Playing With Plastic

Posted by Jeff Cope (January 11, 2007, 9:51PM)

I love playing with little plastic people. That should come as no surprise given that I'm a lifelong toy collector and have spent the better part of a decade actually writing about toys. And while I do love collecting action figures I don't really... (read on...)

Givin' Jazwares Some Love

Posted by Jeff Cope (December 9, 2006, 9:12PM)

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 l... (read on...)

For The Love of Trek

Posted by Jeff Cope (November 25, 2006, 3:12AM)

Diamond Select Toys has breathed new life into an old love of mine. Star Trek has been a part of my life since I can remember. My family watched the series on it's original NBC run when I was a toddler (the original series debuted in 1966...I deb... (read on...)

Finally, Sports Figures Done Right

Posted by Jeff Cope (October 31, 2006, 8:42PM)

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 f... (read on...)


Posted by Jeff Cope (October 25, 2006, 4:33PM)

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 d... (read on...)