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PCR #475 (Vol. 10, No. 18). This edition is for the week of April 27 -- May 3, 2009.

"X-Men Origins: Wolverine" †by Mike Smith
FX 2009: Another View †by ED Tucker
State of the Nation †by Brandon Jones
Priced Out Of The Business .... What The Hell Happened In One Year? .... Gruden Hasnít Left .... Sprung! .... Canít Get It Straight .... Nfl Draft Goes Primetime? .... Itís Not A National Championship .... †by Chris Munger
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CF Presents Retrorama

FX 2009: Another View

At this yearís Florida Extravaganza Collectibles Show (FX), Lisa Scherer Marsters Ciurro and I covered a lot of convention and collectibles related topics as we canvassed the aisles. One of our discussion items was photographs, which consisted mainly of my lament at always taking a lot but being limited to what I could use within the scope and the space of my review. Lisa made the logical suggestion that a photo essay could be done as a supplement to the regular coverage and that sounded like a great idea to me. So, to celebrate FXís twentieth anniversary, I am presenting a selection of photos that were not used for this yearís review. For an in depth analysis of the entire show, please see last weekís column http://www.crazedfanboy.com/npcr09/retropcr474.php. For this week, please enjoy an alternate selection of photos that further illustrate what makes this show so much Fanboy fun.

An impressive selection of tin toys (including a 60's Dalek), a Superman painting from the Creator's Corner, and some of the three sheet and 40x60 movie posters available this year.

Two different kinds of army men - modern G,I, Joe action figures and beautifully hand painted tin soldiers.

Some high dollar Silver Age comic books and Marx's Disneykins large plastic figures.

A nice selection of modern Batman memorabilia and some of DC Comic's cool action figures from their Direct line.

A whole table of Star Wars prop recreations and Atari 2600 game cartridges make a last stand!

Beauty and the Beasts! ED Tucker and Joel Wynkoop literally mugging for the camera and Amanda Stevens from The Superhuman Experiment.

Celebrity guests from a distance - Camden Toy and Juliet Landau from Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Jonathan Frakes from Star Trek:TNG.

Special thanks this week to Jim Fowler who took many of the photos presented here. Happy anniversary FX and here's wishing you many more!

"Retrorama" is ©2009 by ED Tucker. Webpage design and all graphics herein (except where otherwise noted) are creations of Nolan B. Canova. †All contents of Nolan's Pop Culture Review are ©2009 by Nolan B. Canova.