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Unspecified Title (Article) - 6/11/2009 4:20:53 PM

^ Probably because they'd have to pay more to the Siegel and Shuster estates.

Unspecified Title (Article) - 3/1/2009 11:54:52 AM

Those 15th Anniversary Watchmen figures shown at the 2000 SDCC are real; IIRC DC Direct cancelled plans to release them after Moore came right out and said that DC had screwed him over regarding the ownership of the property.  (I also remember them being previewed in an issue of ToyFare that teased a cover story about the line the following month, only for that cover story to end up being about aborted toy prototypes)

Unspecified Title (Article) - 2/22/2009 3:22:18 PM

The voice cast definitely sounds like it has potential, IMO.  The "armored" uniform seems a bit unusual (at least for GL).

Toy Fair 09: Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Toys (Article) - 2/18/2009 4:55:47 PM

"The lime green look of the Constructicons in the original show actually did make sense since they were based on a line of equipement produced in Asia in the 80's that was lime green."

Actually, the contractors who worked on the trucking firm that moved to our town last year used lime-green construction vehicles.  I kept resisting the urge, though, to shout out in the car "Ah sh**, the Constructicons are attacking!". :D

Unspecified Title (Article) - 7/12/2008 12:38:36 PM

^ "DC may have to simply break partnership ties with Warners in order to put their house in order on the big screen front" Easier said than done; Time-Warner OWNS DC Comics.

Unspecified Title (Article) - 3/21/2008 10:35:45 AM

Nice, except for the fact that he looks like he's got sculpted muscle tone...

Unspecified Title (Article) - 3/20/2008 6:01:15 AM

Awesome updating of the classic look. When it comes to werewolves and gorillas, Baker is still ace.

Unspecified Title (Article) - 3/4/2008 12:00:46 PM

^ Exactly. I've found the newer toys to be quite the opposite in terms of ease of transformation. The old G1 toys had four or five steps on a small strip of paper; nowadays when you unfold the instructions, there's enough steps for them to be printed on paper large enough to hang on your wall.

Unspecified Title (Article) - 3/4/2008 10:07:00 AM

This book is great. It really is. The only thing I wished Rossen had done, though, is add more pictures of stuff that's much more relevant to the plight of keeping Superman alive on TV and in movies - by that I mean screen caps of The Adventures Of Superpup and maybe some of the concept art from when Tim Burton was attached, just to show the reader how f***ed up the producers have been trying to revive the franchise at its low points.

Unspecified Title (Article) - 3/4/2008 7:55:53 AM

"Did anyone buy the 20th anniversary Optimus? I just couldn't shell out $80 for a Prime without a trailer." Depends on where you get him. Failing that, Classics Optimus is much cheaper for a no-trailer Optimus figure and still looks a lot closer to the cartoon/comic look than any of the other newer toys. Not as identical, of course - his doors fold onto his forearms and his smokestacks turn into a double-barreled rifle - but he does look like a more 'updated' version of the G1 design (i.e. what the G1 TFs would look like if the Ark/Teletran-1 had re-activated NOW instead of in 1984). The trailer was nice and all, but it only played a significant role in maybe two episodes of the cartoon and that was pretty much it. B'sides, I broke my G1 Optimus' arm off in less than a week, so I was just elated by the Powermaster Optimus figure when I first got it because it was a lot sturdier from ditching the die-cast; in fact, I STILL have that toy.

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