Articles for July, 2007

 

by Daniel Pickett
July 30, 2007
  Day Four is up, along with our entire SDCC 2007 coverage!  Go check it all out now!   

 

by Daniel Pickett
July 29, 2007
Now Day Three is online, including Hasbro, Mattel, Marvel Toys, DC Direct, Gentle Giant, and Bandai. We still have tons of pictures to get formatted and labeled over the next few days, including the ever popular CosPlay galleries, looks at all the con booths, and just lots of pictures of the con itself to say…

 

by Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer
July 29, 2007
In honor of the great Metamorpho Build-A-Figure coming in January from Mattel and the Four Horsemen,  may I present Man or Astro-Man?‘s awesome composition "Man Made of CO2"? Hit the link for some coolness.

 

by Daniel Pickett
July 29, 2007
 Madman Mike "Sdcomics" Walker has done it again, coming at you with his Day Three report from the floor of the con. Yesterday he got a chance to talk with DC Direct’s big Kahuna, Georg Brewer, among other things. Let’s listen in: So today I had an opportunity to talk with Georg Brewer, Vice-President of…

 

by Daniel Pickett
July 28, 2007
We have nearly all of our Day Two pictures now online. Lots of good stuff every where, including Hasbro, Mattel, Marvel Toys, Diamond, DC Direct, NECA, Mezco, SOTA, Corgi/Master Replicas, Toy2R, Underground Toys, and Shocker (see below). Whew! One or two more might go up tonight, with Day Three galleries online tomorrow.  Enjoy!

 

by Daniel Pickett
July 28, 2007
Shocker Toys Panel We’re not sure if they had any merchandise, or what they talked about, and most of the crowd left the panel only a few minutes into it, but we do know that GWAR showed up to make everyone uncomfortable and stage some kind of crazy mock battle in the empty aisle. Now this is toy…

 

by Daniel Pickett
July 28, 2007
  Once again, Mike "Sdcomics" Walker has braved the crowds, attended the panels, and stood in line for 4 hours to get a bad hotdog just to bring you his amazing reportage directly from the floor of the San Diego Convention Center! Take it away, Mike!  Okay, as we all know, Mattel and DC held…

 

by Daniel Pickett
July 28, 2007
The lack of new product showing for Mattel’s JLU line has raised some heated conversation on the AFI’s forums, and this morning Mattel’s JLU brand manager, "ToyGuru", wrote in from the con to allay some fans’ fears: Hey guys, Yeah, we hear you. I know their has been some disapointment that we couldn’t show more…

 

by Daniel Pickett
July 27, 2007
We didn’t go to the Hasbro Star Wars panel (we went to the Mattel DC Panel at the same time, see below) but our friends at Rebelscum sure did and they scored the slideshow that was shown. They also have added the slideshow for the Hasbro Marvel panel at their other site CoolToyReview.  It’s almost…

 

by Daniel Pickett
July 27, 2007
Update!!! All slides from panel now in our Mattel Gallery!    The big Mattel/ DC Universe panel is going on right now, and we’re giving you the highlights as if you were there (except we’re probably leaving out a bunch of stuff that we’ll get to later, plus the whole no pictures thing). Pictures soon…

 

by Daniel Pickett
July 27, 2007
DC Direct will be making a Killing Joke 2-pack based on the comic by Alan Moore & Brian Bolland! The two figures will be Bolland Batman and Joker in Hawaiian shirt.    More pics coming soon to our SDCC07 gallery! 

 

by Daniel Pickett
July 27, 2007
Our man Vader and his cohort Carthut have come through again with more shots fo the SDCC Day One festivities! Check out their  Day One shots here, and then don’t forget to keep checking the AFI galleries throughput the day as we add new tidbits that feel through the cracks last night!

 

by Daniel Pickett
July 27, 2007
  Day One Galleries are now online: Hasbro, Mattel, McFarlane, DC Direct, Diamond, and BiffBangPow! Our man Mike has done it again with his awesome reportage. He braved the crowds and the horrific stories about the nightmare that was Hasbro’s Store booth to bring us this stirring report: As mentioned on our news page, Hasbro…

 

by Daniel Pickett
July 26, 2007
  AFI takes a look at both of the initial series of Marvel Toys’ Legendary Comic Book Heroes line that is just now hitting toy shelves across the country.  Marvel will reveal the third series most likely on Friday at SDCC, but in the meantime let’s take an in-depth look at these bad boys of…

 

by Daniel Pickett
July 26, 2007
While we wait for Day One pictures to come rolling on it, why not take a look at all the Preview Night shots our man Vader has posted over on AFHub? You’ll be glad you did. 

 

by Daniel Pickett
July 26, 2007
George Perez Titans, baby! Unmasked Deathstroke, Terra, Jericho, and "College" Robin!  

 

by Daniel Pickett
July 26, 2007
The Hasbro Marvel Panel is happening at this very minute and our man Julius Marx is there taking notes. Keep checking as we’ll be adding to this report as the panel continues. Among the nuggets of info to come out of the Q&A sessions so far:    Hasbro doesn’t have a lap top so they…

 

by Daniel Pickett
July 26, 2007
SD Comics has done it again! Mike has sent down more of his brilliant pics from the fun that was preview night, showing such items of interest as the Hasbro Indian Jones Ark of the Covenant, the re-launched SuperHero Showdown 2-packs, JLU hanging out in the desert, and lots of creamy goodness from DC Direct!…

 

by Daniel Pickett
July 25, 2007
Our friends at Toyfare have a sneak preview of the new Marvel Legends lines, including the Spider-Man 3 movie 6" assortment, the Fantastic Four Legends assortment, and Hasbro Marvel Legends wave 4! Keep checking their page for more SDCC goodness to come, then come right back here for what we got coming up!   Also…

 

by AFi Admin
July 25, 2007
SERIES 1 By Daniel "Julius Marx" Pickett and Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer Marvel Toys’ long anticipated follow-up to Marvel Legends is finally here, and AFI is going to give you an in-depth look at the first two assortments! Harkening back tot he glory days of Mego, Jesse Falcon and the team at Marvel toys has given…

 

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