Articles for February, 2011

 

NTT Those of you who know me know that I have a burning passion for the film "Jaws". Until recently, there has been only a few notable collectibles available of the beast known simply as “Bruce”, and all of them have left me wanting in some fashion or another. There’s the McFarlane Movie Maniacs box set,…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 20, 2011
Just as I arrived back from NYC from Toy Fair 2011 a new box of samples from Mattel arrived.   I gave AFi readers a chance to vote on what from the box I covered first and the vote came back JLU! Here is the first of the 3 new JLU 3-packs I’ll be showing you…

 

by Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer
February 20, 2011
  Toy Fair 2011 has come and gone and while this year seemed a bit more sedate for what new items were shown, one group of action figures stood out above all others: DC Universe Classics Wave 18. Why are these toys special, you ask? Because for the first time ever, not only do we…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 20, 2011
Here are the latest and greatest solicitations from the good people at DC Direct.  These products will appear and be available to preorder in the next issue of Diamond’s Previews at your local comic book shop.   Typically these solicitaions are all released in a single month.  This listing is a little unusual as it…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 19, 2011
More than 25 years ago, the Hasbro Toy Company forever changed the face of Action Figures with the introduction of the Transformers brand of converting toys.  Because of the unique engineering and styling of these toys, kids no longer had to choose between buying an action figure and buying a toy car or vehicle.  With…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 19, 2011
At Toy Fair 2011 Mattel announced their Collector Appreciation Tour where they will be hitting four large cons in addition to San Diego Comic Con International.  These added cons will have some tour exclusives as well as contests.   This week Mattel announced addtional details out their tour plans on the MattyCollector.com page.   Toy…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 18, 2011
  Manufacturer: Mattel Release Date: April 2011 Wave/Assortment: Mattel’s Collector Appreciation Tour 2011Exclusive 3-pack assortment Packaging: 3-pack Accessories: None Scale: 4" Sculpted By: Mattel’s In-House Team Notes:   THE PACKAGE    

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 17, 2011
New Thor Trailer is Live! Today Marvel posted the new, longer trailer for "Thor the Mighty Avenger" on their YouTube site and it knocks the socks off of the Thor teaser trailer! Check it out!   [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uHBnrJowBZE&hd=1[/youtube]

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 17, 2011
 As announced at their Toy Fair presentation on Sunday, Mattel is giving fans the opportunity to pick the color of the first release of the MOTUC Man-E-Faces.  For the next few days they are running a pole on their MattyCollector.com message board.  You only have a few more days to vote so if you want…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 17, 2011
Avengers assembling! Much like last year when Robert Downey Jr came to the Hasbro Toy Fair showroom to check out his Iron Man 2 plastic counterparts, this year Thor movie lead, Chris Hemsworth(L) and Captain America movie lead, Chris Evans (R), stopped by to examine their signature battle accessories — the Thor Lightning Hammer and…

 

by Danny "CantinaDan" Neumann
February 16, 2011
There has always been something I’ve found fascinating about Silver Surfer’s origin story hinging on a wanderlust inspired act of self-sacrifice. There is something I enjoy about his less-is-more aesthetic. There is something I relate to in his unassailable yet melancholy morality. He is a loner, reclusive and suffering. At the same time he is…

 

by AFi Admin
February 15, 2011
photo38-400x300.jpg From the gang at EMCE toys. The Create Your Own Zombie kit!

 

by AFi Admin
February 15, 2011
photo39-400x300.jpg Bandai’s 8″ ThunderCats Classics Lion-o

 

by AFi Admin
February 15, 2011

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 15, 2011
Below are the highlights from our Jakks Pacific tour. Our pics have started to be uploaded, check them out here! UFC Our walk through at Jakks revealed some new info on the UFC line. -The UFC Basic Octagons will be released with a change in the matting.  The octagons will include one figure (such as…

 

by AFi Admin
February 15, 2011
photo36-400x300.jpg They started with their series of statues based on the popular game. Now they are taking Team Fortress into the world of action figures.

 

by AFi Admin
February 15, 2011
photo35-400x300.jpg Our friends at Koto just got this statue in this morning. We were the first press to shoot it.

 

by Cesar Zamora
February 15, 2011
Earlier this evening I attended the All-Star Superman movie premiere hosted at the Paley Center for Media in New York City, presented by Warner Home Video. The film is obviously based on the Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely comic of the same name, the latest in  a string of direct to video animated films set…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 15, 2011
Toy Fair ’11 – NECA Showroom Today we stopped by the NECA booth can caught up with Randy Falk and the gang.   They have some fantastic and innovative new product coming out later this year, and in true NECA form it all looks fantastic!  Take a look below to see what NECA showed at Toy Fair ’11!  

 

by AFi Admin
February 14, 2011

 

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