I was going to write this up as a Poe’s Point, but I realized I hadn’t really come to any sort of opinion on the issue–at least, not enough for an editorial. Buried at the bottom of a TNI news article about Diamond Select Toys’ plans for its popular Minimates line was this bit of […]
Hi, it’s Power Pal PrfktTear here, your local Transformers guru. I’m here to give you the rundown on all the goodies announced by Hasbro at this year’s BotCon, held in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Be sure to check out the bottom of the article for the photo gallery!)
American pop culture nostalgia tends to go through generational cycles. In the 1970s, everyone watched Happy Days; in the 1990s we had another Woodstock; in the early “naughts” we had That ’70s Show. The same holds true for toys. In the 1990s, there was a resurgence of popularity for Mego and Star Wars, lines whose […]
ODD: T.S. Eliot’s famous poem The Waste Land begins with the lines, “April is the cruellest month, breeding / Lilacs out of the dead land, mixing / Memory and desire, stirring / Dull roots with spring rain.” One interpretation of this is while the cold winter keeps us numb and forgetful, the regeneration that comes […]
The Four Horsemen will be robbing me blind this year. So, all the big toy news has come out of the New York Comic Con, and I think it’s safe to say Mattel stole the show.
Legend (n): 1 a: a story coming down from the past; especially : one popularly regarded as historical although not verifiable b: a body of such stories <a place in the legend of the frontier> c: a popular myth of recent origin d: a person or thing that inspires legends e: the subject of a […]
(Click on any of the photos for a larger version.) Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird are a classic American success story. They parlayed a strange concept–a comic parodying Frank Miller’s then-popular Daredevil and Ronin comics, but starring anthropomorphic animals–into an empire, with profits that at times exceeded those of the mainstream publishers whose works they […]