Tag: true-life adventures


by Daniel Pickett
April 8, 2016
Disney Legends, Luminaries, and Special Guests Will Take Fans on an Incredible Journey November 19 and 20 at Walt Disney World Resort BURBANK, Calif. — April 7, 2016 — Since Walt Disney first brought his groundbreaking True-Life Adventures to the big screen, adventure has played a pivotal role in Disney entertainment, from the Jungle Cruise…


by Ryan "TheSuperfly" Prast
December 31, 2012
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
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
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
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 14, 2012
Father’s Day is this weekend, and what better way to celebrate than to revisit and expand upon my article from last year? Some fathers go fishing or hunting with their sons; others bond over golf, or tinker with cars.  I have friends that regularly camp with their sons, and play guitar, and build their relationship…


by Ryan "TheSuperfly" Prast
June 6, 2012
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 Ryan "TheSuperfly" Prast
February 7, 2012
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
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 Cesar Zamora
January 10, 2012
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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 Cesar Zamora
April 14, 2011
My girlfriend and I recently took a week long trip to Mexico, the Motherland. I call it the Motherland because both my parents are Mexican, and while I was born and raised in the USA, I was brought up with a rich Mexican heritage and speak fluent Spanish. So naturally I’ve been to Mexico several…


by Erik "Superfriend" Skov
October 7, 2009
I’ve always been a bit of a spend thrift.  In this economy of I find it even harder to let go of my money.  In the pursuit of our hobby along these lines, I find patience to be my best ally.  This time, it guided me to an animation buy.


by Glenn Moss
May 25, 2009
  A letter from the Clerk of the Court of Okmulgee County arrived saying I was being summoned for jury duty on March 3rd. Ended up on a civil case where a young man was terminated because he hired an attorney to handle his worker’s compensation claim when his employer violated state law and didn’t…


by Jon "Caped Crusader" Edwards
March 10, 2009
Like most of you who are close to my age (I’ll be 32 next month), growing up in the ’80s meant action figure sensory overload. With thirty-minute commercials on the air for The Super Powers Collection, G.I. JOE, Transformers, ThunderCats, M.A.S.K., Silverhawks, and Masters Of The Universe, is it any surprise that some of us…


by Cesar Zamora
March 4, 2009
The title of my blog isn’t just to get your attention, nor is it a submission to the National Enquirer, in fact it’s quite true. Let me entreat you to my history with action figures and the amazing miracle they would later produce…               The 80’s and Early to mid 90’s:   My journey…


by Ryan "TheSuperfly" Prast
September 25, 2008
  So my beloved Cubbies have once again clinched the division. And even secured the all-important Home-Field Advantage. But, of course, they are the Cubs so I’m tempering my giddy dancing. To get you through the week, here’s a fun little tune, “Someday All The Way", cooked up by fellow Cubs fan and grunge rocker…


by Ryan "TheSuperfly" Prast
September 18, 2008
It must have been my lucky day yesterday. Whenever I head to Wal-Mart, I get my hopes up. I get that excited feeling, the feeling that this trip will be different than all the other ones. We all do it. But it seems like every time, we all leave the same – disappointed. But not…


by Ryan "TheSuperfly" Prast
May 2, 2008
Moab is two weeks away! Indiana Jones is three weeks away! And the Indy toys are great fun and make me feel like a little kid again. dudemadness.com Megan Fox words that annoy me: persnickety, erudite, jocular, penultimate, antidisestablishmentarianism words that please me: soufflé, macabre, noodle, poop deck, Fukudome I also like "Plethora” simply because…