Articles for September, 2010

 

by Daniel Pickett
September 8, 2010
Focusing on Expanding Presence in Licensed Die-Cast Collectibles Industry  Indianapolis, IN (September 8, 2010) GreenLight, LLC, together with its affiliate, Under the Hood Club LLC, today announced that it has completed a significant equity investment from a group of individual investors.  Net proceeds from this investment will be used to accelerate the development of new…

 

by Daniel Pickett
September 7, 2010
This past week Hasbro sent out some new press photos of their current and upcoming product.   Here are some pictures of their latest Star Wars offerings.   This update is primarily their Star Wars Vintage Carded figures.     The Empire Strikes Back wave is everywhere currently, and just this week I started finding some the…

 

by Daniel Pickett
September 6, 2010
Several weeks ago Mattel and Toy Guru made a statement about the MOTU 200X style not carrying through into the MOTUC line going forward.   It was said this was as a direct mandated from Mattel leadership.   As you might imagine this lead to a lot of questions from fans and collectors.   Today…

 

by Jason "JJJason" Chirevas
September 5, 2010
MachetePoster.jpg Let’s get this out of the way right now. It’s not a call for amnesty. It’s not advocacy of killing those opposed to (illegal) immigration. Just stop it.

 

by Daniel Pickett
September 4, 2010
Toy2R is proud to present designer toy confectionary customizer, PocketWookie’s submission for the Crazy 4 Cult: Customs show at Gallery 1988 in San Francisco. Pocket Wookie’s 16" Snozzberry Sundae Qee Bear is one sweet treat and should be a crowd pleaser when the exhibit opens tomorrow, September 4th from 7-10pm. The Snozzberry is a mysterious…

 

by Daniel Pickett
September 4, 2010
We are happy to announce our exclusive figure sets for the New York Comic Con (October 8th, 9th & 10th) – The Outer Space Men: Beta Phase waves 1 & 2!  You’ve read rumors and speculation that we were going to be bringing the Outer Space Men to the New York Comic Con and may…

 

by Daniel Pickett
September 3, 2010
  Manufacturer: Mattel Release Date:  August 2010 Wave/Assortment:  Wave 14 Packaging: Single carded Accessories: None Collect and Connect: Ultra-Humanite Arm Scale: 6" Sculpted By: The Four Horsemen Notes:  Character’s actual name is "Obsidian" but Mattel was not able to use that name for this release of the figure because of copyright issues.   Son of Alan…

 

by Jason "JJJason" Chirevas
September 3, 2010
images-1.jpg Told you there would be more. If you’ve read any of my previous reviews, you know how this works.  If you haven’t, this is how this works: Non-SPOILER Review Rating on the four-star scale (five-star scales are for noncommittal hacks) We’re going to do away with the SPOILERy thoughts section of previous reviews.  Keeps things…

 

by Daniel Pickett
September 3, 2010
Yesterday the earth shook as we dug up gearhead, Jim Koch’s Skelanimal Qee from the upcoming assortment of artists inspired designs based on the worldwide brand, Skelanimals. Who is unearthed today? Check out the front page of www.toy2rusa.com to find out. Come back daily to dig up more of the deadly delights known as Skelanimal…

 

by Daniel Pickett
September 2, 2010
DCUC Wave14 should be hitting Walmart stores soon.  Collectors have high hopes that wave 14 will see distribution similar to what we got from Wave 10 and NOT like we saw with Wave 5.   ToyGuru aka Scott has often spoke publicly of his love of the character of Kamandi, the last boy on Earth, and…

 

by Daniel Pickett
September 2, 2010
The Designer Collection Series continues as Toy2R puts its final pieces into place to present a collection based on the purest style of art, Black and White. Following the success of Series 6, Toy2R has worked for the past three months soliciting designs from across the globe, to create the newest Designer Series, PURE. PURE…

 

by Daniel Pickett
September 2, 2010
Today is exactly one month to the day that we received the terrible, tragic news of  the passing of my friend Eddie Wires.   Today it is our honor at AFi to be able to reprint the tribute that Eddie’s best friend Bill "Billy" Mancuso wrote after Eddie’s passing.   Some of you will remember Bill,…

 

by Daniel Pickett
September 1, 2010
  Manufacturer: Mattel Release Date:  August 2010 Wave/Assortment:  Wave 14 Packaging: Single carded Accessories: 2 pistols and 1 rifle Collect and Connect: Ultra-Humanite Upper Torso Scale: 6" Sculpted By: The Four Horsemen Notes:  Last boy on Earth, Walmart exclusive.  Figure 1 of 7. THE PACKAGE  

 

by Daniel Pickett
September 1, 2010
R6285_Carnivus.jpg September is here and with it brings us another round of Q&A with Mattel!  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.  Will the JLU Warlord figure come with any sort of accessory?  A sword? A1. Not in the…

 

by Jason "JJJason" Chirevas
September 1, 2010
RescueHeroes.jpg Hey. How are you? Cool.  I’m fine, bordering on good. Feel like talking toys and stuff for a while? Alright.  Let’s do it.

 

by Daniel Pickett
September 1, 2010
Earlier this week the team at Hasbro sent out some new images of upcoming product.   We’ll be update with this images throughout the week. Today we have some new  Marvel Universe, Super Hero Squad… and one lone GI Joe image.   MARVEL UNIVERSE     SUPER HERO SQUAD  GI JOE  

 

by Daniel Pickett
September 1, 2010
 Living Dead Dolls Retro Halloween Sets Are Scary Fun For All    Mezco unveils it’s best Halloween treat ever: Three retro Halloween-themed boxsets that include an old school-styled plastic mask, exclusive 10" doll and a coordinating T-shirt (XL only). The trio consists of three of the most  popular Halloween Living Dead Dolls ever created: Calavera…

 

by Daniel Pickett
September 1, 2010
MIDDLETON, Wis., Sep 01, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) — American Girl officially announced plans today to say farewell to Felicity Merriman, one of the company’s treasured historical characters introduced in 1991. Felicity’s complete product collection, including her best friend Elizabeth Cole(TM), will soon be removed from American Girl’s catalogue, Web site, and retail stores and placed…

 

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