Yearly Archives: 2006

News Item: Hasbro Legends 2

Reacting to the hugely negative reaction to their previous ML2 pictures, ToyFare has released the new official press shots of Hasbro's second Marvel Legends series. Most of the problems from the old shots have been fixed, though there are still … Continue reading

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The importance of camouflage

So, I went to a toy show today. I found a few good deals, but had to pass on some stuff I really wanted because the prices were just too high. $15 for Avalanche? $45 for Iceman? No way. Anyway, … Continue reading

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About toy store workers

In the discussion for our upcoming "Worst of the Year" award, people nominated stores. Yes, "stores." For bad selection and unhelpful employees. I kind of agree about the workers. The employees are doing a job, and if I was a … Continue reading

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OAFEnet update for Thursday, November 23

To Americans, Happy Thanksgiving (or day after, depending on when you check your email). To everyone else, happy Thursday! It's time for the OAFEnet Email Update.

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How obscure is ML?

There's been some talk, lately, of Marvel Legends being too obscure. Just because it's unbalanced for you doesn't mean it isn't a perfect blend for someone else. There are probably folks out there who like three or four figures in … Continue reading

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yo - I need a generator

Man, it gets boring fast when the power goes out in winter. Had a brown-out yesterday, starting a little after 6:30, and the power was off completely by 9:30. Of course, it's dark by 6:30 in November, so you can't … Continue reading

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yo - Non-Petroleum Plastics

In his new review of Roger the Homunculus from Mezco's Hellboy Series 2, Poe bemoaned the rising cost of toys, and how it's related to the rising cost of oil. He also mentioned that there are lots of alternatives to … Continue reading

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OAFEnet Update for Thursday, November 16

Tell St. Peter at the pearly gates, that you hate to make him wait, but you've gotta have another OAFEnet Email Update.

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I hate to do this

I'm generally not one to brag, hard as that may be to believe. And I hate to say "I told you so." But hey, I told you so. And now, some more OAFEry:"Avengers 2" Movie Series: War Machine review J. … Continue reading

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A horror-related question

I just have to say - do Jason, Freddy and Leatherface really sell as well as they seem to, judging from the way toy companies go after the license? They've had toys from McFarlane and NECA, and even had several … Continue reading

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