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Brother Ray

Forgotten Lore is a feature focusing on toys that were planned but never produced.

Today’s Forgotten Lore comes to us from Poester American Hyena. Says AH:

Arguably the best wrestling figures ever, they were produced with Marvel Legends-level articulation and came with scads of cool accessories. There was a final wave of figures that made it to prototype stage but was never released, which was heartbreaking for fans of the line because Brother Devon of Team 3-D and Homicide of the Latin American X-Change had already been released, and their tag team partners Brother Ray and Hernandez were slated for that wave. It was also supposed to include the series first female figure Traci Brooks (who just posed for Playboy) and a newly sculpted Kurt Angle. There were also supposed to be two more 12″ figures (Christian Cage and Christopher Daniels) on the Marvel Icons style body with outstanding looking cloth costumes.

I know a lot of fans were dying to know what would become of the line. Sadly, I don’t recall Jesse Falcon even mentioning it in his Toybiz/Marvel Toys retrospective at Comic-Con a couple years ago.
Hernandez

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Traci
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12″ Christopher Daniels
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12″ Christian Cage
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Mighty Marvel Merchandising! Toy Fair 2008

Hey folks, Poe here again. While I have my share of Marvel action figures, I tend to cherry-pick just a few favorites, rather than obsessively collecting them. But you deserve obsessiveness! And so, please give a warm welcome to PGPoA’s newest correspondent, Pete! A frequent commenter here on the site and owner of fanwank.net, Pete’s got the skinny on Hasbro’s Marvelicious plans for you this year.

Hasbro-Marvel

Don’t hate Hasbro, Marvel fans…Hasbro loves you! Or, rather, your pocketbook…

Because eating through your bank account with all of the new Star Wars and Transformers offerings isn’t enough, Hasbro has unveiled yet another Marvel merchandising blitz this year, just like last year. Also like last year, they’re trying new things, mixing a bit of the new in with your favorite old standbys. So let’s start with the new! Continue reading “Mighty Marvel Merchandising! Toy Fair 2008”

Poe’s Point > The Magic Toys ‘R Us

In this post, I’d like to pay tribute to what I fondly call “the Magic Toys ‘R Us.”First, a bit of background. Back in ye old dayes of the 1980s, action figures were relatively plentiful. You could walk into Child World or Caldor’s and find a rack of C3PO, R2D2, He-Man, Skeletor, Trapjaw, and any other popular figure you were looking for. Some figures were a bit harder to find than others, but eventually you’d be able to find just about anything at retail.

That began to change in the late 1990s, when action figure collecting became an adult collector’s hobby as much as a kids’ childhood rite.

But scalping was taken to a whole new level–and not just in action figure collecting, but in pretty much any collector’s hobby you can imagine–by the advent of eBay. In the early days of eBay, there were plenty of deals to be had. I was able to amass quite a collection of old 1980s toys from my childhood for relatively reasonable prices. By the early 2000s, savvy eBay sellers had started to use the power of the Internets to make better profits. With a few clicks of a keyboard, a Midwestern grandmother can hit a toy website and find out those old G.I. Joe dolls her son left in the attic are worth $100 or more. Soon, prices for the action figure after-market went up as a whole. Continue reading “Poe’s Point > The Magic Toys ‘R Us”