Articles for June, 2009

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 7, 2009
Stamford, CT June 6, 2009 – Friday, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced a settlement with Mattel Inc., of El Segundo, CA and its wholly owned subsidiary, Fisher-Price Inc., of East Aurora, NY in the amount of $2.3 million for violating the federal lead paint ban. Enacted in 1978, the Consumer Product Safety Act…

 

by Erik "Superfriend" Skov
June 7, 2009
I just linked to an eBay auction about a figure and saw this text in the auction.  I’ve seen it before.  It makes me cringe.  And usually I do not bid. "Seller will LEAVE FEEDBACK in return once Buyers RECEIVED purchased items & LEFT FEEDBACK for Seller. " According to this, feedback for the buyer…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 5, 2009
  AFI wishes our good friend and Prototype Painter Eddie Wires a very Happy Birthday!  For those of you that own the Toy Biz Hulk Classics Wave II Absorbing Man figure should find it every easy to remember Ed’s birthday each year as it is ole’ Crusher’s prison number on his pants.   You can…

 

by ChipCataldo
June 5, 2009
gulliver02.jpg A pretty damn cool thing, this is.  It’s the pack-in catalog for the Secret Wars figures released by the Gulliver toy company in Brazil. Note that all the figures come with stands, as well.  I’ve only ever seen two of the carded Gulliver releases come up for sale, and they’ve both been very expensive.  Hopefully…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 5, 2009
Marvel is proud to announce that new and renewing subscribers to Marvel Digital Comics Unlimited (www.marvel.com/nickfury) will receive an exclusive, all-new Hasbro Marvel Universe Nick Fury action figure! Inspired by his dramatic return in Secret Invasion, this all new figure features the kind of weaponry Fury needs to repel a Skrull invasion—or any other unlucky…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 5, 2009
This July, get ready for more Wolverine and the X-Men Action!  And just when the summer couldn’t get any better for Comic Book Fans everywhere…… Marvel Animation and Lionsgate will bring Wolverine fans the eagerly anticipated 2nd DVD from Nicktoons Network’s hit animated series Wolverine And The X-Men. In Wolverine And The X-Men: Deadly Enemies,…

 

by Glenn Moss
June 5, 2009
An APA or Amateur Press Association is a group of people who produce individual pages or magazines, which are typically referred to as “zines,” that are sent to a Central Mailer for collation and distribution to all members of the group. Long before the advent of the internet and personal computers, APAs were a way…

 

by Jeff Cope
June 5, 2009
  Playmates Toys has recently made a significant expansion to their boys action category in a big way this year with lines based upon two big summer movies: Paramount’s Star Trek and Warner Bros’ Terminator Salvation. The first wave of product for both lines have been in stores prior to each films opening, and fans…

 

by Erik "Superfriend" Skov
June 4, 2009
Anime Boston – What is a Super-Hero fan to buy? Saturday.  I had circled the dealer rooms twice.  Only New England Comics display caught my eye.  They had trade paperbacks of their Tick series.  But at NYCC earlier this year I had been able to pick up Showcase volumes for 5$ each.  25$ or more…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 4, 2009
Our very of SpyMagician of Men of Action fame has gotten a hold of an early copy of the upcoming Masters of the Universe Classics Tri-Klops figure and gives it a review.    Tri-Klops will be available later this summer exclusively on MattyCollector.com. Find out what he thought of it here.

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 4, 2009
The Transformer’s Team at Hasbro has once again come through for AFi readers answering your latest and greatest post-BotCon Transformers questions.  These questions were submitted by AFi readers via our Forums.   Q1: My big questions is "Since Transformers Animated has it’s last season on the Cartoon Network, Is there any chance it gets picked up…

 

by Jeremy "SpyMagician" Sung
June 3, 2009
As a toy collector there are moment’s you live for.   This is one of them. Read on for my review of my all time favorite Masters of the Universe character in his Masters of the Universe Classics incarnation…    

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 3, 2009
A friend of ours got to see some production samples of Hasbro’s GI Joe: The Rise of Cobra figures from the first wave.  They were able to snap some quick pictures of the front and back of the cards.  Some are a little blury, but time was of the essence.   I also have some…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 3, 2009
Manufacturer: Hasbro Release Date: July 2009 Wave/Assortment: Wave 1 Packaging: Single Carded Accessories: Various Scale: 3.75" Sculpted By: Hasbro’s In-house team     The Baroness   Duke   Heavy Duty NEO-Viper   Ripcord Scarlett   Shipwreck   Snake Eyes Stormshadow   Zartan      

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 2, 2009
New Mego-style action figure released:  Commander X Western Knight   PORTLAND, MAINE (June 2, 2009) – Nemo Publishing has released a new action figure variant of the retro hero Commander X.  The Commander X Western Knight is a limited edition, Mego-style, eight-inch collectible action figure available for sale exclusively on the company’s website, www.captneli.com.  The Western Knight is the third variant in the Commander…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 2, 2009
U.S. PREMIERE EPISODES OF DOCTOR WHO AND TORCHWOOD   Please note: BBC AMERICA HD, launching July 20, is a simulcast of BBC AMERICA.  Both channels will air the exact same schedule.   DOCTOR WHO: THE NEXT DOCTOR It’s Christmas Eve in 1851 and Cybermen stalk the snow of Victorian London. When the Doctor (David Tennant)…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 2, 2009
Thousands of TRANSFORMERS and G.I. JOE Licensed Products to Land on Retail Shelves Around the World as Highly Anticipated Movies Hit Theaters   PAWTUCKET, R.I. – June 2, 2009 – The Entertainment & Licensing Division of Hasbro, Inc. (NYSE: HAS) today announced that the combined licensing programs supporting the movie releases of TRANSFORMERS: REVENGE OF…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 1, 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: If Target where to cancel the JLU line before the end of this year would Mattel then resort to selling the already announced JLU on Mattycollector.com? A1: It is Mattel’s…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 1, 2009
Battle Force 5(TM) Licensing Extensions Will Allow Boys of All Ages the Chance to Re-Create the Show’s Exciting Adventures EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Jun 01, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Mattel, Inc. (NYSE: MAT) is announcing a full complement of licensing, promotional and distribution partners to support the launch of its new original animated series debuting on…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 1, 2009
In my latest blog I take one for the team and I track down and review one of the controversial "Lost Wave" of Bootleg Super Powers figures being pedaled by "Industrial Toy Werks" on Ebay. Find out the Good, The Bad and the Ugly on these curious new figures. Click here to read all about…

 

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