Articles for September, 2007

 

by Ryan "TheSuperfly" Prast
September 28, 2007
2167ChicagoCubsWin.jpg HOLY COW! Cubbies win the Central!! No matter how weak the division is, the Cubs went from last in 2006 to first this year, from 30 games under .500 to 84 wins so far – unbelievable!!! The Brewers gave it a great run, but the Cubs pulled it out. WOO HOO!! My Pop and I spent the…

 

by Daniel Pickett
September 28, 2007
halowalmart Diamond Select Toys has updated their site with the fourth series of Battlestar Galactica Mini-mates. With the second series of Battlestar Galactica Minimates on stores shelves and the third wave due in stores later this year, we’re extremely pleased to reveal the next pint-sized BSG release!  The fourth wave of space-faring Minimates will include the…

 

by Daniel Pickett
September 26, 2007
halowalmart September 26, 2007 (SEATTLE) — WizKids Inc. announces that DC HeroClix®: Crisis will be the next DC HeroClix release.  Crisis, a loaded title for DC Comics fans, is a story that spans three decades and many Earths and that has completely changed the DC universe.  DC Comics’ Crisis on Infinite Earths storyline chronicles the multiverse-spanning…

 

by Daniel Pickett
September 26, 2007
halowalmart The First Game to Merge the Vinyl Toy Trend with the World of Computer Gaming to Deliver an Entirely New Interactive Play Experience for Tweens EL SEGUNDO, Calif. – September 26, 2007 – Mattel Inc.’s Radica:® brings its innovation and creative use of technology to the forefront of the marketplace with the introduction of U.B….

 

by Daniel Pickett
September 24, 2007
halowalmart Trio of new figures based on ‘Stylized Realism’ Found in Comic-Book Art Carlsbad, Calif. (September 21, 2007) – Upper Deck gets set to release a new line of All Star Vinyl figures depicting famed New Jersey Devils goalie, Martin Brodeur.   All-Star Vinyl figures portray popular sports heroes from across all sports in a slick…

 

by Daniel Pickett
September 24, 2007
  Halo 3 will be launching tonight at midnight at all 24 hour Wal-Mart locations. Wal-Mart will have a dedicated check-out lane(s) just for Halo 3 purchases, and the first 20 or so customers will get an exclusive Halo 3 dogtag with purchase of the game. Why wait for hours at Gamestop, man? (Full disclosure:…

 

by AFi Admin
September 21, 2007
YO JOE! 25 years later by jeremy sung & bill murphy Welcome to the fist column called “A Discussion that looks Inside the Mind of the Insane Ramblings of Spy Magician & the Fresh Monkey” SPY MAGICIAN: Howdy!  SpyMagician here! You may know me from the boards here at AFI and on Toymania.  Well, the…

 

by AFi Admin
September 21, 2007
YO JOE! 25 years later by jeremy sung & bill murphy PART II   Wave 01: Flint , Snake Eyes ver 02, Storm Shadow ver 02, Cobra Commander ver 02, Cobra Officer : SPY MAGICIAN: Yay! Here’s where the line picks up IMO! FRESH MONKEY: This is surprising because these are all sculpts from the…

 

by Daniel Pickett
September 21, 2007
We have a new feature posted on Hasbro’s  recently released 25th Anniversary GI Joe: Real American Heroes line.  And for this feature I knew I had to bring in some BIG GUNS.  Fresh Monkey and Spy  Magician are two of the biggest JOE nuts that I know.  They sit down and do an "Ebert and…

 

by Daniel Pickett
September 21, 2007
STRANGEco is proud to announce that it is now the exclusive distributor of Max Toy Company, the brainchild of obsessive toy collector, magazine founder and artist Mark Nagata. Max Toy Company creates high quality vinyl figures in the tradition of classic Japanese character toys, with exclusive designs by Nagata, Bwana Spoons and others, as well…

 

by Daniel Pickett
September 20, 2007
September 20, 2007 (SEATTLE) — The DC HeroClix® “STARRO Attacks” event begins today at registered hobby and game stores worldwide!  HeroClix players at hundreds of retail locations all over the world will compete in five weeks of tournaments.  Each weekly tournament is a Sealed event and is played using game pieces from the DC HeroClix:…

 

by Ryan "TheSuperfly" Prast
September 20, 2007
Seriously.  I just read an article where the author wrote "livelly hood" and "frase" (phrase) and "saposed" (supposed).  How the hell can the American public be so poor at spelling?  I went to a public school, but I actually know how to spell things like "you’re" and "acquire" and "rogue".  Maybe I have some latent spelling super…

 

by Daniel Pickett
September 19, 2007
Collectable Miniatures Game Features Exclusive Halo 3 Preview Content September 19, 2007 (Bellevue, WA) — WizKids Inc., creator of runaway hit games like HeroClix®, Pirates of the Spanish Main™ and the Star Wars™ PocketModel™ trading card game (TCG), announced today the release of its Halo® ActionClix® collectable miniatures game (CMG). The Halo ActionClix game can…

 

by Daniel Pickett
September 18, 2007
Last week Diamond Select released news that Thor would be joining the ranks of the Marvel Select line, but that wasn’t enough for the Asgardian God of Thunder!  Taken from the legendary J. Michael Straczynski’s new Thor series, this Marvel mainstay is ready to make his triumphant debut! The Mighty Thor sports the new chain-mail…

 

by Daniel Pickett
September 17, 2007
  ACTION FIGURES   NEW TEEN TITANS: SERIES 2 ACTION FIGURES Based on the art of George Perez One of the most popular Teen Titans storylines of all time appears in 3-D, with female assassin Terra infiltrating the Teen Titans as a spy for Deathstroke (seen here without his mask), thus threatening the lives of…

 

by Daniel Pickett
September 17, 2007
Torrance, CA, September 7, 2007 – Yamato USA’s is pleased to announce its latest Online Shop Exclusive,  Sonsaku (Sitting) Special Color Version.  Sculpted by Japan’s ZENKO, this "booby-bomb" girl may be down for the count; but she still manages to turn on her own unique, ditzy charm.  With a playful wink, she knows what you…

 

by Daniel Pickett
September 17, 2007
“You don’t believe in me,” observed the Ghost. “I don’t,” said Scrooge. “What evidence would you have of my reality beyond that of your senses?” ”I don’t know,” said Scrooge. “Why do you doubt your senses?” ”Because,” said Scrooge, “a little thing affects them. A slight disorder of the stomach makes them cheats. You may…

 

by Daniel Pickett
September 13, 2007
The following is a transcript of the testimony given by Mattel’s CEO about the recent toy recalls and Mattel’s new preventative measures they have put in place to make sure things of this nature do not happen again.    TESTIMONY OF ROBERT A. ECKERT CHAIRMAN AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, MATTEL, INC. SUBMITTED TO THE SENATE…

 

by Daniel Pickett
September 13, 2007
WASHINGTON, D.C. – In a cooperative effort to ensure the safety of children’s toys, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced an agreement with its product safety counterparts in the Chinese government aimed at stopping the use of lead paint in the manufacture of toys and addressing other product safety issues. At a "Consumer…

 

by Daniel Pickett
September 11, 2007
JLUGroddBox The time has come once again to let your voice be heard and help to choose and create an all new exclusive action figure for the Four Horsemen’s FANtastic Exclusive 3 project! If you’ve ever wanted your chance to work in the action figure industry, here’s your chance to get a taste of it, and…

 

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