Category Archives: Geek Speak

A note about GI Joe terminology

You may have noticed that in our Joe Friday reviews lately, we've started referring to the figures in new terms. There actually is some logic to it, and we're hoping it'll catch on, but best if we explain. And now, … Continue reading

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yo - I'm inventing a new word

Writing today's Force Unleashed review, I had a conundrum. I needed a phrase to describe the practice of inserting in-jokey shout outs into a body of work. You know, the type of thing that fans will catch, but everyone else … Continue reading

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A note about Transformers

In today's TF Classics Nemesis Prime review, yo pointed out that Hasbro always says the toys "convert" or "morph," never that they "transform." Know why they do that? To help protect their trademark. When a particular brand-name becomes so identified … Continue reading

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Geek Speak: Transformer Size Classes

When you read about Transformers online, you will often see people mentioning different size classes. Without any frame of reference, terms like Leader, Deluxe and Supreme don't mean much. However, it's actually a pretty clever scheme. Hasbro divides the TFs … Continue reading

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Transformers Tuesday: The Seekers

In today's Transformers Tuesday review, Legends of Cybertron Sunstorm, we said that the character was originally a repaint of the G1 Seeker mold. Now, diehard fans will know that the Seekers were all those Decepticons who turned into jets: Starscream, … Continue reading

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Geek Speak: variant cases

yo sez: I've got a secret. As reviewers, we often know more information about toys than the average fan - not because we've got secret inside sources, but because we pay more attention. The problem is, sometimes we forget that … Continue reading

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yo - New Coke

Remember back when the Coca Cola people realized what their sales figures had been telling them all along (namely that, compared to Pepsi, Coke tastes like crap) and reworked the secret formula, unleashing "New Coke" on a helpless and unsuspecting … Continue reading

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About staction figures

Last August, when I reviewed Masters of the Universe Snout Spout, I pointed out how stupid the phrase "staction figure" (short for "static action figure") is. And yet people are still using it. Shame on them. But now, the webcomic … Continue reading

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How to fix loose joints

In his effusive review of the new ToyBiz Marvel Legends Series 3 movie Daredevil today, yo mentioned that he used "glue surgery" (a rather silly and imprecise name, as long as you're asking me) to fix a loose ankle. But … Continue reading

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Toy Karma

I believe in karma. Toy karma.

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