Toyfare: The Toy Magazine #74 [Cover 1 - G.I. Joe vs. Transformers]
(October 2003)

Wizard Entertainment, 1997 Series
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Price
4.99 USD; 6.95 CAD
Pages
116
Indicia Frequency
Monthly
On-sale Date
2003-08
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Not Intended for All Ages
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Gareb Shamus Enterprises Inc.
Brand
Wizard
Barcode
074470038085 10
Editing
Patrick McCallum [as Paste Pot Pete] (VP & Editor-in-Chief); Joe Yanarella [as Stilt Man] (Senior Managing Editor); Matthew Senreich [as Spot] (Editorial Direction); Mike Searle [as The Ringer] (as Executive Editor); Douglas Goldstein [as The Grizzly] (Senior Editor); Zach Oat [as Razorback] (Editor); Justin Aclin [as Sleepwalker] (Associate Editor); Adam Patyk [as Typeface] (Associate Editor)

Issue Notes

On sale year and month taken from previous issue.

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.

Cobra Commander Beyond Terrordome (Table of Contents: 1)

G.I. Joe / photo story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Pat McCallum; Tom Root; Zach Oat; Justin Aclin; Adam Patyk; Jon Gutierrez
Pencils
? (photo)
Inks
? (photo)
Colors
? (photo)
Letters
typeset
Editing
Matthew Senreich (credited as Matt Senreich); Doug Goldstein

Genre
military
Characters
Cobra Commander; Detro; Baroness; Zartan; Roadblock; Shipwreck; Serpentor; Buzzer; Ripper; Torch; Snake Eyes; Skeletor; He-Man; Tomax; Xamot; Major Bludd; Mindbender
Synopsis
Cobra Commander is woken up in the middle of the night by Destro and the Baroness playing tennis. He steals Bludd's sandwich and reads Toyfare. He plays with the weather dominator, messing up the weather for the Joes. Serpentor beets him at Scrabble. He tries on different hats, yells at the Dreadnoks for doing donuts in the yard, and flips off Snake Eyes. He watches Trading Spaces and falls asleep on the couch. Tomax and Xamot use the opportunity to draw on his mask.
Reprints
Keywords
action figures; fourth wall; fumetti; motorcycles; prank; Scrabble; tennis; Trading Spaces; Twisted Toyfare Theatre

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
?
Pencils
? (photo)
Inks
? (photo)
Colors
? (photo)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
You mean all the pain and anguish I've felt my entire life wasn't necessary?
Genre
humor
Characters
Beast Man; Moss Man
Synopsis
Moss Man consoles Beast Man.
Keywords
action figures; fumetti

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

Daredevil / cartoon / 0.22 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? (photo)
Inks
? (photo)
Colors
? (photo)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
When I say 'Clean the kitchen,' I mean it!
Genre
humor
Characters
Daredevil; Electra
Synopsis
Daredevil yells at Electra.
Keywords
action figures; Big Shot; fumetti

Indexer Notes

The Daredevil figure is from Spider-Man Classics by Toy Biz and the Electra figure is from Marvel Select by Diamond Select.

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

Star Wars; Dr. Who; Steel / cartoon / 0.22 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? (photo)
Inks
? (photo)
Colors
? (photo)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Run!
Genre
humor; adventure; science fiction
Characters
Luke Skywalker; Dr. Who; David Copperfield
Synopsis
David Copperfield's sex change operation has gone wrong.
Keywords
action figures; Big Shot; flowers; fumetti

Indexer Notes

The Luke Skywalker figure is from Star Wars by Hasbro, the Dr. Who figure is from Dr. Who by Dapol, and the David Cooperfield figure is Lieutenant Sparks from Steel by Kenner.

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
? (photo)
Inks
? (photo)
Colors
? (photo)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Next time, on 'Bruce Banner, World's Worst Veterinarian'...
Genre
humor; adventure; science fiction
Characters
Bruce Banner; tantaum
Synopsis
Bruce Banner performs a medical on a tantaum.
Keywords
action figures; Big Shot; fumetti; veterinarian

Indexer Notes

The Bruce Banner figure is from Pocket Super Heroes by Mego and the tantaum figure is from Star Wars: Empire Strikes Back by Kenner.

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

Gundam; Ultimate Muscle / cartoon / ? pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? (photo)
Inks
? (photo)
Colors
? (photo)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
But my parents will be here any minute!
Genre
humor
Characters
Amura Ray; King Muscle
Synopsis
King Muscle won't leave Amura's house.
Keywords
action figures; Big Shot; fumetti; pants

Indexer Notes

The Amura Ray figure is from Gundam by Bandai and the King Muscle figure is from Ultimate Muscle by Bandai.

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

X-Men; Realm of the Claw / cartoon / 0.22 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? (photo)
Inks
? (photo)
Colors
? (photo)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Wow...
Genre
humor; superhero
Characters
Tswana; Logan
Synopsis
Tswana and Logan are on Trading Spaces.
Keywords
action figures; beige; Big Shot; fumetti; Trading Spaces

Indexer Notes

The Tswana figure is from Realm of the Claw by Stan Winston Creations and the Logan figure is from X-Men by Toy-Biz.

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

Justice League of America; Crocodile Hunter / cartoon / 0.22 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? (photo)
Inks
? (photo)
Colors
? (photo)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
*Sniff sniff*
Genre
humor
Characters
Flash; Steve Irwin
Keywords
action figures; Big Shot; fumetti

Indexer Notes

The Flash figure is from JLA by Mattel and the Steve Irwin figure is from Crocodile Hunter by N2 Toys.

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
? (photo)
Inks
? (photo)
Colors
? (photo)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Did you see the look on that cat's face before the meteor hit it?
Genre
humor
Characters
Terry Kenyon; Trap Jaw
Synopsis
A meteor kills a cat.
Keywords
action figures; Big Shot; fumetti; meteor

Indexer Notes

The Terry Kenyon figure is from Ultimate Muscle by Bandai and the Trap Jam figure is from Masters of the Universe by Mattel.

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

Sailor Moon; X-Men / cartoon / 0.22 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? (photo)
Inks
? (photo)
Colors
? (photo)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
That was great, Piotr.
Genre
humor; adventure; romance; science fiction; superhero
Characters
Sailor Moon; Piotr Rasputin; Magneto
Synopsis
Piotr doesn't need Viagra when Magneto is around.
Keywords
action figures; Big Shot; fumetti; Viagra

Indexer Notes

The Sailor Moon figure is from Sailor Moon by Bandai, the Piotr Rasputin figure is from Giant-Sized X-Men by Toy Biz; and the Magneto figure is from Marvel Legends by Toy-Biz.

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

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

Script
Ken Peters
Pencils
? (photo)
Inks
? (photo)
Colors
? (photo)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
You said, 'I want 30 points of articulation'.
Genre
superhero
Characters
Beast Man; Spider-Man
Synopsis
Spider-Man's 30 points of articulation doesn't help him in space.
Keywords
action figures; articulation; Big Shot; Blank Shot; fumetti; space

Indexer Notes

The Beast Man figure is from Masters of the Universe by Mattel and the Spider-man figure is from Spider-man Classics by Toy-Biz.

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12)

Batman; Superman / cartoon / 0.22 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? (photo)
Inks
? (photo)
Colors
? (photo)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I demand to speak to your manager!
Genre
humor; superhero
Characters
Batman; Clark Kent
Synopsis
Batman eats a newspaper.
Keywords
action figures; Daily Planet; fumetti
Editing
Edits to this Issue are currently awaiting review by a GCD Editor
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 1. Cobra Commander Beyond Terrordome
    G.I. Joe
  2. 2. ["You mean all the pain and anguish I've felt my entire life wasn't necessary?"]
    He-Man and the Masters of the Universe
  3. 3. ["When I say 'Clean the kitchen,' I mean it!"]
    Daredevil
  4. 4. ["Run!"]
    Star Wars; Dr. Who; Steel
  5. 5. ["Next time, on 'Bruce Banner, World's Worst Veterinarian'..."]
    Star Wars; Hulk
  6. 6. ["But my parents will be here any minute!"]
    Gundam; Ultimate Muscle
  7. 7. ["Wow..."]
    X-Men; Realm of the Claw
  8. 8. ["*Sniff sniff*"]
    Justice League of America; Crocodile Hunter
  9. 9. ["Did you see the look on that cat's face before the meteor hit it?"]
    Ultimate Muscle; He-Man and the Masters of the Universe
  10. 10. ["That was great, Piotr."]
    Sailor Moon; X-Men
  11. 11. ["You said, 'I want 30 points of articulation'."]
    Spider-Man; He-Man and the Masters of the Universe
  12. 12. ["I demand to speak to your manager!"]
    Batman; Superman
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