Tag Archives: ToyFare

Rustin's Spoils of the Week #73

Two big things happened this week - my friend and colleague took me to a collector store in his home town and Toys R Us slapped me in the face with a load of new arrivals. The collector store was … Continue reading

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ToyFare's Darth Maul prank

In today's Darth Maul review, yo said that the only thing he can't do is split in half. Well, Hasbro did once release a Darth Maul that could do that - it was in 2000, in the "Power of the … Continue reading

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Gareb Shamus vs. The Gutters

Let me start this post with one word: "allegedly." Because if this story is true, then Gareb Shamus, former head of the Wizard empire, is a small, petty man who will gladly use his withered connections to other industries to … Continue reading

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Geek Speak: the Death Tax

No, we're not talking about what rich a-holes call the "death tax"; this is something more specifically about toys. And now, some more OAFEry:ATFC '12 - Day 3: Lego The Justice League opens its doors Batman's "New 52" costume design … Continue reading

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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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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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Tri-Klops addendum: The Guardians of Grayskull

In today's new review of Masters of the Universe Classics Tri-Klops, I (very) briefly mentioned the fact that the figure came with a human-size ring, and that the ring was an update of one from the '80s. All true, but … Continue reading

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yo - hey, DC Direct! Stop ignoring your fans!

This month's ToyFare published a letter from one Joe Lindsey of Fort Worth, TX. He wrote in with a whole list of questions, but here's the one that caught my eye: "I read the argument over less or more articulation … Continue reading

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Flippin' Through Previews - May '07

It's time once again to thumb through the toy section of this month's Previews, and see what goodies we can uncover. And now, some more OAFEry:GI Joe Movie Watch: First official pictures Rustin's Spoils of the Week #151 DC Bombshells … Continue reading

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News Item: Hasbro Legends 2

Reacting to the hugely negative reaction to their previous ML2 pictures, ToyFare has released the new official press shots of Hasbro's second Marvel Legends series. Most of the problems from the old shots have been fixed, though there are still … Continue reading

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