Articles for April, 2010

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 30, 2010
MOTUC TYTUS the Giant!   Next up in the AFi archive we have the first of the oversized figures in Mattel’s Masters of the Universe Classics line.    Sold only in Europe in the 1980s, fallen champion Tytus™ is available worldwide for the first time at Mattycollector.com on May17th! As befits the Heroic Giant Warlord, this…

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 30, 2010
Matty from MattyCollector.com and ToyGuru, have replied with the answers to our latest round of questions that AFi readers have posted in our forums.        Q1.  You have re-issued some of the harder to get characters from DCSH in two packs in DCUC, but there are still some that people would like to see back out in…

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 30, 2010
  Manufacturer: Mattel Release Date: May 17, 2010 Wave/Assortment:  MattyCollector.com Figure Exclusive Packaging: Single Carded Accessories: Removable armor Warrior Smasher Scale: 6" Sculpted By: The Four Horsemen Notes:  Sold only in Europe in the 1980s, fallen champion Tytus™ is available worldwide for the first time at Mattycollector.com! As befits the Heroic Giant Warlord, this stunning…

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 30, 2010
AFi 5th Anniversary Scoop Week Reveal #6 – SpyMonkey Creation New Accessory Reveal!   SCOOP WEEK REVEAL #6 New Accessories from SpyMonkey Creations! Last week Man of Action Jeremy "SpyMagician" Sung posted an awesome blog about people that are custom making and selling custom accessories and figures for sale.  This is a field that SpyMagician knows a lot about because he is one of the co-founders of SpyMonkey…

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 30, 2010
It’s Time! Free Comic Book Day 2010 is Saturday Free Comic Book Day 2010 – Saturday, May 1: Be There! Making a list, checking it twice… gonna give FREE comics to all who are naughty and nice! FCBD 2010 is finally here! Go check out the official site to find the latest info and your closest participating shop! The official FCBD Shop Locator: Find…

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 30, 2010
After I posted our archive feature of the new JLU Lobo figure a few readers asked if I could do a couple of comparison shots of Lobo with some of the other larger JLU figures.  I aim to please, so here they are!  I posted these in the Lobo archive entry, but I figured I’d…

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 30, 2010
RHODE ISLAND GOVERNOR PROCLAIMS “G.I. JOE DAY” IN THE ICONIC ACTION BRAND’S HOME STATE Revered Hasbro Property is Honored at State Capital, Kicking Off Start of Annual G.I. JOE Convention  Providence, RI – April 30, 2010 – The world’s first action figure comes home to Rhode Island for the 17th annual G.I. JOE Convention, hosted…

 

by Jeff Cope
April 30, 2010
One of the things I enjoy in observing the toy industry, especially some of the smaller players, is watching a given companies product improve by leaps and bounds. There’s a lot of reasons for this happening. Sometimes it is as simple as a new person being brought on board to oversee your product lines. Perhaps…

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 30, 2010
5 for 5 Here’s another new feature we’ll be running this week as part of AFi‘s 5 Year Anniversary called "5 for 5."  We asked a wide range of friends in the industry 5 questions about the last 5 years and let them answer however they wanted… I think everyone likes to think there’s a…

 

by ChipCataldo
April 29, 2010
shazams.jpg What’s old is new again! You know, as much as I rag on Scott Neitlich (ToyGuru) for his efforts on the Justice League Unlimited action figure line, I have to give him the ultimate props on what he’s done with DC Universe Classics.  This line is what the Super Powers line could have been had…

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 29, 2010
  AFI Scoop Week Reveal #6 – DC Universe Classics All-Stars Green Lantern A few weeks ago when Mattel was revealing their SDCC 2010 exclusives on G4’s Attack of the Show some keen eyed fans collectively asked themselves – "Hey!  What the heck is THAT?"   Thrown into the video piece, almost like an easter egg…

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 29, 2010
Shout! Factory and Marvel Animation Join Forces to Bring Highly Anticipated Marvel Knights Animation Series to DVD Powerful Slate of Marvel Knights Animation Highlights Works from Celebrated Marvel Authors and Artists   Los Angeles, California – Shout! Factory and Marvel Animation have expanded their strategic content partnership to bring Marvel’s innovative and media-rich Marvel Knights…

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 29, 2010
  Manufacturer: Mattel Release Date: May 2010 Wave/Assortment:  DC Universe Classics 2010 All-Star Toys R Us Exclusive Packaging: Single Carded Accessories:  Stand Collect and Connect: None Scale: 6" Sculpted By: The Four Horsemen Notes: New Costume – This is Hal is his current comic book costume.  This is the first time we have gotten this…

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 29, 2010
SNEAK PEEK MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS TYTUS We’ll have a full entry up on the AFi archives later today, but in the meantime here’s a sneak peek at the big guy.   Tytus the giant is the first 12" figure in Mattel’s Masters of the Universe Classics line.  He will be on sale next…

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 29, 2010
Earlier in the week we showed you the first look at the press shots of the upcoming MattyCollector.com Justice League Unlimited LOBO card- Well, our 5th Anniversary marches on, because NOW we have our hands on the actual figure of the Main Man himself! How does he stack up to the handful of other Lobo…

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 29, 2010
  Manufacturer: Mattel Release Date: June 15th, 2010 Wave/Assortment:  MattyCollector.com Web Exclusive Packaging: Single Carded/oversized Accessories: None Scale: 4" Sculpted By: Mattel’s In-House Team THE PACKAGE         BOX SIZE COMPARISON  

 

by Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer
April 28, 2010
  So the news hit today that a county in California has banned fast food toys in some fashion. As someone who designed these toys for many years I’m of two minds on the subject. First and foremost, it’s not really the government’s job to police what you are allowed to purchase if it is…

 

by Erik "Superfriend" Skov
April 28, 2010
The 17th Annual International G.I. JOE Convention returns to Providence, R.I. with Special Guests, Contests and Thousands of Rare and Vintage G.I. JOE Figures! Saturday, May 1, 2010 – 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Sunday, May 2, 2010 – 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Rhode Island Convention Center One Sabin Street, Providence, RI (401) 458-6000…

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 28, 2010
Mattel updated their facebook page with the complete list of products that will go on sale June 15th on MattyCollector.com Toy Fans, When it comes to our June 15th sale, there’s only one question: who says girls can’t kick booty just like the boys? One look at our long-awaited She-Ra™ figure and you know they…

 

by Jeff Cope
April 28, 2010
  I posted a blog a year ago with my Top 10 (well, 11 really…I snuck Stegron the Dinosaur Man in at the last minute!) picks for Hasbro’s 4" Marvel Universe line. Boy, was I off. Way off. Here we are, a full year later and I am a solid 0 – 11.  

 

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