Tuesday, October 7, 2008

ToyFare issue #136 arrives

The latest issue of ToyFare is arriving in mailboxes. I got mine yesterday, which is surprising since I usually get it late for some reason. For non-subscribers, it's due in comic shops on October 8 and on newstands October 21.
This issue has NECA's Marcus Fenix from the Gears of War 2 video game on the cover. If you are into "Gears" then this issue is for you - with all sorts of info about upcoming merchandise, comics, and of course the video games. There is also an interview with some head hancho.
The issue is a little light on actual toy news if you ask me, with stories on the new G.I. Joe and Transformers comic books and a piece on Bruce "The Chin" Campbell. One thing ToyFare is good at is showing us a look back at some forgotten toy line, and they don't disappoint this issue with a retrospective on Crystar, another classic (but small) toy line from the 1980s (based on a comic book series). Plus you get all the usual ToyFare columns, price guides, and Twisted ToyFare Theater.