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TMNT 35th Anniversary addendum

Remember the Middle-Age Mutant Dayjob Tortoises? Well, time marches on, it seems, because now we've got the GMNT - Geriatric Mutant Ninja Turtles: And now, some more OAFEry:Teenage Mutant Ninja Taxidermy Rustin's Spoils of the Week #118 A suggestion for … Continue reading

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The complex history of Mantis

Today's Mantis review hinted at how different her comics counterpart is. Note that we said her "comics" counterpart, not her "Marvel Comics" counterpart. Because she's not just from Marvel comics. And now, some more OAFEry:Flippin' through Previews - August '16 … Continue reading

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DC Vixen addendum

As mentioned in today's DC Multiverse Vixen review, the character's comic was cancelled before the first issue was even published. Here's the cover that never saw the light of day: That costume survived until her first appearance in Action Comics … Continue reading

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Detective Pikachu, no!

And now, some more OAFEry:Rustin's Spoils of the Week #148 Toys vs. Toys in an epic stop-motion showdown Pokémon: Cubone (#FFJ98) review Soon Forget: The undead future of S.L.U.G. Zombies Rustin's Spoils of the Week #102

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Nighthawk Begins

As you learned today, Nighthawk takes his name from a fandom hoax. At least, that's the story Roy Thomas tells: Richard Kyle had once pulled a fandom hoax by making fanzine-publishers Don and Maggie Thompson print a piece about an … Continue reading

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The Evolution of the Living Laser

As mentioned in today's Living Laser review, the toy we got is the modern look, not the classic. Here, as proof, is what he looked like as a human: (That's not his first costume, but it is his best-known.) And … Continue reading

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Marvel Legends Mystique addendum

Today's review of the Walgreens-exclusive Marvel Legends Mystique action figure spoke of how Dave Cockrum had designed the character before Chris Claremont decided to use her in the comics. "This drawing was done for fun and hung in my office … Continue reading

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Genis-Vell addendum: costume origins

Here is Alex Ross' design for the new Captain Marvel ("new" as of 2002, clearly): And now, some more OAFEry:Spoilers on toys "Secret Wars: Carol Corps" #1 variant Rustin's Spoils of the Week #204 "Captain Marvel" Movie Series: Captain Marvel … Continue reading

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Lady Death and friends

Today we reviewed Lady Death and also mentioned artist Adam Hughes. Seems like a fine excuse to post this image: Interestingly, all three of those characters - Lady Death, Vampirella, and Witchblade - have been turned into toys by Moore … Continue reading

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Soon Forget: Gen13

This is the latest in a series (of indefinite length and regularity) of blog posts memorializing cancelled toys. Our figures today are the other Gen13 figures that were planned to come out alongside Fairchild. In order to promote the line, … Continue reading

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