Poe Ghostal’s Points of Articulation or PoeGhostal.com? (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 “PoeGhostal.com”.

I’ve always been fond of the “Points of Articulation” pun, but “Poe Ghostal’s Points of Articulation” is kind of a mouthful for a name (though an easily-identifiable acronym, PGPoA). I’m leaning toward just going with “PoeGhostal.com,” but I can be easily swayed. Thoughts?

So, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. premiered last night. (Spoilers ahead, I guess.) Continue reading “Poe Ghostal’s Points of Articulation or PoeGhostal.com? (Also: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. thoughts)”

It Came From the Attic > Cable PVC figurine

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Despite being old enough to own my own house, I still have a ton of junk in my parents’ attic. I’m slowly moving all of that stuff to my home. Occasionally I come across something fun, weird or amusing from my past. It Came From the Attic is a series of posts about these odds and ends.

I should probably be more ashamed to admit I was totally in to Rob Liefeld and Cable in the early 1990s. We all were – it was one of those collective psychoses that happen from time to time, like the swing revival of the late ’90s or accepting Paul Hogan as a movie star. I loved Cable. Loved him. I owned a copy of New Mutants #87. I bought an extra polybagged copy of X-Force #1. I had some sort of black-and-white art portfolio of Rob Liefeld‘s art. ROB. LIEFELD’S. ART. Continue reading “It Came From the Attic > Cable PVC figurine”

Enter for a Chance to Win Diamond Select’s Spider-Man & Lizard, Courtesy of FigureoftheDay.com!

In honor of the imminent release of Marvel’s new Amazing Spider-Man film, PGPoA and FigureoftheDay.com are offering a set of both Spider-Man and his latest cinematic nemesis, the Lizard. These fully-articulated figures were designed and produced by Diamond Select Toys! Continue reading “Enter for a Chance to Win Diamond Select’s Spider-Man & Lizard, Courtesy of FigureoftheDay.com!”

Poe’s Point > Did Storage Wars Stage a Big Action Figure Find?

Dr. Mrs. Ghostal and I got into the A&E show Storage Wars a few weeks ago. I’ve never been one for these reality shows – I’ve never watched Antiques Roadshow or Pawn Stars or American Pickers and hell, even that one Toy Hunters episode has been sitting on my DVR, unwatched, since January or whenever it aired. But after a comment from Power Pal Ben Leach, I decided to watch a few eps of SW and got hooked.

Of course, like many such shows, you can find no shortage of Internet commentary claiming it’s entirely staged – particularly an episode in which some buyers, Jarrod and his wife Brandi, discover an extremely valuable cache of vintage Mego Super Heroes. There’s a thread about it at the Mego Museum and the consensus is that it was entirely staged; one fellow claims to know the collector who “donated” the figures to the show. Continue reading “Poe’s Point > Did Storage Wars Stage a Big Action Figure Find?”