Super Smash Con 2015

There’s a new con in town:¬†Super Smash Con. I had the pleasure of visiting this event yesterday at the Dulles Expo enter in Chantilly, Virginia, and my eyes were opened to a whole new world — the underground Super Smash Bros gaming circuit. Okay, so it’s not really an underground event, but I like to […]

Reliving the joys of childhood

As someone who actively collects and writes about toys, I get to relive some of the joys of childhood fairly often, but this past weekend, I experienced a hefty dose of that joy through my own kids’ eyes. (Note: this is NOT another Skylanders article. Honest!) My kids have been huge fans of Activision’s Skylanders […]

Skylanders — The Halloween edition

The latest Skylanders game was released this past weekend, and my wallet is whimpering. Looking at the new Skylanders SWAP Force¬†figures reminded me just how great these characters are, and how they are truly a collectible in their own right. Since the Halloween season is upon us, I thought it would be fun to photograph […]

Disney Infinity: open wallet, extract cash

Well, here we go again… After finally completing our collection of Skylanders figures, along comes the next video game with collectible and playable action figures: Disney Infinity. This game was released this past weekend, and appears to be selling very well, with figures and accessories already selling out in some stores. I really wasn’t sure […]

Book Report — Awakening: The Art of Halo 4

I may have mentioned this one or two (hundred) times, but I am a huge fan of the Halo video game franchise. Not only do I love the games, but I also devour the mythos and backstory of the Halo universe, so when a new art book comes out detailing aspects of the game, you […]