The big winner of the Four Horsemen’s FANtastic Exclusive 2007 (http://www.FANtasticExclusive.com) was actually the smallest choice. Action figure fans had the chance to choose from three different sizes for the 7th Kingdom’s “Elephant Swordsman”, and they chose the smallest of the three – 8” to 9” tall. The other two choices were 10” to… Read More
Daniel Pickett • November 5, 2006No Comments
Harmony, PA (November 2, 2006): Online retailer Time and Space Toys has teamed with collectibles manufacturer NECA to sell hanging figures from the Rankin/Bass classic holiday TV special, The Year Without a Santa Claus. The figures, one each of the popular weather controlling (and often feuding) brothers, Heat Miser and Snow Miser, are two to… Read More
Daniel Pickett • November 2, 2006No Comments
Pop Culture Event Tour Prepares for Continued Success with Altered Schedule 2008 Schedule  Congers, NY (November 1, 2006) – Wizard Conventions today announced its schedule for the 2007 and 2008 Wizard World conventions, the country’s foremost touring events for pop culture and comic books. The 2007 Wizard World schedule will mirror that of 2006, which… Read More
Daniel Pickett • November 2, 2006No Comments
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… Read More
Jason "JJJason" Chirevas • November 1, 2006No Comments
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… Read More
Jeff Cope • October 31, 2006No Comments
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Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer • October 31, 2006No Comments
 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… Read More
Ryan "TheSuperfly" Prast • October 31, 2006No Comments
Diamond Select Toys & Collectibles, LLC (DST) is pleased to announce its signing of the license for Twentieth Century Fox’s 1999 movie Office Space.  Under the terms of the license, DST is able to produce a wide range of collectibles from the classic workplace comedy created by Mike Judge (King of the Hill, Beavis and… Read More
Daniel Pickett • October 31, 2006No Comments
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… Read More
Daniel Pickett • October 31, 20062 Comments
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… Read More
Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer • October 29, 20061 Comment
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… Read More
Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer • October 29, 20062 Comments
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… Read More
Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer • October 28, 20064 Comments