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Hey–NYCC has come and gone, but if you need to catch up on action figure news from Hasbro and Mattel, head on over to The Fwoosh and Action Figure Pics.  

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Are Action Figures a Dying Play Pattern?

  The Wall Street Journal thinks they might be. A double-digit decline in domestic action figure sales suggests to some a dying play pattern, but Hasbro which is highly exposed to the category — isn’t vexed…when asked why action figures were still sitting on shelves while role-play shields and hammers based on “Avengers” characters were […]

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Let your O.C.D. freak flag fly with some great new apps for action figure collectors. A full checklist for your plastic horde is now only a touch screen away. Three Brothers Apps’  “Collection” series of mobile apps allow you to track your collection with checklists, want lists, pictures and cross referencing. There are versions for […]

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 “Why don’t you love me, Terrax? I bought your shampoo!” – Hagop’s Girlfriend A broken finger isn’t enough to keep my girlfriend from reviewing the most anticipated action figure line of 2012.  Hasbro’s Marvel Legends 6″ figures have landed in the retail aisles, and my lady has taped up her proximal phalanges and is ready […]

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Some Interesting Toy Industry Factoids

Here’s a fun visual with some enlightening facts. If you’re a collector of action figures, it’s worth noting the difference between Mattel and Hasbro, in the percentage of business accounted for by “Boys Toys”, as well as the overall size of the companies.

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Hasbro Launches Corp Responsibility Site

Hasbro released its first Corporate Responsibility Report this week. You can view the full website here. Some of the more concrete achievements noted are the green certification on the printing of Hasbro’s many board games, and reduction of carbon emissions within the supply chain through use of the modern Pin Yang Railway. They have set a […]

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It’s New York Comic Con Bitches!

  We have coverage already going up at TheFwoosh.com here and here, with more to come as the weekend develops. Go check it out!

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And The Winners Are…

Last week we launched Costume Contumely’s first product giveaway, and it gives us great pleasure to announce our winners!   Colin Wright won himself a Masters of the Universe Classics King Hssss by Mattel. Colin’s winning entry was submitted as a comment right here on our site. Mark Osbourne gets his hands on a Brightest […]

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Enter THREE ways for a chance to win Masters of the Universe Classics King Hssss, DC Direct Brightest Day Hawkgirl, or 3 Marvel Universe Multiple Mans! One (1) winner for each item will selected at random from all entries. You must be at least 18 years of age to enter. YOU CAN ENTER TO WIN […]

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  When he is small, does he put on a giant outfit and then grow into it? – Hagop’s Girlfriend When Hasbro revealed its latest Gigantic Battles sets awhile back, I knew I had to have the Bill Foster Goliath figure. He’s one of my favorite Marvel legacy characters, and I was excited to add […]

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