Interviews - archive

Interviews with interesting people in the Simpsons Collector community, including Q & A with PlayMates VP Jeff Trojan.

Wednesday, August 22, 2001 Playmates Answers Our Questions - August, 2001 - discuss
Here are the questions and answers from August, 2001... read more
Thursday, July 26, 2001 Playmates Answers Our Questions - July, 2001 - discuss
Here are the questions and answers from July, 2001... read more
Friday, June 08, 2001 Playmates Answers Our Questions - June, 2001 - discuss
Here are the questions and answers from June, 2001... read more
Thursday, May 24, 2001 Playmates Answers Our Questions - May, 2001 - discuss
Each month, our message board writes and votes on a selection of ten questions to send to Playmates regarding their Simpsons toys. Board VIP Michael Crawford sends these to Jeff Trojan, VP of Boys Toys for Playmates, who has always graciously responded with detailed and informative answers. Here are the questions and answers from May, 2001... read more
Tuesday, May 23, 2000 An Inside Look at Simpsons Merchandise
Bill LaRue interviews Playmates VP of Boys Toys at Collecting Simpsons.
Articles - archive

Articles and editorials covering recent events, releases and issues important to the Simpsons Collector community.

Monday, October 01, 2001 Three Eyes on Every Fish, A Homer On Every Set

While rearranging my sets to accomodate the new church and arcade environments, I realized that when you include exclusives and sets up to Asst. C playsets, that there will be almost a 1 to 1 ratio of Homer figures to playsets.... read more

Monday, September 03, 2001 The Death of a Collecting Hobby - discuss
Collectors of items ranging from toys to trading cards to comic books and everything in-between have watched in horror all too often in recent times as the deadly sin of greed consumed and destroyed their once enjoyable hobbies... read more
Wednesday, July 25, 2001 Figure Multi-pack Ideas for Playmates - discuss

In June, 2000, Playmates VP of Boys Toys Jeff Trojan asked the members of our forum to put together a list of multi-pack ideas, as a way of expanding the concept Playmates began with Radioactive Man and Fallout Boy. We came up with over 80 ideas for multi-packs consisting of over 250 unique figures. Here is a list of all our ideas, followed by Jeff Trojan's response... read more

Wednesday, July 25, 2001 The First Annual Blinky Awards - discuss

Kent: "This is Kent Brockman, reporting for Channel 6 news. We're here live at the First Annual Blinky Awards pre-show. We're looking for celebrities to talk to about tonight's gala event. Oh, here comes the master of ceremonies himself, Mayor Diamond Joe Quimby...MAYOR QUIMBY, can we have a word with you about tonight's show?"... read more

Monday, February 26, 2001 Simpsons vs. Futurama Toy Lines
I know MAC's Futurama line hasn't come out yet, but there have been lots of pictures on the web and in magazines. I recently saw some close-ups of the Futurama figures that answered my questions as to how articulated they are. What I want to discuss here is what style of action figure is better, Playmates' approach or MAC's approach... read more
Friday, February 23, 2001 Simpsons State of the Toy Line Address
We have gotten a lot of news recently about the one action figure line that seems like it might actually take the crown from Star Wars in 2001 as hottest, bestselling, favorite, and so on amongst collectors, Playmates Simpsons... read more
Reviews - archive

Reviews of Simpsons Collectibles by our staff.

Wednesday, July 18, 2001 Michael's Review of the Week: WoS Series 5

Wave 4 of the Simpsons line is barely cold on the shelf and already we have wave 5!  I'm certainly not complaining, and plenty of other Simpsons fans feel likewise. ... read more

Monday, June 25, 2001 Michael's Review of the Week: 2001 U.K. Burger King Simpsons

For those who love the Simpsons, and love kids meal toys, it seems that the United Kingdom has been having all the luck lately.  Last year, in celebration of the 10th anniversary, the Burger Kings in England (and the Phillipines it should be noted) had a series of figures approximately in scale with the Playmates versions.... read more

Tuesday, February 08, 2000 Michael's Review of the Week: WoS Series 1
Anyone out there that knows me or has seen my toy room knows I love the Simpsons. It's one of my favorite shows of all time, and almost the only line I collect even weird stuff from - ice cream scoops, alarm clocks, dolls, key chains, etc. etc. etc.... read more
Customs Corner - archive

Short articles and recipes highlighting customs and providing tips for beginners and the experienced alike.

Saturday, June 30, 2001 Evil Homer Info & Tips

In June, I created a custom figure of Evil Homer, using a Casual Homer as the base figure. While not a complete "recipe", I hope you'll find the following to be useful information. ... read more

Saturday, June 09, 2001 One Hour Custom Playset #2: Schoolyard

For this second custom generic playset / playset extension, we'll be making the schoolyard from the Springfield Elementary playset. ... read more

Thursday, June 07, 2001 One Hour Custom PlaySet #1: Springfield Sidewalk

As we all know, PlayMates releases more figures each wave than fit on the playsets that are released each wave. This causes a serious lack of sensor-pegs in my display and I'm always on the lookout for cool solutions to the shortage problem. Back in June I created a custom Sidewalk playset from an extra Town Hall. ... read more

Tech Tips - archive

Advice and walk-throughs which help you get the most out of the message board and website.

UPDATED (1/29/2003): We've updated this article since it was originally published. The most recent version of the article is in our issue #7.... read more

Wednesday, June 20, 2001 Tech Tips: How To Get Simpsons Fonts For Your PC - discuss
There are several Simpsons fonts out there for your enjoyment. This tip will show you how to install and use those fonts with your PC computer. ... read more

OK, for those of you who don't know how to do it, I'm going to take you click-by-click through adding your email address to your profile on the board.

You will be opening a separate window so that you can follow along with the directions, while you read them. If you have any questions about how to switch back and forth between windows, please don't hesitate to ask, or just print the ... read more

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