Tag: Angst


by Ryan "TheSuperfly" Prast
May 24, 2013
…that would be ME. So here it is, nearly five months since my last entry. That’s terrible. Life has been unbelievably busy, with lots of changes and transitions going on in my personal life, and unfortunately my participation with AFi suffers. But I have more than a dozen different blogs half-written already, so my goal…


by Ryan "TheSuperfly" Prast
December 31, 2012
2012_101.jpg As the year comes to an end, it’s been tough been trying to decide who will make my short list of Top Ten Action Figures for 2012.  It’s been tough to pare it down to ten, with some really great toys just missing the cut.  My criteria? well, the web has enough articulate, detailed, and…


by Ryan "TheSuperfly" Prast
December 28, 2012
Flagg-catalog.jpg Just for the holidays, I’m reposting one of my favorite Times Past recollections…I hope you all had a safe and happy holiday. Enjoy! – – – – – With the holidays here, this seemed like a good time to share my memory of receiving one of the greatest gifts ever. Read on! 1985.  Arguably the greatest…


by Ryan "TheSuperfly" Prast
December 19, 2012
ENDISNEAR1.jpg The End is Nigh! ok, ok, maybe you were expecting that from me, being the resident AFi Conspiracy Theorist and all.  Of course I couldn’t resist referencing the upcoming(?) Mayan Calendar Event.  But within our hobby, there is another End-of-Days Scenario unfolding. It’s the end of the (collecting) world as we know it…but do you…


by Ryan "TheSuperfly" Prast
July 20, 2012
batribbon1.jpg By now, you’ve likely heard the terrible news we woke up to in Colorado this morning.  It is a sad day. This happened in my own community, just a few miles from my home.  That’s a violating experience.  I appreciate all the calls, texts, and social media messages checking on our welfare.  While we are…


by Ryan "TheSuperfly" Prast
June 20, 2012
sue-dibny-dies1-380x600.jpg Note: I began writing this article last fall, when the topic was a bit more relevant. But I think the idea still has merit, and I’d love to hear your thoughts on how the DCnU was developed, now that we have some time and distance to reflect upon the original event and transition… –  – …


by Ryan "TheSuperfly" Prast
June 20, 2012
Note: I began writing this article last fall, when the topic was a bit more relevant. But I think the idea still has merit, and I’d love to hear your thoughts on how the DCnU was developed, now that we have some time and distance to reflect upon the original event and transition… –  –  […]


by Ryan "TheSuperfly" Prast
June 6, 2012
walmart1.jpg I stumbled across this amusing account of my encounter with the oft-reviled “scalper” collector from 2004.  This was posted to RTM and the AFi forums, before it was deleted during the Great Hack of the 2005.  Keep in mind, I have obviously added anecdotal aspects for the sake of entertainment, and reflects my feelings and…


by Jason "JJJason" Chirevas
February 22, 2012
2856_565415361255_33403582_33680784_8325850_n.jpg He-Man and I have had a rocky relationship. Wait. Can we go back? I just… Crap. OK. In a past post, I asked you to decide which of The Big Three is the all-time biggest non-licensed action figure property; G.I. Joe, Transformers, or Masters of the Universe. Opinion was typically divided, but no one disputed…


by Ryan "TheSuperfly" Prast
February 7, 2012
SNOWLOTITLEA2.jpg The Han Snowlo Project: part II. So I started this goofy experiment in my last blog entry.  Over the course of Thursday through Sunday, I tracked the rate of snowfall using a broomstick and my son’s Han Solo. You can see the progress of the snow below, along with the anguished plastic cries of the…


by Ryan "TheSuperfly" Prast
February 2, 2012
SNOWLOTITLEA1.jpg If you’ve watched the news today, you may have seen the weather forecast for Denver. Snow, wind, snow, wind, snow…you get the idea. The NOAA has predicted between 12″ – 24″ of snow for the Denver area, along with near-blizzard conditions overnight through tomorrow. Fun. So anticipating that schools will be closed tomorrow and wanting…


by Ryan "TheSuperfly" Prast
January 10, 2012
It shouldn't be this hard to write a blog. … Five blog entries in 2011. Really? Seriously? It can’t be that hard…can it? I mean, there’s plenty to discuss over the past year…MattyCollector frustrations, the whole SaveDCUC effort, the slow death of JLU, the nostalgia of toylines like G.I.Joe and ThunderCats, the appeal of toylines like threeA and Hot Toys, the depressing debacle of…


by Jason "JJJason" Chirevas
September 15, 2011
starwars2.jpg Dear George, When’s it going to stop?


by Ryan "TheSuperfly" Prast
June 21, 2011
My intentions were to post this story in it’s entirety through a few blog posts, but of course I became busy, which is all-too-common of late with almost everything regarding AFi.  I had additional entries ready to go last Fall/Winter, but part of the appeal of this story is reading it in the hot, humid…


by Ryan "TheSuperfly" Prast
April 22, 2011
  We’ve all felt it. It begins when you read on the forums that Figure X may have been found at retail and your heart skips a beat.  You hop in your car, get a ride, catch a bus.  With a rush of adrenalin as you enter the store’s parking lot, your mind filling with…


by Jeff Cope
April 21, 2011
I’ve had a blog idea kicking around the back of my head for over a year now, and Mattel just killed it. Sort of. Being responsible with our environment is an important topic to me. It’s more than a topic, it’s a way of thinking and a way of living. My family and I live…


by Ryan "TheSuperfly" Prast
March 30, 2011
You have to love this time of year…March Madness! The fans have voted! Feverishly watching the bracket and matchups! Cheering on the overwhelming favorites and familiar faces, while secretly hoping the underdog Cinderella will sneak through to the final round, and having your hopes crushed as your choices fall by the wayside…! I’m talking, of…


by Jason "JJJason" Chirevas
November 2, 2010
MOTUAdamAdora.jpg Dear Matty, You win.         Conditionally. I realized I allowed your continued ineptitude to drive me away from characters and a mythos I’ve loved for most of my life.  I realized the 200x is truly dead with glaring holes never to be filled.  I also realized for about $5.00 more a Classics…


by Ham Salad
October 25, 2010
Masked Avenger’s "Toy Diet" blog from last week got me thinking about life. That made me realize that I haven’t made a blog post in over a year. I will attempt to rectify that now.


by Jason "JJJason" Chirevas
September 1, 2010
RescueHeroes.jpg Hey. How are you? Cool.  I’m fine, bordering on good. Feel like talking toys and stuff for a while? Alright.  Let’s do it.