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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 https://t.co/YaIH3BNCWa — NECA (@NECA_TOYS) April 27, 2016 And now, … Continue reading

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GI Joe no more

Well that was a hyperbolic headline, wasn't it? The actual story is merely that, as suspected, the end of Fun Publications being in charge of the GI Joe Collectors' Club appears to mean the end of the Club as a … Continue reading

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Captain Phasma addendum: Star Wars' mic drop

Today we reviewed Captain Phasma, whose popularity has more to do with a cool design than anything she actually did on-screen. But unsurprisingly, there was at least one stunted man-child who never liked her at all. Last August, the official … Continue reading

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The #WheresRey people don't know what they're talking about

When it comes to fandoms, I don't mind if you come into my house, but don't take a huge crap on my floor. And now, some more OAFEry:Rustin's Spoils of the Week #148 Rustin's Spoils of the Week #92 What … Continue reading

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Don't you hate it when...

So you dream about toys? I do. Not every night or anything, but every few months or so I'll have a dream about going toy shopping, like I did last night. I'd been sent to the store by my family … Continue reading

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Remedial Reading for Dummies

Ladies and gentlemen: the story you are about to hear is true. Only the names have been changed to protect the idiots. And now, some more OAFEry:Flippin' through Previews - April '14 Science Fiction Mystery Minis - Lootcrate Mal Reynolds … Continue reading

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What happened to the discount stores?

It's nearly Christmastime, isn't it? This is usually the time of year when stores start stocking up on toys. It's when we start looking for bargains and knockoffs and all the things that were supposed to ship to real stores … Continue reading

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