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Big Bad Toy Store Gets Bigger

BigBadToyStore.com has been a staple of online retailing for toy geeks for most of the last decade. While their selection, service, and prices are all fine and good, it may be their unique “Pile of Loot” feature that keeps collectors coming back again and again. BBTS let’s their customers choose to pre-pay for items and […]

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Star Wars fans have been up-in-arms over more changes and tweaks George Lucas has made to the films for their release on Blu-ray. However, there are some changes that fans are actually happy about. The main one being the re-inclusion of the “sandstorm” scene in Return of the Jedi, which didn’t make the cut in […]

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Yes, Toys Have Souls

Jeremy Schultz is out to prove it with a photography book called Souls of Toys focused on vintage action figures. Shultz’s imagery isn’t meant to play up the realism or articulation of the figures, as most marketing photos or fan dioramas do. My photography captures the toys in larger-than-life images, exploring the details we missed […]

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  What kind of battles are you going to have with this guy? Is it like, “ooooohh, my real estate office…”, “ooohhh, I’m a hospital administrator”? -Hagop’s Girlfriend It’s time for another review by my girlfriend. Today she lends her singular perspective to Mattel’s new Batman Legacy 2-pack featuring Prototype Suit Batman and Lt. Jim […]

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Eleven years ago, ex Navy sailor Mark Hogancamp was  beaten almost to death in upstate New York. He suffered severe brain damage and had to re-learn to speak, walk, and eat. When he could no longer afford on-going therapy, he found another way to cope with his new life. He created an entire miniature world- specifically, a WWII […]

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Whenever we hear of an example of someone cool collecting action figures, we post it. Anything to break down the stereotype of the grotesquely awkward, socially retarded nerd being the only person over ten years old who would be interested in such a hobby. Turns out Christian Slater is totally “Almond Joy” for Star Wars […]

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Pulp Fiction Action Figure Collection is actually a poster made by artist Max Dalton (full poster with 35 figures, at the bottom of this post). It will be shown as part of the upcoming art show Quentin vs. Coens presented by Spoke Art. The three day show will feature art based on- you guessed it- […]

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Another Step Toward ‘Greener’ Toys?

Any environmentally conscious person that collects…oh, I don’t know, say…action figures…has felt the guilt: they are probably the least “green” consumer product that exists. If you’re like me, and receive entire cases of product delivered right to your door, this fact must have at least crossed your mind. Think about it- they’re made completely out of non-degradable […]

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USAToday: Action Figures Are Hip

The tagline for Whitney Matheson’s Pop Candy blog at USA Today is “unwrapping pop culture’s hip and hidden treasures”. If that slogan is to be believed, then action figures are now officially hip- sharing the same rarefied mainstream-hip air of Angry Birds, Cameron Crowe, Glee, and Zach Galifianakis (a random sampling of other recent subjects […]

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