OAFEnet Email Update for Thursday, January 19

A normal-length OAFEnet Email Update? Who knew such a thing was possible!

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Soon Forget: R'Zor Predator

This is the latest in a series (of indefinite length and regularity) of blog posts memorializing cancelled toys. Our figure today is Kenner's R-Zor Warrior.

In 1994, Kenner had plans to add "Predator Hunters" to the ranks of the Space Marines, using characters from the first movie. Previews magazine even had a product listing that named Dutch, Hi-Tech Dutch, Blain, and Big Knife Billy. Part of that sub-line would have been the figure possibly known as R'Zor, R-Zor, or Razor Predator. Rather than being an actual Pred, this would have been a human in a specialized suit, serving as a counterpart to the ATAX Armor.

That's a hand-painted sample, because the toy never got far enough into production for any other kind of sample to exist. The big silver arm blades would have been removable, and if ATAX was anything to go by, the helmet would have been as well. The Predator Hunters were cancelled altogether after slow sales of the previous Space Marines assortments.

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Transformers Sky Lynx addendum: the fanmodes

Unlike the vintage Sky Lynx (which was made of molds leased from the same company behind Omega Supreme), the Generations "Combiner Wars" version can't split into two components - he is not a bird and a cat, he is only a birdcat. But if you're willing to play around a bit, you can find a decent approximation of a standalone bird or a standalone cat.

Sure, neither of them is as uniquely divergent as the ones in the '80s, but for fanmodes, they're not half bad!

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This week in comicshops - 01/18

Find out what toy-related items you can get at your local comicshop this Wednesday.

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Spider-Man Marvel Legends: Black Spider-Man review

My thought process: "do we really need another black-suited Spider-Man? We just got one... nine years ago? Good lord."

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Project: Suits

Does your GI Joe collection need more plain guys in suits? Some scientists or generals or secret agents? How about an action figure of Ronald Reagan? This Kickstarter is the one for you, then!

In addition to Joe stalwarts like Joe Colton and Tomax (or Xamot), you've also got some pop-culture characters, like Lupin III, Chow Yun Fat and more. The stretch goals even include another shot at the female figures from their last Kickstarter!

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OAFEnet Email Update for Thursday, January 12

A double-length OAFEnet Email Update? We can do that. Again.

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@midnight ruins toys

@midnight's current hashtag war is #RuinAToy:

You can play along on Twitter even if you don't follow them. Or you can play right here in the comments.

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This week in comicshops - 01/11

Find out what toy-related items you can get at your local comicshop this Wednesday.

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This week in comicshops - 01/04

Find out what toy-related items you can get at your local comicshop this Wednesday.

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