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The Poppies 2014

Whilst I'm no longer writing Action-Figure, I still like to keep up to date with what's happening in the world of collectibles and 2014 was an awesome year for collectors.  Now I've moved and have the space, I'm looking to add to my collection, but still deciding on what direction I want to go.  Hasbro, [...]

February 10th, 2015|Toys|0 Comments

Five Fantastic Fantasy Action Figures Over At Pornokitsch

http://www.pornokitsch.com/2015/02/friday-five-5-fantastic-fantasy-action-figures.html I feel like all my blog posts at the moment are just me linking to various articles I've done... but then I have been very busy this year! The latest article popped up on Friday on the genre / literary site, Pornokitsch, where I picked out Five Fantastic Fantasy Action Figures as part of [...]

February 9th, 2015|Toys, Writing|0 Comments

New Article At Fantasy-Faction On Why Writing Is Like LEGO

http://fantasy-faction.com/2014/writing-is-like-lego-and-its-awesome In this month's article for Fantasy-Faction I look at the links between writing and LEGO and explain why both are awesome. It's a fun article that seems to have gone down very well so please be sure to check it out!

April 11th, 2014|Toys, Writing|0 Comments

Project Octopus’ Media Plan

Back in the days when I ran Action-Figure, media plans were the bane of my life. This is where a publicity department or an external media agency will work out the press for any given product along a timeline so to manage their resource and supposedly “maximise consumer impact”. Back in the day, the major [...]

October 15th, 2012|Toys, Writing|0 Comments

Palisades Toys’ The Muppets Action Figure Line

I’m packing up the action figure collection. Most of the Star Wars is now packed, as is the G.I. Joe, and last night with great sadness I packed up two of my favourite lines of all time: ToyBiz’s Marvel Legends and Palisades Toys’ awesome Muppets line. Where I’m going there won’t be the room to [...]

March 29th, 2012|Toys|0 Comments

The Free Universal Construction Kit Project

Close to 10 years ago, I wrote a big article on 3D Printers for Action-Figure. They were just starting to be used for prototyping by big industry with machines that cost hundreds of thousands of pounds. But prices were destined to fall and in the article I envisioned a future where you wouldn’t so much [...]

March 27th, 2012|Toys|1 Comment