Jeff Cope
Jeff Cope has been collecting toys and action figures since he was a wee lad growing up in the 70s, and is still waiting to grow out of it. He's been involved in the online collecting community since he first started writing for Raving Toy Maniac in the mid-90s, and is proud to call AFi his online home.
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December 16, 2014
afi_ah15_cards This past summer Bill Murphy of Fresh Monkey Fiction launched a Kickstarter to bring his Amazing Heroes action figure line to plastic life. Amazing Heroes is focused on the somewhat forgotten heroes of the Golden Age of Comics such as the original Dare-devil, Stardust the Super Wizard, the Black Terror and others, including Captain Action….

 

November 7, 2014
ma_2013_logo Those pesky Martians have been busy. They have been attacking the earth since 1962! The invasion began through the original set of trading cards published by the Topps Company, and has continued through toys, comic books, novels, apparel and even a big-budget Hollywood movie (the 1996 Tim Burton film). And now they’ve come for your…

 

October 22, 2014
bbp_flash_kiss   Back in mid-July Bif Bang Pow! announced they had aquired the license for the rock band KISS (who just wrapped up thier 40th Anniversary Tour),  and about a week later announced they’d re-aquired the license for the 1980 Flash Gordon movie. Both licenses will be getting 3-3/4″ action figures as well as a veritable…

 

August 22, 2014
motuc_int_skel A year ago, I wrote a column entitled My One Last MOTUC Figure In that column, I put forth if I could only get one more figure out of the Masters of the Universe Classics line it would be Skeletor from The New Adventures of He-Man. At the time said figure hadn’t been announced. It…

 

June 19, 2014
October Toys’ Kickstarter campaign to bring back the fan favorite toyline Skeleton Warriors has, as of this writing, 4 short days to go. They are at 70% of thier $45,000 funding goal to get Baron Dark made. I’m optimistic that we’ll see a last minute surge (common with Kickstarter) and the evil Baron can enter into…

 

June 2, 2014
funko_reac_rocketeer As many of you loyal readers know, I have been eagerly anticipating Funko’s expansion of Super 7’s retro ReAction line of 3-3/4″ action figures. One of the figures I was most looking forward to was The Rocketeer, based upon Disney’s 1991 movie of the same name (which was, in turn, based upon Dave Steven’s amazing…

 

May 20, 2014
smdm_wv2_grp Towards the end of 2013 Zica Toys released the first figures in their 3-3/4″ retro Six Million Dollar Man line. The response was very positive and Zica went to work on a second assortment of figures which includes: Oscar Goldman, two versions of Dr. Rudy Wells, the robotic Mr. X, and Barney Hiller the Seven…

 

May 19, 2014
NEW-DD-Logo   A new edition of the 40 year-old role-playing game, Dungeons and Dragons is on the way this summer. Now, this isn’t news to anyone following the world of gaming for the past few years. Wizards of the Coast announced plans for a new edition a good three years ago. But, today WOTC finally announced…

 

January 27, 2014
Funko-Logo Super 7  blew collectors minds last year when they revealed they would manufacture the never-produced Kenner line based on the 1979 Alien movie. Then, it got even better when it was announced that Super 7 teamed up with pop-culture powerhouse Funko to grow the ReAction line beyond anyones wildest dreams. ReAction is a time machine…

 

December 9, 2013
itn3 I’ve been writing about toys online for a long time now. Some of you may recall I started out writing for Raving Toy Maniac back when it was still under the auspices of Eric G. Myers and AFi’s own Jason “ToyOtter” Geyer in the late 1990s. There were small boutique toy companies popping up all…

 

September 6, 2013
Fans of the original Alien, 3-3/4″ action figures in general and vintage toys specifically already know about Super 7 bringing out the never released action figures planned by Kenner back in 1979. Additionally, collectors may have heard the recent announcement that Super 7 is teaming up with powerhouse Funko to not only bring these figures…

 

August 7, 2013
kiggins_batman This past Monday evening I, along with my wife and daughter, had the opportunity to see the 1966 Batman movie on the big screen. We often visit the Kiggins Theatre, which lies across the Columbia River from us in Vancouver, Washington. The Kiggins (or “The Kig”) is a historic theater, first opened in 1935, that…

 

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