PGPoA is going on indefinite hiatus

After six years, I’ve decided to take an extended break from running Poe Ghostal’s Points of Articulation. I’ve been considering this for years now. I could provide a long list of reasons – or perhaps more accurately, excuses. But really it all comes down to two: interest and time.

Identify the Toy > Positive Attitude Alien

Found this guy while cleaning out the attic at my parents’ house. I have absolutely no idea what he’s from. I like his attitude, though. I think he might have been part of some sort of graduation gift. The bottom of his foot says “© Educational Design.”

Holiday Haul

For the curious, my Christmas/birthday haul this year included: Power Lords Adam Power MOC Alien ReAction Alien figure Kyle Katarn/Yuuzhan Vong 2-pack (Review at Jedi Temple Archives) Saga Collection IG-88 (Review at Jedi Temple Archives) Ragon vinyl (from Ultraman Ginga) Alien /Aliens on Blu-Ray Tomy Pocket Bot Anchorman Battle Ready Ron figure (more to come, evidently) iPad Air I’m […]

A few new acquisitions & SWB Darth Vader speculation

Just some random musings for you. I got this guy recently via sponsor Nerd Rage Toys. Playmates’ short-lived Toxic Crusaders line was great because it was 100% compatible with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in every way –  size, style, articulation, and even the overall theme. I only owned Toxie himself, but it was a great […]

NICDIP Revisited (Updated)

After my last post about NICDIP (“Now I Can Die in Peace”) action figures, I decided to throw the question out to a number of reviewers and collectors from other websites. So again, the full question is, “What action figures would you need to get before you could say, ‘Now I can die in peace’?” […]

Poe’s 2013 Halloween Mood Table!

Are you one of those people who always intend to do a bunch of Halloween decorating, and yet life just gets in the way and you’re lucky if you remember to sticky-tack up those card-paper generic vampire and skeleton heads you bought at iParty because they reminded you of the ones your parents bought in […]

An alternate take on the Star Wars Black 6″ packaging

As I’ve argued elsewhere, the “Black” name should not be shared with the 3¾” line, because it’s needlessly confusing to fans of both scales. However, I’m not a big fan of the packaging, either. I don’t mind the box format as opposed to the more traditional card – it seems like it will be re-usable […]

Poe Ghostal’s Points of Articulation or (Also: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. thoughts)

So, a question for you all, faithful readers. There’s yet another redesign coming (I don’t want to say it’s “major,” but you’ll certainly notice it), and I’m debating whether to keep the name “Poe Ghostal’s Points of Articulation” or just go to plain old “”. I’ve always been fond of the “Points of Articulation” pun, […]

A very early version of Poe

Let’s take a little trip down Memory Lane, shall we? Way, way back in the year 2000 (weird how that still sounds futuristic…), I asked a friend of mine to create an visual avatar for my “Poe Ghostal” handle. This was back when the expression “go postal” was still somewhat in circulation, so I figured […]