Articles for April, 2010

 

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…

 

by Jeremy "SpyMagician" Sung
April 27, 2010
So as Toy Story 3 was approaching, Disney/Pixar unveiled various new characters and one in particular caught my eye:  The Insectaloid Warrior Twitch!  So does MAN + INSECT indeed equal AWESOME?   Read on!  

 

by AFi Admin
April 27, 2010
bbtslogo1.gif Here is the latest from NEW PREORDERS GI JOE RESOLUTE – GI JOE PACK, COBRA PACK, SET Celebrate the awesome Resolute mini-series cartoon with this great new shared exclusive set of 14 figures – each totally new and nicely designed. Joe Set Includes: (Arctic) Duke, Scarlett, Roadblock, Snake Eyes, Stalker, Beachhead and Flint. The Cobra…

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 27, 2010
The Truth is Unveiled as the X-Men Unite to Save the World in Volume 5 of the Hit Series, Includes 5 Gripping Episodes! Street Date: 5/4/10 This May, Marvel Animation and Lionsgate bring Wolverine fans the fifth DVD installment from Nicktoons Network’s hit animated series Wolverine And The X-Men.Wolverine And The X-Men: Revelation features five…

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 27, 2010
Toy2R USA and Local Hero Design proudly present the Qeeology 2.5 Exhibit on May 7th, a unique show featuring over 100 customized 2.5" Qees from more than 70 artists from across the globe. From Poland, Germany, Canada, the United Kingdom, Spain, and multiple states within the USA – this is truly an international event. The…

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 27, 2010
    Manufacturer: Mattel Release Date: May 17, 2010 Wave/Assortment:  MattyCollector.com Figure Exclusive Packaging: Single Carded Accessories: Photon Neutralizer Mutant shield Scale: 6" Sculpted By: The Four Horsemen Evil knows no bounds, and the first Masters of the Universe® Classics figure from the “New Adventures” story line is a villain from the far-off Tri-Solar System!…

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 27, 2010
Here’s a great video clip of the trailer for Disney’s Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time recreated shot for shot with Lego’s new Prince of Persia sets.     Disney’s Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time opens everywhere on May 28th.   Lego’s Prince of Persia sets are in stores now!

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 27, 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) With the popularity of the…

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 27, 2010
AFi SCOOP WEEK Reveal #5   Some of you might have seen some seen some cell phone pictures of the Justice League Unlimited Lobo and his package from Mattel’s C2E2 a couple of weekends ago, but here we have the official Mattel press pictures of Lobo and his packaging.  Now you can read all of…

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 27, 2010
DC STARS HUNTRESS is available  on TONNERDirect.com for $159.99  This figure was a TONNER EXCLUSIVE from C2E2 with a Limited Edition of just 200. Comes with a hand-signed certificate of authenticity-signed by Robert Tonner    Quantities are Limited! Click HERE to BUY NOW!  

 

by Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer
April 26, 2010
  OK, I didn’t make any new predictions for 2010, but in all honesty my predictions for 2009 can pretty much be reused without much modifications (the less said about my 2009 resolutions, the better. Ahem.) So how did I do in forecasting the future? Let’s take a look: The toy industry is going to…

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 26, 2010
Mattel has posted a quick update on their Facebook page for fans planning to order DCUC Wave 5 on MattyCollector.com: DCUC Fans, wanted to let you know that due to a logistics issue, the sale of Wave 5 is moving to our June 15th sale.  

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 26, 2010
Congratulations to Man of Action Jason Lenzi and the gang at BifBangPow! on winning a  Rondo Horror Award in the 8th Annual Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Awards.  BifBangPow won the 2009 award for BEST TOY, MODEL OR COLLECTIBLE for their Twilight Zone Talking Tina BobbleHead. More than 2,970 voters cast ballots in the EIGHTH Annual…

 

by Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer
April 25, 2010
  Wow, five years. I think this makes it the longest that I’ve been at one online "home" (not counting ToyOtter.com, which is really more of a rest stop than a home for new content). And it’s easily been the best place I’ve had the pleasure to be a part of. So, to celebrate our…

 

by Erik "Superfriend" Skov
April 24, 2010
The newest DC event is Brightest Day.  The preview issue came out last week.  It looks good.  I’d like to see DC actually follow through with this basic idea.  Its been way too dark and gloomy at DC for a long time.  Seven or so years ago, Dan Didio came on board at DC Comics. …

 

by Jeff Cope
April 23, 2010
Evergreen. It is the holy grail of the toy industry. Finding a property that remains both popular and viable in the marketplace even when there is no media support. Every year there is a flurry of movie licensing as toy companies scamble to catch lightning in a bottle and, hopefully, find the next Star Wars….

 

by Jeremy "SpyMagician" Sung
April 23, 2010
montage4a.jpg   Add-on and accessories for your existing toys are a hot and growing trend!  (One I’m happy to say I’m part of!) So read on to find out just what kind of add-ons and gear you can get for your collection!  

 

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