Monthly Archives: January 2011

ATFC - Thundercats are coming

The London Toy Fair is going on, and someone over at the ThunderCats Lair has shared some surreptitious photos from the Bandai display. Most of them are too small and blurry to make out, so we've just stolen the most … Continue reading

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This week in comicshops - 01/26

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

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The end of Wizard magazine

So I woke up this morning to the news that industry mainstay Wizard magazine was cancelled, and it's hard to decide whether the news was shocking or inevitable. Wizard was founded in 1991, well before the rise of the internet … Continue reading

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What the hell, Mattel?

It's currently one minute past noon on January 24th - the day the second half of Mattel's Vikor shipment went on sale. My order is already placed and processed. There was not a single second of "white screen" waiting for … Continue reading

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The coolest birthday party EVER!

Bobbi from Raving Toy Maniac just linked us to an article on what may be the world's coolest 7th birthday party: the entire thing was Lego themed!

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OAFE in ToyFare (sort of)

Shortly after our founding in 2002, I sent an email to ToyFare magazine, answering a question they asked in their "FanFare" letters column (they wondered about what body was beneath Anya's bunny suit - if you also wonder, the answer … Continue reading

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Rustin’s Spoils of the Week #2

And now, some more OAFEry:Living in hiding on the dessert planet Distracted boyfriend - Star Wars edition Rustin's Spoils of the Week #169 Rustin's Spoils of the Week #200 Masters of the Galaxy Far Far Away

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OAFEnet Email Update for Thursday, January 20

The OAFEnet Email Update is unsafe at any speed.

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The second coming of Vikor

This week was Mattel's monthly online sale, including Vikor - the "Conan"-inspired He-Man pulled from the line's earliest design sketches. Being both a new character and one so unique, fan interest in him was high. So logically, he sold out … Continue reading

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The minimum wage in China is going up

The Cantonese government has just announced that the minimum wage in Dongguan will increase from ¥920 to ¥1,100 on March 1st - that's a 19.6% increase. Dongguan is the third largest exporting region in China, and though they mostly seem … Continue reading

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