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April 16, 2014

  ACID RAIN AGURTS INFANTRY FIGURE                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               The new Agurts Infantry figure comes dressed for battle and includes a handgun, a submachine gun and a minigun/gatling gun.  It is listed at $22.99.                                                              
  LIVING DEAD DOLLS SERIES 28 CASE, SINGLES                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               The newest Living Dead Dolls series includes Sweet 16 Sadie, Tina Pink, Ruby, Onyx and Hayze.  It is priced at $109.99 for the Case of 5, and the dolls are also listed singly at $27.99 each.                                                              
 BREAKING BAD JESSE PINKMAN IN BLUE HAZMAT SUIT PREVIEWS EXCLUSIVE                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               This new exclusive has Jesse in his blue (green) hazmat suit, and also comes with a tray of blue crystal, a gas mask and chili powder.  We have this figure listed at $18.99.                                                              
  1/6 SCALE “HARRY POTTER AND THE SORCERER’S STONE” HARRY POTTER FIGURE                                                                                                                                This Harry Potter figure stands about 10.25″ tall and comes with alternate hands, a full cloth outfit with Gryffindor sweater and robe, Hedwig the owl, a Nimbus 2000 broomstick and more.  We have this figure priced at $199.99.                                                              
 AMAZING HEROES 4.5″ FIGURES SERIES 01 – SET, SINGLES                                                                                                                                Fresh Monkey Fiction is bringing back a number of nostalgic heroes for their new line of 4.5″ figures.  The first series includes the Golden Age Dare-Devil, Captain Action, Stardust the Super Wizard and the Black Terror.  Each figure is listed at $19.99, or you can opt for the Set of 4 at $69.99.  Please Note:  These figures are subject to a minimum order quantity (MOQ) in order to be manufactured.   If the MOQ is not met between retailer orders and the Fresh Monkey Fiction Kickstarter campaign (which starts in July),  the figures will not be produced and all preorders will be cancelled.   Please spread the word and help Fresh Monkey Fiction reach their goal and put these great figures into production!                                                              
THE ELDER SCROLLS V:  SHRINE OF AZURA 18″ STATUE                                                                                                                                      This new statue is limited to 750 pieces and features Azura atop a snow-covered mountain.  It comes with a Certificate of Authenticity, is hand-numbered and is listed at $209.99.                                                              
 AVENGERS NOW THOR 1/10 SCALE ARTFX+ STATUE                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               This figure is the latest release in the Avengers Now line, to go with the Hulk, Black Widow, Captain America and Hawkeye.  He stands about 8.5″ tall on his magnetic display base and is listed at $49.99, $5 off the MSRP.                                                              
 DREAMWORKS TOY STUDIO – BLAST CANNON WEAPON ACCESSORY – JAPAN RELEASE                                                                                                                                  This upgrade set changes from twin blast cannons into a double-headed hammer, and is colored to go with the Japanese release of a bulky robot that changes into a military SUV-type vehicle.  The upgrade set is listed at $39.99.                                                              
 TRANSFORMERS STAINLESS STEEL BUSINESS CARD HOLDERS                                                                                                                                 Kotobukiya has announced two new stainless steel business card holders.  You can choose from Optimus Prime or Megatron, and each is listed at $29.99.                                                              
                                                                  NEW MATTEL BATMAN ITEMS                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Mattel has announced a number of new Batman items, including a new Case of 6 6″ Deluxe Figures at $69.99, a Case of 12 4″ Basic Figures at $94.99, as well as a Gotham City Showdown Seven Pack at $47.99, A Batman Wing Warrior 10″ Figure at $18.99, a Joker Robo Rampage Figure at $22.99 and a Transform And Attack batmobile at $19.99.  You can see all of these new items at the link.                                                              
                                                                  PLASTIC GALAXY: THE STORY OF STAR WARS TOYS DVD                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               This DVD includes a 70 minute feature on the toys of Star Wars with interviews with Kenner employees as well as experts and collectors.  It also has over 40 minutes of extras, and is listed at $19.99.                                                              
                                                                  REVOLTECH REPRODUCTIONS – DRIFTERS, HELLSING                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Two more Revoltech figures are getting reissued.  We have Alucard from Hellsing at $36.99, and Toyohisa Shimadu from Drifters at $42.99.                                                              
                                                                  FINAL FANTASY STATIC ARTS MINI FIGURES                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               The new wave of Static Arts mini figures includes a Chocobo, a Moogle and Squall.  Each is listed at $29.99.                                                              
                                                                  NEW BANDAI JAPAN OFFERINGS                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               A number of new Gundam, Kamen Rider and Tiger & Bunny kits are listed for pre-orders.  They include 1/12 Scale Figurise kits of Wild Tiger Style 02, Kabuto and Faiz, as well as 1/144 Kits of four new Build Fighters options as well as Banshee Norn Destroy Mode and more.                                                              
                                                                  NEW IMPORT EXCLUSIVES                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Our newest exclusive listings include 1/144 HGUC Clear Versions of The Jesta Tri-Star and the Rosen Zulu, as well as Racing Miku 2014 Nendoroid Sets and more.                                                              
                                                                  DOCTOR WHO LIGHT AND SOUND TARDIS CUSHION                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               The first of two TARDIS cushions, this rectangular cushion measures 10″ x 20″ and has light and sound effects that activate when the keyhole is pressed.  This cushion is listed at $22.99, $2 off the MSRP.                                                              
                                                                  DOCTOR WHO SQUARE TARDIS CUSHION                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               This cushion measures 16″ x 16″ and is patterned after the top half of the TARDIS.  It is listed at $22.99, $2 off the MSRP.                                                              
                                                                  MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS 2014 – GOAT MAN, LOO-KEE & KOWL                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               We have a small quantity of each of these figures on the way.  Goat Man and the Loo-Kee & Kowl Two-Pack are each listed at $49.99.                                                              
                                                                  DC UNIVERSE CLASSICS – CLUB INFINITE EARTHS WALLY WEST FLASH                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               We have also been able to get a small quantity of Wally West as the Flash from the pre-New 52 DC Universe.  He is listed at $34.99.                                                              

                                                                  A GAME OF THRONES 6″ LEGACY COLLECTION SERIES 01 FIGURES                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               This first assortment of 6″ figures from Funko includes Ned Stark, Jon Snow, Daenerys Targaryen, a White Walker, the Hound and Tyrion Lannister.  Each is listed at $19.99.                                                              
                                                                  CASTLE GRAYSKULL STATUE DELUXE ACCESSORY KIT                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               This add-on set for the Icon Heroes Castle Grayskull includes the new bone base, Point Dread with the Talon Fighter, a Flag and Gun Turret and more.  The set is listed at $164.99, $10 off the MSRP.                                                              
                                                                  ARES TFC-02 PHLOGEUS                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               The second release in the Ares line changes from robot to fanged cat.  He wields his tail as a whip as well as a pick axe, and is listed at $99.99.                                                              
                                                                  TFC-009 GEAR OF WAR 3 ACCESSORY PACK                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               This weapon set for a recent transforming city can form into a robot by itself, and can be taken apart and used as a variety of different guns and other weapons.  This upgrade set is listed at $87.99.                                                              
                                                                  DW-TP10 FULL GEAR XMAS VERSION                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Included in this set are a large chromed gun with a translucent blue barrel and a gold chromed double-faced hammer with clear blue parts.  The Set is listed at $37.99.                                                              
                                                                  DC COMICS SUPER VILLAINS – CRIME SYNDICATE FIGURES                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Six (well, seven) members of the Crime Syndicate have arrived and taken over our warehouse.  Ultraman, Owlman, Johnny Quick with Atomica, Deathstorm, Superwoman and Power Ring are each listed at $21.99, $3 off the MSRP.                                                              
                                                                  DC COMICS SUPER VILLAINS – BIZARRO                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               The Bizarro of the New 52 has recently ‘starred’ in the Forever Evil miniseries, where he is a servant of Lex Luthor.  He is listed at $21.99, $3 off the MSRP.                                                              
                                                                  BATMAN ARKHAM CITY 6″ ACTION FIGURE – TWO-FACE                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               The Arkham City version of Two-Face is dressed half in a white suit and the other half in a ruined dark suit to match his face and arm.  This piece comes with a pistol and is listed at $21.99, $3 off the MSRP.                                                              
                                                                  ARROW FIGURE TWO-PACK – OLIVER QUEEN & DEATHSTROKE                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               The 6.75″ version of these characters are dressed in their outfits from the hit TV show , and come with matching weapons.  The Set of 2 is priced at $43.99, saving you $6 off of the MSRP.                                                              
                                                                  U.S.S. ENTERPRISE NCC-1701-B BATTLE DAMAGED VERSION                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               This Excelsior-class starship appears as it did in “Star Trek: Generations” after being struck by the Nexus Wave.  It measures 16″ long, has lights and sounds from the movie, and is listed at $49.99, saving you $10 off the MSRP.                                                              
                                                                  STAR TREK STARSHIPS COLLECTION SPECIAL EDITION #002 – 2009 MOVIE U.S.S. ENTERPRISE                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               J.J. Abrams’ version of the Enterpirse is the latest Special Edition ship to come out of this fantastic line.  It measures almost 8.5″ long and is listed at $37.99.                                                              
                                                                  STAKS CLASSIC FIGURE                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               This licensed vinyl figure will be recognized by many collectors as a Sleestak from “Land of the Lost”, but done in a new style.  This 6″ figure is listed at $39.99.                                                              
                                                                  3.75″ SIX MILLION DOLLAR MAN FIGURE SETS RESTOCK                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               A new shipment of these popular figures has allowed us to restock both sets.  The Series 01 Set of 2 includes Steve Austin in Red Track Suit and Bionic Bigfoot, and is listed at $39.99;  the Set of 3 adds Steve Austin in Blue Track Suit and is listed at $49.99.                                                              
Daniel Pickett
Daniel “Julius Marx” Pickett has been around toys his whole life. The first line he ever collected was Mego’s World’s Greatest Super Heroes line back in the 70s. He has been surrounded by collectables ever since. In 1999 he was confounded by a lack of information and news about some of his favorite toy lines he was collecting. Since he couldn’t find the information he decided to pursue it himself thinking other people might also be interested in the same news. He started writing a weekly column on the toy industry and action figure for a toy news site and in a years time he tripled the sites daily traffic with his updates, reviews and product features. He built relationships with every major toy manufacturer and many sculptors, painters and mold makers. He grew his hobby into a world wide expertise that the industry has embraced. In 2004 he teamed up with his toy buddy Jason “ToyOtter” Geyer and they created their own website www.ActionFigureInsider.com. Daniel has been quoted in both industry and mass media press outlets. Over the years Daniel and AFi have been sought out as experts in the field. Daniel was regularly featured on “Attack of the Show” on the G4 network as the primary contributor to their “Mint On Card” segment, and our front page has been linked to from USA Today’s “Pop Candy” Blog twice. Daniel’s content has also been featured on MSNBC.com, Wired.com, Fark.com, Boing-Boing, Gizmodo.com, Ain’t It Cool News, the Official Star Wars blog, Geekologie, G4, CNet and Toy Fare magazine, among many others. He has consulted on toy lines, books, documentaries and TV shows. But all of that really just sounds snooty and “tootin’ his own horn” – the long and short of it is that Daniel loves toys and he LOVES talking about them.
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