A Call to Action (Figures): San Diego Comic Con 2015 Exclusives Best Picks

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

A Call to Action (Figures): Haunted Action Figures

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

A Call to Action (Figures): The Rise of Video Game Action Figures

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

A Call to Action (Figures): Where Have All the X-Men Gone? (Part 2)

Part 1 of this article was released last Wednesday, which you can read here. If you don’t got time for that, the quick recap is that I’m doing an in-depth analysis of the rumor that Marvel has been skimping on the X-Men merchandising to try to get their licenses back from 20th Century Fox. A… Continue reading A Call to Action (Figures): Where Have All the X-Men Gone? (Part 2)

A Call to Action (Figures): Where Have All the X-Men Gone? (Part 1)

After Iron Man came out in May 2008, I started hearing rumors that Marvel was merchandising X-Men less than the Avengers (which is how I’ll be referring all of the characters that Marvel Studios owns the rights to for the sake of simplicity) in order to get 20th Century Fox to drop the license and… Continue reading A Call to Action (Figures): Where Have All the X-Men Gone? (Part 1)

A Call to Action (Figures): Displaying My Figures

One of my writing professors started each semester by telling his class that he reserved the right to be wrong. Without acknowledging his fallibility, he couldn’t honestly and openly offer students feedback. (Spoiler: we were all bad.) This week, I’m talking about how I display my action figures, and I feel that now is a… Continue reading A Call to Action (Figures): Displaying My Figures

A Call to Action (Figures): Black Widow, Quinjets, and Marvel’s Representation Problem

I’m getting sick of writing about lack of representation of women in action figures, and by extension in pop culture. Women make up more than fifty percent of our global population, and should make up around fifty percent of the characters we’re seeing in movies, book, television, and action figure lines. Taking a page out… Continue reading A Call to Action (Figures): Black Widow, Quinjets, and Marvel’s Representation Problem

A Call to Action (Figures): Mad Max: Fury Road and the Hard-R

Mad Max: Fury Road is slated to be released this weekend, yet there have been no toys announced despite having a preview full of characters and vehicles that look like they’d make some awfully cool action figures. Seriously, watch this and tell me there’s not a single guy or gal you that piques your interest.… Continue reading A Call to Action (Figures): Mad Max: Fury Road and the Hard-R

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