Comic Pack Reviews – 25th Anniversary 2009

Wave 8 Comic Packs

1 – Resolute Issue #1 (Shockblast vs. Destro)

1 – Resolute Issue # 2 (Tunnel Rat vs. Storm Shadow)

Wave 6 Comic Packs

1 – Issue #10 (Hardmaster & Snake Eyes)

2 – Issue #11 (Beachhead & Dataframe)

3 – Issue #12 (Wild Bill vs. Scrap Iron)

Wave 5 Comic Packs

1 – Issue #7 (Destro & Iron Grenadier)

2 – Issue #8 (Lt. Falcon Vs. Nemesis Immortal)

3 – Issue #9 (Tripwire Vs. COBRA Commander)

Brians Toys Newsletter #482

Legacy Collection Expanded Universe Comic 2-Packs Wave 2 is now in stock along with Wave 3.  Also new this week are new G.I. Joe 3 3/4″ Figures.  For vintage collection, we have a bunch of new AFA-graded items along with tons of reduced prices.  Kotobukiya Dengar model kit is now available, so now you are able to get closer to building the Bounty Hunter Series Darth Vader!  Make sure to check out the Master Replicas Mara Jade Signature Edition hilt which is now available for purchase on our site.  For more great collectibles and toy-lines, check out!

Breaking in the camera

Well, got my camera yesterday after work, and took a couple of hours getting familiar with the features and “breaking it in” a bit.  A very, VERY cool piece of equipment.  A much better zoom, higher resolution, manual aperture and shutter speed settings…this should work very well, even though I’m still learning a bit about shooting indoors with low light (as you’ll see in some collection pics).

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So, the new camera is here…

…how should I use it?  I plan on taking a few random pictures this afternoon, but what reviews would everyone like to see?

I don’t have time to do everything, but I’ll let you guys choose what goes up next.





Well, I’m stuck here at work, but just got the delivery confirmation info…

The camera has arrived:


I feel like my right arm has been cut off for the past 2 weeks…  I’m fired up!  Thanks again to everyone for their help with this.

JoeCanuck Newsletter #9 Online Now

My good buddies over at JoeCanuck have launched the September issue of their now famous JoeCanuck Newsletter.  Even though they are based in Canada, these newsletters are fun for all nationalities, and feature an exclusive dio-story by yours truly.  In fact, the September issue wraps up the first 6-parter!  Hope you’ve enjoyed it.  To be brutally honest, I’ve read and heard absolutely zero feedback on it (other than the JoeCanuck guys themselves) so I’m not even sure anyone liked it or cared about it…  but it was fun.

Actually talking about the JoeCanuck newsletter also brings up an interesting thought to me that I’ve been meaning to talk about.

What is fandom?

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The Making of a Dio-Story pt 1 – The Script

So I gave folks the chance to choose what they wanted me to talk about first when it comes to the long, complex process of making a dio-story.  Overwhelmingly, people wanted to see the scripting/storyboarding process, which of course, is one of the more complex parts of producing these works of fiction.  I will do my best to outline the long road I take between concept and production for these stories, and hopefully some folks find it entertaining, useful, or maybe even both.

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“A Win’s a Win”

If any game were the very definition of the term above, this would be it.  Cassel was okay, Maroney was okay, the defense was GREAT, but overall the game had a somewhat ugly feel to it, yet we pulled out a 19-10 victory over division rival New York Jets.

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