Erik "Superfriend" Skov
"Gathered together from the four corners of the universe." Oh, wait, that's the show, not me. Erik "SuperFriend" Skov never actually got to appear on the show, although he did watch it every week. Erik spent 6 years working for Hasbro in Pawtucket, RI before leaving for a job that paid more (Why else would a collector leave the company that was making Star Wars, Transformers, and while I was there Batman). I used to post all over the net. These days I tend to hang my hat at AFI.
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December 21, 2011
Nazgul-500x300.jpg Continuing their 12 Days of Clix-mas, today WizKids brings us: But that is not all.  Those sneaky guys could not resist giving us a bonus.  A sneak peak of the Movie Avengers!

 

December 18, 2011
InfinityGauntlet-500x300.jpg Once again our friends at NECA are rolling out previews of upcoming product.  I popped out to their Facebook page and found these beauties.  12 days of previews.  Here are two to wet your appetite. And from a set I did not even know was coming: Merry Clix-mas to all my fellow Clix-ers!

 

December 5, 2011
GLSinestro1.jpg DC Direct was kind of cagey about the look of the Sinestro figure coming in Green Lantern wave 5.  When the new DC universe was revealed, we knew why.  Sinestro was a Green Lantern again.  But for some reason, the pictures of the figure never made it out to the news pages.  To rectify that,…

 

October 31, 2011
YJRev-1-500x281.png I missed this week”s episode of Young Justice, but two weeks ago, they ran one that blew my mind. Why?  Because of all the characters that made an appearance in the episode “Revelaqtion”.   I think at this point, enough time has passed that I can write this without spoilers. #1. The Secret Society of Super…

 

October 30, 2011
NYCC_JLAHawkman1.jpg While I was at NYCC, I spent some time at the DC Direct booth asking questions about their upcoming product.  Here is my brief interview with them. 1. What is new at today’s show? a) Hawkman: JLA figure. b) Hawkgirl II: Ami-Comi statue. c) Joker: Batman Black and White statue. d) Joker: Arkham City figure….

 

October 26, 2011
STT-logo-300x200.jpg Boldly Go Where No Clix Have Gone Before! Greetings HeroClix fans! Today we are very pleased to announce the expansion of our Star Trek offerings with the release of Star Trek HeroClix: Tactics! Star Trek HeroClix: Tactics puts you in command of Federation and Klingon vessels and is 100% compatible with the HeroClix core rules…

 

October 4, 2011
iglogo.png “I now hold omnipotence. What should I do with such almighty power? The answer to that is actually quite simple: Anything I want. Anything. I am incapable of error. Any result that displeases me I can simply reverse. There is nothing I need to worry on, for I am Thanos. And Thanos is supreme. Supreme.”…

 

October 1, 2011
new-jla_01-e13174953654571.jpg This past Wednesday concluded the first month of DC Comics revamp of their universe.  While some concepts were pretty much left as is (Batman and Green Lantern), most were revised or restarted completely.  Along with this came many costume changes. Justice League is now the front and center comic it should have been (and used…

 

September 21, 2011
Halo11.jpg WizKids is really expanding their HeroClix line.  In case you missed it, they have been previewing pieces from Halo, Lord of the Rings, Superman and most recently the Hulk.  Without further ado, here are some examples: Halo:

 

September 16, 2011
SuperFriends1_afi1.jpg I love this.  I love that Mattel made these characters.  Why?  Because that title up there is exactly how these toys would have been advertised back in the late 70’s.  I am a child of the SuperFriends era.  That is why these characters resonate with me. These characters were added to the SuperFriends show to…

 

August 13, 2011
Everyone else at AFi seems to have weighed in on the DCUC Subscription, so why not me? I was among the first to tell Mattel they were doing a lousy job with character selection in JLU.  That is why I started with the JLU Most Wanted Polls here at AFi.  With DCUC I never had…

 

July 18, 2011
JLoA1_2171.jpg I’ve always been a fan of team books.  Team books let you read about a whole bunch  of heroes for the price of one comic.  My first exposure to team books was Justice League of America #148 back in the late 70’s.  This book not only featured 5 members of the JLA, but 5 members…

 

July 14, 2011
STRIPE-500x282.jpg JLU Fans are a very vocal group here at AFI.  Tomorrow we are getting the opportunity to add one more character to our collections, a special character, S.T.R.I.P.E.  (Twice is enough for all those periods.) STRIPE is special for a number of reasons. 1. STRIPE is an oversized figure.  This maxes him either doomed to…

 

June 22, 2011
GLrings-afi1.jpg I went to see the Green Lantern movie last evening.  I’m not going to give a critical review here.  There are tons of those already.  I just really enjoyed the whole experience and wanted to share that. I have a friend who likes to see action movies, but sometimes wants a buddy to go see…

 

June 8, 2011
The next release in Warner Bros / DC Animated movies came out today (June 7, 2011).  Feeding into the marketing frenzy of the live action Green Lantern movie is Green Lantern: Emerald Knights.  Like Batman: Gotham Knight, GLEK is 6 chapters that wrap into one overall story.  But you already knew that.   To me,…

 

March 15, 2011
I’ve recently re-thought about the comics I am buying, and a lot of them no longer fit into the realm of getting a good return of enjoyment. Avengers (and really any Marvel Comic) The recent relaunch of the Avengers group of books had me excited, but not at $4 each.  Its kind of odd.  At…

 

February 11, 2011
Don’t forget in all the hype of Toy Fair that we also have this to look forward too!  All Star Superman is one of my favorite recent stories.  Like Superman/Batman: Public Enemies, I’m glad to see it getting the animated movie treatment.  I’ve been trying to think of what other stories I’d like to see.

 

February 4, 2011
Over at DC Comics .com , in their blog today, we got the news we’ve been waiting for.  More DC Direct action figures are on their way.  Fans have been concerned and rumors of the line’s demise have been swirling since the last round of DC comic book solicitations came out without any DC figures shown. …

 

January 19, 2011
Red Tornado is one of those characters I go hot and cold on.  Loved him in the Satellite era of the JLA.  Then he disappeared.  Young Justice (the comic) brought him back in an interesting way.  Apparently he started out as a plot to destroy the Justice Society.  And joined the JLA before I met…

 

January 14, 2011
I’ve been remiss in promoting one of my favorite games.  For the past year or so.  Playing HeroClix, WizKids super-hero (and villain) miniatures game really came to a halt around Jan 2009 when Topps, their parent company, dissolved the division.  It came back, but by then playing it had pretty much died around my area. …

 

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