Articles for December, 2007

 

by Daniel Pickett
December 30, 2007
As most of you have read, I’m currently back in Oklahoma celebrating the  holidays with my family and old friends. Once again I have access to Walmarts (which are few and far between in the Los Angeles area) and several Targets… and I have to tell you, I’m having MUCH better luck finding stuff here…

 

by Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer
December 30, 2007
2145328240_2e3ee81001.jpg I don’t feel like going overboard on a big blog post today, so instead I’ll just gather a few neat things I’ve seen around the web recently. First, Christophe of the Hall of Justice webpage has made a couple of really nice visual checklists for Mattels’ JLU and DCSH/DCUC lines. Click on each one to…

 

by Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer
December 29, 2007
Recently a person who had been banned some time ago from the AFI forums wrote to demand that he be let back on the forums. Never mind the fact that he was warned multiple times before being banned (and the fact that almost no one goes far enough to even get banned from AFI) or…

 

by Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer
December 27, 2007
They pull me back in! Over the years I’ve "quit" collecting toys many, many times. But this past year I really thought that i was done for good. I had stopped picking up most current lines, I moved into my own house, and had about 75 boxes of toys that had been in storage for…

 

by Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer
December 26, 2007
Looking back on 2007, I think the number one complaint of most collectors has not been a lack of product range being produced, but the near impossibility of finding many, many figures. Although all companies are to blame, Mattel probably comes of harshest in the eyes of collectors for the crazy distribution and bizarre case…

 

by Daniel Pickett
December 25, 2007
Just in time for the holidays!   We have an exclusive interview with Round 2 Corp, the new company that brought Rudolph and Charlie Brown back to store shelves, and started off strong with their brand new Frosty products.  We find out who they are, where they came from and what’s next for Round 2…

 

by Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer
December 25, 2007
And what have you done?  Apologies to John Lennon, but this year I haven’t done anywhere near as much as I should have. Sure, I finally bought my first house and gained a couple of dogs (and a 40 mile commute! Yikes!) but I had planned on accomplishing a lot more. A lot of things…

 

by Daniel Pickett
December 25, 2007
…and Chiron Beta Prime!   [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3DyxaCYlfg[/youtube]   Thanks to everyone that reads, contributes and didn’t hack the site this year. 

 

by Daniel Pickett
December 24, 2007
Here’s a great idea made better.  We all remember the old Rock’em Sock’em Robots (by Marx!) and spent many an afternoon pummeling our opponent.  But what if you could open that "arena" up and REALLY get to some robot bashing?!?!  That’s the idea behind Johnny Lightnings new BATTLE WHEELS. These are collectible remote controlled,fighting robots…

 

by AFi Admin
December 23, 2007
Welcome to the Shelves! or How ROUND 2 Saved Christmas! As many of you know I was a HUGE fan of Playing Mantis’ holiday "Memory Lane" lines of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and Peanuts lines back in the day. As a result theirs was always one of my favorite showrooms to visit each year at…

 

by Daniel Pickett
December 23, 2007
Merry Christmas From AFI! Welcome to the Shelves! or How ROUND 2 Saved Christmas! As many of you know I was a HUGE fan of Playing Mantis’ holiday "Memory Lane" lines of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and Peanuts lines back in the day. As a result theirs was always one of my favorite showrooms to visit each year at […]

 

by Daniel Pickett
December 23, 2007
In this amazing new feature our pal SpyMagician makes things personal!  He takes us step by step on how he turned a 1/64th scale version of his own car into a happy, smiling version of his Scion that fits in perfectly with Mattel and Disney/Pixar’s CARS line.   Click here to check out the feature. 

 

by AFi Admin
December 22, 2007
  Hey there! SpyMagician here! Like our fearless leader, Julius Marx, I am a HUGE fan of Disney Pixar’s Cars! And I finally got around to doing a custom "figure" I’ve been meaning to make for ages… Now I love my real car, a Black Cherry Pearl ’05 Scion xA. So what would be cooler…

 

by Daniel Pickett
December 22, 2007
  Hey there! SpyMagician here! Like our fearless leader, Julius Marx, I am a HUGE fan of Disney Pixar’s Cars! And I finally got around to doing a custom "figure" I’ve been meaning to make for ages… Now I love my real car, a Black Cherry Pearl ’05 Scion xA. So what would be cooler […]

 

by Daniel Pickett
December 22, 2007
I’ve done pretty well with my Christmas shopping.   I got almost all of it wrapped up last week.   There’s always a few stragglers, and sometimes a few folks you forget you need to buy a gift for them.  Such is the case of me having to buy something for my cousin’s kids (what ARE…

 

by Daniel Pickett
December 21, 2007
The 2008 Canadian 80s Toy Expo (http://www.80stoyexpo.com/) has been announced. It will be Sunday, March 16th at the Holiday Inn Burlington Hotel and Conference Centre.The show features 2 halls filled with dealers selling Transformers, Star Wars, GIJoe, Super Heroes, and tons of other Action Figures and collectibles. Many of the same dealers from the Action…

 

by Daniel Pickett
December 21, 2007
New York- The air was cold and the wind was punishing, but Damien Glonek and Mike Drake of Mezco Toyz, braved the elements to deliver toys for a most intriguing event. Ripley’s Believe It Or Not Times Square Odditorium was hosting an “Unusual Toy Drive” and the good folks at Mezco Toyz were donating 17…

 

by Daniel Pickett
December 20, 2007
We’re extremely pleased to reveal the next Minimates in the Battlestar Galactica line will be based on the classic version of the interstellar franchise.  Two box sets featuring characters from 1978’s original Battlestar Galactica series will be released early next year – just in time forthe 30th Anniversary of this classic property! The Classic Colonial…

 

by Daniel Pickett
December 20, 2007
WizKids previously announced the“WizKids Convention Weekend” beginning on February 1 to February 3,2008, which brings the WizKids free-with-purchase convention giveaways to your local hobby and game stores.  But now, the “WizKids Convention Weekend” will now also offer DC HeroClix JOHNNY THUNDER limited edition figure.  Only available before at DC HeroClix events at Gen Con Indy…

 

by Daniel Pickett
December 20, 2007
December 19, 2007 (SEATTLE) — WizKids Inc. announces one of the most exciting HeroClix® Buy-It-by-the-Brick figure yet!  The World’s Finest figure is a HeroClix one-of-a-kind SUPERMAN and BATMAN duo figure.  This limited edition, numbered figure is free with the purchase of a DC HeroClix: Crisis Brick (a ten-booster bundle). “This is one of the most…

 

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