Articles for February, 2009

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 10, 2009
New York- Overlooking the NY skyline from high atop their tony Long Island City headquarters, Mezco’s Director of Special Projects “handed off” various items from the new Friday the 13th line of figures to Megan Forbes, Collection Information and Access Manager of the Museum of the Moving Image. Mezco donated prototypes of the new film’s…

 

by Bill "Fresh Monkey" Murphy
February 10, 2009
Hello Marvel Universe, Goodbye Marvel Legends, it was fun while it lasted.   *  Well I fear the end of Marvel Legends is almost here. Even though I’ve heard from a few industry insiders that Hasbro is still gonna support ML, I think the end is near. Here are the signs:

 

by Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer
February 9, 2009
Hello AFI readers! I’m writing a brief overview of what the upcoming movie schedule looks like in terms of licensing, and need to gauge what movies are generating the hottest heat as of right now. Please take a minute and rate the movies below. I just need a good feel about where the interest level…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 9, 2009
New Branded Space Spotlights Pokémon Video Games, Trading Card Game, Toys, Animation, and More Bellevue, WA — February 9, 2009 – Today, Pokémon USA, Inc. announced that it has expanded its retail presence for Pokémon® in Toys"R"Us stores nationwide through 2009.  Dedicated areas at the entrance of the "R" Zone video game departments now showcase…

 

by Erik "Superfriend" Skov
February 9, 2009
Never.  Never did I expect to see these in plastic.  No way.  That is why their inclusion in the slide show during Mattel’s presentation on Saturday blew me away.  I’ve been a big fan of this line since it began, but this, this just shows me how much they get it.

 

by Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer
February 8, 2009
NYCC in motion- It’s like you are there! AFI’s man in New York, Cesar "Masked Avenger" Zamora once again covered the ins and outs of the Javits Center with his trusty video camera to bring you the very best of the con highlights. Take a look and pay special close attention around the 1:23 mark for some sweet DCUC Joker action! [youtube]ZSFM7JXg2Fo[/youtube]

 

by Erik "Superfriend" Skov
February 8, 2009
These are the things that came to mind while I was driving to NYCC yesterday morning. A limo passed me.  Why would someone take a limo to a comic convention?  (of course, everyone on the road was going there!) A Frito Lay potato truck goes by.  They must be made by Frito Lay people.  Frito…

 

by Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer
February 7, 2009
1234035997-136.jpg UPDATE! We’ve labeled all pics and moved them to their respective galleries now. We’re adding a lot more information, and all pics will be labeled and sorted shortly, but for now we know everyone just wants to see the new stuff so we’ve put it all in one big gallery for now. Enjoy!  

 

by AFi Admin
February 7, 2009
More exciting updates from the NYCC 2009 floor… This time, Mattel reveals some of the upcoming JLU figures.  

 

by Ryan "TheSuperfly" Prast
February 7, 2009
More updates straight from the NYCC floor…  

 

by AFi Admin
February 7, 2009
More updates straight from the NYCC floor… Here’s an advanced photo of the upcoming DCUC Classic Brainiac. Check out our Gallery pages for more photos.   

 

by AFi Admin
February 7, 2009
News from the NYCC Mattel Panel! Jason and Erik are on site at the con giving us updated from the Mattel panel.  This first panel was just for the Mattel/DC products.  Panelists included Toy Guru, The Four Horsemen and Cheryl Rubin of DC Comics. DCUC  There will be FOUR regular waves and one Wal-mart exclusive…

 

by Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer
February 7, 2009
Wow

 

by Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer
February 7, 2009
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by Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer
February 7, 2009
The following updates come straight from the NYCC floor… DCIH: Omac, Supermn Prime, Mary Marvel, Harbinger, Shadow Demons, Animal.Man, Anti-Monitor Points: 50 Pts= Antimonitor (or $10), 25= raffle ticket for 30" Antimonitor. DCUC: better distribution for new WM wave. Wave 9: Superman Vs. Classic Brainiac. Black Adam, Black Canary, Deadshot, Green Arrow, Wildcat, Mantis (Both!),…

 

by Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer
February 6, 2009
All of our pics from Day One of NYCC are now online. Go check them out!  

 

by Erik "Superfriend" Skov
February 6, 2009
Tomorrow is THE big reveal.  Finally, after months of waiting, we will find out what Mattel is offering for our favorite lines.  So, one last chance.  What is the ONE character you HOPE most to see tomorrow for you favorite DC line from Mattel?

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 6, 2009
There are no pictures yet, but over on their Art Asylum blog Diamond Select Toys announced that they will be releaseing  Ghostbusters MiniMates based on the popular series of films. Can you believe it? It has been 25 years since the release of the original Ghostbusters. Just like everything else that people who grew up…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 6, 2009
Wolfman To Lend Storytelling Talent To DCUO Saga AUSTIN, Texas – Feb. 6, 2009 – In another sign of Sony Online Entertainment LLC’s (SOE) commitment to the upcoming DC Universe™ Online (DCUO) massively multiplayer online video game, the company today announced that award-winning writer Marv Wolfman has joined the creative team at WildStorm Productions that…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 6, 2009
Live from the con floor Jason brings us the two Friday World Wide Reveals from the DC Direct booth: Ame-Comi Batgirl and Catwoman and a new deluxe World of Warcraft figure.  

 

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