Articles for February, 2011

 

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.

 

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