Doug: Doc Owen over at Action Figure Times has been reviewing the Legion of Super-Heroes box set from Mattel -- these went on sale yesterday at 11:00 am CT. After only 45 minutes I noticed that the web page had a note reading "Almost gone". When I checked after school at 3:45, they were "Sold Out!" Karen had previewed these babies back in July.
Doug: The figures are 6" scale and run in the DC Universe Classics line. They are exceptionally well done from the images I've seen, and I'd dearly love to have them. Yes, the MSRP on them is $180, and I understand that does not include shipping and handling. You can already find the box set, as well as figures listed individually, hitting eBay. However, I was also told by a reliable source that the extra money I made this fall running the clock/doing the PA at my son's varsity soccer games is going toward a new dishwasher. A pity... Anyway, drool, and enjoy!
Doug: And, for conversational purposes, who do you wish they would have made, and who would you have replaced? For me, Mon-el!!! While I like the sculpt on Matter-Eater Lad, there's no way he should have been included over Mon. And what about some more ladies?
Our collaborators, Martinex1 and Redartz, have opened a new blog called Back in the Bronze Age... If you have liked the sorts of topics seen here on Bronze Age Babies, then you are going to feel right at home at Back in the Bronze Age... Give them a visit!
Karen and Doug
Bronze Age Babies, Unite!
On Sunday, 4/23/17, Martinex1, Doug, and Redartz gathered for a day of fun at C2E2 in Chicago. It was great to finally meet in person after years of online cameraderie.
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Karen and Doug met on the Avengers Assemble! message board back in September 2006. On June 16 2009 they went live with the Bronze Age Babies blog, sharing their love for 1970s and '80s pop culture with readers who happen by each day. You'll find conversations on comics, TV, music, movies, toys, food... just about anything that evokes memories of our beloved pasts!
Doug is a high school social science teacher and department chairman living south of Chicago; he also does contract work for the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. He is married with two adult sons and a daughter-in-law.
Karen originally hails from California and now works in scientific research/writing in the Phoenix area. She often contributes articles to Back Issue magazine. She is married. She hangs out with Joe Biden occasionally.
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Dig Karen's Work Here? Then You Should Check Her Out in Back Issue!
BI #44 is available for digital download and in print. I've read Karen's article on reader reaction to Gerry Conway's ASM #121-122, and it's excellent. This entire magazine was fun! -- Doug
Back Issue #45
As if Karen's work on Spidey in the Bronze Age wasn't awesome enough, she's at it again with a look at the romance of the Vision and the Scarlet Witch in Back Issue's "Odd Couples" issue -- from TwoMorrows!
Karen's talking the Mighty Thor in the Bronze Age!
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