Articles for January, 2010

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 19, 2010
Mattel just updated the MattyCollector.com page with news of when the second shipment of the second release of the Masters of the Universe Classics "The Original" Skeletor figure will go on sale at MattyCollector.com.   Mark your calendars now!! Here’s the news you’ve been waiting for, MOTU Fans! We’ve just confirmed that Old Bones will arrive…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 19, 2010
In lieu of the terrible events in Haiti, SOTA Toys has decided to auction a ONE-OFF "Lightning Blanka" prototype to the highest bidder on eBay, with all profits donated to the relief effort. This piece was made during the production of our regular Blanka resin statue, and is the only one of its kind in…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 19, 2010
LEGO Sneak Peek Video: Hero Factory! It is with great pleasure that the LEGO Group welcomes you to the Hero Factory! This is the place where real heroes are made. The heroes are designed, equipped and built depending on specific missions that beam in from across the galaxy and across time. The heroes are then sent out in their hero pods…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 19, 2010
Here are the latest and greatest solicitations from the good people at DC Direct.  These products will appear and be available to preorder in the next issue of Diamond’s Previews at your local comic book shop.   All products listed below are scheduled to to ship and be in stores August 2010.  The following solicits…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 18, 2010
Luke’s latest decal kit is all about the undead! The Zombie Minimates Decal Kit will allow you to create 6 unique brain-hungry zombies to add to your Minimates collection. You won’t have to worry about hunting for parts, as these horrific characters can be made by combining parts from Minimate sets that are currently available….

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 18, 2010
The G.I. Joe Team at Hasbro has once again come through for AFI readers answering your latest and greatest  G.I. Joe questions.  These questions were submitted by AFI readers via our Forums.     Q1. Will GI Joe Combat Heroes continue into the new year? A1. Unfortunately Combat Heroes will not continue in the Pursuit of…

 

by Danny "CantinaDan" Neumann
January 18, 2010
||  dΣ ~ S2 ||  Ω ~ R x Σ  || This past weekend I was confounded by a rift I discovered in my personal spacetime continuum. My learned AFi colleague, xrmc20, helped me to define the law of physics that has been responsible for diverting countless hours from the lives of geek-populi. Its definition can…

 

by ChipCataldo
January 18, 2010
estrelajoker04.jpg Hellay hellay! (Bonus points for anyone who knows what that’s from!)  Welcome to another edition of the Super Powers Highlight!  In this installment we take a look at a piece that, as of this writing, is the only one yet to be seen in the collecting community : the Estrela Joker.  Estrela is actually a…

 

by Erik "Superfriend" Skov
January 16, 2010
 From a recent Mattel Q & A: ======================= Will Mattel be producing action figures based on the new Justice League Crisis on Two Earths animated film? ============================================================ No. This DVD release was too soon after Public Enemies for us to make a move based on current DVD figure sales. ============================================================ Unfortunately, Mattel missed the obvious…

 

by ChipCataldo
January 16, 2010
superman07.jpg Howdy folks…welcome to another highlight of the best vintage line around…Super Powers!  I can’t really call it Kenner Super Powers anymore, simply because of the vast differences that make the foreign variations so wonderful to pursue.  Obviously, if you’ve followed my previous blogs you’ll know one of those lines is Gulliver.  Here’s a prime example…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 15, 2010
New York, January 15, 2010 —Standing in front of the mechanical wolves from the film Wolfen on display at Museum of the Moving Image, Mike Drake, Mezco’s Director of Special Projects, "handed off" various items from the new film The Wolfman to Barbara Miller, the Museum’s Collection Curator. The donated items include two prototypes of…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 14, 2010
Diamond Comic Distributors and Wizard Entertainment have announced a renewal of its strategic partnership, with several new initiatives planned for 2010. The first event for both companies will be tied to Wizard’s Philadelphia Comic Con, with Diamond hosting a trade only event for retailers. At Wizard’s Philadelphia Comic Con, Diamond will host a hospitality suite…

 

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