Philip Reed must never sleep. By day, he is the CEO of one of the most popular gaming companies out there, Steve Jackson Games, and by night, he is a prolific blogger and writer (oh, and he's also a really nice guy!). His latest book, Action Figure Carrying Cases, hit the streets this week after another successful Kickstarter run at self-publishing, and I have to say that this … [Read more...] about Book Report: “Action Figure Carrying Cases” by Philip Reed
Alien Day was earlier this week, and I feel a little dated by posting this article a couple of days later, but what else was i going to post for "X?" The Xenomorph is the cuddly "big bad" from the Alien movie series, who has a penchant for killing space marines and pretty much any other human who happens to cross its path. The wildly stylistic character comes from the … [Read more...] about X is for Xenomorph
Now this one might come as a surprise to some of you, unless you've been around for a long time -- I have a pretty massive collection of Halo's Master Chief toys and collectibles. If you are a member of generation X, Y, or Z, chances are that you've played a few rounds of Halo on an XBox or PC. Not too long ago, I wrote about how I like to collect icons, and I think that the … [Read more...] about M is for Master Chief
It's always Christmas morning when a new Hake's auction catalog is released. The latest offering, Auction #217 is online now, and after a recent upgrade to their websit, you can now super-size all of the images. Check out some of my favorite items below... "CLASH OF THE TITANS" LOOSE ACTION FIGURE SET Clash of the Titans is one of the earliest movies I remember watching … [Read more...] about Hake’s releases the Kraken in their current auction
Last week, Neca surprised everyone by releasing 7" action figures of the Heath Ledger Joker, Adam West Batman, and Christopher Reeve Superman, and the collecting community understandably lost their shit, myself included. These figures had been released previously as large, 1/4-scale figures, but Christmas came early when Neca shrunk them down to shelf-friendly 1/12 scale. Now, … [Read more...] about Neca’s Heath Ledger Joker figure
The new Ultimate Terminator 2 T-800 figure from NECA raises the bar significantly for action figure collectors. This figure comes with three heads that you can easily swap onto the figure, and an arsenal of different weapons. This sort of customization has been around for a while with the larger 12" scale figures from Hot Toys and others, but having this sort of customization … [Read more...] about Terminator 2 Ultimate T-800 figure from NECA
This post has been simmering for a long time. Back in November, I purchased this huge 1/4 scale Batman figure from Big Bad Toy Store as soon as it went on sale. When I opened the box, I was ecstatic! The Adam West likeness is incredible, and the figure stands at over 18" tall -- this is a beast. I laboriously freed Batman from his cardboard confines by untwisting multiple wire … [Read more...] about KRAAACK! — NECA 1/4 scale 1966 Batman
You smell that? The scent of grass clippings, cherry blossoms, and people's musty old junk hauled out of storage -- thats right, yard sale season is here! I had pretty good luck at a big community yard sale this past Saturday. Yard sales are where I get my stock for the year -- items that I can resell online to make money to fund my own collection, so if you see anything in … [Read more...] about Yard sale season has begun!