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Hascon Star Wars Black Series panel

A slow day today, but you can still watch this. And now, some more OAFEry:Star Trek: The (Stop-)Motion Picture Disney Infinity is dead, and toys killed it Monkey Boy - Gosh Darn Exclusives! Rustin's Spoils of the Week #116 Battle … Continue reading

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Hascon Day Two roundup

All Transformers, all the time! Peter Cullen & Frank Welker Transformers dinner (part 1) Transformers dinner (part 2) toy reveals IDW panel Stan Busch concert Stay in touch here. And now, some more OAFEry:The biggest properties of the '80s Transformers … Continue reading

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Hascon Day One roundup

Did you know Hasbro is having its own fan convention? Did you know we're there? Both these things are true! Here are the events from Day 1: Transformers panel Part 1 Transformers panel Part 2 at the Transformers booth Marvel … Continue reading

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Marvel Legends "Battle for Asgaard" addendum

As promised in today's review, here are the poems on the outside of the Thor set's packaging: Set your fates, ye mortal souls And resolve them to be true For Midgard's mortal curses are naught To she whose wants are … Continue reading

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Rustin's Spoils of the Week #176

This past weekend was one of Chicago's big comic conventions: C2E2 - and your friendly neighborhood Rustin was on-site to take in the sights and, of course, shop ever-so-slightly responsibly. So, join me on this trip down the booths of … Continue reading

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C2E2 2017

Things finally worked out this year so that I could return to C2E2, a con here in Chicago that I haven't been to since their first year in 2011, and boy.... has this show GROWN! I'd say the floorplan has … Continue reading

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Soon Forget: the Gobbledy Gooker

This is the latest in a series (of indefinite length and regularity) of blog posts memorializing cancelled toys. Our figure today is Mattel's Gobbledy Gooker. If you're unfamiliar with the Gobbledy Gooker, Cracked, Mental Floss and even TV Tropes have … Continue reading

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Minimate Mini-Review #307 - Daredevil & Punisher

#307 - Daredevil/Punisher There will soon be Minimates four-packs based on the Marvel TV Daredevil and Jessica Jones series, but SDCC '16 offered us a sneak peek with this two-pack based on Daredevil Season 2. And now, some more OAFEry:Minimate … Continue reading

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Mattel rips off a fan design

Mattel has announced their SDCC exclusives, including this Barbie-sized (11") She-Ra: It comes with lots of different outfits and accessories to create her various looks, from cartoon to toy. But look at this: And now, some more OAFEry:Is Mattel repeating … Continue reading

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Soon Forget: Homemade Heroes

In today's review of the Amazing Heroes Blank Slate figure, yo said that while other companies have made similar things in the past (a company called Spherewerx, for instance, seems to trade almost exclusively on this idea, with their "Create … Continue reading

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