Category Archives: ToyBiz

Rustin's Spoils of the Week #39

I'm getting ready to move, but that didn't stop my purchasing, sadly. In all honestly this was about two or three weeks worth of stuff but it is now time to just unload fully on your poor folks. Read ye … Continue reading

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SDCC 2011 - Behind the Plastic panel

One of the familiar highlights of the last decade have been Julius Marx's toy industry panels. This year was another strong lineup featuring: Jesse Falcon, Jason Lenzi, Scott Neitlich, Mike Schultz, David Vonner, Chuck Terceira and Jean St.Jean. As always … Continue reading

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Soon Forget: Legendary Heroes Series 3 Frost Giant BAF

So, in today's review of the Marvel Universe "Giant Battles" Savage Frost Giant and Loki set, I told you that ToyBiz planned to make a Conan-based Frost Giant in Legendary Comicbook Heroes Series 3. Here are some pictures: I also … Continue reading

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Professor X Minimate addendum

In today's review of the X-Force Warpath and Professor X Minimates, we said that his hoverchair was a reference to another action figure. Here, take a look: And now, some more OAFEry:Minimate Mini-Review #175 - Marvel Minimates Series 47 ('80s … Continue reading

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Cracked.com talks toys

Cracked has an article today about "The 15 Most Unintentionally Hilarious Bootleg Toys": Like elves in Santa's workshop, bootleg toy makers around the world are busy cranking action figures and games for all of the world's children. Only these will … Continue reading

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Lights, camera, ACTION (figures)!

Today yo reviewed the George Lucas in Stormtrooper Disguise figure, and mentioned that he's just one of several directors who have their own action figures. And now, some more OAFEry:Rustin's Spoils of the Week #13 Minimate Mini-Review #64 - Gambit … Continue reading

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Integrating Marvel Select

As toy fans, we want to mingle our collections. Collectors want to make displays of all their favorite characters, and sure, sometimes those displays are themed strictly by company or even by character (all the Iron Men in one place, … Continue reading

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A naming question

So this is our opportunity to admit we messed up. When Mattel expanded their DC toyline, they announced its name was DC Universe Classics, right? Well, if you look through our reviews, you'll notice that we studiously avoid calling the … Continue reading

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OAFE in ToyFare (sort of)

Shortly after our founding in 2002, I sent an email to ToyFare magazine, answering a question they asked in their "FanFare" letters column (they wondered about what body was beneath Anya's bunny suit - if you also wonder, the answer … Continue reading

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Marvel Legends Scarlet Spider addendum

In today's review of the Walmart-exclusive Marvel Legends Scarlet Spider figure, we showed you that image to the right, featuring Clone!Peter daydreaming about his costumes. But have you ever wondered where his costume really came from? Lucky for us, Marvel … Continue reading

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