Hasbro has been making exclusive deals with different retailers lately. Agent Venom and Prototype Deco Boba Fett are Walgreens exclusive toys. The 50th Anniversary G.I. Joe line Is Toys R’ Us and Big Bad Toy Store exclusive. This isn’t anything new, with Marvel Universe two packs being Target exclusive in 2010. It’s also not just… Continue reading A Call to Action (Figures): Exclusive Toys
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A Call to Action (Figures): Representation Matters
Representation matters. It’s why people are fighting for Marvel to make a Black Widow movie, aside from Scarlett Johannson crushing the role (and a few larynxes along the way). Female superheroes matter because they teach girls that they’re able to, and should, defend themselves. And maybe more importantly, they teach boys that girls are as… Continue reading A Call to Action (Figures): Representation Matters
A Call to Action (Figures): Voting with Your Wallet
If you’re an action figure collector, you’ve had this experience. You walk into a retail store—Toys “R” Us, Target, Walmart—get to the toy section and there’s a wall of repeats of the most popular characters from your favorite line (for me, it’s Captain America, Wolverine, Iron Man, and Spiderman in the Marvel Universe line) and… Continue reading A Call to Action (Figures): Voting with Your Wallet
Call to Action (Figures) – How Do You Figure?
How Do You Figure? In 2009, I chose the 3 and ¾ inch Marvel action figures over the Marvel Legends 6 inch action figures. At the time, there were the Marvel Universe single and double packs, Wolverine and the X-Men, and Wolverine: X-Men Origins lines running in the smaller size. That meant four times the… Continue reading Call to Action (Figures) – How Do You Figure?
Call to Action (Figures) – Favorite Figures
Favorite Figures The crew of the Nostromomo sits around a table laughing, happy that their friend Kane is back, and thankfully alive. Even Ripley seems uncharacteristically pleasant. And then Kane falls, back on their food, and gags. Something bulges underneath his shirt. They grab his arms and try to restrain him. Once he’s still, a… Continue reading Call to Action (Figures) – Favorite Figures
Call to Action (Figures) – Why We Collect
Why We Collect I stopped collecting action figures in seventh grade because I thought it would help me get girls. The immediate result: I met my first girlfriend my junior year of high school. When I started collecting again my sophomore year of college, I met my next two girlfriends that year (one who I’m… Continue reading Call to Action (Figures) – Why We Collect