The Return

That’s right, folks…I’m back. Cue evil laughter…wait for it…now. You guys get me for a whole week this time. Of course, there’s not a lot of toy news to discuss, it being the week after SDCC, but Poe has another ‘5 Questions’ up, and I’ll tackle next Tuesday’s Odds ‘n Ends. Other than that, we’ve […]

5 Questions With: Kate Napolitano

Codename: Kate Napolitano Specialty: Managing Editor Base of Operations: ToyFare magazine Motto: “What’s it going to be then, eh?” History: There was she, that is Kate, and her three hobbies: books, sex, and superheroes. For a long time, she believed she was going to marry the first two and try to become the next Dr. […]

Odds ‘n Ends > The Secret of the Ooze

ODD: As you may have heard, I’m getting married this weekend. The ceremony is out in Los Angeles–a continent away from our home of Boston–and as such, I won’t really have the ability, time, or inclination to maintain between tomorrow and the end of next week. Therefore, I will be leaving you in the capable […]


Where to begin? It’s funny that while DC’s comics continue to play second fiddle to Marvel, their comic-based animation and merchandising do very well–in some cases better than Marvel. I think that speaks to the appeal of the characters and universe. (Maybe DC should try starting up an Ultimate Marvel-style line of comics based on […]

SDCC 2008 Preview Night

Just a few comments on what came out of last night’s SDCC preview. Mattel’s keeping most of their stuff under wraps (except for a few sightings of DC Infinite Heroes) until their panels on Friday, but they seem to be the exception–most companies had plenty of their new wares on display. One thing I did […]

SDCC Predictions

I thought it might be fun to toss out some predictions as to what new revelations we’ll see, toy-wise, at SDCC. Here are a few of my predictions: DC Universe Classics – I expect the wave six line-up rumored in my earlier post will prove accurate, with Kalibak as the BAF. For wave seven, I’m […]

Ode to an Odor (A poem in honor of SDCC)

In honor of the San Diego Comic Con‘s most infamous trait, I offer this poem. In sunny San Diego our story begins, A starry-eyed lad’s first Comic Con. He picks up his badge and posters and pins And enters this geeky Avalon. At first he is wowed by the sounds and signs This celebration of […]

Odds ‘n Ends > Tokyo Drift

ODD: For years now, Red Kryptonite and I have been exchanging 100-email Gmail threads. Around the 100th email, Gmail forces you to split off into another thread, so at that point we just start a new “volume.” I think we’re on the seventeenth or eighteenth volume now. Anyway, at some point we got in the […]

No news is…not news

I’m still recovering from my bachelor party over the weekend. Between that and the fact that we got to the IMAX showing of Dark Knight a bit late and had to sit in the front row, I’m going to hold off on giving my thoughts on it. I want to see the movie again first. […]