This week in comicshops - 03/28

Find out what toy-related items you can get at your local comicshop this Wednesday.

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Marvel Legends Mr. Fantastic addendum

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Mad Max: Fury Road Mystery Minis - Immortan Joe review

This gritty new reboot of "Cotton-Eyed Joe" is weird!

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OAFEnet Email Update for Thursday, March 22

Dig that crazy OAFEnet Email Update! No, really: bring some shovels and dig us out!

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Safari Ltd. Kangaroo with Joey addendum

James Cook first encountered a kangaroo in 1770 - at the time, there were about 700 different Aboriginal tribes in Australia, speaking 250 different languages. Cook had managed to run into the Great Barrier Reef, and had to set in for repairs on his ship, so he had time to kill with the natives. That's when he and botanist Joseph Banks saw a kangaroo and asked its name.

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Handheld gaming at Toys R Us

You remember Will West, right? He's the one who told you about TRU's "Bump Up Program" and what a "Roto Hold" was. He's definitely a friend of the site.

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Will discusses nerdy things on his own site every Friday, so you should go check that out.

He's also a Toys Я Us veteran, so with the news of the chain's imminent demise, we asked him if he had any strong memories of it. We were originally going to make it part of Shocka's POA, but the story was too good for that, and deserved to stand alone. So without further ado:

I've been through two Toys "R" Us liquidations at this point, so I basically feel like an X-Man witnessing a Jean Grey death. It's like, "Oh, it's this again?" While I'm an outsider during this liquidation, I was a full participant when my Toys "R" Us in Wheaton, MD closed back around 2006. That place was my very first job, which I started about two weeks after my high school graduation in '99. I would come home from college to work "holiday" and summers until it closed. I've got a ton of TRU memories, which I'll probably get into at some point, somewhere, but what I'm thinking of lately is how it all ended at that store.

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This week in comicshops - 03/21

Find out what toy-related items you can get at your local comicshop this Wednesday.

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I Ship It

Shipmap.org offers a stunning visualization of the world's shipping traffic for one year.

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Ermahgerd! It's the Flersh!

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Justice League is available on home video now.

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OAFEnet Email Update for Thursday, March 15

You can't suspend the OAFEnet Email Update for walking out.

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