Articles for January, 2011

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 31, 2011
We at AFi are saddened to learn today of the passing of Boyd Kirkland.  Boyd Kirkland died Wednesday waiting for a lung transplant at UCLA at the age of 60.  Boyd was a key member of the animation teams on many of our favorite animated series such as Batman: The Animated Series, X-Men Evolution, G.I…

 

by Ryan "TheSuperfly" Prast
January 31, 2011
        Thunder, Thunder, ThunderCats -  HOOOOO! ThunderCats figures are based on the ALL-NEW ThunderCats animated adventures as seen on Cartoon Network!  Crafted with great detail and quality, collectors and kids can play or display their favorite ThunderCats Heroes and Villains in their own environment and recreate scenes from the TV show! 4" Deluxe Figure Series…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 31, 2011
Bossy Bear, the demanding character from the mind of David Horvath, has transmutated into the 5” Strange Beast Bossy Bear or as witnesses have dubbed him – Monster Bossy Bear! Altering from his earlier form into a higher state – that of the Kaiju form – Bossy Bear is now more formidable than ever. As…

 

by Jeff Cope
January 31, 2011
  Well, by now we’ve heard and read eulogies to the passing of Wizard and Toyfare magazines ad naseum. Regardless, I felt remiss in not sharing my thoughts on the matter. Basically, I find that the cancellation of these two magazines saddens me. Quite a bit, actually. The ironic thing is that I hadn’t read…

 

by Cesar Zamora
January 31, 2011
Told by an Idiot… I consider myself rather misanthropic. Or at least I try to be. I find most people annoying, especially when you get to know them. Don’t get me wrong I can hate people on a purely superficial level but where’s the fun in that? You can’t really bad-mouth strangers? Well, you can, but I’m pretty sure…

 

by Jon "Caped Crusader" Edwards
January 30, 2011
If you’ve been looking at action figure prices lately and thinking, "These things shouldn’t cost that much," guess again. Far from paying too much, we’re really not paying enough. It’s time to get over being so tight, break out those wallets, and prepare to pony up for your preferred plastic playthings. G.I. JOE makes the case pretty…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 30, 2011
AFi’s is pleased to officially launch today a long in the works project: The Kenner Super Powers Collection blog!     This is just a drop in the bucket for what is coming in the complete overhaul of our Super Powers Archive and related materials. We hope to be able to unveil our work before…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 29, 2011
This week the wizards at Hot Toys debuted another amazing new sculpt for a 12" Marvel movie figure- Thor the Mighty Avenger.   Hot Toys is proud to present the collectible figure of another superhero from the Marvel Studios – the 1/6th scale Thor Limited Edition Collectible Figurine from the upcoming Thor movie. The movie-accurate…

 

by Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer
January 27, 2011
OK, so I’ve been pretty lax on introducing my millions of readers to much needed Bollywood glory. But maybe the long wait for a new clip has been worth it. I’m not exactly sure how they did it, but I think Bollywood (Russia? Azerbaijan) somehow was able to film Michael Bay’s actual dreams. This is…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 27, 2011
We just received the following from Hasbro: Last night, Clement Sauve — G.I. JOE: RENEGADES’ Character Designer (and resident Canadian) — passed away at age 33 after a brief illness.  We want fans to know that no one on the planet was prouder of G.I. JOE RENEGADES than Clem; it was his first experience with…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 27, 2011
(January 27, 2011-Hillside NJ) – WizKids announced today the addition of the Quarriors Dice Building GameTM to their summer 2011 product release schedule. Players take on the roles of Quarriors —mighty mystical warriors—who have the power to capture dangerous quarry from the untamed Wilds! They must conjure the mysterious powers of Quiddity, cast powerful spells, and…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 27, 2011
This news was posted today over on the official Star Trek website StarTrek.com. The first set of the Star Trek Mr. Potato Head series will "beam up" this summer in a joint venture between Hasbro and PPW Toys!  The inaugural set features Captain Kirk and his original Klingon nemesis; Kor. This highly detailed set includes a…

 

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