Category Archives: SOTA

I seem to recognize your face - Robert Picardo

This is the latest in a series (of indefinite length and regularity) of pieces pointing out odd action figures of unlikely actors. People known more as character actors than action stars, and thus unlikely candidates for plastic representation. Our honoree … Continue reading

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SDCC 2012 Panels - Behind the Plastic

Every year Dan "Julius Marx" Pickett hosts a panel titled "Behind the Plastic" featuring a veritable "who's who" of Action Figure makers which it makes it one of my most anticipated panels of the Con. By this point, everyone has … Continue reading

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From creating toys to creating makeup

Did you watch the first season of SciFi Channel's Face Off? It's a reality show in which movie makeup artists compete for a prize package including a year's supply of makeup and an opportunity to work on a real film … Continue reading

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Rustin's Spoils of the Week #41

This is pretty significant week for yours truly. Not only is it Thanksgiving, I am moving back to California. My job moved me to Chicago last summer but that company is gone now and thus, so am I. I love … Continue reading

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The Blues Brothers addendum

In today's review, yo mentioned that there was a fictional origin for the Blues Brothers. Here, straight from the liner notes of their first album, Briefcase Full of Blues, is their story:

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April Fools

In today's Gouken review, we mentioned that we'd posted a similar April Fools' joke a few years ago. Here, preserved for posterity, is that joke: And now, some more OAFEry:Rustin's Spoils of the Week #225 Minimate Mini-Review #157 - Marvel … Continue reading

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News item: Changes at SOTA

The Co-founder of SOTA Toys announces the appointment of the new CEO and VP Lake Balboa, CA - Today, John Schouweiler, the co-founder, owner, and CFO of SOTA Toys, announced the appointment of Guang Yang as the new CEO and … Continue reading

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An update (or lack thereof)

No news from Mezco on the Comic Hellboy front, though released this tidbit on Mezco's line based on Eric Powell's comic The Goon: "As previously announced, Mezco will be producing action figures based on Eric Powell's "The Goon." Jaw-dropping … Continue reading

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Movie Maniacs/Now Playing/Cult Classics

Here's a question for our readers: are McFarlane's Movie Maniacs, SOTA's Now Playing, and NECA's Cult Classics all in the same basic scale? If I recall correctly, even the various Movie Maniacs aren't necessarily in scale with one another, but … Continue reading

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ATFC - Nightmares of Lovecraft

I'm a big fan of H.P. Lovecraft, so I've been eagerly awaiting SOTA's Nightmares of Lovecraft line, which they announced last year at the SDCC. The line is based on the written works of Lovecraft, rather than a film or … Continue reading

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