Articles for April, 2009

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 30, 2009
Ninja Turtle’s co-creater Peter Laird’s official blog has announced that the highly anticipated April O’Neil figure will be another of NECA’s 2009 Comic Con exclusives.   She comes with a battle damaged mouser and another with a new head with articulated jaw.

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 30, 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.    Q1:Why is the MattyCollector site not updated more often? For example, why are the Legion and Marvel 4-packs not pictured on the JLU page? When people come there to get the…

 

by ChipCataldo
April 30, 2009
namestrip.jpg   Welcome, one and all to yet another Super Powers highlight.  Today I’m showcasing perhaps the most common of the Gulliver Super Powers releases, Wonder Woman.  Keep in mind that when I use the term "most common" I mean it’s still rarer than nearly every single US carded release and most of the Super Amigos. …

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 28, 2009
Line Spotlights NFL Superstars in College Uniforms to Hit Stores in August   TEMPE, Ariz. – – April  28, 2009 – McFarlane Toys kicks off a major event in the world of sports action figures. In response to fan demand, the company’s new 2009 College Football line will spotlight current NFL players in their college…

 

by Jeff Cope
April 28, 2009
  I started a thread here on AFI a few days back asking for folks ten most wanted characters in Hasbro’s new Marvel Universe toyline. There’s been a similar thread going on over at Fwoosh, too. Part of the fun of collecting is the guessing and hoping what characters might be coming down the pipe….

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 28, 2009
MattyCollector.com sent out some new images of the cards and loose figures of the upcoming JLU Legion Of Super Heroes 4-pack:                           The LOSH JLU 4 pack will go on sale on MattyCollector.com on May 15

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 28, 2009
With a few dates coming up soon, here is the latest release dates for MattyCollector.com product: Mer Man – back on sale April 29th at 12:00 noon. (this is the same run, just the second shipment) LOSH JLU 4 pack – May 15 Zodac – May 15 Hordak – June 15 Alex Luthor/Ultraman – June…

 

by Danny "CantinaDan" Neumann
April 27, 2009
I don’t collect Mattel’s DCUC line but there have been some figures that I’ve wanted to pick up just because they’re so dang cool. Back when I saw wave 6 for the first time I grabbed the Hawkman, stared at it for a while and then reluctantly put it back in fear of the "slippery…

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 27, 2009
Free Comic Book Day This Weekend! (Plus a Free Minimate!)   What is Free Comic Book Day? Free Comic Book Day is a single day – the first Saturday in May – when participating comic book shops across North America and around the world give away comic books absolutely FREE* to anyone who comes into their stores. *Check with your local shop for their participation…

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 27, 2009
Manufacturer Inks Licensing Deal with CBS to Produce Collectibles LOS ANGELES, CA (April 27, 2009) – Just in time for the 50th anniversary of The Twilight Zone, Bif Bang Pow! proudly announces the signing of a licensing agreement with CBS Broadcasting, Inc. for collectibles based on the iconic series. First to be released are bobble…

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 27, 2009
  Baseball season has begun! The latest Span of Sunset, Inc. x Disney collaboration: new colorway of  Cheshire Cat vinyl figure under the moniker "Opening Day aka Mannymania" has been unveiled for immediate release. The Cheshire Cat vinyl figure is based upon Lewis Carroll’s character from Alice in Wonderland, here reborn into a three dimensional form by…

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 27, 2009
Spring has sprung and with it some pretty exciting G.I. Joe news:  Hasbro has debuted its SDCC G.I. Joe figures on www.gijoeresolute.com.   Hasbro announces its special edition G.I. JOE figures for San Diego Comic-Con   G.I. JOE: THE RISE OF COBRA 12” BARONESS Special Edition Figure (Adult Collectible; Approximate Retail Price: $29.99; Available through…

 

by ChipCataldo
April 26, 2009
mm7.jpg Hello, and welcome to the first "common" edition of whatever this thing is that I call a blog.  I’m going to be not only highlighting the rarites I have in my collection, but also everything else…no matter how common.  Yes, I know y’all are chomping at the bit for my 12-back Lex Luthor highlight, but…

 

by ChipCataldo
April 24, 2009
I thought this was interesting.  It applies more to vintage collecting (the article is actually in reference to coin collecting), but a lot of Mr. Buffett’s theories can be applied everywhere from Super Powers to Justice League Unlimited.  I noticed that I was exercising all the principles he identified the way I’ve been collecting vintage…

 

by Jim Abell
April 24, 2009
Toys That Make You Say "Wha…?": Episode II   Episode II: Temblor

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 23, 2009
-More monsters, more stunning effects, more team members, and more than a few surprises- From the creators of Walking with Dinosaurs comes a new U.S. premiere season of monster hit Primeval.  Fans can look forward to new cast members, horrifying monsters, stunning special effects and a rare location shoot in London’s British Museum as well…

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 23, 2009
thumb.20090423-160504-1.jpg Saw David Arquette in Toys R Us today. Who knew he was a Littlest Pet Shop fan?!?

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 22, 2009
thumb.20090422-223505-1.jpg I was in my local Target store tonight and noticed that the Infinite Heroes 3-packs are on a temporary price cut back to their orignal price of $12.99.

 

by Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer
April 22, 2009
avatars.jpg So we here at AFI were talking amongst ourselves the other day and the question was raised, "why do some blog comments show a user’s avatar, but others don’t?" And it was a very good question, indeed. And of course our very own Vader had the answer: Gravatar.  Yes, my friends, Gravatar.  You go to […]

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 22, 2009
Toys, Dolls, Games, Books, Apparel, Home Décor and Fragrance  Inspired by Upcoming Feature Film and Classic TV Series and Movies Are Landing on Retail Shelves   New York, April 22, 2009 – Staying true to the motto "Live Long and Prosper," CBS Consumer Products, a unit of CBS Entertainment, announced today the availability of an…

 

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