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by Daniel Pickett
October 26, 2006
gorillaz1.jpg Here’s a cool, one of a kind little item I thought you guys would dig. As you may recall Kid Robot did an extremely limited  run of vinyl figures based on Jamie Hewlett’s designs for the "animated" personas of the band the "Gorillaz."       Many fans salivated over these, but a lot couldn’t justify…

 

by Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer
October 25, 2006
Most collectors don’t realize that outside of the online communities there is a giant world of books about toys. I hope to highlight some of these books from time to time, since for the most part they are not readily noticable at your local bookstore. Today we’re going to look at Mastering the Universe: He-Man…

 

by Jeff Cope
October 25, 2006
Well, hello there. It’s been a week and a half since AFI relaunched and opened the doors on these shiny new blogs…and this is my first entry. I hope it’s blogworthy. Life’s been a little nuts around the Cope household since the launch, hence my delay. Many of you know that I have been unemployed…

 

by Jason "JJJason" Chirevas
October 23, 2006
FreezeJoker.jpg   …for I am Chirevas, King of the Weak-Willed Geeks. One of the lines I’ve been on the fence about since its release is The Batman from Mattel.  I like the show well enough (No, it’s NOT Timm’s Batman: The Animated Series.  Put your hand down.) and I rounded up a bunch of figures at…

 

by Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer
October 22, 2006
bkringtitle.jpg This will be an ongoing feature here at Ottertorials: ideas and concepts that never made it off the drawing board. While many collectors are aware of certain toys and figures that never make it into production (especially concerning Star Wars toys) most people don’t realize that for every toy made, there are dozens if not…

 

by Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer
October 22, 2006
Crack! I hope everyone is enjoying the blogs so far; we’ve been a bit slow getting up to speed, but there are some neat things coming that should make everyone happy (or at least slightly bemused). I had planned to have a few more cool items up in this blog at this point, but at a…

 

by Daniel Pickett
October 19, 2006
endcap3.jpg This past Sunday was October 15th.  That was the "Target date" for the JLU Target exclusive 6-pack featuring Doomsday to be released to the public.   More specifically that was the day that most Targets were to have their "Great Gifts under $20" endcap built in the toy section. In addition to the Doomsday set there is…

 

by Ryan "TheSuperfly" Prast
October 18, 2006
IMG_4797.jpg My family lost one of our own earlier this week. Randy Presnell passed away on Monday morning. The exact family relationship is too convoluted to explain but he was my buddy, my pal, a father figure and a close friend.  He died peacefully in his sleep, and despite some recent health issues it was totally unexpected.   He…

 

by Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer
October 18, 2006
trufront.jpg Maybe. Wal-mart has called out Toys R Us before the heavy Holiday shopping has even begun: Wal-Mart lowers prices on more than 100 toys I think maybe Wal-Mart knows that TRU is move vunerable now than ever, and maybe they can prevent the upswing it needs to give new CEO Gerald Storch the leverage he…

 

by Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer
October 18, 2006
The Boy Without Fear? This is pretty amazing…and about as close to a "real life DareDevil" that we’ll ever see. Check it out below!   [youtube]c49dS76KhGc[/youtube]   I would imagine that way back when Stan Lee & Bill Everett conceived the character they thought that this level of "echo location" was purely in the science fiction realm (And DD…

 

by Daniel Pickett
October 17, 2006
SuncoastClosed.jpg Ok.. this is a weird one.  The Suncoast Video in the mall over by my work closed down about 6-8 months ago after that big announcement that they were scuttling over half the stores.   I was sad to see it go because they were one of the last, great alternative sources of specialty market action…

 

by Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer
October 17, 2006
kryptonite.gif Not much of a post, but I saw this headline today and was wondering how many other comic readers had the same thought I did? Unusual Meteorite Found In Kansas.   -Jason

 

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