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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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…

 

January 2, 2013
Marvel-Now-logo1.jpg Marvel Comics recently launched their Marvel NOW re-branding (“it’s not a reboot!”) of their publishing efforts. Being a pretty dyed-in-the-wool trade-waiter I’ve not read any of these yet. However, thanks to various online comics sites such as Newsarama and Comic Book Resources I’ve seen many of the new looks that the various Marvel characters are…

 

December 31, 2012
Ah, December 31st. We meet again. In a few hours we fall headlong into a new year. 2013. Still no sign of flying cars. 2013 has been a year of change for me and my family. We’ve had a major shift in the focus of our lives, which led to a move cross country from…

 

June 5, 2012
hannabarbera_logo1.jpg I cannot even begin to describe the hours of entertainment that came out of the famed Hanna Barbera animation studios over the years. The powerhouse teaming of William Hanna and Joseph Barbera produced a wealth of fantastic cartoons for kids of all ages since the studios inception in 1959.

 

February 22, 2012
inner_en-500x144.jpg Hey! Have you heard that Mega Bloks will be producing sets based upon the super-successful MMO World of Warcraft by Blizzard Entertainment? Yeah, I may have mentioned it once or twice, or more ’round these parts. Well, our friends at Mega Bloks are running a contest to rev up the buzz before the sets are…

 

February 20, 2012
tf12_longlogo9-500x76.jpg Well, yet another Toy Fair has come and gone and, despite all my (misplaced?) hopes and anticipation it was antoher ho-hum showing at the biggest event in the toy industry. Now, to be fair I need be mindful of the fact that the American International Toy Fair is for the entirety of the toy industry,…

 

February 10, 2012
thundercats_logo_new1.jpg This is the last of my admittedly self-indulgent series of Pre-Toy Fair articles looking at the lines that I’m most excited about. Toy Fair kicks off tomorrow with the Hasbro presentation, and then gets into full gear on Sunday. I’m on the edge of my seat waiting for the news to start coming in!

 

February 9, 2012
wow-logo21.jpg Mega Bloks is going to be releasing construction sets based upon Blizzard Entertainment’s hugely successful World of Warcraft MMO game. I’ve covered this before in my blog here at AFi, so it should be no surprise that I’m really looking forward to this line. Let me be clear. I’m REALLY excited about this line!

 

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