Author Archives: Shocka

Xevoz - what is that... thing?

All the early Xevoz toys came with some mysterious accessory that didn't seem to be anything. It was basically just a little handle that served no purpose. Ah, but it did serve a purpose, just not one that any of … Continue reading

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The creation of Zim accessories

You know what's awesome? Invader Zim. You know what else is awesome? Zim toys! Here's a gallery of design sketches for a bunch of the Zim accessories: Aren't those neat? They were all drawn by Cassandra Poe and turned into … Continue reading

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Yep, pretty much want all of these

Bunch more over here! And now, some more OAFEry:The 25 Most Baffling Toys From Around the World Coming soon: Funko Fridays! The Terrifying Conspiracy Behind Early '90s Kids' Toys Meet Bild Lilli, the original Barbie If "Ghostbusters" met "The Shining"

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Xevoz Series 5: Rocka Huna

Remember Netgeist? He wasn't the only Series 5 figure whose packaging made it all the way through the design stage. And now, some more OAFEry:Xevoz customs - part 12 Xevoz customs - part 16 Xevoz customs - The Steam Age … Continue reading

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What kind of collector are you?

Rate yourself on the patented OAFEscale! Do you buy everything - multiples of everything - or do you buy what you like when you like it, and give it up later? Where do you fall on a continuum of Rustin … Continue reading

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Cracked.com makes old toys awesomer

Cracked has a new Photoshop contest today, Updates to Classic Childhood Toys (Too Awesome to Exist). All the entries are funny (especially the winner), but here's an example of what you'll see when you click through: A think they missed … Continue reading

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Xevoz Series 5: Netgeist

Well, Toy Fair is over, and you know what we (yet again) didn't see this year? Xevoz! That happy-looking fellow with the giant backpack is the Neo Sapien "Netgeist," which we know because he made it so far into the … Continue reading

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Arnim Zola, made AWESOME!

Oi! I finally got my hands on Arnim Zola. I also took yo's MANLY advice from the review and opened up Zola's chest screen to put a new face inside it. It's Shocka Zola! MANLY! And now, some more OAFEry:Has … Continue reading

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Shocka'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, so you can yell at us! Here are my rankings:

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Horde Prime addendum

So, today we reviewed the new MOTUC Horde Prime, a figure with a secret. A secret face. A face that no one saw until the figure shipped and they opened the blister and took the helmet off for themselves. So … Continue reading

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