Steve "Captain Collector" Ceragioli
A veteran member of the toy journalism community for well over a decade, Steve "Captain Collector" Ceragioli has written for sites like AFT, AF Hub, and Action Figure Insider. Steve moonlights a a professional model & prototype painter in his spare time, which unfortunately he has very little of! Steve collects many of today's toy lines, and he has a massive vintage & modern toy collection.
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October 8, 2018
When Funko announced the Savage world line, with it’s vintage-style 5.5″ form factor, little did we know that vintage properties were right around the corner.  Enter Thundercats, a property near and dear to my 80’s heart.  In fact, when I think about out, had Mattel produced Thundercats toys in the 1980’s, I’m betting they would’ve…

 

August 11, 2018
Some of my favorite exclusives at San Diego Comic-Con were the Transformers available at the Hasbro booth.  I was especially excited by the Optimal Optimus repaint, which included the rest go the Prime Masters figures!  Check ’em out below, courtesy of Hasbro!  These figures are available on Hasbro Toy Shop this Monday, August 13th, for those who…

 

August 10, 2018
Hey Folks, Captain Collector, reporting for duty!  Every Year at Comic-Con International, I’ve given the privilege of interviewing the Brand Manager of my favorite toy line, Transformers!  Without further delay, here is my interview from this year, with all the answers to your questions about the new line, War for Cybertron! CC:  Hello Jon, it’s…

 

July 16, 2018
Last year, Playmates amazed everyone with their 16″ Voltron based on the Netflix show.  As a lifelong Voltron fan and collector, I was really impressed at how much bang you got for your buck.  Now, with the demise of Toys R Us, for which I believe this would’ve been an exclusive, we get this set…

 

July 16, 2018
On the eve of my journey to San Diego, there was a knock at my door, delivering a box marked “Funko”. As I’m getting ready to leave shortly, I wanted to make sure to give you all a look at the newest Rick & Morty action figures!  These should hit retail shortly.  Thanks to the…

 

December 25, 2017
Recently, rumors started floating around about a new line from Funko, one that was 5.5″, and paid homage to the art style of a certain muscle-bound hero from the 80’s.  Well, the rumors are true!  Funko has delivered with the first salvo in what promises to be a very lengthy campaign.  First up in this…

 

October 25, 2017
OK, this one took us all by surprise at Comic-Con this year.  Those of us who grew up collecting the old Toy Biz Marvel Super-Heroes 5″ line immediately recognized the card backs and obvious homages to that great line that started a revolution.  Using (mostly) existing bucks and tooling, Hasbro has tugged at our nostalgic…

 

October 14, 2017
When Funko announced last week that they would be producing action figures from a variety of great Disney cartoons of yesteryear, little did I know that they would show up on my doorstep days later!  Before we get into the nostalgic awesomeness, I’d like to thank Funko for the opportunity to give you fine folks…

 

October 4, 2017
  Greetings fellow Toy Collectors!  Every year, the AFI staff ventures south to San Diego for the annual pilgrimage to the Granddaddy of them all, Comic-Con International.  We’ve uploaded all of the galleries, published the interviews, and now it’s time for my favorite part, the post-mortem wrap-up.  This is where I get to talk about…

 

August 2, 2017
This year at SDCC, I was given the opportunity to interview Jon Warden, Brand Manager for Hasbro’s Transformers lines.  e shed some light on what they’ve done, where they’re going, and gives us a peek inside the process of making some of my very favorite toys. JW  Hello!  i’m Jon Warden, Hasbro, I work on…

 

May 14, 2017
It seems like it’s taken forever to get here, but the time is almost at hand!  As a Black Panther fan, I was excited to get the new retail exclusive Marvel Legends Black Panther.  I’ve taken a few quick pics, so that you can compare him to the previous (Blue Panther?) version this figure was…

 

March 26, 2017
Last month, Funko showed off their upcoming products for Guillermo Del Toro’s Netflix show “Trollhunters”.  The show has developed quite a following, and features an all-star cast of voice talent, such as Kelsey Grammer, Ron Pearlman, and the late , great Anton Yelchin.  I was fortunate enough to have been given the opportunity to paint…

 

January 10, 2017
It’s that time of year again, kids!  Time for one of my favorite annual rituals; My top ten collectibles of the year.  2016 was a banner year for toys & collectibles.  I think I speak for several of us here when I say that I spent WAYYY too much last year.  But you know what?…

 

August 8, 2016
For all of you who couldn’t make it to San Diego in person this year, Hasbro is offering all of their exclusives online!  Starting tomorrow, Tuesday August 9, 2016, you’ll have your chance to pick up these cool Transformers exclusives, along with your favorites from Star Wars, Marvel Legends, and others! The Transformers got a…

 

August 4, 2016
Hey folks, Captain Collector reporting from in San Diego, California, on the convention floor at Comic-Con International!  I’m very fortunate to be given the opportunity today to spend a few minutes talking with John Warden, Design Manager for Hasbro’s Transformers brand.  Let’s get right to the burning questions! CC:  Hello John!  So I’ve always wanted to…

 

April 26, 2016
Happy #AlienDay426 !!  Of all the cool new products available for sale, pre-order, and announced today, one particular item is a little more near and dear to me than the rest; the Funko Aliens 3 pack. A little back story to explain is probably in order.  When I had the pleasure of interviewing Reis O’Brien…

 

December 6, 2015
Can you believe that another year has come and gone already?  Each year at this time, I like to take a look back and be thankful for all of the great toys I’ve added to my collection. I especially enjoy picking out my top ten favorites!  It’s harder than you’d think to narrow down.  I…

 

August 1, 2015
Comic-Con is one of my true annual highlights, I look forward to it every year like a child looks forward to Christmas.  Aside from my duties as a staff photographer at SDCC, I occasionally get to conduct interviews.   Today, I finally get to publish one of my all-time favorites.  I got to sit down…

 

June 29, 2015
  Just in time to celebrate the landmark film’s 40th anniversary comes Funko’s Jaws ReAction figure line.  I saw Jaws at a drive in movie as a child in 1975.  It made such an indellible mark on me as a child that I had to have every rubber shark toy imaginable.  But to this day,…

 

June 16, 2015
I feel it’s only fair to disclose a few things in advance of this review.  I’m an unabashed Rocketeer fan.  I’ve been waiting 25 years for this toy, so please, forgive me if I gush over it a little bit.  I saw the film before it was in theaters.  I own one of the original…

 

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