Saturday, November 1, 2008
NEW ARTICLE - Toy Collector Magazine, Electric Football (COVER STORY)
Ah, it's a beautiful day in the neighborhood. My third cover story for Toy Collector Magazine has just been published, this time on the vintage (and currently resurging) sport of Electric Football. You can read the article at the link above. Or you can click here.
Since I first started with TCM in the spring of 2007, they have been a wonderful magazine to work with. My editor is top-notch, the graphics design person can create visual masterpieces in nothing flat - it all works out. This is actually my third cover for TCM - in addition to my feature articles on Transformers, Guitar Hero, Wild Republic plush dolls, Revell model kits, the Luna City arcade and professional wrestling figurines, my two big cover stories have been the history of the Speed Racer series, and the 40th anniversary of Hot Wheels. Nice stuff.
This was a fun article to write - I was able to interview not only the current people involved with electric football, but also the creator of Buzzball figurines, members of the Connecticut New York Electric Football League, and a person who custom-paints his own figurines into classic teams and models.
I've got another article I'm working on right now for TCM, so keep an eye open for a January 2009 publishing date.