Articles for December, 2008

 

by Ryan "TheSuperfly" Prast
December 29, 2008
The results are finally in!  Ok, ok, yeah I know, the results were in like 3 months ago, I know. But just in time for the end of 2008, here is the wrap-up of the inaugural Action Figure Insider DCUC Fan Bracket! First off, the lateness of this is all on me. Go ahead, yell,…

 

by Daniel Pickett
December 29, 2008
Standing approximately 2inches tall, Mezco’s new take the ever popular Hellboy and friends is sure to make even a troll smile. This case of includes twelve 2packs featuring the following figures: * Hellboy with Big Baby- Whatever you do, don’t make Hellboy wake the baby! *Prince Nuada- The leader of the elves. *Hellboy in black…

 

by Daniel Pickett
December 29, 2008
One of the most dangerous enemies the Federation has ever encountered, the relentless biomechanical Borg are preparing a new assault on the Alpha Quadrant and they’ve got their glowing eyes set on invading your collection!  Plus by collecting six of these deadly drones you will acquire the necessary components to build your own figure-sized electronic…

 

by Daniel Pickett
December 28, 2008
Over the holiday break I managed to sneak away from of my loved ones long enough to crank out this sneak peek feature on the upcoming DCUC Wave 7 Big Barda figure sculpted by the Four Horsemen.  You can check it out and see all of the pictures over at my blog. And if that…

 

by Daniel Pickett
December 28, 2008
  The day after Christmas Mattel and Matty dropped this bomb on JLU collectors all over the world: Hey JLU Collectors, We already revealed quite a lot at SDCC 2008 of our 2009 line up, but wanted to give everyone a little holiday treat before the New Year. Take a gander at the image! We…

 

by Daniel Pickett
December 28, 2008
Mezco presents The Spirit movie product based on the upcoming big budget December 2008 film, a sinister gut wrenching tale of a hero born, murdered and born again. Written and directed by genre-twister Frank Miller.    This deluxe 12" scale vinyl figure is fully articulated & comes with a highly detailed real cloth trench coat,…

 

by Daniel Pickett
December 28, 2008
Just before the holidays I got a package from Mattel.  One of the most surprising things in the box was a carded sample from DC Universe Classics Wave 7. The week before the holidays,  I had visited a local comic shop that is located up the street from Mattel HQ.  On display in the shop,…

 

by Erik "Superfriend" Skov
December 27, 2008
Every JLU 3 pack seems to have a character in it you already have.  I know, its been that way since the beginning.  Mattel felt that the main characters for the show were needed to keep the line selling to Moms and Grandpas.  Then one day they decided to throw us collectors a bone.  A ‘collector…

 

by Daniel Pickett
December 26, 2008
It’s getting hard for a news website to keep up with it all!  Below you will see the new images of the new Movie Masters figures, but in addition to that Mattel and MattyCollector launched a new Facebook page for Matty. If you are signed up with Facebook you can find his profile here- Matty’s…

 

by Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer
December 25, 2008
We wish you a very Merry Christmas (Festivus/Kwanzaa/Time Travel Hannukah) this year, and lots of wishes that everyone is getting whatever they wanted, but more importantly what they needed this very dismal year. To remind everyone just what this holiday means, we’d like to present to you this heartwarming tale of the homeless bathing with…

 

by Daniel Pickett
December 25, 2008
  We wish you all the warmest and happiest holiday season. Thank you to everyone that reads the site, sends us info, posts on the boards, and contributes to our community.   We love the site, we love toys and we love that you make our site a part of your hobby and your Internet…

 

by Erik "Superfriend" Skov
December 24, 2008
http://www.newsarama.com/comics/120817-JLA-McDuffieB.html Looks like time for a new lineup. This reminds me of two other JL eras. 1. Detroit, after the Satellite era disbanded. 2. International, which brought us out of the Detroit disaster. Writer Grant Morrison showed us how good a JLA based on the founding team could be. Joe Kelly reminded us that if…

 

by Daniel Pickett
December 24, 2008
Thank you to everyone for reading, linking, digging, forwarding, asking, offering, helping, posting and being a part of our community here at AFI.   And on the off chance you have forgotten "the reason for the season," let me jog your memory with the story of the birth of Jesus… as told entirely with Lego….

 

by Daniel Pickett
December 23, 2008
I thought this was an interesting article in the LA Times this week. For that special someone who has everything: Custom Lego portraits

 

by Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer
December 23, 2008
While this year has been less than stellar for most people, you cannot help but be hopeful of the future when you watch this incredibly inspiring speech: [youtube]d6wRkzCW5qI[/youtube] Happy Holidays, Folks!

 

by Daniel Pickett
December 22, 2008
On the official Toy Fair website there are a few new licenses listed that Mezco Toys will be showing in 2009 that we had not heard of as of this writing.  In addition to "The Wolfman", which we did know about, were: Little Big Planet, Goosebumps, Mini Ninjas. It seems like the possibilities for Sony’s…

 

by Erik "Superfriend" Skov
December 20, 2008
bats-supes-wondy-loose-2 To recap, I think there are some very key issues to a successful JLU 3pack.  http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/blog/superfriend/a-perfect-jlu-3-pack/  http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/blog/superfriend/how-not-to-make-a-jlu-3-pack/ There is one 3 pack that was too good, and too bad. Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman. . These days, DC refers to them as their "Trinity" (and the comic of that name is a good old school…

 

by Daniel Pickett
December 19, 2008
 Maine’s Own Commander X Mego-Style Action Figure Debuts With Free Downloadable Comic Book PORTLAND, ME–(Marketwire – December 17, 2008) – Nemo Publishing has released a limited edition Mego-style action figure of the retro hero Commander X. Commander X is an integral character in Jay Piscopo’s new all-ages graphic novel series, "The Undersea Adventures of Capt’n…

 

by Daniel Pickett
December 19, 2008
We all know them, things that happened to a friend of a friend, stories everyone swears are true.  They are, Urban Legends. Now, for the first time, the Living Dead Dolls immortalize five of the most infamous legends:    THE HOOK– Parked on a dark road, a bulletin comes over the radio that a criminally…

 

by Daniel Pickett
December 19, 2008
Mattel has sent over images of the next wave of their Movie Masters line.   This new wave is a continuation of their "The Dark Knight" product with A new Batman from the final scenes of the movie (Bat-vision lenses), Bank Robber Joker, Harvey Dent and the long awaited Two-Face figure.   These figures were…

 

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