the greatest toy year ever, with Masters of The Universe, Transformers and G.I.Joe at the heights of popularity.  During that spring I had received the G.I.Joe Snow Cat vehicle, and…

 

by Ryan "TheSuperfly" Prast
December 14, 2006
stop-go.jpg I don’t know what its like in your area, but around here people have no concept of the Four-Way Stop system. None. At all. My life is in danger every single time I pull up at one of these deathtraps. Either no one goes, sitting in their spot for five minutes OR these morons hit…

 

by Jason "JJJason" Chirevas
December 13, 2006
santa-sleigh.jpg I was in Target today browsing the DVDs, when a mother pushed her cart past me and beckoned her daughter follow her.  A moment later the little girl, who couldn’t have been more than three, toddled by behind me singing to herself… "You better watch out, you better not cry…"  So awesome I almost cried. …

 

by Jeff Cope
December 9, 2006
jaz_mk_kano1.jpg Today, as I was out Christmas shopping amongst the throngs of people, I picked up the just-released Kano and Reptile from the third series of Mortal Kombat figures by Jazwares.  I love ’em.  Jazwares, on the whole, doesn’t seem to get a lot of love from the collector community. Sure, they’ve had a bit of…

 

by Jeff Cope
December 9, 2006
jaz_mk_kano.jpg Today, as I was out Christmas shopping amongst the throngs of people, I picked up the just-released Kano and Reptile from the third series of Mortal Kombat figures by Jazwares.  I love ’em.  Jazwares, on the whole, doesn’t seem to get a lot of love from the collector community. Sure, they’ve had a bit of…

 

by Jason "JJJason" Chirevas
December 7, 2006
PunisherJigsaw.jpg While we were out Christmas shopping last week, I bought myself this… …and this. Fear me as I fear for myself.  -JJJ 

 

by Ryan "TheSuperfly" Prast
December 7, 2006
festivus3.jpg You savvy Seinfeld viewers are no doubt familiar with this holiday, but for those who aren’t – a brief summary on the phenomenon known as Festivus. Created as a plot device for a Seinfeld episode, Festivus is a nondenominational celebration of the shunning of the traditional commercialism and materialism that accompanies the holiday season.  Frank Costanza…

 

by Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer
December 2, 2006
xevbk2.jpg Like the previous entry on the BK Lord of the Rings figures, these were pitched to Burger King in 2001 as a tie-in to the then airing X-Men Evolution cartoon. The earlier idea of figure packs was such a hit internally, when the X-Men license rolled around it was thought that the perfect "never been…

 

by Ryan "TheSuperfly" Prast
November 30, 2006
100x100.jpg I’m sure some of you have seen this, but it is still cool. The amazing "Secret Menu" at In ‘n Out. Good stuff. Here in Colorado we don’t have In ‘N Out. It makes me sad. I love that place. I would eat this. Go check it out: http://supersizedmeals.com/food/article.php/20060125050438458

 

by Daniel Pickett
November 30, 2006
Geek Week Episode 5- Comic Con edition! I know that it’s the end of November… but we just got the Comic Con edition of Geek Week put together and on-line… and it’s more bacon than the pan can handle!   I make a couple of appearances in this episode… and who knows… you might be in it somewhere too!

 

by Jason "JJJason" Chirevas
November 30, 2006
Star_Trek.jpg If you read TOAWBAH when it was a column, you may remember there were two lines that drew me to collecting: Batman: The Animated Series and, before even that, Playmates Star Trek. I remember exactly how I felt as I drove away from Toys R Us with that first figure, Captain Scott. He was right…

 

by Daniel Pickett
November 27, 2006
black_friday.jpg Let’s set the "way back machine" to 5 years ago when I would wake up at 0’dark thirty, drive out to Pasadena, pick up my buddy CubanZod and drive up the highway hitting every Wal-mart, K-mart, Target and KB Toys that we could find (mostly outside the LA city limits), looking for all manor of…

 

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