Articles for December, 2012

 

by Ryan "TheSuperfly" Prast
December 31, 2012
2012_101.jpg As the year comes to an end, it’s been tough been trying to decide who will make my short list of Top Ten Action Figures for 2012.  It’s been tough to pare it down to ten, with some really great toys just missing the cut.  My criteria? well, the web has enough articulate, detailed, and…

 

by Jeff Cope
December 31, 2012
Ah, December 31st. We meet again. In a few hours we fall headlong into a new year. 2013. Still no sign of flying cars. 2013 has been a year of change for me and my family. We’ve had a major shift in the focus of our lives, which led to a move cross country from…

 

by Daniel Pickett
December 31, 2012
CW100logo-500x382.jpg Star Wars: The Clone Wars celebrates 100 episodes with a new installment that uncovers an elite Republic clone commando who has gone “Missing in Action,” airing Saturday, January 5th at 9:30am ET/PT on Cartoon Network. Given the series’ title and its backdrop of galactic warfare, Star Wars: The Clone Wars often focuses on the valiant…

 

by Daniel Pickett
December 31, 2012
New tooling gives modelers an opportunity to recreate classic sci-fi icons SOUTH BEND, Indiana – 12/20/2012 – Round 2 is excited to announce the new Forbidden Planet C-57D flying saucer kit and The Robby the Robot Movie Poster Edition kit. “Forbidden Planet is a forerunner in the science fiction genre, and has been a popular…

 

by Daniel Pickett
December 31, 2012
bbtslogo7.gif More new pre-orders from our friends at BigBagToyStore.com. Iron Man 2 – Hot Toys – Hall of Armor – Single, 4-Pack, 7-Pack http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/list.aspx?list=11577 iGear PP05P Patrol Specialist (LE 500) http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=IGR10040&mode=retail Baroness Classic Version 22.5″ Premium Format Figure http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=SSC11191&mode=retail

 

by Daniel Pickett
December 31, 2012
We survived 2012! This calls for a celebration! Diamond Select Toys will kick off 2013 with one of their biggest New Toy Days in a while, including action figures, Minimates, statues and bottle openers based on Marvel Comics, The Walking Dead, Alice: Madness Returns and Street Fighter X Tekken! Check out the long list of…

 

by Daniel Pickett
December 29, 2012
Collectors of Playmate’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles line have been pushed and pulled in every direction since the glory days of the line from 1988-1994. But finally, it seems as if fans can rejoice in the new direction that the relaunch has taken this year. For the first time, we not only have a reboot…

 

by Daniel Pickett
December 28, 2012
Round2Christine1-500x296.jpg SOUTH BEND, Indiana – 12/06/2012 – Round 2 is excited to announce the 1958 Plymouth Fury from the movie Christine, based on Steven King’s best-seller.  The 1983 movie poster proclaimed: She was born bad. Plain and simple. The limited edition die-cast replica of the Fury has been upgraded to accurately reflect the movie car. You’ll…

 

by Ryan "TheSuperfly" Prast
December 28, 2012
Flagg-catalog.jpg Just for the holidays, I’m reposting one of my favorite Times Past recollections…I hope you all had a safe and happy holiday. Enjoy! – – – – – With the holidays here, this seemed like a good time to share my memory of receiving one of the greatest gifts ever. Read on! 1985.  Arguably the greatest…

 

by Daniel Pickett
December 28, 2012
Announced today on Hot Toys’ facebook page: Hot Toys is proud to present the 1/6th scale Hall of Armor Collectible from the Iron Man 2 movie from the Diorama Series, where Tony Stark displays his armors in his basement workshop in the house. The movie-accurate Hall of Armor is highly-detailed and has LED light-up functions,…

 

by Daniel Pickett
December 27, 2012
ScreenHunter_61-Dec.-27-18.52-500x401.jpg Attention all lovers of classic action figures! Django Unchained Series 1 is out now! Django Unchained hits theaters Christmas Day, and it just wouldn’t be Quentin Tarantino if there wasn’t some love for the ’70s involved. True to the vibe of the film and to Tarantino’s aesthetic, our new Django Unchained action figures are classics…

 

by Daniel Pickett
December 27, 2012
GGrevised_new-yrSched2013-500x676.jpg Gentle Giant Ltd sent out a “Happy New Year” message to their fans that also included an updated schedule for their Q1 2013 releases:

 

by Daniel Pickett
December 27, 2012
bbtslogo6.gif All new pre-orders and new arrivals from our friends at BigBadToyStore.com ————- NEW PREORDERS ————- HD MASTERPIECE 1/4 SCALE T-800 – BATTLE DAMAGED VERSION Enterbay has announced a new version of their 1/4 Scale Terminator figure.  This version comes from “T2:  Judgment Day” and includes a battle-damaged head sculpt with light-up red eye, regular and…

 

by Daniel Pickett
December 27, 2012
728x90_YearEnd_affiliate.gif Entertainment Earth has just launched the big Year-End Clearance Sale.  Save big on over 700 great items at some of our lowest prices ever. Click on the banner below to get to the sale page.  

 

by Daniel Pickett
December 25, 2012
geekSHALLinheritXmas-500x386.jpg Merry Christmas Eve and Happy Holidays everyone! We hope that most of you get to enjoy some time off with your loved ones this week. And if Christmas isn’t your bent we welcome you to Winter and hope you get some good Chinese food this week! So, gather up your family, make some cocoa, get…

 

by Daniel Pickett
December 25, 2012
20121225-011151.jpg And THIS is what it looked like at my local Toys R Us… I hope you all found what you were looking for. Merry Christmas from all of us at AFi!!

 

by Daniel Pickett
December 24, 2012
MatSale12WWEBat-500x669.jpg You may recall last year I wrote about the annual Mattel HQ store tent sale over on AFHub.com: Once a year at Mattel’s Headquarters in El Segundo, as part of their regular company store, they have their annual tent sale.  This sale typically runs from just after Halloween and runs until just before Christmas.   The…

 

by Daniel Pickett
December 24, 2012
 

 

by Daniel Pickett
December 24, 2012
ask_dcc_header-150x150.jpg Earlier this week DC Collectibles posted their last “Ask DC Collectibles” for 2012 on the DC blog: In our latest edition of Ask DC Collectibles we’re embracing the holiday spirit and answering many of the amazing and thoughtful questions submitted this month.  So let’s jump right in and find out who’s been naughty and who’s…

 

by Daniel Pickett
December 24, 2012
The second series of Street Fighter X Tekken Minimates is fighting its way to stores as we speak, featuring some of the biggest names in both franchises! Each mixed two-pack includes two Minimates, one from the Street Fighter universe and one from Tekken, each standing 2 inches tall with 14 points of articulation. Look for…

 

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