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Welcome to the Universe of Imagination!

Action Figure Universe, where the comparative mythology of Joseph Campbell meets pop culture & modern mass media memorabilia, is an interactive entertainment scrapbook & resource site, all about figures of action & adventure of the mythic past, present & future, as they appear in their various forms in human history, popular art & the ever-expanding collectible toy market.

For me, collecting, enjoying & studying action figures isn't just about childhood memories.  It's an important part of personal growth & self-actualization, as well as a fun way to remain creative & imaginative throughout life's amazing journey.

Many of the action characters (heroes & villains alike) you will find here were conceived for adults, while others were originally intended for a younger audience.  Bearing in mind that no one is ever too old to be young at heart, I bid you welcome to the Action Figure Universe.

While you're here, feel free to explore the boundless reaches of child-like wonder & imagination that have long inspired people of all ages to not just dream, but to do, create & of course, PLAY.  As you step beyond the threshold of the so-called "real world," take heart & remember...

"The more complex the mind, the greater the need for the simplicity of play."

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Wednesday, May 29, 2013



Star Trek Continues!

I never thought I'd see the day, but the Star Trek original series fan based web efforts just keep getting better and better.  The latest and greatest effort is none other than Vic Mignogna's Star Trek Continues.  Of course, the very first episode of the show is by no means flawless, but even diehard Star Trek fans have to admit that this effort is pretty darned good.  Well, practice makes perfect, I suppose.

Vic Mignogna has not only been a Star Trek fan since childhood, but he's been involved with a number of other notable fan produced Trek projects as well.  He currently has my vote because, more than any other before him (yes, including Chris Pine), he really seems to understand the subtle nuisances of playing the part of Captain James T. Kirk (when it comes to channeling the original William Shatner version of the character), well beyond the fact that he's obviously an excellent physical choice for the role.

But don't take my word for it. Watch the new webisode and judge for yourself.  In my assessment of this stellar new effort, I point out a number of details that could definitely use some minor (or even major) improvements, but overall, Star Trek Continues is first rate Trek in my book.  At the very least, it rates quite highly on this Star Trek Universe fan's tricorder readings.

Click the link below to view Star Trek Continues: Episode 01 - Pilgrim of Eternity, and see if you can spot some of the minor mistakes, and even more of the spectacular things they actually got right, when producing this marvelous new addition to the ever evolving Star Trek Universe.

Energize!
2:40 pm jst


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