Articles for June, 2008

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 30, 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:  Q1A: I would like to know if there are any plans for alternate masks for the joker goons in the Dark Knight Movie…

 

by Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer
June 29, 2008
AFI is pleased to unveil our first (but by no means last) Custom Action Figure Jam: The DCUC Custom Showcase! Shepherded by longtime AFI stalwart Ryan "The Superfly" Prast and ably assisted by Peter "Vader" Go, this debut gallery uses the Mattel DCUC line as a base for all sorts of crazy custom figures that…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 28, 2008
Frisco, Texas — June 28, 2008 – Hasbro announced the results of the online poll to determine the top 10 figures in the G.I. JOE vs. COBRA 3 ¾” single carded line, today at the annual International G.I. JOE Collectors Convention. Over the past 1 ½ years, 62 individual figures have been created in celebration…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 28, 2008
Ok, this is what you’ve been waiting for.  Prototype pictures are one thing, packaged shots are closer, but what about the finished product, out of the box? In the midst of work and the midnight Wall-e screening I went to last night, I managed to snap some loose shots of the figure from the first…

 

by Pierre "Airmax" Kalenzaga
June 27, 2008
If you are into toys at all, you’ve undoubtedly thought about it. If you are into toys and have friends who are also into toys, it’s more than likely that you’ve all had this conversation with each other. What is your holy grail? It seems simple enough… but what if you don’t have a grail?

 

by Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer
June 27, 2008
In a nice surprise, the final Infinite Heroes figures and packaging by Mattel are here for your viewing enjoyment!  The production figures do look a bit nicer than the prototypes, and the selection is really, really crazy insane in terms of how deep they are going into the character selection right off the bat. Also…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 26, 2008
McFARLANE TOYS ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH ACTIVISION TO PRODUCE GUITAR HERO(tm) ACTION FIGURES   TEMPE, Ariz. ~ McFarlane Toys announces a partnership with Activision, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) to produce action figures from the hit video game franchise, Guitar Hero®. The first line is expected to hit store shelves this fall. The hugely popular Guitar Hero franchise…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 26, 2008
     

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 26, 2008
Triad Toys, Inc., toy and collectibles manufacturer of unique properties and licensed and proprietary products, announces a three year partnership with Geneon Entertainment to produce toys and collectibles for the cult classic anime Samurai Champloo (サムライチャンプルー, Samurai Chanpurū). Samurai Champloo is a Japanese animated television series consisting of twenty-six episodes that was originally broadcasted on…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 25, 2008
Underground Toys are proud to be representing the BBC Doctor Who and Torchwood toy lines as well as promoting many other toys at the world’s largest gathering of entertainment fans – the San Diego Comic Con (July 24 – 27). Here is some great news for fans of the Doctor Who shows . We will…

 

by Erik "Superfriend" Skov
June 25, 2008
What follows is an email exchange between myself and Paul Levitz, President of DC Comics.  If you want something, I always say aim for the top.  And I had his email address.  I hope he doesn’t mind.   me: Fri 1/7/2005 4:55 PM Subject: Mattel, JLU, and Captain Atom

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 25, 2008
Diamond Select Toys and Collectibles (DST) is excited to announce plans to once again participate in the annual Blood Drive at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con!  To emphasize the importance of giving blood, Diamond Select will be donating a limited edition exclusive Battlestar Galactica Season 3 Chief Tyrol figure as a giveaway for participating donors!…

 

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