Articles for December, 2010


by Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer
December 31, 2010
So I’m going through some old AFi files while working on a new project for the site (more on that later) and I stumbled across our gallery of concepts that Toy Biz never got to make before getting out of the toy business. Of course, one concept in particular is painful every time I see…


by Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer
December 30, 2010
So Hot Toys unveiled its new Indiana Jones figure at their 10th Anniversary showcase last week and it got me thinking: who would have thought 10 years ago that we would have so many Indiana Jones toys to choose from? Back then all you could find were the old Kenner figures and the extremely hard…


by Erik "Superfriend" Skov
December 26, 2010
I never got around to blogging about all the cool Super-Hero stuff I got last year for XMas, so while I’m getting snowed in by the Blizzard of 2010, I thought I’d take a moment and quickly do up this year. Last year recap: JLU figures, HeroClix Thor Chariot, several hero T-shirts, Superman PJ’s, and…


by ChipCataldo
December 24, 2010
brainiac-xmas.jpg May all your presents be safe from evil this holiday season!   Wishing a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all my toy collecting friends.  Take care and be safe! Peace, Chip


by Erik "Superfriend" Skov
December 23, 2010
DC Comics is currently publishing a comic book called Justice League of America, but to me it does not star the Justice League.  Why do I feel this way?  Because DC and the writer keep putting in stuff to tell me this is about the Justice League when the identity of the team should be…


by Daniel Pickett
December 21, 2010
  Manufacturer: Mattel Release Date:December 2010 Wave/Assortment: Wave 1 Packaging: Carded 2-pack Accessories: Stand Scale: 2.5" Sculpted By: Mattel’s In House Team NOTES: Springing from Mattel’s Batman The Brave and the Bold Action League line comes this new DC Universe Action League.   This line first debuted at Comic Con 2010.  There are 4 2-packs…


by Daniel Pickett
December 12, 2010
  Manufacturer: Mattel Release Date: Jan 2011 (Club Eternia Figure) Wave/Assortment: Figure Exclusive Packaging: Single boxed Accessories: Battle Axe Shield  Sword Removable Cape Scale: 6" Sculpted By: The Four Horsemen Notes: Has real metal chains on the shackles.  This character was based on the original concept sketch for He-Man.  Originally supposed to be the February…


by Daniel Pickett
December 11, 2010
  Manufacturer: Mattel Release Date: December 15th, 2010 Wave/Assortment: Figure Exclusive Packaging: Single boxed Accessories: battle axe battle staff  removable helmet Scale: 6" Sculpted By: The Four Horsemen Notes:  This preview sample provided by Mattel has the "The Original" burst on the name chip.  The figure sent out to subscribers should not have this on…


by Erik "Superfriend" Skov
December 10, 2010
We’ve been discussing the Young Justice show for a while here at AFi.  Several threads.  Here is one dedicated to the show  Here is another dedicated to a recent magazine article. What I find interesting is the preconceptions people have about what this show should be.  A number of them seemed to imply that the poster…


by Daniel Pickett
December 10, 2010
  Manufacturer: Mattel Release Date: December 15th 2010 Wave/Assortment: Figure Exclusive Packaging: Boxed (with outer mailer box) Accessories: 2 information crystal shards (clear and green) Fortress of Solitude Hub panel 3 sets of hands Stand Scale: 12" Sculpted By: Mattel’s In House Team NOTES: Arguably the definitive Superman figure in the collector-demanded 12” scale,…


by Daniel Pickett
December 9, 2010
  Manufacturer: Mattel Release Date: January 15th, 2011 Wave/Assortment: Figure Exclusive Packaging: Single boxed Accessories: A big ass club Scale: 6" Sculpted By: The Four Horsemen Notes: New Head, hands, feet and accessory.  Shares the same body and limbs as the MOTUC Gygor figure. THE PACKAGE    


by Jeff Cope
December 7, 2010
I’m so excited, I just had to share this! The regular edition of the new Outer Space Men action figures from the Four Horsemen have arrived at their studio today! That means those suckers are gonna be shipping out very soon to folks who’ve pre-ordered them (like me!). I’ve been eagerly anticipating the regular edition…