Toyfare: The Toy Magazine #73 [Cover 1 - Optimus Prime]
(September 2003)

Wizard Entertainment, 1997 Series
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Price
4.99 USD; 6.95 CAD
Pages
108
Indicia Frequency
monthly
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Not Intended for All Ages
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Gareb Shamus Enterprises Inc.
Publisher's Brand
Wizard
Barcode
074470038085 09
Editing
Pat McCallum (VP & editor-in-chief); Matthew Senreich (editorial direction); Douglas Goldstein (senior editor); Joe Yanarella (senior managing editor); Zach Oat (editor); Justin Aclin (associate editor); Adam Patyk (associate editor); Robert Bricken (contributing editor)

Issue Notes

This issue shipped with two covers.
This issue has variants:

The individual issues of this series are each less than 50% comics. Only comics sequences are indexed and cover scans are accepted only if the issue has 10% indexed comics content.

Pole Position (Table of Contents: 1)

Daredevil; Hulk; Spider-Man; X-Men / photo story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Pat McCallum; Tom Root; Zach Oat; Justin Aclin; Adam Patyk
Pencils
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Letters
typeset

Genre
humor; superhero
Characters
Green Goblin; Venom; Wolverine; Storm; Spider-Man; Daredevil; Hulk
Synopsis
Green Goblin dares Venom to lick a flagpole. His tongue gets stuck. Wolverine, Storm, Spider-Man, and Daredevil go by. Green Goblin gets Hulk to help get Venom unstuck, but they end up decapitating him and leaving the body there.
Reprints
Keywords
action figures; flagpolel battle-damaged; fumetti; tongue; ultimate

Indexer Notes

All characters are MiniMates by Art Asylum.

'Bots All, Folks! (Table of Contents: 2)

Fantastic Four / photo story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Pat McCallum; Tom Root; Zach Oat; Justin Aclin; Adam Patyk; Jon Gutierrez
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Genre
humor; superhero
Characters
Willie; Mr. Fantastic; Invisible Woman; Thing; Human Torch; H.E.R.B.I.E.; Franklin Richards; Dr. Doom; Haley Joel Osment; M.O.D.O.K.; Vision; Scarlet Witch; Mysterio; Soundwave
Synopsis
Human Torch gets mad when the others get checks from the Fantastic Four cartoon where he was replaced by H.E.R.B.I.E. He decides to get his revenge by entering H.E.R.B.I.E. in a battle bots competition, and takes Franklin with him. However, H.E.R.B.I.E. wins, so Human Torch decides to fight him. He ends up in traction.
Reprints
Keywords
action figures; Asimov's Law; banana; Battlebots; Daily Bugle; Franklin Mint; fumetti; hot dog; ice cream; John Wayne; pizza; Styx; Twisted Toyfare Theatre

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

Batman; He-Man and the Masters of the Universe / cartoon / 0.28 page (report information)

Script
?
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
So under his clothes he was a chicken the whole time?
Genre
humor; superhero
Characters
Harley Quinn; He-Man; Orko
Synopsis
Orko was a turkey all along.
Keywords
action figures; fumetti; turkey

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

Batman / cartoon / 0.22 page (report information)

Script
?
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Curse you, DeVito!
Genre
humor; superhero
Characters
Batman; Danny DeVito
Synopsis
Danny DeVito is in Batman's toilet.
Keywords
action figures; Big Shot; Death to Smoochy; fumetti; toilet

Indexer Notes

The Batman figure is from Batman Returns by Kenner and the Danny DeVito figure is a penguin.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

Star Wars; G.I. Joe; Avengers / cartoon / 0.22 page (report information)

Script
?
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Come on, just three more!
Genre
humor; adventure; science fiction
Characters
Tusken Raiders; Scarlett; Iron Man
Synopsis
Scarlett eats bugs.
Keywords
action figures; alcohol; Big Shot; bugs; fumetti

Indexer Notes

The Tusken Raider figure is from Star Wars by Hasbro, the Scarlett figure is from G.I. Joe by Hasbro, and the Iron Man figure is from Avengers Box Set by Toy-Biz.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

Power Rangers; He-Man and the Masters of the Universe / cartoon / 0.22 page (report information)

Script
?
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
You either have a really good explanation for why that's empty, or you're the worst babysitter ever.
Genre
humor; superhero
Characters
He-Man; Puggy Pig
Synopsis
Puggy Pig has an empty baby carrier.
Keywords
action figures; baby carrier; Big Shot; fumetti

Indexer Notes

The He-Man figure is from Masters of the Universe by Mattel and the Power Pig figure is from Power Rangers by Bandai.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7)

Star Trek; Star Wars / cartoon / 0.22 page (report information)

Script
?
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
What an adventure!
Genre
humor; science fiction; adventure
Characters
Will Wheaton; sandtrooper
Synopsis
Will Wheaton is going to update his online journal.
Keywords
action figures; Big Shot; coffin; fumetti

Indexer Notes

The Will Wheaton figure Wesley Crusher is from Star Trek: The Next Generation by Playmates and the sandtrooper figure is from Star Wars by Hasbro.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8)

Superman; Maison Ikkoku / cartoon / 0.22 page (report information)

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?
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
All right Ultra-Humanite - it's back to ultra-prison for you!
Genre
humor; superhero
Characters
Superman; Ultra-Humanite; Kyoko Otonashi
Synopsis
Superman arrests Ultra-Humanite.
Keywords
action figures; Big Shot; fumetti

Indexer Notes

The Superman figure is from Superman by DC Direct, the Ultra-Humanite figure is a cat, and the Kyoko Otonashi figure is from Maison Ikkoki by Bandai.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9)

Dragon's Lair; Maison Ikkoku / cartoon / 0.22 page (report information)

Script
?
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'll save you fair maiden!
Genre
humor
Characters
Dirk Daring; Ibuki Yogami; Dave
Synopsis
Dirk tries to save Ibuki from Dave.
Keywords
action figures; Big Shot; fumetti

Indexer Notes

The Dirk the Daring figure is from Dragon's Lair by AnJon and the Ibuki Yogami figure is from Maison Ikkoku by Bandai.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10)

Dungeons & Dragons; G.I. Joe / cartoon / 0.22 page (report information)

Script
Bob Purvis
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
My new, state-of-the-art snowboard allows me to go anywhere I want!
Genre
humor; fantasy-supernatural; military
Characters
Cobra Commander; Kelek
Synopsis
Snowboards and adult diapers both let you go anywhere you want.
Keywords
action figures; Big Shot; Blank Shot; fumetti; snowboarding

Indexer Notes

The Cobra Commander figure is from G.I. Joe: ARAH by Hasbro and the Kelek figure is from Advanced Dungeons & Dragons by UN.

The script was submitted to the "Blank Shot" contest at the Toyfare website.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11)

Transformers / cartoon / 0.28 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
No son of mine is going to grow up to transform into a semi truck!
Genre
humor; science fiction
Characters
Megatron; Starscream
Synopsis
Megatron and Starscream try to raise their son.
Keywords
action figures; fumetti