Other seemingly newsworthy events were overshadowed this past summer by the release and limited availability of a small blue articulated action figure representing Gleek the blue monkey. Indeed, the furor over his exclusivity caught many in the mainstream news media unawares. Allegedly available to attendees of the San Diego Comic-Con, this piece of plastic memorabilia… Read More
Danny "CantinaDan" Neumann • September 7, 200916 Comments
I’m getting very curious about the upcoming lineup for the JLA.  The current team has been decimated by current events in the DCU.  And upcoming covers have shown some interesting  stuff.  One shows Mon-El, Batman (Grayson), and Donna Troy.  I’ve long been a fan of the Titans, but am unsure how I feel about them… Read More
Erik "Superfriend" Skov • September 6, 200928 Comments
Labor day weekend is upon us and as another summer fades into memory it makes me recall my own youth. The days before action figures and computer games. When the only theme parks in the world were Disneyland and Tivoli Gardens and I’d never been to either one. So kids had to make up their… Read More
Glenn Moss • September 4, 200913 Comments
Yesterday, I was in the checkout line at a small grocery store in the next town over.  They used to have a store in my town, but constant road construction in front of their store finally killed of enough business that they closed that store. Anyway, I was driving by their store in the next… Read More
Erik "Superfriend" Skov • September 4, 200915 Comments
Another Short Tale of Another Geeky Coincidence . . .  Last week just before I picked up Johnny to go see G.I. Joe – The Rise of Cobra I needed to stop and buy something at the local Gap outlet store. As I was browsing around the kids clothing section a a tee shirt caught… Read More
Danny "CantinaDan" Neumann • September 3, 20095 Comments
I received one of my most memorable and influential gifts on Christmas day 1983. I was 11. My older brother, Joel, got me a one year subscription to the Marvel comic G.I. Joe. It was such a trill to once a month open the mailbox and see that brown paper wrapper with my name above… Read More
Danny "CantinaDan" Neumann • September 1, 200918 Comments
The JLA.  The Worlds Greatest Super Heroes.  There are proponents for the return to each era of the team for current stories.  The "Big 7".  The Satellite Era.  JL International (Giffen/DeMattis).  Morrison era.  Post Obsidian Age, Meltzer/McDuffie.  All of these have their good and bad stories.  But one name bugs me every time I hear… Read More
Erik "Superfriend" Skov • September 1, 200947 Comments
I walk into my local Target store and what do I see?    Secret Wars and "Super Powers" figures right next to each other on the shelf!  What an awesome time to be a collector!   (Yes, I know Secret Wars only ran from 1984-1985, but Super Powers ran from 1984-86 and "Shazam" was a… Read More
Daniel Pickett • August 26, 200913 Comments
This one is all about the nostalgia, folks. The moment I laid eyes on this set of figures some part of me was taken back 25 years. Even though I couldn’t remember many details of the cartoon Spider-Man and his Amazing Friends, I knew it must have had an impact on my younger self –… Read More
Danny "CantinaDan" Neumann • August 24, 200917 Comments
I teased an image in my first blog, one that featured both the holiday Hal Jordan and the recent SDCC Hal Jordan. I had hoped I’d be able to come up with something interesting to write about them. I couldn’t. So I’m just going to throw a few pictures at you and call it a… Read More
Ham Salad • August 20, 200916 Comments
Okay, so not quite $40, but $38.70. That’s what you want from me for a Justice League Unlimited four-pack, Mattel. And that was cool, at least until you dove headfirst into the deep end of the crazy pool with some of the character selections. For a team that was so concerned about the sales of… Read More
Jon "Caped Crusader" Edwards • August 19, 200944 Comments
A week or so ago I was cruising my local Target checking to see if their most recent reset was complete. I was cranking down the back isle passing board games and Nerf guns, eyes fixed on the action figure isle. A row or two before my destination I caught a glimpse in my perif… Read More
Danny "CantinaDan" Neumann • August 18, 200914 Comments