Articles for January, 2009

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 21, 2009
2008 was a year that had its’ fair share of ups and downs for everyone, but the New Year is here and it’s time to get ready for a FANtastic 2009!    Having put their previous production woes behind them, the guys at Four Horsemen Toy Design Studios hope to soon go into production on…

 

by Danny "CantinaDan" Neumann
January 20, 2009
This past Saturday my wife and I met some friends for dinner over at Westgate City Center in Glendale, Arizona. Its a shopping and dining destination plopped right next to the Cardinal’s football and Coyote’s hockey stadiums. Its also home to the one and only McFarlane Toys retail store. Good excuse as any for a…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 20, 2009
The following are the DC Direct and DC Unlimited Solicits for items arriving in stores on or around Sept 2009   ACTION FIGURES   BLACKEST NIGHT SERIES 1 ACTION FIGURES   DC Direct is proud to produce action figures for the event of the summer – the beginning of the highly anticipated “Blackest Night” storyline!…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 20, 2009
Four MMA Legends Comprise Series 3 Collectible Figures Scheduled to Hit Shelves Throughout North America By April 2009 MARKHAM, Ontario, Canada – Mixed martial arts stars Andrei “The Pit Bull” Arlovski, “Big John” McCarthy, Frank Mir and Antonio Rodrigo “Minotauro” Nogueira will be featured in Round 5’s Series 3 of mixed martial arts collectible figures,…

 

by Erik "Superfriend" Skov
January 20, 2009
Inauguration Day Funnies My son came home a few months ago with something he just had to show me.  It was a video his history teacher had shown them at school.  Today, as we swear in the new President seemed to be a good time to share it with all of you.

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 19, 2009
NEW YORK, NY (Jan. 19, 2009) — The second action figure in The Undersea Adventures of Capt’n Eli’s Mego-style Commander X collection will debut at New York Comic-Con on Feb. 6.  This new 8-inch “1950s Commander X” action figure is the first variant since the original “Golden Age Commander X” was released in Dec. 2008. …

 

by ChipCataldo
January 18, 2009
Anyone else ever note the similarities between the Super Powers final series and MOTU figures?  I have all my carded SP3 in the same bookcase, and realized this the other day : Cyborg = Trap Jaw Plastic Man = Mekaneck Mr. Miracle = Man-At-Arms (the only one I feel is a reach) Shazam = King…

 

by Jeremy "SpyMagician" Sung
January 18, 2009
As promised, thanks to Mattel and our own JM we have reviews of both the upcoming MOTUC Faker and…Stratos!  

 

by Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer
January 17, 2009
dcuc6.jpg   It’s been a fairly good toy week. I wasn’t even looking hard and found most of DCUC 6 today, and had to really hold myself back from looking at any Targets because i don’t want to stumble across those clearance deals like $3.48 Marvel Legends and $35 Millennium Falcons. I’m trying to scale back, […]

 

by Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer
January 17, 2009
  It’s been a fairly good toy week. I wasn’t even looking hard and found most of DCUC 6 today, and had to really hold myself back from looking at any Targets because i don’t want to stumble across those clearance deals like $3.48 Marvel Legends and $35 Millennium Falcons. I’m trying to scale back,…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 15, 2009
I just posted a feature over in our newly launched toy archives of Mattel’s Masters of The Universe Classics New York Comic Con exclusive FAKER figure.  This figure will first be made available to attendees at New York Comic con the first weekend in February and then will be available on MattyCollector.com at a later…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 15, 2009
Manufacturer: Mattel Release Date: Spring 2009 Wave/Assortment: New York Comic Convention and MattyCollector.com On-Line Exclusive Packaging: Single Carded Accessories: Removable Armor, Power Sword and Half Sword Scale: 6" Sculpted By: The Four Horsemen              

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 15, 2009
Silvermain is a swashbuckling adventurer and thief travels the world with his friends looking for adventure and new lands to discover. A romantic dreamer who always looks over the horizon for his next adventure, Silvermain struggles with his devotion to his friends, the quest, and his love for carefree travel. Taken from the pages of…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 15, 2009
Two web exclusive new items went on sale today at MattyCollector.com.   DCUC Adam Strange™ and Starfire™ Action Figures DC Universe™ Classics 2-Pack: $25.00 You can see our feature on this set here. and Masters of the Universe® Classics Skeletor® Action Figure Skeletor® Evil Lord Of Destruction™ $20.00 Also new today on the site are…

 

by Jason "JJJason" Chirevas
January 14, 2009
MOTUC2.jpg Quick story about Masters of the Universe and I. It was 1981 and I was six.  My mother took me to this new toy castle, this oasis, called Toys R Us, built not ten minutes from us.  Huge into Star Wars and the associated action figures, I was excited to see what I could find. …

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 14, 2009
The legendary slasher of Camp Crystal Lake strikes again in the all new Friday the 13th film. The newest Friday The 13th film is a terrifying revision of the iconic horror franchise. The Jason Voorhees figure is crafted with incredible detail and comes with an array of weapons used in the film. Each figure stands…

 

by Scott Rogers
January 14, 2009
  Batman is officially dead in the pages of Final Crisis #6 out today. We all knew it was coming for months and months, but was torques me off it is what is Batman’s last heroic act? 

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 14, 2009
Matty from MattyCollector.com and ToyGuru Jr. sent us the answers to our latest round of questions.that AFI readers have posted in our forums.  There are some very interesting hints and reveals in this installment, so read it carefully and let the speculating begin! Q1: The JLU Gotham Criminals 4 Pack looks cool. I can’t wait…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 14, 2009
When I got home last night there was a box from our friends at Mattel with a bunch of new goodies in it for us to drool over.    First up let’s take a look at the upcoming MattyCollector.com exclusive Justice League Unlimited "Gotham Villains" 4-pack.   When I first saw the mailer box/sleeve I…

 

by Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer
January 13, 2009
dcuc5group.jpg Man, Mattel really makes it hard to be a Mattel defender.  I like a lot of what they try to do, but between concept and execution, something just goes missing. Do they need to hire an engineer? Or fire the one they have and hire a good one?  I’m really hoping that everything I’m hearing […]

 

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