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In the 90s, making X-Men figures was printing money.
In the 90s, making X-Men figures was printing money.
In the 90s, making X-Men figures was printing money.

Last week I announced I’d be talking about companies getting information wrong on action figure packaging, and I thought I had three examples but it turns out two examples were me losing accessories and not the company leaving ...

 
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I Am Elemental Persistence CtAF 006
I Am Elemental Persistence CtAF 006
I Am Elemental Persistence CtAF 006

This week, I’ve reviewed I Am Elemental’s Persistence action figure, and in the opening of the review I talked a little bit about how great I think the project is, and I’m going to elaborate on that here. First off, the genesis...

 
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Nintendo amiibos Group Shot 003
Nintendo amiibos Group Shot 003
Nintendo amiibos Group Shot 003

I first saw an amiibo in action two weeks ago. I was over my friend Dan’s house and we were playing Super Smash Brothers while we were waiting for WWE Fastlane to start, and he tapped a little Samus figurine on a circle on his ...

 
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Hasbro G.I. Joe General Hawk for CtAF Art 001
Hasbro G.I. Joe General Hawk for CtAF Art 001
Hasbro G.I. Joe General Hawk for CtAF Art 001

As a student working toward a Master in Fine Art’s in Writing, I’m involved in and present for a lot of conversations about what it, and what isn’t, art. I’ve never stopped the conversation about whatever book or movies is bein...

 
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An early offering from McFarlane.
An early offering from McFarlane.
An early offering from McFarlane.

In my review of DC Collectibles Injustice: Gods Among Us Batman versus the Joker two pack last week, I mentioned that the artist, Robert Lynders, was listed on the side of the box, and how I thought that every action figure scu...

 
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Hahahahaha!

“My father was a scientist. He invented the strongest adhesive in the world during World War II. He wasn’t really a bad guy, and we’d still be living off the patents, peacefully, if Captain America hadn’t clobbered a bucket ont...

 
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Hasbro G.I. Joe Flash Identifying Figures 002
Hasbro G.I. Joe Flash Identifying Figures 002
Hasbro G.I. Joe Flash Identifying Figures 002

Two weeks ago, I found something amazing. In Davis Square, Somerville, Massachusetts, two blocks from the Davis T stop is Comicazi. As I walked in, I could immediately tell it wasn’t a run of the mill comic book store by the un...

 
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figuremodelkit_sprukit_parts
figuremodelkit_sprukit_parts

I was never into builder toys. I enjoyed both the play and storytelling possibilities of action figures. They offered compelling characters and enough framework to build on the mythologies of superheroes, mutant ninja creatures...

 
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Better Figure Photos Lightbox 001
Better Figure Photos Lightbox 001
Better Figure Photos Lightbox 001

Anyone who’s followed this column from its humble beginnings to its equally humble present has likely noticed a stark improvement in the quality of my photographs. I’m still by no means a photographer, but this week I thought I...

 
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Comicbook! App
Comicbook! App
Comicbook! App

This week, I’m going to start with a confession: I have no idea how to work Photoshop. I’m not even sure that “work” is the right verb. My lack of technical prowess has limited the way I’ve posed and photographed my action figu...