DASH Over to Our New Blog and Share Your Thoughts

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Hey folks, Corey from DASH here again. We’ve always been a little formal with our communication in the past, but I decided it’s time to “get real” and let you know there are actually real people and people who care about action figures behind our site. I’ve finally got a platform to talk toys to my heart’s content, and that’s what we’re updating you on today.

Things haven’t always been perfect at Collector-ActionFigures, but I genuinely think we already have the internet’s best action figure values, the world’s biggest action figure catalog, and a great place to buy action figures. And now we’ve added something to bring it all together. We call it DASH Flash, and it’s your brand new platform for action figure reviews, news, previews, articles, features, and pretty much anything else I can think about writing.

So visit DASH Flash, and then please let me know what you think about everything. Collector-ActionFigures is built for the community, and this is your new blog as much or more than it is mine. We want to see your vision for it, want to hear your ideas, and want to exceed your expectations in every way. That’s my goal anyway. I’ve done this in the past, but this is my newest baby, and the opportunities for it are far greater than ever before.

If you could take a minute to leave a comment right here with your thoughts or desires, I’ll be reading. Leave a comment on any of the current DASH Flash articles and I’ll be watching (creepy, right?). Even feel free to send me an email at Corey@Collector-ActionFigures.com and I’ll take your suggestions to heart.

This is a great time for Collector-ActionFigures, and I want you to be a big part of it every step of the way.

Happy Netossa Day!

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So here’s what’s on the menu today:

  • MOTUC: Netossa™ (monthly figure, included with Club Eternia® subscriptions)
  • MOTUC: Horde Prime™ (remaining Customer Service stock – not included with Club Eternia subscriptions; eligible for Early Access)
  • MOTUC: Griffin™ (remaining Customer Service stock – not included with Club Eternia subscriptions; eligible for Early Access)
  • DCUSaint Walker (monthly figure, included with Club Infinite Earths subscriptions)
  • Watchmen: Rorschach (bi-monthly figure, included with Club Black Freighter subscriptions)

Just a reminder, subscribers only have Early Access to items from the same line (i.e., MOTUC subscribers don’t have early access to Rorschach).

It should also be noted that the “My Subscriptions” function is finally active, albeit it still appears to have some problems according to early reports. I had to use it myself – despite making a new credit card my default credit card for Mattycollector, I still needed to change the card specifically used for my subscription.

Toy Aisle Trolls > Speeder Swipe

Toy Aisle Trolls is a feature highlighting acts of vandalism to in-store toy items. If you find a ruined package, a stolen figure, a swapped-out figure, or any other such acts, take a photo (cell phone photos are fine if they’re not blurry) and email them to poe@poeghostal.com.

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Submitted by: JN

“Saw these at Toys R Us and for a split second thought there was a variant speeder bike. Lol. I guess someone wanted to army build some biker scouts?”

Somebody made a shot-for-shot live action version of Toy Story

This is what Topless Robot would call an Impressive Act of Nerdery. It’s the entire movie, folks. Yes, one could make negative comments about why anyone would do this and whether it’s a waste of time, but it looks to me like way too much fun was had here to care about that. I admire the commitment and the DIY cleverness.

Thanks to PrfktTear for the tip!

The Top Ten Toys of 2012

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Remember how I said I didn’t feel qualified to list awards for the best toys of the year? Well, I was asked by the new Topless Robot editor Luke Thompson to come up with a list of the top ten toys of 2012, so I went ahead and did it anyway.

Topless Robot’s Top Ten Toys of 2012

TR is an entertainment website, and the term “top” isn’t exactly precise, so don’t interpret this as the most “critically acclaimed” toys, but rather the most popular/interesting/notable toys of the year. When writing a list for TR I try to write for geeks of all stripes, not just toy collectors. Oh, and the addition of S.H.MonsterArts Spacegodzilla was a pure indulgence on my part, I’ll admit (though it is a great figure and worthy of being on the list).

For the record, ThreeA’s Metal Gear Solid Rex nearly made the list, as did the Avengers SDCC Helicarrier and Figma Link. It was a tricky list to write. 2012 may have been one of the best years for toys since the early 2000s.