Articles for February, 2010

 

by Glenn Moss
February 28, 2010
S P O I L E R A L E R T * * * * “The Lighthouse” Review I DON’T REMEMBER MY SURGERY We see poorly photoshopped photos of Jack and his parents, Jack and his proud papa, Christian. Jack’s there, too. He’s at his house in ATL LA Land. He checks a mark…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 26, 2010
From one of the greatest fighting game franchises ever created comes the Tekken 6: Heihachi M|X Format figure. The only character to appear in every Tekken game, Heihachi debuts the Triad Toys M|X Format figure line with a truly stunning representation of one of the most enduring characters of the Tekken franchise. Every aspect of…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 26, 2010
DISNEY-PIXAR’S TOY STORY 3 TAKES OVER TOY FAIR Toy Hall Of Fame Inductee John Lasseter & Toy Story 3 Filmmakers Reveal 2010 Toy Line and Film Details NEW YORK, NY – February 14, 2010 – Disney-Pixar’s Toy Story 3 kicked off the American International Toy Fair in New York City today with a plethora of new toys and playthings that pay homage and…

 

by Jason "Plastic Soul" Lenzi
February 26, 2010
Recently, I caught a post on this very site for a toy so cool, it literally took my breath away for a moment. Super 7 announced they’re making a ‘Star Wars’ Stormtrooper Super Shogun figure, reminiscent of the great Shogun Warriors from the 70’s. Right down to it’s shooting fist action! The moment was bittersweet,…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 25, 2010
RTC23 Inc. has just created the “Ultimate Comic Fan’s Television.” Lake Mary, FL; Roundtable Concepts Inc. is launching RTC23, their officially licensed Marvel Comic LCD and LED HDTV’s.  The cast of characters consists of Iron Man, Captain America, The Hulk, Wolverine, Thor and others.  Your favorite Marvel Super Hero is embellished on the bottom two…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 25, 2010
Toy Fair 2010 Video- Mattel’s Collector Event and Showroom Tour Here’s your insider look at Mattel’s Collector Press event held Sunday Feb 14th as part of Toy Fair 2010 at the Javits center.    This two part video is as close as you can get to actually being there as it’s not just focused on Mattel Brand Manager Scott Neitlich, but it also shows you the…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 25, 2010
Our good friends over at Spy Monkey Creations is proud to present a new batch of original 6" scale accessories going on sale March 1st, 2010!  These items are useable with any of your favorite "Classics" action figures.   All of the items shown below will be available for sale on March 1st.   I’ve seen almost…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 25, 2010
 Starring Matt Smith with lead writer Steven Moffat   New York – February 25, 2010 – BBC AMERICA announced today that the new era of the BBC’s iconic BAFTA-winning drama, Doctor Who, will make its U.S. premiere on Saturday, April 17, 2010, soon after the UK broadcast.  Doctor Who, BBC AMERICA’s highest rated series ever,…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 25, 2010
 The Hasbro Star Wars team has answered the latest round of  Star Wars questions submitted by AFi readers. This is the first round of answers for 2010,and there’s plenty more to come.   Check the end of this post for how you can submit a question for the next round. Q1) The new ESB vintage figures…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 25, 2010
  Super7 is set to begin accepting preorders for the Star Wars Stormtrooper Super Shogun in the manner of the original Star Wars collectibles: as part of a special "Early Bird" program.  Preorders begin at 12:00pm Noon PST (3pm EST) this Friday February 26th at the website STARWARS.SUPER7STORE.COM "Early Birds" will receive the following benefits:…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 24, 2010
Mattel posted the following update for Ghostbusters fans this morning on their Facebook page:  Hey Slime Fans, I wanted to jump in and give a quick update on what is going on with the GB line in 12" and 6" scale. We’ve had a few delays in release dates, but all six 6" figures and…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 24, 2010
In response to customer demand, Toys“R”Us today announced that its successful in-store layaway program – offering customers the opportunity to make small payments over an extended period of time – will now be available on items such as bikes, ride-ons, swing sets, trampolines, water slides, basketball systems and more in time for summer fun. Layaway…

 

by AFi Admin
February 24, 2010
Here is the latest from NEW PREORDERS MARVEL UNIVERSE 3.75" 2010 SERIES 03 – CASE, SET, SINGLES The newest assortment (Wave 8 by the old numbering, currently listed as 2010 Series 3) of Marvel Universe 3.75" figures includes new figures Archangel, Colossus, Juggernaut, Havok, Kitty Pryde with Lockheed and an AIM Soldier. We’ve got them…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 24, 2010
We’ve got several new Masters of the Universe figures to showcase this week on AFi, over the weekend we showed you Moss Man, and now it’s WUN DAR’s turn in the spotlight. Original savior of The Goddess and protector of the sword of He, the legendary Savage He-Man® is sculpted in incredible detail by the…

 

by Erik "Superfriend" Skov
February 23, 2010
The Marvel Universe deserves more support here at AFi. I’m part of the problem.  I grew up on the Super-Friends.  Spider-man and his Amazing Friends just did not have the same impact.  But I always loved team books.  Here is one area where Dan Didio and I agree.  Buying a team book with a bunch…

 

by Jason "JJJason" Chirevas
February 23, 2010
Before we begin, let me say, unequivocally, this post is born of my selfish desire to have the action figures I want based on properties I love. And I am not alone. I had two posts planned regarding Diamond Select Toys.  The first was going to be a fun Top 10 List (who doesn’t love…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 23, 2010
We tend to forget that happiness doesn’t come as a result of getting something we don’t have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have” – Fredrick Koenig We take for granted the things we have but being without everyday necessities, like water and shelter can be devastating, especially for children.  Helping make…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 23, 2010
  Manufacturer: Mattel Release Date: April 15, 2010 Wave/Assortment:  MattyCollector.com Figure ExclusiveONLY for 2010 Club Eternia Subscribers Packaging: Single Carded Accessories: Sword of Power™ Half Power Sword® Cosmic Ray Gun Eternian baked good Scale: 6" Sculpted By: The Four Horsemen Notes: Original savior of The Goddess and protector of the sword of He, the legendary…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 20, 2010
We’ve got several new Masters of the Universe figures to showcase this week on AFi, and we are going to kick off with everyone’s favorite pine-scented action figure – MOSS MAN!   There was quite a bit of discussion about this figure in all stages of production, specifically about his flocking.  How much should he be…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 20, 2010
New Toy Line Launches at Walmart March 1st BENTONVILLE, Ark. (Feb. 16, 2010) – DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. (Nasdaq: DWA) and Walmart (NYSE: WMT) announce today the first of many elements to come from Walmart’s involvement with the studio on its upcoming feature film, “How to Train Your Dragon,” which enters theaters on March 26,…

 

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