With Comic Con San Diego wrapping their convention up on Sunday, July 12, 2015, I thought it an opportune time to discuss convention exclusives. The first Comic Con was held back in March 21, 1970, at the U.S. Grant Hotel in downtown San Diego. Ah, the good old days. When the air was clean, sex… Continue reading Convention Exclusives, and What Exclusive really Means!
The winner of San Diego Comic Con 2015 is…us, the collectors of action figures. One look through the photo galleries (but don’t limit yourself to one, Nick and your friendly neighborhood jman did a great job putting them together) and you’ll realize that all of the companies that were there brought their A games. Or… Continue reading A Call to Action (Figures): The Winner of SDCC 2015 Is…
The first thing I need to tell Philip Reed, who wrote this response to my column this week, is the same thing I tell all my critics: thank you for taking the time to read my work, and especially thank you for taking the time to craft a thoughtful response. He accuses me of approaching… Continue reading A Call to Action (Figures): Spotted Online Response
When I started collecting action figures, I was all about Hasbro. They made Marvel Universe, Star Wars, and G.I. Joe in the same 3 and ¾ inch scale. What was there not to love? The problem is that Hasbro has every major license except for D.C., and thus no real competition to push them to… Continue reading A Call to Action (Figures): Hasbro
San Diego Comic Con 2015 kicks off with a preview night tonight. Like every year, there are a ton of exclusives at the Convention, which my fellow writers have been diligently covering. Dear readers, I hope you’re ready for SDCC advice from a guy who’s never been to a Convention. My goal for this article… Continue reading A Call to Action (Figures): San Diego Comic Con 2015 Exclusives Best Picks
I started watching wrestling in 2007, catching the first hour of Smackdown on Friday nights, because I grew up with basic cable and didn’t have much of a social life in high school. My interest slowly turned into like, and then near obsession the last few years, and though I’m an avid action figure collector,… Continue reading A Call to Action (Figures): Wrestling Action Figures
I just recently came upon one of the funniest online videos that I have seen for quite some time (at least for me as a veteran), staring Action Man! It was created by the Veterans For Peace UK organization as they challenge the British Army’s policy of recruiting 16 year olds into the most dangerous army… Continue reading Action Man: Battlefield Casualties Is Full of Win
Over the last few months, I’ve been noticing a strange strain of articles popping up at various pop culture news sites (okay, mostly Buzzfeed) about haunted dolls. They culminated in this article, where the author bought her own haunted doll and took it into the Buzzfeed offices to the consternation and amusement of her fellow… Continue reading A Call to Action (Figures): Haunted Action Figures
Convention season is one of the most exciting times of the year. Why? Many manufacturers attend conventions like San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC), New York Comic-Con (NYCC), C2E2, and many others … with exclusives! The past couple of years have given us some really decent exclusives, like Funko’s generous offering(s), Hasbro’s Boba Fett and Jabba, Doomsday,… Continue reading Convention Exclusives Go Mainstream: Will We Ever Get Our Legitimate Exclusives Back?
When I turned eight my parents gave my brother and I a Nintendo 64 along with a copy of Super Smash Brothers. Like any self-respecting child, Samus was my favorite because she had a charge up laser cannon and that’s the illest. Of course, I wanted an action figure of her, but that product didn’t… Continue reading A Call to Action (Figures): The Rise of Video Game Action Figures