Articles for February, 2008

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 29, 2008
LOS ANGELES, CA (February 29, 2008) – Showtime Networks Inc. has announced that it has awarded a licensing contract for their critically acclaimed original drama, Dexter, to manufacturer Bif Bang Pow! The series follows Dexter Morgan (Michael C. Hall), an incredibly likeable forensics expert for the Miami Metro Police Department, who moonlights as a serial…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 29, 2008
Today is Leap Day, the extra day that we tack on to February every four years to keep the calendar in time with the seasons. We do this because the Earth does not orbit the sun in a nice round 365 days, but rather in 365 days, 5 hours, 48 minutes, and 45 seconds. Ancient…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 29, 2008
This news is a little late as it came in while I was prepping for Toy Fair, but it’s so cool I have to mention it.  AFI friend and board-member  Antony C has opened up what may just be the definitive Wonder Woman archive- ExperiencetheWonder.com. It’s thorough, easy to read, and a great resource for…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 27, 2008
NY- Fans of the popular NBC series Heroes are eagerly awaiting the release of the Mezco Toyz action figures of their favorite characters from the award winning series. Collectors are pre-ordering the figures online in record numbers and the prototypes, on display at NBC’s Rockefeller Center headquarters, draw crowds of onlookers who pose next to…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 25, 2008
JAKKS'(TM) Electronics Roster Includes NextGeneration EyeClops(TM) Products, Ulti-Motion(TM) Wireless Motion Gaming System Products and G2: Game Girl(TM) Deluxe Hannah Montana(TM)Plug and Play, Collectible Plush Linking to Neopets.com DiscoveryKids(TM)-Branded ”Smart” Toys MALIBU, Calif. –(Business Wire)– Feb. 18, 2008JAKKS Pacific, Inc. (NASDAQ:JAKK) is presenting the company’s line-up of interactive toys and games to media and buyers attending…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 25, 2008
Medicom has recently announced the acquisition of the LOST license and the first wave of Kubricks based on the ABC series.  They are believed to have an August release date. Shown in the first wave are:  ●JACK●KATE●SAWYER●SAYID●HURLEY●LOCKE●CHARLIE Additional information is available on Medicom’s official site. 

 

by Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer
February 24, 2008
The gang here at AFI just finished labeling a buttload of new galleries, many with lots of shots not seen before! Click on the links below to see what’s new at Hasbro, Mattel, Mezco, Kotobukiya, WizKids, Bandai and Gentle Giant! UPDATE: added Playmobil, Accoutrements (Archie McPhee), Schylling, and the Toy Association Hall of Fame! Hasbro…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 23, 2008
  In the coming weeks I’ll be posting news, information and my general thoughts about what I saw this year at Toy Fair 2008.   First up is retailer turned manufacturer Amok Time You can see all of our Amok Time Showroom Photos by clicking here.  Amok Time Amok Time is having a go at…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 23, 2008
Last week we started seeing a photoshopped mock-up of the Deluxe 2-disk Justice League: The New Frontier DVD set that came with an exclusive PVC Hal Jordan.   We first learned of this exclusive pack-in from a picture in a Best Buy add.  There has been a lot of speculation on what the figure will really…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 21, 2008
This just in from MATTEL and our friend Toy Guru: I’m excited to share some great news about Mattel’s Justice League Unlimited line. Due to overwhelming support from the fans, Mattel and Target are teaming up to bring an all new Collector’s Line to store shelves starting this August! 16 brand new figures along with…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 20, 2008
Mattel’s Toy Guru was kind enough to answer some questions about the newly revealed product shown at their Toy Fair Showroom as well as the future of some existing lines. Infinite Heroes 1. What is the release schedule for these?   IH will be on shelf at the end of the summer.   2.  What is…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 19, 2008
ACTION FIGURES SECRET FILES SERIES 3: BATMAN ROGUES GALLERY 2 Inspired by the art of Brian Bolland Four of Gotham City’s most infamous residents are included in this series! All inspired by the art of Brian Bolland, this Poison Ivy action figure is based on the cover of BATMAN: GOTHAM KNIGHTS #15, and the Two-Face…

 

by Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer
February 19, 2008
Here are a few news items that have trickled out of the big show while we wait to see what Mattel had to show at their "nerd herd" press event today: We knew that Barbie was getting all dressed up as your favorite DC Comics characters like Batgirl, Black Canary, and Poison Ivy, but did…

 

by Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer
February 19, 2008
You Will Believe A Man Can Fly! We interrupt our Toy Fair coverage to bring you this amazing video, straight from the Dunk contest during the NBA All-Star game. If you don’t know why this relates to superheroes, well just keep watching. And who, dressed as mild mannered…Dwight Howard?!? [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bX80awk8rag[/youtube]

 

by Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer
February 19, 2008
DC Direct showed off their usually huge range of everything DC Comics that could be related to toys and collectibles. And Diamond Select was nearly overwhelming with the giant selection of Star Trek, Stargate, and Battlestar Galactica collectibles!   DC Direct Gallery Diamond Select Gallery 

 

by Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer
February 18, 2008
A bunch more galleries are up now, including tons of Dr. Who stuff from Underground Toys, Amazing new 12" figures from Amok Time, 12" military figures from Dragon in Dream, Wacky Wobblers from Funko, and a look around the Javits con floor!  Underground Toys Amok Time Dragon in Dream Toys Funko Javits Center   

 

by Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer
February 17, 2008
UPDATED!!!  Just put up lots of new galleries! More info on the line to come! And lots more pictures, too. (Especially more DC Direct and Diamond). NECA Showroom Shocker Toys DC Direct Diamond Select Toys Noah’s Pals Tonner Dolls  Mini Mag Stands Ertl/ Johnny Lightning  Javits Center Floor  Ata-Boy Magnets Unimax 

 

by AFi Admin
February 17, 2008
I know it can be a rare thing to find a significant other that tolerates your hobbies, much less participates in them. I always read with a bit of jealousy the posts from other collectors about their wives or significant others that would hunt for toys for them when they were out on shopping trips…

 

by Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer
February 17, 2008
  UPDATED- NECA gallery is now online!  NECA once again has surprised us with their bags of coolness on display this year at Toy Fair. Stuff coming for 2008 includes a 7" Joey Ramone figure, new Cult Classics including Jareth & Hoggle from Labyrinth, Regan from the Exorcist (climbing the stairs backward!), Macheté from Grindhouse…

 

by AFi Admin
February 17, 2008
I know it can be a rare thing to find a significant other that tolerates your hobbies, much less participates in them. I always read with a bit of jealousy the posts from other collectors about their wives or significant others that would hunt for toys for them when they were out on shopping trips […]

 

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