Articles for May, 2010

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 26, 2010
LimitedEdition Kimbo Slice Action Figure Only Available at UFC Fan Expo What:     MMA fans will Meet, Greet and get Autographs from top UFC fighters Randy Couture and Clay Guida and view the 2010 line-up of UltimateFighting Championship® (UFC®) action figures from leading U.S. toy maker JAKKS Pacific, Inc (Nasdaq: JAKK) at the 2ndannual UFC®…

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 26, 2010
INDIANAPOLIS, May 26, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Hot Wheels(R) was joined today by Dreyer & Reinbold Racing, Dad’s Root Beer along with team driver Mike Conway to reveal a custom-designed #24 Dad’s Root Beer IRL racecar. The racecar, unveiled for the first time, will be on display at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway today then travel…

 

by Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer
May 25, 2010
  OK, it’s been a bit of a roadblock lately with me trying to get back to my series of blogs looking back to earlier blog entries, but I think I’m finally over the hump at work. With that said, I’ll be trying to catch up and post a few more "sequels" over the next…

 

by Erik "Superfriend" Skov
May 25, 2010
From the AFi Mattel Interview: [i]"JLU fans tend to be louder rather than numerous"[/i]. I think Mattel failed to take into account a number of issues in terms of setting up their on line sales for JLU product. 1. Fans are MAD that they have been unable for years to find figures shown at SDCC…

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 24, 2010
R6273_PlasticMan06.jpg Mattel has posted the final packaging and details for the DC Universe Classics SDCC 2010 exclusive Plastic Man figure.   Mattel always tries to do something fun with their con packaging and this year is no exception.   For those of you keeping score this is the second set of glasses to come with a…

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 24, 2010
  Earlier this week we posted Part 1 of our exclusive interview with Scott aka Toy Guru about Mattel’s Justice League Unlimited line.   After it was announced that there would not be a SDCC exclusive for JLU fans had a lot of questions about the future of the line.  We put together a list…

 

by Jeff Cope
May 24, 2010
Welcome to the latest installment of Game On!, my blog within a blog covering the wonderful world of tabletop gaming. Like many collectors, I tend to have a fairly obsessive personality. So, when something really catches my interest I can easily develop tunnel vision. Ever since the Four Horsemen’s announcement, less than a month ago,…

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 23, 2010
LOST-logo.jpg If you haven’t watched LOST then there may be some spoilers here–  Just warning. As I sit here watching the 2 hour recap of LOST before the 2 1/2 hour series finale I’m looking back on the past 6 years.   So much emphasis is being put on “will they answer all of our questions?” […]

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 23, 2010
If you haven’t watched LOST then there may be some spoilers here–  Just warning. As I sit here watching the 2 hour recap of LOST before the 2 1/2 hour series finale I’m looking back on the past 6 years.   So much emphasis is being put on "will they answer all of our questions?"…

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 23, 2010
It was 30 years ago this past Friday that Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back was released in theaters.   I remember when the first Star Wars movie came out, my folks asking me if I wanted to see "Star Wars."  I was almost 7-years old at the time and I remember saying…

 

by Danny "CantinaDan" Neumann
May 23, 2010
BLOGiconica-book I met Eric Torres a few years ago at our local Phoenix Comic Con. He had a table set up with product featuring some of the most visually arresting imagery I’ve seen. It stopped me in my tracks. So I went over and asked excitedly: “What is all this stuff!?” Turns out, Eric is a…

 

by Jason "Plastic Soul" Lenzi
May 21, 2010
A long time ago, in a city far, far away…….I saw ‘The Empire Strikes Back’ for the first time, 30 years ago this weekend. And I haven’t been the same since. But probably not for the reasons you’d think. I was already committed to the ‘Star Wars’ saga by the time this film rolled around…

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 21, 2010
The G.I. Joe Team at Hasbro has once again come through for AFI readers answering your latest and greatest  G.I. Joe questions.  These questions were submitted by AFI readers via our Forums.     Q1) Hasbro, I really loved the inclusion of a Matt Trakker figure in the pre-movie line. Is there any chance that we’ll see…

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 21, 2010
Special Deals on Limited Edition “Ultimate Collector” Series 2 Highlight On-Site Offerings at Booth No. 1161, May 28-29 in Las Vegas MARKHAM, Ontario, Canada, May 21, 2010 – Round 5, a leader in producing mixed martial arts collectible figurines, will debut prototypes of some of its highly-anticipated “Versus” series at UFC® Fan Expo™, May 28-29…

 

by Jeff Cope
May 21, 2010
Way back in October of 2006 I wrote a blog entitled Finally, Sports Figures Done Right. It was about Gracelyn Toys then brand new line of 5" articulated NFL players called RePlays. As a casual sports fan (I’m definitely a fan, just not a fantatic) I had only a passing interest in previous sports lines…

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 20, 2010
NYC based street artist teams up with MPHLabs to bring his iconic Ghost Girl design to life. The Ghost Girl motif is a recurring theme in Matt’s work and is on regular display in the streets of New York. The standard black edition will be available starting June 1st at select retailers worldwide. Ghost Girl…

 

by Danny "CantinaDan" Neumann
May 20, 2010
I’m not a movie snob nor am I Comic Book Guy. So I’m a little hesitant to blog about comic based movies. What I am is hyped over my recent viewing of Iron Man 2. One of the (not-so-immersed-in-geek-culture) friends I went with texted me earlier in the day to say they were reading reviews…

 

by Jeff Cope
May 19, 2010
Origins of a Real American Hero GI JOE: A Real American Hero is, hands down, my favorite toyline of all time. I love the Joes vs Cobra storyline, I love the characters and I especially love the toys! The other day I came across a video (first saw it on JoeCustoms.com) that is going to be part of an in-production documentary…

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 18, 2010
Transformers: War for Cybertron Campaign Mission Design Trailer We have a new Transformers: War for Cybertron trailer today that features the game’s campaign and mission design.  Which campain will you choose to start with – Autobot or Decepticon? The game hits store shelves on June 22, 2010 on all platforms.     Click here to visit the official game site.

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 18, 2010
Fans To Have A Galaxy of New Publishing Options to Choose From Including Trivia Books, Manuals and Young Adult Novels NEW YORK – May 18, 2010 – CBS Consumer Products is collaborating with a variety of top publishing partners to bring multiple Star Trek novels and manuals to retailers everywhere throughout 2010 and 2011.  Exciting…

 

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