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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June 14, 2008
Sigh. As an action figure collector this is one of my least favorite times of the year. It’s the Countdown to the San Diego Comic Con, and the toy news lull the preceeds it.

 

April 29, 2008
(pardon the craptacular picture, please) I stumbled across a bunch of Mattel The Dark Knight toys this morning at Wal-Mart (amazingly, the closest Wal-Mart to me which I never find anything at!) and, much to my surprise, I was able to purchase them. 

 

April 20, 2008
The number 52 has had much significance in the DC Universe lately. The weekly comic book series entitled 52 ran from mid-2006 through mid-2007, and ended with there existing 52 separate universes within the DC multiverse. However for DC action figure fans, it appears that 54 is a pretty important number, too.

 

April 18, 2008
Doctor Who returns (at last) to American television tonight (Sci Fi Channel, 8:30pm) with the US broadcast premiere of the Voyage of the Damned (2007 Christmas Special). Series 4 officially begins on the following Friday. This year we are only a few weeks behind the original UK airdates, which is awesome.  

 

April 15, 2008
Three years. I realize three years isn’t the longest stretch of time, but it’s still hard to believe this place called Action Figure Insider has already been on the Interwebs for three years. It’s been a blast being a part of the crew here, and in many ways a dream come true. I first met…

 

March 15, 2008
I remember Toy Fair 2007. It was a pretty lackluster showing. For me, at least. I’d wager it was the same for many collectors going by comments I read here at AFI and elsewhere during and after the event.  To use an overused Interwebs parlance, it was pretty "meh". Toy Fair 2008, however, was a…

 

February 8, 2008
tf08-3munchkinsheader.jpg It’s almost that time of year again. Toy Fair 2008 is just over a week away. As an action figure collector Toy Fair is one of the two most exciting times of the year (Comic Con International in San Diego being the other). The sneak peek into what the year ahead holds for toys is…

 

February 8, 2008
tf08-3munchkinsheader1.jpg   It’s almost that time of year again. Toy Fair 2008 is just over a week away.  As an action figure collector Toy Fair is one of the two most exciting times of the year (Comic Con International in San Diego being the other). The sneak peek into what the year ahead holds for toys…

 

February 3, 2008
agesofaction.jpg Anyone who knows me and my collecting habits at all know that I love 1:18 (3-3/4″) scaled figures. Love them. If I was Emperor of the Toy World all action figures would be done in this scale. Over the past few months I’ve really been enjoying the new Bravo Team line by Unimax that’s been…

 

July 3, 2007
ci_hp_asst.jpg One of my most anticipated lines of the year has been Cards Inc’s Harry Potter line, released by their newly formed Popco Entertainment division.  Despite being one of the most popular entertainment franchises on the planet Harry Potter has had a rather spotty toy history. Mattel original held the Master Toy License and produced figures,…

 

June 4, 2007
sw78cat.jpg Has it really been 30 years since Star Wars hit the big screen? As much as I don’t want to believe it (simply because of how old it makes me feel) it really has been thirty years since George Lucas’ space fantasy epic changed popular culture forever.  My first memory of Star Wars is standing…

 

June 4, 2007
sw78cat1.jpg Has it really been 30 years since Star Wars hit the big screen? As much as I don’t want to believe it (simply because of how old it makes me feel) it really has been thirty years since George Lucas’ space fantasy epic changed popular culture forever.  My first memory of Star Wars is standing…

 

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