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Throwdown in Gingerbread Town II 022
Throwdown in Gingerbread Town II 022
Throwdown in Gingerbread Town II 022

The Time: late December 2014. The Place: My girlfriend’s apartment in southern Maine. The Situation: The only action figures I have with me are the ones that my girlfriend just gifted me for Christmas. My lightbox is at my apar...

 
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Here's a guy who's always selling thanks to the movies.
Here's a guy who's always selling thanks to the movies.
Here's a guy who's always selling thanks to the movies.

Variants started in comic books. With The Man of Steel #1 in 1986, DC found that they could sell more copies of a book if they printed it twice with different covers. From there, Marvel took note and raced to DC to see who coul...

 
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Hasbro Marvel Legends Wolverine GWC CtAF 001
Hasbro Marvel Legends Wolverine GWC CtAF 001
Hasbro Marvel Legends Wolverine GWC CtAF 001

Wolverine is the best there is at what he does and what he does is get very upset when people can’t guess his half-assed costumes at Halloween parties. Can you guess what he’s dressed as in these costumes? Get enough right and ...

 
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Kenner Batman the Animated Series Scarecrow POV CtAF 001
Kenner Batman the Animated Series Scarecrow POV CtAF 001
Kenner Batman the Animated Series Scarecrow POV CtAF 001

When I got hired at Action Figure Fury, I made a list of fifty possible names for my column. “A Call to Action (Figures)” was one, but not my first pick. I still think “Points of Articulation” is a better name, but when I googl...

 
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NECA Reel Toys Freddy Krueger FOB2 001
NECA Reel Toys Freddy Krueger FOB2 001
NECA Reel Toys Freddy Krueger FOB2 001

“People think I’m a sidekick, but I was Iron Man too. I’ve been the CEO of Stark Enterprises. Did Robin do that? Can he? I don’t think so.” “Sure he was old, he was sick, but you never really expect them to go...

 
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The best photo I took this year, in my opinion.
The best photo I took this year, in my opinion.
The best photo I took this year, in my opinion.

A year ago I started the coolest job I’ve ever had: writing occasional reviews and a weekly column “A Call to Action (Figures)” for Action Figure Fury. Fifty-one columns later (not counting this baby, number fifty-two) and I’m ...

 
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Warpo Son of Cthulu CtAF Kickstarter 001
Warpo Son of Cthulu CtAF Kickstarter 001
Warpo Son of Cthulu CtAF Kickstarter 001

I’m going to start this week with some shop keeping. Next Wednesday marks my one-year anniversary on “A Call to Action (Figures)” and will also be my last weekly column. From there, “A Call to Action (Figures)” will become a mo...

 
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Picture from my friend (@cass__clarke). Give her a follow!
Picture from my friend (@cass__clarke). Give her a follow!
Picture from my friend (@cass__clarke). Give her a follow!

We’ve been seeing a lot of new types of action figures aimed at adults in the past few years. A few weeks ago I talked about the rise of video game action figures, and before that the smart ways that NECA and Funko pursued lice...

 
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hot-toys-man-of-steel
hot-toys-man-of-steel
hot-toys-man-of-steel

Back in the mid 90s I was in an interesting relationship. The relationship lasted five years, and that was about four years too long. I should have broken things off then. But I didn’t. I didn’t quite know how to end it. I didn...

 
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Superman k-mart limited edition
Superman k-mart limited edition
Superman k-mart limited edition

Webster’s Dictionary defines limited edition as “an issue of something collectible (as books, prints, or medals) that is advertised to be limited to a relatively small number of copies”. Unfortunately, the definition of small a...