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…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 27, 2011
TargetEnemy.jpg There’s a disturbing trend in the retail world.   It’s not new, but it looks like it is becoming more pervasive in the stores that I frequent.   I first noticed it at Toys R Us stores in 2009 , but now I am seeing it at some of my local Targets as well.    […]

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 27, 2011
There’s a disturbing trend in the retail world.   It’s not new, but it looks like it is becoming more pervasive in the stores that I frequent.   I first noticed it at Toys R Us stores in 2009 , but now I am seeing it at some of my local Targets as well.   …

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 26, 2011
 Mattel got in their first production samples of Sy-Klone today and shared the images with fans via their Facebook page this afternoon. Sy-Klone will be coming in April to MattyCollector.com as the April Club Eternia figure. We just got in the first packaged sample of Sy-Klone. Still making a few tweaks but we’re mostly there!…

 

by Jason "JJJason" Chirevas
January 26, 2011
Iron-Man-logo-iron-man-299044_800_600.jpg I’m in Toys R Us yesterday.  Woman and her kid, let’s say he’s seven, dawdle ahead of me.  "Oh, are these the action figures?"  The mother peeks as though there might be consequences.  "Let’s look here." Not wanting to trail them through the collectors’ aisle, I swing round to Transformers/Star Wars.  Woman and child round…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 26, 2011
T5813_PreEterniaDisguise.jpg  Today over on MattyCollector.com, Mattel posted the details of their February 15th sale.  Looks like it’s a all MOTUC month.   That will be nice break after the flood of Mattel news we’ll be getting on the evening of Feb 13th from their Toy Fair collector press event! Toy Fans, February is the month of…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 25, 2011
Green Lantern Licensees – Led by Master Toy Licensee, Mattel – To Illuminate Toy Fair 2011 Burbank, Calif., January 25, 2011 — Warner Bros. Consumer Products (WBCP) is teaming up with a leading group of global licensees at Toy Fair in support of the Summer 2011 blockbuster film, “Green Lantern,” highlighted by DC Entertainment’s master…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 24, 2011
Toy2R presents: NYC♥QEE Toy Fair Preview Party Toy2R is pleased to announce one of the events of the upcoming Toy Fair Preview Party happening February 14th; the debut of the new 5" Mini Qee DIY Collection. All seven characters will be "unveiled" for the first time but wait…there’s so much more. There will also be…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 24, 2011
Scarabus figures to be debuted and sold in celebration of the “Toypocalypse: A Four Horsemen Retrospective” gallery show!   If you’ve been following the news surrounding the Four Horsemen’s first gallery show, Toypocalypse, then you probably know that they’re going to be selling black and white versions of their character Scarabus at the event.  …

 

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