Articles for April, 2010

 

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.  

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 28, 2010
Coming in May is the first Masters of the Universe Classics figure based on “The New Adventures of He-Man” – The Space Mutant Optikk!   AFi was the first to debut Optikk back in January at the Under the Influence Masters of the Universe Art show.  Now we have our hands on an actual manufactured…

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 28, 2010
  Last year our good friend and partner Peter "Vader" Go ran a 3 part interview with AFi founders Daniel Pickett and Jason Geyer over on AFHub.com.   In case you missed that you can read it here. (Part2 Part3)  Now, almost a year later, as AFi celebrates our 5 year anniversary, fellow Men of…

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 28, 2010
Late last year, Toronto-based UD Replicas offered a meticulously designed, hand-crafted “Dark Knight” Motorcycle Suit that sold out of its initial run of 1,000 custom-made suits worldwide. Two weeks ago, customers began receiving their suits, and the response has been enormous.  UD Replicas has been overwhelmed with requests from enthusiasts who want one of these…

 

by Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer
April 27, 2010
  For the first time, I’m actually getting all of a new DC Universe Classics wave without looking for it, without hunting it down, and without paying more than retail cost. In fact, I’m paying less! I ordered the entire wave through Amazon a couple of weeks ago, and got them all for the average…

 

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