09 Jul 19
It's A Stampede!

Today I’m going to talk about vintage toys. Using a few examples of some iconic brands, I’m going to debunk a few myths about what’s hot and what’s not, while arming you with a few general pieces of advice about plastic playthings. I can’t tell you if you are sitting on a goldmine, and I […]

05 Jul 19

The definitive rating of all of Parker’s bests…and worsts.

30 Jun 19
Tommy Lin's Blog of Rants

Hello world! Here’s a custom Marvel Universe figure that I have been inspired to create: Throg, Frog of Thunder ! Thor, the God of Thunder, was once turned into a frog by his brother Loki, and he found himself embroiled in a war between the frogs and rats in New York City’s Central Park. Eventually, […]

29 Jun 19

In Meta-Messages, I explore the context behind (using reader danjack’s term) “meta-messages.” A meta-message is where a comic book creator comments on/references the work of another comic book/comic book creator (or sometimes even themselves) in their comic. Each time around, I’ll give you the context behind one such “meta-message.” Today, we look at the Hulk […]

28 Jun 19

In “Follow the Path,” I spotlight changes made to comic book characters that are based on outside media, as well as characters who entirely came from outside media. I’m sure you can think of other examples, so feel free to e-mail me at if you want to suggest some other examples for future installments. […]

25 Jun 19
This Place Has Gone Bananas!

Everyone has that one piece that is missing from their personal collection. You might have seen it once or twice in the wild or maybe it’s overpriced… For me that was the Electronic WCW Monday Nitro Arena from ToyBiz. I got this wrestling ring for Christmas back in 2001, if I recall correctly. I remember […]

23 Jun 19


Mario Kart Nintendo 64 Action Figure TOY BIZ 1999

Brand: Toy Biz

22 Jun 19
Ruchika Gupta Portfolio

Remember the scene from Spiderman Homecoming, when Peter fights The Vulture without his suit? Wounded in hand-to-hand combat, our superhero gets trapped under the massive rubble, screaming on the top of his lungs for help. Marvel was in a similar situation in 1996. Trapped under an enormous debt of $610 million, Marvel had no option […]

19 Jun 19

Hasbro today shared their first 2019 SDCC exclusive Marvel Legends figure – a single carded ‘vintage style’ Incredible Hulk. Priced at $35 and presented on a ToyBiz-style card. The figure itself is the Marvel 80th collection Hulk, repainted with a new head, no ripped shirt piece and a CRUSHED PIPE! SDCC attendees can pick up […]

14 Jun 19

And the first game getting sick new action figures is…wait for it…Switchblade.  So, here is the situation happening here. A brand new company called ‘Toyetico’ has purchased the rights to Piko Interactive (old video game developer) and the IPs to the games under that umbrella. Through this Kickstarter and crowdfunding effort, Toyetico will be creating […]

09 Jun 19
Elite Collectors Network

New 5″ scale action figures based on Heavy Metal were announced back in March. The first two figures are set to be Taarna and ‘Nelson’ B-17 Zombie Tailgunner. We’ve seen 3D renders of the figures before, but Incendium Online has released images of the fully painted prototypes. The figures feature an animated look to them, […]

07 Jun 19

Hasbro showed off it’s latest addition to the Marvel 80th Anniversary line, this time focusing on the Uncanny X-Men. If you were collecting in the 90s, the design and packaging for these figures will bring a flood of memories! All six, including; Storm (white costume), Iceman, Cyclops, Dazzler, Wolverine (black outfit from the Wolverine comic), […]

30 May 19

[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.] Thursday May 30th, 2019 – San Antonio, Texas – Piko Interactive, a company that holds rights to video game properties such as Glover, Shadow Madness, 40 Winks, and many more is launching an action figure line. […]

29 May 19
This Place Has Gone Bananas!

Growing up I was a Marvel kid. Spider-Man, Captain America, X-Men, and my all time favorite Incredible Hulk. I may love the MCU Captain America but I’m a Hulk fan at heart. I remember sitting in front of my Tv and taping reruns of the 70s Incredible Hulk series from the Sci Fi channel. And […]