Category: Comics

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Action Figure Collection Woes >:(

  So as most everyone knows… I’m huge into action figure collecting. There are two big ones I’m waiting for. The first and perhaps most important is a commissioned one-of-a-kind action figure. See I love Skyrim… but let’s face it, the figures that came out from the game kinda sucked! All they had was a Daedric lord and a fairly generic Dragonborn. Yeah sign me … Read More Action Figure Collection Woes šŸ˜”

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Comic Collecting…

  So for the longest time now, my comic book collecting has been fairly minimal. Since I cancelled all of my Marvel pulls and have restricted myself to Teen Titans, Lady Mechanika and a few indie titles, my monthly box at The Hall of Comics has been kind of bare. That being said, every now and then, I do get a diamond or two… … Read More Comic Collecting…

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Contempt for the Contemptful Reader

  Dear Jim, I’ve read some of your other posts and was wondering if you had any advice for me. A lot of your other posts have taken stabs at identity politics. I think you and I fall on opposite ends of the spectrum, but I figured I’d give this a shot. For a long time, I’ve wanted to write a strong lesbian character. … Read More Contempt for the Contemptful Reader

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The Thin Line Between Figure and Doll #ActionFigue #Doll #Opinion

So, it’s been a while since I’ve done one of these geek culture/figure reviews… a really long while. I may be a little rusty, but let’s dive in. I wanted to TRY to tackle the age-old ambiguity; what is a doll and what is an action figure? As anyone who’s been told to stop playing with their dolls by their mother, sister, gm, Carlton, … Read More The Thin Line Between Figure and Doll #ActionFigue #Doll #Opinion

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Yes, I met Stan Lee, No It Was Not A Positive Experience #Comics #Marvel #DC #Indie #Fantasy

I actually meant to publish this a month ago on the anniversary of Stan’s death… unfortunately I missed scheduling the publishing date. So… yeah, here it is. Sorry for the delay! On this anniversary of Stan’s death, I wanted to reflect on the time I met him. I always caution people about meeting celebrities. Too often, they are not everything you think they’re going … Read More Yes, I met Stan Lee, No It Was Not A Positive Experience #Comics #Marvel #DC #Indie #Fantasy

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Spoils of Comic Con… #Comics #Marvel #DC #Indie #Fantasy

It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these, so I thought I’d share the adventure with my readers. To be honest, since having kids, we’ve done less and less of the major area cons (Boston Fan Expo, Connecticon, RI Comic Con, NY Comic Con, Pax East, etc.). We’re considering taking our oldest to one of the larger ones because he’s old enough … Read More Spoils of Comic Con… #Comics #Marvel #DC #Indie #Fantasy

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Action Figure Review, Star Wars CUSTOM Black Series Mara Jade

This figure is a custom design done by Eric LeFeberĀ of Insidious CustomsĀ and has been featured on several websites, including StarWarsCustom.net. I saw it on Ebay a few weeks ago and instantly fell in love with it. Hasbro and other companies have yet to release a 6in figure of her and the selection of figures available for this character are… well… let’s just say there’s … Read More Action Figure Review, Star Wars CUSTOM Black Series Mara Jade

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Action Figure Review, Star Wars Bandai SH Figuarts Padme Amidala

All I can say is thank God for the secondary market. Half of the best figures would be impossible to acquire otherwise! I haven’t done one of these reviews in a while, so I thought I’d make today’s offiering a good one! Today I’m reviewing the Bandai S.H. Figuarts Padme Amidala Episode II Japanese (sigh) exclusive! Let me just start off by saying that … Read More Action Figure Review, Star Wars Bandai SH Figuarts Padme Amidala

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Action Figure Review, Modded Serana. Skyrim Figure

This review was a year in the making. As everyone knows, the Funko Skyrim figures have been… limited. No, I’m serious, there are two. The Dragonborn and the Daedric lord. I don’t own one of the Daedra, so I can’t speak to it. (give me a break, they’re like $150 – $300 on eBay)Ā  However, I do feel like the Dragonborn figure is fairly … Read More Action Figure Review, Modded Serana. Skyrim Figure

The Fall of Channel Awesome…

I wasn’t sure I wanted to say anything about this… Honestly I don’t like getting involved in online controversies and drama. #ChangeTheChannel tends to fall in that category. So I may or may not leave this piece up, I haven’t decided yet. Enjoy it while it’s there. So full disclosure, my post about this is strictly my own opinions based on what I’ve heard … Read More The Fall of Channel Awesome…

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DC Teen Titans… I have a bad feeling about this…

All right, full disclosure here. We haven’t seen much yet. Admittedly we haven’t seen much, so this may all be over nothing. I’m usually one to reserve judgement until I see the show… but I guess Marvel’s Inhumans has made me a little bitter. Unfortunately… so far, I’m getting the same vibe from Teen Titans that I got from The Inhumans. Take a look … Read More DC Teen Titans… I have a bad feeling about this…

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A Part of our Childhood Dies

I know, I know….Ā #FirstWorldProblems! I don’t care. Being a toy collector, and a huge proponent of geek culture, I felt I had to address this. For people around the world who may not know, in at least the United States and Canada Toys R Us was a place most of us looked at fondly ever since we were children and we’re really sad to … Read More A Part of our Childhood Dies