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Then why do I see them in the bargain bin so often?   And hasn’t Mattel actually scaled back their WWE offerings? Well, I’m not one to argue with NPD, and that’s what their data says, according to this ESPN.com article. They say WWE is the #1 action figure brand–bigger than Star Wars, G.I. Joe, […]

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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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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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  “This is all about the chair, isn’t it?” – Hagop’s Girlfriend In the latest installment, my girlfriend reviews the DC Club Infinite Earths exclusive Metron figure, by Mattel.

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The Four Horsemen in the New York Times

The New York Times ran a piece today on the Four Horsemen toy studio.  Action figure collectors will be very familiar the “4H” (as they are known on message boards) for their work with McFarlane Toys, DC Universe Classics, and Masters of the Universe. The article in the Times focuses on the studio’s attempt to […]

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Alright, technically this month’s offering isn’t a single thread, but rather a series of threads. Sue me! We take you over to MattyCollector.com where, if you haven’t been following marketing manager Scott Neitlich’s memoir about the creation of the Masters of the Universe Classics action figure line, then you have been missing out. What is […]

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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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Ram Man as a Commodity

U.K. performance artist, Jamie Moakes, is on a mission to make Ram Man a hot, new commodity. To achieve this, he’s attempting to corner the market on the vintage Masters of the Universe action figure under the project banner You Will Be Rare. He has over 150 so far. The BBC reports: His fascination with […]

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“I would say you could get rid of all your other superheroes because this is the zenith of action figures. It will never be better than this. This guy wins the award.” -Hagop’s Girlfriend My girlfriend is back with another review. Today, she takes a look over the DC Universe Classics Legion of Superheroes 12-pack […]

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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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