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You are not the world's biggest Transformers fan

Or at least not the biggest sucker, because it's bad form on our part to equate "fandom" with "blind willingness to spend money." Anyway, some bloke spent $150,000 on the Transformers: Earth Wars game. And now, some more OAFEry:Transformers: Combiner … Continue reading

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Nighthawk Begins

As you learned today, Nighthawk takes his name from a fandom hoax. At least, that's the story Roy Thomas tells: Richard Kyle had once pulled a fandom hoax by making fanzine-publishers Don and Maggie Thompson print a piece about an … Continue reading

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Marvel Legends: Captain Marvel review

And now, some more OAFEry:Somebody get Marvel on the phone! Flippin’ Through Previews - September '07 "Thor: Ragnarok" Comic Series: Nine Realms Warriors (Odinson) review Selectively stocking at Toys "Я" Us "Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 2" Movie Series: Star-Lord … Continue reading

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Two-- no, THREE surprising pieces of Toys "R" Us news

First, The Washington Post reported that two of the three owners of TRU have set aside money to give the ex-workers severance pay: Bain Capital and Kohlberg Kravis Roberts - two of the three firms that bought Toys R Us … Continue reading

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Why I'm not excited about Hasbro's SDCC sale

Tomorrow at some indeterminate time, Hasbro's Comic-Con exclusives will go up for sale on their site. And honestly, it's a little hard to care. Let's look at some of the more interesting offerings: And now, some more OAFEry:Transformers vs. the … Continue reading

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Mattel's stupid SDCC 2018 plan

Mattel has always been the #1 name in bad decisions, especially when it comes to their convention exclusives. But this year, they really seem to have reached new heights of idiocy. Or is that depths? Here are the official instructions … Continue reading

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A quick look at the Toys "R" Us website

From someone on Twitter: I just saw this and I swear I cried. I don't think it's really hit me, even though I got to visit my childhood TRU. This just wrecked me. "Thanks to each of you who shared … Continue reading

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Toys "R" Us: Employees Deserve Severance Pay

Remember how TRU's workers are getting screwed out of their promised severance, while the chain's executives are getting big bonuses? Someone has started a petition to draw attention to this fact. Will a successful petition really get Bain, Vornado, and … Continue reading

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Handheld gaming at Toys R Us

You remember Will West, right? He's the one who told you about TRU's "Bump Up Program" and what a "Roto Hold" was. He's definitely a friend of the site. Will discusses nerdy things on his own site every Friday, so … Continue reading

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Minimate Mini-Review #351 - Spider Sense Peter Parker & Chameleon

#351 - Spider Sense Peter Parker/Chameleon Full confession: right now, I'm wishing we'd reviewed one fewer Minimates set somewhere along the way, so that this one would get to be #350. And now, some more OAFEry:Flippin' through Previews - May … Continue reading

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