Articles for April, 2007

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 30, 2007
FCBD07.jpg   This year, almost 2,000 comic book stores across the continent and around the planet plan to give away 2 MILLION comic books absolutely free! With up to 44 titles to choose from, the selection of books on May 5 will include comic books for all ages and tastes. Free Comic Book Day is the…

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 29, 2007
Spider-Man Week- Day One Snow Patrol’s video for their new song "Signal Fire", an original song and video from the upcoming Spiderman 3 Soundtrack in stores May 1st

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 29, 2007
In a move possibly tied to the VA tech shootings, Ebay has begun to enforce a tough ban on toy guns. Caught in the crossfire is Transformers Decepticon leader Megatron, masterpiece, vintage or otherwise. Read more at Tformers.com

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 27, 2007
Santa Monica, CA – April 27, 2007 – It’s time to choose your side!  The fight for earth is being waged online with the launch of The Battle for the AllSpark web game on the official TRANSFORMERS: The Game site from Activision, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI), under license from HPG, the licensing division of Hasbro, Inc….

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 27, 2007
DCSH5NSBatFace Toys created for the DreamWorks and Paramount live action TRANSFORMERS feature film that invades theatres nationwide on July 4, 2007 Pawtucket, RI (April 27, 2007) –  The wait is over!  On Friday morning, April 27, 2007, TRANSFORMERS fans will finally be able to check out the first wave of movie-based toys and action figures associated…

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 21, 2007
ACTION FIGURES  WONDER WOMAN ACTION FIGURES Designed by Terry Dodson Based on the best-selling WONDER WOMAN series! Each figure features multiple points of articulation and a display base.   Circe 6.625” Agent Diana Prince 6.625” Wonder Woman 6.625” Donna Troy as Wonder Woman 6.625”   Advance-solicited; on sale December 5, 2007 • Action Figures •…

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 21, 2007
DCSH5NSBatFace   2nd ANNIVERSARY BIG FINISH! Furthur proof that Mattel hears our cries, knows what we want and is working to bring it to us.  There’s still life left in the JLU line despite the internet speculation. He was the number one most wanted villian in our recent JLU poll, he came in second in the…

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 21, 2007
afi-shirt-logo5   2nd Anniversary Celebration   Mattel and the Four Horsemen give us a look at their newest wave of 6" Batman figures in their DC SuperHeroes line.  Two-Face, Batgirl and Night Shadow Batman are all along for the ride.  Click here for all the words and pictures.   

 

by AFi Admin
April 20, 2007
AFi 2nd Anniversary Celebration A Closer look at NEW Batman DC Super Heroes Wave from Mattel   A few weeks back some images from overseas leaked out from someone finding a carded sample of the latest Mattel 6" DC Super Heroes line. The card back and side chips were shown and there has been a…

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 20, 2007
afi-shirt-logo3   2nd Anniversary Celebration As part of our 2nd Anniversary Celebration the fine folks at Marvel Toys are letting us debut the first images of the variants for series 7 of their TNA wrestling line. The two variant figures are Bobby Roode and Scott Steiner. The variant Roode is red with his "signature" hockey stick…

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 19, 2007
afi-shirt-logo3   2nd Anniversary Celebration   LOST LEGENDS- Part I  Over in my blog I have posted the first in a series of "Lost" Marvel Legends concepts that Toy Biz was working on before the license was transfered to Hasbro. In this installment we see one figure that made it just under the wire and the…

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 19, 2007
afi-shirt-logo.gif   2nd Anniversary Celebration   There’s an extensive list of Marvel product that Toy Biz/Marvel Toys were looking at doing for 2007/2008 when the license for Marvel characters was transfered to Hasbro.   Most of these concepts will not see the light of day.  Over the next few days I’ll be posting some of these…

 

by AFi Admin
April 18, 2007
AN INTERVIEW WITH JESSE FALCON We caught up with Marvel Toys’ Jesse Falcon to ask a few questions about one of the most anticipated lines of this year. We were excited about this line when most of the information was just rumor and speculation, but now that we have seen the sculpts for the first…

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 18, 2007
afi-shirt-logo3   2nd Anniversary Celebration   Today as part of the 2nd Anniversary celebration  we get to lob a few questions at Marvel Toys’ Jesse Falcon about the upcoming Legendary Comic Book Heroes line. Click here to read the interview.

 

by AFi Admin
April 17, 2007
www.TIMBRUCKNER.com A look at one of Tim Bruckner’s "lost" pieces DC Xtreme Joker Bust About five years ago sculptor Tim Bruckner pitched an idea to DC Direct for a line a small scale busts called "DC Xtreme". The concept was to push well outside the box to create versions of well known characters with a decided…

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 17, 2007
afi-shirt-logo1   2nd Anniversary Celebration DCXtreme JOKER Today we get to take a look at a lost concept that sculptor Tim Bruckner pitched to DC Direct.  DCXtreme was a line of busts pitched to the powers that be, but never materialized.   AFI gets an exclusive closer look at this cool concept. Check out the article in…

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 16, 2007
afi-shirt-logo1   2nd Anniversary Celebration I updated my blog today with a new feature on the recently released Battlestar Galactica MiniMates from DST and Art Asylum.   I cover the exclusive Cylon 5-pack, the holiday "Cylon Elf" and the Toy Fair exclusive "Casual" Starbuck.  Included in the feature is your chance to WIN one of ten…

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 16, 2007
kidnapped_colbert-thumb 2nd Anniversary Celebration    This week marks the 2nd Anniversary for ActionFigureInsider.com.   I have been working with several companies to secure for you a week of exclusive news across a wide spectrum of lines.   I will also be working on posting more exclusive features this week (see my blog for the first of…

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 16, 2007
MMBSGCylonBox2.jpg   BATTLESTAR GALACTICA CYLON 5-PACK    Last year at Toy Fair Art Asylum gave us our first sneak peek at the New Battlestar Galactica MiniMates.  Now, one year later, due to a joint venture between Diamond Select Toys and Art Asylum we can get our mits on them.  These Cylons are based on the hit…

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 12, 2007
kidnapped_colbert-thumb Torrance, CA, April 10, 2007 – Yamato USA is proud to announce another exceptional Online Shop Exclusive:  CREATORS’ LABO #05: Mine bluE #10 (‘See-Through’ White).  The original version of Yamato’s CREATORS’ LABO #05: Mine bluE #10 was a sell out success and one of Yamato’s most popular products this season.  Now this amazing repainted version…

 

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