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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June 10, 2015
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
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
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
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
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
              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
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
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
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
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
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
  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
Here’s a Sneek peek at the final piece of Mattel’s Voltron puzzle! Full pics & review coming later!

 

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

 

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July 11, 2012
For those of us who remember in pain the cancelled Kenner 3 3/4″ figures from the original 1979 Alien, Super 7 has answered our prayers!!!! Set to be released next year, Super 7 has access to the original prototypes!

 

July 11, 2012
It looks like series 3 contains bases, but no build-a-figure !

 

June 14, 2012
So we’re a month away today from the Main Event, the Big Show, the Granddaddy of them all, San Diego Comicon. It’s hard to believe last year we got our first glimpse of the gigantic Voltron Mattel had in store for us. Fast-forward to today, and we are ever so close to finally completing the…

 

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