Articles for April, 2010

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 19, 2010
  The good folks at Hasbro’s PR have been doing their Spring cleaning.   That means they need to clear out some of the 2009 product they have around to make way for the new 2010 goodies.  They had the awesome idea to give it away to the fans that love their products, and sent us…

 

by Jason "JJJason" Chirevas
April 18, 2010
transformers-logo1.jpg Once Kenner’s Star Wars kicked open the door to action figure Nir(and, eventually, Nerd)vana in 1977, there were three non-licensed lines that defined and dominated Aisle 7C in the 1980s.  But, once and for all, after all the different permutations and relaunches, which is our favorite?

 

by Erik "Superfriend" Skov
April 18, 2010
I love the Batman Brave and Bold show.  The lighter tone of most episodes males me happy.  The fact that Cartoon Network has changed the showing frequency so each episode is only aired once makes me unhappy.  I’ve missed two episodes since this decision.  CartoonNetwork.com now has the Shazam episode up, so I was able…

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 17, 2010
Julius, Flash Ah-Ahhh, SpyMonkey and CantinaDan chillin’ in a Walmart after attending Anaheim Comic Con 2010

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 16, 2010
Starro_Spores.jpg     Masters of the Universe® Mo-Larr vs Skeletor® Figures ($40) Mo-Larr was featured in the famous (infamous?) episode featured on the DVD release of Robot Chicken Season 2 where he chased down Skeletor® and relieved him of an impacted wisdom tooth, sans numbing agent. Skeletor® features a new head with missing tooth, Havok Staff,…

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 15, 2010
DARK HORSE CAPTURES THE WORLD’S MOST NOTORIOUS SERIAL KILLER APRIL 14TH, MILWAUKIE, OR–Dexter Morgan, recently of Miami, is now securely detained and immobilized in a sculptural facsimile limited-edition bust. He is slated for release in July. Dexter Morgan, Miami Metro Police Department blood spatter analyst, has a double life. When he’s not helping the Homicide…

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 15, 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. Was there a reason why in the TRU exclusive DCUC vs. MOTU that Superman was exactly the same as the previous release? He was not even given a metallic color treatment to…

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 15, 2010
I know a lot of us fans of Diamond Select’s Battlestar Galactica line were worried that the line was going to end before we saw "the old man," but DST came through for us and Commander William Adama is now available at Toys R Us.  The trick is he’s only one per case, in a…

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 14, 2010
  We have another great 5th Anniversary reveal today, again from out good friends at BifBangPow!  And the coolest thing about this one is that is ties back into our 4th Anniversary!    You will recall, last year as part of Scoop Week we were allowed to reveal the very first product in BifBangPow’s newly…

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 14, 2010
We actually worked out quite a lot of the big picture from day 1. Although their are no plans for a graphic novel, from figure 1 we worked out a full timeline of all events based on the 2002 series (including notes on season 3 plots and what could have been season 4 with the…

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 14, 2010
It’s hard to believe that every new figure from Hot Toys outdoes the last one, but this one takes the cake.  It’s going to be hard for future figures  to beat their new Whiplash from the upcoming Iron Man2 film. Hot Toys just posted these jaw-droppingly amazing pictures on their Facebook page.     You…

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 13, 2010
Filmmaking Legend Will Host Panel, Meet Fans, Sign Autographs NEW YORK and ANAHEIM, Calif., April 13, 2010 – Ilya Salkind, executive producer of the original Superman movie franchise, will make a special appearance at Anaheim Comic Con, Friday through Sunday at the Anaheim Convention Center, meeting fans, signing autographs and hosting a panel (Saturday, 2…

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 13, 2010
Scott from Mattel has posted some further details about the 2010 Mattel San Diego Comic Con Exclusives after the first round of exclusives have been revealed: Hey toy fans, Part 1 of what will be a 2-part story on Mattel’s SDCC exclusives just aired on G4’s Attack of the Show. Big thanks to Blair and…

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 12, 2010
Today on G4’s Attack of the Show, Scott aka Toy Guru revealed the first half of Mattel’s San Diego Comic Con Exclusives.     Masters of the Universe Classics Mo-Larr and Skeletor     Orko and Prince Adam – Dip Orko in hot water and he turns clear.  Dip his magic book in the water…

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 12, 2010
Our 5th Anniversary celebration wasn’t supposed to start until next week, but we’ve got so much great stuff lined up we just couldn’t wait!  So, we are are going to have a couple of early entries into our 5th Anniversary "Scoop Week" The first scoop comes from our friends at BifBangPow!   The two Jasons…

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 12, 2010
CBS Consumer Products and Mad Science Productions Will Debut an Interactive Live Stage Show Based on Iconic Sci-Fi Franchise at Center of America’s Space Program   NEW YORK – April 12, 2010 – STAR TREK LIVE, a new interactive stage show from CBS Consumer Products and Mad Science® Productions, will make its worldwide debut at…

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 12, 2010
Comic Book Legend Stan Lee To Conduct Free Limited Signing, Panel With Avi Arad And Photo-op Session At Anaheim Comic Con NEW YORK and ANAHEIM, Calif., April 12, 2010 – Stan Lee, the iconic comic book writer, editor, actor, producer, publisher, television personality, and former president and chairman of Marvel Comics, will conduct a limited…

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 12, 2010
 

 

by Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer
April 10, 2010
Rich Johnston’s Bleeding Cool site is reporting that Hasbro is celebrating Marvel Comic’s aquisituioin of the Marvelman character by selling an exclusive Marvelman figure at  the 20910 San Diego ComicCon International:  "Last year [at SDCC], Joe Quesada announced that Marvel had bought the rights to the Marvelman character from Mick Anglo. Last month we discovered…

 

by Jeremy "SpyMagician" Sung
April 10, 2010
Over the last few months we’ve seen a lot of new lines go the Mego route.     My question is this:   Is there really is a huge untapped demand for figures in this format or is it driven by the fact that manufacturers can produce these type of figures relatively cheaply and still ask for…

 

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