Ten Good and Bad Action Figure-related Things from SDCC 2013 (by Nemo Eight)

Please welcome a new PoeGhostal.com contributor, the eldritch Nemo Eight! As a long time attendee of the San Diego Comic Con, Poe has asked me to share my thoughts on some of the major news from the show. Since this is primarily (at least to date) an action figure blog that’s where I’ll focus my […]

A Brief Introduction to the Glyos Universe

Introduction The Glyos System is a series of toys produced by Matt Doughty and Michelle Doughty of Onell Design and sold exclusively on their website, www.onelldesign.com. These three-inch-tall figures feature a simple peg and socket joint system known as the “Fit Function” that makes them completely interchangeable with one another, allowing for limitless build options. […]

Free your MOTUC figures

An increasing number of male MOTUC figures are coming with armor that covers their entire chest, thereby limiting the armor movement to “weightlifter arms” practically sticking out horizontally due to the armor increasingly the amount of plastic beneath the armpits. Other figures have restrictive plastic tunics, skirts, or loincloths. Some have both (I’m looking at […]

Reviewing Samples Addendum > Thoughts from a Toy Company Rep

You’ll recall my Reviewing Samples series from a few months back, where I interviewed various toy reviewers about the practice of reviewing samples sent by toy companies (apologies for that terrible repetitive sentence). In the process of that series, I contacted a few toy company press reps to see if they were interested in answering […]

Poe Probes > Reviewing Samples, Part 9: Reader Responses

This is the ninth in a series of articles about the practice of toy reviewers being given free samples for review, and whether that represents a problem for readers looking for honest assessments to make purchase decisions. You can find the other articles in the series here. In addition to interviewing toy reviewers, I also […]

Reviewing Samples, Part 8: Josh Bernard of CollectionDX.com

This is the eighth in a series of articles about the practice of toy reviewers being given free samples for review, and whether that represents a problem for readers looking for honest assessments to make purchase decisions. You can find the other articles in the series here. Today’s Q&A is with Josh Bernard of CollectionDX.com. 1.) When […]

Reviewing Samples, Part 7: Q&A with GeneralsJoes.com

This is the seventh in a series of articles about the practice of toy reviewers being given free samples for review, and whether that represents a problem for readers looking for honest assessments to make purchase decisions. You can find the other articles in the series here. Today’s Q&A is with Justin of GeneralsJoes.com. 1.) […]