I probably could write a whole series on the “Joys of Moving Your Toy Collection”, so keep that in mind as you indulge me in this, only the second installment. As of today, mostly nearly everything I own is in my garage. It’s in my garage because I have no
I have to apologize for the lack of updates after Christmas. It’s partially due to the busyness of the holiday season, but it’s mostly because I bought a house. I’m still neck deep in the “great toy move” as I write this, but I wanted to take a few minutes
As I’ve said, I hate the post-SDCC subscription period. It’s a study in frustration. First comes the uncertainty of if we’ll even hit the minimum. Then we transition into anger & fighting, bargaining & bullying, and depression. Strangely, some folks want pre-orders, so that we can party like this all year.
News of the (ideally temporary) demise of DC comic-based figures at retail has been circulating for a few days. With Young Justice canned, the DC Classics line moved almost entirely online, and DC Comics’ basic inability to market their wares, it’s not the best time to be a DC collector (again).
While we’re waiting on the fate of the subscription, I thought it’d be interesting to take a look at the upcoming case assortments for DC Universe Classics Wave 20. Mattel mentioned that the new DC line would offer them some flexibility and DCUC20 might just be a window into their intentions.
I have mixed feelings about Club Infinite Earths. I’ve wanted to respond with my thoughts on some forums, but stopped myself. I decided the best place for that is here. I’m not going to pitch it to you outright, but I think most of the people speaking against it shouldn’t be.
You may have heard over the weekend that the 200x Whiplash head caused a bit of commotion in the Mattel offices and the 200x heads can no longer be included in the line. By itself, this might not be big news, but I think it’s part of a larger issue. “Mattel Management” is trying to keep 200x out of Classics.
Normally, I get to express my opinions on toys in the form of reviews. If I have thoughts about a particular line or the job a certain company is doing, I usually work them in there. But I can only do that if I’m buying the toys and in the case of Mattel’s Ghostbusters line, I’ve stopped doing just that.
This weekend, the Four Horsemen announced the acquisition of their first license, The Outer Space Men. The 4H provided some images of the figures in the line and, as usual, amazed us with their work. While we were looking at all the pretty pictures though, we realized we weren’t quite sure
In four months, I’m going to be 30 years old. I’m not really worried about it. Things don’t feel much different from when I was a kid. The space shuttle is still the primary space vehicle, ketchup still isn’t a vegetable, and Clash of the Titans & The Karate Kid
Vault snagged an Arisia figure from DC Direct’s Blackest Night line on Friday and our discussion turned into a big debate about scale and how DCD and DCUC should or shouldn’t share shelf space. Vault’s got a mini-review of Arisia on our forums, I’ve added a handful of “Usual Suspects”
I’m ambivalent on the Mattel/Wal-Mart partnership. I really don’t care if they keep getting exclusives or not. I live practically on top of Wal-Mart HQ and have dozens of stores within a reasonable driving distance, but that doesn’t make it easy to find the exclusives. I didn’t get DCUC5 first hand.