Articles for May, 2010

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 12, 2010
The Hot Wheels team posted the line up of their new line of cars based on the characters in the upcoming movie Toy Story 3 on the official Hot Wheels Facebook Page this week.  These should be shipping to stores right now.       Blastin Buzz   Wheelin’ Woody   Little Green Speedster  …

 

by Jeff Cope
May 12, 2010
Last time out I wrote about my love for The A-Team. However, the 80s television series is not the only A-Team for which I have great nostalgia. To quote Yoda, "No…there is another." That other A-Team…in fact, my first A-Team would be none other than the GI JOE Adventure Team. Long before GI JOE shrunk…

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 12, 2010
‘5 For 5’ Here’s another installment of a new feature we’ve been running this month as part of AFi‘s 5 Year Anniversary called "5 for 5."  We got some many great replies from our friends all over the industry that we are extending our 5th Anniversary Celebration on into May!  We asked a wide range…

 

by Erik "Superfriend" Skov
May 11, 2010
One of the most eagerly awaited panels of the convention was the new toy sneak peak.  Since no pictures were allowed, here are my notes from the panel.  I apologize in advance if I mixed up any of this. I do know there are items I missed.  They were showing things too fast to write…

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 11, 2010
Our friends over at BigBadToyStore.com just listed an upcoming, unannounced wave of DC Universe Classics- Wave 16 on their website for preorder – we can’t release any details yet, but preorders for the full set of 7 with variant are available at $104.99 http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/ bbts/product.aspx?product= mat12242&mode=retail  Also up for preorder is the 3rd series of…

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 11, 2010
This Thursday, May 13th “Attack of the Show!” will be making a major announcement, unlike any before.  Tune in as Kevin and Olivia, along with some special surprise guests, fill viewers in on an incredible contest opportunity…  ***A VIP trip to attend Comic-Con in San Diego and a $20,000 Grand Prize!!!***  Don’t miss “Attack of…

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 11, 2010
‘5 For 5’ Here’s another installment of a new feature we’ve been running this month as part of AFi‘s 5 Year Anniversary called "5 for 5."  We got some many great replies from our friends all over the industry that we are extending our 5th Anniversary Celebration on into May!  We asked a wide range…

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 11, 2010
TORRANCE, CA, May 10, 2010.  The following items are now shipping from Yamato USA:   SIF EX:  Odin Sphere – Velvet With its compelling characters and story line, it was only a matter of time before Yamato turned the next chapter of its Story! Image! Figure! EX collection of PVC statues to bringing the ethereal…

 

by Erik "Superfriend" Skov
May 10, 2010
The GI Joe 2010 Convention was held May 1st and 2nd, at the Providence, RI Civic Center and Westin Hotel.  Here is one of the highlights, Cobra’s Finest. The members of Cobra’s Finest cosplay as GI Joe characters, well the villains of GI Joe actually.  Cosplay is more than just wearing a costume.  Its a…

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 10, 2010
  Hot Toys is proud to present the 1/6th scale Black Widow Limited Edition Collectible Figurine from the Iron Man 2 movie. The movie-accurate Black Widow collectible is specially crafted based on the image of Scarlett Johansson in the movie, highlighting the newly sculpted head, hair implantation, highly detailed costume and accessories. The 1/6th scale…

 

by Jason "Plastic Soul" Lenzi
May 10, 2010
< ![CDATA[ I’ll warn you all right now, before we get started. This is going to be one of those posts that make me sound like an old man, that’s gonna go down Memory Lanes and take lefts at Nostalgic Avenues. So if that sort of thing isn’t of interest, you might want to turn...

 

by Jeff Cope
May 10, 2010
In 1972, a crack commando unit was sent to prison by a military court for a crime they didn’t commit. These men promptly escaped from a maximum security stockade to the Los Angeles underground. Today, still wanted by the government, they survive as soldiers of fortune. If you have a problem, if no one else…

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 10, 2010
Congratulations to Dan Pinegar, winner of Hasbro’s silent auction at the 2010 G.I. Joe Convention.  Mr. Pinegar’s winning bid of $1333.33 for the convention poster signed by the Hasbro G.I. Joe team will benefit the Hasbro Children’s Hospital in Providence, RI.     In total, about $7,300 was raised as a result of the poster…

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 10, 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
May 9, 2010
With Mother’s Day here today, many kids are searching for a fun and unique gift to give to mom.  Bandai America recommends powering up Mother’s Day with the Pink Ranger.  What better way to morph Mother’s Day and give moms a gift they can enjoy with their kids! Pink Ranger (SRP $5.99) is a 4"…

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 8, 2010
  Click here to visit the Pecanpals microsite for all the details! To celebrate the release of the latest series of Pecanpal wooden figures, Noferin and myplasticheart is running a cool giveaway. Purchase any monotone wooden Pecanpals at myplasticheart between May 5th and May 31st for your chance to win one of three great prizes…

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 8, 2010
Wendy O. Williams "1982" Look Captured In Limited Edition Aggronautix Throbblehead Figure Aggronautix is releasing their very first female throbblehead, Wendy O. Williams "1982", in the limited capacity of 2000 numbered units. The figure captures Wendy’s incredible 1982 look, stands at 7 inches tall, and is made of a lightweight polyresin. Displayed in a tri-windowed…

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 7, 2010
The gang at MattyCollector.com posted the following Fun Fact this morning on the MattyC facebook page. MOTUC Trivia Time: Did you know that the sword of She-Ra was planned with a single-tone finish? When fans saw it, they asked for the Sword of Protection to have the same two-tone color scheme as the Sword of…

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 7, 2010
One-Stop Entertainment and News Destination for All Things STAR TREK to Feature Complete Redesign, Breaking News and the Most Comprehensive Star Trek Database Available   NEW YORK – May 5, 2010 – CBS Consumer Products is re-launching the official online destination to the popular Star Trek sci-fi franchise — StarTrek.com — this summer with a…

 

by Jeff Cope
May 7, 2010
I don’t know about you, but for me nostalgia plays a huge part in my toy collecting habits. As I got older, entered into marriage and then parenthood I started to attempt to curtail my collecting habits. I have tried to stop being a magpie collector, picking up every new and shiny thing that caught…

 

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