Articles for February, 2012

 

by Jeff Cope
February 6, 2012
hobbit-logo11.jpg One of the 2012 toylines that I am most awaiting and most nervous about is The Hobbit (and the Lord of the Rings). I’m a huge fan of the books and the films, and cannot wait for December to roll around so that we may all be transported back to the magical and wonderful world…

 

by Ryan "TheSuperfly" Prast
February 5, 2012
Introducing the new place for all the latest news and buzz surrounding NYTF 2012 – Toy Talk!  Why did we do this?  The mighty Toyotter explains… So what is this “Toy Talk”, and why would we create it when we have a perfectly good forum on AFi already? Basically, all of us here at AFi…

 

by Joe Grunenwald
February 5, 2012
ToyBizBatmanHeadshot-150x150.jpg Welcome to the first in a series of in-depth looks at the figures of the Toy Biz DC Superheroes action figure line. In this installment we’ll be looking at what is arguably the flagship figure of the line, Batman. Without the 1989 Batman film, it’s hard to imagine the Toy Biz DC Superheroes line existing […]

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 5, 2012
Last week, Diamond Select showed you its new Marvel Select figure of Colossus in action, and now they’re showing off the Marvel Select figure that’s headed to stores next week. The Green Goblin stands 7 inches tall with 16 points of articulation, one interchangeable pumpkin bomb hand and a removable satchel, and his detailed Goblin…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 5, 2012
20120205-0039201.jpg I’ve known for a while that there is a shady “collector” that has been buying stuff at my local Target, opening it and returning it with different figures. They have been laying low for awhile. I hadn’t seen their handy work for about a month when he had returned a ‘Real Steel’ figure in a…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 4, 2012
Highres_Screenshot_00003-150x150.jpg Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment today announces North American pre-order details for gamers who want to ensure their copy of Lollipop Chainsaw is reserved on launch day.  Take a peek inside Juliet’s closet and pick the hottest outfit of your choice!  Players who pre-order can customize the appearance of the sweet and sexy zombie-hunter, Juliet, with five…

 

by Ryan "TheSuperfly" Prast
February 3, 2012
SPYMONKEY1.jpg Our friends at Spy Monkey Creations have launched a new line of customizable weapons, available today on their website!  Not only do these weapons look excellent being held by your favorite heroic masters and evil warriors, but they also have an additional feature – they can be broken down into component parts, with each part…

 

by Ryan "TheSuperfly" Prast
February 3, 2012
Only days after revealing the first images of G.I. Joe: Retaliation movie toys, Hasbro’s own G.I. Joe website has shown new thumbnail images for a large run of G.I. Joe: Retaliation toys, including more figures, vehicles, and role play items!  Also shown are the Hasbro SDCC Exclusives – two versions of Jinx, and a Decepticon…

 

by Jeff Cope
February 3, 2012
Marvel-Universe-Logo-5001.jpg One of my favorite lines going right now is Hasbro’s Marvel Universe. Marvel characters in my favorite scale. Doesn’t get much better than that. So, it is with great anticipation that I look forward to what David Vonner and the rest of the intrepid Marvel Universe team is going to unveil at Toy Fair 2012….

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 3, 2012
LEGO_logo-150x150.jpg  -Children’s Fund pledges $10,000 donation to encourage participation from children nationwide; company plans to construct largest LEGO® Lemonade Stand to raise money and awareness-   ENFIELD, Conn. – February 2, 2012 –LEGO Children’s Fund and LEGO Systems, Inc. announced today that they will partner with Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF), a non-profit organization dedicated to…

 

by Ryan "TheSuperfly" Prast
February 2, 2012
SNOWLOTITLEA1.jpg If you’ve watched the news today, you may have seen the weather forecast for Denver. Snow, wind, snow, wind, snow…you get the idea. The NOAA has predicted between 12″ – 24″ of snow for the Denver area, along with near-blizzard conditions overnight through tomorrow. Fun. So anticipating that schools will be closed tomorrow and wanting…

 

by Jeff Cope
February 2, 2012
tmnt_logo_slime_4c_nick-500x185.jpg I’m starting to wonder if anything is going to be left for Toy Fair itself. Yesterday, MTV Geek revealed a bunch of the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles toys, which was another of the lines I was most looking forward to coming out of Toy Fair.

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 1, 2012
G.I. Joe Retaliation Super Bowl Trailer I get the sense this was leaked and not supposed to be out yet.  So watch it while you can.  

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 1, 2012
MattyAFiLogo-150x150.jpg Twice a month the gang from Mattel are kind enough to answer five questions from AFi readers.  The Mattel marketing and PR team, have replied with the answers to our latest round of questions that AFi readers have posted in our forums. Questions have been a little light this month so hopefully you guys will have more…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 1, 2012
It was 20 years ago today, Feb 1st 1992 that Image Comics founders Erik Larsen, Rob Liefeld, Todd McFarlane, Jim Lee, Marc Silvestri,  Whilce Portacio and Jim Valentino joined together and formed Image Comics.

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 1, 2012
February 1, 2012 Ozark, Missouri – Our friends at Shark City Ozark, known for their screen accurate replicas of Bruce the mechanical shark, have officially launched their 2012 line up. Available for the first time at Big Bad Toy Store, each piece is designed, created, and manufactured by hand right here in the USA. following…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 1, 2012
In the weeks before Toy Fair 2012, many companies have reached out to major media outlets to help the tease their new product. Just this week we have seen: Hasbro revealed their GI Joe: Retaliation movie figures to USA Today. MTV Geek got an exclusive look at Playmates new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles line. Wired…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 1, 2012
WARNER BROS. CONSUMER PRODUCTS SOARS INTO TOY FAIR SEASON WITH EXTENSIVE WORLDWIDE LICENSING PROGRAM SUPPORTING THIS SUMMER’S HIGHLY ANTICIPATED FILM THE DARK KNIGHT RISES UNRIVALED TOY CHEST OF ENTERTAINMENT AND LICENSING SUPPORT FOR WORLD-CLASS PORTFOLIO TO BE SHOWCASED   Burbank, Calif., February 1, 2012 – The Bat-Signal has summoned “The Caped Crusader” to an adventurous…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 1, 2012
Because WHO? ..um.. YOU demanded it!   DC Entertainment today announced the long rumored Watchmen prequels on their blog.  Here is the press release: This summer, DC Entertainment will publish all-new stories expanding on the acclaimed WATCHMEN universe. As highly anticipated as they are controversial, the seven inter-connected prequel mini-series will build on the foundation of…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 1, 2012
Today Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment announced that Gotham City Impostors will be available beginning February 7 in the PlayStation® Network (Americas) and Windows PC, and on February 8 in the PlayStation® Network (territories outside of the Americas) and Xbox LIVE®. Gotham City Impostors is a download only title that will be available…

 

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