Articles for January, 2008

 

by AFi Admin
January 21, 2008
Diamond Select Toys and Art Asylum I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again: I LOVE THE "Re-Imagined" BATTLESTAR GALACTICA SERIES on the Sci Fi network. I watched the Mini-Series and thought it was OK, but as soon as I saw the episode "33" I knew I was hooked. I’ve been along for the ride […]

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 19, 2008
TOY2R x SIMPSONS return with a second assortment of 3” Qees based on the iconic BART SIMPSON with a few added surprises for 2008! 2007 saw the release of the collaboration between the top animated show on television and the leading manufacturer of designer art figures with amazing results: A Sell-Out series of 3” and…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 18, 2008
January 18, 2007 (SEATTLE) — WizKids Inc. announces the “Spot the Plot!” promotion in the Pirates of the Cursed Seas™: Rise of the Fiends PocketModel™ game. Rise of the Fiends explores the stories of legendary Pirates characters like Calico Cat, “Cannonball” Gallows and the Hag of Tortuga, and there is more to these characters than…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 18, 2008
Hillside, New Jersey, January 17, 2008 – NECA announces the release of Gears of War Action Figures, due in stores late spring of 2008. The first wave in an ongoing line of action figures, the first assortment includes main character Marcus Fenix, Augustus Cole, and the villainous Locust Drone. Featuring an unprecedented amount of detail,…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 17, 2008
DST’s  first two Minimates box sets based on the classic Battlestar Galactica series are well on their way to production, so here’s a look at the new packaging developed just for these sets. The Colonial Warriors box set includes Commander Adama, Apollo, Starbuck, Boomer and Muffit the daggit. That’s right! The first four-legged Minimate ever…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 17, 2008
AFI would like to wish our old friend Jesse Falcon an VERY happy Birthday today.   I attribute a lot of my success at this "Toy Journalism" thing to Jesse.  He gave me my very first scoop back when I was first starting out, and he’s been a great friend ever since.   Have a great…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 17, 2008
AFI just received our latest batch of answers from Mattel’s monthly Q&A they are doing with some selected websites.   Catching up on some housekeeping I thought I’d post the two latest rounds of Questions and Answers up on the News Page.   If you have questions for Mattel be sure to ask them in this…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 16, 2008
In our last update on the production progress of the Ramathorr (and all of the exclusive variants) action figure, we mentioned that we were going the have our steel molds shipped to a new factory to begin production anew.   The new factory was finally able to take possession of the molds recently and inspect…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 16, 2008
FOX, 20Q.net and Radica Team Up For A Special20Q™ The Simpsons Edition Game    BEVERLY HILLS,Calif., January 10, 2008 – “Don’t have a cow, man,” just answer the questions! Test your SIMPSONS I.Q.when you play the new 20Q™ THE SIMPSONS EDITION, challenging your knowledge of the people, places and things from the world of THE…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 16, 2008
Big news over at the Mego Museum!  When Mego Collector Bruce Zalkin was contacted by a former Mego employee interested in selling a collection gathered during their days at Mego it was the FIND of a lifetime. The find contained product samples from Mego’s1974 Toy Fair exhibit including original package mock-ups,factory production samples and a…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 14, 2008
As I was running errands over the weekend I stopped be a recently stocked Toys R Us and lucked into the other new heroes in The Batman line- The Superman, The Flash and The Martian Manhunter.  We had carded pictures of these figures up on the front page last week, but I hadn’t seen any…

 

by Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer
January 13, 2008
  Making the rounds on the net are these solict pics of the first assortment of the Hasbro toy line that ties-into the upcoming Spectacular Spider-Man animated series on Kid’s WB. Shown are Symbiote costume Spidey, Spider-Man with interchangeable Peter Parker Head, Venom, and Dr. Octopus. Faithfully based on designs by Sean "Cheeks" Galloway, best…

 

by Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer
January 13, 2008
…but you’re gonna have to face it you’re addicted to toy information.  I recently answered a forum post to explain to a faithful reader why our trusty Mattel rep, ToyGuru, hadn’t posted lately to spill the beans on the upcoming JLU announcement in February’s Toyfare magazine.  Click here to read that exchange. Go ahead, I’ll…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 10, 2008
This exclusive Red Edition Grabbit is TOUMA’s latest figure from Play Imaginative and features TOUMA’s signature teethy grin.  This new super red glossy version is available exclusively through Previews catalog.  Grabbit comes boxed and will be limited to 300 pcs. This amazing vinyl figure comes marked with serial number, and includes a mini art print…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 10, 2008
dcuc_frontpage.jpg Please check out the new site that our friend Peter Go (of AFHub.com) just launched: www.DCUC.info Inspired a great deal by Jason Geyer’s Super Powers archive, Peter felt this great new line from Mattel and the Four Horsemen needed a definitive archive of its own. It’s still very much a work-in-progress, but there is much…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 9, 2008
January 8, 2008 (SEATTLE) — WizKids Inc. announces Order 66, the next scheduled release of the Star Wars™ PocketModel™ trading card game (TCG), to arrive in stores March 2008. Chancellor Palpatine’s treachery has been revealed, and the annihilation of the Jedi rebellion is imminent with the execution of Order 66.  Fight the military response with…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 9, 2008
Really HasbroCollectors.com?   Seriously? So just before the holidays I placed a fairly large order of Star Wars figures and a few Marvel Legends I was missing because I had two codes that when used together gave me about 25% off my full order. I got the majority of the order in one box, about…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 8, 2008
Next in DST’s continuing line of Movie Minimates releases comes this Minimates set based on the thrilling 1991 Academy Award-winning Best Picture “The Silence of the Lambs”! Prepare to explore the darker side of humanity with this Minimates box set featuring Clarice Starling, the twisted Dr. Lecter, Buffalo Bill and the ingenious Hannibal the Cannibal!…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 8, 2008
Mattel has provided us with carded images of the new  heroes in The Batman line.  Shipping right now to stores are Green Lantern and Hawkman.  These were mostly found at Targets and Wal-Marts around the holidays.    And coming right behind them are The Flash, Martian Manhunter and Superman.  We were told these were coming…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 7, 2008
Iconic Toy Maker’s 60th Year Of Engaging America’s Young And Old With A Yearlong Celebration That Includes Online Commercial Contests, Special 60th Anniversary Products And A Search For The Next Great Kid Toy Inventor EMERYVILLE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–WHAM-O, Inc., the originator of innovative outdoor fun, is marking its 60th year of engaging kids of all ages…

 

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