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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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…

 

August 6, 2013
Well, it’s subscription time once again in the magical land of Mattycollector for both the DC Signature Series (aka DC Universe Classics) and Masters of the Universe Classics. Both are extensive lines, and both are certainly worthy of continuing on. However, as of this writing things are looking bleak for both subs. MOTUC is doing…

 

July 26, 2013
One of the announcements out of the recently concluded Comic Con that I missed until after the show was over was NECA’s acquisition of the Planet of the Apes license. As I understand it the license covers the classic movies as well as the recent reboot and it’s upcoming sequel. I don’t know if the…

 

July 22, 2013
In my last entry I whined a bit about my Comic Con disappointments. Well, action figure disappointments. That’s out of the way now. This go round I want to focus on the good, the things that got me giddy as a school kid. Mattel – my goodness. I’ve been disappointed with Mattel for a good…

 

July 21, 2013
Well, as I type this Comic Con International 2013 is winding down. I didn’t get to sit by my computer much as I was at either at work most of the time, catching updates here and there on my breaks, or spending time with my family. So, I may have missed some news. But, for…

 

July 7, 2013
  I can’t deny it any longer. It’s happened.  As much as I’ve tried to put it off, the inevitable has caught up with me. I’m old. Now, my birthday is later this month. I’ll be turning the ripe old age of 48. Yup. 2 years to go until the big 5-0. Two years until [...]

 

February 26, 2013
valiant_oldnew1.jpg So, it’s already been reported here at AFi (here and here), as well as some of the other toy sites, and speculated about on various forums, that David Vonner (who has worked on fan-favorite lines like Marvel Legends and Marvel Universe in his time at Toy Biz and Hasbro) is working on a new project….

 

February 13, 2013
PowerLords_logo1.jpg Well, Toy Fair 2013 is in the history books. For me, this was one of the better Toy Fairs of recent memory. Well, part of the reason was technically outside of Toy Fair proper and that would be the unveiling of the Four Horsemen’s upcoming Power Lords revival at their Toypocalypse event. I am so…

 

January 3, 2013
who50th_logo1.jpg Well, not me.  Not yet.  I’ve got a couple more years left in my 40s. But, Doctor Who is turning 50 this year. Amazing. 50 years and still going strong. Sure, it had a bit of a break there in the late 80s/early 90s as far as televised adventures go. But, the Doctor still traveled…

 

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