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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November 22, 2010
  As you may have read on AFi’s front page, Jazware’s is returning to the Street Fighter license. Street Fighter fans may recall a few years back Jazwares produced a line of 6" Street Fighter figures that were sold at Toys R Us. Most of the figures were based upon sculptures designed by SOTA. Now…

 

November 13, 2010
 As most of the dear readers of this blog already know, May 2011 sees the release of the fourth film in Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean saga. While this news may have been met with a collective "ho-hum" from those who felt let down by the over-wrought third film, At World’s End, my reaction was…

 

November 10, 2010
I started reading and collecting comic books when I was nine years old. Last month…I stopped.

 

September 22, 2010
  I was listening to the Comic Geek Speak podcast recently and one of the hosts mentioned something about collecting comics in the days before the internet, and how there seemed to be few surprises for comics readers these days. He had a good point. Between solicitations in Previews and information from the various comic…

 

September 20, 2010
  Diamond Select Toys has a new line of Minimates that’s just starting to hit TRUs right now called Minimates MAX (Mobile Action Xtreme). Here’s the description of the line from the back of the packaging: "Never before has a team of heroes like this been assembled! There’s no situation that’s beyond their resources. You…

 

September 16, 2010
  This past weekend I attended the Columbus Toy Show for the first time in my decade of living in Central Ohio.

 

August 13, 2010
  Today marks my wrap up of my Gen Con 2010 reports. Thanks to those who have been reading these, commenting, emailing, tweeting and whatnot.  It’s appreciated. I wanted to use my blog here at AFi to share my passion for gaming. I think that gaming has a lot of crossover appeal to the toy…

 

August 12, 2010
  Today I am continuing my series of reports on the recent Gen Con gaming convention held over August 5 – 8 in Indianapolis, Indiana. This time out I’ll be looking at Dream Pod 9 and their Heavy Gear line of products and WorldWorks Games who make the finest in PDF terrain around! Keep reading!

 

August 11, 2010
  Welcome to my third report on Gen Con, the largest gaming convention in North America, which was held this past August 5-8 in Indianapolis, Indiana. If you missed them, Report #1 can be found here, and Report #2 here. FANTASY FLIGHT GAMES   In this installment I am going to be taking a look…

 

August 10, 2010
  Welcome back to my Gen Con 2010 Report. This is part 2. If you missed part one (covering Wizkids and Hydra Miniatures) you can check that out right here. Today we’ll be looking at Catalyst Game Lab and Flying Frog Productions and what cool stuff they had on display at Gen Con 2010!

 

August 9, 2010
  I spent this past Friday and Saturday at Gen Con, aka The Best Four Days in Gaming. Gen Con was started by Dungeons & Dragons co-creator Gary Gygax back in 1968. It was originally held in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. Technically, it started the year before in Gygax’s home, but became a public event in…

 

August 4, 2010
  As Gen Con looms ever closer (the show starts tomorrow, and runs through Sunday), I wanted to talk briefly about another game that I’m really looking forward to: AE Bounty. AE Bounty (short for Alien Encounters: Bounty), from Darkson Designs, is a miniatures skirmish game in a science fiction setting. This will be Darkson…

 

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