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  • How to celebrate National Running Day
    How to celebrate National Running Day
    Today is National Running Day, which means it is time to lace up your shoes and hit the pavement. In addition to getting in a nice run, there are other ways to celebrate this special day. Here are the top five ways to celebrate National Running Day.
  • Halo 4 Mega Bloks Covenant Silver Combat Unit
    Halo 4 Mega Bloks Covenant Silver Combat Unit
    Released at the same time as the earlier reviewed Cobalt Combat Unit, the Covenant Silver Combat Unit is also part of the Halo 4 wave of 'Armory Packs' using the new licenses.From the package:The Covenant Silver Combat Unit prepares a...
  • Halo 4 Knight
    Halo 4 deluxe figure series 1 - Knight
    As part of the 'Extended' series of Halo 4 series 1 action figures, the forerunner Knight is reported by sites like Big Bad Toy Store to be released in the second quarter of 2013.From the solicitation:Residents of the artificial world of...
  • McFarlane Toys unveils secret figures from the first wave of Halo 4 toys!
    McFarlane Toys unveils secret figures from the first wave of Halo 4 toys!
    After a relatively long wait (in toy collector terms) McFarlane Toys has released details and images of the first wave of standard packed figures for the Halo 4 toy line. Previously, the only known figure from the first wave was Master Chief in...
  • Halo Mega Bloks mini figures series 5 available!
    Halo Mega Bloks mini figures series 5 available!
    Hitting stores in the San Francisco area in the past few days is series five of the Halo Mega Bloks blind packed series. While nothing Earth-shattering is released in this wave, there are a few refinements on old releases, as well as a few new...
  • Arbiter & Prophet of Mercy
    Halo Minimates series four Arbiter and Prophet of Mercy
    The second of the four packs of series four of the Halo Minimates, a Toys R' Us exclusive, includes the Prophet of Mercy and the Ripa 'Moramee, the Arbiter in Halo Wars, the top down real time strategy game.From the back of the card...
  • Snowbound Halo Mega Bloks
    Halo Mega Bloks mini-figure Snowbound four pack.
    Recently available in San Francsico area toy retailers, this set was largely unpromoted by Mega Bloks, and caught many collectors by surprise. Named for the famous multiplayer map Snowbound, the figures come in a 'Versus' four pack with a...
  • Halo Reach series 6 Elite Zealot
    Halo Reach series 6 Elite Zealot action figure.
    The last of the wave six Halo Reach figures to be reviewed here is the somewhat harder to find Elite Zealot. More common in Reach than other Halo titles, especially in lower difficulty levels, Zealots got a lot of screen time, and were thus a more...
  • Halo Reach Series 5 Covenant Spec Ops 2 Pack
    Halo Reach series 5 Covenant special ops 2 pack
    One of the easier to find two packs in the San Francisco neck of the woods, with most retailers having it available, collectors have not had to look far to find the Covenant Spec Ops 2 pack. This is convenient, as it includes two of the hardest to...
  • Halo Reach Series 4 Elite General
    Halo Reach Series 4 Elite General
    Recently, several of the local San Francisco retailers have restocked some of the figures that were either peg warmers, or harder to find that were stuck in back stock due to said peg warmers. Today we will be looking at the latter: The Elite...
  • Halo Micro Ops Large Carded Sets
    Halo Micro Ops Large Carded Sets
    Along with the unveiling of the Micro Ops small carded sets, the duo of the first series' Large carded sets have come up for preorder on online retailers like Big Bad Toy Store.These sets are slated to hit retail at the same time as the small...
  • Halo Micro Ops Small Carded Sets
    Halo Micro Ops Small Carded Sets Unveiled
    Recently, images of the announced Halo Micro Ops sets have begun to appear on online retailers such as Big Bad Toy Store.The sets are slated to hit retail in August 2012, and the first wave is supposed to include:Warthog & Mongoose - with 2...
  • Hale Reach Wave 6: Invasion
    Halo Reach Wave Six Invasion 3 Pack HItting Stores In February
    The new wave of Halo Reach Multi Pack action figures is scheduled to hit in February, though collectors have already begun searching for them in San Francisco stores due to the irregular restocking schedule from the post-holiday sales. The...
  • Halo Reach Series 6
    Halo Reach Series 6 Single Figures Forecasted To February 2012
    Online sellers are forecasting wave 6 of Mcfarlane's very successful Halo Reach action figure line to be out in February of this year, though San Francisco retailers' trend of having such releases hit the shelves early has collectors...
  • Iowa caucuses
    Why the left hates Iowa
    I often get perturbed listening to talking heads and the D.C. intelligentsia, (I hesitate to call them intellectuals) bash Iowa and the Iowa caucuses. A recent article in the Atlantic disparaging the Iowa caucuses makes some interesting arguments,...