OAFEnet Update for Thursday, February 5

It's 106 miles to Chicago, we got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it's dark, and we're wearing sunglasses. This is the OAFEnet Email Update.

February means Old Toys Month at OAFEnet, the time of year when we get all nostalgic about the crap we played with as kids. And then use that as an excuse to review stuff we normally wouldn't, giving you some much-needed variety. Last week's email hinted at something special we were cooking up, and the quote up at the top of this email does, too: if you know where that line comes from, you can probably guess; we're putting the band back together!

  • First the mundane business. It's Joe Friday, and we have a driver with nothing to drive.
  • Good? Good. Now, next we have the ever-reliable Artemis, who's finally found a female figure that's not worth buying.
  • Our regularly scheduled Star Wars review is definitely retro - the character is from one of the older movies, and the toy came out a couple years ago.
  • Keeping things in the Southern Hemisphere for the moment, we next turn to Shocka, who has some rage to vent before he can get down to work.
  • Sunday's first review may be somewhat NSFW, but it's also old-school. Come on, when was the last time you saw someone wearing rollerskates like this?
  • Who's that rising over the horizon, silhouetted against the rising sun? It's Poe Ghostal, and he brings grim tidings from the future.
  • Pity the subject of this week's ML Monday - he's having something of an identity crisis, and has been for more than a decade.
  • Monkey Boy would have had a review this week, like the rest of the OAFEs, but he put in the extra work to double up and make this a new Point of Articulation.
  • We asked and you answered: by popular demand, our newest Transformers Tuesday isn't a Transformer.
  • The hero of Prague, the man they call Rustin Parr, showed everybody else up by reviewing six separate figures this week.
  • Some truly shocking news came out of Mattel this week.
  • Finally getting in on the act, yo go re reviewed a figure that is more unexpected than the Spanish Inquisition.
  • And to wrap up the week, here's a review of a creepy, poorly designed character of dubious origins. How exciting is that!
  • And hey, just for fun (because this week wasn't crazy enough), here's a review written by one of our board members.
  • Plus, it's the beginning of a new month, and that means a whole slew of new product has just been revealed for the first time in the pages of Previews.

So there you are - six OAFEs, six reviews. And then some. It's an auspicious start to Old Toys Month, and we'll have more retro fun for you all month long.

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