Monthly Archives: November 2002

Mattel REALLY comes through

Trap Jaw and Tri-Klops are officially out. Looks like Mattel's trying to make up for the limited figures fiasco of last summer. Here's hoping we can find these figures in reasonable numbers. And now, some more OAFEry:Masters of the (Lego) … Continue reading

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Grab your most loyal carles and let's head to the skalli!

Viking action figures (such as the recent Spawn: the Viking Age line) have always had a special place in my heart. In school I was more or less a medievalist, and wrote my thesis on Beowulf. So I've been looking … Continue reading

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Mattel comes through

It was just last week that I discussed how Mattel's distribution of the new Masters of the Universe line was plagued by delays and rampant shortpacking of secondary characters. Well, while the shortpacking may still be a problem, it looks … Continue reading

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Tellin' it like it is.

Figures.com has finally released the second portion of their interview with Mike Markowitz of Mezco Toys. Markowitz gives some insights on the long-awaited Cryptozoology line - it will be out in 2003. But that's the good news - the bad … Continue reading

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Spiffy

Action-Figure has done a little retooling to their website. Gone is the somewhat garish bright-yellow headline blocks and the large logo. Yes, the black background is still there and the site is still rather slow to load, but Adrian, A-F's … Continue reading

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Pardon moi.

I apologize for the lack of updates this week. I've started a new part-time job and am taking the GRE Literature in English on Saturday. Your regularly-updated PoA will resume next Monday.

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A Tale of Two Towers

I came across my first TTT figures today - a Gondorian Ranger and an Easterling at Sam Goody. I have to say I was not impressed. The Gondorian Ranger is a fairly boring figure, and I never had any interest … Continue reading

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Up in Smoke

After a brief separation, my new Masters of the Universe figures have now rejoined me from across the continent. Their trip was not without peril, however; in the morning just before she shipped the box, my mother put it down … Continue reading

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Good-bye, Halloween

My Halloween has passed with relatively little fanfare, as predicted. Next year I'm going whole hog: Saran-wrapped axe-wielding berserker is what it's all about! With the end of Halloween comes the end of Halloween decorations. The Great Pumpkin figures and … Continue reading

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Monev the Gale addendum

Today yo reviewed Kaiyodo/Xebec's Stealth Monev, and reproduced a portion of the text on the cardback. Here's the whole thing: He is a gale; his barrage of bullets tears into the heart of enemy territory, mowing down everything without mercy. … Continue reading

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