Articles for May, 2009

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 18, 2009
Here are the latest DC Direct solicitations for items shipping and in stores January 2010. ACTION FIGURES JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA SERIES 2 ACTION FIGURES Four second-generation Justice Society of America heroes are grouped together to make up the second series of action figures based on the art of Alex Ross! Just as Geoff Johns’…

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 18, 2009
This just in from our friends at MattyCollector.com:   To let everyone know, today’s subscription for the Sept through Dec MOTUC figures will likely start at 12 Pacific, 3 pm Eastern while we worked the final bugs out. Messaging will be up on MattyCollector.com ASAP.   Also, for fans who still want Zodac the Cosmic…

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 18, 2009
DSC00014.jpg Tonight at 8:39 PM there was a magnitude 5.0 earquake centered about 1.5 miles from my house. My collection did not fare well.  It was the FIRST things to start tumbling.       I’m sure this will also be the scene in my office in the morning to stay tuned for part 2 tomorrow. […]

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 17, 2009
Tonight at 8:39 PM there was a magnitude 5.0 earquake centered about 1.5 miles from my house. My collection did not fare well.  It was the FIRST things to start tumbling.       I’m sure this will also be the scene in my office in the morning to stay tuned for part 2 tomorrow….

 

by ChipCataldo
May 17, 2009
The dog ate my homework. Seriously. I was done with this blog.  Finished.  Just putting the "Peace, Chip" on the end.   I hit "Save Draft." It came back empty.   So…given who I am and my certain sense of humor, I have to say the following :

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 16, 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: Will fans that attend this summer’s Wizard World in Chicago be rewarded for attending the show by being able to purchase Mattel exclusive figures this year? (Wonder Twins set complete…

 

by Jim Abell
May 15, 2009
16 May 1990  May 16, 1990.  That’s the day the world lost a very unique individual — Jim Henson. 

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 15, 2009
Winner Will Join G4’s Olivia Munn, Kevin Pereira and Blair Butler as Special Correspondent at Comic-Con 2009 and Receive Exclusive Privileges from Dark Horse Comics   LOS ANGELES, May 15, 2009 – Beginning today, G4 and Dark Horse Comics are kicking off a search for the ultimate Comic-Con fan who will receive the opportunity of…

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 15, 2009
The G.I. Joe Team at Hasbro has once again come through for AFI readers answering your latest and greatest post-Toy Fair G.I. Joe questions.  These questions were submitted by AFI readers via our Forums.    Q1. Are new figures still shipping? It seems as though Target and Walmart are getting nothing but revision cases from…

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 15, 2009
It’s the 15th of the month and that can mean only one thing, new product on sale on MattyCollector.com.  This month you have your choice of the new Justice League Unlimited Legion Of Super Heroes  4-pack..  On sale RIGHT NOW for $30 + shipping.       Or Zodac the Cosmic Enforcer from the red…

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 14, 2009
Most of you will remember Jerry Macaluso as the original owner of SOTA Toys.   Jerry sold SOTA a few years back and went back into the Special Effects field.   Then he returned to the world of collectibles with his new company Pop Culture Shock Collectibles, and they have just launched their official website today!…

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 14, 2009
CBS CONSUMER PRODUCTS PARTNERS  WITH DESIGN ICON jeffstaple FOR LIMITED EDITION  STAR TREK INSPIRED FOOTWEAR Bringing Street Style to the Star Trek Universe, 160 Individually Numbered Airwalks Will Be Exclusively Available at jeffstaple Boutique ‘Reed Space’ New York, May 14, 2009 – Now Trekkers can boldly walk in footwear like no one has ever seen…

 

by Ryan "TheSuperfly" Prast
May 14, 2009
It’s that time again!   DCUC Custom Showcase II: Super Powers/Super Friends So what is the DCUC Custom Showcase? Much like the shows on Fwoosh, JoeCustoms, Doosh, and CustomCon, the DCUC Custom Showcase is a semi-whenever event that ‘showcases’ the amazing talent of customizers from all over the ‘net, and letting them show off their…

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 13, 2009
Doctor Fate was the only single carded figure of the new wave that I didn’t get an advance sample of so he was the only one missing from Justice League Week this year.  He’s in stores now and I have him in hand so it’s time to add him to the AFiToy Archive. This release…

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 13, 2009
Guess who just dropped in to see what condition my condition is in… I’ll have a full turnaround phots in the AFi archive soon, but for now I wanted to give you guys a sneek peek at the newest Big Lebowski bobblehead that was hand delivered to me today from the gang at BifBangPow.  This is the Dude from the "Gutterballs" dream sequence and fits perfectly next to…

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 13, 2009
Manufacturer: Mattel Release Date: Spring 2009 Wave/Assortment: Spring 2009 Fan Collection Wave 1 Packaging: Single carded Accessories: Ankh Scale: 4" Sculpted By: Mattel’s In House Team Notes: This is a re-release of  the Doctor Fate Figure in show accurate colors and paint job.  Target Exclusive             Comparison between first release…

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 11, 2009
Yamato USA Announces Fantasy Figure Gallery:  The Sacrifice, Inspired by the Work of Dorian Cleavenger   TORRANCE, CA, May 11, 2009.  "She offers herself to her deity, her lover and her soulmate.  She is pure and true, unembellished by the ravages of society.  She is life… she is the ultimate sacrifice."  In these difficult times,…

 

by ChipCataldo
May 10, 2009
logos.jpg Welcome to my latest Super Powers Highlight!  I apologize for the relatively lengthy delay between entries.  I didn’t have access to a digital camera to take some decent shots for the blog here, but I got a chance to not only borrow one but also purchase a nice used Nikon off the ‘Bay…so hopefully no…

 

by Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer
May 9, 2009
Oh, did I say Star Trek review? I meant my presentation of the amazing cross between "Planet of the Apes" and  "Stop, Look, and Listen": the halucinatory classic, "One Got Fat". I’ve worked for the past 48 hours with only 2 for sleep, so I didn’t see Star Trek.  Click here to view the embedded […]

 

by Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer
May 9, 2009
Oh, did I say Star Trek review? I meant my presentation of the amazing cross between "Planet of the Apes" and  "Stop, Look, and Listen": the halucinatory classic, "One Got Fat". I’ve worked for the past 48 hours with only 2 for sleep, so I didn’t see Star Trek.  [youtube]cQgAMkMmsfg[/youtube] Enjoy, you Star Trek watching…

 

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