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Wondercon 2011 - Mattel - Batman Legacy

  • My friend Popeonabomb was at Wondercon yesterday, and he took some pics for me – primarily of MOTUC and the Golden Age Batman & Joker. You can check ’em out here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/poeghostal/sets/72157626418374964/
  • I’ve been reading the G.I. Joe: Special Missions trade paperbacks from IDW. The concept, as described, really appealed to me–Joes performing “realistic” military missions. I’m enjoying the heck out of them, and between that and the incredible awesome reveals at JoeCon this weekend, I’m now actively resisting getting into G.I. Joe collecting. Which is kind of amazing, because G.I. Joe has been around forever and I never had the slightest interest in it (I was a He-Man/Transformers/TMNT kid). But Hasbro seems to be going balls-out with stuff like this and especially this. We’ll see whether I can hold out.
  • Some news bits from Wondercon: according to Scott Neitlich, Leech will have no other head, his jaw is not articulated, and Hordak’s armor will be vac-metallized (i.e., chrome).
  • As you know, I’ve often discussed expanding the scope of this website to encompass more geek-related, but not necessarily toy-related, topics. I just as frequently have shot the idea down, deciding that keeping a laserlike focus on toys is the best way to keep the site popular. However, I’ve found I do need some sort of outlet for my non-toy geekishness, and to that end I’ve decided to create a spinoff website that will allow me to write about non-toy stuff. All I need is a title…Poe Ghostal’s…Pop…something? I don’t know. As such, I’m holding a contest! Post your suggestions below. If I decide I like any of them enough to use as the site’s title, that person will win a special Sword of Ages variant–purple hilt, black blade! Enter as many times as you want.


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  1. Mario

    How about Poe's Pop Points?

  2. Tom-Tom

    For the love of God, don't use Poe's Positions. I'd like to be able to view the site at work….

  3. FakeEyes22

    Poe Ghostal: Unpegged

  4. misterbigbo

    Poe Ghostal's Pop Ponder Palace

    Poe Ghostal's Pop Ponderosa

    Poe Pop

  5. Bigbot

    Poe Ghostal's Points of Entertainment

  6. goon3423

    Just Poe's. Keep it simple. Or lemme see… Poe Ghostals points of pop culture, Poe's Corner, Poe Corners, Poe's Position, Poe boy-blues…thats all I can think of this second.

  7. Damien

    Like the idea of a non-toy site, Poe.

    Here's some ideas;

    Poe Ghostal's

    –Pop Trends

    –Pop Perception

    –Pop Ponderings

    –Pop Proclamations

    –Social Stigma

    –Manic Meditations

    In any event, good luck coming up with something you like. Look forward to the new site.

    And hey, be very careful about collecting Joes. They're awesome toys and I think you'll just love them. But that's the problem. I told myself I'd only collect the 25A or Modern-Era updates of figures I had as a kid.

    Now I have WAY more figures than that and no end in sight. You get hooked, fast and hard.

  8. Snarf! Snarf!

    "Pensamientos of Poe"

    It keeps the PoP and it has a foreign word which is roughly translated to Poe's thoughts…


    Poe Ghostal's Points of Geekdom

    Poe Ghostal's Points on Pop Culture

    Poe Ghostal's Pop Culture Portal

    Poe Ghostal's Pop Shop

    Poe Ghostal's Page of Pop

    Poe Ghostal's Scrolls of Pop

    Poe Ghostal's Pop Chamber

    Poe Ghostal: Pop Ponderer

    Poe Ghostal: Pop Plunderer

    Poe Ghostal: Pop Philosopher

  10. FakeEyes22

    PGPG – Poe Ghostal's Pop Geekery

  11. clark

    @ misterbigbo:

    Sorry that you're in such a Joe wasteland. Around here Target, Walmart, and TRU stock Joes. What's more is that you never know which store is going to get the new products first. They almost seem to be on a rotating basis. TRU got the first wave of POC before the others. However wave 3 showed up at Target long before either other store got them. Now a Walmart near me got the latest drop (with Shadow Tracker and Low Light) several weeks ago, and I haven't seen them anywhere else yet.

  12. Scott

    Just reverse this site's title:

    Poe Ghostal's Articulated Points

  13. Mecha-Shiva

    Less muscle detail and a yellow batsign then we're golden!

    Pop!goes the Ghostal

    or just plain


  14. ero

    Damn it do I never get tired of seeing that golden age Batman shot. Finally I have a Batman for my Brave and the Bold shelf! And I don't even care that the bat symbol isn't the right one for it. That head sculpt is just perfect.

    Get on the Joe train, Poe! We need more Hasbro rep'd here! 🙂

    Poe Ghostal's Points of Pontification?

  15. Nik

    Poe Ghostal's Pop Bonanza

    Poe Ghostal's Penchant for Poppiness

    Poe Ghostal's Pretty Poppy Palace

    Poe Ghostal's Geeky Points

    Poe Ghostal's Plastic-less Passion

    I'm tired.

  16. misterbigbo

    You should have very little trouble resisting the urge to collect Joes, seeing as they'll be sold in hardly any brick and mortar stores. As far as I can tell, Target is the only retailer within miles of me that even stocks them. They do look very nice, though.

  17. Mysterious Stranger

    Poe Ghostal's Pop Closet


    Poe Ghostal's Pop Culture Closet

  18. RageTreb

    I too used to have zero interest in Joes, but recently something clicked inside me and now I can't get enough of them and have been buying the toys. Is there something in the air? 😛

  19. Wow, it's like you read my mind. I've sometimes used my own blog format to cover non toy events, but often sensed that the readers really didn't want that. I've dropped that idea recently, but have often looked for an outlet for that sort of discussion.

    Not sure I have the time nor energy to create a whole spin off site for it, but it's always interesting to see other people thinking the same things.

  20. I had read somewhere else that Hordak's armor would get a more metallic paint than what was shown, but I hadn't heard the chromed bit.

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