Articles for May, 2008

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 15, 2008
As we enter the home stretch toward SDCC 08 our pal Toy Guru from Mattel updates us on the answers to our  burning questions that AFI readers have posted in our forums:     Q1. Will there be any variations on the SDCC exclusives (Like clear Man-Bat or slimy Grundy) A: King Grayskull will be…

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 15, 2008
PopCultureShock Collectibles new Street Fighter ‘Vega’ Statue starts pre-orders on May 15th on www.sideshowcollectibles.com. This 18" mixed-media statue is limited to 400 pieces with a price of $250usd. It also includes a Certificate Of Authenticity signed by Jerry Macaluso.  Jerry didn’t sculpt this one (but it is his new company)…John Cleary gets those kudos and…

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 15, 2008
Mezco continues to break new ground with the introduction of Roto Busts  "Mezco Roto Busts" update the standard concept of busts by adding articulation and utilizing the latest in cutting edge 21st century roto technology to make a highly detailed, poseable bust that is more affordable than other busts on the market. The new Roto…

 

by Ryan "TheSuperfly" Prast
May 14, 2008
Ol’ Blue Eyes. The Voice, Swoonatra, The Bony Baritone. The Innkeeper, The Groovy Galahad, The Swing-Shift Caruso. Frankie Boy. 10 years ago today the Chairman of the Board passed on. Francis Albert Sinatra died of a heart attack on Thursday night, May 14, 1998. Same night as the final Seinfeld show. With a swagger that…

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 12, 2008
(Editor’s Note: I had the opportunity to see this at a private screening two years ago and it’s AMAZING.   If you are in the LA area make it a point to try to catch this!- DP/JM) Teenagers’ Tribute Called the ‘Greatest Fan Film Yet’    All proceeds to benefit the FESTIVAL OF CHILDREN FOUNDATION, a…

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 12, 2008
Collector Favorite Gets A Heroic Upgrade   Released as a Hot Wheels® 2007 New Models edition, the 1966 TV Series Batmobile™ was an instant sensation with collectors — but harder to find than the elusive Batcave™. We got the message like a Bat Signal™ on a dark night… and POW! BAM! WHOMP! Here’s a special…

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 11, 2008
Building on the phenomenal success of Marvel’s Iron Man franchise comes this latest exclusive box set featuring the unstoppable Marvel Minimates!  Featuring various high-tech armors utilized throughout Iron Man’s history, the all-new Iron Man Through the Ages box set will be exclusively available from Action Figure Xpress at this year’s San Diego Comic Con!  …

 

by Danny "CantinaDan" Neumann
May 11, 2008
Have you ever been woken up in the middle of the night by a crashing sound that gets your heart racing for as long as it takes to realize the sound came from some of your displayed figures falling over? Well, it is that time of year again. Phoenix hasn’t reached 100 just yet, but…

 

by Erik "Superfriend" Skov
May 10, 2008
As a second look at HeroClix, lets take a closer look at one of the pieces I played last night, Dr. Mid-Nite – the Experienced version.  Up until about a year ago, there were 3 versions of most characters made, to show progression throughout the characters long history: Rookie, Experienced, and Veteran.  So, lets start with…

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 9, 2008
Flocked, Cocked and Ready to Rock Meet the I.W.G. The I.nsurgents W.ilderness G.ruppo ¡Viva la Revolucion! "In the not-too-distant future, a strange cosmic retrovirus infects the Earth and spreads through the biosystem. The virus causes rapid evolutionary change and other mutations in a group of animals from around the globe. These new breeds organize an…

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 8, 2008
SOTA is proud to announce the third piece in our Street Fighter Resin line, Sagat! Sculpted with all the attention to detail that you’re used to from SOTA Toys, this 12-inch scale statue features Sagat clutching his scarred chest. Perhaps he is thinking about a certain Japanese Street Fighter who he’d like to pound into…

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 8, 2008
The LEGO Group and Toysrus.com want you to help pick one of the new Star Wars products for 2009. Go to www.Toysrus.com/LegoStarWarsVote from May 10 at 12:01 am to May 18 at 11:59 pm to vote for one of three classic Star Wars scenes that you’d like to see transformed into a LEGO set. Results…

 

by Pierre "Airmax" Kalenzaga
May 8, 2008
Part 2 of the roundtable on comics: Joshua “Just call me Joshua Izzo” Izzo – customizing genius and all around awesome guy Matt “Iron-Cow” Cauley – does a mean praying mantis impression Pierre “Airmax” Kalenzaga – need to grow exactly 98 more feet for all his sneakers Steve “Anubis8″ Morrissey – has a dog and…

 

So after reading Scott’s reviews of the new Indy toys I decided to go out over my lunch hour and pick some of them up. Being that I had a $40.00 TRU gift card eating a hole in my wallet I thought that’d be the best place to go. Well to my surprise there was…

 

by Pierre "Airmax" Kalenzaga
May 7, 2008
The following is a back and forth I was having this moring with a group of friends on the state of comics today. It started with a link to some info about the upcoming DC Final Crisis mega event and went from there. The players: Joshua “I’m too cool for an internet handle” Izzo –…

 

by Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer
May 6, 2008
  AFI has been planning for quite some time to host a custom figure event, and after much internal debate we thought that showcasing customs of DCUC figures from Mattel would be a perfect fit! Especially in light of what has been revealed for the 2008 schedule so far.  The event is being spearheaded by…

 

by Jason "JJJason" Chirevas
May 6, 2008
Hike3.jpg A couple weeks ago, my wife and I agreed to go hiking with another couple who’d wanted to do so for a long time.  Once we agreed, I told my friend to pick the place since he’s experienced in such things. This is where we "hiked"…  

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 6, 2008
Before they were Mighty, before they were New, before they were Disassembled – they were the Avengers!  Banding together to combat threats too great for one hero to handle alone, the Avengers were created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby in 1963 and went on to become one of the Marvel Universe’s premiere super-teams.  Now…

 

by Erik "Superfriend" Skov
May 5, 2008
greenlanternguy1pm6.th_.jpg I love HeroClix.  I blogged about my team a bit back.  How about a feature about HeroClix in general?  (all of these pictures come from WizKids, the maker of HeroClix.) http://www.WizKidsGames.com   To me, one of the awesome things about this game is the variety of characters.

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 5, 2008
I was in a local Target over the weekend, looking at the new Indiana Jones figures, giggling at the TERRIBLE Hulk figures and wondering why the Dark Knight figures are at any of the Targets in town, and I came across this:     This picture is untouched and I didn’t move anything.  Look at the…

 

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