Thursday, February 27, 2014

More Logan Love?

One day I was listening to a podcast where the topic for the day was collecting action figures. The guest on the show was talking about his slow but gradual transition from a casual collector to a hard core collector. He went on to say that the number one sign that you have made the transition to hard core was when you start buying action figures of characters you despise. That made me think about my own collection and whether I had any action figures of characters I hated and almost immediately the numerous Wolverine figure on my Marvel Universe shelf came to mind….so yeah, I guess I am hard core.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Fred's Dead Baby, Fred's Dead

In 1986, Hasbro introduced one of the dumbest characters ever. Cloned from the DNA of history’s greatest rulers, conquerors and tacticians, Serpentor was created to be the ULTIMATE Cobra leader. Of course this meant nothing but bad news for the former leader, Cobra Commander who was relegated to comedy relief in the cartoons and well, exiled ex-leader in the comics.

Monday, February 24, 2014


When it comes to the typical “group” or team in movies, comic books or cartoons, 4 seems to be the magic number. It’s not too little so that you get bored from seeing the same 1-3 characters all the time. And it’s not too much that each character’s personality shines through without having anyone overshadowed by anyone else. When it comes to toy collecting, one of the joys is being able to complete sets of characters. And teams of four are some of the easier and more satisfying sets to complete and display on the shelf. Here are some of my favorites.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Knockoffs In A Half Shell

Last June, my fiancee and I decided to brave the crowds and go to the 12th Annual Philippine Toy Con. Now anyone who’s been to one of these conventions can tell you that these aren’t one of the most pleasant things to go to. You got to really be looking for some great deals in order to make wading through a thick crowd of people worth the effort. I’d been to a few in the past, and I had decided that I was pretty much done going to these things. But we just so happened to be in the area (no…really!) and we decided….”what the hell”, we’d never been to one together so we decided to take the plunge and be one with the crowd.