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by Lawrence Vollano
January 18, 2016
ReActionJaws2 Man of Action – Lawrence “LP” Vollano has put together his Top 5 Favorite Toys of 2015 –   Year in Review:  My Top Five Toy Picks of 2015: 2015 has certainly been a blast. We’ve seen some pretty great toys hit the market from a working droid, to action figures, to collector’s pieces and…

 

by Cesar Zamora
January 12, 2016
IMG_1314 For today’s “New Toy Tuesday” I’ll be taking a look at Tomy’s line of figures for the new Disney animated film “Zootopia”. The movie is about a world inhabited by highly evolved animals that live in a civilized society similar to our world. The story is a buddy action-adventure comedy about a street smart fox…

 

by Cesar Zamora
January 5, 2016
2016-01-05 13.22.31   2015 is over and 2016 is just getting started, so now is a good time to reflect on the past year’s events. On my personal website I’ve posted a countdown of my Top 15 Movies of 2015, but  since this is a toy website I’ll list my 5 favorite toys of last year here….

 

by Lawrence Vollano
January 2, 2016
GoodSmileTMNTGroup1 When I first saw these advertised, I knew I was going to buy them. I went online and immediately preordered them. As the months went on, I started to question whether I should cancel my preorder or not. After all, they are PVC statues, not as high end as resin, not as fun as articulated…

 

DSC03046 Can you believe that another year has come and gone already?  Each year at this time, I like to take a look back and be thankful for all of the great toys I’ve added to my collection. I especially enjoy picking out my top ten favorites!  It’s harder than you’d think to narrow down.  I…

 

by Jeff Cope
November 14, 2015
newstormcast Warhammer Fantasy Battles, the tabletop miniatures game produced by Games Workshop, has been a staple of the gaming industry for over 30 years. The first edition of the game debuted back in 1983. I remember seeing the game as I was shopping for Dungeons & Dragons stuff at D&J Hobbies in Campbell, California. I was…

 

by Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer
October 25, 2015
IMG_3153 Globe-trotting adventurer Peter Schmidt, a buddy of mine, recently returned back from bustling Mexico City with a tale of awe and wonder! More importantly, a tale that relates to this site due to an unscheduled visit to one of Mexico City’s hidden gems, MUJAM! Or as it is known by its full name: Museo del…

 

by Jeff Cope
September 11, 2015
diss_valley Hi there. I’m Jeff. Remember me? It’s been awhile since I’ve written one of these here blogs. Like nine months or so. There’s been a lot of reasons for my absence. Much of the first half of 2015 was spent in preparing to move, buying a house and actually moving. But, really, that’s not the…

 

by Cesar Zamora
August 25, 2015
IMG_0948 Today I’ll be taking a look at Musical Bing Bong from TOMY’s Inside Out line. Inside Out was a great movie with a great toy line. I was very excited to get this figure and happy to add him to my Disney collection. This figure has been difficult to find and the toy line as is…

 

by Erik "Superfriend" Skov
August 18, 2015
Solaris Solaris is coming.  Solaris, the living sun, is coming.  Solaris, who has taken the place of one of the outer gas giants in our solar system, is coming.  Solaris, who is from 1 millions months from when DC started publishing comics, is coming.  Yes, soon you will be able to own a sun.  A nasty…

 

by Cesar Zamora
August 17, 2015
Infinity Banner D23 was this  past weekend and with it came free stuff! I got my  hands on Disney Infinity 3.0 Figures and here’s a review for your perusal. To start it off we have everybody’s second favorite snowman ever, Olaf!   OLAF (Toy Box Only Character) – This guy was one of my most anticipated figures…

 

by Cesar Zamora
August 4, 2015
20150731_120215 Today I’ll be looking at the brand new poseable figural model kit by Bandai featuring the powerful Pokémon, MewTwo! This isn’t the first time I review SprüKits, I had  previously taken a crack at Batman and Superman sets I reviewed last year. I wasn’t sure if I would like this type of model kit, not being…

 

Reis1 Comic-Con is one of my true annual highlights, I look forward to it every year like a child looks forward to Christmas.  Aside from my duties as a staff photographer at SDCC, I occasionally get to conduct interviews.   Today, I finally get to publish one of my all-time favorites.  I got to sit down…

 

by Erik "Superfriend" Skov
July 26, 2015
Dice Masters Dragons Have you ever gone to a web site which sells stuff you want to buy and wondered, what is it like dealing with this company?  Well, I pulled the trigger and placed such an order the other day.  Here is my experience with Cool Stuff Inc. It actually started a month or so ago.  I…

 

by Erik "Superfriend" Skov
July 20, 2015
Age of Ultron Dice It was almost inevitable.  Dice Masters, WizKids dice and card game, has released it latest round of pieces and its is themed on the recent Marvel blockbuster movie, Avengers: Age of Ultron. Backing up, Dice Masters is a game where you start with generic dice which give you various forms of energy.  You use this…

 

by Erik "Superfriend" Skov
July 18, 2015
Skylanders A week ago, I was in NYC, with my wife Sandy, to attend that night’s taping of The Daily Show with John Stewart.  On our way back to our hotel, I was taken back by a bunch of costumed people outside Toys R Us in Times Square.  Then I saw it, through the window, a…

 

by Danny "CantinaDan" Neumann
July 18, 2015
IMG_0002 Hi, my name is Elliott and I’m 5 & 3/4 years old. I’ve been asked by Action Figure Insider to review the new Convention Exclusive Hasbro KRE-O Sgt. Slaughter “Construction Commandos” box set. I’m really excited because it comes with TEN minifigures and a neat tank called the “Triple ‘T’”! My stepdad, DD, says this is…

 

DSC02453   Just in time to celebrate the landmark film’s 40th anniversary comes Funko’s Jaws ReAction figure line.  I saw Jaws at a drive in movie as a child in 1975.  It made such an indellible mark on me as a child that I had to have every rubber shark toy imaginable.  But to this day,…

 

by Erik "Superfriend" Skov
June 20, 2015
Rings from Comics If you are like me, you don’t just collect your favorite license in one scale or format.  One license that has gotten better over the past few years than before is Green Lantern.  Yes, we got a movie a few years ago, but the real key turning point was when someone said, “What made you…

 

by Cesar Zamora
June 19, 2015
2015-06-19 11.58.30 Today I’ll be wrapping up my coverage with a video showing off the new Toy Box Hub world. Here is your entry point into the game and playsets. In the video I also show the new Farming system in the game that’s used to boost your sidekicks. I made the video in conjunction with the…

 

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