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“Transforming Collections” featuring Shafter

Hey guys. I just wanted to show you something kind of cool I’ve been working on recently. As some of you may know, Philip J. Reed of BattleGrip.com has successfully received funding for a cool Kickstarter project. It’s a book called “Transforming Collections,” and it documents the world of third-party TransFormers toys.   I readily […]

Keeper of Crypt Tells Tales

Keeper of Crypt Tells Tales

While most bloggers have a countdown to Halloween, I’m using a completely different approach. I’m writing a single Halloween entry. And not only that, but I’m actually writing it for someone else’s blog. Ha! Poe Ghostal’s Points of Articulation has been gracious enough to have me as a guest blogger, so check out the Cryptkeeper […]

Sculpting (Weirdo) Toys with Scott Hensey

Sculpting (Weirdo) Toys with Scott Hensey

[raw][/raw] I just discovered this video (via Topless Robot) of Scott Hensey briefly discussing his experience and approach to sculpting toys. Like most people, I don’t know many of the artists behind the toys I buy, but it’s safe to say, some toy in your possession was sculpted by this guy. Seems like he’s touched […]

Art by Stefan Gross Lives Up to His Name

Art by Stefan Gross Lives Up to His Name

Wow. I don’t even know how I found this utterly disgusting toy art, but once I saw it, I feel compelled to traumatize everyone else.   It’s the kind of of thing that once you see it, you can’t un-see it.     I think its mostly because of the disturbing juxtaposition of cute, fun […]

The Adventures of Bootleg Batman and Space Flyman

The Adventures of Bootleg Batman and Space Flyman

Hey folks. I just wanted to share this awesome Batman and Robin illustration I discovered a while ago.   It’s a piece by renowned illustrator, Thomas Perkins, who’s depicted Bootleg Batman and Space Flyman in their own animated series. Thomas even credits “Laundry Day with Batman and Robin” as his inspiration. I love it!   […]

Coptorilla Comes in for a Landing

Coptorilla Comes in for a Landing

Yes, I’ve been away from the blog for a while. Life is cruel like that. I miss you all. On the brighter side, I’ve been in cahoots with Battle Babies’ creator, Brad Rader. We’re proud to unveil this G.I. Joe-inspired artwork which will be a print very, very soon. It is going to be unveiled […]

OMFG Series 2 - Vote Now!

OMFG Series 2 – Vote Now!

Awesome! The folks at October Toys are gonna start working on Series 2 of the Outlandish Mini Figure Guys (OMFG). If you don’t know about OMFG, you’re missing out. Read all about it on their Kickstarter page. In the meantime, they are taking votes for which characters/designs will make it into the next series. As […]

The 100 Best Action Figures of All Time – Seriously

The 100 Best Action Figures of All Time – Seriously

And now for something a little bit different. Well, maybe not that different. I recently had the honor of being a juror in an awesome list, The 100 Best Action Figures of All Time, over at UnderScoopFIRE – a blog dedicated to the children of the 80s. It was a melding of toy minds. I […]

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