October 2013 archive

Oct 28

Fandom on the Other Side

For an American, knowledge of the Transformers fandom outside of the United States in the ’90s was fairly limited; not so surprising when one considers how limited the information about the line itself outside the US was, mind you, but the twin barriers of language and fledgling global inter-connectivity made foreign communications rather dicey all …

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Oct 15

Spoiler-Free Review: More Than Meets The Eye #22

This issue of More than Meets the Eye is a bit of an anomaly. It’s not a continuation of the issue before it and I am not quite sure if there is anything in it that relates to the Dark Cybertron story which will be the main storyline in both MTMTE and RiD until next …

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Oct 10

IDW Announces Retro-Styled Transformers/G. I. Joe Crossover

At NYCC13, IDW announced a new Transformers/G. I. Joe crossover to be drawn and co-written (with John Barber) by Tom Scioli. There have been enough crossovers between Hasbro’s big 80s “boys” franchises that yet another one would really have to bring something new to the table, but Scioli, known for his heavily Jack Kirby-inspired art …

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Oct 09

On Retirement

There’s a really good blog post over on TFSource that takes an in-depth look at giving up toy collecting from several different perspectives. The article struck home with me, being a former collector myself, so I thought I’d share my story here. Like most people who grew up with the brand, I had a pretty …

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Oct 07

This Fondness For Rearranging Robots.

Fandom. The word refers to a subculture characterized by fans of a certain thing, be it something as relatively broad as video games, to a certain animated series from Japan. A fandom grants you a safe haven to express yourself, even if your family or friends don’t share your passion or interest and also gives …

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Oct 04

WizKids Posts Card For Death’s Head HeroClix Mini

WizKids, Makers of the HeroClix collectible miniatures game, have posted the full card and dial for the upcoming Death’s Head mini that’ll be part of a soon-to-be-released Iron Man series. For those who don’t play the game, rest assured that while he’s not 30 feet tall, his card and dial indicate he’s still quite the …

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Oct 02

Winter Storms Include Some Familiar Names

Has the¬†notoriously nerdy¬†staff at The Weather Channel been queuing up Generation 1 on Netflix? Though this year’s list of winter storm names was compiled with the help of a high school Latin class, ruling out another batch like last year’s Winter Storm Gandalf and Winter Storm Orko, it looks like a few names still manage …

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Oct 01

You can’t deal with this now!

Big Bad Toy Store has announced that Takara’s MP-22 is Masterpiece Ultra Magnus “Perfect Edition.” This version is the newer MP-10 Convoy mold with an all-new trailer that transforms into Magnus’ classic battle armor. BBTS doesn’t have any photos up as of yet, but we’ll be sure to post any that emerge from ethical sources. …

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