Category Archives: commentary

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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An elegy for Toys R Us

With the news that Toys Я Us will soon be closing, Matt of X-Entertainment/Dinosaur Dracula fame waxed poetic on his history with the store. Since entertainment journalism these days is just copying people's Tweets, we'll do that. Here's what he … Continue reading

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Happy Straya Day on ya!

Today is Australia Day. So we reviewed something appropriate.

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Hot Wheels Carbonator review

It's the end of the year, so this is going to be half review, half look-back. You've been warned. And now, some more OAFEry:Rustin's Spoils of the Week #181 Hot Wheels Mars Rover Curiosity review Hot Wheels Aisle Driver review … Continue reading

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Spotted at a street fair today

(via) And now, some more OAFEry:Creatureplica Himalayan Yeti addendum Rustin's Spoils of the Week #157 Disney Infinity is dead, and toys killed it A McDonald's Lego podracer JLA meets D&D

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Toy preorders get savage

I mean, it's not wrong, but... (via) And now, some more OAFEry:Flippin' through Previews - May '15 Flippin' through Previews - March '12 Rustin's Spoils of the Week #40 Flippin' through Previews - September '13 Ermahgerd! It's the Flersh!

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What the heck is going on at Target?

It's weird enough that Target has apparently had a secret horde of Guardians of the Galaxy figures in their back room for the past few years, but look at those prices: $19.99 for the new ones is fairly typical, but … Continue reading

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The world's greatest troll

Well, this is a rather upsetting Kickstarter, isn't it? Wisconsin artist Chuck Williams sculpted this disgusting little goblin, which for some reason people seem to be going nuts for. Williams was once the senior staff sculptor for the Walt Disney … Continue reading

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How Hasbro changed Iron Man 3

In an interview with Uproxx, director Shane Black talked about many things, including his original plans for Iron Man 3: All I'll say is this, on the record: There was an early draft of Iron Man 3 where we had … Continue reading

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Who's made the most Alien figures?

Today, NECA had something interesting to say on Twitter: In 37 years of ALIEN no one has ever come close to building the collection & universe that we have assembled here — NECA (@NECA_TOYS) April 27, 2016 And now, … Continue reading

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