Articles for April, 2010

 

by Jason "Plastic Soul" Lenzi
April 21, 2010
If you haven’t already noticed, this week marks the Wooden Anniversary of Action Figure Insider. (No, really, it’s wooden. Look it up. Luckily it’s not the third anniversary: leather). And to celebrate and contribute a bit more, I thought I’d do something different with my blog privileges, and interview co founder Daniel Pickett. I picked…

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 21, 2010
  I’m sure in his wildest fantasy character actor William Atherton never believed that he would have an action figure made of him and he only had to wait 25 years to get one, but here it is! Mattel brings us Walter Peck the..um… wrench in the Ghostbusters works.  Peck features a new suited body…

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 21, 2010
  As part of our 5th Anniversary we are launching a new feature called "Catching Up With…"  In the course of our 5 years here at AFi we have had the privilege of getting to know a lot of great people in the toy industry.  Some we meet at Toy Fair, some we meet at…

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 21, 2010
  Manufacturer: Mattel Release Date: May 17th 2010 Wave/Assortment: Year 1 MattyCollector.com  Exclusive Packaging: Single Carded Accessories:  Ghost Containment Unit and trap Scale: 6" Sculpted By: The Four Horsemen Based on actor William Atherton from the movie Ghostbusters Notes:   Trap is different than the one that comes with Winston.  The top panels do not open…

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 21, 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 can’t quote pin point the year I…

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 21, 2010
The 2010 Canadian Collectible Toy Expo is this Sunday, April 25th, at the Burlington Holiday Inn at QEW & Guelph Line in Ontario. The show features dealers selling Transformers (vintage and Japanese imports), Star Wars (new and vintage), GIJoe (vintage and modern), Super Heroes (Marvel, DC etc), Wrestling, Masters of the Universe Classics and tons…

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 20, 2010
  New “Versus” Series Featuring Great Matchups, Octagon Display Also To Debut MARKHAM, Ontario, Canada, April 20, 2010 – Five new figurines depicting popular UFC fighters Rich “Ace” Franklin, Antonio Rodrigo “Minotauro” Nogueira, Diego “The Nightmare” Sanchez, Anderson “Spider” Silva and Wanderlei “The Axe Murderer” Silva will comprise the next UFC “Ultimate Collector” Round 5…

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 20, 2010
Toy2R proudly presents the lineup of 8 inch Qees from the upcoming Designer Collection – inspired by the upcoming Designer Series 6 Collection of 2.5" Qees – currently being pre-solicited by Apex Trading Company. From Jumping Brain creator Emilio Garcia is the Brain Pattern Qee Bear. Emilio created a customized Qee for an upcoming DIY Qee…

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 20, 2010
  SCOOP WEEK – REVEAL #3 The good folks at NECA have given us a great scoop and are letting us announce one of their SDCC 2010 Exclusives- The Liquid Metal T-1000! Here is your exclusive first look!   Includes 5 different hands and pistol 1 pair of "Walking" Hands 1 pair of "Shooting" Hands…

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 20, 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… Ed Catto is the VP Strategic Marketing at…

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 19, 2010
  As part of our 5th Anniversary we are launching a new feature called "Catching Up With…"  In the course of our 5 years here at AFi we have had the privilege of getting to know a lot of great people in the toy industry.  Some we meet at Toy Fair, some we meet at…

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 19, 2010
Here are the latest and greatest solicitations from the good people at DC Direct.  These products will appear and be available to preorder in the next issue of Diamond’s Previews at your local comic book shop.   All products listed below are scheduled to to ship and be in stores December 2010.    ACTION FIGURES…

 

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