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by Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer
November 7, 2006
Go Vote! That’s it. Polls close at 7pm (I think). Go vote. Doesn’t matter for who. Or go vote against. Just do it. Want to show that Iraq was bad? Go vote. Want to demonstrate our freedom to other countries? Go vote. Please! It does matter (except in Florida)! VOTE!!!! Old School Election Cartoon:  [youtube]Ckr1tZitZtU[/youtube] New School…

 

by Jason "JJJason" Chirevas
November 1, 2006
We’re going to try something different here at the mighty TOAWBAH.  We’ll see how you like it. If there is one enthusiasm I have more passion for than action figures, it is film.  Before I was a Would’ve-Been Action Hero, I was a Would’ve-Been Screenwriter.  I wrote a short film back in 1995 or so that…

 

by Jeff Cope
October 31, 2006
gt_rp2_chad.jpg Action Figures based on sports are nothing new. Back in the late 1980s Kenner Products introduced Starting Lineups. They were pretty cool for the time. They made heavy reuse of body molds, had limited articulation and were very pre-posed. All these factored into why I never got into collecting them. I’ve got one..and it’s one…

 

by Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer
October 31, 2006
Happy Halloween! Killer! Killer! [youtube]vSPvvVfcoAw[/youtube]

 

by Ryan "TheSuperfly" Prast
October 31, 2006
KFED.jpg  Every Halloween we all get dressed-up, act like fools and steal candy from neighborhood kids when they come to the door. But does everyone know the history behind the holiday?    The origin of Halloween dates back 2,000 years to the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain (pronounced sow-in).  While most dictionaries of Celtic Languages don’t…

 

by Daniel Pickett
October 31, 2006
DireWraith.jpg Waaaaay back in 1979, Parker Brothers took a chance on a new property/invention and decided to break away from just making board games and dip their toe into boys toys and action figures.  That venture was ROM: The Space Knight. Marvel Comics also picked up the property for a 75 issue run written by Bill…

 

by Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer
October 29, 2006
btasflik.jpg I’m one of those people that once I get an idea in my head, it sits there gnawing away at me until I do something about it (I’m also fairly lazy, so the gnawing can last for years). So after my post about Flickr, I decided to go grab a bunch of old photos that…

 

by Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer
October 29, 2006
starbles1.jpg Well, I had planned for this to be the second installment of Rejected!  But when I looked up the company making these, I found out that they apparently were released, maybe as a Canadian exclusive. Anyway, what these are, are "Starbles"! Most aptly described as a cross between marbles and pogs, Starbles did not take…

 

by Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer
October 28, 2006
flickr.jpg As a designer, I’m always thankful that I have at my fingertips some of the greatest tools ever developed for both sheer flexibility and ease of use in making me look good: Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Painter, and my trusty Wacom tablet. Up until now I also have relied heavily on what I consider my secret…

 

by Jason "JJJason" Chirevas
October 27, 2006
Pirates1.jpg In my column on how the Internet has changed, and in some ways fostered, action figure collecting, I lamented the passing of surprise.  I once had several mini-Christmases a year as each new wave of G.I. Joe, Masters of the Universe, or Transformers appeared on Toys R Us pegs.  I’d get a new figure and feverishly pour…

 

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…

 

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