Articles for February, 2012

 

by Jeff Cope
February 22, 2012
inner_en-500x144.jpg Hey! Have you heard that Mega Bloks will be producing sets based upon the super-successful MMO World of Warcraft by Blizzard Entertainment? Yeah, I may have mentioned it once or twice, or more ’round these parts. Well, our friends at Mega Bloks are running a contest to rev up the buzz before the sets are…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 21, 2012
We broke this news yesterday in our new episode of “Geek Shall Inherit” and our interview with the guys from EMCE.  Now here are all the details any pictures!   Legendary makeup artist’s figure and chair to be immortalized in 1/9 scale NEW YORK, February 21, 2012 – EMCE TOYS, the brand that revived the…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 21, 2012
New York Toy Fair is over, and the Diamond Select Toys booth was a whirlwind of activity the whole time, thanks to a bunch of cool new license announcements, as well as some great reveals from their existing lines. Since the show isn’t open to the public, Diamond Select was nice enough to send over…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 21, 2012
HeroClixOnLine.gif HeroClix Online developers today announced the next online set to be featured in the “Figure of the Week” program, in which two figures from an upcoming set are made available weekly for a limited, promotional price. The new set, from Marvel, showcases the upcoming Galactic Guardians collection and will run this Thursday, February 23 through…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 21, 2012
Our friend and AFi reader Greg Schmidt is an editor at the New York Times, and every so often he’s able to write an article about the toy and comic book industry (you can see some of his past articles here). Just this past week coming out of Toy Fair 2012 he was able to…

 

by Danny "CantinaDan" Neumann
February 21, 2012
BLOGprideJOY-OPENv21.jpg Last year there was a thread in the General Toy Talk section of the Action Figure Insider forum called: Whats Your Pride and Joy? It was a cool topic and I remember posting: “I think right now my Pride and Joy is my humble collection of 3 3/4″ scale vintage figures.” Since then I planned…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 21, 2012
  Hot Toys – MMS169 – The Avengers: 1/6th scale Nick Fury Limited Edition Collectible Figurine Specification Hot Toys is proud to present the first limited edition collectible figurine from the upcoming superhero movie The Avengers produced by Marvel Studio – Nick Fury, the director of S.H.I.E.L.D. The movie-accurate collectible is specially crafted based on…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 20, 2012
Mentioned today on the Gentle Giant blog: Available exclusively to the members of the Premier Guild for a limited time, it’s the White Widow Variant Mini Bust! Inspired by the alternate cover of Black Widow: Deadly Origin #2, this variant has just arrived and is ready to ship NOW! This bust will be available to…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 20, 2012
Happy Presidents Day All!  Today we have a jumbo sized episode as we finish up our Toy Fair 2012 discussion and interviews.  Seriously… this episode ended up like 90 minutes. (I blame Jason.) We do our regular weekly discussion on the geek topics of the week.  We talk about our impressions of what we saw…

 

by Erik "Superfriend" Skov
February 20, 2012
101_6367-500x374.jpg One of the amazing things about WizKids HeroClix is the ever increasing variety of teams/armies you can make to play against your friends (or opponents in tournaments).  The NECA/WizKids gallery does a good job of showing the packaging, but does a poor job of showing the potential of the game.  To add to what they…

 

by Jeff Cope
February 20, 2012
tf12_longlogo9-500x76.jpg Well, yet another Toy Fair has come and gone and, despite all my (misplaced?) hopes and anticipation it was antoher ho-hum showing at the biggest event in the toy industry. Now, to be fair I need be mindful of the fact that the American International Toy Fair is for the entirety of the toy industry,…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 18, 2012
4HM_OSM_NOTF-150x150.jpg First, we wanted to thank everyone who attended and participated in Toypocalypse 2: Futuretro. Those of you who were able to submit a custom Outer Space Men figure – we couldn’t be more grateful to you. Thank you SO much! We think the show was a tremendous success and we had a blast doing it….

 

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