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19 08, 2011

CT’s Road Trip, part 2: Escape from the Action Figure Armpit of America

By |2017-03-17T00:52:50-04:00August 19th, 2011|Categories: Article|Tags: , , |3 Comments

Some men like to fish. I've never understood it really. I've gone fishing before. Not my thing. Or maybe it is and I'm only now realizing it.I have long enjoyed going out for toy runs. Hitting the Walmart, Target, and Toys R Us action figure aisles can be a blast. There's nothing quite like turning [...]

4 08, 2011

Zarana The Enemy!

By |2017-03-17T00:52:51-04:00August 4th, 2011|Categories: Article|Tags: , , |1 Comment

Last year I was able to obtain the SDCC exclusive Sgt. Slaughter action figure through a Twitter pal. This year, that same pal tried and was unable to retrieve this year's exclusive. (Thanks for trying, buddy! I appreciate the effort!) Never fear, ebay came to the rescue and I have continued to keep up with [...]

5 08, 2010

There are two lights at the end of the tunnel…and they’re Sgt. Slaughter’s aviator sunglasses!

By |2017-03-17T00:59:05-04:00August 5th, 2010|Categories: Article|Tags: , , , |5 Comments

When Hasbro started the G.I. Joe 25th Anniversary line a few years ago, I thought they were awesome, but I hesitated getting into it until I saw that the line really took off. At this point, I have a pretty decent sized collection. More than I planned to get. Probably more than I should have [...]

11 06, 2010

The A-Team Van

By |2017-03-17T01:00:46-04:00June 11th, 2010|Categories: Article|Tags: , , , , |1 Comment

I love The A-Team. I love action figures. So, it's no surprise to you to learn that I broke down and bought the new "Classic A-Team Van" by Jazwares.The figures seem cool enough, but until I see the movie, I don't want to make an investment into action figures based on those actors. I'm sure [...]

13 11, 2009

It’s not easy wearing green.

By |2017-03-17T01:01:31-04:00November 13th, 2009|Categories: Article|Tags: , , , |8 Comments

When it comes to picking clothes, I'm a pretty plain guy. I typically gravitate towards khaki pants and a pullover. I don't wear stripes, plaid or any other patterns. And the colors I pick are generally pretty drab...black, gray, navy, that sort of thing. My wife found a bunch of pullovers on sale one day [...]

17 10, 2009

It’s not a doll! It’s an ACTION FIGURE! (part 1)

By |2017-03-16T01:33:50-04:00October 17th, 2009|Categories: Article|Tags: , , , , , , , |4 Comments

In my years of collecting toys, I've tended to gravitate towards figures that are between 3 and 6 inches in height. (Maybe someday I'll do a history lesson on my favorite toylines through the years, but that's another post.) I guess, in my mind, once the figure reaches the 9 or 10 inch range, has [...]

9 08, 2009

YO JOE!

By |2017-03-17T01:01:32-04:00August 9th, 2009|Categories: Article|Tags: , , , , |3 Comments

Our boy CT will be fascinated to learn that I went out and saw "G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra."CT, I tell you what . . . I would've preferred a movie that hewed more closely to the comics or the filecards or "Resolute," but this was fun. This had the manic energy of being [...]