Articles for February, 2009

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 6, 2009
This poster was posted over by the Hasbro Marvel figures at their booth at NYCC09.   There will be large scale figures in the 3.75" Marvel Universe line that will be exclusive to Walmart.  According to Hasbro these will be about the same scale as the Marvel Legends Icons figures.   As you can see by…

 

by Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer
February 6, 2009
Wow. Jason is on site at the NYCC and had a chat with the Hasbro Team about their Marvel products.  Here’s what he learned: Marvel Legends is not dead.  There will still be new product coming for that line, but nothing new for 2009.  What we know about already is what is coming.  There will…

 

by Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer
February 6, 2009
thumb.20090206-113008-1.jpg Dark horse is featuring a new 12" Bruce figure in "casual wear".

 

by Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer
February 6, 2009
thumb.20090206-105007-3.jpg Some of the new figures seen today include lots of your favorites from the 1980s Saturday Morning cartoons!

 

by Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer
February 6, 2009
thumb.20090206-101007-1.jpg We've landed in NY and will be updating throughout the day. Keep checking back! Unless we're attacked by giant robot pandas, that is.

 

by Danny "CantinaDan" Neumann
February 5, 2009
Just thinking back to those WWF days when Jesse Ventura was color commenting with Gorilla Monsoon or Gene Okerlund makes me laugh. (In fact, it was Ventura who gave Okerlund the nickname "Mean Gene!") Here’s a man with an interesting career. From Navy Seal, to pro wrestler, to action film star, to city mayor, to…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 5, 2009
(New York, February 5th, 2009) — Solar Storms!  Killer Comets!  A Trip Through the Galactic Plane!  These cosmic events are nothing compared to the upcoming RZA action figures.  Skyfarm Studios is set to release a series of action figures based on the legendary producer/rapper/actor for late 2009 — with an original #1 comic book inside!   About the RZA action figure: Stylized…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 4, 2009
(San Diego, February 6, 2009)  IDW Publishing is pleased to announce the forthcoming release of The Bloom County Library. Beginning in October 2009, each of the five volumes will collect nearly two years worth of daily and Sunday strips, in chronological order. This will be the very first time that many of these comic strips…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 4, 2009
Our friends over at Mezco Toyz have sent us on of the first Cinema of Fear Jason Voorhees figures based on the new "Friday the 13th" movie that opens this weekend at a theater near you, and we are going to give it away to some lucky AFI reader!   Here you can see the…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 4, 2009
Favorite Ghosts and Ghostbusters Included to Celebrate Classic Film’s 25th Anniversary CULVER CITY, Calif., Feb 04, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Sony Pictures Consumer Products and Mattel, Inc. announced today the development of a new collectible line of toys based on the world’s favorite poltergeist fighting team, the Ghostbusters, including an extensive cast of ghosts and…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 4, 2009
BBC AMERICA today announced three highly anticipated sci-fi dramas: BBC AMERICA co-production Being Human and the acquisitions of Survivors and a new season of Primeval. All three shows will premiere later in 2009.   ·        Being Human (6 x 60), a Touchpaper Television and BBC AMERICA co-production for the BBC, distributed by RDF Rights, part of…

 

by Erik "Superfriend" Skov
February 4, 2009
  Part four of my Toy Fair adventure 10 years ago. To recap, in part 1, we covered how I had made a deal with a local paper to provide a story for them in exchange for credentials to get in. In part 2, we covered preparing for the show. Part 3 was the show….

 

by Erik "Superfriend" Skov
February 3, 2009
  Part three of my Toy Fair adventure 10 years ago. To recap, in part 1, we covered how I had made a deal with a local paper to provide a story for them in exchange for credentials to get in. In part 2, we covered preparing for the show. Now its time for the…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 2, 2009
Our friends over at Bif Bang Pow! updated their blog with a message for readers and achievers of all shapes and size: Jason Lenzi here again, with some very exciting news that you (and I) have been waiting a long time to read: Wave 3 of our Big Lebowski Urban Achievers action figures are up…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 2, 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) Of the new pictures of Infinite Heroes shown on the new…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 2, 2009
GATHIERSBURG, MD. (February 2, 2009)… MillionairePlayboy.com, an online magazine devoted to toy collecting, comic books, movies and assorted pop culture artifacts, launches its new Web site design and blog format on February 1. The new Web site is cleaner and better organized by using categories and tags for easier navigation.  It features reviews and news…

 

by Danny "CantinaDan" Neumann
February 2, 2009
Best known for his 14 year run on Strangers in Paradise and his new endeavor, Echo, Terry Moore is an icon of Indie comics. During his recent visit to Phoenix Comicon, Terry was good enough to chat with me for a bit.  I started by asking him to forgive the somewhat specific nature of my…

 

by Erik "Superfriend" Skov
February 2, 2009
  Part two of my Toy Fair adventure 10 years ago. To recap, in part 1 we covered how I had made a deal with a local paper to provide a story for them in exchange for credentials to get in. Now came the prep work.  What, you thought that getting the press pass was…

 

by Erik "Superfriend" Skov
February 1, 2009
  Toy Fair 1999 – Part 1. 10 years ago was the last time I went to Toy Fair.  As you may know, Toy Fair is kind of an insiders look at upcoming toys.  As a Hasbro employee, I had gone a few times, but only to Hasbro’s portion of it.  To get into all…

 

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