Yearly Archives: 2002

The secret of the sword

It occurred to me that ToyFare's Faker may have the wrong sword. If I recall correctly, the original Faker had Skeletor's sword. As any diehard He-Fan can tell you, the original Skeletor and He-Man figures each came with a sort … Continue reading

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Blue with evil

I ordered the ToyFare exclusive Faker yesterday. For those of you who don't recall, Faker is He-Man's "evil twin." Mattel has thrown collectors complaining about the lack of villains a bone with this exclusive, which is essentially a repaint (except … Continue reading

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Amazing movie becomes a spectacular two-dvd set

After 40 years in print and 20 years of development, Spider-Man finally crawled onto movie screens. The film was a swinging success, and Columbia Tristar Home Entertainment has packaged the summer's biggest hit with a tangled web of extras. Raised … Continue reading

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Runed

Jeff Saylor of Figures.com has written in to clarify that the release date for the new Rune figures will be spring/summer 2003, not "early" 2003 as previously reported. He writes, "[because] their whole company is so new, the dock strikes, … Continue reading

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Mattel REALLY comes through

Trap Jaw and Tri-Klops are officially out. Looks like Mattel's trying to make up for the limited figures fiasco of last summer. Here's hoping we can find these figures in reasonable numbers. And now, some more OAFEry:The biggest properties of … Continue reading

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Grab your most loyal carles and let's head to the skalli!

Viking action figures (such as the recent Spawn: the Viking Age line) have always had a special place in my heart. In school I was more or less a medievalist, and wrote my thesis on Beowulf. So I've been looking … Continue reading

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Mattel comes through

It was just last week that I discussed how Mattel's distribution of the new Masters of the Universe line was plagued by delays and rampant shortpacking of secondary characters. Well, while the shortpacking may still be a problem, it looks … Continue reading

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Tellin' it like it is.

Figures.com has finally released the second portion of their interview with Mike Markowitz of Mezco Toys. Markowitz gives some insights on the long-awaited Cryptozoology line - it will be out in 2003. But that's the good news - the bad … Continue reading

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Spiffy

Action-Figure has done a little retooling to their website. Gone is the somewhat garish bright-yellow headline blocks and the large logo. Yes, the black background is still there and the site is still rather slow to load, but Adrian, A-F's … Continue reading

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Pardon moi.

I apologize for the lack of updates this week. I've started a new part-time job and am taking the GRE Literature in English on Saturday. Your regularly-updated PoA will resume next Monday.

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