Each of these sites has a slightly different focus, be it insider
information, in-depth reporting, Asian theater reports, or whatever. If you
can't find a bit of information on my site, you might want to check one of
While not 100% official, most of these sites manage to be legal because of
the doctrine of fair use. Basically, there's four points that can help
establish fair use. 1) Educational or review purposes, 2) Material being
used was not created with the intention of making money, 3) Excerpts are
small, 4) The use does not reduce the market value of the thing
reproduced. Obviously, we lose out on point 2, but most review sites do fine
on the other three, which is enough to avoid getting in trouble. Large image
archives tend to not be fair use, though, so there's a bit of a tightrope
walk going on.
Ben's been in this business about as long as I have, which is pretty long in
"internet time." His encroaching real life has kept him from updating this
page as often as he'd like, but it still has a lot of news, reviews and
pictures worth looking around at. Currently on hiatus while
Ben switches providers and does some major overhauling. The site is planned
to return October 08.
A semi-regular online magazine featuring news, reviews, articles and toy fair
reports. Phil Zeman, the guy who runs it, is good at getting his hands on
quality content. Oh yeah, and there's a piece or two by me on the site.
A rather comprehensive collection of resources regarding the parallel
Binaltech and Alternators lines, including translations of the Japanese
techspecs, instructions and storyline. Also available in German.