Articles for April, 2011

 

by ChipCataldo
April 30, 2011
assortments.jpg   Junk.  Waste.  Garbage. One man’s trash is another man’s treasure, and oh BOY is this trash a treasure…at least for me!   Welcome, one and all, to another edition of the Super Powers Highlight.  Today we’ll be looking at some of the various shipping cases used to transport Super Powers figures to their intended retail…

 

by AFi Admin
April 30, 2011
photo39-400x300.jpg This just in- a new box of newness from Mattel including JLU S.T.R.I.P.E., MOTUC Faceless One, Catra, Battleground Teela and DC Universe Action League wave 3.

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 29, 2011
Famed Brazilian Artist Mike Deodato Jr. To Be Premier Guest of Honor NEW YORK and LOS ANGELES, April 29, 2011 – Gareb Shamus, President and CEO of Wizard World, Inc. (WIZD)(“Wizard World”), today announced the addition of a Los Angeles Comic Con to Wizard World’s 2011 lineup.  The show will take place on Sept. 24-25,…

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 29, 2011
Mattel has another full slate of exclusives for Comic Con 2011.  There were several of these revealed today on G4’s ‘Attack of the Show’ but that was only about half the story. We have the full line up here with clear large pictures and full descriptions.   There are a lot of great things in the…

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 28, 2011
Forget that grainy, shaky recorded-off-the-TV-with-a-cell-phone video that was posted today.  G4 and Attack of the Show have posted the segment today with the Mattel 2011 Comic Con reveals on their site for all to see.  Here it is.     Video Games – E3 2011 – AOTS Exclusive We will have more news, pictures and information…

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 27, 2011
We’ve been waiting patiently for Mattel to reveal their exclusive figures for Comic Con 2011.  There have been several hints on what we will be getting and a lot of guessing from fans.  (Here’s the thread where the detective board members of AFi try to piece together all of the hints and make their guesses.) …

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 27, 2011
TORCHWOOD:Miracle Day -New Teaser Unveiled Below is a brand-new teaser for the highly anticipated STARZ series, "Torchwood: Miracle Day" premiering on Friday, July 8 at 10pm ET/PT:     The series, featuring Bill Pullman and Mekhi Phifer as well as John Barrowman and Eve Myles (stars of the original BBC cult favorite), begins with a day when nobody dies. All…

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 27, 2011
Marvel Super Heroes Assemble To Commence Principal Photography In Preparation for May 4, 2012 Film Release   BURBANK, Calif. (April 26, 2011) — Production has commenced today in Albuquerque, New Mexico on Marvel Studios’ highly anticipated movie “Marvel’s The Avengers,” directed by Joss Whedon (“Serenity”) from a screenplay by Whedon.  The film will continue principal…

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 27, 2011
April 26th Shawnee, KS-  On April 19th moulds and tooling owned by Cast-a-Way Toys were offered for sale from unauthorized agents in China and Singapore. Cast-a-Way Toys was miraculously made aware of this attempt by two separate, highly trusted and, successful toy companies here in the United States. When questioned about the attempted sale, the…

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 26, 2011
Deady is Back and Big in Japan! Toy2R proudly announces the development of the next artist 5" Mini Qee – Deady by Voltaire. A long time supporter of Toy2R, Voltaire has created this new design that fits the new 5" Mini Qee format perfectly and will please Deady collectors across the globe. Fans will be…

 

NTG Recently, I’ve been following the little company that could deliver HUGE – Shark City Ozark, or SCO Collectibles.  Being a giant fan of the film "JAWS", I quickly discovered that no one makes ’em better than SCO.  I have been granted the opportunity to interview the principle owner, operator, sculptor and artist, Mike Schultz.  Mike…

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 26, 2011
Today we have 2 copies of the BRAND NEW,  just released  "Avengers: The Earth’s Mightiest Heroes" DVD sets to give away to 2 lucky AFi readers!!    Earlier today we posted the announcement of the release of both volumes of the new Avengers animated series, along with the cover art and a clip of the…

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 26, 2011
MARVEL’S NEWEST ANIMATED SERIES FEATURING IRON MAN, THOR, CAPTAIN AMERICA AND THE HULK The First 13 Episodes of Marvel’s All New Animated Series To Debut on DVD April 26, 2011 BURBANK, Calif., March 2, 2011 – When the forces of evil are so overwhelming that no single hero can save the world… the Avengers assemble!…

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 26, 2011
 Illustrator and AFi reader Scott Derby has created another shirt that I think would appeal you you guys. He gave us another heads up and I wanted to pass it on to the rest of you.  It’s on sale tomorrow, April 26th on Teefury.com.  As you may recall Scott did the Ghostbusters-inspired "Trap ‘Em All"…

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 25, 2011
INTERVIEW WEEK DAY 1  A few weeks ago I was forwarded a link from a fellow collector that blew my mind.  I’m sure many of you have seen it as well, as it really started making the rounds even ending up on Fark.com and Digg.com.   The link showed what looked to be a super-human…

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 25, 2011
MuppetTheaterFront.jpg INTERVIEW WEEK DAY 1  A few weeks ago I was forwarded a link from a fellow collector that blew my mind.  I’m sure many of you have seen it as well, as it really started making the rounds even ending up on Fark.com and Digg.com.   The link showed what looked to be a super-human […]

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 24, 2011
MuppetTheaterFront1.jpg INTERVIEW WEEK DAY 1  A few weeks ago I was forwarded a link from a fellow collector that blew my mind.  I’m sure many of you have seen it as well, as it really started making the rounds even ending up on Fark.com and Digg.com.   The link showed what looked to be a super-human […]

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 24, 2011
    Manufacturer: Mattel Release Date: May16th, 2011 Wave/Assortment:  MattyCollector.com On-line Exclusive Packaging: Single Boxed Accessories: None Scale: 5.5" Sculpted By: Mattel’s In House Team Notes:  "When we say these figures are gonna be big… we mean BIG! Keeping true to scale, the film-accurate Green Man figure stands at an impressive 7"! This amphibious Green Lantern…

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 22, 2011
AFi 6th Anniversary Scoop Week Day 4 It’s day 4 of AFi’s Scoop Week and this installment is courtesy of our good friends at Mattel. But first… a few things about our 6th Anniversary Celebration – I didn’t get nearly as much posted this week as I wanted to… so it’s going to stretch into…

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 22, 2011
Our intrepid reporter Mike Walker traversed almost the entire state of California, driving from San Diego up to San Francisco to attend WonderCon 2011 and do an interview about DC Universe Classics with the gang at Mattel.   This is that interview!  WonderCon was the 2nd stop on Mattel’s ‘Collector Appreciation Tour’, which includes new…

 

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