Monthly Archives: November 2002

OAFE Update for Thursday, November 28

I hope you like robots, because that's what we've got for you. I'm filling in for Poe once again, because while he's got a family who loves him and wants him to be happy on Thanksgiving, I was hatched. ¬†At … Continue reading

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Trapjaw addendum

In today's review of Trapjaw, I said his color was based on the old minicomics. For those of you who haven't held onto every piece of garbage you've acquired since childhood, we offer proof. And now, some more OAFEry:Flippin' through … Continue reading

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OAFE Update for Thursday, November 21

Anyone here read Tony Millionaire's "Sock Monkey?" ¬†Remember how the little Drinky Crow would tip back a little brown bottle and "glug glug glug" all his troubles away until his eyes became two little X's? Yeah, well, Poe won't be … Continue reading

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Action figure dogma

In this month's ToyFare (#65), film maker and comic shop mogul Kevin Smith announced his plans to create a line of "inaction figures" based on the characters in his View Askew films (Clerks, Mallrats, Chasing Amy, Dogma and Jay and … Continue reading

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McFarlane bids adieu to Toy Fair

Once again, McFarlane Toys has bucked the industry trend. As announced in a news article on their site last Friday, McFarlane will not be attending Toy Fair 2003. They give two reasons: first, that Toy Fair has become "a public … Continue reading

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Toy Karma

I believe in karma. Toy karma.

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The secret of the sword

It occurred to me that ToyFare's Faker may have the wrong sword. If I recall correctly, the original Faker had Skeletor's sword. As any diehard He-Fan can tell you, the original Skeletor and He-Man figures each came with a sort … Continue reading

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Blue with evil

I ordered the ToyFare exclusive Faker yesterday. For those of you who don't recall, Faker is He-Man's "evil twin." Mattel has thrown collectors complaining about the lack of villains a bone with this exclusive, which is essentially a repaint (except … Continue reading

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Amazing movie becomes a spectacular two-dvd set

After 40 years in print and 20 years of development, Spider-Man finally crawled onto movie screens. The film was a swinging success, and Columbia Tristar Home Entertainment has packaged the summer's biggest hit with a tangled web of extras. Raised … Continue reading

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Runed

Jeff Saylor of Figures.com has written in to clarify that the release date for the new Rune figures will be spring/summer 2003, not "early" 2003 as previously reported. He writes, "[because] their whole company is so new, the dock strikes, … Continue reading

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