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Castle Grayskullman addendum: interview with creator Daniel Benedict

In preparation for today's Castle Grayskullman review, I conducted a brief interview with CGM creator Daniel Benedict. And now, some more OAFEry:How Mattel Can Fix MOTUC Flippin' through Previews - December '14 Blue with evil What the hell, Mattel? MOTU … Continue reading

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Poe Ghostal's "Top 10" votes

All month we've been naming the best toys of the past 10 years. And now we're going to show you how everybody voted. Here are Poe's rankings:

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Tomorrow is sale day on Matty Collector. To which we say, "good luck": And now, some more OAFEry:Rustin's Spoils of the Week #79 Rustin's Spoils of the Week #216 Minimate Mini-Review #313 - Gandalf the White & King Theoden Toy … Continue reading

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Conflicts of interest in reviewing

There's an article on Forbes today that's about the controversial Mass Effect 3 ending and the state of videogame reviewing. It's an interesting read, even if you're not a gamer, because it raises a lot of interesting questions about the … Continue reading

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Robocop addendum

In honor of today's review of the new NECA Robocop, here's a picture of the man himself taking down a Terminator: That is all. And now, some more OAFEry:ATFC '12 - Day 3: NECA Rustin's Spoils of the Week #144 … Continue reading

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MOTUC Shadow Beast addendum

In today's review of the MotU Classics Shadow Beast, I raised the question of how this figure could so obviously be based on the old Filmation designs, when those are reportedly off-limits for the characters. Here's what Mattel had to … Continue reading

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Duke Nukem addendum

Around 1993 or so, my dad finally bought a new computer to replace our family's aging IBM Compatible. While I had played a few computer games on that machine, almost all of them were adventure games like King's Quest, Police … Continue reading

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Roboto's shoulders are on backwards

Mattel QC has done it again. I'm still trying to decide how much I care about this, but over on He-Man.org fans have discovered that Roboto's shoulders appear to be backwards, much like the first-release He-Man. It looks like the … Continue reading

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Soon Forget: Moss Man

This is the latest in a series (of indefinite length and regularity) of blog posts memorializing cancelled toys. In today's review of MOTU Classics Moss Man, I briefly alluded to the Four Horsemen's plans for the Mo2K Moss Man, but … Continue reading

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Who is Preternia Disguise He-Man?

No doubt a lot of casual MOTU fans are wondering where the heck the recently announced "Preternia Disguise He-Man" comes from. The answer is the vintage minicomic "The Powers of Grayskull - The Legend Begins" (inked by Bruce "DC Animated … Continue reading

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