Yearly Archives: 2002

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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Mattel's distribution woes

It seems that the new Mekaneck figure from Mattel's revamped Masters of the Universe line is finally hitting stores, nearly two months after it was due out. Theoretically he was supposed to have joined Ram Man, who was out in … Continue reading

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Caring is sharing, sharing is caring

So the Care Bears Movie has arrived from Netflix. Why, you ask, has a 23-year-old man ordered the Care Bears Movie? Not for his own edification, I assure you. It's for yours. It seems that the Care Bears, like 70% … Continue reading

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Happy Halloween! AHAHAHAHAHAHAHA...

Ah, Halloween... All Hallow's Eve... the Feast of Samhain. A night when gouls and goblins unleash themselves upon an unsuspecting peasant populace. Or, at the very least, a night when thousands of gay men and women unleash themselves upon anyone … Continue reading

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Megatron attack!

Matt over at X-E has an article up reviewing the Megatron toy from the short-lived Transformers: Generation 2 toyline. He notes that Megatron the tank was a much more useful transformation than Megatron the gun, and I have to agree … Continue reading

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It figures.

Last night, in my continued search for someone who will compensate me monetarily for my services, I attended an "audition" to teach for Kaplan, a test-prep firm that helps people prepare for the SATs, GMATs, LSATs and so forth. The … Continue reading

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It comes in pints?

It's well-known that a fansite will generally provide more news and information about a given product than an official site. There are numerous examples of this, but in the toy collecting world one of the most salient is Mattel's official … Continue reading

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