Tag Archives: Marvel Legends

Canongirl Tells it Like it Is!

In less than two months I’m getting married. My bride-to-be, Canongirl (as she is known on The Fwoosh), and I have been together for over five years and she has been a hugely important part of this little hobby of … Continue reading

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Retro Star Wars > Prequel Damage

I’m just a man. My resolve is only so strong. I swore off Star Wars a couple years ago. The toys, that is, but I haven’t seen any of the movies in years either, but that’s just a coincidence. Or … Continue reading

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The Universal Dominator

I’ve wanted a Unicron toy ever since the mighty Orson Welles first voiced the character in the original “Transformers” movie way back in 1986. Back then, during the height of my Transformers mania, there was no Unicron toy, so I … Continue reading

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Toys I Can’t Believe We Got: Marvel Legends Longshot

It’s the mullet. Nobody can get past the mullet. When Longshot made his debut in the Marvel Universe way back in 1985 in the pages of Longshot #1, Art Adams equipped him with throwing knives, a glowing eye (that let … Continue reading

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There’s ALWAYS a Next.

Not too long ago, a friend came by our place for the first time and saw the collection for the first time. Because we live in a rather smallish apartment in downtown Portland, there are shelves with figures and carded … Continue reading

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Have a Little Faith (The Importance of Toys, Part 2)

Everybody knows girls aren’t attracted to guys who collect action figures, or any other “toy” in the traditional sense of the word. Toys remain the preoccupation of lonely man-children who inhabit a world wholly without meaningful female companionship apart from, … Continue reading

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