On Being Non-Compliant (or, on Being a Female Geek)
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On Being Non-Compliant (or, on Being a Female Geek)

If you follow me on Twitter (@geeky_vixen), you’ve seen me talk a lot about being a female comics fan. I’m going to attempt to organize those thoughts here, and thankfully I’m a lot calmer than when I initially wrote those tweets. To give you a little background, most of it was in response to discussions … Continue reading

Monstrous Mondays: Mannix Frankenstein
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Monstrous Mondays: Mannix Frankenstein

For our last Monstrous Mondays feature, I wanted to show you this Mannix Frankenstein (or Frankensteiner). Check out this guy! He’s definitely a king among the He-Man scale knock-off toys. I love his boots and his cool green shirt. So who are Mannix? Well, they’re a company who made knock-offs sold primarily in Europe in … Continue reading

Monstrous Mondays: Monster Orbs
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Monstrous Mondays: Monster Orbs

Remember Masters of the Universe? Specifically, do you remember the Meteorbs, the transformable egg-shaped beings that became mostly animals? They were, of course, an idea made by Japanese toy company Takara, as most good toy ideas from the ’80s were. The Meteorbs only made one appearance on film, in an episode of She-Ra, Princess of Power, … Continue reading

Monstrous Mondays: Monster High Bootlegs
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Monstrous Mondays: Monster High Bootlegs

In my travels to Orlando this summer, my pals and I discovered a world of Chinese knock-off toys the likes of which we’d never seen. Seriously. We spent about an hour taking pictures, laughing, and making purchases. We found everything from a line of Dino Ninjas  (like Dino Gary) to a PCP videogame system to … Continue reading