Odds ‘n Ends > Subtraction Edition

Is it Tuesday again already? Man, time flies… ODD: I beat The Simpsons Game over the weekend. Wow, that game is short. I think my total play time was under six hours. And I still got through 60% of the game, meaning I could wander around and find all the other hidden items and so […]

R.I.P. Stan Winston

Wow, first Tim Russert, now this. From the LA Times: Stan Winston, an Oscar-winning visual effects artist, has died at age 62. Winston died at home Sunday evening after a seven-year struggle with multiple myeloma, according to a rep from Stan Winston Studio. This is very sad news. Stan Winston was one of the men […]

Ask Mattel > June 16 edition

Get ready for another round of questions with Mattel’s Toy Guru! Poe Ghostal: Photos have shown both Lobo and Despero with the same big gun. Will they both come with it? Toy Guru: Yes. Both Lobo and Despero come with the same weapons, although they are painted slightly differently. Lobo actually shares a the same […]

For Four

Today marks the four-year anniversary of the day Mrs. Ghostal-to-Be and I started dating. This will probably be the last time we really celebrate this date, since, well, she’ll no longer be Mrs. G2B come August but just Mrs. Ghostal (actually, she may want me calling her “Dr. Ghostal,” since she’ll get her degree in […]

The Incredible Hulk

So Mrs. G2B and I saw The Incredible Hulk last night. I had a great time. Be aware: the film is not nearly as artistically ambitious as the 2003 Ang Lee film, but it doesn’t drag, either. If you went in wanting to see scenes of the Hulk destroying midtown in a battle with another […]

Red Hulk vs. Red Hulk

In honor of the release of The Incredible Hulk, I thought I’d toss up a Hulk-related post. In the aftermath of the popular Planet Hulk and World War Hulk storylines, Marvel needed a way to capitalize on that success while offering something interesting for new fans who picked up the comic after seeing the new […]

Call for other weird promotional toys

My article on the Heinz Burger Blaster has sparked a desire to find more weird promotional toys. So, I’m sending out a call for help–if you can know of any weird promotional toys, preferably related to something that isn’t usually associated with toys (like the Burger Blaster or those Nike shoe Transformers), please let me […]

On the Menu > 339/1

Way back in late 1997, a new magazine caught the interest of then-teenage Poe, who was in his first few months of college. Called ToyFare and produced by the folks behind Wizard magazine, it was the first periodical I’d come across that was devoted solely to action figures. Having just come off a years-long obsession […]

DCUC wave 2 availability

Regarding my comment yesterday that DCUC collectors are “in the dead period between waves two and three” yo go re of OAFE writes in: remember, for most people, this is still the dead period before DC Universe 2 and 3, not between. And the semi-recall isn’t helping that situation any… If collectors haven’t found DCUC […]