Articles for October, 2006

 

by Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer
October 17, 2006
kryptonite.gif Not much of a post, but I saw this headline today and was wondering how many other comic readers had the same thought I did? Unusual Meteorite Found In Kansas.   -Jason

 

by Daniel Pickett
October 16, 2006
Diamond Select Toys & Collectibles LLC (DST) is excited to announce an exclusive limited Chrome Silver Surfer resin statue, inspired by Marvel’s recent Silver Surfer “Annihilation” storyline!  Only available through New York-based retailer Best Comics, this highly collectible statue is scheduled to debut this fall and will be limited to an edition size of only…

 

by Daniel Pickett
October 16, 2006
jerryseyesTN.jpg In 2000, a little toy company was founded by long time toy developer Jerry Macaluso and John Schouweiler.  With the objective of making the best toys in the collectible toy market, they named this company State of the Art Toys, or SOTA Toys.  SOTA’s commitment to that goal soon attracted some of the industry’s top…

 

by Daniel Pickett
October 16, 2006
FablesStatue.jpg DC Direct Solicitations for items arriving in June of 07 FABLES STATUE: BIGBY & SNOW white Designed by Mark Buckingham Sculpted by Jim Maddox This beautifully sculpted statue of Bigby Wolf and Snow White from Vertigo’s acclaimed FABLES series statue stands approximately 10.5” high x  8” wide x 9” deep (including base), includes a four-color…

 

by Daniel Pickett
October 16, 2006
DHHeroClix.jpg     October 16, 2006 (SEATTLE) — WizKids Inc. announced today the return of Dark Horse Comics to HeroClix® with the release of the seven-figure Dark Horse HeroClix Hellboy and the B.P.R.D Action Pack.  This windowed product, which features all-new sculpts and game play, will be released in March 2007.   Hellboy is the popular…

 

by Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer
October 16, 2006
truoffice.jpg Looking Out My Office Window When I lived in Dallas years ago I probably visited this Toys R Us at least 3-4 times a week. It was only about 7 miles from my office, so it was a pleasant lunchtime excursion to see what was new. Now it is literally right below me in the…

 

by Daniel Pickett
October 15, 2006
MLTools.jpg In the past I have shown you pictures of Marvel Legends prototypes, test shots and paint masters, but you’ve never seen what it takes to make a Marvel Legends figure. The picture to the right is of the steel tools it takes to make one Marvel Legends figure.  Every one of those boxes you see…

 

by Daniel Pickett
October 15, 2006
Mat12BatSup.jpg Today at Toys R Us I saw the new exclusive Mattel 12" Superman and Batman figures. These figures are enlarged version of their 6" Four Horsemen sculpted counterparts.  At first glance it looks like the bicept swivel and ankle articulation didn’t make the cut.  These appear to be solid figures like the Marvel Legends Icons…

 

by Daniel Pickett
October 14, 2006
afi_splogo.gif It’s been over a year and a half since our inital launch in April 2005, and now Action Figure Insider is finally becoming the site we always envisioned it to be! All of our content has been consolidated into the Features sections, our news page is now streamlined and automated (letting us update easier and…

 

by Daniel Pickett
October 14, 2006
badguys.jpg The fourth wave of Mattel’s DC SuperHeroes line has started showing up at Big Lots closeouts stores, almost sooner than they’re hitting general retailers! Although many are nervous that this bodes ill for the line, there has been no evidence at present that this is anything other than a slight abberation in the distribution channels….

 

by Daniel Pickett
October 14, 2006
New Animated Movie Debuts on Cartoon Network during Toonami on Saturday, Oct. 28, at 9:30 p.m. (ET, PT) In the final days of World War II, a demon was summoned from the fiery depths of Hell to wage war. This child of darkness was rescued by the Allies.  Dubbed "Hellboy," he was raised to serve…

 

by Daniel Pickett
October 14, 2006
Fans of one of the most popular franchises in recent history celebrated the successful completion of Christie’s in New York unique three-day 40th Anniversary Star Trek auction last week – an extraordinary event including 1,000 individual lots!  Featuring models, props, costumes and sets from each of CBS Paramount Television’s ground-breaking Star Trek series and feature…

 

by Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer
October 13, 2006
Well, here it is- the 100% redesigned and upgraded AFI! After planning, scheming, and pulling my hair out for nearly a year trying to make it work, Action Figure Insider is finally very close to how Daniel "Julius Marx" Pickett and I first planned it to be way back in April 2005. Lots has changed…

 

by Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer
October 13, 2006
I’ve been a collector for as long as I can remember. When I was around three years old, I collected sticks. Yes, ordinary branches that had fallen from trees, which came in all sorts of varieties and limited editions. After that I picked up stuffed animals whenever I could, the more unusual the critter (plush…

 

by Ryan "TheSuperfly" Prast
October 10, 2006
Okay, so some of you are wondering what the deal is with this Superfly guy.  I mean he seems like a hip cat, right?  Nice, cool guy maybe, or pretty damn funny. Or annoying or totally full of himself or really cute or superhot or kinda like Jared from Subway? (I have been called all of…

 

by Ryan "TheSuperfly" Prast
October 9, 2006
AFI-LOGO.jpg Well, here it is – for some crazy reason the nutjobs running this show decided to give me a public forum, a place where I can wax nostalgic and whim to my heart’s delight.  So get ready for some waxing and whimming I guess.

 

by Jason "JJJason" Chirevas
October 9, 2006
Column8Superman.jpg Hello again everyone and welcome to Tales of a Would’ve-Been Action Hero by other means.  As you are now aware, the AFI Columns section is no more.  It has evolved into a set of those latest existence-justifying, Do It Or You Don’t Count human activities, blogs.  Can I get a Woot! in the name of progress…

 

by Daniel Pickett
October 1, 2006
Bunny Fun Hey, look at the cute little bunnies! I like Bunnies. Oh, and check out all the brand spankin’ new Blogs over to the right! We like them. They are fun. 

 

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