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 Fantasizing About Career Opportunities

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Timeline of an action figure hunt:

March 2017: Target.com lists a 12-inch Justice League Action Booster Gold action figure. The price is $9.99, though the figure is listed as out of stock and cannot be ordered.

June 2017: Target.com de-lists the figure. It hasn't been seen in stores and is presumed cancelled.

December 2017: The figure appears on eBay.com, proving it exists. The listing closes over $100 for what appears to be an ultra-rare action figure.

January 2018: The figure appears on Amazon.com, finally making it available to the masses. List price starts at $13. At last check, it was selling only from second-hand sellers with prices in the neighborhood of $25.

Now: The figure has been spotted (and purchased) in Target stores in Dallas, TX and Philadelphia, PA. The purchase price is $9.99.

Won't You Play with My Booster Gold

It took a year, but it looks like Booster Gold is finally available in a Target near you. (It's still unavailable from Target.com, which acts like it has never heard of any such thing.) You're running out of excuses not to have this beauty!

Thanks to all Booster boosters who have reported finding the figure in their local stores. You guys are so good, maybe you can turn up one of those DC Icons JLI Blue and Gold two-packs DC Collectibles teased us with last year.
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 Birthday Surprise, Booster Gold!

Friday, December 29, 2017

Today marks the negative 425th birthday of Jon Michael "Booster" Carter, born this day in the year 2442.

If you've got $100 to drop on an action figure, I think I've got a pretty good way to celebrate the occasion.

Perhaps you recall that I first reported on a 12-inch Justice League Action Booster Gold figure from Target back in March? By June, I'd given up hope that we would ever actually see it in stores. I might have been premature.

Earlier this week, I got word that Mattel might finally be releasing the figure in 2018. While researching that claim yesterday, I found this on eBay.com:

2017 Mattel DC Comics Justice League Action Booster Gold 12” Figure MISB

I've still never seen one of these in the wild, but if this is the real deal (and there's no reason to suspect that it isn't), there must be others out there somewhere.

Keep your eyes peeled, Booster boosters! And Happy Birthday, Booster!

UPDATE 01/01/2018: The Blot notes that this figure is now available on Amazon.com for $13! Man, 2018 is looking Boosterrific already!
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 Saturday Morning Cartoons

Friday, November 10, 2017

A little bird tells me that Booster Gold will play a part in this weekend's Justice League Action episode, "System Error."

That's not obvious from the episode description from my cable guide:

When Batman discovers that he and the rest of the League are robots, he investigates to find out who did this and why.

That said, IMDB does seem to confirm that Diedrich Bader will be in the episode as Booster. Even more telling, the episode writer, Patrick Rieger, retweeted the episode tease and followed up with this tweet.

Booster’s the best! @PatricARieger 3:18 PM 9 Nov 2017

So turn your television dial — they still have those, yes? Televisions? — to Cartoon Network at 7AM eastern Saturday morning to see Booster in action, Justice League Action!
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 Booster Gold Dresses as Wonder Woman

Monday, October 30, 2017

Booster Gold returned to action this weekend, by which I mean Cartoon Network's Justice League Action.

The plot of the episode, titled "Phased and Confused," concerned Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman needing the help of Booster Gold to escape the Phantom Zone. All that was really just an excuse to get Booster Gold alone in the watchtower so he could do this:

Justice League Action episode Phased and Confused

While I always look forward to seeing Booster Gold in action, I have to say that I found his antics in this story to be so immature that I was left wondering why the Justice League would tolerate him. (Yes, "Time Out" established that Booster is still a time master in the JLAction universe, but the Justice League doesn't know that.)

That said, I'm not going to complain too much about a children's cartoon not meeting my adult expectations. Besides, whatever other faults the episode might have had, it was fun to see Booster pulling a Risky Business in Batman's costume.

Justice League Action has been a lot of fun, and I hope that there will be many more seasons to come.
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 Saturday Morning Cartoons Golden Again

Friday, August 11, 2017

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment issued a press release earlier this month to tell the world that Justice League Action would be coming to DVD this October. The first release will be "Season 1 Part 1" and contain the first 26 episodes of the series.

While this is great news for any fan of fun television, beware that Booster Gold appears in only one of those episodes, "Night of the Bat" (the third episode of the series). Presumably we'll have to wait for next year's "Season 1 Part 2" to get the superb "Time Out." But we don't have to wait that long for more Booster Gold.

Tomorrow, Cartoon Network will air the Justice League Action episode "Booster's Gold" for the first time in America. The episode synopsis at CartoonNetwork.com reads "Green Arrow becomes involved with Booster Gold when he discovers that the self-centered superhero has brought dinosaurs back from the past for a money-making venture." Oooh. Count me in.

The episode was written by show producer Jim Krieg and Jake Castorena, director of "Time Out," does the same for "Booster's Gold." So I think we can expect good things.
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