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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April 26, 2016
funkoset 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
DSC03046 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
Reis1 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
DSC02453   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
DSC02425 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…

 

June 10, 2015
DSC02406 The worldwide Godzilla convention known as “G-Fest” is taking place in at the O’Hare Crown Plaza during July 10-12, 2015.  Y-MSF, longtime manufacturers of 6″ scale vinyl Godzilla figures is proud to present their latest entry, Ebirah, Horror of the Deep!  Ebirah is available in two styles (shown here), for the first time ever from…

 

June 1, 2015
DSC02319 As a longtime fan of Bandai’s ultra-poseable S.H. Monsterarts line, it’s like a little slice of Christmas when a new one is released.  So far, the majority of the line has focused on the Heisei (modern) Godzilla films, and you’ll find no complaint here.  This time, Bandai took a fork in the road, and has…

 

November 18, 2013
SONY DSC It’s that time of year ago, fellow collectors! Time where we look back on all of the cool toys we were treated to this past year. While production of domestically-originating toys (Marvel Legends, DCUC, Star Wars, etc.) seems to be in a period of decline, production of higher-end import toys seems to be on the…

 

August 1, 2013
SONY DSC Comic-con is one of those events that really is bigger than the sum of its parts.  This year marked my 20th year attending Comic-Con, and my fourth covering the show for AFI.  It’s the one event that I look forward to all year long, it’s really is Christmas in July!  Now that the madness that…

 

June 17, 2013
vv61-500x321.jpg Ever since I was given the opportunity to take an early first look at Miracle Productions’ Vehicle Voltron in progress, I (along with collectors worldwide) have been salivating for the finished product. As excited as I was back then, you can imagine how it felt to get the email asking if I’d like to be…

 

April 2, 2013
DSC01204-500x449.jpg               Last year at San Diego Comic Con, I had the pleasure of meeting the fine folks at Toymunkey Studios.  I had my assignments, I photographed their booth, spent some time with them learning more about their product lines, the usual convention stuff.  Toymunkey was a little different, however,…

 

February 17, 2013
DSC01177-500x530.jpg Mattel’s latest DC Universe retail offerings have begun to show up on the shelves of brick & mortar and specialty shops nationwide.  Here are the most recent releases!

 

November 12, 2012
DSC01004-500x352.jpg So those who know me know that I have a profound love of Transformers.  It’s one of my main focuses in collecting.  The arrival of a new Masterpiece Transformer is a very special day in my household.  To be fair, I have a love/hate relationship with them.  Sometimes they’re absolutely brilliant.  Grimlock, MP-10 Optimus Prime,…

 

November 6, 2012
20121106-065002.jpg Ever since the original render appeared, we’ve been watching for developments in the upcoming Miracle Metal Works Asian -market exclusive die cast Vehicle Force Voltron. Recently, I was asked by the fine folks at Miracle if I’d like to review the raw die cast pieces, just to get a feel for what is coming. Obviously,…

 

August 21, 2012
20120821-201355.jpg FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE​ The EXCLUSIVE Transformers Figure Subscription Service in underway! Fort Worth, TX – August 21st, 2012 – Fun Publications, Inc., licensee for Hasbro’s official Transformers Collectors’ Club (The TCC), is thrilled to announce that they have begun taking orders for the all-new Transformers Figure Subscription Service! When Transformers Club members sign-up for this…

 

August 4, 2012
20120804-151754.jpg We first met this new company at San Diego Comicon this year, and we were very impressed with their unpainted Silent Hill Prototypes. Now comes an update with painted pics! Toymunkey Studios in collaboration with Gecco Corp is proud to announce a new line of PVC Statues based on the popular Konami video game series…

 

August 2, 2012
form-voltron-1024x7521.jpg   Over the past year, Mattel has been slowly but surely releasing the Lions of Voltron, and their respective Space Explorer pilots, much to the delight of Voltron fans everywhere.  I think the wonderful thing about these toys is the fact a company as big as Mattel even made him in the first place.  Sure,…

 

July 24, 2012
20120724-143303.jpg Here’s a Sneek peek at the final piece of Mattel’s Voltron puzzle! Full pics & review coming later!

 

July 12, 2012
20120712-054424.jpg The Meltdown Godzilla is exclusive to Comicon this year, and this also marks the first time Little Godzilla is for sale to the public!

 

July 12, 2012

 

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