In which Casimir pontificates on subjects far and wide. Toys, reviews, comics, that sandwich I had for lunch… If I think it’s worth your precious time, it’s here.

 

About a year ago I started seeing solicitations for 6″-7″ scale cardboard backdrops and sets from Extreme-Sets. I was dubious at first. I’d seen similar things in the past, and they always fell short. Plus, most of the sets were $35 to $50, plus shipping. That’s a hefty price to ask for cardboard. And yet, […]
Posted on 05/07/2017 - 01:46 AM
Upon my second viewing of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, I was struck with an epiphany regarding the origins of the film’s protagonist, Rey. I’d like to document my theory, as I have not encountered it elsewhere. (I do not claim to be the only person to have thought of this, only that I have […]
Posted on 12/29/2015 - 01:53 AM
Between Inanimate Objects, this blog, and my Facebook page, I’ve been pretty tough on toy companies over the years. I tend to call things as I see them, and usually what I see isn’t up to par. I’m pleased to say I’ve never been paid, bought off, or otherwise bribed to make comments positive or […]
Posted on 01/11/2015 - 03:27 PM
I could not be more excited by DC Collectibles new line of animated style BTAS and TNBA figures! THESE are the toys I’ve wanted for over 20 years! The first wave is out now. I hope to obtain my set very soon, and then maybe I can finally answer everyone who keeps asking my opinion […]
Posted on 12/13/2014 - 01:48 PM
For many action figure collectors, the former company Palisades holds a special place in our hearts. Palisades was a company that produced toys people actually wanted. They listened to fans, while staying true to their license holders. Their products were fun toys and works of art. Palisades was a company that cared at a time […]
Posted on 08/21/2014 - 02:03 AM
I’ve enjoyed reading Powers by Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming for many years. The thing that initially attracted me to it was Oeming’s early art, which was clearly influenced by Bruce Timm. I came for the art, but stayed for the story and characters. The book has had its ups and downs over […]
Posted on 01/02/2014 - 01:00 AM
I recall reading that Jazwares was awarded the new Teen Titans Go license, but that was months ago. I had not heard or seen anything since. Imagine my surprise when I found these in the wild today. (That never happens in the internet age!) These were at the Frisco, Texas Toys R Us. The mini-figure […]
Posted on 09/28/2013 - 03:03 AM
Most of us accept that Green Lantern: The Animated Series is not in the same continuity as the previous “Timmverse” programs. I’m reasonably certain the producers have gone on record as saying so, though I can’t find a reference for that at the moment. Despite that, I think I may have found a way in […]
Posted on 07/28/2013 - 09:50 PM
Ten years. It’s been over ten years since Inanimate Objects launched. So much has changed in this world. And yet so much remains constant. I’ve been customizing figures and toys, in one form or another, all my life. When I was a kid my dad would help me make Mark’s bird-a-rang things from Battle of […]
Posted on 07/25/2013 - 12:47 AM
Recently I posted about using some Playmobil sets as backdrops for JLU figures. The scale is a little on the small side, but for purposes of photography, they’re fun. Having explored the Secret Agent Headquarters and the Bank, I now dive into the Playmobil Volcano. Like the others, it’s a great playset in and of […]
Posted on 06/09/2013 - 06:20 PM

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