Articles for February, 2011

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 3, 2011
Mezco Toyz will be introducing even more characters from the DC Universe including world-famous super heroes such as Batman™, Superman™ and the Green Lantern. Look for many more characters to hit the store shelves this year! The first series of 2 packs includes the following pairings: Batman: Gotham City’s Dark Knight. The Joker: The Clown…

 

by Ryan "TheSuperfly" Prast
February 3, 2011
  In honor of that crazy little thing called Toy Fair 2011 next weekend, your pals at AFi are having a contest! Not just any contest, but a Toy Giveaway Contest!! A CONTEST!!! TOYS!!!! Besides AFi being a cool place to hang out and talk toys, now you can win stuff. What kind of stuff,…

 

by Jeff Cope
February 2, 2011
Captain Jack Sparrow (expertly played by Johnny Depp) returns to movie theaters this year in the fourth installment of Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean franchise: On Stranger Tides. Of course, with a big blockbuster movie comes a big blockbuster toy line. This time around it’s JAKKS Pacific bringing a bounty of pirate treasure to your…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 2, 2011
Actor Ian McShane Receives Custom Blackbeard Action Figure from JAKKS Pacific and Participates in Unveiling of Life-sized Jack Sparrow Built from LEGO(R) Bricks NEW YORK, Feb 02, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Disney Consumer Products charted a course for adventure as it unveiled a new toy line that captures the fantasy, action and adventure of Pirates…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 2, 2011
 It’s the start of February and the start of a new round of Q&A’s with our friends at Mattel. Twice a month the gang from Mattel are kind enough to answer five questions from AFi readers.  Matty from MattyCollector.com and ToyGuru, have replied with the answers to our latest round of questions that AFi readers have posted…

 

by Danny "CantinaDan" Neumann
February 1, 2011
Recent primatological findings lend support to the theory that humans evolved, not from an ape-like ancestor, but from Ewoks. The dominant view amongst scientists concerning the origin of anatomically modern humans is the "Out of Endor" hypothesis. It is estimated that Humans and Wookies branched off from their common hominid ancestor, the Ewok, about 5…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 1, 2011
ThunderCats Ho! Straight from the ThunderCats’ Lair on Third Earth, it’s Lion-O and the legendary mystic Sword of Omens. This mega-scale figure measures over 20 inches tall from the tip of his upraised, extended sword to the soles of his Thunderian boots. Featuring 7 points of articulation this mega figure is superbly detailed, perfectly capturing…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 1, 2011
Dark Link appears as the mini-boss of the Water Temple, appearing as Link’s shadow in a strange, illusionary room. His voice is the same as Link’s, but much lower in tone giving it a demonic feel. He can use some of Link’s sword attacks and is considered to be one of the most difficult enemies…

 

by Danny "CantinaDan" Neumann
February 1, 2011
Last year AFi forum member, H-Balm, started a thread called “Vintage Guilt.” This was an intriguing title. He made the point that, once a line ends, the amount of existing carded samples of a given figure are now, quite obviously, limited. And each time a collector decides to open one of these, the rarity of…

 

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