Articles for May, 2009

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 31, 2009
It’s no secret around these parts that I’m a Super Powers collector.   I have a complete loose collection and a (near) complete carded collection.   But, I can’t just stop with the 33 figures in the line.   For the past 3 years I have been buying Super Powers customs.   Mostly loose, but…

 

by Erik "Superfriend" Skov
May 31, 2009
I spent last weekend at Anime Boston, a convention for Anime fans.  Like comic conventions, they have panels, people dressed as characters, costume contests, artists signings, dealer rooms, etc.  I hope to cover several aspects of the convention over a series of blogs. One panel we attended was "The Chibi Project." 

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 30, 2009
Toy Story 3 Teaser Trailer I can’t wait… until June 2010!    

 

by ChipCataldo
May 29, 2009
When the end result shows up in the mail in bunches, it makes the soreness in the morning and the aches and pains when I roll into my condo at 11:30pm each night worth it.  My boss at the piano store (where I have my packages sent) was kind enough to drop them into my…

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 29, 2009
  The MARVEL Team at Hasbro has once again come through for AFI readers answering your latest and greatest Pre-Comic Con Hasbro/Marvel questions.  These questions were submitted by AFI readers via our forums.  Q1. Will we EVER see the release of Marvel Legends figures that were previewed as prototypes such as Classic Storm, Valkyrie, Silver…

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 28, 2009
Santa Monica, CA – May 28, 2009 – Activision Publishing, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) announced today that the Transformers™: Revenge of the Fallen video game will be showcased at BotCon 2009, the official TRANSFORMERS fan convention, which is being held at the Pasadena Convention Center from May 28 – 31.  Consumers can visit the Activision booth…

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 28, 2009
You’ve seen G.I. JOE: RESOLUTE – now hear from the filmmakers themselves! Recently, hundreds of fans submitted their own questions and comments to the show’s creative team (Joaquim Dos Santos – Director, Dan Norton – Lead Background & Prop Designer, Steve Drucker – Executive Producer). We sat down with all three and asked them our…

 

by ChipCataldo
May 28, 2009
For those who don’t check LOLCat on a daily or weekly basis, I thought this was hilarious and wanted to share it with y’all :   Peace,  Chip  

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 27, 2009
Company Will Operate Legendary FAO Schwarz Stores As a Distinctive Business and Purveyor of Extraordinary Toys WAYNE, NJ (May 28, 2009) — Toys“R”Us, Inc., the world’s leading dedicated toy and baby products retailer, today announced it has acquired FAO Schwarz, one of the most iconic children’s retailers in the world and a brand synonymous with…

 

by Danny "CantinaDan" Neumann
May 27, 2009
BLOGcaddysNdinos-plate Between the years 1987 and 1996 writer/illustrator Mark Schultz composed 14 issues of comic brilliance called Xenozoic Tales. I struggle not to sound trite when describing Mark’s visual art and storytelling. I find when rereading Xenozoic Tales, for instance, I get stuck on certain beautiful panels that leave me just shaking my head in awe….

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 27, 2009
On Friday, May 29, select Toys“R”Us stores will give TRANSFORMERS fans “more than meets the eye” by offering them the first chance to purchase toys based on one of the most highly anticipated movies of the summer – TRANSFORMERS: REVENGE OF THE FALLEN. During a special sneak preview from 9 – 10 pm, customers can…

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 27, 2009
Manufacturer: Hasbro Release Date: Spring 2009 Wave/Assortment: Walmart Exclusive 2-packs Packaging: 2-packs with Comic Book Accessories: 2 helmets and 2 blasters Scale: 4" Sculpted By: Hasbro’s In-house Team           Ibtisam     Nrin    

 

by Glenn Moss
May 26, 2009
Yesterday President Obama observed Memorial Day in the tradition of sitting U.S. presidents, by placing a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery just outside Washington, D.C. Before the ceremony, a number of university professors petitioned the White House, urging Obama “to end a longstanding practice of sending a wreath to…

 

by ChipCataldo
May 26, 2009
electro04.jpg Well, hello everybody!  I thought I’d switch things up a bit this week and do my first Secret Wars highlight.  Not just content to give an overview of some common ruffian, I’m starting things off with a bang and putting the spot light squarely on Electro. As most Secret Wars collectors know, the line had…

 

by Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer
May 25, 2009
thebag.jpg So it’s taken quite a bit longer than I planned on to get back to another installment of my unproduced Star Wars gems. But here at last is the untold story of the promotion that you never got to see, and what a doozy it is! A couple of caveats right off the bat: I […]

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 25, 2009
TORONTO – MMA superstar Gina Carano shows off a prototype of her Round 5 collectible figurine. Carano was in Toronto to make finishing touches on the figure, which is scheduled to be available in July, in time for UFC 100.     Photo Credit: Round5MMA.com

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 25, 2009
Starting June 1st, 2009, SOTA Toys will begin accepting pre-orders through our website (www.sotatoys.com) for our San Diego Comic-Con Exclusives.  We understand that not everyone will be able to attend the show, or don’t want to carry big bulky items around… now you don’t have to miss out on these limited edition exclusive products.  Pre-order…

 

by Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer
May 25, 2009
So it’s taken quite a bit longer than I planned on to get back to another installment of my unproduced Star Wars gems. But here at last is the untold story of the promotion that you never got to see, and what a doozy it is! A couple of caveats right off the bat: I…

 

by Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer
May 25, 2009
  AFi wishes all readers and especially all readers who are active or retired Military a very Happy Memorial Day.  If you can, kick back, relax, and enjoy this moment of relative peace in your life, and reflect on those who gave up so much to defend what we have. As an added bonus, here’s…

 

by Ryan "TheSuperfly" Prast
May 25, 2009
Please take a few moments today, tonight, this week, to appreciate all those who have made the ultimate sacrifice. So many of us truly don’t understand the cost our military has endured, and what the families left behind have lost. Perhaps instead of simply remembering those we lost in grievances of the past we can…

 

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