Category Knowing Is Half The Battle

Waiting For Trades

In the business world, you need to be quick to supply your product to your customers.  If your customer has to wait, they will find the product somewhere else.  Or, it is quite possible that your customer will change their…

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Geek in the Office

I recently started a new job, and with the new job came a new office.  Shortly after I got settled into the office, I started making it my own.  And that meant unpacking some of the stuff I wanted to…

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I Like Big Books

I’ve written about styles of comic books here before.  Hard ones.  Soft ones.  Floppy ones.  Even digital ones.  But one of my favourite styles of comic books are big ones. Omnibus and collected editions are great.  Having every issue at…

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Statues or Action Figures

As you know I am a huge collector of action figures.  My collection is pretty extensive when you take into consideration all of my G.I. Joe, Marvel Universe/Select/Legends, DC Figures and any other cool stuff that catches my fancy. Recently…

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Free Comic Book Day 2013

Another Free Comic Book Day has passed us, and it is the best time of year to be a comic book collector.  I for one, love Free Comic Book Day.  It is exciting.  It can be frantic.  But it is…

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Hard, Soft or Floppy?

How do you like it? Hard? Soft? Floppy??? Wait… what did you think I was talking about? This is a comic blog… I’m talking about comics. When it comes to comics there are three main ways you can enjoy them. …

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Advertising in Comics

Advertising is important in any form of media.  It either brings us our entertainment for free, or at least at a reduced cost.  I don’t have any hard data on this, but it feels like there is more advertising in…

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Positive or Negative

Hey folks!  Welcome to another edition of Knowing is Half the Battle. And if you’ve noticed, I’ve moved from my normal Friday slot, to Monday.  Ahhh Monday!!!  Some people hate you.  Other people look at you as the opportunity to…

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Getting Crafty

When it comes to comic books and geek culture in general, you can buy anything.  Well almost anything. Sure you can buy t-shirts, decals, fridge magnets, action figures, coffee mugs and yadda-yadda-yadda.  But there are something’s you can’t buy. When…

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How To: Make a Custom Action Figure

In a previous edition of this column I talked about customizing action figures.  In the comments section, a reader asked “How do I customize an action figure?” This is a tough question to answer, without having any specific details.  Scott…

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Canadian ToyCon – March 2013

On March 17th 2013, many people were donning their favourite green attire and headed to the pub to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.  But for many people who love toys, they made their way to the Royal Botanical Gardens in Burlington…

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Come Out of the Geek Closet

Recently I was talking to some people and I was shocked to find out that not everybody embraces their geek side.  Some people, even though comics and geek culture are very popular right now, keep it a secret that they…

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Customizing Action Figures

Over the last couple of years, action figures have been getting better and better.  But as the Rolling Stones said “you can’t always get what you want.”  So when there is a toy that you want, that isn’t available, you…

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