Articles for July, 2008

 

by Daniel Pickett
July 9, 2008
Weta, New Zealand’s multi Academy Award winning visual effects house will be traveling to California to meet the fans at the 2008 Comic Con International at the San Diego Convention Center. Weta will be showing for the first time their full ranges of collectible sculptures from Disney’s The Chronicles Of Narnia: Prince Caspian and BBC’s…

 

by Daniel Pickett
July 9, 2008
Shocker Toys steps up with the hottest exclusive figures this summer: Metalocalypse Limited to 500 sets, selling for $80 and available only at San Diego Comic Con Booth #3849. This all-new line features fully painted vinyl action figures of Dethklok, the undisputed greatest animated metal band in the galaxy featured on Adult Swim’s hit series,…

 

by Erik "Superfriend" Skov
July 9, 2008
Here I am, knowing 5 waves of Mattel’s DCUC, and debating.   Do I buy or not.  I saw Black Manta again yesterday.  At 10$ each and in the 6" scale, they look a lot like DCDirect figures to me.  And that’s the problem.

 

by Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer
July 7, 2008
Hot on the heels of our Custom Showcase, the gang over at The Fwoosh has done it again with another awesome Custom Con! (Side note: probably a bit too hot on our heels! Next time we’ll space ourshowcase out a bit more to give the great customizers out there a breather) In fact, it’s the…

 

by Daniel Pickett
July 7, 2008
New York- Standing beneath the towering visage of a glowering Hellboy, Mezco’s Director of Special projects “handed off” various items from the new Hellboy 2:The Golden Army line of action figures to representatives from Museum of the Moving Image. Among the items donated were prototypes of the new film’s main characters; Hellboy, Abe Sapien, Liz,…

 

by Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer
July 5, 2008
I’m not a very good artist. I mean, I’m OK as far as it goes. I can get the job done or at least figure out what needs to be done. But when it comes to guys like Matt Cauley or Kerry Gammill or Dave Hudnut (all guys I know and worked with) there’s just…

 

by Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer
July 4, 2008
Happy 4th of July, all! This holiday always makes me think of being a kid back in the 1980s, hanging out with my friends for backyard grilling, then going to another house for more grilling, then another house for even more grilling….you get the picture. Since I moved away from home in 1990 I’ve rarely…

 

by Daniel Pickett
July 3, 2008
Yesterday’s announcement from Mattel on their upcoming collector’s website was a bombshell of joy for most collectors, but now the questions arise on how it will work and what does it mean to all of us rabid collectors?  I know I had quite a few questions and I was seeing more on our message boards,…

 

by Daniel Pickett
July 2, 2008
Hey toy fans of all ages, Well it is that time again. Mattel is gearing up for our really big show down in San Diego at the annual Comic Con July 23-27th 2008. We’ll be there in full force with the largest booth presence we’ve ever had to meet and greet toy fans of all…

 

by Daniel Pickett
July 2, 2008
As we enter the home stretch toward SDCC 08 the Marvel Team from Hasbro updates us on the answers to our  burning questions that AFI readers have posted in our forums:     Q1. What are the chances of a 3 3/4 Iron Man in the Hulk movie line? Are there more 3 3/4 figures planned…

 

by Jeff Cope
July 2, 2008
Yes, this is yet another blog entry about Mattel’s soon (but not soon enough) to be released Infinite Heroes toyline.  Back in the early 1990’s Al Gore introduced some legislation about what he termed the Information Superhighway, otherwise known as the Internet, leading to his supposed claim of inventing the internet.  Well in much the…

 

by Daniel Pickett
July 2, 2008
Iconic STAR WARS™ Starship Toy Undergoes Major Overhaul  Pawtucket, Rhode Island, July 1, 2008 — Updating the fan-favorite MILLENNIUM FALCON for the first time since its introduction in 1979, Hasbro is launching the largest MILLENNIUM FALCON toy to ever travel the galaxy.  The new STAR WARS LEGACY COLLECTION MILLENNIUM FALCON includes electronic lights and sounds,…

 

by Daniel Pickett
July 2, 2008
IH1GuyFace.jpg Manufacturer:Mattel Release Date: Summer 2008 Wave/Assortment: Wave 1 Packaging: Single Carded Accessories: None Scale: Sculpted By: Mattel In-House Team        

 

by Daniel Pickett
July 1, 2008
Applehead Factory’s introducing its newest product, Tofu, the Vegan Zombie, with an exclusive, 7”, “white” vinyl version of the action figure. Created by a scientist looking to cure zombie-ism, Tofu is a friendly, undead vegan. “White” Tofu boasts 5 points of articulation, a fully sculpted produce base, apple crate-like window packaging and a removable tofu…

 

by Daniel Pickett
July 1, 2008
An extremely rare Karen Cooper Living Dead Doll has been donated to Heaven Sent Bulldogs for a charity auction. Karen Cooper is the name of the young girl who becomes a zombie in the groundbreaking Night Of The Living Dead film. Mezco Toyz, makers of the Living Dead Dolls, had produced a limited number of…

 

by ChipCataldo
July 1, 2008
It’s amazing how reading something can call up so many memories all at once.  Pierre’s recent blog about holy grails in collecting immediately called up so much for me…times in my life, emotions I was feeling, and yes…things I was collecting. My collecting history actually sucks.  I was never motivated to work or finish college,…

 

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