Articles for June, 2011

 

by AFi Admin
June 28, 2011
CRAZY INTERACTIVE WORLD PlaysetAndFigures Use Real Character Voices And Hilarious Phrases From The Series To Give Fans the Ultimate Quahog Experience EL SEGUNDO, CA – June27, 2011 –Playmates Toys and Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products are teaming up once again, this time to launch a fresh new toy line for one of the world’s most…

 

by Jeff Cope
June 27, 2011
or11_phg_colby11.jpg I was recently turned on to a relatively new card game called Summoner Wars produced by an equally new company, Plaid Hat Games. I’m not usually one for card games, preferring miniatures games by far, but Summoner Wars is a fast and fantastic game with loads of options yet not tons of rules to bog…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 24, 2011
(BALTIMORE, MD) — (June 24,2011) — For this year’s 2011 convention, PREVIEWS, the comic shop’s catalog, is offering two new additional apparel exclusives in advance of this year’s Comic-Con International: San Diego (July 20-24). Attendees are encouraged to drop by the PREVIEWS/Diamond booth (#2401) to view each T-shirt and to receive a listing of Diamond…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 23, 2011
DCDSDCC11Zoom-150x150.jpg Earlier today the folks a Graphitti Designs spilled the beans as to what DC Direct’s 2011 SDCC exclusive figure would be on their Twitter feed. The DC DIRECT 2011 Comic-Con exclusive is FLASHPOINT: PROFESSOR ZOOM Action Figure. Limited to 4000 pieces. We had heard that there would be an all new exclusive for SDCC and…

 

by Erik "Superfriend" Skov
June 22, 2011
GLrings-afi1.jpg I went to see the Green Lantern movie last evening.  I’m not going to give a critical review here.  There are tons of those already.  I just really enjoyed the whole experience and wanted to share that. I have a friend who likes to see action movies, but sometimes wants a buddy to go see…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 22, 2011
Hot Toys teased us with it last week, and now we get our first, full look at their upcoming Captain America figure from the Marvel film ‘Captain America – The First Avenger’.   You can click here to see even more pictures.   Hot Toys is proud to present the collectible figure of the great superhero…

 

by AFi Admin
June 22, 2011
At least for Target. So long old friend.  I shall miss searching for you in the aisles.

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 22, 2011
Mattel’s SDCC VIDEO PREVIEW: Swamp Thing Mattel has been doing a series of "video previews" for their SDCC exclusives.   Here is the recent one for the DCUC Swamp Thing exclusive. Toy Fans, I’ve got another video preview for you and this one is BIG… meet the first-ever, long-awaited Swamp Thing! DC Universe Swamp Thing (plus Un-Men in SDCC packages) ($30) This…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 21, 2011
The Real Steel: Marvel Select Colossus Coming from Diamond Select Toys The best-selling Marvel Select line is proud to add to the hit Danger Room sub-line! This time the mightily muscled Russian mutant, Colossus, makes his Marvel Select debut in all his oversized glory! Based on the iconic heart and soul of so many X-Men…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 21, 2011
First Look at Beginner Box Heroes Set June 20, 2011 (REDMOND, Wash.) – Paizo Publishing and WizKids Games today revealed product images and additional pricing and release details about the highly anticipated Pathfinder Beginner Box Heroes prepainted fantasy miniature set scheduled for an October 2011 release. You can view high-resolution pre-production images of the miniatures…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 21, 2011
As part of the Grand Opening Celebrations of the new Toy2R Shunde office in China, Toy2R is pleased to announce the limited release of the 5" Raymond Choy Mini Qee. That’s right – the creator of Qee and founder of Toy2R is now available as a collectible 5" Mini Qee. Sporting his iconic Toyer T-shirt,…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 21, 2011
A deep and varied increase in GreenLight offerings creates a huge outlet for collectors   Indianapolis, IN (July 21, 2011) GreenLight has diversified their 1:64 GL Muscle product theme by offering assorted colors of the 2010 models from Series 2.  These sets will be going to Hobby Distributors and Wholesalers across the nation as well…

 

by Ryan "TheSuperfly" Prast
June 21, 2011
My intentions were to post this story in it’s entirety through a few blog posts, but of course I became busy, which is all-too-common of late with almost everything regarding AFi.  I had additional entries ready to go last Fall/Winter, but part of the appeal of this story is reading it in the hot, humid…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 21, 2011
Just in Case: Carrying Your Minimates Has Never Been So Easy Can’t bear to be separated from your Minimates collection? We understand. But with over 1,000 Minimates out there, it’s tough to haul them around without drawing some stares. Well, luckily, Diamond Select has re-issued the Minimates carrying case! Not only does it hold up…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 20, 2011
Pre-Order at Best Buy North America for Exclusive Access to the Robin Pack! Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment today confirmed that Robin will be a fully playable character in the new and improved challenge mode in Batman: Arkham City.  The Tim Drake Robin pack is currently available exclusively to North American fans who…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 17, 2011
At last the circle is now complete.  While we don’t yet have all of the line accurate versions of all 33 Super Power figures in the DC Universe Classics line, we at least have some version of each character that appeared in the line now with the addition of DCUC’s Wave 18 – Samurai. As…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 17, 2011
  Manufacturer: Mattel Release Date: Summer 2011 Wave/Assortment:  Wave 18 Packaging: Single carded Accessories: Energy Sword Collect and Connect: Apache Chief Arm Scale: 6" Sculpted By: The Four Horsemen Notes:  Dubbed "the Super Friends Wave" by collectors THE PACKAGE  

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 17, 2011
 The Hasbro Star Wars team has answered the latest round of  Star Wars questions submitted by AFi readers. This is the first SW Q&A for 2011.  Our last Q&A with the Star Wars team was November of last year.  Check the end of this post for how you can submit a question for the next…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 16, 2011
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 in our forums.  We have already submitted our questions for the July 1st round, but you can submit your…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 16, 2011
 GreenLight Collectibles will join the franchise that shred tires all the way to the box office   Indianapolis, IN (June 14, 2011) GreenLight has jumped into the passenger seat for this adventure, utilizing their NBC Universal licensing for the Fast and Furious franchise.  GreenLight plans to introduce multiple offerings that will be affiliated with the…

 

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