Articles for July, 2011

 

by Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer
July 22, 2011
the-space-shuttle-columbia-lands-at-kelly-air-force-base-san-antonio-texas-march-1979-300x2401.jpg Or, what the Space Shuttle means to me. On Thursday, July 21 2011,  US Space Shuttle Atlantis touched down for the final time, returning from the last mission that the shuttle program will fly for the United States.  The program and the shuttles themselves have been retired, cast aside due to a national lack of…

 

by Danny "CantinaDan" Neumann
July 22, 2011
20110722-0338291.jpg Just one of those “let’s throw them in the case and see how the fans react” teasers. LOVE for them. Do it!

 

by Erik "Superfriend" Skov
July 18, 2011
JLoA1_2171.jpg I’ve always been a fan of team books.  Team books let you read about a whole bunch  of heroes for the price of one comic.  My first exposure to team books was Justice League of America #148 back in the late 70′s.  This book not only featured 5 members of the JLA, but 5 members…

 

by Daniel Pickett
July 17, 2011
Mattel’s SDCC11 DCUC Swamp Thing   Manufacturer: Mattel Release Date: July 2011 Wave/Assortment: 2011 Comic Con Exclusive (Available later on MattyCollector.com) Packaging: Boxed as well as in a pulp molded package that resembles Swamp Thing’s face. Accessories: base/stand.   Two Un-Men (exclusive to Comic Con purchase) a copy of Dr. Alec Holland’s journal.  Package is also a wearable mask. Collect and…

 

by Erik "Superfriend" Skov
July 14, 2011
STRIPE-500x282.jpg JLU Fans are a very vocal group here at AFI.  Tomorrow we are getting the opportunity to add one more character to our collections, a special character, S.T.R.I.P.E.  (Twice is enough for all those periods.) STRIPE is special for a number of reasons. 1. STRIPE is an oversized figure.  This maxes him either doomed to…

 

by Ryan "TheSuperfly" Prast
July 14, 2011
DCUC-BRACKET_FINAL_web11.jpg As you have read HERE, the latest AFi Fan Bracket has come to a close.  Well…technically, it close weeks ago, but…anyway, for those keeping score, below is the final image of the Bracket with matchups. click for bigger image Thanks to all of you who supported this Bracket with humor, patience, and understanding.  I am…

 

by Danny "CantinaDan" Neumann
July 10, 2011
BLOGtest-pic111.jpg Everyone knows that you’re supposed to remove your lightsaber when you enter a Yoda studio. (This blog is just a pre-SDCC test of the WordPress mobile app.)

 

by Daniel Pickett
July 8, 2011
Mattel’s SDCC 11 Exclusive Young Justice Superboy   Manufacturer: Mattel Release Date: July 2011 Wave/Assortment: 2011 Comic Con Exclusive (Available later on MattyCollector.com) Packaging: Boxed (With light-up feature) Accessories: Cloning Chamber and 3 Genomorph Gnomes Collect and Connect: None Scale: 4" Sculpted By: Mattel’s In House Team Notes: This show-accurate figure recreates the scene from the pilot episode when Robin, Aqualad, and Kid…

 

by Danny "CantinaDan" Neumann
July 5, 2011
BLOG2011tee-OPENv31.jpg Get yer smokin’ hot 2011 Action Figure Insider exclusive tee shirts! Just in the nick of time for the San Diego Comic Con the folks at AFi have designed a new tee shirt for all you more style conscious nerds. Be the envy of geek hordes everywhere as you proudly show off your allegiance to…

 

by Ryan "TheSuperfly" Prast
July 1, 2011
cabin-1ablog2.jpg OK, so my last entry described all the creepy goings-on in Missouri. The haunted places, the strange deaths, and the MoMo – Missouri’s answer to Bigfoot. Still with me? Since I grew up in Arizona, you’re likely wondering why exactly was in Missouri?  Well, my family owns a summer cabin there, just outside of the…

 

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