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Saturday, April 10, 2010

The Aquaman Shrine in Toyfare

The Classic Aquaman figure for the JLU line tops the "Marketwatch Top Ten" list in this month's issue of Toyfare (#154, out this week). When I first turned to this page, I was happy to see Arthur on the list at all, not to mention in first place.

But when I read the word balloon the Toyfare staff added, I did a double, even a triple, take:

Great Neptune! The Aquaman Shrine's been mentioned in Toyfare! How cool and how...well, yes, meta!

I had no idea anyone at Toyfare knew about the Shrine, and no one told me this was coming until I read it in the magazine. I'm simply stunned!

Anyway, like I said, it's great that the Classic Aquaman figure--long time coming--is getting such attention. Its a beautiful figure, one many of us Aqua-Fans have been waiting for.

Thanks Toyfare!


Count Drunkula said...

Holy nuts! That's terrific, Rob!

Congrats on the mainstream exposure. I think you get to lord that over Diabolu Frank forever!

David J. Cutler said...

Wow, very cool!

But... $22 dollars? I'll never get my hands on this thing now.

nf said...

I haven't seen the Aquaman JLU figure out in the wild, but I've seen Firestorm and Big Barda. Looks like I should have picked them up! Have to keep my eyes open.

Joe Slab said...

That's awesome rob! The Shrine just keeps getting more and more popular. I think sometime after Brightest Day #1 hits, you should contact Geoff Johns for an interview!

rob! said...

Joe--That's easier said than done, but rest assured that Mr. Johns knows the Shrine would love to talk to him.

He's very busy right now, but I think eventually we'll get to hear from him.

Wings1295 said...

Woohoo, on both counts! Great figure & a great mention, Rob! Awesome.

chunky B said...

That is so cool Rob!

Orin's dad said...

Dude! That rocks! That is so sweet you made Toyfair!, Rob. Just shows how far-reaching the Shrine is nowadays!

Dene said...

That is super-cool-! Wow-! Congrats-!

Earth 2 Chris said...

That's awesome Rob. The Shrine has entered the nerd lexicon!


The Irredeemable Shag said...

Rob - That is so friggin' cool! What an awesome plug for you! It shows how highly regarded your work and site are.


The Irredeemable Shag

PS: Does it seem petty of me that I'm sad FIRESTORM FAN didn't get mentioned with the #2 figure? ;)