Articles for September, 2011

 

by Jeff Cope
September 30, 2011
smurfmovielogo1.jpg This summer saw a glut of movie based toys clog the aisles of toy departments pretty much everywhere. Despite achieving (for the most part) box office success…the big summer movies failed to drive sales of tie-in merchandise at retail. Much of the product just sat…and is still sitting. I don’t have any empirical sales data…

 

by Danny "CantinaDan" Neumann
September 26, 2011
BLOGmetronsChair-OPEN21.jpg A quick refresher: AFi’s own, Vader, has created a Web site that aims to convince Mattel to add light-up features to the upcoming Mobius Chair that will be packed with DC Universe Classics fan’s choice Metron. Take note, corporate execs, the facebook page has three quarters of a hundred likes! Regardless, I had to ask…

 

by Danny "CantinaDan" Neumann
September 25, 2011
BLOGevoSP-OPEN1.jpg There exists a passionate band of action figure anthropologists who are quite certain that the Big Bang for super hero parumplasticus populus [Latin: little plastic people] occurred in 1984. It isn’t that articulated super heroes (albeit more primitive) did not exist prior to the emergence of the Super Powers. They did. {see Kingdom: MEGO, Species,…

 

by Erik "Superfriend" Skov
September 21, 2011
Halo11.jpg WizKids is really expanding their HeroClix line.  In case you missed it, they have been previewing pieces from Halo, Lord of the Rings, Superman and most recently the Hulk.  Without further ado, here are some examples: Halo:

 

by Daniel Pickett
September 21, 2011
  Manufacturer: Mattel Release Date: October 17th, 2011 Wave/Assortment:  October Club Eternia Subscription figure Packaging: Single boxed Accessories: Jetpack with 2 detachable missiles and positional wings Arm-shield with 2 detachable rockets Alternate Head Scale: 6" Sculpted By: The Four Horsemen Notes: Originally called "FlipShot" that name is currently held by Nerf.  The name on the original…

 

by Daniel Pickett
September 21, 2011
  Manufacturer: Mattel Release Date: November 15, 2011 Wave/Assortment:  November Club Eternia Figure Packaging: Single boxed Accessories: Axe "Jaws of Life" clamp Scale: 6" Sculpted By: The Four Horsemen Notes:  Snout Spout has a flexible, bendy trunk THE PACKAGE   THE FIGURE     ACCESSORIES  

 

by Erik "Superfriend" Skov
September 16, 2011
SuperFriends1_afi1.jpg I love this.  I love that Mattel made these characters.  Why?  Because that title up there is exactly how these toys would have been advertised back in the late 70’s.  I am a child of the SuperFriends era.  That is why these characters resonate with me. These characters were added to the SuperFriends show to…

 

by Jason "JJJason" Chirevas
September 15, 2011
starwars2.jpg Dear George, When’s it going to stop?

 

by Daniel Pickett
September 14, 2011
  Manufacturer: Mattel Release Date: September 15, 2011 Wave/Assortment:  Club Eternia® Figure of the Month, September 2011 Packaging: Single boxed Accessories: Horde-issued crossbow net accessory that really sticks to walls! Scale: 6" Sculpted By: The Four Horsemen Notes:  You won’t need a mop to clean up after the slippery, slimy servant of Hordak®. When Leech™ drains…

 

by Jason "Plastic Soul" Lenzi
September 14, 2011
As the entire galaxy knows, this week finally sees the release of the Star Wars Saga on Blu Ray DVD. This initial announcement was met with excitement from the fan community, but soon led to some trepidation when we started to wonder just which versions of these oft tinkered with tales we were going to…

 

by Danny "CantinaDan" Neumann
September 11, 2011
BLOGmetronsChair-OPEN1.jpg Surely you’ve been made aware of the upcoming DCUC subscription fan’s choice oversize deluxe figure Metron . . . and his chair. Now that we, the fans, have witnessed fully the extent of our power over the toy industry we push for more! To date, we have not seen images of the sculpt of Metron’s…

 

by Jason "JJJason" Chirevas
September 7, 2011
DSC_0014.jpg …does the new Thudercats line, and especially the new cartoon, have anyone else missing these guys…

 

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