OAFEnet Email Update for Thursday, July 1

  • JOE FRIDAY! Trip wears a fairly distinctive helmet-and-goggles combo, and no amount of clever repainting other figures' heads would properly duplicate that. There is one immediately noticeable difference between this helmet and the 1983 version: the size. While the old one was fairly small and tight to the head, this one is sized realistically...
  • Juno too has had her day on OAFE already - one of mine, in fact - so again, I get to skive off writing up the background portion of the review. This new figure is a simple uniform variant, showing Juno with her jacket undone to show off the modest cleavage which, indirectly, caused the downfall of the Empire...
  • Although this Galen's head is the same as that in Set 1, it's not shared with any of the three versions from the Secret Apprentice box set, which is fine, since this one looks more like Sam Witwer than the others did. The Raxus Prime Galen was originally intended to receive some "battle damage" paint apps, which would have added a dash...
  • MOTU MONDAY! When the time came to introduce Battle Armor He-Man into their adult collector-oriented Masters of the Universe Classics line, Mattel had to find a way to replicate the action feature without having to go through an expensive retool process. Their solution was to make three removable breastplates. Some fans...
  • TRANSFORMERS TUESDAY! It's interesting that they mention him being silent, since that's a trait that applies only to the movie version; Hasbro is adopting the story of "War For Cybertron" as the new canon for the series - TF Wiki apparently takes that to mean G1, but reading the actual quotes, it sounds like it's a new continuity...
  • There exists a segment of the collector community - apologists, scalpers, well-intentioned fools - who will tell you that you shouldn't feel bad about paying for shipping when you shop online, because you'd be spending an equivalent amount in time and gas to go to the stores and find the same thing. Is it true? Let's find out...
  • Sometimes the responsometer imbues pure elements with life - other times the robots were blanks, and had the personalities of random humans who had been killed in an accident in Doc Magnus's lab. Thankfully, that's been removed from history, proving that for as stupid as Superboy punching time may have been as an idea/excuse...
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