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Despite my reservations regarding tag clouds and their aesthetics, I realized there was no easy way to browse this site for specific content, so I’ve added a tag cloud below the Recent Comments box. If you hate it, let me know–I can explore other ways of making the site easier to navigate.

Poe’s Point > “…its wings were stretched from wall to wall…”

Jason “ToyOtter” Geyer has a blog post about the online action figure collecting community, explaining why they recently banned a forum member (I don’t know who, nor does it matter). It occurred to me that I’ve been a member of said community for nearly ten years now (fifteen if you count my early days on […]

Christmas & birthday haulage

Now that both Christmas and my birthday are over and done with, it’s time to catalog the loot. (NOTE: All the product links below and elsewhere on the site are via my partnership with Amazon, so even if you don’t order the thing you click on, if you could click on one of my links […]

Whoops…almost missed a day!

And on my birthday, no less! Yes, this is a cheap entry, but at least I got it up before midnight…

My Gentle Giant Hellboy finally arrives…

…after months and months of delays, and I get the dang variant! The figure looks awesome, but I prefer to own the iconic versions of characters, so it looks like I’ll have to sell or trade this guy and wait for my other order to arrive. Still, he looks fantastic. He’s looks to be in […]

Poe’s Point > An Appreciation of the Ball Jointed Neck

When I was a kid, most action figures had the same articulation: swivel joints at the neck, shoulders, and hips, and maybe a twist at the waist. That’s what you got with Star Wars, Masters of the Universe, Super Powers and Secret Wars, and later, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (though MOTU and the Turtles featured […]

My new Batman figure review is up at OAFE

My review of the black-and-gray repaint Batman has been posted over on OAFE. Be sure to check it out–my editor, yo go re, added a nice effect with one of the photos that shows what some other possible repaints might have been. Batman review On a related note, I was reading The Dark Knight Archives […]

Poe’s Point > The Magic Toys ‘R Us

In this post, I’d like to pay tribute to what I fondly call “the Magic Toys ‘R Us.”First, a bit of background. Back in ye old dayes of the 1980s, action figures were relatively plentiful. You could walk into Child World or Caldor’s and find a rack of C3PO, R2D2, He-Man, Skeletor, Trapjaw, and any […]

Battle of the Batmen

I posted a poll over on Action Figure Insider to see which Mattel 6″ Batman figure is considered the best. As of this moment, the black-and-gray series 8 repaint (see my Flickr photostream) has a big 33% lead. My review of that figure for OAFE should be posted soon.

5 Questions with: Mistah Plow

Codename: Mistah Plow Base of Operations: The Ed Zone History: Mistah Plow was born in the early 1970s–mere moments before Pong would change the world forever. A quick pick-up-and-play session of Yars Revenge led to a lifelong obsession with video games. Plow attended the University of Massachusetts at Amherst from 1990 to 1994 and graduated […]