Monthly Archives: October 2002

The cost of being different.

If there's anyone who needs to take note of companies like Mezco and Art Asylum, it's Stan Winston. In a recent interview with Raving Toy Maniac, Winston discussed the oft-lamented $14 price of his various toylines (all of which are … Continue reading

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Take the elevator to the mezzanine.

Figures.com has put up an interview with Mezco president Mike "Mez" Markowitz (in typical style, they'll be releasing the interview piecemeal over a few days). Aside from mentioning Mezco's international market and, as always, the debt Mezco and other toy … Continue reading

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On the failure of Skeleton Warriors

In today's review of Skeleton Warriors Aracula, yo briefly mentioned that the line floundered at retail and was ultimately unsuccessful. But why? Skeleton Warriors debuted in 1994, to much acclaim. An article in the Chicago Tribune explained that tv executives … Continue reading

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Welcome to the new Points of Articulation.

First off, I want to thank everyone who has supported me in bringing this idea to fruition. Believe it or not, I will be updating this page once a day with my comments on toys and the toy industry. Sometimes … Continue reading

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Animae Damnatae: Six Destinies

Book 1 - Agonistes The Secret face of Genesis I He is a transformer of human flesh; a creator of monsters. if a Supplicant comes to him with sufficient need, sufficient hunger for change--knowing how painful that will be--he will … Continue reading

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The Birth

In celebration of Horror Month, we offer up this animated short: You can download it if you have Windows Media Player.

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Terminator addendum

In today's review of the Movie Maniacs 4 Terminator T-800, yo mentioned that McFarlane Toys had originally designed the toy to look like "Ahnold," but had to change it after he withdrew his likeness rights. And although Todd has removed … Continue reading

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Tim Curry in The Worst Witch

Just in case X-Entertainment's photographic breakdown of Tim Curry's madness-inducing song from The Worst Witch (as graciously linked from my review of McFarlane Toys' new Movie Maniacs Lord of Darkness), here's a download of the video so you can watch … Continue reading

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McFarlane Toys at Toy Fair 2002

A video review of McFarlane's Toy Fair showing in in New York, February of 2002 in which the Spawn message board members were invited to attend. This ended up being the last Toy Fair McFarlane ever held in New York. … Continue reading

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