OAFEnet Update for Thursday, January 3

The OAFEnet Email Update was the first baby born in the new year.

  • Remember two OEUs ago when we said this? "This was a real person, but a lot of people consider him something of a character. He had long hair and some real wild ideas. He didn't always do what other people thought was right, but he laid down some inspiring words that a lot of us try to live by today. And if you need one more clue, his birthday is next week." This week started off with the review that misleading text promised.
  • Our next two reviews are kind of a matching set, and a real present for fans of characters with ridiculous names. Artemis started us off with a figure that could definitely use a weatherman to see which way the wind is blowing.
  • And then yo followed that up with a big green monster that seems to have some kind of wolf fetish and personal hygiene issues. Not that those two things are in any way related.
  • And since that brought 2007 to a close, it was time for our annual Toy of the Year rundown. We do it first, and we still do it best. To find out who won the 2007 ToY Awards, and to see everything that was nominated, you just need to visit our page.
  • Since UPS's crazy shipping schedule means that new comics won't be arriving in stores until Friday, here's another link to our weekly This Week In Comicshops list.
  • January 1st was a Tuesday, so it was no surprise that our first review of 2008 was a Transformer. You didn't think we were going to give up TF Tuesdays, did you? Of course not! That would be silly. Of course, this one was a little different, in that it wasn't a Transformer. How can this be? Only one way to find out.
  • Since that was a pre-scheduled review, it shouldn't really count as being the true "first" review of the new year, you know? That honor falls to Monkey Boy and a new, popular movie figure.
  • Speaking of popular figures, yo came back with a candy-coated foursome based on the biggest circle-based entertainment property of 2007. Here's a hint: it isn't Discworld, The Ring, or a hula-hoop.
  • Before we leave you for the week, it's also time for our monthly Flippin' Thorugh Previews feature, which breaks down all the worthwhile (and worthless) toy-type stuff you can order from your local comic shop.
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