Shelf Conscious returns with a special episode with the stars of the upcoming indie horror comedy, Retro Freaks — Craig from NotAnotherRetroChannel and Cincy Nerd, who makes his triumphant return to the show!Continue reading “‘Retro Freaks’ with NARC and Cincy Nerd”
Hasbro just announced an awesome new way to collect action figures called Hasbro Selfie Series! Launching exclusively on the Hasbro Pulse Mobile App this fall, the custom offering allows fans to create a collector-grade 6-inch action figure in their likeness based on fan-favorite character costume designs from G.I. Joe, Ghostbusters, Power Rangers, Marvel, and Star Wars.Continue reading “Action Figure Fans Can Collect Themselves with Hasbro Selfie Series”
Celebrate the Holidays with Shelf Conscious! In this brand new episode, Keith is joined by YouTuber and diorama artist, Art G!Continue reading “‘Art of the Toy Hunt’ with Art G”
Shelf Conscious returns just in time for the second half of Masters of the Universe: Revelation on Netflix! This time, Keith is joined by Orko himself, Griffin Newman!Continue reading “‘Merchandise Spotlight’ with Griffin Newman”
Keith, Britney, and Dominic welcome back Jamal to figure out why everyone else is hating on LeBron James’ Space Jam reboot — a film the whole crew loved. Jamal is also here to plug our Twitch channel and Gaming Newsletter so be sure to subscribe to both! Later, Keith, Dom, and Britney break down the Loki finale and what it all means for the future of the MCU.Continue reading “Hard NOC Life 226: Why are Critics Dunking on ‘Space Jam’”
Keith returns to Hard NOC Life just in time to review the MCU’s return to the multiplex with Britney and Dominic. In addition to discussing what Black Widow’s box office dominance portends for the future, the crew also takes stock of the penultimate episode of Loki on Disney+.Continue reading “Hard NOC Life 225: ‘Black Widow’ Brings the MCU Back to Theaters”
This week on Shelf Conscious, Keith welcomes action figure photographer and collector, Greg from the Instagram account Deeez Action Figures!Continue reading “‘The Real Black Series’ with Deeez Action Figures”
Dominic, Britney, and Keith break down all of the recently announced animated series, including a slate of DC series on HBO Max and a trio of Asian American-led series on Netflix. They also discuss Kevin Feige’s revelation that whitewashing is bad, and Dominic speaks with author Claire Light about her upcoming book, Monkey Around, and the pop culture relevance of the Monkey King.
Originally published at NBC Asian America
I am an avid toy collector, and every few years I like to take stock of the number of action figures that feature Asian American and Pacific Islander characters. When I started doing this in 2009, it was difficult coming up with enough figures to fill out a Top Five list. Fortunately, it has become much easier to populate these lists since AAPI visibility in pop culture has dramatically increased in the intervening years. In fact, I actually had a difficult time winnowing down this year’s list since there are so many AAPI action figures from which to choose! Moreover, nearly every slot on the list is populated by female characters, which hopefully puts to rest the fallacy that girls don’t buy action figures.
Last week, we crossed 1,000 “likes” on Facebook and 1,000 followers on Twitter. I mentioned that to thank you all for upping our numbers on both social media platforms, we would be giving away some toys. So, that’s what we’re going to do!
Just passed 1,000 FB likes! To show our thanks, we're gonna give away some Wolverine Mini-Mates next week. Stay tuned!
— The Nerds of Color (@TheNerdsofColor) April 4, 2014
I mention in that tweet that we’ll be giving away Wolverine Mini-Mates, and we are, but since it’s Cap Week, I’m going to throw in a Marvel Legends Infinite Series Captain America figure too. Click through to find our how to win the toys.